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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Brown County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1836 | founded date = February 4 | seat = Nashville | building image = | building address = <br>Main St and Van Buren Street<br>Nashville, IN 47448<br>Phone: 812.988.5510 <br> [http://www.browncounty.com/ Brown County Courthouse]}}  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Brown County | county_map = | state = Indiana | state_map = Indiana.png | latd = | longd = | founded year = 1836 | founded date = February 4 | seat = Nashville | building image = | building address = <br>Main St and Van Buren Street<br>Nashville, IN 47448<br>Phone: 812.988.5510 <br> [http://www.browncounty.com/ Brown County Courthouse]}}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.browncounty.com/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>Main St and Van Buren Street<br>Nashville, IN 47448<br>Phone: 812.988.5510 <br>
 
  
Some records lost in 1873 fire <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836<br>divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1874. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
== History  ==
 
  
==== Parent County  ====
 
  
'''1836--'''Brown County was created 4 February 1836&nbsp;from [[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe,]] [[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]] and [[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Nashville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Historical Facts ===
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==== Populated Places ====
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Boundary Changes ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]]
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*[[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]]
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*[[Johnson County, Indiana|Johnson]]
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*[[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe]]
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*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]
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==== Record Loss ====
 
'''Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.'''  
 
'''Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.'''  
  
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 Michael John Neill, ''Burned Counties'' in Family History Circle]
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Resources ===
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Bible Records ====
  
*[[Bartholomew County, Indiana|Bartholomew]]
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==== Biographies ====
*[[Jackson County, Indiana|Jackson]]
 
*[[Johnson County, Indiana|Johnson]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Indiana|Monroe]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Indiana|Morgan]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== Business Records ====
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
  
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==== Cemeteries ====
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*Cemeteries of Brown County - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm INGenWeb]
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==== Census Records ====
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
 
{{Census|Indiana}}  
  
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Brown County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Index to Defective, Dependent &amp; Delinquent Census for Brown County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
*Cemeteries of Browm County - [http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm INGenWeb]
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==== Directories ====
 
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*Directory of Businesses in Brown County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
==== Church  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
  
==== Directories  ====
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==== Ethnic and Religious Groups ====
  
*Directory of Businesses in Brown County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogies ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Histories ====
  
*''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical'' <ref>Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results other library&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;]&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE] </ref>&nbsp; <br>
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===== Local Histories =====
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*''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical'' <ref>Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results other library&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;]&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE] </ref>&nbsp; <br>
  
 
*Brown County, Indiana:History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Brown County, Indiana:History - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/hist/ Linkpendium]<br>
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Maps ====
 
 
 
*Brown County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
 
*Brown County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/maps/ Linkpendium]<br>
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==== Military Records ====
  
==== Military  ====
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===== ''Civil War'' =====
  
Civil War
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Civil War service men from Brown County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Brown County.  
 
 
<br>Civil War service men from Brown County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Brown County.  
 
  
 
*[[22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|22nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
 
*[[22nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry|22nd Regiment]], Indiana Infantry, Company B  
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*"Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 1884.) page 703-713,&nbsp; 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&referer=brief_results other library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" />]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
 
*"Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. ''Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical''. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp; Co, 1884.) page 703-713,&nbsp; 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|159079|item|disp=FHL Collection}}&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/title/counties-of-morgan-monroe-and-brown-indiana-historical-and-biographical/oclc/2069003&referer=brief_results other library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" />]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924028803322#page/n5/mode/2up INTERNET ARCHIVE]
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===== ''World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918'' =====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== ''World War II, 1941-1945'' =====
  
==== Occupations ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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==== Newspapers ====
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==== Occupations ====
  
 
*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana (1938) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
 
*Roster of Civilian Conservation Corps, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana (1938) ($, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Obituaries ====
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/in/brown/webbbs_config.pl Brown County, Indiana Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Hamblen, Nashville, and Helmsburg areas.
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==== Probate Records ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
*Tax List of Brown County, Indiana (1848, 1858, 1864, 1875, 1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Repositories ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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===== Courthouse =====
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[http://www.browncounty.com/ Brown County Courthouse]<br>Main St and Van Buren Street<br>Nashville, IN 47448<br>Phone: 812.988.5510 <br>
  
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/in/brown/webbbs_config.pl Brown County, Indiana Obituary and Death Notice Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Hamblen, Nashville, and Helmsburg areas. <br>
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Some records lost in 1873 fire <br>County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.<br>County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836<br>divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942.<br>County Recorder has land records from 1874. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne County, Indiana 211 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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===== Archives =====
  
*[http://tinyurl.com/3n3qgms Indiana State Digital Achives ]for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011) <br>
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===== Libraries =====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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===== Museums =====
  
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===== Societies =====
 
*[http://Browncountyhistory.info/ Brown County Indiana Historical Society]&nbsp; There is a tab for Historical Archives<br>  
 
*[http://Browncountyhistory.info/ Brown County Indiana Historical Society]&nbsp; There is a tab for Historical Archives<br>  
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brown-County-Genealogical-Society/147905291927996 Brown County Genealogical Society] Facebook Page  
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brown-County-Genealogical-Society/147905291927996 Brown County Genealogical Society] Facebook Page  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inbcgs/title.htm Brown County Genealogical Society] Website  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~inbcgs/title.htm Brown County Genealogical Society] Website  
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===== Family History Centers =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;<br>
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==== School Records ====
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==== Taxation ====
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*Tax List of Brown County, Indiana (1848, 1858, 1864, 1875, 1890) (members only database, [http://www.indgensoc.org Indiana Genealogical Society])
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==== Vital Records ====
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===== Birth Records =====
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===== Marriage Records =====
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===== Death Records =====
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==== Voter Registration ====
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==== Web Sites ====
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.ingenweb.org/inbrown/AAA/brownco/page0001.htm USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Indiana%2C+Brown|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/ Brown&nbsp;County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;<br>  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IN/Brown/ Brown&nbsp;County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)&nbsp;<br>  
 
*Brown County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-brown.html N2genealogy]<br>
 
*Brown County, Indiana History, Records, Facts and Genealogy&nbsp;- [http://www.n2genealogy.com/indiana/in-county-brown.html N2genealogy]<br>
 
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== References ==
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]&nbsp;<br>
 
 
 
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Brown County, Indiana
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Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 4, 1836
County Seat Nashville
Courthouse
Address
Main St and Van Buren Street
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812.988.5510
Brown County Courthouse





Historical Facts

Populated Places

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties

Record Loss

Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

For tips on accessing Brown County, Indiana Genealogy census records online, see: Indiana Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic and Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogies

Histories

Local Histories
  • Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical [1] 

Land and Property

Maps

  • Brown County, Indiana: Maps and Gazetteers - Linkpendium

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Brown County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Brown County.


Civil War Books

  • Indiana Genealogical Society. Indiana Veterans Enrollment List. 1890 Brown County. [Indiana]: (Indiana Genealogical Society, 2006.) CD-ROM no. 4168 Computer US/CAN Desktop  FHL Collection   other library


  • "Military History" in Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co, 1884.) page 703-713,  977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection  other library    INTERNET ARCHIVE
World War I (The Great War), 1914-1918
World War II, 1941-1945

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Occupations

Obituaries

Probate Records

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
Main St and Van Buren Street
Nashville, IN 47448
Phone: 812.988.5510

Some records lost in 1873 fire
County Health Department has birth and death records from 1882.
County Clerk has marriage and probate and court records from 1836
divorce records from 1850, court ordered birth records from 1942.
County Recorder has land records from 1874. [2]

Archives
Libraries
Museums
Societies
Family History Centers

School Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth Records
Marriage Records
Death Records

Voter Registration

Web Sites

References

  1. Blanchard, Charles. Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical. (Chicago: F.A. Battey &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Co, 1884.) 977.2 H2b FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; other library&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304019754281_426" /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp; INTERNET ARCHIVE
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Browne County, Indiana 211 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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