Henry Clay Brown

Henry Clay Brown

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  • Name Henry Clay Brown 
    Born 6 Apr 1845  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Summit Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameAgeBirthDateGenderRaceOccupationBirthPlace
    3868PhilipBrown301820malefarmerPennsylvania
    3968ElizabethBrown281822femalePennsylvania
    4068Henry ClayBrown61844malePennsylvania
    4168CatharineBrown31847femalePennsylvania
    4268MaryGarner201830femalePennsylvania
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=168k_640   
    Census 1860  Summit Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameAgeBirthDateGenderRaceOccupationBirthPlace
    382366PhilipBrown401820malefarmerPennsylvania
    392366ElisabethBrown391821femalePennsylvania
    402366HenryBrown161844malePennsylvania
    12366CatharineBrown121848femalePennsylvania
    22366HarrietBrown21858femalePennsylvania
    32366MaryGarner301830femalePennsylvania
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=gs9h_642   
    Military Service 5 Aug 1864 
    Civil War veteran - Navy landsman with the gunboat Silver Lake. Served from August 5, 1864 until June 1, 1865. Reported for duty with the Silver Lake September 3, 1864 where he was listed as a farmer with grey eyes, brown hair and fair complexion. He was 5'9" tall. 
    Civil War Navy Enlistment Roster for Ohio River September 15, 1864
    Civil War Navy Enlistment Roster for Ohio River September 15, 1864
    Henry Clay Brown
    Census 1870  Summit Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    LnHholdGivenSurnameAgeBirthDateGenderRaceOccupationBirthPlace
    20112PhilipBrown501820malewhitefarmerPennsylvania
    21112E. B.Brown491821femalewhitekeeping housePennsylvania
    22112HenryBrown261844malewhitefarmerPennsylvania
    23112CatharineBrown241846femalewhiteat homePennsylvania
    24112HattieBrown121858femalewhitePennsylvania
      Transcript ID is  dbid=9999&iid=j6mk_641   
    Died 23 Oct 1893  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • from a scrapbook at the Linesville Historical Society:
      "Henry P. Brown, who was found dead in his room at Durr's hotel, Pittsburgh, last week Monday, was the only son of Phillip Brown, of Harmonsburg. He was one of the best known oil contractors of the state and prominent in the West Virginia oil fields. On Saturday night he registered at Durr's hotel and complained of not feeling well, and was assigned to a room.
      On Sunday he arose at 8 a.m. but went back to his room an hour later. He got up in the afternoon for a few minutes while the chambermaid was making his bed. Monday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock, the girl knocked on the door but got no response. She informed the clerk, who went to the room, and looking over the transom saw Brown laying upon his back limp and lifeless.
      That he feared death from heart trouble is certain, for on Thursday last he had an insurance policy for $5,000 on his life drawn up. It was never executed, however, as Brown was called suddenly to Wheeling, before being medically examined. He had no fixed residence in this state, and spent much of his time in the oil fields of West Virginia.
      The deceased was once a wealthy man. He dickered for the leases of more oil property than any man in the state to-day. Every letter in his possession had, when they first reached here, been accompanied with drafts for amounts varying in amount from $50 to $5000 to be paid to different contractors. His account book gave evidence of his having had charge of about 150 employees. There were several maps of oil property around Sistersville, Pa.; letters from nearly every county in the State, receipts of money, and tax receipts signed by the collector of Highland township; also one for $70 for the recording of 16 leases in Wetzel county. On one of the leaves of a note book was the following address: H.C. Brown, Clark's Mill, Elk county; and on another were several stanzas of poetry from the pen of a young farmer's daughter, to whom he seemed much attached.
      He had visited his father, sisters and friends here as recent as week before last.
      The coroner's inquest and post-mortem showed he was a victim of heart disease and died of blood-clot in the heart.
      Mr. and Mrs. Clint Green went to Pittsburgh, Tuesday night and returned the fololwing morning with the body of the deceased, a brother of the latter. Arrangements had already been made to bring the body here by Chas. E. Putnam, who was in the city. Upon their arrival here the remains were taken direct to the residence of Philip Brown, Summit township, father of the deceased, from which place the funeral took place last Thursday at 2 o'clock. The interment took place in Linesville cemetery. The funeral was very large and the casket was covered with choice flowers.
      Henry C. Brown was a man of the very best habits and his friends were numbered by his acquaintances. He was in his 49th year and unmarried."
    Obituary of Henry Clay Brown
    Obituary of Henry Clay Brown
    from the October 26, 1893 issue of the Conneautville Courier
    Age 48 years 
    Buried 26 Oct 1893  Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section W, Lot 10, Grave 13
    Brown Family Stone
    Brown Family Stone
    Plot: Section W, Lot 10, Grave 12
    Brown, Henry Clay
    Brown, Henry Clay
    1845-1893
    Plot: Section W, Lot 10, Grave 13
    Brown, Henry Clay
    Brown, Henry Clay
    close-up of his wording on the family stone
    Plot: Section W, Lot 10, Grave 12 (for the family marker), Grave 13 for Henry
    Veterans Burial Card
    Veterans Burial Card
    Henry Clay Brown
    Person ID I12661  Local Families
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2019 

    Father Philip Brown,   b. 16 Apr 1820, Summerhill Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1906, Summit Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Garner,   b. 20 Mar 1821, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1876, Summit Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1844 
    Family ID F2875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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