Brown, John Mason - from United States

ID: 261329
Organization: S&B
Country of meeting: in the year 1856

Studying law under Thomas M, Lindsay, Esq., until April, 1860, when he began practice in St Louis. He spent a large part of the years 1861 and 1862 in travel in the Northwestern United States and British America, and among the Blackfeet Indians by whom he had been adopted In October, 1862, he returned to Kentucky and was commissioned Major of the 10th Cavalry. In September, 1863, he was made Colonel and Assistant Inspector-General, and three months later was ordered to the field as Colonel of the 45th Kentucky Mounted Rifles Later he was assigned to the command of the Brigade to which his regiment belonged, and so continued until the expiration of his term of service in December, 1864.

In 1865 he resumed his practice of law in Frankfort, but in January, 1870, removed to Lexington, Ky., where he formed a partnership with Madison C. Johnson, Esq. In September, 1873, he removed to Louisville, Ky, where he remained in successful practice until his last illness.

Was born in Frankfort, Ky., April 26, 1837. He died in Louisville on Januaiy 29, 1890, in his 53d year.


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