Name: Allen Rueben BROWN
RELA: 5th cousin 5x removed
Birth: 3 DEC 1843 in Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY
Military service BET 8 FEB 1862 AND 1863 Co. D, 94th New York Inf.
Death: 20 DEC 1906 in Birch Run, Saginaw Co., MI
Among the best known citizens of Birch Run Township, Saginaw County, is Mr. Brown, one of the ex-supervisors of the township, who has his home on section 27. He is a native of Jefferson County, N.Y., and was born December 4, 1843. His father, Allen, was a native of Massachusetts and his mother, who maiden name was Betsey Huntley, was born in New York, and was the daughter of a Revolutionary soldier who became a pensioner of the Government.
Our subject received common school advantages in his native county and was there reared to maturity and from early boyhood devoted himself to farming. His education has been largely self attained and he is a man of extensive and valuable information. He enlisted February 8, 1862 in Company D, Ninety-fourth New York Infantry, which body of troops was made a part of the army of the Potomac. After a year and a half of service he was discharged on account of physical disability and now receives a pension of $6 a month.
In the spring of 1864 Mr. Brown came to Saginaw County, this State and for several years worked at lumbering and in a sawmill, and in 1871 he settled upon his present farm which has ever since been his home. It consists of one hundred twenty acres of rich and arable land under excellent cultivation. When he first came here that property was almost an unbroken wilderness and he has developed the farm and made it one of the best in the county. It attests most emphatically his industry and is one of the ornaments of the township.
The marriage of our subject in 1868 brought to his home a bride in the person of Augusta Tremper, by whom he had one daughter Edith. After her death he married again in April, 1971. The present Mrs. Brown was Sybil, daughter of Jacob and Sybil (Phelps) Tremper and was born in Jefferson County, N.Y. She has been the mother of six children, and all but one of them are living, namely Carrie, Alice, Sidney, Anna, Byron (deceased) and Bernard.
Jacob Tremper, the father of Mrs. Brown, was a native of Canada and settled in the wood in Birch Run Township in a log cabin which he built for his family. Mrs. Brown was then ten years old and remembers coming by way of Lake Erie to Detroit, and their first home was very near the present site of the village of Birch Run. The father died here in 1888, and his wife survived until April 16, 1891. They were esteemed as among the best of the early settlers of the county and their loss was deeply felt. Of their nine children, eight survived namely: Daniel, James, Michael, Harriet (Mrs. L.D. Webster), Mrs. Brown, Harvey, Harley, and Alice (Mrs. F.D. Strang). Mr. Tremper had served as Postmaster of Birch Run and also as Drainage Comminsioner and was Republican in his political sentiments.
Mr. Brown in identified with the Grand Army of the Republic and belongs to the Post at Birch Run and is also identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His political convictions have made him a life long Republican, and his local pride and enterprise have caused him to active in all movements for the development of the township and county. For four years he was Treasurer and for an equal lengh of time Supervisor of the Township and for a long term served on the School Board. Mrs. Brown in actively identified with the Ladies' Relief Corpts of Birch Run.
--- Portrait and Biographical Record of Saginaw and Bay Counties, Michigan; pages 991, 992
Father: Allen BROWN b: 1 JAN 1807 in Peru, Berkshire Co., MA
Mother: Elizabeth HUNTLEY b: 1816 in Canada
Augusta C. TREMPER b: 18 DEC 1847 in New York
in Saginaw Co., MI
- Edith Augusta BROWN b: 16 OCT 1870 in Saginaw, Saginaw Co., MI
Sybil B. TREMPER b: 16 DEC 1844 in New York
in Saginaw Co., MI
- Carrie Maude BROWN b: 28 JUL 1872 in Birch Run, Saginaw Co., MI
- Alice E. BROWN b: 7 MAR 1874 in Birch Run, Saginaw Co., MI
- Sidney Jacob BROWN b: 23 MAY 1876 in Birch Run, Saginaw Co., MI
- Sybil Ann BROWN b: 20 JAN 1878 in Birch Run, Saginaw Co., MI
- Byron E. BROWN b: 24 JUL 1883 in Birch Run, Saginaw Co., MI
- Bernard Bertin BROWN b: 20 FEB 1887 in Massachusetts