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Collection Reference Number GLC04463.06
From Archive Folder Letters and documents relating to John Brown & Family 
Title Almon Kingsbury petition for tavern license
Date 3 September 1830
Author Brown, Owen (1771-1856)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Petitioning the Court of Common Pleas in Portage County, Ohio for a tavern license. State their opinion that "a tavern is needed at the center of Hudson...that the house lately occupied by Owen Brown Esqr...would constitute a favorable stand for said tavern, and that Almon Kingsbury who now occupies said house is a suitable person to keep said tavern." Signed by Owen Brown and 13 others, including Gideon Mills, Oliver Brown, Heman Humphrey. Title from docket.
Subjects John Brown  Alcohol  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Diet and Nutrition  Petition  Judiciary  
People Brown, Owen (1771-1856)  Brown, Oliver Owen (1804-1858)  Humphrey, Heman (1779-1861)  Brown, John (1800-1859)  
Place written Hudson, Ohio
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Owen Brown was John Brown's father. Gideon Mills was a relative of John Brown's most likely an uncle on his mother's side. Brown had a grandfather with this name, but he was dead by 1830. Oliver Brown was John Brown's brother. Heman Humphrey was a Reverend, the President of Amherst College, and John Brown's cousin.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859