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Michigan

Jackson

George D. Brown is a native of Tompkins County, New York, is one of four brothers who, at an early day, made their home in Michigan Lewis, Amos and William were among the first settlers in the town ship of Parma, in the western part of Jackson county, where they engaged in farming. They have always been of the most intelligent and respected, as i the most industrious and successful farmers in the communities in which they lived. Hon. William G. Brown was a member of the Michigan House Representitives in 1866. Mr. George D. Brown in 1848, then a youth of twenty years, com menced business in Jackson in the book and stationary trade, which ' has successfully continued to the present time. Mr. Brown, from small beginings, has built up by his perseverant and business ability, the largest trade, perhaps, in the state outside Detroit. He has for the most of the time had the entire monopoly' the retail business in Jackson, and his urbanity and tact have enable him to acquire and retain the custom of all who have once come within the influence of his genial ways. The most accommodating spirit, accom panied with the determination not to be undersold, has made it possibly for Mr. Brown to overcome all opposition.

Jackson
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