Benjamin Brown, farmer, a son of Hezekiah Brown, was born in September, 1843, on the old homestead, in this township, where he was reared, and has lived since. He was married, January 3, 1867, to Louisa Anna, daughter of J. B. Cutwright. Their union was blessed by eight children: Delia, Minnie, Henry, Frank, Mattie, Florence, Fannie, and Benjamin; Frank has passed away. Mr. Brown is a member in good standing of New Holland Lodge, No. 392, F. & A. M.; is a Democrat, and has been since childhood; has held the office of township trustee. He owns one hundred and seventy-three acres of land, on the Waterloo road, in a good state of cultivation, and raises grain and stock successfully.
From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County