Amos Brown (1856 or 1864-1956)

Amos Brown was a man of many talents. He was born in the US around the time of the Civil War, working as a child on cotton and tobacco farms in Florida and Georgia. As a youth, he was shanghaied which brought him to Britain. Eventually he arrived in Wales variously earning money as professional magician, boxer, cyclist, sprinter, miner and mountebank. Following a spell in prison for theft, he turned to pig farming and settled in the Cynon Valley.

There are 1 items in this collection

  • 295
  • Use stars to collect & save items login to save

See also: