|Name||Margaretta Mason Brown|
|Born||Nov. 12, 1772|
|Deceased||May 28, 1838|
Born in New York City, Margaretta was raised in a religious household. Her father, Reverend John Mason was a Presbyterian minister. Margaretta attended a school run by Isabella Graham, a noted educator and charity worker. Margaretta spoke French and was an avid reader. She began writing poetry at age thirteen and continued throughout her life.
Mutual friends introduced Margaretta Mason to John Brown. They married in 1799 and John brought his wife to Kentucky in 1801. In 1819, Brown became the superintendent of a Sunday school for girls. It was one of the first formed in the West. Lacking books appropriate for her students, she compiled a Bible Dictionary and wrote several titles for instructing her students.
Margaretta and John lost three children between the years of 1804-1814, two sons, both named Alfred, and a daughter named Euphemia. There two other sons, Orlando and Mason Brown lived to adulthood.