Brush Family Papers

Brush Family Papers

Collection Number: 
37
Collection Length: 
3.50ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Franklin County, NY
Period: 
1812 to 1916
Finding Aid: 

Henry Nielson Brush was born March 12, 1810 in New York City. He was educated at Columbia College, moving to the town of Moira, Franklin County, New York where he owned two large farms, a stone grist-mill and a sawmill. He was the founder of Brush Mills, which today is called Brushton. He married Juanilla Marie de Jouve of Cuba in 1831. Henry was an active member of the Whig party and was postmaster for several years. Brush died November 2, 1872 in Brushton. This collection consists of correspondence, deeds, land contracts, financial records and their wills.