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    Cyrus T. Brown, farmer; P. O. Troy; was born in Miami County June 13, 1844; is a son of Daniel and Eliza H. (Telford) Brown; Mr. Brown was born in Rhode Island May 9, 1809, and his wife in this county December 10, 1816; the grandfather, Arnold Brown, was also born in Rhode Island, emigrating to Ohio in 1834 and locating in Hamilton County, where he remained about four years; then going to Miami County on the farm where Cyrus now lives; the farm was nearly all in the woods, with a log cabin on it. He was father of six children; here he and his son, Daniel, started to clear up and make a home; starting from the commencement of the dairy business, making butter and cheese, some of which they marketed near home and some in Cincinnati; there being no railroads, they had to go through with teams. Daniel, the son, was married June 13, 1843; by this union, they had six children; viz., Cyrus T., Cornelia J., Mary B., now a physician in New York City; Rebecca O., now deceased; Arnold O., and Harry W. Mr. Brown, the father, always remained upon the home place with his father till his death, which occurred April 3, 1869, he being about 83 years of age; after which Daniel still continued upon the farm till December 24, 1877, when, he too, was called away by death. His sons now have the management of the place, which their fathers improved and brought into a fine state of cultivation, with good buildings and many conveniences. Mr. Brown, the father, first bought 160 acres, and from time to time added more to it, by purchase, until he became owner of over 1,000 acres; at various times, portions were sold until now they have 500 acres, one of the largest farms in Staunton Township. Mr. Daniel Brown was one of the moving spirits in the leading business enterprises and one of the originators of First National Bank of Troy; holding some $20,000 of stock in same; was also one of the organizers of the Gas Company. He erected the "Beehive Corner," or Browns Block, as it is usually known in Troy; during the building of the block, Mr. Brown met with an accident, from which his life was miraculously saved; he fell from the third story to the pavement below, striking on his feet and sliding into the cellar. The fall was caused by some mismanagement of the derrick in raising material to the top of the building at which he was working; he was thrown head foremost over the walls of the building, but catching by the ropes, turned himself, striking upon his feet; although badly hurt and jarred, his life was saved. Daniel Brown's mother departed this life September 21, 1862. The death of Mr. Daniel Brown was a great loss to the community, he being one of its most public spirited men.

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