Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History Records Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb

powered by FreeFind

from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 260-61


Mrs. Elizabeth F. (GIBBONEY) BROWN, daughter of Benjamin and Margaret (KENDALL) GIBBONEY, and sister of Francis E. GIBBONEY, of Riley Township, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, March 18, 1822. Two years later her parents settled in Licking County, Ohio.

She was married March 25, 1840, to Nicholas T. BROWN, who was born in Boone County, Kentucky, January 6, 1820. They commenced their early life in Ohio, but later became early settlers of Louisa County, Iowa, where the energy and talent of Mrs. BROWN soon placed him among the foremost of its citizens. He was prominent in political, social and business circles, and lived a life of great usefulness. He was elected by the Republican party to represent his district in the State Legislature, and died at Des Moines, April 1, 1866, during the session.

He left his widow greatly bereaved, with a family of eight children - Basil, now of Decatur County; Mrs. Margaret SKINNER, of Ringgold County; William H., of Ruth County, Nebraska; John N., of Riley Township; Asa W., of Vigo County, Indiana; George L., of Butte County, California; Oscar and Joseph A., of Mono County, California.

John N. was the eldest child at home, and after the death of the father he took charge of his mother's property. In 1869 he came to Ringgold County and bought a home on section 10, Riley Township, where they lived together until after his marriage, when he made a separate home for himself.

Mrs. BROWNS's homestead contains eighty acres of good land, and in addition to this she owns twenty-two acres of timber land.

John N. BROWN was married April 21, 1872, to Mary E. MOULTON, and has six children - Edgar A., Perry O., Lenora, Ora O., Effie Belle and Jacob. He owns a fine farm of 565 acres, and is one of the active business men of the township. He is a leading member of the Christian church.

NOTE: Elizabeth F. (GIBBONEY) BROWN died at the age of 76 years, 9 months and 16 days on January 4, 1899, and was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 260-61, 1887.

WPA Graves Survey

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2009

Biographical Sketches Pages Index: A - F,   G - L,   M - R,  S - Z

To submit your Ringgold County biographies, contact Sharon R. Becker at
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

You are our visitor!
Thank You for stopping by!

© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.