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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ELIJAH C. BROWN. Mention has already been made of this gentleman’s ancestors, and will be found in the chapter devoted to Elkton District. He is a son of Preston and Rosena Brown, and was born near Hadensville, Todd County, on the 30th day of October, 1845. He was reared on his father’s farm, meanwhile attending the common schools, after which he attended school in Clarksville, Tenn. In the fall of 1861 he enlisted as a soldier in the Confederate Army, and followed the fortunes of his command to the close of the war. He was first a member of an independent cavalry company, under Captain Biggs. After the service of the first year the company was made the body-guard of Gen. Breckinridge, and in the fall of 1863 was attached to Gen. Wheeler’s command, with whom it remained until the close of the war. Mr. Brown participated in the battles of Fort Donelson and Stone River, was made a prisoner of war on the bank of Cumberland River, between Clarksville and Nashville, Tenn., in the early part of 1864, and was retained until the end of the war, principally in Camp Morton and Fort Delaware. Since the war Mr. Brown has turned his attention to farming, in which he has been successful. He owns a valuable farm of 350 acres, located one mile south of Elkton. On the 2d of November, 1868, he married Miss Sallie R., daughter of James M. and Adeline (Atkins) Graham. She was born in Todd County March 4, 1847, and both father and mother are deceased. They have a family of three children, viz.: Rosa A., Walter T. and Seymour H. Brown. Mr. Brown is a member of the I. O. O. F.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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