Saturday, March 28, 2015


ISAAC BROWN was born in Ohio County, December 18, 1807. He is a son of Samuel Brown, who was born in Ireland in 1770, and immigrated to America with his father, when twelve years old, and settled in Winchester County, Va.  In 1792, he came to Kentucky, and in 1796, married Miss Hannah, daughter of Harrison Taylor, of Ohio County. He followed farming until his death, which occurred in 1847. Hannah (Taylor) Brown departed this life in 1853, leaving six children: Alexander, William, Isaac, Jane, James, and Margaret. Isaac Brown, at the age of twenty-one, began to learn the trade of tanner, at Hartford, where he resided for about twelve years, working at his trade; during that time, December 24, 1833, he married Sallie Kitchen, with whom he lived happily for twenty-six years; she died August 26, 1859, leaving eight children: Garrard, Fannie (wife of Samuel Bennett), James, Thomas, Josephine (wife of H. Austin), Isaac, Luther, and Alonzo. Isaac continued to work at his trade for several years; then sold merchandise until 1868; then farmed until 1873, when he was elected to the office of constable, which he held for six years, after which time he resumed farming. In 1883, he received a fall which rendered him unable to work, though he retains all his perceptive faculties, and now, though seventy-eight years of age, is able to read without the use of spectacles. Mr. Brown is a member of the Presbyterian Church. In politics he voted with the old Whig party; is now a Democrat, and takes an interest in all the issues of the day.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note: says he is buried in the Isaac Brown Cemetery, located near the Ken Coal Company, Echols, Ohio County.  The cemetery has only four marked graves.

Photo courtesy VSANDHORST.

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