Born in Henniker, NH; his father was Nahum Brown (q.v.). Student at the American School for the Deaf, 1822-27, monitor and carpentry teacher at the School 1827-29; returned home to become a farmer. Active in both deaf and hearing organizations. In an 1880 letter to Henry C. Rider, suggested the first National Congress of the Deaf. Married Mary Smith, a deaf woman from Martha's Vineyard, in 1832; after her 1862 death, he remarried to a hearing woman. A short biography is A Tribute to the Memory of Thomas Brown (1888).
American Annals of the Deaf, v.31 no.3, July 1886, p.204-210; Notable Deaf Persons, 5-6; The Frat, June 1937.
25 February 1804-23 March 1886