Helen Agnes Brown - born to a mom who had the woman's pioneer experience of traveling from one place to the other, with an infant, and somehow didn't miss a beat. She also has an experience where her husband who is Sheriff is not in town and sees a face staring in her window. She reads the face well and decides rather than panic, she moves the curtains so the potential intruder can see her calmly going about her business.
The family later learns that there were thieves in the area who chose not to come to Brown house since she looked so calm and they assumed "the man of the house" must have been present.
It is daughter Helen Elliott, who tells those hesitant Hoosiers, unsure of their move to establish the California Colony of Indiana, that "“I’m going anyway, even if no one else does”.
|Helen Brown Elliott|
Courtesy Archives of The Pasadena Museum of History
He is the only man to vote "Free Soil Party" in the state of Indiana. While he is president of the school board of Indianapolis, he is one of four men who offer a formal appeal for "The Education of Colored Person". As a result free schools for "negroes" are established.
Okay, I shall take a deep breath and go back to the work to be done.