John Brown

b. 17 November 1791, Pennsylvania
d. 20 December 1873, Nora Springs, Floyd County, Iowa

m. 16 November 1815, Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio
Margaret Ghormley
b. 28 October 1792, Rye, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
d. 1870, Iowa

Children with Margaret Ghormley:

  • James (b. 1816)
  • Mikal (b. 1818)
  • William (b. 1820)
  • Mary (b. 1821)
  • Jane (b. 1823)
  • Elizabeth (b. 1826)
  • Joseph Hayes (b. 1829)
  • Charles Cunningham (b. 1831)
  • Henry (b. 1833)

John was a veteran of the War of 1812, having enlisted from Delaware County, Ohio, in Joab Norton’s Ohio Militia on 2 June 1812.

John came to Indiana in 1828 from Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio. He lived briefly in Wayne County, Indiana, before moving to the Wabash in Parke County. He left Indiana in the 1840’s for Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. He later moved to Wayne, LaFayette County, Wisconsin, and Union, Floyd County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Julie Scheuermann
Ontario CA

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