John W. Brown was born in Clinton Co., OH, September 30, 1846, and is the eldest son of Asa and Cinderilla (Wilson) Brown, natives respectively of OH and KY. He was raised a farmer, and enjoyed the advantages of a common school education, supplemented by a course in the Markle High School, where he made substantial progress in the higher branches of learning. He was brought to Huntington Co. by his parents when but seven years of age, and until his 23rd year remained under the parental roof working the home farm for a share of the profits. On the 15th of Sept., he married Miss Anna M. Dill, daughter of John & Mary (Lawson) Dill, of Wayne Co., IN. The spring following his marriage Mr. Brown moved to the place where he now resides in Rock Creek Township, owning at this time a beautiful farm of 160 acres, all of which is well improved. Mrs. Brown was born January 7, 1851, and is the mother of the following children: Cora, born Nov. 15, 1871; Lucretius E., born Sept. 12, 1873; Harvey M., born Oct. 4, 1875; Mary C., born July 23, 1878; Lewis O., born Aug. 5, 1881, and William C.C., born Dec. 4, 1883. Mr. & Mrs. Brown are members of the Disciples Church.
p. 759 & 760 Biographies of Rock Creek Township
History of Huntington Co., IN. (Brant & Fuller;Chicago)1887.