Bedford Brown, G-8
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N 36° 22.399 W 079° 25.855
17S E 640752 N 4026498
Quick Description: U.S. Senator, 1829-1840; legislator; and staunch Unionist. Lived at "Rose Hill," located here.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2007 6:02:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM1RDZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
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Bedford Brown (1795-1870)

U.S. Senator, 1829-1840; legislator; and staunch Unionist. Lived at "Rose Hill," located here.

This historical marker is located on US 158 north of Locust Hill in Caswell County. It was erected in 1936. The date on the marker is 2005.

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources does not have an essay on Bedford Brown. Wikipedia has an entry on Bedford Brown, from which the following is excerpted:

Bedford Brown

In 1829, he was elected as a Jacksonian (the party that would become the Democratic Party) to succeed John Branch as a United States Senator from North Carolina. In the Senate, he chaired several committees, including the Agriculture Committee. Brown resigned his seat in 1840 due to a dispute with the state legislature. He was elected to the state Senate again in 1842, before spending some years out of the state.

Leading up to the Civil War, Brown, a state senator again from 1858-1860, counselled in favor of North Carolina's remaining in the Union. However, after President Lincoln requested troops from North Carolina to serve in the Union Army, Brown, along with most of his colleagues, supported secession.

In 1868 Brown, still a Democrat, was again elected to the North Carolina Senate. However, the Reconstruction Republicans controlled the North Carolina Legislature and refused to seat Brown. He was replaced by Republican John W. Stephens.

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Marker Name: G-8: Bedford Brown

Marker Type: Roadside

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