Brown, Fountain a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Tennessee about 1808. There he was converted, licensed to preach, in 1830 admitted into the Tennessee Conference, and immediately transferred to the Missouri Conference. In 1863 he was arrested by the Federal authorities and sent to Alton, Illinois Penitentiary, where he remained until December 1865. He reached the neighborhood of his home about December 25, 1865, when he was suddenly attacked by disease, and in a few hours died. Mr. Brown was an earnest and faithful preacher. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M.E. Church South, 1866, page 80.