GEORGE A. BROWN was born August 15, 1819, in Nelson County, Ky., and is one of eleven children born to George and Barbara (Shales) Brown. The father was from Allegheny County, Penn., and farmed in Nelson County, Ky., until the death of his wife, in 1832, when his family was scattered, and he went back to Pennsylvania, returning to Nelson County a short time before his death, in 1838. George A., after the death of his mother, lived with his brother until sixteen years old, when he began farming on shares in the summer, and in the winter seasons flat-boating, making eight trips, and after seven years leased a farm for four years. He then rented land until 1847, when he came to Ohio County, and bought 280 acres for $200 cash. He has since lived in this county, and owned and improved numerous farms, now owning 400 acres, upon which he resides. Mr. Brown started in life with just 50 cents, and, unaided, has attained to a position among the leading farmers of the county. He was married December 25, 1842, to Julia A. Metcalf, who died August 16, 1867, leaving eight children: Melvina (wife of W. W. Hines), William, John P., Mary B. (wife of C. W. Stevens), Charles L., George B., Nettie, and Julia; all but two are married, and all living in the immediate neighborhood.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895