Brown, Orlando, 1987-

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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

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creatorOf Adix, Carrie Ladd. Diaries and reminiscences collection, 1837-1993. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Brown, Orlando. Memoranda of the Preston family, 1842. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Minnesota Superintendency. Records of the Minnesota Superintendency of Indian Affairs, 1849-1856 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Brown, Orlando. Orlando Brown diary [manuscript], 1852. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Finnell, John William, 1821-1888. Letter to Orlando Brown [manuscript], 1849 August 22. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. Zachary Taylor papers, 1774-1850. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf McAfee, Robert B. (Robert Breckinridge), 1784-1849. Robert Breckinridge McAfee papers, 1824-1841. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Packer, Thomas E. Thomas E. Packer papers, 1833-1864 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Brown, John, 1757-1837. John Brown papers : surveys, court papers, and tax lists, 1786-1836. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Brown family. Brown family papers, 1857-circa 1960 (bulk 1857-1872). Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Mitchell, D. D. D.D. Mitchell letter : 1850. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
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associatedWith Brown, John, 1757-1837. person
associatedWith Finnell, John William, 1821-1888. person
associatedWith McAfee, Robert B. (Robert Breckinridge), 1784-1849. person
associatedWith Mitchell, D. D. person
associatedWith Packer, Thomas E. person
associatedWith Preston family. family
correspondedWith Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. person
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Minnesota Superintendency. corporateBody
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