Moses Brown, Jr., was born near New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, June 22, 1831, where he lived eight years, when his parents, Joshua and Sarah S. Brown, removed to Missouri and settled on a farm about six miles northeast of Gallatin. Upon this farm both his parents died, his mother in 1856, and his father in 1871. When sixteen years of age, in 1847, he purchased a tract of land and began farming for himself; improving the wild land and erecting a house in which he lived until 1852. In that year he removed to Harrison County, where he entered a tract of government land, remaining there until 1855, when he returned to Daviess county and has since resided here. He engaged in farming and dealing in horses and mules, until 1871, when he removed to Gallatin, where he has since been engaged in the livery business, and also buying and selling horses and mules.
Mr. Brown has been thrice married, his first wife being Miss Jane Cline, of this county, to whom he was joined in marriage in 1849. Six children were born of this union; namely, Robert, Samanthe, Sophronia, Fielding, George and Cortes; the latter only, being at home. Mrs. Brown was called to her last long home, by the grim reaper, Death. In 1871 Mrs. Rebecca Nichols became his second wife, and her death he was also called to mourn. He was last united in marriage to Miss Elsie Ballard, his present wife, and they have one child, Clarence. Mrs. Brown is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a member of Gallatin Lodge No. 167, I.O.O. F.