Brown, Orlando, 1987-Alternative names
Orlando Brown was born September 26, 1801, in Frankfort, Kentucky, to John and Margaretta Brown. He is a descendent of John Preston of Londonderry (now Northern Ireland) through his father's mother, Margaret Preston. He received an A.B. from Princeton and a law degree from Transylvania University. Brown practiced law in Alabama, but returned to Kentucky and became joint proprietor and editor of the FRANKFORT COMMONWEALTH. He was the first corresponding secretary of the Kentucky Historical Society, was appointed Kentucky's Secretary of State under Governor John J. Crittenden, and was appointed Commissioner of Indian Affairs under President Zachary Taylor. Brown died July 26, 1867, and is buried in the Frankfort Cemetery.
From the description of Memoranda of the Preston family, 1842. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38955901
- Overland journeys to the Pacific
- California (as recorded)
- Kentucky (as recorded)