Brown, Owen (1771-1856) Almon Kingsbury petition for tavern licence
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Petitioning the Court of Common Pleas in Portage County, Ohio for a tavern license. State their opinion that "a tavern is needed at the center of Hudson...that the house lately occupied by Owen Brown Esqr...would constitute a favorable stand for said tavern, and that Almon Kingsbury who now occupies said house is a suitable person to keep said tavern." Signed by Owen Brown and 13 others, including Gideon Mills, Oliver Brown, Heman Humphrey. Title from docket.
Owen Brown was John Brown's father.
Gideon Mills was a relative of John Brown's most likely an uncle on his mother's side. Brown had a grandfather with this name, but he was dead by 1830.
Oliver Brown was John Brown's brother.
Heman Humphrey was a Reverend, the President of Amherst College, and John Brown's cousin.
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