Papers belonging to Kernville,
California pioneer Andrew Brown.
Andrew Brown (1829-1909) was born in Ireland and came to Philadelphia before he sailed
around Cape Horn to San Francisco, California, in 1852. After a try at mining and farming,
he moved to Kernville and operated the quartz mill of Joseph W. Sumner. Later, Brown went
into the mercantile business and owned general stores in Kernville and Weldon. He became
engaged in farming and cattle raising and also built a flour mill and a lumber mill. Brown
served as postmaster and agent for Wells, Fargo Express Company until he retired and moved
to Los Angeles in 1904; he died in October 1909.
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