JOHN SEP. BROWN was born in Ohio County, October 29, 1837. His father, Samuel Brown, was a native of Virginia, born in 1804, and came to Kentucky, when a boy, with his father, and in 1832, married Jane Taylor, of Ohio County; she died May 3, 1863. John G. Brown, the grandfather of our subject, was a Virginian; immigrated to Kentucky in 1810. He died in Ohio County in 1842. His wife, Elizabeth (Lewis) Brown, died in 1855. She was the mother of a family of four sons and three daughters, four of whom are now living: William L., John S., Washington T., and Eliza Jane (wife of John W. Moore). John Sep. Brown remained on the farm where he was born until 1873, superintending the farm after the death of his father, November 3, 1864. On the 28th of March, 1871, he was united in marriage with Miss Margaret, daughter of William D. Coleman, of Ohio County, Ky.; their union is blessed with three children: Thomas H., Samuel, and Nellie May. In 1864 he bought 165 acres of land in Ohio County, since which time he has made various changes through the purchase and sale of lands; now owns about 450 acres, well improved with fences, dwelling, barns and orchard, and carries an average of $1,000 in stock. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. Brown is a Democrat.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: Died 2 April 1899. Place of burial unknown.