Sarah Brown was born in Ohio in 1847. Sarah was the daughter of famed abolitionist, John Brown. By the 1890s she had moved to California and settled in San Jose where she taught art to small groups of women. A spinster, she died there on June 30, 1916.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
City Directory; Death Record.
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