BY MICHAEL S. JOHNSON
Reprinted from Washingtonexaminer.com
Benonia Brown immigrated to the United States from Europe and settled in Southhampton, MA somewhere around 1800. He and his wife, Sibbel, moved to Ohio and Benonia enlisted in the First Regiment of the Ohio Militia to fight for this country in the War of 1812. He was my great, great, great-grandfather. I bring up Grandpa Brown for the benefit of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is terribly confused about who is and who isn’t a new American.