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Pennsylvania State Senate

Robert Brown


Session Office Position District Party
1791-1792 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1793-1794 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1795-1796 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
1797-1798 N/A Jeffersonian Republican
 Counties   Northampton


1744 - 1823

General Robert Brown was born in Weaversville, East Allen Township, Northampton County, Pa., December 25, 1744; attended the common schools and was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade; at the beginning of the Revolutionary War he was commissioned first lieutenant in the Pennsylvania “Flying Camp,” September 10, 1776; captured at the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776; worked at the blacksmith trade while a prisoner; later put aboard the prison ship Judith and subsequently imprisoned in the old city hall, New York City; paroled on board ship December 10, 1777; member of the state Senate 1790-1798; elected as a Republican to the Fifth Congress, serving 1798 to 1815; died near Weaversville, Northampton County, Pa., February 26, 1823; interment in East Allen Presbyterian Churchyard. He married Catherine Snyder.