John A. Brown
J. A. BROWN, farmer, P. O. Dunkirk, was born August 12, 1843, in Stark County, Ohio. and is a son of John and Nancy (Alexander) Brown. He was raised in Stark County until fourteen years of age. Is a farmer by occupation; owns forty acres of land in Section 21, Blanchard Township, and has been a thresher for the past twelve or fifteen years. He enlisted in the Forty-Fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company I, serving three years, and was in the battles of Knoxville, Tenn., Nashville, Franklin, Atlanta, Resaca, Lookout Mountain and Cumberland Gap. He had one brother and three step-brothers who served in the army, all killed except one step-brother, who is now living in the eastern part of Blanchard Township.
On November 18, 1869, he was married to Rebecca Shannon, of Hardin County, Ohio, born February 15, 1854, daughter of Enos and Drusilla (Miller) Shannon. Seven children have blessed this union, viz., James P., Artie M., William H., Minerva, John, Van and Chloe. In politics, Mr. Brown is a Democrat, and is one of the useful men of Blanchard Township.
From Biographical Sketches -- Blanchard Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio