"Peter B. Brown, deceased, of Teeswater, was the son of Joshua Brown, a native of the Township of Bayham, U. U., Peter having been born at Long Point Bay in the year 1816.
In 1854 he removed to the site of the present Village of Teeswater, being one of the very first settlers in that section of the County of Bruce. His son Alfred is said to have been the first male child born in the Township of Culross, or at any rate in that part adjacent to Teeswater.
Mr. Brown took up 400 acres of land, principally where Teeswater now stands, and at once proceeded to erect· saw and grist mills. He subsequently laid out the village plot, and is looked upon not only as the pioneer but one of the chief builders of that now flourishing town. He held, during his lifetime, many important social and official positions, having been a great many years a Justice of the Peace. He took an active interest in and extended material aid to educational and religious institutions, and by his death a loss was sustained which every member of the community deeply mourns."
Belden 1880 Atlas of the County of Bruce