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ANDREW B. BROWN

ANDREW B. BROWN, farmer, Corinth, Heard County, Georgia, son of Christopher and Nancy (Fannin) Brown, was born on the farm near where he now lives, in 1837.

His father was a native of South Carolina and came to Georgia with his parents in 1806, who stopped a while in the lower part of the state and then moved to Walton County. Later they settled in Morgan County, Georgia. In 1826 Mr. Brown's father moved to Troup County and settled on land afterward included in Heard County. He was the first permanent white settler in what is now Heard County, and settled in the virgin forest, in which Indians roamed and hunted the game with which the forest abounded. Having been elected a justice of the inferior court of Troup county, his father was transferred in his official capacity to the new county of Heard when organized in 1830, and was thus the first justice of the inferior court of the county, and the first official in it who administered an oath. He acquired quite a fortune, and after a life of usefulness died in 1880. His mother was born in 1807, and was a daughter of William and Nancy Fanin, an old South Carolina family.

Mr. Brown was born and reared, and now owns and lives on, the first farm cleared in Heard County, and what education he has was obtained in the never-to-be-forgotten dirt-floor log school house with its split-log seats, stick-and-mud chimney and holes sawed through the logs to let light in.

In 1862 he enlisted in Company G, Seventh Georgia Regiment, but unusual exposure superinduced rheumatism, which rendered him unfit for service, and he was sent home.

Resuming planting he has devoted himself to it all his life, and has now one of the largest and best-appointed and best—improved plantations in the county. Plantation life and the domestic enjoyments of a delightful home, where he dispenses a generous hospitality, have so fully satisfied his ambition that he has cared nothing for public office.

Mr. Brown was married Sept. 9, 1869, to Miss Katharine, daughter of George and Nancy (Maddox) Snow, of old and highly respected Virginia families. This union has been blessed with two children: Christopher Frederick and Nannie K.



Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume I, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895







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