David W. Brown was born in Newark, NY in 1825. Having arrived with the Gold Rush, Brown died of consumption in Centerville, El Dorado County, CA on Feb. 3, 1857.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Sacramento Union, 2-6-1857 (obit).
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