Randolph  County,  Indiana

George  W.  Browne

            In the course of a long, industrious and interesting life, George W. Browne, now living in retirement in his attractive and modernly appointed home in Winchester, Randolph county, has learned many valuable lessons and has been of great help to those with whom he has come into contact. The reason he has been able to give up the active duties of life at an earlier age than many men is because he has always been persistent and energetic, at the same time using his thinking powers. He has kept abreast of the times in all that pertained to his chosen line of endeavor-agriculture and stock raising-and he is one of our most substantial and large landowners. During his residence here of thirty-five years he has done much for the general upbuilding of White River township and has so ordered his life as to gain and retain the good will and esteem of all.
            Mr. Browne hails from the "dark and bloody ground" country, his ancestors having been excellent Kentucky stock, and his birth occurred in Bourbon county, that state, February 4, 1849. He is a son of John A. and Ellen (Whaley) Browne. When our subject was about three years old the family moved from Bourbon county to Grant county, Kentucky, where he grew to manhood, assisting his father with the general work on his farm there. In the meantime he attended the country schools.
            Mr. Browne was married in Grant county, Kentucky, on December 21, 1869, to Emma Burroughs, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Edmondson) Burroughs, and in the fall of 1878 he removed with his family to Randolph county, Indiana, and settled on a farm in White River township, and here he soon became a leading farmer and stock man, developing one of the choice farms of the township. His land now consists of four hundred and eighty acres, all in White River township. It is well improved in every respect, fertile, and on it stand substantial and convenient buildings. For many years he was one of the largest stock feeders of the community. In 1907 he left the farm and moved to Winchester where he owns a fine residence at 524 South Meridian street. He has earned his splendid estate through his own efforts, the exercise of sound judgment, proper principles and industry, and has the name of having always dealt honestly with his fellow men.
            To Mr. and Mrs. Browne nine children have been born, namely: John W. is married and is farming in White River township; Thomas G. is also farming in this township; Charles N. is married and living in Winchester; Minnie and Mary are at home; Frank M. is married and is farming in White River township; Sarah is at home; Eva is now the wife of Robert Jackson, a farmer of this township; Bonnie is at home.
            Politically, Mr. Browne has always been a Republican, but he has never sought or held public office. He is a brother of General Thomas Browne, who, for several terms, represented this district in Congress and was for many years one of the leading men of this section of Indiana.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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