From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
Samuel W. Brown, section 2, Salem Township, is a son of George Brown, one of the first settlers of the township. George Brown was born in Oxford, Mass., Feb. 8, 1786. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and subsequently went to Columbia County, N. Y. He married Betsey Wright, a native of Massachusetts, born Oct. 21, 1790. In 1837 they came to Indiana and settled on section 2, Salem Township, Steuben County, where he died Dec. 23, 1844. His wife died in 1880. They had a family of eleven children, five sons and six daughters, nine of whom are living. Samuel W. Brown was born in the State of New York, March 18, 1823. He married Elizabeth C. Wilson, a native of Richland County, Ohio, born in 1826, a daughter of John Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have had six children, only one of whom is living-- Estella D., widow of Ira Woodford. Mr. Woodford died in October, 1884, leaving one child-- Ruth Estella.
Submitted by Kim Davoli