From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
Robert Brown was born in Oswego County, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1826. His parents, Jeremiah and Olive Brown, were early settlers of Ballville Township, Sandusky Co., Ohio, locating there in 1833, and there the family lived until 1851, then became identified with Steuben County. Here his father died Sept. 3, 1859, aged sixty-three years. His widow survived until February, 1878, aged seventy-five years. The subject of this sketch, Robert Brown, and Eliza Ann Redmond were united in marriage Feb. 17, 1852, at Hillsdale, Mich. She was born in Catskill County, N. Y., June 3, 1832. Her parents afterward settled in Seneca County, Ohio, remaining there till their death. After his marriage Mr. Brown settled on section 4 and bought eighty acres of forest, which is now a well-cultivated farm. He also owns in Fremont Township an improved tract of fifty-six and a half acres. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have had born to them nine children, of whom six are living-- Mrs. Joanna McClellan, of Tiffin, Ohio; Horace, Jeanette, Clara, Orzella, Elroy, residing at home. Those deceased are-- John F. died aged ten years; Norton L. died aged ten years; Michael J. died aged seventeen years. In politics Mr. Brown has been a Republican from the organization of that pary, and before that a Whig.
Submitted by: Kim Davoli