BROWN, John, senator, be in Staunton, Virginia, 12 September, 1757; died in Frankfort, Kentucky, 29 August, 1837.
He united with his brothers John and James Brown and Henry Clay, in 1799, when an election for a constitutional convention was pending in Kentucky, in advocating the abolition of slavery in that state and the gradual emancipation of thee slaves; but the majority of the delegates were opposed to the project.
Brown commanded a regiment of militia on that occasion, and afterward, during the invasion of the state by Price and Van Dorn, commanded a brigade.
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