Daniel F. Brown
Contributed by Annette Campbell

Daniel F. Brown was born in the town of Hartwick, OTSEGO County NY, October 9, 1821. 
He spent two years at the Troy Conference Academy at Poultney, VT., and
afterwards spent two years at the Genesee Weslayan Seminary at Lima, NY. He came
to Corning (Steuben County, NY) in 1846 and completed his legal course in the
office of Hon. Thomas A. Johnson, and was admitted in 1850. He was commissioned
first lieutenant in 1862 by Governor Morgan, and served as quartermaster of the
86th Regt. NY Vols, until the close of the war. He was appointed by President
Johnson, in 1865, assistant collector of internal revenue for the fourth
division of the twenty-seventh district of the state of New York, which office
he held for nine years. He was the first police justice of the peace of the
village, and the first recorder of the city of Corning. With the exception of
the period spent in the war, he has practiced his profession in Corning since 1850. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes, 1896
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