Moses Brown

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Birthday
23, 1738
Birthplace
Providence, RI
Death Date
Sep 6, 1836 (97)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
23, 1738
Birthplace
Providence, RI
Death Date
Sep 6, 1836 (97)

About

New England entrepreneur who was instrumental in opening Slater Mill and other Industrial Revolution-era factories.

Before Fame

He was the son and nephew of prominent merchants, and beginning at age 13, he worked as an apprentice in his uncle's manufacturing firm.

Trivia

He was a prominent Quaker and abolitionist, and he also co-founded Brown University.

Family Life

He married his cousin Anna Brown in 1764. Following his first wife's death, he wed Mary Olney.

Associated With

He and John Adams were both vocal opponents of the 1765 Stamp Act.