Brown, William (of Tazewell Co., IL)

Flourished: Tazewell County, Illinois

Prior to 1830, Brown had moved from Tennessee to McLean County, Illinois, becoming one of the first settlers of Allin Township. He soon moved to Tazewell County, where he became one of the proprietors of the town of Pekin in 1830. Brown served as Tazewell County Commissioner from 1832 to 1834, and from 1834 to 1836 he represented Tazewell and McLean counties in the Illinois House of Representatives alongside Abraham Lincoln.

History of McLean County, Illinois (Chicago: William Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 201, 569, 717; History of Tazewell County Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 248, 454, 564, 712; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 204.