The Thomas Brown Family Album is held by the Chewelah Museum. Many individuals in the photographs and tintypes are not identified.
Thomas Brown was born in the Red River area of current Manitoba, Canada in 1825. His parents were Henry and Emma (Slater) Brown, natives of Scotland, who came to the Red River area when they were young. In 1854, Thomas Brown and his wife Jane Mowatt Brown and family came west in the Sinclair Party and ended up in the Colville Valley. Around 1859, the Brown family moved from the Addy area to Chewelah.
Thomas and Jane Brown had six children: Mary, wife of E. G. Thomason; Maggie, wife of C. H. Montgomery; Rebecca, wife of Fred C. Keiling; John, Albert; and Temina.
Thomas Brown died 12 September 1908. Jane Brown died 20 July 1900.