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William Barringer BROWN or Barringer Brown, as he is universally known in Lake County, a dealer in hay, grain and livestock, is a son of Alexander F. and Eliza A. (Barringer) Brown, and was born in Eagle Creek twp., Lake County, Ind., June 18, 1843, where his home has since been. He attended the schools of the day, and was reared a farmer. In Oct. 1877, he was married to Miss Carrie Sigler of Hebron, to which union there has been issue of two daughters - Mabel and Bessie. Shortly after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Brown removed to Crown Point, where they now reside. In addition to his present business, Mr. Brown has general charge of the old homestead of 600 acres, of which a stock farm has been made. The business of dealing in hay, grain and stock, carried on by Brown Bros., amounts to $60,000. Mrs. Brown's parents were among the oldest settlers of Lake and Porter counties, and mention of this family has been made in the history of Boone Twp. Porter county.

Source: "Counties of Porter and Lake", 1882Sumbitted by: Kathy Huish - anolelady@aol.com