William G. Brown, M. D., of Parrish, born in, Lawrence County, Ohio, in 1824, the eldest child of Gcorge Brown and Minerva Gillett, born respectively in 1792 in Virginia, and in 1804 in Connecticut. The father, of English origin, son of Oliver Brown, a native of Roxbury, Mass., a captain of artillery in the Revolutionary war reared at home in Virginia, where his
father had settled after the war as a merchant. After a good common business education he made law and teaching his profession in life. When a young man he went to Lawrence County, Ohio, married in 1822, and in 1825 removed to Utica, Ind., where he died in 1828. For two years, in Virginia, he was editor of the Wellsburg Brooke Republican, among the first papers published in the Ohio Valley. He was a success as an editor and educator. The mother, still living with our subject, has been a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since her childhood. The Doctor was reared and given an academic education by his grandfather in Wellsburg, Va. For about ten years after 1842 he was in Lousiana, engaged in the river trade, and in 1845 married Emma, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Walton, of Lawrence County, Ohio. Two of their seven children are living: Mrs. Mary Whittington of Kansas, and Mrs. Louisa Dillon of Franklin County. Mrs. Brown died in 1859, and he afterward married Mrs. Sarah Lambert of this county. Her death occurred in 1866. In 1868 he married Mrs. Josephine Morris, daughter of Charles Hungate, a pioneer of Hamilton County. Their two sons are Victor and Humbert. In 1853 he moved to Jefferson County, and taught school, and since 1856 has been in the practice of medicine with success, and is the oldest physician, but one, in Franklin County. His practice has been mostly in Hamilton, Jefferson, Perry and Franklin Counties living chiefly in the latter since 1858, and, in his present home since 1885. He was postmaster four years at Macedonia, ten years at Akin, and at Smothersville two years. Formerly a Whig and first voting for Taylor, he has, since the war, been a Republican. Since 1861 he has been an Odd Fellow, and is a member of the Universalist Church.