John A. Brown Lincoln County, New Mexico

John A. Brown, a representative of mercantile interests in White Oaks, where he is also filling the position of postmaster, is a native of Daviess count). Kentucky, and was reared to the occupation of farming, early becoming familiar with the duties and labors incident to the care of the fields. At the time of the Civil war he espoused the Union cause, enlisting as a member of Company E, Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, with which he served until the close of the war in the capacity of corporal. He was in active duty in the eastern Tennessee and Georgia campaigns, and Stoneman's raids through West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, his regiment participating in many hotly contested engagements. While in the army he was wounded and still suffers from the injuries sustained in defense of his country.

Mr. Brown came to White Oaks on the 11th of September 1883, and has since made his home in New Mexico. For two years he was engaged in prospecting and then turned his attention to merchandising and to the commission business, conducting his store here since 1885.

He belongs to Golden Rule Lodge No. 16, I. O. O. F., of White Oaks and maintains pleasant relations with his old army comrades through his membership in Kearny Post No. 10, G. A. R. He is as true and loyal to his country and her interests as when he followed the stars and stripes upon the battlefields of the south.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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