Patriot Soldiers Buried in Iowa


Washington County

Timothy Brown


Timothy Brown was born April/May 30, 1762 in New Jersey.  He died January 3, 1852, in Washington County, Iowa.  He was originally buried in a pioneer farm cemetery known as Todd Cemetery.  It was discovered in 1903 by the editor of the Washington Democrat, that a Revolutionary War Soldier had served under General Washington for 3 years, was buried there.  His body was then removed to Soldier Circle in Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington, Iowa, where reinterment services were held October 19, 1903.  In 1908, a monument paid for by the Iowa State Legislature and local citizens was dedicated in his honor.  Washington Chapter DAR accepted responsibility for perpetual care.  He was on the 3rd Regiment, NJ Line.



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