Bio of Israel G. Brown

As found in: Biographical Review
Biographical Sketches of leading Citizens of Cumberland County, Maine
Biographical Review Publishing Company
Boston, MA

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ISRAEL G. BROWN, a venerable and highly respected citizen of Bridgton, Me., now among the oldest of the native residents, has spent his long and useful life of fourscore and four years within the limits of this town, August 15, 1811, being the date of his birth. He is descended both on the paternal and the materna’ side from Massachusetts ancestors, his father, Parker Brown, having been born in that State.

Parker Brown was a carpenter by trade, industriously following his calling until his death, in 1825, while yet in the prime of manhood. His wife, Ruth Green, who was likewise a native of the old Bay State, outlived him many years, passing away in 1868. They were the parents of eight children, namely: Sallie; Martha; Jonathan; Parker; Israel G., the special subject of this brief biographical sketch; Hannah, who married a Mr. Hazen; John; and Betsey.

Israel G. Brown was but fourteen years old when his father died, and from that time he faithfully contributed his share toward the support of the family. Diligent, persevering, and economical, he gradually acquired capital; and this he wisely invested, purchasing in 1855 his present estate. He has worked a great deal at the carpenter’s trade, having built many of the handsome residences in this vicinity. Here he and his youngest sister, Betsey G., who, besides himself, is the only remaining member of the parental household, have since resided, he carrying on the agricultural work, while she has presided over the domestic affairs, their days being spent in useful activity and contentment. Mr. Brown has always taken an intelligent interest in local public matters, and is a faithful supporter of the principles of the Democratic party.

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