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|Abstract||Bedford Brown was a state legislator and United States senator from Caswell County, N.C. The collection includes scattered papers of the family of Bedford Brown and of his son, Livingston Brown, whose wife was a daughter of John Bullock Clark (1802-1885), United States and Confederate congressman of Fayette, Mo. Papers include Brown and Clark family letters, beginning in 1836; political correspondence of Bedford Brown only in 1860, and of Livingston Brown, 1866-1876; and Caswell County deeds and miscellaneous papers.|
|Creator||Brown, Bedford, 1795-1870.|
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Bedford Brown (1795-1870), son of Jethro Brown of Caswell County, N.C., was involved in politics most of his life, serving in the state legislature and in the United States Senate, 1829-1840. He moved to Missouri in 1843, renouncing politics temporarily, but moved soon again to Virginia, and shortly thereafter returned to Caswell County. His wife was Mary Brown with whom he had four sons William, Bedford Junior (1825-1897), Livingston, and Thomas J.
Livingston Brown married Ann E. Clark, daughter of John Bullock Clark (1802-1885) of Fayette, Mo., state legislator, United States congressman, and member of the Confederate Congress. Livingston Brown and his wife moved to Albermarle County, Va., in 1847. After his wife's 1848 death, Livingston remarried and resettled in Caswell County, N.C., and became involved in North Carolina politics.Back to Top
The collection includes scattered papers of the family of Bedford Brown and of his son, Livingston Brown. Papers include Brown and Clark family letters, beginning in 1836; political correspondence of Bedford Brown only in 1860, and of Livingston Brown, 1866-1876; and Caswell County deeds and other legal documents; undated speeches; and other miscellaneous items. Among other persons represented in the papers are William Brown, Thomas J. Brown, John H. Turner, Ann E. Clark, Mary S. Brown, John Bullock Clark, Elenor Clark, Bedford Brown Junior, Milo A. Holcomb, J. W. Alspaugh, John Cunningham, W. F. Leak, R. Weakley Brown, John Thomas Harris, Josiah Turner Junior, Matt W. Ransom, Harvey Spalding, and R. B. Glenn.Back to Top
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-92/1|
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top