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Andrew C. Brown

Brown, Andrew C., late of Montpelier. Born Sutton, July 10, 1828; died October 29, 1911; son of Rev. Elisha and phoebe (Fletcher) Brown. Educated at the public schools, and Methodist Seminary Newbury. In 1851 married Lucia Almira Green of Waitsfield; they had five children, those living being Ella (Brown) Bailey, Rome G. of Minneapolis, Minn., and Joseph G. of Montpelier. Learned the printer's trade while at school and during vacations; at age of 18 began teaching, and taught common and select schools 16 terms; at 23 engaged in printing business in Bradford, later becoming editor and publisher Northern Enquirer; in 1854 came to Montpelier as foreman of Watchman and Journal; business manager and editor of same 1857-62; in 1865 began insurance business in Montpelier; and in 1880 opened first telephone exchange, later selling to Bell Telephone Co. In the fall of 1862 recruited Co. I, 13th regiment Vermont Volunteers, becoming its captain; on organization of regiment elected lieutenant-colonel, resigning after eight months service to accept office of commissioner of board of enrollment, 1st Congressional District Vermont. In politics Col. Brown was originally an Old Line Whig, later a Republican; was official press reporter House of Representatives 15 consecutive years. Rear in the Methodist Church, he later attended the Unitarian Church. Past commander Brooks Post No. 13, GAR

Source: Prentiss C. Dodge, editor, Encyclopedia Vermont Biography, Burlington, Vt.: Ullery Publishing Co., 1912, p. 127.

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