was born on 22 April 1805.1,2
He was the son of Jacob Brown
and Elizabeth Ulrich
. Henry Brown married Sarah Shelly
Henry Brown died on 5 February 1835 at age 29.4
Henry Brown appeared on the census of 1830 at Bedford County, Pennsylvania
. The family included 2 males under 4, 1 male 20-30, 1 female 20-20, and 1 female age 60-70.5
He left a will on 18 January 1835;
"In the Name of God Amen. I Henry Brown of Woodbury township Bedford County and State of Pennsylvania being sick and weak in body but of sound mind memory and understanding praised be God for it and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and to the end I may be the better prepared to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me hence do therefore make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say first and principally I command[sic] my soul into the hands of Almighty God my creator hoping for free pardon and remission of all my sins and to enjoy everlasting joy and happiness in the Heavenly Kingdom through Jesus Christ my Savior, my body I commit to the earth at the discretion of my Executors hereinfafter named: And I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sally the following articles to wit, two cows and feed for them for this winter, Bea--, pork from two hogs, four sheep, two beds and bedding, kitchen cupbord and all the Kitchen furniture, and the small round stove and the pipe to it .. Table and spinning wheel, butter churn and twenty bushels of wheat. And after that all my just debts is paid I give & bequeath unto her one hundred dollars in money and the remainder if any thing left shall be equally divided among my children share and share alike according to law And I make and ordain Samuel Brown Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I Henry Brown the testator have to this my last will consisiting of one sheet of paper set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty five. Signed sealed and acknoweledged by the testator in the presences of the subscribers as his last will & testament.
Leornard Furry, John Brown Henry X(his mark) Brown
"Bedford County, p. Personally appeared before the subscriber Register for the probate of wills and granting Letters of administration in and for said County, Leonard Furry, John Brown and John Burger the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing instrument of writing and being duly affirmed according to law depose and say that they were personally present and heard and saw the testator Henry Brown sign by making his mark seal publish and pronounce the foregoing instrument of writing as and for his last will and testatment that at the time thereof the testator was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding according to the best of their knowledge and belief and that they suscribed their names thereto as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and by his request.
affirmed & subscribed Before Job Mann Registry
19 Feby 1835"
"Be it remembered that on the nineteenth day of February Anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and thirty five Letters Testamentary were granted to Samuel Brown Executor named in the foregoing will -- he having first been duly affirmed. Job Mann Register."6
A newspaper clipping, stamped 5 Jan. 1941 and probably from the Morrison Cove Herald, states that Henry Brown and wife Sarah Shelly had three sons -- Abram Shelly Brown, Jacob Brown, and Philip Brown. After Henry died of typhoid fever, the family lived with the widow’s brother, Philip Shelly.3
The record from Henry Brown’s Bible7
gives additional and slightly different information:
Henry Brown, born April 19, 1806, d. Feb. 5th, 1835, aged 29 yrs, 9 mo, 17 dys
Sarah Brown, wife of Henry Brown, b. March 27th, 1804, d. April 14, 1846, aged 42 years, 7 days
Henry Brown, son of Henry and Sarah Brown, was born Dec. 31, 1830, d. Oct. 3, 1836, aged 5 yrs 10 mo 3 dys
Abram S. Brown and Mary Kifer were united in marriage Nov. 21st, 1849
Abraham Brown was born 1826, Apr. 6
Mary Brown, wife of Abraham Brown, was born in 1833, Aug. 5.
Mary Brown, wife of Abraham Brown, died Oct. 21, 1893
Abraham Brown died Feb. 7, 1906.
There is further information in this reference on the children of Abraham and Mary Brown and on the Miller relatives.