Elam and Margaret Brown

In 1846, Elam Brown, a widower with 4 children, joined a wagon train and came west. They stayed briefly at Sutter’s Fort, and then came through the Livermore Valley to […]

Hon. Thomas A. Brown

Brown Vault – Thomas A. Brown, an engineer, was hired by Col. Smith to survey and plot the city of Martinez for a fee of $2,500. He did this with […]

Warren and Laura Brown

Warren Brown was the son of Elam Brown and the brother of Thomas A. Brown. He was born on June 19, 1826 in Morgan County, Illinois and came to California […]