Brown, Jacob Hoover, Pvt. – Co. E, 11th KS Cavalry

Jacob Hoover Brown was born 11 Mar 1842 in Bedford, Pennsylvania, the son of Jacob Ulysses (Ulery) BROWN (b. 19 Jul 1808 in Bedford Co, PA; d. 1 May 1878 in Ozawkie, KS) and wife Anna HOOVER (b. 23 Jul 1803 in Lancaster, PA; d. 4 Jun 1873 in Ozawkie, Jefferson Co, KS).


On 4 Jul 1867 in Jefferson Co KS, Jacob was married to Susannah MICHAEL (b. 2 Dec 1849, South Bend, St. Joseph Co, Indiana; d. 21 Mar 1895 in Rock Creek, Jefferson Co, KS). Jacob and Susannah had at least one child, a daughter Clara Lee Brown (b. 14 Sep 1876 in Rock Creek, KS; d. 10 Nov 1946 in Fresno, CA). From this child descends this line to the member of Laura Belle Stoddard Tent 22, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865.

Jacob Hoover Brown died on 29 Dec 1886 in Rock Creek, Kansas.   JacobHBrown_Gravestone 

Jacob Hoover Brown was enrolled as a Private in Company E, Kansas 11th Cavalry Regiment on 31 Jul 1863 in Kansas; and was honorably discharged at KS on 1 Sep 1865.

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The 11th Kansas Cavalry took action against Quantrill’s raiders on his raid into Kansas 20-28 Aug 1863; and Company E, specifically, was sent to Fort Larned, Kansas in Feb 1865. The regiment was also in action in 1865 protecting telegraph lines against Indian raids.


On 4 July 2014, a significant history of this regiment was found on the Museum of the Kansas National Guard‘s Historic Units webpage:



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