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Alexander Timothy Brown (2161) 

Syracuse, N. V. 



/ VOL. II 

BROWN GENEALOGY 

PART I 

MANY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Thomas, John, and Eleazer Brown 

SONS OF THOMAS AND MARY (NEWHALL) BROWN 

OF LYNN, MASS. 

1628-1915 
* PART II y 

MANY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Charles Browne 

OF ROWLEY, MASS. 

1647-1915 



^ By CYRUS HENRY BROWN 

WESTERLY, R. I. 

Author Brown Genealogy, Vol. I, 1907, and of Nathaniel Babcock and Main 
' Genealogy, 1910. Member of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass. 

Assisted by MISS ELI, EN L. BROWN, Gkeenfield, Mass. 



BOSTON 

THE EVERETT PRESS, Inc. 

191 5 






Copyright, 191 5, by 
Cyrus H. Brown . 






JAN -6 1916 



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TO 

ALEXANDER TIMOTHY BROWN 

Whose Words of Encouragement and Aid Strengthened my 

Hands through Many Hours of Labor and 

Enabled me to Complete the Work 

This Volume 

Is Gratefully Dedicated by the Author 




PREFACE. 

The compiler of the Brown, and the Nathaniel Babcock and Main 
Genealogies, by request was persuaded to do some supplementary work , 
and this is the apology for sending out to the public my third Genealogy. 
I have in the last half of this book compiled the records of Charles Browne, 
whose name first appeared in Rowley, Mass., at the time of his mar- 
riage, in 1647. At the instance of Alexander T. Brown, of Syracuse, N. Y., 
who said that his great-grandmother on the other side was a Brown, and 
when an opportunity afforded he would like to have me look up her 
records, I, after long and diligent search, found that her progenitor was 
Charles Browne. Hence many of the numerous descendants follow, in 
the second part of this volume. 

From my past experience, I do not anticipate the sale of the third 
Genealogy will compensate for all the outlay of time, labor, and money 
spent in its production; but the satisfaction derived in doing the work is a 
partial compensation, and that the book will commend itself to posterity 
and prove useful when all who are now living have passed away is the 
author's firm belief. It is difficult for the compiler to enumerate the ob- 
stacles he has had to encounter in getting the annals of the Browns into 
their present shape, and he must crave the indulgence of his readers for 
errors and omissions, chargeable in part to imperfect reports received. 

At the same time, it should be stated, there are those who have taken 
hearty interest and worked right royally to have their families placed with 
proper fulness and accuracy in this volume. Many of them are persons 
who have come into the family by marriage, and by their faithful, pains- 
taking endeavors have proved their appreciation of the name and their 
desire to perpetuate its history. In pursuit of the required information 
for my work in this volume, I have sent out hundreds of circulars and 
letters, and have received several hundred in reply. Many cities, towns, 
records, and burying-grounds have been visited and consulted; old 
Bibles containing family records sought out, and their treasures of gene- 
alogy rescued from oblivion; the memories of aged people have been 
brought into requisition, and valuable information, which but for this 
effort would have perished with the lives of those from whom it was 
obtained, has been put upon the printed page to be handed down to 



PREFACE 

posterity. It has been passing strange that many aged people have 
thought that the knowledge they had of their ancestry was all-sufficient, 
forgetting that unless it was transcribed to the printed page it would 
sink into oblivion. "Wouldst thou trust thy name to dumb forgetful- 
ness, or to the decaying graveyard stone? Nay, rather place it on the 
pages of history, in the printed book." 

Nearly all the Browns have moved in the middle walks of life — not 
so elevated as to be dazed by splendor, or so poor as to suffer want. 
Very many, it will be seen, have been Christian ministers, and a very 
large proportion connected with churches as members or church officers. 

The writer sends out this volume to the public as it is, hoping those 
who have the curiosity to examine its pages will do so in a spirit of candor, 
and with an appreciative sense of the impossibility of putting in a form 
entirely correct records which run back for a period of two hundred and 
fifty years and more. Effort has been made to give all families an oppor- 
tunity to be heard from and represented. Some few are not interested; 
while, on the other hand, others are glad such a work is being compiled, 
and have cheerfully sent records, written letters to others, and helped 
to make the work of use to as many of the kin as possible. The list is 
too long to mention by name all whose kindness and expressed good 
wishes the author deeply appreciates and will ever hold in precious and 
tender remembrance. Most hearty thanks are now tendered to my 
friends and kindred whose words of encouragement from time to time 
have placed me under obligations to them. After fourteen years of con- 
tinuous genealogical work I lay down my pen, hoping some future his- 
torian will continue this work. The free use of my genealogies to any 
such is freely granted. 

Westerly, July, igi 5. 



ABBREVIATIONS. 

b., born. 

d., died. 

dau., daughter. 

m., married, m. (i), married first; m. (2), married second, etc. 

res., residence. 

unm., unmarried. 

B. G., Brown Genealogy. 

B. and M. G., Babcock and Main Genealogy. 

Other well-known abbreviations in the book. 



EXPLANATIONS. 

After the name of a parent will follow their original number in paren- 
theses; by turning back, his or her number will be found with the parents. 

Children that have numbers in parentheses at the end of the line will 
be found with corresponding numbers carried forward with their families, 
thus: 

607. Mary Ann Brown, b. Aug. 28, 1863 (617-627). 

Mary Ann Brown (607), b., Stonington, 111., Aug. 28, 1863; m., Stoning- 
ton, Mar. 21, 1883, James Riley Anderson. 

Children: Eleven. 

617. Ralph Brown Anderson, b., etc. 

After the name of a parent the head of a family, often, will follow in 
brackets the name of the ancestors in genealogical order. 

The name of the first child of a family of children is given in full, but 
the family name of all the others is omitted. 



Let us gather up the traditions that still exist; let us show the world that, 
if we are not called to follow the example of our fathers, we are not at least 
insensible to the worth of their characters; not indifferent to the sacrifices ami 
trials by which they purchased our prosperity. 

— Edward Everett. 



INTRODUCTION. 

It is with a pleasant feeling of accomplishment that I write this in- 
troduction to my third volume of genealogical work. It is justified by 
the success with which my previous genealogies have been received. I 
have been favored with that leisure which has blessed the decline of my 
life in writing Family History, which connects family with family, from 
the least to the greatest, as if the hand of direction was again upon the 
curtain to give old scenes new lights. 

The first section contains records of Nicholas Browne and his son 
Thomas, who settled in Lynn, Mass., in 1630. I take as the basis of this 
genealogy, as in my Brown Book, the three sons of Thomas Brown and 
Mary Newhall; viz., Thomas, John, and Eleazer Brown, who came to 
Stonington, Conn., about 1680, taking fifty-three numbers in regular 
order as given in my first volume. A large number of new families have 
been found and connected to the parent tree, giving impetus to this 
second effort by the urgent request of many relatives. 

The second section takes up Charles Browne and his descendants, who 
settled in Rowley, Mass., in 1647, and who doubtless came with the 
early pioneers from 1630 to 1635. In this second section I am indebted 
to the Spicer Genealogy for the origin of this family, and to Miss Ellen L. 
Brown, of Greenfield, Mass., who has labored untiringly to bring forth 
her ancestry; otherwise many of these now a long time passed on would 
have been unhonored and unsung. 

One of the most useful faculties of the mind is memory; and history 
enables us to treasure up the memories of those who have lived before 
us. What a painful want should we suffer were the history of our fathers 
a blank, and we could know no more of them than of the aborigines! 
Our existence might indeed be regarded as incomplete if we could not 
command the record of past time, as well as enjoy the present, and hope 
for the happiness of the future. When you see the names of your ances- 
tors on the printed page it is hoped you will be aroused to know more 
of them. 

In the gathering of material here sheathed and bound there has been 
much brought out from the by-ways of life unknown to many members of 
these families, and thought worth while to give publication. My effort 
has been throughout this research to bind the branches to the parent 

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INTRODUCTION 

tree, and where a family appeared that could not be so connected it was 
rejected. The work is not complete, and it could be continued through 
a long lifetime and then be incomplete; but I pass it on to succeeding 
generations. There were many Browns among the earlier generations of 
whom nothing more will be known, save name and birth at a certain 
date. This volume is intended to form a connected whole with the vol- 
ume published in 1907. 

I cannot let this opportunity pass without expressing my sincere 
obligations to all those who have in any way contributed information 
which has aided me again to bring a new edition of my work before the 
public. Yet there are hundreds that have wrought royally that I cannot 
mention. First, this publication was made possible by the generous 
assistance of Alexander T. Brown, of Syracuse, N. Y., and Dr. Charles 
W. Brown, Washington, D. C, who sent me the data of his great-grand- 
father, Thomas Brown (47), of eight hundred names. Abel Prentice 
Brown, of Amherst, Mass., sent me the connecting link to Samuel 
Brown (52) in the same family. There are scores that have given their 
assistance to make this compilation a success, many of whom will find 
credit under their name and record. 

Having a natural love for this work to commemorate the acts and 
deeds of the fathers and mothers long passed away, this supplementary 
work is compiled as a monument to their memory. "Truth is of far greater 
importance to life than art can ever be." 

A genealogist can never be successful "who be af eared of hard work" — 
"neither should he have a lying tongue or a bad memory." 

Covet nothing that is your neighbor's except his kindness of heart 
and gentleness of manners. — Henry van Dyke. 

Note. — The compiler spent much valuable time in research to establish whether 
Nicholas Browne was the father of Thomas Browne, of Lynn. He found much about 
Nicholas Browne, and had written it out in full, only finally to come to the conclusion 
that he was not the father of Thomas. Other historians of recent date are of the same 
opinion; although I had so stated in my first volume, which I here positively contradict. 

At a good deal of trouble and expense I got a copy of the will of Nicholas Browne 
(which is kept in East Cambridge, Mass.) to publish here, and found that Thomas 
Browne was not mentioned, while his children by his wife Elizabeth were all particu- 
larly mentioned. Thomas is not referred to in any probate of Nicholas; nor can I as 
yet get any note referring to any gift from Nicholas of rights in Lynn. 

Mary, the wife of Thomas Browne in 1701 [record vol. IV, p. 93], was alive, in 
Stonington, when she, with her son Thomas, Jr. (2), sold rights to his brother Daniel. 

Thomas was of the right age to be a son of Nicholas, but the proof is lacking that 
he had any link to Thomas Browne referred to as dish-turner and constable of Lynn. 

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PART I 



MANY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 



THOMAS, JOHN, and ELEAZER BROWN 

Sons or Thomas and Mary (Newhall) Brown 
of Lynn, Mass. 



1628-1915 



The Brown Genealogy. 

Thomas Browne, b. about 1628; m. Mary Newhall, b. June, 1637; 
dau. of Thomas Newhall, of Lynn. He continued in Lynn, which was 
one of the earliest towns planted in Massachusetts. Plymouth was 
planted in 1620. The settlement of Lynn was begun in 1629; it then had 
five families, and by them in this wilderness the soil was first stirred by 
the white man; there, surrounded by Indians, they laid the foundation 
of the town. These settlers are supposed to have come from Salem, and 
their number was greatly augmented in 1630, at the time of the arrival 
of Winthrop and his company. The great body of fifty persons, with 
their families, who came to Lynn this year settled in all parts of the town, 
selecting the most eligible portions, and each occupying from ten to two 
hundred acres; some occupied more. They were principally farmers and 
possessed a large stock of horned cattle, sheep, and goats. For several 
years, before the land was divided and the fields fenced, the cattle were 
fed in one drove, and guarded by a man who, from his employment, 
was called a hayward. The sheep, goats, and swine were kept on Nahant, 
where they were tended by a shepherd. A fence of rails, put near to- 
gether, was made across the beach near Nahant, to keep out the wolves, 
as those animals do not climb. When the people were building this fence 
Captain Turner said, "Let us make haste, lest the country should take 
it from us." [Deposition in Salem Court Records, April 22, 1657.] 

The people of Lynn, for some years, appear to have lived in the most 
perfect democracy. They had town meetings every three months, for 
the regulation of their public affairs. Later on, by Eaton, is found this 
record: "Nicholas Browne, Edward Taylor and others were fined 6d. 
each for being late at town meeting." They cut their wood in common, 
and drew lots for the grass in the meadows and marshes. There are hun- 
dreds of acres of marshlands, and these proved very serviceable to the 
farmers, by furnishing them with sustenance for their cattle, which was 
probably the reason why there were more farmers in Lynn than in any 
other of the early settlements. Mr. Johnson says, "The chiefest corn 
they planted, before they had plows, was Indian grain, — and let no man 
make a jest at Pumkins, for with this food the Lord was pleased to feed 
his people to their good content, till Corne and Cattell were increased." 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Their corn at the first was pounded, after the manner of the Indians, 
with a pestle of wood or stone, in a mortar made either of wood or stone, 
or a log hollowed out at one end. They raised a considerable quantity of 
flax. 

Their first houses were rude structures, covered with thatch. A com- 
mon form of the early cottages was eighteen feet square, with seven-foot 
posts, and the roof steep enough to form a sleeping-chamber. The better 
houses were built with two stories in front, sloping down to one in the 
rear. The frames were of heavy oak timber, showing the posts and beams 
inside. Burnt clam shells were used for lime, and the walls were white- 
washed. The fireplaces were made of rough stones, and the chimneys of 
boards, plastered inside with clay. The fireplaces were large enough to 
admit a four-foot log, and the children might sit in the corners and look 
up at the stars. On whichever side of the road the houses were placed, 
they uniformly faced the south, that the sun at noon might " shine square. ' ' 
Thus each house formed a domestic sun-dial, by which the good matron, 
in the absence of a clock, could tell in fair weather when to call her 
husband and sons from the field. — Lewis, "History of Lynn," pp. 6g 
and 70. 

As before stated, Thomas Browne remained in Lynn, and married 
Mary Newhall. 

The Newhall family was prominent among the early settlers of Lynn, 
and came with Winthrop and company in 1630. 

Thomas Newhall, who came from England and landed at Salem with 
his brother Anthony, settled in Lynn soon after. Thomas was a farmer 
and owned all the lands on the eastern side of Federal Street, as far north 
as Marion. His house stood on the east side of the former street, south 
of where the brook crosses. In the division of lands in Lynn in 1630 he 
received thirty acres. His was one of the fifty families in Lynn in 1630, 
there being but five in 1629. 

Thomas Newhall is known to have had the following children: 

I. Susannah Newhall, b., England, about 1624; m. Richard 
Haven and had twelve children. Several of his sons were 
among the first settlers in Framingham, Mass. 

Note. — A great family gathering of the descendants of this Lynn settler was held 
in Framingham, a number of years since, at which some fifteen hundred were present. 
Many eminent persons appear in the family line. 

II. John Newhall, b. England; m. (1) Elizabeth Laighton; m. (2) 
Sarah Flanders. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

III. Thomas Newhall, b. about 1630. The most notable circum- 

stance regarding this individual is that he was the first white 
child born in Lynn. He m., Dec. 29, 1652, at the age of 
twenty-two, Elizabeth Potter. There were ten children. 
Thomas Newhall d. Mar., 1687, his wife having d. a 
few weeks before. She was buried Feb. 22, 1687. For many 
years the Newhall family were very numerous in Lynn and 
elsewhere, and are even at the present time. Thomas 
Newhall, aged fifty- seven, the first white person born in 
Lynn, was buried in the old burying-ground, near the west 
end of Lynn Common, Apr. 1, 1687. 

IV. Mary Newhall, b. about 1637; m. Thomas Browne, b. about 

1628. He d. Aug. 28, 1683. Her name first appears in records 
as wife of Thomas Browne in 1658. His widow, Mary, was 
appointed administratrix, Oct. 9, 1683, on the same day 
the non-cupative will of Thomas Browne was taken down 
[on file in the office of the Register of Probate in Salem]. 
He names his eldest son, Thomas, and his sons Joseph, 
John, Daniel, and Ebenezer, and dau. Mary, who m. 
Thomas Norwood. 

In this connection is given the will of Thomas Newhall, Sr., who m. 
Mary . She d. Sept. 25, 1665. He lived until May 25, 1674. 

The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Newhall, signed 1st April, 
1668, was received in court 30 , 4 m , 1674. Some of his bequests are as 
follows: 

"I bequeath my twelve acres of salt marsh to my son Thomas Newhall 
and my son John Newhall, the six acres that my son Tho: shall have, is 
three acres in Runney Marsh nere the Hand, and the rest is a pcell lying 
in the Town marsh caled Gaines his neck and another pcell lying in the 
Towne marsh adjoyning to my brother ffarington. [They seldom used 
the capital F, using instead two small f's.] And the six acres that my 
son John shall have lyeth in the last devission in Runney marsh but 
if my son John should have noe child before he dieth then the six 
Acres I give to my son John, to returne to my son Thomas and his heires 
forever but if my son John should have a child or children, then the said 
six acres to be at his owne dispose forever. 

"I bequeath to my son Richard Hauen his children twenty pounds to 
be equally devided amongst them, namely betweene Joseph Hauen 
[spelled also Haven], Richard Hauen, Sarah Hauen, Nathaniel Hauen 

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and Moses this not to be pd till they come to the age of twenty one 
yeares : 

"I bequeath to my son Thomas Brownes his children twenty pounds, 
equally to be devided betwene them and the sixteene pounds which he 
hath already of mine in his hands is to be pt of his twenty pounds I give 
to his children. 

"I bequeath to my two daughters, Suana Hauen and Mary Browne 
each of them a p r of sheets and each of them two pillow beers. 

" Alsoe I constitut and make my lawfull and sole executor and to pform 
this my last will and testament, my son Thomas Newhall. 

"I doe alsoe bequeath to my son Thomas Newhall his children thirty 
pounds, and this is my true will and testament I have sett to my hand 
this first of aprill, 1668: 



witnesses Thomas Laighton the 

Robert Potter of 



mark 
Thomas 



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Newhall, sen 

But as the document was executed just before his death, it is reason- 
able to conclude that infirmity, rather than ignorance, was the occasion 
of his signing in that suspicious manner. A facsimile of his signature is 
preserved in the records of Lynn. 

His estate appraized 25 , 4 m0 , '74, by Oliver Purchas and Robert 
Burges, and amounted to £173, 01s, o7§d. 

' 'T is good sometimes to travel back 

To days of ' auld lang syne; ' 
Retrace the ancient fathers' track 

Along the mossy line; 
Visit the old ancestral homes, 

Our parents' virtues learn, 
And round their monumental stones 

Let veneration burn ; 
Review the trials that they bore 

In old, primeval years, 
To gain this fair and goodly shore, 

Mid toil and want and fears; 
Observe their efforts here to raise 

The standard of the Cross, 
Where they might preach and pray and praise, 

No prelates to oppress. 
And how, in after-times, they grew 

The tree of liberty, 
And from its topmost branches threw 

The flag of victory; 
That same bright flag, whose starry fold 

Their loyal sons admire. 
And, spite of traitors, will uphold 

With sword and blood and fire." 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 



i. THOMAS BROWNE was b. about 1628, in England, ac- 
cording to his deposition taken July 11, 1666. [Essex Co. 
Court Papers, B. XIII, L. 62.] He d., Lynn, Mass., 
Aug. 28, 1683; m., about 1652-53, Mary Newhall, b., Lynn, 
about 1637, youngest child of Thomas and Mary Newhall, 
pioneer settlers of Lynn. "Her husband was a dishturner 
and was said to be of Grawton [Groton], Middlesex Co., in 
June, 1663, when he bought of William Longley his house 
lot (6 acres), bounded E. with lands of Richard Haven, W. 
with lands of John Newhall, S. by Mill Street, and N. by 
the Common." — Waters, p. 16. 
His widow, Mary, was appointed administratrix Oct. 7, 1683, on the 

same day the non-cupative will of Thomas Browne was taken down [on 

file in the office of the Register of Probate in Salem]. 

Thomas Browne's Will, Appendix I, B. G., not repeated here. 

Note. — The early ancestors of this family herein described spelled Brown with the 
final e, but in later generations the present form has been adopted. 

Children of Thomas Browne and Mary Newhall: 

1 2. THOMAS BROWN, JR., b., Lynn, about Jan., 1654; m. 
there, Feb. 8, 1677, Hannah Collins, dau. of John Collins, 
of Lynn. They soon after removed to Stonington, Conn. 
(17-26). 

3. Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1655; d., Lynn, May 18, 1662. 

4. Sarah, b. Aug. 20, 1657; d. Aug. 1, 1658. 

^5. Joseph, b. Feb. 16, 1658; m., Jan. 22, 1680, Sarah Jones. 

6. Sarah, b. Sept. 13, 1660; d. Apr. 2, 1662. 

7. Jonathan, b. and d. Apr. 12, 1662. 

J 8. JOHN, b. 1664; m. Elizabeth Miner (27-36). 
•j 9. Mary, b. July 26, 1666; m., Aug. 24, 1685, Thomas Norwood. 
Children: Francis, Ebenezer, Mary, Thomas, Mary, and 
Jonathan. 
10. Jonathan, b. Feb. n, 1668. 
in. ELEAZER, b. Aug. 4, 1670; m. Ann Pendleton (37-46). 
12. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 16, 1672; d. 1700. 
Daniel, b. Apr. 24, 1673; d. young. 

r htwins, b. Feb. 4, 1674; both d. Feb. 7, 1674. 

Daniel, b. Feb. 1, 1676. He bought out the rights of his three 
brothers, who removed to Stonington, and lived and died 
on the old Brown homestead in Lynn. 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

In this Genealogy, as in my former treatises, I have taken up the three 
sons of Thomas Brown, Sr., and Mary Newhall, his wife; viz., Thomas, 
Jr. (2), John (8), and Eleazer Brown (11), who came to Stonington, 
Conn., where they purchased large tracts of land and made themselves 
permanent homes, where they had large families. Most of this tract of 
land is within the limits of the present town of No. Stonington, bounded 
as follows: the western boundary was nearly all on Ossekonk Swamp; the 
northern boundary extended from the Ossekonk Brook on the west to 
Shunock River, and still east of said river, for Eleazer (11) built his 
house half a mile from the river, and this easterly part of their possessions 
is where is found the most productive land. Their northern boundary 
joined the lands of the late Stephen Avery and lands of the Main family, 
to lands of the Randall family; easterly on the Randall land to the Rich- 
ardson's possessions; on the south by the Palmer family land and Miner 
territory; and on the west by the Wheeler family land up to the said 
Ossekonk Swamp. The Main family mentioned was Ezekiel Main, who 
came from Scituate, Mass., in 1669 and took up large tracts of land as 
described in my treatises in my Main Genealogy. 

On the above tract of land described is one of the oldest burying- 
grounds in the town, on the south of the cedar swamp from which this 
burying-ground takes its name. Long before the Providence and New 
London turnpike was built a road passed by this ancient burying-place, 
but after the turnpike was constructed this road was discontinued, 
making it one of the most secluded places that can be found on the 
whole tract of land to bury the dead. No interments have been made 
here for many years. Here, without headstones, are interred many of 
the early settlers, and without doubt two of the pioneers, — Thomas (2) 
and John (8), — but no headstones mark their last resting-place. The 
first marked headstones were placed in these grounds one hundred and 
two years after the death of Thomas (2). They are placed at the 
Ichabod Brown family. At the grave of Roswell Brown, the great- 
grandfather of the compiler, are marble engraved stones; Thatcher, his 
brother, also has engraved stones. Jedediah Brown and his three wives 
have engraved stones; and this is all, among fifty or more graves. 
Thomas Brown (22), whose house and farm were only about a mile 
away, and his son Samuel, who owned the same house and lands of his 
lather, doubtless are buried here. Abel Prentice Brown, of Amherst, 
Mass., now living, harks back to Samuel as his great-grandfather. The 
remains of many have been removed to Union Cemetery, and to Elm 
Grove Cemetery, Mystic, Conn. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

THOMAS BROWN (2), son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall, 
of Lynn; b., Lynn, about Jan. 1, 1654; d., Stonington, Conn., Dec. 27, 
1723; interred at the Cedar Swamp Burying-ground, and probably was 
among the first buried there. The grave is unmarked. He m., Feb. 8, 
1677, Hannah Collins, of Lynn; dau. of John Collins, of Lynn. He built 
his house about forty rods west of what was afterwards known as the 
"Pond Place" house on the Anguilla Road, and about thirty rods west 
of this road. The cellar is filled six feet above the ground with stones, 
and down the hill is a fine living spring of water, making a natural place 
for a pioneer to build his house. His ten children without doubt were 
born here. 

Children, b. Stonington: 

17. Samuel Brown, b. Dec. 8, 1678. 

18. Hannah, b. Dec. 5, 1680. 

19. Mary, b. May 26, 1683; m. Thomas York. Their records are 

written in B. G. (pp. 166 to 201), where will be found com- 
plete records. 

20. Jerusha, b. Dec. 25, 1688. 

21. Sarah, b. July n, 1689. 

22. Thomas, b. Feb. 14, 1692; m. Deborah Holdredge (47-53). 

23. Elizabeth, b. May 9, 1694; m. James Pendleton (69-74). 

24. Daniel, b. Oct. 9, 1696; m. Mary Breed (54-61). 

25. Priscilla, b. Jan. 30, 1699. 

26. Humphrey, b. Sept. 16, 1701; m. Tabitha Holdredge (1252- 

1258). " 

JOHN BROWN (8), son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall his 
wife, b., Lynn, 1664; m., Stonington, Oct., 1692, Elizabeth Miner, b. 
Apr., 1674; dau. of Ephraim and Hannah (Avery) Miner, and granddau. 
of Lieut. Thomas and Grace (Palmer) Miner. 

John Brown, who was a carpenter, built his house on the western por- 
tion of the lands purchased by the three Brown brothers. The well is 
still to be seen, about one hundred rods south of the George Wheeler 
farm, owned later by Charles L. Brown, now [1914] by George A. Pendle- 
ton, where the compiler of these records was b., Nov. 24, 1829. 

Children, b. Stonington: 

27. John Brown, b. July, 1693; d. Apr., 1694. 

28. Jonathan, b. Mar. 15, 1695; m., Oct. 5, 1718, Hannah Rich- 

ardson. 

29. Elizabeth, b. Mar., 1697; m. Samuel Miner (1556-1564). 

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30. Hepsibeth, b. Sept., 1699. 

31. John 2d, b. Dec, 1701; m. (1), Oct. 3, 1726, Elizabeth Chase; 

m. (2), Oct. 16, 1729, Abigail Randall, b. Dec. 4, 1705. 

32. Ichabod, b. Mar. 12, 1704; m. Sarah Chapman. The descend- 

ants of this family are given in full in B. G. 
^^. Prudence, b. Apr. 28, 1707; m., June 5, 1728, William Hilliard. 

34. Jedediah, b. Apr. 28, 1709; m., Nov. 27, 1728, Abigail Holmes, 

b. Feb. 28, 1703 (1604, 1605). 

35. Mahitabel, b. Aug., 1712; m. (1), Stonington, June 13, 1731, 

Nathaniel Swan, b., Stonington, Apr. 13, 1709. They had 
seven children. She m. (2) Joseph Hewitt. [See Swan 
family.] 

36. Mary, b. Aug., 1716; m. Mathew Beeton. 

ELEAZER BROWN (n), son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall, 
of Lynn, Mass., b., Lynn, Aug. 5, 1670; d., Stonington, now No. Stoning- 
ton, Nov. 30, 1734; m., Oct. 18, 1693, Ann Pendleton, b., Westerly, R. I., 
Nov. 12, 1677; d. aged sixty years; dau. of Capt. James and Hannah 
(Goodenow) Pendleton. His house stood in the eastern part of lands 
purchased by the Brown brothers, about twenty-five rods south of the 
Brown Cemetery, and north of the Miner Meeting-house. Headstones 
were erected to their graves by the late Daniel Brown. Probably these 
were the first interments in these grounds. He was a farmer and stock- 
raiser. [For his will, see Appendix.] — Pendleton Genealogy, by Everett H. 
Pendleton. We quote on p. 46. 

Eleazer Brown and his wife made their home in Westerly, and later in 
Stonington, in the part of that township which was afterward set off to 
form No. Stonington. In the division of her father's property Ann re- 
ceived his house, as appears in the following agreement of the heirs: 

'To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come Know ye 
that the subscribers hearunto had a tract of land given us by our honored 
Granfather brian pendleton by an asignment of a deed baring date 
1674 as more att larg may appear by s'd deed s'd land lying & being 
sittuate in ye towne of Westerly in ye Collony of Rhoad Island & provi- 
dence plantations in New EngkLnd_& wee ye propriators of s'd land have 
joyntly agreed & devided s'd tract oNand (Except a parte thearof that 
Mr. Georg lanfear hath fenct) into seven parts Elizer brown hath ye 
third lott & ye house that was Capt. Pendletons stands on itt ye bounds 
thereof is in ye surveigh & ye s'd Elezer brown had s'd lott by a Joynt 
agreement of the heirs of Capt. James Pendleton & payed sertaine 
sumes of money therefore unto Nicholas Cottrill William walker as was 

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inserted in Capt. James Pendletons will & for a confirmation of s'd lott 
with all ye housing orchards fencings pausters woods timber & all other 
priveleges & apurtenances whatsoever belonging to s'd lott or hereafter 
shall belong thereunto we Edmund Pendleton Caleb Pendleton william 
walker & Nicholas Cottrill for us and our heires Executy administrations 
& asigns & each of them & every of them have given Granted assured & 
confirmed ye above s'd lott to ye s'd Elezer brown his heirs Executs 
administrators & assigns to have & to hold in severallity forever to use 
poses and injoy as his owne proper Estate forever hereafter so as not to 
allter change defeete or make voyed ye above s'd pertition by any right 
tittle claims or Interest of Edmund Pendleton Caleb Pendleton William 
Walker Nicholas Cottrill our heirs Executs administrators or asignes or 
either of them or any of them their heirs Executors administrators or 
asignes forever hereafter sett our hands & seales ye nth day of April 
1711. 

signed sealed & delivered Edmund Pendleton [seal] 

in ye presence of Caleb Pendleton [seal] 

James Noyes William Walker [seal] 

John Saunders Nicholas Cottrill [seal] 

The mark of 
Eleanor E. Walker [seal] 
The mark Dority D. Cottrill [seal] 

The above menchoned persons 
appeared the nth day of April 1711 
and acknowledged the above written 
to be their act and deed before 
Mr. John Saunders, Justice 

This is a true copy of the original Entered by me this 4th of August 17 13. 

John Babcock, Town C/r" 

After the deaths of Ann and her husband her surviving children deeded 
to Edmund and Joseph Pendleton, of Westerly, for ten pounds, all their 
rights in the estate of "our grandfather, James Pendleton, late of Wes- 
terly, and of 'Briant' Pendleton." This deed was signed 30 July, 1734; 
by Jonathan Brown, "Elezer" Brown, Thomas Main and Ann, his wife, 
Patience Brown, James Pendleton and Abigail, his wife, and Wait 
Palmer and Mary, his wife. [Rockingham Co., N. H. Deeds, XX, 227.] 

Eleazer and Ann (Pendleton) Brown's children: 

37. Jonathan Brown, b. July 12, 1694; m. Elizabeth Pendleton. 

38. James, b. June 1, 1696; m. Elizabeth Randall. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

39. Eleazer, b. May 4, 1698; m. Temperance Holmes. 

40. Annah, b. Feb. 1, 1700; m. Dea. Thomas Main. [See B. & 

M. G., p. 50.] 

41. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 28, 1702; m. Elizabeth Main. [See B. & 

M. G., p. 50.] 

42. Mary, b. Nov. 28, 1703; m. Elder Wait Palmer. 

43. Hannah, b. Dec. 12, 1705; m. William Wilcox. 

44. Patience, b. Dec. 28, 1707; m., Dec. 17, 1735, Clement West. 

45. Abigail, b. Feb. 3, 171 2; m., Mar. 22, 1731, James Pendleton. 

46. Ruth, b. June 30, 1714; m., Stonington, 1733, Benj. Randall 

(twin). He was the son of John Randall, the progenitor 
of the Randall family in Stonington, who was twice m.; 
his second wife was Mary Baldwin, who was the mother of 
eight children. The sixth was Benjamin, b., Stonington, 
June 2, 1715; m., Stonington, 1733, Ruth Brown. They 
settled in Colchester, Conn. He was admitted freeman 
there Dec. 6, 1763, but probably he was there several years 
before that date. He is represented as possessing great 
physical powers and endurance. He d. June 15, 181 1. 
From the records of Colchester it appears that he had three 
children, for in the Book of Deeds [vol. 8, p. 532] is found a 
warranty deed from Benjamin Randall to his son Silvester 
Randall, dated Oct. 31, 1765; also one from Benjamin Ran- 
dall to his son Elias Randall, dated Oct. 31, 1765 [vol. 8, 
p. 534]; also one from Benjamin Randall to his son Amos 
Randall, dated Feb. 18, 1779 [vol. 10, p. 50]. In the Vital 
Statistics of Colchester, it is found that Elias Randall, who 
was b. about 1734, d. Mar. 20, 1799, aged sixty-four years, 
also that he m., Apr. 11, 1756, Mary Meacham. 

Thomas Brown (22), son of Thomas (2) and Hannah (Collins) Brown 
[Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Feb. 14, 1692; m., Oct. 4, 1715, Deborah 
Holdridge. 

Children : 

47. Thomas Brown, b. Apr. 5, 1717 ; m. (1) Hannah Spooner; 

m. (2) Patience Brockway (100-112). 

48. William, b. July 9, 17 19. 

49. Deborah, b. May 30, 1721; probably never m. 

50. Dorothy, b. Feb. 20, 1724; m. Palmer. 

50a. Hannah, b. ; m. Breed. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

51. Jesse, b. Aug. 18, 17315 m. Hannah Leeds [B. G., p. 34.] 

52. Samuel, b. July 14, 1734 (801-807). 

53. Lois, b. Sept. 1, 1736; m. Israel Palmer. [B. G., p. 114.] 

54. Collins, b. June 13, 1743. 

55. Banoni, b. Nov. 16, 1746. 

Lois Brown (53), the preceding, b., Stonington, Conn., Sept. 1, 1736; 
m., Oct. 28, 1753, Israel Palmer, b. Jan. 16, 1731; son of Elder Wait and 
Mary (Brown) (42) Palmer. Children: (1) Jessie, b. July 20, 1754; (2) 
Margaret, b. Apr. 2, 1756. 

The following Deed of Land, purchased by Thomas Browne, Jr. (2), 
joined his home land on the south. He may have deeded it to his son 
Thomas (22), as he deeded another tract of land, east, to his son Daniel 
(24), which was "witnessed and signed and sealed the twenty-fifth of 
January, One Thousand Seven Hundred twenty one-two, in ye Seventh 
year of his Majestie's Reign — George King of Great Britain. ' ' At any 
rate, on this newly acquired land Thomas Brown (22) built his house, 
and his successor was his son Samuel (52), and here were born his chil- 
dren. Samuel Brown in this connection follows, and he gives to his 
youngest son, Prentice Brown, by will, this same homestead. From 
Prentice this estate came to his adopted dau., who m. Cogswell T. 
Miner. This family was the last to hold possession of this farm in lineal 
descent. It is now [1914] owned by the heirs of the late Hermon C. 
Brown. The house itself, doubtless built by Thomas Bfown (22), which 
has been the home for succeeding generations of those above mentioned, 
has passed out of existence. 

Following is a deed of a tract of land from Samuel Allin to Thomas 
Browne, Jr. (2) : 

"To all Christian People To whom thoase present shall Come Samuell 
Allin of Stoningtown In ye County of Newlondon & Colloney of Conect- 
tucut major: Know ye thatt the said Samuell Allin for Divers good 
Causes & Considerations hearunto movinge butt moar Especially for 
the Consideration of One hundred & fifty pounds in curand moneyes of 
New England In hand Delivered & Paid befoare the sealling & delivery 
hear of by Thomas Browne Jun r of y e above s d Town & Colloney: 
whair with I Do acknoledge my self fully satisfied contented & paide & 
shair of & of every part & parsell shair of Do aquitt & Discharge the 
s d Thomas Browne his heirs & assigns for Ever: have Given granted 
Bargained Sold allienated & Confirmed & by thease presence Do give 
grant Bargain sell allien & Confirme unto the s d Thomas Brown his 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

heirs & assigns for Ever A sertin parcell of Lande with In the Towneship 
of Stoningtowne containing fifty ackers of Land moar or lees owne a 
plase called plain hill which s tract of Land was laid out by the towne of 
Stoningtowne unto Mr. Joshu hollines desesed hairing Datt Jun y e i st 
1681 as p r Recordes may apeare & since ye given p r will unto his sun 
Joshua hollines & disposed of by him y e s Joshua hollines unto Samuell 
Allin above mentioned as p r Deeade who have -maide seale of the same 
as a foares begining att to the south ward of a great pineswamp bownded 
to the south with Land Layed out to Benjaman Pallmer and Gershom 
Pallmer: bounded to the East & to the north & to the weste with land 
Laide out to Thomas Stanton Jun r & Thomas Stanton Seno r & Mr. 
James Noyes with all nooks & Corners Lyinge with In the bounds & 
Compas above mentioned this Tract of Lande with allowance for high 
wayes: To have and to holld all the said Tract & persill of Lande as afoar 
s with all y e buillding fenceing & orchads & all priviledges & Apurta- 
nances thair unto belonging or apertaining: unto him the s Thomas 
Brown his heirs or assigns for Ever: & the s Samuell Allin befoare 
sealling & Delivery hear of is the true & Lawfull owner of the above 
bargined promises & that the same is fred & clear of all former gifts 
grants Joynters Dowories & other incumbarances what so ever by thease 
presents & the s Sam Allin Do Covenant promis to warant acquit & 
Defende unto the s Thomas Browne his heairs Executors Administra- 
tors & assigns against all person or persons what some ever Claeming or 
pretending to have aney Right title intrest Clame or Demand from by 
or under me or my procuerments in witness whair of the s Samuell 
Allin have hear unto sett to his hand & seall this 13'°* Day of november 

owne thousand seven hundred & fourteen. 

Samuel Allen 

In presence of 

James Babcock 

Natiia l Bowdiff 

The subscriber on the other Sidde personally apeared & acknoledged 
the Entrement on the other side to be his Acte & Deede the sixteenth 
Day of November 17 14 befoar me John Saunders justice. 

The Deed on the other Side & the above Acknowledgment was Entred 
in Stoningtown 2 d Book for Deeds (follio #535) this 30th of December 
1 714 before me Elnathan Minor Town Clerk. 

The original deed of the foregoing has been preserved and handed 
down to Cyrus H. Brown, of Westerly, R. I., and is in his possession in 
1014. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Following is the will of Thomas Brown (22), son of Thomas (2), who 
m. Hannah (Collins) Brown; he was b., Stonington, Conn., Feb. 14, 
16Q2; m., Stonington, Oct. 4, 1715, Deborah Holdredge. 

COPY OF WILL. 

In the name of God Amen. March y e Seventeenth A.D., 1761 being 
in Health & of Perfect Mind & memory Thanks be given to God therefor 
& calling to mind ye mortality of my Body knowing that it is appointed 
unto all Men once to die and after that ye Judgement do make & Ordain 
this my Last Will & Testament 

"And First I recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that gave 
it & my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a decent & Christian burial 
at y e discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at General Resur- 
rection I Shall Receive the Same againe through y e the Mighty Power 
of God — And Touching Such worldly State as herewith it hath pleased 
God to bless me withal 1 I give & dispose it in manner & form following — 
Imprimis: I give to my Eldest Son Thomas Brown five Shillings he 
having already received his Portion (vss) one Year after my decease. 
Item : I give to my Son William Brown four Acres of Land with a Dwelling 
House on the Same during his Natural Life which is the Remainder 
Part of the Land that I Bought of James Palmer Joining on the 
South side at Collings Browns land & after my Son Williams de- 
cease y e Same is to go to Collings Browne his Heirs & Assignes 
forever. 
Item: I give to my Son Jesse Brown Twenty pounds Lawful Money 

Two years after my decease to be for his Portion. 
Item : I give to my Sons Samuel Brown & Fish Brown all y e Remainder 
of my Lands to be their Portion with a Good Tittle to dispose of y e 
Same S Fish Brown & Said Samuel Brown maintaining his Aunt 
Thankful During her Life. This said Thankful being the Own 
Natural Mother of Said Fish Brown — 
Item: I give to Benoni Brown my Son a Grist Mill and Ten pounds 
Lawful Money at y e End of one year after my decease for his 
Portion. 
Item: I give to my Daughter Deborah Gest Thirty Shillings Lawful 
Money for her Portion to be paid her in two years after my decease. 
Item: I give to my three Daughters Dorothy Palmer & Hannah Breed & 
Lois Palmer Thirty Shillings Each Lawful Money to be paid Two 
years after my decease for their Portions. 
Item: I Give to my Wifes Sister Thankful & her Daughter Tabytha all 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

my household Goods Equally to be divided between them. And the 
Rest of my movables I put into y e hands of my Executors to pay 
the Debts with. I also appoint my Son Samuel Brown & Collings 
Brown to be my Executors to this my Last Will & Testament in 
witness whereof I hereunto Set my hand & Seal. Signed Sealed 
Published Pronounced & delivered to be my Last Will & Testament 
y e Day & Date above mentioned. 

Thomas Brown [seal] 
In presence of 

Caleb Niles 

Sarah Brown 

Elias Button 

Sworn before Amos Chesborough Justice of the Peace. ' ' 

The Last Will & Testament 
of M r . Thomas Brown Dec 
The d ii Oct. 1763 

The Foregoing is a True Copy of the Original Will of Thomas Brown 
Dec on the files of the Court of Probate for the District of New London 
(the Records of which were burnt on the 6 l of Sept. 1781) 

Certified per Matthew Griswold, Clerk. 

Thomas Brown (22), of Stonington, New London County, sold to 
Fish Brown ten acres one certain part of the farm I now live on the 
northwesterly corner with one half of my dwelling house for the con- 
sideration of forty pounds lawful money to me in hand paid by Fish 
Brown of the same town and county, the receipt whereof I do acknowledge 
myself satisfied and paid in every part thereof. Exonerated against and 
discharged to the said Fish Brown one certain part of the farm I now 
live on. To have and to hold, occupy, possess and enjoy all the bargained 
premises with the privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or 
thereunto pertaining without let or hindrance from me my heirs forever 
and further the said Thomas do for me my heirs Executor defend the 
same. I have in myself good right, full power and lawful authority to 
dispose of the same and do by virtue of these presents, convey and for- 
ever quit claim unto the said Fish Brown during his life the privileges 
above mentioned. I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17* day 
March A.D. 1761. 

Thomas Brown [seal] 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

New London County SS Stonington March 24 A D 1761. Personally 
appeared Mr. Thomas Brown the above Grantor and acknowledged the 
above within instrument to be his free act and deed. 
Before me Amos Cheseborough, Justice of Peace. 
Signed, sealed and delivered 
in presents of 
Sarah Brown 
Elias Button 

Thomas Brown (22) is the one mentioned below. 

Know all men by these present that I, William Pollard of Norwich of 
the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut For and in Con- 
sideration of Two hundred and Thirty five pounds in old Tenor Bills to 
me in hand paid by Thomas Brown of Stonington in y e County and 
Colony afores d to which is to my Content. Do Bargain Sell Convey and 
Confirm unto him y* Thomas Brown his heirs and Assigns For Ever ye 
one Half of a Certain Grist Mill with Dam and appurtenances Thereunto 
Belonging which Mill is in y e Stonington and stands on y e River Called 
Shoonuck River and is in Partnership Between me and y e s d Pollard and 
William Wilcox Jr of y e Stonington. Giving and Granting to him y e s d 
Thomas Brown his heirs and Assigns all my Right and title I interest in 
y e s d Mill and Dam and Stream with the appurtenances thereof To y e 
Same Belonging or in any wise appertaining with all y e Priviledges that 
I have of Flowing of Land and Darning For s d Mill (nothing Excepted 
or Reserved) For ever To have and to Hold to him y e s d Thomas Brown. 
In witness where of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal This 31 s Day 
of January Anno: Dom: 1750/51 

Signed & Sealed and D D : 

In Presence of 
Simeon Miner 
Zechariah Tracy 

• 

The above record is given to show the value of a grist-mill and the 
privileges thereof at the date here given. This mill and dam had passed 
out of existence in 1840, when a new mill and dam were built by Dudley 
Brown and sons. This last mill also passed out of existence many years 
ago. 

Mary Brown (19), dau. of Thomas (2) and Hannah Collins, son of 
Thomas (1) and Mary Newhall; she was the third child that was born in 
Stonington, Conn., May 26, 1683, at the "Pond Place" before described, 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

the early home of this family in primeval days, her father being the first 
to stir the soil in this then wilderness of Stonington, now No. Stonington, 
and awake the echoes with his axe in this primitive forest. This takes us 
back to the beginners of this oldest family of the Browns in Stonington. 
Mary Brown m., Stonington, Jan. 9, 1704, Thomas York, son of James 
York, Jr. Wheeler's "History of Stonington" says of the York family, 
p. 695: 

"June 20, 1635, there embarked on board the good ship Philip, Richard 
Morgan, master, forty-two passengers, who were to be transported from 
England to Virginia, in America. They had been previously examined 
by the minister of Gravesend as to their conformity to the orders and 
discipline of the Church of England, and had taken the oath of allegiance. 

"James York, Sr., was one of the passengers of the good ship Philip in 
1635, rated therein at the age of 21 years, consequently he was born in 
the year 1614. It is not known at what place in Virginia Capt. Morgan 
landed his passengers, or whether he landed them in that colony at all. 
If they were landed there, our James York did not remain there long. 
He doubtless soon after his arrival in this country, came north, whether 
by land or water we do not know, but the first record we have of him is 
in Braintree, Mass. 

"James York, Sr., came to Stonington, Conn., in the year 1660, when 
this town was under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, and called by 
the name of Southertown, and settled on grants of land which then in- 
cluded the present farm of Gideon P. Chesebrough, east of Anguilla, or 
Wequetequock brook, also the farm of Erastus D. Miner and the Simon 
Rhodes place, and there he built, him a dwelling house on the north side 
of the then Indian path, — now known as the old Post road, — ■ where 
he lived the remainder of his life, dying in 1683, aged sixty-nine years. 
His widow died in 1685. 

"James York, Sr., m. Joannah - -; the family name of his wife is 
not known, neither the place of their marriage; but the date thereof 
must have been about 1637. Two children are mentioned, Abigail, b. 
about 1638-9, who m. John Beebe, of New London, and James York, Jr. 

"James York, Jr., b. June 14, 1648. He doubtless came to Stonington, 
Conn., with his father, when under age, for his name is mentioned in the 
town records several times before the date 1672, when Savage says, 'He 
sold his estate in Boston, Mass., where he was engaged in business, and 
came to Stonington,' for on the Stonington town records, under date of 
Jan. 15, 1667, '100 acres of land layed out to James York, Jr.,' and he 
was also one of the men who received land grants for service in Indian 

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Wars. He was made a freeman in Connecticut in 1673, and died Oct. 26, 
1676, and his widow m. for her second husband, Mar. 12, 1679, Henry- 
Elliot. James York, Jr., m., Stonington, Conn., Jan. 19, 1669, Deborah 
Bell, dau. of Thomas and Anna Bell. Through the wife of James York, 
Jr., Deborah Bell, we get the name Bell that so frequently occurs in the 
York lineage." 

Children of James York, Jr., and Deborah Bell: 

56. Deborah Bell York, b. Jan. 8, 1670; d. Feb. 21, 1672. 

57. James, b. Dec. 17, 1672. 

58. William, b. July 24, 1674; m., Dec. 18, 1695, Mary Alley. 

59. Thomas, b. Oct. 14, 1676; m., Jan. 9, 1704, Mary Brown 

(60-68). By the marriage of Mrs. Deborah (Bell) York to 
Henry Elliot there were seven children. 

The children of Thomas York (59) and Mary Brown (19) were as 
follows: 

60. William York, b. Oct. 3, 1705. 

61. Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1710. 

62. Thankful, b. Apr. 25, 1712. 

63. Thomas, b. Jan. 24, 17 14. 

64. John, b. Mar. 18, 1716; d. May 12, 1784. 

65. Joseph, b. Jan. 22, 1718. 

66. Deborah, b. Jan. 13, 1720. 

67. Collins, b. 1722. 

68. Bell, b. 1725; d. May 2^, 1798; m., Feb. 18, 1747, Ruth Main. 

His descendants settled in Brookfield, N. Y. He and his 
wife, who was the dau. of Jeremiah Main and Abigail 
Worden, and who was b. Dec. 12, 1729, Stonington, Conn. 
[B. & M. G., p. 51], are buried in the Christopher Brown 
Cemetery, two miles south of Pendleton Hill. She d. Oct. 
10, 18 1 2, aged eighty-two years. 
The complete records of the descendants of Thomas York who m. 
Mary Brown are given in B. G. (pp. 166-183). 

Elizabeth Brown (23), dau. of Thomas Brown, Jr. (2), and Hannah 
Collins [Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., May 9, 1694; m., Westerly, R.I. , 
Jan. 6, 1717-18, James Pendleton, who was b. about 1689, probably 
at Westerly; he d. there June 9, 1753; this was his second m. He 
m. (1), Westerly, Jan. 12, 1709-10, Elizabeth Lanphere. [T. R. of 
Westerly.] 

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Children of James and Elizabeth (Brown) Pendleton: 

69. Thomas Pendleton, b. Jan. 3, 1718-19; m. Dorcas Dodge 

(75-84). 

70. Samuel, b. Sept. 21, 1720; m. Phebe Hall (85-93). 

71. Thankful, b. July 14, 1725; m. Christopher Coats (94-99I3). 

72. Read, b. Feb. 24, 1728-29; named in her father's will, 1746. 

No further record. 

73. Hannah, b. July 3, 1731. No record after 1746. 

74. Ruth, b., Westerly, Dec. 19, 1734; m., Westerly, Dec. 30, 1762, 

Elisha Brown. [T. R.] No children are mentioned. 
[Pendleton Gen., pp. 65, 66, 119.] 

Thomas Pendleton (69), son of James and Elizabeth (Brown) Pendle- 
ton [Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Westerly, R. I., Jan. 3, 1718-19, and d. 
about 1809, probably at Deer Island, N. B., while on a visit to his sons. 

On Mar. 18, 1742-43, "Caleb Pendleton, grandfather, & James Pen- 
dleton, father," deeded to Thomas Pendleton, husbandman, of Westerly, 
about three hundred acres of land in that town. [W. L. E., IV, 44.] 
He was admitted freeman at Westerly, May 1, 1744, and with "Darkis" 
Pendleton witnessed receipt given to Benoni Smith by Jonathan Brown, 
Mar. 6, 1747, for the legacy the latter 's wife received in the will of Caleb 
Pendleton. [Westerly C. & P. Rec, III, 330.] 

In 1753, Thomas Pendleton acted as executor of his father's will, and 
July 6 in that year he sold his property in Westerly, and on the same 
day bought from his half-brother, James Pendleton, Jr., land in Sto- 
nington, Conn., for £1200. This property he sold to John Randall, Jr., 
for £888, Jan. 28, 1756, and on the same day bought of Thomas Noyes, 
Jr., for £900, land at Pawcatuck. His deed disposing of his property 
has not so far been found, as the early Stonington deeds are indexed 
only for grantees. 

Tradition says that Thomas Pendleton was a whalerman, and that on 
one of his voyages to Greenland he put in at Castine, where, excited by 

the beauty of the Penobscot Bay region, he determined to settle In the 

probating of Col. Joseph Pendleton 's^esteteTl 7 1 ,~~he received £101, 
which may have been due him asme master of one of the Colonel's 
vessels. At any rate, he removed to what is now Islesboro, Me., a few 
years before the Revolution; and when he had established himself there, 
he brought his entire family to the island, with the exception of his son 
Nathaniel, who followed later. 

Thomas Pendleton m., Block Island, R. I., Oct. 21, 1743, Dorcas 

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Dodge [Block Is. Rec], dau. of Nathaniel and Margaret (Pullin) Dodge. 
[T. R. Woodward's "Dodge Genealogy," p. 13.] She was b. there, Feb. 
11, 1722. No record has been found of Thomas Pendleton's children; 
but the following list, supplied by his various descendants, is probably 
complete. The first six in all likelihood were born at Westerly, R. I., the 
others at Stonington, Conn. 
Children : 

75. Samuel Pendleton, b. about 1745; m. Bathsheba Dodge. 

76. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 22, 1747; m. (1) Cynthia West; (2) Mrs. 

Sarah Bradford. 

77. Margaret, b. 1748; m. Sylvester Cottrell. 

78. Thomas, Jr., b. about 1750; m. Sarah Tewksbury. 

79. Gideon, b. Dec. 11, 1751; m. Matilda Gilkey. 

80. Stephen, d. young. 

81. Joshua, b. June 2, 1755; m. four times. 

82. Mary, b. about 1758; m. Joseph Boardman. 

83. Mark, b. ; d. aged 19 years. 

84. Stephen, 2d, b. Feb. 9, 1763: m. (1) Prudence Dodge; (2) 

Martha Sherwood. 

[Pendleton Gen., pp. 114, 115, 116.] 

Samuel Pendleton (70), son of James Pendleton and Elizabeth Brown 
(23), b., Westerly, R.I., Sept. 21, 1720; d., Westerly, 1792; m., Westerly, 
Feb. 13, 1744-45, Phebe Hall, dau. of James Hall. James Hall in his will, 
dated at Westerly, Mar. 27,1775, names wife, Honor. [C. & P. Rec, IV, 
p. 255.] Phebe (Hall) Pendleton d. in 1799. 

Jan. 16, 1777, Samuel Pendleton served as private in Capt. Edward 
Bliven's Westerly Alarm Co. [Westerly Town Rec] On Sept. 18, 1776, 
a paper was circulated at Westerly for the signatures of those who in- 
tended to support the Revolutionary cause, and Samuel Pendleton was 
the first of the two hundred and eighteen partiots to affix his name to 
this "Test Act." 

Children (all but the first three from Westerly vital records) : 

85. Mary Pendleton, m. Hardy. No further record. 

86. Esther, m. (1) Peter Eldredge; (2) Stephen Gavitt, Jr. 

87. Martha, m. Jabez Bromley. 

88. Rebecca, b. Sept. 2, 1755; m. (1) Maxson Chase; (2) William 

Sims, Jr. 

89. Stephen, b. Feb. 4, 1758; m. Anna . In 1776, Stephen 

Pendleton was enrolled in the 3d Westerly Co. Militia, and 

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on Dec. 25 in that year he enlisted in Col. R. Elliott's 
Regiment, raised for three years, as shown by the list of 
balances reported due Oct., 1785. [Mss., R.I. Hist. Soc] On 
June 11, 1778, he was enlisted by the town of Westerly 
for nine months' service for the State of Rhode Island. 

90. Gideon, b. May 15, 1759; m. Anna Rose. 

91. Anna, b. Mar. 18, 1760; m., Westerly, Feb. 8, 1794, as his sec- 

ond wife, Samuel Sims, son of William and Jerusha (Lan- 
phere) Sims. His first wife was Deborah Pendleton, by whom 
he had six children. There is no record that he had issue by 
his second wife. Anna survived her husband; he d., Wes- 
terly, Feb., 1831. [Westerly Prob. Rec, Book 3, p. 188.] 

92. Harriet, b. Feb. 4, 1762; m. Simeon Crumb (2297). 

93. Lucy, b. May 27, 1766; d., Westerly, 1791; probably unm. 

Thankful Pendleton (71), sister of the preceding, b., Westerly, R. I., 
July 14, 1725; m.,Stonington, Conn., Apr. 14, 1748, Christopher Coats, b., 
Stonington, Sept. 13, 1720; baptized Dec. 29, 1723; probably son of Caleb 
and Mary (Keys) Coats. 

Children, from Stonington records: 

94. Benjamin Coats, b. Nov. 14, 1748. 

95. Zipporah, b. Nov. 14, 1750. 

96. Mary, b. Aug. 19, 1753. 

97. Caleb, b. Sept. 10, 1755. 

98. Joseph, b. Nov. 12, 1756. 

99. Desire, b. Jan. 7, 1761. 
99a. Zebulon, b. July 20, 1763. 
99b. Christopher, b. Dec. 5, 1765. 

[Pendleton Gen., pp. 116-119.] 

Thomas Brown (47), son of Thomas (22) and Deborah (Holdredge) 
Brown [Thomas (2) Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Apr. 5, 1717; d. 
June 25, 1 791; m. (1) Hannah Spooner. 

Children : 

100. Betsey Brown, b. 1759; m., Goshen, N. Y., 1778, Thomas 

Rowley. Children: (1) Moses, b. 1770; (2) Martha. 

101. Thomas, b. 1760; d. July 4, 1778. Was killed at the battle of 

Wyoming, after being taken prisoner July 3. He marched, 
with all the able-bodied men and boys from Forty Fort, 
to meet and give battle to the Indians who were encamped 
in the upper part of the Wyoming Valley. Thomas and 

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Turnpike 

Half an acre of land in the will of Eleazer Brown was set apart for a burying-ground . 
Here, above the ashes of the long-time dead, are the tablets and monuments of many 
of the descendants of Eleazer Brown (n) and Ann Pendleton, his wife; and James 
Brown (38) and Elizabeth Randal, his wife, whose daughter was Thankful Brown. 
The monument of Elder Simeon Brown, reminding the passer-by of his fifty years' 
service and that he was founder of the Second Baptist Church, in 1765. also serves as 
a reminder of the obligations which an illustrious ancestry imposes upon their de- 
scendants even to remote lands and to remote generations. 

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twelve others (one of whom was Joseph Elliott, who after- 
ward married a half sister of Thomas) were taken prison- 
ers, and marched to the camp of the Indians, tied securely 
and closely guarded by their captors until the next morn- 
ing; they w r ere then taken to the bank of the river and 
stripped of all their clothes except their shirts, and, led by 
two savages each, marched in file to be tomahawked by a 
squaw, whose son, a young chief, was killed at Exeter on 
July i, 1778. Thomas attempted to escape, and had nearly 
crossed the river when he was overtaken by the Indians, 
forced to return, and was instantly speared and toma- 
hawked.* 
Thomas Brown (47) m. (2) Patience Brockway. She was French, and 
Thomas first met her in Jamaica, when on a southern voyage. He was 
ill with fever, and she took care of him until he recovered. He went to 
the Wyoming Valley with the Connecticut settlers, and in 1754 received 
his share of land. He returned to Connecticut, and then he moved to 
Quaker Hill, Duchess County, on the border of New York State. In 
1776 he again went to Pennsylvania, and settled in Wilkes-Barre. He 
built a stockade on his own land as a protection against the Indians. 
At the time of the Massacre he, with his family, went into Forty Fort. 
Thomas followed the sea in his earlier days, and was crippled by expo- 
sure and an injury to his knee, and could not join the army; but he as- 
sisted in defending the fort. His son Thomas went out with the army, 
and was slain, as stated above. The day after the Massacre, Patience 
(Brockway) Brown was preparing to make bread, when word came to 
them to leave the fort. She gathered up the dough in her apron and 
carried it with her. She baked the dough in their camp fire as they jour- 
neyed through the wilderness. This bread, and berries which they picked, 
with the milk from a cow which they drove with them, kept the family 
from starving. They had five children with them ; one, a boy about three 
years old, died the second day of their journey, and they dug a place by 
the side of a log and buried him, covering the grave with leaves. Joseph 
Elliott, who married their daughter Patience, accompanied them. 

The following narrative was related by Daniel Brown (104), who was 
probably the last survivor of the Wyoming Massacre: "We moved to 
the Wyoming Valley, Pa., in 1776, and lived on the river bank, about 
So yards below the Market Street bridge, Wilkes Barre, Pa., and were 
there at the time of the massacre. Our family then consisted of my 

* See page 33 for Joseph Elliott's story. 

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father, Thomas Brown, and his wife Patience (Brockway) Brown, an 
older half brother, Thomas Brown 2d, two older brothers, and three 
children younger than myself; and Jabez, and Joseph Elliott who came 
into the valley with us and took part in all out affairs until the campaign 
of General Sullivan, in which they bore a part. The family life was un- 
eventful until the summer of 1778, when the invasion of the Indians and 
Torys, under Walter Butler, made the valley a theater of bloody carnage 
and suffering. This culminated on July 3 when all the able bodied men 
and boys marched from Forty Fort to offer battle to their foes who 
were encamped in the upper part- of the valley. Without an attempt to 
describe the conflict it is sufficient to say that our people were overcome 
and in the rout were ruthlessly overtaken and slain. Of those belonging 
to the family who in the running marched to the battle and of which 
this narrative treats — the two Elliotts, and Thomas Brown 2d — only 
Jabez returned at night, and brought the news that Thomas was among 
the slain; while Joseph his brother was among the missing, which meant 
a fate worse than death — savage torture. The night after the massacre 
was long to be remembered — mourning for the absent ones, mingled with 
fears .that the savages would in the night sweep down upon those left 
alive and thus make complete destruction throughout the valley. All 
night the survivors made hasty preparations to fly as soon as the morn- 
ing broke, and seek safety wherever it might be found. Jabez Elliott and 
the Browns lashed two canoes near to each other, and over these made 
a platform large enough to carry the children and the mother, while 
father prepared to lead his three horses down the river shore to 
Catawissa, their destination. Just as they were about to start Joseph 
Elliott came in sight in a very sad condition; his only garment was a 
shirt and his body was all covered with blood. We did not have time to 
hear his story, but at once placed him on the float and made him as com- 
fortable as we could and started clown the river. We arrived at Cata- 
wissa the next day, and then went by Fort Allen to Strouds. On our 
return from Strouds we came nearly in the route afterwards located as 
the Eastern and Wilkes-Barre turnpike. We came to Bear Creek at 
noon of a very rainy day; the creek was high and our only way to cross 
it was to fell a tree tall enough to reach the other side — we felled several 
before we succeeded, as the water would swing them down the stream. 
Previous to our arrival here it had been necessary to send to Wilkes 
Barre for food and fire. In the effort Jabez Elliott and the horse he rode 
came near being drowned, and our bundle of spare clothes was lost. 
Our condition when we got over Bear Creek was sad indeed with no relief 

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nearer than Wilkes Barre, to which Elliott had gone for help. The rain 
continued and all were wet, chilled and hungry. The children cried and 
could not be comforted. We nearly perished in that dark and dreadful 
night, which I shall always remember as the time of my greatest suffer- 
ing. Elliott came early in the morning, and we soon had a big fire and 
our hunger was appeased. Soon starting again upon our journey we 
reached Wilkes Barre at evening. The next year after Sullivan's cam- 
paign we moved to Wyalusing, Pa., and settled near where I have since 
lived." 

Joseph Elliott's story: "After I was taken prisoner, myself and others 
were taken to the camp of the Indians and tied securely, and closely 
guarded by our captors until the next morning. Twelve of us were then 
taken near the second bank of the river within the present town of 
Wyoming; we were stripped of all our clothes except our shirts and, 
led by two savages each, were marched in file to be tomahawked by a 
squaw whose son, a young chief, was killed at Exeter on the ist. day of 
July. This tragedy occurred on the 4th. I was next to the last in line. 
Titus Hammond, the last, and I determined to escape if the least chance 
offered. As we moved to our turn, I saw just before me the body of a 
fallen tree over which our path led. As I came near it, I sprang forwards, 
planting both feet against it, and instantly jumping backwards I tore 
myself away from my guards. Hammond cleared himself at the same 
moment, and we both jumped down the bank. I ran towards the river, 
and Hammond turned to the right and hid in a fallen tree top. Between 
the place of execution and the river rye was standing, and it was higher 
than my head. It had been trailed by fugitives the day before, so I 
followed one. The pursuing Indians could not follow my path for cer- 
tainty on account of the other trails so I gained a few minutes and this 
gave me time to get into deep water before they commenced shooting. 
As soon as I could I commenced to swim under the water, only raising 
my head for breath. Once when I came up a bullet hit me under my 
shoulder blade disabling one arm, but I turned and swam on my back 
the rest of the way using the other arm. As soon as I was over and away 
from the river, I put a piece of my shirt into the bullet hole to stop the 
blood. I found a loose horse and, with a piece of bark for a bridle, rode 
into Wilkes Barre. I had a hard time of it with the wound for several 
weeks but being tough, recovered." 

Joseph Elliott and his brother joined the Rangers and went up the 
river with General Sullivan. Jabez Elliott, while guarding the cattle 
of the expedition, was killed by the Indians near Athens, they coming 

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upon him by stealth. Joseph Elliott m. (i) Patience Brown; d. without 
issue; m. (2) Deborah Lewis. He d. when over ninety years of age, 
leaving many descendants. He is buried at Merryall, Bradford Co., Penn. 

In 1789 Thomas Brown (47) and his family went in canoes up the 
Susquehanna River to what is now Wyalusing Township, and settled 
there, calling the place Browntown. Most of the land there is still in 
possession of his descendants, and some farms have never been trans- 
ferred by deed, being willed from father to son. He was one of the first 
to rest in the old cemetery at Wyalusing Village. His is said to be the 
oldest marked grave in Bradford County. In August, 1910, Livingston 
Manor Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of Washington, 
D. C, placed a D. A. R. marker on his grave, the small flag being placed 
on the marker by Chas. A. Brumbaugh, of Washington, he being a 
great-great-grandson. 

Before Patience (Brockway) Brown went into Forty Fort with her 
family, the children buried outside, by a tree, a pair of steelyards, and a 
mortar and pestle in which Mrs. Brown ground corn and spices. After 
their return to Wilkes-Barre, these were dug up; and on the marriage of 
one of the daughters, her mother presented them to her. The mortar and 
pestle are now cherished possessions of a great-granddau., Charlotte Segar. 

Children by second m.: 

102. Ezekiel Brown, b. 1763; m. Polly Hancock (113, 114). 

103. Humphrey, b. 1765; m. Hannah Dodge (128-136). 

104. Daniel, b. Sept. 7, 1771 ; m. (1) Mary Wigton; m. (2) Mrs. 

Hannah Middleton (137-149). 

105. Sibyl, b. 1772; m. (1) Josiah Marshall; m. (2) Ebenezer Segar 

(150-161). 

106. Patience, b. 1774; m. Joseph Elliott. 

107. Collins, b. 1775; d. July, 1778. 

108. Allen, b. 1776; m. (1) Polly Swingle; m. (2) Rhoda Goodwin 

(162-169). 

109. Charles, b. 1778; m. Fanny Gilbert (170-175). 

no. Jabez, b. 1780; m. (1) Lydia Kingsley; m. (2) Elizabeth 

Shroeder (176-182). 
in. Hannah, b. Ithaca, N. V.; m., Dryden, N. Y., Thomas 

Herrington. Children: (1) Reuben; (2) Thomas; (3) 

Martha. 
112. Benjamin, b. Apr. 27, 1784; m. Jane Huyk (183-192). 



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Ezekiel Brown (102), son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) 
Brown, b. 1763; d., Fai'rdale, Penn., Jan. 1, 1816; m. Polly Hancock, b. 
Sept. 10, 176S; dau. of Isaac Hancock, of Wyalusing, Penn. Ezekiel 
Brown was a man of great energy and hospitality. In 1792 he settled in 
Wyalusing, and cleared land and built a log house; he soon had a fine 
farm cleared, and a comfortable home, which was frequently used as a 
resting-place by newly arrived settlers until they could build houses 
for themselves. For many years his son-in-law Capt. John Mintz and 
he owned the best residences in the valley. Ezekiel owned three black 
slaves, — Uncle Tom and wife, and Timothy Croggins. He held his 
tract of land under the Connecticut title, and after he hap! occupied it 
for some time, and made improvements, a gentleman came to his house 
and informed him that he, the stranger, owned that land. Mr. Brown 
replied that if he owned any land there, it was seven feet below the 
surface; and, casting a glance toward his rifle, added that unless he was 
gone immediately he would be put in possession of it. The stranger took 
the hint and left. 

Children: • 

113. Rhoda Brown, b. ; m. Asa Olmstead (115, 116). 

114. Nancy, b. 1788; m. Capt. John Mintz (117-120). 

Rhoda Brown (113), dau. of Ezekiel (102) and Polly (Hancock) Brown, 
m. Asa Olmstead, son of David Olmstead and Sarah (Waller) Olmstead, 
of New Milford, Conn. 

Children : 

115. David Olmstead, b. ; m. . Children: (1) Eva; (2) 

Waller; (3) George. 

116. Waller. 

Nancy Browm (114), dau. of Ezekiel (102) and Polly (Hancock) Brown, 
b. 1788; d. Aug. 1, 1877; m., 1802, Capt. John Mintz, b. Apr. 18, 1783. 
Children: 

117. Ezekiel Brown Mintz, b. 1804; three times m. 

118. Betsey, b. 1806; d. 1812. 

119. Polly, b. 1808; d. 1812. 

120. John Adam, b. 1812; d. 1832. 

Ezekiel Brown Mintz (117), the preceding, b. 1804; d. Mar. 16, 1872; 
m. (1) Cordelia Marsh; m. (2), 1827, Wealthy Marsh; m. (3), 1864, 
Alice Jane Barnes. Ezekiel Mintz was a preacher in the Wesleyan Metho- 
dist Church. He was a forcible speaker, and was very successful in the 
upbuilding of his church. 

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Child by first m.: 

121. William Marsh Mintz, b. Feb. 24, 1826; m. Eliza Brink. 
Children by second m.: 

122. Cordelia, b. Jan., 1829. 

123. Alonzo, b. Nov., 1830. 

124. Mary, b. Aug., 1832. 

125. Ephraim, b. 1842. 
Children by third m.: 

126. Wealthy, b. July 26, 1865; m. Samuel Brown, b. 1854; son 

of Benjamin (163) [Allen (108), Thomas (47)] and Julia 
(Segar) Brown, dau. of Sibyl (105) [Thomas (47)] Brown 
and Ebenezer Segar. They live on part of the old Allen 
Brown farm in Browntown, Penn. Allen Brown and his 
wife are buried on this farm. When Thomas (47) bought 
land here in 1779 he called the place Browntown. 

127. Addie M., b. June 24, 1870; m. Frank Burlington. They live 

in the old Mintz homestead at Stevensville, Penn. Child: 
Cecil Mintz, b. June 24,^1890. 

Humphrey Brown (103), son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) 
Brown, b. 1765; d., Wyalusing, Penn., 1842; m., 1791, Hannah Dodge, 
b. 1774; dau. of Maj. Oliver Dodge, of Colchester, Conn. 

Children : 

128. Thomas Brown, b. Aug. 3, 1793; m. Esther Gregg (193-203). 

129. Oliver, b. Apr., 1796; m. Mary Walles (204-213). 

130. William Dodge, b. Feb. 13, 1797; m. Clarissa Maxfield (214- 

223). 

131. Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1800; d. 1815. 

132. Sarah, b. Apr. 2, 1802; m. Elisha Whitney, M.D., b. 1798; 

d. Jan. 18, 1847 (234-242). 

133. Abigail, b. May 25, 1805; m. John Bird (243-249). 

134. Humphrey, Jr., b. Feb. 22, 1S07; killed about 1S28, while 

training in militia at Towanda, Penn. 

135. Mason, b. Mar., 1809; m. Harriet Harman (250-260). 

136. Rachel, b. June 30, .1810; d. ; m. (1) Hopkins Lutes; m. 

(2) George Maxfield. 

Daniel Brown (104), son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) 
Brown, b. Sept. 7, 1771; d. Mar. 3, 1S59; m. (1), 1793, Mary Wigton, b. 
Nov. 26, 1774; d. Jan. 11, 1835; dau. of Thomas and Polly (Gaylord) 
Wigton. He was b., Ireland, 1740; d., Ohio, 1814. He and Samuel Gordon 

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were interested in an expedition to discover the situation and number of 
Tories and hostile Indians at or near Tioga Point, Penn., in 1778, and 
signed a memorial to that effect, which was sent to the General Assembly 
of Connecticut. [See Conn. State Paper No. 98.] Thomas Wigton owned 
large tracts of land which were granted by the Connecticut Company 
direct to him and his father-in-law, Justus Gaylord, of Norfolk, Conn. 
Thomas Wigton received compensation for losses in the Revolutionary 
War, 1778-80. 

Daniel Brown m. (2), Wyalusing, Penn., Feb. 8, 1838, Mrs. Hannah 
Middleton, dau. of David and Jane Ridgeway, of Philadelphia, Penn. 

Children, by first m.: 

137. George Brown, b., Browntown, Penn., Mar. 22, 1794; m., 

Nov. 15, 1818, Polly Mapes. He was last known to be in 
Columbus, O., and at that time had one son, whom we 
have not been able to locate. 

138. Jesse, b., Browntown, Apr. 25, 1797; m. (1) Maria Fish; m. (2) 

Sophia Wells Ackley (261, 262). 

139. Ira, b., Browntown, Feb. 16, 1799; m. Nancy King (263-265). 

140. Emily, b., Browntown, Mar. 4, 1801. 

141. Cynthia, b., Browntown, Feb. 20, 1803; m. (1) Warren Lung; 

m. (2) Simeon Boles (266-272). 

142. Sibyl, b., Browntown, May 19, 1805; m. Jared D. Good- 

enough (273-279). 

143. Charles R., b., Browntown, Sept. n, 1806; m. Tama Betts 

(280-285). 

144. Elizabeth, b., Browntown, Sept. 4, 1808; m. James Butler 

(289-292). 

145. William Hamilton, b., Browntown, July 4, 1810; m. Julia 

Ann Johnson (293-301). 

146. Nelson P., b., Browntown, May 5, 1812; m. Clarissa Snook 

(302-310). 

147. Daniel Warren, b., Browntown, July 14, 1814; m. Catherine 

Adaline King (31 1-3 17). 

148. Thomas Ellicutt, b., Browntown, Jan. 4, 181 7; m. Lois Lake 

(3!8-325)- 

149. Fanny, b., Browntown, Dec. 29, 1818. 

Sibyl Brown (105), dau. of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) 
Brown, b. 1772; d. Aug. 22, 1851; m. (1) Josiah Marshall, b. 1773; d. 
Mar. n, 1804; m. (2) Ebenezer Segar, b. 1773; d. 1858. Josiah Marshall 

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came from Connecticut and bought a large tract of land under the 
Connecticut title, much of which he could not hold under the Penn- 
sylvania title. He had, however, several hundred acres left in Sheshequin, 
Penn., under the new law. He was a man of considerable activity in the 
new settlement, being appointed Supervisor of Highways in 1792, 1796, 
and 1797, and Constable in 1795-97. Ebenezer Segar was b. in Massa- 
chusetts; his mother was a sister of General Wadsworth, of Revolutionary 
fame. His father, Charles Segar, b. 1734, at Brattleboro, Vt., d. at 
Charlestown, Mass., where he is buried. He had the cod fisheries at 
Boston at the breaking out of the Revolution, and placed his boats in 
the service of the Continental Army. All during the war he did excellent 
service for his country in transporting munitions of war to all points along 
the coast. Just before his death he made one trip up the Wyoming 
Valley, and the Susquehanna, as far as Sheshequin. 
Children by first m.: 

150. Samuel Marshall, b. 1790; d. 1S40; m. Hannah Hoyt, of 

Sheshequin. 

151. Thomas, b. 1793; d. 1850; m., Sheshequin, Lucy Kinney, b. 

1786; d. 1868; dau. of Joseph Kinney, b., Plainfield, Conn., 
1755; came to Pennsylvania in 1778. Joseph Kinney was 
a Revolutionary soldier and was at the Battle of Dor- 
chester Heights, in May, 1776. In the Battle of Long 
Island he was wounded in the leg and captured by the 
English, and was confined in the old Jersey prison-ship for 
three months. After his release, while still crippled from 
his wounds, he made his way to Connecticut on foot and 
again joined the army, and was in the Battle of Saratoga, 
at the surrender of Burgoyne, in 1777. He emigrated to the 
Wyoming Valley in 177S. 

152. Joseph, Jr., b— — ; d.— -; m. Charlotte Goodwin (326-333). 

153. Edward, b. ; d. 

154. Elizabeth, b. about 1794; m. John Franklin Satterlee (336- 

34o). 

155. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1799; m. Edward Hill (346-349). 
Children by second m. : 

156. Amanda Segar, b. 1806; m. John Brink (353-357). 

157. Patience Lenety, b. Sept. 15, 1807; d. Jan. 15, 1900; m., 

Jan. 19, 1832, Uriah Shaw, b. 1806; d. Oct. 17, 1895; son 
of Ebenezer Shaw, of Ulster, Penn. Children: (1) Franklin, 
b. Sept. 9, 1833, d. Nov. 14, 1888. (2) Ralph, b. Mar., 1835, 

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d. Feb. 3, 1877. (3) Henry, b. Dec. 31, 1836, d. Feb. 15, 
1910; m., Dec. 24, 1863, Maria E. Smith, b. May 16, 1841, 
d. June 30, 1897. Children: (a) Minnie M., b. Nov. 9, 
1865, d. Oct. 5, 1889; (b) Lulu D., b. July 19, 1868, d. 
Mar. 15, 1892; (c) Frederick H., b. July 22, 1870, m., 
Sept. 20, 1893, Clara Marsden. Their children: Mildred F., 
b. Sept. 7, 1894; Sara L., b. June 26, 1896; Henry L, b. 
Oct. 21, 1900; Elizabeth M., b. Mar. 1, 1903; John R., b. 
Aug. 17, 1905; (d) Hattie E., b. Jan. 1, 1873, d. Sept. 30, 
1878. (4) Samuel. (5) Anna, d. 1867. (6) Cynthia, b. 
May 5, 1846; res., Ulster, Penn. (7) Hiram T., b. Dec. 21, 
1848, m. (1), Dec. 21, 1871, Kate Detra, d. Mar. 14, 1910. 
Children: (a) Mildred R., b. Oct. 6, 1872; (b) Charles D., 
b. Mar. 6, 1875. Hiram T. m. (2), May 10, iqn, Isabella 
Walker Joslin; res., Ulster, Penn. 

158. Charles, b. 1810; d. 1887; m. Patty Slawson, b. Dec. 4, 1824. 

159. Collins Marshall, b. June 25, 181 2; m. Charlotte Spaulding 

(361-369). 

160. Julia, b. 1814; d. 1896; m. Benjamin Brown (163), b. 1805; 

d. i88g; son of Allen (108) [Thomas (47)]. [See 376-381.] 

161. Henry, b. Feb. 13, 1817; m. (1) Anna Rogers; m. (2) Maria 

Lock wood. 

Allen Brown (108), son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) 
Brown, b. 1776; d. 1854; m. (1) Polly Swingle, b. 1779; d. 1825; m. (2) 
Rhoda Goodwin. 

Children, by first m.: 

162. John P. Brown, b. Sept., 1802; d. July 8, 1874; m. Urania 

Kingsley Brown, b. Apr. 6, 1810; d. June 14, 1895 (373- 

376). 
.163. Benjamin, b. Sept., 1805; m. (1) Rachel Birney Stalford; 
m. (2) Julia Segar (160) (377-382). 

164. Jacob, b. ; m. Mary Ladd. 

165. Hiram K., b. 1814; m. Fanny Goodwin. 

166. Lurania, b. ; m. Harry Birney (383-386). 

167. Susan, b. ; m. Charles Bennett. 

168. Patience, b. ; m. William Passmore (387-393). 

169. Eunice. 

Charles Brown (109), son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) 
Brown, b. 1778; d. 1826-27; m. Fannie Gilbert, b. 1781. He owned and 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

lived on a farm in Monroe Township, Bradford Co., Penn. and both he 
and his wife are buried in the family plot on this farm. He was a prom- 
inent citizen, and the first Justice of the Peace of Monroe Township. 
Children: 

170. Harrison Brown, b. 1S06; d. Aug., 1862; m. (1) Boyd. 

of Harrisburg, Penn. Dau. : Alice, b. ; m. Mecklen- 
burg, who was paymaster in the United States Army; 
m. (2) Towner, of Eastern Bradford Co., Penn. 

171. Burton (twin), b. July 20, 1810; m. Eva Brizzy (399-401). 

172. Byron (twin), b. July 29, 1810; d. Apr. 22, 1893. 

173. Robert, b. ; d. young. 

174. Prentice, b. ; d. young. 

175. Orris, b. — ■ — ; m. Joseph Hornet (402-404). 

Jabez Brown (no), brother of the preceding, b. 1780; d. July, 1858; 
m. (1) Lydia Kingsley, dau. of Warrum and Urania (Turrell) Kingsley, 
of New Milford, Conn., and granddau. of Nathan Kingsley. Mr. 
Brown m. (2) Elizabeth Shroeder, of Monroeton, Penn. 

Children, by first m.: 

176. Urania Brown, b. 1810; m. John P. Brown (162). [See 373- 

„ 376,] 

177. Fannie, b. Aug. 20, 1812; m. George Christopher Hill (405- 

416). 

178. Theresa, b. ; m. Horace Osborn. 

179. Franklin, b. 1824; d. Aug. 15, 1889; m. (1) Martha Mamerll. 

Dau.: Martha Alice; m. William Brown. He m. (2) Lorania 
Lane. Children: (1) James, m. Violet Fuller; (2) Ida, m. 
Wm. Lampman; (3) Jerome, m. Thacker. 

180. Jabez, b. 1827; d. 1894; m. Mary Gartland. 

181. Catherine, b.Aug. 28, 1829; d., Elmira, N. Y., May 25, 1901: 

m., 1859, Isaac Ogden, of Owego, N. Y., b., Wyalusing, 
Penn., Oct. 17, 1806; d. Oct. 15, 1875. Son: Frank C, b., 
Owego, Oct. 8, 1864; m. Ellen Carpenter; he is an attorney 
at law, 120 Lake St., Elmira, N. Y. 
18^2. Damon, b. ; d. Standing Stone, Penn. 

Benjamin Brown (112), brother of the preceding, b. Apr. 27, 1784; 
d., Standing Stone, Penn., Apr. 14, 1834; m., June, 1810, Jane Huyk, b. 
May 24, 1792. 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children: 

183. Guy Brown, b. May 24, 181 1; m. Ruhama Camel (427-436). 

184. Scepter, b. May 24, 1813; m. Mary Carpenter (437, 438). 

185. Loyd, b. May 31, 1815; m. Minerva Vaughn (447-457). 

186. Belinda, b. Mar. 25, 181 7; m. John Terwilliger (458-466). 

187. Ellen, b. Jan. 25, 1819; m. Harry Clark (467-471). 

188. Collins, b. Sept. 1, 1820; m. Jane Austin (472-475). 

189. Allen, b. Apr. 4, 1825; m. (1) Elmira Wells; m. (2) Adeline 

Blend (476-483). 

190. Charles E., b. Mar. 20, 1827; m. Harriet Strope (484-490). 

191. Sarah, b. Dec. 15, 1829; m. Austin Frost (501, 502). 

192. John Huyk, b. Dec. 30, 1832; m. Roxanna Coleman (503- 

508). 

Thomas Brown (128), son of Humphrey (103) and Hannah (Dodge) 
Brown [Thomas (47)], b. Aug. 3, 1793; d. Oct., 1857; m. Esther Gregg, 
b. 1794; d. 1865. 

Children : 

193. Humphrey Andrew Brown, b. Dec. 29, 1821; m. Ann Evans. 

194. Hannah, b. Oct. 14, 1823; m. Samuel Fisk (509-516). 

195. Edmond Valentine, b. Nov. 29, 1825; m. Lucinda Kinne 

(5 2I >5 22 )- 

196. Nancy Catharine, b. Mar. 21, 1828; m. (1) John Rudy; m. 

(2) James Lutes (523-526). 

197. George Samuel, b. Feb. 29, 1831; m. (1) Helen Kinne; m. 

(2) Sally Lutes. 

198. Susan, b. May 10, 1833; m. Charles Fisk. 

199. Deborah, b. Mar. 15, 1835. 

200. Mary Jane, b. 1837. 

201. Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1839. 

202. Hattie Gregg ) . , 

tt * T7 • ( twins, b. Apr. 21, 1849. 

203. Hetty Fannie) ^ y 

Oliver Brown (129), son of Humphrey (103) and Hannah (Dodge) 

Brown, b. Apr., 1796; d. Mar. 18, 1861; m. Mary Walles, b. 1800; d. . 

Children : 

204. Kate Brown, b. 

205. Daniel, b. ; m. Betsey Hopkins. 

206. Jonathan, b. ; served in Civil War. 

207. Lydia, b. ; m. (1) Melville; m. (2) Gallagher; 

m. (3) William Raikes. 

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208. Humphrey, b. ; m. (1) Samantha Roberts; m. (2) Orris 

Brown (175). He was one of the first to respond to the call 
for men in the Civil War. He was Coq>oral in Co. I., 50th 
Regt. Penn. Vols., and participated in the following en- 
gagements: Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, An- 
tietam, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, and Jackson. He was 
wounded Sept. 30, 1S64, taken prisoner, and confined in 
Libby Prison, where his leg was amputated by a Confed- 
erate surgeon. He was finally exchanged and sent to the 
hospital at Philadelphia, where he was honorably dis- 
charged. He died at the age of seventy-nine years. Five 
brothers served in the Civil War with him. 

209. Harry, b. ; served in Civil War. 

210. Hiram, b. ; served in Civil War. 

211. Allen, b. 



212. Perry, b. ; m. Olive Brown; he served in Civil War. 

213. Rebecca, b. 

William Dodge Brown (130), son of Humphrey (103) and Hannah 
(Dodge) Brown, b. Feb. 13, 1797; d. Mar. 20, 1852; m. Clarissa Maxfield, 
b. 1789; d. Nov. 20, 1849. 

Children : 

214. Edward Brown, b. 

215. Ellen L., b. June 22, 1825; m. James Ammerman (224-233). 

216. Joseph, b. 

217. John, b. 



218. Alpheus, b. 

219. Mary, b. 

220. Orris, b. 

221. Jenkins, b. 

222. Hannah, b. 

223. Searle, b. ; served in Civil War, Co. I, 6th Regt. Penn. 

Reserves. 

Ellen L. Brown (215), dau. of William Dodge (130) and Clarissa 
(Maxfield) Brown [Humphrey (103), Thomas (47)], b. June 22, 1825; 
d. Mar. 9, 1904; m. James Ammerman, b. Nov. 3, 1821; d. July 9, 1881. 

Children: 

224. Rosalie Ammerman, b. Oct. 8, 1844; m. Henry Allen Brown 

(378). [See 788-796.] 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

225. Martha Jane, b. Aug. 1, 1846; d. May 26, 1909; m., Jan. 18, 

1867, James Vaughn. 

226. Clara E., b. Nov. 25, 1848; m., July 18, 1874, Alfred Worden. 

227. Harriet O., b. Sept. 11, 1850; m., June 16, 1877, Davis 

Reynolds. 

228. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 13, 1851; m., Nov. 8, 1871, Wilber Magee. 

229. Elnora V., b. Oct. 13, 1854; m., Aug. 23, 1873, Clarence 

Chaffee. 

230. Mary M., b. Oct. 26, 1856; m., Dec. 10, 1881, Daniel Haw- 

thorn. 

231. Ellen L., b. May 16, 1859; m., Jan. 16, 1889, Richard Horton. 

232. Rebecca, b. May 24, 1861; m., Oct. 20, 1878, Henry Goulden. 

233. Chester, b. May 3, 1864; d. June 4, 1885. 

Sarah Brown (132), dau. of Humphrey (103) and Hannah (Dodge) 
Brown, b. Apr. 2, 1802; d. 1879; m. Elisha Whitney, M.D. He was a 
graduate of Hamilton College, and practised medicine in Browntown, 
Penn., where he d., Jan. 18, 1847. 

Children: 

234. Ellen Whitney, b. 1823; m. Daniel Coolbaugh (527-529). 

235. Darwin, b. 1825; m. Laura Bixby (530-535). 

236. James Monroe, b. Mar. 31, 1822; d., Nevada, la., Oct. 21, 

1869; m., Feb. 27, 1849, Edith (Fawkes) Woodfield, widow 
of James Woodfield, b., England, Feb. 14, 1819; d., To- 
wanda, Penn., Jan. 16, 1882. Children: (1) Ellen Rozette, 
b. Nov. 23, 1850, d. Aug. 10, 1851; (2) Emily Elizabeth, 
b., Browntown, Sept. 14, 1852, d. Feb. 29, 1854; (3) Anna 
Winona, b. June 12, 1856; m., June 11, 1905, John Cicero 
Cleveland, b. Orwell, Penn., 1847; live on farm near 
Towanda, Penn.; (4) Luther Daniel, b. Nov. 24, 1858, 
d. May 30, 1884, graduate of Susquehanna Collegiate 
Institute, Towanda; (5) Adaline Edith, b. June 16, 1862, 
d. Dec. 7, 1893; m., Nov. 29, 1888, Benjamin H. Pettes, 
of Neath, Penn., who is now practising law in Pittsburgh, 
Penn. # 

237. Mary Elizabeth, b. Mar. 19, 1833; d. Oct. 19, 1889; m., 

1858, Jesse Allen, of Wysox, Penn., b. Oct. 7, 1819; d. 
Aug. 2, 1866. Children: (1) Jesse Whitney Allen, b., Wysox, 
July 31, 1859; (2) Jennie M., b. Apr. 5, 1861, d. June 4, 
1862; (3) Emily S., b. Dec. 22, 1863, d. Apr. 30, 1877; (4) 
Anna M., b. Jan. 11, 1866. Res., Wysox, Penn. 

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238. Sally, b. ; m. Lyman Morgan, of Wysox. 

239. Elisha, b. 1S26; d. 1S60; m. Cornelia Rugg. Children: (1) 

Frederick; (2) Mary; (3) Ellen. 

240. Esther, b. ; m. Harrison Lamb (558-566). 

241. Ebenezer, b. ; m. Adeline Blaisdale. Children: (1) Lola 

LaVanchie, b. , m. Cook; (2) Victor Emil; res., 

Rochester, N. Y.; (3) Edith, m. Franklin; res., 

Towanda, Penn. 

242. Joseph, b. 1844; m., 1870, Priscilla Straw; res., Nevada, la. 

Dau.: Clara Louise, b. 1872, m. Dr. S. F. Barnhart; res., 
Battle Creek, Mich. They have one son, Irving Whitney 
Barnhart, b. Feb. 1, 1900. 

Abigail Brown (133), dau. of Humphrey (103) and Hannah (Dodge) 
Brown, b. May 25, 1805; d. Mar. 1, 1875; m. John Bird, of New Jersey, 
b. 1793; d. Aug. 8, 1867; lived in Wyalusing, Penn. 

Children: 

243. J. Humphrey Bird, b. Mar. 4, 1827; served in Penn. Regt., 

Civil War; m. Lucinda Bunnell (567-574). 

244. D. Richard, b. Aug. 4, 1830. Enlisted from Wyoming Co., 

Sept. 16, 1862, Co. B, 52d Regt. Penn. Vols.; discharged 
on surgeon's certificate Oct. 30, 1S62. 

245. Eliza Jane, b. Mar. 28, 1S34; m. Jacob Moyer (575-579). 
246 
247 
24S 
249 



Joseph Hornet, b. 

Abram, b. Mar. 4, 1838; served in Penn. Regt., Civil War. 
Sarah, b. Jan. 7, 1S39; m. Barton Bunnell (606-615). 
John, Jr., b. Aug. 16, 1844; m. Nora Hoover. Child: Rose- 
mary. 



Mason Brown (135), brother of the preceding, b., Browntown, Penn., 
Mar., 1809; d. Jan. 4, 18S2; m., 1831-32, Harriet Harmon, of Duncan- 
non, Penn., b. Oct. 22, 1814; d. Mar. 18, 1899. 

Children : 

250. Rachel Charlotta Brown, b. Aug. 19, 1833; m. (1) Lorenzo 

Allen; m. (2) Hugh Dougherty; m. (3) Wilson; m. 

(4) - - Smith (616-623). 

251. David, b. Dec, 1835; d. Oct. 2S, 1902; m. Sarah Woodfield, 

b. Aug. 8, 1845; dau. of James Woodfield (624-630). 

252. Clark Mason, b., Browntown, May 14, 1S38; m., Dec. 2, 

i860, Jane Woodfield (631-639). 

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253. Eliza, b., Browntown, June 14, 1840; d. Jan. 27, 1880; m. 

Charles Stevens. 

254. James K. Polk, b., Browntown, Oct. 28, 1844; d. Jan. 21, 

1899. 

255. Hannah, b. Jan. 17, 1846; m. (1) Treat Bosworth Camp; m. 

(2) ■ (648-650). 

256. Eliphalet, b. Aug. 26, 1848; d. 1851. 

257. William B., b. Mar. 16, 1851; d. Mar. 29, 1913; m. Mary 

Allis Dwell (651-654). 

258. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1853; d. Mar. 25, 1868. 

259. Emma Abigail, b. Feb. 16, 1857; m. George Jackson, b. May 

12, 1849; d. Nov. 14, 1913 (655-660). 

260. Harriet Jane, b. Jan. 1, 1861; m. (1) Arthur Hollenbeck, b. 

Aug. 19, 1864; d. July 4, 191°; m. (2), 1913, John J. 
Barnwell. 

Jesse Brown (13S), son of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) Brown, 
son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) Brown, b., Browntown, 
Penn., Apr. 25, 1797; d., Sheshequin, Penn., Nov. 21, 1882; m. (1), about 
1822, Maria Fish, b. 1798; d. July 16, 1847; m. (2), Feb. 27, 1849, Sophia 
Wells Ackley, d. Jan. 20, 1885; dau. of Guy Wells. 

Children, by first m.: 

261. Ethlin A. Brown, b., Sheshequin, June 28, 1823; m. Elijah 

Parsons (661-666). 

262. Mary Elizabeth, b., Sheshequin, July 27, 1828; d. about 

1861; m. Levi Wells. 

Ira Brown (139), son of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) Brown, b., 
Browntown, Penn., Feb. 16, 1799; d. Feb. 14, 1883; m., Jan. 6, 1825, 
Nancy King, b., Covert, N. Y., Apr. 19, 1805; d., Towanda, Penn., Jan. 
20, 1884; dau. of Jeremiah King. 

Children: 

263. Daniel King Brown, b., Browntown, Feb. 24, 1826; m. 

Mehitable Stalford (667-669). 

264. J. Morgan, b., Browntown, Apr. 2, 1830; m. (1) Sarah Jen- 

nings; m. (2) Helen Allen; m. (3) Mary B. Beers (670-674). 

265. Sarah Adaline, b., Browntown, Jan. 26, 1838; m. Adolph H. 

Kingsbury (675-679). 

Cynthia Brown (141), dau. of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) 
Brown, b. Feb. 20, 1803; d. Jan. 11, 1894; m. (1), Oct. 10, 1822, Warren 
Lung; m. (2) Simeon Boles. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children, by first m.: 

266. George Washington Lung, b., Rush, Penn., May 14, 1S24; 

m. Abigail Shove (683-685). 

267. Mary, b., Rush, Jan. 22, 1829; d. Dec. 25, 183S. 

268. Henry, b. June 11, 1830; d. June 7, 1857. 

269. Evaline, b., Rush, Nov. 13, 1833; m. Elisha Horton (686- 

689). 

270. Jesse Brown, b., Rush. June 5, 1837; d. Feb. 8, 1907; m. 

Mary E. Crans. Children: (1) Mary Ella; (2) Eva Etta; 
(3) Charles Augustus, b., Brooklyn, N. Y., Mar. 2, 1874. 
Res., 152 Midwood St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

271. Charles Warren, b., Rush, Nov. 13, 1839; m. (1) Ellen Frear; 

m. (2) Ruth Frear (690-693). 

272. Elenora, b., Rush, Feb. 26, 1844; m. J. H. Bevens (694-697). 

Sibyl Brown (142), dau. of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) Brown, 
b., Browntown, Penn., May 10, 1805; d., Towanda, Penn., Oct. 5, 1886; 
in. Jared D. Goodenough, b., Barre, Mass., Mar. 17, 1792; d., Mansfield, 
Penn., Jan., 1874. They lived in Towanda, Penn. 

Children: 

273. Emeline Goodenough, b., Towanda, Aug. 6, 1828; d. Aug. 18, 

i860; m., Aug. 5, 1852, Isaac Lameraux. Children: (1) 
Clara L., b. Dec. 3, 1853, d. Apr. 30, 1868; (2) Charles H., 
b. Sept. 17, 1855, d. Dec, 1855; (3) Edward, b. Dec. 8, 
1856, d. 1 901. 

274. Charles M., b. June 6, 1830; d. 1895. He was in United 

States Navy, and while there he fell from topmast in storm, 
and suffered the loss of both legs. Lived in Naval Home, 
New York. 

275. Henry B., b., New Milford, Penn., Nov. 6, 1832; d. Sept. 31, 

1855. He worked in the Government Printing-office, in 
Washington, D. C. 

276. Noble B., b. July 10, 1834; d. Mar. 12, 1837. 

277. Frederick M., b., Towanda, Oct. 21, 1839; d. May 15, 1841. 

278. Orrin D., b., Towanda, Feb. 22, 1841; d. 1909; m., June 24, 

1864, Alice Kingsbury, b. Nov. 12, 1844; d. June 14, 191 1. 
He was a printer and publisher, was editor of several news- 
papers, founded the Mansfield (Penn.) Advertiser, and later 
the Towanda (Penn.) Review. 



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Daniel Warren Brown (147) 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

279. Ida Gertrude, b., Towanda, Jan. 17, 1845; m., Apr. 9, 1872, 

Arthur W. Peterson, of Weymouth, Mass. Res., 27 Grafton 
Ave., East Milton, Mass. Children: (1) Mary Louise, b., 
Weymouth, Sept. 16, 1873, m., Oct. 8, 1903, Charles For- 
rest Sanborn, b., Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 12, 1859; son of 
James Forrest "Sanborn, b. Boston. Charles Forrest San- 
born is bank teller of Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Com- 
pany. Res., Sharon, Mass. Their children: (a) Forrest, b., 
Hudson, Mass., Jan. 16, 1905; (b) Eleanor, b., Sharon, 
Mass., Apr. 4, 1908. (2) Carrie Downing, b. Dec. 6, 1874, 
m., June, 18 — , John Jacob Hammers, a druggist in East 
Milton, Mass. Their son: John Martin, b. Mar. 10, 1912. 
(3) Henry Martin, b. Feb. 28, 1877. (4) Freddie Seymour, 
b. Mar. n, 1879, d., Douglas, Mass., Nov., 1882. (5) Alice 
Sibyl, b. June 16, 1881, m., Feb., 1905, Harry Kerwin Pol- 
lard, b., Gloucester, England, Dec. 20, 1876. Their son: 
Dareen, b., Hartford, Conn., June 28, 1909. (6) Hassie 
Keith, b. Dec. 12, 1885. 

Charles R. Brown (143), son of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) 
Brown, b., Browntown, Penn., Sept. n, 1806; d., Nichols, N. Y., Mar. 31, 
1886; m. Tama Betts, b., Greene, N. Y., May n, 1810; d. Aug. 25, 1885. 
They lived in Pike, Penn.— had a farm and mills there; afterward lived 
in North Towanda, Penn.; then at Nichols, N. Y. 

Children: 

280. Dr. Jared Downing Brown, b., Towanda, Penn., Apr. 22, 

1831; d., Orville, Cal., Jan. 5, 1857, of poisoned wound — 
produced while doing a surgical operation; m., Apr., 185 1, 
Maria Louise Keen, of New York City. Children: (1) Will- 
iam V., b., Dover, N. J., Jan. 5, 1842; (2) Josephine K., 
b., San Francisco, Cal., June, 1853; m. Toby Hughes; (3) 
Louise Downing, b., on steamship in mid-ocean, Jan., 1857; 
m. Geo. Conkling in San Francisco. 

281. Amelia A., b., Towanda, Sept. 30, 1833; m. Eben Dunham 

(286-288). 

282. Maria, b. Apr. 14, 1839; d. Feb. n, 1841. 

283. Mary D., b., Wysox, Penn., Sept. 20, 1843; m., Dec. 17, 1862, 

J. H. Johnson, of Leraysville, Penn. He is a merchant and 
furniture manufacturer. Children: (1) Charles D., b. May 
19, 1865; (2) William B., b. Dec. 13, 1866; (3) Fred B., b. 
Nov. 19, 1869; (4) Mary Amelia, b. May 7, 1877. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

284. Dr. Fred W., b., Pike, Perm., Apr. 17, 1847; d., Pueblo, Col.; 

m., May 10, 1876, Juniatta H. Lacey, d., Athens, Perm., 
June 24, ign. He was a graduate of the Medical Depart- 
ment of the University of New York, and practised his 
profession at Athens several years, then removing to 
Pueblo, Col., where he practised until his death. Children: 
(1) Fred D., b., Athens, Nov. 23, 1877; (2) Henry V., b., 
Athens, Nov. 15, 1882. 

285. Henry V., b. Mar. 19, 1853; m., New York City, July 12, 

1874, Julia A. Stickney. He is a farmer. 

Amelia A. Brown (281), dau. of Charles R. (143) and Tama (Betts) 
Brown, b., Towanda, Penn., Sept. 30, 1833; d. Nichols, N. Y. ; m., 
Pike, Penn., May 27,, 1855, Eben Dunham, of Nichols, who d. at Nichols. 

Children : 

286. Louise Delphine Dunham, b., Nichols, June 26, 1856; m., 

Nichols, Mar. 29, 1882, Leon O. Wiswell. He was presi- 
dent of the Board of Regents of Schools of State of New 
York. Children: (1) Amelia Louise, b., Nichols, Apr. 26-, 
1883; (2) Elvira, b. June 23, 1S84. Res., Albany, N. Y. 

287. Charles Downing, b. Apr. 19, 1861; d. Feb. 20, 1862. 

288. William Brown, b. June 26, 1864; d., Nichols, Oct. 21, 1880. 

Elizabeth Brown (144), dau. of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) 
Brown, b., Browntown, Penn., Sept. 4, 1808; d. Dec. 30, 1848; m., Sept. 
1, 1833, James Butler; he m. (2), Sept. 3, 1849, Ann King, dau. of Jere- 
miah King. 

Children : 

289. Nancy Ann Butler, b., Browntown, Nov. 18, 1834; m. James 

Lacey (698-702). 

290. Ellicott, b. Mar. 8, 1836; m. Elsie M. Keeney (720, 721). 

291. Daniel Warren, b. June 20, 1841; d., in United States Army, 

about 1864. 

292. Mary, b. Apr. 9, 1845; m. (1) Jasper Keeney; m. (2) Clark B. 

Brown (722-724). 

William Hamilton Brown (145), son of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wig- 
ton) Brown, son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) Brown, b., 
Browntown, Penn., July 4, 1810; d. Aug. 3, 1889; m., Mar. 17, 1836, 
Julia Ann Johnson, b. ; d., Kansas, Nov. 4, 1908. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children : 

293. Chauncy M. Brown, b., Indian Hill, Penn., Feb. 19, 1837; 

d., of smallpox, Apr. 29, 1856; buried on the farm at 
Indian Hill. 

294. Hanna Maria, b. Oct. n, 1838; m. Sellen Ackley, who d. July 

1,1875. 

295. Roswell J., b. Aug. 2, 1840; d. Nov. 5, 1845. 

296. William Leslie, b. Mar. 24, 1S43. Enlisted at Laceyville, 

Penn., Nov., 1861, for two years, in Co. K, 106th Regt. 
Penn. Vols.; was promoted to Corporal, Jan. 1, 1863, and 
to 1 st Sergeant, Dec. 29, 1863. After enlisting he went 
first to Canton, Penn., where he took train for the 3d 
Brigade Observation Camp, near the Monocacy, Md. He 
soon went with his company to the front in Virginia and 
participated in several battles. At the end of his service 
for two years, he re-enlisted. After several severe battles 
his company was so reduced that they consolidated with 
107th Regt., June 22, 1864. His brother says: "While his 
Company were guarding Welden R.R., they were attacked 
by a superior force of the enemy, and after a desperate 
struggle were overpowered and taken prisoners. [The 
army record states he was captured at Petersburg.] He 
was first confined in Libby Prison, and after several 
months he was taken to Andersonville Prison, and later 
was removed to Florence, S. C, and while there died of 
typhoid fever. Several years after the war was over a Mr. 
Crum, of Elmira, N. Y., who was in prison with him, and 
who lived to return home, located his father's family, and 
told them that when Leslie was captured he had four 
hundred dollars in greenbacks, which he sewed in the 
lining of his cap before he was searched. While he was in 
the prison, he lent all of this money to fellow prisoners 
•and took their notes for it, and before his death gave them 
to Mr. Crum to take home to his parents." 

297. Emeline, b. Feb. 22, 1845; d. Sept. 1, 1847. 

298. Henry Irvin, b. Jan. 27, 1847; m. Harriet Wilcox (725-732). 

299. Daniel, b. Jan. 11, 1849; m. Adeline Allen. 

300. Emeline K., b. Oct. 2, 1850; m., June 29, 1868, William H. 

Vaughn, b., Saratoga, N. Y., Mar. 2, 1843. He moved to 
Mehoopany, Penn., 1861; enlisted in Co. B, 52d Penn. 
Infantry; was promoted to Corporal, 1862; to Sergeant, 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

1863; re-enlisted and. was promoted to 1st Sergeant; dis- 
charged July 14, 1865. Children: (1) Henry P., b. Aug. 
30, 1869; res., Burlingame, Kan; (2) Mary B., b. Dec. 18, 
1871; res., Burlingame, Kan.; (3) John W., b. Aug. 30, 
1873; res., same as preceding; (4) Lizzie J., b. Jan. 27, 
1877; res., Sully, la.; (5) Nellie P., b. July 30, 1880; res., 
Prague, Okla. 

301. Caroline, b. Feb. 16, 1853; m., Pine Valley, N. Y., John 

Strait. 

Nelson P. Brown (146), son of Daniel (104) and Mary( Wigton) Brown, 
b., Browntown, Penn., May 5, 181 2; d. Jan. 16, 1897; m., Oxford, N. Y., 
Jan. 4, 1835, Clarissa Snook, who d. Jan. 1, 1888. He was a carpenter 
and builder, and lived in Towanda, Penn. 

Children: 

302. Oscar Harrison Brown, b., Towanda, Oct. 3, 1835 ; d., Tenally- 

town, D. C, Sept. 1, 1861, of pneumonia, while in camp. 
He enlisted in Co. I, 35th Regt. Penn. Vols., Apr. 22, 1861, 
for three years. 

303. Charles Edgar, b. Sept. 27, 1S37. 

304. Emily, b. Sept. 27, 1S39; d. Dec. 18, 1886; m., Mar. 13, 

1861, John H. Orcutt. He is a Justice of the Peace in 
Towanda, and has held this office for many years. Dau. : 
Adaline. 

305. Dr. William Henry, b. Aug. 26, 1S42; d. Feb. 27, 1913; m. 

(1) Anna Manville; m. (2) Alice Doty; m. (3) Anna Kinner 

(733-735)- 

306. Newell P., b. July 12, 1S43; d., Utica, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1909; 

m., Wyalusing, Penn., Oct. 20, 186S, Miranda Ackley. 
Children: (1) Millie; (2) Clara; (3) Edith. 

307. Cornelia Winslow, b., Towanda, Nov. 9, 1845; m. Robert F. 

Sulzer (736-743). 

308. Frederick Justin, b. Oct. 6, 1S48; m. (1), Jan. 10, 1877, Cora 

Augusta Jones; m. (2) Clara M. Garnant. Children, by 

first m.: (1) George L.; (2) Addie F., m. Jackson; (3) 

Frederick M.; (4) Cora A., m. Holmquest; (5) EdithL.; 

(6) Earl J. 

309. Frank, b., Towanda, May 16, 1851; m., Sept. 2, 1880, Flor- 

ence Garnant. Dau.: Sarah Alice, m. Booth. Chil- 
dren: (1) Mildred L. Booth; (2) Oma F.; (3) Clair G. 

310. George, b., Towanda, Feb. 25, 1853; d. Mar. 2, 1903. 

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Daniel Warren Brown (147), brother of the preceding, b., Browntown, 
Penn., July 14, 1814; d. Jan. n, 1898; m., Oct. 26, 1836, Catharine Ada- 
line King, b., Trumansburg, N. Y., May 27, 1819; d., Browntown, Apr. 
15, 1877; dau. of Jeremiah King and Sarah Campbell. Mrs. Brown was 
a good Christian mother, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, and was beloved by all who knew her. Daniel Warren Brown, 
when a young man, worked with his older brother Nelson as carpenter 
and joiner in Towanda. After his marriage he worked on the farm at 
the old homestead at Browntown, and was in mercantile business, 
lumbering, and kept a hotel and stage-house. He was elected Justice of 
the Peace, and held commission dated Feb. 12, 1852. When his father, 
Daniel Brown, died, he willed the farm and homestead to him, and he 
lived in the house in which his father and grandfather had lived until 
his death. 

Children : 

311. Mahlon Mercer Brown, b., Browntown, Dec. 28, 1838; m., 

Ithaca, N. Y., Martha Sharp (744, 745). ■ 

312. John Watson, b., Browntown, Sept. 9, 1840; m., Mansfield, 

Penn., Nov. 25, 1873, by Rev. G. Chapman Jones, Lulu 
Ripley, b., Walworth, W r is., May 20, 1854. She attended 
Mansfield State Normal School, and taught in high school 
several years. J. Watson, in his younger days, was in the 
mercantile business, studied medicine with his brother 
Charles W., and attended Buffalo Medical College and 
University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1877, 
and has practised his profession in Ithaca, N. Y., ever since. 
He enlisted in Co. A, N. Y. National Guards Infantry, 
and was on duty as guard at Confederate Prison, Elmira, 
N. Y. Was assessor of Ithaca three years, examining sur- 
geon Metropolitan Life Insurance Company twenty years, 
surgeon L. V. R. R. twenty-five years, and coroner of 
Tompkins Co. fifteen years. 

313. Theodore F., b. Sept. 18, 1844; m. Matilda Elizabeth States 

(746, 747)- 

314. Dr. Charles W., b. Oct. n, 1846; m., Jan. 1, 1866, Mary 

Eleanor Elliott (748, 749). 

315. Ella Viola, b. Sept. 25, 1848; m. (1) George V. Myer; m. (2) 

Dwight Hall Bissell (753-755). 

316. Fremont M., b. Feb. 7, 1856; m. Ada M. Elliott (756-758). 

317. Dorsey Warren, b. Nov. 27, 1857; m. Lulu Wentz (761-763). 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Thomas Ellicott Brown (148), brother of the preceding, b. Jan. 4, 1817; 
d. June 16, 1873; m., Mar. 1, 1838, Lois Lake, d. Sept. 8, 1885. 
Children : 

318. Theodore E. Brown, b., Tuscarora, Penn., Aug. 20, 1841; d. 

July 30, 1842. 

319. Lois A., b. July 14, 1843; d. Dec. 8, 1845. 

320. Charles Gardner, b. Aug. 28, 1845; m., May 2, 1883, Callie 

Ackley, dau. of Damon Ackley, of Spring Hill, Penn. His 
business, banking, real estate, and lumbering. Son : Thomas 
E., b. Oct. 8, 1884. Res., Wilkes-Barre, Penn. 

321. Isadore L., b. Feb. 14, 1848; m., Dec. 7, 1865, Preston J. 

Swan. Children: (1) Lucy E., b. Dec. 1, 1870; (2) Scoville, 
b. Apr. 28, 1885. 

322. Hattie, b. Mar. 21, 1849; m., Oct. 7, 1878, John H. Lum. 

Children: (1) Bessie, b. Sept. 20, 1880; (2) Louise, b. Feb. 
23, 18S4. 

323. Ettie, b. Apr. 27, 1850; m. A. Z. Lacey. Children: (1) Verdie 

D., b. Mar. 4, 1S73 ; (2) Clarence A., b. Mar. 27, 1874. 

324. Eva M., b. Mar. 27, 1853; d. Feb. 27, 1874; m., Nov. 19, 

1872, R. B. Swisher. 

325. Emma M., b. Sept. 13, 1856; m., June 15, 1879, F. H. Jones. 

Son: Lee C, b. Sept. 23, 1881. 

Josiah Marshall, Jr. (152), son of Josiah and Sibyl (Brown) (105) 
Marshall [Thomas (47)], b. - -; m. Charlotte Goodwin, of Kingston, 
Penn. 

Children : 

326. Jane Marshall, b. 1827; d. May 31, 1878; m. Abraham Gore. 



327 
328 

329 
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33* 
33 2 



Sibyl, b. 1830; d. 1S51. 

Caroline, b. 1832; d. Jan. 22, 1846. 

Emily, b. ■ ; m. Albert Botsford. 

Thomas, b. 



Wallace, b. 1836; d. Jan. 26, 1852. 

Lemuel (twin), b. Nov. 25, 1839; killed in second battle of 
Williamsburg, Civil War. 
333. Samuel G. (twin), b. Nov. 25, 1839; m. Sarah (Bull) Archer 

(334, 335)- 

Samuel G. Marshall (333), the preceding, b. Nov. 25, 1839; m., Jan. 
17, 1866, Sarah (Bull) Archer, b. Aug. 27, 1840, widow of Simeon Archer. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children: 

334. William B. Marshall, b. Oct. 12, 1866; d. June 12, 1867. 

335. Emily L., b. Nov. 8, 1867; m., Oct. 17, 1889, John Kane, of 

Ulster, Penn. Children: (1) Anna, b. Mar. 28, 1891; (2) 
Sarah, b. Feb. 4, 1893. 

Elizabeth Marshall (154), dau. of Josiah and Sibyl (Brown) (105) 
Marshall, b. 1794; d. 1871; m. John Franklin Satterlee, of Athens, Penn., 
b. 1788; d. Feb. n, 1856; son of Elisha Satterlee, who was the son of 
Benedict Satterlee, of Groton, Conn. He was a Revolutionary soldier and 
was with Washington at Valley Forge. In the Connecticut Controversy 
of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, he was next in prominence to Colonel 
Franklin. He was one of the Connecticut settlers in Pennsylvania. 

Children: 

336. Sarah Jane Satterlee, b. Apr. 28, 1827; m. James Lemon 

(34I-345)- 

337. John Franklin, b. Apr. 4, 1829; d. June 19, 1905; m. Elizabeth 

Booth. 

338. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3, 1830; d. 1894; m. J. A. Thompson, M.D., 

Wrightsville, Penn. 

339. Lucy, b. Mar. 30, 1833; d. Apr. 16, 1848. 

340. Marion, b. Aug. 18, 1835; d. I 9 I °; m - Wallis R. Schuyler, 

Philadelphia, Penn. 

Sarah Jane Satterlee (336), the preceding, b. Apr. 28, 1827; d. July 2, 
1900; m. James Lemon. 
Children: 

341. Lucy Lemon, b. 1852; m. Charles Gay, cashier in First Na- 

tional Bank, Ithaca, N. Y. Son: Carl Warren, b. Mar. 14, 
1877; m., Dec. 17, 1906, Catherine Andrews, of Columbus, 
O., b. June 27, 1880, in Galeopolis, O. Carl Warren Gay 
graduated from Cornell University in 1899, and from the 
State College, Iowa, 1902 (in Animal Industry). He is 
now Professor of Animal Industry in University of Penn- 
sylvania. Son: Hayward Andrews, b. Feb. 6, 1909. Res., 
Swarthmore, Penn. 

342. Jane Elizabeth, b. i860; m. Frederick Leyford, of Waverly, 

N. Y. Children: (1) Frederick Eugene, b. Jan. 20, 1894; 
(2) Katherine Van Etten, b. Aug. 21, 1896. 

343. Emma Adelia, b. 1862; m., Nov. 26, 1886, Frank Gordon 

Wolfe, Mining and Civil Engineer, Ontario and Western 
R. R. Children: (1) Ruth Satterlee, b. Oct. 5, 1890; (2) 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Lucy Gordon, b. Nov. 28, 1896. Res., 840 Webster Ave., 
Scranton, Perm. 

344. Ellen Goodell, b. 1867. Res., Ithaca, N. Y. 

345. James William, b. 18 — ; d. 1905. 

Sarah Marshall (155), dau. of Josiah and Sibyl (Brown) (105) Mar- 
shall, b. Aug. 24, 1799; d. Oct. 23, 1878; m., Feb., 1822, Edmond Hill, b. 
Mar. n, 1798; d. July 31, 1856. 

Children : 

346. Eliza M. Hill, b. Nov. 29, 1822; m. James Sherwood (350- 

352). 

347. William K., b. Jan. 9, 1827; d. June 23, 1883; m., Orange Co., 

N. Y., 1856, Mary Smith. Children: (1) Ira, b. , d. 

when three years of age; (2) Charles, b. 1871; he is a civil 
engineer. 

348. Amelia, b. Oct. 14, 1837; d. Nov. 3, 1837. 

349. Emily, b. Aug. 10, 1839; d. July 3, 1908. 

Eliza M. Hill (346), the preceding, b. Nov. 29, 1822; d. Dec. 23, 1894; 
m., Apr. 30, 1850, James Sherwood. 
' Children : 

350. Edmond Sherwood, b. Mar. n, 1855; m., Sept. 2, 1897, 

Hattie Mordoff. He is an attorney at law. 

351. Sarah, b. May 6, 1858; m., Sept. 14, 1897, Rev. H. G. Blair, 

of the Methodist Church. Dau.: Louise Eliza, b. Dec. 15, 
1898. Res., Towanda, Penn. 

352. Mary, b. Aug. 27, 1866; m., June 4, 1891, Milton Y. Smith, 

cashier in Second National Bank, Elmira, N. Y. Children: 
(1) James, b. June 2, 1892; (2) Le Grande, b. Nov. 26,1893. 

Amanda Segar (156), dau. of Ebenezer and Sibyl (Brown) (105) Segar 
[Thomas (47)], b. 1806; d. 1892; m. John Brink, b. 1798; d. Nov. 23, 
1874; son of Benjamin Brink, b. New Jersey; Revolutionary soldier, 
1780. John Brink came to Pennsylvania from New Jersey and settled in 
Sheshequin, Penn. 

Children : 

353. Orace Brink, b. Dec. 11, 1832; m.Percival Powell (358-360). 

354. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 10, 1834. 

355. Charles S., b. July 17, 1836; d. Jan. 16, 1852. 

356. Julia, b. July 7, 1840; d. Dec. 16, 1850. 

357. John R., b. Apr. 28, 1845; d. Dec. 5, 1910; m. Ellen Horton. 

Son: Lloyd. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Orace Brink (353), the preceding, b. Dec. 11, 1832; d. Jan. 22, 1911; 
m., Nov., 1858, Percival Powell, b., Troy,Penn., June 18, 1818; d. Mar. 
5, 1885. 

Children: 

358. Julia Powell, b. Aug. 14, 1859; employed in Finance Division, 

Pension Office, Washington, D. C. 

359. Helen M., b. Sept. 7, 1862. 

360. Orace Louise, b. Dec, 1874. Res., Towanda, Penn. 

Collins Marshall Segar (159), brother of the preceding, b. June 25, 
1812; d. Oct. 23, 1896; m., 1835, Charlotte Spalding, b. Oct. 4, 1814; d. 
Jan. 10, 1901; dau. of William Spalding, of Sheshequin, Penn. 

Children : 

361. Roderick Segar, b. May 1, 1836; d. May 2, 1836. 

362. Emma, b. Apr. 1, 1837; m. (1) Joseph Kingsbury; m. (2) 

William Simpson. 

363. Ann Eliza, b. Oct. n, 1838; m. William K. Marshall (370- 

372). 

364. William H., b. Feb., 1841; d. Apr. 6, 1842. 

365. Charlotte M., b. June 9, 1843. Res., 107 West 38th St., New 

York City. 

366. William M., b. Oct. 4, 1845; m. Melissa Cleveland. Children: 

(1) Clarence; (2) William; (3) Louis; (4) Harriet; (5) Leon. 

367. Ulysses, b. Nov. 22, 1848. 

368. Lawrence, b. May 5, 1852; d., New Orleans, La., 1903; m. 

Carry Oats, niece of Governor Oats, of Alabama. Lawrence 
Segar was for many years connected with the New Orleans 
Times-Democrat, and is buried in the Typographical Vault, 
in New Orleans Cemetery. Children: (1) George Alfred; 

(2) Jerome; (3) James; (4) Marie. 

369. Charles F., b. Jan. 16, 1855; d. Mar. 22, 1872. 

Ann Eliza Segar (363), the preceding, b. Oct. n, 1838; m. William K. 
Marshall. Res., Towanda, Penn. 
Children : 

370. George M. Marshall, b. ; m. Alice Davis, granddau. of 

Brigham Young. He is teaching in University of Utah. 
Children: (1) Margaret; (2) Katherine; (3) Clair. 

371. Charles, b. ; m. Julia Watson. Children: (1) Marion; 

(2) Harold. 

372. Frank, b. ; m. Mary Snyder. Children: (1) Harry; (2) 

Ralph; (3) Anna; (4) Paul; (5) William. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

John P. Brown (162), son of Allen (108) and Polly (Swingle) Brown 
[Thomas (47)], b. Sept., 1802; d. July 8, 1874; m., 1826, Urania Kingsley 
Brown (176), b. 1810; d. 1S95. 

Children : 

373. Ira L. Brown, b. Nov. 10, 1831; d. Sept. 18, 1892; m. Hen- 

rietta Carman (764-773). 

374. Lydia Ann, b. May 15, 1835; d. Nov. 28, 1892; m. Alvin 

Russel. 

375. Polly Gertrude, b. Feb. 15, 1838; d. Sept. 2, 1879; m. Stephen 

Vandermark. 

376. Nancy Ophelia, b. Apr. 27, 1849; m. Edwin W. Decker. Res., 

Athens, Penn. 

Benjamin Brown (163), son of Allen (108) and Polly (Swingle) Brown, 
b. Sept., 1805; m. (1) Rachel Birney Stalford; m. (2) Julia Segar (160). 
Children by first m.: 

377. John G. Brown, b., Browntown, Penn., 1831; d. ; m. 

(1) Nancy Morrow; m. (2) Josephine Welch (782-788). 
He enlisted in Co. 1, 141st Regt. Penn. Vols.; was promoted 
from Sergeant to 2d Lieutenant, Dec. 10, 1862; to 1st 
Lieutenant, Dec. 5, 1863; to Captain, Jan. 24, 1865; 
wounded, at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; mustered out with 
company, May 28, 1865. 

378. Henry Allen Brown, b., Browntown, Nov. 18, 1833; m. 

Rosalie Ammerman (789-797). 

379. Clark Birney, b. July 12, 1836; d. Mar. 3, 1Q14; m., Dec. 24, 

1872, Mary Butler, widow of Jasper Keeney; she was b. 
Apr. 9, 1845. [See 723, 724.] 

380. Benjamin Mervin, b. Aug. 3, 1841 ; d. Feb. 28, 191 1 ; m., Nov. 

7, 1873, Jane Wells, d. May, 1914. He enlisted in Co. I, 
35th Regt. Penn. Vols., Oct. 22, 1S61, for three years; re- 
enlisted in 191st Regt., May 31, 1864. 
Children by second m.: 

381. Frank, b. Nov. 12, 1853; m., Feb. 3, 1874, Elizabeth Ann 

Lacey (698), b. Sept. 26, 1853. [See 703-706.] 

382. Samuel, b. Dec. 27, 1854; m., May 5, 1880, Wealthy A. Mintz, 

b. July 26, 1865. [See 126.] 

Lurania Brown (166), sister of the preceding, b. - — ; m. Harry Birney. 
Children : 

383. George Horton Birney, b. - -; m. (1) Eliza Morrow; m. (2) 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Elizabeth Bowman. He was in the Civil War, and was 
severely wounded. Dau.: Urania, m. Burr Capwell. 

384. Emeline, b. ; m. Richard Ely, M.D. Children: (1) Harry 

Birney; (2) Luella, m. (1) George Smith, m. (2) Har- 
mon; (3) Carrie Augusta. 

385. Polly Jane, b. June 1, 1834; m. John S. Quick (798-800). 

386. Hiram Brown, b. ; m. Adeline Gregg (801-804). 

Patience Brown (168), sister of the preceding, b. - — ; m. William 
Passmore. 
Children: 

387. Henrietta Passmore, b. 

388. Lucy, b. ; m. Miller Quick (394-398). 

389. Charles, b. ; m. (2) Smith. Children: (1) George 

Horton; (2) Patience; (3) Pearl. 

390. Amanda, b. ; m. Thomas Arnold. Children: (1) Arthur; 

(2) Jennie; (3) Eva Bell, m. Harry Heatherby; (4) Allen; 
(5) Harry. Res., Wilkes-Barre, Penn. 

391. Douglas, b. ; m. Mila Mann. Children: (1) William; (2) 

Edward; (3) Allen; (4) Bessie, m. Louis Burgess; (5) 
Frank; (6) Sarah. 

392. John Brown, b. ; m. Eliza Kilduff. Children: (1) Millie; 

(2) Harry. 

393. Jane, b. ; m. Henry Mann. Children: (1) George; (2) 

William; (3) Florence; (4) Robert; (5) Abigail. 

Lucy Passmore (388), the preceding, b. ; m. Miller Quick. 

Children: 

394. William Quick, b. [ Both drowned in the Susquehanna 

395. Joseph, b. \ River, while bathing. 

396. Lena D., b. ; m. (1) .Robertson; m. (2) Edward 

Ashcraft. 

397. Nettie, b. ; m. Leroy Ashcraft. Child: Ola, b. 1905, 

d. Oct., 1912. 

398. Thomas, b. ; m. Frazier. 

Burton Brown (171), son of Charles (109) and Fanny (Gilbert) 
Brown, son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) Brown, b. July 
29, 1810; d. May 26, 1890; m., Apr. 24, 1845, Eva Brizzy. 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children : 

399. Orris Brown, b. ; m. Humphrey Brown. [See 208.] 

400. Margaret, b. 

401. Olive, b. ; m. Perry Brown. [See 212.] 

Orris Brown (175), dau. of Charles (109) and Fanny (Gilbert) Brown, 

b. iS — ; d. July 2, 1865; m. Joseph Hornet, b. ; d. Feb. 26, 1880, at 

Monroeton, Penn.; son of Charles Hornet, b., in or near Paris, France, 
1769. Charles Hornet was steward in the household of Louis XVI, and 
fled from Paris with others about the time the king made his unfortunate 
attempt to escape from France. On the same vessel with Mr. Hornet 
came Marie Theresa Schillinger, who was related to Marie Antoinette, 
and maid-of-honor in the royal household, and to whom he was married 
soon after their arrival in America. In 1794 they went to Asylum, Penn., 
where the French refugees had established themselves, and where ar- 
rangements were being made for the reception of the King and Queen 
of France. Mr. Hornet remained in America when the refugees returned to 
France, and became a successful farmer and accumulated a fortune. He 
d., in Wysox, Penn.. in 1S38. 

Children : 

402. Jewett G. Hornet, b. - -; d. Dec. 20, 1910; m. Sarah Mal- 

lory, of Corning, N. Y. 

403. Marion, b. ; m. Lieut. -Col. J. A. Kress. 

404. Lydia, b.- ; m. Lieut. -Col. J. A. Kress. Marion lived only 

a short time after her marriage, and Lieut. -Col. Kress 
married her sister, Lydia. He was stationed in California, 
where they both died. They had ten children, and if any 
of them are living they are probably in California. 

Fannie Brown (177), dau. of Jabez (no) and Lydia (Kingsley) Brown 
[Thomas (47)], b. Aug. 20, 181 2; d. Oct. 29, 1870; m., Feb. 19, 1833, 
George Christopher Hill, b. Nov. 12, 1808; d. June 21, 1888. 

Children: 

405. Henry Randolph Hill, b. Nov. 13, 1833; d. Aug. 6, 1907; m., 

Aug. 10, 1859, Sallie Whitehead. 

406. Jerome Sherman, b. July 21, 1835; d. Jan. n, 1887; m., 

1864, Franc Wolcott. 

407. Samuel Riley, b. Feb. 27, 1837; m., 1858, Betsey Emerline 

Sherman. 

408. George Alanson, b. Dec. 30, 1838; d. Nov. 18, 1839. 

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409. Lorenzo Dow, b. Nov. 5, 1840; d. May 11, 1908; m. (1), 

1863, Emma Kingsley; m. (2), 1904, Selena Lezenby. 

410. John, b. Apr. 7, 1843; d. Jan. 12, 1881; m., Mar. 11, 1865, 

Fannie Sherman. 

411. Benjamin Franklin, b. July 17, 1846; d. May 9, 1913; m., 

Nov., 1840, Anna Green, d. Dec. 23, 1912. 

412. Laura H., b. July 17, 1849; m., Jan. 17, 1866, Frank Peck. 

413. Orris Delphine, b. Jan. 21, 1851; m. Henry Arthur Bartlett, 

M.D. (417-426). 

414. William, b. June 2, 1853; d. in infancy. 

415. George Christopher, b. Mar. 29, 1855; d. May 22, i860. 

416. Allen Brown, b. July 19, 1858; m., May 1, 1890, Jennie 

Pool. 

Orris Delphine Hill (413), the preceding, b. Jan. 21, 1851; m., July 6, 
1869, Henry Arthur Bartlett, M.D. 
Children : 

417. Orrin Daniel Bartlett, b. Jan. 18, 1871; m., Nov. 17, 1896, 

Elizabeth Timson. 

418. Mary Weston, b. Oct. 5, 1873; m., June 12, 1900, Albert Swain 

Wilson. Children: (1) Herman Arthur, b. Jan. 1, 1903; (2) 
Albert Bartlett, b. Feb. 19, 1905; (3) Corine Bartlett, b. 
Oct. 7, 1908. 

419. Frank Walter Graham, b. Oct. 31, 1875; m., Nov. 17, 1901, 

Ernestine Witherall. 

420. Henry Arthur, b. Oct. 26, 1877; m., Sept. 16, 1903, Lelia 

Melissa Hallock, b. June 27, 1879. Children: (1) Henry 
Hallock, b. Dec. 2, 1905; (2) Henry Arthur, Jr., b. Dec. 21, 
1912; (3) Orrin Hill, b. Dec. 6, 1913. 

421. Jane Scott, b. Aug. 19, 1880; m., Apr. 11, 1905, W T illard G. 

Talmadge. Children: (1) Willard Bartlett, b. Feb. 19, 
1906; (2) Edna Beryl, b. Aug. 3, 1907; (3) Madaline, b. 
July 20, 1909. 

422. Bessie, b. Sept. 19, 1882; m., June 12, 1902, Walter Frank 

Rossman. Children: (1) George Bartlett, b. Mar. 18, 1904; 
(2) June, b. Dec. 27, 1909. 

423. Edward Macfarlane, b. Nov. 14, 1885. 

424. Norman Eichelberger, b. Apr. 15, 1887; m., July 9, 1910, 

Josephine Frances Smith. Son: Norman Edward Bartlett, 
b. Jan. 10, 1913. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

425. Corinna Eliza, b. Mar. 2, 1890; m., May 2, 1910, Cecil Tracy 

Stalford. Dau.: Orris Bartlett, b. Mar. 27, 191 1. 

426. Katherine Beatrice, b. Nov. 7, 1892; d. Aug. 17, 1895. 

Guy Brown (183), son of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) Brown, 
son of Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) Brown, b. May 24, 1811; 
d. Apr. 9, 1888; m. Ruhama Camel. 

Children : 

427. George Brown, b. 

428. Daniel, b. — ; was in Civil War, and wounded in his hip. 

429. Mary, b. 

430. Sophia, b. ; d. 



431. Sophia, b. ; m. John Johnson. Son: Arthur L., b. ; 

m. Mary Rockwell; dau. of Dr. O. H. Rockwell, of Monroe- 
ton, Penn. Arthur L. Johnson is a graduate of Princeton 
College, and is Superintendent of Public Schools, Cran- 
ford, N. J. 

432. John C, b. 1844; d. Feb. 5, 1913; m. Eliza Clark for his 

second wife. 

433. Scepter, b. 

434. Charles, b. 

435. Albert, b. ; m. Kate Van Auken. Children: (1) Samuel; 

(2) Mabel. Res., Hornell, N. Y. 

436. Samuel, b. 

Scepter Brown (184), son of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) Brown, 
b. May 24, 1813; d. July, 1900; m. Mary Carpenter. 
Children : 

437. Dora Brown, b. Oct. 27, 1863; m. (1), 1880, George Munch; 

m. (2) Jesse Carman. Children, by first m.: (1) George, b. 
18S1; (2) Addie, b. 1882; (3) Mary; (4) Ellen, b. 1886; (5) 
Charles; (6) Sarah; (7) Cora; (8) Carrie; (9) Kate; (10) 
Martha; (11) Robert. 

438. Samuel K., b. Apr. 17, 1865; m. Carrie Sutton (439-446). 

Samuel K. Brown (438), the preceding, m., July 24, 1886, Carrie 
Sutton. 
Children: 

439. Dora Brown, b. May 11, 1887; m., 1903, George Kitchen. 

440. Carrie, b. Feb., 1891; m., Oct. 17, 1906, Floyd Masters. 

441. Mary, b. Jan. 16, 1893; m., July 15, 1907, Charles Clark. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

442. Bessie, b. Apr. 14, 1895; m., 1909, Charles Wagner. 

4 3' y [ twins, b. Sept. 19, 1903. 

444. Beryl \ 

445. Herman, b. Jan. 9, 1909; d. Sept. 14, 1912. 

446. Wayne, b. Jan. 25, 1910. 

Loyd Brown (185), son of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) Brown, 
b. May 31, 1815; d. Feb. 3, 1900; m. Minerva Vaughn. 
Children: 

447. Benjamin Brown, b. . Res., Olivet, Mich. 

448. Miranda, b. . Res., Le Sauer, Mich. 

449. Wallace, b. ; was in Civil War. 

450. Newton, b. ; was in Civil War. 

451. Collins, b. -; was in Civil War. 

452. Edward, b. ; was in Civil War. Res., California. 

453. Jennie, b. . Res., Chicago, 111. 

454. Ella Dennet, b. . Res., Hubbard, Minn. 

455. Charles, b. ; was in Civil War. Res., Cordova, Minn. 

456. John, b. ; was in Civil War. Res., Waterville, Minn. 

457. Eugene, b. 

Belinda Brown (186), dau. of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) Brown, 
b. Mar. 25, 1817; d. Apr. 3, 1903; m. John Terwilliger. 
Children: 

458. Morgan Terwilliger, b. June 7, 1836; m. ; was in Civil 

War. Children: (1) Nellie; (2) William; (3) Maggie; (4) 
Frank; (5) Edith; (6) Charles. 

459. Jane, b. Oct. 1, 1838; m. Henry Johnson. Children: (1) Eva, 

b. , m. Laplant; (2) William, b. ; res., 

Sayre, Penn.; (3) Frances, b. ; res., Carthage, N. Y. 

460. Malitia, b. Apr. 29, 1840; m. Charles Yontz. Children: (1) 

John; (2) Addison; (3) George; res., Colorado; (4) Frank; 
(5) Fred; (6) Martin; res., Elmira, N. Y. 

461. John, b. Mar. 15, 1845; m. Lizzie Adams. Children: (1) 

Archie; (2) Jessie, m. Wilcox; (3) Charles; (4) Herbert. 

462. Henry, b. Dec. 19, 1847; d. Jan. 15, 1863. 

463. Rachel, b. May 18, 1851; d. Oct. 23, 1851. 

464. Charles, b. Nov. 2, 1853; m. Ella Goring. 

465. Frank, b. July 24, 1856. 

466. Nellie, b. Feb. 5, i860; m. Manuel Hansman. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Ellen Brown (187), dau. of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) Brown, 
b. Jan. 25, 1819; d. Oct. 11, 1854; m. Harry Clark. 
Children: 

467. John Murray Clark, b. Oct. 20, 1841; m. Mertella Taylor. 

He served in Civil War, until the close, in Co. K, 185th 
N. Y. Vols. Res., Elmira, N. Y. 

468. Eliphalet M., b. Jan. 17, 1844; m. Rosalie Chaffee. He was 

in Co. I, Heavy Artillery, during Civil War. Children: (1) 
Loren: (2) Reese; (3) John. 

469. Barney M., b. July 22, 1845; d. July 8, 1895; m., Oct. 20, 

1868, Eliza Vought. 

470. Lemuel, b. Sept. 20, 1849; m. Flora Maynard. 

471. Ellen, b. Apr. 10, 1854; m. Oscar Middaugh, of Covington, 

Penn. 

Collins Brown (188), son of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) Brown, 
b. Sept. 1, 1820; d. Dec. 19, 1905; m. Jane Austin. 
Children: 

472. Edgar Brown, b. . Res., San Francisco, Cal. 

473. Allen, b. 



474. Arthur, b. 

475. Oscar V., b. ; keeper of "Brown's Point" Light-Station, 

Tacoma, Wash. 

Allen Brown (189), son of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) Brown, 
b. Apr. 4, 1825; d. Nov. 24, 1901; m. (1) Elmira Wells; m. (2) Adeline 
Blend. 

Children by first m. : 

476. Henry Brown, b. ; was in Civil War. 

477. Mary, b. ; m. William Cram. 

47S. Elmira, b. — — ; m. Dean Burgess, son of Benjamin, b. - — ■ — ; 
m. Josie Kinner. 

479. Emma, b. Oct. 1, 1857; d. Mar. 16. 1897. 
Children by second m.: 

480. John, b. 

481. Delia, b. ; m. Oscar Campbell. Children: (1) Oscar; (2) 

Arthur; (3) Allen; (4) Emma, b. , m. Foss; (5) 

Charles; (6) Lizzie; (7) Dean; (8) Marguerite. 

482. Charles, b. ; unm. 

483. Sherba, b. ; m. Agnes Stonefield. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Charles E. Brown (190), son of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) 
Brown, b. Mar. 20, 1827; m. Harriet Strope. 
Children : 

484. Benjamin Brown, b. Jan. 14, 1847; m. Mattie Nichols. He 

served in Civil War, until its close, in Co. K, 185th Regt. 
N. Y. Vols. He is a retired merchant. Res., Appleton, Wis. 

485. Martin, b. Mar. 21, 1S48; m. Emma Saxton (491-494). 

486. Abigail, b. June, 1850. 

487. Katheryn, b. July n, 1853; m. William London (495). 

488. Frances, b. Mar. 19, 1856; d. Feb. 23, 1864. 

489. Charles M., b. Mar. 2, 1864. 

490. Hattie, b. Oct. 15, 1866; m. William S. Reynolds (496-500). 

Martin Brown (485), son of Charles E. (190) and Harriet (Strope) 
Brown, b. Mar. 21, 1848; m., 1864, Emma Saxton. He was in the Civil 
War, in Co. K, 185th Regt. N. Y. Vols., serving until the close of the 
war. 

Children: 

491. Arthur Charles Brown, b., Grand Chute, Wis., Dec. 20, 

1878; d. Mar. 9, 1894. 

492. Bessie, b. 1880; m., Apr. 23, 1905, R. T. Wheeler. 

^ -twins, b. 1881; both d. in infancy. 

494. May ) 

Katheryn Brown (487), dau. of Charles E. (190) and Harriet (Strope) 
Brown, b. July n, 1853; m., Sept. 3, 1874, William London, conductor 
on Lehigh Valley R. R. Res., Sayre, Penn. 

Son: 

495. Arthur Charles London, b. Feb. 14, 1879; d. Mar. 23, 1900. 

He graduated from Sayre High School and Warner's Busi- 
ness College. He enlisted in the Spanish American War, 
Troop G, 7th Regt. of Cavalry, stationed near Pinar del 
Rio, Cuba; was honorably discharged Apr. 23, 1899. On 
Dec. 2, 1899, he enlisted in 1st Cavalry, Troop K, stationed 
at Fort Niobrara, Neb. On Mar. 17, 1900, he, with a band 
of soldiers, was sent to Valentine, Neb., a mining town, to 
quell a riot. He was wounded and died six days later. 

Hattie Brown (490), dau. of Charles E. (190) and Harriet (Strope) 
Brown, b. Oct. 15, 1866; m., Oct. 17, 1888, William S. Reynolds, b. Mar. 
11, 1866. Res., Wysox, Penn. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children : 

496. Vivian Beatrice Reynolds, b. Sept. 24, 1889. She is a teacher 

of music. Taught two years in Wysox, and is now teaching 
in the Dover (N. J.) High School. 

497. Winton, b. Mar., 1891; educated in Towanda, Penn., and 

Pennsylvania State College; is also graduate of Draughton 
College, Kansas City, Mo., and is employed by Mont- 
gomery Ward & Company of that city. 

498. George Charles, b. Feb. 17, 1897; student in Rome (Penn.) 

High School. 

499. Arthur London, b. Nov. 25, 1900; d. Jan. 25, 1901. 

500. Mavis, b. Nov. 26, 1901 ; student. 

Sarah Brown (191), dau. of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) Brown, 
b. Dec. 15, 1829; d. Aug. 19, 1911; m. Austin Frost, of Covington, Penn. 
Children : 

501. Samuel Frost, b. 

502. Alonzo, b. 

John Huyk Brown (192), son of Benjamin (112) and Jane (Huyk) 
Brown, b. Dec. 30, 1832; d. July 16, 1911; m. Roxanna Coleman. He was 
in the Civil War, Co. I, 51st Regt. Penn. Drafted Infantry. 

Children : 

503. Sarah Brown, b. Sept. 20, i860; m. J. Baxter. Children: (1) 

Flossie; (2) John, m. Hannah Bidlack; (3) Bessie, m. 
Madison Stephenson; (4) Hattie, m. Charles Bull; (5) 
Ida, m. George Bidlack. 

504. Nelson, b. Oct. 28, 1866; d. Oct. 5, 1869. 

505. Nellie, b. July 18, 1869; m. John Shooks. Children: (1) 

George, m. Shores; (2) Raymond; (3) Gladys. 

506. Anna, b. Sept. 10, 1S71; d. July 25, 1S78. 

507. Myrtella, b. June 3, 1874; m. Vincent Brown. Child: Loyd, 

b. 

508. Francis Brown, b. Apr. 3, 1880; m. Angie Kent. 

Hannah Brown (194), dau. of Thomas (128) and Esther (Gregg) 
Brown, son of Humphrey (103) and Hannah (Dodge) Brown, son of 
Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) Brown, b. Oct. 14, 1823; d. Feb. 
28, 1903; m. Samuel Fisk. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 
Children : 



509 

512 

5U 
5i5 
5i6 



Martha Fisk, b. Dec. 22, 1846; m. (1) Matthias Oliver; m. 

(2) C. O. Lynch (517-520). 
Bradley W., b. Aug. 5, 1851; m. Clara Sanderson. Res., 

Seattle, Wash. 
Samuel T., b. July 18, 1853; m. Hannah Smith. 
Edwin J., b. June 20, 1855; d., Boone, la., 1900; m. Minnie 

Harding. 
Elijah V., b. June 20, 1857. 
George L., b. Apr. 5, 1859; m. Inez Gazely. Res., Bay City, 

Wis. 
Esther, b. Apr. 5, 1863; m. (1) John Meeks; m. (2) James 

McDowell. 
Eliza Ann, b. July 4, 1867; m. Joseph Wildrick. 



Martha Fisk (509), the preceding, b. Dec. 22, 1846; m. (1) Matthias 
Oliver; m. (2) C. O. Lynch. 
Children, by first m. : 

517. Mary Lucretia Oliver, b. May 23, 1873; m. William Gamon. 

Children: (1) Cecil Emerson, b. Mar. 6, 1896; (2) Eva 
Lucretia, b. May 21, 1901; (3) Mary Augusta, b. July 15, 
1903. 

518. Earl Jesse, b. Feb. 23, 1879; m. Katherine McDowell. He 

was in the Spanish American War, where he lost an arm. 
Children: (1) James Cummings, b. Dec. 3, 1903; (2) Lil- 
lian Elizabeth, b. June 25, 1905. Res., Sugar Run, Penn. 

519. Anna H., b. Feb. 27, ; m. Henry Rogers. Children: (1) 

Helen Gertrude, b. May 10, 1903; (2) Laura Marie, b. 
June 6, 1904; (3) Martin Jacob, b. Aug. 9, 1906. 

520. Myra M., b. Oct. 6, 1888; m. Henry Steele. Children: (1) 

Bradley Orville, b. Oct. 6, 1905; (2) John Henry, b. May 
28, 1907; (3) Clarence Edward, b. Feb., 1909; (4) Donald 
Ray, b. Jan. 9, 1910; (5) Walter Maynard, b. June — , 
1912, d. Sept. 25, 1912. 

Edmond Valentine Brown (195), son of Thomas (128) and Esther 

(Gregg) Brown, b. Nov. 29, 1825; d. ; m., 1855-56, Lucinda Kinne. 

Children: 

521. Jane Brown, b. Mar. 25, 1857; m. Francis Campbell. 

522. Henry Kinne, b. Mar. 15, i860; m. Rosetta Gannon. 

65 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Nancy Catherine Brown (196), sister of the preceding, b. Mar. 21, 
1828; d. Feb. 24, 1862; m. (1) John Rudy; m. (2) James Lutes. 
Children by first m.: 

523. Sarah E. Rudy, b. Aug. 18, 1848; m. Wesley Fisk. 

524. Napoleon, b. Sept., 1850; d. 1851. 

525. Deborah, b. July 25, 1852. 
Dau. by second m.: 

526. Henriette Lutes, b. Feb. 19, 1S60. 

Ellen Whitney (234), dau. of Elisha and Sarah (Brown) (132) Whit- 
ney [Humphrey (103), Thomas (47)], b. 1828; d. 1840; m. Daniel 
Coolbaugh, of Wysox, Penn. They settled in Minnesota, and the city of 
Minneapolis now stands on what was their farm. Their house was the 
third one built in that vicinity; it was still standing in 1900, and was 
cared for as one of the old landmarks of the city. 

Children : 

527. Marion Coolbaugh, b. 1841; m. (1) — ■ — Biglow; m. (2) 

Jones. Child: Gerome, b . Res., Duluth, Minn. 

528. Frank, b. 1843. 

529. Louise, b. . Res., Oakland, Cal. 

Darwin Whitney (235), brother of the preceding, b. 1825; d. 1902; m., 
Illinois, 1847, Laura Bixby. He is a farmer near Winnebago, 111. 
Children: 

530. Wilbur Fisk Whitney, b. June 1, 1848; m., Mar. 1, 1871, 

Lizzie Barton. Res., Byron, 111. Children: (1) Eddie, b. 
Mar. 1, 1876, d. 1877; (2) Fred Armon, b. Jan. 18, 1879, 
m. Latissa Hinley; (3) Laurie Anne, b. Nov. 20, 1881, 
m., 1902, John Cooper: (4) Levi Wilber, b. Nov., 1889, 
m., 191 1, Louise Mix. 

531. Cleora, b. 

532. Mary, b. 

533. Emerson Bixby, b., Seward, 111., Apr. 24, 1856; m., Oct. 11, 

1876, Martha Bentley, b. Jan. 7, 1859 (536-544). 

534. Sarah Lucinda, b. Apr. 4, i860; m. Herbert P. Hobson 

(545-55o). 

535. Newton Elbert, b. Oct. 16, 1861; m. Elizabeth Carter (551— 

557)- 
Emerson Bixby Whitney (533), son of Darwin (235) and Laura (Bixby) 
Whitney, b., Seward, 111., Apr. 24, 1856; m., 1876, Martha Bentley, of 
W T innebago, 111. 

66 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children: 

536. William Darwin Whitney, b. July 24, 1877; m., July 2, 1902, 

Julia Estelle Cook, of Seward. 

537. Frank Emerson, b. Dec. 14, 1879; m., June 10, 1903, Efne 

May Carson, of Riceville, 111. 

538. Mabel Ida, b. Aug. 20, 1881; m., Feb. 5, 1902, Claud William 

Conger. 

539. Artillissa, b. Nov. n, 1882; d. June 11, 1897. 

540. Homer Elmer, b. July 25, 1887. ■ 

541. Mary Elvene, b. Aug. 17, 1889. Res., Los Angeles, Cal. 

542. Carrie, b. Sept. 4, 1892. 

543. Harrold Bentley, b. Dec. 12, 1895. 

544. Sarah Edna, b. Aug. 4, 1898. 

• 

Sarah Lucinda Whitney (534), dau. of Darwin (235) and Laura (Bixby) 
Whitney, b. Apr. 4, i860; m., Nov. 30, 1881, Herbert P. Hobson, of 
Roswell, N. M. 

Children : 

545. Albert Louis Hobson, b. Aug. 3, 1884; m., 1909, Daisy 

Spickler, of Rockford, 111. Res., Roswell, N. M. 

546. Nellie B., b. Dec. 22, 1886; m., 1906, Donald Finley. 

547. Emory John, b. May, 1888; m. Sarah . 

548. Howard Darwin, b. Aug. 1, 1889; d. 1906. 

549. Laura Alta, b. Mar. 16, 1891; m. James Ballard. 

550. Herbert P., b. Apr. 11, 1896; d. June 7, 1896. 

Newton Elbert Whitney (535), brother of the preceding, b. Dec. 16, 
1861; m., Mar. 3, 1886, Elizabeth Carter. Res., Roswell, N. M. 
Children : 

551. Thomas Elbert Whitney, b. Feb. 18, 1887. Res., Roswell, 

N. M. 

552. Ralph Emerson, b. Nov. 8, 1889. 

553. Ross Olo, b. Sept. 7, 1891. Res., Byron, 111. 

554. Lois Adelia, b. Aug. 29, 1893. 

555. Darwin Milton, b. Feb. 6, 1897. 

556. Emory, b. 

557. Ellis, b. 

Esther Whitney (240), dau. of Elisha and Sarah (Brown) (132) Whit- 
ney, dau. of Humphrey (103) and Hannah (Dodge) Brown, b. - — ; 
m., about 1846, Harrison Lamb. 

67 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children : 

558. Louise Lamb, b. 1847. 

559. Laura, b. 1S48. 

560. Andrew, b. . Res., Omaha, Neb. 

561. Elizabeth, b. ; is a trained nurse, and has a private 

sanitarium near Towanda, Penn. 

562. Mary, b. ; is a trained nurse at Philadelphia, Penn. 

563. Beecher, b. — — ; m. Myrtle Bradshaw. Children: (1) Har- 

old, b. 1S91; (2) Herbert, b. 1894; (3) Grace, b. 1896. 
Res., Grand Junction, la. 

564. Myrtle, b. ■ ; is a trained nurse at Philadelphia. 

565. Herbert, b. ; is a farmer near Towanda. 

566. Eugene, b. - — ; is an engineer at Boone, la. Children: (1) 

Clyde, b. 1900; (2) Ray; (3) Harris; (4) Willis. 

J. Humphrey Bird (243), son of John and Abigail (Brown) (133) Bird, 
[Humphrey (103) Thomas (47)], b. Mar. 4, 1827; d. Dec. 27, 1895; m. 
Lucinda Bunnell, b. Oct. 17, 1826. 

Children : 

567. James Bunnell Bird, b. Sept. 10, 1856; m., 1881, Lucina 

Corson. Children: (1) Humphrey Milton, b. Sept. 20, 
1883, m., 1908, Grace Atwood; (2) Lucinda, b. Sept. 30, 
1897. 

568. Ella Effie, b. Feb. 14, 1858. 

569. Oscar Mains (twin), b. May 5, i860; d. June 30, 1890. 

570. Orrin Webster (twin), b. May 5, i860. 

571. Ida Louise, b. Nov. 23, 1863; m. (1), 1890, Joseph Krantz, 

b. Apr. 19, 1861; d. May 26, 1908; she m. (2), 1910, Frank 
Mowry. Children, by first m.: (1) Jeanette Elizabeth, b. 
Jan. 20, 1891, m., 1911, Harry Woodward, of Athens, 
Penn.; (2) William Bird, b. Oct. 9, 1893. 

572. William Blackman, b. Oct. 10, 1S66; m., Dec. 5, 1S91, Myrtle 

Page. 

573. Hornet (twin), b. Aug. 22, 1869; d. Feb. 28, 1880. 

574. Edward (twin), b. Aug. 22, 1869. 

Eliza Jane Bird (245), dau. of John and Abigail (Brown) (133) Bird, 
b. Mar. 28, 1834; m., i860, Jacob Moyer, b., Bucks Co., Penn., Feb., 
1804. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children : 

575. Josephine Hannah Moyer, b. June 1, 1861; m. Ernest G. 

Elsasser (580-589). 

576. Abigail Lydia, b. Nov. 15, 1862; m., July 17, 1889, Elmer 

Tiffany, b. Jan. 20, 1861. Children: (1) Jennie Edythia, b. 
Aug. 21, 1890; (2) John Isaac, b. Feb. 19, 1892. 

577. John M., b. Feb. 5, 1865; m., Nov., 1887, Ella Kane. Chil- 

dren: (1) James A., b. Jan. 24, 1889; (2) Frances Mary, b. 
Mar. 19, 1890; (3) Carrie Agnes, b. Feb. 13, 1893; (4) 
John Morman, b. Sept. 11, 1896. 

578. Amy Orletta, b. Sept. 14, 1866; m. H. C. Wright (590-597). 

579. Emma Lacey, b. Nov. 11, 1869; m. Christine Frederick 

Kuebler (598-605). 

Josephine Hannah Moyer (575), dau. of Jacob and Eliza Jane (Bird) 
(245) Moyer, b. June 1, 1861; m., Jan. 13, 1882, Ernest G. Elsasser, b., 
Wittenberg, Germany, June 22, 1855. 

Children: 

580. Mabel Pearl Elsasser, b., Pennsylvania, Feb. 12, 1883. 

581. John D., b. Apr. 28, 1885; m., Dec. 25, 1908, Violet 

Hutchinson. 

582. Lillian Lucinda Orletta, b. Aug. 26, 1887. 

583. Karl Adolph, b. Aug. 26, 1891; d. June 13, 1892. 

584. Edna Vera, b. Sept. 13, 1893. 

585. Herman Ernest, b. May 17, 1895. 

586. Ina Josephine, b. May 9, 1897. 

587. Charles Bertrand, b. Nov. 22, 1900. 

588. Darwin William, b. Aug. 1, 1903. 

589. Beryl Imogene, b. Oct. n, 1904. 

Amy Orletta Moyer (578), sister of the preceding, b. Sept. 14, 1866; 
m., July 3, 1890, H. C. Wright, b. Sept. 8, 1865. 
Children: 

590. Denis D. Wright, b., Braintrim, Penn., Feb. 23, 1891. 

591. G. Fred, b. July 31, 1892. 

592. Harriet Cornelia, b. Mar. 29, 1894. 

593. Angie Eleanor, b. Sept. 10, 1895. 

594. Jay Lewis, b. June 23, 1897. 

595. Edward Farr, b. Aug. 4, 1901. 

596. Horace Corbin, b. June 21, 1904. 

597. Francis Romain, b. May 21, 1908. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Emma Lacey Moyer (579), sister of the preceding, b. Nov. 11, 1869; 
m., Dec. 20, 1885, Christine Frederick Kuebler, b. Feb. 18, 1885. 
Children: 

598. Barbra Jane Kuebler, b. Nov. 1, 1886; m. Robert Maxwell 

Dinsmore, b., Susquehanna, Penn., Apr. 3, 1881. Res.. 
Little Falls, N. J. 

599. Emma Lydia, b. Sept. 5, 1888. 

600. Christine Frederick, Jr., b. Aug. 9, 1889; d. Aug. 18, 1S96. 

601. William Hedge, b. Oct. 28, 1891. 

602. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 1, 1895. 

603. Fredericka, b. Oct. 18, 1899; d. Jan. 4, 1907. 

604. Caroline, b. Jan. 22, 1901; d. July 20, 1906. 

605. Robert Frank, b. July 26, 1903. 

Sarah Bird (284), dau. of John and Abigail (Brown) (133) Bird, 
[Humphrey (103), Thomas (47)], b. Jan. 7, 1839; d. May 30, 1909; m., 
1 861, Barton Bunnell. 

Children : 

606. Isaac C. Bunnell, b., Meshoppen, Penn., Dec. 26, 1862; m. 

Nettie Gay. Children: (1) Stuart D.; (2) Charles Elliott; 
(3) Virginia. 

607. John W., b. Dec. 1, 1864; m. Katherine Gilmartin. 

60S, Louisa, b. Aug. 12, 1866; m., Sept. 28, 1887, W. S. Fassett. 
Children: (1) Percy; (2) Herbert; (3) John. 

609. Emma R., b. Dec. 16, 1867; d. Nov. 6, 1876. 

610. Henry D., b. Apr. 3, 1870; d. Mar. 28, 1879. 

611. Rose M., b. July 19, 1872. 

612. Arthur, b. Oct. 30, 1874; m. Anna Kirkpatrick. Res., Denver, 

Col. 

613. Nancy Belle, b. Nov. 8, 1876. 

614. Katherine, b. Jan. 7, 1879. 

615. J. Elliott, b. Oct. 12, 1881; m., June 2, 1913, Eula Marie 

Epplor. Res., Omaha, Neb. 

Rachel Charlotta Brown (250), dau. of Mason (135) and Harriet 
(Harmon) Brown [Humphrey (103), Thomas (47)], b. Aug. 19, 1833; 
d. 1910; m. (1) Lorenzo Allen, b., Browntown, Penn., July 22, 1824; 

d. 1868; m. (2) Hugh Dougherty, b. - -; d. 1882; m. (3) Wilson; 

m. (4) — — Smith. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children by first m.: 

616. Clarence Allen, b. July 25, 1855; d. June 8, 1898; m. Mary 

Dean. Dau.: Hazel, b. Dec. 20, 1894. 

617. Lucretia, b. Aug. 29, 1858; m., Nov. 28, 1882, Alfred Lewis. 

Son: Thomas A., b. Aug. 21, 1888. 

618. Harriet, b. Dec. 25, 1859; m. Charles Taylor. Children: (1) 

Cecil, b. Nov. 19, 1885; (2) Floyd, b. Mar. 21, 1887. 

619. George H., b. Feb., 1862; m., Sept. 12, 1890, Cora McHenry. 

620. Mary E., b. Dec. 29, 1864; m., May 12, 1890, Justin Gates, 

b. ; d. 1896. Children: (1) Edith, b. Mar. 14, 1891; 

(2) Laura J., b. May 18, 1894. 

621. Katherine A., b. Sept. 10, 1867; m., Apr. 14, 1892, Charles 

Balch. Children: (1) Ira Allen, b. July 16, 1893; (2) 
Helen M., b. Jan. 16, 1896. 
Children by second m. : 

622. Emily G. Dougherty, b. Jan. 26, 1873. 

623. William G., b. June 5, 1875; m. Blanche Ramsay, b. May 31, 

1877. Son.: William G., Jr., b. July 30, 1903. 

David Brown (251), son of Mason (135) and Harriet (Harmon) Brown, 
b. Dec, 1833; d. Oct. 28, 1902; m., 1862, Sarah Woodfield, b. Aug. 8, 

1845. 
Children: 

624. Matthias Brown, b. Apr. 1, 1866. 

625. Martin Luther, b. Apr. 9, 1869; m. Eliza Frutchey. Son: 

Martin, Jr. 

626. Miles Mason, b. Mar. 15, 1872; m., Nov. 26, 1896, Florence 

Shumway, of Wyalusing, Penn. Children: (1) Elton, b. 
July 15, 1900; (2) Helen Sarah, b. May 13, 1903; (3) Law- 
rence William, b. July 28, 1904; (4) Virginia Florence, b. 
Apr. 23, 1907; (5) Robert Miles, b. Apr., 1908. Miles Mason 
Brown is in the lumber business in Elkins, W. Va. 

627. Fred, b. Apr. 24, 1875. 

628. Howard, b. Dec. 16, 1878; d. June 25, 1879. 

629. David, Jr., b. Mar. 19, 1882; m., 191 2, Margaret Shumway. 

He is in the lumber business. Res., Elkins, W. Va. 

630. Thurman, b. June 11, 1888; d. Mar. 6, 1896. 

Clark Mason Brown (252), son of Mason (135) and Harriet (Harmon) 
Brown, b. May 14, 1838; d., Syracuse, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1905; m., Dec. 2, 
1859, Jane Woodfield, b. Jan. 10, 1842. Res., Wyalusing, Penn. 

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Children: 

631. Stella Amanda Brown, b. Mar. 17, 1861; m. (1) Rev. John 

Nichols; m. (2) Rev. F. H. Chrissman (640-643). 

632. Charles Raymond, b. Apr. 19, 1864; m., Aug. 19, 1892, 

Marguerite Fassett, b., Scottsville, Penn., Sept. 6, 1865. 
He was educated in Towanda, Penn.; is an active member 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church; and is prosperous in 
his business as a contractor and builder, 2025 So. State St., 
Syracuse, N. Y., where he resides. Children: (1) Raymond, 
b. Nov. 8, 1893; (2) Alavene, b. July 4, 1894. 

633. Lewis Dunham, b. Apr. 12, 1S66; m. (1) Maud Rice; m. (2) 

Sadie Barton (644-647). 

634. Isabella, b. Oct. 10, 1868; m. William Eames. Children: (1) 

Jane Cenith, b. June 23, 1904; (2) Edmond Clark, b. 
Apr., 1906; (3) Clyde Frederick, b. Sept. 8, 1907. Res., 
Union, Ore. 

635. Oscar Francis, b. Jan. iS, 1871; m. Lulu Brown, b. Dec. 26, 

1873; dau. of Clark B. (379) and Mary (Butler) (291) 
Brown. He is a merchant in Lestershire, N. Y. 

636. Jenny Lind, b. May 21, 1873; m. Arthur Blanchard, b. June 

25, 1862; d. May 27, 1909. He was a lawyer in Little 
Falls, Minn. Mrs. Blanchard graduated from Mansfield 
(Penn.) State Normal School, and since the death of her 
husband has been librarian in Carnegie City Library, 
Little Falls. 

637. Harmon Clark, b., Browntown, Penn., Sept. 28, 1875; m., 

Superior, Wis., Apr. 19, 1895, Nora Kelly, b. Mar. 5, 1878. 
He is a druggist in Duluth, Minn. Son: Clark, b. Feb. 27, 
1906. 

638. Homer Arthur, b. Browntown, Apr. 20, 1877; m. Amy Mann. 

He is a farmer in Wyalusing. Children: (1) Gertrude, b. 
Apr. 9, 1902; (2) Leona, b. Dec. 28, 1905; (3) Lillian, b. 
Aug. 17, 1910; (4) Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 30, 1914. 

639. Clyde Wesley, b., Browntown, Mar. 14, 1881; m. Maud 

Douglass. He is R. F. D. letter-carrier, Wyalusing. Chil- 
dren: (1) Douglass, b. July 17, 1904; (2) Jenny Lind, b. 
Jan. 16, 1906; (3) Elma, b. Mar. 4, 1908; (4) Alice, b. Jan. 
4, 1910; (5) Martha, b. Aug. 31, 191 1. 



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Stella Amanda Brown (631), dau. of Clark Mason (252) and Jane 
(Woodfield) Brown, b., Browntown, Penn., Mar. 17, 1861; d. Aug. 9, 
191 1 ; m. (1) Rev. John Nichols; m. (2) Rev. F. H. Chrissman. After a 
course of training she was appointed head of Packer Hospital, Sayre, 
Penn., which was under the immediate supervision of the Lehigh Valley 
R. R. In 1885 she became the wife of Rev. John Nichols, and they 
went to India as missionaries of the General Synod, Lutheran Church of 
America, locating in Guntoor, where he died of typhoid fever within one 
year of their arrival. She returned to America and took up the study of 
medicine at the Woman's Medical College of Philadelphia, for three 
years, with a view to returning to India as medical missionary; but 
she was not able to carry out her plans. In 1890 she m. Rev. F. H. 
Chrissman, of Blairsville, Penn. She died in Frostburg, Md., where her 
husband is pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She endeared herself 
to the members of her church by her unselfish zeal for the advancement 
of all its interests. 

Children, by second m. : 

640. Lyall Chrissman, b. Feb. 1, 1892. 

641. Maud, b. Oct. 16, 1894. 

642. Marion, b. Sept. 5, 1899. 

643. Edith, b. Jan. 1, 1903. 

Lewis Dunham Brown (633), brother of the preceding, b. Apr. 12, 1866; 
m. (1), Sept. 13, 1892, Maud Rice, b. 1868; d., Little Falls, Minn., Mar. 
20, 1894; m. (2) Sadie Barton, b. June 12, 1876. He was Representative 
(Republican) in the Minnesota Legislature, terms 1 909-11, and was 
chairman of important committees. He is a druggist in Little Falls, 
Minn. 

Dau. by first m.: 

644. Gladys Maud Brown, b. Mar. 4, 1894. She is a student in 

Syracuse University. 
Children by second m.: 

645. Louise Winona, b. 1908. 

646. Mary Barton, b. 1909. 

647. Lewis Dunham, Jr., b. 191 1. 

Hannah Brown (255), dau. of Mason (135) and Harriet (Harmon) 
Brown [Humphrey (103), Thomas (47)], b. Jan. 17, 1846; m. Treat 
Bosworth Camp, b. 1835; d. 1889. Treat Bosworth Camp was grandson 
of John Camp, who came into Pennsylvania from New Milford with the 
Connecticut settlers. Treat Camp was b. in Camptown, Penn., and was 

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educated at Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Penn. He enlisted in the 
Civil War, assisting in forming Co. F, 5 2d Regt. Penn. Vols., serving as 
Lieutenant. He was in the battles of the Peninsula, Malvern Hill, Fair 
Oaks, and Seven Pines. He served in forts in Charleston Harbor, was 
captured in an assault on Fort Johnson about 1864, and held as prisoner 
of war in Charleston Jail, and eight months in Libby Prison. He received 
his discharge in 1865. After the war he settled in Wyalusing, Penn., and 
was insurance surveyor from 1874 to 1889. He was the author of two 
books, "Would You Like to Know," and "Look Before You Leap," both 
being technical discussions on insurance. He d. in San Francisco and is 
buried in the Presidio Cemetery. 
Children: 

648. Walter Camp, b., Camptown, Apr. 21, 1867; m., May 2, 
1898, Emma Sayles, of Blue Island, 111. He attended pub- 
lic schools in Wyalusing, worked on the Lehigh Valley 
R. R. as track laborer and night track-walker from Mar., 
1883, to Sept., 1887; he then attended Pennsylvania State 
College four years, graduating as civil engineer in 1891. 
He was surveyor and draftsman for the Southern Pacific 
Company in California, 1891-92; constructing engineer and 
superintendent of the Rainier Ave. Electric Ry., in Seattle, 
Wash., from Mar., 1892 to Apr., 1894; with Seattle, Lake 
Shore, and Eastern Ry., at Snohomish and Woolley, for 
fourteen months as work-train foreman and section fore- 
man, 1894-95. He attended the University of Wisconsin, 
Madison, Wis., 1895-96, as postgraduate in electricity and 
steam. He was then employed in Chicago, as constructing 
engineer, with Englewood and Chicago Electric (Storage 
Battery) Ry., 1896-97. He has been the editor of Railway 
and Engineering Review, in Chicago, since May, 1897. He 
is author of a book on the construction and maintenance of 
railroad track entitled "Notes on Track," the first edition 
published in 1903; editor, and author in part, of a book 
entitled "Railroad Transportation," at the Universal Ex- 
position [St. Louis World's Fair], 1904; author of numerous 
papers read before railroad and engineering societies ; mem- 
ber of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Amer- 
ican Railway Engineering Association, the Roadmasters 
and Maintenance of Way Association, the Permanent Way 
Institution, of England, and the Chicago Engineers' Club. 

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649. Robert, b. 1869; d. 1881. 

650. Emma, b. Feb. 7, 1874; m. Arthur Hibbard. She graduated 

from Pennsylvania State College, taught school in Little 
Falls, N. J., for two years, and three years in Wyalusing 
High School. Res., Wyalusing, Penn. 

William B. Brown (257), son of Mason (135) and Harrier (Harmon) 
Brown, b. Mar. 16, 1851; d. Mar. 29, 1913; m., Nov. 10, 1875, Mary Allis 
Dwell, of Driftwood, Penn. Mr. Brown was marshal of Snohomish, 
Wash., from 1897 to 191 2. Res., Snohomish, Wash. 

Children: 

651. Alonzo Clark Brown, b. Feb. 13, 1877; m., Feb. 14, 1906, 

Petra Lund, of Norway. He is a confectioner in Duvall, 
Wash., and is also Mayor of the city. 

652. Maud Eliza, b. Dec. 1, 1879; m., Jan. 17, 1899, John B. 

Kieffer, a real-estate dealer. Children: (1) John Brown, b. 
Feb. n, 1900; (2) Clara Sybilla, b. Dec. 1, 1904. Res., 
Seattle, Wash. 

653. Horace Mason, b. Aug. 7, 1882; m., Jan. 4, 1912, Pearl Hill. 

Res., Wardner, Ida. 

654. Clara Harriet, b. May 31, 1885; m., Sept. 1, 1909, Everett E. 

McMillan, druggist, Seattle, Wash. 

Emma Abigail Brown (259), sister of the preceding, b. Feb. 16, 1857; m., 
Jan. 31, 1879, George Jackson, b., England, May 12, 1849. George 
Jackson came to America with his parents. His father had established a 
business of manufacturing woolen blankets for the Civil War, thus ob- 
taining wealth enough to establish a felt business. He was the first man 
in America to manufacture hair-felt goods, such as carpets, piano-covers, 
etc. After the death of his father, Mr. Jackson continued the business 
for many years. He is now retired and lives in Little Falls, N. J. 

Children: 

655. George J. Jackson, b. June 8, 1881; m., June 6, 1906, Elsie 

Elizabeth Smith. He is a civil engineer, and superintendent 
of the North Jersey Transit Company. Dau.: Mary Nein- 
myer, b. Nov. 23, 1909. Res., Hoboken, N. J. 

656. John, b. Aug. 20, 1882; m., May 1, 1904, Agnes May Deck- 

hart. He is a real-estate broker. Children: (1) Rollins 
Deckhart, b. Oct. 28, 1905; (2) Dorothy Lillian, b. Sept. 1, 
I 9°7> (3) Milton Victor, b. Aug. 27, 191 1. Res., Little 
Falls, N. J. 

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657. Cortez Jennings, b. July 24, 1S85; m., May 27, 1900, Annie 

May Wolfenden, of England. He is an electrician in Little 
Falls, N. J. Dau.: Gladys May, b. Oct. 30, 1907. 

658. Harriet Gladys (twin), b. Mar. 24, 1S92; d. Jan. 17, 1894. 

659. Mary Gertrude (twin), b. Mar. 24, 1892. 

660. Gerald Reuben, b. Aug. 10, 1900. 

Ethlin A. Brown (261), dau. of Jesse (1,38) and Maria (Fish) Brown 
[Daniel (104), Thomas (47)], b., Sheshequin, Penn., June 28, 1823; d. 
May 14, 1877; m. Elijah Parsons, of Towanda, Penn., editor and publisher 
of the Bradford Argus. 

Children : 

661. E. Ashmun Parsons, b., Towanda, Mar. 17, 1846; d. 1911; 

m., Jan. 19, 1887, Annie Fanning Morgan. Children: (1) 
E. Ashmun, b. Dec. 2, 1887; (2) William Morgan, b. June 
n, 1890; (3) Frances Manley, b. June 14, 1892; (4) An- 
toinette Stark, b. June 22, 1894. 

662. Jessie Maria, b., Towanda, Apr. 26, 1848; m. Frank D. 

Decker. Children: (1) Meta Ethlin, b. Aug. 10, 1874; (2) 
Edith, b. . 

663. Matthias W., b. Apr. 24, 1850. 

664. Mary Ethlin, b. May 17, 1S53. 

665. Antoinette D., b. Sept. 20, 1855; m., June 12, 1877, J. B. 

Stark. Children: (1) Mary Parsons, b. - — , m. Clarence 
L. Samuels, of Philadelphia, Penn.; (2) Stanley, b. - — . 

666. George Fisk, b. — — ; m. Maud Peters, of New York. Chil- 

dren: (1) George; (2) Langdon. 

Daniel King Brown (263), son of Ira (139) and Nancy (King) Brown, 
b. Browntown, Penn., Feb. 24, 1826; d., Wyalusing, Penn., Jan. 13, 
1899; m., Aug. 14, 184S, Mehitable Stalford, who d. June 30, 1902. 

Children : 

667. Anna E. Brown, b., Browntown, Nov. 5, 1849; m. Calvin A. 

Stowell, b. 1843. He is a newspaper editor. Dau.: Clara 
May, b. July 17, 1882. Calvin A. Stowell was born, and 
passed his early life, in Smithboro, N. Y. His father, later, 
was engaged in lumbering at Sugar Run, Penn. Calvin 
first engaged in the mercantile trade at Sugar Run, but 
later removed to Wyalusing, where, in 1879, he married 
Anna Brown. He established the Wyalusing Rocket, a 

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publication with which he has been associated three times. 
He was also the original promoter of the Bank of Wyalu- 
sing, and for some time was the teller. He is of the Presby- 
terian faith, having been a ruling elder in that body. Res., 
Wyalusing, Penn. 

668. Frances A., b., Browntown, June 15, 1851; d. Sept. 29, 1852. 

669. Emily A., b., Browntown, May 9, 1854; m., May 4, 1875, 

J. H. Lloyd. 

J. Morgan Brown (264), brother of the preceding,- b., Browntown, 
Penn., Apr. 2, 1830; m. (1), Nov. 1, 1853, Sarah A. Jennings, d. Mar. 2, 
1866; m. (2), Dec. 18, 1867, Helen Allen, b. Oct. 22, 1840; divorced Feb., 
1886; m. (3), July 3, 1886, Mary B. Beers. Mr. Brown was in the Union 
Army, and is now proprietor of the Wyalusing Hotel, and owns numerous 
business buildings and residences. 

Children by first m.: 

670. Ira A. Brown, b., Athens, Penn., Aug. 13, 1854; m., Sept. 25, 

1878, Frances Cox. 

671. Carrie May, b., Wyalusing, Penn., May 9, 1858; m. J. Swank. 
Children by second m.: 

672. Josephine, b. Sept. 12, 1870; d. Aug. 23, 1871. 

673. Jessie Allen, b. Dec. 2, 1871; m. (1), Nov. 26, 1895, Harry 

States, a veterinarian in Detroit, Mich.; divorced 1909; m. 
(2), July 1, 191 1, R. J. Burkett. Son, by first m.: Ransom 
E., b. Apr. 23, 1898. 

674. Mildred, b. Nov. 29, 1873; m., Aug. 2, 1898, William Lee. 

Children: (1) Helen, b. Apr. 29, 1900; (2) Nancy King, b. 
Oct. 2, 1902; (3) Alice, b. Oct. 4, 1913. 

Sarah Adaline Brown (265), sister of the preceding, b., Browntown, 
Penn., Jan. 26, 1838; m., Sept. 25, 1861, Adolph H. Kingsbury, b. 
Towanda, Penn., Oct. 23, 1821. 

Children : 

675. Helen Mar Kingsbury, b., Towanda, Apr. 16, 1863; m. 

Albert Delmar Coolbaugh (680-682). 

676. Jere Grant, b. Mar. 20, 1865; m., Brooklyn, N. Y., June 29, 

1889, Alice E. Foot. He is a manufacturer of riveting ma- 
chines, electrical instruments, tabulating machines, adding 
machines, etc. Res., Bridgeport, Conn. 

677. Ira Edward, b. Oct. 9, 1867; d. Nov. 2, 1870. 

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678. Angelique, b. June 22, 1869; m., Towanda, Oct., 188S, 

J. Lorenzo Decker. Dau.: Adaline, b. Sept. 5, 1891, m., 
Apr. 25, 191 2, Clarence H. Richards, of Minneapolis, 
Minn. 

679. Samuel, b. Nov. 26, 1871; m., Bridgeport, Sarah Hogan, d., 

Brooklyn, Jan., 1964. Children: (1) Adaline, b., Bridge- 
port, Nov. 19, 1898; (2) Adolph William, b., Brooklyn, 
Feb. 9, 1900. 

Helen Mar Kingsbury (675), dau. of Adolph H. and Sarah Adaline 
(Brown) (265) Kingsbury, b., Towanda, Penn., Apr. 16, 1863; m., June 
16, 1886, Albert Delmar Coolbaugh. Res., Elmira Heights, N. Y. 

Children: 

680. Alice A. Coolbaugh, b., Towanda, Dec. 8, 1889; m., June 27, 

1909, R. H. Osborne, of Rochester, N. Y. Dau.: Helen 
Louise, b. Oct. 10, 191 2. 

681. Rowena, b., Elmira, N. Y., Apr. 6, 1892. 

682. Katharine Hawes, b., Elmira, June 14, 1894. Res., Elmira 

Heights, N. Y. 

George Washington Lung (266), son of Warren and Cynthia (Brown) 
(141) Lung, dau. of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) Brown, son of 
Thomas (47) and Patience (Brockway) Brown, b. May 14, 1824; d., 
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 24, 1906; m. Abigail Shove, b. June 15, 1823; d. 
Apr. 27, 1882. 

Children: 

683. Warren Shove Lung, b., Rush, Penn., Aug. 31, 1846. 

684. Henry Winthrop, b., Rush, May 12, 1862; m., 1905, Beatrice 

Ring. He is an attorney at law and real-estate dealer in 
Seattle, W T ash.; was a member of the Washington State 
Legislature (Republican) 1896; is a graduate of Pennsyl- 
vania State Normal School and University of Michigan. 

685. Mary Grace, b., Rush, Feb. 25, 1865; m., Sept. 7, 1910, 

Andrew B. Hitchcock. He was a member of the Pennsyl- 
vania State Legislature (Republican) from 1901 to 1908. 
Both are graduates of the Pennsylvania State Normal 
School. Res., Knoxville, Penn. 

Evaline Lung (269), dau. of Warren and Cynthia (Brown) (141) Lung, 
b., Rush, Penn., Nov. 13, 1833; d. Dec. 10, 1888; m. Elisha Horton, d. 
Dec. 27, 1866. 

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Children: 

686. Alpha Horton, b., Rush, ; d. Apr. 3, 1893; m. William 

Hall. 
6S7. Eva, b. — - — ; m. Jerome Kinney; had two sons and a dau- 

688. Adaline, b. Mar. 27, 1865; d. Sept., 1907. 

689. George, b. 1866. Res., Seattle, Wash. 

Charles Warren Lung (271), brother of the preceding, b. Nov. 13, 
1839; m. (1) Ellen Frear; m. (2) Ruth Frear. He enlisted in Co. D, 50th 
Regt. Penn. Vols., Sept. 6, 1861, Sergeant; transferred to Vet. Reserve 
Corps, Jan. 25, 1865. 

Children, by first m.: 

690. Jesse Lung, b. ; accidentally drowned. 

691. Ruth, b. ; m. Morrice; has five children. 

692. Cyrel, b. Oct. 13, 1872; m. Anna Arnold; divorced and re- 

married; has one child. 

693. William Warren, b. Oct. 3, 1874; m., and has children. 

Elenora Lung (272), sister of the preceding, b., Rush, Penn., Feb. 26, 
1844; m., about 1867, J. H. Bevens, who d. Sept., 1910. She is a graduate 
of Pennsylvania State Normal School, class of 1866. Res., Los Angeles, 
Cal. 

Children : 

694. James L. Bevens, b. Apr. 29, 1869; m. Desdemona Milliken, 

and had three children. He is a surgeon in the United 
States Army. Last address, Leavenworth, Kan. 

695. Allen Brown, b. Apr. 3, 1870. 

696. Leslie B., b. Mar. 4, 1876. 

697. Alice J., b. May 30, 1881; m. Coolbaugh. Res., Los 

Angeles, Cal. 

Nancy Ann Butler (289), dau. of James and Elizabeth (Brown) (144) 
Butler [Daniel (104), Thomas (47)], b., Browntown, Penn., Nov. 18, 
1834; d. Oct. 4, 1888; m., Sept. 30, 1852, James Lacey. 

Children: 

698. Elizabeth Ann Lacey, b., New Laceyville, Penn., Sept. 26, 

1853; m. Frank Brown (381) (703-706). 

699. Sanford Burton, b. Oct. 9, 1856; m. Nellie Maxwell. He is an 

architect. Children: (1) Kenneth, b. 1876, d. 1911; m. and 
had one son, Errick, b. Nov. 8, 1901; (2) Harry, b. 1878, 
d. May 12, 1909. 

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700. Frank Butler, b. Feb. 26, 1S59; m. Anna Hoyt. 

701. Mary Elsie, b. Oct. 14, 1862; m. Arthur Sweetland, mer- 

chant, Elmira, N. Y. 

702. Harris Julian, b. Sept. 30, 1869; m. Sarah Williams. 

Elizabeth Ann Lacey (698), dau. of James and Nancy Ann (Butler) 
(289) Lacey, b. Sept. 26, 1853; m., Feb. 3, 1874, Frank Brown (381), 
son of Benjamin (163). 

Children : 

703. Julia H. Brown, b. Nov. 2, 1874; m., Sept. 25, 1905, Harry 

Benson. 

704. Nancy L., b. Jan. 23, 1876; m. Dayton Furman (707-719). 

705. Benjamin D., b. Mar. 2, 1882; m., Dec. 20, 1906, Madge 

Martin. 

706. Lacey J., b. May 2, 1885; m., Apr. 15, 1911, Mary Sink. 

Nancy L. Brown (704), the preceding, b. Jan. 2^, 1876; m., Feb. 1, 
1892, Dayton Furman. 
Children : 

707. Margaret E. Furman, b. Apr. 6, 1893. 



708 
709 
710 
711 
712 

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7i4 

7i5 
716 

717 

718 

719 



Jessie M., b. June 10, 1894. 
Harry J., b. May 7, 1896. 
Ruth M., b. Aug. 26, 1897. 
Sanford L., b. Mar. 23, 1900. 
Cecil B., b. Aug. 20, 1902. 
Francis R., b. Nov. 4, 1903. 
Dorris E., b. May 26, 1905. 
Mildred A., b. Nov. 27, 1906. 
Theodore R., b. Apr. 13, 1908. 
Virginia W., b. Sept. 2, 1909. 
Robert L., b. Apr. 20, 191 1. 
Earle E., b. Sept. 3, 1912. 



Ellicott Butler (290), son of James and Elizabeth (Brown) (144) 
Butler, b. Mar. 8, 1836; d. Nov., 1910; m., Mar. 19, 1861, Elsie M. 
Keeney. 

Children : 

720. Ella 0. Butler, b. Mar. 13, 1862; m., Apr. 3, 1883, Charles 

Hall. Child: Vesta D., b. Nov. 18, 1884. 

721. Dora N., b. Nov. 18, 1865. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Mary Butler (292), sister of the preceding, b. Apr. 9, 1845; m. (1), 
July 4, 1865, Jasper Keeney, who d. July n, 1871; m. (2), Dec. 24, 1872, 
Clark B. Brown (378), b. July 12, 1836. 

Son by first m.: 

722. Charles R. Keeney, b. July 29, 1866. 
Children by second m.: 

723. Lulu J. Brown, b. Dec. 26, 1873; m., May n, 1891, Oscar F. 

Brown (635). Children: (1) Arline, b. Dec. 2, 1905; (2) 
Dorothy, b. July 4, 1907. 

724. Grace D., b. Oct. 6, 1879; m., Aug. 29, 1903, Theodore Simms, 

of Hastings, Neb. He is a jeweler in Hastings. 

Henry Irvin Brown (298), son of William Hamilton (145) and Julia 
Ann (Johnson) Brown, son of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) Brown, 
b. Jan. 27, 1847; m., Nov. 21, 1868, Harriet Wilcox. 

Children: 

725. Lillian A. Brown, b. Nov. 22, 1869; d. May 12, 1897; m., 

Nov., 1895, Peter Nye. Child: Ray Irvin. 

726. Nellie O., b. Nov. 10, 1871; d. Dec. 18, 1894; m., Feb. 26, 

1888, Charles Justin. Children: (1) Theda Pearl, b. , 

m., Oct. 19, 1910, John Krauss, of Buffalo, N. Y. Child: 

Harold John, b. July 17, 191 2; (2) Laverne, b. ; d. in 

infancy. 

727. Josephine M., b. Nov. 2, 1874; m., Nov. 22, 1899, Leo B. 

Perry. Children: (1) Lisle L., b. Feb. 14, 1905, d. Jan. 4, 
1907; (2) Edgar, b. Dec. 23, 1909. Res., Powell, Penn. 

728. Adelaide L., b. Sept. 4, 1876; m., Sept. 4, 1893, Corry H. 

Gordon. Son: Fred, b. May 31, 1894. 

729. Fred W., b. Dec. 6, 1878; m., Buffalo, Dec. 27, 1904, Mar- 

garet Krauss. Children: (1) Irvin F., b. Oct. 15, 1905; (2) 
Herbert R., b. July 23, 1907; (3) Russell, b. Nov. n, 1912, 
d. Dec. 4, 1912. Res., Niagara Falls, N. Y. 

730. Hartley I., b. Mar. 21, 1881; m., Nov. 8, 1913, Mrs. Florence 

Zigler Geary. 

731. Harriet I., b. Dec. 31, 1883. 

732. Ruth Augusta, b. Aug. 8, 1885. 

William HenryBrown, M.D. (305), son of Nelson P. (146) and Clarissa 
(Snook) Brown [Daniel (104), Thomas (47)], b.,Towanda, Penn., Aug. 26, 
1842; m. (1) Anna Manville, d., Castleton, N. Y., Mar. 15, 1870; m. (2), 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

June 17, 1875, Alice Doty, d. July 10, 1902; m. (3), May 9, 1904, Anna 
Kinner. Mr. Brown served in the Union Army, and was in the Provost 
Marshal's office in Troy, Penn., until the close of the war, in 1865. He 
graduated at Geneva Medical College in 1867, and practised his pro- 
fession in Castleton until 1872, when he removed to Waterloo, la., 
where he practised until his death, Feb. 27, 1903. He was a member of 
the American Medical Association, one of the founders, and member of 
the staff, of the Presbyterian Hospital, Waterloo. 
Children, by first m.: 

733. Oscar Manville Brown, b. ; m. . He is an engi- 

neer on I. C. R. R. Children: (1) Arthur; (2) Alice. 

734. Charles Hendryx Brown, b. ; m. . He is an engi- 

neer on I. C. R. R. Son: Walter Henry. 

735. Harry Brown, b. . Is a graduate of Chicago Medical 

College, and is practising in Waterloo. 

Cornelia Winslow Brown (307), sister of the preceding, b. Nov. 9, 
1845; d., Albert Lee, Minn., Sept. 8, 1886; m., Jan. 24, 1866, Robert F. 
Sulzer. 

Children: 

736. Clara Mena Sulzer, b., Wyalusing, Penn., July 2, 1867; d. 

Feb. 4,. 1882. 

737. Mary Emma, b. Oct. 31, 1869. 

738. Robert Frederick, Jr., b., Waterloo, la., Feb. 15, 1873. 

739. William Henry, b. Apr. 28, 1875. 

740. George Carroll, b. Mar. 16, 1877; d. Aug. 11, 1S89. 

741. Lulu Agnes, b., Albert Lee, Aug. 22, 1879. 

742. Alice Cora, b. Aug. 19, 1881. 

743. Jessie Pearl, b. Dec. 30, 1883. 

Mahlon Mercur Brown (311), son of Daniel Warren (147) and Cath- 
erine Adaline (King) Brown, son of Daniel (104) and Mary (Wigton) 
Brown, b. Dec. 28, 1838; m., Ithaca, N. Y.,Nov. 28, 1863, Martha Sharp, 
d. May 21, 1899. He attended public school, taught district schools in 
Bradford Co., Penn., for several terms, studied medicine with Dr. Madill, 
at Wysox, Penn., attended Geneva Medical College, where he graduated 
Jan., 1865. He first practised his profession in Millport, N. Y., then at 
Ithaca, Syracuse, and Buffalo, N. Y. He was surgeon in the State Militia, 
with rank of Major, and police and railroad surgeon in Syracuse. He was 
a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a Mason, and K. of P. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children: 

744. Arthur Grant Brown, b. Oct. 24, 1864; m., Nov. 14, 1890, 

Ruth Adams, b. May 30, 1870; dau. of John Adams, of 
Mansfield, Penn. He attended schools in Ithaca; com- 
menced drug business in Syracuse, then in Elmira. He 
owned a drug-store in Wyalusing for three years, and is 
now in the wholesale drug business in Pittsburgh, Penn. 
Son: J. Willard Adams, b. Jan. 6, 1891. He is now in the 
Indiana State Normal School. 

745. Ward Beecher, b. June 31, 1869; m., Mar. 6, 1891, Emily 

Hogarth Hodgson, dau. of Rev. Francis D. Hodgson. He 
was a portrait artist in Pittsburgh several years; is now in 
the wholesale drug business there. Son: Carlysle, b. Feb. 6, 
1892. He is now in college. 

Theodore F. Brown (313), son of Daniel Warren (147) and Catherine 
Adaline (King) Brown, b. Sept. 18, 1844; d., Browntown, Penn., Dec. 19, 
1905; m., Lime Hill, Penn., Nov. 16, 1871, Matilda Elizabeth States, 
b. Oct. 15, 1846. He attended public schools at Browntown. He enlisted 
in Co. D, 50th Regt. Penn. Vols., and was in the following battles: The 
Wilderness, Front of Richmond, Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, 
Vicksburg, Knoxville, Cold Harbor, Fort Stedman, and many others. 
Because of exposure while in the army he suffered from rheumatism, and 
was discharged, by general order, May 26, 1865, on account of heart- 
disease, which caused his death. After he left the army he clerked in a 
general store in Ithaca, N. Y., then went back to his farm in Browntown 
and stayed until 1880. He then removed to Elmira, N. Y., where he was 
engaged in the drug business with his brother, Charles W., for about a 
year and a half, when he returned to his farm, and remained there until 
his death. 

Children: 

746. Ernest Larue Brown, b. May 19, 1873. He is a salesman in a 

wholesale dry-goods store in Rochester, N. Y. 

747. Theo Grace, b. Oct. 3, 1880; m., Dec. 19, 1906, John T. Dunn, 

Esq., son of Isaac Dunn. He is a graduate of Princeton 
College, 1869, and is an attorney at law in Scranton, Penn. 
Children: (1) Theodore Brown, b., Scranton, Sept. 21, 
1907; (2) Henry Ernest, b. Mar. 9, 1910. 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Charles W — Brown, M.D. (314), son of Daniel Warren (147) and 
Catherine Adaline (King) Brown, b. Oct. n, 1846; m., Jan. 1, 1866, by 
Rev. N. L. Reynolds, Mary Eleanor Elliott, b. Aug. 30, 1849. Mary 
Eleanor Elliott, wife of Dr. Chas. W. Brown, was dau. of Dr. Charles V. 
Elliott, of Mansfield, Penn., whose grandfather came to America with 
the Livingstons, and settled at Livingston Manor. From that place he 
and his son enlisted in the war for liberty. Mary Eleanor's mother was 
Eliza Graves. She is descended from the Graves family that settled in 
America in 1650, which family gave many soldiers to the Revolutionary 
Army. Mary Eleanor, when about eight years of age, went with her 
parents to Hudson City, Wis., where they resided for several years. Her 
father was one of the surveyors of the Northern Pacific R. R., and after- 
ward practised medicine in Hudson City and Mansfield. He was a 
member of Pennsylvania State Legislature two terms; was postmaster 
at Mansfield fifteen years, and State Trustee, State Normal School. 
Mrs. Brown was for more than twenty years treasurer of the Woman's 
Home Missionary Society of the Baltimore Conference, Methodist Epis- 
copal Church. She is a member of the Board of Management of Rust 
Hall, and secretary of the Board of Management of the National Critten- 
den Home — a work in which she is greatly interested. She is a member 
of the Woman's League, of the National George, Jr., Republic; a member 
of the D. C. Chapter, Daughters of the War of 181 2; registrar of the 
D. C. Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots; and regent of 
Livingston Manor Chapter, D. A. R., which she founded and named 
for the home of her ancestors. 

Dr. Chas. W. Brown lived on a farm with his parents, attended dis- 
trict school, went to Millport, N. Y., in i860, clerked in drug and general 
store until 1864, then went to Troy, Penn., where he, with Marcus 
Gates, managed a branch clothing-store for Jewell & Pomroy until 1866. 
After his marriage he clerked in drug-store for Dr. C. V. Elliott; was 
assistant postmaster at Mansfield; studied medicine with Dr. Elliott and 
Dr. T. B. Eagle; attended Medical College at Geneva, in 1869; and grad- 
uated from Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1871. He 
then practised his profession in Mansfield for five years. While there he 
served as State Trustee of State Normal School, and treasurer of the 
borough. Removed to Elmira, N. Y., in 1877, and practised there until 
he removed to Washington, D. C, in 1890. He was physician to Elmira 
Reformatory; division surgeon, D. L. & W. R. R.; health officer of the 
city of Elmira for two terms; was elected supervisor of Chemung Co.; 
was member, president, and secretary of the Tioga Co. (Penn.) Medical 

84 




Charles W. Brown, M.D. (314) 




Mary Elkaxor Elliott 
Wife of Dr. Charles W. Brown 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Society; secretary Elmira Academy of Medicine five years; one of the 
founders of the New York State Medical Association; secretary and pres- 
ident of the Third District Branch. He lectured on surgery, Nurses Train- 
ing-school, Sibley Hospital, Washington, D. C. He is president of the 
Frank H. Thomas Company, General Agents Travelers Insurance Co.; 
is member of the Masonic Fraternity, 3 2d degree, K. C. C. H., and Almas 
Temple Mystic Shrine; member of Methodist Episcopal Church, Amer- 
ican Medical Association, and the Medical Society of the District of 
Columbia. Politics, Republican. Res., 1411 K St., Washington, D. C. 
Children : 

748. Catherin Elliott Brown, b., Mansfield, Penn., June 15, 1868; 

m. Dr. Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh (750-752). 

749. Mabel Frances, b. Nov. 21, 1876; d. May 1, 1898. She at- 

tended grammar school in Elmira, N. Y„ and Washington, 
D. C; also high school, in Washington, until her health 
failed. She gave much time to the study of music, and was 
a fine piano-player; was organist and class secretary of 
primary class in Foundry Methodist Episcopal Sunday 
School, and an active member of Foundry Church as long 
as she was able to attend. She was always a good Christian 
girl, and was beloved by all who knew her. Her remains 
rest in the beautiful Rock Creek Cemetery. 

Catherin E. Brown (748), dau. of Charles W. (314) and Mary Eleanor 
(Elliott) Brown, b., Mansfield, Penn., June 15, 1868; m., Elmira, N. Y., 
Oct. 1, 1889, by Rev. A. W. Green, Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, M.D., 
of Washington, D. C. Catherine went with her parents, who moved to 
Elmira, N. Y., when she was a young girl. Here she attended grammar 
school and the St. Ursula School for Girls, from both of which she grad- 
uated. She also attended the Elmira Female College. After her marriage 
she moved to Washington, D. C, where she has been identified with 
various organizations looking to the betterment of the race. Prominent 
among these is the National George, Jr. Republic League, of which she 
is recording secretary. She began her activities as a Daughter of the 
American Revolution in Constitution Chapter, holding the office of 
registrar and recording secretary, which office she resigned to become cor- 
responding secretary in the new chapter, Livingston Manor, organized by 
her mother in Feb., 1909. She was one year State recording secretary, de- 
clining renomination in order to give more time to the office of secretary 
to the National Magazine Committee, which office she resigned on her 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

election in 191 1 to the office of registrar-general, D. A. R., for a term of 
two years.* She is national chaplain of the Children of the American 
Revolution, of which her two interesting boys are enthusiastic members. 
Through her father's line she is a member of the Daughters of Founders 
and Patriots of America, being corresponding secretary of the District of 
Columbia. [See American Monthly Magazine, Mar., 191 2, p. 105.] 

Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh, M.D. [Andrew Boleus, M.D., Jacob, 
George, Jacob, Johannes Henrich], b., Penn Township, Huntingdon Co., 
Penn., May 7, 1862, on the old homestead farm. Educated in private 
school, Huntingdon Academy, Brethren's Normal School, Juniata 
College; graduated from latter with degree of B. E. ('79); also received 
degree of M.E. and M.S. ('98) from the same institution. Taught sev- 
eral years in public schools of Pennsylvania; attended medical lectures 
at University of Pennsylvania, and Medical Department Columbian 
University [now G. W. U.]; graduated from Howard University, and 
received degree of M.D. from same in 1895; graduated from Medical De- 
partment, Georgetown University, in 1898. He removed to Washington, 
D. C, in 1882; held several positions under the government, the last 
being Assistant Chief, Bureau of Animal Industry. Since 1899 he has 
been member of United States Board Pension Ex. Surgeons, of which 
he is secretary. Entered upon active medical practice in Washington, 
D. C, Oct., 1887; member Medical Society District of Columbia, Amer- 
ican Medical Association, American Association for Advancement of 
Science, Pennsylvania German Society, Pennsylvania Historical So- 
ciety, etc. He is examiner for a number of life, accident, and health 
insurance companies; lecturer on materia medica and therapeutics 
in the National Training-school for Nurses (Sibley Hospital) for over 
fourteen years, giving up the same, and other activities, in 191 1, to secure 
time to complete his publication " Genealogy of the Brumbach Families," 
850 pp., published Mar., 1913, and from which these extracts are re- 
published. He actively participated in the foundation of the "Normal 
Select School," "Brethren's Normal College," etc., as pupil, and later 
pupil-instructor and graduate. Was elected trustee of Juniata College 
[1909], Huntingdon, Penn., as his father's successor in membership in 
that board. Office and res., 905 Massachusetts Ave., N. W., Washing- 
ton, D. C. [See "Genealogy of the Brumbach Families," Brumbaugh, 
1913, pp. 613,614.! 

Children : 

750. Charles Andrew Brumbaugh, b., Washington, May 13, 

* Re-elected 1912, term expires 1915. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

1897. He graduated from grammar school, and is at- 
tending Technical High School; is member of Young 
Men's Christian Association. 

751. Marcus Morton, b. July 28, 1899; d. May 15, 1900. 

752. Elliott Frank, b. Jan. 24, 1903. He is attending graded school. 

Ella Viola Brown (315), dau. of Daniel Warren (147) and Catherine 
Adaline (King) Brown, b. Sept. 25, 1848; d. July 21, 1912; m. (1), June 
20, 1869, by Rev. David Craft, Capt. George V. Myer, b., Monroeton, 
Penn., Aug. 5, 1841. He was a civil engineer. Sept. 9, 1 861, he enlisted 
for three years in Co. K, 50th Regt. Penn. Vols., recruited at Monroe; 
promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2d Lieutenant, May 1, 1864; to Cap- 
tain, May 1, 1865; mustered out with company, July 30, 1865. He 
was taken prisoner at Battle of Wilderness, and confined in Libby 
Prison; he escaped through the famous tunnel, was re-captured when 
near Union lines, and taken back to Richmond. From starvation, sleep- 
ing in swamps many days, and traveling nights, he was taken with fever 
before reaching Richmond, and was unconscious for several weeks. When 
he recovered, he found he had been cared for at a private house where 
he had been taken by Masons (he being a 3 2d degree member of that 
order). He was the soldier who had a small American flag secreted in 
his boot when he entered Libby Prison, and on the Fourth of July he 
climbed up the rafters of the old prison and pushed the little flag out 
through a crack at the front peak of the building, where it was soon 
discovered by the guards, and shot down. After escaping through the 
tunnel he, with several others, traveled nights, and slept in swamps 
during the days, and were fed by colored people. They had been out 
several days when the "Yankee -hunters," — composed of men too old, and 
boys too young, to go into the army,— with the aid of bloodhounds, came 
upon them while they were in a swamp. They were too weak to fight off 
the dogs, so they climbed trees to get out of their reach. When the men 
came up, the younger ones leveled their guns to shoot; but Captain 
Myer gave the hailing sign of a Mason, and one of the older men recog- 
nized it and ordered them not to shoot. The dogs were called off, the 
prisoners allowed to come down, and they were taken to the railroad, 
where they were put in a freight-car, under guard, and started for Rich- 
mond. After the war, Captain Myer was a civil engineer and pension 
agent. His health was very poor up to the time of his death, because of 
hardships while in the army. Mrs. Ella V. Myer m. (2), Apr. 3, 1910, 
Dwight Hall Bissell. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children, by first m.: 

753. Harry Wessels Myer, b., Towanda, Penn., Feb. 18, 1S70; 

m., Feb. 28, 1914, Sarah Frances Tyger. He is a civil 
engineer, chief of staff of Pittsburgh Coal Company. 

754. William Warren, b., Towanda, Dec. 28, 1872; graduated at 

Medical Department, University of Pennsylvania, and 
commenced practice in Old Forge, Penn., where he has 
remained to this date. 

755. Cecil Blight, b., Towanda, Apr. 14, 1890; m., Wilkes- 

Barre, Penn., Aug. 26, 1913, Kathryn Loretta Krieg, b. 
Mar. 19, 1888. Son: Williard Warren, b. July 15, 1914. 

Fremont M. Brown (316), son of Daniel Warren (147), b. Feb. 7, 1856; 
m., June 25, 1878, Ada M. Elliott, dau. of Hon. Simon B. Elliott. Mr. 
Elliott was a member of Pennsylvania State Legislature, a civil engineer, 
geologist, and astronomer; he was also member of Pennsylvania State 
Forestry Commission, and author of book on forestry, "The Important 
Timber Trees of the United States." Fremont M. Brown graduated 
from the State Normal School, 5th Dist., Penn., in 1877; was keeper at 
New York State Reformatory for two years, and conducted a drug-store 
in Elmira, N. Y. He is a civil engineer; was mine engineer for Bell Lewis 
Coal-Mining and R. R. Company, Reynoldsville, Penn., for fifteen years; 
has been operating coal-mines for himself for last five years. Res., 
Reynoldsville, Penn. 

Children : 

756. Inez Elliott Brown, b., Arnott, Penn., Apr. 7, 1879; m -> 

Reynoldsville, June 20, 1906, Thomas F. Adam, b., Arnott, 
Apr. 25, 1873; son of Andrew and Isabel Adam. Child: 
Allen Brown Adam, b. Feb. 25, 1913. 

757. Raymond Elliott, b., Arnott, Apr. 16, 1881; m. Nell Linda 

Robinson (759, 760). 

758. Christine Harriet, b., Elmira, N. Y., Mar. 25, 1884; m., 

Reynoldsville, Apr. 12, 1909, Samuel Curtin Bond, b., 
Brookville, Perm., July 7, 1863; son of William Bond. He 
is a graduate of La Fayette College, and a banker in Du- 
Bois, Penn. Children: (1) Samuel Curtin, b. June 3, 1910; 
(2) Elliott Brown, b. Oct. 18, 1912. 

Raymond Elliott Brown (757), son of Fremont M. (316) and Ada M. 
(Elliott) Brown, b., Arnott, Penn., Apr. 16, 1881; m., Oct. 19, 1907, 
Nell Linda Robinson, b., Mercer, Penn., Aug. 3, 1882; dau. of Samuel S. 

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Robinson and Emma Mundorf. Raymond E. Brown attended public 
schools in Reynoldsville, Penn., and graduated from Reynoldsville High 
School in spring of 1898. In the fall of the same year he entered the Ithaca 
(N. Y.) High School, and graduated in the spring of 1899. In the fall of 
the same year he entered Cornell University, from which institution he 
graduated in the spring of 1903, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 
In the fall of 1903 he entered the University of Pennsylvania, and grad- 
uated from the Law Department thereof in the spring of 1905, with the 
degree of Bachelor of Laws. He began the practice of law in the Borough 
of Brookville, Penn. [county-seat of Jefferson Co.], in Aug., 1905, hav- 
ing previously been admitted to the bar of that county. He was ad- 
mitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Oct., 1907; 
Republican candidate for District Attorney in 1909; elected Magistrate 
for the Borough of Brookville for a term of six years. In Feb., 1910, 
he became a member of the Presbyterian Church of Brookville. 
Children: 

759. Marjorie Robinson Brown, b., Reynoldsville, Aug. 31, 1908. 

760. Marion Elizabeth, b. Dec. 28, 1909. 

Dorsey Warren Brown (317), son of Daniel Warren (157) and Catherine 
Adaline (King) Brown, b. Nov. 27, 1857; m., Fall Brook, Penn., 1883, 
Lulu Wentz. He graduated from the Buffalo Medical College Feb. 22, 
1882; began practice in Antrim, Penn., Mar. 1, 1882; then went to Fall 
Brook, and Mansfield, Penn., 1883; Elmira, N. Y., 1885; Rochester, 
N. Y., 1886, where he remained several years. He then went to Beling- 
ton, W. Va., 1900 to 1905; then to Charleston, W. Va., and back to the 
old homestead, at Browntown, Penn. 

Children : 

761. Judson W. Brown, b., Mansfield, Feb. 22, 1884; m., Sept. 

19, 1 910, Lillian Lewis, of Columbus, O. He is agent 
of the Adams Express Company, at Charleston, W. Va. 
Children: (1) Judson Lewis, b., Charleston, Apr. 25, 1911; 
(2) Dorris, b. Aug. 11, 1914. 

762. Dorsey Warren, Jr., b., Rochester, July 16, 1887; is chief 

clerk of Adams Express Company, at Huntington, W. Va. 

763. Kenneth W., b., Belington, W. Va., July 28, 1902. 

Ira L. Brown (373), son of John P. (162) and Urania (Kingsley) (176), 
Brown, b. Nov. 6, 1831; d. Sept., 1892; m., Mar. 8, 1854, Henrietta 
Carman. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children: 

764. Urania Lois Brown, b. Apr. 15, 1855; m. Oliver Stevens (774). 

765. Lydia Angeline, b. ; m. Virgil Walter Tillman. 

766. John P., b. 

767. Jesse C, b. 

768. Carrie Maud, b. Dec. 27, 1862; m. Liba D. Coggswell. Res., 

Los Angeles, Cal. Son: Liba Leroy, who m., and had a son, 
Leroy, Jr. 

769. Mary Belle, b. Feb. 5, 1865; m. Calvin Moody. 

770. Julietta, b. Oct. 7, 1867; m. Alonzo Stevens. 

771. Elizabeth Lovina, b. Apr. 13, 1871; m. Edward Henry (775— 

781). 

772. John, Jr., b. ; d. when a child. 

773. Charles Rodney, b. Nov. 4, 1877. 

Urania Lois Brown (764), b. Apr. 15, 1855; m. Oliver Stevens, of 
Stevensville, Penn. 
Dau.: 

774. Susie Urania Stevens, b. July 18, 1883; m., June 12, 1903, 

Maurice Hoffman. Children: (1) Maurice Stevens, b. Feb., 
1904; (2) Bernita Ceylon, b. Dec. 12, 1908. Res., Sayre, 
Penn. 

Elizabeth Lovina Brown (771), sister of (764), b. Apr. 13, 1871; m. 
Edward B. Henry, of Sayre, Penn. 
Children : 

775. Edith May Henry, b. Dec. 31, 1894. 

776. Gordon Lang, b. Aug. 30, 1896; d. July 10, 1900. 

777. Cora Adele, b. Dec. 18, 1898. 

778. Elizabeth S., b. Sept. 21, 1901; d. Mar. 7, iqo6. 

779. Edward Burton, b. May 4, 1906. 

780. Catherine Emily, b. Aug. 12, 1908. 

781. Isabel Brown, b. May 12, 191 2. 

John G. Brown (377), son of Benjamin (163) and Rachel Birney 
(Stafford) Brown [Allen (108), Thomas (47)], b. 1831; d. Feb. 16, 1902; 
m. (1) Nancy Morrow; m. (2) Josephine Welch, who d. Feb. 9, 19 10. 
He enlisted in Co. I, 141st Penn. Vols.; was promoted from Sergeant to 
2d Lieutenant, Dec. 10, 1862; to 1st Lieutenant, Dec. 5, 1863; to Captain, 
Jan. 24, 1865. He was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 
1863. He was also in Battle of Chancellorsville, with General Sickles, 
and in many other battles. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children by first m.: 

782. Rachel Brown, b. Sept. 24, 1871; m. (1), June 19, 1902, 

Harry Birney; m. (2) Merton D. Brayton. Child, by first 
m.: Adaline, b. July 31, 1903. Res., Proctor, Minn. 

783. Paul, b. 



784. Nancy, b. 

Children by second m.: 

785. Eleanor, b. May 21, 1876; m. George Prince, who d. 1907. 

786. Pauline, b. Apr. 29, 1878; m. Earl David. Son: Gordon. 

787. Fred, b. Feb. 3, 1881; m. Margaret Hope. Children: (1) 

Josephine; (2) Marcella; (3) , b.1912, d. Nov. 15, 1913. 

788. Birney, b. Apr. 17, 1887. 

Henry Allen Brown (378), son of Benjamin (163) and Rachel Birney 
(Stalford) Brown, b. Nov. 18, 1833; m., Aug. 22, 1863, Rosalie Ammer- 
man, b. Oct. 18, 1844; d. May 3, 1910. 

Children : 

789. Mervin Benjamin Brown, b. Sept. 26, 1864. 

790. James Walter, b. June 8, 1867; d. Dec, 1912. 

791. Anna Ellen, b. June 2, 1870. 

792. Volney Hornet, b. Apr. 24, 1871. 

793. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1872; d. Aug. 27, 1879. 

794. Daisy Eleanor, b. Aug. 24, 1874. 

795. George Hartley, b. Aug. 16, 1879. 

796. Rachel (twin), b. Mar. 28, 1885; d. Aug. 22, 1885. 

797. Robert (twin), b. Mar. 28, 1885; d. July 4, 1909. 

Polly Jane Birney (385), dau. of Harry and Lurania (Brown) (166) 
Birney [Allen (108), Thomas (47)], b. June 4, 1834; d. May 30, 1892; 
m., Dec. 20, 1867, John S. Quick, b. Nov. 17, 1837; d. July 28, 1890. 

Children: 

798. Mattie Quick, b. Nov. 6, 1868; m., Jan. 23, 1895, Arthur 

Harris. Children: (1) Madonna, b. May 9, 1897; (2) Dale, 
b. Apr. 3, 1901; (3) Faithie, b. Nov. 18, 1910. Res., Lacey- 
ville, Penn. 

799. Paul, b. Apr. 28, 1873; m., Sept. 12, 1894, Carrie Eckert. 

Children: (1) Doris, b. Sept. 21, 1904; (2) John, b. Nov. 1, 
1910. 

800. Nellie, b. Dec. 23, 1876; m., Feb. 15, 1900, Martin Conant. 

Child: Coit, b. Jan. 5, 1904. Res., West Duluth, Minn. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Hiram Brown Birney (386), son of Harry and Lurania (Brown) (166) 

Birney, b. ; m. Adeline Gregg. 

Children: 

800a. Anna Urania Birney, b. ; m. Stephen Riley. 

800b. Emeline, b. ; m. Morrow. 

800c. Harry, b. ; m. Rachel Brown. [See 782.] 

Sood. Frank Gregg, b. ; m. Gamon. Children: (1) Cath- 
erine; (2) George Horton; (3) Harry Birney. 

If our fathers wrought, however obscurely, in the building of a noble 
structure, it becomes an especial delight to preserve the record, and to hand 
it on to those who may come after us. 

Samuel Brown (52), son of Thomas Brown (22), who m. Deborah Hol- 
dredge [Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., July. 14, 1743; 

d., No. Stonington, Conn., Sept. 29, 1S15; m. Mary . It could not 

be found whose daughter she was. Both are buried in the old burying- 
ground at Cedar Swamp, with many of their kindred, in unmarked 
graves. 

Children, b. Stonington: 

801. Robert Brown, b. June 5, 1764; m. Lydia Dewey Brown 

(808-818). 

802. Wealthy, b. ; m. Joseph Cook. 

803. Sarah, b. ; m. Azariah Hilliard. 

804. Deborah, b. ; m. Luther Main, b. Apr. 18, 1766; son of 

Timothy and Elizabeth (Brown) Main, of Stonington. 
[See B. & M. G., p. 51.] 

805. ■ Samuel, b. ; unm. 

806. • Lucy, b. ; unm. 

807., Prentice, b. 1772; d., No. Stonington, Oct. 23, 1841, aged 
sixty-nine years; m. Lucy Main [B. & M. G., p. 51], 
b., Stonington, Dec. 9, 1768; d., No. Stonington, Sept. 
21, 1841; dau. of Timothy and Elizabeth (Brown) Main. 
No issue. They adopted a girl, who became the wife of 
Cogswell T. Miner, who will be mentioned further on. 
Timothy Main was the son of Deacon Thomas Main, 
b., Stonington, July 19, 1700; m., Stonington, Apr. 20, 
1720, Annah Brown [B. G., p. 113], b. Feb. 1, 1700; dau. 
of Eleazer Brown and Ann Pendleton. Eleazer Brown was 
the son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall, of Lynn, 
Mass. [B. G., pp. 9-12.] 

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THE WILL OF SAMUEL BROWN. 



In the name of God Amen, I Samul Brown of Stonington in the County 
of New London. 

Although labouring at present under some indisposition of body, yet 
being of Sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding through 
the mercy of God, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, 
in manner & form following. First & principally I resign my Soul with 
the utmost humility into the hands of Almighty God, my Creator humbly 
hoping for a blessed immortality, through the merits and mediation of 
my blessed Saviour & Redeemer Jesus Christ, and my body I desire 
may be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter 
named. 

And as for such Temporal Estate as the Lord in his great goodness & 
mercy hath intrusted me with I give, devise, & dispose thereof as fol- 
lows, — 

Imprimis: I Will that all my Just Debts & funeral Charges be paid & 
discharged by my Executor herein after named. 

Item: I give & bequeath unto my Son Robert Brown the sum of ten 
dollars, to be paid to him by my Executor hereinafter named within 
One Year after my decease which together with what I have already 
given him is his equal share of my Estate, 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Wealthy Cook Wife of 
Joseph Cook the use and improvement of the House and garden 
spot of land where She now lives, containing about a half an acre 
of land lying and being at Pawcatuck, all during her the said 
Wealthys natural life, and at the expiration of said Wealthy's life 
the fee of said house and lot is to descend to my Son Prentice Brown 
& his heirs whom I have this day given a deed of said Premises, under 
said incumbrance, which together with what I have already given 
her is her equal Share of My Estate, — 

Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Hilliard, wife of 
Azariah Hilliard, fifty Dollars to be paid to her, within two Years, 
after my Decease by my Executor hereafter named which together 
with what I have already given her, is her equal Share of my Estate — 

Item : I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Deborah Main Wife of Luther 
Main Fifty Dollars, to be paid by my Executor, Prentice Brown, 
hereafter named (if he shall see cause) in the payment of two Certain 
Notes of hand which I am jointly bound with said Luther Main 
for the payment, One of Which is payable to Capt. Christopher 

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Brown for the sum of fifty Dollars or more; and the other payable 
to Edward Holmes for the sum of Ten Dollars, or more, otherwise 
to be paid to said Deborah in Two Years after my decease. 
Item: I give and bequeath unto my four Daughters Namely Wealthy 
Cook, Lucy Brown, Sarah Hilliard & Deborah Main, & to my Son 
Samuel Brown equally to be divided between them, all my House- 
hold furniture (except my desk, which I give to my son Prentice 
Brown) to be equally divided between them. 
Item : I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Mary Brown (exclusive 
of What is formerly agreed between us by Jointer) the use and im- 
provement of the East Great Room in the house where I now dwell 
for herself only, to use & improve as long as she shall remain my 
Widow. 
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Prentice Brown all the Residue, 
of my Real & personal Estate which I have not already given away 
in this Will, To him the said Prentice Brown, & to his heirs and as- 
signs forever (on condition) that my said Son Prentice Brown shall 
comply with my Will further (which is) That it is my Will that the 
said Prentice Brown shall decently, and reasonably support, & 
maintain my Son Samuel Brown, and my Daughter Lucy Brown, 
during their and each of their natural lives, free from expense to 
the rest of my heirs etc., or from all persons whatever. 

And I do hereby Revoke all other Wills by me formerly made, & de- 
clare this only to be my Last Will & Testament, And do appoint my Son 
Prentice Brown Sole Executor to this my Last Will & Testament. 

In Witness whereof I the said Samuel Brown have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal this 12 th day of Feby. A.D. 1810. 

Samuel Brown 
Signed, Sealed, Published & 
Declared by the said Testator 
Samuel Brown, as & for his 
last Will & Testament, In 
Presence of us who have sub- 
scribed our names as Witnesses 
thereto In the presence of each 
other & in the presence of the 
said Testator — 

Roswell Randall 

Harry Davis 

Stephen Avery 

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INVENTORY OF ESTATE OP SAMUEL BROWN. 

Prentice Brown, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Said 
Samuel Brown deed., exhibited the Inventory of the Estate of said 
deed., which is accepted & Recorded as follows Viz: — 

Inventory of the Estale of Mr. Samuel Brown late of Stonington 
Shewn us the Subscribers by the Executor to appraise — viz. 

i Hat 2 5cts. i old blue G. Coat $1.50 $1.75 

1 Blkgreat Coat $20. 1 Blk. B. Cloth $18. 38.00 

1 Blue Do $1.50 1 old black Do 50 cts. 2.00 

1 old Cotton Do. 25 cts. 1 old Striped Do $1 1.25 

1 pr. Broad Cloth Trowsers, $1.50 1.50 

3 pr. Cotton trowsers $1.50 2 pr. flannel Slips 50 cts. 2.00 

1 1 Striped Cotton Vest $1. 4 old Do Do $1 2. — 

'2 old flannel Shirts 50 cts. 2 linen Shirts $1 1.50 

'2 old Do $0.50, 4 pr. Yarn & 1 pr. thread Stockings $1 1.50 

'1 pr. Shoes, 50 cts. 1 pr. Silver Shoe buckles $1.50 2.00 

' 1 bible 25 cts. 1 bed Bolster & Pillows & under bed $11 11-25 

' 1 Do Bolster & 2 Pillows & under bed No. 2 $6 6.00 

' 1 Do Woolen Ticken & under bed No. 3 $7 7. — 

' 1 Do Toe Cloth Ticken, fowls feathers No. 4. $4 4. — 

' 1 Do Do bolster, & under Bed No. 5 4.50 

' 1 — Yarn Coverlet Checked 3.00 

' 1 Do Do filling Black & Red 1.50 

' 1 Draught Coverlet, black & Yellow filling 3.00. 

' 1 Do linen Chain $2.50 2.50 

' 1 Do Yarn Chain Black & Yellow filling 1.50 

'old Yarn Coverlet green & Yellow filling 1.00 

' 1 old Do Blue & Yellow $0.75, 1 Striped Do 50 cts. 1.25 

' 1 bed quilt, Quilted on a Coverlet 2.50 

' 1 Do Some Worn $1.25 1 pr. Woolen bed blankets $3.50 4.75 

' 1 pr. Do No. 2 $3. 6 Woolen Bed blankets $4.50 7.50 
' 1 Do Do $0.25 4 old linen Sheets, $0.75) 
'6 old Pillow Cases, 25 cts. J 

'Part of a Suit of Checked linen Curtains .50 

' 1 part of Suit of White Do Do .75 

' 1 Diaper Table Cloth 75 cts. .75 

' 1 old Kersey Do $0.25, 4 diaper Napkins $1 1.25 

'3 Kersey Do Do $0.75, 1 Cot Bedstead & Cord $1.25 2.00 

' 1 Do Square Post & Cord Do .50 

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i old Do Do 8 cts. i Square table colored frame 

with draw, $1.50 1 Small Do 50 cts. 

1 Do half Split 12 cts. 1 Small Red Chest 75 cts. .87 

C. fiddle back Chairs $1.50 3 Flat Back Do 36 cts. 1.86 

1 Red Chest with a draw, $1.75 1 looking Glass 75 cts. 2.50 

2 old linen Wheels, $1.50 1 old Woolen Wheel 12 cts. 1.62 

1 Old low Case of Draws, 12 cts. .12 

2 Pewter platters & 8 pewter plates, 4 basons & 4 Spoons 3.50 
1 large Iron kettle $1.50 1 Dish kettle 34 cts. 1.84 
1 bake kettle 75 cts. 1 Iron Pot $1 Tea kettle 75 cts. 2.50 

1 old pot, 12 cts. 1 frying pan 25 cts. 1 Spider 25 cts. .62 

2 Wooden Trays 50 cts. 1 Case with old bottles 34 cts. .84 
1 Churn 25 cts. 3 old pails 25 cts. .50 
1 tin Coffee pot 1 2 cts. 1 Trammel 50 cts. .62 

1 pr. steelyards 25 cts. 1 Loom Warping bars & Yarn $2 2.25 

4 Records or $6 1 Maple Desk $4 10.00 

5 Yds Blk Broad Cloth @ 75 cts. per Yard 3.75 
6£ Yds Cloth whitened $2 18 lbs. Wool, $6 8.00 

6 lbs. Woolen Yarn $3 3.00 
Several old Casks in the Cellar and Crib 1.00 
15 Sheep $15 1 pr. Working Cattle $45 60.00 
6 Cows $69 1 2- Year old bull $12 81.00 

2 Calves $6-2 old hogs & 6 Shotes $25 31-00 
100 lbs. Cheese, $9 9. — 
90 Acres of land with the buildings thereon 

it being the farm where said deed, last lived, at $20, pr. Acre 1800. — 



$2120.72 

Ichabod Brown Freeholders 

William Randall f under Oath" 

REVOLUTIONARY RECORD OF SAMUEL BROWN, OF STONLNGTON, CONN. 

[From the Adjutant-General's Report of Connecticut Men of the 

Revolution, p. 452.] 

The Eighth Regiment of Militia, Connecticut Men of the Revolution, 
1776 [Capt. Wheeler's Company]: 
Capt. Thomas Wheeler, entered service Sept. 8, discharged, Nov. 17, 

1776. 
1st Lieutenant: Ichabod Brown, entered service, Sept. 8, discharged, 
Nov. 17, 1776. 

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2d Lieutenant: Sanford Billings, entered service, Sept. 8, discharged, 

Nov. 9, 1776. 
Ensign: Thomas Swan, entered service, Sept. 8, discharged, Nov. 17, 

1776. 
Corporal: Samuel Brown, entered service, Sept. 8, discharged, Nov. 17, 

1776. 

AN EXTRACT FROM B. G. (p. 23). 

Nathan Brown (60), son of Daniel (24) and Mary (Breed) Brown; 
Thomas, Jr. (2), who m. Hannah Collins; Thomas who m. Mary Newhall, 
of Lynn. 

Nathan Brown (60), b., Stonington, Conn., June 20, 1738; d. 1831; 
m., Stonington. Sept. 17, 1761, Lydia Dewey, b. Apr. 23, 1744; d. May 
19, 1800; dau. of David and Deborah (Tracy) Dewey; m. by Elder 
Wait Palmer, the first pastor of the First Baptist Church, of No. Sto- 
nington. Nathan Brown, the great grandfather of the compiler of these 
records, removed the old house, built in 1721 by his father, Daniel (24), 
where he was born, using portions of the timber for rebuilding the 
present house on the same site. It is four miles from Westerly, R. I., 
on the No. Stonington road. This house and farm have always been oc- 
cupied by some member of the Brown family, and were a part of the 
original purchase of the three Brown brothers, and deeded by Thomas 
(2) to his son Daniel (24). [See B. G., Appendix III, for original deed.] 
Nathan Brown spent his whole life, ninety- three years, on this farm. 
About a mile distant, in full view from this house, is the beautiful Union 
Cemetery, where he and his wife and many branches of the family are 
interred. 

In B. G. the numbers of the children are from 200 to 209. 
Children, b. Stonington: 

807a. Lydia Dewey Brown, b. Mar. 8, 1762; m. Robert Brown 

(801). 
807b. Nathan, Jr., b. June 18, 1765; m., Stonington, Mar. 29, 1786, 
Eunice Brown, b. Feb. 15, 1767; dau. of Ichabod and 
Thankful (Baldwin) Brown. [B. G., p. 49.] There were 
five children. 
807c. Charles, b. Feb. 6, 1767. 
8o7d. Esther, b. May 1, 1771; m. Luther Brown. 
8o7e. Deborah, b. Aug. 14, 1773; m., Stonington, May 10, 1793, 

Ephraim Brown, b. Aug. 28, 1770 (2374-2378). 
8o7f. Dudley, b. Dec. 16, 1776; lived at the old Nathan Brown 
homestead and d. there, Aug. 24, 1856; m., Stonington, 

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Phebe Miner, b. Nov. 4, 1781; sister of Elder Asher 
Miner; she d. June 29, 1868. [Their records given in 
B. G., p. 50.] 

8o7g. Joseph, b. Mar. 16, 1778. 

807I1. Avory, b. May 28, 1780. 

8o7i. Theda, b. Apr. 16, 1786; m. Cyrus W. Brown. [Their records 
given in B. G., pp. 27, 28.] 
Theda Brown, dau. of Nathan (60) and Lydia (Dewey) 
Brown, son of Daniel (24) and Mary (Breed) Brown, 
son of Thomas Brown, Jr. (2), and Hannah Collins, son 
of Thomas Brown, Sr., and Mary Newhall, of Lynn, 
Mass.; she d., No. Stonington, Nov. 30, 1S63; m. Cyrus 
Williams Brown, son of Roswell and Esther (Williams) 
Brown, son of Jedediah, son of Jedediah, son of John (8), 
son of Thomas and Mary Newhall, of Lynn, Mass.; he 
was b., No. Stonington, Nov. 30, 1788; d., No. Stoning- 
ton, Aug. 18, 1 861. Both are interred in Union Cem- 
etery. 

807J. Polly, b. Feb. 7, 1789; m. Russell Brown, b., Stonington, 
Jan. 29, 1782, son of Jedediah. [B. G., p. 23.] 

THE BREED FAMILY. 

i. Allen Breed, first in Lynn, Mass., 1630; b., England, 1601; 
wife's name unknown. He d. Mar. 17, 1692. Had five 
children. 
Their son: 

2. Allen Breed, b. 1626; m. Mary ; had six children. 

Their son: 

3. John Breed, b. Jan. 18, 1663; m. (1), Apr. 28, 16S6, Mary 

Kirtland; m. (2), June 8, 1690, or 1692, Mercy Palmer, 
dau. of Gershom and Ann (Dennison) Palmer. John Breed 
d. 1761; his wife d. Jan. 2S, 1752. 
Their dau. : 

4. Mary Breed, b. June 8, 1697; m. Daniel Brown (24). Buried 

on the Christopher Brown farm, No. Stonington. 

Robert Brown (801), son of Samuel (52) and Mary Brown his wife, son 
of Thomas Brown (22) and Deborah Holdredge, son of Thomas Brown, 
Jr. (2), and Hannah Collins, son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall, 
of Lynn, Mass., b., Stonington, Conn., June 5, 1764; d., Belchertown, 

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North Stonington, Conn. 

In this house Lydia D. Brown (807a) was born and married Robert Brown (801) 

(See pages 97 and 377) 




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Christopher Dewey and Margaret Brown (1285) House 

North Stonington, Conn. 
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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Mass., Feb. 13, 1849, aged eighty-four years and eight months; m., 
Stonington, May 7, 1783, Lydia Dewey Brown, b., Stonington, Mar. 8, 
1762; d., Belchertown, May 26, 1834, aged seventy-three years; dau. of 
Nathan (60) and Lydia (Dewey) Brown, son of Daniel (24) and Mary 
(Breed) Brown, son of Thomas Brown, Jr. (2), and Hannah Collins, 
son of Thomas Brown, Sr., and Mary Newhall, of Lynn, Mass. He m. 
(2), Sept. 27, 1837, Lorinda Green, b. 1803; d., Belchertown, Mar. 1, 
1865, aged sixty- two years. Robert Brown and both his wives and 
young dau. Lucia are buried on the farm in No. Belchertown. Robert 
and his father, Samuel Brown, served in the Revolutionary War. 
Children, b. Stonington and Belchertown: 

808. Lydia Brown, b. Nov. 23, 1784; m. Gideon Bartlett (947- 

954)- 

809. Clarissa, b. Feb. 2, 1787; m. McBride and went West. 

810. Perez, b. Sept. 20, 1790; m., Jan. 28, 1816, Polly Andrews; 

one child d. young. 

811. Esther, b. Mar. 3, 1793; m. Daniel Dodge (824a-824h). 

812. Diana, b. May 7, 1794; m., Jan. 19, 1814, Samuel J. Lincoln. 

813. Robert, b. Nov. 3, 1795-96; m. Eliza Ranger (819-824). 

814. Salla, b. June n, 1799; she m. and went West. 

815. Abel, b. Dec. 27, 1802; m. Hannah Ward (825-834). 

816. Theda, b. ; d. young. 

817. Theda, b. Aug. 8, 1806; m. Robert King (835-842). 

818. Son, by second m., Martin Van Buren Brown, b. Jan. 8, 

1838 (843-854)- 

Note. — Extract from the Adjutant-General's Report of Connecticut Men of the 
Revolution, p. 571. 

On March, 1781, Brig-Gen. Waterbury, Jr., was appointed "Commandant of the 
Battalion ordered to be raised for the defense of the Post at Horseneck and places ad- 
jacent, and also all the guards raised for the defense of the seacoast from Horseneck 
to New Haven inclusive." The force was composed of drafts from the militia, and 
amounted to a brigade of two battalions. In July it joined Washington, while he was 
encamped at Phillipsburg, and for some time after was under Heath's command on 
the Winchester line. 

Original roll as follows: "Capt. Charles Neil's Company is made up of men from 
Preston, Norwich, New London, Colchester, Lyme, Stonington, and Groton. In this 
company of 79 men is found Robert Brown, of Stonington; time joined, May 24, 1781." 

Robert Brown (801) bought land in Belchertown of Thomas Willson, 
Jan. n, 1795, and on this place he and his two wives are buried. He 
bought land again, Apr. 17, 1795, and on this place he and his first wife, 
Lydia D. Brown, died. On this last purchase there was a saw-mill. The 

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proof is conclusive that Robert Brown, Jr., and the other children that 
follow, were born in Belchertown. [Probate Records, Northampton.] 
There is a tradition that when Robert and wife Lydia D. (Brown) Brown 
removed from Stonington, Conn., they went to Bridgewater, Mass., 
and from there he removed, with all his belongings in an ox-cart, to 
Belchertown, where he made a permanent home. 

Robert Brown (813), son of Robert (801) and Lydia Dewey (Brown) 
Brown [Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, 
Conn, [since 1807 No. Stonington], Nov. 3, 1795; d., Belchertown, Mass., 
Nov. 17, 1874; m., Dec. 15, 1S19, Eliza Ranger, b., Ewing, Mass., Jan. 
11, 1801; d., Belchertown, Sept. 27, 1877. Both are buried in the Smith 
Cemetery, Pelham, Mass., and have a monument. 

Children, the first four b. Belchertown: 

819. Charles Theodore Brown, b. Sept. 30, 1821; three times m. 

^ (855-857)- 

820. Caroline Frances, b. June 20, 1823; m. Ebenezer P. Dickin- 

son (858-862). 

821. Lydia Maria, b. Dec. 5, 1827; m. Lucius Ingram (881-883). 

822. Relucia Ann, b. Feb. 13, 1S29; twice m. (records follow 883). 

823. Maryann Augusta, b., Pelham, Mass., Aug. 18, 1832; m. Estus 

H. Barnes (884-893). 

824. Lutheria Melissa, b., Belchertown, Nov. 22, 1834; unm. 

Miss Brown resides [1914] in the village of Belchertown; 
Mrs. Nellie S. (Barnes) Munsell (887) and her husband, 
Emory, make their home with her [1914]. 

Esther Brown (811), dau. of Robert (Soi) and Lydia D. (Brown) 
Brown [Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b. Mar. 3, 
1793; m. intentions published in Pelham, Mass., Mar. 27, 181 2, to Daniel 
Dodge. In a book of the vital statistics of Pelham of the year 1S50, in 
Amherst Public Library, is found the following record. 
Children : 

824a. Harrison Dodge, b. Feb. 27, 1813. 
824b. Achsah, b. Jan. 14, 1816. 

824c. Anna Maria, b. Dec. 16, 181 7; m., Apr. 2, 1837, James 
Greenwood Whipple, b., Enfield, Mass., Mar. 2, 1815. 
Children: (1) William Dunlap Whipple, b. Aug. 26, 1838; 
(2) Ambra Sultina, b. Jan. 27, 1840; (3) Daniel D., b. 
Dec. 14, 1841; (4) Oliver C.,b. Nov. 10, 1843; (5) Mary E., 
b. Mar. 10, 1846. This family moved to Minnesota many 
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824c!. Cyrus Brown, b. Apr. 23, 1821 ; m. intentions published Jan. 
10, 1844, to Sarah A. Spears, of Belchertown. 

8246. Abel, b. Nov., 1823. 

8241. Ralph Kellogg, b. June 14, 1827; m., Dec. 27, 1848, Susan 
Jane Cook, b. Baltimore, Md. Son: Philo T., b. Aug. 26, 
1849. 

824g. Pelina, b. July 26, 1831. 

824I1. Nancy P., b. ; m., Dec. 27, 1848, Josiah N. Holden, of 

Prescott. They removed to Minnesota soon after mar- 
riage. 

Abel Brown (815), son of Robert (801) and Lydia Dewey (Brown) 
Brown [Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Belcher- 
town, Mass., Dec. 27, 1802; d., Belchertown, Aug. 25, 1869; m. Hannah 
Ward, who d. Oct. 14, 1877. They lived in No. Belchertown, near where 
they were born. Abel Brown was a farmer and owned two hundred and 
fifty acres of land, and the ten children were born in the same house, 
which is standing in 19 14, and where he died. There was a reunion of 
this family in August, 1896, at the old homestead in No. Belchertown, 
when all the children were present except the youngest, Lafayette Brown, 
who was then living in the State of Michigan. There were then living 
twenty-three grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. It was a 
memorable event in the history of this family. 

Children, b. Belchertown: 

825. Sally Emeline Brown, b. June 5, 1830; m. Chapin Murdock 

Seagraves (897, 898). 

826. Hannah Jane, b. Feb. 4, 1832; m. Mendall Howard (records 

follow 899). 

827. Mary Lucretia, b. Apr. 1, 1833; m. Charles Scott (900-904). 

828. Abel Prentice, b. Aug. 25, 1834; m. Louisa M. Preston (905- 

908). 

829. John Bradford, b. Sept. 11, 1836; m. Mary Henrietta Vinton 

(909, 910). 

830. Martha Bertha, b. Sept. 23, 1838; m. Jared Gould (911-913). 

831. Perez Rio, b. Jan. 3, 1840; m. Jennie Broad (917-917^. 

832. Alfred Henry, b. May 27, 1842; twice m. (918-920). 

87,7,. Ellen Maria, b. Dec. 27, 1843; m. Esck Dwight Baker (921- 

923)- 
834. Lafayette Francois, b. Aug. 1, 1846; m. Ann M. Mower 

(9 2 8-935)- 

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Theda Dewey Brown (817), dau. of Robert (Soi) and Lydia Dewey 
(Brown) Brown [Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., 
Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 8, 1806; d. Hartford, Conn.; m., Belchertown. 
Robert King, b., Belchertown, 1806; d. Pelham, Mass.; son of Robert 
and Sarah (Conkey) King. The King ancestry was represented in the 
French and Indian Wars as well as in the Revolution. Robert and Theda 
D. (Brown) King passed their married life at Belchertown and Pelham. 
A street in Belchertown is named King Street. After the death of her 
husband she removed to Hartford. Both are buried in the Smith Ceme- 
tery, at Pelham. 

Children, b. Belchertown and Pelham: 

835. Clarissa Almira King, b. 1829; d. aged twenty-one; unm. 

836. Serepta Fidelia, b. Aug. 7, 1S31; twice m. (842a-842f). 

837. Rufus Powers', b. 1833; d. Marshall, Mich. He was twice 

m. and had four children, all deceased. 

838. James Chandler, b. ; d., Chatham, Canada, aged twenty- 

eight years. 

839. Perez Theodore, b., Belchertown, 1839; d. Boston. 

840. Joseph Pomeroy, b. 1841; m. Rosetta Pendleton; both d. in 

Michigan. 

841. Sarah Eliza, b., Belchertown, Oct. 17, 1845; m. Ezra Bourn 

Chadwick (84 2g). 

842. Isadore Josephine, b., Pelham, Dec. 13, 1848; m. Benjamin 

F. Conkey (842b, 842!). 

Serepta Fidelia King (836), dau. of Robert and Theda Dewey (Brown) 
(817) King [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), 
Thomas], b., Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 7, 183 1; d., Hartford, Conn., 
July, 1904; m. (1), Pelham, Mass., Jan. 1, 1851, Austin Welles Conkey, 
b., Pelham, Sept. 15, 1804; d., Pelham, Oct. 9, 1861; son of David and 
Pattie (Washburn) Conkey, of Pelham. Mrs. Conkey, after the death of 
her husband ; returned to the home of her mother. Later she removed to 
Northampton, Mass., and m. (2) Oliver W. Leonard, of New Britain, 
where she removed in 1869, and to Hartford in 1874. Austin W. Conkey 
was the great-great-grandson of Alexander Conkey, one of the original 
founders of Pelham, 1738-39. He came to America and settled in Worces- 
ter, Mass., before 1700, and later came with the Scotch Colony to Pel- 
ham. The ancestors of Alexander Conkey were among those who came 
from Argyleshire, Scotland, in 1612, and settled in Ulster Co., Ireland, 
where they remained less than a hundred years, coming to America before 

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1700. Alexander was one of four men to establish the Boston Presbytery, 
in Londonderry, N. H., in 1775. His great-great-grandson, Austin W. 
Conkey, was engaged in the manufacture of shoe-pegs, and later shingles, 
with Miner Gould, in Pelham. Later he .was engaged with the Smith 
Organ Company, of Boston. The Conkey family trace their paternal ances- 
try back, with many different spellings, to the tenth and eleventh cen- 
turies. 

Children of Austin W. and Serepta F. (King) Conkey, b. Pelham: 
842a. Avery Leroy Conkey, b. May 31, 1852; m. Ida Beaumont, 

of Hartford. 
842b. David, b. Feb. 24, 1856; d., Pelham, July 2$, 1858. 
842c. Clara Delia, b. July 15, i860; m., Hartford, Oct. 13, 1880, 
Charles Spaulding Langdon, b., Downer's Grove, 111., 
Nov. 16, 1846; son of Rev. George Langdon, of Hartford, 
lineal descendant of Rev. Thomas Hooker, founder of 
Hartford, and Olivia Holmes Barstow, of So. Woodstock, 
Mass., granddau. of Dr. Lothrop Holmes, and great- 
granddau. of Dr. David Holmes, grandfather of Oliver 
Wendell Holmes. Clara D. Conkey was educated in the 
schools of New Britain and Hartford, Conn. Charles S. 
Langdon was educated at De Young's Classical School, 
Elizabeth, N. J., and the high school, Pittsfield, Mass. 
He has been connected, with the National Fire Insurance 
Company, of Hartford, for over forty years, and is now 
general agent for the company. Res., 108 Gillett St., 
Hartford, Conn. 
Children, b. Hartford: 

842d. Charles Barstow Langdon, b. July 20, 1892; student [1912] 

at Yale Scientific School. 
842c Allan Randolph, b. Sept. 18, 1894. 
842L Wendell Holmes, b. Mar. 4, 1905. 

Sarah Eliza King (841), dau. of Robert and Theda (Brown) (817) 
King [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., 
Belchertown, Mass., Oct. 17, 1845; d., Hartford, Conn., May 11, 1902; 
m., Springfield, 1865, Ezra Bourn Chadwick, b., Bristol, R. I.; d., Bris- 
tol; son of John and Mary (Bourn) Chadwick. He was a merchant. 
Mrs. Chadwick was a member of the Methodist Church. 
Dau.: 

842g. Isa Mabelle Chadwick, b., Burlington, Mich., Jan. 6, 1868; 
m., Hartford, Sept. 8, 1887, La Fayette Edward Pike, 

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b., Cheshire, Conn., Jan. 5, 1858; son of Emanuel Pike, 
of New York, and Mary Cook, both deceased. Mr. Pike 
is a banker and broker, Hartford. Son: William Carlisle 
Pike, b., Hartford, Feb. 8, 1889; m., Block Island, R. I., 
Aug. 7, 1909, Phebe Merryl Babbitt; their son, Bentley 
Chadwick, b., Hartford, Mar. 8, 191 2. 

Isadore J. King (842), sister of the preceding, b., Pelham, Mass., 

Dec. 13, 1S48; m., Cold Water, Mich., Nov. 13, 1867, Benjamin F. 

Conkey, b. Bristol, R. I. Mr. Conkey was a carpenter; his wife is a 

member of the Baptist Church. Her res., 62 Willard St., Hartford, Conn. 

Children: 

842I1. Lizzie Adelle Conkey, b., Marshall, Mich., Aug. 6, 1868; 
d., Hartford, May 12, 1900; m. Edward B. Phillips. 
Children: (1) Jennie, b. Mar. 3, 1888, d. in infancy; (2) 
Ethel May, b. 1890; (3) Raymond, b. 1892, d. 1894. 
842k David Frank, b., New Britain, Conn., June 4, 1873; m., 
Hartford, Oct. 1, 1902, Florence Gertrude Tracy, b., 
Hazardville, Conn., Sept. 23, 1875; dau. of Henry Fitch 
Tracy, of Hazardville, and Adelaide Eugenia Porter. 
Mr. Conkey has resided in Hartford practically his whole 
life, and his wife since 1S93. He has been a member of the 
1st Co. Governor Foot Guards since 1891. Both are 
members of the First Church of Christ, Hartford. 

Martin Van Buren Brown (818), son of Robert (801) and Lorinda 
(Green) Brown [Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., 
Belchertown, Mass., June 8, 1838; d., Hadley, Mass., Oct. 20, 1894; m. 
(1), Belchertown, about 1858, Olivia Wilson, who d. about 1863; m. 
(2), Belchertown, Feb. 10, 1865, Helen Blackmer, b., Belchertown, 
Apr. 16, 1841; she d. at Hadley, Mar. 16, 1889; dau. of Reuben Blackmer 

and Farrington, of Belchertown. His wife was a member of the 

Baptist Church. Martin V. B. Brown lived at the old homestead, in 
No. Belchertown, where his father, Robert, took up government land. 
When about ten years old his father died and Martin went to live with 
Samuel Cook, of Hadley, until he was nineteen years old. After his mar- 
riage he bought a saw-mill in Belchertown. He enlisted in the Civil War, 
at Greenfield, Mass., in Co. D, 27th Mass. Vol. Reg., and was honorably 
discharged, because of the close of the war, June 26, 1865, as 1st 
Lieutenant. He participated in fourteen battles from Feb. 7, 1862, to 
the siege of Petersburg, Aug. 26, 1S64. He contracted rheumatism 

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while in the army, and finally, it reaching his heart, he suffered intensely 
for eight years, dying comparatively young, at the age of fifty-six. 

Let the children for generations to come remember at what great cost and 
sacrifice the fathers fought to preserve a flourishing, united country; yea, the 
best on which the sun shines. 

Children, except the last four, b. Belchertown: 

843. Ida Brown, b. May 13, 1866; m., Amherst, Mass., Nov. 12, 

1896, William H. Morgan, b. May 13, 1866; d., No. Am- 
herst, Mass., Aug. 13, 1911. He was the son of Edwin 
and Carrie (Holbrook) Morgan, of Hadley. No issue. Mrs. 
Morgan has the old family Bible of Robert Brown. She 
sent to the compiler many valuable records of her father's 
and mother's families. Her res., No. Amherst, Mass. 

844. William Reuben, b. Oct. 15, 1867; d. Apr. 12, 1911; m., 

Dec. 12, 1888, Emma D. Potter. Children: (1) Willie, b. 
Sept. 29, 1880, deceased; (2) George Henry, b. Feb. 12, 
1890; he has served since 1909 in the Coast Artillery, and 
[1913] is in that service. 

845. Charles Frederick, b. Jan. n, 1869; m. (1), So. Deerfield, 

.Mass., Apr. n, 1895, Mrs. Annie E. Wilder; she d., No. 
Hadley, July 10, 1905. He m. (2), Apr., 1909, Lillian 
Stowell. Children: (1) F. Leroy, b. May 30, 1910; (2) 
A. V. Brown, b. Nov. 10, 1911. Mr. Brown is a machinist 
at Barre, Mass. 

846. Olivia, b. Sept. 23, 1870; d. Dec. 29, 1904; m., Greenfield, 

Sept. 28, 1898, William H. Potter. No issue. Res., No. 
Amherst, Mass. 

847. Samuel Robert, b. Feb. 27, 1872; m., No. Amherst, Oct. 6, 

1897, Kunigunda Zeiner, b., Munich, Germany, Jan. 20, 
1878. Mr. Brown, since he was fifteen years old, has suc- 
cessfully engaged in carpenter work. Res., Amherst, Mass. 
Children: (1) Marion M., b., Hadley, May 9, 1898; (2) 
Robert Eugene, b., Hadley, Mar. 4, 1900; (3) Beatrice, 
b., Hadley, May 30, 1902, d. Jan. 21, 1903; (4) Marguerite 
Zeiner, b., Hadley, Aug. 4, 1903; (5) Harold Edward, b., 
Amherst, Mar. 15, 1906; (6) Samuel Merton, b., Amherst, 
Apr. 13, 1910. These children are in the schools of Amherst. 

848. James Van Buren, b. Apr. 25, 1873; m., Sunderland, Mass., 

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penter in No. Amherst. Children: (i) Ruth Linder, b. 
Aug. 4, 1899; (2) Mildred Esther, b. June 17, 1904. 

849. Henry M., b. May 3, 1874; unm. 

850. Benjamin Franklin, b. July 26, 1875; m., Hadley, Oct. 25, 

1899, Marion M. Gilbert. Mr. Brown is an electrical 
machinist. Res., Amherst, Mass. Children: (1) Gilbert 
Martin, b. Aug. 6, 1900; (2) Helen Viney, b. July 1, 1902. 

851. Marcus Jaynes, b., Amherst, Jan. 9, 187S; m., So. Vernon, 

Vt., Dec. 4, 1895, Lutie Allin, b., Plattsburgh, N. Y., 
Mar. 24, 1877; dau. of Wallace and Sarah (McDermott) 
Allin, of Plattsburgh. Mr. Brown is a boss carpenter. Res., 
Amherst, Mass. Children: (1) Marcus, b., Hadley, May 27, 
1897; (2) Ralph, b., Amherst, Oct. 16, 1898; (3) Clarence, 
b., Winthrop, Mass., May 7, 1901; (4) Myrtle Gladys, 
b., Amherst, Jan. 14, 1905, d. in infancy; (5) Earl, b., 
Hadley, Feb. 23, 1907; (6) Carlton Wallace, b., Hadley, 
May 27, 1908, d. Jan. 17, 1910; (7) Kenneth Russell, b., 
Amherst, Dec. 19, 191 1. 

852. Daisy, b., Amherst, July 28, 1879; m., No. Amherst, July 21, 

1909, Robert W. Harrington. Dau.: Nellie Frances, b. 
Dec. 16, 1910. Res., 392 Bridge St., Northampton, Mass. 

853. Arthur, b. Feb. 27, 1881; d., Pelham, Apr. 7, 1883. Killed by 

accident. 

854. Helen Marion, b., Pelham, Dec. 24, 1882; m., No. Amherst, 

July 21, 1909, Frank F. Wood. Res., No. Amherst, Mass. 
Nos. 843 to 854 are grandsons and granddaus. of the American Rev- 
olution. 

Charles Theodore Brown (819), son of Robert (813) and Eliza (Ranger) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., Sept. 30, 1821; d., Northampton, Mass., Jan. 28, 
1902; m. (1), Dec. 8, 1845, Mary Houston, b. Dec. 5, 1820; d. June 16, 
1846. 

Dau.: 

855. Mary Brown, b. June 11, 1846; d. in infancy. 

He m. (2), Jan. 18, 1847, Sarah Ann Houston, b. May 3, 1819, sister 
of first wife; she d. Nov. 29, 1849. 
Dau.: 

856. Emily Frances Brown, b. Nov. 28, 1S47; d. Feb. 6, 1870; 

she m., Oct. 8, 1867, Chas. O. Howes, d. Dec. 25, 1892, 
aged fifty-two years. Child: b.— — ; deceased. 

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He m. (3), June 2, 1853, Nancy Smith Chapman, b., Belchertown, 
June 4, 1821; d., Boston, Mar. 12, 1908; dau. of Daniel and Nancy 
(Smith) Chapman. Buried in Smith Cemetery, No. Amherst. Mr. and 
Mrs. Brown were interested in establishing Grace Episcopal Church in 
Amherst, and were communicants there. 

Dau.: 

857. Nina Eliza Browne, b., Erving, Mass., Oct. 6, i860. She was 

baptized at the Episcopal Church in Amherst and con- 
firmed there. She fitted for college in the public schools of 
Amherst, and graduated from Smith College in 1882. 
After a fifth year of special study, she taught three and 
one half years, two of them at the Connecticut Literary 
Institution. She began library work in 1887 at Columbia 
College, but gave up her position as secretary of the Amer- 
ican Library Association Publishing Board when the office 
was transferred to Chicago. In 1913 she is in the Harvard 
College Library, Cambridge, Mass. Res., Boston, Mass. 

Caroline Frances Brown (820), dau. of Robert (813) and Eliza (Ranger) 
Brown, b., Belchertown, Mass., June 20, 1823; d., Amherst, Mass., May 
18, 1901; m., Belchertown, Oct. 5, 1842, Ebenezer Porter Dickinson, b., 
Amherst, Aug. 2, 1816; d., Sunderland, Mass., Jan. 10, 1878. Farmer in 
Amherst. Both buried in No. Amherst. 

Children, first three b. Amherst: 

858. Eliza Maria Dickinson,* b. July 2, 1843; m. Charles E. 

Thayer (863, 864). 

859. Harriet Atwood, b. July 22, 1846; m. Henry L. Lovett (865- 

873)- 

860. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Feb. 24, 1848; unm.; res., No. Amherst, 

with her sister Eliza M. Dickinson, and has been an in- 
valid the past sixteen years. Now [191 2] in the Old Ladies' 
Home, No. Amherst. 

861. Charles Stores, b., Sunderland, Apr. 5, 1852; m. Elizabeth F. 

Wright (874-877). 

862. Robert Winthrop, b., Sunderland, Apr. 23, 1862; m. Mary E. 

Billings (878-880). 

Eliza M. Dickinson (858), dau. of Ebenezer P. and Caroline (Brown) 
Dickinson, b. July 2, 1843; m., Sunderland, Mass., Dec. 15, 1864, Charles 

* Mrs. Thayer gave the compiler of these records much valuable assistance, having records 
that she had preserved. 

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E. Thayer, b., Amherst, Mass., Dec. 10, 1839; d. Nov. 2, 1872. His 
death was caused by the falling of a tree while he was hunting. 
Children, b. Amherst: 

863. Herbert Dewey Thayer, b. Dec. 8, 1868; unm. Res., Amherst, 

Mass. 

864. Fred Lewis, b. June 28, 1870; d. July 29, 1870. 

Harriet Atwood Dickinson (S59), sister of the preceding, b. July 22, 
1846; m., Sunderland, Mass., Nov. 15, 1865, Henry Lovett, b., Sunder- 
land, May 13, 1844; son of Edward and Rosina (Barlow) Lovett. Har- 
riet Atwood Dickinson d. Mar. 9, 1909, and was buried in Amherst, 
Mass. 

Children, the first four, seventh, and eighth b. Amherst: 

865. Caroline Rosina Lovett, b. Apr. 13, 1867; d. aged five years. 

866. Mabel Atwood, b. Mar. 13, 1869; m., Nov. 12, 1890, Walter 

Merritt. No issue. 

867. Edward Porter, b. June 4, 1S71; d. Jan. 15, 1907; m., Ware, 

Mass., Oct. 26, 1893, Harriet Marsh, d. May 4, 1903. Dau.: 
Muriel Lovett, b., Ware, Mass., May 28, 1896. 

868. Charles H., b. Sept. 4, 1873; d. Apr. 2, 1908; m., July 4, 

1902, Mabel Perkins, of Attleboro, Mass. 

869. Lena Fanny, b., Hatfield, Mass., Aug. 23, 1875; m., Aug. 20, 

1894, Harry Tucker, of Ware. Children: (1) Lee Heston, 
b. May 30, 1895; (2) Gladis Alberta, b. Mar. 18, 1897. 

870. Harriet Lenard, b., Chicopee, Mass., Nov. n, 1877; d. 

Mar. 28, 1890. 

871. Helen Eudora, b. May 15, 1S80; m., Oct. 16, 1901, Clayton 

Willard, of Orange, Mass. No issue. Res., Washington, 
D. C. 

872. Eliza Maria, b. July 12, 1882; m., Aug. 10, iqio, Charles 

Kothe. Res., Springfield, Mass. 

873. Mildred Dickinson, b., Ware, Apr. 5, 1885; m., Nov. 24, 1908, 

Albert Waters. Res., Springfield, Mass. 

Charles Stores Dickinson (861), brother of the preceding, b., Sunder- 
land, Mass., Apr. 5, 1S52; m., So. Deerfield, Mass., Nov. 29, 1873, 
Elizabeth F. Wright, b. Nov. 13, 1854. Res., Amherst, Mass. 

Children, b. Amherst: 

874. Ella Wright Dickinson, b. June 6, 1875; m., Amherst, Oct. 7, 

1902, Howard Paddock, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Children, b. 
Brooklyn: (1) Miriam Dickinson Paddock, b. June 15, 

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1906; (2) Chester Howard, b. Jan. 16, 1908. Res., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

875. Maud Stebbens, b. Jan. 29, 1877; m., Apr. 3, 1901, Albert 

Mitten, of Amherst. Children, b. Amherst: (1) Elizabeth 
Mary Mitten, b. July 20, 1903; (2) Albert Thomas, Jr., 
b. June 15, 1910. Mr. Mitten is in a drug store. 

876. Florence Marcia, b. June 5, 1879; m., Amherst, Nov. 8, 

1908, Frederick A. Estabrook. Dau.: Marcia Elizabeth, b. 
July 24, 1909. Mr. Estabrook is with the Fairbanks Scale 
Company. Res., St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

877. Walter Ebenezer, b. Sept. 25, 1885. 

Robert Winthrop Dickinson (862), b., Sunderland, Mass., Apr. 23, 
1862; m., Brattleboro, Vt., Apr. 8, 1883, Mary E. Billings, b., Brattle- 
boro, Mar. 20, 1864; dau. of Israel Billings, of Amherst, Mass. 

Children, b. Amherst: 

878. Fanny May Dickinson, b. Dec. 29, 1883; m., Amherst, Oct. 

19, 1905, Robert Morgan. Mr. Morgan is in the Savings 
Bank. Son: Henry Winthrop, b. Nov. 13, 1906, d. Feb. 1, 
1907. 

879. Margaret Caroline, b. Apr. 20, 1899. 

880. Ebenezer Porter, b. Sept. 20, 1900. 

Lydia Maria Brown (821), dau. of Robert (813) and Eliza (Ranger) 
Brown, b., Belchertown, Mass., Dec. 5, 1827; d., Springfield, Mass., 

May 19, 1902; m., Belchertown, Nov. 27, 1845, Lucius Ingram, b. ; 

d., No. Amherst, Mass., Apr. 27, 1887; buried in No. Amherst. 
Children, b. No. Amherst: 

881. Elizabeth Minerva Ingram, b. Feb. 19, 1847; d. Apr. 6, 1847. 

882. Albert Barnes, b. Oct. 18, 1851; d. Oct. 24, 1851. 
882a. Lucia Parke, b. Nov. 4, 1853; d. Nov. 7, 1853. 

883. Mary Lucia, b. Mar. 3, 1864; m., Amherst, Mass., Oct. 20, 

1886, Harry Dickinson Holland, of Amherst. He is in the 
grocery business in Amherst; also the hardware business. 
Son: Harry Lucius, b. Nov. 13, 1890. Res., Amherst, Mass. 

Relucia Ann Brown (822) [Robert (813), Robert (801), Samuel (52), 
Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], sister of the preceding, b., Belcher- 
town, Mass., Feb. 13, 1829; d. Dec 13, 1909; m. (1), Holyoke, Mass., 
June 16, 1850, Hulbert Park, b., Barnardstown, Mass., Nov. 24, 1827; 
d., Holyoke, July 11, 1856. Both are buried in Barnardstown. Son: b. 

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Oct., 1856, d. 1856. She m. (2), Belchertown, Oct. 18, 1864, Charles 
Hawes, b., Belchertown, May 12, 1821; d., Belchertown, Feb. 18, 1903. 
He is buried in Enfield, Mass. Mr. Hawes was an operator in a cotton 
factory. Both were members of the Congregational Church. 

Maryann Augusta Brown (823), dau. of Robert (S13) and Eliza 
(Ranger) Brown, son of Robert (801) and Lydia Dewey (Brown) Brown 
[Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Pelham, Mass., 
Aug. 18, 1832; d., Belchertown, Mass., May 5, 1907; m., Amherst, Mass., 
Sept. 20, 1855, Estus Howe Barnes, b., Pelham, Mar. 27, 1830; d.. 
Pelham, Jan. 6, 1895; son of Dwight and Violet (Bardwell) Barnes. He 
was a farmer and stone-mason. Buried in Knight Cemetery, No. Amherst. 
Mass. 

Children, b. Pelham: 

884. Carrie Augusta Barnes, b. June 20, 1856; twice m. (894- 

S96). 

885. Frederick Herbert, b. Oct. 24, 1857: d., Amherst, Dec. 15, 

1898; buried in Pelham. 

886. Charles Lyman, b. Sept. 17, 1859; m., Portland, Ore., July 

25, 1895, Estella Cowles, of No. Amherst, b. Jan. 23, i860; 
dau. of Almon E. and Ellen Louisa (Gilbert) Cowles. Mr. 
Barnes was educated in the public schools of Pelham. He 
lived in No. Amherst from 1879 to 1887; in Worcester, 
Mass., from 1887 to 1891; Portland, Ore., from 1891 to 
1899; and since then, to 191 2, at Dallas, Ore. He has been 
for eighteen years in the employ of the Southern Pacific 
Railway, in the bridge-building department. Mrs. Barnes 
was educated in the public schools of Amherst, and grad- 
uated from the high school in 1879. Dau.: Maud Cowles 
Barnes, b., Portland, Nov. 21, 1898. Res., Dallas, Ore. 

887. Nellie Sanford, b. May 27,, 1861; m., Holyoke, Mass., May 

25, 1881, Emory Francis Munsell, b., Belchertown, Mass., 
May 31, 1851; son of Phineas R. and Rebecca (White) 
Munsell. No issue. They sold the farm and moved to the 
village of Belchertown in 1910 to care for her aunt Melissa 
Brown (824). Both have a common-school education and 
are Methodist Episcopal church-members. He is a farmer 
and a Republican. Res., Belchertown, Mass. 

888. Hattie Louisa, b. Mar. 20, 1864; m., Amherst, Apr. 14, 

1898, William Irving Watts, b., Amherst, May 2, 1863; 

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son of Henry Law and Celistia Nancy (Bemis) Watts. No 
issue. Mrs. Watts rendered valuable service in sending all 
the records of her father's and mother's families. Both Mr. 
and Mrs. Watts were educated in the common schools. 
Both are members of the Hampshire Agricultural Society 
and Amherst Grange. Mr. Watts is a farmer and a Repub- 
lican. This is his second wife. Res., No. Amherst, Mass. 

889. Mary Eliza, b. June 2, 1866; d., Pelham, Apr. 12, 1890; m., 

Springfield, Mass., Oct. 10, 1886, James Clowes, b., Canada, 
Apr. 15, 1865; d., Chinook, Mont., and buried there, May, 

1901. Son: Walter Raymond, b., Amherst, Mass., Apr. 
24, 1889. 

890. George Henry, b. Jan. n, 1868; m., Orange, Mass., Dec. 23, 

1891, Mary Isabel Dwight, b., Belchertown, Apr. 19, 
i860; dau. of Asahel and Maria (Allen) Dwight. No 
issue. He was educated in the schools of Amherst, and in 
early life was a miller in Amherst. In Springfield he was 
in a flour and grain company. Is now a miller at Southwick, 
Mass. He is a member of Pacific Lodge, A. F. and A. M., 
of Amherst, and of the I. O. O. F. Miss Dwight lived in 
Amherst from 1864 till 1908, where she was educated; she 
then moved to Springfield with her husband. 

891. Arthur Dwight, b. Sept. 29, 1870; m., Belchertown, Apr. 15, 

1896, Harriet Eva Cooley, b., Belchertown, Feb. 6, 1875; 
dau. of Frank and Emily (May) Cooley. Children: (1) 
Howard Arthur, b., Amherst, Nov. 18, 1900; (2) Edward 
Charles, b., Belchertown, July 8, 1903, d., Springfield, 
Aug. 28, 1905. Res., Feeding Hills, Mass. 

892. Alice Mabel, b. Aug. 28, 1873; d., Belchertown, Feb. 17, 

1899; m., Belchertown, Feb. 24, 1898, Roland Williston 
Meyers, of Rutherford, N. J. Son: Harold Barnes Meyers, 
b., Belchertown, Feb. 6, 1899. 

893. Lulu Effie, b. Aug. 21, 1875; m., Marlboro, Mass., Jan. 7, 

1902, George Daniel Farnsworth, b., Danvers, Mass., 
Nov. 13, 1859; son of Samuel B. and Hannah D. (Robert- 
son) Farnsworth. No issue. Mrs. Farnsworth, before mar- 
riage, was a schoolteacher for six years. Mr. Farnsworth 
and brother were in the grocery business for twenty-five 
years in Westboro and Marlboro, Mass. Res., West Upton, 
Mass. 

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Carrie Augusta Barnes (884), dau. of Estus H. and Maryann (Brown) 
Barnes (823) |Robert (813), Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Pelham, Mass., June 20, 1856; m. (1), Belcher- 
town, Mass., July 10, 1875, George Elliot Capin, son of George and 
Martha (White) Capin, b., Ludlow, Mass., Nov. 22, 1851; d., Belcher- 
town, Oct. 7, 1882. He was a mechanic. She m. (2), Hadley, Mass., 
Nov. n, 1885, Edwin Joseph Powell, b., Wilbraham, Mass., Nov. 11, 
1858; son of Joseph Roland and Louisa (Burr) Powell. He was a mer- 
chant. Res., Belchertown, Mass. 

Children by first m.: 

894. Jennie May Capin, b., Belchertown, Oct. 19, 1876; m., 

Amherst, Mass., Sept. 25, 1895, Charles Herbert Jones, b., 
Marshall, Mich., Sept. 2, 1875. Children, b. Pelham: (1) 
Bertha Marion, b. Aug. 29, 1896, d. Feb. 8, 1897; (2) 
Walter Elliot, b. Feb. 27, 1901; (3) Clifford Carlton, b. 
Aug. 17, 1903. Mr. Jones has been a Selectman and Asses- 
sor of Pelham. He is in the City Rod Company. He is a 
member of the Lodge of Odd Fellows. Res., West Pelham, 
Mass. 

895. Oscar Ellis, b., Kansas City, Mo., May 26, 1878; d., Holyoke, 

Mass., Dec. 21, 1901. 
Son by second m. : 

896. Joseph Roland Powell, b., Pelham, June 9, 1891. He is with 

his father in the painting business in Springfield. 

Sally Emeline Brown (825), dau. of Abel (8 15) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., June 5, 1830; d., West Brook, Conn., Aug. 24, 
1905; m., at the home of Abel Brown, her father, in Belchertown, May 
18, 1857, Chapin Murdock Seagrave, b., Uxbridge, Mass., May 15, 1825; 
d., Orange, Mass., Oct. 6, 1876; son of Samuel and Betsey (Murdock) 
Seagrave, of Uxbridge. The day after their marriage they set out, by way 
of the Isthmus of Panama, on their wedding-trip to San Francisco, Cal., 
where they remained eleven years; but on account of the ill health of 
Mr. Seagrave and their young daughter Laura, they returned east by 
way of Panama, as the railroad across the continent was not completed 
until 1869. Mr. Seagrave was educated at Uxbridge Seminary, and grad- 
uated at the age of twelve years. He followed the mercantile business for a 
number of years, until his health failed, then followed bookkeeping. Sally 
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and at the Normal School at San Francisco, after which she taught school 
in Belchertown and Wellfleet, Mass., and in California. She was actively 
engaged in school and church work, and much beloved as a Christian 
worker. She composed a beautiful poem in 1898 on the reminiscences 
of home. 
Children: 

897. Laura Spencer Seagrave, b., San Francisco, Feb. 17, i860 

(899). 

898. Constine Fontaine, b., Half Moon Bay, Cal., Mar. 29, 1866; 

d., Half Moon Bay, Nov. 18, 1866. 

Laura Spencer Seagrave (897), dau. of Chapin M. and Sally E. (Brown) 
Seagrave, b. Feb. 17, i860; m., Amherst, Mass., June 8, 1877, at the home 
of Abel P. Brown, her uncle, Chauncey Eugene Rhodes, b., Hartford, 
Conn., Apr. 16, 1857. Mr. Rhodes was in the crockery business a number 
of years. He is now a commercial traveler and collector. He was a mem- 
ber of the Hartford Y. M. C. A. for many years. The family were mem- 
bers of the Congregational Church for twenty-nine years; now of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, of Hartford. 

Adopted dau. : 

899. Lillian J. Rhodes, b., Middletown, Mass., Aug. 17, 1895. She 

is in the High School of Commerce, Springfield, Mass., 
where the family now [191 2] reside. 

Hannah Jane Brown (826), dau. of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., Feb. 4, 1832; d., No. Amherst, Mass., Mar. 14, 
1906; m., Belchertown, 1851, Mendall W. Howard, of No. Amherst, 

b. ; d. 1908. No issue. Mrs. Howard was a true and faithful wife, 

whose devotion brightened the pathway of her husband's life for forty- 
five years. She is remembered in Amherst by many whose hearts have 
been made glad by her charitable acts and her loving counsel. The larger 
part of her life was spent in No. Amherst, where her husband had been 
engaged first in farming, later in mercantile business. The last few years 
they lived retired. She was a member of the Congregational Church for 
many years, always devoted to its interests. Her home was a place of 
generous hospitality. Her religion was of the sunny, cheerful kind. 
She was longing always to do more for the poor and needy — it was 
characteristic of her whole life. Many rise up to call her blessed. "I will 
make Thy name to be remembered in all generations." 

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IN MEMORIAM. 

Long has she walked among us, 

But here her journey ends; 
She has reached the goal at last 

Towards which each footstep tends; 
A weary time she waited 

For the messenger of light 
Who should bid her soul arise 

And heavenward take its flight. 

There 's a message on her upturned face 

Her silent lips may never tell, 
As tho' she heard the angels whisper, 

And we know that all is well. 
That all is well ■ — 

Assurance sweet for us who tarry here a space 
Till we, too, shall hear the summons 

To meet our Saviour face to face. 

We who have still to front the world 

And brave'its storm and strife, 
We well might envy her her rest, 

Who has entered into life. 
So calm is she in dreamless sleep, 

No throb disturbs her breast, 
As though an angel held her hands — 

How sweet, how sweet is restl 

— Mrs. L. E. Strong. 

Mary Lucretia Brown (827), dau. of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., Apr. 1, 1833; m., Belchertown, Apr. 17, 1853, 
Charles Scott, b., Whately, Mass., May 7, 1823; d., Fitchburg, Mass., 
Aug. 19, 1904; son of Charles Scott, of Enfield, Mass., and Lydia 
Phelps. He was a Republican, and was Selectman in Enfield for two 
years. His wife is a member of the Congregational Church. Mr. Scott 
went to Australia, in 1853, in a sailing-vessel from New York, stop- 
ping at Rio de Janeiro, returning, after four years, by way of England. 
Mr. and Mrs. Scott spent the winters of their last years in Florida, with 
brother Perez and his wife, and in California, with sister Hannah Jane. 
Mrs. Scott has been south three times, once with each grandchild, since 
the death of her husband. Res., 191 2, with her daughter, Mrs. Lamson, 
96 East St., Fitchburg, Mass. 

Children, except the second, b. Enfield: 

900. Elnora Janette Scott, b. Sept. 21, 1854; m. Henry Hubbard. 

901. Ella Jane, b.,Ware, Mass., Mar. 1, 1859; d. aged twenty-two 

years. 

902. Charlotte, b. Oct. 21, 1861; m. Dr. John W. Felton. 

903. Eva May, b. Nov. 24, 1863; m. Eugene C. Lamson. 

904. Walter, b. Oct. 18, 1866; d. in infancy. 

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Elnora Janette Scott (900), dau. of Charles Scott and Mary Lucretia 
Brown (827), dau. of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) Brown, b., Enfield, 
Mass., Sept. 21, 1853; d., Enfield, Nov. 15, 1880; m., Belchertown, Mass., 
Sept. 23, 1873, Henry Hubbard, b., Belchertown, 1838; d., Amherst, 
Mass., Mar. 9, 1877. His work was in the straw business in Amherst. 
Children: (1) Mattie Scott Hubbard, b. 1875, d. in infancy; (2) Blanch 
Wells, b. Apr. 15, 1876, d. Oct. 23, 1888. 

Charlotte Scott (902), sister of the preceding, b., Enfield, Mass., Oct. 
21, 1861; m., Enfield, Apr. 15, 1879, Dr. John W. Felton, b., Abington, 
Mass., Mar. 8, 1851. Dr. Felton is a dentist. Both he and his wife are 
members of the Congregational Church. Res., Enfield. Children: (1) 
Carl Lyman, b., Enfield, Dec. 6, 1881, d., Hinsdale, Mass., May 19, 
1896; (2) Mildred Christine, b., Hinsdale, Apr. 5, 1888; m., Fitchburg, 
Mass., May 10, 191 1, Walter S. Watson, of Elizabeth, N. J. Res., Elm 
St., Elizabeth, N. J. 

Eva May Scott (903), sister of the preceding, b., Enfield, Mass., Nov. 
24, 1863; m., Belchertown, Mass., July 14, 1883, Eugene Chase Lamson, 
b., Belchertown, July 14, 1862. Mr. Lamson is a locomotive engineer at 
Fitchburg, Mass. Mrs. Lamson is a member of the Congregational 
Church. Children, b. Enfield: (1) Maud Scott Lamson, b. Jan. 10, 1885; 
m., Fitchburg, Apr. 6, 191 2, David Alexander Nicoll, of Tarrytown, 
N. Y.; (2) Charles Eugene, b. Apr. 17, 1886, d. Apr. 15, 1892; (3) Wini- 
fred Ernestine, b. Nov. 24, 1889; m., Fitchburg, Jan. 30, 191 1, Reuben 
Akers, of Fitchburg. 

Abel Prentice Brown (828), son of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 25, 1834; m., So. Hadley, Mass., Nov. 23, 
1859, Louisa M. Preston, b. Nov. 16, 1836; d. Mar. n, 1911; buried in 
Amherst, Mass. She was very helpful in keeping these family records. 
She was the dau. of Asa Preston, of Granby, Conn. After attending 
the public schools she continued her studies in the Normal School at 
Albany, N. Y. Her grandfather John Preston was a soldier of the Revo- 
lution. Mr. Brown, after completing his studies in the public schools, 
attended the academy at Wilbraham. He worked on the farm and 
taught school winters in Belchertown, Enfield, and Pelham, Mass. After 
marriage they began housekeeping in So. Hadley; and after four years 
they moved to Belchertown. During the Civil War they lived in 
Shutesbury for three years, where Mr. Brown served as Town Clerk, 

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member of the School Board, Postmaster, and storekeeper, then moving 
to Amherst, where he made a permanent home until the death of his 
wife. During the past years he has cultivated his farm, but has given 
special attention to landscape gardening, having a natural aptitude for 
that work. He has graded the most of the lawns in town, and constructed 
the diamond and football gridiron on Pratt Athletic Field. Mr. and Mrs. 
Brown were members of the Congregational Church, of Amherst. 

When the golden wedding of Abel P. Brown and wife was announced in 
the Boston Globe, Nov., 1909, it led the compiler to make an exhaustive 
research, and he found the progenitors of these large families. Robert 
and Lydia D. Brown removed from Stonington [now No. Stonington], 
Conn., about ten years after their marriage, to Belchertown, Mass., 
where they made a permanent settlement; and their descendants are 
found in large numbers in this section of the State, as these records will 
show. 

Children: 

905. Fanny O. Brown, b. Aug. ,30, 1861; d. in infancy. 

906. Lizzie Maria, b., Belchertown, Nov. 6, 1S62; m. (1), Amherst, 

Cassius M. Clay, deceased; m. (2) Joseph Joseph. Chil- 
dren, by first m.: (1) Daisy Louisa Clay, b., Springfield, 
Sept. 23, 1885; (2) Harry Brown, b., Springfield, Aug. 6, 
18S7. 

907. Mendell Howard, b., Amherst, Jan. 10, 1873; m., June 24, 

1896, Marie B. Nightingale, b. Konigsberg, Germany; 
dau. of Frederick and Bertha (White) Nightingale, of 
Amherst. Children, b. Amherst: (1) Daisy Maria, b. May 
10, 1S97; (2) Gladys Harriet, b. Feb. 21, 1899. Mr. Brown 
is a carpenter. Res., Amherst, until May, 191 1, then at 
1 1 28 State St., Springfield, Mass. 

908. Bradford Prentice, b., Amherst, Jan. 3, 187S; m., June 28, 

1905, Anna Steinnet. Children: (1) Ethel, b. Mar. 29, 
1906; (2) Bernie, b. July 29, 190S. Res., Albany, N. Y. 

John Bradford Brown (829), son of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., Sept. 11, 1836; m., No. Hadley, Mass., Nov. 25, 
1862, Mary Henrietta Vinton, b., Granby, Mass., Sept. 13, 1843; dau. 
of David and Cynthia (Moody) Vinton, relative of D. L. Moody. Mr. 
Brown was educated in the public schools of Belchertown, also at Wil- 
braham Academy. He taught school for three years, and then took up 

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a store of general merchandise for about thirty years in Amherst, Mass. 
Since 1894 he has resided in Springfield, Mass. Miss Mary H. Vinton, 
until eight years of age, lived in Granby, then moved with her parents 
to No. Hadley. She was educated in the common schools and Hopkins 
Academy, and resided in No. Hadley until marriage. Both are members 
of the Congregational Church. Res., 149 Bowles St., Springfield, Mass. 
Children, b. No. Amherst, Mass.: 

909. Arthur Abel Brown, b. May 26, 1868; he was educated in the 

schools of Amherst, and School of Commerce, Philadelphia, 
Penn. He m., Amherst, Gertrude Alice Johnson, b. Apr. 3, 
1868. Dau.: Lillian Marie, b. Apr. 10, 1890. 

910. John Lee Roy, b. Jan. 13, 1884; d. Sept. 9, 1912, and buried 

at Springfield; m., Buffalo, N. Y., May 1, 1910, Lottie Caro- 
line Becker, b., Buffalo, Dec. 9, 1889; dau. of Robert and 
Anna E. (Jakel) Becker, of Buffalo. Mr. Brown removed 
to Springfield in 1894 with his parents, and graduated from 
the high school in 1903, and from the Worcester (Mass.) 
Polytechnic Institute, with the degree of B.S. in civil 
engineering, in 1907. He also lived in Providence, R. I., 
and Buffalo before marriage. Mr. Brown was in the Erie 
Co. Clerk's Office, of Buffalo. Son: John Bradford, 2d, b., 
Buffalo, June 16, 191 1. 

Martha Bertha Brown (830), dau. of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., Sept. 23, 1838; m., Belchertown, May 13, 1857, 
Jared Gould, b., No. Shrewsbury, Vt., June 6, 1836; d., Enfield, Mass., 
Mar. 23, 1905; son of Chester and Hannah (Gilman) Gould, of No. 
Shrewsbury. He was a merchant at Packardsville, Mass., for some 
years; but later moved to Enfield and entered the plumbing business, 
which was successful until the place was destroyed by fire. He then re- 
turned to the mercantile business. He was First Selectman and Jus- 
tice of Peace for many years. He belonged to the order of Free Masons. 
Martha Bertha was educated in Belchertown, and Wilbraham Semi- 
nary; then she taught in Belchertown. She, like her husband, had many 
friends and had a cheerful disposition, ready to assist in sickness and 
trouble. 

Children: 

911. Martha Louise Gould, b., So. Hadley Falls, Mass., Apr. 29, 

1861 (914-916). 

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912. Jennie Howard, b., Shutesbury, Mass., Apr. 2, 1864; d., 

Enfield, Apr. 23, 1906; m. John Elsworth Hess, b., Enfield, 
Apr. 18, 1864. Mr. Hess has been superintendent of Swift 
River Mills for a number of years, and [191 2] holds that 
office. He m. (2) Etta Brown Gould (913), sister of first 
wife. She graduated from the Bay Path Commercial 
School, of Springfield. 

913. Etta Brown, b., Enfield, Nov. 13, 1873. 

Martha Louise Gould (911), the preceding, m., Ware, Mass., May 1, 
1878, William Anson Bassett, b. Hardwick, Mass. He was a com- 
mercial salesman for some years, after which he opened a provision store, 
but later returned to his trade of carpenter. Now [191 2] in the auto- 
mobile business. He belongs to the orders of the Knights of Malta and 
the Odd Fellows. Res., Dickinson St., Springfield, Mass. 

Children : 

914. Lera Louise Bassett, b., Enfield, Mass., Mar. iS, 1879; is a 

graduate of Ware High School and the Bay Path Commer- 
cial School, of Springfield, and for twelve years stenog- 
rapher in the Union Central Life Insurance Company, of 
Springfield. 

915. Gracie Belle, b., Ware, Sept. 19, 1880; m. Tyler Thatcher 

Menton, b., Agawam, Mass., Aug. 3, 1S78. He is a ma- 
chinist, also a violin teacher and art decorator. 

916. William Jared Anson, b., Ware, May 19, 1S82. He began 

business quite young, conducting an express business from 
Springfield to Holyoke, Mass. He is now [191 2] gas in- 
spector. He m., Springfield, Aug. 16, 1902, Marie Alice 
Wilson, b., Pittsfield, Vt., Jan. 29, 1882. Children: (1) 
Regena, b., Holyoke, Sept. 9, 1903, d. Oct. 12, 1903; (2) 
Robert Jared, b., Northampton, Mass., Oct. 1, 1906, d. 
in infancy; (3) Richard Gould, b., Springfield, Jan. 12, 
1907; (4) Thelma Martha Louise, b., Springfield, Feb. 7, 
1909. Res., Springfield, Mass. 

Perez Rio Brown (831), son of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) Brown 
[Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., 
Belchertown, Mass., Jan. 3, 1840; m., Sept., 1864, Mary Jennie Broad, 
b. 1839; d. Aug. 17, 1907; dau. of Parson and Marian Broad, of Leverett, 
Mass. Mr. Brown lived in Belchertown with his parents until he was 

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twenty-one. He enlisted in Co. G, 520! Regt. Mass. Vols., Aug. 27, 1862, 
and was mustered out Aug. 14, 1863. After marriage they lived in Shutes- 
bury, Mass., and carried on a general country store, removing to No. 
Amherst, Mass., and manufacturing brooms for several years. Later he 
was in the grocery and hardware business in Amherst, Mass., with his 
brother John B. In 1883 he removed to Philadelphia, Penn., taking a 
position in the Home for the Blind, where he remained for sixteen years, 
then returning to Springfield, Mass., where he now resides, at 149 Bowles 
St., spending his winters in Florida. 
Dau.: 

917. Lessie Estelle Brown, b., Northfield, Mass., Apr. 22, 1865; 

m., No. Amherst, Aug. 12, 1884, Elisha Adams Jones, b., 
Rockville, Mass., Oct. 17, 1858; son of Horace Jones, of 
Rockville, and Antoinette L. Ellis. Mr. Jones is a farmer 
at New Canaan, Conn. Mrs. Jones received her education 
in the schools of Amherst, and Friends School, Philadelphia; 
Mr. Jones at Millis High School, at Andover, and Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College. He has had charge of the 
Farm Department at Rutgers College and the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College. He is now in charge of a 
large private estate at New Canaan. 
Children : 

917a. Florence Evelyn Jones, b., Philadelphia, Oct. 23, 1886; m., 
New Canaan, June 4, 1910, Edwin Francis Gaskill, b. Feb. 
3, 1882. He is [1913] in charge of the grounds of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College. Res., No. Amherst, Mass. 

917b. Harrold Ellis, b., New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 3, 1894. 

Alfred Henry Brown (832), son of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., May 27, 1842; m. (1), Apr. 26, 1868, Ida Elsbree, 
b. July 29, 1842; m. (2), No. Amherst, Mass., Oct. 7, 1897, Jessie Brown 
Loveland, b. June 10, 1865. Mr. Brown is a broom manufacturer in No. 
Amherst. 

Children by first m. : 

918. Jessie Irene Brown, b. Dec. 7, 1870; m. Willard Weston Gay, 

b. Sept. 24, 1867. Son: Guilford Elsbree, b. Dec. 16, 1895. 

919. Edith May, b., Palmer, Mass., May 23, 1876; m., No. Am- 

herst, June 19, 1894, Henry Alfred Spear, b., No. Amherst, 
Sept. 26, 1867. He was educated in the schools of Amherst, 

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and is an electrician at No. Amherst. Son: Russell Mayo, 
b. Feb. 27, 1904. 
Dau. by second m.: 

920. Mildred, b., No. Amherst, June 12, 1908. 

Ellen Maria Brown (833), dau. of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., Dec. 27, 1843; m., Belchertown, Nov. 20, 1861, 
Esck Dwight Baker, b., Shutesbury, Mass., May 30, 1839; son of John J. 
Baker and Betsey Reed. Miss Brown was educated in the common and 
high schools of Belchertown. Mr. Baker was educated in the schools of 
Shutesbury, and graduated from the Amherst Academy in 1859. They 
lived for a time in Shutesbury, and moved to Amherst in 1863, where 
they now reside. 

Children: 

921. Nellie Altene Baker, b., Shutesbury, Sept. 18, 1862; m. 

Harvey Nelson Powell (924, 925). 

922. John Brown, b., Amherst, Apr. 28, 1876; twice m. (926, 927). 

923. Perez Raymond, b., Amherst, Apr. 9, 1879; m., Amherst, 

Nov. 28, 1906, Jessie Anna Gould, b., No. Shrewsbury, 
Vt., July 26, 1876. Mr. Baker is a graduate from Amherst 
High School and the Bay Path Institute, of Springfield. 

Nellie Altene Baker (921), the preceding, m., Amherst, Mass., Jan. 17, 
1883, Harvey Nelson Powell, b., Orange, Mass., Oct. 26, 1864. He 
received a public-school education and learned the painter's trade. 

Children, b. Amherst: 

924. Laura Belle Powell, b. Apr. 22, 1887; she graduated from 

the Amherst High School in 1904; m., Amherst, June 5, 
1909, Paul Turner Harkness. He graduated from the high 
school in 1904; served four years' apprenticeship with 
Brown and Sharpe in Providence, R. I., and studied 
mechanical drawing. Both are members of the Episcopal 
Church. Son: Paul Turner, Jr., b., Springfield, Mass., 
June 28, 1910. Res., Springfield, Mass. 

925. Grace Altene, b. Nov. 16, 1893. She is a graduate of Amherst 

High School. In 191 2 she was attending private kinder- 
garten school. 

John Brown Baker (922), b., Amherst, Mass., Apr. 28, 1876; m. (1), 
Thompsonville, Conn., 1898, Ellen Mary Berridge, b., Shenston, Eng- 

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land, July i, 1871; d., Amherst, Dec. 7, 1903; dau. of John Berridge, of 
England. She affiliated with the Episcopalian Church. Mr. Baker m. 
(2), Cambridge, N. Y., 1904, Patience L. Lynds, b., Hopewell Cape, 
N. B., Canada, May 25, 1882; dau. of James and Sarah (Pye) Lynds, of 
Hopewell Cape. Mrs. Baker is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. 
Baker received his early education at Amherst, graduating from the 
high school; had two years' course at the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College, one year at the Bay Path Institute, one year at New York Uni- 
versity, and now is studying at Columbia University. He is head of the 
Commercial Department of the town of Union High School. Res., 412 
Humboldt St., Union Hill, N. J. 
Dau., by first m.: 

926. Beatrice S. Baker, b. Sept. 8, 1900. 
Son, by second m.: 

927. Dwight L., b. Sept. 1, 1910. 

Lafayette Francois Brown (834), son of Abel (815) and Hannah (Ward) 
Brown [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 1, 1846; m., Vernon, Vt., July 1, 1865, Ann 
M. Mower, b., Stafford, Conn., Nov. 15, 1845; dau. of Alfred L. and 
Maria (Gould) Mower, of Hopkinton, N. H. Mr. Brown removed with 
his family to Michigan in April, 1874, where he made his home for twenty- 
two years; in 1896 he returned to his native State, where he made his 
home fourteen years, returning with his family to Evert, Mich., in 1910, 
where he now resides. He has made farming his principal business. 

Children, the first three b. Amherst, Mass. : 

928. Carrie A. Brown, b. Nov. 7, 1867; m. James Corliss (936- 

938). 

929. Annie M., b. Apr. 23, 1870; m. Rufus S. Mapes (939-946). 

930. Lillian H., b. Feb. 19, 1872; d., Brownsville, Cass Co., Mich., 

July 26, 1890; m., Hartwick, Mich., June 30, 1889, Fred 
Fellows. Dau.: Blanche, b., Brownsville, June 10, 1890. 

931. Alfred A., b., Marshall, Mich., Nov. 7, 1875. 

932. Nellie J., b., Hartwick, Sept. 9, 1879; d. Mar. 1, 1882. 

933. Bertha L., b., Hartwick, Sept. 7, 1881; m., Sept. 19, 1909, 

Thomas B. Cleveland. 

934. Arthur P., b., Hartwick, June 24, 1884. 

935. Charles E., b., Hartwick, June 22, 1886; m., Aug. 19, 1905, 

Jennie M. Gale, of Vermont. Dau.: Oaro, b., Amherst, 
Apr. 7, 1906. 

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Carrie A. Brown (928), dau. of Lafayette F. (834) and Ann M. (Mower) 
Brown, b., Amherst, Mass., Nov. 7, 1867; m., July 3, 1889, James Corliss. 
Res., Evert, Mich. 

Children : 

936. Lena Corliss, b. Dec. 6, 1890. 

937. Earl, b. Sept. 9, 1892. 

938. Lafayette F., b. Dec. 1,1893. 

Annie M. Brown (929), sister of the preceding, b., Amherst, Mass., 
Apr. 23, 1870; d., Hartwick, Mich., Jan. 18, 1908; m., June 26, 1887, 
Rufus S. Mapes. 

Children, b. Hartwick: 

939. Seth Mapes, b. Apr. 3, 1888. 



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Jessie, b. May 3, 1893. 

Eva, b. July 1, 1897. 

Roxa, b. Oct. 10, 1899. 

Theodore R., b. Jan. 28, 1903. 



The ten children of the preceding families of Abel Brown held a re- 
union in No. Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 26, 1896; all were present except 
the youngest, Lafayette Brown, who was living in Michigan. There were 
at that time living the ten children, twenty-three grandchildren, and 
twenty great-grandchildren. A poem on this occasion was read, entitled 
"The Wonderful Ten," by Daisy L. Clay, aged thirteen, great-grand- 
dau. of Abel Brown. 

THE WILL OF DAVID BARTLETT. 

I David Bartlet of Belchertown in the County of Hampshire & state 
of Massachusetts yeoman being of sound & perfect mind & memory do 
make & publish this my last will & testament in manner & form follow- 
ing- 
First I give & bequeath to my son Gideon Bartlet all the Estate Real 
& Personal of which am now or shall be possessed at my Decease to him 
his heirs & assigns forever Excepting as hereafter Excepted — that is to 
say to my beloved Wife Tabitha one Cow & five Sheep provided said 
Tabitha shall accept the same as an equivalent & full compensation for 
her Dower — To my son David one Dollar. 

To my son Benjamin one Dollar - - To my son Solomon one Dollar — 

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To my son Sylvanus one Dollar — To my son Philip one Dollar — To 
my Daughter Zubu one Dollar — To my Daughter Tabitha one Dollar, 
To my Daughter Thankful one Dollar — To my Daughter Lydia one 
Dollar — To my Daughter Rachel one Dollar — and I hereby appoint 
the afored. Gideon the sole Executor of this my last will & Testament — 
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this fourth Day 
of February Anno-Domini 1804 — 

Signed sealed and his 

published & declared by the _^ x/ _ . , 

, , -~ . , . , David X Bartlett [seal] 

above named David m /x 

presence of us who have mark 

hereunto subscribed our 

names as witness in the 

presence of the Testator 

Joshua N. Upham 
Giles Rider 
Hannah Rider 

True Copy of Record 

Att. S. Hinckley Regr. 

Lydia Brown (808), dau. of Robert Brown (801) and Lydia (Dewey) 
Brown[Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, 
Conn., Nov. 23, 1784; m., Belchertown, Mass., Gideon Bartlett, son of 
David Bartlett, of Belchertown, and wife Tabitha. Both are buried in 
Enfield, Mass. 

Children, b. Enfield, on the homestead that was David Bartlett's: 

947. Lucas Bartlett, b. ; m. (955, 956). 

948. Avory, b. ; m. Hannah Rider (960-965). 

949. Gideon Prentice, b. ; m. Julia Lawrence (967-976). 

950. Erastus, b. about 1805; m. Hannah Rice, of Chicopee Falls, 

Mass. They lived in Gideon Bartlett's homestead four 
years, then went to So. Hadley, Mass., for a time. They 
then went to Colorado, where he was killed in a runaway. 
Children: (1) Erastus, Jr., b. 1844, d. in the army during 
the Civil War; (2) Mary, b. 1848. 

951. Darsa, b. Feb. 11, 1807; m. Samuel Dwight (977-988). 

952. Marshall Jones, b. Feb. 5, 1809; m. Abigail Jackson Warren 

(989-998). 

953. Almira, b. Sept. 26, 1813; m. John Nash (999-1002). 

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954. Emma, b. - -; m., about 1840, Jeduthan Torrence. Mr. 

Torrence was a shoemaker in Enfield. They first moved to 
Illinois, and in 1853 moved to Oregon. Children: (1) Wil- 

helmina E. Torrence, b. ; (2) Orianna J., b. ; (3) 

Henry J., b— -; (4) Helena M., b. - — , d. in infancy; 
(5) Sarah, b. - — , d. when two years old. 

Lucas Bartlett (947), son of Gideon Bartlett and Lydia Brown (808), 
of Enfield, Mass., had six children: David, Sarah E., O. Hanks, Alvin, 
Maria, and Paulina. 

Children, only two of record: 

955. David Bartlett, d. aged twenty-seven years; m. Maryetta 

Stephens. Children: (1) Sedley Bartlett, b. ; res., 

Branford, Conn; (2) Frank E., b. . 

956. Sarah Emeline Bartlett, dau. of Lucas Bartlett, the pre- 

ceding, b., Pelham, Mass., Dec. 31, 1825; m., Enfield, 
May 18, 1852, George R. Dickinson, b., Amherst, Mass., 
July 9, 1828. He was a tailor in Greenfield, Mass., but 
after a few years took up farming. In May, 191 2, they 
celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage. Res., 
Belchertown, Mass.; P. O., Dwight's. 
Children : 

957. Julia Maria Dickinson, b., Enfield, Feb. 12, 1854; d. Mar. 5, 

1859. 

958. Nellie Josephine, b., Pelham, Mar. 26, 1855; m., Enfield, 

July 9, 1878, Wyman I. Newcomb; she d. in 1890. Dau.: 
Sarah Dickinson Newcomb, b. June 25, 1881; m., Guilford, 
Conn., Aug. 19, 191 1, Gurdon R. Wadsworth. Res., 
Dwight's, Mass. 

959. Anna Estella, b., Pelham, Sept. 11, i860; m., Belchertown, 

Oct. 15, 18S9, Herbert A. Randall, b.,Townsend, Vt., 1859; 
he d. in 1907. No issue. 

Avory Bartlett (948), son of Gideon Bartlett and Lydia Brown (808) 
[Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b. 
Enfield, Mass.; d., Enfield, Aug., 1867, aged sixty-three; m. Hannah 
Rider. 

Children, b. Enfield: 

Alfred and Albert Bartlett, twins, b. about 1831; d.in infancy. 

960. Almira, b. June 9, 1833; d., Pelham, Mass., Aug. 5, 1862; 

m., 1851, James M. Cowan. They lived in Pelham, 

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and she is buried there. Mr. Cowan d. about 1898, and is 
buried in Springfield. Children, b. Pelham: (1) Hattie 
Marion, b. Apr. 2, 1856, d. 1865; (2) Ida May, b. 1858, d. 
1865. 

961. Franklin, b. ; d. aged six years. 

962. Harriet Elizabeth, b. Mar. 29, 1839; unm. She was educated 

in the public schools of Enfield, and lived there until 1872, 
and in -Monson, Mass., until 1910. Res., St. James Ave., 
Springfield, Mass. 

963. Charlotte A., b. Aug. 14, 1840; m. Wm. H. Underwood (966). 

964. Josephine Isabell, b. 1842; d. aged two years and six months. 

965. Marcia A., b. Jan. 5, 1848; d., Pelham, 1865. 

Charlotte A. Bartlett (963), b. Aug. 14, 1840; m., Monson, Mass., 
Dec, 1881, William H. Underwood, b., Monson, July 9, 1845. He is 
a carpenter, formerly a farmer. Res., 335 St. James Ave., Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Dau.: 

966. Bertha May Underwood, b., Monson, Jan. 28, 1884; m., 

Monson, Jan. 16, 1907, Burton E. Geckler, b., Orange, 
Mass., Apr. 15, 188 1. He was a graduate of the Orange 
High School and the School of Technology of Boston. 
His wife was educated in public schools and the business 
school of Springfield. Son: Vernon Colbert, b. June 29, 
1908. Res., Springfield, Mass. 

Gideon Prentice Bartlett (949), son of Gideon and Lydia (Brown) 
(808) Bartlett, b., Enfield, Mass.; m. Julia Lawrence, b. Nov. 25, 1828. 
They lived in Montague, Mass. 

Children, the first seven b. Montague: 

967. Juliett Charlotte Bartlett, b. Oct. 16, 1842; m., Thorndike, 

Mass., George W. Holden, b. ; d., Enfield, Feb. 2, 

1908; son of Amasa and Achsa (Stone) Holden. Mr. 
Holden was a farmer in Enfield, and both members of 
the Congregational Church. Res., Amherst, Mass. Dau.: 
Alice Mabel Holden, b., Enfield, July 4, 1866; m., Sept. 8, 
1888, Frederick Eugene Bester. He is a plumber at Am- 
herst. No issue. 

968. Alfonso T., b. Nov. 18, 1845; m. Elizabeth M. Cowan (1005- 

1009). 

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969. Willie, b. July 29, 1846. He was twice m., and had one son. 

Res., Miller's Falls, Mass. 

970. Lucia Marion, b. Aug. 12, 1848; m. Frank Amsden (1010, 

1011). 

971. Eugene Charles, b. Nov. 28, 1851; m. Sarah Amanda Chaffee 

(1012-1014). 

972. Flora Estelle, b. Mar. 10, 1853; m. Alvin E. Whitney (1015, 

1016). 
972a. Avery Franklin, b. 1854; d. aged five months. 

973. Edgar Lawrence, b. July 6, 1856; m. Addie Fay (1017-1020). 

974. Nettie Sophia (twin), b. Oct. 10, 1858; m., Dayton, O., 

1897, for her third husband, Fred Williston, who d., 
Everett, Wash., 1908. He was a traveling salesman. They 
lived in Ohio for six years and traveled all through the 
Southern States; thence to California, where they lived 
eight years; thence to Washington, where she m. John 
Wilkins, a farmer. Res., Port Ludlow, Wash. 

975. Nellie Maria (twin), b. Oct. 10, 1858; d., Belchertown, Mass., 

Apr. 1, 1891; m., Hatfield, Mass., Oct. 24, 1878, Herbert F. 
Shaw, b., Enfield, Sept. 16, 1S54; son of E. Frank Shaw 
and Olive Packard. Mr. Shaw is embalmer at Belchertown. 
Son: Robert Pearl, b. Mar. 16, 1891; d. aged five months. 

976. Eva Lucretia, b., Enfield, Jan. 10, 1861; m. Arthur Dudley 

(1021, 1022). 

Darsa Bartlett (951), dau. of Gideon and Lydia (Brown) (808) Bartlett 
[Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., En- 
field, Mass., Feb. 14, 1807; d., Belchertown, Mass., Apr. 28,1868; m., En- 
field, Sept., 1826, Samuel Dwight, b., Belchertown, Jan. 1, 1800; d., Bel- 
chertown, Oct. 25, 1875. He was a farmer in Belchertown; in politics 
was a Whig, afterwards a Republican. 

Children, b. Belchertown: 

977. Estus Ashmun Dwight, b. June 6, 1827; d. Aug. 1, 1879; 

unm. 
97S. Corydon Greenwood, b. Sept. 21, 1828; m. Sarah E. Northrop 
(1023-1032). 

979. Avery Augustus, b. Feb. 25, 1830; m. Jane Rose Wood (1033- 

1037)- 

980. Austin Erskine, b. Feb. 21, 1832; twice m. (1038-1044). 

981. Lydia Almira, b. Oct. 25, 1833; m. Lewis Dodge (1045-1049). 

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982. Maria Emma, b. Jan. 29, 1836; unm. She was a school- 

teacher for thirty-five years, first in Massachusetts, later 
in Douglas, Martin, and Grand Rapids, Mich; in the latter 
school she was principal for seventeen years. Her life-work 
was the moulding of character and stamping the impres- 
sionable minds of the young. She believes that although 
she never married her life has been well spent, and she looks 
backward with delight and satisfaction. Had it not been 
for her persistent efforts many of these records would 
have been very incomplete. Where there was a lack of 
earnestness on the part of some, she infused life to grasp 
an opportunity to place these family records in a tangible 
form. She is a member of the Congregational Church, 
Lowell, Mich. Res., Lowell, Mich. 

983. Clarissa Jane, b. May 4, 1837; m.,Belchertown, Mar. 23,1859, 

Andrew J. Aldrich, b., Ware, Mass., Nov. n, 1834; d., 
Ware, June 16, 1896; son of Naham and Cynthia (Buffing- 
ton) Aldrich, of Belchertown. Both he and his wife were 
church-members. Mr. and Mrs. Aldrich came to live in 
the town of Ware in 1862, where they bought a farm of one 
hundred and five acres. Here they made improvements 
by building a barn, and later, in 1875, a fine, new house. 
Here for thirty-four years they made a happy, pleasant 
home. It is now fifty years since the home was established. 
Mr. Aldrich is mentioned with true affection, and left a 
name as one of the best of men. No issue. Her res., En- 
field, Mass. 

984. Sarah Eliza, b. June 20, 1839; m., Springfield, Mass., Apr. 

28, 1870, Ambrose Munsell, b., Belchertown, June 6, 
1837; d., Enfield, Feb. 5, 191 1; son of Roddington and 
Rebecca (White) Munsell, of Belchertown. He was a me- 
chanic and a Republican, and both he and his wife mem- 
bers of the Congregational Church, of which he was a 
deacon for nine years. Her res., Enfield, Mass. 

985. Henry Harrison, b. Dec. 29, 1841; he was a brass-moulder. 

He lived in the old home until manhood, then in New 
Haven, Conn. It is supposed he was lost in the great 
Chicago fire, Oct., 1871. Friends sought diligently for him, 
but no trace could be found. He was a Republican, and 
though not a church-member yet always stood for the right. 

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986. Albert Elihu, b. Sept. 14, 1844; d., Northampton, Mass., 

May 7, 1 91 2; unm. He was a carpenter and builder, and 
lived until manhood on the old farm; later in Ware, and 
still later in Northampton, where he died of heart failure. 
He was a kind brother, and a true and honest man. 

987. Emily Augusta, b. Aug. 3, 1846; m. Sylvester P. Hicks 

(1050). 

988. Mary Victoria, b. Aug. 7, 1848; m. B. Chapin Snow (1051, 

1052). 

Marshall Jones Bartlett (952), son of Gideon Bartlett and Lydia Brown 
(808) [Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Enfield, Mass., Feb. 5, 1809; d., Amherst, Mass., Oct. 10, 1876; m., 
Ware, Mass., July 4, 1832, Abigail Jackson Warren, b., Fort Inde- 
pendence, Boston Harbor, July 22, 1813; d., Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 10, 

1876; dau. of Josiah Warren, of Gardner, and ■ Freeland. He was a 

harness-maker. They attended the Methodist Church. 

Children, the last four b. Pelham, Mass. : 

989. Estuce Bartlett, b., Ware, Dec, 1833. He enlisted in the 

Civil War from Chicago, 111., in the Sappers' and Miners' 
Co., and is supposed to have been killed. 

990. Mary Calista, b., Ware, June 1, 1835; m., Pelham, Aug. 12, 

1856, Henry Wheeler, b., Pelham, May 5, 1835; son of 
Nathaniel and Faithful (Harrington) Wheeler, of Pelham. 
Mr. Wheeler is a Republican and a farmer, and served in 
the Civil War. No issue. Res., Amherst, Mass. 

991. Livingston Staughton, b., Belchertown, Mass., June, 1838; 

twice m. (1082, 10S3). 

992. Erastus Myron, b., Enfield, Mar. 31, 1841; m. Mary V. 

Gates (1084-1086). 

993. Joseph Freeland, b., Ware, June 25, 1843; m. Orinda Aldrich 

(1091). 

994. Leander Levi, b., Enfield, Jan. 8, 1S46; m., Montague City, 

Mass., Nov., 1874, Harriet Goss, b., Montague City, Mar. 
24, 1853; d., Montague City, Jan. 18, 1900; dau. of David 
Goss and Harriet Hager. Mr. Bartlett is president and 
superintendent of Montague City Fish Rod Company. 
He assisted with others in building the Public Library at 
Montague in 191 2. No issue. 



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995. Abbie Henrietta, b. June 5, 1848; m. Edwin H. Waide (1092- 

1094). 

996. Caroline Augusta, b. Dec. 26, 1850; m. Charles £. Aldrich 

(1099). 

997. Eugene Prentice, b. Jan 1, 1853 ;m. Jane A. Ward (1100,1101). 

998. Melora Rutenia, b. Sept. 7, 1855; m. Charles Engeli (1102, 

Almira Bartlett (953), dau. of Gideon Bartlett and Lydia Brown (808) 
[Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., En- 
field, Mass., Sept. 26, 1813; m., Enfield, May 2, 1838, John Nash; he d. 
June 15, 1893; she d., Northampton, Mass., Dec. 1, 1890. 

Children, b. Hadley, Mass.: 

999. Almira Nash, b. Mar. 16, 1843; m. Charles B. Hooker (1003). 

1000. John, b. 1845; d. in infancy. 

1001. Sarah Jean, b. July 7, 1848; d. Mar. 10, 1896; m., June 22, 

1869, Theodore F. Smith. 

1002. Helen Emma, b. Aug. 13, 1849; d. Aug. 21, 1855. 

Almira Nash (999), dau. of John Nash and Almira Bartlett (953), b., 
Hadley, Mass., Mar. 16, 1843; d., Hadley, Oct. 9, 1883; m. Charles 
Bumgard Hooker; he d., Philadelphia, Penn., Dec. 26, 1898. 

Dau.: 

1003. Helen Emma Hooker, b. Dec. 25, i860; m., Hadley, Apr. 25, 

1882, Frank Wilson Woodward. Res., Northampton, Mass. 
Dau. of the preceding: 

1004. Grace Hooker Woodward, b., Northampton, Dec. 27, 1885; 

m., Apr. 1, 191 1, Allen Griffith Phillips. Dau.: Helen 
Mary, b. Dec. 17, 191 1. Res., Lafayette, Ind. 

Alfonso T. Bartlett (968), son of Gideon P. (949) and Julia (Lawrence) 
Bartlett [Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas 
(2), Thomas], b., Montague, Mass., Nov. 18, 1845; m -> Enfield, Mass., 
Jan. 2, 1871, Elizabeth M. Cowan, b., Enfield, Jan. 19, 1847; dau. of 
Cyrus and Mary A. (Wood) Cowan, of Enfield. They are members of 
the Congregational Church. They assisted in collecting Bartlett records. 
He has retired from business. Res., Miller's Falls, Mass. 

Children : 

1005. Lizzie A. Bartlett, b., Montague, Nov. 27, 1871; d., Miller's 

Falls, Feb. 10, 1888. 

1006. Mary Glenn, b., Enfield, Feb. 17, 1875; m., Miller's Falls, 

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Oct. 7, 1902, Herbert J. Leland. He is a machinist at 
Miller's Falls. Children: (1) Gilbert C, b. June 14, 1909, 
d. in infancy; (2) Phillip Herbert, b. June 17, 191 1. 

1007. Herbert Spencer,b., Miller's Falls, July 27, 1S76; m., Turner's 

Falls, Mass., July 15, 1902, Anna Stotz, b., Germany, Feb. 
12, 1878. Son: Raymond Alfonso, b. June 27, 1903. Res., 
Turner's Falls, Mass. 

1008. Nellie J., b., Miller's Falls, Mar. 3, 1879; d. in infancy. 

1009. Edson Lucy, b., Miller's Falls, July 25, 1880; d.Mar. 11, 1881. 

Lucia Marion Bartlett (970), sister of the preceding, b., Montague, 
Mass., Aug. 12, 1848; m., Montague, Nov. 30, 1871, Frank Arthur 
Amsden, b., Petersham, Mass., Oct. 27, 1850; d., Gardner, Mass., Apr. 5, 
1892; son of Elias P. and Clarissa V. Amsden. They attended the Uni- 
versalist Church in Gardner and made their home in that town. Her 
res., 1913, 259 Cross St., Gardner, Mass. 

Children, b. Gardner: 

1010. Clifton Prentice Amsden, b. Aug. 7, 1883; d. in infancy, 
ion. Eugene Charles, b. Nov. 26, 1886. 

Eugene Charles Bartlett (971), brother of the preceding, b., Montague, 
Mass., Nov. 28, 1851; d., Orange, Mass., Apr. 3, 1910; m., Amherst, 
Mass., Sarah Amanda Chaffee. Mr. Bartlett came to Orange, and was 
with the New Home Sewing-Machine Company for thirty-two years as 
machinist. Res., Orange, Mass. 

Children: 

1012. Fred L. Bartlett, b., Enfield, Mass., July 2, 1878; unm. 

1013. Harry Dwight, b., Enfield, July 18, 18S0; unm. He is a ma- 

chinist, Bridgeport, Conn. 

1014. Lulu May, b., Orange, Feb. 14, 1882; unm. 

Flora Estelle Bartlett (972), dau. of Gideon P. (949) and Julia (Law- 
rence) Bartlett [Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Montague, Mass., Mar. 10, 1853; m., Monta- 
gue, Nov. 27, 1872, Alvin Emerson Whitney, b., Montague, Aug. 1, 1851; 
son of Joseph Merriam and Mary A. (Hunt) Whitney, of Montague. 
Mr. Whitney is a machinist; in politics he is a Republican, and both are 
members of the Congregational Church. Res., 69 Front St., Fitchburg, 
Mass. 

Children: 

1015. Ernest Alvin Whitney, b., Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 16, 1873; 

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m. (i), Somerville, Mass., June 24, 1895, Emily Murry, b. 
Dec. 26, 1872; she was divorced Jan., 1908. Mr. Whitney 
m. (2), Dec. 30, 1908, Cora J. Dean, of Winthrop, Mass. 
Children, by first m.: (1) Leslie Prentice, b., Revere, 
Mass., Sept. 26, 1898, d., Fitchburg, Mass., May 5, 1910; 
(2) Russell Emerson, b., Fitchburg, Aug. 8, 1901. 

1016. Prentice Merriam, b., Erving, Mass., Sept. 4, 1880; d. July, 

1 881. 

Edgar Lawrence Bartlett (973), son of Gideon P. (949) and Julia 
(Lawrence) Bartlett, b., Montague, Mass., July 6, 1856; m., Montague, 
Oct. 3, 1883, Addie A. Fay, b., New Braintree, Mass., June 24, 1849; 
dau. of Benjamin and Jane Fay, of Montague. Both received common 
and high school educations. Mr. Bartlett's childhood was spent in En- 
field, but since then he has resided in Montague. He was in the pro- 
vision business for thirty years, in connection with farming, but has 
followed the latter since 1910 altogether. He has been Selectman and 
on the School Board. 

Children, b. Montague: 

1017. Benjamin Prentice Bartlett, b. July 19, 1884; m., June 5, 1906, 

Maybelle F. Kellogg, of Springfield, Mass. Dau.: Elinor 
Kellogg Bartlett, b., Springfield, Dec. 10, 1907. 

1018. Richard Henri, b. Apr. 9, 1886; m., May 1, 1907, Ethel M. 

Partridge, of Montague. Son: Robert Edwards, b. Oct. 
27, 1911. 

1019. Robert Fay, b. Apr. 21, 1888; d., Montague, Mar. 14, 1889. 

1020. Walter Lawrence, b. Jan. 3,1891; d., Montague, Jan. 17, 1892. 

Eva Lucretia Bartlett (976), dau. of Gideon P. Bartlett (949) and Julia 
Lawrence, his wife [Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Enfield, Mass., Jan. 10, 1861; m., Brattleboro, 
Vt., May 29, 1879, Arthur Dudley, b., Shutesbury, Mass., Dec. 18, 1855; 
son of Col. Samuel F. Dudley and Jemima Prouty, of Shutesbury. Mr. 
Dudley is in the fire department at Gardner, Mass. 

Children, b. Gardner: 

102 1. Ethel Warren Dudley, b. Oct. 15, 1889. She is a graduate 

from the Gardner High School, and the Livermore College, 
Boston, taking a special course in chemistry; is now train- 
ing in the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

1022. Iris Lawrence, b. Apr. 23, 1899. She entered the high school 

in 1912. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Corydon Greenwood Dwight (978), son of Samuel Dwight, Jr., and 
Darsa Bartlett (951) [Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas 
(22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Belchertown, Mass., Sept. 21, 1828; d., 
Orange, Mich., Aug. 20, 1913; m., New Haven, Conn., June 8, 1851, 
Sarah Elisabeth Northrop, b. Woodbridge, Conn.; d., Wayland, Mich., 
Jan. 27, 1878. Mr. Dwight was educated in the public schools of Belcher- 
town, Mass., and Hamden, Conn. Later went to Kalamazoo and Martin, 
Mich. In i860 went to New Haven, and was a brass-moulder for several 
years. Returning to Michigan he engaged in farming. He lived in 
Illinois several years, then returned to Michigan, where he has lived a 
quiet, retired life. 

Children : 

1023. Stephen Northrop Dwight, b., Belchertown, June 10, 1853; 

m. Rodella Geraldine Aster. 

1024. Austin Herschel, b., Martin, Jan. 19, 1855 (1032a). 

1025. Emma M., b., Wayland, Apr. 9, 1858; m., Marseilles, 111., 

Nov. 25, 1882, Artemas Ward Whitney, b., Leland, 111., 
July 11, 1855; son of Norman J. and Roxanna C. (Hough) 
Whitney. Mr. Whitney is a farmer at Shelby ville, Mich. 
No issue. 

1026. Walter Ernest, b., New Haven, June 14, i860; m. Claribel 

Stiff (1032b). 

1027. Henry Edward, b., New Haven, Jan. 28, 1864; d. there Mar. 

14, 1865. 

1028. Oliver Frederick, b., Martin, Mar. 13, 1866; m. Charlottie 

Walke (1032c, io32d). 

1029. Harvey Augustus, b., Martin, Jan. 11, 1868; m., Chicago, 

111., June 8, 1905, Grace Tyler, b., Nokomis, 111., Apr. 12, 
1879; dau. of Alfred and Clara Viola (Ireland) Tyler. He 
was educated in the schools of Michigan and Illinois. He 
was with his brother Stephen in banks at Fort Smith, Ark., 
Leadville, Col., and Wasin, Tex., for a time; now [1913] is 
secretary of the Dwight Brothers Paper Company, Chicago. 
No issue. 

1030. Corydon Greenwood, Jr., b., Plainwell, Mich., May 8, 1870; 

m. Bessie Elizabeth Sholes (io32e-io32g). 

1 031. Mary Elizabeth, b., Plainwell, Dec. 11, 1873; m., Aurora, 

111., Nov. 11, 1896, Burdett Mark Hatch, b., Sugar Grove, 
111., Feb. 27, 1870; son of Ephraim F. and Augusta Maria 
Hatch. Mr. Hatch is station-master at 5th Ave., Chicago. 

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He is a Republican and a member of the Methodist Church. 
He was educated at Sugar Grove High School, and since 
has been with the Third Rail Electric Road of Aurora, 
Elgin, and Chicago. Miss Dwight, after fifteen years of 
age, was for four years in the convent at Monroe, Mich. 
Then she came to Sugar Grove High School, where she 
graduated in 1894. She taught school until her marriage, 
and then lived at Aurora, 111., for five years, removing to 
Wheaton, 111., where they now [1913] reside. No issue. 
1032. Hawley Edward, b., Wayland, May 4, 1877; m. Anna Lisette 
Schmidtill (1032I1-1032I). Three sons, Austin H., Walter 
E., and Harvey A. Dwight, formed a copartnership at So. 
Clark St., Chicago, under the firm name of Dwight 
Brothers Paper Company, where they successfully con- 
duct a wholesale paper business. 

Stephen N. Dwight (1023), son of Corydon G. (978) and Sarah E. 
(Northrop) Dwight, b., Belchertown, June 10, 1853; d., Kansas City, 
Mo., Nov. 7, 1909. He m., Independence, Kan., Jan. 24, 1878, Rodella 
Geraldine Aster, b., North English, la., June 22, 1859; dau. of Anthony 
H. Aster and Anna Sholts, his wife. 

The following is an extract from "History of Kansas City, Mo.": 

"Stephen Northrop Dwight, who spent his last days in Kansas City, 
was prominently identified with the development of the West as a repre- 
sentative of financial banking and mining interests. His superior busi- 
ness ability, enterprise, and ready grasp of a situation enabled him to be- 
come closely associated with the establishment and successful conduct 
of enterprises which proved important factors in the growth and progress 
of this section of the country. 

''Stephen N. Dwight spent his boyhood, and received his education, in 
New Haven, Conn. His father moved to Michigan, and he began his 
business career in Kalamazoo, Mich.; but study of the business situa- 
tion of the country, in various sections, led him to believe that the West 
offered splendid opportunities, and accordingly he made his way to 
Kansas in 1874. His first location was at Independence, that State, 
where he engaged in the banking business. He continued in that business 
until about ten years before his death. He was connected with several 
banks in Kansas, also organized, and was cashier, of the American National 
Bank at Fort Smith, Ark., but not liking the climate sold his interest 
and went to Leadville, where he organized the American National Bank 

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and was its president. Wanting to be out of doors more he sold his in- 
terest in the bank and engaged in mining for a time; he then went to Cal- 
ifornia, where he stayed more than a year; but it seemed too far away 
from all friends and relatives, so he returned to Kansas and became 
identified with the development of the mining resources at Galena, Kan. 
He bought the water-works, which he enlarged and improved in every 
way. He closed out his mining interests before moving to Kansas City, 
but owned and operated the water- works up to the time of his death. 
One of the elements of his exceedingly successful career was the quick- 
ness with which he noted an opportunity that others passed heedlessly 
by, when he saw a chance. 

"Mr. Dwight's political allegiance was given to the Republican Party, 
and fraternally he was connected with the Masons and Knights of 
Pythias. His face indicated that character, balance, harmony, and 
sound judgment were among his natural traits. Quietude of deportment, 
easy dignity, and a frankness and cordiality of address were among his 
noticeable characteristics. He was ever ready to meet any obligation of 
life with the confidence and courage that come of conscious personal 
ability, right conception of things, and an habitual regard for what 
was best in the exercise of human activities for profitable investment or 
for the establishment of an enterprise that promised success. Forming 
his plans readily, he was determined in their execution, and carried 
forward to successful completion whatever he undertook. In his mental 
review of the West he noted the bright outlook before Kansas City, and 
showed his faith in its future by the purchase of considerable property. 
Time demonstrated his wisdom in this regard in increased value of his 
realty holdings. The erection of the handsome office structure known as 
the Dwight Building, at the corner of Tenth St. and Baltimore Ave., is 
an evidence of his foresight and faith in Kansas City's future greatness. 
This magnificent building was the pioneer of its kind, and added an im- 
portant step to Kansas City's realty growth that can only be estimated 
by a review of the improved property conditions of that immediate lo- 
cality. The success of this undertaking added a stimulus to Kansas 
City's real-estate interests at a time when most needed, and stands as a 
monument to his enterprise and judgment. The property is still owned 
by Mrs. Dwight. Mr. Dwight was a man of domestic taste, finding his 
greatest happiness at his own fireside, and a most congenial companion- 
ship existed between himself and his wife. 

"Mrs. Dwight was educated at Baker University, a Methodist institu- 
tion, at Baldwin, Kan. She was a helpmate in every sense of the word. 

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Was a great reader, and interested in all charitable works and any cause 
for the betterment of men and women; has given very liberally to the 
Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., Swope Settlement, patterned after Hull House, 
Chicago, Boys' Hotel, Girls' Hotel, Mercy Hospital, and numerous other 
institutions. Up to the time of Mr. Dwight's death she was a home- 
maker; but since that time she has looked after her business interests 
and been very successful. There was no issue." 

Mrs. Dwight m. (2), Mar. 16, 1913, W. C. Culbertson, a lawyer, of 
Kansas City, Mo. Her res., Stevensville, Mont. 

Austin Herschel Dwight (1024), brother of the preceding, b., Martin, 
Mich., Jan. 19, 1855; m., Plainwell, Mich., Feb. 4, 1876, Frankie S. 
Allcott, b., Rochester, N. Y., Mar. 10, 1854; dau. of S. P. Allcott and 
Frances A. Wright, of Rochester. Mr. Dwight was educated in the 
schools of Connecticut and Michigan. He taught school for a time in 
Michigan, then entered the paper business, and worked from the 
bottom up, traveling for several years for a firm in Ohio. He went to 
Chicago in 1890, and has since been at the head of the firm. He has a 
large farm near Gun Lake, Mich., where they have a fine summer home, 
and entertain their friends in warm weather. 

Dau.: 

1032a. Maud B. Dwight, b., Plainwell, Jan. 17, 1877; d. Apr. 9, 1879. 

Walter Ernest Dwight (1026), brother of the preceding, b., New Haven, 
Conn., June 14, i860; m., Leadville, Col., Oct. 3, 1883, Claribel Stiff, b., 
Pontiac, Mich., 1863; d., Chicago, 111., 1903; dau. of Erastus and Lydia 
(Winters) Stiff, of Pontiac. Mr. Dwight is a member of the wholesale 
paper firm of Dwight Brothers, of Chicago. Mr. Dwight affiliates with 
the Republican Party, and both he and his wife are members of the Con- 
gregational Church. Address, 6260 Clark St., Chicago, 111. 

Dau.: 

1032b. Inez C. Dwight, b., Plainwell, Aug. 6, 1887; m., Oak Park, 
111., June 2, 1908, Harold C. Parsons. 

Oliver Frederick Dwight (1028), son of Corydon G. and Sarah E. 
(Northrop) Dwight, b., Martin, Mich., Mar. 7, 1866; m., Columbus, 
Kan., Apr. 20, 1886, Charlottie Walke, b., Milford Center, O., Apr., 1866; 
dau. of W. H. Walke and Ruhoma (Hommon) Walke, of Milford Center. 
Mr. Dwight was educated in the schools in Michigan; from there he 
went to Columbus, Kan., and was for several years with his brother 

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Stephen in a bank. He afterwards traveled for a paper firm for some 
time, and later established and now owns the paper house known as 
Dwight Brothers Paper Company, of Milwaukee. His two sons are as- 
sociated with him in the business. Res., Milwaukee, Wis. 
Children, b. Columbus: 

1032c. Austin Walke Dwight, b. Jan. 17, 1888. 
io32d. Owen Lyman, b. Oct. 30, 1889. 

Corydon Greenwood Dwight, Jr. (1030), son of Corydon Greenwood 
Dwight (978), son of Samuel Dwight and Darsa Bartlett (951), dau. of 
Lydia Brown and Gideon Bartlett, dau. of Lydia Brown and Robert 
Brown [Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Plainwell, 
Mich., May 8, 1870; m., Milwaukee, Wis., Apr. 30, 1898, Bessie Elizabeth 
Sholes, b., Milwaukee, Aug. 18, 1871; dau. of Charles Latham Sholes 
and Elizabeth Rebecca Arndt, of Milwaukee. Mr. Dwight received a 
common-school education in Michigan, four years at Beloit College, and 
graduated from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Chicago, 
Mar. 25, 1897. Practised as a family physician in Milwaukee and Dar- 
lington, Wis. Studied one year in London, Vienna, and Berlin, special- 
izing in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. Late Professor of Otology and 
Rhinology, Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat College. Practised his 
specialty at Janesville, Wis. Member American Medical Association, 
Chicago Ophthalmological Society, Wisconsin State, and Dane County, 
Medical Society. He is a member of the Shrine and a 32d degree Mason. 
Mrs. Dwight received common-school education at Milwaukee, and All 
Saints' Cathedral for Girls, at Milwaukee. Her grandfather was C. 
Latham Sholes, inventor of the first successful typewriter. Mr. Dwight 
is a physician specialist ■ — eye, ear, nose, and throat — at Madison, Wis. 
Both he and his wife are members of the Congregational Church. 
Children : 

1032c Frances Elizabeth Dwight, b., Darlington, July 1, 1899. 

1032L Dorothy Margaret, b., Darlington, Apr. 10, 1900. 

io32g. Esther Nancy, b., Janesville, Sept. 25, 1907. 

Hawley Edward Dwight (1032), son of Corydon G. (978) and Eliza- 
beth (Northrop) Dwight, son of Samuel and Darsa (Bartlett) (951) 
Dwight, b., Wayland, Mich., May 4, 1877; m., Milwaukee, Wis., June 
29, 1903, Anna Lisette Schmidtill, b., Milwaukee, Nov. 13, 1877; dau. 
of John G. and Lisette F. (Friese) Schmidtill, of Milwaukee. Mr. 
Dwight 's early education was received at the district school in Wayland. 

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He afterwards attended the high school in the same town, and later at 
Martin, Mich. His wife was a graduate of Milwaukee High School and 
also of the State Normal of Wisconsin. Afterwards was teacher in public 
schools of Milwaukee, her place of residence until marriage. Mr. 
Dwight, at twenty-one years of age, was in the employ of Dwight Brothers 
Paper Company, of Chicago, 111. After a few months he had a position 
with the Benedict Paper Company as salesman in and about Oklahoma 
City, Okla., where he remained until 1900. He then represented Dwight 
Brothers Paper Company in Milwaukee and Chicago as salesman in 
Rock Island, 111., Davenport, la., and Moline, 111., remaining with them 
until 1909, when, for two years after, he was with the Swigart Paper 
Company. In 191 1 he was chosen by some of the leading people of 
Moline to develop an apple orchard for them in Bitter Root Valley, near 
Woodside, Mont. His success as an orchardist has been well appreciated. 
Mr. Dwight affiliates with the Republican Party, and both he and his 
wife are members of the Episcopal Church. Res., Woodside, Mont. 
Children. 

1032I1. Ruth Lisette Dwight, b., Rock Island, Aug. 1, 1904. 

1032k Darsa Gertrude, b., Moline, Feb. 1, 1907. 

1032J. Nathaniel Greenwood, b., Moline, Jan. 29, 1909. 

1032k. Marshall Bartlett, b., Moline, Oct. 25, 1910. 

1032I. Marion Northrop, b., Woodside, Aug. 2, 1912. 

Avery Augustus Dwight (979), son of Samuel and Darsa (Bartlett) (951) 
Dwight [Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel (5 2), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), 
Thomas], b., Belchertown, Mass., Feb. 25, 1830; d., Martin, Mich., Oct. 
4, 1904; m., Pembroke, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1853, Jane Rose Wood, b., Genesee 
Co., N. Y., Mar. 13, 1835; d., Martin, Feb. 7, 1912; dau. of Henry and 
Jane (Rose) Wood. Mr. Dwight lived in Belchertown until he was 
eighteen years of age. Mr. Dwight and his wife received common-school 
educations. In 1853, after their marriage, they went to Kalamazoo, 
Mich., and went the same year to Martin, Mich., settling in a wilder- 
ness at that time, and hewed out a home for themselves. They were 
pioneers of Martin. He was a cooper by trade, and made that his busi- 
ness for some time. He has held township offices. "An honest man." 

Children, b. Martin: 

1033. George Henry Dwight, b. Oct. 21, 1854; m. Harriet I. Wood 

(1053, 1054). 

1034. Marion Edith, b. Jan. 26, 1S57; d., Martin, Jan. 25, 1870. 

1035. Martha Myra, b. May 21, 1861; m., Martin, Mar. 3, 1884, 

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James Hall, b., Mount Pleasant, Mich., July 29, i860. 
Mrs. Hall lived at Martin for three years after marriage, 
and then removed with her husband to Fort Morgan, Col., 
where they lived eighteen years. Mr. Hall had charge of 
an irrigation ditch, where he lost his health. They then 
went to Ferndale, Wash., in 1906. They are farmers in a 
beautiful country and fine climate, and both are members 
of the Methodist Church. No issue. Res., Ferndale, 
Whatcom Co., Wash. 

1036. Ada Sybil, b. Mar. 13, 1862; m. Sidney J. Konkle (1055- 

105S). 

1037. Harry Avery, b. Apr. 25, 1870; m. Mabel C. Perrigo (1059- 

1064). 

Austin Erskine D wight (980), son of Samuel and Darsa (Bartlett) 
(951) Dwight [Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Belchertown, Mass., Feb. 21, 1832; d., De- 
catur, Mich., July 5, 1910; nv. (1), Oakfield, N. Y., Nov. 22, i860, 
Hester Ann Hosselkus, b., Oakfield, Mar. 18, 1838; d., Decatur, Dec. 
26, 1876; dau. of Daniel Hosselkus and Deborah Kellogg, of New York. 
He m. (2), Decatur, Nov. 20, 1880, Ellen Maria Devendorf, b., Hastings, 
Oswego Co., N. Y., Dec. 25, 1846; dau. of Harvey Clay Devendorf and 
Mary L. Parkhurst, of Hastings. Mr. Dwight's occupation was that of 
a cooper. He attended the Presbyterian Church, and his wife was a 
member. Mr. Dwight was burned while burning bushes on his farm. 
He was a highly respected citizen of Decatur, where he had lived over 
fifty years; his death was a shock to the whole town. Her res., Decatur, 
Mich. 

Children by first m., b. Decatur: 

1038. Jennie Hester Dwight, b. Feb. 27, 1867. Miss Dwight grad- 

uated from the high school of Decatur in 1884, and at in- 
tervals taught school, and then went to Oswego, N. Y., 
where for a year she took a business course. From there 
she went to Columbus, Ga., and was in a law firm of high 
standing; and after several years there, went to Milwaukee, 
Wis., and remained three years, then receiving an appoint- 
ment to Washington, D. C, as clerk in the Pension Bu- 
reau, where [1914] she has been for over nine years. 

1039. Louis Daniel, b. Mar. 5, 1873; m. Carrie A. Dobson (1044a- 

1044c). 

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Children by second m., b. Decatur: 

1040. Albert Chaise Dwight, b. Nov. 29, 1881; m., Decatur, Aug. 

26, 1908, Cora Lovina Cook, b., Bangor, Mich., Feb. 15, 
1884; dau. of Joseph P. Cook and Harriet Jane Littruk, 
of Paw Paw, Mich. . Mr. Dwight is a graduate of the De- 
catur High School in 1900, and of the Michigan Agricul- 
tural College, receiving the degree of B.S., in 1908. His 
wife graduated from the Decatur High School in 1903, and 
then taught school until marriage. Mr. Dwight is a pro- 
gressive agriculturist of the new school at Decatur. Dau., 
Harriet Ellen, b., Decatur, Jan. 5, 1910. 

1041. Blanche Laverne, b. Apr. 5, 1883; m., Decatur, June 4, 1913, 

James W. McLuse, b. Sept. 3, 1873. He is a farmer. Mrs. 
McLuse is a graduate of the high school and of Michi- 
gan Agricultural College. Res., Decatur, Mich. 

1042. Austin Harvey, b. Aug. 29, 1885; d. Sept. 12, 1885. 

1043. Ruth Arnold, b. Oct. 17, 1886; d. Oct. 9, 1888. 

1044. Samuel Harold, b. Aug. 26, 1893. 

Louis Daniel Dwight (1039), son of Austin E. (980) and Hester A. 
(Hosselkus) Dwight, b., Decatur, Mich., Mar. 5, 1873; m., Ann Arbor, 
Mich., Mar. 23, 1895, Carrie A. Dobson, b., Decatur, Dec. 27, 1875; dau. 
of Alex. Dobson, of Keeler, Mich., and Callie O. Baker. Mr. and Mrs. 
Dwight are graduates of the Decatur High School. Mr. Dwight attended 
the University of Michigan four years, and then taught in the public 
schools of Michigan for eight years. They moved to Dubuque, la., in 
1904. He was in the employ of the Union Electric Company of that 
place for four years. He passed the civil examination and was appointed 
to the position of electrician in the United States Post-office in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., in 1908, and held that position three years, resigning to move 
to a ranch he had purchased at Los Gatos, Cal. Address, R. D. No. 15. 
Children: 

1044a. Marjorie P. Dwight (twin), b., Ann Arbor, May 16, 1896. 

1044b. Dorothy (twin), b., Ann Arbor, May 16, 1896; d. May 22, 
1896. 

1044c. Paul Erskine, b., Volinia, Cass Co., Mich., Dec. 17, 1900. 

Lydia Almira Dwight (981), dau. of Samuel and Darsa (Bartlett) (951) 
Dwight [Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas 
(2) Thomas], b., Belchertown, Mass., Oct. 25, 1833; d., Belchertown, 

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Apr. 3, 1893; m., Shutesbury, Mass., May 4, 1853, Lewis Dodge, b. 
Pelham, Mass.; d., Belchertown, Sept. 17, 1899; son of Ellison Dodge 
and Esther Bartlett. Mr. Dodge was a blacksmith in Belchertown. 
Children, except the last, b. Pelham: 

1045. Lewis Elmer Dodge, b. Apr. 26, 1S54; m. Mary Walker 

(1065, 1066). 
1045a. Henry Francis, b. June 20, 1855; d., Pelham, Oct. 14, i860. 

1046. Delia Almira, b. Mar. 14, 1862; twice m. (1067-1072). 

1047. Anna Maria, b. Apr. 8, 1865; m. (1), July, 18S0, Edward Jay 

Barton; he d. Jan. 20, 1892. She m. (2), Rutland, Vt., 
Dec. 8, 1S95, Edwin J. Ward. No issue. Res., Stoneham, 
Mass. 

1048. Albert Elihu, b. Oct. 8, 1869; m. Lizzie A. Grout (1075-ioSia). 

1049. Harry Chapin, b., Belchertown, Feb. 27, 1S74; m., Hadley, 

Mass., Jan. 1, 1902, Grace Gardner, dau. of Albert and 
Laura (Lovell) Gardner, of Hadley. She d. Mar. 25, 191 2. 
Mr. Dodge is a blacksmith by trade, but gives his atten- 
tion more to farming and teaming. Son: Walter Edwin, 
b. Mar. 19, 1903. 

Emily Augusta Dwight (9S7), dau. of Samuel and Darsa (Bartlett) 
(951) Dwight, b., Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 3, 1846; d., Lowell, Mich., 
Mar. n, 1911; m., Decatur, Mich., Jan. 2, 1871, Sylvester Pomeroy 
Hicks, b., Rome, Mich., Jan. 15, 1844; son of John and Jane (Winegar) 
Hicks, of Rome, Lenawee Co., Mich. Emily A. Dwight was born and 
began her early education in Belchertown, a hilly country town over- 
looking the beautiful valley of the Connecticut River. The mountain 
ranges of this beautiful landscape are not surpassed in New England. 
After teaching school for a year near her home, she moved to Michigan, 
where three of her brothers had preceded her, and spent one year in the 
schools of Decatur. She then engaged in teaching at Douglas, Mich., 
where she met the superintendent of schools, and remained in this ca- 
pacity for two years. She was married to Sylvester Pomeroy Hicks, 
the superintendent of schools, and they made Lowell their home. The 
tragic death of Mrs. Hicks, when her clothing caught fire while extinguish- 
ing a fire in her own home, cast a dark shadow over her home and the 
homes of her relatives and neighbors, who held her in the highest esteem. 
Mr. Hicks was for ten years superintendent of schools; eight years magis- 
trate; member of Board of Auditors, Kent Co., Mich., for six years; is 
now [191 2] serving his third term as member of Kent Co. Jury Commis- 

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sioners; was president of Lowell School Board twelve years; treasurer of 
the Lowell Board of Trade three years, and president one term. He served 
in the army and navy during the Civil War. Res., Lowell, Mich. 
Son: 

1050. Dwight Pomeroy Hicks, b., Lowell, Aug. 22, 1872; d. Sept. 

24, 1872. 

Mary Victoria Dwight (988), dau. of Samuel and Darsa (Bartlett) 
(951) Dwight, b., Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 7, 1848; m., Monson, Mass., 
June 17, 1871, B. Chapin Snow, b. Dec. 28, 1841; son of Barnabas and 
Julia (Fish) Snow, of Ware, Mass. Mr. Snow received his education in 
Ware, and was a miller; later was employed in different places in New 
York and in Chicago, but returned to Ware and is in the grain and milling 
business. Mrs. Snow was educated in the schools of Belchertown, and 
took up the millinery business, and was employed at Monson, where she 
was married. 

Children, b. Ware: 

1051. Grace May Snow, b. Oct. 15, 1875; she attended the schools 

of Ware, graduating from the high school in 1892, and from 
Childs Business College in Springfield, and held a city po- 
sition with the Springfield Water Department. 

1052. Ruth Chapin, b. May 3, 1890; graduated from the high 

school of Ware in 1909, and later entered the Bishop Me- 
morial Training-school for Nurses, and completed the 
course in 191 2. 

George Henry Dwight (1033), son of Avery A. (979) and Jane Rose 
(Wood) Dwight, b., Martin, Mich., Oct. 21, 1854; m., Martin, June 30, 
1877, Harriet Isabel Wood, b., Wheatville, N. Y., July 4, 1855; dau. of 
Joseph Wood and Nancy, his wife. Mr. Dwight. is a progressive farmer 
at Martin. 

Children, b. Martin: 

1053. Marion Edith Dwight, b. Sept. 27, 1879; m., Martin, June 

24, 1903, Henry Augustus Kelley, b., Otsego, Mich., June 
10, 1 881; son of John Augustus and Margaret R. (Snyder) 
Kelley, of Providence, R. I. Mr. Kelley is a salesman at 
Muskegon, Mich., and both he and his wife are members 
of the Baptist Church. Children: (1) Henry Dwight 
Kelley, b., Martin, Apr. 28, 1905; (2) Helen Isabel, b., 
Martin, Feb. 22, 191 1. Res., 41 W. Delaware St. 

1054. George Henry, b. Oct. 25, 1896; d. June 29, 1904. 

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Ada Sybil Dwight (1036), dau. of Avery Augustus (979) and Jane Rose 
(Wood) Dwight, b., Martin, Mich., Mar. 13, 1862; m., Martin, Mar. 11, 
1881, Sidney J. Konkle, b., Watson, Mich.; he is a farmer at Nunica, 
Mich. 

Children : 

1055. Claud A. Konkle, b., Martin, Dec. 8, 1881; m., June 27, 

1903, Ethel Ebbuhardt. Res., Muskegon, Mich. 

1056. Vern A., b., Watson, Mar. 19, 1884; d., Nunica, Apr. 

2, 1907. He made a journey to Washington and Cali- 
fornia for his health, but d. at the age of twenty- three 
years. 

1057. Lillian M., b., Watson, Nov. 25, 1887; m., Nunica, Aug. 21, 

1909, Hartwell Benjamin. Son: Max Hartwell, b. Apr. 
n, 1913. Res., Nunica, Mich. 

105S. Gladys M., b., Martin, July 27, 1890; m., Nunica, Sept. 21, 

1910, Frederick Derrick, of Lake Linden, Mich. Son: 
Frederick Dwight, b. July 12, 191 1. 

Harry Avery Dwight (1037), son of Avery Augustus (979) and Jane 
Rose (Wood) Dwight [Darsa (951), Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel 
(52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Martin, Mich., Apr. 25, 1870; 
d., Langston, Mich., Oct. 20, 191 1; m., Stanton, Mich., Oct. 11, 1894, 
Mabel C. Perrigo, b., Dundee, Monroe Co., Mich., Dec. 4, 1871; dau. of 
Richard M. Perrigo, of Langston, and Carrie S. Stone. Both had good 
common-school educations. After marriage they lived in Illinois and many 
places in Michigan. Mr. Dwight was a music teacher and was a talented 
player. He had been a teacher of music for many years in many places, 
and his services were highly appreciated. In the midst of his labors he 
was suddenly stricken down and taken from his loving family. Res. of 
Mabel P. Dwight, Stanton, Mich. 

Children: 

1059. Lola Maurine Dwight, b., Trufant, Mich., Aug. 7, 1895; d., 

Bloomsdale, Mo., Sept. 9, 1896. 

1060. Lilah Fern, b., Chippewa Lake, Mich., Feb. 23,1898; d., Sheri- 

dan, Mich., Jan. 24, 1904. 

1061. Harry Avery, b., Alden, Mich., Feb. 18, 1900; d. in infancy. 

1062. Hazel Aileen, b., Sheridan, May 14, 1903. 

1063. Martha Mabel, b., Langston, Aug. 24, 1904. 

1064. Florence Emily, b., Langston, Dec. 31, 1907. 



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Lewis Elmer Dodge (1045), son of Lewis and Lydia Almira (Dwight) 
(9S1) Dodge, b., Pelham, Mass., Apr. 26, 1854; m., Belchertown, Mass., 
Dec. 29, 1875, Mary M. Walker. 

Children: 

1065. James Elmer Dodge, b., Amherst, Mass., Nov. 4, 1877; d. 

Mar. 4, 1878. 

1066. Elmer J., b., Monroe, Mass., May 3, 1879; m.,Holyoke, Mass., 

Aug. 31, 1 901, Emma Smith, of Holyoke. Children, b. 
Holyoke: (1) Elmer Earl, b. Aug. 2, 1902; (2) Mary, b. 
Aug. 27, 1904; (3) Elmer Walker, b. Feb. 21, 1909, d. Oct. 
16, 1910; (4) Lillian, b. Sept. 28, 1910. 

Delia Almira Dodge (1046), dau. of Lewis and Lydia Almira (Dwight) 
(981) Dodge, b., Pelham, Mass., Mar. 14, 1862; m. (1), Belchertown, 
Mass., May 26, 1880, Austin Dwight Fuller, b., Ludlow, Mass., Mar. 28, 
1852; d., Belchertown, July 20, 1884; son of Purchase D. and Phebe 
Caroline (Olde) Fuller. He was a farmer and lumberman. Both mem- 
bers of the Methodist Church. 

Children by first m., b. Belchertown: 

1067. Edward Austin Fuller, b. Mar. 8, 1881; m. Sarah F. Dillon 

(1073). 

1068. Frank Dwight, b. Feb. 6, 1885; m. Jessie Abrams (1074). 
Mrs. Delia A. (Dodge) Fuller, the preceding, m. (2), Enfield, Mass., 

Sept. 21, 1889, Alfred Hastings Squires, b., Enfield, Mar. 15, i860; d., 
Belchertown, Dec. 25, 1902; son of Henry R. and Lucinda J. (Allen) 
Squires, of Enfield. He was a farmer, and a Republican. 
Children by second m., b. Belchertown: 

1069. Alfred Lewis Squires, b. May 21, 1892. 

1070. Paul Revere, b. Mar. 17, 1895. 

1071. Beatrice Lucinda, b. Mar. 19, 1897. 

1072. Susie Eloise, b. May 28, 1-900. 

Edward Austin Fuller (1067), son of Austin D. and Delia A. (Dodge) 
Fuller, b., Belchertown, Mass., Mar. 8, 1881; m., Belchertown, Sept. 
15, 1909, Sarah Freelove Dillon, b., Pawtucket, R. I., Sept. 29, 1880; 
dau. of Louis W. and Emma (Horton) Dillon, of Pawtucket. Mr. Fuller 
is a merchant, and a Republican. They attend the Congregational 
Church; Mrs. Fuller is a member. Res., Pawtucket, R. I. 

Dau.: 

1073. Maxine Fuller, b., Belchertown, July 8, 1910. 

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Frank Dwight Fuller (1068), brother of the preceding, b., Belchertown, 
Mass., Feb. 6, 1885; m., Walden, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1908, Jessie Abrams, 
dau. of Sanford and Anna Christine (Snyder) Abrams, of Walden. Mr. 
Fuller is secretary of Moore Drop Forging Company, of Springfield. 
Both are members of Congregational Church. 

Dau.: 

1074. Charlotte Fuller, b., Springfield, May 7, 1910. 

Albert Elihu Dodge (1048), son of Lewis and Lydia Almira (Dwight) 
(981) Dodge, b., Pelham, Mass., Oct. 8, 1869; m., Enfield, Mass., Jan. 
20, 1892, Lizzie Abigail Grout, dau. of William Henry and Ellen (Davis) 
Grout. Mr. Dodge is a blacksmith in Belchertown, Mass. 

Children, b. Belchertown: 

1075. Esther Marie Dodge, b. Feb. 10, 1893. 

1076. Lewis William, b. Nov. 3, 1894; d. Jan. 30, 1912. 

1077. Delia Louise, b. Aug. 5, 1896. 

1078. Almira Belle, b. Nov. 3, 1899. 

1079. Emma May, b. Dec. 5, 1903. 

1080. Darsa May, b. Aug. 7, 1906. 

1081. Althea Leland, b. Aug. 1, 1909. 

1081a. Albert Harry, b. Oct. 9, 1912; d. July 29, 1913. 

Livingston Staughton Bartlett (991), son of Marshall J. (952) and 
Abigail Jackson (Warren) Bartlett [Lydia (808), Robert (801) Samuel 
(52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Belchertown, Mass., June, 
1838; m. (1), 1872, Sarah Rebecca Cowan, b., Leeds, Mass. She was 
drowned in the Williamsburg, Mass., disaster, May 8, 1874. She is buried 
in Williamsburg. He m. (2), Amherst, Mass., Mar. 31, 1882, Mary W. 
Field, b., Troy, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1848; dau. of Caleb Field, of Troy, and 
Nancy Smith. Mr. Bartlett is a painter at Amherst, Mass.; he served in 
the Civil War in Co. A, 27th Mass. Vols. 

Children, b. Amherst: 

1082. Louis W. Bartlett, b. May 23, 1884; m. Edith L. Mercer. 

1083. Mabel, b. Nov. 23, 1885; is a graduate from the Amherst 

High School, and after her graduation taught school in 
Connecticut, at Lakeville, Coventry, and Madison; also 
in Vermont. Res., Amherst, Mass. 

Louis Warren Bartlett (1082), the preceding, at the age of eight years, 
attended the schools of Amherst, graduating from the high school in 1904. 
He was one year in Massachusetts Agricultural College. In 1905 he was 

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substitute clerk in Amherst Post-office. In 1906 he was with the Fish 
Rubber Company, at Chicopee Falls, where he holds the position of cost 
accountant. He m., So. Manchester, Conn., Dec. 10, 191 2, Edith Lenorah 
Mercer, b., Toronto, Canada, Mar. 22, 1884; dau. of Arthur Mercer, 
of So. Manchester, and Eliza McCann. Miss Mercer came with her par- 
ents to Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1890, attending the schools of Brooklyn 
until her parents removed to So. Manchester, where she graduated from 
the high school in 1902. She was appointed a census enumerator for the 
census of 19 10, covering a part of Hartford, Conn. 

Erastus Myron Bartlett (992), son of Marshall J. (952) and Abigail J. 
(Warren) Bartlett, b., Enfield, Mass., Mar. 31, 1841; m., Apr. 15, 1869, 
Mary Viola Gates, b., Palmer, Mass., July 21, 1844; d., Palmer, Apr. 29, 
1888; dau. of Ephraim Barton Gates, of Palmer, and Sophia W. Simpson. 
Mr. Bartlett was a farmer and engineer. He served in the Civil War, 
enlisting Sept., 1864, in the 4th Mass. Heavy Artillery; discharged from 
service June 23, 1865; was located at Fort Bernard, Va., and Arlington 
Heights. He has resided at Palmer and Pelham. Res., Pearl St. PL, 
Springfield, Mass. 

Children, b. Palmer: 

1084. Leon Gates Bartlett, b. July 26, 1870 (1087-1089). 

1085. Lena Grace, b. Jan. 4, 1872; m. Eugene P. Howard (1090). 

1086. Lugene Stimpson, b. July 28, 1876 (1090a). 

Leon Gates Bartlett (1084), the preceding, m., Enfield, Mass., May 25, 
i892,Hattie Frances Aldrich, b. Enfield; dau. of Reuben Keith Aldrich,of 
Enfield, and Emma Jane Eddy. Mr. Bartlett was educated in the schools 
of Palmer, Mass., and graduated from the high school. He is a farmer, 
and has been Selectman at Wilbraham, Mass., and Overseer of the Poor. 
He is [1912] ill in hospital at Springfield, Mass. Res., 41 Middlesex St., 
Springfield, Mass. 

Children, b. Palmer: 

1087. Raymond Aldrich Bartlett, b. Aug. 24, 1893. 

1088. Ralph Gates, b. Aug. 30, 1897. 

1089. Marian Emma, b. Jan. 19, 1903. 

Lena Grace Bartlett (1085), sister of the preceding, b., Palmer, Mass., 
Jan. 4, 1872; m., West Pelham, Mass., June 15, 1892, Eugene Patten How- 
ard, b., Palmer, Sept. 8, 1869; son of George Ashman Howard, of Palmer, 
and Emeline Quimby. Mr. Howard lived on a farm in Ware, Mass., from 
1872 to 1891; then was apprentice with the Knowles Steam-Pump Com- 

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pany, and was advanced from time to time in that company until he is 
now salesman and water-works engineer at the New England Territory, 
Boston Office, of the International Steam-Pump Company, successor of 
the Knowles Company. Mr. and Mrs. Howard, after marriage, resided in 
Warren until 1897. They then lived in Cambridge, Mass., until, in 1898, 
they removed to Somerville, Mass., where they reside, at Hall Ave. His 
father, George Ashman Howard, b., Palmer, May 10, 1845, was a direct 
descendant of Thomas Howard, youngest son of Thomas Howard of 
the ducal house of Norfolk, England, Earl of Arundel and Surrey; said 
Thomas Howard, 2d, coming to America in 1660 from Norfolk, England, 
to Saybrook, Conn., and soon after becoming one of the original settlers 
of the "nine-mile tract," now Norwich, Conn. George Ashman Howard 
was in the Civil War. He enlisted Jan. 3, 1 86 5, for three years, in the 77th 
N. Y. Vol. Infantry. This was while he was living at Ilion, N. Y., in the 
employ of Remington Arms Company, and before marriage. He was in 
the battles of Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, Jetter's Run, Sailors' Creek, 
Burksville, and Farmville. Mustered out at Washington, D. C, June 
27, 1865. Discharged at Albany, N. Y., July 7, 1865. 
Dau.: 

1090. Viola Louise Howard, b., Cambridge, June 18, 1898. 

Lugene Stimpson Bartlett (1086), brother of the preceding, b., Palmer, 
Mass., July 28, 1876; m., Stafford, Vt., Oct. 28, 1895, Adalla L. Ross, 
dau. of Joseph A. Ross and Delia L. Farnham. 
Dau.: 

1090a. Marjorie Delia Bartlett, b., So. Royalston, Vt., Aug. 17, 
1898. 

Joseph F. Bartlett (993), son of Marshall J. (952) and Abigail J. (War- 
ren) Bartlett, b., Ware, Mass., July 25, 1843; m.,So.Deerfield, Mass., June 
8, 1868, Orinda Aldrich, b., Pelham, Mass., Oct. 1, 1843; dau. of Nathan- 
iel and Nancy (Myrick) Aldrich. Mr. Bartlett was educated in the com- 
mon schools of Pelham, where he spent his boyhood days. He lived at 
Haydenville, Mass., from 1S66 to 1870. He enlisted in the Civil War at 
the first call for troops, June 21, 1861, in Co. H, 10th Mass. Infantry, 
and served during the whole war, being discharged July 16, 1865. He 
served in Co. I, 37th Mass., Co. K, 20th Mass., 2d Lieutenant, 37th 
Mass., 1st Lieutenant, 20th Mass. He was Selectman, Assessor, and 
Overseer of the Poor in the town of Montague, Mass., many years. He 
was elected to the House of Representatives, and served in 1879 and 

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1888; in the Senate in 1893 and 1894, Chairman Committee of Banks and 
Banking and Taxation. In 191 2 he was president of Crocker Institution 
for Savings, at Turner's Falls, Mass.; director in Crocker National Bank; 
president of the Franklin Electric Light Company. He has been a dealer 
in paints, oils, and window-glass at Turner's Falls since 1870. 
Dau.: 

1091. Ada Maude Bartlett, b., Haydenville, Mar. 17, 1869. Since 

two years of age she has resided at Turner's Falls. She is 
a graduate of Northfield Seminary, and a member of the 
Congregational Church. She m., Turner's Falls, June n, 
1890, Milton Eugene Holdsworth, b., Wales, Mass., Apr. 
28, 1866; son of George and Emily (Piper) Holdsworth. He 
has resided in Palmer and Whitman, and is a graduate 
of Palmer High School; has been salesman with F. G. Web- 
ster for twenty-five years. Children, b. Turner's Falls: (1) 
Marian Bartlett Holdsworth, b. Apr. 14, 1891; (2) Hester 
Louise, b. Mar. 24, 1894; (3) George Milton, b. Nov. 4, 
1895; (4) Marcia Katherine, b. Aug. 14, 1898; (5) Joseph 
Bartlett, b. July 1, 1908. Res., Turner's Falls, Mass. 

Abbie Henrietta Bartlett (995), sister of the preceding, b., Pelham, 
Mass., June 5, 1848; m., Pelham, Nov. 21, 1869, Edwin Henderson Waide, 
b., Ludlow, Mass., Feb. 28, 1828; d., Ludlow, Dec. 28, 1906; son of Jona- 
than Waide, of Ludlow, and Cyrena Allen, of Palmer, Mass. He was a 
farmer at Ludlow, and both members of the Methodist Church. Res., 
Ludlow, Mass., R. F. D. 

Children, b. Ludlow: 

1092. Walter Edwin Waide, b. June 7, 1876 (1095-1098). 

1093. Raymond, b. Jan. 22, 1883. 

1094. Sidney Pliny, b. June 5, 1890; m., Turner's Falls, Mass., 

Feb. 15, 191 1, Mary Ellen Ryon, b., Turner's Falls, Mar. 
23, 1888; dau. of John Ryon. Mr. Waide is freight clerk at 
Turner's Falls. His wife is a member of the Catholic 
Church. 

Walter Edwin Waide (1092), the preceding, b., Ludlow, Mass., June 
7, 1876; m., Holyoke, Mass., Jan. 1, 1900, Mary McKemmie, b., Hol- 
yoke, Feb. 20, 1878; dau. of John McKemmie and Sarah Battersly, 
of Holyoke. Mr. Waide was educated in the schools of Ludlow and at 
the Business College at Springfield, Mass. Bookkeeper for Montague 
City Rod Company. Res., Greenfield, Mass. 

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Children: 

1095. Marion Annette Waide, b., Holyoke, Apr. 1, 1901. 

1096. Edwin Bartlett, b., Montague City, Mass., Jan. 1, 1903; d. 

Aug. 12, 1903. 

1097. Dorothy McKemmie, b., Montague City, Nov. 5, 1907. 

1098. Muriel Elizabeth, b., Greenfield, Dec. 9, 1910. 

Caroline Augusta Bartlett (996), dau. of Marshall J. (952) and Abi- 
gail J. (Warren) Bartlett [Lydia (808), Robert (801), Samuel (52), 
Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Pelham, Mass., Dec. 26, 1850; 
m., Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 27, 1875, Charles E. Aldrich, b., Shrewsbury, 
Vt., Oct. 29, 1850; son of George Aldrich and Melissa Wilder. Mr. Al- 
drich is an engineer at Greenfield. Mrs. Aldrich rendered valuable as- 
sistance in collecting the records of her father's family. Soon after the 
above records were written, notice came of the sudden death, from pneu- 
monia, of Mrs. Aldrich, Jan. 3, 1913. In June, 1912, the compiler had 
the pleasure of calling on Mrs. Aldrich and dau., Retia M. Lawrence, at 
their home in Greenfield, Mass. 

Dau.: 

1099. Retia Maud Aldrich, b., So. Vernon, Vt., June 5, 1884; m., 

Greenfield, Oct. 30, 1906, George Warren Lawrence, b., 
So. Gardner, Me., Sept. 14, 1875; son of James Warren 
Law r rence and Ellen Miller, of So. Gardner. Mr. Lawrence 
graduated from the Gardner High School and University 
of Maine. He was in the Spanish War. He has been in 
the employ of the Schenectady and Boston General Electric 
Company, and is now treasurer and general manager for 
the Greenfield Electric Light and Power Company. His 
wife is a graduate of the Greenfield High School and the 
Northampton Commercial College. She was a member of 
the Congregational Church. Son: Howard Lawrence, b., 
Greenfield, June 25, 1908. Almost as soon as these records 
had been placed, notice came of the sudden death, from 
pneumonia, of Mrs. Lawrence, at Greenfield, Dec. 30, 191 2. 

Eugene Prentice Bartlett (997), son of Marshall J. (952) and Abigail 
J. (Warren) Bartlett, b., Pelham, Mass., Jan. 1, 1853; m., Pelham, June 
8, 1874, Jane A. Ward, b., Pelham, July 16, 1849; dau. of Joseph and 
Amanda (Buffum) Ward, of Pelham. Mr. Bartlett has held several town 
offices: Selectman, Overseer of the Poor, Assessor, and Chairman School 
Committee. He is a director in the First National Bank, and a director 

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in the Savings Bank, both of Amherst, Mass. He is also a director of 
Amherst Water Company, and the Amherst and Sunderland Street 
Railway Company. He is head of the Pelham Branch of the Montague 
City Rod Company, and a stockholder in that company. Res., Pelham, 
Mass.; P. O. address, Amherst, Mass. 
Children, b. Pelham: 

noo. Lota Amanda Bartlett, b. Feb. 5, 1875. 

noi. Jessie Eugenia, b. Mar. 2, 1886. 

Lota Amanda Bartlett (1 100), the preceding, m., Pelham, Mass., Jan. 8, 
1895, Royal W. Aldrich,b.,Colebrook, N.H., Sept. 29, 1868; son of Mark 
and Maria Davidson Aldrich, of New Hampshire. He is foreman Monta- 
gue City Rod Company. Children, b. Pelham: (1) Persis Marie, b. Apr. 
24, 1898; (2) Leander Eugene, b. Oct. 20, 1902; (3) Mark Bartlett, b.Mar. 
4, 1907. Res., West Pelham, Mass. 

Jessie Eugenia Bartlett (1101), sister of the preceding, m., Pelham, 
Mass., Sept. 5, 1908, John H. Hubbard, b., Putney, Vt., Feb. 6,1886; son 
of Henry S. Hubbard, of Hatfield, Mass., and Mary Houghton. Mrs. 
Hubbard is a graduate of Amherst High School, class of 1905; Mr. 
Hubbard from Smith Academy, Hatfield, 1902; from Kimball Union 
Academy, Meriden, N. H., 1903 ; and from Amherst College, class of 1907. 
While in college, he was interested in athletics, being captain of football 
and track teams; coached Amherst football teams, and Massachusetts 
Agricultural College football eleven in 191 1. Is now [191 2] with his father- 
in-law in the employ of the Montague City Rod Company. He is a Re- 
publican and member of the Congregational Church of Hatfield. Son: 
Henry Bartlett, b., Pelham, Sept. 26, 191 1. Res., West Pelham, Mass., 
R. F. D. No. 23. 

Meloria Rutenia Bartlett (998), dau. of Marshall J. (952) and Abigail J. 
(Warren) Bartlett, b., Pelham, Mass., Sept. 7, 1855; m., Greenfield, Mass., 
Apr. 27, 1882, Charles F. Engel, b., Baltimore, Md., Jan. 20, 1858; son 
of Hugo and Maree (Zoller) Engel. The parents of Charles F. Engel came 
to this country from Germany. Mr. Engel, after his marriage, went to 
Athol, Mass.; then to Springfield, Mass., in 1893, where he manufactures 
fancy leather goods with his brother, Herman F. Engel, and his son, Karl 
Joseph. Name of firm, Engel Brothers. Res., 70 Andrew St., Spring- 
field, Mass. 

Children, b. Athol: 

1 102. Karl Joseph Engel, b. June 20, 1884. 

1 103. Maree, b. Jan. 13, 1888; d., Springfield, July 16, 1895. 

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Karl Joseph Engel (1102), the preceding, m., Springfield, Mass., June 
26, 1907, Katherine May Londergan, b., Northampton, Mass., May 8, 
1885; dau. of John W. Londergan, who d., Northampton, Apr. 17, 1910, 
and Katherine Glasgow, of Springfield. Mr. Engel is one of the firm of 
Engel Brothers. Both he and his wife were educated in Springfield 
schools. His wife is an accomplished pianist, having studied in New 
York City. Both came to Springfield from their native towns in 1893. 
Res., 285 Main St., Springfield, Mass. 

[Here close Marshall Jones Bartlett's records.] 

Daniel Brown (24), son of Thomas (2) and Hannah (Collins) Brown, 
b., Stonington, Conn., Oct. 9, 1696; d. Aug. 30, 1771, in the seventy- 
fifth year of his age. Interment on the Christopher Brown farm, two 
miles south of Pendleton Hill. He m. (1), June 21, 1721, Mary Palmer 
Breed, dau. of John and Mercy (Palmer) Breed. She d. 1744. The mar- 
riage certificate says: "Married, June 21, 1721, by Rev. Hezekiah Lord, 

Pastor of the Church in Preston, Conn." He m. (2), Prudence , who 

d. Dec. 2, 1768, aged sixty-nine years. She had no children. In 1722 his 
father, Thomas (2), deeded to his son a tract of land about one mile east 
from his homestead. This was nine months after his marriage to Mary 
Breed. Here Daniel and Mary built their house, the original site of 
which is seen by the cut; and here, on the same spot, Nathan (1110), his 
son, erected a new house. 

We find that Daniel (24) removed to the north part of the town near 
his son Captain Christopher (1109). He was active in church work, 
living in the immediate vicinity of the First Baptist Meeting-house, in 
Stonington, which was built on land given by him and Thomas Holmes. 
The church was organized in 1743. Probably the first interments on the 
Christopher Brown farm were his first wife, Mary (Breed) Brown, in 
1744, his second wife, Prudence, in 1768, and Daniel, in 1771. Their 
headstones were imported from England. This burying-ground is en- 
closed by a heavy stone wall. Years ago this enclosure of the dead is 
said to have been well kept; at present the grounds need attention where 
these honored dead rest. 

The original deed from Thomas Brown (2) to his son Daniel Brown 
(24) has been preserved and handed down from generation to generation: 
to his son Christopher (59), to his son Christopher, Jr. (107), to his son 
Nathan W., and to his son Frank E. Brown, and is now [1914] in his 
possession; also other original ancient documents, in a good state of 
preservation. 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 
COPY OF DEED. 

Know all men by these presents That; I, Thomas Brown of Stonington ye 
County of New London and Colony of Connecticut in New England, 
Yeoman, for Divers good Causes and Reasons howunto Mooving, and 
likewise for and in consideration of ye Good Will & affectionate Love I 
bear unto my son Daniel Brown. Have Given & do by these Presents 
from me my Heirs Executors, Administrators & assigns, Give Grant & 
Conferm unto him my sd Son Daniel Brown his Heirs or assigns a piece 
of Land Lying & being in Stonington. Butted & Bounded as follows. . . . 
(by marks on trees &c). Extending to John Brown's Land so Bounded 
with sd John Brown's land to sd John Brown's Corner; and his son 
Jonathan's Corner, this bounds ye Land to ye South, and ye West is a 
Crooked Line & bounds with Jonathan Brown's Land till it comes to 
Jonathan Palmer's Land & so bounded with Jonathan Palmer's Land 
till it comes to a small Rock Marked with T B & D B. . . . 

I have given to my son as aforesaid, to him his Heirs, Executors, 
Administrators assigns to have & to Hold Occupy possess & Enjoy for- 
ever, with all ye priviledges & appurtenances therein Contained & there- 
unto belonging with ye Wood, Timber, Pond, Water Courses, Rocks, 
Stones Minerals or whatever else may be named, together with the 
Fences or any other Improvements belonging to sd Tract. 

I say I have given as aforesd and further I do Engage & promise yt no 
Will, Deed of sale Mortgage, Execution or forfeitures shall alter or dis- 
annul this Deed, and also yt I have full power & Lawful Authority in 
mysel to give the same as afore said .... 

I will Defend ye same against all persons Lawfully Claiming y. same. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 25 th 
Day of January Annoge-Domini One thousand Seven Hundred twenty- 
one — two & in y. Seventh year of his Magesties Reign — George King of 
Great Brittain. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In the Presence of us. 

William Bromley Thomas Brown [seal] 

William Dtorling „ . . . ,, 

Stonington Apnell ye fifth 1722. 

Thomas Brown ye subscriber to ye above within instrument personally 

appeared & acknowledged ye same to be his act & deed before me. 

Daniel Palmer 

Justice of the peace 

Note. — The deed of this land doubtless is a part of the original purchase of the 
three Brown brothers. 



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Daniel Brown (24) erected his house on this tract of land immediately 
after his father deeded the same to him. Nathan (n 10), the son of Dan- 
iel (24), rebuilt the house, and on this site have lived six generations, 
coming down by direct descent. It is still [1914] owned and occupied by 
one of his heirs, Lucy Crary (Brown) Miner. 

Children of Daniel and Mary (Breed) Brown: 

1 104. Samuel Brown, b. Oct. 14, 1722; m. Phebe Wilbur (1112- 

1117). 

1105. Daniel, Jr., b. Mar. 20, 1725; m. (1) Theody Park; m. (2) 

Abigail Crary (1118-1131). 

1106. Walter, b. Feb. 1, 1728; m. Elizabeth Wilbur (1132-1142). 

1107. Amos, b. Oct. 28, 1730; m. Eunice Turner (1164-1177). 

1 108. Desire, b. July 5, 1733; m. Henry Miner. [Their records, 

B. G., p. 499.] 

1 109. Christopher, b. Mar. 22, 1736; m. Margaret Holmes. [B. G., 

p. 16.] 

1110. Nathan, b. June 2, 1738; m. Lydia Dewey. [B. G.,p. 23.] 
nil. Nehemiah, b. July n, 1740; m. Rebecca Lewis. [See 807a; 

also B. G., p. 17.] 

[For Will of Daniel Brown, see Appendix I.] 

Samuel Brown (1104), son of Daniel (24) and Mary Palmer (Breed) 
Brown [Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Oct. 14, 1722; m.. 
Little Compton, R. I., May 12, 1743, Phebe Wilbur. 

Children: 

1112. Mary Brown, b. Jan. n, 1749; m. (1) William Palmer; m. 

(2) Capt. Wait Rathbone ( ). 

1113. Phebe, b. Jan. 16, 1751; m. Amos Palmer (2531, 2532). 

1 1 14. Samuel, b. June 8, 1753. 

1115. Anne, b. Apr. 21, 1757. 

1 1 16. David, b. Mar. 18, 1762. 

1117. Edith, b. Apr. 30, 1766. 

Capt. Daniel Brown, Jr. (1105) [Daniel (24), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Stonington, Conn., Mar. 20, 1725. Resided in Stonington until his 
removal to Brookfield, N. Y. In Oct., 1763, the Assembly of Connecticut 
among its acts established: "Mr. Daniel Brown, jun., to be Lieutenant 
of the 6th company or trainband in the town of Stonington." [XII, 
Conn. Col. Rec, p. 195.] In Oct., 1769, the Assembly established him 
as Captain in the same company. [XIII, Conn. Col. Rec, p. 244.] No 

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other person is known who could have been the person referred to in 
the acts in question. He is referred to as Captain Daniel in the records 
of those families who have the tradition that he was a Quaker. No record 
exists of any service in the Revolutionary War. He was the first settler 
in the town of Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., locating there in 1791, 
his house having been commenced on July 4 of that year. An account 
of Capt. Daniel Brown and his family will be found in "The History of 
Chenango and Madison Counties," edited by James H. Smith, and pub- 
lished by D. Mason & Co., of Syracuse, 1880, and in Mrs. Hammond's 
"History of Madison County." He m. (1), in Stonington, Theody Tur- 
ner, of Groton, Conn.,* by whom he had two children. She d. June 5, 

1752- 
Children : 

1118. Daniel Brown, b. Feb. 3, 1751. He removed to Genesee, 

Allegany Co., N. Y. 

1119. Theody, b. May 17, 1752; m. and went to Vermont. [B. G., 

p. 20.] 
Capt. Daniel Brown, Jr., m. (2) Abigail Crary, by whom he had twelve 
children, — three sons and nine daughters. 
Children, all b. Stonington, Conn.: 

1120. Abigail Brown, b. Feb. 11, 1754; d. Feb. 18, 1810; m. 

Coats. 

1121. Desire, b. July 21, 1755; d. July 8, 1847; unm. 

1122. Eunice, b. May 21, 1757; m. and d. in Stonington. 

1 1 23. Lucy, b. Apr. n, 1759; unm.; joined the Jemima Wilkinson 

Community. 

1 1 24. Susannah, b. Sept. 3, 1760; m., Stonington, a Mr. Robinson, 

and went to Genesee. 

1125. Temperance, b. Apr. 14, 1763; d. Jan. 14, 1852; unm. 

1 1 26. Jabish, b. Aug. 25, 1765; d., Brookfield, N. Y., July 18, 

1843. 

1127. Anna, b. Jan. 17, 1767; d. May 31, 1823. 

1128. Nathan, b. Feb. 23, 1769; d. Nov. 16, 1853. [His Will, Ap- 

pendix III.] 

1 1 29. Fanny, b. ; m. George Palmer. 

1 130. Isaac, b. Feb. 10, 1773; d., Leonardville, N. Y., May 3, 

1840. 

1131. Catherine, b. June 15, 1775; d. Dec. 9, 1851. 

[For complete records of this family, see B. G., p. 21.] 

* By Rev. John Owen, pastor of ye church in Groton, Mar. 22, 1750. [S. T. R.] 

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The Breed family will be of interest in this connection, as Daniel 
Brown (24) married into the Breed family. 

Allen Breed, the progenitor of the Breed family, appears first in Lynn, 
Mass., in 1630. He was b. in England in 1601. The name of his wife 
is unknown. He d. Mar. 17, 1692, and had five children. 

Their son: 

Allen Breed, b. 1626; m. Mary , and had six children. 

Their son : 

John Breed, b., Lynn, Jan. 18, 1663; m. (1), Apr. 28, 1686, Mary Kirt- 
land, b. July 15, 1667; d. Jan. 28, 1688; dau. of Sarah. He resided in 
Lynn until after the death of his wife and dau., and then removed to 
Stonington, Conn. He m. (2), June 8, 1690, Mercy Palmer, b., Ston- 
ington, 1668; dau. of Dea. Gershom Palmer and wife, Ann, dau. of Capt. 
George Denison and wife, Ann (Borodell) Denison. 

Mr. Breed purchased land of Gershom Palmer, the father of his sec- 
ond wife. Gershom Palmer fixed his permanent place of abode on the 
eastern slope of Taugwonk, in Stonington, locating his house on the 
present site of the residence of Elias H. Miner, in Angwilla, so-called. 
Here at this house were frequently held the Stonington town meetings. 
A stone marked " G. P.," that was in the chimney, was preserved by Mr. 
Miner when he removed the old house, and was set in the underpinning 
of the present house, near the east side door. The lineage of the Palmer 
family of Stonington is of peculiar interest, as they were of sterling 
worth, who placed their good names among the best citizens of Stoning- 
ton. The progenitor was Walter Palmer, who settled in Stonington as 
early as 1628. He was born in London, England, in 1585. At the time 
of his settlement here he had reached the rugged steep of life's decline. 
[Wheeler.] He is buried in the old Wequetequock burial-ground, dying 
Nov. 10, 1 66 1. It is not my purpose to give the records of the Palmer 
family of Stonington, but to show the lineage of Mercy, the grand- 
dau. of Walter Palmer. 

John Breed, who m. Mercy Palmer, built his house in Angwilla, about 
one mile east from her father's house, and but a few rods west of the house 
of Henry Breed. In a radius of two miles and less many of the Breed 
families built their homes. It was known as Breedtown. Where Hermon 
C. Brown's house stands was Jesse Breed's house, probably built by 
his father, Amos Breed. But many of the old houses built in this local- 
ity have been removed, and but few houses now take their places. John 
Breed and wife Mercy are buried in the old Wequetequock burying- 
ground. We read: 

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In memory of a pious pair, this carved stone was erected here, viz., of Mr. John 
Breed and his wife Mercy, who lived together in ye marriage state in a most religious 
manner about 64 years and then deceased, leaving a numerous offspring. He in 1751 
about ninety years of age and she in 1752 about eighty-three years. Erected in the 
year 1772 by six of their children then living. 

Behold the righteous live long on the earth, 

And in old age resign their breath, 

They and their offspring here are blessed; 

When done with life they go to rest. 

The Roswell Breed house is still [1914] standing, near the home of 
the late Elias Miner, but is now unoccupied. It has been the home of 
numerous families, but is not on any public road. Here the late Albert 
W. Hillard and wife, Emily M. Randall, dau. of the Hon. William Ran- 
dall, of No. Stonington, began their newly wedded life, in 1852. 

John Breed and Mercy Palmer, his wife, had ten children. The second 
dau., Mary Palmer Breed, m. Daniel Brown, son of Thomas (2), who 
lived one mile north of Mr. John Breed's house. 

Walter Brown (1106), son of Daniel (24) and Mary Palmer (Breed) 
Brown [Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Feb. 1, 1728; 
d. Sept. 14, 1808. He was named for his great-great-grandfather Walter 
Palmer. He m. (1), Little Compton, R. I., Jan. 3, 1754, Elizabeth Wil- 
bur, b., Little Compton, Mar. 17, 1730; d. June 15, 1768, aged thirty- 
eight years. She is buried in the Christopher Brown burying-ground 
with her son Isaac. She had a sister, Phebe Wilbur, who m. Walter 
Brown's brother Samuel (1104). Walter Brown and Elizabeth Wilbur 
were m. by Rev. Jonathan Ellis, of Little Compton. Walter Brown m. (2) 

May , d. Mar. 16, 1795. Buried at Preston, Conn.; also many of 

the children. 

Children by first m.: 

1132. William Brown, b. Nov. 20, 1754. 

1 133. Prudence, b. Oct. 2, 1756. 

1134. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1758; d. Jan. 20, 1782, aged twenty- 

four years. 

1 135. Martha, b. Sept. 25, 1760. 

1 136. Walter, Jr., b. Nov. 20, 1763; d. Sept. 9, 1848; m. Avis Kin- 

ney, d. Oct. 15, 1823, aged fifty-five years. They had a 
dau., Avis, b. 1788, d. Aug. 2, 1847. 

1 137. Isaac, b. Mar. 28, 1766; d. aged ten months. 

1138. Pardon, b. Mar. 6, 1768. 



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Children by second m., wife unknown: 

1139. Mary, b. 1774; m., 1815, David Boardman. 

1 140. Wheeler, b. May 1, 1776. 

1141. Shepherd, b. Mar. 23, 1778; m. Lucy Culver (1143-1147). 

1 142. Russell K., b. May 19, 1789. 

RECORDS FROM SHEPHERD BROWN'S BIBLE, 1827, PRESTON, CONN. 

Shepherd Brown (1141), son of Walter Brown (1106) and wife May, 
b. Mar. 23, 1778; d. Feb. 15, i860; m., Jan. 6, 1805, Lucy Culver, b. 
May 29, 1780; d. Oct. 20, 1847; buried at Preston. 

Children: 

1 143. Shepherd Brown, Jr., b. Dec. 6, 1805; m., Mar. 22, 1837, Car- 

oline M. Browning (1148-1158). 

1 144. Maria, b. Jan. 26, 1807; m. Ephraim Browning (1161-1163). 

1 145. Frederic B.,b. May 2, 1809; d. June 4, 1826. 

1146. Emily, b. Aug. 31, 1813; d. Mar. 16, 1814. 

1147. Sybil B., b. Jan. 11, 1817; d. Aug. 13, 1819. 

Shepherd Brown, Jr. (1143), b., Griswold, Conn., Dec. 6, 1805; d. 
Feb. 11, 1873; m., Mar. 22, 1837, Caroline M. Browning, b. Feb. 28, 
1818; d. Aug. 23, 1884. 

Children : 

1 148. Sybil M. Brown, b. Jan. 25, 1838; d. July 3, i860; m., Oct. 

20, 1858, John L. Champlin. 

1 149. Eliza H., b. Dec. 10, 1839; m., Nov. 30, 1863, Benjamin H. 

Palmer. 

1150. Susan Almira, b. Feb. 12, 1842; d. Jan. 1, 1863. 

1151. Martha B., b. Apr. 12, 1844; d. Aug. 23, 1870; m., Mar. 18, 

1862, John L. Chapman. 

1152. Lucy A., b. July 27, 1845; d. Feb. 5, i860. 

1153. Mary F., b. Dec. 6, 1847; m., Nov. 4, 1891, Ezekiel G. 

Scranton. 

1 154. Lydia J.,b. Mar. 24, 1851; m., May 8, 1883, Rollin R. Church. 

Dau. : Martha B., b. June 12, 1885. 

1 155. Shepherd F., b. Jan. 14, 1853; m. Hannah M. Ayer (1159, 

1160). 

1156. Sarah L.,b. Feb. 2, 1855; m., Apr. 8, 1896, John D. Ecclestone. 

1157. Helen E., b. Aug. 2, 1857; m., July 10, 1895, Earl M. Swift. 

1158. Latham H., b. June 17, 1861; d. Feb. 11, 1866. 

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Shepherd F. Brown (1155), b. Jan. 14, 1853; d. Apr. 16, 1907; m., 
Dec. 14, 1 88 1, Hannah M. Ayer. 
Children: 

1 1 59. Shepherd F. Brown, Jr., b. Feb. 29, 1884 

1 160. Arnold P., b. July 24, 1887. 

Maria Brown (1144), b. Jan. 26, 1807; m., Oct. 20, 1831, Ephraim 
Browning, b. May 19, 1805. 
Children : 

1 161. Lucy M. Browning, b. Oct. 20, 1832. 

1 162. Welcome H., b. June 19, 1834. 

1163. Emily H., b. June 8, 1841. 

Amos Brown (1107) [for original number,see B. G., p. 14], son of Daniel 
(24) and Mary Palmer (Breed) Brown [Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Ston- 
ington, Conn., Oct. 28, 1730; d., Preston, Conn., Jan. 12, 1817, aged 
eighty-six years; m., Preston, Aug. 4, 1757, Eunice Turner, b. July 24, 
1740; d., Preston, Mar. 9, 1794, aged fifty-four years. 

her "mayflower" record. 

Eunice Turner is a direct descendant of Elder William Brewster of 
the Plymouth Colony, 1620. The line of descent is as follows: 

(1) William Brewster, b., Scrooby, England, 1566-67; d., Ply- 

mouth, New England, Apr. 10, 1644; m. Mary , d., 

Plymouth, Apr. 17, 1627. 
Son: 

(2) Jonathan Brewster, b., Scrooby, Aug. 12, 1593; d. Aug. 7, 

1659; m., Plymouth, Apr. 10, 1624, Lucretia Oldham, d. 
Mar. 4, 1678-79. 
Dau.: 

(3) Mary Brewster, b., Plymouth, Apr. 16, 1627; m., Nov. 10, 

1645, John Turner, Sr., of Scituate, Mass., who d. 1697. 
[Authority, "The Mayflower Descendant," Vol. I.] 
Son: 

(4) Ezekiel Turner, b., Scituate, Jan. 7, 1650; d., New London, 

Conn., Jan., 1703-04; m., Dec. 26, 1678, Susannah Kinney, 
b. Sept. 6, 1662. 
Son: 

(5) Ezekiel Turner, b. ; d., Groton, Conn.; m., May 12, 1729, 

Barrodell Dennison, b. Feb. 14, 1712. 

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Dau.: 

(6) Eunice Turner, b. July 24, 1740; d. Mar. 9, 1794; m., Preston, 
Aug. 4, 1757, Amos Brown, b. Oct. 28, 1730; d. Jan. 12, 
1817. 
AMOS brown's revolutionary record, military department, 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

This is to certify that the following record of Amos Brown appears on 
p. 216, "Revolution Rolls and Lists, 1 775-1 783, Connecticut Historical 

Society": 

"Eighth Regiment,— Col. Smith, Capt. Morgan's Company. A pay 
abstract of Captain John Morgan's Company, in Col. Oliver Smith's 
Regiment, who marched upon alarm on the 6th day of September 1781. 
(Invasion of New London). 

Men's Names. 

John Morgan, Captain. 

William Williams, Lieutenant. 

Chris. Morgan, Ensign. . . . 

Amos Brown, Private. 

Days in service three (3) . . . ." 

This is a duplicate copy of one received from the Adjutant-General with 

seal affixed. 

Children of Amos Brown and Eunice Turner, the first six b. in Stoning- 

ton, the last eight in Preston : 

1164. Amos Brown, Jr.,b. May 23, 1758; d. Dec. 28, 1845; m. - -. 

They had eight children: Amy, Eunice, Cynthia, Sally, 
Sybil, Daniel, Hey man, and Almira. 

1165. Anna, b. Oct. 7, 1759; d. Dec. 29, 1827; m. . They had 

nine sons and one dau.: Thomas, Amos, Turner, Heze- 
kiah, Elisha, Alanson, Asher, Billings, Nathan, and Amy. 

1166. Esther, b. Mar. 19, 1761; m. Geo. Crary (1178-1188). 

1167. Denison, b. Apr. 23, 1763; m. Polly Robbins (1189-1194). 

1168. Eunice, b. May 30, 1765; d. Mar. n, 1813; m. . They 

had nine children: Daniel, Eunice, Amy, Henry, Nathan, 
Barrodell, Cynthia, Elijah, and Betsey. 

1 169. Sabra, b. May 31, 1767^. Apr. 3, 1834; m. Bordman; 

removed to Lake Champlain, N. Y. They had nine chil- 
dren: Sabra, Amos, Elisha, Henry, Eunice, Jonathan, 
Betsey, Julia, and Benjamin. 

1170. Asher, b. Jan. 28, 1769; m. Lydia Palmer. [See B. G., p. 478-] 

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1171. Grace, b. Apr. 25, 1771; d., Preston, May 18, 1797; m. 

Gillmor Robins; removed to Bridgewater, N. Y. Son: 
Frederick. 

1 172. Nathan, b. Aug. 22, 1773; m. Thankful Kinney. [See B. G., 

p. 483-1 

1 173. Peleg, b. Mar. 23, 1775; m. Elizabeth Babcock (1211-1214). 

1174. Barrodell, b. June 7, 1777; d. July 1, 1816; m. . They 

had five children: Henry, Sally, Edward, Eunice, and John. 

1175. Henry, b. Aug. 21, 1779; d. July 21, 1856; unm. He was a 

saddler at Preston City, and was highly esteemed and much 
beloved by everybody. 

1 1 76. Gilbert, b. Nov. 8, 1781; d. Aug. 7, 1841; m. . They had 

three children: Eunice, Wheeler, and William. 

1 177. Breed, b. Apr. 5, 1784; m. Ada Kinney. [See B. G., p. 484.] 
The resting-places of Father Brown's (Amos and Eunice (Turner) 

Brown's, children, with the exception of Breed, who is still living in 
Preston, are as follows: Amos Brown, Jr., Brookfield; Amy (or Anna), 
Lenox; Esther, Stonington; Dennison, Bridgewater; Eunice, Charles- 
town; Sabra, Vermont; Asher, Lisbon; Grace, Preston; Nathan, Preston; 
Peleg, Bridgewater; Barrodell, Harpersfield; Henry, Preston; Gilbert, 
Pennsylvania. 

Esther Brown (1166), dau. of Amos (1107) and Eunice (Turner) 
Brown [Daniel (24), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Sept. 
19, 1761; d., No. Stonington, Conn., Jan. 28, 1843; m., Preston, Conn., 
1781, George Crary, b., Preston, Sept. 19, 1760; son of Capt. George and 
Lucy (Sterry) Crary, of Preston. In 1784 they located on a farm in 
No. Stonington, where they resided for several years; then lived a short 
time in Voluntown, Conn. ; then removed to No. Stonington, where they 
passed the remainder of their days. This farm, where he lived and died, 
was probably that of his son Nathaniel M. Crary. Interment, Peabody 
Cemetery. 

Captain George Crary served in the French and Indian War with Great 
Britain. He was commissioned 2d Lieutenant, 1756; Lieutenant, 1757. 
[Conn. Col. Rec] 

March 24, 1760, he was commissioned Captain of the Militia Company 
in a Regiment of Foot, raised within this Colony to proceed and co- 
operate with a body of the King's British forces, and under the supreme 
command of his Majesty's Commander-in-Chief, in America, against 
Canada, in order to reduce Montreal and all other Posts of the French 

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in those parts and further to annoy the enemy in such manner as his 
Commander-in-Chief shall judge practicable, of which Regiment Eleazer 
Fitch is Colonel. By His Honor's command, 

Thomas Fitch, 
Captain General and Governor-in-Chief in and over his Majesty's Eng- 
lish Colony of Connecticut in New England in America in the 33d year 
of the Reign of his Majesty King George the second, 1760. 

[The above is an abstract taken from the original commission, now in 
possession of Mrs. John H. Crary, of Westerly, R. I.] 

When within the borders of Canada Capt. George was taken sick with 
small-pox, contracted in the army, and was brought to his home in 
Preston, where he d., Dec. 19, 1760, his wife and three children — ■ Mary, 
Robert, and George — surviving him. His will is recorded in the Pro- 
bate Records, Norwich, Conn. 
Children : 

1178. George Crary, Jr., b., Preston, Mar. 30, 1782; d. Aug. 25, 
1831; m., Voluntown, Elizabeth Kinney. They had two 
children, Joan and Jane L. [See B. G., p. 464.] 
1170. Nathaniel Marsh, b., Stonington, Apr. 14, 1784; m. (1) Pru- 
dence Peabody; m. (2) Rebecca Stewart. [His records, 
with his children, B. G., p. 465.] 

1180. Stephen Kinney, b., Stonington, Mar. 24, 1786; m. Amy 

Childs Lawton. [See B. G., p. 465.] 

1 181. Esther, b., Stonington, Jan. 28, 1788; d. Scotland, Conn.; m. 

(1) Swan; m. (2) John Chapman. Interment, Scot- 
land. Children: John, Amos, Esther, Fuller, and Mary. 

1182. Lucy, b., Stonington, May 3, 1790; d. Aug. 18, 1878; unm. 

Interment, Peabody Cemetery. 

1 183. Sabra, b., Stonington, Feb. iS, 1792; d. Dec. 2, 1833; m., 

Voluntown, George Bassett. Children: Emily, b. 

Ralph, b. . 

1184. Eunice, b., Stonington, Feb. 8, 1794; m., Jan. 10, 1813 

Maxon Burdick. [For records, with children, see B. G., p 
466.] 

1 185. Charles Wylie, b., Stonington, June 12, 1796; d., Plainfield 

Conn., Mar. 14, 1850; m., Little Compton, R. I., 1824 
Anne Borden, b., Fall River, Mass., Apr. 9, 1805; d. 
Plainfield, Sept. 4, 1885. 
Children : 

I. Dyantha T. Crary, b. Apr. 12, 1S25. 

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II. Stephen Henry, b. Oct. 25, 1828. 

III. Esther Amanda, b. June 2, 1830. 

IV. Cyrus Willard, b. Apr. 22, 1832. 
V. Susan Borden, b. Jan. 25, 1834. 

VI. Amy Ann, b. Oct. 18, 1835. 

VII. Mary Anne, b. June 22, 1837. [For complete records of 
these children, see B. G., pp. 467, 473-477.] 

Mary Anne Crary [B. G., p. 476] m. Waldo Tillinghast. [This is 
written to make a correction in B. G., p. 477.] 
Children, b. Plainfield: 

I. Frank Howard Tillinghast, b. Sept. 24, i860; m., Plainfield, 
Nov. 23, 1882, Mary Annie Dodge. Children: (1) Louise 
Dodge, b. July 30, 1889; (2) Helen Waldo, b. Aug. 7, 1896. 
II. Fred Waldo, b. Dec. 18, 1865; m., Central Village, July 31, 
1890, Jennie Fry Carey, b. May 20, 1872; dau. of Fitch 
Adams and Jennie (Fry) Carey. Children, b. Central 
Village: (1) Edward Carey, b. Feb. 14, 1891; (2) Waldo 
Elbert, b. Apr. 27, 1902. 
III. Arthur Crary, b. June 28, 1872; m., Providence, R. I., Nov. 
9, 1892, Martha A. Palmer, of Exeter, R. I. Children, 
b. Plainfield: (1) Dorothy Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2, 1894; (2) 
Wellington Sabine, b. May 13, 1903; d., Plainfield, Jan. 5, 
1911. 
IV. Annie Louise, b. May 1, 1875; unm. 

1186. Mary, b., Voluntown, Aug. 6, 1798; m. Hezekiah Prentice, 

of Griswold, Conn., b. 1795; d. Apr. 14, 1865. Interment, 
Leonard Cemetery, Griswold. She was his second wife. 
Dau.: Lucy L., b., Griswold, Jan. 3, 1836; m., Apr. 10, 
1859, Joseph W. Bradford b., May 15, 1834; d., Voluntown, 
Feb. 24, 1894. Both members of the Baptist Church, 
Voluntown. 

1187. Sarah, b., Voluntown, Oct. 17, 1800; m. John Ripley, of 

Voluntown. [See B. G., pp. 467, 468.] 

1 188. Nathan, b., Voluntown, Aug. 5, 1803; m., No. Stonington, 

Apr. 26, 1849, Mary A. Woodmancy. No issue. Inter- 
ment, Peabody Cemetery. 

■ 

Denison Brown (1167), son of Amos (1107) and Eunice (Turner) 
Brown [Daniel (24), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Apr. 
2 3> 1763; d. June 14, 1842; m., Mar. 20, 1791, Polly Robbins, of Volun- 

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town, Conn., b. June 23, 1767; d. June 12, 1831. In early life they re- 
moved to Bridgewater, N. Y., where their six children were b. 
Children: 

1 189. Maria Brown, b. Aug 4, 1792; d., Clinton, N. Y., Oct. 2, 

1841; m., Aug. 20, 181 2, Absalom Grooves. Children: 
William, Denison, George, Harriett, James, and Azel. 

1 190. Abigail, b. Apr. 28, 1794; d. 1830, aged thirty-six years; m., 

Jan. 27, 1 819, Eli Blair, who d. but a few hours later than 
his wife. No issue. 

1191. Grace, b. Nov. 17, 1797; d., Avon, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1880; m., 

Feb. 27, 1823, Rev. Horace P. Bogue. Children: Kate, 
Charlotte, Edwin, Horace P., Jr., and Joseph, who d. 
aged twenty-four years. Kate Bogue, the oldest child, m., 
1855, George T. Moseley, who d., Buffalo, N. Y., 1872; 
son of Col. Thomas Moseley. Their children: (1) Grace 
Moseley, b., Syracuse, N. Y., in 1859; (2) George T., b., 
Buffalo, Oct. 7, 1S62; m. Elite Norton, who d., Buffalo, in 
191 1. No issue. 

1 192. Amos Denison, b. Dec. 5, 1799; m., Jan. 8, 1823, Cornelia 

Leonard. 
Children : 

1192a. Mary Elizabeth Brown, b., Bridgewater, Feb. 25, 1824; 
d., Pasadena, Cal., Dec. 20, 1908; m., Peru, 111., Jan. 
30, 1845, William Chumasero, b., Nottingham, Eng- 
land; d., Redlands, Cal., Feb. 23, 1893; son of Isaac 
Chumasero, of England, and Frances Chamberlain. 
Children, b. Peru: (1) Mary E. Chumasero, b. Jan. 1, 
1851; (2) Julia Kate, b. June 27, 1853; (3) Antoinette R., 
b. July 14, 1S57; m., Oct. 1, 1913, at Helena, Mont., Claude 
Guinn Wilson, b., Little Rock, Ark. Mr. Wilson is a stock- 
broker. Res., 520 No. Benton Ave., Helena, Mont. 

1192b. Henry Hamilton, b. Jan. 19, 1832; m., Dec, 1857, Emily 
Gibbs; both d. in Chicago, 111. No issue. 

1192c. Harry Leonard, b. Sept. 9, 1833; m., Peru, Apr. 6, 1859, 
Lydia Tompkins. They had three sons: George, Leon- 
ard, and Henry, some of whom are living at Palo Alto, 
111.; also one dau., Cornelia; m. 

1 193. Eunice, b. July 12, 1805; m., June 25, 1828, George Ketchum. 

They removed to Michigan, where their four or five chil- 
dren were born. 

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1 194. Sarah Ann, b. Mar. 25, 1807; d., Bridgewater, Sept. 18, 

1856; m., Bridgewater, Sept. 23, 1830, Oliver R. Babcock, 
b., Babcock Hill, Bridgewater, Sept. 15, 1805; he d., 
New Hartford, N. Y., May 10, 1879; son of Oliver and 
Polly (Randall) Babcock, of Joshua and Elizabeth (Palmer) 
Babcock, of No. Stonington (Pendleton Hill), Conn. [See 
Babcock Gen., pp. 187, 327.] 
Children, b. Bridgewater: 

1195. Mary R. Babcock, b. Mar. 11, 1832; d., New Hartford, 

N. Y., Feb. 13, 1877; m. (1) Benjamin F. Joslyn; m. (2) 
Porter S. Huntley. No issue. 

1 196. Sophronia M., b. July 19, 1833; m. Walter S. Hurd (1199- 

1204). 

1 197. George K., b. June 18, 1836; m. Alice Coolidge (1205, 1206). 

1198. Charles M., b. June 6, 1841; m. Maggie McChesney (1207- 

1210). 

Sophronia M. Babcock (1196), dau. of Oliver and Sarah Ann (Brown) 
(1194) Babcock, of Denison (1167) and Polly (Robbins) Brown, of Amos 
(1107) and Eunice (Turner) Brown [Daniel (24), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Bridgewater, N. Y., July 19, 1833; m., Bridgewater, Oct. 3, 1854, 
Walter Shuman Hurd, b., Amenia, Dutchess Co., N. Y., Mar. 13, 1826; 
d., Oneida, N. Y., Sept. n, 1894; son of Hebron Hurd and Eliza Harlow. 

Children, first four b. Bridgewater: 

1 199. Mary Hurd, b. July 20, 1855; d. Dec. 18, 1858. 

1200. Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1859; unm. Her hearing is impaired. She 

is an excellent housekeeper, and lives with her mother at 
Oneida, N. Y. 

1201. Edith, b. Sept. 10, i860; d. Mar. 8, 1864. 

1202. Clara B., b. Nov. 9, 1862; unm. She was a kindergarten 

teacher until her health became impaired. 

1203. Nettie, b., Wampsville, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1865; m., Oneida, 

June 2, 1896, Charles F. Marquis, b., Pulaski, Lawrence 
Co., Penn., Sept. 15, 1862; son of Andrew Marquis, of 
Pulaski, and Sophronia Dickey, his wife. Soon after their 
marriage Mr. and Mrs. Marquis moved to Providence, R. I., 
Mr. Marquis being employed with Brown & Sharpe. Later 
they moved to Schenectady, N. Y., where he is superin- 
tendent of the General Electric Company. Both are mem- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Marquis is an 
elder. No issue. 

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1204. Sophronia (called Sophie), b., Wampsville, Dec. 23, 1868. 

She is doing most excellent work in her chosen profession, 
domestic science. 
These unm. daus. live with their mother, at 23 Spring St., 
Oneida, N. Y. 

George Ketchum Babcock (1197), son of Oliver and Sarah Ann 
(Brown) (1194) Babcock, of Denison (1167) and Polly (Robbins) Brown, 
of Amos (1107) and Eunice (Turner) Brown, b., Bridgewater, N. Y., 
June 18, 1836; d., Nashville, Tenn., July 31, 1896; m., Mar. 7, 1872, Alice 
Coolidge; she m. (2) at Nashville. 

Children: 

1205. Mary H. Babcock, b., Washington Mills, N. Y., May 12, 

1876; m., Aug., 1895, Lafayette Smith, and has two chil- 
dren. Res., Waverly, Tenn. 

1206. Jessie, b., Washington Mills, Jan. 5, 1879; d., Nashville, 

1897, aged eighteen years. 

Charles M. Babcock (1198), brother of the preceding, b., Bridgewater, 
N. Y., June 6, 1841; d., Chicago, 111., June 6, 1904; m., Nov. 5, 1867, 
Maggie McChesney. 

Children : 

1207. George M. Babcock, b., Fort Wayne, Ind., Apr. 20, 1869; m., 

Sept. 12, 1894, Bulia Kavanaugh. Did not answer queries. 

1208. Mabel L. Babcock, dau. of Charles M. (1198) and Maggie 

(McChesney) Babcock, son of Oliver B. and Sarah Ann 
(Brown) (1194) Babcock [Denison (1167), Amos (1107), 
Daniel (24), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Detroit, Mich., 
July 7, 1871; m. ^Galesburg, 111., Nov. 23, 1892, Lafayette 
Weinberg, b., Augusta, 111., Jan. 3, 1868; son of Simon 
Weinberg, of Rayberg, Germany, and wife Louesa. Mr. 
Weinberg is a wholesale fruit and produce dealer ; in politics 
he is a Democrat. Children, b. Galesburg: (1) Helen 
Louesa Weinberg, b. Nov. 25, 1893; (2) Dorothy Margaret, 
b. Oct. 5, 1896; (3) Clara Eugenia, b. Nov. 26, 1900, d., 
Galesburg, Dec. 2, 1900; (4) Mabel Fayette, b. Aug. 27, 
1904; (5) Marian Elizabeth, b. Feb. 12, 1909, d., Galesburg, 
July 9, 1910. Res., 582 No. Seminary St., Galesburg, 111. 

1209. Clara S., b., Detroit, Oct. 4, 1872; m., Peoria, 111., Feb. 12, 

1896, Geo. B. Churchill, b., Galesburg, Aug. 16, 1865; son 
of Geo. Churchill, of Galesburg, and Ada H. Hayes. Mr. 

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Churchill is a hardware merchant. Children, b. Galesburg: 
(i) Lake George Churchill, b. Jan. 10, 1899 (2) Marjorie, 
b. Dec. 6, 1900; (3) William, b. Nov. 4, 1908. Res., 1042 
Cedar St., Galesburg, 111. 
1210. Oliver F., b., Galesburg, Oct. 7, 1881. 

THE PELEG BROWN FAMILY. 

Peleg Brown (n 73), son of Amos (1107) and Eunice (Turner) Brown 
[Daniel (24), Thomas (2),' Thomas], b., Preston, Conn., Mar. 23, 1775; 
d., Bridgewater, N. Y., Oct. 2, i860; m., Pendleton Hill, Stonington, 
Conn., Oct. 19, 1800, Elizabeth Babcock, b. May 4, 1780; d., Bridge- 
water, Jan. 2, 1 87 1. Before her marriage she made the trip to Bridge- 
water, Oneida Co., N. Y., on horseback, with her four brothers. Return- 
ing to her home in Stonington, she was married, and then went with her 
husband in a carriage to Babcock Hill, Bridgewater, where they made a 
permanent settlement. She was the dau. of Joshua and Elizabeth 
(Palmer) Babcock [Oliver, James, James, John, James]. Her father, 
Joshua Babcock, was a farmer and a merchant on Pendleton Hill, Conn. 
For about thirty years he was deacon of the Baptist Church, and for 
about twenty-seven years Justice of the Peace — by virtue of which 
office he solemnized many marriages. Elizabeth Babcock had a brother 
Joshua who m. Eunice Brown, dau. of Christopher and Margaret 
(Holmes) Brown. [Her records are in B. G., pp. in, 112.] Chris- 
topher Brown lived two miles south of Pendleton Hill, and on this farm 
he is buried; also his father, Daniel (24). [For Joshua Babcock's record, 
see Babcock Gen., p. 108.] 

Children of Joshua and Elizabeth (Palmer) Babcock: 

I. Joshua Babcock, Jr., b. Feb. 2, 1774; m. Eunice Brown. [Her 

records and those of her children are in B. G., p. in.] 
II. Asa, b. Nov. 6, 1775; m. Catherine Robbins. They settled in 
Oneida Co., N. Y., in 1797. He was the first of five brothers 
who settled in this county. The place was called for him, 
Babcock Hill; it became noted, as also is Pendleton Hill, 
Conn. 

III. Oliver, b. Jan. 20, 1778; m. Polly Randall, of Voluntown, 

Conn. 

IV. Elizabeth, m. Peleg Brown. Her records follow. 

V. Martin, b. Mar. 20, 1783; m. Eunice Robbins, of Voluntown. 
VI. Dr. Charles, b. June 21, 1787; m. Nancy Pratt, of New Hart- 
ford, N. Y. 

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VII. Henry, b. Feb. 14, 1790; m. Dolly Stanton. He remained in 
the old homestead until death, having inherited the 
property. 

"Dr. Charles Babcock, with his sister and four brothers, inaugurated 
an annual family dinner called 'The Babcock Party,' which was con- 
tinued long after all the originators had passed away," Joshua Franklin 
Babcock [B. G., p. 112] wrote the compiler. He was a promoter of the 
Babcock annual gathering known as the "Babcock Cousins Party," 
held during Christmas week. The custom has been kept up for fifty 
years, and was participated in by many of the families from far and near. 
This party was discontinued at their golden wedding, at Unadilla Forks, 
N. Y., Dec. 11, 1901. 

Children of Peleg Brown and Elizabeth Babcock, his wife, b. Bridge- 
water : 

1211. Charles Babcock Brown, b. Oct. 24, 1802; m. Catherine 

Mabbett (1215-1217). 

1212. Amos H., b. Apr. 26, 1805; m. Susan Monroe (1218-1225). 

1 213. Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept. 1, 1807; d.,' New Hartford, 

Oct. 5, 1889; unm. He studied law at Bridgewater, 
and went to New York City when a young man, and re- 
mained there until he was eighty or more years old, then 
returning to New Hartford, where he passed away. He 
was a lawyer; in politics he was a Republican, and was a 
member of the Episcopal Church. 

1214. Lorenzo S., b. June 6, 1809; m. (1) Elizabeth C. Brainard; 

m. (2) Laura M. Birdsey (1226-1229). 

Charles B. Brown (1211), son of Peleg (1173) and Elizabeth (Babcock) 
Brown, of Amos (1107) and Eunice (Turner) Brown [Daniel (24), Thomas 
(2), Thomas], b., Bridgewater, Oneida Co., N. Y., Oct. 24, 1802; d., 
New Hartford, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1889; m., Bridgewater, 1830, Catherine 
Mabbett, b., Bridgewater, Oct. 23, 1808; d., Unadilla Forks, N. Y., 
June 12, i860. Mr. Brown was a farmer, north of Unadilla Forks, but 
later in life moved to Unadilla Forks and manufactured farming imple- 
ments with his cousin Henry H. Babcock. Later he retired from business 
and moved to New Hartford, where he d., aged eighty-six years. He was a 
member of the Presbyterian Church. 

Children: 

1215. Lee C. Brown, b. Dec. 15, 1832; m. Martha Babcock (1230). 



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1 216. Emily Mabbett, b., Unadilla Forks, Jan. 31, 1835; m. Edwin 

Aiken (1231-1233). 

1217. Cora Hannah, b. Apr. 16, 1838; m. J. Morris Childs (1235, 

i23 6 )- 

Amos Ff. Brown (1212), son of Peleg (1173) and Elizabeth (Babcock) 
Brown, b., Bridgewater, N. Y., Apr. 26, 1805; d., Zanesville, O., Jan. 26, 
1880; m., Zanesville, Apr. 9, 1829, Susan Monroe, b., Zanesville, Feb. 2, 
1812; d., Zanesville, July 16, 1867. He was a banker in New York City. 

Children, b. Zanesville: 

1218. Lewis Brown, b. July 11, 1832; d. Oct., 1837. 

1219. Franklin, b. Jan. 12, 1835; d. Aug. 16, 1836. 

1220. Henry C, b. Mar. 25, 1837; m. (1) Mary M. Cox; m. (2) 

Mary W. Hodge (1237, 1238). 

1221. Mary Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1839; d. Nov. 9, 1851. 

1222. Joseph M., b. Oct. 5, 1842; m. (1) Anna Price; m. (2) Blanch 

K. Seaman (1239-1241). 

1223. Alice A., b. Mar. 2, 1845; unm. 

1224. Ella S., b. Apr. 21, 1849; m. Charles H. Abbott (1242- 

1245)- 

1225. Anna S., b. Nov. 3, 1852; m. Lowell M. Dyer. Did not answer 

queries. 

Lorenzo Sidney Brown (1214), son of Peleg (1173) and Elizabeth 
(Babcock) Brown, of Amos (1107) and Eunice Turner Brown [Daniel 
(24), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Bridgewater, N. Y., June 6, 1809; d., 
Bridgewater, Jan. 3, 1891; m. (1), Litchfield, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1839, 
Elizabeth C. Brainard; m. (2), Sauquoit, N. Y., Nov., 1857, Laura M. 
Birdsey. 

Children, by first m.: 

1226. Clara B. Brown, b., Bridgewater, Mar. 14, 1842; m. Timothy 

E. Wilcox (1 246-1 248). 

1227. Arthur Remington, b., Bridgewater, Sept. 26, 1845; m., 

New Bedford, Mass., June 29, 1869, Florence C. Shaw, 
b., New Bedford, Sept. 12, 1849; dau. of Frederick P. Shaw, 
of New Bedford, and Mary Maxfield. Mr. Brown was edu- 
cated in Utica and Clinton, N. Y. When nineteen years of 
age he went to Saginaw, Mich., residing there several 
. years; thence to Indiana, from which State, in 1880, he 
removed to Colorado, where he lived until 1905. During 

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his residence in Colorado he held the office of County Judge 
of Eagle Co., also held the office of County Attorney for 
fifteen years, and was one of the attorneys for the Denver 
and Rio Grande R. R. from 1882 to 1905, at which time 
he left Colorado and took up his residence in New Bedford, 
where he now [19 14] resides. Florence C. Shaw, his wife, 
was educated in the city schools, and after her graduation 
completed her education at the Abbott Seminary, Andover, 
Mass. No issue. 

1228. Susan B., b. June 6, 1848; m. Adelbert Rhodes (1249-1251). 

1229. Grace, b. May 26, 1850; d. Apr. 17, 1851. 

Lee C. Brown (1215), son of Charles B. (1211) and Catherine (Mabbett) 
Brown, of Peleg (11 73) and Elizabeth (Babcock) Brown, b., Bridgewater, 
N. Y., Dec. 15, 1832; m., Onarga, 111., Mar. 8, 1866, Martha Babcock; 
he d. at Onarga, Sept. 23, 1904. 

Son: 

1230. Charles Franklin Brown, b., Onarga, Mar. 12, 1867; m., 

Evanston, 111., Apr. 28, 1897, A. Marie Shurer. Mr. Brown 
is a physician in Chicago, 111. He graduated from Chicago 
Medical College with honor. No issue. 

Emily Mabbett Brown (1216), dau. of Charles B. (1211) and Catherine 
(Mabbett) Brown, of Peleg (n 73) and Elizabeth (Babcock) Brown, b., 
Unadilla Forks, N. Y., Jan. 31, 1835; m. there, Oct. 17, 1859, Edwin 
Aiken, b., Cayuga, Cayuga Co., N. Y., July 30, 1833; d., Saginaw, Mich., 
Jan. 22, 1904. He went to Saginaw in 1862, soon after marriage, and 
made a permanent home there. Edwin Aiken was one of the best-known 
citizens of Saginaw. He was a resident of the city more than forty years, 
and much of that time he was in public life in various capacities, which 
gave him an extended acquaintance in the city and county. He held 
many prominent offices in the gift of the people. He was elected a mem- 
ber of the Board of Education, also of the Board of Supervisors many 
years. He was City Controller many years, and was a recognized author- 
ity on all public matters of the city and county. He was a remarkably 
well-informed man. When the Board of Auditors was created by act of 
the Legislature, Mr. Aiken was elected a member of that body, and held 
that position at the time of his death. His political affiliations were 
strongly with the Republicans. He was a member of the Masonic fra- 
ternity for many years. Her res., 402 Jefferson Ave., Saginaw, Mich. 

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Children : 

1231. Charles M. Aiken, b. Aug. 5, i860; d. Dec. 3, 1910; m. Sophia 

Leidlein. Son: Arthur L. Aiken, b. 1899. 

1232. Katherine B., b., Auburn, N. Y., June 3, 1864; d. Feb. 17, 

1898; unm. 

1233. Mary Cora, b., Saginaw, Oct. 25, 1866; m., Saginaw, Jan. 8, 

1890, Wm. Stanton Conklin, b., New Haven, Conn., Apr. 
20, 1856; he d. Saginaw, June 9, 191 1. Mr. Conklin at- 
tended school in his native New England city, and was 
quite young when he came with his parents to Michigan. 
When a young man he engaged in the lumber business, 
and later became a partner with the McClure Company, 
and in 1904, on the death of W. C. McClure, assumed all 
the work of the partnership, so continuing until stricken 
down with Bright's disease, passing away June 9, 191 1. 
Dau.: 

1234. Katherine Margaret Conklin, b., Saginaw, Dec. 3, 1890. 

She graduated from the high school of Saginaw, and from 
the National Cathedral, in Washington, D. C, in June, 
1911. 

Cora Hannah Brown (1217), dau. of Charles B. (1211) and Catherine 
(Mabbett) Brown, b., Unadilla Forks, N. Y., Apr. 16, 1838; d., Brooklyn, 
N. Y., May 5, 1904; m., Unadilla Forks, Sept. 1, 1864, Joseph Morris 
Childs, b., Bridgewater, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1840; d., Utica, N. Y.; son of 
Justus Childs, of Bridgewater, and Betsey Budlong. Joseph Morris 
Childs was engaged in the manufacture of all kinds of farming imple- 
ments, in Utica. 

Children : 

1235. Walter Childs, b., Utica, Sept. 18, 1867; d., Pittsburgh, 

Penn., Dec. 21, 1896. He was an electrician, at Pittsburgh. 

1236. Fanny Mabel, b., Utica, June 28, 1872; m., Utica, Apr. 18, 

1900, Dr. George Denison Hamlin, b., Naples, N. Y., 
Nov. 5, 1858; son of Edwin Augustus Hamlin and Mary 
Ann Denison, of Naples. Dr. Hamlin is a practising physi- 
cian in Brooklyn. Children: (1) George Childs Hamlin, b., 
Brooklyn, Apr. 28, 1903; (2) Mary Elizabeth, b., Brooklyn, 
Feb. 22, 1909. Res., 1259 Pacific St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Henry C. Brown (1220), son of Amos H. (1212) and Susan (Monroe) 
Brown, of Peleg (n 73) and Elizabeth (Babcock) Brown [Amos (1107), 

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Daniel (24), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Zanesville, O., Mar. 25, 1837; 
d., Zanesville, Nov. 25, 1884; m. (1), Apr. 20, 1865, Mary M. Cox; m. 
(2), June 26, 1883, Mary W. Hodge. 
Dau. by first m.: 

1237. Mary S. Brown, b. May 8, 1867; m., Aug. 18, 1888, Henry R. 

Stranburg. Son: Henry. 
Son by second m.: 

1238. Henry F., b. Apr. 6, 1884. 

Joseph M. Brown (1222), son of Amos (12 12) and Susan (Monroe) 
Brown, of Peleg (1173) anc * Elizabeth (Babcock) Brown, b., Zanesville, 
O., Oct. 5, 1842; d. Aug. 5, 1886; m. (1), Mar. 31, 1873, Anna L. Price; 
m. (2), May 21, 1879, Blanch K. Seaman. 

Dau. by first m.: 

1239. Anna M. Brown, b. Jan. 27, 1876; d. 1889. 
Children by second m. : 

1240. Harold, b. Aug. 25, 1880. 

1241. Monroe S., b. Sept. 28, 1885. 

Ella S. Brown (1224), dau. of Amos (1212) and Susan (Monroe) 
Brown, of Peleg (11 73) and Elizabeth (Babcock) Brown, b., Zanesville, 
O., Apr. 21, 1849; m., June 10, 1873, Charles H. Abbott. Res., Zanes- 
ville, O. 

Children : 

1242. Henry Abbott, b. Sept. 2, 1874. 

1243. Helen, b. Feb. 12, 1877. 

1244. Cheever, b. Apr. 12, 1879; d. 1880. 

1245. Monroe L., b. May 18, 1881. 

Clara B. Brown (1226), dau. of Lorenzo S. (1214) and Elizabeth C. 
(Brainerd) Brown, of Peleg (1173) and Elizabeth (Babcock) Brown, b., 
Bridgewater, N. Y., Mar. 14, 1S42; d., Fort Schuyler, N. Y., Aug. 28, 
1809; m., Jan. 29, 1867, Dr. Timothy Erastus Wilcox, who was a surgeon 
in the United States Army with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Mrs. 
Clara (Brown) Wilcox and her husband have been pleasantly located at 
government stations in the far West, as well as along the eastern coast. 
Dr. Wilcox was ordered to Cuba; later the family removed to Washing- 
ton, D. C, where they anticipated making their future home. Mrs. 
Wilcox's severe and fatal illness made a change of climate necessary and, 
as advised, they spent three months at Clayville, N. Y., after which time 
they removed to Fort Schuyler, where she passed away. She was buried 

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near her old home, among the hills of her childhood, in Sauquoit Valley 
Cemetery. His res., 1841 California St., Washington, D. C. 
Children: 

1246. Victor Irving Wilcox, b. Dec. 29, 1867; d. Nov. 13, 1871. 

1247. Florence Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1870; unm. She is dau. of the 

Mayflower Society. 

1248. Glover Brown, b., Camp Supply, Ind. Ter., Nov. 9, 1878; 

m., Oakland, Cal., July 17, 1909, Edna Rice, b., Newcastle, 
Cal., Nov. 8, 1886. Mr. Wilcox is a physician and surgeon. 
Res., Franklin St., San Francisco, Cal. 

Susan B. Brown (1228), sister of the preceding, b., Bridgewater, 
N. Y., June 6, 1848; m. there, Sept. 7, 1869, Adelbert James Rhodes, 
b., Clayville, N. Y., Mar. 6, 1845; he d., Clayville, Mar. 6, 1904; son of 
Samuel B. and Elizabeth (Davis) Rhodes, of Clayville. He was a coal 
dealer, and since the opening of the D. L. and W. R. R. he had been the 
station-agent until failing health, in 1903, compelled him to give up the 
work to his oldest son, Fred. He was interested in everything for the good 
of the village, in the schools and in the church, and always ready with 
his hand and his purse. Every one found a warm welcome in his home. 
His wife is a member of the Congregational Church. Her res., Clayville, 
N. Y. 

Children, b. Clayville: 

1249. Frederick Adelbert Rhodes, b. Oct. 2, 1874; m., Fairfield, 

N. Y., Dec. 16, 1908, Mae Parkenson, b., Fairfield; dau. 
of George and Sarah (Wiseman) Parkenson. Mr. Rhodes 
is an insurance agent, Syracuse, N. Y. Both he and his 
wife are members of the Methodist Church. 

1250. Blanch Elizabeth, b. Oct. 12, 1878; m., Clayville, June 12, 

1907, Frederick L. Porter, b., Oriskany Falls, N. Y. ; son 
of Lewis and Mary (Risley) Porter, of Oriskany Falls. 
Mr. Porter is superintendent of knitting-mills, Utica, N. Y. 
Son: Byron Rhodes Porter, b., Oriskany Falls, Aug. 28, 
1910. 

1251. Clara Valencia, b. July 9, 1887. 

It is a good and safe ride to sojourn in every place as if you meant to 
spend your life there, never omitting an opportunity of doing a kindness, or 
speaking a true word, or making a friend. — Ruskin. 

"Remember that there is one thing better than making a living, — making 
a life." 

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Humphrey Brown (26), youngest son of Thomas (2) and Hannah 
(Collins) Brown [Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Sept. 16, 1701, and 
there passed his life, when the country was in its early settlements. 
He m. there, July 22, 1724, Tabitha Holdridge. 

Children, b. Stonington [numbers in B. G., from 81 to 87]: 

1252. Humphrey Brown, b. Aug. 13, 1725. 

1253. Tabitha, b. Nov. 23, 1727; m. Rev. Valentine W. Rathbone 

(1259-1268). 

1254. Gershom, b. Aug. 29, 1729; m. "Esther Fanning, both of 

Stonington, Nov. 15, 1749, by me, Simeon Miner, Justice 
of Peace." 

1255. Mary, b. Sept. 24, 1731. 

1256. Content, b. Aug. 20, 1733; m. Rev. John Rathbone (1269- 

1281). 

1257. Eunice, b. July 26, 1736. 

1258. Reuben, b. Aug. 20, 1738; m. Margaret (1 282-1288). 

Tabitha Brown (1253), dau. of Humphrey (26) and Tabitha (Hol- 
dridge) Brown [Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Nov. 23, 
1727; m. Rev. Valentine Wightman Rathbone, b. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 
1724, at 2 o'clock p.m.; son of Joshua Rathbone and Mary Wightman, 
dau. of Rev. Valentine Wightman, of Groton, a descendant of Rev. 
Edward Wightman, burned at the stake in Litchfield, England, in 161 2 
— the last man in England to so suffer for conscience' sake. 

Rev. Valentine Wightman, the father of Mary Wightman mentioned 
above, organized the first Baptist church in Connecticut, and the first 
Baptist church west of Providence, R. I., — at Groton, — in 1705. He 
assisted in planting the first Baptist church in the city and State of New 
York. He was a well-educated and scholarly man; aided in planting 
churches in Stonington, Waterford, and Lyme, Conn. He was pastor of 
the Groton church forty-two years, and was succeeded by his son Rev. 
Timothy Wightman, who was tried by the erratic ideas and practices of a 
band of Rogerine Quakers, that aimed at times to disturb his meetings; 
but his serenity and good judgment foiled their designs. They would 
attend his meetings, taking with them their basket-work, and during the 
service one of them addressed the minister: "Timothy, thou liest; thou 
knowest thou liest." He was a plain, fearless, discreet, faithful preacher, 
like his honored father before him. He also served the Groton church 
for forty-two years. The next to succeed Rev. Timothy Wightman was 
his youngest son, Rev. John Gano Wightman, who was a man distin- 

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guished for solid, practical qualities, of fervent and consistent piety, of 
an excellent, goodly personal appearance and bearing, who won a high 
rank in the councils and associations of the Baptist denomination. He 
was pastor forty-one years. Thus father, son, and grandson served 
successively the old Groton church for one hundred and twenty-five 
years. 
Children : 

1259. Mary Rathbone, b. Mar. 28, 1745; m., Jan. 24, 1765, by Rev. 

Joseph Torrey, to William Potts. 

1260. Joshua, b. June 5, 1746; m. Elizabeth Hall. 

1261. Susannah, b. May 5, 1748; m., Nov. 8, 1767, William Fellow, 

b. Feb. 28, 1743. 

1262. Content, b. July 24, 1750. 

1263. Daniel, b. Apr. n, 1754; m. (2) Sabra . 

1264. Valentine, b. Apr. 22, 1756. 

1265. Cynthia (twin), b. Mar. 20, 1758. 

1266. Reuben (twin), b. Mar. 20, 1758; killed by a falling tree at 

Marcellus, N. Y., 1807. He joined the Shakers, but left 
them, giving his reasons in a book, "Reasons for Leaving 
Them." 

1267. Saxton, b. July n, 1762. He had a large family. His will is 

on record in the County Court in Syracuse, N. Y. 

1268. James, b. 1764; d. Apr. 4, 1848; m. a Langworthy. He had a 

large family, of which the name of only one is known; viz., 
Sylvester Rathbone, who m. (1), Oct., 181 1, Apami Root, 
d. June 5, 1823; m. (2) Malinda Brooks. 
[From B. G., pp. 526, 527.] 

Content Brown (1256), sister of the preceding, and dau. of Humphrey 
and Tabitha (Holdridge) Brown [Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, 
Conn., Aug. 31, 1733; d., Ashford, Conn., Sept. 30, 1804; m., Jan. 8, 
1 75 1, Rev. John Rathbone, brother of Rev. Valentine Wightman Rath- 
bone, husband of her sister Tabitha, b., Thursday, June 26, 1729, at 
10 o'clock p.m.; d., Willington, Conn., Aug. 2, 1826, in his ninety-eighth 
year, and in the seventy-fifth year of his ministry; buried at Ashford. 
He was a Baptist, a patriot of the Revolution, member of the Stonington 
Committee of Correspondence and Inspection, and a signer of the memo- 
rial to the Connecticut Assembly praying for cannon to protect the town 
of Stonington against the British attack on Long Point, in 1777. He or- 
ganized the Baptist Church at Westford, Mass., in 1780, and became its 

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first pastor, in 1781. He preached at Saratoga, N. Y., in his ninety-fifth 
year. 

Children, all except the first three b. Stonington: 

1269. John Rathbone, b., Canterbury, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 20, 

1 751 ; m. Eunice Wells, of Westerly, R. I. 

1270. Martha, b., Groton, Conn.. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 1753, at 5 o'clock 

a.m.; m. Wheeler Douglas. 

1271. Daniel, or Asher, b. July 14, 1755; d. in infancy. 

1272. Prudence, b. Monday, Jan. 31, 1759, at 3 o'clock p.m. 

1273. Marion, b. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1760, at 8 o'clock a.m. 

1274. Valentine Wightman, b. Wednesday, May 13, 1761, at 

11.30 P.M. 

1275. David, b. Tuesday, May 29, 1764, at 4 o'clock p.m. 

1276. Joseph Avery, b. June 16, 1765, at 6 o'clock a.m. 

1277. Aaron ) . , T . 

' , r ,-twins, b. July 2=5, 1770, at 8.?o p.m. 

1278. Moses \ ' J J °' " ' ° 

1279. Edward, b. Nov. 1, 1773; d. in infancy. 

1280. Samuel, b. July 1, 1776, at 3.10 p.m. 

1281. Content, b. Mar. 26, 1778; d. July 30, 1779. 

[Content Brown is a copy from B. G., p. 527.] 

Reuben Brown (1258), son of Humphrey (26) and Tabitha (Holdridge) 
Brown [Thomas (2) Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Aug. 20, 1738; d. 
probably in the year 1781; m. Margaret - — . The marriage is not re- 
corded in the Stonington Records. 

"The inventory of the late Reuben Brown of Stonington amounted to 
^87. 2s. There was no will." 

"The above inventory of the estate of Mr. Reuben Brown, late of 
Stonington as shown by Mrs. Margaret Brown, Administratrix, to sd. 
estate was taken by the subscribers this 6th day of November 1781. 

"Being duly sworn - Henry Miner, William Palmer." 

The Revolutionary War record: Reuben Brown (1258), who enlisted 
at Stonington, Conn., Feb. 12, 177S, as a lifer in Captain Stanton's Com- 
pany, Colonel Sherburne's Regiment, was transferred to Col. S. B. 
Webb's Regiment May 1, [780, and discharged Jan. 1, 1781. 

Children, b. Stonington : 

1282. Robert Brown, b. 1763; m. (1) Hannah Burdick; m. (2) Eliza- 

beth West (1287-1294). 

1283. Jeroedj b. — ; m. Susanna Stanton (1295-1300). 
1284.- Squire, b. ; no further record. 

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1285. Margaret, or Peggy, b. Feb. 20, 1768; m. Christopher Dewey 

(1301-1313). 

1286. Alpheus, b. June 4, 1771; m. Hannah Burdick (1314-13146). 

1287. Sabrina, b. June, 1774; m. Daniel Harris (1324-1331). 

1288. Catherine, b. ; m. Russell Armstrong; moved to Che- 

nango, N. Y. No further record. 

Robert Brown (1282), son of Reuben (1258) [Humphrey (26), Thomas 
(2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., 1763; m. (1) Hannah Burdick, of 
Westerly, R. I.; dau. of John and Elizabeth (Babcock) Burdick; she d. 
1828; he m. (2) Elizabeth West. He was a blacksmith. The oldest citi- 
zens of Westerly remember him as Uncle Robert Brown. He d. 1844, 
aged eighty-one years; first interred where the house of the late Joseph 
H. Potter now stands, on High St., Westerly; disinterred and removed 
to Stonington Cemetery. 

Children, by first m., b. Westerly: 

1289. Charles Brown, b. 1793; unm. 

1290. Thomas Moore, b. Jan. 21, 1799; m. (1) Martha A. Chapman; 

m. (2) Ann E. Chapman (1332-1337). 

1 291. Susanna Stillman, b. Apr. 8, 1802; m. Freeman Pulsifer 

(1338, 1339). 

1292. Sabrina Harris, b. Jan. 25, 1804; m. John Pendleton States 

(1340-1346). 

1293. Catherine Armstrong, b. 1808 (1347, 1348). 

1294. Robert, Jr., b. 1810 (1349-1351). 

Jeroed (1283), son of Reuben (1258) and Margaret Brown, his wife 

[Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b. ; m. Susanna Stanton, 

of Hopkinton, R. I. 

Children, b. Stonington [from Stonington T. R.]: 

1295. Reuben Brown, b. Nov. 10, 1788. 

1296. Simon, b. Jan. 31, 1791. 

1297. David, b. Apr. 19, 1793. 

1298. Hannah, b. June 28, 1795. 

1299. Isaac, b. Feb. 2, 1798. 

1300. Mary J., b. 1803; m. Robert Dewey. 

The following is an extract of a letter from a granddau. of Jeroed and 
Susanna Stanton [or Stetson] Brown: 

North Adams, Mass., Sept. 6, 1913. 

My grandmother's name was Susanna (Stetson) Brown. My mother, Lavina (Brown) 
Morley, was born in Coleraine, Mass., July 2, 1807, and d., Nov. 5, 1883, at Coleraine. 

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* 

My mother's brothers' names were: Reuben, Jeroed, Daniel, Isaac, Robert; and her 
sisters: Mary, Susan, and Hannah. I know nothing further about them. My father 
and mother belonged to the Methodist Church, and had eight children: Mary, Maria, 
Nelson, Alvin, Susan, Jane [myself], Elizabeth, and Nettie. All have passed away 
but myself and Mrs. F. R. King, 444 No. Main St., Springfield, Mass. 

My mother has been dead thirty years, and I have no record of the family. Re- 
gretting I cannot assist you further, I am 

Yours truly, 

Mrs. Jane H. Porter, 
Per V. N. Porter. 

Margaret, or Peggy, Brown (1285), dau. of Reuben (1258) and Mar- 
garet, his wife [Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, 
Conn., Feb. 20, 1768; d., Mar. 2, 1850, aged eighty-two years; m. Chris- 
topher Dewey, b., Stonington, Nov. 20, 1762; d., No. Stonington, Conn., 
Apr. 26, 1840; son of David. They lived in No. Stonington, near Ash- 
away, R. I., where it is said he was born. He had a tannery, near his 
house, which he operated for many years. The old house where they lived 
and their children were all born is still [19 14] standing. Shortly before 
their death, they removed to Yaubux, in the same town, to live with 
their dau. Lucy Morella Hillard, where both died; interments in the 
family grounds in Yaubux, with finely engraved monuments. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1301. Christopher Dewey, 2d, b. Feb. 28, 1786; m. Hulda Babcock 

(1392-1395). 

1302. Eunice, b. Jan. 10, 1788; m. Joseph Rider (1399-1403). 

1303. Esther, b. Nov. 21, 1789; d. Apr. 28, 1875, aged eighty-five; 

m. Thomas Peabody. They lived in No. Stonington. No 
issue. 

1304. Anna, or Nancy, b. Dec. 10, 1791; d. Aug. 7, 1887; m. 

Nathan Saunders. They in early life removed to a farm 
near Elmira, N. Y. They came but once to their eastern 
home. 

1305. Hannah, b. Mar. 5, 1794; d. 1822; m. Robert Browning 

( 1 404-1 406). 

1306. Sabrina, b. Mar. 25, 1796; m. Samuel S. Peckham (141 2- 

1414). 

1307. Reuben Brown, b. June 22, 1798; m. Sally M. Whitney 

(1415-1418). 

1308. Robert, b. May 21, 1801; m. (1) Mary J. Brown; m. (2) Mrs. 

Jane (McCloud) Hastings (1419-1425). 

1309. Clarissa, b. July 18, 1803; m. Robert Browning (1407-1411). 

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1310. Sophia, b. Sept. 9, 1805; m. Joseph A. Geer (1441-1443). 

1311. Almira, b. Nov. 17, 1807; m. Paul M. Barber (1444-1446). 

1312. Lucy Morilla, b. Feb. 4, 1810; m. William M. Hillard (1458- 

1463)- 

1313. Amelia, b. Apr. 4, 1812; d., Newport, R. I., i860; m., No. 

Stonington, Mar. 6, 1853, Dea. Samuel S. Peckham, of 
Newport. No issue. Mrs. Peckham was sister to his first 
wife, Sabrina (1306). 

Alpheus Brown (1286) [B. G. 3888], son of Reuben (1258) and Mar- 
garet Brown, his wife [Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Sto- 
nington, Conn., June 4, 1771; "m. in Hopkinton, R. I., on ye 29th day 
January a. d. 1795, Hannah Burdick, before me John Burdick Elder. 
She was the dau. of Robert Burdick Esq. of Hopkinton." About 1800, he 
removed to Unadilla, N. Y.; thence he soon removed to Brookfield, 
Madison Co., N. Y. 

Children: 

1314. Clark Brown, b., Hopkinton, Feb. 23, 1796; m. Julia Babcock 

(1315-1323). 
1314a. Hannah, b. Oct. 15, 1798; m. Ezra Babcock (2399-2409). 
1314b. Reuben, b. May 16, 1801 (2426-2434). 
1314c. John, b. Dec. 9, 1803; m. Priscilla Lewis (2456-2461). 
I3i4d. Eliza, b. Apr. 18, 1809; m. (1) Orville W. Crumb; m. (2) 

Job Dye (2487, 2488). 
1314c Robert, b. May 6, 1812; m. Eunice Hubbard (2514-2521). 
I3i4f. Roxy, b. July 24, 1815; d. Feb. 10, 181 7. 

Clark Brown (13 14), the preceding, b., Hopkinton, R. I., Feb. 23, 
1796; d., Oneida Castle, N. Y., June 23, 1872; m., 1820, Julia Babcock, 
b., Leyden, Mass., Jan. 23, 1801; she d., Oneida, Mar. 30, 1880; dau. of 
Joseph and Sarah Babcock. [See B. G., p. 161.] Mr. Brown was a 
small child when his parents removed to New York. In 1823, after his 
marriage, he removed to Morrisville, Madison Co., N. Y., where most 
of his active life was passed. He was a harness-maker and merchant. 
In early life he was a Democrat, later a Whig, and finally a Republican. 

Children, the last six b. Morrisville: 

131 5. Edwin Clark Brown, b., Brookfield, N. Y., Mar. 26, 182 1; 

m. Mary Jane Wells (1366-1370). 

1316. Leeman, b. ; d. young. 

1317. Julia, b. ; d. young. 

1318. Adelia Priscilla, b., Morrisville, Mar. 28, 1826 (1373-1378). 

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1319. Harvey Tracy, b. June 15, 1S29; d., Oneida Castle, 1885; 

m., Verona, N. Y., Mary Gardner, b., Verona, June 28, 
1830; d., Oneida Castle, Jan., 1877; dau. of Nelson and 
Sally (Eldridge) Gardner, of Verona. No issue. 

1320. Almeda Marilla, b. Oct. 11, 1831 (1379, 1380). 

1321. LeRoy, b. Dec. 24, 1833; d., Chicago, 111., May 16, 1912; 

m., Auburn, N. Y., Aug., 1863, Jennie Buxton, b. 1837; 
d., Chicago, 1907. Both members of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church. No issue. 

1322. Sarah Marie, b. Apr. n, 1838; m., Oneida Castle, May 17, 

1871, Daniel W. Lewis; d., Sandy Creek, 1896. Dau.: 
Grace Ellen Lewis, b. Sandy Creek, m. Will Leonard. 
Dau.: Ellenor. Res., Sandy Creek, N. Y. 

1323. Frances Rosalia, b. Jan. 20, 1840; m., Oneida Castle, 1862, 

George E. Forbes, b., Dunbarton, N. Y., 1838. No issue. 

Sabrina Brown (12S7), dau. of Reuben (1258) [Humphrey (26), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Bozrah, Conn., June, 1774; d., Bozrah, Mar. 11, 
1812; m., Bozrah, June 23, 1792-93, Daniel Harris, 2d, b., Bozrah, 
Mar. 11, 1768; d., Groton, Conn., Oct. 7, 1848; son of Daniel Harris, of 
Bozrah, and Prudence Rodgers. 

Children : 

1324. Reuben Harris, b., Bozrah, Sept. 16, 1793; m. Abby — 

(1477-1480). 

1325. Prudence, b. Feb. 4, 1795; d. young. 

1326. Amanda, b. Noy. 4, 1796; m. Isaac Dean (1508-1516). 

1327. Lorinda, b. Feb. 8, 1801; m. Benj. Perry (1516a). 

1328. Pamelia,b. Mar. 26, 1S03; m. Wells. 

1329. George P., b. Aug. 14, 1806; d., in the South, in 1840; unm. 

1330. Robert Brown, b. Feb. 9, 1809; m. Betsey Hillard Brewster 

(1524-1527). 

1331. William Palmer, b. Nov. 12, 1811; m. (1) Susan Avery; m. 

(2) Maria Campbell. 

Thomas Moore Brown (1290), son of Robert (1282) and Hannah 
(Burdick) Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (87), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
1). Jan. 21, 1799; d. Apr. 16, i86i;m. (1) Martha A. Chapman, b. May 25, 
1808; (1. Sept. 27, ICS40; dau. of Israel and Mary (Kenyon) Chapman. 
He was a blacksmith. Mr. Brown m. (2) Ann Elizabeth Chapman, b. 
Mar. 17, 1824; d. Oct. 30, 1897; half-sister of first wife and dau. of Israel 
and Nancy (Kenyon) Chapman. 

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Children by first m., b. Stonington, Conn.: 

1332. Thomas Franklin Brown, b. Dec. 4, 1828 (1355-1359). 

1333. Martha Ann, b. Apr. 10, 1831; d., Stonington, July 3, 1913; 

unm. 

1334. Mary Jane, b. Jan. 4, 1834; d. Oct. 23, 1861 ; m., Dec. 2, 1857, 

Gordon Cottrell. No issue. 

Infant sister, b. ; d. 1838. 

Children by second m. : 

1335. Otis Chapin Brown, b. May 4, 1844; m. Sarah Eliza Wilcox 

(1360-1363). 

1336. Rose Ernestine, b. Mar. 20, 1849; m. John M. Daggett. 

1337. Agnes M., b. June 14, 1859; m., Providence, R. I., Oct. 31, 

1897, Edward O. Clarance, b., Birmingham, England, 
Mar. 24, 1856; son of Edward and Caroline (Crook) Clar- 
ance; d., Providence, Feb. 12, 1902. Mr. Clarance was a 
jeweler, and both were members of the Episcopal Church. 
No issue. Her res., Attleboro, Mass. 

Susanna Stillman Brown (1291), dau. of Robert (1282) and Hannah 
(Burdick) Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Westerly, R. I., Apr. 8, 1802; m. Freeman Pulsifer, of Boston, Mass. 

Children, b. Stonington, Conn.: 

1338. Freeman Augustus Pulsifer, b. Oct. 30, 1836; d. Apr. 20, 1893; 

m., Nov. 24, 1870, Harriet Fitch, deceased. Children: 
(1) George Hyde Pulsifer, b. Apr. 20, 1872; (2) Freeman 
David, b. Dec. 1, 1881. 

1339. Anna S., b. Nov. 17, 1842; d., Stonington, Jan. 19, 1904; m., 

Jan. 3, 1879, Lorenzo H. Lamb. She was an active mem- 
ber and a great helper in the Baptist Church. No issue. 

Sabrina Harris Brown (1292), dau. of Robert (1282) and Hannah 
(Burdick) Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Westerly, R. I., Jan. 25, 1804; m., Westerly, Feb. 24, 1825, John 
Pendleton States, b. Feb. 2, 1802; d. Mar. 29, 1878. 

Children, b. Stonington, Conn.: 

1340. John A. States, b. Jan. 27, 1826; d. at sea. 

1341. Robert Brown, b. Sept. 20, 1827; d. Sept. 11, 1828. 

1342. H. Elizabeth, b. June 10, 1829; unm. Res., 1914, Stonington, 

Conn., with her brother Charles. 

1343. Robert Brown, b. Apr. 20, 1831; d. June 8, 1866; unm. 

1344. Wm. Hyde, b. Apr. 20, 1839; d. Sept. 25, 1841. 

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1345. Ann Brown, b. Apr. 6, 1841; d. Sept. 25, 1841. 

1346. Charles Brown, b. Jan. 22, 1844. Res., 1914, Stonington, 

Conn. He is a shipping-clerk in Atwood's Silk Machine 
Factory, at Stonington, and holds other positions in town. 

Catherine Armstrong Brown (1293), dau. of Robert (1282) and Hannah 
(Burdick) Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., Westerly, R. I., 1808; m. (1) Nathan Crandall, of Westerly; m. (2) 
Jacob Blackledge, and had one son, Cornelius, who d. in infancy. 

Children, by first m., b. Westerly: 

1347. Charles Henry Crandall, b. Mar. 25, 1828; d., Stonington, 

Conn., 1898; m. Lucy M. Hillard (1464-1466). 

1348. Robert B., b. 1838. He was in the Civil War, a member of 

Co. C, Connecticut Cavalry. While passing along a street 
in Baltimore, his horse suddenly reared, and fell backward 
upon him. He survived his injuries only till evening. 

Robert Brown, Jr. (1294), son of Robert (1282) and Hannah (Burdick) 
Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., 
Westerly, R. I., Aug., 1808; d., Otisville, Orange Co., N. Y., Feb. n, 
1848; m., 1840, Elida Ann Case, b., Broadalbin, Fulton Co., N. Y., 
June 5, 1814. She m. (2), Aug. 12, 1858, Dr. L. C. Grover, b. Jan. 22, 
1802; d. Aug. 4, 1888. She d., Brightwood, near Washington, D. C, 
Apr. 11, 1906. While Mr. Brown's home was in Norwich, Conn., he was 
employed as civil engineer in the construction of the Erie R. R., N. Y., 
and d. at Otisville, of typhoid fever, his wife being with him. She re- 
turned with his body to Norwich; interment, Yantic Cemetery. 

Children, b. Norwich: 

1349. Robert P. Brown, b. Oct. 7, 1841; unm. 

1350. Theodore F., b. June 2, 1843 (1352-1354). 

1351. Agnes, b. Jan., 1846; d. Oct., 1846. 

Robert P. Brown (1349), the preceding, in early life, while his father 
was surveyor for the Erie R. R., lived at Norwich, Conn., with his 
mother and brother Theodore; but after the death of his father, in 1848, 
the family the next year removed to Knowlesville, N. Y., making their 
home with his mother's sister, Mrs. Stephens. He d. Jan. 28, 1908, and 
was buried at Millville, Orleans Co., N. Y. 

Theodore F. Brown (1350), son of Robert, Jr. (1349), and Elida A. 
(Case) Brown [Robert (1282), Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas 
(2), Thomas], b., Norwich, Conn., June 2, 1843; m., East Shelby, N. Y., 

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Susan Gregson, b., Barkwarth, Lincolnshire, England, Feb. 3, 1848; dau. 
of William and Mary (Searby) Gregson, of same place. He received a 
public-school education in New York, Michigan, and Ohio. He was in the 
Civil War for three years; enlisted at Oberlin, 0., Aug. 11, 1862; dis- 
charged, June, 1865, at Goldsboro, N. C.; private in Co. F, 103d Ohio 
Vol. Inf., 23d Army Corps, of Ohio. Battles: Siege of Knoxville, Penn.; 
Battle of Ressaca, Ga.; Peach Tree Creek, Ga.; Atlanta Campaign four 
months; Battle of Franklin and Siege of Nashville, Tenn.; capture of 
Wilmington, of Goldsboro, and of Raleigh, N. C. Both he and his wife 
are members of the Universalist Church. Res., 925 Longfellow St., 
Bright wood Park, D. C. 

Children, b. Knowlesville, N. Y.: 

1352. Jessie Elida Brown, b. Apr. 21, 1878. 

1353. Nellie Louise, b. Mar. 23, 1881; d., Knowlesville, Mar. 17, 

1895. 

1354. Theodore Cuyler, b. Nov. 5, 1883. Res., 1914, with his 

father. 

Jessie Elida Brown (1352), the preceding, m., Feb. 22, 1901, Joseph 
Cameron Beard. Children: (1) Joseph Gregson Beard, b. Dec. 30, 1902; 
(2) Nellie Louise, b. Feb. 8, 1903, d. May 15, 1904; (3) Helen L., b. Jan. 
10, 1906, d. Mar. 1, 1907; (4) Margaret Lucy, b. June 24, 1909. 

Thomas Franklin Brown (1332), son of Thomas Moore (1290) and 
Martha A. (Chapman) Brown [Robert (1282), Reuben (1258), Humphrey 
(26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Dec. 4, 1828; d., New 
Britain, Conn., Aug. 15, 1873; m., Liverpool, England, Apr. 29, 1855, 
Mary Harrison, b., Liverpool, Aug. 14, 1835; dau. of John and Margaret 
Harrison. They resided in Stonington from 1856 till 1872, when, for edu- 
cational advantages, they removed to New Britain. He was a mariner. 

Children, last four b. Stonington: 

1355. Mary J. Brown, b., Liverpool, Feb. 16, 1856. She graduated 

from the Westerly High School, and was principal of the 
Burritt Grammar School, New Britain; in 1906 was prin- 
cipal at Winsted, Conn.; unm. Res., 52 Vine St., New 
Britain, Conn. 

1356. Thomas Franklin, Jr., b. Feb. 8, 1858; d., Stonington, Jan. 

19, 1859. 

1357. Margaret H., b. Jan. 14, 1863; d., Stonington, Aug. 29, 1864. 

1358. Robert Stanley, b. July 8, 1867; m., Hartford, Conn., Dec. 6, 

1905, Grace Wolcott, b., Wethersfield, Conn., July 8, 1878; 

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dau. of Samuel and Mary E. (Morgan) Wolcott. He is 
secretary and manager of the New Britain Machine Co. 
Son: Wolcott Stanley Brown, b. Sept. 6, 1907. 

1359. Maud Louise, b. July 20, 1870; m., New Britain, June 11,1892, 

Edward Kittoe Curtiss, b., Derby, Conn., Nov., 1871; d., 
Chicago, 111., Nov. 13, 1900; son of George and Mary F. 
Curtiss. Mrs. Curtiss, since the death of her husband, has 
been teaching in the Wisconsin Normal School atOshkosh, 
and in 1906 in Milwaukee, in the Kindergarten Depart- 
ment. In 1914 is a teacher in the Normal School at 
Lewiston, Ida. 
Dau.: 

1359a. Margaret E. Curtiss, b. May 24, 1893; m., June 12, 191 2, 
Henry E. Dunning. Res., Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. 

Otis C. Brown (1335), son of Thomas Moore (1290) and Ann Elizabeth 
(Chapman) Brown [Robert (1282), Reuben (1238), Humphrey (26), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b. May 4, 1844; d., Westerly, R. I., suddenly, of 
heart failure, Feb. 5, 1908; m., Providence, R. I., Jan. 10, 1877, Sarah 
Eliza Wilcox, b., Westerly, Nov. 28, 1855; dau. of Thomas M. and Sarah 
A. (Kenyon) Wilcox, of Hopkinton, R. I. Mr. Brown was a farmer on 
Franklin St., Westerly. 

Children, b. Westerly: 

1360. Irene S. Brown, b. Mar. 23, 1878; m., Westerly, Dec. 6, 1905, 

Charles L. Collins, b., Westerly, Aug. 11, 1879; divorced. 
Her res., Westerly, R. I. 

1361. Thomas W., b. Dec. 8, 1881; m., June 25, 1906, Maud I. 

Snell, of Hope, R. I. 

1362. Otis C, Jr., 1). Dec. 19, 1882; unm. Res., Westerly, R. I. 

1363. Louise Marguerette, b. Sept. 20, 1888; m., Lafayette, R. I., 

Oct. 4, 1 913, Roy Elmer Ellsworth, b., Allentown, R. I., 
July 19, 1878; son of Albert F. and Hannah (Gardner) 
F.llsworth. Res., Wickford, R . T. |B. G., p. 450. 1 

Rose Ernestine Brown (1336), dau. of Thomas Moore (1290) and 
Ann E. (Chapman) Brown [Robert (1282), Reuben (1238), Humphrey 
(26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Stonington, Conn., Mar. 20, 1849; d., 
Marianna, Ark., Dec. 4, 1876; m., Stonington, 1868, John M. Daggett, 
b., Attleboro, Mass., Nov. 16, 1847; son of John and Nancy (Boomer) 
Daggett. She had a lovely character and was in every way a most 

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Otis Chapin Brown 

(1335) 

Westerly, R. I. 




Hosmer A. Brown 

Bom [830 living, in [915, in Brownsdale, Minn. His ancestors, father, grandfather, 
and great-grandfather, buried in Brown Cemetery, North Stonington, Conn. 

For the house where he was born, see page 381. His records in l>. and M. (1.. p. 
126. 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

beautiful woman. He was a lawyer, at Marianna, and both were mem- 
bers of the Episcopal Church. 
Children: 

1364. John Mayhue Daggett, b. Dec. 31, 1869; d. Oct. n, 1891. 

1365. Rose Ernestine, b. Oct. 14, 1873; d. Feb. 26, 1874. 

Edwin Clark Brown (1315), son of Clark (1314) and Julia (Babcock) 
Brown [Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), 
Thomas], b., Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., Mar. 26, 1821; d., Titus- 
ville, Penn., Dec. 7, 1881; m. (1), Rome, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1841, Mary 
Jane Wells, b. June 1, 1821; d., Oneida Castle, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1848. She 
was a dau. of Joseph Young and Sophia (Thomas) Wells, and a descendant 
in direct line from Rev. William Wells, who was b., in 1566, in Norfolk, 
or Lincolnshire, England. In 1613 he was chaplain to the Queen of 
England, and the same year was prebend of Norwich Cathedral. He 
was rector of St. Peter's, of Mancroft's Church, Norwich, England, for 
about thirty years, and d. May 26, 1620. His son, William Wells, b. in 
Norwich, settled at Southold, Long Island. He was the father of Joshua 
Wells, whose son, Freegift, was the father of Thomas Wells, whose son, 
Calvin Wells, was the father of Joseph Young Wells, above mentioned. 
Sophia Thomas, wife of the last named, was b. in 1803, and d., at Oneida 
Castle, June 2, 1890; dau. of Salathial Thomas, of Northumberland, 
Saratoga Co., N. Y. She was m., Apr. 14, 1818, to Joseph Wells, who 
was b. in 1799, at Southold. Edwin Clark Brown learned from his father 
the trade of harness-making, and was engaged in various lines of busi- 
ness, operating livery and sales stables, and omnibus, baggage, and stage 
routes in Oneida, N. Y., and in Titusville and Union, Penn. He was 
a skilled musician, and organized and was leader of Brown and Mar- 
shall's Orchestra, at Oneida, from 1845 to 1863. He was also organizer 
and leader of the Oneida Saxhorn Band, which was the first brass band 
in Madison Co., and its organization, in 1852-53 to 1863, was one of the 
leading bands in Central New York, its services being widely sought. 
He affiliated with the Democratic Party, but paid little attention to pub- 
lic affairs. In 1858 he was Collector of Taxes for the town of Lenox, 
Madison Co. 

Children of Edwin Clark Brown by his first m. : 

1366. Edwin Jerome Brown, b., Verona, Oneida Co., N. Y., Nov. 

30, 1842; m. Kate Aubrey Barstow (1372). 

1367. Amelia Sophia, b., Oneida Castle, Dec. 18, 1847; m. William 

Gates Gilbert. No issue. Res., Twin Falls, Ida. 
Edwin Clark Brown (13 15) m. (2) Mary Woodhull Coolidge. 

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Children by second m.: 

1368. Geneva Brown, b., Cazenovia, N. Y.; d., Oneida, 1853. 

1369. Jeanette Woodhull, b., Oneida, Jan. 1, 1854; m. Frank George 

Benjamin (1381-1385). 

1370. Frank Coolidge, b., Oneida, Nov. 27, 1856; m. Minnie Lewis 

(1386-1391). 
Edwin Clark Brown (1315) m. (3) Libbie Wellner. 
Son by third m.: 

1371. Charles Leroy Brown, b., Titusville, Penn., 1873; unm. Res., 

Chicago, 111. 

Edwin Jerome Brown (1366), son of Edwin Clark Brown (13 15) and 
Mary Jane Wells [Clark (1314), Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), Hum- 
phrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Verona, Oneida Co., N. Y., Nov. 
30, 1842; m., St. James Church, Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1869, Kate 
Aubrey Barstow, b., New Canaan, Conn., Feb. 3, 1843; dau. of John and 
Irene Barstow. John Barstow was a farmer, stock-raiser, and hotel- 
keeper, and a Colonel of the Connecticut Militia. His wife was a native 
of Clinton, N. Y., and their children were: Kate Aubrey, Frances Irene, 
Harriet Elizabeth, Susie Backus, and William Emery Height. Mr. Brown 
enjoyed good educational advantages. He attended private schools at 
Oneida Castle and at Oneida, and the Union School at Morrisville, 
N. Y. He was subsequently a student at Onondaga Seminary, Onondaga 
Valley, and at Oneida Seminary, at Oneida, from which he was graduated 
in 1862. Five years later he was graduated from Hamilton College, 
N. Y., and took up the study of law in the office of Shoecraft & Snow, at 
Oneida. He was admitted to the bar at a general term of the Supreme 
Court of the State held at Binghamton May 13, 1868. In the following 
year he entered upon the practice of his profession at Oneida, with 
M. J. Shoecraft, under the firm name of Shoecraft & Brown. Two years 
later he was elected Justice of the Peace of the town of Lenox, to fill a 
vacancy and for the full term. He dissolved partnership with Mr. Shoe- 
craft, and served as Justice and practiced law at Oneida until the expira- 
tion of his term of office, in 1S76. He has since been continuously en- 
gaged in practice, and in 1907 formed a co-partnership with Ralph H. 
Woolver, and the firm of Brown & Woolver is conducting a general law 
practice in the State and United States Courts, and is attorney for the 
National State Bank of Oneida. Mr. Brown affiliates with the Demo- 
cratic Party, and has tilled many official positions. He has been a Notary 
Public for Madison Co. since 1876. He was appointed Special Deputy 
Attorney- General by the Governor in 1890 for the prosecution of the 

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Sheriff of Madison Co., which resulted in the latter 's removal; held the 
same office in 1891 in prosecuting the County Clerk of Madison Co. be- 
fore the Governor; was City Judge of Oneida in 1910-11. Mr. Brown is 
identified with numerous civil and fraternal organizations, including Ham- 
ilton Chapter, Alpha Delta Phi, having been its president in 1869; and has 
served as senior deacon and senior warden of Oneida Lodge, No. 270, 
F. A. M., and as master of first veil, royal arch captain, and high priest 
of Doric Chapter, No. 193, R. A. M., serving continuously as high priest 
from 1904 to 1909. He is a member of Rome Commandery, No. 45, 
K. T., of Rome, N. Y., and of Fraternal Union Anointed High Priests 
of the State of New York, at Albany. He is an active member of the Mad- 
ison Co. Bar Association, and was for several years president of the Shake- 
speare Club of Oneida. He is a member of the New York State Histori- 
cal Association, is one of the organizers and incorporators and first 
corresponding secretary of the Madison Co. Historical Society, and has 
been continuously president from 1906. He is a member of the Oneida 
Orchestra, of which he was formerly president; trustee of the Young 
Men's Christian Association of Oneida ; member of the Oneida Chamber of* 
Commerce, and State Charity Aid Association. Religiously, he is affiliated 
with St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church of Oneida. 
Dau.: 

1372. Mary Irene Brown, b., Oneida, Apr. 6, 1872; d. there, Oct. 
25, 1895. She was educated at public and private schools 
in Oneida, and was the author of a volume of poems pub- 
lished, after her death, by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., of 
Boston, Mass. Previous to her death, the Century Magazine 
had published one of her poems, and Harper Brothers and 
Puck had accepted others, which were not published until 
after her death. One of her many poems is here transcribed. 

PEACE. 

"The Peace of God, which passeth understanding," 
O gift divine to our sin-burdened lives, 
A balm thou art in every truth for healing 
The wounds left sore in him who with sin strives. 

First Hope, a pure, sweet flower, comes to lead us, 

To bid us seek the future promise fair. 
Alas! Reality's cold blast soon strikes us, 

And Hope's poor withered stalk is left all bare. 

Then Love's clear star makes bright the path of life. 

"Oh, surely this is real, is true," we cry; 
But all too soon our loved ones are called from us, 

And "Love was but a meteor," we sigh. 

But Peace, God's blessed, is left to us. 
And what could we ask more than this sweet rest? 

From all earth's cares and sorrows we may turn, 
And only know we are leaning on His breast. 
April 9, 1888. 

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Adelia Priscilla Brown (i3i8),dau. of Clark (1314) and Julia (Babcock) 
Brown [Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), 
Thomas], b., Morrisville, N. Y., Mar. 28, 1826; d., Oneida Castle, N. Y., 
May 24, 1903; m., Clinton, N. Y., July 2, 1846, Calvin Horton Wells, 
b., Sherrill, Oneida Co., N. Y., June 8, 1823; d., Oneida Castle, Sept. 16, 
1896; son of Joseph Y. Wells and Sophia Thomas. C. H. Wells was a 
hotel-keeper. 

Children, first four b. Oneida Castle: 

1373. Sidney John Wells, b. July 2, 1847; unm. Res., Sandy Creek, 

N. Y. 

1374. Mary Sophia, b. Feb. 2, 1850. 

1375. Harriet Adelia, b. June 6, 1853; d., Oneida Castle, Dec. 3, 

1886. 

1376. Calvin Joseph, b. Oct. 6, 1855; d., Atlantic City, N. J., Mar. 9, 

1906. 

1377. Julia Manila, b., Morrisville, Feb. 5, 1859. 

1378. Florence Horton, b. Jan. 22, 1865. 



Almeda Marilla Brown (1320), dau. of Clark (1314) and Julia (Bab- 
cock) Brown, and sister of the preceding, b., Morrisville, N. Y., Oct. n, 
1831; d., Muscatine, la., Aug. 13, 1913; m., Oneida Castle, N. Y., May, 
1854, Jerome Carskadden, b., Durhamville, N. Y., 1827; d., Muscatine, 
Nov., 191 2; son of Harvey Carskadden, of Durhamville. Mr. Carskad- 
den was an attorney and law judge. He was graduated from Hamilton 
College, class of 1852. 

Children, b. Muscatine: 

1379. Paul Carskadden, b. Apr. 14, 1861; d., Muscatine, 1875. 

1380. Lillian Gertrude, b. Feb. 1, 1867; m., Muscatine, Oct. 15, 

1890, William Foster Bishop, b., Muscatine, Sept. 12, 
1864; son of J. R. Bishop, of Muscatine. Both are mem- 
bers of the Trinity Episcopal Church. Mr. Bishop is presi- 
dent of the Hawkeye Pearl Button Company, and a director 
of the First National Bank of Muscatine. 
Son: 

1380a. Jen inic Carskadden Bishop, b., Muscatine, Jan. 22, 1892; 
graduated from Cornell University, June, 1912; has a po- 
sition with the N. Y. & N. E. Lime and Concrete Com- 
pany, at Hudson, N. Y. 



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Sarah Marie Brown (1322), dau. of Clark (13 14) and Julia (Babcock) 
Brown, b., Morrisville, N. Y., Apr. 11, 1838; m., Oneida Castle, N. Y., 
May 17, 1871, Daniel W. Lewis, who d., Sandy Creek, N. Y., in 1896. 
He was a dentist. 
Dau.: 

1380b. Grace Ellen Lewis, b., Sandy Creek, 1877; m. Will Leonard. 
Dau.: Ellenor Leonard. Res., Sandy Creek, N. Y. 

Jeanette Woodhull Brown (1369), dau. of Edwin Clark (1315) and 
Mary (Woodhull) Brown, b., Oneida, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1854; m., Dec. 3, 
1879, Frank George Benjamin. Res., 519 Cedar St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children, except the third, b. Cazenovia, N. Y.: 

1381. Edwin Benjamin, b. Mar. 30, 1881; d., Saranac Lake, N. Y., 

Aug. 5, 1903. 

1382. Leon, b. Dec. 18, 1882; m., Syracuse, Dec. 31, 1902, Mabel 

Brown, b., Independence, Kan., Sept. 22, 1884; dau. of 
Frank Coolidge and Minnie (Lewis) Brown. No issue. 

1383. Bernice, b., Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1884; m., Syracuse, 

Aug. 9, 1905, Grover C. Weed. Children, b. Syracuse: (1) 
Ethel Weed, b. May 11, 1906; (2) Charles, b. Jan. 1, 1908. 
Res., 519 Cedar St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

1384. Marie, b. July 6, 1886; m., Syracuse, Oct. 16, 1907, Harry 

Edwin Morton. Dau.: Dorothy, b., Syracuse, Jan. n, 1911. 

1385. Flossie, b. Aug. 15, 1892; m., Syracuse, July 4, 1910, 

Boggs. Dau.: Beatrice, b. May 21, 1911. 

Frank Coolidge Brown (1370), son of Edwin Clark (13 15) and Mary 
(Woodhull) Brown, b., Oneida, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1856; m., Utica, N. Y., 
May 1, 1882, Minnie Lewis. Res., 215 Harrison St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children : 

1386. Mabel Brown, b., Independence, Kan., Sept. 22, 1884; m., 

Syracuse, Dec. 31, 1902, Leon Benjamin. No issue. 

1387. Irving C, b., Independence, June 5, 1886; m. Clara Ward, 

of Davenport, la. 

1388. George L., b., Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 20, 1888; deceased. 

1389. Geneva W., b., Ann Arbor, Mich., Oct. 8, 1892; m., May 18, 

191 2, Frank E. Howell. 

1390. Beatrice M., b., Ann Arbor, Mich., May n, 1895; deceased. 

1391. Thelma W., b., Detroit, Mich., May 4, 1901. 

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Christopher Dewey, 2d (1301), son of Christopher and Margaret 
(Brown) (1285) Dewey [Reuben (125S), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), 
Thomas], b., No. Stonington, Conn., Feb. 28, 1786; m., No. Stonington, 
Nov. 13, 1809, Hulda Babcock. A strenuous effort was made to find 
whose dau. she was, without avail. He was a fife-major in the War of 
181 2, and was a shoemaker. In the latter part of his life he became blind. 
His burial-place is near Pendleton Hill, the grave unmarked. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1392. Abby Dewey, b. Mar. 4, 1810. 



Charles H., b. May 17, 181 1. 
Erastus, b. Oct. 17, 1812. 
Thomas Harris, b. Dec. 31, 1814. 



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1395 
1396 

1397 
1393 

Eunice Dewey (1302), dau. of Christopher and Margaret (Brown) 
(1285) Dewey [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., No. Stonington, Conn., Jan. 10, 1788; m. Joseph Rider, of Rhode 
Island, b. Oct. 8, 1784; d. May 18, 1821; son of William and Abigail 
Rider. 

Children: 

1399. Sarah Rider, b. Nov. 22, 1813; d. Sept. 10, 1895; m. (1) 

James Ennis; m. (2) William Wyatt. 

1400. Henry Tillinghast, b. Apr. 6, 1815; d. Dec. 3, 1897; m. (1) 

Mary A. Tompkins; m. (2) Maria Tompkins, sister of 
first wife. 

1401. William, b. June 10, 1817; m., Sept. 20, 1840, Sarah Chase 

Card. Children: (1) William Henry Rider, b. Feb. 22, 1842, 
m. Ellen A. Stahl; (2) Charles Joseph, b. Nov. 20, 1843, 
m. Mary E. Knoblock; (3) Christopher Alto, b. July 12, 
1845, d. Sept. 10, 1857; (4) Sarah Caroline, b. May 6, 1847, 
d. June 24, 1848; (5) Susan Adelaide, b. July 20, 1849, m. 
Geo. H. Briggs; (6) Nellie Agnes, b. May 16, 1865. 

1402. Thomas Taylor, b. Oct. 14, 1819; lost at sea in fall of 1848; 

m. Mary Allen. 

1403. Joseph, b. Apr. 22, 1822; m., Apr. 25, 1849, Sarah E. Hyde. 

Hannah Dewey (1305), dau. of Christopher and Margaret (Brown) 
(1285) Dewey, b., No. Stonington, Conn., Mar. 5, 1794; d. Oct., 1822; 
m.j Dec. 22, 1810, Robert Browning. 

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Children, b. Livingston, N. Y.: 

1404. Robert Tracy Browning, b. Jan. n, 1814; d. May 29, 1846; 

m., Mar. 8, 1838, Tryphena Gilbert. 

1405. Jemina Emeline, b. Apr. 12, 1818; d. June 2, 1884; m. (1) 

Wm. Yerrington; m. (2) Simeon Gardinier. 

1406. Margaret, b. Aug. 9, 1822; m., Oct. 7, 1841, Henry Gillette. 
Mr. Browning m. (2) Clarissa Dewey (1309), sister of Hannah, above. 

Clarissa d. July 29, 1890. 
Children by second m. : 

1407. George Browning, b. Dec. 2, 1824; d. Oct. 10, 1871; unm. 

1408. William, b. May 22, 1827; d. Apr. 12, 1882; unm. 

1408a. Peter, b. Apr. 3, 1829; d. Mar. 6, 1894; m. (1), Mar. 7, 1853, 
Dorcas P. Foster, dau. of Othenial Foster, of So. Kings- 
town, R. I.; m. (2) Mary Ann Crandall. 

Note. — The compiler of these records well remembers Mr. Browning and Miss 
Foster, for, when teaching school in Charlestown, he was a frequent visitor at the 
Foster homestead. 

1409. Napoleon, b. May 25, 1832; d. Mar. 1, 1894; m., Mar. 14, 

1867, Anna M. Foster, probably sister to Dorcas P. Foster. 

1410. Anna Maria, b. Dec. 13, 1834; d., Sept. 1, 1896, aged sixty- 

one years. 

141 1. Catharine, b. Nov. 4, 1839; d. Jan. 3, 1851, aged eleven 

years. 

Sabrina Dewey (1306), dau. of Christopher and Margaret (Brown) 
(1285) Dewey [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., No. Stonington, Conn., Mar. 25, 1796; d. Oct. 25, 1821; m., Dec. 15, 
1816, Dea. Samuel S. Peckham, b. Aug. 27, 1792; d., Newport, R. I., 
Feb. 21, 1870; son of Felix and Tryphena (Stockman) Peckham; he m. 
(2), June 9, 1822, Lydia Rider, b. Sept. 22, 1802; d. June 10, 1852. 
They had three children: (1) Amos, b. May 17, 1823; (2) Sabrina, b. 
Apr. 25, 1825; (3) Jason S., b. Aug. 23, 1827. Deacon Peckham m. (3), 
No. Stonington, Mar. 6, 1853, Amelia Dewey (1313), sister of Sabrina, 
his first wife. 

Children, by first m. : 

1412. Charlotte Sanford Peckham, b. Nov. n, 1817; d. Apr. 14, 

1874; m., Nov. 15, 1838, Gideon Barker Peckham. 

1413. Julia Ann, b. Sept. 10, 1819; d. Nov. 29, 1861; m., Nov. 5, 

1840, Robison Potter Barker. 

1414. Jacob S., b. Dec. 20, 1820; d. Dec. 29, 1822. 

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Reuben Brown Dewey (1307), brother of the preceding, b., No. 
Stonington, Conn., June 22, 1798; d., Wadsworth, O., Aug. 8, 1869, aged 
seventy-one years; m. (1), Groton, Conn., Mar. 22, 1825, Sally M. 
Whitney; m. (2) Mrs. Warner. He lived at No. Stonington, and at 
Wadsworth and Eerea, O. He was a shoemaker. 

Children: 

1415. Josiah Dewey, b. about 1826. 

1416. George, b. 1828. 

1417. Shubael, b. 1830. He lived at Wadsworth, O. 

1418. Hattie, b. 1832. 

Robert Dewey (1308), son of Christopher and Margaret (Brown) 
(1285) Dewey [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., No. Stonington, Conn., May 21, 1801; d., Coleraine, Mass., Feb. 6, 
1892, aged ninety-one years; m., Coleraine, 1828, Mary J. Brown (1300), 
b. 1803; dau. of Jeroed Brown (1283), son of Reuben (1258). She was 
his cousin; she d., Coleraine, Mar., 1855, aged fifty-two years. She was a 
tailoress. He m. (2) Mrs. Jane Hastings, nee McCloud. He was a tanner 
at Coleraine after* 1830, learning the trade from his father. He had the 
black eyes, hair, and complexion which were characteristic of the whole 
Dewey family. 

Children, b., except the first, in Coleraine: 

141 9. Franklin Robert Dewey, b., Stonington, Conn., Mar. 9, 

1829; m., Winsted, Conn., Nov. 24, 1859, Julia Millman. 
They adopted his niece, Gertrude E. Dewey, dau. of 
David T. Dewey. Res., So. Meriden, Conn. 

1420. Mary, b. Apr. 30, 1831; m. Samuel Howes, a farmer, of 

Ashford, Mass., who d. in the summer of 1895. She was 
living with her brother David, in Griswoldville, Mass., 
Nov., 1896. No issue. 

142 1. Henry William, b. Sept. 28, 1833; m. Lydia W. Porter 

(1426-1431). 

1422. Susan B., b. Mar. 22, 1836; m. Charles C. Rogers (1432-1436). 

1423. William Christopher, b. Mar. 14, 1838; m., Oct., 1875, 

Jennie Skinner, of Hartford, Conn. He was a coal-dealer 
in New Haven, Conn., in 1900. He served four years in 
the Union Army during the Civil War. No issue. 

1424. David Tyler, b., Ashford, Sept. 22, 1840; m. Huldah Porter 

(143 7- 1 44o). 

1425. .Robertus, b. Aug. 19, 1842; d., Coleraine, June, 1864, aged 

twenty-one years. 

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Henry William Dewey (1421), the preceding, ■m. Lydia Wood Porter, 
dau. of Barnabus Sabin and Pamelia (Davenport) Porter. 
Children, b. Coleraine, Mass. : 

1426. Oscar Henry Dewey, b. Apr. 25, 1858; m., Halifax, Vt., Apr. 

6, 1879, Nettie Clara Howard, b., Williamsburg, Mass., 
Mar. 13, 1856; dau. of Jonathan Oscar and Nancy (Shippey) 
Howard. He is a machinist with Dean Steam-Pump Com- 
pany, at Holyoke, Mass. Children: (1) Bertha Clara, b. 
Jan. 12, 1880; (2) Georgia Corrinne, b. Oct. 16, 1881; (3) 
Bessie Pauline, b. Oct. 11, 1883; (4) William Edgar, b. 
Dec. 8, 1887. 

1427. Clara Elvena, b. Mar. 13, i860; m., June 18, 1884, Adelbert 

Eugene Denison, Wilmington, Vt., b. Aug. 29, 1849. He 
is foreman in cloth room at Griswoldville, Coleraine. 
No issue. 

1428. Fred Ellsworth, b. Jan. 31, 1862; m., May 10, 1890, Eliza A. 

Davis, of Orange, Mass. They have two children. He is a 
machinist for the New Home Sewing-Machine Company, 
at Orange. 

1429. Charles Clifford, b. Apr. 28, 1864; d. Mar. 25, 1866. 

1430. Charles Clifford William, b. Sept. 28, 1869; m., Jan. 21, 

1897, Lilla Eudora Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass. They have 
a dau., b. 1898. He is machinist with the Dean Steam- 
Pump Company, at Holyoke. 

1431. Frank Clinton, b. May 24, 1879. 

Susan B. Dewey (1422), dau. of Robert (1308) and Mary J. (Brown) 
(1300) Dewey, b. Mar. 22, 1836; m., Coleraine, Mass., Charles C. Rogers, 
of Ashford, or Ashfield. He was a farmer. 

Children: 

1432. Ellen Elizabeth Rogers, b. 1862; m., July 6, 1893, James 

Kelsey, of Meriden, Conn. 

1433. Clarence, b. Sept. 30, 1863; m. Nelly Potter. Children: (1) 

Raymond, b. May 21, 1892; (2) Russell, b. Mar. 28, 1896. 

1434. Mary L., b. Mar. 24, 1867; m. (1) Arthur Hall, who d. Dec, 

1894; she m. (2), 1897, Ernest Potter. Dau.: Grace, b. 
1901. 

1435. Lucy M., b. Dec. 31, 1869; unm. Res., Greenfield, Mass. 

1436. Robert, b. Sept. 28, 1879. 



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David Tyler Dewey (1424), son of Robert (1308) and Mary J. (Brown) 
(1300) Dewey, b., Ashford, Mass., Sept. 22, 1840; m., July 23, 1865, 
Huldah Porter, b. Feb. 27, 1844; d. about 1875; dau. of Barnabus Sabin 
and Pamelia (Davenport) Porter, of Coleraine, Mass. Mr. Dewey m. 
(2) Mrs. Lydia (Leonard) Rogers. He is employed in a cotton-mill at 
Griswoldville. 

Children, by first m., all b. Coleraine: 

1437. Jesse L. Dewey, b. Apr. 14, 1866; m., Mar. 26, 1890, Marion 

W. Carpenter, of Griswoldville. He is in the grocery busi- 
ness at Tariffville, Conn. Children: (1) Ruth Gladys, b., 
Coleraine, June 17, 1891; (2) Kenneth Carpenter, b., 
Tariffville, Oct. 25, 1896. 

1438. Myra Emma, b. June 28, 1869; m., Mar. 14, 1892, Newton 

Hall Brown, printer and stationer in Greenfield, Mass. 
Newton Hall Brown is in the tenth generation from John 
Brown, b., England, 1595; d. Apr. 15, 1662. He came to 
New England in 1629, landing at Salem, Mass. He was a 
first settler of Rehoboth, Mass.; his wife, Dorothy, d., 
Swansey, Mass., Jan. 27, 1673. Newton Hall Brown, son 
of Joseph Franklin and May (Stockwell) Brown, b., Roe, 
Mass., June 25, 1866. 

1439. Gertrude Elvira, b. Nov. 14, 1872. She was adopted by her 

uncle, Franklin Robert Dewey (1419), of So. Meriden, 
Conn.; she was a schoolteacher at Winsted, Conn. 

1440. Horace Albert, b. Nov. 26, 1874; m., Jan. 13, 1894, Pearl L. 

Shaw, of Deerfield, Mass. He was adopted by George 
Hough, of Coleraine, and his name changed to William F. 
Hough. In 1896 he was a machinist at Greenfield. 

Sophia (called Soffy) Dewey (13 10), dau. of Christopher and Margaret 
(Brown) (1285) Dewey [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), 
Thomas], b., No. Stonington, Conn., Sept. 9, 1805; d., No. Stonington, 
Jan. 3, 1892, aged eighty-six years; she lived with the mother of the 
compiler of these records, Elizabeth (Babcock) Brown, the last years of 
her life, at the Brown homestead. She m., Apr. 10, 1836, Joseph Abner 
Geer, son of Silas and Polly (Larkin) Geer, b. 1809; d., No. Stonington, 
June 16, 1875, aged sixty-six years. Buried in Union Cemetery. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1441. Joseph Abner Geer, Jr., b. Sept. 19, 1839; m. (1), Mar. 29, 

1861, Almeda H. Brown, b. Feb. 3, 1842; d. Sept. 9, 1869, 

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aged twenty- four years; dau. of Jedediah and Eunice 
(Bailey) Brown. Dau.: Mary Etta Geer, b., Stonington, 
Conn., May 6, 1863; m. Horace S. Corey. [See 1726.] Mr. 
Geer m. (2) Julia A. Barrows, dau. of Silas and Frances M. 
Barrows. 

1442. John Baker, b. Dec. 24, 1841; d., Falmouth, Va., Dec, 1862. 

He was a soldier in the Civil War. 

1443. Orrin, b. Jan. 19, 1844; d. Apr. 27, 1858. 

Almira Dewey (131 1), dau. of Christopher and Margaret (Brown) 
(1285) Dewey [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b. Nov. 17, 1807; d. Feb. 8, 1888; m., Westerly, R. I., Dec. 30, 1827, 
Paul Maxson Barber, b. Feb. 28, 1806; d. Feb. 16, 1888; son of Hosea 
and Catherine (Lamphear) Barber. 

Children, b. Westerly: 

1444. Lucy A. Barber, b. Nov. 25, 1828; m. Nathan Saunders 

(1447-1451). 

1445. Jane Gifford, b. July 3, 1830; m., July 1, 1851, Wm. H. 

Barber, b. Oct. 16, 1823; d. Oct. 17, 1854; son of Amos 
and Lucinda (Champlin) Barber. No issue. Her res., 1914, 
Westerly, R. I. 

1446. Harriet, b. Oct. 9, 1846; d. Oct. 26, i860. 

Lucy A. Barber (1444), dau. of the preceding, m., Oct. 8, 1848, Nathan 
Saunders, b. Dec. 5, 181 7; d., Potter Hill, R. L, Jan. 7, 1887; son of Clark 
and Sarah (Rogers) Saunders. Her res., 1914, Westerly, R. I., near 
Potter Hill. 

Children, b. Westerly: 

1447. Everett B. Saunders, b. June 30, 1850; m. Euphemia Black 

(1452-1456). 

1448. William C, b. Oct. 18, 1853; m. Rose M. Beebe (1457). 

1449. Nellie A., b. July 18, i860; d. Mar. 28, 1879. 

1450. Nathan, b. Oct. 20, 1867. Res., Potter Hill, R. I. 

1451. Winnifred, b. Jan., 1872. 

Everett B. Saunders (1447), son of Nathan and Lucy A. (Barber) 
(1444) Saunders, m., Nov. 12, 1881, Euphemia Black, b. Jan. 1, 1852; 
dau. of Alexander and Melvina (Burdick) Black. He is a machinist, and 
both are Baptists. Res., 1910, Belmont, N. Y. 



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Children: 

1452. Nellie Almira Saunders, b. Sept. 10, 1882. 

1453. Jesse, b. Feb. 28, 1884. 

1454. Fanny, b. Nov. 6, 1887. 

1455. Leona, b. Sept., 1889. 

1456. Nathan B., b. May 2, 1893. 

William C. Saunders (1448), brother of the preceding, m., Waterford, 
Conn., Jan. 15, 1880, Rosa M. Beebe, b., Waterford, June 22, 1862; dau. 
of Winthrop and Louisa A. (Rose) Beebe. Mr. Saunders has held very 
creditably many important offices in the gift of the people. He is pro- 
prietor of a general store at Waterford. 

Dau.: 

1457. Winnifred Saunders, b. Jan. 20, 1881. 

Lucy Morilla Dewey (13 12), dau. of Christopher and Margaret 
(Brown) Dewey (1285) [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), 
Thomas], b., No. Stonington, Conn., Feb. 4, 1810; d., No. Stonington, 
Apr. 7, 1908; m., May 18, 1830, Wm. Mather Hillard, son of John and 
Betsey W. (Mather) Hillard; he was b. May 27, 1798; d., No. Stonington, 
Aug. 10, 1885; he m. (1) Cynthia S. Wheeler, b. 1803; d. 1829. Children 
by this m.: Wm. Horace, d. Mar. 19, 1908, and Albert W. Both lived to 
good age, and were trusted companions of the compiler of this book. 
Mr. Hillard was quiet, unassuming, his character without reproach. 
He and his whole family were converted and joined the Third Baptist 
Church, in 1846, and Mrs. Hillard recalls that event, when she and all 
her household were baptized, as the greatest event of her long life. She 
passed her whole life, of ninety-eight years less forty-one days, in No. 
Stonington. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1458. Lucy Morilla Hillard, b. Apr. 28, 1831; m. Charles H. Cran- 

dall (1464-1466). 

1459. Margaret, b. Feb. 13, 1833; m. Benjamin F. Sisson (1467- 

1470). 

1460. Eliza Ann, b. Feb. 20, 1835; m. C. Edwin Hewitt (1471- 

1475)- 

1461. Luke, b. Apr. 19, 1838; twice m. (record follows 1475). 

1462. Paul Hermon, b. Jan. 13, 1842; m. Caroline M. Noyes (1476). 

1463. Sabrina, b. Mar. 11, 1849; m. Albert B. Maine (record fol- 

lows 1476). 
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piler from 1845 to 1848 in what was called the Rufus Williams District, 
now [1914], Chester S. Main. What is quite remarkable, all are living in 
1914. 

Lucy M. Hillard (1458) m., No. Stonington, Conn., Oct. 13, 1852, 
Charles Henry Crandall, b. Mar. 25, 1828; d. Jan. 2, 1898. Her res., 
1914, Stonington, Conn. 

Children, b. Stonington: 

1464. Charles Crandall, b. Mar. 21, 1854; d. Apr. 18, 1854. 

1465. Cornelius Blackledge, b. Feb. 21, 1856; m., Nov. n, 1891, 

Mabel Gertrude Swift, b. Apr. 18, 1870; dau. of Wm. B. 
and Christina Swift. Children: (1) Marcus Hillard Crandall, 
b. Mar. 21, 1893; (2) Mildred, b. July 14, 1899. 

1466. Geneva, b. Sept. 22, 1858; m., Mar. 2, 1881, Charles Pendle- 

ton Trumbull, b. Jan. 10, 1854; son of Horace Niles and 
Mary J. Trumbull. Children: (1) Elsie N. Trumbull, b. 
Jan. 29, 1882; m. Edwin L. King, and has four children; 
res., Hartford, Conn.; (2) Mareah Babcock, b. Mar. 22, 
1884, d. aged eleven years; (3) Geneva Hillard, b. Mar. 30, 
1886; m. Dr. Harry F. Markoff, and has one child, b. Dec. 
6, 1913; res., Pasadena, Cal.; (4) Horace Niles, b. Jan. 3, 
1890; (5) Charles Pendleton, Jr., b. Dec. 1, 1897. 

Margaret Hillard (1459), dau. of Wm. M. and Lucy Morilla (Dewey) 
(1312) Hillard, m., Oct. 9, 1867, Benj. Franklin Sisson, b. Apr. 20, 1811; 
d., Binghamton, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1885; son of Gilbert and Desire (Maine) 
Sisson, of No. Stonington, Conn. 

Children, b. Binghamton: 

1467. Fannie AbboU Sisson, b. July 2, 1868; d. Feb. 15, 1871. 

1468. Edward Carlton, b. Mar. n, 1870; m., Aug. 22, 1895, Edith 

Jones, b. Oct. 28, 1869; dau. of Gen. Edward Franc and 
Susan A. (Brown) Jones. Children: (1) Edward Albert 
Sisson, b., Binghamton, July 18, 1896; (2) William, b. 
May 6, 1898; (3) Margaret Carlton, b. May 28, 1901. 

1469. Cora, b. July 26, 1872; d. Mar. 7, 1876. 

1470. Madge> b. Dec. 12, 1876; m., Binghamton, Aug. 30, 1910, 

Douglas Clark Allen, b., Wellsville, N. Y., May 15, 1883; 
son of Eugene Robert and Elizabeth Mary (Clark) Allen, 
of Jamestown, N. Y. His mother d. Nov. 24, 1910. Mr. 
Allen is vice-president of Barck-Allen Marine Engine Com- 
pany. Res., 31 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, N. Y. 

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Eliza Ann Hillard (1460), sister of the preceding, m., Feb. 22, i860, 
C. Edwin Hewitt, b. Feb. 1, 1834; d. May, 1910; son of Stanton and 
Mary (Avery) Hewitt, of No. Stonington, Conn. Buried in the Hewitt 
Cemetery. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 
/ 1471- Mary Eliza Hewitt, b. Jan. 18, 1862; d. Mar. 6, 1889. 

1472. Jenny Morilla, b. Nov. 14, 1863; m., Feb., 1897, Frank 

Edwin Bentley. Children: (1) Edwin Hewitt Bentley, b., 
New York City, N. Y., Apr. 2, 1898; (2) Harold Stanton, 
b. June 6, 1899; (3) Fernando Waterman, b., Pelham, 
N. Y., Dec. 19, 1900. Mr. Bentley was in the employ of 
the Harlem R. R. Co. Res., Vernon, N. Y. 

1473. Kate Amelia, b. Dec. n, 1865; d. May 2S, 1888. 

1474. Margaret Hillard, b. Nov. 22, 1867; m., No. Stonington, 

June 30, 1908, Rev. Jonathan G. Smith, of Tomah, Wis., 
pastor of the Congregational Church; she is the second 
wife, and has three stepchildren. 

1475. Edna, b. Nov. 7, 1877; m., Apr. 30, 1901, Geo. Wyman 

Tryon, b., Kirkland, O., Nov. 28, 1865; he is a graduate 
of Adelbert College, of the Western Reserve University. 
Journalist with New York City Times, Worcester Spy, and 
in London and Paris with the New York Sun. He was 
appointed postmaster, in April, 1907, of No. Stonington, 
holding that office in 1915. Mrs. Tryon was appointed 
librarian of Wheeler Library in Oct., 1908, holding that 
position in 191 5. 

Luke Hillard (1461), brother of the preceding, m. (1), Oct. 9, 1866, 
Minnie L. Nichols, dau. of John D. and Mary E. (Webster) Nichols; 
she d. Feb. 18, 1888. He m. (2), Boston, Mass., Sept. 14, 191 2, Mar- 
garetha Stevenson, b., Sweden, May 25, 1872; dau. of Andrew and Maria 
(Olson) Stevenson. No issue. Address, 70 Kilby St., Boston, Mass. 

Paul Hermon Hillard (1462), brother of the preceding, m., Jan. 16, 
1868, Caroline Matilda Noyes, b. Dec. 15, 1846; dau. of Avery Denison 
and Bathsheba (Dickens) Noyes. Mr. Hillard was in the Civil War; 
enlisted, Aug. 20, 1862, in Co. G, 21st Conn. Vols., and was honorably 
discharged at New Haven, Conn., July 5, 1865. He d. at Westerly, R. L, 
May 28, 1914. 

Son: 

1476. Wm. Avery Hillard, b. Aug. 20, 1870; m., Dec. 25, 1895, 

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Addie Woodbury Palmer, b. Apr. 22, 1874; dau. of Osmer 
Asa and Abbie Jane (Cummings) Palmer. Dr. Hillard is 
a practising physician at Westerly, R. I. (Stonington), 
formerly at Manchester, N. H. Son: Paul Noyes Hillard, 
b. Mar. 21, 1898. All res. [1914] at Westerly, R. I. 

Sabrina Hillard (1463), dau. of Wm. M. and Lucy Morilla (Dewey) 
Hillard, b. Mar. 11, 1849; m., No. Stonington, Conn., Sept. 4, 1905, 
Albert Billings Maine, b., No. Stonington, July 29, 1845; son °f Gersham 
and Susan A. (Billings) Maine. [See B. and M. G., p. 179.] Mr. Maine 
is a merchant at Norwich, Conn. Res., 1914, Norwich, Conn. 

Reuben Harris (1324), son of Daniel Harris and Sabrina (Brown) 
(1287) Harris [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., 

Bozrah, Conn., Sept. 16, 1793; m. Abby , b. ; d. Oct., 1854; 

he d. Nov. 21, 1824. 

Children, b. Bozrah: 

1477. Horace Harris, b. 1817; d. Nov. 1, 1893; m. (1), Dec. 19, 

1842, by Rev. B. C. Grafton, pastor of Third Baptist 
Church, No. Stonington, Conn., Lorenzy Babcock, dau. 
of Capt. Horace and Dorcas Babcock; she d., No. Stoning- 
ton, July 2, 1852, aged thirty-four years. He m. (2), 
Mar. 4, 1872, Ellen J. King, b. 1842; d. May 16, 1892. 
Mr. Harris, soon after his m., resided in a part of the large 
house owned by his father-in-law, and sang tenor in the 
choir of the Third Baptist Church for several years. The 
compiler remembers him well. No issue. 

1478. Henry, b. ; m. Sally Dodge. Children, b. Norwich, 

Conn.: three d. young; Alonzo H. and Henrietta living 
[1910]. 

1479. Reuben, Jr., b. 1820; m. Abigail Cook (1481-1485). 

1480. Abigail Jane, b. about 1822; m. John C. Mills (1486-1488). 

Reuben Harris, Jr. (1479), son °f Reuben Harris (1324) and Abby, 
his wife, b. 1820; d. 1849; m. Abigail Cook, b. 1820; d. 1854; dau. of 
Henry Ward Cook and Abigail, his wife. 

Children, Lorenzo and William no record; dau. of record: 

1481. Mary Abigail Harris, b., Brooklyn, N. Y., May 14, 1842; 

m., Brooklyn, July 2, 1863, Benjamin V. Stevenson, b. 
Nov. 19, 1841. 

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Children : 

1482. Robert Hall Stevenson, b. Feb. 28, 1S64; m., Brooklyn, 

Feb. 2, 1898, Nellie Eliza Cuzner, b., Brooklyn, Dec. 31, 
1870. Son: Robert Hall Stevenson, Jr., b. Jan. 15, 1903. 

1483. Mabel, b. 

1484. Katherine V., b., Hackensack, N. J., June 14, 1873; m., 

Sept. 28, 1896, Metz B. Hayes, b., Knoxville, Penn., Sept. 
14, 1870. Children, b. Hackensack: (1) Robert S. Hayes, 
b. June 19, 1900; (2) Dorothy B., b. Oct. 31, 1901. 

1485. Nellie Louise, b., Brooklyn, Dec. 1, 1876; m., Penn Yan, 

N. Y., Sept. 20, 1905, Ralph Harris Mills, son of Horace 
Francis and Alice Frances (Purdy) Mills, of Penn Yan. 
Mr. Mills is a fruit-grower. Son: Ralph Harris Mills, Jr., 
b. June 27, 1912. Res., Penn Yan, N. Y. 

Abigail Jane Harris (1480), dau. of Reuben (1324), son of Daniel 
Harris and Sabrina Brown (1287) [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b. about 1822; d. Jan. 18, 1870; m., Apr. 27,, 
1844, T onn Coleman Mills, M. D. 
Children: 

i486. Horace Francis Mills, b., Varick, Seneca Co., N. Y., July 14, 
1847; m. Alice Frances Purdy (1489-1491). 

1487. Julia Lorinda, b., Summer Hill, N. Y., June 25, 1851; m. 

Charles C. Hazen (1492-1494). 

1488. Loretta Fidelia, b., Summer Hill, Dec. 3, 1852; m. Berlin H. 

Wright (1495-1501). 

Horace F. Mills (i486), the preceding, m., Penn Yan, N. Y., Mar. 15, 
1871, Alice Frances Purdy, b., Penn Yan, Sept. 24, 1871; dau. of Thomas 
Owen and Biancy Asenath (Bennett) Purdy. Mr. Mills was educated 
at the Penn Yan Academy, and was for a time a photographer; now 
[1914] he is a farmer and vineyardist on Lake Keuka. He and his wife 
are interested in the Methodist Episcopal Church and have held offices 
in the church. Mrs. Mills's father came from near Lima, N. Y., when a 
lad, on a packet on the Erie Canal. Res., Penn Yan, N. Y. 

Children, b. Penn Yan: 

1489. Anna Mabel Mills, b. Jan. 19, 1873; m. Clinton S. Van 

Deusen (1502-1505). 

1490. Lora Jane, b. June n, 1877; m. Rev. Ellis Gilbert (1506, 

1507)- 

1491. Ralph Harris, b. Sept. 12, 1879; m. Nellie Louise Stevenson. 

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Julia Lorinda Mills (1487), dau. of John C. and Abigail Jane (Harris) 
(1480) Mills, b., Summer Hill, N. Y., June 25, 1851; m. (1), Geneva, 
N. Y., July 2, 1873, Charles Caleb Hazen, b., Penn Yan, N. Y., Jan. 5, 
1850; d., Penn Yan, May 23, 1875; son of Caleb and Laura (Frost) 
Hazen, of Penn Yan. He was educated at the Penn Yan Academy, and 
is a telegrapher. No issue by this m. She m. (2), at Penn Yan, Feb. 6, 
1878, William Winsor Smith, b., Bluff Point, Yates Co., N. Y., Jan. 9, 
1853; son of Wm. Henry and Jane Eliza (Hemenway) Smith. Dr. Smith 
practised dentistry at Bluff Point, Hammondsport, N. Y., until 1872, then 
moved to Penn Yan and remained there until 1900, when he moved to 
Rochester, N. Y., where he was elected president of the Seventh District 
Dental Society of New York in 1894, and of the City Society of Roches- 
ter in 1 90 1, and of the New York State Dental Society in 1913. 

Children, b. Penn Yan: 

1492. Laura Alta Smith, b. Aug. 22, 1880; was graduated from the 

Penn Yan Academy in 1890, and has since been her father's 
assistant in the practice of dentistry. 

1493. Edmund Newell Smith, b. Nov. 16, 1882; m., Rochester, 

May 10, 1905, Henrietta Margaretha Wick, b., Rochester, 
Aug. 26, 1880; dau. of Henry and Christina (Demm) 
Wick. Mr. Smith was educated at the Penn Yan Academy 
and Rochester schools. He has been bookkeeper in the 
employ of the Foster, Armstrong Piano Company since 1 906 . 
Mrs. Smith's father, Henry Wick, was b. in Bavaria, May, 
1838, and was educated in the Rochester public schools. 
He was a grocer, and d. Feb., 1886. Her mother, Christina 
Demm, was b. in Hessedaemstadt, Germany, Jan. 18, 
1845, and was educated in the schools of Rochester. Res., 
330 Broom St., Rochester, N. Y. 

1494. Arthur William Smith, b. Oct. 1, 1887; m., Rochester, Sept. 

15, 1910, Mabel Spencer Lewis, b., Seneca Falls, N. Y., 
Jan 10, 1888; dau. of Walter and Frances Ellen (Emery) 
Lewis. Dr. Smith was graduated from the Dental College 
of the University of Pennsylvania in 191 2, returning to 
Rochester, where he is practising dentistry. Mrs. Smith 
was educated in the public schools of Seneca Falls. Son: 
Robert Edmund Smith, b., Valparaiso, Ind., Nov. 18, 1911. 
Res., Rochester, N. Y. 



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Loretta Fidelia Mills (1488), dau. of John C. Mills, M.U., and Abigail 
Jane (Harris) (1480) Mills, b., Summer Hill, N. Y., Dec. 3, 1852; m., 
Penn Van, N. Y., Dec. 24, 1874, Berlin Hart Wright, b., Dundee, N. Y., 
July 5, 1851; son of Samuel Hart and Joanah (McLean) Wright. Berlin 
H. Wright is a "graduate of the school of experience, which grants no 
titles," but in the study of geology, botany, and conchology he is very 
proficient. In the study of conchology he was fortunate to discover some 
fifty species that were new to science, and his astronomical calculations 
are used by the New York Tribune, Brooklyn Eagle, Chicago News, 
Pittsburgh Gazette, Times, Farmers' Almanac, and such advertising 
publications as the Singer Sewing-Machine Company and numerous 
others in this and other countries. Res., Lake Helen, Fla. His father, 
Samuel Hart Wright, M.D., was a graduate of the Geneva Medical 
College; and Williams College conferred the title of Ph.D., and Columbia 
College that of A.M., on him. His special work was mathematics and 
botany, in both of which he stood very high. He left an immense library, 
of great scientific value, and one of the most extensive herbariums in the 
country, of some twenty thousand species. 

Children, the first four and last b. Penn Yan: 

1495. Inez Ethelberta Wright, b. Oct. 18, 1878; m., Penn Yan, 

Oct. 11, 1 901, Norman J. Shepherd, b., Skaneateles, N. Y., 
Aug. 25, 18S0. Children: b. Skaneateles: (1) Norman Ken- 
neth Shepherd, b. Oct. 4, 1903; (2) Thelma Abbie, b. Aug. 
19, 1904; (3) Edward Everett, b. May 17, 190S; (4) Rheta 
Muriel, b. Aug. 2, 1912. 

1496. Lina Eliza, b. June 12, 1881; d. May 13, 1883. 

1497. Burdette Newcomb, b. May 2, 1882; m., Elmira, N. Y., 

Dec. 25, 1907, Cora E. Haurer, b., Owego, N. Y., Nov. 22, 
1880; dau. of Charles Westley, or Wesley, and Martha C. 
(Smith) Haurer, of Elmira. Both are members of the Metho- 
dist Church. Mr. Haurer is an engineer. Dau. : Lois Doro- 
thy, b. July 18, 191 1. Res., 708 Helen St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

1498. Olive Blanch, b. Aug. 23, 1883; m., Penn Yan, Sept. 22, 1904, 

Alfred N. Lacy, b., Dresden, N. Y., June 9, 1880. Both are 
members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

1499. Leon Mills, b., Lake Helen, Fla., Dec. 5, 1885; m. Ruth A. 

Sauls. 

1500. Leona McLean, b., Lake Helen, Feb. 3, 1888. 

1 501. Gladys Hart, b. Feb. 18, 1893. 



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Leon Mills Wright (1499), son of Berlin Hart Wright and Loretta 
Fidelia Mills (1488), of John C. and Abigail J. (Harris) (1480) Mills, b., 
Lake Helen, Fla., Dec. 5, 1885 ; m., Enterprise, Fla., June 3, 1913, Ruth A. 
Sauls, b., Enterprise, Dec. 9, 1887; dau. of John and Bertha (Bodine) 
Sauls, of Enterprise. Both are church members. Mr. Wright received 
academic education at Keuka College, N. Y. At sixteen, he began the 
study of electrical work at Buffalo, N. Y. At eighteen, he entered the 
navy as petty officer. On account of proficiency, was rapidly promoted, 
and went on the cruiser Chicago around Cape Horn and to Alaska and the 
Sandwich Islands, returning to California in time to render great service 
in time of the earthquake. For several days the only communication with 
the outside world was through the wireless on the Chicago. His four- 
years term expired while on the Pacific Coast, but he continued with the 
cruiser, re-enlisting for another four years, and was put in charge of the 
wireless on the New York, and made the trip to the Philippines, there 
being put in charge of the wireless office at Manilla. When his time ex- 
pired, he returned to Lake Helen. 

Anna Mabel Mills (1489), dau. of Horace F. (i486) and Alice F. 
(Purdy) Mills, b. Jan. 19, 1873; m., Penn Yan, N. Y., June 29, 1898, 
Clinton Sheldon Van Deusen, b., Newark, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1871; son of 
John Porter and Anna (Lay) Van Deusen, of Newark. Mr. Van Deusen is 
a teacher of manual training. He graduated from Cornell University in 
1894, and lived in Peoria, 111., for fifteen years, teaching in Bradley 
Polytechnic Institute while there. He and his wife are members of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. Res., 118 Crain Ave., Kent, O. 

Children, b. Peoria: 

1502. Alice Van Deusen, b. June 26, 1900. 

1503. Barbara, b. Oct. 13, 1905; d. young. 

1504. Paul Sheldon, b. Oct. 8, 1906. 

1505. Lowell Mills, b. Oct. 21, 1909. 

Lora Jane Mills (1490), sister of the preceding, and dau. of Horace F. 
(i486) and Alice F. (Purdy) Mills, m., Penn Yan, N. Y., July 29, 1903, 
Rev. Ellis Gilbert, b., Watkins, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1873; son of George G. 
and Louise (Norris) Gilbert. Lora J. (Mills) Gilbert was educated at 
Keuka College, N. Y. Rev. Ellis Gilbert was educated at Starkey Semi- 
nary, University of Rochester, and Rochester Theological Seminary, 
Rochester, N. Y. He was located from 1903 to 1909 at Warsaw, N. Y. 
He is a Baptist minister. Res., 416 Tremont St., No. Tonawanda, N. Y. 

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Children, b. Warsaw: 

1506. Dorothy Gilbert, b. Sept. 25, 1904. 

1507. Daton, b. June 29, 1909. 

Ralph Harris Mills (1491), brother of the preceding, m., Penn Yan, 
N. Y., Sept. 20, 1905, Nellie Louise Stevenson. [See 1485.] She was b., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1876; dau. of Benjamin V. and Mary Abigail 
(Harris) (1481) Stevenson, of Brooklyn. Mr. Mills is a fruit-grower. 
Son: Ralph Harris Mills, Jr., b. June 27, 1912. Res., Penn Yan, N. Y. 

Amanda Harris (1326), dau. of Daniel 2d and Sabrina (Brown) (1287) 
Harris [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b. Nov. 
4, 1796; d., Franklin, Conn., Dec. 11, 1868; m., Nov. 30, 1814, Isaac 
Dean, b. 1788; d. Dec. 23, 1843; son of Daniel Dean. 

Children : 

1508. Orren Fowler Dean, b. Nov. 6, 1815; d. Nov. 29, 1840. 

1509. Anson Fowler, b. Oct. 17, 181 7; was twice m., but name of 

first wife unknown. Of this union two boys were born. He 
. m. (2) Seba Ladd. Children: (1) Anson Dean; (2) Walter; 
(3) Hattie, m. Rev. Alvin Goff, a Baptist minister, and 
had three children, Lillie, George, and Bertha; (4) Annie, 
m. Wilfred Hodgeeng. Son: Anson G. 

1510. Sabrina Harris, b. Aug. 10, 1821; m. Asa Tracy. Children: 

(1) Joseph Asa, b. 1844; he was in the Civil War, Co. H, 
1 8th Conn. Vols., as a musician; wounded by a shell July 
28, 1864, and d., at Sandy Hook Hospital, Aug. 7, 1864; 

(2) Orrin D., b. Aug., 1846, d., Franklin, Dec. 20, 1866. 

1511. Infant, b. May 16, 1823; d. May 19, 1823. 

1512. Edmond Wolcott, b. Nov. 21, 1824; d. July 27, 18S7; m. (1) 

Harriet Ladd, and had two children, Frank and Perry 
Dean. He m. (2) Mary Northrop Thomas. No issue. 

1513. Infant, b. June 27, 1828; d. July 8, 1828. 

1514. Sarah Ann Sweet, b. Oct. 10, 1830; d. Oct. 25, 1845. 

1515. Alonzo Perry, b. Oct. 24, 1832. 

1516. Isaac Woodard, b. Sept. 27, 1834; d. Aug. 11, 1892; m., 

Mar. 31, 1863, Susan Maria Wheeler, dau. of William N. 
and Susan (Wilcox) Wheeler. Children: (1) Moses Harvey 
Dean, b. June 28, 1869; (2) Alice Mary, b. Jan. 1, 1874; 

(3) Joseph Woodard, b. Sept. 21, 1875. Moses Harvey 
Dean, the preceding, m., Norwich, Conn., Feb. 18, 1896, 

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Nellie Eugenia Brown, d. Apr. 5, 1903; dau. of Eugene 
and Adelaide (Sweet) Brown. Children: (1) Eugenie Ardell 
Dean, b., Franklin, Jan 2, 1897; (2) Leroy Lincoln, b., 
Preston, Conn., Mar. 14, 1898. Joseph W. Dean, son of 
the preceding, m., Ledyard, Conn., July 14, 1904, Ida 
Marion Gray, dau. of John M. and Flora (Peckham) Gray. 

Lorinda Harris (1327), dau. of Daniel 2d and Sabrina (Brown) (1287) 
Harris [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas), b. Feb. 
8, 1801; m., Nov. 20, 1831, Benjamin Perry, d. May 11, 1868. Several 
children d. young. 
Son: 

1516a. Eugene B. Perry, b., Amber, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1843; d., Melvin, 
111., June 22, 1905; m., Loda, 111., July 6, 1876, Elizabeth 
Wilson, b., Glasgow, Scotland, May 26, 1847; dau. of 
John and Sarah (Parker) Wilson, of Loda. They attend 
the Methodist Episcopal Church at Melvin, of which 
Mrs. Perry is a member. Mrs. Perry received the degree 
of B.S. from Lincoln University, Lincoln, 111., 1871, and 
taught in public schools of Lincoln for three years, 1871- 
74; in Loda for two years, 1875-77. 

Mr. Perry, at the age of eighteen, enlisted in 1st Conn. 
Reg. Cavalry Vols., Oct. 31, 1861, at New London, Conn., 
and was mustered into service at Camp Tyler, West 
Meriden, Conn., Nov. 4, 1861. He was promoted to 
Corporal Feb. 6, 1864, and honorably discharged Nov. 2, 
1864. He served in General Custer's Division under Gen- 
eral Sheridan. He was engaged in the Battle of Cedar 
Creek, during which engagement occurred Sheridan's 
twenty-mile ride from Winchester. At the close of the 
war Mr. Perry sought again the schools to become an in- 
structor. He attended the Syracuse (N. Y.) University 
and the Illinois State Normal University. Following this 
preparation he taught in our schools for twelve years, one 
year as principal of the Buckley public school, and three 
years as principal of the Loda public school. In the fall of 
1878 he entered the Rush Medical School, at Chicago, and 
graduated Feb. 24, 1880, as M.D. He came immediately to 
Melvin and began the practice of medicine, where he re- 
mained until his death. His townsmen elected him a mera- 

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ber of the Town Board, and for three years honored him 
with the presidency. For several years he was a member of 
the Board of School Directors and County Coroner. He 
was a charter member of the Melvin G. A. R. Post, and a 
charter member of Melvin Masonic Lodge No. 811, being 
the oldest in membership in this body. During his twenty 
years of medical practice he gave much time to general 
reading. He was esteemed in his home as a good physician 
and entertaining guest. His sons and daughters are, after 
a manner, his educated ideas; and the preparation for life- 
work by so many members of one family is no small com- 
ment on the directing power and influence behind it all. 
He wanted his children educated for the good of society 
and the welfare of the nation as well as for their own per- 
sonal advantage. — Extract from Melvin Transcript. 
Children, the first two b. Loda, the last four Melvin: 

1517. Benjamin Perry, b. May 8, 1877; graduated from the State 

Normal University, at Normal, 111., 1897; from Illinois 
Pharmacy College in 1900, M.D.; from College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons in 1905; from the Law School of the 
Northwestern University in 191 2. Intern, Iowa Methodist 
Hospital, Des Moines, la., 1913. 

1518. Wilson James, b. Sept. 9, 1878; graduated from the I. S. N. U. 

in 1900; from the Rush Medical College, with the degree 
of M.D., in 1905. Intern, Presbyterian Hospital, for two 
years. Practised medicine at Melvin two years, till 1909. 
Now [1914] at Billings, Mont. 

1519. Josephine, b. Dec. 14, 1881; graduate from the I. S. N. U. 

in 1904. Taught at Loda, 1904-05. Druggist at Melvin 
until 191 2. 

1520. Lorinda, b. Dec. 23, 1884; graduated from the I. S. N. U. in 

1904; taught school near Monmouth, 111., 1904-06; attended 
University of Illinois 1906 07 and 1908-10; received degree 
of A.B., 1900; A.M., 1910; research work, Women's Educa- 
tional and Industrial Union, Boston, Mass., in 1910-11; 
student at Bryn Mawr College, Penn., 1911-13; received 
degree of Ph.D., 1913. 

1521. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 25, 1886; graduated from the I. S. N. U. 

in 1907 ; taught at Olney, 111., 1907-08. She is in commercial 
work at Chicago, 111., in 1914- 

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1522. Eugene Beanharnoise, b. July 23, 1893; attended Knox Col- 
lege, Galesburg, 111., 1910-11, and the Illinois State Normal , 
University, at Normal, 111., 1911-12; University of Chicago, 
191 2. He entered upon the medical course at Rush Medical 
College in 1913. 

Pamelia Harris (1328), dau. of Daniel 2d and Sabrina (Brown) (1287) 

Harris, b. Mar. 26, 1803; m. Wells. Some of her children lived in 

Wisconsin. A son, George, b. , d. 1840. 

Robert Brown Harris (1330), son of Daniel 2d and Sabrina (Brown) 
(1287) Harris [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b. Feb. 9, 1809; d., Preston, Conn., Jan. 1, 1864; m., Sept. 23, 1833, 
Betsey Hillard Brewster. 

Children: 

1524. Charles Robert Harris, b., Jewett City, Conn., Oct. 22, 1835; 

m. Jane J. Brown (15 28-1 530). 

1525. Lucretia Brewster, b., Preston, Feb. 4, 1837; m. Elias Morgan 

Brewster (1531-1533). 

1526. George Augustus, b., Preston, Aug. 12, 1840; m. Catherine 

Amelia Dewey (1 534-1 538). 

1527. Orrin Frank, b., Preston, May 31, 1843; m. Sarah E. Wood- 

ward (1539-1541). 

Charles Robert Harris (1524), the preceding, m., Union Hill, N. J., 
Jan. 9, 1861, Jane J. Brown, dau. of Nathan Brown, of Jewett City, 
Conn. He d. at West Hoboken, N. J., Dec. 28, 1896. Captain Harris 
moved with his family to Norwich, Conn., where he lived until 1853, then 
going to sea with Capt. William Brewster, of Stonington, Conn., in the 
clipper ship Contest. After several voyages to San Francisco he returned 
to Norwich, later going to China with that ship, and remaining with it 
until the beginning of the Civil War. In 1862 he entered the navy as 
master of the bark Pursuit, and was engaged in the blockading of Indian 
River Inlet for eighteen months, then being transferred to the monitor 
Mahopac, where he acted as executive officer. After the war he entered 
the employ of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company as first officer of the 
Ocean Queen, running between New York and Aspinwall. He later was 
placed in command of the steamer Arizona of the same line, the first 
American steamship to go through the Suez Canal, going to Japan, and 
from that country to San Francisco. Here he was joined by his family, set- 
tling in Yokohama, where they lived for six years. During this period the 

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Captain ran a steamer in the China Sea, gathering cargoes for the San 
Francisco line. When this line was sold to the Japanese, Captain Harris 
returned to America, making his home at West Hoboken until his death. 
Children: 

1528. Jennie Louise Harris, b., Union Hill, N. J., Apr. 23, 1862; 

d., West Hoboken, May 3, 1863. 

1529. Charles Robert, Jr., b., West Hoboken, Jan. 15, 1865; m. 

Adelaide Blackmer. They have at least two daus. 

1530. James Brown, b. Jan. 18, 1867; unm. 

Lucretia Brewster Harris (1525), dau. of Robert Brown (1330) and 
Betsey Hillard (Brewster) Harris [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b., Preston, Conn., Feb. 4, 1837; d., Hartford, 
Conn., Mar. 27, 1910; m., Norwich, Conn., Jan. 14, 1859, Elias Morgan 
Brewster, b., Jewett City, Conn., May 29, 1834; d., Norwich, Nov. 14, 
1898; son of Ephraim Morgan Brewster and Esther Gordon, of Jewett 
City. Mr. Brewster was a direct descendant of Elder Brewster of the 
Mayflower, and came of Revolutionary stock on both sides. He was a 
merchant in Norwich for nearly half a century. He took an active part 
in public matters, and served some years in the city government. He 
was a Mason and an Odd Fellow. 

Children, b. Preston: 

1531. Grace Mary Brewster, b. Mar. 4, 1861; d., Preston, Aug. 10, 

1862. 

1532. Elizabeth Gordon, b. July 7, 1863; m., Preston, Sept. 18, 

1907, Joseph C. Davis, d. Feb. 14, 1913. No issue. Res., 
105 Williams St., Norwich, Conn. 

1533. Robert Morgan, b.Dec. 23, 1867; m., Hartford, June 5, 1894, 

Emma Louise Horsfall, b., Hartford, Nov. 22, 1872; dau. 
of Luke and Martha (Arnold) Horsfall, of Hartford. Both 
are members of the Congregational Church. Son: Morgan 
Horsfall Brewster, b., Hartford, Sept. 15, 1899. Res., 
Asylum St., Hartford, Conn. 

George Augustus Harris (1526), son of Robert Brown (1330) and 
Betsey Hillard (Brewster) Harris, b., Preston, Conn., Aug. 12, 1840; d., 
Preston, Aug. 22, 1897; m., Preston, Dec. 9, 1861, Catherine Amelia 
Dewey, b., Ledyard, Conn., Dec. 31, 1840; d., Preston, Nov. 4, 1909; 
dau. of Elijah Barnes and Harriet (Harvey) Dewey. Mr. Harris passed 
his whole life in Preston, his native town, and was prominent as a busi- 
ness man, holding for several years the responsible position of Treasurer 

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of the town of Preston. This speaks well of his ability and honesty as a 
business man. 

Children, b. Preston: 

1534. Elijah Dewey Harris, b. Oct. 21, 1862; m. Lockie King Harvey 

(1542, 1543). 

1535. George Robert, b. Dec. 20, 1864; m. Jessie L. Hagarty (1544). 

1536. Harriet Augusta, b. July 16, 1866; unm. 

1537. Jennie Louise, b. Nov. 7, 1870; m. George W. Davis (1545- 

i55i)- 

1538. Elfio Luella Harris, b. Apr. 21, 1876; m., Nov. 26, 1903, 

Charles Henry Preston, Jr. Mr. Preston is a civil engineer. 
Children: (1) Charles H. Preston, 3d, b. July 2, 1907; (2) 
Harris F., b. Aug., 1910. Res., Waterbury, Conn. 

Orrin Frank Harris (1527), son of Robert Brown (1330) and Betsey 
Hillard (Brewster) Harris, of Daniel 2d and Sabrina (1287) (Brown) 
Harris [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b. May 
31, 1843; d., Preston, Conn., Jan. 4, 1913; m., Preston, Aug. 19, 1890, 
Mrs. Mary Adelaide Childs, nee Tracy, b., Norwich, Conn., June 29, 
1862 ; dau. of Daniel and Sarah Elizabeth (Woodward) Tracy, of Norwich. 
Dr. Harris was a graduate of New York College of Physicians and Sur- 
geons. He served in the medical department during the Civil War, after 
which he practised in Norwich until his death. 

Children, b. Preston: 

Robert Brown Harris, b. Apr. 19, 1891 ; d. young. 
Child, b. Nov. 5, 1892; d. young. 

Frank i" twins ' b> J une 6 ' l8 95J d - young. 

1539. Orrin Frank, Jr., b. July 10, 1896. 

1540. Mary Adelaide, b. May 20, 1899. 

1 541. Sarah Tracy, b. Nov. 21, 1901. 

Elijah Dewey Harris (1534), son of George Augustus (1526) and Cath- 
erine Amelia (Dewey) Harris, m., June 10, 1884, Lockie King Harvey, 
d. 1908. 

Children: 

1542. James Lester Harris, b. Jan. 12, 1886. Res., Cold Water, 

Mich. 

1543. Angeline, b. Mar. 24, 1887; m. George Ladd. They have two 

children. 

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George Robert Harris (1535), brother of the preceding, m., West Ware- 
ham, Mass., Nov. 27, 1896, Jessie L. Hagarty. He d., Norwich, Conn., 
Oct. 27, 1909. Dr. Harris graduated from the Norwich Free Academy 
in the class of 1883. He studied medicine with his uncle, Dr. O. F. Harris, 
in Norwich, and in May, 1885, graduated from the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, New York City, and the Medical Department of Columbia 
University. He was prominently and widely known throughout the 
medical profession, and was otherwise held in high esteem. 

Children, b. Norwich: 

1544. George Augustus Harris, b. Nov. 27, 1897. 
Morse Le Baron, b. ; d. in infancy. 

Jennie Louise Harris (1537), dau. of George Augustus (1526) and 
Catherine Amelia (Dewey) Harris, of Robert Brown (1330) and Betsey H. 
(Brewster) Harris, b., Preston, Conn., Nov. 7,1870; m., Norwich, Conn., 
Mar. 30, 1898, George Warren Davis, son of Charles C. Davis. Mr. 
Davis is a farmer. Res., Norwich, Conn. 

Children, b. Norwich: 

1545. Homer Willard Davis, b. June 7, 1900. 

1546. Lucius Pulsifer, b. Oct. 16, 1902. 

1547. John Mason, b. July 22, 1904. 

1548. Catherine Amelia, b. Aug. 21, 1906. 

1549. Philip, b. ; d. young. 

1550. Harold Tyler, b. Apr., 1910. 

1551. Ray Buel, b. July 14, 1913. 

William Palmer Harris (133 1), son of Daniel 2d and Sabrina (Brown) 
(1287) Harris [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
1)., Bozrah, Conn., Nov. 12, 1811; d., Groton, Conn., June 27, 1884; m. 
(1), Griswold, Conn., Nov. 12,1833, Susan Avery, b., Griswold, Sept. 30, 
[814; d., Groton, Sept. 24, 1845; dau. of John Avery, 4th, of Griswold, 
and Mrs. Clarina Ayer Halsey; he m. (2), Voluntown, Conn., Mar. 18, 
1846, Maria Campbell, b., Voluntown, Aug. 19, 1819; she d., Groton, 
.Mar. 7, 1901; dau. of Dr. Harvey Campbell and Sarah Cook, of Volun- 
town. He was a house carpenter, contractor, and deacon of the Congre- 
gational Church, of Groton, for forty-three years. 

Children, by first in.: 

1552. Louisa Clarina Harris, b. Oct. 27, 1834. 

1553. William Denison Harris, b. Sept. 23, 1837; d., Groton, Aug. 

28, 1878; m., Nov. 24, 1859, Ellen Chester, dau. of Orlando 

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and Susan (Osborn) Chester. Mr. Harris was active in 
church work, was superintendent of the Sunday-school for 
a number of years, and was an excellent singer. 

Louisa Clarina Harris (1552), the preceding, b., Ledyard, Conn., Oct. 
27, 1834; d., Groton, Conn., Feb. 14, 1912; m. (1), Groton, Dec. 10, 1857, 
Henry William Manning, Jr., b., New London, Conn., Jan. 19, 1836; d., 
Faribault, Minn., Nov. 23, 1863; son of Henry William and Clarissa 
Lester (Miller) Manning, of New London. She m. (2), Groton, Oct. 24, 
1876, Dr. John C. Mills, b. Orange Co., N. Y.; d., Lake Helen, Fla., 
Apr. 11, 1891; son of Henry P. and Amy (Coleman) Mills. He was a 
physician and druggist, and both were members of the Methodist 
Church. [See 1480.] 

Children, by first m., b. New London: 

1554. George Hart Manning, b. June 13, 1859; d. June 18, i860. 

1555. Susan Avery, b. Nov. 6, 1861; m., Lake Helen, Dec. 1, 1887, 

Charles Emilus Williams, b., Mexico, Oswego Co., N. Y., 
Dec. 17, 1849; d., Groton, Sept. 2, 19.12; son of Emilus and 
Eliza R. (Dowd) Williams, of Mexico. He was a contractor 
and carpenter, and both members of the Congregational 
Church. Children: (1) Henry Mills Williams, b., Lake 
Helen, Sept. 27, 1888; (2) Louise Ernestine, b., Lake 
Helen, Mar. 13, 1891, d. May 10, 1891; (3) Ruth, b., 
Groton, May 30, 1893. Res., Monument St., Groton, 
Conn. 
[Here end the records of the descendants of Reuben Brown (1258); also 
the records of Humphrey Brown (26) (B. G., p. 11).] 

The following are the records of Elizabeth Brown (29), dau. of John 
Brown (8), son of Thomas and Mary (Newhall) Brown, of Lynn, Mass., 
who m. Elizabeth Miner. 

Elizabeth Brown (29), b. Mar., 1697; dau. of John (8) and Elizabeth 
(Miner) Brown, his wife [B. G., p. 12], of Thomas and Mary (Newhall) 
Brown, m., Dec. 3, 1719, Samuel Miner. 

Children : 

1556. Elizabeth Miner ) • , . o 

1557. Rebecca }twms,b. Aug. i8, i 7 ». 

1558. Samuel, b. Mar. 14, 1723; m. Mrs. Abigail Miner (1565- 

1569)- 

1559. Nathan, b. July 16, 1724; m. Sarah Smith (1570-1575). 

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1560. David, b. Sept. 26, 1726; m. Mrs. Bethia Billings (1576— 

1580). 

1561. John, b. Dec. 22, 1728. 

1562. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 24, 1730; m. Elkanah Hewitt (1581-1589). 

1563. Jonathan, b. Feb. 18, 1733. 

1564. Anna, b. June 26, 1735. 

Samuel Miner (1558), son of Samuel Miner and Elizabeth Brown (29), 
m., July 14, 1752, Mrs. Abigail Miner. 
Children: 

1565. Jonathan Miner, b. Aug. 27, 1754. 



1566 

1567 
1568 

1569 



Elnathan, b. Apr. 5, 1756. 
Rebecca, b. May 27, 1759. 
Perez, b. July 25, 1760. 
Abigail, b. Aug. 16, 1766. 



Nathan Miner (1559), brother of the preceding, m., Mar. 7, 1751, 
Sarah Smith. 
Children : 

1570. Deborah Miner, b. Dec. 24, 1751. 

1571. Richardson, b. Sept. 10, 1753; m. Katharine Holmes (1590- 

1594)- 

1572. Sarah, b. Dec. 7, 1755. 

1573. Elizabeth, b. July 15, 1759. 

1574. Robert, b. Nov. 13, 1763; m. Marcy, or Mary, Miner (1595- 

1598). 

1575. Nathan, b. Sept. 23, 1764. 

David Miner (1560), brother of the preceding, m., Nov. 14, 1753, 
Mrs. Bethia Billings, widow of Amos Billings. 
Children: 

1576. Amos Miner, b. Aug. 30, 1754. 



1577 

1578 

1579 
1580 



David, b. Mar. 9, 1757. 

Elias, b. Oct. 31, 1759. 

Anna, b. Aug. 30, 1761. 

Jesse, b. Aug. 10, 1763; m. Hannah Hillard (1599-1603). 



Elizabeth Miner (1562), sister of the preceding, b. Nov. 24, 1730; m., 
Oct. 11, 1749, Elkanah Hewitt, b. May 10, 1723; son of Elkanah Hewitt 
and Temperance Keeney. 



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Children : 

1581. Lydia Hewitt, b. Apr. 22, 1751. 

1582. Thankful, b. Sept. 2, 1753. 

1583. Rebecca, b. Jan. 19, 1756. 

1584. Elkanah, b. Mar. ig, 1759. 

1585. Robert, b. June 2, 1760. 

1586. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 2, 1763. 

1587. Hannah, b. June 2, 1765. 

1588. Roger, b. Dec. 18, 1767. 

1589. Lot, b. May 2, 1770. 

Richardson Miner (1571), son of Nathan (1559) and Sarah (Smith) 
Miner, b. Sept. 10, 1753; m., 1775, Katharine Holmes. 
Children : 

1590. Samuel Miner, b. Mar. 21, 1776; m. Nancy Avery. 

1591. Mary, b. Apr. 9, 1779. 

1592. Martha, b. Dec. 8, 1781. 

1593. Katharine, b. Mar. 1, 1785. 

1594. Sarah, b. Apr. 18, 1787. 

Robert Miner (1574), brother of the preceding, b. Nov. 13, 1763; m., 
Feb. 10, 1788, Mary Miner, b. Mar. 26, 1767; dau. of Christopher Miner 
and Mary Randall. 

Children : 

1595. Robert Miner, b. Mar. 7, 1789. 

1596. Gilbert, b. Dec. 26, 1791; m. Mary Ann Frink. 

1597. Betsey, b. Feb. 18, 1795. 

1598. William, b. Jan. 12, 1803. 

Jesse Miner (1580), son of David Miner (1560) and Mrs. Bethia Bill- 
ings, b. Aug. 10, 1761; m., Feb. 24, 1803, Hannah Hillard, of Stonington, 
Conn. 

Children : 

1599. Sally Miner, b. Sept. 15, 1804. 

1600. Eliza, b. Oct. 25, 1806. 

1601. Jesse, b. Feb. 10, 1809. 

1602. James, b. Mar. 7, 1812. 

1603. Bertha, b. Aug. 20, 1815. 

[Wheeler's Hist, of Stonington.] 

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Jedediah Brown (34), son of John (8) and Elizabeth (Miner) Brown, 
b., Stonington, Conn., Apr. 28, 1709; d. Jan. 15, 1732; m., Nov. 27, 1728, 
Abigail Holmes, b., Stonington, Feb. 28, 1703; d. June 6, 1732. They 
both d. in very early life, and both are buried in unmarked graves at 
the Cedar Swamp on lands first purchased by the three Brown brothers. 

Children, b. Stonington: 

1604. Jedediah Brown, Jr., b. Mar. 4, 1729; m., Dec. 19, 1751, Mrs. 

Anna Holmes. Ten children. [See B. G., p. 20.] 

1605. Lucian, b. Oct. 20, 1730. Nothing further of him. 

Abigail Holmes was the dau. of Joshua Holmes, b. Aug. 20, 1678; he 
lived in his father's family in Westerly, R. I., during his youth and young 
manhood. Before he reached his majority, he became acquainted with 
Miss Fear Sturgess, of Yarmouth, Mass., whose house he often visited, 
with increasing pleasure, until they were married, Nov. 21, 1698. Miss 
Sturgess was the dau. of Edward Sturgess, who came to this country 
from England to Charlestown, Mass., in 1634, and settled in Yarmouth. 
Mr. Holmes bought large tracts of land in Stonington [since 1807 No. 
Stonington], near Wyassup Pond, upon which he built a dwelling- 
house which he occupied during life. They had nine children, and in this 
connection they will be given, to establish the Mayflower connection with 
Fear Sturgess. 

FROM CHESBOROUGH GENEALOGY (p. 5 1 2). 

Lineages. 
Abigail Chesebrough (widow of Samuel 2 , 6s) m. (2), June 15, 1675, 
Stonington, Conn., Joshua Holmes (son of Robert Holmes, of Stoning- 
ton, Conn., in 1670 a landholder and tax-payer, and served in the Colonial 
Indian Wars) ; after his marriage, he removed to Westerly, R. I. ; he served 
in King Philip's War; d. Apr. 14, 1694, Westerly, R. I.; she m. (3), July 4, 
1698, Capt. James Avery (only child of Christopher Avery). 
Children, by second m.: 

I. Mary, d. 1751; m. Isaac Thompson, of Westerly, R. I. 
II. Joshua, b. Aug. 20, 1678; m. Fear Sturgess. 

Mary Holmes (I) m., 1696, Isaac Thompson, d. 1738. 
Children: 

(1) Mary Thompson, b. July 1, 1697. 
Isaac, b. Sept. 26, 1698. 

(2) Samuel, b. July 29, 1700. 

(3) Abigail, b. Jan. 1, 1701. 

(4) Sarah, b. Mar. 3, 1703; m. William Champlin. 

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(5) William, b. Apr. 10, 1704; m., Oct. 19, 1732, Ruth Thompson. 

(6) Nathaniel, b. Dec. 31, 1705. 

(7) Anna, b. Sept. 4, 1707. 

(8) Elias, b. Nov. 14, 1708; m., Mar. 24, 1736, Thankful 

Stanton. 

(9) Mary, b. Mar. 18, 1710; m., May 1, 1731, Thomas Noyes. 

(10) Abigail, b. Oct. 14, 171 1. 

(11) Bridget (twin), bap. June 21, 1713; m., June 11, 1730, 

Joshua Champlin. 

(12) Susanna (twin), bap. June 21, 1713; m., Dec. 9, 1730, Jo- 

seph Babcock. 

(13) Joshua, b. Aug. 13, 1714; m. (1), Mar. 27, 1736, Sarah 

Stanton, of Stonington, Conn. 

(14) Prudence, b. Mar. 11, 1716; m. Samuel Champlin. 

Joshua Holmes (II), son of Abigail and Joshua Holmes, b. Aug. 20, 
1678; d. Nov. 23, 1729; m., Nov. 21, 1698, Fear Sturgess, of Yarmouth 
(Cape Cod), Mass. (dau. of Edward Sturgess, of Charlestown, Mass., a 
landholder in No. Stonington, Conn.); she d. June 22, 1753. 

Children: 

(15) Joshua Holmes, b. Aug. 14, 1700; m., Dec. 6, 1721, Mary 

Richardson (24N). 

(16) John, b. June 10, 1702; m. three times. 

(17) Abigail, b. Feb. 28, 1703; m., Nov. 27, 1728, Jedediah 

Brown (son of John Brown). [B. G. 34, p. 12.] 

(18) Temperance, b. Jan. 29, 1707; m. (1), May 10, 1727, John 

Smith, of Colchester, Conn.; m. (2) . 

(19) Thankful, b. Nov. 12, 1708; m., Jan. 20, 1729, William Swan 

(son of John and Susanna Swan), b., Haverhill, Mass., 
June 24, 1706. 

(20) Thomas, b. Jan. 1, 1711; m. Margaret Frink. 

(21) Mary, b. Mar. 19, 1712; m. (1), Feb. 26, 1735, Elias Palmer; 

m. (2) Lieut. John Randall. 

(22) Bethiah, b. July 29, 1715; m. (1), Nov. 24, 1739, Benajah 

Billings; m. (2) David Miner. 

(23) Marvin, b. Nov. 17, 1717; m., Nov. 19, 1740, Asa Swan, b., 

Stonington, Conn., June 4, 1712; son of John and Susanna 
Swan. Asa Swan and his brother, John Swan, b., Haver- 
hill, Mass., Dec. 28, 1700, lived on adjoining farms on 
Swantown Hill, in No. Stonington, vested in them equally 
after their father's decease. 

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Mahitabel Brown (35), dau. of John (9) and Elizabeth (Miner) Brown, 
son of Thomas and Mary (Newhall) Brown, of Lynn, Mass, b., Stoning- 
ton, Conn., Aug., 1712; m. (1), Stonington, Jan. 13, 1731, "by ye Rev. 
Mr. Ebenezer Russell," Nathaniel Swan, b., Stonington (Swantown 
Hill), Apr. 13, 1709, the first child b. in Stonington by the name of Swan. 
The coming of John Swan to Swantown Hill was when the country was in 
a primitive state, and this great Hill was one vast forest where the wood- 
man awoke the echoes with his axe to let in the sunlight, and there to 
stir the earth and scatter the seed. Hither came Mahitabel Brown Swan, 
then a bride, five miles away from her home, where her father had made 
an early settlement, in 1680. 

A sketch of the Swan family will here be given, then will follow the 
children of the above. 

"The first known of John Swan, the father of Nathaniel above, was 
when he was living in Haverhill, Mass. He m. Mrs. Susannah Wood 
Aug. 1, 1699, dau. of Philip Eastman and granddau. of Roger Eastman. 
Her first m. was to Thomas Wood, May 16, 1693. Thomas and child 
Susannah were killed by the Indians Mar. 15, 1697. They lived in Haver- 
hill until 1707, where three of their children were born. 

"Haverhill was a frontier town of nearly 70 years, and but few towns 
suffered so severely from the Indians. At this period we can have but a 
faint conception of the sufferings of the inhabitants. Surrounded by an 
immense and mostly unexplored forest, constantly exposed to the attacks 
of savages, are circumstances that make us wonder why they should 
continue to march onward and onward into the wilderness, — terrific for 
its extent, — and unfurl the banner of civilization under the very shadow 
of the enemies' wigwam. Thus did John Swan and his heroic wife begin 
their home in Haverhill. 

"Two Indians attacked their house. Mrs. Swan saw them approach- 
ing, and they determined, if possible, to save their own lives and the 
lives of their children from the knives of the ruthless butchers. They im- 
mediately placed themselves against the door. The Indians rushed 
against it, but finding it could not be easily opened, they commenced 
their operations more systematically. One of them placed his back 
against it, so that he could make his whole strength bear upon it, while 
the other pushed against him. The strength of the besiegers was greater 
than that of the besieged, and Mr. Swan, almost despaired of saving 
himself and family, said to his wife that he thought it would be better to 
let them come in. But his resolute and courageous wife had no such in- 
tentions. The Indians had now succeeded in partly opening the doo/, and 

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one of them was crowding himself in, while the other was pushing lustily 
after. The heroic wife saw that there was no time for parleying. She 
seized her spit (an iron about three feet long, pointed at the end for hold- 
ing meat over a fire for cooking), — a deadly weapon in the hands of a 
woman, as it proved, — and, collecting all the strength she possessed, drove 
it through the body of the foremost. This was too warm a reception for 
the Indians, and was a resistance from a source, and with a weapon, they 
little expected; and surely, who else would ever think of spitting a man? 
Thus, by the heroic courage of a wife and mother, this family was saved 
from a bloody grave." 

This record came wholly from tradition. It was related by an aged 
and venerable gentleman who had often heard it told by his grandfather. 
— "Mirick." History of Haverhill, by Geo. W. Chase, p. 223. 

John Swan removed to Stonington with his family in the year 1707, 

locating himself on what is now No. Stonington, known as Swantown 

Hill, where the rest of his children were born. He d. May 15, 1743, aged 

seventy-five years; she d. Mar. 20, 1772, in the hundredth year of her 

age; buried in No. Stonington, one mile north of the village. 

In memory of Capt. John Swan died May ye 15th, 1743 in ye 75th year of his age. 
In memory of Mrs. Susanna, wife of Capt. John Swan. She died March the 20th 
AD 1772 in the 100th year of her age. 

Their children: 

I. John Swan, b., Haverhill, Dec. 28, 1700; m. Lucy Denison. 
II. Ruth, b., Haverhill, Dec. 31, 1703; m., Feb. 8, 1726, Rev. John 
Wight, of Preston, Conn. 

III. William, b., Haverhill, June 24, 1706; m. Thankful Holmes. 

IV. Nathaniel, b., Stonington, Apr. 13, 1709; m. Mahitabel Brown. 
V. Asa, b., Stonington, June 4, 1712; m. Marvin Holmes. 

VI. Elizabeth, b., Stonington, May 14, 1715; m., Dec. 19, 1737, 

Tebadiak Andros. 
VII. Timothy, b. Sept. 2, 1721; m. Mary Smith. 
[Wheeler's Hist, of Stonington, p. 611.] 

Children of Nathaniel Swan and Mahitabel Brown, b. Stonington 
(Swantown Hill) : 

(1) Robert Swan, b. Dec. 14, 1731; m. Abigail Randall. 

(2) Nathaniel, b. Oct. n, 1733. 

(3) Jedediah, b. Aug. 5, 1735. 

(4) Jesse, b. Dec. 29, 1737; m. Elizabeth Baldwin. 

(5) Lois, b. Oct. 14, 1741; d. Oct. 14, 1741. 

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(6) Ruth, b. Jan. 3, 1743; d. Feb. 9, 1745-46. 

(7) Amos, b. Jan. 23, 1745. 

Robert Swan (1) m., Stonington, Jan. 21, 1754, Abigail Randall, b. 
Jan. 13, 1734; dau. of Lieut. John Randall and Dorothy Cottrell. 
Children, b. Stonington: 

(8) Robert Swan, b. Jan. 3, 1755. 

(9) Gilbert, b. May 18, 1756. 

(10) Lois, b. Sept. 27, 1758. 

(11) Peleg, b. Mar. 5, 1761. 

(12) Lucy, b. Nov. 12, 1763. 

(13) Esther, b. Mar. 16, 1766. 

(14) Jedediah, b. Mar. 23, 1769. 

(15) Miner, b. Mar. 3, 1772. 

Jesse Swan (4), son of Nathaniel and Mahitabel (Brown) (35) Swan, 
b. Dec. 29, 1737; m., Nov. 24, 1764, Elizabeth Baldwin, b. June 23, 1745; 
dau. of John Baldwin, of Stonington, and Mary Clark. 

Children, b. Stonington: 

(16) Lucinda Swan, b. Nov. 16, 1765. 

(17) Ziba, b. Nov. 17, 1767; m. Elizabeth Palmer. 

(18) Eunice, b. Mar. 22, 1770. 

(19) Jesse, b. Aug. 11, 1772. 

(20) Polly, b. Apr. 30, 1775. 

(21) Nathaniel ) . , x 

(22) John (twins, b. Jan. 9, 1778. 

(23) Elizabeth, b. Mar. 12, 1780. 

(24) Priscilla ) J . . ,, 

) \ ■»., -twins, b. May t,o, 1787. 

(25) Mary \ ' J ° ' ' 

[This completes Mahitabel Brown's (35) and Nathaniel Swan's descend- 
ants, of John Brown (8) and Elizabeth Miner.] 

The following records are repeated here from B. G. (pp. 12, 13), to give 
additional records. 

Eleazer Brown (11), son of Thomas and Mary (Newhall) Brown, of 
Lynn, Mass., b., Lynn, Aug. 5, 1670; d., Stonington, Conn., Nov. 30, 
1734; m., Oct. 18, 1693, Ann Pendleton, dau. of Capt. James and Hannah 
(Goodenow) Pendleton, b., Westerly, R. I., Nov. 12, 1667; d. aged sixty 
years. His house stood in the eastern part of lands purchased by the three 
Brown brothers, twenty-five rods south of the Brown Cemetery and 

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north of the Miner Meeting-house. Probably these were the first inter- 
ments in these grounds, His will in B. G. (p. 544). 

Children, b. Stonington; the numbers here given the same as in B. G.: 

37. Jonathan Brown, b. July 12, 1694; m. Elizabeth Pendleton 

(I-IV). 

38. James, b. June 1, 1696; m. Elizabeth Randall. 

39. Eleazer, b. May 4, 1698; m. Temperance Holmes. 

40. Annah, b. Feb. 1, 1700; m. Dea. Thomas Main; they had 

nine children. [B. G., p. 113; also B. and M. G., p. 50.] 

41. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 28, 1702; d. Mar. 4, 1725; m., Apr. 5, 1723, 

Elizabeth Main, b., Stonington, 1702-03; dau. of Jeremiah 
and Ruth (Brown) Main. [B. and M. G. 266, p. 49.] 

42. Mary, b. Nov. 28, 1703; m. Elder Wait Palmer, the first 

pastor of the First Baptist Church, No. Stonington. They 
had seven children. [B. G., p. 113.] 

43. Hannah, b. Dec. 12, 1705; d. Jan. 4, 1727; m., Mar. 24, 1725, 

Wm. Wilcox, b. June 3, 1703; d. Dec. 27, 1757. 

44. Patience, b. Dec. 28, 1707; m., Dec. 17, 1735, Clement West. 

45. Abigail, b. Feb. 3, 1712; m., Mar. 22, 1731, James Pendleton. 

They had seven children. [For their records, see B. G., 
p. 489.] 

46. Ruth, b. June 30, 1714; m., Stonington, 1733, Benjamin 

Randall, b. June 2, 1715; d. June 15, 1811. They settled 
in Colchester, Conn. He was admitted freeman there 
Dec. 6, 1763, but was there probably several years before 
i.his date. He is represented as possessing great physical 
powers and endurance. Children: (1) Elias Randall, b. 
1734; (2) Sylvester, b. ; d. ; (3) Amos. 

Jonathan Brown [B. G. 37], son of Eleazer (n) and Ann (Pendleton) 
Brown, son of Thomas and Mary (Newhall) Brown, b. July 12, 1694; 
m. Elizabeth Pendleton; she was baptized June 25, 1699, in First Church, 
Stonington, Conn. They lived upon land inherited by Ann Pendleton 
from her father, James. No list of the children of Jonathan and Eliza- 
beth (Pendleton) Brown appears upon the vital records of Westerly, 
but the land and probate records of the town give us four of their names. 
From the foregoing records we may set down the issue of Jonathan and 
Elizabeth (Pendleton) Brown in about the following order. 

Children : 

I. Jonathan Brown, Jr., m., Sept. 30, 1742, Elizabeth Burroughs. 

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He may also have been the Jonathan Brown who m., 
Westerly, Mar. i, 1757, Elizabeth Burdick [Westerly Rec], 
although this record would be equally applicable to his 
namesake already referred to, as would also be the follow- 
ing: "29th Dec., 1760, Elizabeth Brown, widow, was 
apptd. admx. of the estate of Jonathan Brown Jr., and on 
the 26th Oct., 1761, she appeared before the Council and 
presented an account against the estate for 'keeping two of 
the deceased's Orphan Children forty weeks each.' " [West- 
erly C. & P. Rec, III, 636, 677.] Still, on the 17th of Oct., 
1768, "Elizabeth Brown, widow of Jonathan Brown, late of 
Westerly, dec," m. John Moon, of Exeter. We do not find 
that the other Jonathan Brown was ever at Westerly. 
[Pendleton Gen., by Everett Pendleton.] 

II. Eleazer, d., probably, in the French and Indian War; m., 
Nov. 10, 1742, Sarah Die [Dye] [Second Ch. Ston.] 

III. Elizabeth, b. 1724; d., Westerly, R. I., Sept. 15, 1813, aged 
eighty-nine years [G. S.]; m., Nov. 9, 1743, William Brom- 
ley. [First Ch. Ston. Rec]. Their children are given upon 
the Westerly Records, and William Bromley's will is also 
to be found there. They were the parents of that Perry 
Bromley whose marriage to Dorcas Pendleton was the 
source of much perplexity. 

IV. Ebenezer, b. 1724-25; d., No. Stonington, Conn., May 10, 
1816, aged ninety-two years. He operated a grist-mill at 
Westerly, near the east end of the Pawcatuck Bridge, 
until about 1799, when he bought a seventy-six acre farm 
in No. Stonington, where he lived the rest of his life. The 
gravestone beside his, names as his wife Abigail, who d. 
Sept. 12, 181 1, aged sixty-five [B. G., p. 533]. She was 
probably his second wife, as there seems no doubt but 
that he was the Ebenezer Brown who m., Westerly, Feb. 5, 
1756, Anna Wells, of Stonington, and had children [re- 
corded upon Westerly Rec]: Caleb, Hannah, Lydia, John, 
Amy, Sarah, Dorothy, and Nathan. On Oct. 25, 1790, 
Capt. Caleb Brown was appointed guardian of Ebenezer 
Brown and family. [West. C. & P. Rec, V, 55.] Only one 
child of Ebenezer 's is referred to in B. G., and this one is 
called Joshua, b. 1782. [Pendleton Gen., p. 70.] 



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Ebenezer Brown (IV), son of Jonathan (37), son of Eleazer Brown (11) 
and Ann Pendleton, b. 1724-25; d., No. Stonington, Conn., May 10, 
1816, aged ninety-two years; m. Abigail Davis, d. Sept. 12, 181 1, aged 
sixty- five years. He lived in Westerly, R. I., and owned considerable real 
estate. On the first map of Westerly, published in 1 795, is given " Brown's 
Mill" (grist-mill), running two sets of stones near the east end of Paw- 
catuck Bridge, by which name the village was known for many years. 
He sold his mill in Westerly and bought a farm in the eastern part of 
No. Stonington one mile west of Clark's Falls, but not on the highway; 
it is entered near the home of Daniel Wright, a long-time resident on 
the road that leads to Boom Bridge. He removed to this farm in 1799, 
where he spent his remaining days. The house is still standing, but 
has been for a long time vacant. From a well-kept and walled burying- 
ground near the old house many of these records were taken. 

Deed from Reuben Hall to Ebenezer Brown is in the possession of 
Elmer Y. Brown (17 18), of No. Stonington, Conn. 

The No. Stonington Records show by deed given by Ebenezer Brown 
in 18 10 that he had issue. 

Sons: 

Henry Brown, b. 

1606. Denison, b. about 1780; m. Sarah Main (1608-1621). 

1607. Joshua, b., No. Stonington, Conn., 1782; m. Phebe 

(1622-1625). 

Denison Brown (1606), son of Ebenezer and Abigail (Davis) Brown, 
b. about 1780; m. Sarah Main. He lived in No. Stonington, Conn., near 
Billings Pond, also a short distance south in West Ashwillet. The names 
and records of their children that follow were taken from a Bible in pos- 
session of George C. Brown, in Stonington, near Old Mystic, Conn. The 
ancestry of Sarah Main, dau. of Benajah Main and Dolly Woodward 
[B. & M. G. 2140, p. 245]; she was probably b. in Ledyard, Conn., 
about 1786-87. 

Note. — The following paragraph is written to correct error on p. 245, B. & M. G- 

Benajah Main, b. Sept. 5, 1749; son of Thomas Main, b., Stonington, 
Conn., Feb. 12, 1721; m., Feb. 3, 1742, Mary Pendleton, dau. of Dea. 
Thomas and Annah (Brown) Main, dau. of Eleazer and Ann (Pendleton) 
Brown. [B. G., pp. 12, 13.] 

Children of Denison and Sarah (Main) Brown, b. No. Stonington: 

1608. Almira Main Brown, b. Feb. 12, 1809; m. Henry D. Lamphere 

(1626-1634). 

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1609. Denison Ledyard, b. May 9, 181 1; m. Lucy M. Adams (1635). 

1610. Caleb, b. 1813; d. 1816. 

1611. William Alfred, b. 1816; m., and had dau., who m. and left 

one child. 

1612. Ralph Randall, b. 1818; m. Wheeler; they lived in 

Preston, Conn. Mr. Brown was a prominent citizen of 
Preston. He served three years in the Civil War, in the 
1st Conn. Cavalry. They had six children: Louisa, Lucy, 
Sarah, Herbert R., Lydia, and Augusta. 

1613. Caleb C, b. 1820; m. (1) sister to wife of Ralph R. Brown; 

m. (2) Mary A. Worden. No issue. 

1614. Eliza A., b. 1822; m. William Madison Dewey (1639-1650). 

1615. Benjamin Avery, b. July 27, 1824; m. Julia Ett Crumb 

(1651). 

1616. Sarah B., b. 1826; m. (1) Joseph Dewey; m. (2) John Galup 

(1652). 

161 7. Thomas Lamson,b. 1828; m., and had a son, Ulmer. Did not 

answer queries. 

1618. Abby M., b. 1830; unm.; deceased. 

1619. James F., b. Apr. 1, 1832; d. young. 

1620. George Calvin, b. Feb. 19, 1835; m. Martha Jane Boss (1654- 

1659)- 

1621. Lucy M., b. Aug. 16, 1837; d. young. 

Joshua Brown (1607), son of Ebenezer and Abigail (Davis) Brown 
[Jonathan (37), Eleazer (11), Thomas, who m. Mary Newhall, of Lynn, 
Mass.], b., No. Stonington, Conn., 1782; d. Apr. 20, 1855, aged seventy- 
three years. Hem.Phebe , b. 1788; d. Oct. 3, 1861. Buried in a family 

plot on the farm of Ebenezer Brown, and well-kept, near Clark's Falls, 
in No. Stonington. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1622. Randall S. Brown, b. 1805; d. Nov. 5, 1840. 

1623. Denison W., b. 1807; m. Julia Brown (1698-1704). 

1624. Erastus W., b. 1810; m. Celia A. Edwards (i705-i707a). 

1625. Benajah P., b. 1820; d. aged sixteen years. 

Almira Main Brown (1608), dau. of Denison Brown (1606) and Sally 
Main, his wife, b., No. Stonington, Conn., Feb. 12, 1809; d., Preston, 
Conn., Oct. 21, 1861; m., No. Stonington, Henry D. Lamphere, b., 
Hopkinton, R. I., Dec. 22, 1815; d., Preston, Nov., 1899; son of Asa 
Lamphere and Grace, his wife, of No. Stonington. Both were members of 
the Baptist Church. 

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Children, the first three b. No. Stonington; six, Preston: 

1626. Harriet Frances Lamphere, b. ; m. William Ingram 

(1660-1664). 

1627. Lucy Ann, b. Mar. 23, 1835; m. William Denison Hoxie 

(1665-1671). 

1628. Denison Ledyard, b. June 8, 1837; d., Preston, Dec. 11, 1910; 

m. Julia Lewis. Res., Preston, Conn. They had three chil- 
dren, two of whom are deceased. Their son Charles 
Lamphere is living in Norwich, Conn. 

1629. Henry Austin, b. Dec. 3, 1839; he was in the Civil War, 

Sergeant in Co. K, 1 2th Conn. Vols. He d. at New Orleans, 
La. 

1630. Abby Jane, b. Dec. 10, 1841; m. (1) Oliver A. Ecclestone; m. 

(2) Sidney C. Williams (1671^-1674). 

1631. Benjamin Franklin, b. May 13, 1844. He was a mason and 

contractor. He was in the Civil War and was twice m.; 
both wives deceased. No issue. 

1632. Nicholas Lorenzo, b. Nov. 28, 1846; m. (1) Sarah Kenyon, 

deceased; m. (2) Mercy Larkin (i674a-i674g). 

1633. Sarah Bishop, b. May 22, 1849; m., Moosup, Conn., Apr. 8, 

1873, Phineas W. Davis, d., Voluntown, Conn., May 5, 
1892; he was a farmer and spent practically all his married 
life in Voluntown. He was a soldier in the Civil War. No 
issue. Mrs. Davis assisted in procuring these records. Her 
res., Voluntown, Conn. 

1634. Almira Main, b. Sept. 22, 1852; m., Preston, Oct. 21, 1871, 

Sidney A. Williams; after the death of his wife, he m. (2) 
her sister Abby J. 

Denison Ledyard Brown (1609), son of Denison (1606) and Sarah 
(Main) Brown, b., No. Stonington, Conn., May 9, 1811; d., Nor- 
wich, Conn., May 31, 1836; m., Oct. 19, 1834, Lucy M. Adams, b., 
Plainfield, Conn., June 14, 1808; d. June 10, 1837; dau. of Daniel 
Meacham Adams and Lois Parkhurst. Mr. Brown was killed while 
blasting a ledge, supposing the fuse had gone out, at Greenville, Norwich, 
at the present location of the Third Baptist Church; his wife, while 
standing in the doorway, saw the sad accident. 

Son: 

1635. Denison Ledyard Brown, Jr., b., Norwich, Nov. 26, 1836; 

d., Providence, R. I., Mar. 15, 1909; m., Norwich, Mar. 12, 

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1867, Hattie Almeda Mott, b., Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 10, 
1843; d., Jewett City, Conn., Aug. 23, 1885; dau. of Morgan 
Mott and Harriet E. McNeil, of Bozrah, Conn. Being 
left an orphan at the age of seven months, he was adopted 
by his mother's sister, Sally Adams, who afterward mar- 
ried Duncan McAllester, of Norwich. In the year 1850 
he, with his foster parents, removed to Colchester, Conn., 
where he continued to reside until the year 1864, his sum- 
mers being spent on the Lane farm, and his winters in the 
Hayward Rubber Works in Colchester, with the exception 
of one winter when he taught the Chestnut Hill District 
School. He enlisted as a private in Co. H, 21st Conn. Vol. 
Infantry, Aug. 8, 1862; was promoted to 2d Lieutenant of 
same company Sept. 5, 1862 ; and was honorably discharged, 
at Pleasant Valley, Md., Oct. n, 1862, being obliged to 
resign on account of physical disabilities incurred while 
in camp at Arlington Heights, Va., and from which dis- 
abilities he never fully recovered. He was converted at 
Willimantic Camp-meeting in i860, and joined the church 
at Colchester. The church gave him license to exhort, in 
1861, and to preach, in 1863. In 1864, having entered the 
ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he removed 
from Colchester and became the pastor of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church at Square Pond, now Diamond Lake, 
Conn. In the spring of 1865 he joined the New England 
Southern Conference [then called the Providence Con- 
ference] and served as the pastor of the following churches: 
1865-67, East Thompson; 1868-69, Staff ordville; 1S70-71, 
East Glastonbury; 1872, Greenville; 1873-74, Wapping 
[all of these churches were located in Connecticut]; 1875- 
76, Dighton, Mass.; 1877-79, Warehouse Point, Conn.; 
1880, Attawaugan, Conn.; 1881-82; Mystic, Conn, [now 
known as Old Mystic]; 1883-84, North Grosvenordale, 
Conn.; 1885, Jewett City, Conn.; 1S86, Hockanum, Conn.; 
1887-89, Nantasket, Mass.; 1890, Arnold's Mills, R. I.; 
1 891, Hope, R. L; 1892-93, Wickford, R. I. 

In 1894, because of failing health, he took a super- 
annuated relation and removed to Providence, in which 
city he lived until his death, Mar. 15, 1909. From 1894 to 
1896 he supplied the Wanskuck Church, and largely through 

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his efforts a neat and commodious chapel was erected. He 
served as Chaplain of the G. A. R. Post at Wickford, and 
as Chaplain and Adjutant of Slocum Post of Providence. 
For seven years he was connected with the Evening Telegram 
as Grand- Army correspondent. He also occupied for sev- 
eral years a position of trust in the Conference as Treasurer 
of Conference Claimants' Fund. He never forgot his spir- 
itual birthplace, Willimantic Camp-ground, and for several 
years rendered efficient services as a member of the exec- 
utive committee, at the same time reporting for the Hart- 
ford Courant during camp-meeting week. As a preacher he 
was scriptural, methodical, earnest, and instructive. He 
was a student of the Bible, and most heartily believed and 
taught what he found therein. Such a preacher could not 
fail to interest his hearers and to build up his churches. 
Children : 

1636. Mabel Hattie Brown, b., Staffordville, Conn., May 13, 1868; 

d. Oct. 2, 1868. 

1637. Wilbur Denison, b., East Glastonbury, Conn., June 15, 1870; 

m., Fall River, Mass., Oct. 9, 1901, Lottie Freeman Doane, 
b., Chatham, Mass., Feb. 5, 1872; dau. of Jonathan F. 
Doane and Maria F. Hunt, of Chatham. Mr. Brown is in 
the insurance business, Providence, and he furnished com- 
plete records of his father and grandfather. No issue. Res., 
Providence, R. I.; P. O. Box 1496. 

1638. Herbert Morgan, b., Dighton, Mass., Dec. 1, 1875; d. there 

Aug. 29, 1876. 

Eliza Ann Brown (1614), dau. of Denison (1606) and Sarah (Main) 
Brown, b., No. Stonington, Conn., 1822; d., Old Mystic, Conn.; m. 
William Madison Dewey. 

Children: 

1639. Harriet Dewey, b., Stonington, Conn., 1844; d. 1852. 

1640. Charles, b., Stonington, 1846; d. 1852. 

1641. Mary, b., No. Stonington, 1848; d. 1852. 

1642. Horace Benjamin, b., Voluntown, Conn., 1850; m. . 

1643. Ann E., b., Voluntown, 1852. 

1644. Israel Walter, b., No. Stonington, Nov. 25, 1853; m. Anna M. 

Bailey (1675-1685). 

1645. Joseph A., b., Groton, Conn., 1854; d. in infancy. 

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, ' „,. , -twins, b., Groton, 185s; d. in infancy. 

1647. Elisha ) 

1648. George D., b., Groton, 1859. 

1649. Maty Emeline, b., Preston, Conn., 1863. 

1650. Joseph Nelson, b., Old Mystic, 1867. 

Benjamin Avery Brown (161 5), son of Denison (1606) and Sarah 
(Main) Brown, b., No. Stonington, Conn., July 27, 1824; d., Old Mystic, 
Conn., July 18, 1904; m., Old Mystic, Jan. 5, 1851, Julia Ett Crumb, b., 
Fort Hill, Groton, Conn., May 17, 1823; dau. of Joseph and Eunice (Tift) 
Crumb, of Groton. Mr. Brown was a farmer, Prohibitionist, and Metho- 
dist. Mrs. Brown is [1914] living in Old Mystic, in good health. 

Dau.: 

1651. Ella Arlena Brown, b., Groton, Nov. 24, 1852. She is making 

a home for her aged mother, is industrious and intelligent, 
assisting in collecting these family records. Without her 
untiring assistance many of these families would have had 
no recognition. 

Sarah B. Brown (1616), sister of the preceding, b. 1826; m. (1) Joseph 
Dewey; m. (2) John Gallup, no issue; divorced and name changed back 
to Dewey. She lives near her brother, Geo. C. Brown. Dau., by first m. : 
Jane Dewey, who d. young. 

Thomas Lamson Brown (1617), brother of the preceding, b. 1828; 

m. . 

Son: 

1653. Ulmer Brown, b. 

George Calvin Brown (1620), son of Denison (1606) and Sarah (Main) 
Brown [Ebenezer, Jonathan (37), Eleazer (n), Thomas, b., Lynn, Mass., 
1628], b., No. Stonington, Conn., Feb. 19, 1835; m., Stonington, Conn., 
May 3, i860, Martha Jane Boss, b., Richmond, R. L, Aug. 28, 1840; dau. 
of Joseph and Katurah (Larkin) Boss, of Hopkinton, R. I. Mr. and Mrs. 
Brown live near Old Mystic, Conn., with their son Herman E. They lived 
a quiet, unassuming life, and it was at their home the compiler found the 
records of his father and mother and fourteen children. 

Children, the las' four b. Stonington: 

1654. Lucy E. Brown, b., Ledyard, Conn., Apr. 26, 1863; d. 1865. 

1655. Herman E., b., Ledyard, Mar. 3, 1866; unm. Farmer. 

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1656. Harriet Almira, b. Oct. 11, 1869; m., Stonington (Old Mystic), 

Dec. 1, 1890, Thomas J. Parker, b., No. Stonington, Aug. 
16, 1863; d. Sept. 8, 1908; son of Denison and Mary (Lamb) 
Parker. Son: Horace Nelson, b., Stonington, May 19, 1905. 

1657. David Edgar, b. Aug. 12, 1872; m., 1902, Mrs. Lydia Clark, 

nee Packer. Dau.: Marion Hazel Brown, b. Mar. 2, 1913. 

1658. Wayland Henry, b. June 1, 1875; d. 1910; unm. 

1659. Joseph Denison, b. June 4, 1879; d. aged four years. 

Harriet Frances Lamphere (1626), dau. of Henry D. and Almira M. 
(Brown) (1608) Lamphen, of Denison (1606) and Sarah (Main) Brown, 
b., No. Stonington, Conn.; d., Preston, Conn.; m. William Inghram. 
Both were members of the Baptist Church of Preston City. 

Children, b. Preston: 

1660. Harriet Emily Inghram, b., Preston, Nov. 19, 1846; m. Geo. 

B. Waite. 

1661. William H., b. 

1662. Lydia Ann, b. ; d. young. 

1663. Mary Ellen, b. ; d. young. 

1664. Frank Byron, b. Mar. 20, 1858; m., Poquonoc Bridge, Groton, 

Conn., Apr. 4, 1885, Flora Bell Tinker, b., Sag Harbor, 
N. Y., Feb. 8, 1867; dau. of Chas. W. and Mary E. E. 
(Page) Tinker. His wife is a member of the First Baptist 
Church of Groton. Mr. Inghram is a farmer. Res., 
Mystic, Conn.,R.D. No.i. Children,b. Groton: (i)Everett 
Edward Inghram, b. Apr. 29, 1887; (2) Lillian May, b. 
May 24, 1890; (3) Carrie Ellen, b. Aug. 2, 1892; (4) George 
William, b. Sept. 2, 1894; (5) Flora Bell, b. Feb. 7, 1898; 
(6) Lorimer M., b. Mar. 5, 1906. 

Harriet Emily Inghram (1660), the preceding, d., Groton (Burnet's 
Corners), Conn., Sept. 22, 1891; m. there, Nov. 27, 1870, George Bunel 
Waite, b., West Greenwich, R. I., May 2, 1846; son of George R. and 
Hannah Phebe (Brown) Waite. Mr. Waite came to Burnet's Corners in 
1859, and has lived there since. He is a wheelwright and blacksmith. 
Children, b. Groton: (1) Elmer Elsworth, b. July 23, 1872; (2) Frederick 
Ernest, b. June 4, 1874. Both are unm. Res., Groton, Conn. 

Lucy Ann Lamphere (1627), dau. of Henry D. and Almira M. 
(Brown) (1608) Lamphere, b., No. Stonington, Conn., Mar. 23, 1835; 

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(1., Ashaway, R. I., Aug. 13, 1895; m., Preston, Conn., Jan. 3, 1858, 
William Denison Hoxie, b., Ledyard, Conn., July 23, 1829; he d., Ash- 
away. Apr. 3, 1 901. They were both members of the Baptist Church. 
Mr. Hoxie was a stone-mason and shoemaker. 
Children, b. Preston: 

1665. Calvin H. Hoxie, b. Oct. 4, 1858; m. Jennie Taylor (1686- 

1690). 

1666. Ida J., b. Jan. 5, 1861; m. Herbert F. Larkin (1691-1694). 

1667. Almond E., b. Aug. 9, 1862; m., Providence, R. I., June 6, 

1906, Agnes Bessie Riley, b., Ireland, Feb. 2, 1876. Mr. 
Hoxie was educated in the schools of Preston. No issue. 
Res., Ashaway, R. I. 

1668. John Perry, b. Aug. 7, 1864; m., Hopkinton, R. I., Nov. 23, 

1903, Elizabeth Carlton, b., Wales, July 6, 1864. No 
issue. Mr. Hoxie received a public-school education in 
Preston. He has been manager of the town farm of Westerly 
since 1907. 

1669. Electra Martha, b. Aug. 23, 1866; d., Preston, Oct. 28, 1872. 

1670. Henry Howard, b. Oct. 28, 1873; m., Hopkinton, Oct. 12, 

1893, Lida Elizabeth Dellamy, b., Hopkinton, Dec. 19, 
1873. Children: (1) William Leroy, b., Westerly, Oct. 7, 
1894; (2) Clara Elizabeth, b., Hopkinton, Oct. 29, 1905. 

1671. Lina B., b. Apr. 10, 1878; m. Edgar W. Sisson (1695-1697). 

Abby Jane Lamphere (1630), dau. of Henry D. and Almira M. (Brown) 
(1608) Lamphere, b., Preston, Conn., Dec. 10, 1841; m. (1), Preston, 
Jan. 29, 1864, Oliver A. Ecclestone. Mr. Ecclestone was in the Civil War, 
in Co. G, 8th Conn. Vols.; was taken prisoner and d., Annapolis, Md., 
Dec. 6, 1864, being buried at Preston City, Conn.; he was the son of 
Elias and Ann (Dewey) Ecclestone, of Stonington, Conn. She m. (2) Sid- 
ney C. Williams, who m. Almira M. Lamphere (1634), sister of second 
wife. He was b., Putnam, Conn., Dec. 12, 1839, son of Cyrus Williams. 
Res., Canonchet, R. I. 

Dau. by first m.: , 

1671a. Cora Belle Ecclestone, b., Preston, Apr. 8, 1865; m., Hop- 
kinton, R. I., May 12, 1880, by Rev. Stanton Austin, 
Joseph Stanton Larkin, b., Richmond, R. L, May 8, 
1859. 
Children, all but two b. Richmond: 

1671b. Son, 1). May 1, 1882; d. Sept. 27,, 1882. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

1671c. Otis Arthur Larkin, b. May 9, 1883; m. Esther Lillian Taylor. 

Two children, b. Hopkinton: (1) Nora Dean Larkin, b. 

Sept. 25, 1909; (2) Lillian Irma, b. Sept. 30, 1910. 
1671CI. Ammie Lucendia, b. Apr. 5, 1885; m. Fred Vine Burdick. 

Three children: (1) Joseph Harrison Burdick, b. Aug. 3, 

1903; (2) Dorothy Irene, b. June 20, 1906; (3) Clarence 

Elwin, b. Feb. 12, 1910. 
1671c William Joseph, b. Feb. 23, 1887; m. Violet Marion Worden. 

Son: Kendell Joseph Larkin, b., Hopkinton, May 16, 

1912. 
16711. Fred Harrison, b., Warwick, R. L, Sept. 14, 1889. 
i67ig. Walter Randall, b. July 31, 1893; m. Jane Pearson. 
1671I1. Cora Jane, b. May 2, 1895. 
1671L Martha Etta, b., Warwick, Oct. 23, 1897. 
167 1 j. Gladys Irene, b. July 20, 1900. 
1671k. Charles Albert, b. Mar. 3, 1903. 
Children by second m. : 

1672. Addie J. Williams, b., Mystic, Conn., Jan. 5, 1873; d., So. 

Kingston, R. I., Sept. 25, 1893; m., Centerville, R. I., 
Dec. 17, 1891, Franklin H. Woodmansee. Son: Edward H., 
b. Jan. 25, 1893. 

1673. Mabel A., b., Voluntown, Conn., Nov. 10, 1879; m., Hop- 

kinton, Mar. 1, 1900, Walter S. Spenser. Children: (1) 
W. J. Spenser, b. Oct. 21, 1900; (2) Edgar D., b. Mar. 10, 
1905; (3) Harry L., b. May 10, 1908. 

1674. Cyrus D., b., Richmond, Sept. 1, 1885; m., Providence, R. L, 

Feb. 22, 191 1, Ruth C. Westcott. Dau.: Marjorie L. 
Williams, b. Jan. 27, 191 2. 

Nicholas Lorenzo Lamphere (1632), b. Nov. 28, 1846; m. (1) Sarah 
Kenyon; m. (2), 1873, Mercy Larkin, b., Hopkinton, R. I., Aug. 10, 1855. 
Mr. Lamphere is a stone-mason. Res., Westerly, R. I. 
Children, by second m.: 

1674a. Henry Denison Lamphere, b., No. Stonington, Conn., July, 
1875; m. and divorced. Children: (1) Isabelle Irene, b. 
Jan. 27, 1895; (2) Rubie Evelyn, b. Feb. 21, 1896. These 
daus. live in Westerly with their grandfather. 
1674b. Albert Oliver, b., Voluntown, Conn., Oct. 16, 1878; m., 
Warwick, R. L, May, 1895, Lena Roach. Son: Harold 
Edward. 

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1674c. Joseph Winifred, b., Hopkinton, 1881; m. Almeda Barber, 

of Warwick. No issue. 
i674d. Asa Lorenzo, b., Voluntown, 1883; m. Lillian Bennett; both 

deceased. They lived in Warwick . No issue. 
1674c Nicholas B., b., Richmond, R. I., Jan. 26, 1S88; m. (1) Mary 

Wood, divorced. Son: Henry Denison, deceased. He m. 

(2) Viola Barton. No issue. 
1674L Murtie Etta, b. Richmond; d. in infancy. 
i674g. George Harris, b. ; d. in infancy. 

Israel Walter Dewey (1644), son of William M. and Eliza A. (Brown) 
(1614) Dewey, of Denison (1606) and Sarah (Main) Brown, b., No. 
Stonington, Conn., Nov. 25, 1853; m., Old Mystic, Conn., Nov. 25, 1882, 
Anna Maria Bailey, b., Old Lyme, Conn., Mar. 31, 1866. He is a farmer. 
Res., Mystic, Conn. 

Children, all b. Old Mystic: 

1675. Anna Mabel Dewey, b. Oct. 20, 1883. 

1676. Harry Everett, b. Sept. 22, 1885. 

1677. Elsie May, b. Dec. 29, 1887. 

1678. William Otis, b. May 15, 1889. 

1679. Eliza Jane, b. Feb. 29, 1892; d. Nov. 1, 1892. 

1680. Alma Newell, b. July 5, 1893. 

1681. Phoebe Ethel, b. Feb. 23, 1895. 

1682. Gertrude Elizabeth, b. Mar. 15, 1897. 

1683. Florence Edna, b. May 1, 1898; d. July 6, 1898. 

1684. Helen Gould, b. Oct. 7, 1900. 

1685. Clara Ella, b. Nov. 2, 1901. 

Calvin H. Hoxie (1665), son of William D. and Lucy A. (Lamphere) 
Hoxie (1627), b., Preston, Conn., Oct. 4, 1858; m., Groton, Conn., 
Nov. 1, 1883, Jennie Taylor, b., Stonington, Conn., May 3, 1859; she 
d., Old Mystic, Conn., Nov. n, 1895; dau. of John A. and Lucy 
(Brackett) Taylor. Mr. Hoxie was a storekeeper at Old Mystic; his wife 
was a member of the Baptist Church. 
Children, b. Groton: 

1686. Amy T. Hoxie, b. Mar. 2, 1884; m., Apr. 26, 1904, Harry G. 

Cady, of Old Mystic. Children: (1) Harry G. Cady, Jr., 
b. Jan. 10, 1905; (2) Howard E., b. May 15, 1906. 

1687. Carrie Hoxie (twin), b. Dec. 5, 1885; m., Old Mystic, Mar. 12, 

1910, L. P. Mitchell. Son: George Taylor, b. July 1, 1913. 

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1688. Cassie Hoxie (twin), b. Dec. 5, 1885; m., Old Mys<ic, Oct. 9, 

1909, W. I. Benton. No issue. 

1689. Elizabeth H. Hoxie, b. May 16, 1889; m., Jan. 15, 1911, 

W.. R. Davis. Res., Springfield, Mass. 

1690. Calvin H. Hoxie, Jr., b. July 2, 1895; enlisted in the U. S. 

Navy July 31, 1912; is serving on the U. S. S. Vermont for 
four years. 

Ida J. Hoxie (1666), dau. of Wm. D. and Lucy A. (Lamphere) (1627) 
Hoxie, b., Preston, Conn., Jan. 5, 1861; m., Ashaway, R. I., Nov. 8, 
1882, Herbert F. Larkin, of Ashaway, son of Jonathan and Mary Matilda 
(Stillman) Larkin; his mother lived and died at Ashaway. Mr. Larkin 
is the librarian of the Donald G. Mitchell Library (Ik Marvel), Beecher 
Park Memorial, Westville, New Haven, Conn. 

Children, b. Ashaway: 

1691. Amy Browning Larkin, b. Apr. 10, 1885; m., New Haven, 

Feb. 22, 191 1, Miner Sanford Macumber, b., Taunton, 
Mass., Nov. 20, 1884. Dau.: Janet Abernethy, b., New 
Haven, June 9, 1912. 

1692. Daniel Perry, b. June 22, 1888. 

1693. Ruth Hoxie, b. Oct. 9, 1889. 

1694. Rhoda Sheffield, b. Nov. 27, 1898. 

Lina B. Hoxie (167 1), dau. of Wm. D. and Lucy A. (Lamphere) 
(1627) Hoxie, of Henry D. and Almira M. (Brown) (1608) Lamphere, 
b., Preston, Conn., Apr. 10, 1878; m., Hopkinton, R. I., Edgar W. Sisson, 
b., Stonington (Pawxatuck), Conn., Feb. 17. 1884. Mr. Sisson is in the 
bakery business at Ashaway, R. I. 

Children, b. Ashaway: 

1695. Wm. Perry Sisson, b. Dec. 26, 1909. 

1696. Harold Denison, b. Oct. 7, 1911. 

1697. James Arthur, b. Nov. 29, 1913. 

[This concludes the records of Denison Brown (1606) and Sarah Main. 

It will help you to turn back to the numbers of 

parents in tracing these records.] 

Denison W. Brown (1623), son of Joshua (1607) and Phoebe Brown, 
b. 1807; d. July 16, 187 1 ; m. Julia Brown, d. Jan. 12, 1889, aged seventy- 
five years; dau. of Henry Brown. 

Children, b. No. Stonington, Conn. : 

1698. Henry D. Brown, b. 1835; m. Helen M. Potter (1708-1710). 

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1699. Zebulon York. 1). May 11, 1837; m. Louisa M. Davis (1718, 

1719). 

1700. Julia Maria, 1). - — ; m. John Hamilton Corey (1724-1730). 

1701. Phoebe, 1). - — ; m. George W. Nason. Son; David Nason. 

1702. Louise, b. Aug. 13, 1851; m., Ashaway, R. I., Oct. 3, 1868, 

Daniel C. Kenyon, b. Sept. 8, 1847. Children, b. No. 
Stonington: (1) Carrie D. Kenyon, b. Apr. 2, 1880; m. 
Geo. Davis, and has four children. Res., Mystic, Conn. 
(2) Henry D., b. July 3, 1882; m. - - Latham, and has 
three children. Res., Westerly, R. I. (3) Edith May, b. 
Apr. 1, 1884; m. Ernest Smith, and has two children. Res., 
Westerly, R. I. (4) John H., b. Mar. 11, 1888; m. Grace 
Chappell, and has three children. Res., Westerly, R. I. 

1703. Oliver G., b. Mar. 6, 1846; m. Frances L. Collins (1731-1737). 

1704. Harriet, b. - — ; m. Geo. W. Goodhue. They have three 

children. Res., Carolina, R. I. 
fit will help you to look backward to the numbers of parents.] 

Erastus W. Brown (1624), son of Joshua and Phoebe Brown, b. 1810; 

d. Mar. 18, 1886, aged seventy-six years; m. Celia A. Edwards, b. ; 

d. Apr. 18, 1880, aged seventy-nine years. 

Children, b. No. Stonington, Conn.: 

1705. Erastus Avery Brown, b. May 17, 1836; m. (1) Sarah Maria 

Champlin (1774-1776); m. (2) Eliza Livingston (1796- 

1799)- 

1706. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Mar. 1, 1838; m. Geo. H. Champlin 

(1791, 1792). 

1707. Thomas R., b. 1842; d. Nov. 21, 1869, aged twenty-seven 

years. 
1707a. George I)., b.— ; m. Hattie Wilcox; both deceased. He 
kept a drug-store in Stonington, Conn. No issue. 

Henry D. Brown (1698), son of Denison W. (1623) and Julia (Brown) 
Brown, b. 18,55; m., No. Stonington, Conn., Nov. 29, 1855, Helen M. 
Potter, b., Voluntown, Conn., Jan. 7, 1839; dau. of William and Ruby 
(Lewis) Potter, of Voluntown. Mr. Brown was in the Civil War, in 
Cm. G, 21st Regt. Conn. Vols., and d., Knoxville, Md., Nov. 21, 1862. 
Sin- m. (j). l>e< . 5, 1S04, Edward Clarke, who d. June 15, 1887; she d., 
Clark's Palls, Conn., July 29, 1913. She took a deep interest in these 
records. 

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Children, by first m., b. No. Stonington: 

1708. E. Altana Brown, b. June 20, 1S57 ; m. Bradford G. Perrin 

(1711-1717). 

1709. George H., b. Jan. 15, i860; m., Ashaway, R. I., Apr. 25, 

1883, L. Fredell Sheldon, b., Westerly, R. I., Jan. 6, 1865; 
d., No. Stonington, Apr. 29, 1897; dau. of Isaac C. and 
Maria C. (Randall) Sheldon, of No. Stonington. He is a 
carpenter. No issue. Res., Clark's Falls, Conn. 

1710. Everett E., b. Mar. 14, 1862; m., Pendleton Hill, Jan. 30, 

1884, S. Leona Main, b. No. Stonington; dau. of Oliver P. 
and S. Emily (Ecclestone) Main. He is a provision-dealer 
at Ashaway, R. I. No issue. 

E. Altana Brown (1708), b. June 20, 1857; m., June 14, 1873, Brad- 
ford G. Perrin, son of Wm. and Frances A. (Clark) Perrin. Address, 
Clark's Falls, Conn. 

Children, first four b. No. Stonington, Conn.; last three, Hopkinton, 
R. I.: 

1711. Wm. Henry Perrin, b. Nov. 8, 1874; drowned in boyhood. 

1712. Mary H., b. Sept. 20, 1876; m. (1), Hopkinton, R. I., Apr. 24, 

1895, Warren L. Wells, b. Sept. 20, 1867; deceased. Chil- 
dren: (1) Hoxie L. Wells, b. Nov. 16, 1896; (2) Daniel W., 
b. Sept. 30, 1898; (3) Happy Elvira, b. Dec. 10, 1900; (4) 
John D., b. Aug. 3, 1904; (5) Donald C, b. Mar. 19, 1907. 
Mrs. Mary H. (Perrin) Wells m. (2) Wm. Otis Scott, b., 
Portland, Me., Mar. 21, 1877; son of Francis W. and 
Emily J. (Off an) Scott. Dau.: Frances Ada Scott, b., 
Stonington, Conn., Jan. 5, 19 14. 

1713. Albert E. Perrin, b. Jan. 23, 1878; m., and has two children. 

Res., Ashaway, R. I. 
1713a. Angie Nina, b. Apr. 17, 1880. 

1 7 14. Earl H., b. May 6, 1881; m. Mary E. Woodman, and has 

two children. Res., Potter Hill, R. I. 

17 15. George E., b. Jan. n, 1891; m. Mary Olive Burdick. No 

issue. Res., Thompsonville, Conn. 

1 7 16. Lulu F., b. Dec. 15, 1891; m. Arcadias Rochette. Res., 

Thompsonville, Conn. 

1717. Irving E., b. May 6, 1900. 

Zebulon York Brown (1699), son of Denison W. and Julia Brown, b., 
No. Stonington, Conn., May 11, 1837; d. there Oct. 22, 191 2; m., West- 

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erly, R. I., June 6, 1878, Louisa M. Davis, of Stonington, Conn., b. Oct. 
17, 1847; she d., No. Stonington, Feb. 21, 1900. Mr. Brown owned the 
farm, where he lived and d., known as the Rouse Babcock Farm, where 
the compiler of this book lived from Apr. 1, 1833, to Apr. 1, 1837. 
Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1718. Elmer York Brown, b. Mar. 31, 1879. He is a worthy young 

man and much interested in these family records. 

1719. Grace Louisa, b. May 10, 1882; m., Wakefield, R. I., June 24, 

1903, Joseph J. Northrup, b., No. Kingstown, R. I., Jan. 5, 
1878; son of Adolphus E. and Georgianna (Smith) Northrup. 
He received a public-school education, and his wife grad- 
uated from the grammar school in No. Stonington in 1897, 
and from the Hopkinton High School in 1900, being vale- 
dictorian of her class. She taught school several terms, until 
her marriage. Both are church members. Res., Peace Dale, 
R.I. 
Children, the first three b. Wakefield, R. I.: 

1720. Elmer Everett Northrup, b. May 12, 1905. 

1 72 1. Harold Joseph, b. Nov. 13, 1907. 

1722. Arthur Bertram, b. June n, 1909. 

1723. Louise Mildred, b., Peace Dale, Nov. 10, 1912. 

This farm now, in 1914, owned by the heirs of Zebulon Y. Brown (1699), was leased 
to Cyrus W. Brown, Jr., the father of the compiler of this book. To show the great 
value of this farm in 1833, and the rental yearly, which at the then current prices 
amounted to $515 (five hundred and fifteen dollars), this lease is here transcribed. 
The largest item in the lease was cheese, at five cents a pound; now [1914] three times 
as much — yet it is said it does not pay to farm. 

At the time of this lease, No. Stonington had twenty-seven hundred inhabitants, 
and the strong young men with increasing families were seeking better and cheaper 
lands in the State of New York, and had been for more than thirty years. 

COPY OF LEASE. 

The following agreement this day made and entered into by and between Rouse 
Babcock of Westerly in the State of Rhode Island, the party of the first part, and 
Cyrus W. Brown Jr. of N. Stonington, in the State of Connecticut, party of the second 
part. Witnesseth: That the party of the first part hereby let and lease unto the party 
of the second part a certain farm lying in N. Stonington aforesaid now occupied by 
Isaac York and known by the name of the John Irish farm. Containing by estimation 
Three-hundred and thirty three acres with all the priviledges and appertances therunto 
belonging, for the term of three years, from the 25th day of March next, 1838, for the 
consideration of four thousand five hundred pounds of good merchantable new milk 
cheese on or before the 15th of October in each year to be coloured in the milk, the 
said party of the first part finding auter. And fifteen hundred pounds of well fated 
pork, annually to be delivered in the fall. One hundred pounds of good fall made 

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butter annually, to be well worked and layed down for family use in the fall — And 
one hundred pounds of good well washed, half blooded wool annually. And Eight 
barrels of cider annually, on condition that double this quantity shall be made on said 
farm but if not, it is agreed the said party of the second part shall first be entitled to 
Eight barrels, and the first part the residue not exceeding the quantity first mentioned. 
The above articles to be delivered to the said party of the first part at a distance 
not "farther than Champlin's wharf in Westerly, or Stonington Port, as the party of 
the first part may direct. The said party of the second part is to make thirty rods of 
good well built stone wall to be well proportioned and well layed five feet high to be 
made where it will be most for the interest of said farm a proportion of which is to be 
made on the flat land, in the meadow annually. And for the further restrictions, 
priviledges and considerations hereafter named. The said party of the second part 
hereby agrees to pay all taxes or rates of every kind that shall be levied or assessed on 
said farm on the list of 1834, 1835 & 1836. The said party of the second part is to 
cut closely and thoroughly, all the brush on said farm both in pasture and meadow 
in the summer or fall of each year — said party of the second part is not to plant more 
than fifteen acres to corn and potatoes annually, and that to be well manured with 
at least eight loads of good manure to the acre. Said party of the second part is to 
cart into the Barn yard immediately after planting at least one hundred full cart loads 
of turf annually, to be collected from the most prudent place from the sides of the walls 
etc. The farm is to furnish wood to be prudently used. And it is understood that but 
one fire shall be kept except upon occasions when it may be actually necessary to have 
more than one fire, such wood as may be decaying is to be cut and at least one quarter 
of it from the borders of the river where the said R. Babcock pointed out, providing 
the sleding or carting shall be such as to make it practicable — The said party of the 
first part being determined to have all the land that may be stocked down on said 
farm thoroughly and plentifully seeded. The said party of the second part Expressly 
agrees to furnish and sow on each acre stocked down six pounds of Clover seed and 
six quarts of well cleaned blue-top seed, or other seed in proportion. The said party 
of the second part is to keep in good repair all the gates and bars on said farm, to take 
prudent care of all the buildings and keep the windows full glazed — The said party 
of the second part is not to carry off said farm any hay muck or dung, commit or 
suffer any waste of any kind on said farm, but is in all respects to improve said farm, 
Strictly, agreeable to the rules of good husbandry. The said party of the second part 
further agrees that in case of failure on his part to perform the payments as before 
mentioned, to pay to the said party of the first part the interest that may arise thereon 
from the time the payments are due till paid. And it is further expressly agreed and 
understood that during the term of said lease, said party of the second part shall not 
rent said farm to any other person. And at the expiration of this lease to deliver to 
said party of the first part peacible possession. In witness whereof: We have hereunto 
set our hand and seals at Westerly this 10th day of January A.D. 1833. 

Rouse Babcock. 
In presence of Cyrus W. Brown, Jr. 

Wm. R. Babcock 

Joseph A. Schofield 

N.B. Said party of the second part 

further agrees to keep the cider mill on said 

farm in as good repair as it now is. 

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Julia Maria Brown (1700), dau. of Denison W. (1623) and Julia 
(Brown) Brown, of Joshua (1607) and Phebe Brown, b. about 1839; d. 
June 26, 1907; m., No. Stonington, Conn., John Hamilton Corey, b. 
Exeter, R. I.; d. No. Stonington; son of John H. and Melissa (Wright) 
Corey. Mr. Corey was a contractor, and member of the Seventh Day 
Baptist Church, Ashaway, R. I. He enlisted at the beginning of the Civil 
War in the Third R.I. Cavalry, was transferred to the navy, and served 
to the end of the war. 

Children, the last four b. No. Stonington: 

1724. John D. Corey, b. Westerly, R. I.; m. Ada Edmundson (1738- 

1744)- 

1725. Harriet Emma, b., Hopkinton, Jan. 28, 1862; m. Charles 

Cyrus Brockway. 

1726. Horace Smith, b., Foster, R. I., July 14, 1866; m. Mary E. 

Geer (1745-1750). 

1727. Jessie Louise, b. Apr. 22, 1870; m. Francis A. Keeley (1751- 

1758). 

1728. Herbert E., b. July 14, 1871; m. Lucy Aedelia Richmond 

(i759> i759a). 

1729. Ida Maybelle, b. Jan. 26, 1875; m. Orimel J. Brockway (1760- 

1762). 

1730. James Arthur, b. Oct. 30, 1882; m. Elizabeth Parker (1763- 

1765)- 

Oliver G. Brown (1703), son of Denison W. (1623) and Julia (Brown) 
Brown, b. Mar. 6, 1846; d. Mar. 21, 1889; m. Frances L. Collins, b. June 
14, 1851; d. Jan. 21, 1890; dau. of Capt. Amos and Phebe (Brown) 
Collins. 

Children, b. No. Stonington, Conn.: 

1 73 1. Oliver Alfonso Brown, b. Aug. 12, 1870; m. Hattie G. Haley 

(1766-1770). 

1732. Harriet Louisa, b. Aug. 25, 1872; m. Charles A. Welles (1771, 

1772). 

1733. Jeremiah Halsey, b. Sept. 13, 1874; unm. Res., Norwich, 

Conn. 

1734. Chester Thomas, b. Feb. 6, 1877; m. Hattie Julia Richmond 

(I773)- 

1735. Fenner Dwight, b. Apr. 24, 1881; unm. He is a motorman. 

Res., No. Stonington, Conn. 

1736. Frank Clifford, b. Mar. 11, 1884; unm. He is a laborer and 

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has lived with Isaac Maine, of No. Stonington, for many 
years. Res., No. Stonington, Conn. 

1737. Grover Cleveland, b. July 27, 1886; m. Lucy Deuro. Res., 

No. Stonington, -Conn. 

John Denison Corey (1724), son of John Hamilton and Julia Maria 
(Brown) (1700) Corey, b., Westerly, R. I., Apr. 27, i860; m., Fall River, 
Mass., Oct. 20, 1882, Ada Edmundson, dau. of Thomas and Mary 
Edmundson, of Fall River. Both received grammar-school educations. 
Mr. Corey was foreman on farm until 1901, but since engaged in cattle 
and butchering. Res., No. Scituate, R. I., Box 25. 

Children: 

1738. Thomas Denison Corey, b., Wyasup, Conn., Mar. 30, 1884; 

d. in infancy. 

1739. Jesse Joseph, b., No. Stonington, Mar. 30, 1885; m., Chester, 

Vt., Dec. 1, 1906, Anna Lawrence, b., Waterbury, Conn., 
Dec. 12, 1886; dau. of Charles and May (Hubbard) Law- 
rence, of Waterbury. Both have public-school educations. 
Mrs. Corey is a graduate from the Attleboro (Mass.) High 
School. Previous to m., both lived in Attleboro. Child: 
Chas. Hubbard Corey, b. Feb. 25, 1910, d. in infancy. Res., 
No. Scituate, R. I. 

1740. Nancy Ada, b., Freetown, Mass., Jan. 1, 1887; m., Attleboro, 

Feb. 6, 1907, Percy C. Blatchford, b., No. Attleboro, Mass., 
Mar. 10, 1882; son of George W. Blatchford and Emma, his 
wife. He is a jeweler at Attleboro. R. F. D. No. 3. Chil- 
dren: (1) Lawrence E. Blatchford, b., Providence, R. I., 
Nov. 8, 1907; (2) Ethel W., b., Attleboro, Jan. 28, 1910. 

1741. Lavinia F., b., Taunton, Mass., Feb. 5, 1888; m., No. Scitu- 

ate, Apr. 15, 1908, Edward Denison Briggs, b., Attleboro, 
Feb. 20, 1883; son of Henry Edward and Louise (Sears) 
Briggs, of Attleboro. Both received grammar-school edu- 
cations, and Mr. Briggs graduated from the high school. 
He is a carriage wood- worker at Attleboro. R. F. D. No. 1. 
Son: Ralph Corey Briggs, b. Apr. 1, 1909. 

1742. Edith Hope, b., Hinsdale, N. H., Jan. 5, 1893; m., Putnam, 

Conn., Oct. 29, 1912, Nels Andrew Tyring, b., Providence, 
July 14, 1894; son of Nels J. and Anna (Lorentzem) Tyring. 
Both received public-school education, and Miss Corey was 
one year in the English High, and took a commercial course 

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at Pentecostal Institute, at No. Scituate. Dau. : Marion Ada 
Anna Tyring, b., No. Scituate, Aug. 23, 1913. Res., No. 
Scituate, R. I. 

1743. Ada May, b., Westerly, Sept. 23, 1897; d. in infancy. 

1744. John Foster (adopted), b., Little Compton, R. I., Aug. 14, 

1911. 

Harriet Emma Corey (1725), dau. of John Hamilton and Julia Maria 
(Brown) (1700) Corey, b., Hopkinton, R. I., Jan. 28, 1862; m., Hopkinton, 
May 3, 1884, Charles Cyrus Brockway, b., Lyme, Conn., Aug. 20, 1864; 
son of Orimel Johnson and Frances Matilda (Culver) Brockway, of New 
London, Conn. He was educated in schools of Lyme and No. Stonington. 
Lived in Westerly, R. I., and Preston, Conn. No issue. Res., 1914, No. 
Stonington, Conn. Mr. Brockway is cousin to the compiler of this vol- 
ume. [See B. G. 589, p. 77.] 

Horace Smith Corey (1726), brother of the preceding, b., Foster, R. I., 
July 14, 1866; m. Mary Etta Geer, b., Stonington, Conn., May 6, 1863; 
dau. of Joseph Abner and Almedia H. (Brown) Geer, son of Joseph and 
Sophia (Dewey) Geer. [See 1441 and 1310.] Mr. Corey lived in Westerly, 
Providence, and now in Boston. He has been salesman for the Singer 
Sewing-Machine Company in Providence and Boston. He is [191 5] with 
the T. G. Plan' Shoe Factory, as machinist, at Jamaica Plain (Boston), 
Mass. Res., 12 Hubbard Rd., Dorchester, Mass. 

Children : 

1745. Howard Abner Corey, b., No. Stonington, Conn., July 3, 

1887; m., Boston, Mass., June 2, 1906, Edna May Luther, 
b., Providence, R. I., June 30, 1SS7; dau. of James E. and 
Ella Annette (Haskins) Luther. Both he and his wife are 
church members. Mr. Corey began to learn printing on 
Westerly Daily Sun. Received first instruction in printing 
from Gcv. George H. Utter, then editor and proprietor. He 
was later with Providence Journal and Bulletin, and now, for 
the past eight years, compositor on the Boston Globe. Mem- 
ber of International Typographical Union; Past Chancellor 
Horace Greely Lodge, K. P. [First lodge in the world to 
meet exclusively in the afternoon. Composed of newspaper 
men on Boston morning papers. Known as "Daylight 
Lodge."] Member Boston Globe Relief Society and of 
Franklin Typographical Society. Dau.: Claire Carlton 
Corey, b., Boston, May 16, 1907. Address, Boston Globe. 

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1746. Joseph Geer, b., Westerly, R. L, May 20, 1890. He is a private 

in Co. C, 1st Corps of Cadets, Mass. Vol. Infantry. 

1747. Almedia Brown, b., Westerly, Oct. 21, 1892. She is an operator 

for the American Long Distance Telephone Company, of 
Boston, in 1915. 

1748. Horace Edmund, b., Westerly, Aug. 12, 1899. 

1749. Juliette, b., Westerly, July 1, 1902. 

1750. Ruth Emily, b., Boston, Apr. 28, 1909. 

Jessie Louise Corey (1727), dau. of John H. and Julia Maria (Brown) 
(1700) Corey, b., No. Stonington, Conn., Apr. 22, 1870; m., No. Stoning- 
ton, Jan 31, 1892, Francis Albert Keeley, b., Norwich Town, Conn., 
June 20, 1862; son of David D. and Mary A. (Cryer) Keeley, of Norwich. 
Mr. Keeley is an insurance agent. Res., Norwich, Conn. 

Children, b. Norwich: 

1751. Francis Herbert Keeley, b. June 29, 1893. 

1752. Frederick Louis, b. Apr. 28, 1895. 

1753. Charles Irving, b. Feb. 1, 1897. 

1754. John Hamilton, b. Aug. 30, 1899. 

1755. Mary Emma, b. Dec. 19, 1900. 

1756. James David, b. Aug. 6, 1902. 

1757. Julia Mabel, b. June 23, 1903. 

1758. HowardL.,b. July 13, 1904. 

Herbert Ellwcod Corey (1728), brother of the preceding, b. July 14, 
1871; m., Westerly, R. I., Nov. 14, 1895, Lucy Aedelia Richmond, b., 
Stonington, Conn., Nov. 18, 1877; dau. of Wm. H. and Lovira Aedelia 
(Burdick) Richmond. 

Children: 

1759. Julia Lovira Corey, b., Clark's Falls, Conn., July n, 1898; 

d. Aug. 4, 1906. 
1759a. Frederick Herbert, b., Ashaway, R. I., Aug. 17, 1904. 

Ida Maybelle Corey (1729), dau. of John H. and Julia Maria (Brown) 
(1700) Corey, b., No. Stonington, Conn., Jan. 26, 1875; m., No. Stoning- 
ton, June 12, 1895, Orimel J. Brockway, Jr., b., Lyme, Conn., July 14, 
1874; son of Orimel J. and Frances Matilda (Culver) Brockway. He is a 
farmer. Both are Baptists. 

Children: 

1760. Cyrus Orimel Brockway, b., Hopkinton, R. I., May 29, 1896. 

1761. Harold L., b., Preston, Conn., Dec. 15, 1901. 

1762. Horace C, b., Preston, May 25, 1904. 

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James Arthur Corey (1730), brother of the preceding, b., No. Stoning- 
ton, Conn., Oct. 30, 1SS2; m., Westerly, R. I., Oct., 1905, Elizabeth 
Parker. Mr. Corey was educated in the schools of his native town and 
at Ashaway High School. He is a chauffeur. Res., 137 W. 108th St., 
New York City, N. Y. 

Children : 

1763. Irwin Corey, b., Providence, R. I., Sept. 5, 1906. 

1764. Hohn Hamilton, b. 

1765. Wm. Parker, b. ; d. in infancy. 

Oliver Alfonso Brown (1731), son of Oliver G. (1703) and Frances L. 
(Collins) Brown, dau. of Amos and Phebe Collins, b., No. Stonington, 
Conn., Aug. 12, 1870; m., No. Stonington, Oct. 31, 1893, Hattie Gertrude 
Haley, b. Nov. 8, 1875 ; dau. of Nathan D. and Frances Maria (Thompson) 
Haley. Res., Westerly, R. I. 

Children, the first three b. No. Stonington: 

1766. Everett Denison Brown, b. Apr. 27, 1896; d. May 21, 1914. 



1767 
1768 

1769 
1770 



Bertha Evilena, b. Mar. 17, 1903. 

Nettie May, b. Oct. 19, 1905. 

Arline Frances, b., Westerly, Dec. 10, 1907. 

Byron Noyes, b., Stonington, Conn., July 27, 1910. 



1770a. Evelyn Gertrude, b., Stonington, Aug. 4, 1914. 

Harriet Louisa Brown (1732), dau. of Oliver G. (1703) and Frances L. 
(Collins) Brown, of Denison W. (1623) and Julia (Brown) Brown, b., 
No. Stonington, Conn., Aug. 25, 1872; m. there, Apr. 20, 1S90, Charles A. 
Wells, b. May 20, 1870; son of John D. and Eunice (Burdick) Wells. 
Res., No. Stonington, Conn. 

Children: 

1771. Irene B. Wells, b., Hopkinton, R. I., Jan. 13, 1891 ; m., Dec. 1, 

1908, Thomas McCarthy. Children: (1) Anne L. McCarthy, 
b. May 4, 1912; (2) Lloyd F., b. July 13, 1913. 

1772. Nellie Frances, b., No. Stonington, Mar. 21, 1894. 

Chester Thomas Brown (1734), son of Oliver G. (1703) and Frances L. 
(Collins) Brown, b. Feb. 6, 1877; m., No. Stonington, Conn., Jan. 6, 
1904, Hattie Julia Richmond, 1)., Thomaston, Conn., Aug. 29, 1883; 
dau. of William J. and Frances A. (Main) Richmond. Res., Ashaway, 
R. I. 

Son: 

1773. Irving ('. Brown, b. June 17, 1906. [See B. & M. G., p. 257.] 

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Erastus Avery Brown (1705), son of Erastus W. (1624) and Celia A. 
(Edwards) Brown [Joshua (1607), son of Ebenezer and Abigail Davis, 
son of Jonathan (37), son of Eleazef (n), son of Thomas, who m. Mary 
Newhall, of Lynn, Mass.], b., No. Stonington, Conn., May 17, 1836; 
d. there June 12, 1914; m. (1) Sarah Maria Champlin. He m. (2) Eliza 
Livingston, b. No. Stonington, near Boom Bridge. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1774. William Avery Brown, b. Apr. 10, 1856; m. Hattie M. Turner 

(1777-1786). 

1775. Benadam, b. Apr. 4, 1858; m. Carrie Bromley. No issue. 

Res., Westerly, R. I. 

1776. John Franklin, b. Oct. 21, 1861; m. Sarah A. Davenport 

(1787-1790). 

William Avery Brown (1774), the preceding, m., Hopkinton, R. I., 
Nov. 10, 1877, Hattie Miner Turner, b., No. Stonington, Conn., June 25, 
1862; dau. of Denison Stewart Turner, b., No. Stonington, July 18, 1835, 
and Frances Marion Miner, b. Nov. 4, 1840. Mr. Brown d. July 7, 1914. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1777. Alexander Brown, b. July n, 1879; m., No. Stonington, Nov. 

27, 1899, Mrs. Ella Allen, nee Sheldon. No issue. 

1778. Dora Anabell, b. June 13, 1881; m., No. Stonington, Mar. 31, 

1898, Herbert Perry Bill. Children: (1) Thema Dora Bill, 
b. June 5, 1903; (2) Hoxie Babcock Bill, b. Jan. 5, 1905. 

1779. Clara Marion, b. Feb. 28, 1884; m., Nov. 10, 1907, Louis L. 

Lyman. Son: Harry Lyman, b., Clark's Falls, Conn., Feb. 
26, 1910. 

1780. Myrtle, b. July 22, 1886; d. Sept. 12, 1913; m., Jan. 9, 1907, 

Edwin Crandall. Dau.: Catharine Louise, b. July 13, 1913. 

1781. Belva,b. June 19, 1888; m., Hopkinton, R. I., June 30, 1909, 

Wilson D. Main, son of Richard Dudley and Mary (Kil- 
kenney) Main, son of Clark B. and Abby E. (Mitchell) 
Main, son of Jesse and Annie (Benjamin) Main. No issue. 
Res., Clark's Falls, Conn. 

1782. Avery Denison, b. July 4, 1890; d. Jan. 27, 1891. 

1783. Frances Esther, b. Oct. 29, 1896. 

1784. Louis Thomas, b. July 29, 189S. 

1785. Hattie Edna, b. Apr. 29, 1900. 

1786. Bessie May, b. May 18, 1903. 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

John Franklin Brown (1776), son of Erastus Avery (1705) and Sarah 
Marion (Champlin) Brown, b., No. Stonington, Conn., Oct. 21, 1S61; 
m. there, Any. 6, 1883, Sarah Ann Davenport, dau. of Enoch Davenport, 
who came to thi> country from England when his dau. Sarah was three 
years old. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

17S7. George I). Brown, b. Apr. 18, 1884; unm. 
17SS. Charles L., b. June 20, 1886; m. Eva X. Main. Son: Kenneth 
A.., 1). Mar. 12. 1913. 

1789. Inez Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1889; m., Mar. 1, 1910, Otis 

Jenks. No issue. Res., Norwich, Conn. 

1790. Elsie C, b. Sept. 18, 1892; m., Oct. 13, 191 1, Fred Hibbard. 

Son: Henry Franklin, b. Aug. n, 1912. 

Sarah Elizabeth Brown (1706), dau. of Erastus W. (1624) and Celia A. 
(Edwards) Brown, b., No. Stonington, Conn., Mar. 1, 1838; m. George Ff. 
Champlin. 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

1791. Sarah Emigene Champlin, b. ; d. . 

1792. George Erastus, b. Mar. 21, 1861; m., No. Stonington, 

Martha Rilla Main, b., No. Stonington, Dec. 24, 1868, 
dau. of Orren Main and Mary Jackson. Res., Westerly, 
R. I. 
Children: 

1793. Frank Window Champlin, b., No. Stonington, July 22, 1887; 

m.. May 28, 191 2, Doris Lillian Collins, b. Aug. 4, 1892; 
dau. of Henry H. and Lydia A. (Gavitt) Collins. Son: 
George Henry Champlin. 

1794. George B., b., Stonington, Conn., Sept. 2, 1893. 

1795. Raymond, b., Stonington, Aug. 20, 1899. 

Erastus A. Brown (1705) m. (2), No. Stonington. Conn., Eliza Living- 
ston, b. No. Stonington: 

Children, b. No. Stonington: 

179(1. Hattie Elizabeth Brown, b. July 9, [872; m.. Westerly, R. I., 
July 3, 1895, Alfred A. Johnson. b., Sweden, 1SS1. No 
issue. Res., Westerly, R. I. 
17117. Mary E., b.— : m. William Sanford. Son: Win. Avery, b. 

Feb., 1912. Res., Woonsocket, R. I. 
1798. Ada May, b. - ; m., July, 1908, Thomas Whitehead. No 
issue. Res., Westerly, R. I. 

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1799. Alice Maria, b. ; m. George Leonard. He is draftsman for 

C. B. Cottrell and Sons, Westerly, R. I. 
[Here end the records of Jonathan Brown (37) and Ebenezer Brown and 

his descendants.] 

THE GREATEST TREASURE. 

"The value of a child is incalculable," says a Chicago judge. "The child is the 
thing that makes the home the unit, and the child is the thing about which every- 
thing revolves." 

James Brown [B. G. 38, pp. 12, 14], his records and the names of his children, will 
follow in this connection, with comments and facts known personally to the compiler. 

James Brown (38), son of Eleazer (11) and Ann (Pendleton) Brown, 
b., Stonington, Conn., July 1, 1696; d., No. Stonington, Conn., Feb. 2, 
1750; m., May 5, 17 18, by Rev. James Noyes, of Stonington, Elizabeth 
Randall, b. July 4, 1696; d. Aug. 25, 1786, at the ripe age of over ninety 
years. Interments in Brown Cemetery. [For more complete comments, 
see B. G., p. 14.] 

It must be remembered that when James Brown was b. the country 
was in a primitive state, almost a vast wilderness. His father, Eleazer, 
with his axe, had begun to let in the sunshine in a few places, and to stir 
the virgin soil and scatter a little seed, making an opening for future 
settlers. James Brown built his house on lands first set off to his father, 
Eleazer (11), on the most beautiful situation of any of the lands pur- 
chased by the three Brown brothers. This house built by James Brown 
was located opposite what is now the Union Cemetery. The compiler 
remembers the old, old house from 1840 to 1845, which soon after was 
torn down. It was a one-story house, fronting south, with east end front- 
ing the country road. The house and barn were built of native lumber, 
sawed at the mill erected by his father, and assisted by the older son, 
Jonathan (37), and James, the subject of this sketch. The barn fell down 
before the house was pulled down. The house contained but four rooms 
on the first floor; there might have been an attic. The compiler was in 
and out of this house during five years of his boyhood. The house stood 
on a gradual sloping plateau, affording a most picturesque view for miles 
around. The land is rich and fertile. The father of the compiler hired 
the land for a number of years, and on the same the compiler worked for 
five years. After the house was removed, the well covered, and grounds 
cleared and leveled off, there was not a thing to show the spot where 
these illustrious children were born. In this primitive house, standing 
on this beautiful location, the following children were born. 

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Children, b. Stonington [after 1807, No. Stonington]: 

I. James Brown, Jr., b. Jan. 29, 1719; d. Dec. 24, 1741. 
II. Dau. (twin), b. Oct. 22, 1720, and d. same day. 
III. Thankful (twin), b. Oct. 22, 1720; m. Jeremiah Alain. [B. G., 
p. 114; also B. and M. G., p. 51.] Their children will be 
given further on. 
IV. Simeon, b. Jan. 31, 1723; m. Dorothy Hern. [For their full 

records, see B. G., p. 30.] 
Y. Ann, b. Alar. 23, 1728; not further mentioned. 
VI. Zebulon, b. Nov. 30, 1730; m. Anne Alain. [See B. G., p. 43; 

also B. and M. G., pp. 51, 52.] 
VII. Elizabeth, b. July 31, 1732; m. Timothy Alain. [See B. G., 
p. 114; also B. and AI. G., p. 51.] The children given 
further on. 
VIII. Abigail, b. Apr. 23, 1737; not further mentioned. 
IX. Joshua, b. Apr. S, 1740; m. Joanna Rogers. [See B. G., 

P- 30-] 
Joshua Brown lived on the James Brown homestead until the death 

of his mother, in 1786, and his children were all b. here. He then removed 

to a farm in the southerly part of Stonington, where he built his house, 

living here until he died, Sept. 26, 1824. 

The foregoing is written especially to show the parentage of Thankful 
Brown and her Mster Elizabeth, and to show the identical location where 
they were b. and m. It is interesting to note that Thankful (Brown) 
Main named her oldest son, James, for her father; and it has been in- 
teresting to notice for five succeeding generations that the name James 
appears in regular order among her descendants. This was discovered 
when the B. and AI. G. was written. 

Now will follow the marriages of these two sisters and their children, 
being a reprint from B. and AI. G. (p. 51). 

Jeremiah Main (269), son of Jeremiah (260) and Airs. Ruth (Brown) 
.Main, b., Stonington, Conn., Apr. 10, 170S; m. for his (2) wife, Apr. 26, 
1742, Thankful Brown, b., Stonington, Oct. 22, 1720; dau. of James 
Brown and Elizabeth Randall. 

Children, l>. Stonington [the same numbers as in B. and AI. G.]: 

285. James Main, b. Jan. 27, 174,^; m. Hannah Wallace; he d., 
1847, aged one hundred and four years. [For their children, 
see B. and AI. G., p. 264.] 
6. Lydia, b. Apr. 11, 1745. 

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287. Thankful, b. Jan. 14, 1748; m. Edward Thurston. 

288. Bridget, b. June 14, 1749. 

289. David, b. Aug. 26, 1752. [For his m. and children, see B. and 

M. G., p. 74.] 

290. Nathaniel, b. July 12, 1754. 

291. Daniel, b. Jan. 26, 1761; m., July 21, 1797, Grace Main (297), 

his cousin, dau. of Timothy (277) and Elizabeth (Brown) 
Main. 

Timothy Main [see B. and M. G., p. 50], son of Dea. Thomas and 
Annah (Brown) Main, b., Stonington, Conn., Apr. 8, 1727; m., Stoning- 
ton, Jan. 27, 1750, Elizabeth Brown, b., Stonington, July 31, 1732; dau. 
of James and Elizabeth (Randall) Brown. [See B. G., p. 114; also B. and 
M. G.,p. 51.] 

Children, b. Stonington: 

292. Elizabeth Main, b. Nov. 2, 1750. 

293. Timothy, b. Apr. 7, 1752. 

294. Nathaniel, b. July 12, 1754; m. Abigail Thurston.* 

295. Lydia, b. Aug. 31, 1756. 

296. Rufus, b. Nov. 15; 1758; m. Sarah York. [See B. and M. G., 

P- 53-] 

297. Grace, b. Apr. 22, 1761; m. Daniel Main (291). 

298. Laban, b. Jan. 27, 1764; m. Mary, or Polly, Brown. [See B. 

and M. G., p. 53.] 

299. Luther, b. Apr. 18, 1766; m. Esther Brown [B. G. 203, p. 23.] 

300. Lucy, b. Dec. 9, 1768; m., Stonington, Nov. 23, 1794, Prentice 

Brown (807). When the B. and M. G. was written the 
compiler had not found her records, but they will be found 
following the number of Prentice Brown in this volume. 
300a. Simeon, b. Sept. 16, 1772. His records should have followed 
in this connection, but they were given in B. and M. G. 
(p. t,^,). It has since been found that he was the son of 
Timothy Main and Elizabeth (Brown) Main, the family 
here under consideration. 

With this introduction now will follow the records of Dea. Daniel 
Main (291), who m. Grace Main (297). They were compiled by Mrs. 
Cora Jane Mayne, nee Brown, dau. of Stephen and Lucinda A. (Ellison) 
Brown, Burlington Flats, N. Y. Much credit is due Mrs. Mayne for her 

*For their children, see B. and M. G. (p. 119). A correction is here made in B. and M. G-. 
for Nathaniel Main (294), and not Nathaniel (290), m. Abigail Thurston. 

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time, expense, and persistent effort in placing on the pages of history the 
descendants of Thankful Brown, dau. of James Brown and Elizabeth 
Randall, who. m. Jeremiah Main, and her sister Elizabeth Brown, who 
m. Timothy Main. 

"There can be no more sincere and disinterested friendship on earth than 
that which exists in the bosom of pa rents towards their children. For their 
happiness they are willing to sacrifice much; for them they toil and struggle; 
for them they live, and for them, if need be, they would die." 

Daniel Main (1800), son of Jeremiah and Thankful (Brown) Main, 
b. Jan. 26, 1761; d. Jan. 30, 1835; m., July 21, 1779, Grace Main, b. 
Apr. 22, 1761; d. aged ninety-five years; dau. of Timothy and Elizabeth 
(Brown) Main. Mr. and Mrs. Main lived in the Main Settlement in 
Connecticut till their children were all born, and at least one, George, 
married while there. They came to New York State with an ox-team and 
two horses, and remained for a time at Petersburg, Rensselaer Co. 
George Main and wife remained a year or so there, at which place their 
son Jefferson was born. The family came on westward, stopping for 
a visit with Edward Thurston and Abigail Main [B. and M. G. 287, 
p. 51], his wife, who lived near Cooperstown, Otsego Co., N. Y. Their 
Their dau. Susannah remained a year or more with her aunt Thankful. 
The family moved on, spending a year in the town of Plaintield, then 
located near So. Brookfield, Madison Co., N. Y., where Mr. Main 
purchased a farm of one hundred and sixty acres with a frame house 
thereon, which was uncommon in those days. This homestead was about 
three miles from Five Corners, where the church was located, with Elder 
Simeon Brown, Jr., founder and pastor, Mr. Main owned one of the 
largest and strongest horses in the vicinity, named "Old Sampson," 
which he would mount, and ride to church with his wife or dau. Later 
his dau. Susannah seemed quite willing to go, mounted on the pillion 
behind her father. Mr. Main was chosen deacon of the church soon after 
settling in the Main homestead, and his wife and several children became 
devout members. Dea. Daniel Main (1800) was a very well-educated 
man; he taught school in Connecticut, and also in New York State, be- 
in.!^ very proficient in the prof ession, as some of his descendants have been 
also. While in Connecticut he often preached, but did not preach much 
after coming to New York State. He was Justice of the Peace, but 
farming was his chief occupation. He was tall, rather slender, and a 
man of commanding appearance, being a deep thinker he was listened 
to very attentively, as he also possessed a very pleasing voice. 

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Dr. H. C. Brown 



Brookfield, N. Y. 



S. Eugene Brown 



This meeting-house is owned and occupied by the Seventh Day and First Day 
Baptist Societies. Organized in 1798, with Elder Simeon Brown. Jr., who settled here, 
in 1792, as first pastor. The first deacon was Daniel Main (291) 




Tombstone of Thankful (Brown) Main 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Mrs. Main was short, and rather fleshy. For many years she was 
blind. She had a severe attack of typhoid fever, during which she was 
tenderly cared for by her dau. Susannah, and son Ira Miner and wife. 
After her recovery she could read and sew without even spectacles, some 
of her handiwork being in existence now [191 2]. 

About one-half acre in the southeast corner of the Main homestead 
was set aside for burial purposes and known as the Main Cemetery. 
The first one to be buried there was Thankful (Brown) Main, wife of 
Jeremiah Main, who d. Mar. 20, 1812, aged ninety-five years. Her son 
Deacon Daniel and wife beside her, and several in the three following 
generations rest there. In memory of Dea. Daniel Main and wife a re- 
union is held yearly. At first it was held on the old homestead, later at 
the homes of different members of the union; but usually, of late years, 
at Summit Lake, a very quiet but picturesque place in the vicinity of 
Burlington Flats, Otsego Co., N. Y. 

Children : 

1801. Daniel Main, b. 17S0; d. Apr. 18, 1837; m. Marvel York. 

He was given sixty acres, a portion of the old homestead, 
including the Main Cemetery, where he was buried. He 
was a very eccentric character. They had no children, 
but adopted Dennison Main, father of Don Main, Brook- 
field, N. Y. They also became foster parents of Currin 
Chase. 

1802. Grace, b. ; d. Aug. 7, 1819, aged thirty-five years. 

1803. Martha, b. ; d. Aug. n, 1819, aged twenty-five years. 

1804. George, b. ; m. Lydia Main (1810-1823). 

1805. Susannah, b. May 7, 1783; m. Justus H. Brown. [B. G., 

P- I37-] 

1806. Ephraim, b. 1785; m. Sophy Parks (1824-1830). 

1807. Ira Miner, b. ; m. Susan Tracy (1831, 1832). 

1808. Philura, b. 1792; m. Nathan Randall (1833-1837). 

1809. Thankful, b. ; m. Oliver C. Brown (1838-1841). 

George Main (1804), son of the preceding, b. ; d. Sept. 19, 1852, 

aged sixty-nine years; m. Lydia Main, b. ; d. Nov. 12, i860, aged 

seventy-six years. 

Children: 

1810. Lydia Main, b. ; d. Mar. 4, 1832, aged twenty-six years. 

181 1. George Jefferson, b., Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., 

Oct. 11, 1803 (1842-1856). 

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1812. Madison, b. Apr. 10, 1S09; m. Eliza Burdick (1857-1861). 

1813. Addison, b. - -; d. Dec. 2, 1871, aged sixty-four year>. 
[814. Harrison, b. 1814; three times m. (1862-1869). 

1 Si 5. Lucretia, b. Feb. 16, 18 — ; in. Augustus Burdick (1870-1878'. 

1816. Philura, b. Feb. 1, 1813; in. Jonathan Brainard (1879). 

1817. Susan, b. Jan. 26, 1824; m. Elkanah Crandall (1880, 1881). 

1818. Thankful, b. Nov. 14, 1828; m. George D. Nagus (1 882-1 887). 

1819. Alvin, b. 1822; m. Adaline Stanburg (1888-1891). 

1820. Justus, b. June 25, 1827; m. Harriet D. Colgrove (1892). 

1821. Hannah, b. ■ ; d. Oct. 4, 1824, aged eight years. 

1822. Prentice, b. ; d. Sept., 1821, aged two years. 

1823. Lucy, b. ; d. in infancy. 

Susannah Main (1805), sister of the preceding, b. May 7, 17S3; d., 
Brookfield, Apr. 13, 1863; m., 1800, Justus Hern Brown, b. May, 1772: 
d. Feb. 15, 1833; son of Elder Simeon and Ruth (York) Brown. Burial 
in the Brown Cemetery. Mr. Brown was a farmer and a cooper. Mrs. 
Brown was bereft of the love and help of a very kind husband, but 
reared to noble manhood and womanhood her large family. Another 
affliction soon followed, when death claimed her beloved son Almon. 
She was a very quiet, unassuming character, loved best by those who 
knew her most intimately. When her son's wife, Philura, was dying, she 
placed her young babe in its grandmother's arms, saying, "I give Henri- 
etta to you." Thus she proved a noble mother to her also. A woman 
often sought in time of sickness, she filled her mission in life full of kind 
deeds. Her attitude in regard to temperance is best illustrated by the 
following instance. She was riding along one day with her son Stephen 
Taylor, when they saw a man lying intoxicated by the roadside. She 
turned to her son, saying, "I had rather bury a son of mine than see him 
in that condition; it would he far easier for me" Her sons were very 
temperate, not even having the habit of sweet-cider drinking, and only 
one, the eldest, used tobacco. Hut one son, Stephen Taylor, survives 
her. Though past his eighty-seventh birthday his mind is clear and alert; 
and though he is rather feeble physically, to him, mostly, is due the credit 
of the history penned of Dea. Daniel Main and wife. Nothing thus 
written has been fancied on the [tart of the writer, but facts as related 
by him. 

Note.— The children <>t" Justus H. Brown unci wife (1805) are given in full in B. (i. 
(P-137)- 

Ephraim Main (1806), son of Dea. Daniel (1S00) and Grace (Main) 
Main, son of Jeremiah and Thankful (Brown) Main, b. r 7S5 ; d. July 14, 

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1857; m. Sophy Parks, b. 1794; d. Jan. 21, 1857. Both are buried in the 
Main Cemetery. 

Children, b. near So. Brookfield, N. Y.: 

1824. Henry Main, b. Sept. 6, 1812 (1893-1896). 

1825. Daniel, b. Feb. 27, 1815; m. Mary Brown (1897, 1898). 

1826. Eleanor, b. Aug. n, 181 7; m. Justus R. Brown (1899). 

1827. Martha, b. Apr. n, 1820; d. Dec. n, 1821; buried in Main 

Cemetery beside her parents. 

1828. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1827; m. Joshua Miner (1900-1906). 

1829. Nathan, b. — — ; m. Martha Chesebro. Son and dau. Res., 

near Chicago, 111., where he d. 

1830. Galusha, b. ; m. , and had three daus. He was a 

carpenter. For years he lived in Fon-du-lac, Wis. 

Ira Miner Main (1807), brother of the preceding, b. ; d. ; m. 

Susan Tracy, of Oxford. Mr. Main cared for his mother and the old home 
for years. He removed to Norwich, later to Steuben Co., N. Y. Some of 
his descendants lived near Watkins, N. Y., in 191 2. He was very fond 
of fishing. 

Children : 

1 83 1. Tracy Main, b. 

1832. Uri, b. 

Philura Main (1808), sister of the preceding, b. 1792; m., 1810, Nathan 
Randall, b. 1790; d. Mar. 4, 1857; buried in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. 
Children: 

1833. Nathan Randall, Jr., b. May 26, 1815; m., 1832, Julia H. 

Crandall, b. ; d. Apr. 24, 1895. Children: (1) Rosaltha, 

b. , m. Albert Babcock; (2) Gertrude, b. , m. Emery 

Robinson. Res., 1912, Nashville, N. Y. 

1834. Philura, b. Sept. 21, 1820; m., Sept. 2, 1840, F. C. Miller, 

d. . Children: (1) Van Ness Miller, M.D.; res., Fre- 
mont, Mich.; (2) De Verre; (3) Martha M., b. ; m., 

1868, Frank Gray, d., Angola, N. Y., 1907; (4 and 5) two 

infants, d. . All the members of Philura's family are 

dead but one granddau., Estella Gray, a teacher in Buffalo 
in 1912. 

1835. Grace Marvel, b., Brookfield, N. Y., June 10, 1829; m. Dr. 

C. C. Johnson (1907-1910). 

1836. Daniel Main, b. Jan. 27, 1832; d. Jan. 8, 1854. 

1837. Esther M., b. Feb. n, 1835 (1911). 

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Thankful Main (1809), sister of the preceding, b. ; d. ; m. 

Oliver C. Brown, who d. at Whitesboro, N. Y. She was buried in the Main 
Cemetery, but was later removed by her son Mark to Brookfield Rural 
Cemetery. 

Children: 

1838. Rebecca Brown, b. ; d. . 

1839. Oliver Mark, b. — — ; m. Martha Crandall. Dau.: Leone 

Ellen, b. July 3, 1853, m. Otis Griffin. [B. G., p. 132.] 

1S40. Joshua Gabby, b. ; d. ; m. Crandall. Dau., 

d. Nashville, N. Y. 

1841. Ellen, b. ; m. Mr. Cooper. 

George Jefferson Main (1811), son of George (1804) and Lydia (Main) 
Main, son of Dea. Daniel (1800) and Grace (Main) Main, son of Jere- 
miah and Thankful (Brown) Main, b., Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., 
Oct. n, 1803; d. Apr. 9, 18S9, and buried in Brookfield Rural Cemetery; 
m. (1) Mary Ingraham, b. Apr. 29, 1807; d. Dec. 19, 1858; dau. of Ben- 
jamin and Lucy (Pitkin) Ingraham; buried in the Main Cemetery. Mr. 
Main m. (2), 1863, Louisa Wright Burgess. Mr. Main was a farmer. He 
was a member of the Baptist Church at Brookfield, and, being possessed 
of an unusually retentive memory, he could quote Scripture as but few 
could. Oneof his special pleasures, as his children were growing up, was to 
have them read portions of Scripture at random, and he would name the 
book, chapter, and often the verse, where found. His Bible was his most 
valued book, and not until well advanced in years and confined to the 
house by illness did he practise reading a newspaper. He was a Repub- 
lican. 

Children by first m.: 

1842. Ransom Simeon Main, b., So. Brookfield, N. Y., Oct. 13, 

1827; m. Mary Elizabeth Blackburn (1912). 

1843. Horace, b. Oct. 10, 1X30; d. June 13, 1832. 

1S44. Maria L. (twin), b. Nov. 30, [832; d. Dec. 28, 1863. 

[845. George L. (twin), i>. Nov. .^o, [832; m. Delia M. York (1913- 

[915). 
[846. Amanda M., b. Mar. 30, 1835; d. June 24, 1S55. 
1X47. Mary M., b. June S, [837; d. Now i(>, [856. 
[848. llial Pitkin, b., So. Brookfield, Dec. 14, [839; m., [873, 

Sarah Martin, b. - -; d. June 10, 1894; dau. of Henry 

and Elizabeth Harriet Martin, of District of Columbia. 

He was a truck farmer, a member of the Baptist Church, 

and in politics a Republican. No issue. 

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1849. Rosina A., b. Dec. 12, 1841 ; m. Eugene Main (1916-1919). 

1850. Emarette Velmet, b. Aug. 5, 1843; d. May 8, 1861. 

1851. Adelbert Orville, b. Dec. 12, 1845; d. May 8, 1861. 
These children are at rest by their mother in the Main Cemetery. 
Children by second m.: 

1852. Mary L., b. Mar. 27, 1864; d. May 13, 1883. 

1853. Charles Albert, b. June 12, 1866. 

1854. Alice Grace, b. June 30, 1868; m. George Buell (1920-1922). 

1855. Alonzo Jefferson, b. Oct. 8, 1870; m. Mrs. Jenette 

(1923-1928). 

1856. Lutie L., b. May 10, 1874; m., Feb. 18, 1895, Ada B. Long. 

Children: (1) Clayton, b. Apr. 10, 1896; (2) Irene, b. Nov. 
7, 1903. Res., near So. Brookfield, N. Y. 

Madison Main (1812), brother of the preceding, b. Apr. 10, 1809; d. 

May 4, 1881; m., Mar. 31, 1838, Eliza Burdick, b. ; d. Apr. 19, 1881. 

Both were members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Main was a Republican 
and a farmer. Burial at Burlington Flats, N. Y., on the Main plot. 

Children: 

1857. Eliza Ann Main, b. Mar. 13, 1840; m. Charles Burdick (1929- 

1937)- 

1858. Albert, b. Aug. 19, 1841. 

1859. Alva, b. Aug. 13, 1843 (1938). 

i860. Edward, b. Jan. 28, 1848; m. Jozinah D. Johnson(i939, 1940). 

1861. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 19, 1850 (1941). 

Harrison Main (1814), brother of the preceding, b. 1814; d. 1900; m. 
(1), 1838, Maryette Nobles, b. 1826; d. Sept. 24, 1846; m. (2) Malissa 
Nagus, b. Nov. 22, 1821; d. Apr. 30, 1854; m. (3) Elizabeth Nagus, b. 
Oct. 20, 1827; d. 1895. Mr. Main was a member of the Free Will Baptist 
Church, and was a Republican and also a farmer, living for a number of 
years at Otselic, N. Y., where his first two wives were buried. He and his 
third wife are buried at Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

Children by first m.: 

1862. Dorance Harrison Main, b. 1840 (1942, 1943). 

1863. M. Eugene, b. 1842; d. 1892; m., 1863, Rosina Main, dau. of 

Jefferson and Mary (Ingraham) Main. 
Children by second m.: 

1864. George Harrison, b., Otselic, 1849. He is a Republican and a 

farmer. Res., 191 2, Johnston's Corners, near Burlington 
Flats, N. Y. 

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1865. Mary L., b. 1853; m., 1871, Justus Brainard, son of Jonathan 

and Philura (Main) Brainard. They are believers in the 
Christian Science doctrine. Children: two d. in infancy. 
Res., 1912, New Berlin, N. Y. 
Children by third m.: 

1 866. Alvin D., b. Apr. 30, 1S55 (1944-1946). 

1867. Frank, b. 1858; d. 1870, and buried at Otselic by the side of 

his mother. 

1868. Elery, b. 1862; m., 1888, Polly E. Chapin, dau. of Ezekiel and 

Lucre tia (Spafford) Chapin. He is a farmer, and attends 
church at Ketchum, N. Y. Children: (1) Louis Harrison, 
b. 1891; (2) Clifford Elery, b. 1894; (3) Yaughn Jay, b. 
1897, d. 1908; (4) Lloyd Adelbert, b. 1903. Res., 1912, 
Pittsfield, N. Y. 

1869. Eliza J., b. 1863; m. (1), 1882, Julius Holmes, b. i860; d. 

1903, and buried at Burlington Flats; she m. (2), 1907, 
Will H. Todd, b. 1863. Children, by first m.: (1) E. Devillo, 
b.. Union Valley, N. Y., 1884; (2) Hubert G., b., Burling- 
ton Flats, 1892. Res., 191 2, Pittsfield, N. Y. 

Lucretia Main (1815), sister of the preceding, b. Feb. 16, 18 — ; d. 
July 27, 1880; m., 1831, Augustus Burdick. Mr. Burdick was a Repub- 
lican, a farmer, and a carpenter. He was chosen deacon of the Bap- 
tist Church at Burlington Flats, N. Y., of which both were members. 
Mrs. Burdick was an expert spinner, especially of wool, few, if any, 
being her equal. Both are buried at Burlington Plats. 

Children: 

1870. Philura Burdick, b. Oct. 21, 1837; m. Newell Talbot (1947- 

1052). 

1871. George A., b. June 16, 1840 (1956-1959). 

1872. Horace C, b. June 5, 1842; m. Delia A. Edmonds (1968). 

1873. Maria L., b. May 31, 1844; m. Albert Talbot (1969, 1970). 
1S74. Lydia E., b. 1846; m. Morell Parker 1 1071, 1972). 

1875. Maryette, b. Nov. 16, 1847; m. Henry Parker (1973, 1974)- 

1876. Kay E., 1>. Aug. 3, 1849; d. Aug. 20, 1873. 

[877. Celestia, !>. May 20. 1851; m. Charles Fitch (1975—1977). 

1878. Alvin, 1). Mar. 16, 1853; m. Sarah Flynn (1978, 1979). 

Philura Main (1816), dau. of George (1804) and Lydia (Alain) Main, 
son of Daniel (1800) and Grace (Main) Main, son of Jeremiah and Thank- 
ful (Brown) Main, b. Feb. 1, 1813; d. June 24. 1803; m. Jonathan Brain- 

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ard, d. July 6, 1890. Mrs. Brainard was a member of the Baptist Church 
at Burlington Flats, in which town they both are buried. 
Son: 

1879. Justus Brainard, b. 1847; m., 1871, Mary Main, dau. of 

Harrison and Malissa (Nagus) Main. 

Susan Main (1817), sister of the preceding, b. Jan. 26, 1824; d. 1879; m. 
Elkanah Crandall. 
Children: 

1880. Elizabeth Arlouine Crandall, b. June 13, 1846; d. Feb. 10, 

1897; m. Mr. B. Bryant. 

1881. Lydia Jane, b. Dec. 3, 1849; d. Oct. 8, 1889. 

Thankful Main (1818), sister of the preceding, b. Nov. 14, 1828; d. 
Dec. 13, 1910; m., Sept. 25, 1851, George D. Nagus, b. June 7, 1831; 
d. Aug. 23, 1906. They were Free Will Baptists. Mr. Nagus was a Re- 
publican and a farmer. Burial at Otselic, N. Y. 

Children: 

1882. Uri G. Nagus, b., Otselic, Nov. 21, 1855; d., Hamilton, 

N. Y., Dec. 20, 1897; m., Jan 13, 1885, Adda M. Fuller, 
b. Dec. 10, 1865. He was a farmer and a Republican. Dau.: 
Mary, b., Otselic, 1SS6; d. June 13, 1907, and buried at 
Otselic; m., July 3, 1902, Leon Priest. 

1883. Charles, b. Apr. 16, 1858; d. Oct. 7, 1S76, and buried at 

Otselic. 

1884. Esther L., b., Otselic, June 6, 1859; m. E. Frank Garner 

(1980-1986). 

1885. Celestia, b., Otselic, Jan. 15, 1861. 

1886. Maria P., b., Otselic, Nov. 4, 1862 (1987-1989). 

1887. Orvin, b. Sept. 2, 1865; m., Sept. 25, 1888, So. Otselic, Mary 

L. Hewitt, b., Augusta,, N. Y., July 12, 1863. Mr. Nagus 
is a farmer and a Republican, and attends the Methodist 
Church. Children: (1) Ella J., b., Otselic, July 23, 1889; 
(2) Florence C, b., Augusta, Jan. 7, 1893. 

Alvin Main (1819), brother of the preceding, b. 1822; m. Adaline 
Stanburg, who d., and was buried near West Edmeston, N. Y. Mr. 
Main was a farmer and live-stock dealer. 

Children : 

1888. Cora Main, b. — -; m. Ira Buell. Daus.: (1) Edith, m. — 

Cowen; (2) Bertha, m. Rollins. 

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1889. Lizzie, b. - -; m. Charles Palmer. Infant, who d. 

1890. Jennie, b. - — ; m. Nathan Rogers. Children: (1) Avis. m. 

Eddy, and had two children; (2) Sydney; (3) Virginia; 
(4) Nathan, Jr. 
)i. Grace, b. - — ; m. Will Genung. Son: Earl. Mr. Genung 
lives on the home farm, south of West Edmeston, and is 
an R. L). carrier. 

Justus Main (1820), brother of the preceding, b. June 25, 1827; d. 
.Mar. 5, 1876; m. Harriet Delilah Colgrove, d. Nov. 20, 1S72; dau. of 
Israel and Harriet Colgrove. Burial on Taylor Hill, town of Edmeston, 
N. Y. 
Dau.: 

1S92. Hattie Mayne, b. 1S65; d. Jan. 14, 188S; m. Elwin Suther- 
land. Dau.: Hazel Sutherland, b. June 28, 1884. She is a 
graduate of Edmeston High School and of Oneonta Normal. 
Now [191 2], a teacher in the South New Berlin High School. 
At the time of the death of her mother she was adopted 
by George Michel and wife. Res., Edmeston, N. Y. 

Henry Main (1824), son of Ephraim (1S05) and Sophy (Parks) Main, 
son of Dea. Daniel (1800) and Grace (Main) Main, son of Jeremiah and 
Thankful (Brown) Main, b. Sept. 6, 1812; d. 1901; m. (1) Lydia Brown, 
b. Feb. 8, 1836; d. Feb. 12. 1877: m. (2) Mrs. Minerva Maxson; m. (3) 
Lucinda Smith. Mr. Main was a Christian worker and joined the Bapti>t 
Church in Brookfield, N. Y. Later he espoused the cause of the Seventh- 
Day Adventists, and died in the firm belief of their interpretations of the 
Scriptures. He was very active in whatever he undertook. He was 
chosen captain of a company of cavalry. When chosen he was called 
upon to "wet his commission." Mr. Main responded, "Comrades, I will 
hold second place to no man in seeking to promote the welfare and effi- 
ciency of our company, but I can't join you in this baleful practice. I 
taste no intoxicating liquors myself and can't stifle my conscience by 
offering it to others." He was not only a great temperance worker, but 
came out in tin- front ranks at the dawn of the anti-slavery struggle. 
i , r several year.- In- was deprived of his si.uht, yet he maintained a cheer- 
ful disposition. He died at the home of his beloved daughter, Mandana, 
who tenderly and lovingly fulfilled her duties in a very quiet way. He 
and his first wife are buried in the Brown Cemetery. Mr. Main was one 
of thi' prime movers in establishing and promoting the Main Reui 

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In 1892 he, with six other grandsons of Dea. Daniel and wife, formed a 
striking contrast, when seated on a platform at the reunion, with the 
younger ones in the audience. They were all gray headed, bearded, and 
very healthy looking. 
Children : 

1893. Judson Main, b. 1838; d. 1839. 

1894. Mandana, b. 1S41; m., 1864, Erastus Maxson, son of Lorenzo 

and Minerva (Miner) Maxson. Res., 1912, Brookfield, 
N. Y. Children: (1) Herbert E., b. 1864, m., 1886, Clara 
Burdick; (2) Everett H., b. 1868, d. 1883; (3) Ivalou, b. 
1879; m., 1897, Lynn A. Worden, who [191 2] is business 
manager of The Sabbath Recorder, Plainfield, N. Y. Their 
children: (1) Dean M., b. 1897; (2) Marion C, b. 1899; 
(3) Dorothy H., b. 1908; (4) Mandana E., b. 1911. 

1895. Gerrit S., b. 1844; d. 1864. Enlisted in 114th Regt., Civil 

War, in 1863. 

1896. Hosea B., b. 1846; m., 1869, Magrette Stanbro, b. ; d. 

1887. Burial in Brookfield Cemetery. Mr. Main was a car- 
penter and was associated with his father in the firm of 
Main & Son, lumbermen and builders. He was a Repub- 
lican. Dau.: Jessie Mandana, b. , m. Leonard Gibbs, 

lawyer, Buffalo, N. Y. Children: (1) Walter M., b. 1905; 
(2) Jean M., b. 1907. 

Daniel Main (1825), brother of the preceding, b. Feb. 27, 1815; d., 
Gowanda, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1895; m., Dec. 2^, 1847, Mary Brown, dau. of 
Justus H. and Susannah (Main) Brown, b. Nov. 30, 1829; d., Nashville, 
N. Y., Feb. n, 1889. 

Children, b. Persia, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y.: 

1897. Cyrelius Main, b. 1851; d. Oct. 13, i860. 

1898. Almon F., b. June 27, 1856; m., Apr. 18, 1881, Clara Searl, 

b. Jan. 29, 1859; dau. of Fred and Lora (Hilliard) Searl. 
Mr. Main is a farmer. Sons: (1) Fred Daniel, b. June 14, 
1891; (2) Lyman Brown, b. May 19, 1894. Res., 191 2, 
Gowanda, N. Y. 

Eleanor Main (1826), sister of the preceding, b. Aug. 11, 1817; m., 
Apr., 1839, Justus R. Brown, son of Justus H. and Susannah (Main) 
Brown; d. Apr. 19, 1855. Burial in Brown Cemetery. [See B. G., p. 137.] 

Son: 

1899. Holland Turner Brown, b. Apr. 30, 1840. He enlisted at the 

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outbreak of the Civil War, was honorably discharged at 
its close, and returned home with the loss of only one finger. 
He was killed by the falling of a tree about three months 
later. [See E. G., p. 138.] 

Elizabeth Main (1828), sister of the preceding, b. Aug. 30, 1827; d. 
Nov. 8, 1801 ; m., Oct. q, 1849, Joshua Miner, b., Pharsalia, N. Y., about 
1821; d. Jan. 11, 1868, in the West. After his death Mrs. Miner and 
family returned to Otselic, N. Y., in 1869. 

Children: 

1900. Floyd L. Miner, b. Aug. 27, 1850; d. Oct. 4, 1852. 

1901. La Vern, b. Dec. 26, 1852; m., Oct. 29, 1890, Jennie E. Pitts. 

Mr. Miner is a Prohibitionist. He and his wife attend the 
Baptist Church. Res., 191 2, So. Otselic, N. Y. 

1902. Adelbert, b. Mar. 12, 1855; m., July 4, 1879, Jennie Ruddock. 

1903. Van Ness, b. Nov. 24, 1857; d. Mar. 15, 1879. 

1904. Alton M., b. June 28, 1861; d. Aug. 1, 1869. 

1005. Ella B., b. Sept. 17, 1863; m., June 1, 18—, Le Roy O. Peck- 
ham. Res., 191 2, Chicago, 111. 

1906. Matilda S., b. Jan 2S, 1867; d. Aug. 10, 1885. 

Four sons and one dau. of Ephraim Main met for the last time on 
earth at the Main Reunion in 1892, which was planned to be held at the 
Main homestead, but due to the storm was held in the Seventh-Day 
Baptist Church at So. Brookfield. 

Grace Marvel Randall (1835), dau. of Nathan and Philura (Main) 
(1808) Randall, dau. of Dea. Daniel (1800) and Grace. (Main) Main, 
son of Jeremiah and Thankful (Brown) Main, b., Brookfield, N. Y., June 
10, 1820; d., Gowanda, N. Y., 1898; m., i860, Dr. C. C. Johnson, d.— — , 
burial in Gowanda. Dr. Johnson was truthfully called the "beloved 
physician," and he and his estimable wife endeared themselves to those 
who knew them, and enriched the lives of all about them. 

Children : 

1907. Dr. Burnell Johnson, b. 

1908. Dr. B. ('. Johnson, b. 

In [912 Both the above were successful practitioners in 
Buffalo, X. Y. 

1909. Bred. b. -; engaged in Banking. Res., Cattaraugus, 

N. Y. 

1910. Grace Philura, b. - ; teacher in Buffalo, N. Y. 

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Esther M. Randall (1837), sister of the preceding, b. Feb. n, 1835; 
m. (1), 1861, Smith Peacock, d., Point of Rocks, Va., Aug. 3, 1864; en- 
listed in 112th Regt. under Colonel Drake and Captain Ludwick. Mrs. 
Peacock m. (2) N. C. Beardsley, who d. in 1899 at South Dayton, N. Y. 

Son, by second m.: 

1911. Nathan E. Beardsley, b. 1S67; m., 1891, Rose C. Coxe, b. 

; d., San Diego, Cal., May 7, 191 1. Mr. Beardsley is 

an M.D. Res., 191 2, Dunkirk, N. Y. 

Ransom Simeon Main (1842), son of George J. (181 1) and Mary 
(Ingraham) Main, son of George (1804) and Lydia (Main) Main, son of 
Dea. Daniel (r8oo) and Grace (Main) Main, son of Jeremiah and Thank- 
ful (Brown) Main, b., So. Brookfield, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1827; m. Mary 
Elizabeth Blackburn, of Fairfax Co., Va., b. June 16, 1834; d. Jan 10, 
1895; dau. of Lewis Edward and Artemesia (Roberts) Blackburn, of 
Virginia. Both are buried at Washington, D. C, at which place Mr. Main 
conducted a thriving grocery business. He was a member of the Baptist 
Church. 

Son: 

1912. Ransom Louis Main, b., Fairfax Co., Va., June 20, 1858; m., 

Pittsburgh, Penn., Aug. 25, 1886, Malissa Maria Irwin, of 
Armstrong Co., Penn., dau. of John and Barbara Ann Irwin. 
Mr. Main is interested in the grocery business. Children: 
(1) Olive Bliss, b. Feb. 13, 1894; (2) Irving Ingraham, b. 
Aug. 16, 1896. Res., 191 2, Washington, D. C; P. O. ad- 
dress, Benning, D. C, R. F. D. No. 3. 

George Leander Main (1845), brother of the preceding, b. Nov. 30, 
1832; m., Nov. 4, i860, Delia M. York, b. Aug. 30, 1832; d. Mar. 28, 
1868, and buried in the Randall burying-ground, south of Brookfield, 
N. Y. They were members of the Methodist Church. Res., 191 2, Wat- 
kins, N. Y. 

Children: 

1913. Ettie Main, b. June 1, 1861; d., Washington, D. C, 1882, 

soon after graduating from high school. 

1914. Merton J., b., Dix, N. Y., June 25, 1865; m. Lottie Belle 

Burch (1990, 1991). 

1915. George A., b. . Res., Gainsville, Fla. 

Rosina A. Main (1849), sister of the preceding, b. Dec. 12, 1841; m., 
1863, Eugene Main, b. 1842; d. 1892; son of Harrison and Maryette 

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Main; buried at Burlington Flats, N. Y. They and their children are 

Baptist Church members. 
Children: 

[916. Gene Orval Main, b. 1864; m., Dec. 9, 18S6, Lora Huntlv. 
Mr. Main is not only engaged in farming, but also operate- 
the Blue (nit Mine on his farm, shipping the polish thus 
obtained, often by carloads, to manufacturers of silver- 
ware and other firms, realizing a handsome profit thereby. 
He is a deacon in the Baptist Church, where his wife and 
sun are also members. Son: Lynn D., b. 1891 ; is a graduate 
of Oneonta High School and Albany Business College. 
Res., 1912, Hartwick, N. Y. 
1917- Nettie, b. 1S67; m., [889, Edgar Pope. Res., 1912, Edmeston, 
N. Y., where during her years of invalidism she is being 
cared for by her mother. 

1918. Albert Harrison; b. 1871; m. (1) Rose Martin, of District of 

Columbia; d. 1897, and buried at Burlington Flats. He m. 
(2), 1900, Dora Chapin, dau. of Ezekiel and Lucretia 
(Spafford) Chapin. Mr. Main is a farmer, and both he 
and his wife are members of the Baptist Church. No issue. 
Res., 1912, near Burlington Green, N. Y. 

1919. Ellen L., b. 1878. Res., 191 2, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Charles Albert Main ( 1853), son of George J. (181 1 I and Louisa Wright 
Burgee Main, b. June 12, 1866; m. (1), Dec. 24, 1889, Edith Burdick, 
dau. of Charles and Eliza Ann (Main) Burdick, d. Dec. 7, 1900. She is 
buried on the Main plot at Burlington Flats, N. Y. Mr. Main m. (2) 
Adaline Brown, b. Dec. 7, 1805; dau. of Stephen and Lucinda (Ellison) 
Brown. Mrs. Main is a graduate of Brookfield High School. She taught 
school for a number of terms in New York State; then, after fitting her- 
self for special work, she went to Fremont, Neb., where she taught suc- 
cessfully for two years. She entered the Civil Service at this time, re- 
ceiving a very flattering position at once. She showed so much tact in 
tin- work that she was promoted rapidly till she received as high a salary 
as an\- lady employee in the ranks. She held this position for a number 
of terms, till failing health compelled her to return to her native State. 
She received from the Teachers' Training-Class of Alfred University, 
N. Y.. in [902, a life certificate, and taught in New York State again till 
her marriage to Mr. Main, in 1905. Sh( is a ready writer of prose as well 
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ardsville, N. Y. Mr. Main is a farmer, having several head of thorough- 
bred Holstein-Friesian cattle. He is a Republican. No issue. Res., 1912, 
near Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

Alice Grace Main (1854), sister of the preceding, b. June 30, 1868; 
m., Sept. 6, 1885, George Buell, son of George and Margaret Buell. 
Children: 

1920. Ina Bell Buell, b. Sept. 14, 1886; d. Jan. 8, 1889. 

1921. Lynn Jefferson, b. May 20, 1889; m., Mar. 2, 1909, Lela 

Stuper. Son: Kenneth Lynn, b. Jan. 10, 1910. 

1922. Hildred Rubie, b. Jan. 1, 1893; m., Jan. 1, 1911, Burt Dick- 

son, son of Oliver and Katherine Dickson. Res., 1912, 
Chadwick's, N. Y. 

Alonzo Jefferson Main (1855), brother of the preceding, b. Oct. 8, 

1870; m., Nov. 10, 1890, Mrs. Jenette, b., near Waterville, N. Y., 

Dec. 19, i860. Mr. Main is a Republican and a farmer. Res., 191 2, 
Exeter, N. Y. 

Children, the first three b. Brookfield, N. Y.: 

1923. Elwin De Forest Main, b. June 1, 1891. 

1924. Delbert Alonzo, b. Sept. 28, 1892. 

1925. Floyd Lynn, b. May 26, 1894. 

1926. Lester Daniel, b., Edmeston, N. Y., July 23, 1896. 

1927. Goldie Augusta, b., Edmeston, Mar. 9, 1898. 

1928. Hazel Jenette, b., Burlington, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1902. 

Eliza Ann Main (1857), dau. of Madison (1812) and Eliza (Burdick) 
Main, son of George (1804) and Lydia (Main) Main, son of Dea. Daniel 
(1800) and Grace (Main) Main, son of Jeremiah and Thankful (Brown) 
Main, b. Mar. 13, 1840; d. Dec. 28, 1909; m., Nov. 24, i860, Charles 
Burdick, b. Mar. 26, 1832; d. July 2, 1908. Mr. Burdick was a farmer 
and a Republican. Both were members of the Baptist Church. Burial 
at Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

Children : 

1929. Lewis C. Burdick, b. Sept. 28, 1861; d. Mar. 6, 1886. 

1930. Will A., b. Oct. 26, 1864; m., Sept. 1, 1904, Abbie C. Hume, 

dau. of James 0. Hume. Res., 191 2, Defiance, 0., where 
Mr. Burdick has a grocery store. He is a Republican, and 
both are members of the Episcopal Church. Children: (1) 
Christine, b. Dec. 23, 1905; (2) Kathlene, b. Mar. 30, 
1907; (3) Mary Jean, b. July 19, 191 1. 

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1931. Edith Eliza Ann, b. July n, 1S67; d. Dec. 7, 1900; m., Dec. 

24, 1889, Charles Main. No issue. 

1932. Maud L., b. Sept. 7, 1870; m., Oct., 1890, Tom Hume, d. 

July 8, 1891. 

1933. Jennie M., b. Nov. 5, 1874; m., Sept. 29, 1904, Will Loomis. 

Children: (1) Charles, b. May 21, 1905; (2) Rush, b. Feb. 
21, 1907; (3) Karene, b. June 13, 1909. Res., Burlington, 
X. V. 

1934. Clifton Madison, b. Aug. 26, 1879; m., Mar. 7, 1901, Iva O. 

Clark, dau. of Laselle and Alta Carter Clark. Mr. Burdick 
is a member of the Baptist Church and a Republican. 
He owns farms in the vicinity, which he oversees. No 
issue. Res., 191 2, Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

1935. Rush Ansel, b. May 25, 1882; d. Nov. 28, 1903. 

1936. Infant, b. 1863. 
1037. Infant, b. 1872. 

Albert Main (1858), brother of the preceding, b. Aug. 19, 1841; d. 
July 20, 190S; m. (1), Jan. 1, 1869, Ellen R. Higgins, d. Apr. n, 19 — ; 
m. (2), Sept. S, 1002, Ida F. Brown. Mr. Main and his first wife were 
members of the Baptist Church. He was a Republican, and for a num- 
ber of years Overseer of the Poor, which duty, like others, he performed 
to the best of his ability. He was an honest man, few his equal. 

Alva Main (1859), brother of the preceding, b. Aug. 13, 1843; m. (1) 

Estell J. Shaul, d. Aug. 10, 1884; m. (2), 1885, Sarah Thompson, d. ; 

buried at Livingston, Mont.; m. (3), [899, Mary Fergusen, b., Canada, 
[860; dau. of Duncan and Mary (Cameron) Fergusen, both natives of 
Scotland. Mr. Main is a Democrat, and both attend the Congregational 
Church. Mr. Main conducts the largest store of its kind in Livingston, 
having moved there Apr., 1SS7, from New York State, where he had been 
proprietor of a store at Burlington Flats, also at Springfield, N. Y. On 
Jan. 28, 1910, Mr. Main started westward for a trip around the world. 
Leaving San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 5, 1010, he halted at Honolulu; then 
visited Yokohama, Japan, Hong Long, Canton, Manilla, Philippine 
Islands; thence to Borneo, Java, Singapore, Rangoon, Calcutta, Island 
of Ceylon, and then to Bombay. He sojourned in Egypt, crossed the 
Mediterranean Sea to Naples, Italy, then to Florence, Rome, and 
Venice; crossed Austria, witnessed the Passion Play, crossed Germany, 
and sailed from Hamburg to New York. 

Dau., by third m.: 
1938. Catherine A. Main, b. 1001. 

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Edward Main (i860), brother of the preceding, b. Jan. 28, 1448; m., 
Dec. 25, 1872, Jozinah D. Johnson, dau. of Lyman and Mary Ann (Den- 
nison) Johnson. Mr. Main is a Republican. He and his wife attend the 
Baptist Church. He is postmaster [191 2] at Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

Children: 

1939. Angeline Lucy Main, b. July 25, 1882; m., June 8, 1909, 

Lester S. Lang, M.D. Both are members of the Baptist 
Church. No issue. Res., 191 2, Oneonta, N. Y. 

1940. Howard E., b. Feb. 24, 1886; d. Sept. 29, 1886. 

Mary Jane Main (1861), sister of the preceding, b. Oct. 19, 1850; m. 

(1), Oct. 18, 1872, Ansel Johnson, b. ; d. Mar. 3, 1892; son of Lyman 

and Mary Ann (Dennison) Johnson; m. (2) Ira D. Parker. Mr. Parker 
is a Republican. He is Overseer of the Poor in the town of Burlington, 
and is a blacksmith by trade. Res., 191 2, Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

Dau., by first m.: 

1941. Mary Eliza Johnson, b. July 13, 1873; m., Dec. 3, 1902, 

Louis J. Bixby. Mr. Bixby is a Republican, Town Collector, 
and superintendent of the Baptist Sunday-school, of which 
church they are members. Dau.: Beatrice Ellen, b. Feb. 
11, 1909, d. Feb. 13, 1909. Adopted dau.: Katherine Edith, 
b. Feb. 9, 1909. 

Dorance Harrison Main (1862), son of Harrison (1814) and Maryette 
(Nobles) Main, son of George (1804) and Lydia (Main) Main, b. 1S40; 
m. (1), 1 86 1, Augusta Coon, dau. of Thomas and Abigail Coon; d. 1874; 
buried in the Brookfield Rural Cemetery. Mr. Main m. (2), Nov. 21, 
1874, Hattie Bassett. He is a Democrat. He enlisted in the Civil War, 
and [191 2] is in the Old Soldiers' Home, Omaha, Neb. 

Dau. by first m.: 

1942. Winnifred Mariette Main, b. June 19, 1867; m., May 8, 

1889, George M. Stuart, b. Jan. 19, 1867; son of Steven 
and Eliza Conklin Stuart. Dau.: Hazel Augusta Stuart, b. 
Sept. 22, 1891. 
Dau. by second m.: 

1943. Libbie Augusta Main, b. May 15, 1875. At the time of her 

mother's death she was adopted into the family of Albert 
Main and Ella Higgins, his wife, where she grew to woman- 
hood in a Christian home. She m., Nov. 15, 1893, De 
Forest Arnold, b. June 24, 1873; son of Dea. Charles H. 
and Celestia (Burdick) Arnold. Mr. Arnold is Supervisor 

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of the town of Burlington, also trustee of the Baptist 
Church, of which both Mr. and Mrs. Arnold and their 
son Lysle are members. Because of her rare musical 
talent Mrs. Arnold is a valuable addition to the choir. 
Mr. Arnold aids his father on the farm, besides carrying on 
an extensive poultry business. Children: (i) Lysle Mayne, 
b. Feb. 5, 1895; (2) Winfred Charles, b. Jan. 11, 1906. 
Res., 191 2, near Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

Alvin D. Main (1S66), son of Harrison (1814) and Elizabeth (Nagus) 
Main, son of George (1804) and Lydia (Main) Main, b. Apr. 30, 1S55; 
m. (1), Nov. 12, 1876, Alida Hudleston, b. Nov. 6, 1858; divorced Mar. 
25, 1910. Mr. Main m. (2) Adda M. Nagus, b. Dec. 10, 1865. Mr. Main 
is a Republican and a farmer, and with his second wife attends the 
Methodist Church at Burlington Flats. Res., 191 2, Exeter; P. 0. ad- 
dress, Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

Children, by first m.: 

1944. Floyd Harrison Main, b. Sept. 4, 1877; d. Dec. 23, 1903. 

1945. Herbert Frank, b. May 14, 1880; m., 1902, Bertha Fitch, 

dau. of Charles and Celestia (Burdick) Fitch. Mr. Main 
is a farmer, dealing in thoroughbred Holstein-Friesians. He 
is a Republican. Airs. Fitch taught district school two 
years in New York. Children: (1) Lowell, b. Aug. 20, 1903; 
(2) Kenneth, b. June 7, 1905. Res., 191 2, Johnson's Cor- 
ners, near Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

1946. Jessie R., b. Aug. 10, 1881; m., July 3, 1897, David Hollister, 

b. July 8, 1877; son of Dewitt and Jeanette (Parker) 
Hollister. Mr. Hollister is a miller. Children: (1) Muriel L., 
b. Oct. n, 1898; (2) Devere C, b. Oct. 29, 1900. Res., 
1912, South St., West Winneld, N. Y. 

Philura Burdick (1S70), dau. of Augustus and Lucretia (Main) (1815) 
Burdick, b. Oct. 21, [837; m., Nov. 26, 1857, Newell Talbot, Esq., b. 
Jan. 16, [834; d. May 22, 1803; son of Newell and Belinda Talbot. 
Burial on Taylor Hill, Edmeston, N. Y. He was a Republican, and he 
and his wife, in 1859, joined the Methodist Church in Edmeston. 

Children : 

1947. Maryette E. Talbot, b. Aug. 27, 1858; m., July 4, 1876, John 

I!. Wells. Dau.: Nellie E., b. Mar. 7, 18S4; m., Feb. 11, 
1907, Fred I )ye. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

194S. Clarissa E., b. Apr. 22, i86i;m. Clarence Welch (1953-1955). 

1949. Belinda A., b. Apr. 26, 1865; m., Nov. 10, 1885, Lewis Welch. 

Children: (1) Vaxene A., b. Oct. 8, 1888; (2) Newell T., 
b. Nov. 13, 1893; (3) Murray C, b. Nov. 17, 1897; (4) 
Dorris E., b. July 22, 1899. 

1950. Daniel Newell, b. Dec. 16, 1867; m., Oct. 21, 1896, Iva Ed- 

monds. Son: Newell E., b. Dec. 26, 1899. 

1951. Ellis I., b. Nov. 26, 1869; m., Feb. 9, 1893, Satie M. Gates. 

Dau.: Alexa G., b. Apr. 23, 1902. 

1952. Samuel B., b. Jan. 3, 1875; d. May 27, 1881. 

Clarissa E. Talbot (194S), dau. of the preceding, b. Apr. 22, 1861; m., 
July 3, 1S79, Clarence Welch. 
Children: 

1953. Walter M. Welch, b. Aug. 17, 1882; m., June 10, 1903, 

Orpha Bass. Children: (1) Lawrence L., b. June 14, 1905; 
(2) Walton C, b. Mar. 28, 1909. 

1954. Lura E., b. Feb. 21, 1885; m., June 27, 1906, Merton Hughes. 

Son: Howard E., b. Aug. 18, 1909. 

1955. Lora B., b. Dec. 18, 1887; m., Oct. 20, 1909, Earl Barrell. 

George A. Burdick (1871), dau of Augustus and Lucretia (Main) 
(1815) Burdick, b. June 16, 1S40; m. (1), Nov. 1, i860, Maria Light, 
who d. May, 1906. He m. (2), Dec. 31, 1908, Flora Sumners. He is a 
Democrat. Res., 1912, Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

Children, by first m. : 

1956. Ida Burdick, b. May 9, 1862; m. Charles Chapin (1960- 

1964). 

1957. Frank, b. Apr. 21, 1864; m. Nora Chapin (1965-1967). 

1958. Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1866; m., Oct. 26, 1886, Lewis Chapin. 

Sons: (1) Lynn, b. Dec. 6, 1887; (2) Jay, b. Jan. 9, 1S96. 

1959. Willie, b. Oct. 6, 1875; m., Apr. 15, 1895, Mattie Carpenter. 

Children: (1) Violet, b. June, 1896; (2) Guy, b. Oct. 1, 
1901. 

Ida Burdick (1956), dau. of the preceding, b. May 9, 1862; m., Jan. 7, 
1880, Charles Chapin. Mr. Chapin was Assessor for nine years and 
Supervisor 1898-1911. He is a farmer. Res., 1912, near New Berlin, N. Y. 

Children : 

i960. Floyd F. Chapin, b. June 5, 1881. 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

1961. Jesse E., b. May jo, 1884; m., Dec. 16, 1904, Edna Hand. 

Children: (1) Lester J., b. Feb. 20. 1908; (2) Edna M., b. 

Jul> 3, 10—. 
[962. Edith E., I*. Dec. 30, 1888. 
[963. Kay L., b. Oct. 2, 1S91; m.. May 24, ioir, Elizabeth Low, b. 

Jan. i(>, 1890. 

1964. Belle L., I). May 22, 1894. 

Frank Burdick (1057), brother of the preceding, b. Apr. 21, 1864; m., 
Oct. 14, 1885, Nora Chapin. 
Children: 

1965. Leila Burdick, b. Mar. 24, 1888; m., June 20, 1906, Harrison 

Camp. Children: (1) Doris, b. Mar. 4, 1908; (2) Helen, 
b. Sept. 29, 1909; (3) Leroy, b. Nov. 27, 1911. 

1966. Glenn, b. Oct. 8, 1889; m., Oct. 21, 1908, Eva Camp. Son: 

Ralph A. 

1967. Lucretia, b. Dec. 25, 1899. 

Horace C. Burdick (1872), son of Augustus and Lucretia (Main) 
(1815) Burdick, b. June 5, 1842; m., Mar. 14, 1867, Delia A. Edmonds, 
b. Mar. 21, 1851. Mr. Burdick is a carpenter and farmer. He is a Repub- 
lican. Res., 191 2, Burlington Flats, N. V. 

Son: 

1968. R. De Vere Burdick, b. June 14, 1877; m., July 1, 1903, 

Vinnie F. Webster, b. Mar. 13, 1877. Mr. Burdick is a 
barber. Res., 1912, Edmeston, N. Y. 

Maria L. burdick (1873), sister of the preceding, b. May 31, 1844; 
m., Julv i, [862, Albert Talbot, who d. May 5, 1874; burial at Burling- 
ton Flats, N. Y. She is a member of the Baptist Church. 
Children: 

[969. Elba S. Talbot (twin), b. Jan. 6, 1866; <1. Oct. 7, 1903. Mr. 
Talbot, together with his brother, Clarence A., founded 
the Wharton Valley Echo, published at Burlington Flat-. 
Later the publishing-house was removed to Edmeston, and 
the paper was re-named the Edmeston Local. 
1070. Clarence A. (twin), b. Jan. 6, [866; m., May 24. [898, Carrie 
B. West. lb- is a farmer and a Democrat, and for three 
terms has been Supervisor. He and his wife attend the 
Baptist Church. Son: Albert VY.. b. May 1, 1900. Re.-. 
191 2, Edmeston, N. Y. 

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S. Eugene Brown 

(B. G.,Yol. i, p. 134), died in Brookfield, N.Y., November iq. 1913; married, 
January 6, 1871, Ella B. Haggard. (Correction in her name) 

Jessie Anna Brown 

(B. G., p. 134), married, November 24, iqo8, Yerne Bell York (B. G., Xo. 1763). 
Son: Reginald Irving Brown York, born August 30. 191 1 




Sisters 



Philena Williams Darling, Sophia Williams Brown 



Sophia Williams, wife of Lucas Brown (B. (1.. Vol. 1. p. [34), was the daughter oi 
Wheaton II. and Katurah ' York) Williams. I ( 'orre< ting error on p. 347, Vol. 1 , B. G.) 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Lydia E. Burdick (1874), sister of the preceding, b. 1846; m., 1868, 
Morell Parker, who d. Mar., 191 1; burial at Burlington Flats, N. Y. 
Children : 

1971. William Ray Parker, b. Jan. 5, 1875; m., Feb. 22, 1898, 

Bertha Annette Hatcher, b., Exeter, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1873; 
dau. of John and Delia Ann (Highbie) Hatcher. Mr. 
Parker is a farmer and a Democrat, and he and his wife 
are members of the Baptist Church at Burlington Flats. 
P. 0. address, Burlington Flats, N. Y. Children: (1) 
Clarence Alton, b. Apr. 13, 1899; (2) Leslie Elmer, b. Nov. 
21, 1902; (3) Dorothy Edith, b. Dec. 29, 1904; (4) Elsie 
Mariette, b. Apr. 20, 1906. 

1972. Elvira, b. 1880; m. Lynn Chase, son of Floyd and Leapha 

(Millis) Chase. Mr. Chase is overseer of the Babcock Mfg. 
Co. He is a Republican. Children: (1) Rexford, b. Aug. 
13, 1904; (2) Marian, b. July 4, 1910. Res., 1912, Leon- 
ardsville, N. Y. 

Maryette Burdick (1875), sister of the preceding, b. Nov. 16, 1847; 

m., Jan. 26, 1867, Henry Parker, b. ; d. Dec. 30, 1893; buried at 

Burlington Green, N. Y. 

Children: 

1973. Edith P. Parker, b. Oct. 21, 1873. 

1974. Harry M., b. Mar. 30, 1885; m., Jan. iS, 191 1, Mabel L. 

Lough. He is a farmer. Dau.: Esther L. 

Celestia Burdick (1877), dau. of Augustus and Lucretia (Main) 
(1815) Burdick, b. May 20, 1851; m., Jan. 25, 1872, Charles Fitch. Mr. 
Fitch is a Democrat. He and his wife are Universalists. He is a breeder 
of Holstein-Friesian stock in company with his sons. Res., 191 2, Burling- 
ton Flats, N. Y. 

Children: 

1975. Jasper D. Fitch, b. July 17, 1874; m., Aug. 5, 1896, Rose 

Burritt. Mr. Fitch is Assistant Postmaster, and also a 
Notary Public. Supervisor of town in 1913. Res., 1914, 
Burlington Flats, N. Y. 

1976. Bertha M., b. Feb. 24, 1880. 

1977. Ray E., b. Aug. 21, 1882; m., Oct. 22, 1902, Lena Mae 

Chase, dau. of Floyd and Leapha (Millis) Chase. Mr. 
Fitch is a Democrat, and conducts his father's farm. Dau. : 
Leona, b. Apr. 19, 1906. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

AK in Burdick 1 1878), brother of the preceding, b. Mar. 16, 1853; m., 
Dec., 1879, Sarah l'lynn. Mr. Burdick is a carpenter and farmer, and is a 
staunch Republican. He has been Assessor for two terms, and is High- 
way Superintendent of the town of Burlington, N. Y. Res., 191 2, Bur- 
lington Flats, N. Y. 

Children: 

1978. Lovina Burdick, b. Dee. 30, 1880; taught school for several 

years; m., Feb., 1903, William White. Mr. White is a farmer, 
a Democrat, and has been Collector. No issue. Adopted 
Ralph White, b. Nov. 18, 1912. Res., 1912, town of Bur- 
lington, N. Y. 

1979. Lydia, b. May 5, 1885. 

Esther L. Nagus (1884), dau. of George D. and Thankful (Main) 
(1818) Nagus, dau. of George (1804) and Lydia (Main) Main, b., Otselic, 
N. Y., June 6, 1859; m., Otselic, Feb. 26, 1881, E. Frank Garner. 

Children, all except the last b. Linklaen, N. Y.: 

igSo. Golda Garner, b. Oct. 24, 1S82; m. James Penner. 

1981. Clarence, b. May 8, 1885; m., June 26, 1906, Delilah Mar- 

cellus, of Stockbridge, Madison Co., N. Y. 

1982. Floyd, b. Apr. 21, 1889. 

1983. Edson, b. July 4, 1892. 

1984. Leslie, b. 

10S5. Claude, b. 

1986. Mae Belle, b., Deruyter, N. Y., May 20, 1899. 

Maria P. Nagus (j886), sister of the preceding, b., Otselic, N. Y., 
Nov. 4, 1862; m. (1), Mar. 25, 1883, James H. Palmer, b. Apr. 11, 1851; 
d. Apr. 25, 1909; buried at Otselic. They were Free Will Baptists. Mr. 
Palmer was a farmer and stage-driver, and a Republican. She m. (2), 
Dec. 3, 1911, Leroy Soule, b. Apr. 17, iS}6. He is a soldier of the Civil 
War and a Democrat. 
Children, by first m.: 

[987. George A. Palmer, b. Apr. 16, 1884; m. (1) Mary Northrup, 
of Smyrna, N. V., b. Apr. 15, 1S77; d. Mar. 1, 1907; buried 
at Sherburne Hill, N. Y. He m. (2), Apr. 16, 1907, Grace 
Johnson, b.. Beaver Meadow, N. Y., June 20, 18S4. 

1988. Ivan F., b., Smyrna, July 13, 1905; d., Sherburne HilL 

Oct. 4, 1905. 

1989. Ralph, b. Aug. 20, 1006. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Merton John Main (1914), son of George Leander (1845) and Delia 
(York) Main [George Jefferson (181 1), George (1804), Dea. Daniel (1800) 
Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel]. The Brown line of descent is: Thankful 
Brown, m. Jeremiah Main; dau. of James Brown (38) [Eleazer (n), 
Thomas], who m. Mary Newhall, of Lynn, Mass. Merton John was b., 
Dix, N. Y., June 25, 1865; m., Barton, Polk Co., Fla., Sept. 30, 1902, 
Lottie Belle Burch, b., Masonville, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1879; dau. of Wm. M. 
and Alice E. (Crisman) Burch, of Micanopy, Fla. Mr. Main came to 
Nocatee, De Soto Co., Fla., in 1910, as foreman, to handle the citrus 
fruit groves of John T. Fuller, of Orlando, Fla. Mr. Fuller has since 
died, and Mr. Main is conducting the business for the estate. Res., 
Ocoee, Fla. 

Children, b. Nocatee: 

1990. Raymond De Soto Main, b. Nov. 20, 1903. 

1991. Myrtle Leona, b. Nov. 5, 1904; d., Fuller, Fla., Dec. 1, 1912. 

Myrtle was greatly beloved in the home — well-nigh the 
idol of parental affection. " She has won the crown without 
the cross." 

1992. George William, b. Dec. 3, 1905. 

1993. Merton John, Jr., b. Oct. 2, 1910. 

Note. — With only one exception, namely, Albert Main, son of Madison Main, all 
the descendants of Dea. Daniel Main and wife living at Burlington Flats and vicinity 
for the last thirty years or more spell their name Mayne, but the writer has used but 
one style, to avoid confusing the readers. 

The following has been given from memory concerning Joanna Main, 
dau. of Timothy Main and sister of Grace Main (297). The name of 
Joanna Main does not appear in the list of the children of Timothy Main, 
but the following will be better understood by comparing these records 
with those in B. G. (p. 165). 

Joanna Main, dau. of Timothy Main and sister of Grace Main, m. 
Joshua Miner. 

Children: 

1994. Lucy Ann Miner, m. Luke Miner, Jr. 

1995. Elizabeth, m. Mathew B. Miner. 

1996. Philura, m. Justus R. Brown. 

1997. Minerva, m. Lorenzo Maxson. 

1998. Erastus, m. Rilla Hardin. He was a Baptist minister and lived 

and d. in the West. 
The family record was destroyed by fire, my father giving this from 
memory. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

1999. Erastus Maxson, Brookfield, N. Y., is a son of Minerva 

Maxson. 

2000. George Mathew Miner, Leonardsville, N. Y., is a son of Eliza- 

beth Miner. [See B. G. 11X5, p. 165.] 

Mrs. Charles A. Mayne, Burlington Flats. X. Y., who compiled these 
records, says she has given facts only as they really are or existed to the 
best of her knowledge. She says: "My father. Stephen Brown [B. G., 
p. 142], deserves most of the credit, for it is his level head that has been 
my chief guide." She hopes that they may do justice to the loved ones 
gone on to their heavenly reward, as well as to those living. 

This shall be written for generations to come. — Ps. 102: iS. 

Eleazer Brown (39), son of Eleazer (11) and Ann (Pendleton) Brown 
[Thomas], b., at Stonington, Conn., May 4, 1698, at the homestead 
south of the brown Cemetery; m., in 1723, Temperance Holmes. [From 
the town records of Stonington, Conn.] 

Children, b. at Stonington: 

2001. Nathan Brown, b. July 17. 1724; d. Apr. 26, 1726. 

2002. Mary, b. June 26, 1726; m. John Butler. 

200^. Eleazer, b. June 1, 172S; m. Anne Green (2012-2019). 

2004. Temperance, b. May 15, 1731; m. Comfort Brown. [Their 

records will be found in the second part of this book.] 

2005. Jeremiah, b. May 12, 1733. 

2006. Rebecca, b. June iq, 1735. 

2007. Phebe, b. July 4, 1737. 
200S. Timothy, b. June 7. [739. 

2009. John, b. Aug. 10, 1741. 

2010. Peleg, b. Sept. 26, 1744; m. Experience Morgan (2106- 

2115). 

201 1. Ruth. 1). June 27, 1740. 

[The above data from B. G.. p. iS, corrected here.] 

WILL OF ELEAZER BROWN. 

Ih. New London Probate Records, Vol. G.. p. 170. December second, 1757. Per- 
suant to tin- appointment <>i the Conn of Probate, being known by Lawful authority. 
etc. To divide 1 In- estate of Eleazer Brown, late of Stonington in New London Couni \ . 
stale of ( Connecticut. 

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The widow Mary Brown. 

Jeremiah Brown, the second son of the deceased. 

Eleazer Brown, the eldest to the deceased. 

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Rebeckah, the third daughter. 

Timothy, the third son. 

John Brown, the fourth son to the aforementioned deceased. 

Peleg Brown, the fifth son. 

Comfort Brown and his wife Temperance, the second daughter of (he deceased. 

Phebe Brown, the fourth daughter, 

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Signed by: John Breed 

Simeon Brown 
Elias Button 

Note. — It appears from the above that Eleazer Brown was twice m. 

Eleazer Brown (2003), son of Eleazer (39) and Temperance (Holmes) 
Brown [Eleazer (11), Thomas], b., at Stonington, Conn., June 1, 1728; 
d. July 11, 1795; buried in the Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, Conn.; 
m., Oct. 16, 1755, Anne Green, of Hopkinton, R. I., b. 1735; d. Sept. 
15, 1803. Elder Brown was the second pastor of the First Baptist Church, 
of Stonington [Pendleton Hill]. This was his only pastorate, extending 
over a period of twenty-seven years. Elder Brown, it is said, had but 
little education, but was a man of strong native powers, of vivid thought 
and conception, and of a flowing, rapid delivery. He was rightly esteemed 
one of the most eminent preachers of his day. In 1791, towards the close 
of his ministry, there came a great outpouring of the Spirit of God; 
and the seed faithfully sown began to bear much fruit, and at this re- 
vival the church received an accession of fifty-two, making the total 
membership one hundred and fifty-two. [For a full account, see B. G., 
pp. 551, 552.] 

Elder Eleazer Brown's house stood a few rods east of the Brown Bury- 
ing-ground, opposite the present parsonage of the Second Church, in 
No. Stonington, where the cellar is still to be seen. This house was 
struck by lightning while Elder Brown was preaching in the near-by 
church. Two young people were killed by lightning, one up stairs and 
the other down, while shutting windows. The compiler's mother said 
they were engaged to be married. Another mother reported that they 
were John and Hulda, but it is not certain about their names. 

Children, b. at Stonington: 

2012. Eleazer Brown, b. July 4, 1757; m. Edith Palmer (2020- 

2026). 

2013. Anne, b. Feb. 6, 1759. 

2014. Rebecca, b. Apr. 8, 1761. 

2015. John, b. Jan. 31, 1763. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

2016. Benjamin, 1). Feb. 20, 1765; m. Sarah Palmer (2050-2055). 

2017. Luther, b. Dec. 11, 1766; twice m. (2056-2059). 
201S. Hulda, b. Mar. 3, 1769; m. Bliven. 

2019. .Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1 771 ; m. Laban Main. [For their records, 

see B. G., p. 115, and B. and M. G., p. 190.] 

Eleazer Brown (2012), the oldest son of Elder Fleazer (2003) and 
Anne (Green) Brown, b., at Stonington, Conn., July 4, 1757; m. Edith 
Palmer. 

It is not exactly known when Fleazer Brown removed to the State 
of New York, but in New York Land papers of records of petitions for 
and grants of land are found many familiar names around Brooklield, 
Edmeston, and Columbus. Fleazer Brown had a certificate of purchase 
of 250 acres Dec. 1, 1790, for lot 84, township 19. Also Simeon Brown, 
Jr., lot Si, 250 acres. He settled in Brookfield. [See B. G., p. 120.] 
Jabish Brown had a certificate of purchase in 1791, in Chenango Town- 
ship, of 500 acres. These three early settlers were near relatives, going 
from their home town, Stonington, at different times.* Thus it would 
appear that Eleazer Brown (2012) settled at Brookfield. 

Children: 

2020. Eleazer Brown, b. Jan. 23, 17S2. 

2021. Prentice, b. May 4, 17S4; m. Fucinda Oliver (2027-2032). 

2022. Luther, 2d, b. Now 14, 1787; m. Hannah Church (2033- 

2036). 

2023. Edith, b. Feb. 10, 1790. 

2024. John, 1). Apr. 10, 1793; m., and had a dau., who m. P. F. 

Babcock. John Brown lived in Brookfield. 

2025. Barach, b. Mar. 21. 1705; d. near Clinton; m., and had three 

children: (1 I Warren, went to California in 1894, and was 
lost track of; (2) Edith, b. - — , d. near Clinton, m. George 
Peck; (3) Amos. 

2026. Lucinda, b. - 

Prentice brown (2021), son of Eleazer (2012) and Edi f h (Palmer) 
Brown, b., at Stonington. Conn., May 4, i 7S4; d. in [857, aged seventy- 
three years; m. (1), in iSn, Fucinda Oliver; m. (2) Mary — . Prentice 
Frown followed a blazed trail from Stonington through New York State 
into Otsego County. He was a blacksmith. 

•hi 'ii- 1 iunty History of New York" is found the following record: "In 1705 

'i-r Brown (2012) settled in Brookfield, N. V. The family consisted of wife and seven 
children." 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children by first m., b. at Bridgewater, N. Y.: 

2027. Duane Brown, b. about 181 2 or 13; m. Ruth Thurston (2095, 

2096). 

2028. William Leroy, b. Mar. 14, 181 7; m. Angeline Wood (2097- 

2099). 

2029. Laura, b. ; d., at Plainfield, N. Y., June 12, 1894. 

2030. James Oliver, b. ; d., at Bridgewater, Aug. 31, 1893; 

m. Betsey Wood. Dau.: Ellen Maria, b. May, 1851; d., 
at Bridgewater, Feb., 1S77. 
Children by second m., both b. at Plainfield and d. at Fleming, N. Y.: 

2031. Elizabeth, b. 

2032. Lucinda, b. 

Note. — While it is said that Prentice Brown (2021) was b. at Stonington, I am 
inclined to believe that it was his father, Eleazer (2012), who blazed the trail into 
York State when it was comparatively one vast wilderness, in the last half of 1700. 
Eleazer (2012), with Simeon Brown, Jr. (275) [B. G., p. 120], is mentioned as a pioneer 
to York State in this same connection in 1791. Therefore I believe that Prentice Brown 
was born in Madison Co., N. Y. Stonington, Conn., at this time, one hundred years 
after the three Brown brothers made their settlement in this wilderness, had become 
very thickly settled, and every acre of available land was under cultivation, and the 
same spirit of adventure crowded these sons of Elder Eleazer Brown (2003) from their 
home town, Stonington, to seek new and cheaper land and more productive in the 
west — "out west," it was then called. 

It was with much difficulty and long research that the compiler located these broth- 
ers, — Eleazer (2012), Benjamin (2016), and Luther (2017), — for no records are left 
of where such adventurers fled to. 

Luther Brown, 2d (2022), son of Eleazer (2012) and Edith (Palmer) 
Brown, b. Nov. 14, 1787; d., at Chemung, 111., Dec. 28, 1853; m., Jan. 
19, 1S11, Hannah Church, b. Aug. 2, 1791; d., at Sandwich, Mass., Nov. 
17, 1883. Luther Brown was a blacksmith. 

Children: 

2033. Alvin Brown, b. Dec. 12, 181 1. 

2034. Orrin S., b. Mar.' 14, 1814. 

2035. Hannah Maria, b. Oct. 15, 1816. 

2036. Mather Church, b. Nov. 29, 1819; twice m. (2037-2041). 

Mather Church Brown (2036), son of Luther (2022) and Hannah 
(Church) Brown, b. Nov. 29, 1819; d., at Brookline, Mass., Apr. 30, 
1892; m. (1), May 27, 1846, Sarah A. Nicholson, b., at Hinsdale, Mass., 
Feb. n, 1S26; d., at Whitesboro, N. Y., May 21, 1868; dau. of Ambrose 
Nicholson. Mather Church Brown m. (2), May 31, 1871, Elizabeth 
Wait Allen. 

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Children by first m., b. at Columbia, N. Y.: 

2037. Howard Nicholson Brown, 1). May n, 1849; m. Inez A. 

Wicks (2042-2046). 

2038. Emma Maria, b. July 21, [851; d. July 9, 1907. 

2039. Mather La Mont, b. Any. 26, 1857; unm.; res. with his brother 

Howard N. He is a first-class engraver, and was making 
good in his profession when the invention of the present pho- 
tograph process changed his whole business. 

2040. Frank MacElwain, b. Mar. 7, 1859; d. Feb. 18, 1892. 
Dau. by second m., b. at Whitesboro: 

2041. Irma L. Brown, b. Oct. 25, 1S74. 

Rev. Mather Church Brown was a Baptist minister in Miller's Falls, 
Unadilla Forks, Whitesboro, and Oneonta, N. V., then a Unitarian 
minister in Sandwich, Mass. He was a fine preacher and highly esteemed. 
His son Rev. Howard N. Brown placed a memorial window in the Free 
Baptist Church at Unadilla Forks in memory of his father. Hiram Brown, 
who will be mentioned hereafter, a relative of Mather C. Brown, gave 
the compiler the first real records of these families, whereby he was able 
to find these various branches. 

Howard Nicholson Brown (2037), son of Rev. Mather Church (2036) 
and Sarah A. (Nicholson) Brown, b. May 11, 1849; m., at Trenton, N. Y.. 
Oct. 25, 1871, Inez A. Wicks, b., at Newport, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1848; 
dau. of Jacob and Mary Frances (Morse) Wicks, of Newport. Rev. 
Howard N. Brown is a Unitarian minister. He was in charge of the First 
Parish, of Brookline, Mass., from 1873 to 1895, and of King's Chapel, 
in Boston, Mass., since 1895, and in 1914 is still the incumbent. 

Children: 

2042. Mary Louise Brown, b., at Trenton, June 23, 1873. 

2043. Howard Wicks, 1>., at Brookline. Dec. 20, 1S74; m. Rachael 

C. Newbury (2047-2040). 

2044. Sarah Nicholson, b., at Brookline, Mar. 12, 1S7S. 

2045. Mabel, b. Feb. 23, [884; d. Feb. 27, 1884. 

2046. Margaret, b. Nov. 23, 1885; d. Nov. 27, [886. 

Howard Wicks Brown (2043), son ()l Howard N. (2037) and Inez A. 
(Wicks) Brown, b., at Brookline, Mass., Dec. 20, 1N74; m., at Taunton, 
Mass., Jan. [9, 1007, Rachael Crossman Newbury, b., at Taunton, 
Oct. 21, 1883; dau. of Charles T. and Mary 1-;. (Brown' Newbury. Mr. 
Brown i^ a lawyer, of the firm Davis, Peabody, and Brown, whose office 
is at 70 State St.. Boston. 

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Children: 

2047. Howard Newbury Brown, b. Mar. 31, 1908; d., at Brook- 

line, Nov. 25, 1908. 

2048. Rachel, b. Nov. 24, 1909. 

2049. Deborah, b. July 9, 191 1. 

Benjamin Brown (2016), son of Eleazer (2003) and Anne (Green) 
Brown, b., at Stonington, Conn., Feb. 20, 1765; d., at Edmeston, N. Y., 
Apr. 12, 1832, aged sixty-seven years; m. Sarah Palmer, b. 1765; d., at 
Brookfield, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1838, aged seventy-three years. Both are 
buried at West Edmeston, N. Y. 

From several traditional sources it is said that Benjamin Brown, of 
several boys left at Fort Griswold, Groton, Conn., at the time of its 
capture and massacre, on Sept. 6, 1781, was ill in the hospital, and thus 
his life was saved. He was then sixteen years old. 

There were eleven children, — nine sons and two daus., — but only six 
are of record, as follows: 

2050. Ransom Brown, b. 1789. 

2051. Asher, b. 

2052. Russell, b. 

2053. Sally, b. ; m. Barbor, of Scott, Cortland Co., N. Y. 

2054. Benjamin, b. ; d. when a young man. 

2055. Lemuel, b., at Brookfield, Jan. 29, 1799; m. Mary Notman 

(2060-2064). 

Luther Brown (2017), son of Elder Eleazer (2003) and Anne (Green) 
Brown, b., at Stonington, Conn., Dec. n, 1766; probably moved to 
Brookfield, N. Y., when eighteen years old. He was twice m.; his second 
wife was Wealthy Lamb. He d. suddenly, at Brookfield, aged about 
eighty years, when bringing in an armful of wood. 

Children: 

2056. Dau., b. ; in. Henry Main, of Brookfield. 

2057. Dau., b. ; m. Luther Frink, of New Berlin, N. Y. 

2058. A son, Alanson Frink, of New Berlin. 

2059. Son, b. ; d. when about thirty years old; m. Elmira 

Clark. 

Lemuel Brown (2055), son °f Benjamin (2016) and Sarah (Palmer) 
Brown, of Elder Eleazer (2003) and Anne (Green) Brown, b., at Brook- 
field, N. Y., Jan. 29, 1799; d. Aug. 20, 187 1, and buried at West Edmes- 
ton, N. Y.; m. Mary Notman. Mr. Brown lived at West Edmeston and 
New Berlin, N. Y., and was a farmer. 

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Children, b. at Edmeston, N. Y.: 

2060. Amanda Brown, b. Jan., 1822; d., at Edmeston, in 1852; 

m. Adolphus Welch. One dau.: Sarah, m. Lang- 
worthy and lived at Ann Arbor, Mich. 

2061. Lemuel N. Brown, b. Feb. 16, 1823; d., at Los Angeles, 

Cal., in 1904; m.j Feb. 16, 1845, Mariah Wooley. 
Children, b. at West Edmeston: 

Two boys d. in infancy. 

2061a. Angelia M. Brown, b. May 24, 1847; d., at Wolcott, N. Y., 
Dec. 25, 1887; m., at West Edmeston, in 1865, Jesse M. 
Campbell, a Seventh-Day Baptist minister of West Ed- 
meston, son of Rev. Alex. Campbell. Two children, de- 
ceased. 

2061b. Almira J., b. Dec. 5, 1850; m., at West Edmeston, Sept. 9, 
1867, Florus Bassett, b., at Leonardsville, N. Y., Aug. 19, 
1844; d., at Waukegan, 111., Sept. 24, 1912; son of Lewis 
Bassett. Son: Clarence James Bassett, b. Oct. 5, 1869; 
unm. Res., 516 No. Genesee St., Waukegan, 111. 

2061c. Althea E., b. Dec. 27, 1852; d., at Waukegan, Nov. n, 191 1; 
m., at Gurnee, 111., in 1875, George C. Sherman. Son: 
George Brown Sherman, b., at Waukegan, Aug. 15, 1876; 
m., about 1904, Anna Smith. No issue. 

2o6id. Clara L., b. Jan 5, 1861; m., at Waukegan, Sept. 15, 1875, 
Milton I'. Biddlecom, b., at Waukegan, Mar. jo, [847; son 
of James C. Biddlecom and Harriet Pratt, of Waukegan. 
Mr. Biddlecom is a real-estate broker. Res., 723 Genesee 
St., Waukegan, 111. 
Children, b. at Waukegan: 

2o6ie. Elizabeth L. Biddlecom, b. Dec. 22, 1876; m., Jan. 9, 1901, 
Harry Emory Rice. Children: (1) Milton Jerome Rice, 
b. July 25, 1902; (2) Alan, b. Feb. 20, 1907; (3) Elizabeth, 
b. Sept. 30, 1909. 

2001 f. Miriam, b. Aug. 9, 1878; m., June 21, 1913, Harry Frederick 
Trussing. Child: Jean Trussing, b. Sept. 1, 1914. 

200 ig. Milton Jerome, b. July 2, 1894; d. Mar. 25, 1902. 

2062. Hiram, b., at West Edmeston, Jan. 19, 1829; m. Rotilla 

Angeline Pope (2065-2075). 

2063. Mary, b. Oct. 2, 1831; d., at New Berlin, in 10,12; m., in 1851, 

Anson Davis. 

2064. Norman, b. Feb., 1837; d., at New Berlin, in 1909; m., at 

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So. New Berlin, in 1865, Elizabeth Wightman. Dau.: 
Lena, b. 1871; m. Prof. Frank Bryant, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Hiram Brown (2062), son of Lemuel (2055) and Mary (Notman) 
Brown [Benjamin (2016), Elder Eleazer (2003), Eleazer (39), Eleazer 
(11), Thomas], b., at West Edmeston, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1829; m., at 
Columbus, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1854, Rotilla Angeline Pope, b., at Columbus, 
N. Y., Apr. 9, 1836; d., at Potsdam, N. Y., Jan., 1890; dau. of Sidney 
and Melissa (Howard) Pope, of Columbus. He was an agriculturist, Re- 
publican, and a member of the Free Baptist Church for seventy years, 
or since 1844. Mrs. Brown was also a church-member. Mr. Brown gave 
the records of his father and grandfather. Res., 1914, Potsdam, N. Y. 

Children, seven b. at New Berlin, N. Y. 

2065. Nellie De Etta Brown, b. Nov. 26, 1856; d., at Potsdam, 

Oct., 1902; m., at West Edmeston, Joel Henderson, b., 
at So. New Berlin, in 1850; d., at New Berlin, Jan., 1894. 
Mr. Henderson was a manufacturer of butter and cheese. 
He and his wife were church-members. Mrs. Henderson, 
after her husband's death, removed to Potsdam. Children: 
Lizzie and Lester Henderson. 

2066. Mary Melissa, b. May 24, 1858; d. Jan. 17, 1862. 

2067. Cora Bell, b. Nov. 15, 1859; d. Feb. 17, 1862. 

2068. Hiram Duane, b. Feb. 5, 1861; d., at Potsdam, Aug., 1898. 

2069. Berton Laurentine (twin), b., Columbus, Sept. 22, 1862; m. 

Leonora M. Freeman (2076). 

2070. Bertha Angeline (twin), b., Columbus, Sept. 22, 1862; m. 

Willis De Long (2077-2079). 

2071. Lizzie Belle, b. May 29, 1867; d., at Potsdam, Apr., 1886. 

2072. Mary Estelle, b. Feb. 8, 1869; m. Alexander Myers (2080- 

2089). 

2073. Sidney Pope, b. June 12, 1870; m. Ruby A. Welch (2090). 

2074. Lemuel Ransom, b., at West Edmeston, July 4, 1874; m. 

Grace Elizabeth James (2091-2094). 

2075. Son, b. and d., at West Edmeston, July 25, 1878. 

Berton Laurentine Brown (2069), son of Hiram (2062) and Rotilla 
Angeline (Pope) Brown, b., at Columbus, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1862; m., at 
Watertown, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1888, Leonora M. Freeman, b., at Somerville, 
N. Y., Aug. 17, 1868; dau. of Horace W. Freeman, of Watertown, and 
Augusta E., his wife. He is a teacher. Graduated from Potsdam Normal 
School in 1885; Middlebury (Vt.) College, 1888, with degree of A.B.; 

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received his A.M. in 1891; served as principal of Sherman Collegiate 
Institute, Moriah, N. Y.. from [888 to 1911, Res., 729 Ackerman Ave., 
Syracuse, N. Y. 
Duu.: 

2070. Rae Marion Brown, b., at Moriah, June 28, 1894. 

Bertha Angeline Brown (2070), dau. of Hiram (2062) and Rotilla 
Angeline (Pope) Brown, b., at Columbus, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1S62; m., at 
Columbus, Jan. 1, 1881, Willis De Long, b. May 3, 1852; d. 1911; son of 
Willis and Mary (Brown) De Long, of Brookfield, N. Y. 

Children: 

2077. Berton H. De Long, b. Aug. 16, 1885; m., Aug. 16, 191 2, 

Nellie E. Bean. Son: William B. De Long, b. Aug. 8, 1913. 

2078. Homer W., b. Jan. 28, 1890; m., Sept. 5, 191 2, Sharley A. 

Bean. Dau.: Harriet B., b. Aug. 17, 1913. 

2079. Mary B., b. May 22, 1891. 

Mary Estelle Brown (2072), sister of the preceding, b., at New Berlin, 
N. Y., Feb. 8, 1869; m., at Seattle, Wash., Dec. 25, 1891, Alexander 
Myers, b., in Scotland, Apr. 14, 1861; son of David and Jane (Jackson) 
Myers, of Scotland. Mrs. Myers graduated from the Classical Course 
of the Normal School of Potsdam, N. Y., and taught two years in Can- 
ton, N. Y., and two years in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Myers was educated in 
Southern Academy, Glasgow, and Hamilton Academy, Hamilton, Scot- 
land. Both are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Myers is a 
Republican, and a banker at 1504 36th Ave., Seattle, Wash. 

Children, b. at Seattle: 

20X0. Margaret Myers, b. Nov. 28, 1892. 

2081. Alexander Douglas, b. Feb. 26, 1895. 

2082. Dorothy, b. July 2, iSq-j. 

2083. Donald Pope, b. Sept. 2, 1:898. 

2084. David, b. Apr. 10, 1000; d., at Seattle, Apr. 9, 1906. 

2085. Walter Dow, b. Jan. 20, 1003. 

2086. Harold Brown I . , T 

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2087. Helen Jackson \ J ° 

20SS. Kenneth Cordon, b. June 24, 1908. 
2089. Malcolm Duane, b. Aug. 29, ion. 

Sidney Pope Brown (2073). son of Hiram (2062) and Rotilla Angeline 
(Pope) Brown [Lemuel (20551, Benjamin (2016), Elder Eleazer (200,', 
Eleazer (39), Eleazer (11), Thomas], b., at New Berlin, N. Y., June 12, 
[870; m., at Hammond, \. Y., June 25, 1896, Ruby A. Welch, b., at 

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Hammond, Feb. 17, 1S76; dau. of David and Alice (Zollar) Welch. Both 
are church-members. Mr. Brown is a physician at Potsdam, N. Y. Dr. 
Sidney P. Brown graduated from the Potsdam State Normal School in 
1S91, and from the University of Pennsylvania, Medical Department, 
May, 1S94. He practised medicine in Potsdam from 1894 till the present 
time [1914]. Village trustee, 1904 to 191 2. Local health officer since 191 2. 
Dau.: 

2090. Alice Welch Brown, b., at Potsdam, Mar. 29, 1898. 

Lemuel Ransom Brown (2074), brother of the preceding, b., at West 
Edmeston, N. Y., July 4, 1874; m., at Weybridge, Vt., July 8, 1903, 
Grace Elizabeth James, b., at Weybridge, June 2, 1878; dau. of John 
Angel and Orpha Landon (Jewett) James, of Weybridge. Both are mem- 
bers of the Congregational Church. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Middle- 
bury College, with degree of A.B.; of Harvard, with degree of A.M.; 
teacher of English in Olivet College, Middlebury College, and Cleveland 
Normal Training-school. Mrs. Brown graduated from Middlebury Col- 
lege, with degree of A.B. Res., Cleveland, O. 

Children : 

2091. John James Brown, b., at Olivet, Mich., Apr. 24, 1904. 

2092. Charles Edward, b., at Meadville, Penn., Sept. 3, 1906. 

2093. Orpha Lucile, b., at Cleveland, Mar. 7, 1910. 

2094. Jewett Pope, b., at Cleveland, July 23, 1912. 
2094a. Bertha Angeline, b. Dec, 1913. 

Duane Brown (2027), son of Prentice (2021) and Lucinda (Olive) 
Brown, b., at Bridgewater, N. Y., in 1805; d., at Morrisville, N. Y., 
Feb., 1857; m. Ruth Thurston. Mr. Brown was one of the most promi- 
nent lawyers of Madison County. He was a partner of the son of Garrett 
Smith. 

Children, b. at Morrisville: 

2095. Thurston D. Brown, b. Sept. 15, 1845; m. Harriette L. 

Bailey (2096a-2096i). 

2096. Rosamond, b. July 25, 1848; d., at Bridgewater, Apr., 1901; 

m. Herbert E. Palmer. Dau.: Ruth Loraine Palmer, b., 
at Bridgewater, Apr. 3, 1885. She is a graduate of Elmira 
College, with the degrees of B.A. and M.A., and is a 
teacher of history. Res., Bridgewater, N. Y. 

Thurston D. Brown (2095), b. Sept. 15, 1845; d., at Bridgewater, 
N. Y., May 7, 1899, of apoplexy; m., at Morrisville, N. Y., Oct. io, 

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1875, Harriette L. Bailey, b., at Nelson, Madison Co., N. Y., July 31, 
1S54; dau. of Lyman D. and Lucinda (Morse) Bailey. Mr. Bailey d. 
Nov. 9, 1863. Mrs. Bailey is still [1914] living. Mr. Brown was a farmer. 
He began married life at Morrisville, and later removed to Bridge- 
water. Mrs. Brown, before marriage, was a school-teacher. Her res., 
Deerfield, N.Y. 

Children, first three b. at Morrisville; six at Bridgewater: 

2096a. Lyman Duane Brown, b. July 3, 1877; m., at Utica, N. Y., 
Feb. 9, 1909, Henrietta I. Jones, b., at Waterville, N. Y., 
Feb. 17, 1877. Mr. Brown is a farmer at New Hartford, 
N. Y. Dau.: Irene Henrietta Brown, b., at Bridgewater, 
Nov. 3, 191 1. 
2096b. Clarence Bailey, b. June 27, 1879. 
2096c. Herbert Loren, b. 1881; m. Olinda Howmiller. 
2096d. Lillian Irene, b. Oct. 14, 1883; m. Charles McCoy. 
2096c Erwin Thurston, b. July 29, 1884. 
2096f. Lyman Freeman, b. Jan. 3, 1886. 
2096g. Grace Emily, b. Mar. 31, 1891. 
2096I1. Helen Marie, b. Jan. 8, 1893. 
20961. Charles Darrow, b. Sept. 25, 1895. 

Herbert L. Brown (2096c), son of Thurston D. (2095) an< l Harriette L. 
(Bailey) Brown, b., at Morrisville, N. Y., Feb., 1881; m., at St. Louis, 
Mo., June 7, 1910, Olinda Howmiller, dau. of Henry and Louise (Kuntz) 
Howmiller, of St. Louis. Mr. Brown is agent of Galveston, Houston & 
Topeka R. R. Res., Galveston, Tex. He was educated at West Eaton 
High School, and began railroading in Utica, N. Y., but left there to 
accept agency of the World's Fair Terminal, at St. Louis, during the 
World's Fair. In 1909 he went to Texas to accept the agency for largest 
export station in the United States. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of St. 
Louis High School, and took a special library course, after which she 
was librarian for Cabarane Branch Library, in St. Louis, until her mar- 
riage. She was also a graduate of the St. Louis Conservatory of Music, 
taking high honors in special course of music. Dau.: Ruth Anne Brown, 
b., at Galveston, 191 2. 

Lillian Irene brown (2og6d), dau. of Thurston I). (2095) and Har- 
riette L. (Bailey) Brown, b., at bridgewater, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1883; m., 
July 20, 1904, Charles McCoy, b., at Utica, N. Y., in 1882. Mr. McCoy 
is a machinist at Deer field, N. Y. Children: (1) Charles S. McCoy, b., 
at Utica, Apr. 25, 1905; (2) Helen Marie, b., at Utica, Nov. 26, 1908; 

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(3) Walter Francis, b., at Deerfield, Oct. 14, 1911; (4) Stuart Wilson, 
b., at Deerfield, Jan. 25, 1914- 

Alonzo Wood Brown (2098), son of William L. (2028) and Angeline 
(Wood) Brown [Prentice (2021), Eleazer (2012), Eleazer (2003), Eleazer 
(39), Eleazer (n), Thomas], b., at Plainfield, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1844; m. 
(1), at Unadilla Forks, N. Y., Nov., 1873, Ella Janette Perkins, b., at 
So. Brookfield, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1851; d., at Unadilla Forks, Aug. 25, 
1881. He m. (2), at La Grangeville, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1886, Lizzie W. 
Dorland, b., at Beekman, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1858. Mr. Brown is a farmer 
at West Winfield, N. Y. Both are members of the Baptist Church. 
Children by first m., b. at Unadilla Forks: 

2096J. Walter M. Brown, b. Feb. 10, 1876; m. Grace E. Casler. 
2096k. Claud E., b. June 3, 1881; m. Lillian Flora Wing. 
Son by second m., b. at Unadilla Forks: 

2096I. William Dorland, b. Dec. 10, 1887; m. Florence Emily 
Howard. 

Walter M. Brown (2096J), son of Alonzo W. (2098) and Ella J. (Per- 
kins) Brown, b. Feb. 10, 1876; m., at Miller's Mills, N. Y., Dec. 29, 
1910, Grace E. Casler, b., at Miller's Mills, Feb. 13, 1886. Mr. Brown is 
a farmer, and both are members of the Baptist Church at Unadilla 
Forks. Dau.: Ella Allicia Brown, b. Feb. 1, 1913. Res., West Winfield, 
N. Y., R. D. No. 3. 

Claud E. Brown (2096k), brother of the preceding, b. June 3, 1881; 
m., at Plainfield, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1906, Lillian Flora Wing, b., at Bridge- 
water, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1881. Son: Russell Wing Brown, b., at Plainfield, 
Feb. 3, 1909. 

William Dorland Brown (2096I), son of Alonzo W. (2098) and Lizzie 
Wanzer (Dorland) Brown, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1887; m., at 
Bridgewater, N. Y., Oct. 11, 191 1, Florence Emily Howard, b., at Brook- 
field, N. Y., July 1, 1888. Mr. Brown is a farmer at West Winfield, 
N. Y., and both are members of the Baptist Church. Son: Howard 
Dorland Brown, b., at Plainfield, Mar. 8, 1913. 

William Leroy Brown (2028), son of Prentice (2021) and Lucinda 
(Oliver) Brown, b., at Bridgewater, N. Y., Mar. 14, 1817; d., at Plain- 
field, N. Y., 1898, aged eight-one years; m., at West Winfield, N. Y., 
Angeline Wood, b. Nov. 15, 182 1; d., at Plainfield, Mar. 2, 1898; dau. 
of David W T ood. 

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Children, b. at Plainfield: 

2097. William Henry Brown, b. Dec. 10, 1842; m. Hannah Amanda 

Penny (2100-2103). 

2098. Alonzo Wood, b. Aug. 20, 1844 (2096J-2096I). 

2099. Mary Angeline, b. May 20, 1851; d., at West Winfield, Apr., 

1875; m. Frank Wright. His res., 1914, West Winfield, 

n. y. 

William Henry Brown (2097), son of William Leroy (2028) and 
Angeline (Wood) Brown, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1842; m., at 
Unadilla Forks, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1864, Hannah Amanda Penny, b., at 
(Jnadilla Forks; dau. of Alva Penny. Res., Bridgewater, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Bridgewater: 

2100. Charles Henry Brown, b. Oct. 26, 1865; m. Emily S. Rich 

(2104, 2105). 

2101. Myron Penny (twin), b. Sept. 8, 1868; unm.; lives on the 

farm with his parents. 

2102. Mary Eliza (twin), b. Sept. 8, 1868; unm.; teaching, Brook- 

lyn, N. Y. 

2103. Grace Elizabeth, b. Mar. 9, 1875; unm.; lives with her parents, 

at Bridgewater. 

Dr. Charles Henry Brown (2100), son of William Henry (2097) an d 
Hannah Amanda (Penny) Brown, b., at Bridgewater, N. Y., Oct. 26, 
[865; m., at Mt. Vernon, N. Y., July 17, 1894, Emily S. Rich, b., at Mt. 
Vernon, Jan. 12, 1869; dau. of James N. and Eleanor (Miller) Rich, of 
Mt. Vernon. Dr. Brown and wife are members of the Congregational 
Church. Dr. Brown graduated from the New York College of Pharmacy 
in 1890, and from the Medical Department of the University of New 
York in 1803. He has practised since in W r aterbury, Conn., serving as 
surgeon to the Waterbury Hospital for eleven years, and then securing 
the appointment of gynaecologist to the same hospital. East year [1913] 
he was also appointed radiographist. He is a member of the City, County, 
and State Medical Societies, also of the American Medical Association 
and of the Medical Association of Greater New York. Res., 57 No. 
Main St., Waterbury, Conn. 

Children, b. at Waterbury: 

2104. C. Alfred Brown, b. Mar. 23, [895. 

2105. Eleanor, b. Oct. 16, 1898. 

"There be of them that have left a name behind them, that their praises 
mi glit be reported." 

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Peleg Brown (2010), son of Eleazer (39) [Eleazer (11), son of Thomas 
Browne (1), who m. Mary Newhall, of Lynn, Mass.], b., at Stonington, 
Conn., Sept. 26, 1744; d. Jan. 26, 1814; m. Experience Morgan, b., at 
Groton, Conn., July 22, 1749; dau. of Timothy Morgan and Deborah, 
his wife. Experience d., at Bridgewater, N. Y., in 1845, and is buried 
beside her husband, in West Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 

Children: 

2106. Experience Brown, b. ; d. in Oswego Co., N. Y.; m. 

Cyrus Greene. 

2107. Peleg, b. 

2108. John, b., at Groton, 1770; m. Sally Beardsley (2116-2126). 

2109. Timothy, b., at Leyden, Mass., Feb. 29, 1776; m. (1) Deborah 

Morse; m. (2) Sally Smith (2130-2142). 

2110. Eleazer, b., at Leyden, Nov. 17, 1779; twice m. (2200-2212). 

2111. Leborah,b. 

2112. Jesse, b., at Leyden, Aug. 19, 1783; m. Hannah Colwell 

(2258-2266). 

21 13. Samuel, b. ; settled in Westfield, Chautauqua Co., 

N. Y., where he died. He lived also in Portland, N. Y., 
an adjoining town on Lake Erie. He was twice m. His 

first wife was Rosanna . There were six children, all 

by the first m.; viz., Waldo, Rosanna, Samuel, Mary, 
James, and Flora. 

21 14. Franklin, b. 

2.1 1 5. Adolphus, b. 

THE MORGAN FAMILY, FROM MORGAN GENEALOGY. 

Timothy Morgan, b. about 1723, was the son of Samuel, and m. 

Deborah ; they settled in Groton, Conn. He d. Oct. 13, 1795, aged 

seventy-three years. 
Children : 

2115a. Experience Morgan, b. July 22, 1749; m. Peleg Brown 

(2106-2115). 
2115b. Deborah, b. Mar. 1, 1751; m. Nathaniel Brown (35). 

[Their records in second part of this book (38-46a).] 
2115c. Timothy, b. Feb. 8, 1753; removed West; probably d. unm. 

2ii5d. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 8, 1754; m. Williams. 

2115c Daniel, b. Aug. 2, 1756; d., unm., probably before his father. 
2115L Jesse (twin), b. Jan. 27, 175S; m., Mar. 6, 1783, Matilda 
Fish. 

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2115^. David (twin), I). Jan. 27, 1758; removed West. 

2115I1. Theophilus, 1>. Oct. 12, 1759; m., May ic, 1795, Mary 

Hinckley. 
2ii5i. Samuel, b. May 12, 170,^; m., Oct. 14, 1786, Mary Holmes. 
2115J. Aaron, b. May 27, 1765; cl. Apr., 17S6, aged twenty years. 
2115k. Hannah, b. July 26, 1767; m. Daniel Parker. 

Timothy Morgan's Will. 

In the name of God, Amen. Know all men by these Presents, that I, Timothy 
Morgan of (Proton in the County of New London, State of Connecticut, being far 
advanced in age but at present of a sound disposing mind and memory and calling 
to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to 
die do make this my last will and testament and first of all I do commit my soul into 
the hands of God who gave it hoping for pardon and acceptance through the rightious- 
ness of Jesus Christ our Lord and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent Chris- 
tian burial by my Executors hereinafter mentioned. 

Imprimis; and as touching my temporal interest wherewith it hath pleased God to 
bless me with I do give and dispose of the same in manner and form as follows, viz: 

First of all my will is that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid out of my 
estate by my Executors hereinafter mentioned. 

Item: I do give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Deborah Morgan the improve- 
ment of one half of all my real estate during her natural life and eight cows, one yoke 
of oxen and one horse, twenty sheep and three hogs, and all my household furniture 
to be at her disposal forever. 

Item: I do give unto my dutiful son Timothy Morgan, twenty-six pounds lawful 
money to be paid to him by my two sons Theophilus and Samuel in one year after 
my decease to him, his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item: I do give unto my dutiful son Jesse Morgan to him his heirs and assigns 
forever thirty-two pounds lawful money to be paid to him by my two sons Theophilus 
and Samuel in one year after my decease. 

Item: I do give to my dutiful son David Morgan, to him his heirs and assigns for- 
ever thirty-two pounds lawful money to be paid to him by my two sons namely, 
Theophilus and Samuel in one year after my decease. 

Item: I do give unto my dutiful daughter Experience Brown fifteen shillings lawful 
money to be paid to her by my two sons Theophilus and Samuel in one year after my 
decease. 

Item: 1 do give unto my dutiful daughter Deborah Brown fifteen shillings lawful 
money to be paid to her by my two sons namely, Theophilus and Samuel in one year 
after my de< ease. 

Item: I do give unto my dutiful daughter Elizabeth Williams, two pounds lawful 
money to be paid to her by my two sons namely, Theophilus and Samuel in one year 
after my decease. 

Item: I do give unto my dutiful daughter Hannah Packer ten shillings lawful money 
to tie paid to her by my two nms namely, Theophilus and Samuel in one year after my 
decease. 

Item I do give unto my dutiful sons Theophilus Morgan and Samuel Morgan, all 

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my estate both real and personal heretofore not mentioned to be equally divided be- 
tween them, to them their heirs and assigns forever. 

Finally and lastly of all, I do hereby appoint my two dutiful and trusty sons namely, 
Theophilus Morgan and Samuel Morgan to be my Executors to this my last will and 
testament revoking and disallowing all other wills heretofore by me made ratifying 
and confirming this and this only to be my last will and testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of January 
A. D. 1794. Timothy Morgan [seal] 

Signed, sealed and published, pronounced and declared by the testator in presence 
of us. George Denison, 

Nathan Morgan, 
Caleb Avery. 

Eben Ledyard, Justice of Peace. 
Groton, Conn. November 2d 1795. 

John Brown (2108), son of Peleg (2010) and Experience (Morgan) 
Brown [Eleazer (39), Eleazer (11), Thomas], b., at Groton, Conn., 1770; 
d., at Richfield, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1855; m., at Richfield, 1801, Sally Beards- 
ley, b. at Saratoga, N. Y.; d., at Richfield, Dec, 1864; dau. of John 
Beardsley, of Richfield, and Rebecca Scott. Mr. Brown was a farmer, 
and in politics a Whig. He was a member of the Baptist, and his wife a 
member of the Episcopal, Church. 

Children, all b. at Richfield, in the house built in 1800 by John Brown, 
and still in the possession of John Brown, son of Judson C. Brown 
(2126): 

21 16. Harriet Brown, b. Oct. 23, 1801; d. at Richfield Spa, N. Y. 

21 17. Sally, b. Jan. 17, 1803; d. at Liverpool, N. Y. 

21 18. Susan, b. Dec. 13, 1805; d., in Illinois, Nov. 24, 1874. 

2119. John Beardsley, b. July 16, 1807; d. at Washington, D. C. 

2120. Sophronia, b. Mar. 28, 1809; d., at Richfield, about 1836. 

2121. Selina, b. May 11, 1811; d., at Toledo, O., about 1894. 

2122. Morgan Lewis, b. May 4, 1813; m. Nancy M. Allen (2127- 

2129). 

2123. Betsey, b. Feb. 24, 1815; d., at Richfield Spa, in 1884. 

2124. Sylvia, b. Mar. 10, 1817; d., at Kankakee, 111., Feb. 21, 1907. 

2125. Rosamond, b. Sept. 4, 1822; d., at Richfield, 1835. 

2126. Judson Calkins, b. Mar. 26, 1826; d., at Richfield, Dec. 15, 

1874. 

Morgan Lewis Brown (2122), son of John (2108) and Sally (Beardsley) 
Brown, b., at Richfield, N. Y., May 4, 1813; d., at Richfield, July 10, 
1875; m., at Utica, N. Y., May 5, 1840, Nancy M. Allen, b., at Richfield, 
May s, 181 1; d., at Richfield, Dec. 21, 1901; dau. of Joseph Allen, of 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Richfield, and Mary Clement. Mr. Brown was a farmer and a Repub- 
lican. 

Children, b. at Richfield: 

2127. Lewis Henry Brown, b. and d. July 25, 1845. 

2128. Emma Miranda, b. Aug. 7, 1847. In June, 1900, Emma M. 

Brown adopted, from the P. H. O. Asylum, Manhattan 
Ave., New York City, a nine-year-old boy named John 
McKnight, who took her name in addition to his own. He 
was son of John McKnight and Anna Parr, and grandson 
of John McKnight and Elizabeth Douglas. On June 10, 
1914, John McKnight Brown graduated from New York 
University with the degree of B.C.S., remaining in the city 
to work, while Miss Brown is at her old home in Richfield 
for the summer [19 14]. 

2129. Thomas Corwin, b. Nov. 21, 1850; d., at Richfield, Oct. 11, 

1871. 

Timothy Brown (2109), son of Peleg (2010) and Experience (Morgan) 
Brown, b., at Leyden, Mass., Feb. 29, 1776; m. (1), at Homer, N. Y.. 
Nov. 20, 1S04, Deborah Morse, b., in Connecticut, Aug. 15, 1786; d.. 
at Scott, N. Y., Mar. 25, 1824; m. (2), at Scott, Sept. 26, 1824, Sally 
Smith, b., at Dighton, Bristol Co., Mass., Mar. 6, 1794; d., at Scott, 
Nov. 19, 1859; dau. of Asa and Sybil (Anthony) Smith. Mr. Brown 
moved to Homer about 1S00; was a pioneer of Cortland County. In the 
early days of Timothy Brown this country was new and wild, and 
abounded in many kinds of game and wild animals. Timothy Brown is 
said to have been a noted hunter, having killed over fort)- bears. 

Children by first m., b. at Scott: 

2130. Isaac Brown, b. Juh- 28, 1807; m. Artimesia Stiles (2143- 

2141.!. 

2131. Deborah, b. Dec. 28, 1808; d., at Scott, July 24, 1874. 

2132. Miner M., b. Sept. 12, 1810; d., at Otisco, Mich., Oct. 16, 

1887. 

2133. Nancy A., b. Feb. 21, 1813; d., at Scott, Jan. 12, 1892; m., 

at Sempronius, N. Y., George Colwell, 1>. Mar. 27, 1812; 
d. June 27, 1891. 

2134. Emeline H., b. Oct. 11, 1814; d. in 1906; m. Eri Hardy. 

2135. John M., b. July 11, 1816; m. Marilda Skidmore (2147-2151). 

2136. Samuel, b. Mar. n, 1818; d. at Hadley, Mich. 

2137. Charity, b. Dec. 11, 1S19; d., at Scott, Mar. 8, 1S21. 

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2138. Timothy, Jr., b. Sept. 1, 1821; m. Clarissa Severance (2152- 

2157)- 

2139. Alfred B., b. Apr. 23, 1823; m. Sarah Mosier (2158-2160). 

Children by second m., b. at Scott: 

2140. Asa Brown, b. July 4, 1825; d. in infancy. 

2141. Stephen S., b. Mar. 22, 1827; m. Nancy M. Alexander (2161- 

2163). 

2142. Almira C, b. Nov. 14, 1833; m. Andrew J. Mowry (2164- 

2168). 

Isaac Brown (2130), son of Timothy (2109) and Deborah (Morse) 
Brown [Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer (n), Thomas], b., at Scott, 
N. Y., July 28, 1807; d., at Oxford, Mich., 1888; m., at Scott, Feb. 4, 
1831, Artimesia Stiles, b., at Scott, Dec. 22, 1808; d., at Oxford, Mar. 8, 
1867. 

Children: 

2143. Waldo Brown, b. Nov. 15, 1832; d., at Hadley, Mich., Mar. 9, 

1S61; m., Nov. 10, 1854, Mary Wolf. 

2144. Olivia, b. June 14, 1834; d., at Hadley, Nov., 1877; m., Feb., 

1852, Alonzo Hix. 

2145. Lois, b. Apr. 27, 1836; m., Aug. 15, 1858, Harvey Townsend. 

Res., 1907, Oxford, Mich. 

2146. Marcus, b., Oakland, Mich., Feb. 17, 1838; d. Nov., 1838. 

John M. Brown (2135), son of Timothy (2109) and Deborah (Morse) 
Brown, b., at Scott, N. Y., July 11, 1816; d., at Otisco, Mich., Jan. 11, 
1894; m., at Washington, Mich., Mar. 5, 1848, Marilda Skidmore, 
b. ; d. May 5, 1894. 

Children : 

2147. Frank E. Brown, b. May 15, 1849. 

2148. Mark H., b. Dec. 19, 1852; d. Apr. 1, 1853. 

2149. Francis E., b. Nov. 2, 1857; d. in Jan., 1858. 

2150. Mark H., b., at Otisco, June 10, 1861; m., at Keene, Mich., 

Dec. 30, 1890, Nellie A. Daniels, b., at Lowell, Mich., Apr. 
23, 1862; dau. of Thomas Daniels, of Keene, and Elizabeth 
Lewin. Mr. Brown is a farmer. Res., Belding, Mich. 

2151. Mary E., b. Aug. 14, 1863. 

Timothy Brown, Jr. (2138), son of Timothy (2109) and Deborah 
(Morse) Brown [Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer (n), Thomas], b., 
at Scott, N. Y., Sept. 1, 182 1; d., at Wathena, Kan., Aug. 30, 1866; m., 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

at Truxton, N. Y., July i, 1852, Clarissa Severance, b., at Truxton, 
Nov. 1, 1829; d., at Wathena, Sept. 1, 1866; chu. of John and Sabrina 
(Smith) Severance, of Truxton. He was Commissary Sergeant in the 
14th Ran. Vol. Regt., War of the Rebellion. 
Children, last four b. at Wathena: 

2152. Charles Stewart Brown, b., at Truxton, Apr. 25, 1853; m. 

(1) Margaret Moran; m. (2) Anna Tabon (2191, 2192). 

2153. Alfred Franklin, b., at Truxton, Mar. 20, 1855; m. Mary A. 

Richardson (2193, 2I 94)- 

2154. Emily Jane, b. Oct. 18, 1858; d., at Homer, N. Y., July 16, 

1890; unm. 

2155. Allen Smith, b. Oct. 13, i860; d. in infancy. 

2156. Hattie Tirzah, b. July 28, 1862; unm. Res., 1907, Homer, 

N. Y. 

2157. Clara Octavia, b. Jan. 6, 1865; d. Aug. 30, 1866. 

Alfred Bennett Brown (2139), brother of the preceding, b., at Scott, 
N. Y., Apr. 2^, 1823; d., at Corning, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1857; m., at Catlin, 
N. Y., June 1, 1854, Sarah Mosier, b. - -; d., at Greenville, Mich., 
June 17, 1891; adopted dau. of James and Susanna Knight. 

Children: 

2158. James Henry Brown, b., at Catlin, Mar. 29, 1S56. 

2159. Nancy Adella, b., at Corning, Aug. 5, 1857; d., at Corning, 

Aug. 31, 1857. 

2160. Alfreda Ann., b., at Sempronius, N. Y., July 23, 1858; m., 

Jan. 1, 1879, James Henry Johnson, d. Apr. 24, 1904. 
Son: Alfred Harris, b. Nov. 4, 1879. She m. (2), Nov. 29, 
1906, William Fries. Res., 1907, Greenville, Mich. 

Stephen Smith Brown (2141), son of Timothy (2109) and Sally (Smith) 
Brown [Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer (n), Thomas], b., at Scott, 
N. Y., Mar. 22, 1827; d., at Scott, Mar. 19, 1893; m., at Brattleboro, 
Vt., Jan. (>, 1853, Nancy M. Alexander, b., at Leyden, Mass., Aug. 16, 
JS26; d., at Syracuse, N. Y, Jan. 26, 1907; dau. of Flisha B. and Mary 
(Brown) Alexander, of Leyden. He received a common and private 
school education. He was a farmer. At the time of his death he owned 
the Timothy Brown homestead, and always lived there. He was a Re- 
publican, active in politics, but never desired to hold office. 

Children, b. at Scott: 

2161. Alexander Timothy Brown, b. Nov. 21, 1854; m. Mary L. 

Seamans (2195, 2196). 

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2162. William H., b. July 15, 1857; m. Anna Frisbie (2197-2199). 

2163. Charles E., b. Aug. 16, i860; d., at Scott, May 12, 1881. He 

was a court stenographer and law student of marked 
ability. 

Almira C. Brown (2142), dau. of Timothy (2109) and Sally (Smith) 
Brown [Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer (11), Thomas], b., at Scott, 
N. Y., Nov. 14, 1833; d. Mar. 31, 1911; m., at Scott, Nov. 14, 1855, 
Andrew J. Mowry, b., at Scott, Jan. 22, 1833. In 1S56 they removed 
to Minnesota; again, to Kansas, in 1858. He was an active Free-State 
man, using all his influence to make Kansas a free State. He enlisted in 
the Civil War, June 23, 1863, as a private in Co. C, 14th Kan. Vols., 
and was mustered out of the service as 2d Lieutenant. He took an active 
interest in the political affairs of the State, as a Republican, and has 
represented the State in the State Legislature. He was Commissioner 
and Notary Public; admitted to the bar in 1889; Judge in the Thirty- 
fourth Judicial District of the State, practising in the State courts and 
the Interior Department at Washington, D. C. He has been a member 
of the I. O. 0. F. for nearly fifty years, and is a Free Mason. Judge 
Mowry, since the death of his wife, makes his home with his oldest son, 
Eugene L., at Lucerne, Kan. 

Children, the first three b. at Wathena, Doniphan Co., Kan.: 

2164. Eugene Linton Mowry, b. Jan. 17, 1862; m. Cora M. Gilmore 

(2169-2177). 

2165. Willis Laselle, b. July 26, 1866; m., at Lucerne, Aug. 19, 

1888, Alice Belle Warner, b., at Fredericksburg, la., 
July n, 1869; dau. of Albert J. and Jane (Morgan) War- 
ner, of Fredericksburg. He is a farmer and a Republican. 
Children: (1) Elmer Leroy; (2) Floyd Albert; (3) Media 
Belle; (4) Edith; (5) Wesley Merritt. Res., 1907, Morland, 
Kan. 

2166. Lester Lisle, b. Oct. 18, 1868; m. Emma J. Brewster (2178- 

2187). 

2167. Aubert Lamar, b., at Palermo, Kan., May 13, 1874; m. 

Maud E. Jeffery (2188-2190). 

2168. Edna Lora, b., at Palermo, Jan. 14, 1876; m., at Lucerne, 

Aug. 19, 1897, Harry W. Jeffery, b., at Chicago, 111., Jan. 
24, 1870; son of George and Elizabeth (Taylor) Jeffery. 
He is a farmer. Son: Edwin H. Jeffery, b., at Gradan, 
Kan., Sept. 16, 1902. Res., 1907, Gradan, Kan. 

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Eugene L. Mowry (2164), son of Andrew J. and Almira C. (Brown) 
(2142) Mowry [Timothy (2109), Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer (11), 
Thomas], b., at Wathena, Kan., Jan. 17, 1S62; m., at Severance, Kan., 
July 31, 1882, Cora M. Gilmore, b., at Severance, Mar. 16, 1861; dau. of 
S. D. and Elizabeth B. (Whitson) Gilmore, of Lucerne. He is a farmer 
and a Republican. Res., 1914, Lucerne, Kan. 

NOTE. — The .Mowry family is very numerous. At Thanksgiving, iou, at a birth- 
day dinner, one hundred Mowry relatives were present. 

Children, b. at Severance: 

2169. Adrian Leroy Mowry, b. May 3, 1884; m., at Lucerne, Nov. 

12, 1905, Bertha Olive Barnes, b., at Rosendale, Mo., Oct. 
12, 1883; dau. of John M. and Alice (Kennedy) Barnes, 
of Lucerne. He is a farmer. Dau.: Alice M., b. Jan. 6, 
1907. Res., 1907, Lucerne, Kan. 

2170. Ida Blanche, b. Jan. 4, 1886; m., at Lucerne, Sept. 28, 1903, 

Leroy Charles, b. in Illinois; son of Eli F. and Barbara 
(Rankle) Charles. He is a farmer in Lucerne. 

Carrie Edna, b. Oct. 8, 1887. 

Mattison Aubert, b. July 27, 1890. 

Lawrence Vivian, b. May 5, 1S92. 

Nina Almira, b. May 19, 1804. 

Vera Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1896. 

Glen Milford, b. Oct. 12, 1000. 

Lelia Frances, b. Nov. 23, 1903. 



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Lester Lisle Mowry (2166), brother of the preceding, d., at Wathena, 
Kan., Oct. 18, 1S0S; m., at Lucerne, Kan., Aug. 31, 1891, Emma J. 
Brewster, b., in Nebraska, Aug. 24, 1873; dau. of Robert and Emma 
(Owston) Brewster, of Lucerne. He is a farmer. Res., 1907, Lucerne, 
Kan. 

Children, b. at Gradan, Kan.: 

2178. Nellie A. Mowry, b. Nov. 2S, 1892. 
217c). Walter J., b. Feb. 2, 1894. 
Edna E., b. June 6, 1895. 
Nettie M., 1). July 23, 1896. 



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Ethel, 1). Nov. 13, 1898. 
Cora B., b. Feb. 6, 1900. 
2 [85. George, l>. Oct. 6, 1001. 

2186. Willie, 1). Mar. 10, 11*03. 

2187. Arthur, b. Aug. 20, 1905. 






THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Aubert L. Mowry (2167), brother of the preceding, b., at Palermo, 
Kan., May 13, 1874; m., at Morland, Kan., Jan. 27, 1892, Maud E. 
Jeffery, b., at Chicago, 111., Sept. 1, 1873; dau. of George and Elizabeth 
(Taylor) Jeffery, of Chicago. He is a farmer. Res., 1907, Lucerne, Kan. 

Children : 

2188. Aubert J. Mowry, b., at Goshen, Kan., Sept. n, 1893. 

2189. Ruth E., b., at Morland, Sept. 9, 1900. 

2190. Lloyd W., b., at Lucerne, May 16, 1906. 

Charles Stewart Brown (2152), son of Timothy, Jr. (2138) and Clarissa 
(Severance) Brown [Timothy (2109), Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eieazer 
(n), Thomas], b., at Truxton, N. Y., Apr. 25, 1853; m. (1), at Ludlow- 
ville, N. V., June 15, 1880, Margaret Moran, b., at No. Lansing, N. Y., 
Jan. 20, 1855; d., at Albany, N. Y., Jan. 26, 1904; dau. of Frank Moran, 
of No. Lansing; m. (2), Nov. 8, 1905, Anna Tabon, b., at Milton, N. Y., 
Apr. 5, 1S71; dau. of Fred and Minnie (Strala) Tabon, of Milton. Mr. 
Brown was educated in the public schools, and in Cortland Normal 
School, of New York. He taught four years in the Highland School, 
two years in the Monroe Public School, four years in the So. Milton 
Public School, and other schools in New York for several years. His 
first wife attended the Ithaca High School and Cortland Normal. She 
taught in Ithaca several years, for five years in the Highland School, 
and other schools for several years. He is a fruit-grower and school- 
teacher, a Republican, and a member of the Presbyterian Church. 
Res., 1907, Milton, N. Y. 

Children, by first m. : 

2191. Edwin S. Brown, b., at Monroe, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1883. 

2192. Mabel G., b., at Milton, July 17, 1890; d., at Milton, Jan. 6, 

1906. 

Alfred Franklin Brown (2153), son of Timothy, Jr. (2138), and brother 
of the preceding, b., at Truxton, N. Y., Mar. 20, 1855; m., at Robinson, 
Kan., Dec. 23, 1885, Mary A. Richardson, b., in Bruce Co., Ont.; dau. 
of William and Margaret (McDonald) Richardson, of Toronto, Ont. 
He was an agent for publishing companies in New York and Philadelphia 
from 1876 to 1906. Res., 1907, International Falls, Minn. 

Children : 

2193. Clara Maude Brown, b., at Grand Island, Neb., June 19, 

1888. She graduated from the Topeka (Kan.) High School 
in 1906, and is now a teacher at International Falls. 

2194. Lucile Mary, b. at Abilene, Kan. 

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Alexande r Timothy Brown (2161), son of Stephen S. (2141) and Nancy 
M. (Alexander) Brown [Timothy (2109), Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), 
Eleazer (11), Thomas], b., at Scott, N. Y., Nov. 21, 1854; m., at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., Apr. 2, 1883, Mary Lillian Seamans, b., at Virgil, N. Y., 
Aug. 3, 1S63; dau. of Julian C. and Matilda (Lack!) Seamans, of Virgil. 
Mr. Brown is a manufacturer and inventor. He has patents issued and 
pending for more than one hundred inventions. He is inventor of the 
Smith Premier Typewriter. He is president of the following companies: 
the Smith Premier Typewriter Co., the Brown-Lipe Gear Co. He is 
one of the founders and past president of the H. H. Franklin Manu- 
facturing Co.; stockholder and director of the Smith Premier Type- 
writer Co., the H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Co., the Brown-Lipe 
Gear Co., the Syracuse Aluminum and Bronze Co., the Globe Malleable 
Iron Works, and the Pneumelectric Co.; director of the Third National 
Bank, also of the Journal Printing and Publishing Co.; trustee of Syra- 
cuse University and the Hospital of the Good Shepherd; life member of 
the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the National 
Geographic Society; member of Citizens' Club of Syracuse, also of Cen- 
tury Club, Transportation Club of New York City, Automobile Club of 
Syracuse, and other organizations. He is a thirty-second degree Mason, 
and a member of Mystic Shrine. He was educated in common and select 
schools at Scott, N. Y., and at Homer Academy. He rendered financial 
aid in the publication of this genealogy, and also of B. G., Vol. I. Res., 
1915, Syracuse, N. Y. At his suggestion Vol. II, in July, 1910, was 
commenced. Without his hearty co-operation, the compiler could never 
have undertaken this arduous task. This genealogy is therefore dedi- 
cated to Alexander T. Brown. 

Children, b. at Syracuse: 

2195. Charles Seamans Brown, b. Apr. 20, 1885. 

2196. Julian Stephen, b. Mar. 20, 1887; m., at Syracuse, Oct. 25, 

191 1, Ethel Listman, b., at Syracuse, Nov. 12, 1891; dau. 
of Charles Listman, of Syracuse, and Katherine Warner. 
Mr. Hrown is a mechanical engineer, and in politics a 
Republican. Res., 277 Holland St., Syracuse, N. Y. 

William H. brown (2162), son of Stephen S. (2141) and Nancy M. 
(Alexander) Brown [Timothy (2109), Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer 
(n), Thomas], b., at Scott, N. Y., July 15, 1S57; m., at Scott, Sept. 4, 
[894, Anna Frisbie, b., at Scott, Nov. 3, [871; dau. of Mills G. and Martha 
(Crandall) Frisbie. Res., [907, Syracuse, N. Y. 

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Julian Stephen Brown 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children : 

2197. Alex Mills Brown, b., at Scott, Aug. 2, 1898. 

2198. Ruth Corinne, b., at Syracuse, Mar. 3, 1901. 

2199. Mary Lillian, b., at Syracuse, Dec. 31, 1902. 

Eleazer Brown (21 10), son of Peleg (2010) and Experience (Morgan) 
Brown [Eleazer (39), Eleazer (n), Thomas], b., at Leyden, Mass., Nov. 
17, 1779; d., at West Winfield, N. Y., June 8, 1866; m. (1) Martha 
(called Patty) Clark, b. Feb. 8, 1777; she d. Feb. 8, 1S25. They eloped 
when married. Mr. Brown, after the death of his wife, moved to Litch- 
field, and later to Lisle, N. Y., finally settling at Binghamton, N. Y., 
on a farm that now joins land where the State Hospital stands. Mr. 
Brown m. (2) Affa Wilcox, who d. about 1861. In 1864 Mr. Brown sold 
his farm and went to live with his oldest son, Hiram, at West Winfield, 
Herkimer Co., N. Y. He was a Baptist in his early years, but took ex- 
ceptions to two of the ministers, and justly so, and left the church. It 
was said he was a good student of the Bible, but he measured the whole 
church by the peculiar ideas of the two ministers. He is buried on the 
old farm at West Winfield, with his father and mother. 

Children, probably all b. at West Winfield: 

2200. Nancy Brown, b. 1800; d., at Herkimer, N. Y., about 1874 

or 1875; buried at Winfield, N. Y. ; m. James Rice, of Her- 
kimer. One dau., Eunice, m., at the age of fourteen, Elisha 
Washburn. They lived at Herkimer and had two children, 
Clark and Lodema. Lodema m. Dr. Devendorf and lived 
at Herkimer. 

2201. Alvira, b. Sept. 5, 1803; m. Josiah Crumb (2213-2222). 

2202. Sabrina, b. ; d. at Columbus, Penn.; m. Henry Day, 

and had a large family. 

2203. Hiram, b. May 5, 1805; m. Susan Gorton (2223, 2224). 

2204. Soflora, b. 1806; d., at West Winfield, 1898; buried at Win- 

field; m., at East Winfield, Harry Thomas, who d. at West 
Winfield. They lived at Exeter, Herkimer Co., N. Y. No 
issue. 

2205. Chauncey, b. ; d., at Lisle, N. Y., 1853; m., at Lisle, 

Fannie Seymour. Sons: (1) Jerome Bonaparte, b. , 

d. ; m. Carrie Parks, of Binghamton; no issue; (2) 

James, b. 1845, possibly living on the old homestead at 
Lisle. 

2206. Climena, b. ; d., at Herkimer, about 1874; buried at 

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Winfield; m. John Walworth. They lived at East Winfield, 
and he d. there. There were three children: two daus., 
who d. in infancy, and one son, Clark, who. m., and was a 
physician. 

2207. Ursula, 1). - -; d., at Flemingville, Tioga Co., N. Y., 1880; 

m. Lyman Pritchard. Children: (1) Marvin, b. — , 
d. - — ; m. (1) Fidelia Prentiss, divorced; m. (2) Tine 
Fleming, of Flemingville, deceased; (2) Sylvia, b. — , 
d.— -; m. a Mr. Upson, and had one child; Mr. Upson's 
res., Oswego, N. Y.; (3) Stedman, b. - — , d. - — ; unm.; 
(4) Frances, b. , d. when about eighteen; unm. 

2208. Martha Frances, b. - — ; d. young, at Binghamton. 

2209. German, b. - — ; d., at Binghamton, about i860; m. Caroline 

Wood, of Groton, Conn.; she is deceased. Children: (1) 
Georgiana Adelaide, b. 1845, d. aged about sixteen; (2) 

William Wellington, b. 1847, m. Gorman, went West, 

at one time living in Oklahoma, and had thirteen children; 
(3) Frederick Vincent, b. 1850, went to Manhattan, Kan., 
with his mother and youngest brother; (4) Charles German, 
b. 1852. 

2210. Peleg Morgan, b. 1814; twice m. (2233-2238). 

221 1. Jerome Bonaparte, b. - — ; d. at Baltimore, Md.; m. (1), 

at Winfield, Delia Harrington, and settled in Binghamton. 
Three sons: (1) Hiram, b. 1845; (2) Herman, b. 1847; (3) 
Burr, b. 1850; all deceased. Jerome B. Brown m. (2), at 
Baltimore, a widow with two daus. 

2212. Eleazer, b. Feb. 14, 1820; m. Rachael Cafferty (2242-2246). 

Alvira Brown (2201), b. Sept. 5, 1803; d., at Cherry Creek, N. Y., 
Apr. 24, 1887; m., Mar. 6, 1S23, Josiah Crumb, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., 
Aug. 28, 1803; d. Aug., 1865. Mr. Crumb was held in the highest esteem 
by his entire family. They had several children who d. in infancy, after 
which they adopted an orphan baby. 

Children, first two b. at Cherry Creek: 

2213. Delos P. Crumb (adopted), b. July n, 1S27; deceased. 

2214. Josiah Clark, b. Dec. 31, 182S; d., at Cherry Creek, in 1S53, 

when a young man; unm. 

2215. Cynthia Alvira, b., at Plainfield, Now 7, 1830; d. at the home 

of her >i>trr Ancelia, at Conewango Valley; m. Mr. Hale, 

a widower with several children. He d. at Cherry Creek. 

No issue. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

2216. Patty Climena, b., at Plainfield, Feb. 9, 1832; d. ; m. 

Erastus Brown, deceased; lived at Cherry Creek. They 
had one child, which d. when two years old. 

2217. Betsey Ancelia, b., at Plainfield, May 12, 1833; m. Chiles 

Hidecker, b., in Green Co., N. Y., Nov. 29, 1830; d., at 
Conewango Valley, Dec. 10, 1903. He made his home in 
Chautauqua County for nearly fifty years, where he 
established a large lumber-plant at Conewango Valley, 
which he conducted until his death. He was an ardent 
Republican, which party he frequently represented in 
County, District, and State conventions. Her res., 1914, 
Conewango Valley, N. Y. 
Son: 

2217a. Carver Hidecker, b., at Sheffield, Penn., Oct. 3, i860; m., 
at Cherry Creek, Oct. 7, 1885, Effie A. Campbell, b., at 
Cattaraugus, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1S60. Mr. Hidecker was 
associated with his father for a long time in their extensive 
lumber business. Carver Hidecker is now [1914] president 
of the lone Fire Brick Co., San Francisco, Cal. Son: 
Gerald Hidecker, b., at Conewango Valley, Oct. 20, 1889; 
m., Sept. 8, 1910, Zetha M. McNobb. Dau.: Esther May, 
b., at Oakland, Cal., Apr. 1, 1912. 

2218. Hiram B., b. Jan. 24, 1835; d. ; m. Emily , and lived 

at Conewango Valley. Sons: (1) Chiles, m., had two chil- 
dren, who d. in infancy, and lives at Conewango Valley; 
(2) Kingsley, m. and moved away. 

2219. Charles, b. Aug. 24, 1S37; d. at Conewango; made an un- 

happy marriage. He was a musician. No issue. 

2220. Susan Almira, b. May 9, 1839; m. Joseph Boys; both de- 

ceased. They lived at Cherry Creek. Two daus.: (1) 
Ellen, m. Mr. Baker, a minister; (2) Susan. These two 
sisters presumably both live [1914] at their old home in 
Cherry Creek. 

2221. Rebecca Jane, b. Mar. 4, 1S41 ; m., at Cherry Creek, Nov. 17, 

1864, Martin L. Lawrence, b., at Ellington, N. Y., May 16, 
1839; d., at Poland, N. Y., Feb. n, 1905; son of Alva and 
Saloma (Green) Lawrence. Mr. Lawrence has been a 
teacher and farmer. Res., Kennedy, N. Y. 
Children, b. at Poland: 

2221a. Chauncy M. Lawrence, b. May 5, 1867; rn., at Randolph, 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

N. V., June 8, 1893, Annette M. Beemer. Dau.: Marine 

Annette, b., at Salamanca,. N. V., Feb. 24, 1S96. Res., 

Holdenville, Okla. 

2221b. Dau., b. ; unnamed; d. Oct. 6, 1873. 

2221c. Ernest Crumb, b. Jan. 28, 1879; m., at Fredonia, N. Y., 

Sept. 28, 1901, Minna Blanchard, of Tiona, Penn. 

2222. Chauncy, b. Mar. 1, 1845; m., and had three children. Res., 

Niobe, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

Hiram Brown (2203), son of Eleazer (21 10) and Martha (Clark) 
Brown, b., at Leyden, Mass., May 5, 1805; d., at West Winfield, N. Y., 
Apr. 13, 1878; m., at Plainfield, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1826, Susan Gorton, b., 
at Plainfield, Dec. 29, 1807; d., at West Winfield, May, 1Q02; dau. of 
Joseph L. Gorton and Cynthia, his wife, of Plainfield. 

Children, b. at West Winfield: 

2223. Hiram Clark Brown, b. Apr. 20, 1S28; m. Alice A. Stuart 

[222 ^—2227). 

2224. Lodema, b. 1830; d., at West Winfield, in 1881; m. Noadiah 

Taylor, who d. at West Winfield. No issue. 

Hiram Clark Brown (2222.), son of Hiram (2203 ) and Susan (Gorton) 
Brown, b., at West Winfield, N. Y., Apr. 20, 1828; m., at Winfield, 
N. Y., Nov. 11, 1855, Alice A. Stuart, b.. at Winfield, Apr. 26, 1833; d., 
at West Winfield, Apr. 1, 1896; dau. of William Stuart, of Winfield, and 
Delia A., his wife. Res., 1914, West Winfield, N. Y. 

Children, all b. at West Winfield: 

2225. Alice L. Brown, b. Oct. 5, 1856; m., at West Winfield, May 

10, 1881, John A. Rafter. Dau.: Lodema, b., at Holton, 
Kan., July 10, [888. Res., No. Tonawanda, N. Y. 

2226. Charles H., b. July 20, 1858; m. Alice C. Smith (2228, 2229). 

2227. Sherman \\\, b. June 18, 1866; m. Clara von Beyer (2230- 

222,2). 

CharUs H. Brown (2226), son of Hiram C. ^222^ and Alice A. (Stuart) 
brown, b., at Wot Winfield, N. Y., July 20, 1858; m., at Adams, X. Y., 
Nov. 10, 1SS1, Alice- C. Smith, b., at Honesville, N. Y., June 30, i860; 
d., at Belmont, X. Y., Dec. 18, 1005; dau. of Andrew Smith and Esther 
\\ . Collins, of Honesville. Mr. Brown i> a lawyer. He was District 
Attorney of Allegany Co., X. Y., three terms, [889 [898; United States 
Attorney for the Western District of New York, 1898-1906; elected 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Justice, of the Supreme Court of the State of New York in 1906 for 
fourteen years. Res., Belmont, N. Y. 
Children: 

222S. Charles H. Brown, Jr., b., at Richburg, N. Y., July 8, 1883; 
m., at Marblehead, Mass., Sept. 7, 1907, Edith Warner 
Brown. Son: Stuart G., b., at Buffalo, N. Y., Apr. 13, 
1912. 

2229. Harold Stuart, b., at Bolivar, N. Y., June 14, 1886. Res., 

1914, Buffalo, N. Y. 

Sherman W. Brown (2227), son of Hiram C. (2223) and Alice A. 
(Stuart) Brown, b., at West Winfield, N. Y., June 18, 1866; d., at Spencer, 
Mass., Mar. 1, 1901; m., at Berlin, Germany, July 15, 1895, Clara von 
Beyer. Mr. Brown graduated from Hamilton College in 1887, and from 
Andover Theological Seminary in 1890; he attended Berlin University 
three years; was pastor of the First Congregational Church, Spencer, 
from 1893 to 1901. Mrs. Brown's res., Belmont, N. Y. 

Children, all b. at Spencer: 

2230. Clara Frieda Brown, b. Aug. 3, 1897. 

2231. Stuart von Beyer, b. Aug. 31, 1898. 

2232. Sherman W., b. Apr. 3, 1901. 

Peleg Morgan Brown (2210), son of Eleazer (2 no) and Martha 
(Clark) Brown, son of Peleg (2010) and Experience (Morgan) Brown, 
b., at West Winfield, N. Y., 1814; d., at Binghamton, N. Y., Apr., 1884; 
m. (1) Nancy Ann Lee, of Castle Creek, Broome Co., N. Y., who d., at 
Binghamton, in 1848. Peleg M. Brown m. (2), in 1849, Lury Fish, of 
Binghamton. 

Children by first m., b. at Binghamton: 

2233. Son, b. ; d. in infancy. 

2234. Frances Brown, b. 1843; d. 1845. 

2235. Ellen Elizabeth, b. Sept. 26, 1846; m., at Binghamton, Mar. 

9, 1899, Marcus D wight Frisbee, of Binghamton, b. 1850. 
No issue. Res., 90 Henry St., Binghamton, N. Y. 
Children by second m. : 

2236. Frank Watson Brown, b., at Binghamton, Jan. 22, 1857; 

m. Lury D. Carter (2239-2241). 

2237. Clara Ida, b. Feb. 21, 1861; d., at Susquehanna, Penn., Dec. 

12, 1887; m. a Mr. Dodson. 

2238. Louis Alfred, b., at Binghamton, Jan. 22, 1864; d., at Bing- 

hamton, Aug. 3, 1883; unm. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Frank Watson Brown (2236), son of Peleg Morgan (2210) and Lury 
(Fish) Brown, b., at Binghamton, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1857; m., in 1881, 
Lury D. Carter, who d., at Anoka, Broome Co., N. Y., in 1912. 

Children: 

2239. Harry Morgan Brown, b. Dec. 11, 18S2; m. Maud Fair- 

childs, of Boston, Mass. Res., 1914, Union, N. Y. 

2240. Charles Louis, b. May 15, 1884; m. a lady from Brooklyn, 

N. Y. Children: (1) Ersell Charles, b. June 4, 1910; (2) 
Herman Louis, b. June, 191 2. Res., Binghamton, N. Y. 

2241. Marcus Dwight, b. June 30, 1890; unm. Res., Binghamton, 

N. Y. 

Eleazer Brown (2212), son of Eleazer (21 10) and Martha (Clark) 
Brown [Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer (11), Thomas who m. Mary 
Newhall, of Lynn, Mass.], b., at West Winfield, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1820; 
d., at Waverly, N. Y., Jan., 1897; m. Rachael Cafferty. 

Children, the first three b. at Binghamton, N. Y.: 

2242. Affie Adelaide Wilcox Brown, b. July 13, 1845; unm. 

2243. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 1, 1847; twice m. (2247-2250). 

2244. Sophia Crane, b. June 22, 1850; m. Asa Truesdell (2251, 

2252). 

2245. John Henry, b., at Canandaigua, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1852; d. 

1873; unm. 

2246. Albert Thur, b., at Union, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1854; d. i860. 

Affie A. W. Brown (2242), the preceding, furnished the records of all 
her father's family, and the thirteen children of her grandfather Eleazer 
Brown (2110). Her memory of her people is perfectly wonderful. The 
compiler was appalled at the vast amount of data she carries in her 
brain, but was exceedingly fortunate to get so many family records and 
historical events before they were consigned to oblivion. He was cau- 
tioned not to say a word about her, but had it not been for her the 
Brown family herewith connected would have been unhonored and un- 
sung. Res., 1014, Court St., binghamton, N. Y. 

Mary Elizabeth brown (2243), dan. of Eleazer (2212) and Rachael 
(CafTert} I brown, b., at binghamton, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1S47; m. (1), May 
5, 1866, Peter Bonnell, of Kirkwood, N. Y. Hed. May, 1883. He became 
a Christian at his mother's hou.se, in Kirkwood, a few weeks before he 
passed away. He was a railroad conductor all his life. Mrs. bonnell m. 
1 2 ', at Hornell, N. Y., Ira Hagadorn, who was a wheelwright, both were 
Methodists. No is>ue by second m. 

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Affie A. W. Brown (2242) 




Margaret E. La Mont (2205) 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children, by first m.: 

2247. Willie Bonnell, b., at Binghamton, Oct., 1870; d. Aug., 1871. 

2248. Seddie Mildred, b., at Hornell, May 4, 1872; m. Harmon J. 

Kneeland (2253, 2254). 

2249. George Thur, b., at Hornell, Aug. 21, 1884; m., Sept. 7, 1904, 

Minnie Carpenter, of Addison, N. Y. Mr. Bonnell is clerk 
in Erie freight-office. No issue. Res., Oswego, N. Y. 

2250. Asa L., b., at Hornell, Feb. 1, 1887; m. Edna Stratton (2255- 

2257). 

Sophia Crane Brown (2244), dau. of Eleazer (2212) and Rachael 
(Cafferty) Brown [Eleazer (2 no), Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer 
(n), Thomas], b., at Binghamton, N. Y., June 22, 1850; m., at Hornell, 
N. Y., Apr. 14, 1876, Asa Truesdell; he d., at Bradshaw, Neb., in 1895. 
Shortly after m. they removed to Nebraska, but soon returned to Bing- 
hamton; then they went back to Nebraska, making a more permanent 
home. Mrs. Truesdell, after the death of her husband, removed to 
Lincoln, Neb., to educate her daus., and after their graduation they 
returned to Binghamton, where they now reside. Mr. and Mrs. Truesdell 
are Methodists. 

Children: 

2251. Rachael Chloe Truesdell, b., at Binghamton, Dec. 3, 1879; 

m., at Binghamton, Nov. 24, 1910, Harmon J. Kneeland. 
They are members of the Presbyterian Church. Dau.: 
Mary Antoinette Kneeland, b. June 14, 1913. 

2252. Myeta Aileen, b., at Bradshaw, Jan. 9, 1882; m., at Bing- 

hamton, Sept. 16, 1908, Isaac Miner Ball, of Binghamton. 
Children: (1) Rachael Ball, b. June 3, 1912; (2) John 
Truesdell, b. Feb. 28, 1914. 

Seddie Mildred Bonnell (2248), dau. of Peter and Mary Elizabeth 
(Brown) (2243) Bonnell, b., at Hornell, N. Y., May 4, 1S72; d. Aug. 24, 
1905; m., at Binghamton, N. Y., June 14, 1892, Harmon J. Kneeland, 
a lawyer, of Binghamton. Seddie Mildred lived at Hornell until her 
father died, and then, from the time she was eleven years old until her 
marriage, lived with her Aunt Affie (2242). 

Children, b. at Binghamton: 

2253. Harmon Bonnell Kneeland, b. Aug. 24, 1898; he is a fine 

scholar. 

2254. Marjorie Elizabeth, b. Aug. 14, 1901; she was burned to 

death in Feb., 1903. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Asa L. Bunnell (2250), brother of the preceding, b., at Hornell, N. Y., 
Feb. 1. [887; 1!.. at Big Moose Lake, N. Y., May 14, igia; m., at Bing- 
hamton, N. Y., Jan. 3, iqo2, Edna Stratton, of Binghamton. Mr. 
Bonnell was in the Spanish War, and later studied law. He was Clerk 
of the Court a few years; was elected Clerk of the County Board of 
Supervisors, which office he held at the time of his death. His talent and 
abilities were highly appreciated. 

Children, b. at Binghamton: 

2255. Lewis Asa Bonnell, b. Apr. 20, 1903. 

2256. Asa Lewis, b. Aug. 25, 1907. 

2257. Edna Marian, b. Jan. S, 1914. 

Jesse Brown (21 12), son of Peleg (2010) and Experience (Morgan) 
Brown [Eleazer (39), Eleazer (11), Thomas], b., at Leyden, Mass., Aug. 
19, 1783; d., at Howard, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1857; m., 1814, Hannah Cohvell, 
b., at Brimfield, Mass., July 11, 1793; d., at Howard, July 6, 1845. 

Children, b., except the last, at Sempronius, N. Y.: 

2258. Betsey Brown, b. June 18, 1816; m. Andrew John Smith 

(2267-2271). 

2259. Jesse, Jr., b. Dec. 14, 1818; m. Almira Banks (2272, 2273). 

2260. Hannah E., b. Sept. 17, 1820; d., at Canisteo, N. Y., July 13, 

1847; m. James Baker, and had one son, who d. in infancy. 

2261. Mercy Parmilla, b. Mar. 16, [823; d., at Jasper, N. Y., Feb. 

27, 1910; m., at Fremont, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1869, Jacob H. 
Peterson, who d. Sept., [896. No issue. 

2262. Malvina, b. July 3, 1825; d.. at Howard, July 26, [848; was 

a teacher; unm. 

2263. Julius S., b. Sept. 22, 1827; lost track of in Civil War time. 

He m. Loomis, and had one son, Andrew Loomis 

Brown. Nothing has been known of this son since he was 
a little fellow. He was with his Grandmother Loomis, in 
Chicago. 

2264. Arvilla A., b. Feb. 1, 1833; m. George Albert Adams (2274- 

227m. 
22(15. Rhoda Clarinda, b. Mar. iX, [835; m. Adrian Hardy (2277). 
2266. Joel Monroe, b., at Howard, Nov. 4, 1836; d., at Howard, 

Sept. 8, 1 S 5 7 ; unm. He studied medicine. 
Of these nine children, six wen' school-teachers. 

Betsey Brown (2 58), dau. of Jesse Brown (21 12) and Hannah Colwell, 
of Peleg (2010) and Experience (Morgan! Brown [Eleazer (39), Eleazer 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

(n), Thomas], b., at Sempronius, N. Y., June 18, 1816; d., at Howard, 
N. Y., Feb. 17, 1874; m., Mar. 25, 1844, Andrew John Smith, b., at Sara- 
toga, N. Y., Apr. 22, 1816; d., at Howard, Apr. 12, 1903. Mrs. Smith was 
a teacher. She taught nine terms in the same district, and was married 
in her schoolhouse, at Howard. All her married life was spent in the 
school district where she had taught prior to her marriage, and all but 
six months of her married life on the same farm. 
Children, b. at Howard: 

2267. Ira Smith, b. Jan. 5, 1845; m. Jennett Lander (2285-2287). 

2268. Orrin, b. Feb., 1846; d. Oct., 1846. 

2269. Charles Brown, b. May 10, 1849; twice m. (2292-2294). 

2270. Anna, b. Sept. 18, 1852. She was a pupil at Hornell High 

School, at the Normal School at Geneseo, N. Y., and at 
Albany (N. Y.) Normal College. She taught several years 
at Hornell and other places, with rare ability and success. 
With this inherited and acquired talent and culture, Miss 
Smith possessed the graces of a refined and beautiful 
character, which has won the admiration and love of all 
who know her. During her long vacations her home is 
with her sister, Mrs. LaMont, of Alfred, N. Y. She is a 
member of the Presbyterian Church of Hornell. She is 
now [1914] teaching at Hicksville, Long Island, N. Y. 

2271. Hannah, b. June 5, 1854; m. Edward E. LaMont (2295). 

Jesse Brown, Jr. (2259), son of Jesse (21 12) and Hannah (Colwell) 
Brown, b., at Sempronius, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1818; d., at Burns, Wis., 
Nov. 25, 1865; m., at Jasper, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1850, Almira Banks, b., at 
Caroline, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1827; d., at Canisteo, N. Y., Sept. 4, 191 2; 
dau. of Ezra Banks, of Caroline, and Aurilla Howe. Mr. Brown was a 
farmer at Jasper. He was a Republican, and both he and his wife were 
members of the Christian Church. 

Jesse Brown, Jr., taught school several terms in Jasper before he was 
married. After his marriage he lived in Jasper, till he went to Burns, 
Wis., in 1862, to take up a claim. He lived there three years, till his 
health failed him. He was sick fourteen months and four days, dying 
Nov. 25, 1865, and was buried at Burns. Almira (Banks) Brown taught 
school ten years in Jasper, commencing to teach when sixteen years of 
age. After marriage she lived in Jasper and in Canisteo, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Jasper: 

2272. Emma M. Brown, b. Nov. 6, 1853; twice m. (2296). 

2273. Elliot P., b. Sept. 1, 1857; d., at Bordell, Penn., Nov. 10, 1880. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 
The following lines were written by Jesse Brown, Jr., on his death-bed: 

Farewell, my dear wife, I leave to your care 
Two jewels more precious than diamonds rare. 
Oh, train them for Heaven to meet me on high, 
And come with them, too, for sure you must die! 
Farewell, my dear children, how hard thus to part; 
To have met you again would bring joy to my heart. 
Oh, meet me in Heaven! We '11 part nevermore, 
As we roam the fair fields of eternity's shore. 

Arvilla A. Brown (2264), dau. of Jesse (2112) and Hannah (Colwell) 
Brown [Peleg (2010), Eleazer (39), Eleazer (11), Thomas], b., at Sem- 
pronius, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1833; m., at Homer, N. Y., May 20, 1862, George 
Albert Adams, b., at Rindge, N. H., June 6, 1836; d., at Homer, July 25, 
1863; son of Albert and Mary Adams, of Rindge. He was a lawyer and a 
Republican. He enlisted in the Union Army, in the 157th Regt., N. Y. 
Vols., as 2d Lieutenant, Aug. 31, 1862; was promoted to Captain Feb. 
24, 1863. He received his death wound in the Battle of Gettysburg. 
Her res., 1914, Hutchinson, Kan. 
Children: 

2274. David H. Adams (stepson), b., at Marathon, N. Y., May 20, 

1 861. 
2273. George Albert, Jr., b., at Homer, June 3, 1863; d., at Homer, 
Mar. 20, 1865. 

2276. Sophia L. (adopted dau.), b., at East Homer, N. Y., Feb. 12, 

1865: mini. Since completing her education she has been 
a teacher, and is still [191 5] at Hutchinson, Kan. 

Rhoda Clarinda Brown (2265), sister of the preceding, b., at Sem- 
pronius, N. Y., Mar. 18, 1835; d., at Jasper, N. Y., Nov., 1S88; m. 
Adrian Hardy, a Civil War soldier. Mr. Hardy enlisted in July, 1861, 
as a private, and fought one battle; but the heat was too much for him. 
He went to the hospital, and when he recovered they gave him a posi- 
tion as night nurse. lie served until the end of the war, being promoted 
meanwhile to the rank of Sergeant. Mrs. Hardy was a school-teacher 
before marriage. 

Dau.: 

2277. Josie May Hardy, b., at Jasper, May 28, 1 S 7 4 ; m. James E. 

Margeson (2278-2284). 

Josie May Hardy (2277), the preceding, 111., at Hedgesville, in the 

town of Woodhull, N. Y., Now 18, 1894, James E. Margeson, 1)., at. 
Angelica, Allegany Co., X. Y., Feb. 27, 1S69; son of John Margeson, of 

-'98 




Mrs. Betsey (Brown) Smith (2258) 
Picture taken in 187 1 




Mrs. Hawaii (Smith) La Mont (2271) 
And daughter, aged nine years 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Jasper, N. Y., and Sarah, his wife. Mr. Margeson is a farmer and in- 
ventor, and in politics a Republican. Res., Jasper, N. Y. 
Children, b. at Jasper: 

2278. Arrena Arville Margeson, b. Jan. 29, 1896. 

2279. Clifford Eugene, b. July 15, 1897. 

2280. Ernest Leo, b. Jan. 20, 1899. 

2281. Osmer Francis, b. June 23, 1900. 

2282. Idonia Beatrice, b. Mar. 15, 1905. 

2283. Clarinda Lucille, b. June 1, 1907. 

2284. Thelma Ruth, b. June 3, 1913. 

Ira Smith (2267), son of Andrew John and Betsey (Brown) (2258) 
Smith, b., at Howard, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1845; m., Mar. 25, 1869, Jennett 
Lander, b., in Scotland, Jan. 16, 1845; dau. of John and Georgina (Kile) 
Lander, of Howard. Mr. and Mrs. Smith, until 1904, lived on the farm 
in Howard, Steuben Co., where he and all of their children were born, 
and they still spend much time on the old farm. Both were educated in 
public schools. Mrs. Smith attended the State Normal School at Albany. 
Res., 47 Bennett St., Hornell, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Howard: 

2285. Eugene R. Smith, b. Sept. 7, 1870; m. Nettie Brasted (2288). 

2286. Howard Lander, b. Oct. 16, 1872; m. Sarah Burns (2289). 

2287. Ernest Charles, b. Jan. 4, 1881; m. Mary Oatley (2290, 

2291). 

Eugene R. Smith (2285), the preceding, m., at Hornell, N. Y., in 
1893, Nettie Brasted, b., at Howard, N. Y., 1866; dau. of M. C. and 
Emma (Saxton) Brasted, of Howard. Res., 56 East Washington St., 
Hornell, N. Y. 

Son: 

2288. Harold Eugene Smith, b. Oct. 23, 1S97. 

Howard Lander Smith (2286), brother of the preceding, b., at Howard, 
N. Y., Oct. 16, 1872; m., at Fremont, N. Y., Mar., 1895, Sarah Burns, 
b. at Fremont; dau. of John and Alma Burns. Mr. Smith is a farmer, 
and both are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Res., Hor- 
nell, N. Y. 

Son: 

2289. Earl F. Smith, b. May 24, 1896. 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Ernest Charles Smith (2287), son of Tra (2267) and Jennett (Lander) 
Smith, b., at Howard, N. V., Jan. 4, 1881; in., at Burns, N. Y., June 21, 
Kief), Mary Oatley, b., at Howard, Dec, 1S85; dau. of Ward Oatley 
and Anna, his wife. Mr. Smith was a railroad postal clerk until 1914. 
He has now purchased the old homestead farm at Howard. Both are 
members of the Presbyterian Church. Res., Howard, N. Y. 

Children: 

2290. Gordon Oatley Smith, b., at Hornell, N. Y., Aug. 19, 1007. 

2291. Marion Isabel, b., at New York City, N. Y., Mar. 21, ic;i2. 

Charles Brown Smith (2269), son of Andrew John and Betsey (Brown) 
(2258) Smith, b., at Howard, N. Y., May 10, 1849; d., at Redlands, 
Cal., Jan. 23, 1904; m. (1), at Almond, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1882, Mary E. 
Johnson, b., at Almond, Nov. 26, 1S51; d., at Harrison Valley, Penn., 
Jan. 10, 1S89; m. (2), at Canandaigua, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1890, Sadie Depew, 
b., at Canandaigua, Feb. 26, 1863; dau. of John Depew. Her res., Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

Children by first m.: 

2292. Leon Smith, b., at Andover, N. Y.,July 12, 1S83; d., at Har- 

rison Valley, Jan. 27, 1S85. 

2293. Grace J., b., at Harrison Valley, Mar. 26, 1886. She studied 

in the Binghamton High School and the Los Angeles 
Normal School, and is now [1914] one of the head book- 
keepers in the Broadway Department Store, Los Angeles. 
Res., 510 Astoria Hotel, Los Angeles, Cal. 

2294. Son by second m., d. in infancy. 

Hannah Smith (2271), dau. of Andrew John and Betsey (Brown* 
(2258) Smith, b., at Howard, N. Y., June 5, 1854; m., at Nunda, N. Y., 
Aug. 26, 1889, Edward E. LaMont, 1>., at Troy, Penn., Sept. 3, 1854; 
probably deceased; son of Hiram H. LaMont and Evelina Rumsey. 
Mr. LaMont graduated from Troy High School June 2S, 1872. He was 
an Odd Fellow. He was at. one time a druggist; later edited the Whites- 
ville Herald and the Nunda Times. He was very proficient in his busi- 
ness. Mrs. LaMont is a member of the First Baptist Church of Nunda, 
but attends the First Alfred Seventh-Day Baptist Church. She was a 
teacher, and also studied medicine, but did not finish a course. Res., 
Alfred. X. Y. 

I );iu.: 

2295. Margaret E. LaMont, b. Jan. (>. 1891. She is a graduate of 

Hornell High School, 1909, and of Alfred University, 1914. 

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THE MUSIC OF SOLITUDE. 

By Margaret E. LaMont, Alfred, N. Y. 

I heard the twittering of happy birds. 

The lapping of the wavelets on the shore; 
I heard the singing of the summer wind, 

The swaying of the pine trees — and no more. 

And yet 't was not alone the song of bird; 

Nor yet of wave, nor wind, nor swaying pine; 
But something in them, through them, that I heard, — 

A breathing echo of a song divine. 

Emma M. Brown (2272), dau. of Jesse, Jr. (2259), and Almira (Banks) 
Brown, b., at Jasper, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1853; m. (1), at Greenwood, N. Y., 
June 18, 1890, Addison N. Dean, b., at La Fayette, N. Y., May 10, 
1841; d., at Collingwood, N. Y., May 13, 1894; son of Jesse Dean, of 
La Fayette, and Beulah Sherman. Mr. Dean lived at New York City 
before marriage, working in an iron foundry; also owned and ran a jewelry 
store at Niagara Falls for several years; then resided in California, and 
Syracuse, N. Y. He was married twice before. 

Emma M. Brown taught school three terms, then clerked ten years in 
stores in Greenwood and Jasper, N. Y. Mrs. Dean, nee Brown, m. (2), 
July 31, 1899, Rev. James L. Box, Canisteo, N. Y. He was b., in England, 
May 25, 1833. No issue by this m. Mrs. Box is a member of the Metho- 
dist Church. Res., Canisteo, N. Y. 

Dau., by first m.: 

2296. Myra Beulah Dean, b., at Syracuse, N. Y., June 8, 1893. 

Life's Mirror. 

"There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave, 
There are souls that are pure and true; 
Then give to the world the best you have, 
And the best will come back to you." 

DESCENDANTS OF FANNY CRUMB, WHO IS RECORDED ON PP. 1 1 7, Il8, OF 

THE PENDLETON GENEALOGY. 

2297. Fanny Crumb (1784-1832), of Westerly, R. I., dau. of Simeon 
Crumb (i76o?-i835), a Revolutionary soldier, and Harriet Pendleton 
(No. 92) (1 762-1827), b., at Westerly, lived in Canaan, N. Y., and d. 
in Richmond, Mass. She m., 1802, Amos Talcott (b. 177S? d. 1817?), 
son of Israel Talcott (1731-1813) and Abigail — (1738-1798), of 
New Lebanon, Columbia Co., N. Y. Israel Talcott, with three brothers 
and his children, except youngest son, Amos, joined the Society of 
Shakers at New Lebanon. His daughter Sylvia (1 776-1855) became 

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the head of the female section of that Shaker Community. Mrs. Fanny 
(Crumb) Talcott m. (2), at Richmond, Mass., i8i8(?), Reuben Preble 
(b. 1778, d. May 22, 1830), said to have been a soldier of the War of 
1812; son of Lieut. -Col. John Preble (1742-1787) and - — (17 - 

1779?), of Portland, Me. 

Note. — For Fanny Crumb's ancestry turn back to No. 92, p. 30. 

Children by first m.: 

2298. Israel Francis Talcott, b. 1803 (?); d. 18 — ; m., 1826, 

Barrett. He had five or more children. Removed to 
Rochester, N. V. 

2299. William, b. 1806(F); d. 1824, at eighteen years of age. 

2300. Harriet, b. i8o8(?); d. 18 — ; m., 1839, Jeremiah Bolton. 

2301. Albert, b. i8io(?); d. 18 — ; m., 183-, Rhoda Daniels. He 

removed to Barre, 111. 

2302. Alanson, b. 1812(F); d. iS — ; m., 183-, Elizabeth Goodrich. 

2303. Diadema, b. 1814; d. 1815, at age of eleven months. 
Children by second m.: 

2304. Lucinda Rich Preble, b. June 10, 1819; d. Mar. 9, 1855; m., 

Oct. 28, 1841, Edward Cadwell. 

2305. Mary Anna, b. Mar. 15, 1821; m., Oct. 28, 1843, by Rev. 

Isaac Gifford, to Stillman Moore. 

Lucinda Rich Preble (2304), dau. of Mrs. Fanny (Crumb) Talcott 
(1 784-1832) and Reuben Preble (1778-1830), b. at Canaan, N. Y.; d. 
at Newark, N. J., and was buried in the Old Cemetery, Springfield, Mass. 
She m., at Berlin, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1841, Edward Cadwell (b. 1816?- 
d. 1896?, at Chicago, 111.), son of - - Cadwell (17 -18 ) and Mary 
Hurlburt (17 -18 ), of Wilbraham, Mass. 

Dau.: 

2306. Mary Rich Cadwell, b. Nov. 3, 1842; d. Nov. 14, i8qo; m., 

Dec, 1863, Major Warren Shepard. 

Mary Rich Cadwell (2306), dau. of Lucinda Preble (2304) and Edward 
Cadwell i i S i c > ? [896?), was b. at Pittsfield, Mass., and d. at Branford, 
Conn. She m., at New Haven, Conn., Dec, 1863, Major Warren Shepard 

(1). 1840), son of Baldwin Shepard ( [8 [89 ) and Smith (18 

iS ), of Branford. 

Son : 

2307. Edward Baldwin Shepard, b. Nov. 3, 1865; m.. Aug., 1893, 

Mrs. Nellie (Mulcahy) Sherman. 

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Edward Baldwin Shepard (2307), son of Mary Rich Cadwell (230O) 
and Major Warren Shepard (1840-), b. at New Haven; lives [1914] at 
Branford, Conn. He is a locomotive engineer on the New York and 
New Haven R. R. He m., at New Haven, Conn., Aug., 1893, Mrs. 

Nellie (Mulcahy) Sherman (b. 186-), dau. of Mulcahy (18 -19 ) 

and . 

Dau.: 

2308. Mabel Shepard, b. 1895. 

Mary Anna Preble (2305), dau. of Mrs. Fanny (Crumb) Talcott 
(2297) and Reuben Preble (1 778-1830), b. at Canaan, N. Y., is now 
[1914] living in Washington, D. C. She was m., at Berlin, N. Y., by the 
Rev. Isaac Gifford, on Oct. 28, 1843, to Stillman Moore (b. Mar. 19, 
1821), son of Levi Moore (1 785-1836) and Sarah Fisk (1 790-1 840), of 
Leverett, Mass. Mr. Moore is a machinist and inventor, and resided at 
or near New Haven, Conn., from 1852 to 1894. Since then he has re- 
sided in Washington, D. C. 

Dau.: 

2309. Anna Fiske Moore, b. Dec. 5, 1851; m., Aug. 29, 1883, 

Robert Atwater Smith. No issue. 

Anna Fiske Moore (2309), dau. of Mary Anna Preble (2305) and Still- 
man Moore (1821), b. at Springfield, Mass., has lived in New Haven, 
Conn., and since 1892 in Washington, D. C. She m., at New Haven, 
Aug. 29, 1883, Robert Atwater Smith (b. July 2, 1849), son of Elmore 
Smith (1819-1903) and Lucy Bassett (181 7-1902), of New Haven. A 
brief biographical sketch of Mr. Smith is printed in the Atwater Family 
History (1902), pp. 196, 197. 

RECORDS THAT WERE NOT FOUND IN VOL. I WHEN WRITTEN AND PUB- 
LISHED, IN 1907. [SEE B. G., P. 7,7,.] 

Ichabod Brown, son of Ichabod and Thankful (Baldwin) Brown 
[Ichabod (32), John (8), Thomas], b., at Stonington, Conn., Dec. 10, 
1764; d. Dec. 24, 1825; m., June 8, 1788, Lucy Palmer, b. Sept. 7, 1761. 
Ichabod Brown (32), son of John (8), built his house central on the lands 
of the three Brown brothers, the original settlers. But here are three 
Ichabod Browns, — father, son, and grandson. The latter is here taken 
up especially. The burying-ground for this family is at the Cedar Swamp, 
one mile from the homestead. Later this farm was known as the Nelson 
Brown farm. 

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Children of Ichabod and Lucy (Palmer) Brown [from Stonington 
Town Records]: 

2310. Ichabod Brown, b., at Stonington, Sept. 4, 1789; m. Eunice 

Randall Wheeler (2324, 2325). 

2311. Lucy, b. Jan. 19, 1791; m. Prentice Grant (2329-2334). 

2312. Palmer, b. Oct. 4, 1792; d. Uec. 20, 1836, aged forty-four 

years; unm. 

2313. Mary, b. Apr. 15, 1794; d. Jan. 23, 1827; unm. 

2314. Sally, b. Sept. 17, 1795; m. Edward Green (2335-2340). 

2315. Martha, b. May 30, 1797; m. Gilbert Green (2359-2363). 

2316. Nelson, b. Feb. 13, 1799; m. Anna York, b., No. Stonington, 

Conn., June 14, 1817; d. Sept. 7, 1875; dau. of Wm. York 
and Naomi Ray [see B. G., p. 175, York family]. [For the 
records of Nelson Brown and his descendants, see B. G., 

P- 33-1 

2317. Prudence, b. Oct. 9, 1800; d. Sept. 26, 1S27; unm. 

2318. Stiles, b. Sept. 13, 1802; d. Sept. 27, 1824, and buried in 

Tolland, Conn. 

2319. Edward, b. May 17, 1804; d. Aug. 20, 1827. 

2320. Smith, b. Nov. 25, 1S05; d. June 29, 1828. 

2321. Erastus, b. Apr. 2^, 1807; d. Nov. 14, 1828. 

2322. Francis, b. Nov. 28, 1810; d. July 27, 1828. 

2323. Almira E., b. Mar. 8, 181 2; d. Mar. 20, 1839, and buried at 

River Bend, Westerly; m., at No. Stonington, Nov. 20, 
1833, John A. Morgan, b. Mar. 15, 1809. Mr. Morgan was 
a man of high integrity of character, cashier of the Paw- 
catuck National Bank of Westerly from its organization, 
in 1849. Children: (1) Mary Almira Morgan, b. Feb. 11, 
1835, d. Apr. 22, 1839; (2) Frances Ellen, b. May 20, 1837, 
d. Apr. 29, 1838. 

Ichabod Brown (2310), the oldest son of Ichabod and Lucy (Palmer) 
Brown, b., ;it Stonington, Conn., Sept. 4, 1780; d., at Norwich, N. Y., 
Aug. 21, 1850; m., at No. Stonington, Conn., Nov. 18, 1818, Eunice 
Randall Wheeler, b., at Stonington, Jan. 17, 1794; dau. of Perez and 
Desire (Randall) Wheeler; she d., at Norwich, Mar. iS, 1862. 

Children, 1>. at Stonington: 

2324. Eunice Caroline Brown, b. Nov. 27, 1819; m. Denison 

Randall Champlin (2326, 2327). 

2325. Ichabod Horace, b. Sept. 18, 1824; unm. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Eunice Caroline Brown (2324), dau. of the preceding, m. Denison 
Randall Champlin, b., at Norwich, N. Y., Mar. 16, 1843; she d. Nov. 
22, 1849. 

Children, b. at Norwich: 

2326. Eunice Amelia Champlin, b. Mar. 27, 1844. 

2327. William Denison, b. May 24, 1849; d. in infancy. 

Eunice Amelia Champlin (2326), the preceding, m., at Norwich, 
N. Y., Oct. 23, 1866, William Henry Stuart. Res., 1711 No. Second St., 
Harrisburg, Penn.: 

Dau., b. at Norwich: 

2328. Eunice Brown Stuart, b. June 28, 1S73; m., at Norwich, 

Sept. 25, 1901, Charles Rentlinger, of Baltimore, Md., b., 
at Philadelphia, Penn., Dec. 17, 1871. No issue. 

Lucy Brown (23 11), dau. of Ichabod and Lucy (Palmer) Brown, son 
of Ichabod and Thankful (Baldwin) Brown, son of Ichabod (32) and Sarah 
(Chapman) Brown, son of John (8) and Elizabeth (Miner) Brown, son 
of Thomas, who m. Mary Newhall, of Lynn, Mass., b., at Stonington, 
Conn., Jan. 19, 1791; m., at No. Stonington, Conn., Dec. 18, 1808, 
Prentice Grant. 

Children, first five b. at No. Stonington: 

2329. Prentice Grant, b. Jan. 27, 1810; d. 1811. 

2330. Erastus, b. Oct. 27, 181 1; d. aged fourteen years. 

2331. Charles Prentice, b. Oct. 12, 1813; d. in infancy. 

2332. Francis Nelson, b. Sept. 4, 1815; m. Lydia Davis. [See B. G., 

P- 53°-] 

2333. Frederick, b. — ; d. aged nine years. 

2334. Lucy Angeline, b., at Stonington, Apr. 23, 1823; m. Frederick 

B. Hopkins. [For their descendants, see B. G., pp. 530, 
53i-] 
Sally Brown (2314), dau. of Ichabod and Lucy (Palmer) Brown, b., 
at Stonington, Conn., Sept. 17, 1795; m., June 13, 1819, Edward Green, 
b. May 3, 1787; d. Sept. 7, 1863. 
Children: 

2335. Sally Ann Green, b. Mar. 31, 1822; d. Sept. 29, 1850. 

2336. Lucy Finette, b. Oct. 1, 1824; m. Perry W. Eldred (2341- 

2348). 

2337. Prudence Mary, b. Mar. 27, 1829; m. (1), Aug. 20, 1856, 

Edward Moore, d. June 3, 1857; she m. (2), Aug. 20, 1872, 
A. L. Phillips, d. 1893. No issue. 

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2338. Lucius Edward, b. Jan. 30, 1830; m. Jane Carpenter (2349, 

235° >• 

2339. Frances Harriet, b. June 13, 1833; she is [1914] living (2351). 

2340. Horace [chabod, 1). Mar. 4, [837; d. Jan. 9, 1909; m. (1) 

Kate Reynolds, deceased; he m. (2) Myra Gardner; she is 
[1914] living. No issue by either m. 

Lucy Finette Green (2336), dau. of Edward and Sally (Brown) (2314) 
Green, b. Oct. 1, 1S24; d. Apr. 16, 1885; m., Oct., 1S42, Perry W. 
Eldred, b., at Hoosick Falls, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1821. 

Children : 

2341. Sarah Eldred, b. ; m. Willis Webber. 

2342. Frances, b. ; unm. 

2343. Perry, b. ; m. Miss Percy. 

2344. Stella, b. - — ; m. Edward Le Bates, b. Jan. 24, 1859. He is 

a lawyer at Bennington, Yt. Children: (1) Beulah Belle 
Le Bates, unm.; (2) William Leroy. 

2345. Belle, b. - — ; m. Fred O. Graves (2354-2358). 

2346. Marion, b. - — ; m. George O. Babcock. Children: (1) Avis, 

b. - — , is in High School at Hoosick Falls; (2) Legrand. 

2347. Avis, b. - — ; m. Dr. Burton, of Pittsfield, Mass. 

2348. Edward, b. - — ; m. Miss Wilcox, deceased. They had five 

children. 

Lucius Edward Green (2338), brother of the preceding, b. Jan. 30, 
1830; d. Dec. 25, 1903; m., Oct. 4, 187 1, Jane Carpenter. 
Children: 

2349. Hannah Green, b. — ; m. Edgar Hull, a member of the 

Massachusetts Legislature, and an ice-dealer in Methuen, 
Mass. 

2350. Harry, b. - — ; is a graduate of Cornell; unm. 

Frances Harriet Green (2339), sister of the preceding, b. June 13, 
[833; m., May 26, 1858, Solomon Safford Pratt, b. Jan. 24, 1813; d. Apr., 
1SS2. 

Son: 

2351. Francis Pratt, b. • ; educated at Williams College and 

Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Mr. Pratt 
m., Nov. 30, [887, Martha Rockwood, d. Mar. 27, [892. 
Mr. Pratt, since 1SS9, has been engaged in the manu- 
facture of knit goods, at Bennington, Yt. 

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Children: 

2352. Hilda Frances Pratt, b. Jan. 24, 1889. 

2353. Martha Rockwood, b. Aug. 29, 1890. 

Belle Eldred (2345), dau. of Perry W. Eldred and Lucy Finette Green 
(2336), of Sally Brown (2314) and Edward Green, m. Fred O. Graves. 
Res., Capitol Hill, Bennington, Vt. 

Children: 

2354. Mabel Graves, b. - — — ; m. Calbraith Rogers, who flew across 

the continent, and afterward fell from his aeroplane into 
the Pacific, at Long Beach, Cal. No issue. 

2355. Bessie, b. ; m. Frank Whiting. He is a sofa manufac- 

turer. Son: George Whiting. 

2356. Irene, b. ; m. Paul Jepson, and has one dau. 

2357. Sally, b. ; unm. 

2358. Fred, b. ; in school at Saxton River, Vt. 

Martha Brown (2315), dau. of Ichabod and Lucy (Palmer) Brown, 
b., at Stonington, Conn., May 30, 1797; d. Mar. 17, 1880; m., at No. 
Stonington, Conn., May 1, 1823, Gilbert Green, b. Aug. 28, 1798; d. 
Mar. 22, 1858. Gilbert Green and wife lived in Greenfield, Mass., all 
their married life. They are buried at Halifax, Vt. 

Children, b. at Greenfield: 

2359. Gilbert Palmer Green, b. Feb. 5, 1824; d., at Brookfield, 

Mass., Jan. 19, 1912, and is buried in Greenfield; unm. 

2360. Levi L., b. June 1, 1826; m., at Greenfield, Dec. 15, 1858, 

Harriet Snow. He is [1914] living at Amherst, Mass. No 
issue. 

2361. Almira Martha, b. Nov. 10, 1828; m. Wm. T. Gunn (2364, 

2365)- 

2362. Erastus, b. Sept. 15, 1832; d. Dec. 18, 1898; m., July 20, 

1881, Clara Park. Both deceased. Buried in Greenfield. 
No issue. 

2363. Andrew, b. Sept. 7, 1836; d. Jan. 7, 1864; m., May 3, 1850, 

Mary Tuers. Both deceased. One dau., living in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., in 1914. 

Almira Martha Green (2361), the preceding, m., Sept. 29, 1849, 
Wm. T. Gunn, b. at Amherst, Mass. 
Children: 

2364. Mary Gunn, b. ; d. in 1897. 

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2365. Lyman, b. - — ; d. June 15, 1900; m. Emma Tyler. They 

left two sons: (1) Fred Gunn, who m., in 1906, Mignon 
Fuller; no issue; res., Lodi, N. J.; (2) Charles T., m., Jan. 
7, 1901. Helen St. John. Air. Gunn has a large milk farm 
at Brookfield, Mass., in 1914. No issue. 

Among the many things for which these pages are written are to ever keep 
in sweet and affectionate remembrance the memories of their own homes, 
and that sweetest and most sacred of all memories, — a mother's fostering 
care and love. 

Arabella N. Brown, dau. of Daniel Brown (B. and M. G. 1961, p. 228) 
and his wife, Jerusha A. Brown, dau. of Dea. Josiah Brown, all of No. 
Stonington, Conn., b., at No. Stonington, 1845; d. Aug. 2, 1877; m., at 
Stonington, Conn., Oct. 24, 1867, William H. Tucker, b., at New Lon- 
don, Conn., 1841; d., at Stonington, Feb. 5, 1879. 

Children, b. at Stonington: 

2366. Carry Beers Tucker, b. Feb. 24, 1869; m. Chas. W. Frazier 

(2370, 2371). 

2367. Jerusha Ann, b. July 4, 1872; m. Jerry D. Coon (2372, 

2373)- 

2368. Josephine, b. - — ; d. July 20, 1876, aged seven months. 

2369. Frank A., b. - -; d. Mar. 23, 1877, aged eight months. 

Carry Beers Tucker (2366), dau. of Wm. H. Tucker and Arabella N. 
Brown, m., at Stonington, Conn., Dec. 15, 1S87, Charles W. Frazier, b., 
at Westerly, R. I., Oct. 24, 1859; d., at Westerly, June 8, 1896. Mrs. 
Frazier's res., Westerly, R. I. 

Children, b. at Stonington: 

2370. John Robinson Frazier, b. July 20, 1889; m., at the old Roger 

Williams Baptist Church, Providence, R. I., Sept 9, 1913, 
Eunice 1). Ffussey, l>., at Milford, Mass., Sept. 27, 1886; 
dau. of Albertus and Viola Hussey, of Providence. Both 
arc graduates of the School of Design. Mr. Frazier made 
an extended visit to Europe in 191 1, visiting many of the 
principal cities. He is I1Q14I a free-hand drawing instructor 
in Bradley's Polytechnical Institute, Peoria, 111. 

2371. Clarie Hell, b. July 22, [891. She is a milliner in New York, 

and makes extended visits, in connection with her busi- 
ness, to different parts of the country. 

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Jerusha Ann Tucker (2367), sister of the preceding, m. (1), at Stoning- 
ton, Conn., Sept. 1, 1888, Jerry D. Coon, deceased. She m. (2) Eugene 
Marshall Woods, b., at Hyde Park, Vt., Jan. 17, 1S74. Mr. Woods is a 
farmer and dairyman. Res., Stonington, Conn. 

Children, by first m., b. at Stonington: 

2372. Willie F. Coon, b. Apr. 1, 1890; d. Aug. 3, 1890. 

2373. Elizabeth A., b. Mar. 23, 1892; m. Melvin Aaron Henson, 

b., in New Hampshire, July 14, 1867. Children: (1) Ruth 
Annie Henson, b., at Westerly, R. I., Jan. 20, 191 1; (2) 
Hugh, b. Feb. 10, 191 2; (3) Daniel Brown, b., at Stoning- 
ton, May 24, 1913; (4) Robert Allen, b., at Stonington, 
Sept. 19, 1914. 

Ephraim Brown (B. G., p. 20), son of Jedediah Brown, Jr., and Mrs. 
Annah (Holmes) Holmes, son of Jedediah Brown (34) and Abigail 
Holmes, son of John Brown (8) and Elizabeth Miner, son of Thomas 
Brown and Mary Newhall, of Lynn, Mass. Ephraim Brown, b., at 
Stonington, Conn., Aug. 28, 1770; m. (1), at Westerly, R. I., Nov. 10, 
1793, by Joseph Clark, Justice of the Peace, his cousin, Deborah Brown, 
b., at No. Stonington, Conn., Aug. 14, 1773; dau. of Nathan and Lydia 
(Dewey) Brown, of Stonington. [See B. G., p. 23.] Ephraim d. Feb. 26, 
1830. Tombstone says aged fifty- two, which is an error, as from date of 
his birth he must have been sixty years old. Ephraim m. (2) Hannah H. 
Holmes, at Columbia, Conn., where he moved in 1826-27, and is buried 
there; but he spent nearly his whole life in No. Stonington, where his 
two wives are buried. His will was dated Feb. 10, 1831, and estate was 
settled in 1832. The executor was his son-in-law, Girard Bascom, of 
Columbia. 

Children by wife Deborah [see 707a-707i for the order in her father's 
family]: 

2374. Ephraim Brown, b. ; m. ; d. in early manhood. 

2375. Deborah, b. 1799; d. Nov. 4, 1828, aged twenty-nine years. 

2376. Eliza, b. 1800; m. Orrin Flint (2385-2389). 

2377. Lydia, b. ; m. her cousin, Shepherd Brown; she d. 

young, leaving a son and dau., and both d. before 1896. 

2378. Charles, b. ; d. in early manhood. 

Children by second m. : 

2379. Martha, b. ; m. Orrin Flint, 2d. 

2380. Susan, b. ; d. aged twenty years. 

2381. Olive, b. ; m. (1) Samuel Clark Flint, son of Samuel 

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Flint and Eunice Clark; she m. (2) - - Buckingham, of 
No. Windham, Conn. She had only one son, who d. the 
winter of 1895. She bought at auction, in 1S42, much of 
the furniture of the late Governor Buckingham, of Con- 
necticut, and later also furniture of Gov. Edward Cleve- 
land. 
2^2. Mary Ann, b. ; d. unm. 

2383. Horace, b. - — ; m. Eunice Flint. He owned a farm near 

Willimantic, Conn., but shortly before his death he went 
to live with his sister, Eunice (Brown) Bascom, at Colum- 
bia, where he d. He left quite an estate. 

2384. Eunice, b. 1808; m. Girard Bascom; she d., at Columbia, 

Nov. 12, 1890. She had two daus.: one, Mrs. Fanny W. 
(Bascom) Brown, of Columbia; and has one son, b. in 
1S70. He was, in 1896, a telegraph operator for the New 
York and New Haven Railroad. Mrs. Brown says her 
husband was not related to her mother's family. 

Eliza Brown (2376), dau. of Ephraim and Deborah (Brown) Brown 
[Jedediah, Jr., Jedediah (34), John (8), Thomas], b., at Stonington, 
Conn., 1800; m.. at No. Stonington, Conn., by Elder Asher Miner, Jan. 
14, 1821, Orrin Flint, b. Aug. 29, 1794; youngest son of John and Sarah 
(Tilden) Flint, of Windham, Conn. Mr. Flint had purchased the James 
Lincoln farm, at Hampton, Conn., and took his bride there to live. After 
three years, he sold his farm and removed to Robbins Island, near River 
Head, Long Island, N. Y.; from there he moved to Greenport, Long 
Island, and built a house, in 1S33-34, on a five-acre tract of land, where 
he lived until his death, Aug. 23, 1869. He was extensively engaged in 
the manufacture of bricks. Eliza, his wife, d., of hemorrhage of the lungs, 
Dec. 24, 1847. aged forty-seven years. Both are buried in the family 
plot, west of Greenport. 

Children: 

A child unnamed, b. - — ; d., at Hampton, 1823. 

2385. Charles Billings Flint, b. 1824; d. 1827. 

238O. Ann Maria, b., on Robbins Island, Oct. 15, 1827; d., at 
Greenport, Sept. 28, [906; unm. She was much beloved 
and lamented. She was for more than thirty-five years 
identified with the educational interests of Greenport, 
having been a teacher in private and public schools from 

[845 to 1S83. 

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2387. William Henry, b., on Robbins Island, Mar. 13, 1820; m. 

(1) Aclelia Amanda Youngs; m. (2) Catherine Flynn 
(2390-2395). 

2388. Lydia Jane, b., at Greenport, Mar. 9, 1834; d., at New 

York City, Mar. 19, 1914; unm. She was a dealer in law 
books and stationery, and was in active business up to 
within a short time of her death. She is buried in the 
family plot, west of Greenport. 

2389. Samuel Clark, b. Aug. 16, 1837; m. (1) Ernestine Duthig; 

m. (2) Mary E. Graber (2396). 

William Henry Flint (2387), son of Orrin and Eliza (Brown) Flint, 
the preceding, m. (1), Jan. 15, 1849,'Adelia Amanda Youngs, b., at 
Greenport, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1831; dau. of Thomas Hull Youngs, who m. 
his fourth cousin, Harriet Levan Youngs, of Greenport. This was an 
unhappy m., and at the expiration of five years they divorced. She, 
Adelia, m. (2) Robert Stevens, of New Haven, Conn., by whom she had 
ten children. William Henry Flint m. (2), at Westbrook, Conn., June 
30, 1857, Catherine Flynn; she d. Sept. 8, 1866, aged twenty-nine years. 
They lived at Lyme, Conn. He was in the Civil War, Sergeant in Co. C, 
26th Conn. Vols. He d., at the home of his dau., Helen M. (Flint) Wil- 
bank, Mar. 29, 1913, and is buried in Lyme. 

Children by first m.: 

2390. Emma Adelia Flint, b., at Southold, Long Island, N. Y., 

Nov. 14, 1S49; m., at New Haven, Jan. 20, 1875, 
George Wilson Smith, b., at Brooklyn, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1842, 
son of Phineas and Susan Hamilton (White) Smith. No 
issue. Mrs. Smith is author and compiler of the History 
of Washington's Headquarters, New York City, and also 
the Tilden Genealogy, now in preparation; a very active 
member and officer of the Washington Headquarters 
Association; a member of the Mary Washington Colonial 
Chapter, D. A. R.; member of the Society of Scions of 
Colonial Cavaliers ; and a candidate for membership to the 
Society of Patriots and Founders, and also Daughters of 
the Union. For many years an active member of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society; also a man- 
ager of the New York Home for Convalescents. Mr. Smith 
was for twenty years the private secretary of the late 
Governor Samuel J. Tilden, and an executor and trustee 

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of his estate under his will. He is also a trustee of the New 
York Public Library, and has held other important posi- 
tions of trust. 

2391. William Henry, b. in 1851, and d. same day. 
Children by second m.: 

2392. Lydia Jane Flint, b. Apr. 12, 1858; m. Leander P. Sawyer, 

and has three children. 

2393. William Henry, Jr., b. Dec. 18, 1861; d. July, 1882. 

2394. Emma I'rilla, b. Aug. 18, 1864; m. George Parker Hill. No 

issue. Res., Niantic, Conn. 

2395. Helen Maria, b. Jan. 10, 1866; m. John F. Wilbank. No 

issue. Res., New London, Conn. 

Samuel Clark Flint (2389), son of Orrin and Fliza (Brown) (2376) 
Flint, b., at Greenport, Long Island, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1837; d., at his 
father's home, in Greenport, of consumption, Nov. 12, 1868. Samuel 
was a mariner, sailing between New York and seaport towns of New 
England. He m. (1), in New York City, at the Allen Street Dutch 
Reformed Church, Ernestine Duthig, a native of Germany; dau. of a 
linen-merchant. She was an organist and musician of merit. She d. 
during her husband's absence on a sea voyage, the funeral was held at 
the Allen Street Lutheran Church, and she was buried in the Lutheran 
Cemetery on Long Island. He m. (2), Mar. q, 1867, Mary E. Graber, of 
Greenport. No issue by this marriage. 

Son, by first m.: 

2396. Charles Clark Flint, b., at New York City, Nov. 15, 1858, 

m. (1), - — , who d. at Southampton, Long Island, where 
he lived after the death of his parents. He m. (2), 
June 1, 1882, Emma B. Ruggles, of Genesee, 111. They 
lived some years in Lafayette, Ind., subsequently remov- 
ing to Esconaba, Mich., with his family. Mr. Flint is a 
broker, and writer on finance, and in 1013, on account of 
his wife's health, moved to Texas. 
Children : 

2397. Burnett A. Flint, l>. Feb. S, 1883; m. Marion Henson, dau. 

of Peter C, and has several children. 

2398. Charles Henry, b. Dec. 30, 1884; m. Maud C. Masse, of 

Green Bay, Mich., and has several children. 



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The notation of Alpheus Brown's children is here given to correct the 
error that follows the oldest child (13 14), Clark Brown, on p. 177. 
Children: 

1314. Clark Brown, b., at Hopkinton, R. I., Feb. 23, 1796; m. 

Julia Babcock (1315-1323). 
1314a. Hannah, b. Oct. 15, 1798; m. Ezra Babcock (2399-2409). 
1314b. Reuben, b. May 16, 1801; m. (1) Delight Palmer (2426- 

2428); m. (2) Almira Chappell (2429-2434). 
1314c. John, b. Dec. 9, 1803; m. Priscilla Lewis (2456-2461). 
i3i4d. Eliza, b. Apr. 18, 1809; m. (1) Orville W. Crumb (2487, 

2488); m. (2) Job Dye. 
1314c Robert, b. May 6, 1812; m. Eunice Hubbard (2514-2521). 
i3i4f. Roxy, b. July 24, 1815; d. Feb. 10, 1817. 

HOW ALPHEUS BROWN AND HIS RECORDS WERE FOUND. 

In my first genealogy I had only the name of Alpheus Brown and the 
fact that he went West. 

In 191 1 I saw the name of Edwin J. Brown, Oneida, N. Y., where he 
had been chosen president of the historical society. As his name was not 
in my first genealogy, when I had so many Browns in Madison County, 
I at once wrote Mr. Brown, to get his ancestry. He wrote me that his 
great-grandfather was Alpheus Brown, and that he lived at a place in 
Stonington, Conn., called Pawcatuck Bridge [which is Westerly, R. I.]. 
He said he never could connect himself with the numerous Browns in 
Madison County. He said also that his grandfather's name was Clark. 
I went to the Westerly Town Records and found that Alpheus Brown, 
late of Stonington, m. Hannah Burdick, of Hopkinton, R. I. The records 
from Hopkinton revealed the birth of Clark Brown, his grandfather. 

I wrote Mr. Brown of Oneida that the reason he could not connect 
himself with the numerous Browns of Madison County was that he had 
lost the key. I sent him the connecting links by which he was related 
to them. He then gave me the records of Clark Brown, after his birth 
was found in Hopkinton, down to the present time [191 2]. 

It was then supposed that Clark was an only child; but in 1914 six 
other children were found, whose records will follow in regular order. 

Deed to Alpheus Brown. 
1797- 

Know all by these Presents that I Thomas Lewis of Hopkinton in the County of 
Washington in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations — yoeman, for 
and in Consideration of the sum of three hundred Dollars to me in hand well and 

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truly paid by Alpheus Brown of Stonington, but now Residing in Hopkinton in the 
County and State of Rhode Island — Shoe-maker, the Receipt whereof is to my full 
Satisfaction and Content. Have given, granted, bargained and sold and by these 
presents Do give grant bargain Sell freely and absolutely convey and confirm 
unto him the said Alpheus Brown his Heirs and Assigns forever one certain tract of 
Lot of land situate lying and being in the Town of Hopkinton aforesd containing 
just half an Acre precise measure and is Hutted and Bounded as follows (Viz) Begin- 
ning at Southwest Corner by the Highway near said Walter Whites Barn thence 
running North twenty one Degrees East three Chains and twenty five links to a Stub 
Set in the ( 1 round from thence South Sixty nine Degrees East one chain and fifty Links 
to Stub set in the Ground from thence South twenty one Degrees West three Chains 
and twenty five Links to a Stub Set in the Ground from thence North Sixty nine 
Degrees West one Chain and fifty five Links to the first mentioned Bounds. Bounding 
Westerly by the Highway, Northerly, Easterly and Southerly by Walter Whites 
band to the first mentioned Bounds by sd Highway. 

To Have and to Hold the above granted and bargained Premises together with all 
the appurtenances free from all Incumbrances whatsoever unto him the said Alpheus 
Brown his Heirs and Assigns as an absolute Estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple for- 
ever, and I the said Thomas Lewis for my Self my Heirs Executors and Administrators 
Do Covenant and Engage the above demised Premises unto him the said Alpheus 
Brown his Heirs and Assigns forever hereafter to Warrant Secure and Defend by 
these Presents. And Lydia Lewis Wife to the said Thomas Lewis doth for the consid- 
eration aforesd give yield up and Surrender all her Right of Dower and Power of 
Thirds of in and unto the above Demised Premises unto him the said Alpheus Brown 
his Heirs and Assigns forever. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our Hands 
and Seals this first Day of September in the 21 year of American Independence A.I). 

1707. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of 

N. B. it is mutually jointly and Severally agreed between the said Thomas Lewis 
and the said Alpheus Brown that the said Brown is to make and maintain all the 
Line Fence between the said above described Lot and the said Walter White Land 
for him Self his Heirs and Assigns forever, done before Signing and Sealing in Witness 
a- above written. 

Robert Berdick Thomas Lewis [seal] 
Josiah Witter Lydia Lewis [seal] 

Washington Co. Hopkinton the Day and Date aforesaid Personally appeared the 
within Subscriber Thomas Lewis and acknowledged the within written Instrument 
to be his voluntary Act and Deed with his Hand and Seal thereto affixed. 

Before Josiah Witter, Justice of ye peace. 

The foregoing is a true Copy of the Original 
Deed and Entered on Record the 14th Day of 
September A.I). 1797. 

Witness 

Caleb Potter, Town Clerk. 

Land Evidence of Hopkinton, R. I. Hook No. 5, Page 250. 

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Deed 
Hopkinton 

R.I. 
Grantors: Elnathan Wells and Jonathan Wells both of Hopkinton. 

Consideration: Nine Dollars and Forty-five Cents. 
Grantee: Alpheus Brown of same town. 

Lot of land in said Hopkinton containing by estimation on Quarter 
of an acre and thirteen Rods Precise measure. 
Date of Deed: ioth Day of March in the 25th year of the Independence of America 

A.D. 1801. 
Signed: • Elnathan Wells 

Jonathan Wells 
Annie Wells 
Acknowledged by: Capt. Elnathan Wells, Mr. Jonathan Wells, Mis Annie Wells. 
Recorded: April 15, 1801. Book No. 5, Page 399. 

Hannah Brown (1314a), the second child of Alpheus (1286) and 
Hannah (Burdick) Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas 
(2), Thomas], b., at Hopkinton, R. I., Oct. 15, 1798; m., at Hopkinton, 
in 1813, Ezra Babcock, b., at Hopkinton, Oct. 18, 1794; d., at Brookfield, 
N. Y., Nov. 9, 1879; son of Oliver, 3d, and Tracy (Maxson) Babcock. 
When Ezra became of age he sold the farm in Leyden, Mass., for $4,000. 
He was a good scholar, a beautiful writer, a school-teacher, a musician, 
and played the violin after he was seventy-five years of age, for the 
amusement of the family. Some time in 18 15 they removed to Hcmer, 
N. Y., and he, with his brother Nathan, kept a dry-goods store. He then 
went to Utica, N. Y., and learned the carpenter's trade and became a 
boss workman. He built the first Methodist Church in Brookfield, also 
the Academy, where Lodowick C. York was principal. Mrs. Jennings 
(2407), in her girlhood, attended this Academy until she began to teach 
as assistant for L. C. York [see B. G., p. 1S8]. Mr. Babcock then bought 
a beautiful farm of over two hundred acres, where he settled for the 
rest of his life. Their dau. Cynthia had the care of her parents for many 
years, at their home in Brookfield, until their death. From the Babcock 
Genealogy (p. 97) is given the following record: 

"Oliver Babcock, 3d, son of Oliver, Jr., and Patience (Pendleton) Bab- 
cock, b., at Hopkinton, R. I., June 28, 1746; d., at Leyden, Mass., Sept. 
11, 1806 or 1809; m., July 18, 1767, Tracy, dau. of Samuel and Ruth 
(Rogers) Maxson, b. Feb. 13, 1754; d. at Leonardsville, N. Y. 

THE WILL. 

"The will of Oliver Babcock, 3d, dated at Leyden, Mass., Sept. 5, 
1806, mentions his wife, Tracy, and his seven sons and three daughters, 

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the names given in order of ages. His homestead farm at Leyden, con- 
taining one hundred and sixty acres, he gave to his wife during her life, 
and at her death to his youngest son, Ezra. His sons Ethan, Oliver, and 
Joseph had each previously received their shares. On the same day the 
will was signed, he deeded to each of his sons Phineas and Nathan a 
tract of land. To his son Hezekiah he gave a farm of two hundred acres 
lying in Brookfield, N. V. To each of his three daughters, Lois, Patty 
or Martha, and Susan, he gave $200." 

Children of Hannah Brown and Ezra Babcock: 

2399. Laura T. Babcock, b., at Hopkinton, R. I., 1S15; m. Benja- 

min Gorton, who d. Apr., 1S45; she d. in 1845, aged thirty 
years. They had one dau., Laura Plasentia Gorton. In 
earh' womanhood she m. Jerome Murphy, of Rochester, 
N. Y. They continued to reside here for a number of 
years, or until Mr. Murphy entered the ministry, when 
they took up their residence in the western part of the 
State. Mr. Murphy d. in 1878. They had one dau., Mrs. 
C.H. Paine, with whom Mrs. Murphy resided at the time of 
her death. Laura T. (Babcock) Gorton had serious trouble 
with one of her eyes, which finally, after an operation, 
caused her death. This cast deep gloom over the parental 
home, and made a profound impression on her younger 
sister, Cynthia, as she recalls her death. Mr. Gorton was 
certainly one of the best of men and a pillar in the Metho- 
dist Church. 

2400. Roxie B., b. Dec. 21, 1816; m. Albert W. Hills (2410-2414). 

2401. Mary Ann, b., at Homer, N. Y., d., at Homer, in infancy. 

2402. Henry Webb, b. at Homer; d., at Homer, in infancy. 

2403. Henry Walker, b., at Homer, in 1822 (2590-2590). 

2404. Alpheus Gilbert, b., at Homer, Dec. 9, 1824; m. Deborah S. 

Durfee (2420-2424). 

2405. John Keep, b., at Brookfield, Aug. 1, 1829; m. Mary Ann 

Downing (2405a, 2405b). 

2406. Sophronia Adelia, b., at Brookfield, Nov. 28, 1831; d. Nov. 

10, 1902, aged seventy-one years; m., in 1852, John W. 
Mathewson. He was an expert blacksmith, and was very 
prosperous in his business. He soon won the favor of the 
entire village. He owned a farm of over two hundred 
acres, on which he built a house, and soon after d., Apr. 10, 
1866, at the age of thirty-seven years. John K. Babcock 

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(2405) and family occupied this new house. Children: 
(1) Child d. in infancy, unnamed; (2) William Ezra 
Mathewson, b. 1855, d., Lisle, N. Y., Feb. 10, 1914, and 
is buried by the side of his parents, in New Berlin, N. Y. 
W. E. Mathewson m. a lady in Syracuse, N. Y. She d. 
about the time of her husband, and at her request was 
buried with her people, at Syracuse. 

2407. Cynthia Ophelia, b., at Brookfield, Mar. 16, 1834; twice m. 

(2425). 

2408. Hannah Amelia, b., at Brookfield, Aug. 15, 1836; m., at Brook- 

field, 1872, Giles Alexander Waterman. 

2409. Robert Ezra, b., at Brookfield, 1838; d. aged four years. 

Roxie Babcock (2400), dau. of Ezra and Hannah (Brown) (1314a) 
Babcock, b., at Homer, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1816; d., at New Berlin, N. Y., 
June 20, 1S79; m., at Brookfield, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1840, Albert W. Hills, 
b., at Ira, Vt., Oct. 17, 1810; d., at New Berlin, Mar. 10, 1894; son of 
Daniel Hills, of New Berlin, and Sally Hutchins. Mr. Hills was a car- 
penter and farmer. He was a strong Republican, and a good citizen, 
and was greatly missed when he died. He never professed religion, but 
always gave to the church just the same as he would if he had been a 
member. He had the old farm homestead, and it is the home of his old- 
est son, Herbert. Roxie was an active member of the Baptist Church, a 
teacher of the Bible-class for fifteen consecutive years, and every one of 
the class were Christians. She used to live, when young, with her Grand- 
mother Brown, and kept the seventh day. Both grandfathers kept the 
seventh day. Many of the people in Hopkinton, R. L, at that time, as 
now, keep the seventh day. The mother church of the Seventh Day 
people is located here, and in 1902 celebrated the two-hundredth anni- 
versary of their organization. The names of the two grandfathers here 
mentioned were Alpheus Brown and Oliver Babcock. Roxie kept Sunday 
after her marriage, for there was no Seventh-Day Church in that place. 

Children, all b. at New Berlin: 

2410. Herbert Walker Hills, b. Aug. 11, 1841 (2415-2417). 

2411. Horace Babcock, b. Mar. 27, 1S46 (2418, 2419). 

2412. James K., b. Apr. 13, 1850; d., at New Berlin, Nov. 2, 1861. 

2413. Osmer A., b. May 23, 1852; d., at Brookfield, Feb. 20, 1873. 

2414. Laura Adell, b. May 30, 1854; unm. She remained at home 

to care for her father and mother in their declining years. 
Res., New Berlin, N. Y. 

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Herbert Walker Hills (2410), son of Albert W. Hills and Roxie Bab- 
cock (2400), b., at New Berlin, N. V., Aug. 11, 1S41; d. Mar. 22, 1915; 
m., Feb. 20, 1S68, Caroline Augusta Cole. 

Children : 

2415. James Arthur Hills, b. May 15, 1871; m., Jan. 23, 1901, 

Katharine Hunter. Children: (1) Marion Gertrude Hills, 
b. Feb. 2, 1903; (2) Frances Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1908. 

2416. Florence Caroline, b. Aug. 29, 1S76; m., Mar. 16, 1903, 

Henry Fdelmann. Children: (1) Louise Edelmann, b. 
1906; (2) Herbert, b. 1909. 

2417. Clarence Albert, b. Oct. 6, 1882; m., May 2, 1906, Pearl 

Harrington. Son: Harold Hills, b. Nov. 2, 1907. 

Horace Babcock Hills (241 1), son of Albert W. and Roxie Babcock 
(2400), b., at New Berlin, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1846; m. (1), Aug. 2, 1872. 
Fannie Ganett, who d. Oct., 1884. He m. (2), in 1886, Mrs. Nellie Knapp. 

Children, by first m.: 

2418. Horace B. Hills, Jr., b. May 5, 1874; m. . Son: Horace 

B. Hills, 3d, b. Feb. 2, 1905. 

2419. Alice Ganett, b. May 7, 1877; m., Mar. 14, 1904, Walter 

Ingerson. Children: (1) Helen S. Ingerson, b. Jan., 1005, 
d. May 30, 1905; (2) Gordon, b. Dec. 26, 1909. 

Alpheus Gilbert Babcock (2404), b., at Homer, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1824; 
d. 1891; m. Deborah S. Durfee, b. Mar. 10, 1826. When Alpheus Gilbert 
was eleven years old, he worked out for three dollars per month; but 
after his marriage he was able to buy a farm for which he paid six thou- 
sand dollars. His farm lands increased in value until he was offered 
twenty thousand dollars. He went into the raising and selling of hops, 
and was very prosperous in his business. 

Children: 

2420. William G. Babcock. b. Sept. n, 1848; d. Sept. 13, 1862. 

2421. Adelia Durfee, b. Apr. 12, 1851. 

2422. Albert Ezra, b. June 8, [858; d. aged four years. 

2423. Franklin A., b. Sept. 0, 1862; he is m., and has three children. 

[Did not answer queries.] Res., Erie, Penn. 

2424. Charles Finn, b. Feb. 0, [867. 

John Keep Babcock (2405), son of Ezra and Hannah (Brown) (1314a) 
Babcock (Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas 
(2), Thomas], b., at Brooklield, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1829; d., at Burlington 

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Flats, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1S85; m., Mar. 1, 1851, Mary Ann Downing, b. 
Sept. 17, 1S34; d. Mar. 22, 1915. 
Children, b. at Brookfield: 

2405a. Robert Henry Babcock, b. Sept. 24, 1853; m. Margaret 

Castler. 
2405b. Ellen Downing, b. June 3, 1856; d. Mar. 8, 1901 ; m. Byron J. 
Murray (2405g, 2405I1). 

Robert Henry Babcock (2405a), the preceding, m., Jan. 25, 1877, 
Margaret Castler, b., at Minden, N. Y., July 2, i860. 
Children : 

2405c. Clayton Babcock, b. June 14, 1878; m. No issue. 
2405d. Jessie Minerva, b. Nov. 25, 1879; m. Benjamin Cutler. 
2405c Ella May, b. Apr. n, 1S87; m. Thane Tinker. 
2405L Leonard, b. Sept. 25, 188S; m. Leona Carpenter. 

Ellen Downing Babcock (2405b), dau. of John K. Babcock and 
Mary A. Downing, his wife; m. Byron J. Murray. 
Children, b. at Plainfield, N. Y.: 

2405g. Minnie Murray, b. June 3, 1882. 

2405I1. James, b. Aug. 1, 1883; m. Mar. 28, 1908. 

Jessie Minerva Babcock (2405d), dau. of Robert Henry and Mar- 
garet (Castler) Babcock, b. Nov. 25, 1879; d., at Columbus, N. Y., 
Apr. 30, 1906; m. Benjamin Cutler. Children, b. at Columbus: (1) Earl 
Cutler, b. June 11, 1903; (2) Robert, b. May 17, 1904. 

Ella May Babcock (2405c), sister of the preceding, m. Thane Tinker. 
Children, b. at New Berlin, N. Y.: (1) Allen Tinker, b. Jan. 8, 1909; 
(2) Lee R., b. Sept. 27, 191 1. 

Cynthia Ophelia Babcock (2407), dau. of Ezra and Hannah (Brown) 
Babcock, b., at Brookfield, N. Y., Mar. 16, 1834; m. (1), at New Berlin, 
N. Y., Aug. 31, 1854, Russell Todd; m. (2), at Brookfield, Dec. 31, 
1885, John W. Jennings; he d., at Brookfield, Apr. 27, 1892. Mr. Jen- 
nings's father and mother were born in England. He was a farmer, and 
he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. 
Jennings lived with her parents many years, taking special care of 
them until their death. Then she came to live with her widowed sister 
Hannah (2408), where she still lives [1914]. Mrs. Jennings was untiring 
in her efforts in having her father's, mother's, brothers', and sisters' 
records brought to completeness and placed on the pages of history. Her 

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excellent memory of all the families enabled the compiler to obtain 
records which in a short time would have been wholly lost. If any mem- 
bers of this family do not have a place in these records it will not be the 
fault of Mrs. Jennings. In her girlhood she had the advantages of an 
academic education, and afterwards she became a proficient teacher. 
Her Utters written to the compiler were in good language, evincing a 
well-trained mind. It was very difficult to locate any one that could 
tell what had become of Hannah Brown (1314a), the oldest dau. of 
Alpheus and Hannah (Burdick) Brown, until Mrs. Jennings was located. 
Mrs. Jennings d. Dec. 5, 1914, when these records were being placed. 
Her late res., New Berlin, N. Y. 
Dau., by first m.: 

2425. Ella A. Todd, b., at Brookfield, July 14, 1855; d. Apr. 19, 
1875; m., Oct. 23, 1873, Willard M. Clark. Mrs. Clark 
was a real Christian, of a sunny, cheerful kind, mirrored 
by every feature of her lovely and loving nature. She was 
called early, as life was unfolding, to her celestial home. 
Son: Louis T. Clark, b. Apr. 16, 1875, and lived with his 
grandmother until his death, Jan. 22, 1891. He was 
buried in Brookfield. 

Hannah Amelia Babcock (2408), sister of the preceding, b., at Brook- 
field, X. Y., Aug. 15, 1836; m., at Brookfield, in Oct., 1871, Giles Alex- 
ander Waterman. He was a farmer in New Berlin, N. Y., where 
he lived until his death. He was a much-respected citizen, a good 
husband, and very kind and helpful to everybody. He was buried 
in New Berlin. His father and mother lived and died in Sherburne, 
X. Y. Mrs. Waterman had the advantages of an academic education, 
and was a good scholar. She taught school in Brookfield, where she 
was educated. She is a member of the Methodist Church. She now 
[1914I is in very feeble health and nearly blind. Her older sister, Mrs. 
Cynthia (). Jennings, has lived with her since the death of her husband, 
and is lovingly earing for her. No issue. Res., New Berlin, N. Y. 

Reuben Brown (1314b), son of Alpheus Brown (1286) and Hannah 
Burdick 1 Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., in Rhode Island, May it"), 1801; d., at Eagle, Wis., in Mar., 1866; 
m. (1) Delight Palmer; m. (2), at Oswego, N. Y., Almira Chappell, b., 
.11 Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., June 28, 1S14; d., at Oakland, Cak, 
Aug. 22, 1899. Reuben Brown lived in Jefferson and Oswego Counties, 
New York, from early manhood until about 1S57, when he moved to 

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Illinois, where he resided for about three years; he then went to Waukesha 
Co., Wis., where he remained until his death. 
Children by first m.: 

2426. Mary Ann Brown, b. about 1823; m. William Hawes (2435, 
2436). 

2427. Henry, b. 1824; m. Adelia M. Spencer (2437). 

2428. Ophelia, b. 1829; m. Albert Partridge (2438, 2439). 
Children by second m.: 

2429. Alida Jane, b. ; d. in infancy. 

2430. Charles Wesley, b. July 8, 1839; m. (2440). 

2431. Helen Maria, b. ; d. in infancy. 

2432. Eliza Delight, b. ; d. in infancy. 

2433. Josephine Adelia, b., at Oswego, Sept. 18, 1844; m. James 

Velsir (2441, 2442). 

2434. William Alpheus, b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1846; 

m. Ada J. Brown (2443-2446). 

Mary Ann Brown (2426), dau. of Reuben (1314b) and Delight 
(Palmer) Brown, b. about 1823; d., at Woodford, Va., 1905; m. William 
Hawes, b. in 1814; he d., at Clayton, N. Y., in 1874. Mr. Hawes was a 
bright man, of fine educational attainments. A half sister of Mrs. Hawes 
pays her this tribute: "She was a lovely character, of a bright mind, 
proud spirit, and was a devoted mother." 

Children: 

2435. Herbert James Hawes, b. 1846; he was a travelling sales- 

man in the hardware line until his last illness, and the 
encomiums passed to his memory forty years following 
his death denote his sterling qualities. 

2436. William, b. — — ; m. Katharine Beadle (2447-2449). 

Henry Brown (2427), son of Reuben Brown (1314b) and Delight 
(Palmer) Brown, b. 1S24; d., at Ellisburg, N. Y., May 17, 1854; m. 
Adelia M. Spencer, b. 1825; she d. after 1846. 

Dau.: 

2437. Mary D. Brown, b. 1846; m. Isaac P. Wodell, son of William 

Wodell and Sallie (Wood) Woodell, of Ellisburg. They 
had one dau., who d. in infancy. 

Ophelia Brown (2428), dau. of Reuben Brown and Delight Palmer, 
b. 1829; m. Albert Partridge, who d. in Nov., 1882. She is living with 
her son, Charles A. Partridge, of Peoria, 111., and has great-grandchildren, 
for which we were unable to get data before going to press. 

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Children: 

2438. Charles A. Partridge, b. ; m. - — , and has one son, 

Eugene Partridge, who lives at Peoria, 111. 

2439. N. Eugene, b. 

Charles Wesley Brown (2430), son of Reuben and Almira (Chappell) 
Brown, b. July 8, [839; d., at Mexico, Mo., 1895; m. - — , who d. 
soon after. Mr. Brown served during the Civil War; enlisted in the 
2d Wisconsin Regt., and held the rank of Lieutenant during his service. 
At the close of the war, he returned to Wisconsin, where he remained 
one year; then went to Mexico, Mo., and was a conductor in the rail- 
way service until he lost his life in a railroad accident. 

Son: 

2440. Charles Brown, b. 

Josephine Adelia Brown (2433), dau. of Reuben and Almira (Chap- 
pell) Brown, b., at Oswego, N. Y., Sept. 18, 1844; m., at Eagle, Wis., 
Apr. 12, 1868, James Velsir, b., at New York City, Oct. 4, 1836; son of 
Amos and Sarah Jane (Hodson) Yelsir. Mr. Yelsir is a master mechanic, 
and a Republican in politics. Mrs. Yelsir attends the Unitarian Church. 
She is a bright woman, of literary instincts, and has been a valuable 
assistant in furnishing data for this work. 

Children : 

2441. Walter Yelsir, b., at Jonesville, Wis., June 3, 1871; m., at 

Oakland, CaL, Bessie May Holloway (2450, 2451). 

2442. Guy Allen, b., at Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 1, 1878; m., at 

Clifton. Ariz., Jan. 15, iqoi, Vera E. Rickard (2452, 

2453)- 

William Alpheus Brown (2434), son of Reuben and Almira (Chappell) 
Brown, b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1846; m., at Fond du Lac, 
Wis., Apr. 18, 1873, Ada J. Brown, b., at Ellisburg, Feb. 2, 1S51; dau. 
of Robert Brown and Emma Hubbard. Mr. Brown was a contractor 
in Fond du Lac, has farmed in No. Dakota, then went to Verndale, Minn.. 
to engage in livery business until [913. He is now engaged in farming, 
at Verndale. 

Children: 

2443. Franklyn Brown, 1). i s 7 4 ; d. in infancy. 

2444. Edna, b., at Fond du Lac, May 30, 1881; m. (1), at Vern- 

dale, June 6. 1899, Lewellyn Osborn (2454); she m. (2), 
at Granville, No. Dak., George Palmer (2455). 

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2445. Inez, b. at Ellendale, No. Dak.; d., at Verndale, June 16, 

1906. 

2446. Mildren, b., at Ellendale, July 18, 1891. 

William Hawes (2436), son of William Hawes and Mary Ann Brown 

(2426), b. ; m. Katharine Beadle. 

Children : 

2447. Ruth Hawes, b. ; deceased. 

2448. Sherman, b. 

2449. Ned, b. 

Walter Velsir (2441), son of James Velsir and Josephine Adelia Brown 
(2433), b., at Jonesville, Wis., June 3, 1871; m., at Oakland, Cal., Bessie 
May Holloway, b., at Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 5, 1878; dau. of William 
H. Holloway and Julia Ann Lewis. Mr. Velsir w r as in the Spanish War, 
doing duty in the Philippine Islands. He is now T a railroad engineer, 
living at Los Angeles, Cal. Attends the Christian Church, and is a 
Republican. 

Children: 

2450. Nina Josephine Velsir, b., at Sunny Vale, Cal., Nov. 20, 1908. 

2451. Florence Lilian, b., at Los Angeles, Oct. 20, 191 2. 

Guy Allen Velsir (2442), brother of the preceding, b., at Los Angeles, 
Cal., Sept. 1, 1878; m., at Clifton, Ariz., Jan. 15, 1901, Vera E. Rickard, 
b., at Cedar Falls, la., Oct. 3, 1882; dau. of Willis Rickard and Jennie 
(Scott) Rickard. Mr. Velsir is a route agent for the Wells-Fargo Express 
Co., having now been in their employ for upwards of eighteen years. 
Mrs. Velsir is a member of the Christian Science Church. They reside 
at Dunsmir, Cal. 

Children: 

2452. Vera Adelia Velsir, b., at Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 12, 1902. 

2453. Irving Leonard, b., at Oakland, Cal., July 9, 1905. 

Edna Brown (2444), dau. of William Alpheus (2434) and Ada J. 
(Brown) Brown, b., at Fond du Lac, Wis., May 30, 1881; m. (1), at 
Verndale, Minn., June 6, 1899, Lewellyn Osborn, son of Merritt Osborn. 
She m. (2), at Granville, No. Dak., George Palmer. She graduated from 
the Verndale High School in 1899, and now resides at Kelvinhurst, Sas- 
katchewan, Canada. 

Child by first m. : 

2454. Kenneth Osborn, b., at Verndale, Feb. 16, 1904. 
Child by second m.: 

2455. William Brown Palmer, b., at Medicine Hat, Canada, 

Sept., 1913. 

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GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF JOHN BROWN, SOX OF ALPHEUS BROWN 

( [286), AND Dl SCENDANTS. 
By Ed M. Brown. 

K.NOXVILLE, TeNN., May, 1914. 

To Tin ( .i\i ux>GiST. 
Dear Mr. Broun: — 

Your ultimatum that we should compile the data for the genealogical record of our 
grandfather, John Brown, and descendants, was as gratefully received as our knowl- 
edge of our own unworthiness is recognized. We also are aware of the fact that a 
work of the character in which you have been so many years engaged and upon which 
you bave spent so much time and expended so much money must be almost in its 
entirety a work of love of kindred. We realize we must refrain from approaching the 
semblance of bipgraphy, and less of autobiography, and in as concise manner as pos- 
sible give you a brief epitome of the milestones on the journey of each figure in this 
drama called life. We have gone back in thought to those days of youth when and 
where life first appeared to be real. Where the "old trout brook," commencing in a 
tiny spring, grew in volume by distance to nourish resources for the home of the 
little speckled beauty whose attainment by strategy was our acme of triumph. Then 
home, past grandfather's, in the expectant halo of "See the conquering hero comes!" 

Then comes the picture of grandfather and his five sons, in the zenith of manhood, 
with their affinities, sitting down to a feast prepared by our dear old grandmother in 
recognition of some anniversary of an epoch in our lives. 

These royal dinners continued as the years sped by, with additional chairs around 
that festal board for the grandchildren, who were never consigned to the "second 
table" by a grandmother like ours. 

Then after the feast, whilst grandmother was directing the usual after-dinner 
ceremonies, assisted by the daughters she had acquired by a treaty of annexation 
through the fidelity of her sons, the sons would assume to engage in a wrestling-match 
with our grandfather, who would grasp each with the fervor of undiminished manhood, 
and assert that whenever he had a boy who could put his back to the floor he was ready 
to pass away. We have related the above as construing the spirit of filial devotion 
which reigned at the time we take up our branch of the family tree. If we grow apart. 
the spirit is not of him or her with whom we commence our data. 

A brief synopsis of the lives of those who followed will be found appended herewith, 
to accord with the information transmitted to us in spirit of fraternity and affection 
by those who appreciate your work. 

Craving the indulgence of those of whom we have related, in spirit of loyalty and 
affection, and for yourself, in the language of Rip Van Winkle, who slept for twenty 
years, to awaken with as dim a vision of genealogy as ourselves, if il were not for you, 
'• May you live long ami prosper." Sincerely yours, 

E. M. B. 

John Brown (1314c), son of Alpheus (1286) and Hannah (Burdick) 
Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at 
Hopkinton, R. I., in 1804; d., at Kllisburg, X. V., 1S74; m. Priscilla 
Lewis, b., at Petersburg, X. Y., 1805; d., at Ellisburg, 1891; dau. of 

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Capt. James Lewis and Phebe, his wife. The writer is credibly informed 
that the female descendants of Capt. James Lewis, who d. May 18, 
1823, aged sixty-nine years, and is buried with his wife, who d. June 26, 
1853, aged ninety-one years, in the cemetery at Ellisburg, are eligible 
for membership in the D. A. R. Mr. Brown became a prominent local 
figure by the impressions he created by his sturdy manhood, sterling 
good sense, and loyalty in his friendships. Always genial, his utter- 
ances were terse and practical, coupled with good humor. His mental 
world was radiant with affection for all his kindred, who confided in 
him for sympathy or comradeship. The affection between himself and 
his wife was the embodiment of love in its fullest fruition. He was at 
one time in the hotel business, but this lacking his conception of a 
home, he retired to a farm, where he spent the remainder of his days in 
an enjoyment which was more congenial to his nature. He was an 
unswerving Democrat of the old school, and connected with the United 
States Customs Service during President Buchanan's administration. 
Children, all b. at Ellisburg: 

2456. Julia Brown, b. 1825; m. John P. Houghton (2462, 2463). 

2457- J onn James, b. 1829; m. Eliza Edwards (2464). 

2458. Horace Alpheus, b. Dec. 26, 1831; m. Ruth Ann Scott 

(2465, 2466). 

2459. Randolph Howe, b. June 12, 1835; m. Adaline Segur (2467, 

2468). 

2460. George E., b. Aug. 8, 1837; m. Mary Abbey Taylor (2469, 

2470). 

2461. De Elbert, b. Jan. 13, 1844; m. Jennie Palmiter (2471, 

2472). 

Julia Brown (2456), dau. of John (1314c) and Priscilla (Lewis) Brown, 
b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., 1825; d., at Ellisburg, 1858; m. John P. Houghton, 
b., at Adams, N. Y., 1826; d., at Belmond, la., 1908; son of Dr. Sidney 
Houghton, of Belleville, N. Y. Julia (Brown) Houghton d. at her father's 
home, while on a visit from her home in the West. Her husband was 
a college graduate, and was at one time principal of Union Academy, 
Belleville. He was afterward in the public service as an attache of the 
United States Customs House for his collection district, then a travelling 
salesman, after which he purchased a ranch at Belmond, where he died. 
Politically he was a Democrat, and religiously a zealous worker in pro- 
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Children: 

2462. John Sidney Houghton, b., at Ellisburg, in 1852. Engaged 

with his father, until his father's death, in conducting a 
ranch at Belmond, to which he succeeded as sole legatee, 
and where he now resides. 

2463. Julia, b. 185S; d. in infancy. 

John James Brown (2457), son of John Brown (1314c) and Priscilla 
Lewis, b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., 1829; d., at Ellisburg, 1885; m., at Ellis- 
burg, in 1850, Eliza Edwards, b., at Ellisburg, 1831; d., at the home of 
her son, in Fountain City, Tenn., May 12, 1914; dau. of Jonathan 
Edwards and Lodica Studevant. He was engaged in farming and dealing 
in live stock during his whole business career. He was quiet and unpre- 
tentious by nature, yet, withal, possessed of the courage and ability to 
maintain all of his ideals of right under all circumstances, thereby em- 
bodying all the graces of a stern demeanor without apparent stubborn- 
ness. He was always active in Democratic politics, and he and his wife 
were members of the Episcopal Church at Ellisburg, to which he con- 
tributed from his home place the lot upon which the church was built 
at the time of its organization. The husband and wife were both buried, 
from this church, in the cemetery at Ellisburg. 

Son: 

2464. Ed M. Brown, b., at Ellisburg, 1851; m. Lida H. Persons 

(2473)- 

Horace Alpheus Brown (2458), son of John (1314c) and Priscilla 
(Lewis) Brown, b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., Dec. 26, 1831; m., at Ellisburg, 
Oct. 3, 1853, Ruth Ann Scott, b., at Ellisburg, July 14, 1832; dau. of 
Andrew Scott, of Ellisburg. Mr. Brown was one of the pioneers of 
Rochester, Minn., where he was engaged in the hardware business until 
1872. Then he went into the millinery business at Rochester, with a 
branch store at Waseca, Minn. 

Children, b. at Rochester: 

2465. Randolph Willis Brown, b. Nov. 2, 1858; three times m. 

(2474-2477). 

2466. Walter Scott, b. May 10, 1870; twice m. (2478-2481). 

Randolph Howe Brown (2459), son of John (1314c) and Priscilla 
(Lewis) Brown, b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., June 12, 1835; d., at Ellisburg, 
I >ec. 2, 1900; m., at Adams, N. Y., Sept. 2, 1S57, Adaline Segur, b., at 
Adams, May 12, 1834; dau. of John Segur, of Adams. Mr. Brown 

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attended Union Academy, Belleville, N. Y., and later was graduated 
from Cincinnati (O.) Mercantile College. Taught school for a number 
of years, and afterwards entered the mercantile business, at Adams, 
N. Y. He then went "back to the soil," to renew his association with a 
group of happy brothers in the care and management of his father's 
farm, which he finally purchased in connection with other land. He 
was elected supervisor of his native township in face of a largely adverse 
party majority, and six years previous to his death he had attained suffi- 
cient prestige in Democratic councils to be offered a prominent position 
in connection with the port of New York, United States Customs Col- 
lection office, which he accepted and retained until stricken beyond 
recovery. Mrs. Brown is a member of the Presbyterian Church. 
Children, b. at Ellisburg: 

2467. Julia Brown, b. Dec. 6, 1864; always somewhat frail, but 

possessed of the traditional Brown humor and cheerful- 
ness. Her character has become one of the gems of a happy 
home life. 

2468. Lena, b. Nov. 6, 1867; m., at Ellisburg, Feb. 16, 1904, 

Thomas O'Brien, b., at Ellisburg, May 7, 1873; son of 
M. O'Brien, of Woodville, N. Y. Mrs. O'Brien finished 
her education at Adams (N. Y.) Collegiate Institute. The 
family, sole survivors of the marriage and lineage of 
R. H. Brown (2459), all reside together on the old home 
farm, in charge of Mr. O'Brien, who is engaged in farming 
and stock growing. Mr. O'Brien is a Democrat, and he and 
his wife are members of the Episcopal Church. Dau. : 
Katherine Lord O'Brien, b., at Ellisburg, Oct. 22, 1908. 

George E. Brown (2460), son of John (1314c) and Priscilla (Lewis) 
Brown, b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1837; d., at Oswego, N. Y., 
Apr. 27, 191 1 ; m., at New Haven, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1866, Mary Abbey 
Taylor, b., at New Haven, Apr. 27, 1841; d., at Ogdensburg, N. Y., 
Oct. 23, 1906; dau. of Albert Taylor and Harriet (Edwards) Salisbury, 
of New Haven. Mr. Brown graduated from Union Academy of Belle- 
ville, N. Y., and Mrs. Brown took a special course at Falley Seminary, 
at Fulton, N. Y., after which she taught school until her marriage. 
Soon after marriage they went to Rochester, Minn., where Mr. Brown 
was associated in the hardware business with his brother, Horace A. 
Brown. Afterwards he located at Oswego, N. Y., in the grocery business, 
for a time, finally engaging in the business of buying and selling cattle, 

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which he pursued until his death. He was a Democrat, and a member 
of the Episcopal Church. Mrs. Brown was a Congregationalist, and 
deeply engaged in church work. 
Children, b. at Rochester: 

2400. Arthur Taylor Brown, b. Oct. 8, 1868; m. Dora Aurilla Irish 

(2482). 
2470. Allen John, b. Apr. 28, 1871; d., at sea, Apr. 7, 1903. Mr. 
Brown was graduated from the Oswego (N. Y.) High 
School in 1888, then took a special course in mathematics 
at the State Normal School. In 1892 he won a scholar- 
ship in Cornell University in a competitive examination, 
ranking first in a large class of applicants. By virtue of his 
appointment he then attended the Cornell University, at 
Ithaca, N. Y., graduating from the civil engineer's course 
in 1896. In iqoi he enlisted in the regular army, and 
went with Company A, 5th Infantry, to Manila, P. I., 
where he was detailed for special duty in the Adjutant - 
Cienerahs office. In 1903 he contracted the dread mala- 
rial fever so common to that clime, and was placed upon 
the United States transport Logan, with visions of home, 
and hope for restoration to health; but the frail body 
failed to accompany his strong love for home and kindred 
across the sea to meet the loved ones waiting his coming, 
and his life passed away when four days out of Manila. 

De Elbert Brown (2461), son of John (1314c) and Priscilla (Lewis) 
Brown, b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1844; m., at Walworth, Wis., 
May 14, 1865, Jennie Palmiter, b., at West Edmeston, N. Y., Nov. 19, 
1844; dau. of Oliver Palmiter and Margaret Lawson, of Shopiere, Wis. 
Mr. Brown and his wife were educated at Union Academy, Belleville, 
N. Y. The year following their marriage they resided at Rochester, 
Minn., where he was associated in the hardware business with his brother, 
Horace A. Brm\n. After this he returned to his native State and the 
associations of the old home, engaging in agricultural pursuits, which 
vocation hi' continued, living at the homestead of his father until death 
severed all those ties and happy days of fatherhood and brotherhood, 
when he went to Brewerton, N. Y., and afterward to Liverpool, N. Y., 
to re-engage in a like vocation in company with his son, Frank. Mr. 
brown is a Democrat, and he and his wife attend the Episcopal Church, 
of which, his wife is a member. 

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Children, b. at Ellisburg: 

2471. Addie Brown, b. Apr. 27, 1867; twice m. (2483, 2484). 

2472. Frank E., b. Jan. 7, 1871; m., at Miami, Fla., June 27, 

1908, Alice M. Deverell, b., at Waseca, Minn., Sept. 19, 
1876; dau. of William Deverell and Eliza A. Pierce, of 
Waseca and Mankato, Minn. Mr. Brown was educated 
at Ellisburg and Mrs. Brown at Waseca. Mr. Brown has 
been somewhat of a nomad. It is related that once he went 
into a ticket-scalper's office in Minnesota and inquired 
for a scalper's ticket for Florida, and being informed that 
they had only one, and that for the Northwest, he took 
that. His varied experiences cover cattle-ranging in the 
Northwest, a sojourn in Wisconsin and Iowa, postmaster 
at Otisco, Minn., for one year, then afterward in Florida, 
truck-growing and merchandising. He is now married 
and settled down as an "agriculturist," engaged with his 
father, at Liverpool, N. Y. He is a Democrat, and he and 
his wife are members of the Episcopal Church. 

Ed M. Brown (2464), son of John James (2457) and Eliza (Edwards) 
Brown [John (1314c), Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., 1851; m., at Ellisburg, 
1874, Lida H. Persons, dau. of H. Austin and Juliette (Persons) Per- 
sonsj not akin, of Ellisburg. Mr. Brown was engaged in the produce, 
shipping, and seed-growing business at Ellisburg until 1885. Then he 
became United States Internal Revenue Agent, reporting to the New 
York City office, after which he was assigned to charge of divisions at 
Philadelphia, Penn., San Francisco, Cal., and Louisville, Ky. Then 
back to Philadelphia, from where he resigned from the public service, 
and afterwards went into the furniture business at Knoxville, Tenn. 
He is Independent in politics with Democratic proclivities. He and his 
wife completed their educations at Union Academy, Belleville, N. Y., 
and Mrs. Brown is a member of the Universalist Church. They have a 
pleasant home at Fountain City, a beautiful suburb of Knoxville, where 
Mrs. Brown divides devotion with her family, her music, and her flowers. 

Dau.: 

2473. Edna Lida Brown, b., at Ellisburg, 1875; attended schools 

in Ellisburg, Watertown, New York City, and Adams, 
N. Y. Is a prominent worker in the Young Women's 
Christian Association, and a member of St. John's Epis- 
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Randolph Willis Brown (2465), son of Horace Alpheus (2458) and Ruth 
Ann (Scott) Brown, of Ellisburg, N. Y. [John (1314c), Alpheus (1286), 
Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at Rochester, 
Minn., Nov. 2, 1858; m. (1) Mary Bonham, d., at Rochester, July 21, 
[884; m. (2), at Waseca, Minn., Winnie A. Swain, b.,'at Baldwins- 
ville, Mass., Apr. 12, 1863; d., at Waseca, Sept. 30, 1001; adopted dau. 
of 0. D. Swain, of Waseca. She was a graduate from a Massachusetts 
high school, also School of Elocution at Detroit, Mich. Mr. Brown m. 
(3), at Rochester, Minn., June 15, 1903, Carrie M. Bratager, b., at 
Rock Dell, Minn., Dec. 27, 1863; dau. of K. S. Bratager, of Rochester. 
Mr. Brown graduated from the Rochester (Minn.) High School, and 
University of Michigan in 1881, with degree C. E.; from 18S1 to 1SS3 he 
was engaged with engineering department, Cincinnati Southern Rail- 
road; entered the dry -goods business at Rochester, 1883, and from 1896 
to 1 901 was in the cattle business in Montana, since which time he has 
been a vegetable shipper and grower at Larkins, Fla., with his home at 
Miami, Fla. 

Son by first m.: 

2474. Herbert Horace Brown, b., at Rochester, July 21, 1884; 

twice m. (2485). 
Children by second m.: 

2475. Cecelia Mae Brown, b., at Rochester, Oct. 21, 1891; m. 

William B. Young (2486). 

2476. Ralph 0., b., at Waseca, June 2^, 1893. 

2477. Winfred Willis, b., at Waseca, Sept. 30, 1901. 

Walter Scott Brown (2466), son of Horace Alpheus (2458) and Ruth 
Ann (Scott) Brown [John (1314c), Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), 
Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at Rochester, Minn., May 
10, 1S70; m. (1), at Rochester, Nov. 3, 1889, Maude A. Torgood, b., at 
Rochester, Now 17, 1871; d., at Waseca, Minn., Sep*. 2^, 1896; dau. of 
Wm. Frank Torgood and Alzina L. Williams, of Rochester; m. (2), Oct. 
31, 1 goo, Margaret Mary Kurowski, b. Feb. 2, 1877; dau. of Andrew 
and Mary (Eckert) Kurowski. Mr. Brown has been associated in the 
dry-goods and millinery business with his father, Horace A. Brown, of 
Rochester, at Waseca, since 1883. He is a successful business man, and 
has been honored by the citizens of Waseca by his election to the Board 
of Aldermen and selection as President of the Water and Light Board. 
He is a Democrat, and his wife attends the Episcopal Church. 

Son by first m.: 

2478. Ned Walter Brown, b., at Rochester, Sept. 26, 1890. 

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Children by second in.: 

2479. Horace Torgood Brown, b., at Manterville, Minn., Jan. 20, 

1902; d., at Miami, Fla., Feb. 20, 1904. 
248c. Rodney George, b., at Waseca, Oct. 21, 1904. 

2481. Ruth Marion, b., at Waseca, May 9, 191 1. 

Arthur Taylor Brown (2469), son of George E. (2460) and Mary 
Abbey (Taylor) Brown [John (1314c), Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), 
Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at Rochester, Minn., Oct. 8, 
1868; m., at So. Butler, N. Y., Oct. 9, 1894, Dora Aurilla Irish, b., at 
Eaton Rapids, Mich., Oct. 10, 1871; dau. of Chester Sylvester and 
Imogene (Wade) Irish, of So. Butler. Mr. Brown was graduated from the 
Oswego High School. Then, after completing a four-year course in the 
State Normal and Training School at Oswego, N. Y., in 1892, he accepted 
a position in the Oswego post-office, where he remains, having by merit 
attained the position of chief clerk. He is a Democrat. Mrs. Brown 
attended the State Normal and Training School in the years coincident 
with her husband. Is a church-member and attends the Baptist Church. 

Dau.: 

2482. Monica Lorena Brown, b., at Oswego, July 15, 1895. 

Addie Brown (2471), dau. of De Elbert (2461) and Jennie (Palmiter) 
Brown [John (1314c), Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), 
Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., Apr. 27, 1867; m. (1), at 
Ellisburg, June 15, 1887, Calvin G. Stevens, b., at Syracuse, N. Y., 
Mar. 3, 1862. Dr. Stevens was graduated from a medical college at Syra- 
cuse, also from a school abroad. She m. (2), at Syracuse, in 1902, Thomas 
W. Humphrey, b. at Toronto, Canada. Mrs. Humphrey, nee Brown, 
was educated in the schools at Rochester, Minn., and Ellisburg. Mr. 
Humphrey is a printer and journalist, and in politics a Democrat. He 
and his wife attend the Episcopal Church. 

Children, by first m.: 

2483. Aubrey B. Stevens, b., at Ellisburg, Apr. n, 1888. 

2484. Marjorie H., b., at Watertown, N. Y., Mar. 21, 1890. 

Herbert Horace Brown (2474), son of Randolph Willis (2465) and 
Mary (Bonham) Brown [Horace A. (2458), John (1314c), Alpheus 
(1286), Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at 
Rochester, Minn., July 21, 1884; m. (1), at St. Paul, Minn., June 24, 
1908, Grace Kennedy, b., at St. Paul, June 6, 1888; d., at St. Paul, Nov. 
16, 1910; m. (2), at St. Paul, Sept. 20, 1911, Alice Kennedy, b., at St. 
Paul, Jan. 9, 1887. Both wives were daus. of Daniel Kennedy and Anna 

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Tonet, of St. Paul. Mr. Brown is engaged as railway clerk at St. Paul. 
He is non-partisan politically, and he and his wife attend the Catholic 
Church. He is a high-school graduate, and attended the Hamlin Uni- 
versity for one year. 
Son, by first m.: 

2485. Arthur Herbert Brown, b., at St. Paul, June 6, 1909. 

Cecelia Mae Brown (2475), dau. °f Randolph Willis (2465) and Winnie 
Abbie (Swain) Brown, b., at Rochester, Minn., Oct. 21, 1S91; m., at 
Miami, Fla., May 1, 1908, William Boogber Young, b., at Lexington, 
Va., June 2, 1885; son of T. R. Young and Emily R. Boogher, of Luray, 
\ a. Mr. Young was formerly a travelling salesman, but at present is 
engaged as contractor at his home in Thomson, Ga. He is a Democrat, 
and he and his wife are both church-members, attending the Methodist 
Church. Mr. Young completed his education at the University of 
Georgia, at Athens, and Mrs. Young attended schools at Waseca, Minn., 
and completed her education at the high school of Miami, Fla. 

Son: 

2486. George Winford Young, b., at La Grange, Ga., Nov. 30, 1909. 

Eliza Brown (i3i4d), dau. of Alpheus (1286) and Hannah (Burdick) 
Brown [Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at 
Brookfield, N. Y., Apr. 18, 1809; d., at Plainfield, N. Y., Mar. 1, 1875; 
m. (1) Orville W. Crumb, M.D., b. in 1804; d., at Edmeston, N. Y., in 
1833. She m. (2) Job Dye. 

Children, by first m., b. at Belleville, Jefferson Co., N. Y.: 

2487. Joseph O. Crumb, b. May 15, 1830; m. Chariot ta Ann 

Brown (2489-2493). 

2488. Hannah L., b. July 23, 1833; m. Delos Crumb (2512, 2513). 

Joseph O. Crumb (2487), the preceding, b. May 15, 1830; d., at 
Plainfield, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1895; m., at No. Bridgewater, N. Y., Nov. 21, 
1859, Charlotta A. Brown, b., at Brookfield, N. Y., June 10, 1835; dau. 
of Alexander Brown, of Norwich, Conn., and Rubie A. Whipple; son of 
Pardon Brown and Dorothy Culver, of Stonington, Conn. 

Children, b. at Plainfield: 

2489. Henry E. Crumb, b. Mar. 4, 1S61; in. Lena R. Dye (2494- 

2497)- 

2490. Charles \\\, b. Feb. 6, 1S65; m. Myra A. Spurr (2498, 2499). 

2491. Fred H., b. July 21, 1870; m. Ellen 0. Collins (2500-2507). 

2492. Robert Alexander (twin), b. June 27, 1875; m. L. Alzora T. 

Talbert (2508-251 1). 

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2493. Reubie A. (twin), b. June 27, 1875; m., at Plainfield, July 3, 

1907, Lucius D. Walker, b., at Plainfield, May 25, 1857. 
No issue. Res., Leonardsville, N. Y. 

Henry E. Crumb (2489), son of Joseph O. Crumb (2487) and Char- 
lotta A. (Brown) Crumb, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1861; m., at 
Leonardsville, N. Y., June 16, 1886, Lena Rivers Dye, b., at Brookfield, 
N. Y., Jan. 10, 1861; dau. of Henry B. and Celinda (Meeker) Dye, of 
Brookfield. Mr. Crumb is a farmer at Leonardsville. 

Children, b. at Leonardsville: 

2494. Mabel Dye Crumb, b. Apr. 24, 1887. 

2495. Damond Henry, b. Oct. 6, 1889. 

2496. Lu Ralph, b. June 3, 1892. 

2497. Edwin Delos, b. July 9, 1899. 

Charles W. Crumb, M.D. (2490), son of Joseph O. and Charlotta A. 
(Brown) Crumb, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1865; m., at Columbus, 
N. Y., Myra A. Spurr. Res., Utica, N. Y. 

Children: 

2498. Charles Homer Crumb, b., at Sherburne, N. Y., Oct. 8, 

1891; m., at Bridgewater, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1913, Myrtle 
Newcomb, b., at Fine, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Dec. 31, 
1890; dau. of John Newcomb and Ella Fenton. Mr. 
Crumb is an optician at 190 Genesee St., Utica, N. Y. 

2499. Milton Spurr, b. July 24, 1898. 

Fred B. Crumb (2491), son of Joseph 0. Crumb (2487) and Char- 
lotta A. Brown, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., July 21, 1870; m., at Leonards- 
ville, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1892, Ellen O. Collins, b., at Leonardsville, Aug. 21, 
1873; dau. of Stephen H. and B. Louisa (Keith) Collins, of Leonards- 
ville. Mr. Crumb is in the livery and agricultural business at Bridge- 
water, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Plainfield: 

2500. Floran J. Crumb, b. May 27, 1896. 

2501. C. Louisa, b. Nov. 15, 1897; d., at Plainfield, Feb., 1901. 

2502. Bessie E., b. Aug. 15, 1899. 
■2503. Charlotte E., b. Apr. 15, 1901. 

2504. Lois Arden, b. Feb. 10, 1903; d., at Plainfield, Apr., 1904. 

2505. Margaret E., b. Sept. 1, 1908. 

2506. S. Eloise, b. Aug. 20, 1910. 

2507. Frederick S., b. June 16, 191 2. 

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Robert Alexander Crumb (2492), son of Joseph O. Crumb (2487) and 
Charlotta A. Brown, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., June 27, 1875; m., at West 
Winfield, N. V., June 8, 1897, L. Alzora T. Talbert, b., at Brookfield, 
N. Y., Aug. 11, 1872; dau. of F. T. Talbert and L. Drucilla Gates, of 
West Winfield. Mr. Crumb has always resided on the same farm, "Crumb 
Homestead." He was educated at Sherburne (N. Y.) High School. He 
gave up a professional career as an M.D. at the death of his father, 
Joseph O. Crumb, and assumed the management of the farm where he 
now resides. His wife is a graduate of West Winfield High School, class 
of 1890, and a pupil in vocal music at the Utica School of Music. For 
several years prior to her marriage she was a school-teacher. Descendant 
on the Talbert side of a very musical family, Lord Shrewsbury, John 
Talbot, of England, and the Rev. Stephen Taylor, and on the mother's 
side from two of the oldest families of the town of Brookfield, the 
Gateses and the Yorks. The Rev. Stephen Taylor referred to in these 
records was the first pastor of the First Baptist Church at Taylor Hill, 
Edmeston, N. Y., organized Mar. 8, 1794. The meeting-house was built 
in 1810 and is still standing. Mrs. Crumb is a member of the Unadilla 
Forks Baptist Church, N. Y. Res., Leonard sville, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Plainfield: 

2508. Franklin Alexander Crumb, b. Nov. 23, 1898. 

2509. Lucy Roberta, b. Aug. 20, 1902. 

2510. Minnie Ann, b. Feb. 27, 1905. 

251 1. Emily Alzora, b. Mar. 10, 1908. 

Hannah L. Crumb (2488), dau. of Orvill W. Crumb, M.D., and 
Eliza Brown (i3i4d), dau. of Alpheus (1286) and Hannah (Burdick) 
Brown |Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at 
Belleville, Jefferson Co., N. Y., July 23, 1833; m., at Brookfield, N. Y., 
Jan. 10, 1859, Delos Crumb, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1830; d., 
at West Winfield, N. Y., Apr. 20, 1910; son of Samuel Crumb and 
Esther Brown, of Plainfield. Both members of the Baptist Church. 
Her res., 1914, West Winfield, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Leonardsville, N. Y.: 

2512. Myra Eliza Crumb, b. Oct. 7, 1861; unm. 

2513. Flora Esther, b. Apr. 13, 1867; unm. 

Robert Brown (i3i4e), son of Alpheus (1286) and Hannah (Burdick) 
Brown I Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b. May 
6, 1812; d., at. Geneva, Minn., 1897; m., at Henderson, N. Y., Eunice 
Hubbard, b., at Henderson, July 14, 1817; d., at Geneva, Sept. 27, 

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1902; dau. of Cyrus and Sarah Sophia (Field) Hubbard, of Henderson. 
Mr. Brown was a man of gentle disposition, full of love for his family. 
Deciding that the best place for a young man with a growing family was 
in the new West, he left his home in Ellisburg, N. Y., and was on the 
first boat that attempted to go through the Welland Canal. The canal 
was too narrow, and the boat stuck fast. The captain was so chagrined 
at the failure of his trip that he committed suicide, and Robert and his 
family returned to their home in Ellisburg, staying until 1857, when he 
migrated to that long-cherished haven, Wisconsin, which State and 
Minnesota were his home until his death. 
Children : 

2514. Sara Sophia Brown, b., at Ellisburg, Apr. 7, 1S40; m. John 

James Tallmadge (2522). 

2515. George Hubbard, b., at Ellisburg, Mar. 27, 1841; unm. He 

is a farmer at Blooming Prairie, Minn. 

2516. Eugene H., b., at Ellisburg, July 2, 1844; d., at Jonesville, 

Wis., Aug. 5, 1864. Mr. Brown was killed in a wreck while 
in the performance of his duties as a railroad man. 

2517. Mary E., b., at Woodville, N. Y., Mar. 9, 1847; m. Andrew 

Pogue (2523, 2524). 

2518. Edwin L., b., at Ellisburg, July, 1848; d. in infancy. 

2519. Ada J., b., at Ellisburg, Feb. 2, 1851; m. William Alpheus 

Brown (2434), son of Reuben H. (1314b) and Almira 
(Chappell) Brown. [For further records, see Reuben H. 
Brown (1314b).] 

2520. Fred, b., at Rosendale, Wis., Apr. 20, 1858; unm. Mr. Brown 

is a Democrat in politics. Res., Williston, N. D. 

2521. Nina P., b., at Fond du Lac, Wis., Jan. 4, 1862; m. Charles 

Brooks Wheeler (2525-2530). 

Sara Sophia Brown (2514), dau. of Robert (1314c) and Eunice (Hub- 
bard) Brown [Alpheus (1286), Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas 
(2), Thomas], b., at Ellisburg, N. Y., Apr. 7, 1840; m., at Fond du Lac, 
Wis., Oct. 23, 1863, John James Tallmadge, b., at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
Apr. 4, 1833; d., at Chicago, 111., Apr., 1897; son of ex-Governor and 
Senator Nathaniel Tallmadge and Abigail Smith. Mrs. Tallmadge now 
resides at Oshkosh, Wis. She is a member of the Episcopal Church, and 
a very bright, intelligent woman, with a keen sense of humor, and a love 
for her kindred, her friends, and her church, and a determination to 
make this life a happy one. 

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1 >au.: 

2522. Julia Tallmadge, b., at Empire, Wis., Aug. 26, 1S64; edu- 

cated in Oshkosh Normal, and afterward graduated at 
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. Was a teacher at Oak 
Park, 111., for years, and is now a teacher of art in Chicago, 
111. Is a member of the Episcopal Church. 

.Mary E. Brown (2517), dau. of Robert (1314c) and Eunice (Hubbard) 
Brown, b.. at Woodville, N. Y., Mar. 9, 1S47; d. at Fond du Lac, Wis.; 
m.. Aug. 5. 1S64, Andrew Pogue. 

Children: 

2523. Mary Eugenia Pogue, b., at Fond du Lac, Sept. 7, 1867. 

Miss Pogue is a physician, a brain specialist, treats nerv- 
ous and mental diseases of children of the adolescent age, 
and is the proprietor of Oak Leigh, an educational sanita- 
rium at Lake Geneva, Wis. 

2524. Jessie Brown, b., at Fond du Lac, Aug. 16, 1872; m., at 

Fond du Lac, Jan. 1, iqoo, Guy Percy Heathcote, b., at 
Fond du Lac, Apr. 2, 1871; son of William A. and Jane 
(Wherry) Heathcote. Mr. Heathcote is an expert public 
accountant, and he and his wife attend the Episcopal 
Church. Dau.: Jane Wherry Heathcote, b., at Fond du 
Lac, Feb. 17, 1902. 

Nina P. Brown (2521), sister of the preceding, b., at Fond du Lac, 
Wis., Jan. 4, 1862; m., Jan. 21, 18S5, at Owantomea, Minn., Charles 
Brooks Wheeler, b., at Blooming Prairie, Minn., Feb. 13, 1863; son of 
Edwin Wheeler and Harriet Brooks. Mr. Wheeler is a Republican, and 
he and his wife attend the Methodist Church. 

Children: 

2525. Floyd Robert Wheeler, b. Mar. 20, 1886; d. June 10, 191 1. 

2526. Florence Mildred, b., at Geneva. Minn., June 23, 188S; m., 

at Williston, N. D., Apr. ,2^, 1914, Ruel E. Paissell. Mr. 
and Mrs. Russell are members of the Methodist Church. 

2527. Harry Eugene, b., at Geneva, Apr. 30, 1891; m., at Minne- 

apolis, Minn., Jan. 10, 1914, Pear] Godfrey, dau. of Charles 
and Stella Augusta (Wakefield) Godfrey. Mr. Wheeler 
is a Republican, and he and his wife attend the Presby- 
terian Church. 

2528. Ethel Marguerite.', b. Apr. 23, 1897. 

2529. Berenice Mabel, b. Feb. 4, 1900. 

2530. Charles Robert, b. Apr. 7, 1902. 

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Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by 
dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers 
and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only " one mother" in all the wide 
world. — Kate Douglas Wiggin. 

Phebe Brown (1113), dau. of Samuel and Phebe (Wilbur) Brown, of 
Little Compton, R. I. [Daniel (24), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at Stoning- 
ton, Conn., Jan. 16, 1751; d. Sept. 9, 17S1; m., at Stonington, Oct. 5, 
1775, Amos Palmer, of Stonington. 

Children, b. at Stonington: 

2531. Fanny Palmer, b. July 9, 1776; m. (1) Thomas Swan; m. (2) 

Rev. John Noyes (2533). 

2532. Elizabeth, or Betsey, b. Aug. 16, 1778; m. Nathan Fellows 

Dixon (2544-2551). 

Fanny Palmer (2531), the preceding, m. (1), at Stonington, Conn., 
Apr. 22, 1798, Thomas Swan, Jr., b., at Stonington, Oct. 17, 1767; son 
of Thomas and Amy (Denison) Swan, of Stonington. 

Dau., b. at Stonington: 

2533. Sarah Ann Swan, b. Feb. 23, 1799; m., at Stonington, May 1, 

181 7, Gurdon Trumbull, b. Jan. 21, 1790; son of John and 
Lucy (Springer) Trumbull. 
Children, b. at Stonington: 

2534. Gurdon Swan Trumbull, b. ; d. young. 

2535. Frances, b. Feb. 6, 1820; d. young. 

2536. James Hammond, b. Dec. 20, 1821; m. Sarah A. Robinson. 

2537. William Palmer, b. May 3, 1825; d. young. 

2538. Mary, b. Aug. 5, 1827; m. William C. Prune. 

2539. Henry Clay, b. June 8, 1S30; m. Alice C. Gallaudet. 

2540. Charles Edward, b. Oct. 31, 1832; d. Mar. 17, 1856. 

2541. Thomas Swan, b. Feb. 15, 1835; d. Mar. 30, 1865. 

2542. Anna, b. May iS, 1S38; m. Edward Slossom. 

2543. Gurdon, Jr., b. May 5, 1841; m. Anna F. Niles. 

Elizabeth Palmer (2532), b., at Stonington, Conn., Aug. 16, 1778; d., 

at Westerly, R. I., Mar. 30, 1859, and is buried there; m., at Stonington, 

Jan. 14, 1S04, Nathan Fellows Dixon, b., at Plainfield, Windham Co., 

Conn., Dec. 13, 1774; d., at Washington, D. C, Jan. 29, 1842; son of 

William and Mary (Field) Dixon. 

Note. — William Dixon, b., at So. Killingly, Windham Co., Conn., in 1780. He 
was educated at the Plainfield Academy, which was opened during the Revolutionary 
War, and was incorporated in 1784 by the General Assembly of Connecticut, being 

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the third school to be incorporated in the State. This academy held a high position, 
and was in popular favor for many years, iis students numbering upwards of one 
hundred fmm abroad, together with a large number from Plainfield, at the time 
William Dixon was a sludent there. 

About 1700 or 1S00 .Mr. Dixon went to Enfield, Conn., where he taught school, 
but gave up teaching and studied law. He represented Enfield in the General As- 
sembly for nine terms. He was Town Clerk from 1832 to 1839 inclusive. Wm. Dixon 
was married, at Enfield, Oct. 1 ^, iSor, to Mary, dau. of Simeon Field, M.D., of En- 
field. — Extract from the "Harvey Book," by Oscar Jewell Hariey, pp. ^5.9, 454. 

Mr. Dixon was fitted for college at the Plainfield Academy, the same 
as his father, and in the autumn of 1795, shortly before his twenty-first 
birthday, entered the Rhode Island College [since 1802, Brown Uni- 
versity], Providence. He was graduated with honors in 1799, receiving 
the degree of A.B. Soon after, he became a student of law at Norwich, 
Conn. In 1S01 he w r as admitted to the bar, and immediately entered 
upon the practice of his profession in New London Co., Conn. 

In 1S02 he removed to the village of Westerly, Washington Co., 
R. I., where he located, and was admitted to the bar. He continued to 
pursue his professional labors in Connecticut as well as in Rhode Island, 
and in the course of a few years had an extensive and remunerative 
practice in both States. 

In 1813, and also for several successive years, he w r as chosen to repre- 
sent Westerly in the General Assembly. In 1800 the Washington Bank 
of Westerly was established, and in 1829 Mr. Dixon, who for several 
years was a member of the Board of Directors of the bank, was elected 
its president. He was continued in this office until his death. During a 
number of years he held the rank of Colonel in the militia of Rhode 
island. 

In Oct., 1838, without any solicitation or effort on his part, Colonel 
Dixon was elected, by the Rhode Island Legislature, to represent the 
State as one of its Senators in the Congress of the United States, for a 
term of six years, beginning Mar. 4, 1839. During his service in tin' Sen- 
ate the following named were some of the eminent and able men who 
were members of that body: John C. Calhoun, of So. Carolina, Rufus 
Choate, of Massachusetts, Richard H. Bayard, of Delaware, Henry 
Clay, of Kentucky, James Buchanan, of Pennsylvania, Thomas H. 
Benton, of Missouri, Silas Wright, of New York, and Daniel Webster, 
of Massachusetts. 

Mr. Dixon passed away, as before stated, during the second session of 
the Twenty-seventh Congress. Many eloquent tributes of respect to his 
.. emory were given by members of the Senate. 

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Children, b. at Westerly: 

2544. William Palmer Dixon, b. Nov. 7, 1804; d., at New York 

City, N. Y., in Jan., 1S79. He m. Sophia Smith; she d., 
at New York, Aug. 27, 1898. 

2545. Dau. unnamed, b. Apr. 5, and d. Apr. 10, 1807. 

2546. Eliza Palmer, b. Apr. 18, 180S; m. Rev. Mark Tucker (2552- 

2554)- 

2547. Frances Swan, b. Feb. 20, 1810; m. Jesse Lathrop Moss 

(2555-2559)- 
254S. Nathan Fellows, b. May 1, 1812; m. Harriet Palmer Swan 

(2562-2567). 

2549. Priscilla Denison, b. June 17, 1815; m. Alexander Smith 

Palmer(2568-257i). 

2550. Courtlandt Palmer, b. June 23, 181 7; m. Hannah Elizabeth 

Denison (2572-2581). 

2551. Sarah Rhodes, b. Oct. 12, 1S19; m., June 8, 1853, as his (2) 

wife, Jesse L. Moss; she d. Mar. 26, 1873 (2560, 2561). 

Eliza Palmer Dixon (2546), b., at Westerly, R. I., Apr. 18, 1808; d., 
at Wethersfield, Conn., Aug. 31, 1867; m., at Westerly, Apr., 1841, 
Rev. Mark Tucker, D.D., b., at Whitestown, N. Y., June 4, 1795; d., 
at Wethersfield, Mar. 26, 1875. He was graduated from Union Col- 
lege and then from the Theological Seminary at Schenectady, N. Y. 
Having been ordained a Presbyterian minister, he served as pastor in the 
following named towns during his active ministry: Stillwater, N. Y., 
Northampton, Mass., Troy, N. Y., Providence, R. I., Wethersfield, 
Conn., and Vernon, Conn. 

Children: 

2552. Dixon Tucker, b. in Feb., 1843; d., in England, in Oct., 1893. 

2553. Fanny Moss, b. Nov. 23, 1846; m. (1), at Wethersfield, 

Nov. 2, 1876, Anthony A. Barclay, who d. in 1887; she 
m. (2), Aug. 9, 1893, Giuseppe Domenici. She and her 
husband resided in Rome, Italy. 

2554. Mark, b. Nov. 4, 1848. Res., in 1900, Corning, N. Y. 

Frances Swan Dixon (2547), b.. at Westerly, R. I., Feb. 20, 1810; d., 
at Westerly, Dec. n, 1850; m. Jesse L. Moss, b. Oct. 25, 1805; d., at 
Westerly, July 22, 1884; son of Rev. Reuben and Esther (Cheseborough) 
Moss, of Weare, N. H. He m. (2) Sarah R. Dixon (2551), sister of first 
wife. Jesse L. Moss was for forty-five years a member of the firm of 

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Babcock & Moss, in Westerly, manufacturers of cotton and woollen 
goods, and held other responsible positions. 
Children : 

2555. William Dixon Moss, b. Aug. 25, 1830; d. Feb. 26, 1915; m., 

in Oct., 1S50, Elizabeth Hazard. No issue. Res., Westerly, 
R. I. 

2556. Esther Cheseborough, 1). Mar. 22, 1833; d. Sept. 27, 1834. 

2557. Courtland Dixon, 1). June 0, 1835; m., in Dec, 1867, Camilla 

Woodward, of New York City, N. Y. They have six chil- 
dren, and res. in New York City 

2558. Nathan Fellows, b. Sept. 16, 1838; d. Jan 20, 187Q. 

2559. Jesse Lathrop, b. Nov. 12, 1847; m. (1), in Oct., 1876, Fanny 

Greene Larned, of Chicago, 111. She d. in June, 1887, 
leaving one dau. Jesse L. Moss, Jr., m. (2) Harriet Cal- 
houn, of Chicago. One child. Res., Lake Forest, 111. 
Children of Jesse L. Moss by second m.: 

2560. Fanny Dixon, b., at Westerly, Feb. 6, 1857; m. Louis J. 

Frankenstein, of Westerly (2587-2589). 

2561. R. Babcock, b. Oct. 15, 1862; unm. Res., St. Louis, Mo. 

Nathan Fellows Dixon, Jr. (2548), son of Nathan Fellows and Eliza- 
beth (Palmer) (2532) Dixon, son of William Dixon, of Enfield, Conn., 
b., at Westerly, R. L, May 1, 1812; d., at Westerly, Apr. n, 1881; m., 
at Stonington, Conn., June 28, 1843, his cousin, Harriet Palmer Swan, 
b., at Norwalk, Conn., Mar. 20, 1816; dau. of Rev. Roswell Randall 
Swan and his wife, Harriet Palmer. Mr. Dixon was fitted for college at 
the Plainfield (Conn.) Academy, the same school attended by his father 
and grandfather, and shortly after his seventeenth birthday entered 
Brown University, Providence, R. 1., and was graduated with the de- 
gree of A.B. in 1833. He then attended the law schools at New Haven, 
Conn., and Cambridge, Mass., and in 1837 was admitted to the bar in 
New London, Conn., and at about the same time to the bar of Washing- 
ton Co., R. I. He located in his native town, and began the practice 
of law in Rhode Island and Connecticut. He was a Representative from 
Westerly, R. I., to the General Assembly for a number of years. Mr. 
Dixon, in 1849, was elected a Representative from Rhode Island, on the 
Whig ticket, to the Thirty-first Congress (Dec, [849, to Mar., 1:851); 
also to the Thirty-eighth Congress (Dec, 1863, to Mar., 1865). He was 
re-elei ted to Congress until 1N70, when he declined a re-election. Upon 
the death of his father, in [842, Mr. Dixon, who had been upon the 

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Board of Directors of Washington Bank, in Westerly, was elected presi- 
dent of the bank, to succeed his father, and this office he held until his 
death, — a period of thirty-nine years. For more than thirty years, 
Nathan F. Dixon was the leading lawyer in this part of the State, and 
during the same period was a power in the political affairs and social life 
of Rhode Island. 

Children, b. at Westerly: 

2562. Nathan Fellows Dixon, b. June 10, 1845; d. in infancy. 

2563. Nathan Fellows, b. Aug. 28, 1S47; m. Grace McClure. 

2564. Edward Hazard, b. Oct. 4, 1849; m. Antonia Draper. 

2565. Phebe Anne, b. Feb. 18, 1852; m. James G. K. McClure 

(2582-2586). 

2566. Walter Palmer, b. Dec. 8, 1S55; m. Frances Lee. 

2567. Harriet Swan, b. Feb. 24, 1859. 

Priscilla Denison Dixon (2549), dau. of Nathan Fellows and Elizabeth 
(Palmer) (2532) Dixon, b., at Westerly, R. L, June 17, 1815; d., at 
Stonington, Conn., Jan. 12, 1851; m., at Stonington, June 19, 1S37, 
Alexander Smith Palmer, b., at Stonington, Jan. 26, 1806; d., at Ston- 
ington, Oct. 22, 1894; son of Nathaniel Palmer, 3d, and his wife, Mercy 
Brown; m., at Stonington, Mar. iS, 1798. Alexander S. Palmer, while 
he was very young, removed with his parents to the village of Stoning- 
ton. After leaving school he was placed in a lawyer's office, but as the 
confinement was irksome he chose the life of a sailor. In 1847 he sailed 
his last voyage, which was from New York to Liverpool and return, in 
command of the Southerner. He then settled down with his family at 
Stonington. He was First Selectman of Stonington, Representative to 
the General Assembly of Connecticut, and also was chosen State Senator. 
The burial-place is on the farm, west of Stonington. The grounds, once 
beautiful, are now [1914] overgrown with trees and bushes. 

Children, b. at Stonington: 

2568. Nathaniel Brown Palmer, b. Nov. 16, 1S40; m., Oct. 10, 

1872, Harriet Wilder, of Lancaster, Mass. He d. May 16, 
1877, on board the City of Pekiil, one day out from Hong 
Kong, China. His remains were brought to Stonington 
and interred there. His widow m. B. F. Noyes, of 
Stonington. 

2569. Alexander Smith, b. May 29, 1842; d. Aug. 9, 1891; unm. 

2570. Louis Lambert, b. July 21, 1845; d. May 31, 1887; unm. 

2571. Elizabeth Dixon, b. June 6, 1848; m., Sept. 3, 1873, Richard 

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Fanning Loper, Jr., of Philadelphia, Penn. Res., Stoning- 
ton, Conn. Children: (i) Alexander Palmer Loper, b. 
June iS, 1874; (2) Richard Fanning, b. June 30, 1876; 
(3) Priscilla Dixon, b. Jan. 15, 1S87; (4) Elizabeth Palmer, 
1). Mar. 26, 1889. 

Courtlandt Palmer Dixon (2550), son of Nathan F. and Elizabeth 
(Palmer) (2532) Dixon; b., at Westerly, R. I., June 23, 181 7; d., at New 
York City, N. Y., June 5, 1883, and interment was made at Stonington, 
Conn.; m., at Stonington, Sept. g, 1841, Hannah Elizabeth Williams, 
b., at Stonington, Nov. 16, 181 7; dau. of Ephraim and Hannah Elizabeth 
(Denison) Williams, of Stonington; she d., at New York City, Nov. 30, 
1888. Courtlandt P. Dixon was connected, in New York City, for a 
number of years, in the hardware business with his uncle, then with 
William R. Babcock, in Yicksburg, Miss. He became identified with 
the Dix Island Granite Co., and furnished the granite for the construc- 
tion of the newer parts of the United States Treasury building, at Wash- 
ington, 1). C, the Custom House, at Charleston, S. C, and the Post- 
office buildings in New York and Philadelphia. 

Children : 

2572. Nathan Fellows Dixon, b. Aug. 24, 1S42; d. July 2^, 1S43. 

2573. Courtlandt Palmer, b. May 10, 1845; d. July 31, 1S47. 

2574. William Palmer, b. Mar. 10, 1847; m. Evelena F. Babcock. 

2575. Hannah Elizabeth, b. Feb. i(>, [849; m. Henry Burr. 

2576. Priscilla Palmer, b. Feb. 25, 1851; m. Thomas Chalmers. 

2577. Courtlandt Palmer, b. July 8, 1853; m. Maria L. Polhemus. 

2578. Ephraim Williams, b. Feb. 18, 1855; d. Jan. 7, 1S57. 

2579. George- Arthur, b. May 0, 1857; m. Sarah Dunton. 

2580. Ephraim Williams, b. Apr. 14, 1850; m. (1) Pauline Denison; 

m. (2) Mary Babcock. 

2581. Pauline Williams, 1>. Jan. 4, 1862; m. Louis Lee Stanton. 

Nathan fellows Dixon, 3d (2563), b., at Westerly, R. I., Aug. 28, 1847; 
d., at Westerly, Now S, 1N07; m., at Albany, N. Y., June 5, 1873, Grace 
McClure, b. May 15, 1852; dau. of Archibald and Susan Tracy (Rice) 
Mi ('lure, of Albany. No issue. Mrs. Dixon's res., 1014, Albany, N. Y. 

Mr. Dixon passed through the schools of Westerly, fitted for college 
at Phillips Academy, Andover, Ma--., and entered Brown University — 
the Alma Mater of his father and grandfather. He was graduated in 

69 with the degree of A.B. He studied law at Westerly with his father 
for a year, and then continued his studies at the Albany (N. Y.) Law 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

School, where he graduated with the degree of LL.B. in 1871. Having 
been admitted the same year to practise law in the courts of New York, 
Connecticut, and Rhode Island, he located in his native town, which 
continued ever after to be his place of residence. 

Early in 1S77 Mr. Dixon was appointed, by President Grant, United 
States District Attorney for the District of Rhode Island, and in 1S81 
was re-appointed, by President Garfield, for a second term. He held this 
office until January, 18S5, when he was elected Representative from the 
Second District of Rhode Island to the Forty-eighth Congress, to fill the 
unexpired term of Hon. Jonathan Chace. From May, 1885, to Apr., 
1889, Mr. Dixon represented the town of Westerly in the Rhode Island 
Senate. The General Assembly of Rhode Island, on Apr. 10, 1889, 
elected him, as a Republican, to the United States Senate, and he took 
his seat as Senator in Dec, 18S9. 

Mr. Dixon was a man of resolute character, and of views which he 
expressed with vigor and lucidity whenever occasion demanded. He is 
buried in River Bend Cemetery, with his father and grandfather, side 
by side. 

Edward Hazard Dixon (2564), son of Nathan Fellows Dixon, Jr. 
(2548), and Harriet Palmer Swan, b., at Westerly, R. I., Oct. 4, 1849; 
d., at Westerly, July 23, 1S91; m., July 16, 1879, Antonia Draper, dau. 
of John W. Draper, a native of St. Helens, England. Mr. Dixon received 
preliminary education in the schools of Westerly, and then pursued a 
scientific course at New York University, where he was graduated, with 
the degree of B.S., in 1S71. The same year he entered the Law School of 
Columbia College, New York, and was graduated in 1873 with the 
degree of LL.B. Having been admitted to the bar, he located in New 
York City, where he practised his profession until a short time before 
his death. He was buried in Westerly. He left no children. 

Phebe Anne Dixon (2565), b., at Westerly, R. I., Feb. 18, 1852; m., 
at Westerly, Nov. 19, 1879, Rev. James Gore King McClure, b., at 
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1848; son of Archibald, Sr., and his wife, Susan 
Tracy (Rice) McClure. Mr. McClure graduated from the Albany Boys' 
Academy in 1865; he entered Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and 
graduated in 1866. The same year he entered Yale College, and four 
years later graduated with the degree of A.B. After leaving Yale he 
pursued a course in theology at Princeton (N. J.) Theological Seminary, 
and graduated in 1873. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister, and 
in 1874 was installed pastor of the church at New Scotland, N. Y., where 

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he continued until his marriage. After that went abroad for eighteen 
months, travelling through Europe, Egypt, Greece, and Palestine. 
Returning to this country in 1S81, Mr. McClure was called to the pulpit 
of the Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, 111. 
Children : 

2582. Annie Dixon McClure, b. Nov. 19, 1S81. 

2583. James Gore King, b. Oct. 28, 1884. 

2584. Harriet, b. July 27, 1S87. 

2585. Archibald, b. Dec. 30, 1890. 

2586. Nathan Dixon, b. Aug. 12, 1S97. 

Walter Palmer Dixon (2566), son of Nathan Fellows Dixon, Jr. (2548), 
and Harriet Palmer Swan, his wife, b., at Westerly, R. I., Dec. 8, 1855; 
d., at Westerly, Aug. 21, 1913; m., at Waterford, Conn., May 30, 1879, 
Frances Lee, b. May 28, 185S; dau. of Russell Lee, b., at Ledyard, 
Conn.. Sept. 19, 1S27, and wife, Harriet Gilbert, b., at Lyme, Conn., 
June 6, 1832. Mr. Dixon was educated in the schools of Westerly, took 
up the profession of law, and practised the same in his home town until 
his death. Mrs. Dixon is a member of Calvary Baptist Church. No 
issue. Res., Westerly, R. I. 

Fanny Dixon Moss (2560), dau. of Jesse L. and Sarah R. (Dixon) 

2551 ) Moss, sister >f first wife, b., at Westerly, R. I., Feb. 6, 1S57; m., 

at Westerly, in the Congregational Church, July n, 1883, Louis J. 

Frankenstein, who d. Nov. 10, 1903. Mr. Frankenstein was a successful 

merchant of Westerly. Mrs. Frankenstein's res.. Westerly, R. 1. 

Children: 

2587. Katharine Dixon Frankenstein, b.. at Westerly, May 4, 

[885. She graduated from the Westerly High School in 
[903; entered Smith College the following September, and 
graduated in 1007. The following year was spent in travel 
and study in Europe. She went to Northfield, Mass., in 
the fall of K)0(), and spent four years there, teaching 
French, German, and English. 

25SS. Sully Moss, b., at Stonington (Pawcatuck), Conn., Jan. 10, 
[889. She graduated from the Westerly High School in 
1908. She. with the family, spent a year abroad, and stud- 
ied German and art. She entered Smith College in 1908, 
and graduated in June, 1912. 

25S9. Elizabeth, b., at Stonington (Pawcatuck), Nov. 3, 1892. 
She attended the Westerly High School, and then went 
t<> Wheaton College, at Norton, Mass. 

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Henry Walker Babcock (2403), son of Ezra and Hannah (Brown) 
(1314a) Babcock, of Alpheus (1286) and Hannah (Burdick) Brown 
[Reuben (1258), Humphrey (26), Thomas (2), Thomas], b., at Homer, 
N. Y., 1822; d., at Brookfield, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1874; m. (1), at Bridge- 
water, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1852, Angeline Kellogg, who d. without issue. 
He m. (2) Hannah Elizabeth Palmeter. Mr. Babcock was a shoemaker 
and mason. He built his home, where he died, and all but two of his 
children were born. He was a Democrat,- and both he and his wife were 
members of the Free Methodist Church. 

Children, b. at Brookfield: 

2590. Dora Oselba Babcock, b. Aug. 10, 1853; d., at Columbus, 

N. Y., Nov. 18, 1S94. 

2591. May Loverne, b. Nov. 30, 1854; m. Eugene Wallace Crumb 

(2600). 

2592. Stella, b. Aug. 26, 1S56; d., at Brookfield, July, 1861. 

2593. Fannie Elizabeth, b. Nov. 7, 1858; d., at New Berlin, N. Y., 

Sept. 11, 1899. 

2594. George Ambrose, b. Dec. 1, i860; d., at New Berlin, July 2, 

190,1. 

2595. Jay Warren, b. June 17, 1S63. 

2596. Charles Henry, b. Mar. 22, 1865. 

2597. Jennie Estelle, b. May 2, 1867. 

2598. Fairie Belle, b. Apr. 29, 1870; m. James H. Adams (2601, 

2602). 

2599. Olive Emogene, b. Nov. 2, 1872; d., at New Berlin, Dec. 18, 

1902. 

May Loverne Babcock (2591), dau. of Henry Walker Babcock (2403) 
and Hannah Elizabeth Palmeter, of Ezra and Hannah (Brown) (1314a) 
Babcock, b., at Brookfield, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1854; m., at New Berlin, 
N. Y., June 17, 1871, Eugene Wallace Crumb, b., at Plainfield, Conn., 
Apr. 7, 1849. Mr. Crumb has been engaged in buying and shipping live 
stock to Chicago and other points for over forty years. His wife is a 
member of the Seventh-Day Baptist Church. Res., Walworth, Wis. 

Dau.: 

2600. Mary Estella Crumb, b., at Walworth, Mar. 31, 1876; m., 

Dec. 12, 1900, Oliver Lewis Putnam, b., at Canajoharie, 
N. Y., May 18, 1873. Children: (1) Russell Eugene, b., at 
Walworth, Apr. 16, 1904; (2) Monroe L., b., at Harvard, 
111., Dec. 19, 1908. 

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Fairie Belle Babcock (2508), dau. of Henry Walker (2403) and Hannah 
E. 1 Palmeter) Babcock, of Brookfield, N. Y., b., at Brooklield, Apr. 29, 
1S70; m., at New Berlin, N. Y., Dec. n, 1887, James H. Adams, b., at 
New Berlin, July 4, 1867. He is a merchant, keeping a general store of 
the first class. He is as>i>ted by his dau. and son, and is doing a pros- 
perous business. Res., New Berlin, N. Y. 

Children, b. at New Berlin: 

2601. Mildred Mae Adams, b. Jan. 27, 1893. 

2602. James Harry, b. Sept. 16, 1896. 

FROM \\ KSTERLY TOWN RECORDS (BOOK 4, 1779-1819, p. 459). 

It is not certainly known who Rhoda Brown was, but she lived in 
No. Stonington, Conn., as did some of the Bliven families afterwards, 
and belongs in these Brown families. 

Joshua Bliven, of Westerly, R. L, and Rhoda Brown, of Stonington, 
Conn., m., at Stonington, July 30, 1796. 

Children, b. at Stonington: 

2603. Joshua Bliven, b. June 2, 1797. 

2604. Ledyard, b. Mar. S, 179S. 

2605. Ira, b. Nov. 2, 1799; m. Sally Brown. 

2606. Rhoda, b. Sept. 20, 1801. 

2607. Russell, b. Mar. 20, 1803. He m. in No. Stonington, Conn., 

and had a family of children, and he probably lived 
in No. Stonington all his life. The compiler remembers 
him in his boyhood as a man who went about hewing 
ship timber and timber for houses. The last of his life he 
built a house west of the Christopher Brown house, in No. 
Stonington, where he d. The land where his house stood 
was purchased, in 1014, by Dr. C. Wesley Hale, of Spring- 
field, Mass., whose summer home is in No. Stonington. 

Ira Bliven (2605), of Stonington, Conn., and Sally brown, of Hop- 
kinton, k. I., m., at Stonington, Jan. n, 1827, "by me - Asher 
.Miner, Elder." 

Virtue, not ancestry, makes wen truly noble. 

Emma (Bartletl I Torrance's records are partially written and printed 
on p. 123; but getting, later, more complete records of her family, they 
are continued hen-. 

Emma Bartletl (0541, dau. of Gideon and Lydia (Brown) (808) 
Bartlett [Robert (80] I, Samuel (52), Thomas (22), Thomas (2), Thomas], 
b., at Enfield, Mass., Sept. 8, [819; d., at Gales Creek, Ore., Jan. 9, 1908, 

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and was buried at Yamhill, Ore.; m., at Enfield, July 10, 1839, Jeduthan 
Torrance, Jr., b., near Enfield, May 19, 1S17; he d., at Yamhill, Sept. 
20, 1S96. Mr. Torrance in his early days made shoes, but spent the 
greater part of his life in farming and stock-raising. They lived in and 
near Enfield until about 1S50, then moved to Cook Co., 111.; and in 
1854, after a brief visit to their old home in Massachusetts, they moved 
to Oregon, where they lived until death. 
Children: 

2608. Emma Willmina Torrance, b., near Enfield, Feb. 27, 1842; 

m. Thomas Cox (2617-2620). 

2609. Orianna Isadore, b., near Enfield, Jan. 2, 1844; m. Thomas W. 

Perry (2621-2631). 

2610. Henry Jeduthan, b., at Enfield, Nov. 17, 1845; m. Sarah E. 

Davis. 

2611. Elena M., b., at Enfield, Jan. 29, 1848; d. there Nov. 30, 

1848. 

2612. Sarah Jane, b., in Cook Co., 111., Dec. 19, 1852; d., in Mult- 

nomah Co., Ore., July 20, 1855. 

2613. Almira Elizabeth, b., in Multnomah Co., Jan. 1, 1855; d., 

at Yamhill, June 13, i860. 

2614. Charles Frederic, b., at Yamhill, Dec. 7, 1856; unm. Mr. 

Torrance sent, although very sick at the time, Feb. 1, 
191 5, very excellent records of his father's and mother's 
families. Res., 1915, Forest Grove, Ore. 

2615. Corrie Adelade, b., at Yamhill, Jan. 27, 1859; m. David 

Crockett Richardson (2632-2634). 

2616. Lydia Eunice, b., at Yamhill, Nov. 27, i860; m., about 1879, 

Thomas G. Stevenson. There were five children, three of 
whom are now living. Divorced. M. (2), about 1896, 
Howard Miles, since deceased. No issue. Address, Mrs. 
L. E. Miles, 27 1£ Morrison St., Portland, Ore. 

Emma Willmina Torrance (2608), dau. of Emma Bartlett (954) and 
Jeduthan Torrance, Jr., b. Feb. 27, 1842; m., at Yamhill Co., Ore., Mar. 
6, 1861, Thomas Cox, b., in Brook Co., W. Va., Mar. 19, 1825. 

Children : 

2617. Effie Willmina Cox, b., in Tillamook Co., Ore., Feb. 23, 

1862; d., in Washington Co., Ore., Jan. 25, 1897. 

2618. Mark Torrance, b., in Tillamook Co., Ore., Mar. 22, 1868; 

unm. He was a teacher and now lives on the home farm, in 

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Washington Co., near Forest Grove, Ore., and cares for 
his aged parents there. 

2619. Emma Isabel, b., in Yamhill Co., Oct. 10, 1869; d., at Gales 

Creek, Washington Co., Jan. 16, 1888. 

2620. Ada May, b., in Tillamook Co., July 27, 1S74; d., at Forest 

Grove, July 16, 1896; m., at Gales Creek, June 19, 1S95, 
Savil Wilson Her, b., at Gales Creek, Dec. 8, 1868. Dau.: 
Edna May Her, b., at Forest Grove, May 27, 1896. Res., 
Forest Grove, Ore. 

Orianna Isadore Torrance (2609), dau. of Jeduthan Torrance, Jr., and 
Emma Bartlett (954), b., near Enfield, Mass., Jan. 2, 1S44; m., at Yam- 
hill, Ore., Nov. 18, 1866, Thomas W. Perry, b., at Wooster, O., Nov. 26, 
1839; d., at Yamhill, May 29, iqi2. Her res., Yamhill, Ore. 

Children, b. at Yamhill: 

2621. Martha Emma Perry, b. Nov. 4, 1867; m. Joseph Arnold. 

2622. Elsie Mary, b. Feb. 25, 1869; m. Philips Withycombe. 
2023. Robert Allen, b. Jan. 18, 1871; unm. 

2624. Bessie V., b. Apr. 3, 1S73; m. Ivan M. Daniel. 

2625. Zella Mabel, b. May 24, 1875; d. June 7, 1885. 

2626. Richard Elbert, b. July 30, 1877; d., at Manila, P. I., Aug. 

20, 1898; unm. He was a soldier in Co. A, 2d Oregon 
Vols. 

2627. Mina Alice, b. May 12, 1878; m. Frank S. Johnson. 

2628. Thomas Torrance, b. Sept. 12, 1881; m. Janet McFaul. 

2629. Hope Evelyn, b. Apr. 1, 1884; unm. 

2630. Rosseter Bartlett, b. Jan. 4, 1887; unm. 

2631. Darsa Elizabeth, b. Feb. 24, 1800; m. Clarence C. Eccle- 

stone. 

Corrie Adelaide Torrance (2615), dau. of Jeduthan, Jr., and Emma 
(Bartlett) (954) Torrance, b., at Yamhill, Ore., Jan. 27, 1859; d., al 
Yamhill, Dee. 13, iSSS; m. there, Nov. 3, 187S, David Crockett Rich- 
ardson, b., at Cumberland Institute, White Co., Tenn., Dec. 20, 1853. 
His res., Portland, Ore. 

Children, b. at Yamhill: 

2632. Corrie Emma Richardson, b. Dec. 12, 1S79; m. William 

Haukins (2635 2638). 

2633. William David, 1>. Aug. 16, 1881; m. Mollie Johnson (2639, 

2640). 

2634. Roy Ralph., b. Dec. 13, 1888; m. Alice Marie McCann, b. 

Sept. 22, 1890. No issue. Res., 1915, Forest Grove, Ore. 

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Corrie Emma Richardson (2632), dau. of Corrie Adelaide Torrance 
(2615) and David C. Richardson, b., at Yamhill, Ore., Dec. 12, 1S79; 
m., Dec. 20, 1S99, William Haukins, b., near Alton, Osborne Co., Kan., 
May 9, 1874. 

Children, b. at Yamhill: 

2635. Doris Emma Haukins, b. Oct. 7, 1900. 

2636. Lela Ethel, b. Oct. 1, 1902. 

2637. Bessie Lucile, b. Sept. 18, 1904. 

2638. Herschel William, b. June 4, 1913. 

William David Richardson (2633), b. Aug. 16, 1881; m., at Spokane, 
Wash., Aug. 10, 1905, Mollie Johnson, b. June 24, 1886. Res., Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

Children: 

2639. Ruth Olive Richardson, b., at Spokane, Apr. 5, 1906. 

2640. Helen Elizabeth, b., at Minneapolis, Jan. 27, 191 1. 

Jerusha Brown (20), dau. of Thomas (2) and Hannah (Collins) 
Brown [for the order in her father's family, see p. 17], b., at Stonington, 
Conn., Dec. 25, 168S; m. Thomas Edwards, b. Nov. 28, 1687; son of 
Thomas and Maria (Burch) Edwards. 

" Thomas Edwards and Jerusha Brown, both of Stonington were 
married in ye year of 171 2 by Nathaniel Cheesborough, Justice of the 
Peace. 

In presence of us 

Thomas Brown 

Sarah Edwards." 

This Thomas Brown and Sarah Edwards who were witnesses to the 
ceremony were probably her younger brother Thomas (22) and her 
younger sister Sarah (21). This union explains where the Edwards and 
Maine ancestors of the Jabish Main family found the name Collins for 
a first name. [See B. and M. G. 555, p. 130.] Dr. C. Wesley Hale [B. and 
M. G., p. 135] has the statement in the handwriting of his great-grand- 
mother Freelove (Edwards) Maine, that Jerusha Brown (20) was the 
dau. of Thomas Brown (2). In view of the above facts and many others, 
there seems to be no doubt of the identity of the particular parties to 
this union. 

Children of Thomas and Jerusha (Brown) (20) Edwards: 

2641. Thomas Edwards, b. Aug. 7, 1713. [Stonington Rec] 

2642. Christopher, b. Mar. 30, 1715. [Stonington Rec] 

2643. Jerusha, b. Sept. 10, 1718. [Stonington Rec] 

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2644. Sarah, 1). Jan. 24, 1720-21. [Westerly, R. I., Rec] 

2645. Daniel, b. Mar. 15, 1722-23. [Westerly, R. I.. Rec] 

Christopher Edwards (2642) m. (1) Phebe Wells (or Welles), and had 
children. He m. (2) Amy, dau. of Thomas Hall, of Rhode Island, and 
had children. His dan. Freelove Edwards, b., at No. Stonington, Conn., 
Sept. 6, 177(1. m. Jabish B. Maine, of No. Stonington. [See B. and M. G. 

4> S S- P- 79-1 

11 All yesterday is gone; 
To-morrow 's not our own." 

The following is an addition to Rebecca Miner (1557), on p. 209. 

Rebecca Miner (1557), dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Brown) (29) 
Miner, of John (8) and Elizabeth (Miner) Brown, of Thomas Brown who 
m. Mary Newhall, of Lynn, Mass. Rebecca Miner, b., at Stonington, 
Conn., Aug. iS, 1720; m., at Stonington, Feb. 20, 1742, Elisha Avery, 
b. Mar. 13, 1718; d. July 13, 1776; son of Elisha, Sr., and Elizabeth 
(Babcock) Avery. 

Children : 

2646. Joseph Avery, b. Apr. 13, 1743; m. Deborah King (2650- 

2655b). 

2647. Elisha, b. Feb. 7, 1747. 

2648. Rebecca, b. Sept. 20, 1752. 

2649. Samuel, b. Mar. 20, 1755. 

Joseph Avery (2646), son of Elisha Avery and Rebecca Miner, b. Apr. 
13, 1743; d., at Tyringham, Mass., Mar. 3, 1814; m., May 31, 1772, 
Deborah King, dau. of Samuel and Rebecca (Mead) King; she d., at 
Bergen, N. Y., June 30, 1830. Mr. Avery was a Presbyterian minister 
and missionary under the auspices of the Berkshire County Missionary 
Society, during which service he made many missionary journeys through 
New York State. He was the first minister to preach to the white settlers 
of the Niagara Frontier. He preached the first sermon in the town of 
Verona, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

Children: 

2650. Samuel Avery, b., at Sag Harbor, L. I.. N. Y., Mar. 30, 

1773; m. Rebecca Langdon I 2655C-2655J). 

2651. Elisha. I)., at New London, Conn., July 29, 1775; d. Dec. 17, 

1795- 

2652. Rebecca, l>., at New London, Apr. 14, 1779. 

653. Betsey (or Elizabeth), b., at Alford, Conn., May 10, 1782; 

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d., at Clarendon, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1863; m., June 1, 1807, 
Seth Langdon. 

2654. Sally, b., at Alford, Sept. 13, 1784. 

2655. Ancy, b., at Alford, Oct. 16, 1788; d., at Barre, N. Y., Mar., 

1850. 
2655a. Joseph Babcock, b., at Tyringham, Sept. 4, 1791; d. Nov. 17, 

1881; m., Mar. 29, 1831, Armena Churchill, b. June 22, 

1S01; d. Jan. 27, 1886. 
2655b. Polly, b., at Tyringham, July 20, 1794; d., at Holly, N. Y., 

Aug. 4, 1857; m. Hood. 

Samuel Avery (2650), son of Joseph (2646) and Deborah (King) 
Avery, b. Mar. 30, 1773; d., at Lisbon, 111., Apr. 25, 1S49; m., Feb. 11, 
1796, Rebecca Langdon, b. Aug. 28, 1773; d., at Lisbon, Oct. 12, 1850; 
dau. of Noah and Anna (Porter) Langdon. 
Children: 

2655c. Elisha Denison Avery, b., at Westmoreland, N. Y., Dec. 14, 

1796; m. x\moret Gridley (2655k, 2655I). 
2655d. Laura, b., at Westmoreland, Oct. 5, 1798; d. Dec. 8, 1872; 

m., Feb., 18 19, James Whitney, son of Aaron and Sarah 

Whitney. 
2655c John Porter, b., at Westmoreland, Sept. 22, 1800; d., at 

Verona, N. Y., Feb. 26, 181S. 
2655L Milicent, b., at Verona, Feb. 18, 1802; d., at Morris, 111., 

Nov. 2, 1887; m., Nov. 25, 1829, Nathaniel Smith, son of 

James and Mary Smith, of Sharon, N. Y.; he d. July 14, 

1850. 
2655g. Mira, b., at Verona, Nov. 28, 1805; d., at Verona, Dec. 2, 

1806. 
2655b. Elmina, b., at Verona, Oct. 17, 1807; d., at Ottawa, 111., Feb. 

21, 1882; m., June 1, 1842, Rockwell Combs, son of John 

Combs, of Boonville, N. Y.; he d. Apr. 3, 1844. Elmina 

Combs m. (2) Laurentius Snow, son of Dr. and Sarah 

Snow, of Boonville; he d., at Morris, July 28, 1875. 
2655L Samuel King, b., at Verona, June 9, 1810; m., June 30, 

1836, Asenath Wilder, dau. of Abel and Asenath Wilder; 

she d., at Lisbon, Nov. 24, 1874; he m. (2) Tirza Wilder. 
2655J. Mira Maloma, b., at Verona, Nov. 23, 1812; d. Jan. 24, 

1899; m., June 19, 1832, John L. Fretcher, son of John and 

Elizabeth Fretcher, of Verona. 

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Elisha Denison Avery (2655c), son of Samuel Avery (2650) and Re- 
becca Langdon, b. Dec. 14. 1796; d., at Bergen, X. V., July 20, 1S32; 
in., May 6, 1827, Amoret Gridley, 1)., at Farmington, Conn., Dec. 11, 
1803; d., at Wheatland, X. Y., Mar. 7, 1880; dau. of Judah and Sarah 
Bea< h 1 ( rridley. 
Children: 

2655k. Sarah Rebecca Avery, b., at Bergen, Mar. 18, 1828; m. 

Volney Paine brown (2655111-2655 
2655I. Chauncy Porter, b. Nov. [3, 1830; d., at New York City, 
X. Y., Mar. 11, [888; m., Jan. 10, 1866, Lucy Maria Ely, 
dau. of Calom Noyes and Martha (Grinnell) Ely. No 
issue. 

Sarah Rebecca Avery (2655k), the preceding, b. Mar. 18, 1828; d., 
at Rochester. X. Y., Jan. 16, 1899; 111., at Boonville, X. Y., Sept. 2, 
[848, Volney Paine brown, b. Oct. 23, 1823; d., at Rochester, July 4, 
1906; son of Gen. Theron and Clarissa (Harmon) Brown. He was a 
prominent and very extensive agriculturist, held many town offices, and 
was a member of the Xew York State Assembly. 
Children: 

:m. Carrie Louise Brown, b. 1849; d. young. 
265511. Harriet Elmina, b. Jan. 14, [852; in. Frank Fowler Dow 

(2(>55r 26551). 
26550. Ruth Ann, b. [854; d. young. 

2655]). Florence Maria, b. Apr. 27, 1856; m. - — . She has been 
General Secretary of the Young Women's Christian Asso- 
ciation in Rochester, Lancaster, and Pittsburgh, Penn., and 
now Washington, D. C. 
2655q. Elisha Frank, l>. May [3, [864; d. 1 >ec. 20, 1909; m., Apr. 12, 
[898, Nelle Edna Williams, dau. i>\ Elliott W. and — 
(Bailey) Williams, of Clarksburg. W. \'a.; she d. Feb. 7, 
1007. Dau.: Margaret Amoret Brown, b. [898. 

Harriet Elmina Brown (265511), dau. of Sarah Avery and Volney 
Paine brown, b. Jan. 14, [852; 111., at Wheatland, X. Y., Sept . 10, 1N77, 
Frank Fowler Dow, A.B., M.A., M.D. (Amherst College, [874), b., at 
Fowlerville, X. Y., Apr. 10, 1851; son of B. F. and Caroline (Capron) 
Dow. He is a graduate of the buffalo Medical School, and Student at 
Vienna and London. He i- a practising physician in Rochester, X. Y.; 
author of the '•Dow Law," which governs the educational system of 
Rochester; and is actively interested in medical societies. Harriet B. 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Dow has been Recording Secretary of the Woman's Educational and 
Industrial Union since its formation, in 1893. She is a member of the 
Mayflower Society, Colonial Dames, officer of the Irondequoit Chapter,. 
D. A. R., since 1903, regent since 1908, and is interested in reading and 
study clubs. Res., 429 Park Ave., Rochester, N. Y. 
Children: 

2655r. Leland Brown Dow, b., at Wheatland, Mar. 2, 1880; m. Edith 

Longfellow Vaughn (2655U). 
2655s. Fayette Brown, b., at Peru, Ind., Aug. 25, 1881; m. Annie 

Lloyd Thomas (2655V). 
2655!. Amoret Brown, b., at Rochester, May 1, 1889; d. there 
Feb. 10, 1892. 

Leland Brown Dow (2655O, son of Frank F. and Harriet E. (Brown) 
(265511) Dow, b. Mar. 2, 1880; m., at Rochester, N. Y., May 18, 1907, 
Edith Longfellow Vaughn, dau. of Richard Fairfax and Mary (Long- 
fellow) Vaughn. Mr. Dow graduated from Amherst College in 1904 
with the degree of A.B. He is a business man in Kansas City, Mo. 

Son: 

2655U. Leland B. Dow, Jr., b., at Rochester, Apr. 13, 190S. 

Fayette Brown Dow (2655s), brother of the preceding, b. Aug. 25, 
1 881; m., at Denver, Col., June 18, 1913, Annie Lloyd Thomas, dau. of 
Lloyd and Annie (Schley) Thomas. Mr. Dow is a graduate of Amherst, 
class of 1904, with the degree of A.B. He is now Examining Attorney of 
the Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, D. C. 

Dau.: 

2655V. Anne Thomas Dow, b. Aug. 2, 1914. 

THE UTTER FAMILY. 

Nicholas 1 Utter, the immigrant, was b. about 1637. From 1630 to 
1640 there was a large influx of people from England to New England, 
landing at Lynn, Salem, and Newbury, Mass. Doubtless the parents of 
Nicholas Utter were among these immigrants. Nicholas Utter was b. 
about 1637. The precise time and place is not of record. There are tra- 
ditions that che native country of the Utter family was Sweden; one, 
that they came from Holland; another claims the name should be Von 
Utter. But what is correct is not yet ascertained. It is found that he 
lived in Westerly, R. I., and Stonington, Conn. He was twice m. The 

name of his first wife was Deborah; the second wife was Elizabeth , 

a widow, who d. after 1722. He d. before 1723. 

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Children : 

2656. Jabez 2 Utter, b. - -; m. Mary 



2657. Thomas, b. about 1670; m. Cottrell; d. before Nov. 14, 

1726. He was made freeman of the town of Westerly, R. I., 
Oct. 29, 1707. 

2658. Nicholas, Jr., b. ; m. Margaret 

2659. Millicent, b. ; m. John Yeomans. 

2660. William, b. 

2661. Sarah, b. ; m. Forman. 

"A list of all ye freemen of Westerly Town from the first Settlement 
thereof." The number recorded about 170 men. Among these are Nich- 
olas Utter and Thomas Utter. No date of this record is given. 

The Land Evidence Books of the Town of Westerly, R- I., show, 
by the several deeds of record, and transfers to several people, that 
Nicholas Utter and his four sons were landholders in Westerly. Deeds 
in some instances were signed by their marks, by which it must not be 
inferred they could not write, but that sickness, infirmity, and old age 
were the cause. For earlier transactions their signatures are given. In 
Book 3, p. 20, Nicholas Utter is mentioned as owning land in Westerly, 
R. I., in July "ye 13 day 1719-" Also, Nicholas Utter, in Book 3, Land 
Evidence, and his son Nicholas Utter, Jr., were mentioned in a transac- 
tion in February, "ye S day 1720/21 per John Babcock Town Clerk." 

EXTRACTS FROM LAM) EVIDENCE, WESTERLY TOWN RECORDS. 

[Book 2, p. 112.) 

Nicholas Utter sold lands in Westerly, R. L, to his son Nicholas Utter, 
Jr. The deed is dated the ninth day of May, 1711. 

Nicholas Utter [seal] 
[Book 3, p.SS.] 

A certain parcel of land bounded and belonging to Nicholas Utter 
deceased dated March ye 10 day 1722/3. 

Hence Nicholas Utter died previous to 1722-23. 

[Book 3, p. Q2.} 

I Jabez Utter of the town of Killingly count)- of New London and Col- 
ony of Connecticut Labourer for and in consideration of Forty 
eight pounds Current money New England, in hand paid by James 
Kenyon of the town of South Kingstown in the Colony of Rhode Island 
,and Providence Plantations in New England- Yeomans. Bargain sell 

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unto said James Kenyon aforesaid a certain tract of land in said town 
aforesaid. 

Jabez Utter [seal] 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
in presence of 
Joseph Babcock 
Thomas Utter 

May ye iSth a.d. 1723. 

[Book 3, p. 92.] 

To all People to whom these presents may or shall hereafter come 
Greeting: 

Know ye that I Thomas Utter of the town of Stonington in the County 
of New London and Colony of Connecticut: Laborer, for and in consider- 
ation of Forty Eight pounds current money of New England, To me in 
hand paid, Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge is truly paid by 
James Kenyon of the Town of South Kingstown in the Colony of Rhode 
Island and Providence Plantations in New England, Yeoman, The 

receipt of which I do hereby acknowledge I give grant bargain 

sell Convey and Consign unto him the sd. James Kenyon his heirs and 
assigns forever two tracts of land and being situated in the Town of 
Westerly one of said tracts of land which contains twenty nine acres 
more or less, bounded as followeth on the west bounded by land be- 
longing to Jabez Utter 

The other tract of land which contains twenty one acres and half, 
bounded on the east by land belonging unto William Utter 

Witness my hand and seal this 18th day of May anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred and twenty-three and in the ninth of King 
George's Reign etc. 

Thomas Utter [seal] 
Signed sealed and delivered 
in presence of 

Joseph Babcock 

Jabez Utter 

Enter May the 18 Day 
1723 by John Babcock 
Town Clerk. 

[Book 2, p. 233.} 

Nicholas Utter Jr. and Wife Margaret both of the Town of Westerly 
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England — Yeoman. 

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For and in consideration of ye sum of thirty pounds of current silver 
money of New England, by George Babcock, Kings Town -- Yeoman 

ye Receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge 

Signed and sealed this second day of January in the year of our Lord 
ijoq/io. Nicholas Utter [seal] 

his 
Nicholas ^ Utter [seal] 

mark 

EARLY TOWN RECORDS OF WESTERLY. 

I William Utter of Warwick in ye Colony of Rhode Island and Provi- 
dence Plantations in New England - - Yeoman. For and in consideration 
of the full and just sum of Thirty pounds of current money of New 
England to me in hand and truly paid by George Babcock Tun. of the 
town of Westerly and Colony aforesaid -- Yeoman -- ye receipt whereof 

I do acknowledge etc certain tract of land being in the town of 

Westerly and Colony aforesaid, bounded in part by land of James Ken- 
yon, containing by estimation twenty nine acres be ye same more or 
less. Butted and bounded on land by James Kenyon, on the west 
etc 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 5 day (''i 
February in ye year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
twenty eight or nine. In ye Second Year of his Majesty's Reign George 
ye Second by ye Grace of God King of Great Britain etc. 

William Utter [seal] 
Signed sealed and Delivered 
in the presence of us 

zorababel westcote 

John Warner Jin. 

Jabez 2 Utter (2656), son of Nicholas Utter the immigrant, b. about 
1668; m. Mary - — . Jabez Utter lived at one time in the town of Kil- 
lingly, Conn., as shown by sale of land in Westerly to James Kenyon. 
The records of the town of Killingly show that Samuel and Johannah 
liter lived in Killingly and had the following children -- not numbered, 
as they are carried no further. 
( liildren: 

Unnamed child, b. May 18, 1722. 

Samuel Utter, b. July 13, 1723. 

Mary, b. Mar. 30, 1 725. 

Johannah, b. Sept. 1 7, 1 727. 

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Zerviah, b. July 6, 1729. 

Lydia, b. Mar. 19, 1732. 

Bethsheba, b. Dec. iS, 1733. 

Ruth, b. Nov. 17, 1735. 
Probably Samuel Utter, son of Jabez and Mary, m. Susanna. 
Children : 

Jemima, b. May 18, 1754. 

Jacob, b. Aug. 29, 1759. 

Note. — These records are given as found recorded in the town records of Kil- 
lingly, Conn. 

Thomas 2 Utter (2657), son of Nicholas, b. about 1670, and lived in 

Westerly, R. I.; m. Cottrell. He was made a freeman of the town of 

Westerly, Oct. 29, 1707. He d. before Nov. 14, 1726. 

Son: 

2662. John 3 Utter, b., at Westerly, Jan. 29, 1703; m. Elizabeth 

Pooler, b. 171 7; she d. after 1768. 
Children, b. at Westerly: 

2663. Abram 4 Utter, b. Nov. 18, 1732; m. (1) Hannah White; m. 

(2) Hannah Burdick. In the town records of Westerly his 
name is written Abraham. 

2664. Eleanor, b. Feb. 10, 1733; m. Nathaniel Kenyon. 

2665. Isaac, b. Jan. 4, 1736-37. 

2666. Jemima, b. Jan. 24, 1738. 

2667. Thankful, b. Nov. 8, 1741; m. Thomas Weeks. 

Abram 4 Utter (2663), son of John 3 Utter (2662), b., at Westerly, R. I., 
Nov. 18, 1732; d., at Hopkinton, R. I., Jan. 5, 1819, according to an 
entry in an old family Bible printed in London in 1716, which, in 191 5, 
was in the possession of George B. Utter, 2d, of Westerly. Abram Utter 
m. (1), Nov. 23, 1759, Hannah White, dau. of Roger White. She d., and 
he m. (2), Oct. 14, 1769, Hannah Burdick, dau. of Hubbard Burdick. 
Among his children were John and William. Abram Utter lived in Hop- 
kinton, and according to the census of 1770 he lived in Westerly or 
Hopkinton. According to that census there were two boys over sixteen 
years of age and one under. In the census of 1790 are found the follow- 
ing names: Isaac, John, Joseph, Josiah, Samuel, Solomon, William, and 
James. The names of girls were not given. Two children were of special 
record, — John and William. John Utter's records are plainly written 
in his family Bible, now in possession of his granddau., Mrs. Emma 
Albertine (Utter) Maxson, of Westerly. 

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Children, probably 1). at Hopkinton: 

2668. John 5 Utter, b. Oct. 18, 1 770: m. (1) Esther Saunders; m. 

(2) Prudence Lewis (2670-2676). 

2669. William 5 , b. June 21, 1783; m. Dolly Wilcox (2677-2686). 

John 5 Utter (2668), son of Abram and Hannah (White) Utter, d. Mar. 

ji, [863; m. (1), Sept. 5, 1 801, Esther Saunders, b. Apr. 26, 1770: d., at 

Westerly, R. I., May 15, 1810; m. (2), Apr. 22, 1811, Prudence Lewis, 

b. Feb. 5. 1789; she <1., at Adams, Jefferson Co., N. Y., of apoplexy, 

Feb. 23, [863. In her early life she made a profession of religion, and to 

the time of her death was of the number who "keep the commandments 

of God in the faith of Jesus Christ." 

Note. — John Utter is buried in Adams Center, X. V., also his second wife, Pru- 
dence Lewis; his first wife, Esther (Saunders) Utter, in Hopkinton, R. I. 

Children by first m., b. at Hopkinton: 

2670. James 6 Noyes Utter, b. Oct. 10, 1S02; m. (1) Maty Ann 

Ailman; m. (2) Mrs. Celina Chace (2705, 2706). 

2671. Esther, b. June 2, 1804; d. Sept. 25, 1875; m. Charles West. 

Son: Charles West. He lived, several years ago, in 
Shiloh, N. Y. 

2672. John, Jr., b. Sept. 20, 1S06; m. Anna Colgrove Bloodgood 

(2724-2728). 

2673. Abram, b. May 6, 1810. 
Children by second m.: 

2674. Edwin 6 , b. Mar. 30, 1815; d. Dec. 3, 1815. 

2075. Albert, b. Nov. 25, 1818; m., May 4, 1847, Julia Emma 

Westeote ( 2720, 2721). 
2670. benjamin. Courtland, b. Sept. 16, 1826; d. Mar. 6, 1847; 

num. 

Col. William 5 Qtter (2669), son of Abram (2663) and Hannah (Bur- 
dick) Utter, b., at Hopkinton, K. [., June 21, 1783; d., at Unadilla Forks, 
X. Y., Sept. 1, e868, aged eighty-five years, two and one-half months. 
This record is in the old Bible of Abram Utter. William Utter was es- 
ially known as Deacon Utter at Brookfield, N. Y. His name is found 
in the minutes of the Seventh-Day Kaptist (ieneral Conference of that 
denomination as deacon of the first Brookfield Church, of New York, 
from 1.S14 to [867. He was one who "used the office of deacon well and 
got to himself a good report," and held that office fifty-three years. 
When a young man he removed from Hopkinton to Whitesborough, 
N. Y., and m., Mar. 5, [810, Dolly Wilcox, of Whitesborough, b. Mar. 

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24, 1792; d. Aug. 28, 1873. They moved to Plainfield, Otsego Co., N. Y. 
To them were born ten children. These records were left in the hand- 
writing of their son George Benjamin Utter. 
Children, b. at Plainfield: 

2677. Francis A. 6 Utter, b. Mar. 5, 1S13; m. Eliza Ann Babcock 

(2687, 2688). 

2678. Reuben Wilcox, b. July n, 1S14; m. Mary Esther Clark 

(2689, 2690). 

2679. William Morris, b. Oct. 21, 1S15. [Children did not answer 

queries.] 

2680. Jacob Sherrill, b. July 17, 1817; m. Catherine Thomas Moore 

(2692-2699). 

2681. George Benjamin, b. Feb. 4, 1819; three times m. (2700). 

2682. Dolly Maria, b. Sept. 22, 1821 ; unm. Dolly Maria Utter made 

her home with her brother George B. Utter, in Westerly, 
and after his death and the death of his wife, she came into 
the family of her nephew, George Ff. Utter, where she had 
a pleasant home until her death, May 19, 1905. She was 
a woman of fine abilities and good understanding; a mem- 
ber of the Seventh-Day Baptist Church of Westerly. 

2683. Peter R. Livingston, b. Sept. 3, 1823; d. Mar. 22, 1831. 

2684. Ira Wilcox, b. Oct. 31, 1825; d. Mar. 12, 1875. 

2685. Hannah Eliza, b. Sept., 1829; d. July, 1830. 

2686. John Herbert, b. Sept. 1, 1831; m. Caroline Melissa Murray. 

Francis Abram 6 Utter (2677), son of Dea. William (2669) and Dolly 
(Wilcox) Utter, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., Mar. 5, 1813; d., at Whites- 
borough, N. Y., Apr. 4, 1891; m., Aug. 2, 1842, Eliza x\nn Babcock, 
b. Oct. 8, 1817; d., at Whitesborough, Aug. 8, 1882; dau. of Charles and 
Martha (Gardner) Babcock. Mrs. Utter had been an invalid for periods 
lasting two or three years. Mr. Utter attended what is known as the 
"Old Red Schoolhouse," at Unadilla Forks, Otsego Co., N. Y. After 
graduating from this school he went to Utica, N. Y., for a time. At the 
age of nineteen he went to Cazenovia, N. Y., and attended school there 
for a time. He then went to Norwich, Chenango Co., N. Y., and clerked 
for Chapman & Thorp, general merchants. Mr. Thorp's daughter was 
the wife of Ole Bull, the celebrated violinist. Mr. Utter, for a while, 
conducted a store of general merchandise on his own account at Unadilla 
Forks, and later at So. Brookfield, N. Y. He soon tired of this and took 
up civil engineering, for which he had a great liking and with which he 

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had in a degree familiarized himself. He associated himself with Nelson 
J. Beach in the construction of the Black River Canal. Mr. Beach was 
subsequently made vice-president of the Hudson River R. R. Co., and 
he took Mr. Utter with him, securing for him the position of chief engi- 
neer, with headquarters at New York City. When the New York Cen- 
tral Railroad was consolidated with the Hudson River Road, Mr. Utter 
was continued in the employ of the Vanderbilts, and placed in charge of 
the maps of the entire system. This collection of maps, as arranged by 
Mr. Utter, was perfect. He knew every piece of property owned by the 
Central Company, and could give the location, extent, etc., without 
reference to maps. He was a valuable assistant to counsel in actions in 
which the company was involved. He was recognized as the best-posted 
man in that particular in the employ of the road. Mr. Utter was con- 
tinued in this capacity until 1886, when his health became impaired, he 
being attacked with nervous prostration. The Central Company con- 
tinued his name on the pay-roll during his entire illness. 
Children, b. at Unadilla Forks: 

2657. Ann Eliza Utter, b. May 31, 1S44; d., at Bridgewater, N. Y., 

July 28, 1902. Miss Utter's early life was spent at Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., and in 1867 the family removed to Bridge- 
water. She leaves many friends, who will remember her 
for her most beautiful Christian submission. She is buried 
at Whitesborough. 

2658. Frances Amelia, b. Sept. 27, 1856; m. (1) Nathaniel D. 

Dodge; m. (2) Giles Pelton (2734). 

Reuben Wilcox Utter (2678), son of Dea. William (2669) and Dolly 
1 Wilcox 1 Utter, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., July 11, 1814; d., at Nile, Alle- 
gheny Co., N. Y., May 9, [853. His death was felt to be a great loss to 
the community in general as well as to the church in Friendship, N.Y., of 
which he was a member, lie m. Mary Esther Clark, b., at Waterbury, 
Conn., Aug. 28, [814; dau. of Dea. Wait Clark. Mrs. Utter, nee Clark, 
m. (2), in [861, John Avery Langworthy, of Little Genesee, N. Y., 
where she ever after resided. She d. Apr. 21, [897, in the eighty-third 
year of her age. 
Children: 

2<>S(). George Livingston Utter, b., at Hounstield, Jefferson Co., 

X. Y., Mar. 26, 1840; m. (2601 1. 
2690. Emma, b., at Nile, Apr. 15. 1847; d.. at Alfred, X. Y., Apr. 
27, 1859. 

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George L. Utter (2689), the preceding, was in the Civil War, enlisting 
at Angelica, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1861, and was accepted in Co. I, 27th 
N. Y. Vol. Inf. He was discharged at Elmira, N. Y., May 23, 1863, 
by reason of expiration of term of service. His regiment took part in 
thirteen battles, the first being Bull Run and the last Fredericksburg 
Heights. He was wounded in the right arm at the battle of Antietam. 

Son: 

2691. Charles Reuben Utter, b., at Cincinnati, 0., June 29, 1S67; 

d., at Portland, Ore., Sept. 27, 191 2. He was killed in the 
railway service. 

Jacob Sherrill Utter (2680), son of Dea. William (2669) and Dolly 
(Wilcox) Utter, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., July 17, 1S17; d., at Utica, N. Y., 
Mar. 23, 1885; m. Catherine Thomas Moore, b., at Albany, N. Y., May 
19, 1818; d. in 1872; dau. of Israel Moore and Catherine Van Wie. 
When a young man Jacob Utter obtained employment with a party of 
civil engineers engaged in the construction of the Black River Canal. 
He was stationed for a while at Trenton, N. Y., in connection with an 
extensive filling there. For several years he was employed in engineering 
and kindred work on the Hudson River R. R. in connection with his 
brother Francis A. Utter, who was for a long time chief engineer of that 
road. When the work of constructing the New Haven, Middletown, 
Willimantic, and Boston Air-Line R. R. was in progress, he was ap- 
pointed inspector of masonry, and afterwards held a similar position in 
the building of the Providence Water-works. Mr. Utter's wife d. at 
Trenton several years before. He left a family of eight children, five of 
whom are m. 

Children: 

2692. Nellie M. Utter, b., at West Winfield, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1844; 

m. John B liven (2735, 2736). 

2693. Sarah B., b. Feb. 21, 1S45; unm. Res., Utica, N. Y. 

2694. DeWitt M., b. Oct. 23, 1847. Res., Vernon, N. Y. 

2695. Frank Herbert, b. Jan. 22, 1849; m. Sarah J. Topper (2740a, 

2740b). 

2696. Julia B., b. Apr. 22, 1850; m. W. D. Jones (2741-2755). 

2697. Ida M., b. June, 1852; d. Feb. 21, 1915; unm. 

2698. Flora Addison, b., at Trenton, Oct. 16, 1S54; m. Seymour 

H. Dopp (2756, 2757). 

2699. Edgar Buckingham, b. Feb. 25, 1859; m. Lillian Jane Foote 

(2758-2761). 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

George Benjamin' Utter (2681), son of Den. William (2669) and Dolly 
Wilcox Utter, 1).. at Plainfield, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1819; d., at Westerly, 
R. I., Aug. 28, 1892; m. (i), at New York City, N. Y., May 27, 1S45, 
Catherine Clark Stillman, b., at Unadilla Forks, N. Y.; d. Jan., 1846; 
dau. of Abel and Content (Maxson) Stillman. He m. (2), at De Ruyter, 
N. V.. .Mar. 24, 1S47, Mary Starr Maxson, b., at Homer, N. Y., 
Nov. 25, [825; (1., at Westerly, .Mar. 24, 1868; dau. of John and Mary 
(Starr 1 Maxson. Both are buried at River Bend, Westerly. George B. 
Utter m. (3 . at Westerly, Aug. 16, 1871, Harriet Wells Stillman, widow 
of Welcome Stillman. Flder George B. Utter, in 1844, joined with others 
in establishing a religious newspaper called the Sabbath Recorder, which 
soon became the leading recognized organ of the Seventh-Day Baptist 
denomination. For more than twenty-five years he edited and published 
that paper, and had the oversight of the monthly and quarterly period- 
icals and books and reports of various kinds published by that denomina- 
tion. In 1859 he became interested in the Narragansett Weekly, a paper 
published in Westerly, and removed with his family, in January, 1862, 
to Westerly. He and his brother John Herbert Utter joined in the pub- 
lication of that paper. On the death of J. Herbert Utter, in 1SS6, Mr. 
George B. Utter assumed the whole responsibility of that paper. He was a 
man of rare abilities, unassuming, and far-sighted; his counsel was sought 
by people both far and near for his judgment in financial and other 
matter-. He had prepared for the ministry and was ordained, but im- 
portant duties with which he was connected prevented his becoming 
pastor of a church. 

Son and only child, by second m.: 

2700. George Herbert Utter, b., at Plainfield, X. J., July 24, 
[854; d.. at Westerly, Now 3, 1912; m. Elizabeth Lovina 
brown (2701 -2704 1. 

George Herbert Utter (2700), the preceding, m., at Boston, Mass., 
May [(), [880, Elizabeth Lovina Brown, b., at Brighton [now Boston], 
Mass., June 15, 1858; dau. of Cyrus H. and Sarah Catherine (Maxson) 
Brown. Both were members of the Pawcatuck Seventh-Day Baptist 
Church, at Westerly. Mr. Utter received his early education in West- 
erly, where he came with his parents in [861, after which he spent two 
years in Alfred Academy, Alfred. N. Y. He then returned to Westerly, 
and two more years were devoted to the pursuance of his course of in- 
struction in the Westerly High School. He then entered Amherst Col- 
lege, Amherst, Mass., from which he was graduated with the class of 

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1877. Before his collegiate career Mr. Utter learned the printer's trade, 
and after his graduation he became associated with his father, George B., 
and his uncle, J. Herbert, Utter in publishing the Narragansett Weekly. 
On the death of his uncle, in 1SS6, he was taken into the firm; and on 
the death of his father, in 1S92, he became sole proprietor of the paper. 
Through his efforts the Westerly Daily Sun was started, the first issue 
appearing on Aug. 7, 1893. Mr. Utter was engaged in public life for more 
than thirty years, first serving on the School Board of the town of West- 
erly, with which he was long identified. His public career was com- 
menced in 1883, and for two years he was on the staff of Gov. Augustus 
O. Bourn. Unassuming to an unusual degree, he was nevertheless a 
capable public officer in all the important public places he was called 
upon to fill. He was Secretary of State from 1891 to 1894, being com- 
pelled to retire because of increasing business demands upon him. He 
served in succession as a member of both branches of the Legislature, 
as Speaker of the House, Lieutenant-Governor, and Governor, and 
finally as Representative to Congress. He received the unanimous nom- 
ination of his party for a second term in Congress, and would undoubt- 
edly have been re-elected had his life been spared — his death occur- 
ring only two days before the election, Nov. 5, 191 2. If he had sur- 
vived, it is probable that the doors of the United States Senate would 
have opened to him. 

He was always an active church worker, and devoted a considerable 
portion of his time to the Young Men's Christian Associations through- 
out the Eastern States, being a member of the Y. M. C. A. Executive 
Committee for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He was made a 
deacon of the Seventh-Day Baptist Church of Westerly in 1894, and 
for twenty years acted as superintendent of the Sabbath-school. For 
fifteen years he was treasurer of the Missionary Society of the Seventh- 
Day Baptist denomination. 

A striking proof of the impression he made at Washington in the 
short period that was vouchsafed to him there may be found in the 
Congressional Record of June 17, 191 2. Mr. Richardson, of Alabama, 
the Democratic Chairman of the Committee on Pensions, paid the fol- 
lowing exceptional tribute to him in an address before the House: 

"Mr. Speaker, I regret very much indeed that a very distinguished 
member of this House, a member of the Pension Committee, and, 
in my opinion, justly and worthily classed among the ablest lawyers on 
the floor of this House, from the State of Rhode Island, Mr. Utter, is 
not present." 

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This is the tribute of an experienced Democratic legislator to a Re- 
publican serving his first term, and it is rendered the more striking 
by the fact that Air. Utter was not a member of the bar. iff. Utter 
was more than a politician --he was a statesman. He spoke through- 
out this part of the country in behalf of high causes, and was gaining a 
continually wider reputation as a master of the art of easy and effect- 
ive address. 

The State is poorer for his death. It is no exaggeration to say that 
Rhode Island mourns for George Utter, as he was familiarly and affec- 
tionately known. It saw in him the best type of public servant, — effi- 
cient, modest, and industrious; a man of high ideals, blameless private 
life, instinctive friendliness, and stout convictions. 

"'Though modest, on his unembarrassed brow, 
Nature had written 'gentleman.' " 

The following is an extract from the Memorial Address of Senator 
Wetmore, of Rhode Island, at Washington, Feb. 22, 1913: 

"My acquaintance with Mr. Utter extended over a period of many 
years, and I held him in the greatest esteem. 

*'He had a high standard of political and civic conduct, which he ex- 
emplified in his life. 

"He was an orator of ability, always ready to give this gift of his to 
the Nation and his State; and it may be truly said his life was short- 
ened by complying with the many demands of this nature made upon 
him. 

"His personality was attractive and his disposition lovable. 

"The world is better for his life." 

Children, b. at Westerly: 

2701. George Benjamin 8 Utter, b. Apr. 11, 1881. He was edu- 

cated in the schools of Westerly, and graduated from the 
Riverview Military Academy at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 
and from Amherst College in 1905. Immediately after 
lii^ graduation he went upon the editorial staff of the 
paper with his father, and now, in 1915, is editor and 
manager of the Westerly Daily Sun. 

2702. Henry Edwin, b. Apr. 0, 1883; m., at West Hickory, Forest 

Co., Penn., June 23, 1915, Josephine Siggins, b., at West 
Hickory, Oct. 17, 1889; dau. of Orion Siggins, b., at West 
Hickory, June 3, [848, and Mary Alice (Hall) Siggins, b., 
at Wintcrsville, O., June 29, 1859. Henry Edwin received 
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at the Rivervisw Military Academy. He graduated from 
Amherst College in 1906; entered Columbia University, 
New York City, in Sept., 1906, and graduated from the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons, class of 1910. He was 
on the Boston Floating Hospital the summer of 19 10; in 
the Rhode Island Hospital from November, 1910, to 
January, 1913; in the Babies' Hospital in New York City 
one year, to 1914. Dr. Utter is now a practising physician 
in Providence, R. I. 

2703. Mary Starr, b. Feb. 21, 1890. She graduated from the 

Westerly High School in 1909 and from Lasell Seminary 
in 1912. 

2704. Wilfred Brown, b. Sept. 13, 1S94. He took two years in the 

Westerly High School, two years at the Military Academy 
at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and two years at Montclair 
Academy, N. J., preparatory to entering Amherst College 
in Sept., 191 5, for a four years' course. 

John 6 Herbert Utter (26S6), son of Dea. William (2669) and Dolly 
(Wilcox) Utter, b., at Plainfield, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1S31; d., at Westerly, 
R. I., Oct. 27, 1S86; m., at Pittsfield, Mass., July 24, 1S61, Caroline 
Melissa Murray, b., at Plainfield, Nov. 27, 1831; d., at Westerly, Nov. 7, 
1896; dau. of Col. William Nesbit and Urania (Jones) Murray. Miss 
Murray spent most of her young life at Unadilla Forks, N. Y., attending 
the public school, and completing her education at a select school for 
young ladies in the same village, where were taught the higher branches. 
She had a special liking for astronomy and botany. From childhood she 
was a strong advocate of temperance. She kept in touch with her school- 
mates all her life. Her health for many years was not good; and though 
she was most solicitous about her friends when ill, she rarely mentioned 
her own condition. 

Mr. J. H. Utter, at the age of fifteen years, came to New York City 
to learn the printer's trade in the office of the Sabballi Recorder, then 
edited and published by his brother and subsequent partner in business. 
He was connected with that office for some ten years, from 1847 to 1857. 
Coming to Westerly in 1858, he bought an interest in the printing-office 
then there, from which a newspaper had been issued, irregularly, called 
the Literary Echo. That paper was discontinued, and the XarraganseU 
Weekly was started in its place, regularly appearing for twenty-eight 
years. In 1861 Mr. George B. Utter joined his brother Herbert in pub- 

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lishing the Narraganseti Weekly, and removed to that place the New 
York periodicals, and continued them there in connection with the pub- 
lication of the local and general newspaper. In 1872 the subscription- 
list, patronage, and favor of the Sabbath Recorder was sold and located 
at Alfred Center, N. V. Mr. J. H. Utter continued his interest in the 
weekly newspaper until his death, in 1SS6. He and his wife are buried 
in River Bend, Westerly. No issue. 

James Noyes 8 Utter (2670), son of John 5 (2668) and Esther (Saunders) 
Utter, 1)., at Hopkinton, R. I., Oct. 10, 1802; d. May 26, 1883; m. (1), 
at Newport, R. I., Nov. 28, 1833, Mary Ann Ailman, b., at Newport, 
Aug. 26, 1809; d. there in 1842; dau. of John and Sarah (Holt) Ailman, 
of Newport. He m. (2), about 1849, Mrs. Celina Chace, a widow, dau. 
of Capt. Nathaniel Littlefield, of Block Island, R. I. 

Children, by first m., b. at Newport: 

2705. John 7 Utter, b. Aug. 2S, 1S36; m. Anna Whitmarsh Spencer 

(2707-2709). 

2706. Esther Ann, b. July 18, 1840; m. John Marshall Hall (2718, 

2719). 

John 7 Utter (2705), son of James Noyes 6 (2670) and Mary Ann (Ail- 
man) Utter, m., at Newport, R. I., July 11, 1867, Anna W. Spencer, 
b., at Boston, Mass., Oct. 1 ,}, 1842; dau. of Thomas Aldrich Spencer, of 
I Cast Greenwich, R. I., and Newport, and Matilda Ann Read. Mr. Utter 
was educated in the schools of Newport. When twenty years of age, 
his health being poor, he was induced to go to sea. After a whaling voy- 
age he entered the United States Navy, in 1858. He remained in the 
volunteer service till the spring of 1866, when he was honorably dis- 
charged, with the rank of Acting Master. During the Civil War he was 
in Farragut's Squadron, and took part in the battles of Yicksburg, 
Galveston, Mobile, etc. !n the -'Naval History of the Civil War," by 
Admiral Luce, he is several times mentioned for meritorious service. 
After his discharge from the Navy he lived in Newport for a while, and 
-•ion after his marriage removed t<> Central Falls, R. 1., where he resided 
about ten years. Later he removed to Providence, R. L, where he now 
resides. He and his wife are members of the Central Baptist Church of 
Providen< e. I [e is a Mason, and member of the S. A. R. His wife, Anna 
W. Spencer, was educated in the Newport schools, and supplemented 
her studies by taking Creek with her pastor, and music on the piano 
and organ with several teachers. She was organist in the churches at 

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Newport and Central Falls. She was active in W. C. T. U. work. Her 
paternal great-grandfather, Colonel Whitmarsh, was a friend of George 
Washington and a charter member of the Order of the Cincinnati. Her 
mother, Matilda Read, was a real daughter of the American Revolution. 
Children, the last two b. at Central Falls: 

2707. Matilda Read 8 Utter, b., at Newport, June 29, 1868; d., at 

Central Falls, Mar. 29, 1873. 

2708. Katharine Minerva, b. Oct. 4, 1872; m. Lewis A. Waterman 

(2710-2715). 

2709. Harriet Barrows, b. June 27, 1877; m. Harmon H. Gnuse 

(2716, 2717). 

Katharine Minerva 8 Utter (2708), the preceding, m., at Providence, 
R. I., Aug. 24, 1896, Lewis Anthony Waterman, b., at Providence, 
Mar. 24, 187 1 ; son of Franklin Alonzo Waterman and Hannah Water- 
man Eddy. He is a member of the Roger Williams Free Will Baptist 
Church. In politics he is a Democrat. He is a lawyer in. Providence. 
He was educated in the Providence schools, graduated from the high 
school in the same class with his wife, and was on the honor list. He 
graduated from Brown University, class of 1894; Phi Beta Kappa, 
junior election. He went to Boston University Law School, studied in 
the office of David S. Baker, and is now senior partner in the firm of 
Waterman & Greenlaw. He has been twice elected to the General As- 
sembly and twice Democratic candidate for Governor. He is a thirty- 
second degree Mason, member of the S. A. R. and Historical Society. 
Mrs. Waterman is a graduate of the Classical Department of the Provi- 
dence High School, and of Vassar College, class of 1894; is a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa Society and on the honor list in both of the above-mentioned 
schools. Her specialties in college were Greek, Latin, and mathematics, 
and she took one year postgraduate work at Brown University. She 
also taught three years in the Providence High School, chiefly algebra. 
She is a member of Gaspee Chapter, D. A. R., of which she is [1914, 
1915] vice-regent. Res., 100 Alumni Ave., Providence, R. I. 

Children, except the third, b. at Providence: 

2710. Lewis Anthony 9 Waterman, Jr., b. Mar. 24, 1898. 

2711. Katharine, b. June 2, 1899. 

2712. Anna, b., at Warwick, R. I., Sept. 24, 1901. 

2713. John Franklin, b. Nov. 30, 1903. 

2714. Margaret, b. July 24, 1905. 

2715. Nicholas Utter, b. Nov. 7, 1912. 

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Harriet Barrows' Utter (2709), dau. of John 7 (2705) and Anna W. 
(Spencer) Utter, b., at Central Falls, R. I., June 27, 1877; m., at War- 
wick, R. I., June 1 7, 1909, Harmon Henry Gnuse, b., at La Grange, Mo., 
Apr. 2S, 1877; son of H. H. Gnuse, of La Grange, and Hannah Nagel, 
his wife. Mr. Gnuse is a modern-language teacher in Memphis (Term.) 
High School. In politics he is a Republican. Both he and his wife are 
members of the Methodist Church. Harriet B. Utter is a graduate of 
Providence High School; A.B. of Brown University, class of 1899, 
A.M., 1004; member of Phi Beta Kappa; short course in University of 
Chicago, summer of 1909, in History of Art; teacher in Providence 
High School from 1900 to 1909. Mr. Gnuse is a graduate of La Grange 
College, 1902; A.B., Brown University, 1904; modern-language work, in 
Chicago University, summers of 1907 and 1909. He taught in Bingham- 
ton, Ala., 1905-06; Anderson, S. C, 1906-07; Memphis, Tenn., 1907-15. 
Res., 211 1 Court Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 

Children, b. at Memphis: 

2716. Harriet Spencer Gnuse, b. Mar. 25, 1910. 

2717. Harmon Henry, Jr., b. Sept. 7, 191 1. 

Esther Ann Utter (2706), dau. of James Noyes (2670) and Mary Ann 
(Ailman) Utter, b., at Newport, R. I., July 18, 1840; m. there, in 1864, 
John Marshall Hall, of Fall River, R. I. 

Children, b. at Newport: 

2718. Marshall Wheeler Hall, b. July 13, 1865; m., at Newport, 

Dec, 1890, Rose Andrews, b., at Newport, Sept., 1871. 
Dau.: Marion Andrews Hall, b., at Newport, June, 1S92; 
m. there, Apr. 7, 1915, William Gardner Peckham, b., at 
Newport, July, 1892. 

2719. Carrie Ailman, b. July 18, 1869; m., at Newport, Apr. 30, 

1906, Frederick Weir, b., at Danville, Province of Quebec, 
Jan. 9, 1864. Son: Frederick Utter Weir, b., at Newport, 
Mar. 2, 1 008. 

Albert" Utter, M.D. (2675), son of John Utter (2668) and Prudence 
Lewis, his wife, 1).. at I'nadilla Forks, N. Y., Nov. 25, 1S18; d., 
at Plaintield, N. J., Oct. 15, 1S94; m.. .May 4, [847, Julia Emma West- 
cote, b., at Waterford, Conn., Dec. 10, 1825; dau. of Rev. Benedict 
Westcote and Julia Ann Maxson; she d., at Plaintield, Dec. 12, 1903. 
Both are buried in River Bend, Westerly. R. I. Dr. Utter was a resident 
of Plaintield for many years, where he was widely known as a practising 
physician. lb' was intimately connected with the musical interests of 

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the city, being the leader of the Plainfield Harmonic Society, the organ- 
izer of the vocal and choral societies, and his wife the leading soprano. 
They both were members of the Seventh-Day Baptist Church. Mrs. 
Utter was associated with the board of governors of the Children's 
Home, of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and many other 
societies whose object was the uplifting of the unfortunate. 
Children: 

2720. Emma Albertine Utter, b., at New London, Conn., Jan. 7, 

1851; m. Charles C. Maxson (2722, 2723). 

2721. Jessie Marion, b., at Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1858. Miss 

Utter 's profession is music, and she has been organist in 
Plainfield thirty-eight years. 

Emma Albertine Utter (2720), dau. of Dr. Albert (2675) and Celina 
(Chace) Utter, m., at Plainfield, N. J., Mar. 20, 1877, Charles Clarence 
Maxson, b., at Westerly, R. I., Aug. 10, 1849; son of Charles and Ann 
Maria (Barber) Maxson. He has been in the lumber business and has 
held several important offices in Westerly. Mrs. Maxson, born a musi- 
cian, was organist of the Seventh-Day Baptist Church for a number of 
years, of which church both are members. She is [191 5] also organist of 
the Calvary Baptist Church. 

Children: 

2722. Harry Westcote Maxson, b., at Plainfield, Jan. 30, 1878. 

He is in the employ of the United States Steel Corpora- 
tion, located in Montreal, P. Q. 

2723. Charles Clarence, Jr., b., at Westerly, Jan. 18, 1888. He is 

in the Edward S. Jones Sons Printing Co., Providence, 
R. I. 

John 6 Utter, Jr. (2672), son of John 5 (2668) and Esther (Saunders) 
Utter, son of Abram 4 (2663) and Hannah (White) Utter, b. Sept. 20, 
1806. He is understood to have come with his parents into New York 
State from Hopkinton, R. I., about 1812-16; m., at Unadilla Forks, 
Otsego Co., N. Y., Apr. 8, 1834, Anna Colgrove Bloodgood, b., near 
Unadilla Forks, July 30, 18 14; dau. of Gage Bloodgood and his third 
wife, Betsey Colgrove. He d., at Adams Center, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 
May 3, 1872; she also d. there, June 17, 1901; both buried there, in 
Union Cemetery. He was a farmer. 

Children, except the first, b. at Hounsfield, Jefferson Co.: 

2724. Adelaide Elizabeth 7 Utter, b., at Brookfield, N. Y., May 26, 

1835; m. Adoniram Judson Wells. 

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2725. Victoria Elvira, b. Apr. 21, 1837; m. Horace Gilbert Hollo- 
way. 
2- 2b. Octave Ann, b. Apr. 1, 1839; m. Andrew Heath. 

2727. James De Esting, b. Feb. 26, 1S41; m. (1) Gertrude Green; 

m. (2) Mauda Athes (2729, 2730). 

2728. Mary, b. Mar. 4, 1853; m. Eli Kellogg. 

James De Esting 7 Utter (2727), son of John 6 Utter, Jr. (2672), and 
Anna C. Bloodgood, his wife, b., at Hounsfield, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1841; 
m. (1), at Rochester, N. V., June 17, 1863, Gertrude Green, b., at Alfred, 
Allegheny Co., N. Y., July 20, 1846; she d., at Hounsfield, Feb. 12, 
1886; buried in Union Cemetery, Adams Center, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Hounsfield: 

2729. Alvaro Jay Utter, b. Nov. 17, 1866; m. Ella Grace Patrick 

(2731-2733). 

2730. Sheldon, b. Dec. 14, 1869; d. at Hounsfield, and buried in 

Union Cemetery. 
James De Esting Utter (2727) m. (2), at Hounsfield, probably in Feb., 
1S87, Mauda Athes, b., at Kingston (West), Canada, Sept. 12, 1869; 
she d., at Hounsfield, June 30, 1S94, and is buried in Sulphur Springs, 
Jefferson Co., N. Y. She was the dau. of Amos Athes and wife, Ellen 
Benny. No issue. 

Alvaro Jay Utter (2729), son of James De Esting (2727) and Gertrude 
(Green) Utter, m., at Adams Center, N. Y., May n, 1886, Ella Grace 
Patrick, b., at Dexter, Jefferson Co., N. Y., Sept. 12, 1866; dau. of 
Hiram Patrick and wife, Lucy Maria Wilder. Mr. Utter is a paper 
maker ai;d traveling agent. 

Children, the first two b. near Glen Rock, Jefferson Co.: 

2731. Sht-ldon Hiram Utter, b. Feb. 22, 1892. 

2732. Roy Henry, b. Jan. 17, 1895; d., at Hounsfield, N. Y., Sept. 

18, 1895; buried in Dexter. 

2733. Alia Fred, b., at Piercefield, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Feb. 

10, 1896. 

Though absent fur, it is good to be renumbered. 

Frances Amelia Utter (2688), dau. of Francis Abram (2677) and 
Fliza Ann (Babcock) Utter, b., at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1856; 
m. (1), in 1 88 1, Nathaniel Douglass Dodge, of Knoxboro, Oneida Co., 
N. Y., who d. Nov., 1908; son of George W. Dodge. Mrs. Dodge, nee 
Utter, m. (2), at Bloomfield, N. J., Sept. 27, 1909, Ammi Giles Pelton, 

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of Washington Mills, N. Y. Mr. Pelton was a school-teacher for a num- 
ber of years; afterwards was a farmer. Mrs. Pelton has a busy life, and 
her husband is [1915] in ill health. Res., Frankfort, N. Y. 
Dau.: 

2734. Grace Geraldine Dodge, b. at Knoxboro, town of Augusta, 

N. Y. ; m., at Ilion, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1904, Robert Guy 
Harry, b., near Loveland, Larmer Co., Col., Sept. 22, 
1882; son of Rev. Madison and Sarah (Davis) Harry. 
Children: (1) Robert Vincent Harry, b., at Ilion, May 29, 
1906; (2) Jean Lucile, b., at Middletown, N. Y., Sept. 30, 
191 2. Res., Westrield, N. Y. 

Nellie Maria Utter (2692), dau. of Jacob Sherrill Utter (2680) and 
wife, Catherine Moore, b., at West Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y., 
Feb. 22, 1844; d. May 19, 1915; m., at Paris Hill, Madison Co., N. Y., 
May 31, 1877, John Bliven, b., at Bridgewater, N.Y., Mar. 8, 1844. Res., 
Bridgewater, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Bridgewater: 

2735. Fred Bliven, b. Mar. 20, 1878; m. Bertha Owen (2737- 

2740). 

2736. Burt, b. June 28, 1879. 

Fred Bliven (2735), the preceding, m., June 4, 1899, Bertha Owen, of 
Sangerfield, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Bridgewater, N. Y. : 

2737. Ruth Henrietta Bliven, b. June 21, 1900. 

2738. Reba M., b. Sept. 3, 1902; d. Jan. 5, 1912. 

2739. Lee J., b. May 8, 1905. 

2740. Florence E., b. Nov. 28, 191 1. 

Frank Herbert Utter (2695), son °f Jacob Sherrill (2680) and Cath- 
erine (Moore) Utter, b., at Unadilla Forks, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1849; m., at 
Poland, N. Y., Feb. 11, 18S0, Sarah J. Topper, b., at Norway, N. Y., 
Jan. 16, 1858; dau. of Jonathan and Mary Topper. Res., Poland, N. Y. 
Children : 

2740a. Mabel Flora Utter, b., at Norway, Nov. 28, 1881. 
2740b. Lloyd Henry, b., at Russia, N. Y., Oct. n, 1888; m., at 
Poland, Oct. 28, 191 1, Jessie Elizabeth Robinson, b., at 
Russia, May 17, 1891; dau. of William Robinson and 
Ida E., his wife. Son: Gordon Robinson Utter, b., at 
Poland, Feb. 5, 1913. 

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Julia B. Utter (2696), dau. of Jacob Sherrill Utter (2680) and Cather- 
ine (Moore) I'tter, h., at Unadilla Forks, N. Y., Apr. 23, 1850; m., at 
Rome, N. Y., Dec. 17, 1868, \Y. I). Jones, b., at Yernon, N. Y., Dec. 31, 
1837. Res., Prospect, N. Y. 

Children: 

2741. Maude Moore Jones, b., at Holland Patent, N. Y., Oct. 6, 

[869; m., Nov. 26, 1888, Henry L. Hadcock. Children: 
Marjory Hadcock, Leslie, Wesley, Dorothy, and Thelma. 
Res., Ilion, N. Y. 

2742. Gertrude Margaret, b., at Lowville, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1871; 

m., at Trenton, N. Y., Dec. 14, 1889, William Hanley. 
Children: Bernice Hanley, William, Laura, and Lester. 
Res., Poland, N. Y. 

2743. Fannie May, b., at So. Trenton, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1872; m., 

at Prospect, Aug. 3, 1901, Fred Newman. No issue. 
Res., Poland, N. Y. 

2744. Sherrill Dwight, b., at So. Trenton, Jan. 18, 1874; m., at 

Poland, Oct. 1, 1S99, Jessie Rockwell. Children: Shirly 
Jones, Dwight, and Cecil. Res., Frankfort, N. Y., R. D. 
No. 4. 

2745. Planche Lavancha, b., at Remsen, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1875; 

m., at Ohio City, N. Y., Mar. 22, 1889, Pliny F. Rockwell. 
Children: Camilla Rockwell, Corrine, Walter, and Julia. 
Res., Herkimer, N. Y., R. D. No. 2. 

2746. Carrie Deborah, b., at Remsen, Nov. 18, 1878; m., at New- 

port, N. Y., Jul}- 3, 1001, James Garry. Children: Marie 
Garry, Francis, and Helen. Res., 1536 Brinkerhoff Ave., 
Utica, N. Y. 

2747. Julia Sophia, 1)., at Remsen, Jan. 30, 1SS0; m., at Herkimer, 

Mar. 19, 1902, Fred C. Read. Children: Dorcas Read and 
Lawrence. Res., Herkimer. N. Y. 
274S. Bessie Emma, b., at Newport, Mar. 6, 1882; m., at Poland, 
Sept. <>, [899, F. W. Adams: Children: Robert Adams, 
Arleigh, and Ethel. Res., Santa Barbara, Cal. 

2749. Ida Bell, b.. at Newport, .Mar. iS, [884; inim. 

2750. Abbie Ella, b., at Newport, Mar. 25, 1886; m., at Poland, 

Sept. 28, 1004, S. A. Rockwell. Children: Marion Rock- 
well, Julius, Genevia, and Leah. Res., Canastota, N. Y. 

2751. Bertha Catherine, b.. .it Newport, Oct. 11, 1N87; m., at 

Perryville, N. Y.. May 22. iqo6, W. L. Helmer. Chil- 

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dren: Gordon Helmer, Donald, and Earl. Res., Prospect, 
N. Y. 

2752. La Verne Daniel, b., at Newport, Sept. 4, 1S89. He is in the 

United States service at Texas City, Tex. Unm. 

2753. Roger Earl, b., at Cold Brook, N. Y., July 23, 1891. He is 

a house painter at Prospect. Unm. 

2754. Edna Lamoine, b., at Cold Brook, Sept. 12, 1894; m., at 

Utica, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1914, A. W. Brewster. Res., Weeds- 
port, N. Y. 

2755. Frank V., b., at Cold Brook, Apr. n, 1896. He is in the 

United States service at Texas City. Unm. 

Ida M. Utter (2697), dau. of Jacob Sherrill (2680) and Catherine 
Thomas (Moore) Utter, b. June, 1852; d., suddenly, at the home of her 
sister, Sarah B. Utter, in Utica, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1915. With the death 
of her mother, in 1S72, she finished her education and came to Utica. 
She was Secretary of the Travelers' Aid Association at the New York 
Central R. R. Station at Utica. She was called the "Good Angel of the 
Central Station." It was her duty to minister to the sick, the weak, and 
the suffering who passed through Utica on the Central system. No 
woman was more widely known in Utica, or more highly honored and 
services appreciated, than Miss Ida M. Utter. 

Flora Addison Utter (2698), dau. of Jacob Sherrill (2680) and Cath- 
erine Thomas (Moore) Utter, b., at Trenton, Oneida Co., N. Y., Oct. 16, 
1854; m., at Trenton, Dec. 3, 1874, Seymour H. Dopp, b., at Western, 
N. Y., Nov. 11, 1851; son of Almy and Emily (Clarke) Dopp. Mr. and 
Mrs. Dopp removed to Nebraska with their family in 1885. Their two 
daughters are graduates of the Table Rock High School. Ida Dopp is a 
graduate of the Tremont Normal College. Both have been school- 
teachers since their graduation. Res., Table Rock, Neb. 

Children, b. at Carmichael Hill, N. Y. : 

2756. Avis Dopp, b. Nov. 20, 1876. 

2757. Ida, b. Mar. 17, 1878. 

Edgar Buckingham Utter (2699), son of Jacob Sherrill (2680) and 
Catherine Thomas (Moore) Utter, b., at Trenton, aforesaid, Feb. 25, 
1859; m., at Morristown, N. Y., June 30, 1887, Lillian Jane Foote, b. 
Apr. 13, 1867; dau. of John Morris and Elizabeth (Smith) Foote. Res., 
89 Rensselaer Ave., Ogdensburg, N. Y. 

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Children, the last three b. at Ogdensburg: 

2758. Hattie May Utter, b., at Morristown, June 19, 1888. 

2759. Kathryn Elizabeth, b. Oct. 17, 1890; d. Oct. 5, 1903. 

2760. Mildred Ida, b. Jan. 8, 1893. 

2761. Helen Janet, b. Jan. 1, 1897. 

The Utter families that now follow may be descendants of Nicholas 
Utter, Jr. (2658), or William 2 Utter (2660), sons of Nicholas 1 Utter, who 
settled in Westerly, R. I., some time between the years 1650 and 1670. 

2762. Benjamin Utter; lived in New Jersey; m. there, about 1790, 

Rachael Badgeland Vreeland. 
Son : 

2763. Robert Utter, only child; m., near Cincinnati, O., in 1S14, 

Susan Van Winkle. 
Children : 

2764. William Van Winkle Utter, b. 1815; m. Jane Elvira Rogers 

(2767-2775). 

2765. James, b. about 181 7. 

2766. Araminta, b. about 1820; m. Seymour Butterfield. 

William Van Winkle Utter (2764), b. Jan. 3, 1815; m., Aug. 6, 1840, 
Jane Elvira Rogers, b. Sept. 16, 1816. 
Children: 

2767. Araminta Utter (twin), b. Mar. 14, 1X42; m., at New Antioch, 

O., Sept. 15, 1867, Charles E. Packard. Children: William 
Packard, Clark, Eva, Martha, Bessie, and Laura. Res., 
San Antonio, Tex. 
2767a. Sophronia (twin), b. Mar. 14, 1N42; d. Mar. 16, 1S46. 

2768. David, 1). Mar. 21, 1S44; m., Sept. 16, 1872, Rebecca S. 

Palfrey. Res., Denver, Col. (2776-2778). 

2769. Joseph L., 1). Jan. 31, 1X4(1; d. Mar. 1, 1853. ' 

2770. Robert Burnt, b. Mar. 18, 1849; m., at Kidder, Mo., 'Sept. 3, 

[879, Carrie L. Smith. Son: Oliver Utter. Res., Beeville, 
Tex. 

2771. Samuel Rogers, 1>. Jan. 20, 1851; m., at Wilmington, O., 

Clara M. Hazard. Children: Charlie Utter, d. in child- 
hood, Irvin, Mary, deceased, and Benjamin Watkins. 
Res., Covina, Cal. 

2772. Mary Evaline, b. Dec. 27, [853; m., at New Antioch, Apr. 

1 .'. 1N75, W. A. Brouse. Children: Nora Brouse, Emma, 
and Otto. Res., Covina, Cal. 

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2773. William Seymour, b. Sept. 2, 1856; m., at New Antioch, 

Sept. 12, 1882, Emma L. Starbuck. Children: Ennis 
Utter, Virgil, Bessie, Florence, William Starbuck, Ruth, 
d. in infancy, Robert, Rebecca (twins), and James W., d. 
in infancy. Res., Copita, Tex. 

2774. James Williamson, b. Dec. 28, 1859; m., at Lexington, Ky., 

Oct. 27, 1887, Lydia V. Bullock. Children: Mary V. Utter, 
Evelyn, Elvira, Grace, Elizabeth, and James. Res., 
Corona, Cal. 

2775. Susan Bessie, b. June 26, 1862; d. Apr. 25, 1871. 

Rev. David Utter (2768), son of William V. (2764) and Jane Elvira 
(Rogers) Utter, b. Mar. 21, 1844; m. (1), at Belfast, Me., Sept. 16, 1872, 
Rebecca Salisbury Palfrey, d. June, 1905; he m. (2), 1907, Caroline Bliss. 
In 1906 Harvard University conferred the degree of D. D. on Rev. 
David Utter. Res., Denver, Col. 

Children: 

2776. Margaret Germaine Utter, b., at Belfast, Aug. 8, 1873; m. 

Benjamin S. Baker (2779-2781). 

2777. Robert Palfrey, b., at Olympia, Wash., Nov. 23, 1875; m. 

Madeleine Bocher (2782, 2783). 

2778. Richard Van Winkle, b., at New Antioch, O., Aug. 2, 1882; 

was never m. He received high-school education, supple- 
mented by home study. Occupation, for most part, civil 
engineering, in various parts of the United States, Canada, 
Mexico, and Central America. Res., 4252 W. Pine Boule- 
vard, St. Louis, Mo. 

Margaret Germaine Utter (2776), dau. of David (2768) and Rebecca S. 
(Palfrey) Utter, b., at Belfast, Me., Aug. 8, 1873; m., at Hyde Park, 
Mass., Mar. 19, 1901, Benjamin Standish Baker, b., at Melrose, Mass., 
May 18, 1872; son of Lucius and Georgiana (Nash) Baker, of Temple- 
ton, Mass. Mr. Baker is a journalist. Both he and his wife are members 
of the Unitarian Church. Mr. Baker is a graduate of Harvard Univer- 
sity, class of 1897. He has written for the New York Evening Post and 
the Boston Transcript. After marriage they lived in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
for two years, one year in Washington, D. C, and since then in and 
about Boston, Mass. Margaret Utter is a descendant of Margaret Ger- 
maine and Paix Cazneau on her mother's side. Lydia Cazneau m. Col. 
Wm. Palfrey, who was paymaster-general in the Revolutionary Army, 
and one time ambassador to France. His grandson, Cazneau Palfrey, 
was Margaret Utter's grandfather. Res., Arlington Heights, Mass. 

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Children : 
2770. Lydia Cazneau Baker, b., at Washington, Alar. 8, 1907. 

2780. Frances Palfrey. 1>., at Arlington, Oct. 7, 1909. 

2781. David, b., at Arlington, Oct. 31, 191 2. 

Robert Palfrey Utter (2777), son of David (2768) and Rebecca S. 
Palfrey Utter, b., at Olympia, Wash., Nov. 23, 1875; m., at Cambridge, 
Mass., May 18, 1907, Madeleine Bocher, b., at Cambridge, Nov. 13, 
1873; dau. of Prof. Ferdinand Bocher, of Cambridge, and Caroline Little, 
oi Boston, Mass. She lived, up to 1907, in Cambridge, 'with the ex- 
action of many visits to France, with her father, and a year spent study- 
ing in Paris. Mr. Utter lived in Olympia until 1879, in Kansas City, Mo., 
until 1883, and in Chicago, 111., until 1891. At short intervals he lived 
in Cambridge, one year in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Milton, Mass., in 
New York City, the City of Mexico, and in Hyde Park, Mass. From 
1902 to 1906 he was in Cambridge, studying and teaching at Harvard; 
since then at Amherst, Mass., until the present time [1915]. Professor 
Utter received the degree of A.B. from Harvard in 1S98, and Ph.D. in 
Kjo6. In the interval he was on the staff of the Youth's Companion, that 
of the New York Evening Post, and with Allyn & Bacon, of Boston. 

Children, b. at Amherst: 

2782. Robert Palfrey Utter, Jr., b. Apr. 15, 1909. 

2783. Cicily Anne, b. Sept. 21, 1911. 

[Here end the records of the Utter Family.] 

Prentice Brown (807, p. 92) and wife, Lucy (Main) Brown, of No. 
Stonington, Conn., adopted Sally W. Brown, b. 1804; d., at No. Stoning- 
ton, Mar. 17, 1863, and buried, in the family plot on the farm, with Pren- 
tice Brown and wife and others. Sally W. Brown m., at No. Stonington, 
Dec. 10, 1824, Cogswell T. Miner, b., at No. Stonington, Feb. 17, 1804; 
(1. there Aug. 31, 18S7. He was the son of Roswell and Betsey (Smith) 
Miner. Roswell Miner was brother to Elder Asher Miner, a celebrated 
divine of No. Stonington. 

Children, b. at No. Stonington: 

27S4. Lucy Elizabeth Miner, b. May 26, 1826; m. Nathan Thomp- 
son. 
2785. Sally Ann, b. June 1, [8285 m. Isaac R. Taylor. They brought 
up in their family Mary A. Taylor, who m. Daniel Brown, 
Jr. Dau.: Mabel Irene Brown, b. Apr. 8, 1S96. She lives 
at the Daniel Brown farm, in Stonington, Conn. 
27N0. Sands Prentice, b. June 27, 1831; d. Apr. 20, 1832. 
2787. Martha Emeline, b. Nov. 4, 1834; m. Henry Thompson, 

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brother of Nathan, above. They were sons of Nathan 
Thompson, who d. about 1840. There was a large family, 
and they lived on the farm of the late Samuel H. Babcock, 
No. Stonington [Shunoc]. A dau. is still living of that 
family, Mary Thompson, who m. the late Hosea Stanton, 
in Shunoc. Mrs. Stanton d. May, 191 5. Henry Thomp- 
son and wife, Martha E. (Miner) Thompson, had one son, 
John Henry Thompson, who m. a Miss Peckham, and 
they had three children: (1) Maud Thompson, unm.; (2) 
Carrie, m. Eugene Chapman, and had three children; (3) 
J. Edwin, m. Jennie White. They live in No. Stonington 
and have children. 

2788. Fanny Esther, b. Nov. 22, 1837; m. Ed. Burdick. 

2789. George Sheffield, b. May 15, 1840; d. Mar. 12, 1842. 

2790. Melissa, b. Mar. 17, 1843; m. Ed. Burdick after the death of 

his first wife, Fanny Esther (2788). Two children by this 
m.: (1) Wm. B. Burdick; (2) Jennie. 

2791. Rowland Smith, b. Aug. 19, 1847; m. Lucy C. Brown 

(2792,2793). 

Rowland Smith Miner (2791), the preceding, m., at No. Stonington, 
Conn., Nov. 23, 1887, Lucy Crary Brown, dau. of Nathan and Emily 
Brown (Crary) Brown. Mrs. Lucy C. Miner owns and lives at the home- 
stead that belonged to her great-grandfather Nathan Brown. The same 
farm was given by Thomas Brown (2) to his son Daniel (24), who built 
the first house on the present site of the Nathan Brown homestead. Here, 
in the first house, all the children of Daniel (24) and Mary (Breed) 
Brown were born [see p. 152]. This homestead has been occupied suc- 
cessively for seven generations, from 1721 to 1915, by some member of 
the Brown family. 

Children: 

2792. Hattie Maria Miner, b. July 27, 1889; m. Thurman Park 

Maine. 

2793. William Henry, b. Feb. 18, 1893; m., Mar. 5, 1914, Edith J. 

Blanchard, b. Feb. 23, 1897; dau. of Edward Blanchard. 

Hattie Maria Miner (2792), the preceding, m., at No. Stonington, 
Conn., Dec. 25, 1910, Dr. Thurman Park Maine, b., at No. Stonington, 
July 30, 1888; son of Isaac and Betsey Ann (Maine) Maine. Dr. Maine 
was graduated from the Medico-Chirurgical College of Philadelphia, 
Penn., in 191 2. In 1915 he is a practising physician at Norwich, Conn. 
Dau.: (1) Katharine Brown Maine, b., at No. Stonington, Sept. 2, 191 2; 
(2) Sherman Albertus, b., at No. Stonington, June 21, 191 5. 

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LAYOUT OF HIGHWAY IN TOWN OF STONINGTON. 

1753- 

FROM PAWCATUCK BRIDGE TO VOLUNTOWN LINE. 

To the Honorable County Court to be holden at New Loudon within and for 
the County of New London, on the 2d Tuesday of June next. 

We your Honors Jury freeholders in the towns of Groton and Preston 
being summoned and appointed by Benjamin Starr Esq., of New Lon- 
don, Sheriff of the County of New London, by a writ of summons directed 
to him dated the 14th day of February Anno Domini 7755 by order of 
said Court signed by Daniel Coit, Clerk of said Court to lay out an open 
highway in Stonington from the bridge called Pawcatuck Bridge up 
North Westerly across Puckhungunuck Hill to the town of Voluntown 
where it will be most convenient for the public and less prejudicial to 
the proprietors, and the same to affix by proper meets and bounds, also 
to make a just estimate of the damage done to the particular proprietors. 

In pursuance of and obedience to your Honors summons and appoint- 
ment, by the writ or precept aforesaid we proceeded to and met at the 
house of Col. Joseph Pendleton in Westerly in Rhode Island Government 
near said Pawcatuck Bridge on -Monday the 18th day of April i~^j. 
that being the time and place when said Sheriff appointed and ordered 
us to meet in order to our laying out said highway in manner as afore- 
said. Being convened at said place land returned over said Pawcatuck 
Bridge into Stonington aforesaid) and after sworn to the service of lay- 
ing out said highway, sundry of the inhabitants of the town of Stoning- 
ton and the adjoining proprietors to the land contiguous on or near to 
said bridge proceeded with and shewed to us sundry places which some 
of them adjudged most convenient and suitable to lay out said highway, 
upon which we viewed, surveyed and considered, and heard their pleas 
and allegations thereon, and upon mature deliberation of the whole, we 
proceeded to lay out said highway as follows — viz — 

Beginning at the Westerly end of said Pawcatuck Bridge at the North- 
westerly corner thereof, thence West 5 North 2 rods and 4 feet to a mere 
stone, thence West 24', South 2 rods and 4 foot to a stake, 2 foot 
South Fast from the South West corner of a small dwelling house belong- 
ing to Mr. Jonathan Ri< hard-, on thence West 1 i° South 20 rods to an 
old stump of a tree with stones on it at the Southerly end of a knoll 
near the old country mad, thence North 42° West 4' rods to a heap of 
Stones, thence North 20 West 1 if rod> to a white oak bush marked R 

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and stones about it, thence North 4 West 7! rods to another white oak 
bush marked R and stones about it, thence North ii° West 8 rods to a 
small Walnut tree marked R and stones about it, thence West 43 
North 43 rods to a white oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence 
North 40 West 15I rods to a white oak tree marked R and stones about 
it, thence West 35 North 66f rods to a walnut tree marked R at the 
Southerly end of a ledge of rocks, thence West 37 North 15! rods to a 
black oak staddle marked R, and stones about it, thence North 36 
West 2o| rods to a black oak staddle marked R and stones about it, 
thence North 24 West 21^ rods to the south end of a rock with stones 
on it, thence North 36 West 36 rods to a meerstone,* thence North i° 
East 78 rods to a heap of stones near the North extent of Gershom 
Hinckley's land, thence North 4 East 25! rods to a black oak tree 
marked R and stones about it, to be 3 rods wide Southerly and Westerly 
from all the intermediate bounds from said bridge to this station (now 
4 rods wide) thence the same course 2o| rods to a crooked white oak 
tree marked R and stones about it, thence North 14 West 27I rods to a 
heap of stones at the North end or corner of George Woodcock's land, 
thence North io° East 12 rods to a scrubby apple tree with stones about 
it (thus far to hold the width of 4 rods), thence North 22 East 17! 
rods to a black oak staddle marked R and stones about it, thence North 
io° East 23! rods to a knotty black oak marked R and stones about it, 
thence the same course 13I rods to a meerstone a boundry between 
Shaw's and Nyles land, thence North 5 East 47! rods to a walnut bush 
marked R and stones about it, thence North 2° West 34 rods to a black 
oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence North 3 West 56 rods 
to the land of James Palmer (being a heap of stones) thence North 7 
East 22 rods to a black oak bush marked R and stones about it, thence 
the same course n\ rods to an old black oak stump and stones about it 
N.E. of a small pond 3 rods, thence North n° West 31 rods to a stake and 
stones about it, thence North 41 East 14 rods to a meerstone, thence 
North 30 East 59 rods to a walnut tree marked R and stones about it, 
the North extent of Joseph Denison's land, thence North 25 East 6| 
rods to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence North 12 
East 48 rods to a heap of stones near an old Dam & Shunuck River, 
thence North 4 West ^ r °ds to a black oak tree marked R and stones 
about it, thence North 6° West 42 rods to a Chestnut tree marked R and 
stones about it, thence North 4 East 26 rods to a stake and stones 
about it, the North extent of said Denison's land (now Deacon Will- 

*The angle at the merestone should be 143°. 

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cock's land) thence North iS° East 13', rods to a stake and stones about 
it, thence East 37 North 13' rods to a large old white oak tree marked 
R, thence North 14 East 143 rods to a large white oak stump with 
-tones on it. thence North 5 East o| rods to a black oak staddle marked 
R and stones about it, thence North 27 East S.\ rods to a black oak tree 
marked R and stones about it, thence North 24 East 14 rods to a Black 
oak tree marked R & stones about it, thence North 4 West 12 rods, 
thence the same course 4 'rods to a stake and stones about it, thence 
North 6° East 125 rods to a black oak tree marked R and stones about 
it, thence North io° East 20^ rods to a walnut tree marked R and stones 
about it, thence North 6° East 34 rods to a white oak tree marked R & 
stones about it, thence North 16 West 21 rods to a white oak bush 
marked R and stones about it, thence North 4 East 12 rods to a stake 
and clones about it at the North extent of said Willcox's land (now 
Simeon Brown's land), thence North 17 East 17 rods to a walnut staddle 
marked R and stones about it, thence North 23 East 14 rods to a heap 
of stones by a white oak tree, thence North 13 West 11 rods to a meer- 
stone with stones about it, thence North 12 West 25? rods to a heap of 
stones, thence North io° West 17I rods to a heap of stones at Thomas 
Wheeler Junr's his land where said Wheeler and said Brown's land joins, 
thence the same course 55 rods to a meerstone and stones about it, 
thence North 8° West 14 rods to a heap of stones (where we leave Wheel- 
er's land going all on said Brown's land) thence West 4° North 20 rods 
to a heap of stones, being 2 rods South West from the South West 
corner of Simeon Brown's dwelling house, thence North 4 West 35 
rods to a walnut tree marked R and stones about it, thence North 3 
West 8 rods to a small walnut tree marked R and stones about it, thence 
North 36 East 175 rods to a heap of stones within and near the end of a 
stone wall, thence North 15° East 12 rods to a stake and stones about 
it, about 4 rods Eas1 from Eleazer Brown's dwelling house, thence 
North 21 East 8 ro<l> to a stake and stones about it within a fence, 
theme North 37 East 16 rods to a heap of stones, thence North 43° 
Kast iS rods to the West side of a large high rock marked R, thence 
North 25 East [6 rods to a large white oak tree marked R to extend 3 
rods Westerly and Southerly from the intermediate bounds between this 
and the last mentioned 4 rods wide (now 4 rods wide) thence North 25 
West n rods to a small walnut tree marked R and stones about it, 
thence West 26 North 14 rods to a black oak tree marked R and stones 
about it, thence North 14° Wot 14 rods to a white oak tree marked R 
and stones about it, to extend 4 rods Westward from all the interme- 

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Elder Simeon Brown Homestead 

North Stonington, Conn. 

For fifty years pastor of Second Baptist Church, which he organized in 1765 



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Deacon Zebulon Brown Homestead 

North Stonington, Conn. 

Built by him in i 750, and occupied l>v his son Mathew, grandson Mathew, great-grand 

daughter Lucy Brown York. House in [915 in better condition than in 

[837. Birthplace of Andrew D. and Hosmer A. Brown 



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MAP OF STOXIXGTOX HIGHWAY 



Key to Map of Stonington Highway 



The road from Pawcatuck Bridge to the Voluntown line was laid out in 1753. 
But few settlers were then living on this road. The names of many of them were 
given in the layout of the road. Its general direction is north, yet it is a very crooked 
road. The scaie of the map is one inch to the mile, and milestones are placed on the 
right-hand side, and all are still legible except the seventh, which has left on it only 
"B." The houses are given as the compiler remembers them after 1837. 



1. J. Richardson. 

2. Gershom Hinkley; later, Thomas 

Hinkley. 

3. E. A. Lewis (new). 

4. Vincent Brothers. 

5. Stephen Babcock, Jr. 

6. Frink; 1910, Milo Clark. 

7. Jonathan Bentley; later, John Crary. 

8. Asa Baldwin. 

9. Stephen Babcock. 

10. Nathan Brown; 191 5, Lucy C. Miner. 

11. Dyer Brown. 

12. William Randall. 

13. John Brown, ) ,,. r . -,, 

t-u „ t> ' the first Brown 

14. Thomas Brown, - , 

15. Eleazer Brown, ) settlers. 

16. Ichabod, father and son; later, Nelson 

Brown. 

17. James Brown. 

18. School. 

19. Cyrus W. Brown, or Elder Asher 

Miner. 

20. Nathan Thompson; later, Samuel 

Babcock. 

21. Russell Bentley. 

22. Dea. Zebulon Brown. 

23. Union Cemetery. 

24. Miner Meeting-House. 

25. Elder Simeon Brown. 

26. Eleazer Brown. 

27. John Brown. 

28. Jephtha Brown. 

29. Clark Brown. 

30. John Brown. 

31. William Clapson. 

32. Brown Cemetery. 

S3- Crary Homestead; later, Orren York 
lived and died. 

34. David Main Homestead. 

35. Holmes Schoolhouse. 

36. Jairus Palmer; later, Chapman. 

37. Joshua Holmes; later, Adam Main. 

38. Horace F. York lived and died. 

39. Holmes Burying-Ground. 

40. Nathan York and son Orren, old 

homestead. 

41. Benj. Peabody and son Francis S. 

42. Palmer N. Miner; m. Martha P. York. 

43. Susanna York; m. Julius Palmer. 

44. Hannah York; m. Jabez G. Ray. 



45. A large Brook and Marsh. 

46. Patty York (ruins). 

47. Bell York Homestead (abandoned). 

48. Wyassup Pond. 

49. John York; later, Dea. Allen Wheeler. 

50. Lucy York (dau. of John); m. Dr. 

Asa Spaulding. 

51. Burial-Ground of John York, Dr. 

Spaulding, and A. Wheeler. 

52. Jabez and Thomas York. 

53. Jabish B. Maine; now, 1915, Dr. C. 

Wesley Hale. 

54. Daniel York. 

55. Daniel Brown, Cristopher, and son 

Christopher, Jr. 

56. Burial-Ground of Daniel Brown, 

Christopher and Bell York. 

57. Zebulon T. York House (burned). 

58. Zebulon York (old house); in 1915, 

W. L. Maine. 

59. First Baptist Meeting-House, built in 

1743- 

60. Cyrus W. Brown (old house), from 

1804 to 1830. 

61. Israel Park (abandoned). 

62. Dea. Aaron Thompson; m. Elmina 

York. 

63. Jeremiah York and dau. Ruth. 

64. York Burial-Ground. 

65. Thompson Burial-Ground. 

66. Thomas Thompson; in 191 5, son, 

C. Dwight. 

67. Rufus Main. 

68. Wattles. 

69. Schoolhouse. 

70. First Baptist Church, built in 1S30. 

71. Luther Palmer. 

72. Oliver Babcock; later, A. Chapman. 

73. Timothy Babcock; later, N. Pendle- 

ton. 

74. Mrs. Eliz. S. Babcock Brown; owned 

by her for seventy-five years. 

75. Denison Brown; m. Sarah, or Sally, 

Main. 

76. Ebenezer Brown, Farm and Burying- 

Ground. 

77. Alpheus Brown and wife, Hannah 

Burdick. 

78. Ezra Babcock and wife, Hannah 

Brown. 



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diate bounds from the last mentioned 3 rods wide to this station (now 
3 rods wide), thence North 28 East 20 rods to a heap of stones, thence 
North 9 East 20 rods to a rock with stones on it, thence North 19J 
rods to a rock with stones on it, thence North 13 West 16 rods to a 
stake and stones about it by the side of a stone wall, thence North 33 
West 21 rods to a walnut staddle marked R, and stones about it, thence 
North n° West 8| rods to an old stump and stones on it, thence North 
18 East 15 rods to a walnut tree marked R, and stones about it, thence 
North 25 East 42 rods to a white oak tree marked R and stones about 
it, at the West end of a ledge of rocks, thence North 22 East 16 rods 
to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence North io° 
East 20 rods to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it next 
Joshua Holmes land, thence North 19 East 16 rods to a small walnut 
staddle marked R and stones about it, thence North 13° East 26^ rods 
to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence North 22 
East 26 rods to a small walnut staddle marked R and stones about it, 
thence North 21 East 79^ rods to a black oak tree marked R and stones 
about it near a Dam, to extend 3 rods Westward from all the interme- 
diate bounds between this and the last mentioned 4 rods wide (now 
begins 4 rods wide) North 47 East 28 rods crossing a brook and swamp 
to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it, and to be 6 rods wide 
at this station (now 3 rods wide again), thence East 40 North 24 rods 
to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence East 42 
North 35 rods to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence 
East 42 North 35 rods to a black oak tree marked R and stones about 
it, thence East 25 North i6| rods to a black oak tree marked R and 
stones about it, thence East 25 North 31 J rods to an old stump and 
stones about it, thence East 5 South 52 rods to the extent of said 
Holmes land* at a brook, thence the same course 8 rods to a stake and 
stones about it in Mr. Yorks land, to extend 3 rods Westward & North- 
ward from all the intermediate bounds between this the last mentioned 
6 rods wide, (now to be 4 rods wide) thence North 6° East 22^ rods to a 
long rock with stones on it, thence North 37 East 205 rods to a big 
white oak stump with stones about it, to extend Westward 4 rods from 
the intermediate bounds between this and the last mentioned 3 rods 
wide (now to be 3 rods wide) thence North 15 West 35 rods to a white 
oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence North io° East 7 rods to 
the extent of said Yorks land, thence the same course over Allen Breed's 
land 49 rods to a bunch of chestnut trees marked R and stones about 

* John York and, later, Allen Wheeler's land. 

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them, thence North 15 East 16 rods to an old stump with stones about 
it, thence North 20 East 12 rods to a white oak tree marked R and 
stones about it, thence the same course 19 rods to a small walnut tree 
marked R and stones about it, thence North 28 East 61 rods to a heap 
of stones 2 foot distant from the North West corner of said Breed's barn, 
thence North 40 East 9 rods to a rock with stones on it about 20 feet 
West 12 South from the North- West corner of said Breed's dwelling 
house, thence North 4 East 58! rods to a chestnut tree marked R and 
stones about it, the North extent of said Breed's land (now Capt. Daniel 
Brown's land), thence North n° East 20 rods to a stake and stones 
about it, thence North 18 East 31 rods to a stake and stones about it, 
bearing West 34 North 4 rods and 6 feet from the North West corner 
of said Brown's dwelling house, thence North io° East 68| rods to a rock 
with stones on it. Thence North 13 East 31 rods to a stump with stones 
on it. Thence North 3 West 39 rods to a heap of stones bearing South 
18 West 5I rods from the South W T est corner of the Baptist Meeting 
House,* thence North 13 East over the said meeting house lot n rods 
to Thomas Holmes' land, thence the same course over said Holmes' 
land 20 rods to a stake and stones about it, thence North 36 East 50 
rods to a rock with stones on it, thence North 38° East 255 rods to a 
small rock with stones on it, thence North 16 West 285 rods to a stake 
and stones about it, 3 rods West South West from the South West corner 
of said Holmes barn, thence North 9 West 56 rods to a black oak tree 
marked R and stones about it. Thence North n° West 58 rods to a 
black oak bush marked R and stones about it, thence the same course 
35 rods to a heap of stones 3 rods Northward of a large black oak tree 
marked R and stones about it, the extent of said Thomas Holmes land, 
(now James Thompson's land) thence North 13 East 92 rods to a large 
white oak tree marked R on a knoll and stones about it, thence North 
Eas1 6 rods to Robert Dixon's land in the same course over said Dixon's 
land 40 rods to a stake and stones about it, thence North 14 West 29 
rods to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence North 7 
East 7,^ rods to a rock with stones on it next Mr. George Darrows land, 
thence North 24 West 32 rods to a rock with stones on it on the rising 
of Puckhungunuck Hill, thence North 35 West 52 rods to a heap of 
stones on the South West end of a long ledge of rocks about 8 rods West 
16 North from a school house on Joseph Palmer's land, thence West 
16° North over said Palmer's land, 40 rods to a chestnut stump with 
stones on it, thence North 19 West 65 rods to a stooping black oak 

* Rebuilt, on Pendleton Hill, in 1830. 

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tree marked R and stones about it, thence North 6° West 21 rods to the 
extent of said Palmer's land, thence the same course 3 rods on William 
Palmer's land to a black oak tree marked R and stones about it, thence 
North 7 West 55 rods to a rock with stones on it, bearing West 42 
North about 4 rods from the Southwest corner of said William Palmer's 
house, thence North 20 West 24 rods to a heap of stones by the fence 
supposed to be the dividend fence between said Palmer and Oliver 
Babcock, thence West 29 North 22^ rods to a split rock with stones on 
it, thence North 4 East i8| rods to a heap of stones bearing West 25 
South 12 feet distant from the Northwest corner of said Oliver Babcock's 
barn. Thence North 27 East 35 rods to a merestone and stones about 
it, bearing East 4 rods from the North East corner of Timothy Babcock's 
dwelling house and to extend 3 rods Westerly and Southerly from all 
the intermediate bounds between this and the last mentioned 4 rods 
wide at Mr. Yorks land, and another merestone being affixed in the line 
between Stonington & Voluntown at 3 rods distance. 

Having completed the foregoing service we your Honors said Jury, 
adjourned the finishing the service till Monday, the 30th day of April 
1753, and by the consent of the Sheriff &c. that the proprietors might 
have reasonable time to bring in their grants and make their exhibition 
to claim damage if any to be had, we adjourned as aforesaid, to meet 
at the dwelling house of Mr. Asa Swan in said Stonington, at which time 
and place we all accordingly met and heard their evidence, who also pro- 
duced their grants, and on the consideration of the whole proceeded to 
assess the damage done to each particular proprietor in the following 
manner, viz: 

First with 

Mr. Jonathan Richardson. His grant is with allowance for highway 
and therefore we assess nothing. 
Mr. Hinckley and Mr. Noyes Do. 
Mr. Shaw 

_ , " . V all with allowance for highway. 

Mr. Denison 

Mr. Palmer 

_„„ "i Their survey recorded after the vote of the 

Deacon Wm. Willcox , ,. . , . , . ., . . 

„,.„. V town for allowing highway in their grants — 

and his son William .,„ °. 

] year ioob — nothing. 

Simeon Brown &c. Damages — old tenor £31-0-0 

Thomas Wheeler Jun'r. Do. 17-0-0 

Eleazer Brown — Quitted his damages. 

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Jeremiah Maine grant since the year 1668. 

No damage 

Joshua Holmes Damage £40-0-0 

John York Do 13-0-0 

Allen Breed No damage 

("apt. Daniel Brown No damage 

Thomas Holmes with allowance for highway. 

James Thompson j all under one grant 

Robert Dixon ,- with allowance for 

George Darrow highways. 



Joseph Palmer I 
William Palmer ( 
Oliver Babcock I 
Timothy Babcock j 



allowance for highways, 
gave up this claim. 



.101-0-0 



The above account is what we assess to the proprietors for their 
damage in laying out the aforesaid highway over their lands as afore- 
said to which, as well as the layout of the foregoing highway, we set to 
our hands in Stonington the first day of May Anno Domini iyjj. 

An account of the Jury's time & expenses in laying out the aforesaid 
highway at sundry times and places, which we lay before this Honorable 
Court for acceptana .1- follows: — 

To Capt. Daniel Gat3S, days (" 3/- apportion 

money and expenses £1-11-6 

To Mr. Ephraim Herrick Do. & Expenses 1-11-6 

To Mr. Jedediah Williams Do & Do. 1-10-0 

To Mr. Joseph Freeman Do & Do. 1-10-0 

To Mr. Silas Dean Do & Do. 1-10-0 

To Mr. John Wood Do & Do. 1-10-0 

To Mr. Jonathan Starr Do cY. Do. 1-12-0 

To Mr. Thomas Walworth Do & Do. 1 12-0 

To Mr. Benadam Gallup Jr. Do & Do. 1-1 1 o 

To Mr. Thomas Leeds Do. 1-12-0 

To Mr. Claudius Dellis Do. 1-10-6 

To Mr. Simon Brewster Do. 1-10-6 

To Stephen Hempstead, County Surveyor ) 

9 days (" 41/- per day and his expenses j 



To expense al ('apt. Daniel Browns I 

Horse Keeping &c. ) ° 

384 



-8-0 




Andrew D. Brown 

Died in Minneapolis, Minn., May i, iqii, aged 92 years. He was the great-grand- 
son of Dea. Zebulon and Anne (Main) Brown, of North Stonington. Conn. His fam- 
ily records in detail found in Babcock and Main Genealogy. 




Hosmer A. Brown, 2D 

Bom in Brownsdale, Minn., in [885. He graduated from the Minnesota Univer- 
sity Law School, and is now in law practice under the firm name of Schall and 
Brown, Minneapolis, having a large law practice. Inquiry was made how so young a 
firm had made such a rapid advance "System!' He is a young man with a bright 
future. The summer of 1915, with near relatives, he visited the home of his ancestors 
and also the sepuli hers of his kindred. 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

To Benjamin Star Esq., Sheriff for 9 days 
attendance at 4/- per day and charge in 
summoning the Jury 



all 2-16-7 



To Justice Miner for swearing the Jury 



Daniel Gates 

Ephraim Herrick 

Silas Dean 

Jonathan Starr 

Jedediah Williams 

Thomas Leeds 

John Wood J> Jurors. 

Benadam Gallup Jun'r. 

Claudius Delis 

Joseph Freeman 

Thomas Walworth 

Simon Brewster 

Benjamin Starr Sheriff. 



26-18-9 
0-2-0 

£27-0-9 



The foregoing instrument is recorded in the 3d Book of Records for 
the County of New London, Folios 114-115-116-117- 

pr. Daniel Coit, Clerk. 

I certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy of the original 
and the whole of the original. 

Attest 

Clerk. 



3«S 



APPENDIX 



Appendix I. 



WILL OF CAPTAIN DANIEL BROWN. 

[See p. 152] 

The Last Will & Testament of Capt. Daniel Brown Late of Stoning- 
ton Deceas'd Exhibited in this Court Approved & Order d to be Re- 
corded. 

In the name of God Amen. I Daniel Brown of Stonington in the 
County of New London, and Colony of Connecticut Being of sound 
Mind and Memory, do make this my last Will & Testament, and pri- 
marily I give my Soul to God, and my Body I recommend to the 
Earth, to be buried, and touching my Worldly Estate, I give & Dispose 
of as followeth — 
Vizt., Imprimis: I give to my Son Samuel Brown, the sum of Fifty 

pounds lawful Money to be paid out of my Estate. 
Item: I give to my son Walter Brown the surn of Thirty Pounds Lawful 

Money to lie paid out of my Estate, 
hem : I give to my son Amos Brown the sum of Fifty five pounds Lawful 

money to be paid out of my Estate. 
Item: I give to my son Nathan Brown Fifty Pounds Lawful Money to 

be paid out of my Estate. 
Item: I give to my son Nehemiah Brown the sum of Fifty Pounds 

towards Building him a House out of my Estate and also a Negro 

Girl Named Chillis. 
Item: I Give to my Grandson Daniel Brown 3d the sum of Thirty Pounds 

Lawful Money to be paid out of my Estate. 
Item: I Give to my Daughter Desire* Miner the sum of Fifty Pounds 

Lawful Money to be paid out of my Estate, 
[tern: I Give to my son Christopher Brown, my Negro Girl Named 

Jenny, to be to him and his Heirs. 
And having Given of my Lands to my Sons, Samuel, Daniel, Walter, 

Christopher, Nathan & Nehemiah, and the Money heretofore' 

Given, with the above Legacies to Amos & Desire, makes them all 

Equal, \eeording to my Interest — 

Therefore 

*Desire Brown (B. G. 58) m. Henry M nei I !. G . p t99). 

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Item : I Give all the Remainder of my Estate, Real & Personal after all 
my Just Debts & charges &c and all the foregoing Legacies are paid, 
and satisfied, to my sd Sons, Samuel, Daniel, Walter, Amos, Chris- 
topher, Nathan & Nehemiah Brown, and to my sd Daughter Desire 
Miner, to be Equally Divided between them. 
And I do hereby Appoint my Son Samuel Brown sole Executor to 
this my last Will and Testament, hereby making Null & Void all 
other Wills by me made, Ratifying and Confirming, this and this 
only to be my Last Will, and Testament: In witness Whereof I 
have hereunto set my Hand & Seal this Seventeenth Day of Jan'y 
A. D. 1770- Sign'd SeaPd Pronounc'd and Delivered by the sd 
Daniel Brown, to be his Last Will & Testament. 

Daniel Brown [seal] 
In Presence of us Witnesses 

Allen Breed 

phebe m allison 

Charles Phelps 



Appendix II. 



WILL OF ROBERT BROWN, OF BELCHERTOWN. 

[See p. 98.} 

I Robert Brown of Belchertown in the County of Hampshire and 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being of sound mind and memory 
do on this twelvth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred 
and forty four make & ordain this my last will and testament revoking 
other, in manner and form following to wit. 

In the ist place my will is that after my decease my Body shall have 
decnt and christian burial and that the expences thereof as well as all 
my just debts shall be paid out of my estate. 

In the next place I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Lorinda all 
the household furniture of every description of which I may die seized, 
& also give bequeth and devise to my said wife the benefit of the premises 
contained in a life lease lease from my nephew, Charles T Brown, to 
me and my said wife for and during our joint lives or for and during her 
natural life if she shall survive me, for the use and improvement of a 
certain part of the dwelling house where I now live in said Belchertown. 

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Also the provisions made in the Bond of said Charles T Brown in which 
he is under obligation to furnish certain articles for the support of my 
said wife during our joint lives or the natural life of the survivor which 
lease and Bond both bear date the Eleventh day of January One thou- 
sand eight hundred and forty four. 

Next I give and bequeath & devise to my youngest son — Martin 
Van Buren a Note of Eight hundred dollars bearing date on the Eleventh 
day of January One thousand eight hundred and forty four signed by 
Charles T Brown and payable to me or my order in eight years from 
thereof which Note is secured by Mortgage provided however that if 
there is not property sufficient to pay my funeral expences & my just 
debts without taking my household furniture, my Will is that whatever 
is necessary to make up said deficiency shall be deducted from the Note 
of eight hundred dollars above given to my son Martin Van Buren 
Brown. 

Next if anything remains after paying my debts beside the Note of 
Eight hundred dollars is receiv'd I give to my beloved wife Lorinda 
Brown & her heirs forever. 

Having considered what I have heretofore done for my other children 
I make no further provision for them or their legall representatives. 
Lastly I appoint Cyrus Kingman of Pelham to be the Executor of this 
my last Will & testament. 

I --witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day 
and year ist named. 

Robert Brown [seal] 

Signed sealed and declared and published by the said testator to be 
his last will and testament in presence of said testator & of us who 
signed as witnesses and of each other the 12th day of June A D 1844. 

I.i i'kki.at Dkan I Registry of Probate. 

Chanceller L. Wheeler V A true copy, 

Prince B. Dwelley ) Attest: Hubbard M. Abbott, 

Register. 

Hampshire County, ss. Northampton, Mass., July 19, 1912. 



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Appendix III. 

WILL OF NATHAN BROWN. 

[See p. 153.} 

In the Name of God Amen. I Nathan Brown of North Stonington 
in New London County, being of sound and disposing mind and memory- 
do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and 
form following 
Viz: 

Firstly I Will that all my just debts and funeral charges be paid by 
my Executor herein after Named, 
Item: I Will that my Son Nathan Brown has none of my estate for what 
I have already given him is in my Opinion his equal Share of my 
estate, 
Item: I Will that my Son Jabez Brown Shall have None of my estate 

for what I have already given him is his equal Share of the Same, 
Item: I Will that my Grand Son Joshua Brown and my Grand Daughter 
Hannah White both children and heirs of my Son Charles Brown 
Now deceased Shall have None of my estate, for what I have already 
given my deceased Son Charles Brown is his and his childrens 
equal Share of my estate, 
Item: I give my Daughter Lydia Brown, wife to Robert Brown fifty 
Dollars to be paid in one Year after my decease, to be paid out of 
My estate by my executors herein after Named which together 
with what I have already given her is her equal Share of my Estate, 
Item: I Give to the Daughters of my Daughter Esther Brown Now de- 
ceased, late wife of Luther Brown, Fifty Dollars to be paid in one 
Year from and after my decease to be paid out of my estate, and 
equally divided amongst my said Grand daughters by my Executors 
hereinafter Named, which together with what I have already given 
my said Daughter Esther Brown is her and her childrens equal 
Share of My estate, 
Item: I give to my three Grand daughters which are the Daughters of 
my Daughter Deborah Brown, Now deceased, and late the wife of 
Ephraim Brown fifty Dollars to be paid equally between the said 
three Grand Daughters in one Year after my decease out of my 
estate by my executors herein after Named which together with 

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what I have already given my said Daughter Deborah Brown is her 
and her childrens equal Share of my estate, 

Item: I give to my Daughter Theda Brown Now the wife of Cyrus \Y. 
Brown one certain Note of hand I now hold against the said Cyrus 
\Y. Brown for twelve Dollars and fifty cents Dated March 27th 
1S16, which Note I intend to give personally to my said Daughter 
Theda Brown during my lifetime, which said Note together with 
what I have already given to My said Daughter Theda Brown is 
her equal Share of my Estate, 

Item: 1 Give to my Daughter Polly Brown now the wife of Russel 
Brown fifty Dollars to be paid her out of my estate in one year after 
my Decease by My executors herein after Named which together 
with what I have already Given her is her equal Share of my 
estate. 

Item: I give and bequeath, to my Son Avery Brown all my real estate in 
the Town of Thanalia and County of Chenango and State of New 
York also all the kind I now own in the Town lying North and east 
of Shunoc river — So called it being a lot I Purchased of George 
Denison all of which said Land I Give to my said Son Avery Brown 
during his Natural life and Then to his male heirs forever, which 
together with what I have already Given my said Son Avery Brown 
is his equal Share of my estate, 

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Dudley Brown all the real Estate 
I may die possessed of not before mentioned in this Will during his 
natural life and then equally between his male Heirs forever except 
a certain piece of Salt Marsh I own lying in Stonington which said 
lot of Land I give and Bequeath to my Grand Son Nathan Brown 
Son to Dudley Brown to him and his heirs forever alter the death 
of his Father I )udley Brown. 

If my Grand Son Dudley Brown Son to Dudley Brown should die 
without Heirs at Law it is my Will that my Grand Son Nathan 
brown Son to Dudley Brown should hold his brother Dudley's 
-hare of my Real Estate forever, and il" my said Grandson Nathan 
Brown should die without Heir> at Law then it is my Will that un- 
said Grand Son Dudley Brown shall hold his brother Nathan's 
share in my Real Estate forever. 

Item: It is my Will that my Son Dudley Brown have no right to cut 
any green Wood on the farm I have given him during his natural 
life in this Will west of the highway running through the same, 
and that he has no privilege to cut any more Wood on said Farm 

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East of said highway but for the use and support of one fire during 
his natural life. 

Item: I give to my Son Dudley Brown all the Farming Utensils I may die 
possessed of. 

Item: It is my Will that my Executors herein after to be named, shall 
after my death procure out of my estate and erect at the graves of 
myself and my Wife a suitable set of grave stones for each Grave. 

Item : I give all the residue of my personal Estate into the hands of my 
Executors herein after to be named for the purpose of paying all 
the Legacies ordered in this Will to be paid out of my estate also to 
pay my just debts and funeral charges, and the ballance if any 
remains I give to my Grand Daughter Sally W Brown Daughter 
to Dudley Brown, to be paid her by my said Executors after closing 
the settlement of my estate. 

Lastly I do make and constitute John Brown and Dudley Brown Jr. 
Joint Executors to this my last Will and Testament. 
In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal at North Stonington 

this 24th day of March A. D. 1828. 

Nathan Brown [seal] 

Signed Sealed and published and pronounced by the said Nathan 
Brown as his last Will and Testament who in the presence and the 
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. 

Wm. Randall Jr. ) 

David Brumly V Sworn before me 

Asa S. Miner J Amos Hull, Justice of the Peace. 

inventory. 

The following is an Inventory of the real and personal Estate of Nathan 
Brown Late of North Stonington Deceased shown to us the Subscribers 
this 17th day of November 183 1, by John Brown and Dudley Brown Jr. 
Executors to the last Will and Testament of the said deceased and on 
said day made out by us Freeholders under oath. 

1 Hat, $1.00 — 1 Coat, $1.00 2 pr. Pantaloons, $1.00 

3 Vests, $1.00 — 2 Shirts, .75 2 pr. Stockings, .50 

1 Bible, .50 — 2 Bedsteads and Cords, 2.00 

3 Feather Beds 

Cash, 12.00 — Dudley Brown Jr. Note, 20.00 

Cyrus W. Brown's Note, 50.00 Interest on the same, 

Cyrus W. Brown's Note, 12.50 Interest on the same, 

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$3.00 




2.25 




2.50 




15.00 




32.00 


IO-7S 


60.75 


n-75 


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Charles S. Brown's Note and Interest 

Wm. Randall Jr. Note, 46.60 Interest on the same, 6.50 

Jonathan Bently Jr. Note, 50.00. Interest on the same, 15.00 

i Stag Ox, 20.00 — 2 three-year old Steers, 35.00 

1 Cow & 2 2-year old Heifers @ Si 4 each 

1 yearling Steer and Calf, 12.00 2 young horse kind, 65.00 

lu Sheep, 35.00 20 lbs of Wool, 10.00 

150 Acres of Land by estimation ) 

with Buildings thereon standing j 

i\ acres salt marsh lying in Stonington 



The foregoing is a true Inventory taken by us the Subscribers Free 
Holders under oath this 17th day of November A. D. 1831. 

Wm. Randall Jr. \ Freeholders 
Latham Hull \ under Oath. 



20. 


50 


53- 


10 


65. 


— 


55- 


— 


42. 


— 


77- 


— 


45- 


— 


3000. 


— 


25- 


— 


$3522. 


35 



Appendix IV. 



HISTORY OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BROOK- 
FIELD, N. Y. 

[See p. 244 and records that follow.} 

One of the principal promoters of this church was Simeon Brown, Jr., 
son of Elder Simeon Brown, of Stonington, Conn. He received a license 
to preach in 1775, being the first who had been granted a license from 
that church. 

He emigrated from Stonington, Conn., May, 1702, with his wife and 
children in an ox-cart. This family and others coming from Stonington 
from time to time were a nucleus from which this church was formed, 
June 28, 1798. 

Twenty people met together to consider the organization of a Baptist 
church. After drawing up articles of faith, the First Church of Christ in 
Brookfield, N. Y., was organized, Oct. 12, 1799. There in the wild woods 
and amid howling beasts of prey was erected an altar for the worship of 
God. This young church began holding meetings with their spiritual 
leader and recognized head in the log house of the minister, Elder Simeon 

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Brown, Jr., and there was much interest shown among the scattered set- 
tlers. After a few years a meeting-house was built, making a more attract- 
ive and comfortable church home for the people. Elder Brown was the 
pastor until his death, Aug. 18, 1826. In 1837 a new meeting-house was 
built, to be used together with the Seventh-Day Baptist people of Clark- 
ville, which is occupied still by both churches in 191 5. 

This Brookfield Baptist Church has ordained nine pastors and licensed 
twelve to preach the gospel. It has always had a Deacon Brown since its 
organization, but one person of that name holding that position at the 
same time. During its existence it has always observed monthly com- 
munion service. In September, 1801, the church joined the Otsego Bap- 
tist Association, always being regular in its representatives and delegates. 
Thus by strong faith in God from the beginning, for sixscore years this 
church has flourished, and is still holding forth the word of life. 

The following extracts are from reminiscences of Elder Brown read at 
the Centennial Celebration of this church, July 7, 1898: 

"In personal appearance Elder Brown was more than medium height 
and well proportioned, being of strong build. He had light brown hair 
worn moderately long in thin locks, eyes blue, shaded with heavy eye- 
brows and a massive forehead. He was always clean shaven, and had a 
pleasing expression. He was fond of the chase, and in his later years 
would ride to a known fox trail and often do good shooting in the saddle. 

"When he became too feeble to leave his home he held evening serv- 
ices in his own house. His last sermon was preached at his house while 
sitting in his chair, being too feeble to stand." 

This church has had in one hundred and seven years nineteen pastors, 
from its organization in 1798 to 1905. The longest pastorates w r ere Rev. 
Simeon Brown, Jr., from 1798 to 1826, and Rev. Holland Turner, from 
1835 to 1845. 

The ordinations in this church were: Rev. Simeon Brown, Jr., Oct. 14, 
1800; Rev. Joshua Wells, Oct. 18, 1815; Thomas Dye; G. B. Perry, Mar. 
5, 1823; Peter Latimer, May 31, 1827; Ferris Scott, July 20, 1858; 0. N. 
Fletcher, Nov. 1, 1866; A. V. B. Crumb, Aug. 23, 1876, missionary to 
Burmah; R. J. Thompson, Aug. 15, 1883. 

The Deacons, from organization to 1905, were: Daniel Main, Nathan 
Brown, Bell Lewis, Wait Clarke, Samuel Browne, Thomas E. Craine, 
George Crumb, Morgan L. Brown, Don F. Maine, Avory Cole. 

The church clerks, from organization to 1905, were: Andrew Coats, 
Asa Frink, Jr., Allen Green, Henry Brown, Randall Y. Hibbard, Don F. 
Maine, Ellen R. Baldwin, Catherine Crandall, Clifton Craine. 

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AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE. 

Don't look for the flaws as you go through life; 

And even when you find them. 
It is wise and kind to be somewhat blind 

And look for the virtue behind them. 
For the cloudiest night has a hint of light 

Somewhere in its shadows hiding; 
It is better by far to hunt for a star, 

Than the spots on the sun abiding. 

The world will never adjust itself 

To suit your whims to the letter; 
Some things must go wrong your whole life long, 

And the sooner you know it the better. 
It is folly to fight with the infinite, 

And go under at last in the wrestle; 
The wiser man shapes into God's plan 

As the water shapes into a vessel. 

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox. 



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PART II 

MANY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 

CHARLES BROWNE 

of Rowley, Mass. 

1647-1915 



INTRODUCTION. 

THE PLANTING OF THE MASSACHUSETTS COLONY AND 
INCORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF ROWLEY, MASS. 

The early history of every town furnishes incidents worth preserving. 
Some of them may be uninteresting to strangers, but to native inhabi- 
tants, especially New Englanders, descendants of the Puritan and Pil- 
grim Fathers, they all have an interest. To preserve such facts and inci- 
dents as are supposed to be more particularly interesting to the descend- 
ants of the first settlers of the ancient town of Rowley is our object in 
these preface notes. To the self-denial of these first settlers, to their 
wisdom, their constancy, their labors, their valor, their perseverance, pri- 
vations, piety, and prayers, we owe, under God, and our posterity to the 
latest generation will owe, the possession of privileges, civil and religious, 
surpassing those of any other people on earth. 

Here, in this extensive territory, had God doubtless designed to ex- 
hibit a wonderful display of his wisdom, power, and truth through the 
agency of a people raised up for that very purpose. But by what instru- 
mentality was this mighty work to be accomplished? It was through 
the mysterious instrumentality of persecution! Yes, it was the crushing, 
grinding influence of the persecutor's hand both in Church and State 
which was made instrumental, in the wonder-working Providence of 
God, in peopling this our land with godly and learned men, and in rear- 
ing our goodly fabrics of freedom, piety, and culture, the blessings of 
which are to descend to countless myriads yet unborn, both here and 
in distant regions of the earth. 

The following sketch of the first settlements of Massachusetts Colony 
is taken principally from a letter of Thomas Dudley to Lady Bridger, 
Countess of Lincoln, dated March 28, 1631: 

"But a few years elapsed after the planting of Plymouth Colony be- 
fore the planting of the Massachusetts Colony was projected by several 
friends met together in Lincolnshire, England, in 1627, who fell into dis- 
course about New England and the planting of the gospel there. After 
some deliberation they addressed letters to some one in London and other 
places, where it was also deliberately thought upon, and at length so 
ripened that in the year 1628 they procured a patent from King Charles 

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the First for their planting between the Massachusetts Bay and Charles 
River on the south, and the river Merrimack on the north, and three 
miles on either side of those rivers and bay; as also for the governing of 
those who did or should inhabit within that compass. The same year 
Mr. John Endicott and others were sent over and began a settlement at 
Salem. The next year, 1629, the company sent over divers ships, with 
about three hundred people and some cows, goats, and horses, many of 
which arrived safely. The next year, 1630, the company sent over six- 
teen ships. One left England in February, one in March, four in April, 
eight in May, one in June, one in August; and one other was sent by a 
private merchant. These all arrived safely in New England, at Salem. 

"On the arrival of Thomas Dudley and others, in June and July, 
1630, the colony at Salem was found to be in a sad condition. Above 
eighty had died the preceding winter. Of the remainder of the one hun- 
dred and eighty persons the company had sent over two years before, 
many were weak and sick, having food hardly sufficient to feed them a 
fortnight, the company being wholly unable to feed them. The reason 
for this was that the provisions shipped for them were taken out of the 
ship they were put in; and they who were trusted to ship them in another 
failed of doing so and left them behind, whereupon the company was at 
a great loss. 

"Notwithstanding all the difficulties and embarrassments under 
which these people labored, they soon began to look about for places 
to settle. They on the whole concluded to plant themselves in different 
localities, some in Charlestow r n, some in Boston, some at 'Meadford,' 
Watertown, Roxbury, Saugus [now Lynn], and others in Dorchester. 
After having fixed upon their places of location and settlement, such as 
were able to labor began building, wherein many were interrupted with 
sickness, and many died weekly, yea, almost daily. Mr. Ffigginson, one 
of the ministers of Salem, died March 15, 1630-31. On September 30 
died Mr. Johnson, one of the five of the joint stock company, the Lady 
Arabella, his wife, having died a month before. This gentlemen was a 
prime man, having the best estate of any. Within a month afterwards 
died Mr. Rossiter, one of the assistants, so that now there were left, of 
the five undertakers of the project, but the governor [Winthrop], Sir 
Richard Saltonstall, and Thomas Dudley, Mr. Revil having returned to 
England. The natural causes of so many deaths seemed to be the want 
of warm lodging and good diet, to which they had been accustomed at 
home, and the sudden increase of heat into which they had come who 



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were landed here in the summer. Those only, these last two years, died 
of fevers who landed in June and July. Those of the Plymouth Colony 
who landed in winter died of the scurvy." 

Notwithstanding the many and great discouragements under which 
the first settlers of the Massachusetts Colony labored, they were pros- 
perously increased by great numbers of emigrants from England, who 
arrived from year to year. For several years next after 1631 about 
twenty ships with passengers arrived each year. The number of in- 
habitants was so increased that they were forced to look out for new plan- 
tations every year, so that within a few years every desirable place on 
the seacoast fit for a plantation was taken up. On the arrival of Mr. 
Ezekiel Rogers, with about twenty families, in December, 1638, the 
aforenamed towns of Salem, Charlestown, Boston, Medford, Water- 
town, Roxbury, Lynn, and Dorchester, together with Cambridge, 
Ipswich, Newbury, Weymouth, Hingham, Concord, Dedham, and Brain- 
tree, were all occupied. They therefore spent the winter in Salem, im- 
proving the time in looking out a place for a plantation. 

Mr. Rogers was a man of great note in England for his zeal, piety, and 
brilliant abilities. Mr. Eaton and Mr. Davenport exerted themselves, 
therefore, to persuade him and his company to proceed to New Haven, 
Conn., and settle with them. He, feeling his responsibility to many per- 
sons of "quality in England who depended on him to choose a fit place 
for them," consulted with the ministers of Massachusetts. By their 
advice he and his people concluded to take a place between Ipswich 
and Newbury, and these towns having granted some farms on this tract, 
Mr. Rogers purchased them at the price of £800. 

But Mr. Davenport and Mr. Eaton and their people were so zealous 
to obtain Mr. Rogers and his flock that they sent on a messenger with 
letters to obtain them if possible. Mr. Rogers again desired the min- 
isters to assemble. He laid before them his letters from New Haven. 
Accordingly, after this consultation, he sent them their final answer, and 
then came with his people to this place, — at first called "Mr. Rogers' 
Plantation," afterwards Rowley; so called from Rowley in Yorkshire, 
England, where he and some of his people had lived. The precise time of 
their removal to Rowley is not known, but it was probably as early as 
the last of April or the first of May, 1639. 

The act of incorporation is in the following words: "4th day of the 7th 
month, 1639.— Ordered, that Mr. Ezekiel Rogers' plantation shall be 
called Rowley." 



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Mr. Rogers brought over with him from England but about twenty 
families, as before stated. Before coming to Rowley, however, he had 
increased his company to about sixty families. These people, it appears, 
labored together for nearly five years, from the time they commenced a 
settlement in the place; no man holding land in severalty from the com- 
pany until after they had, probably, cleared up the land on each side of 
the brook that runs through the central part of what is the first parish 
of Rowley. 

"In 1643," says Winthrop, "our supplies from England failing much, 
men began to look about them, and fell to a manufacture of cotton, 
whereof we had in store from Barbadoes, and of hemp and flax, wherein 
Rowley, to our great commendation, exceeded all other towns." 

As early as 1643, John Pearson, a clothier, moved into Rowley, and 
erected the first fulling-mill in New England. Edward Johnson, one of 
the first settlers of Woburn, in his "Wonder-working Providence," 
speaking of the first settlers of Rowley, says: "They consisted of about 
threescore families; these people being very industrious every way, soon 
built as many houses, and were the first people that set upon making 
of cloth in this western world; for which end they built a fulling-mill, 
and caused their little ones to be very diligent in spinning cotton and 
wool, many of them having been clothiers in England." 

Mr. Rogers had an annual salary of £60. The first meeting-house was 
probably built in 1639, so zealous were the Puritans, and so zealous were 
their genuine descendants, to make the attainment of a place of worship 
the object of their first concern. Mr. Rogers was a man of undoubted 
and ardent piety and sound learning, zealous and persevering in his 
efforts to advance the cause of truth and holiness, and of great influence. 
By his will, bearing date April 17, 1660, Mr. Rogers gave lands of consid- 
erable value to the church and the town of Rowley, "for the better 
enabling them to carry on the ministry for ever." 

Rowley was no less active in war than in peace, for in the expedition 
againsl Quebec, in 1690, the town furnished one captain, one lieutenant, 
and thirty non-commissioned officers and privates. 

Sept. 5, 1839, was set apart in pursuance of a vote of the town for the 
purpose of celebrating the second centennial anniversary of the settle- 
ment of Rowley. Appropriate addresses were delivered by the Rev. Mr. 
Bradford and Thomas E. Payson, Esq. A very imposing procession was 
formed by the chief marshal. The order of march was as follows: 



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Chief Marshal (mounted), with Aids, Escort, Marshal. 

President and Vice-Presidents of the day. 

Marshal. Orators and Officiating Clergyman. Marshal. 

Town Officers. 
Marshal. Invited Guests. Marshal. 

Committee of Arrangements. 
Clergyman. 
Marshal. 
Marshal. Soldiers of the Revolution (in carriages). Marshal. 

Marshal. 
Marshal. Strangers and Citizens generally. Marshal. 

This procession was headed by the Salem Brass Band. 

A man well acquainted with the manners and customs of the American 
Indians, in full Indian costume, carrying the pipe and armor of the late 
Black Hawk, an Indian chief, was in the procession, and excited the 
curiosity of many. 



4°3 



The Charles Browne Family. 

Charles Browne (i), b., probably, in Suffolk, England, was one of the 
early settlers of Rowley, Mass. He was an educated man, and taught 
the Rowley school; he also played the drum for the town. He m., Aug. 
14, 1647, Mary Acey, dau. of William and Margaret Acey, of Rowley. 
She was buried Dec. 12, 1683. He was buried Dec. 16, 1687. 

Children : 

2. Beriah Browne, b. May 8, 1648; m., Jan. 6, 1673-74, Sarah 

Harris. Dau.: Sarah. 

3. Gershom, b. ; buried Dec. 5, 1683. His will, dated Dec. 1, 

1683, probated Mar. 25, 1684, mentions brothers Joseph and 
Nathaniel to have half his farm and his mother to have the 
other half; Cousin Sarah to be brought up by his mother; 
brothers John, Samuel, Ebenezer, and William; sister Mary 
Browne; Uncle John Acey; and father Browne, whom he 
made executor. 

4. William, b. Dec. n, 1651; d. in the "Canada voyage." The 

inventory of his estate was presented to court, Apr. 22, 1691, 
by his brother John Browne, the administrator. 

5. John, b. Dec. 5, 1653; m. Abigail Browne (I-XI). 

6. Samuel, b. May 8, 1655. He was in the Canada voyage, 1690. 

His brothers John, Nathaniel, and Ebenezer Browne peti- 
tioned to have John Staniford appointed administrator of 
his estate, Oct. 11, 1693. 

7. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 14, 1658; m. (1), July 29, 1698, Mary Jewett; 

m. (2) [pub. Apr. 7, 1722] Mehitable Hovey, of Ipswich, 
Mass., widow. His will was probated Apr. 17, 1733. 

8. Nathaniel, b. May 20, 1660; m. Mary Wheeler (11-22). 

9. Mary, b. ; buried Dec. 9, 1862. 

10. Joseph, b. June 29, 1668; probably d. prior to 1690. 

John Browne (5), son of Charles (1) and Mary (Acey) Browne, b. 
Dec. 5, 1653; m., Aug. 31, 1685, Abigail Browne. His death is not of 
record in Rowley. He was executor of the will of his grandfather, William 
Acey, in 1690. William Acey made his will Apr. 22, 1689, "being very 
aged;" it was approved Sept. 30, 1690. [See Hist. Coll., Vol. V, p. 43.] 

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Samuel Browne, of Rowley, bought all the right his sister Hannah 
Browne, of Rowley, had in the real estate of their father, John Browne 
(5), late of Rowley, deceased, July 6, 1722. [Essex Deeds, 41 : 63.] Samuel 
also bought the right of his brother Joseph Browne, of Boston, "joiners," 
in the real estate of their father, John Browne, deceased, Sept. 15, 1722. 
Johanna, wife of Joseph, signs the deed. [Essex Deeds, 41:64.] John 
Browne and wife, Abigail, and their eleven children are of record in 
Essex Co., Mass. Their names and dates of birth are given here, but 
their records are not extended further. 
Children : 

I. Samuel Browne, b. July 20, 1686; d. Sept. 21, 1692. 
II. Abigail, b. June 5, 1688. 

III. Mary, bapt. July 13, 1690. 

IV. Martha, b. July 29, 1692; d. Sept. 27, 1692. 

V. Samuel, b. Feb. n, 1693-94; m., at Salisbury, Mass., May 17, 

1716, Elizabeth Wheeler, of Salisbury. 
VI. John, b. Mar. 9, 1695-96. 

VII. Joseph, b. May 5, 1698; m., Sept. 15, 1722, Johanna , of 

Boston, Mass. 
VIII. Hannah, b. Aug. 22, 1700. 
IX. James, b. Mar. 10, 1702-03. 

X. Abraham, b. June 27, 1705; d. Apr. 27, 1776, aged seventy- 
one years. [Byfield Town Rec] His will, dated Nov. 15, 
1769, proved June 4, 1776, mentions himself as "of 
Rowley;" wife Mary; dau. Mary Pettengill; dau. Hannah 
Browne, who is "weak of body;" dau. Elizabeth, a minor; 
children of dau. Abigail Pearson, deceased; sons Benjamin 
Browne and Joseph Browne, who are executors. [Essex 
Probate, 52: 9 and 173.] 
XI. Benjamin, b. Sept. 24, 1708. 

WILL OF CHARLES BROWNE. 

[Spicer Gen., p. 499.) 
Charles Browne of Rowley in yeCounty of Essex. My last will & testa- 
ment is as followeth I give to my Kldest Son Briah Browne twenty four 
pounds in some good payeighl pounds of it in or as good as money. I give 
to my son William Browne half an acre of land in ye Town of Rowley to 
be Set out to him of my homestead cS; the One Half of the Eight acres 
of land at ye rie plain & one freehold. Item: I give to my Son John 
Browne one third part of ye land John being now possessed of it. I give 

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to my Son Samuel Browne that piece of land lying by ye Streights Seven 
acres & a half more or less & half of Eight acres of land at ye Rie Plain. 

I give to my Son Ebenezer Browne one third part of ye land my Son 
Gershom bought of my brother John Acies, Ebenezer being already 
possessed of it. I give to my son Nathaniel Browne a grant of Eighteen 
acres be it more or less Joyning to the ox pasture and my other Sons 
Lands & the lands he is possessed of I give to my Son Joseph Browne 
my house & land in the Town of Rowley being my homestead all ye 
Remainder of it that is not given to my Son William & an acre & a half 
at Satchells of plow ground & meadow & one freehold. 

I give to my grand daughter Sarah Browne a Legacy given by my 
Son Gershom to her & left in my hands my Will is that my Executors 
pay it to her in one half Corne & the other half Cattle when she comes 
to ye age of twenty one years or do Marry & my Son Joseph had also a 
Legacy given him by my son Gershom which I declare hereby to be paid 
him in the lands I have given, So that he is not to Require anything of 
my Executors upon ye account of that Legacy he having it in ye lands 
by me here Given and that he shall not be possessed of it till he comes 
to ye age of Twenty One years further my will is that my Sons John 
Browne, Nathaniel Browne & Ebenezer Browne be my Executors & 
take care to pay all my debts and funerall Charges & for that End to 
inable them I Give them to be Equally divided among them three all 
my land Meadowes and Appurtenances thereunto belonging either in 
the bounds of Rowley or elce where that are not already Conveyed & 
also all my Stock household Stuff money or moneys Worth to be divided 
as aforesd, when my debts are paid and my obligacon to my father Acie 
during his life which they are to take care of if it please God now to take 
me out of this World this I declare to be my last Will & Testament. 
Marke of 

C Charles Browne [seal] 

This 20th of Decembr, 1687 we Saw Charles Browne Sign & Seal this 
instrument by Setting to his Marke & Seal. 

Richard Dumer 1 

Jonathan Wheeler V Witnesses. 
John Sterlin J 

Essex Probate Records. 

The' name of Charles Browne (1) is mentioned in the Rowley town 
records thirty-one times. His son Nathaniel Browne (8) is also men- 

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tinned in the Rowley town records, and his name comes down through 
many generations. 

Nathaniel Brown (8), son of Charles (i) and Mary (Acey) Brown, 
b., at Rowley, Mass., May 20, 1660; d. May, 1731. His will was pro- 
bated May 16, 1 73 1, in Groton, Conn. He m., June 4, 1685, Mary 
Wheeler, dau. of David and Sarah (Wise) Wheeler, of Rowley and New- 
buryport, Mass. He sold his homestead in Rowley to the brother of his 
wife, Jonathan Wheeler, June 29, 1707. He and his wife, Mary, were dis- 
missed from the church in Rowley to the church in Groton, June 29, 
1707; in Essex deeds it is stated, Jan. 8, 1707-08, as of Groton, Conn., 
late of Rowley. He is first mentioned in Groton land records in 1709. 
In 171 2 he was made an inhabitant of Groton. July 1, 1712, his name ap- 
pears among those who owned lots at "Nawayank" [Lot 3, probably 
Noank]. Feb. 28, 1709, he bought of Gershom Rice, of Sudbury, Mass., 
"a certain tract of upland and swamp" in Groton, located on the west 
side of the "Great Brook that runneth into Poquonock Cove," originally 
part of the two hundred acres of land owned by Daniel Lane, of New 
London, Conn. In his will he bequeaths this homestead to his sons 
Benjamin, Abner, and William. To Benjamin he gave the dwelling- 
house. William sold his portion to Benjamin; it was located "near a 
small ledge of rocks, 190 rods to the Great Brook." He owned land on 
Fort Hill, Long Hill by the ferry, and by "Nawayank." His homestead 
farm on a portion of it is now owned by George Miner, of Groton. 

Children, the first eleven b. at Rowley: 

11. Gershom Brown, b. Mar. 20, 1686; d., at Groton, in 1737; 

m., July 8, 1 7 14, Ann (Hubbard) Foote, dau. of Hugh and 
Jane (Latham) Hubbard, widow of Stallion Foote. Chil- 
dren: (1) Mary Brown, b. Sept. 16, 1715; (2) Gershom, b. 
May 8, 1717; (3) Joseph, b. Mar. 7, 1719; (4) Peter, b. Mar. 
15, 1721; (5) Ann, b. Apr. 7, 1723; (6) Gershom, b. 1725; d., 
at Ledyard, Conn., Oct., 1803, aged seventy-eight years; 
m. Esther - -, who d. July, 1806, aged seventy years. 

12. Nathaniel, b. May 15, 1688; d. 1689. 

13. Nathaniel, bapt. Sept., 1690; m. Anna Haynes (23-30). 

14. Mary, bapt. Oct. 13, 1692; d. young. 

15. Mary, b. Jan. 19, 1693; m. Mr. Hodskin. 

16. Martha, b. Oct. 12, 1695; m. Mr. Hartwell. 

17. Benjamin, b. Nov. 13, 1698; d. in 1782; m. (1) Sarah, dau. of 

John Walworth; she was living in 1772. He m. (2) Abigail 

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, who d. Feb. 17, 1798, aged eighty-nine years, and is 

buried at the Harbor's Mouth, New London. Children: (1) 
Benjamin Brown; (2) Daniel; (3) Frances, who m. Stephen 
Gardner; (4) James; (5) John, b. 1739, d. Oct. 5, 1796, aged 
fifty-seven years; he was a captain; (6) Jeremiah; (7) Desire, 
who m. Benjamin Jerome; (8) Jesse; (9) Elijah; (10) Micajiah. 
Benjamin Brown was a large landholder, owning land at 
the lighthouse, New London, at Massapeag, Groton, Lyme, 
and Fisher's Island. 

18. Sarah, bapt. Sept. 8, 1700; d. 1731; unm. 

19. Mehitable, bapt. Apr. 29, 1702; m., Dec. 15, 1720, at Norwich, 

Conn., Daniel Woodworth. Children: (1) Daniel Wood- 
worth, b. Aug. 20, 1721; (2) Mehitable, b. Mar. 13, 1723; 
(3) Benjamin, b. Dec. 9, 1724; (4) Mary, b. Jan. 10, 1726; 
(5) Anne, b. Dec. 28, 1727; (6) Joseph, b. Nov. 5, 1729, d. 
J 7 2 9; (7) Joseph, b. Mar. 4, 1731, d. 1731; (8) William, b. 
Oct. 3, 1732; (9) Nathaniel, b. Mar. 15, 1734; (10) Samuel, 
b. Aug. 8, 1739, d. 1739. 

20. Ruth, b. ; m., at Groton, Feb. 19, 1729, Joshua Woodworth. 

Children, recorded in Norwich: (1) Ruth Woodworth, b. Apr. 
27, 1730; (2) Martha, b. May 10, 1733; (3) Joshua, b. Feb. 
12, 1737, d. Mar. 19, 1742; (4) Zipporah, b. July 19, 1741; 
(5) Joshua, b. Oct. n, 1743. 

21. William, bapt. Oct. 14, 1705. 

22. Abner, b. at Groton. 

WILL OF NATHANIEL BROWN (8). 

In the Name of God Amen the 19th day of April A. D. 1731. I Nathan- 
iel Brown of Groton in the County of New London & Colony of Con- 
necticut being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, Calling 
unto mind the mortality of my body & knowing that it is appointed for 
all men once to Die. Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment That is to say principally and first of all I give & Recommend my 
Soul into the hands of God that gave it, and my body I Recommend to 
the Earth to be buried in Decent Christian burial at the discretion of 
my Executors not doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall re- 
ceive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such 
a Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life 
I Give Demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and 
form, after my just Debts are paid. 

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Imprimis: T Give and Bequeath to Mary my Loving Wife one third part 
of all my Moveable Estate and a good maintainance out of my 
Estate so long as she remain my widow. 

Item: I give to my son Gershom Brown's children twenty shillings 
which with what I have already given my son Gershom is their full 
portion. 

Item: I give to my daughter Mary Hodskin five shillings which with 
what I have already given her is her full portion. 

Item: I give to my daughter Martha Hartwell five shillings which with 
what I have already given her is her full portion. 

Item: I give to my son Nathaniel Brown five shillings which with what 
I have already given him is his full portion. 

Item: I give to my son Benjamin Brown thirty acres of Land lying 
across the North end of my Farm with my Dwelling house and all 
the appurtenances thereunto belonging, he well maintaining his 
mother so long as she shall continue my widow, and also paying 
to my daughter Sarah Brown Forty pounds to be paid to her within 
two years after my decease and'to allow her a Room in the house 
and the keeping of a Cow as long as she remain unmarried. 

Item: I give to my daughter Sarah Brown Forty pounds and the Libert v 
of a room in my house and the keeping of a Cow as long as she 
remain unmarried. 

Item: I give to my daughter Mehitable Woodworth three pounds which 
with what I have already given her is her full portion. 

Item: I give to my daughter Ruth Woodworth Ten pounds which with 
what I have already given her is her full portion. 
All the above s'd Legacies to be paid within two years after my de- 
cease by my Executor. 

Item: I give to my son William Brown Thirty seven Acres of Land Lying 
across my farm next to the land I gave to Benjamin, to him his 
heirs and assigns forever he paying to my daughter Ruth Wood- 
worth Ten pounds within two years after my decease. 

Item: I give to my son Aimer Brown all the remaining part of my farm 
Lying South of the Land I gave to William to him his heirs and 
as>ign> forever and also half my Right in the Sequestered Land 
and all the Remaining part of my Estate which I have not above 
disposed of I give to my son Benjamin Brown with the thirty acres 
of Laud aforementioned and half my Rights in the Sequestered 
Land to him his heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby make 
and ordain my son Benjamin Brown my sole Executor of this my 

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Last Will & Testament and I do hereby utterly Revoke and Disanul 
all other and former Wills and Testaments Ratifying and Confirming 
this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament. 
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the day 
and year above written. his 

Nathaniel (N) Brown. 
mark 



Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the s'd Nathaniel 
Brown as his Last Will & Testament in presence of 

Christopher Avery ] 

Peter Lester V Witnesses. 

Jeremiah Smith ) 

Witnesses took oath May 26, 1731 before James Morgan Justice of 
Peace. 

The above will was exhibited in court, proved and ordered to be re- 
corded June 24, 1 73 1. 

Recorded in the 6th book of Wills for New London County, folios 80, 
81, May 10, 1732. 

Rich'd Christophers, Clerk. 
Inventory of Estate, £519.17.3. 

Note. — Ledyard, as now known, was called No. Groton. 

Nathaniel Brown (13), son of Nathaniel (8) and Mary (Wheeler) 
Brown [Charles (1)], bapt., at Rowley, Mass., Sept., 1690; d., at No. 
Groton, Conn., July, 1770; m., July 11, 1715, Anna Haynes, b., at Pres- 
ton, Conn., Nov. 3, 1696; bapt., in the Old Road Church, Stonington, 
Conn., Sept. 12, 1697; dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth (Stark) (Lambert) 
Haynes. In early manhood he left his home, and for a number of years 
was a citizen of Norwich, Conn.; but in 1721 bought land in Groton, 
Conn., and Feb. 21, 1730, and Apr. 21, 1731, his father sold him land on 
"Fort Hill, Long Hill by the ferry, and by Nawayank," and all the 
right originally the right of Ephraim and Mary Colver, heirs of Mr. 
Ephraim Colver, deceased. 

Children: 

23. Nathaniel Brown, b., at Groton, June 6, 1716; d. July, 1807; 

m. (1) Mary Morgan, dau. of William Morgan. She d. in 
Oct., 1 771, aged fifty-three years. He probably m. (2) 
Hannah , who d. in Aug., 1804. 

24. Comfort, b., at Groton, Oct. 4, 171S; m. (1) Margery Morgan; 

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m. (2) Temperance Brown [for her early records, see B. G., 
]). 18], dau. of Eleazer and Temperance (Holmes) Brown 

(3I-37)- 

25. Joseph, b. Nov. 16, 1720; d. Dec. 20, 1750. 

26. Ebenezer, b. - -; m. Ruth Morgan, dau. of Capt. John and 

Sarah (Cobb) Morgan. 

27. Elijah, b. about 1730; d., at No. Groton, Dec, 1803, aged 

seventy-three years; m. Eunice Morgan, dau. of Capt. John 
and Sarah (Cobb) Morgan. Children: (1) Eunice, b. 1768; 
(2) Elijah, b. 1778; and others. 

28. Elisha, b. about 1731; m. Content Leeds (54-66). 

29. Anna, b. ; d., at No. Groton, Dec, 1797; unm. 

30. Mary, b. 

WILL OF JOSIAH HAYNES. 

[Copy Book A of Wills, p. 347.] 
In the name of God, Amen. I, Josiah Haynes, being weak of body 
and perfect in mind and of a good understanding, do make and consti- 
tute this my last will and testament. 

Imprimis: I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it, 
hoping and trusting that through the merits of Jesus Christ it shall 
be reunited again at the resurrection to my body, in life everlasting, 
and my body to the dust to be decently buried at the discretion of 
my executors, after my just debts are first paid and such worldly 
estate as God has been pleased to bestow on me. I bequeath as 
follows: First I give to my beloved wife, the improvement of my 
farm in Groton, now in my possession, and improvement during 
her natural life and all the stock, both cattle, sheep and horses, and 
swine, forever. 

Item: I give to my eldest son Josiah all my lands at Conjuggamug in the 
province of the Machune Bay near Mulberry, to him and his heirs 
forever. 

Item: I will and appoint that at the decease of my wife, that my son 
Caleb shall have my farm now in my improvement in Groton, to 
him and his heirs forever. 

Item: I appoint and order that my lands at Preston be sold and all my 
common rites in Groton be sold for the payment of my four daugh- 
ters, their provisions. 

Item: I give to my four daughters, Elizabeth, Anah, Cazieh, Deborah, 
each of them forty pounds apece, with what they have had and 

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what the lands above mentioned are short in paying my four daugh- 
ters aforesaid, I order that my wife shall make it up out of the 
estate I leave her. 

Finally, I do appoint and constitute my beloved wife and my eldest 
son Josiah to be my lawful executors and of other thing not above dis- 
posed of I give to my beloved wife Elizabeth for the perfecting of the 
payments of the portions and debts and I also hereby revoke and annul 
all other wills and constitute this as my last will and testament. 

In Witness Whereof I have set my hand and seal in Groton, this 
Sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven hun- 
dred and Nineteen. 

Josiah Haynes [seal] 
In the presence of us 

Ephraim Woodbridge 
John Seabury 

Mr. Ephraim Woodbridge and Deacon John Seabury, you and each 
of you Do Sware by the Great and Dredfull Name of the Ever Living 
God that you being present did see Mr. Josiah Haynes the deceased, 
sign and seal the within written instrument and that he did then declare 
it to be his last will and testament and that he was then of a disposing 
mind and that you did then sign as witnesses thereunto, so help you 
God. 

Sworn before me, Groton September 2 1 Anno Domini 1719. 

Nehemiah Smith — Justice of the Peace. 

Recorded in the 4th Book of Wills in Ye County of New London, folio 
142 Oct. 7, 1719. 

J. C. Christopher, Clerk. 

Note. — Anah (or Anna) Haynes mentioned in the above will m. Nathaniel 
Brown (13). 

Comfort Brown (24), son of Nathaniel (13) and Anna (Haynes) Brown 
[Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Groton, Conn., Oct. 4, 1718; d.', at No. 
Groton, Conn., Dec, 1790; m. (1) Margery Morgan, dau. of William 
Morgan; m. (2) Temperance Brown. [See B. G., p. 18.] 

Children by first m.: 

31. Margery Brown, b. 1744; d. Sept., 1784; m. Abel Newton. 

32. Comfort, Jr., b. 1746; d. Nov. 17, 1822, aged seventy-six years; 

m. Ruth , who d. Apr. 17, 1836. 

^. David, b. 

Children by second m.: 

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34. James, b., at No. Groton, Apr. 22, 1751; m., Oct. 8, 1772, 

Abigail Barns. Children: (1) James, b., at Groton, Dec. 18, 
1773; (2) Nehemiah, b., at Groton, Feb. 17. 1776; (3) Abigail, 
b., at Groton, Aug. 25, 1778; (4) Eleazer, b., at Groton, July 
16, 1780, d. July 19, 1785; (5) Cyrus, b. Oct. 12, 1783; (6) 
Eleazer, b. Mar. 31, 1791; (7) Desire, b. Oct. n, 1796. 

35. Nathaniel, b. 1753; m. Deborah Morgan (38-46a). 

36. Amos, b. Sept. 20, 1761; m. Esther Babcock (768-779). 

37. Elizabeth, b. - — ; m. Timothy Morgan. 

QUITCLAIM TO COMFORT BROWN, JR. 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS THAT I, Temperance 
Brown, of Groton, in New London County and State of Connecticut, 
for divers good causes and considerations hereunto moving, especially 
for the- consideration of the covenants contained in a certain Obligatory 
Writing or Bond by the said Comfort unto me well executed, bearing 
even date herewith, and to my full satisfaction, Do remise, release and 
forever Quit-Claim unto the said Comfort his heirs and assigns, all such 
right, estate, title, interest and demand, as I have, or by law ought to 
have in and unto all such part or parts of the lands, buildings and their 
appurtenances, of the Kstate of my late husband M. Comfort Brown, 
late of said Groton Deceased, as by Freeholders were set out to me as 
right of dower on thirds in the freehold Estate of said deceased, in and 
upon such parts of the estate aforesaid, as were set out to Comfort 
brown, son and heir of said deceased. 

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD unto him the said COMFORT, his heirs, 
etc. the above remised and released premises, in their full possession and 
seizin, so that neither I the said Temperance Brown, or any person from, 
by or under me, shall hereafter have claim, challenge or demand, any 
right, estate, title or interest, in and unto the above remised and released 
premises or any part thereof, but from all and every part thereof, shall 
forever be utterly barred and excluded therefrom by these presents. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, 

the first day of July 1700. A.I). Temperance Brown [seal] 

" Entered Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of: 

"\ Record Amos Gere Jr. 

July ist, Amos (ii re. 

1700-" NEW LONDON COUNTY, S. S. Groton. July ist, 

V. [3/244. [ 799- Personally appeared Mrs. Temperance Brown, 

signer and sealer of the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the 

same to be her free act and i\vv(\ before me, 

Amos Gere — Justice of Peace. 
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Nathaniel Brown (35), son of Comfort (24) and Temperance (Brown) 
Brown [Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b. 1753; d., at No. 
Groton, Conn., Jan. 17, 182 1, aged sixty-eight years, and is buried in the 
cemetery at the Peckham Meeting-house. He m. Deborah Morgan, 
b. Mar. 1, 1751 ; d. Dec. 25, 1830; dau. of Timothy and Deborah Morgan, 
and sister of Experience Morgan, who m. Peleg Brown [for his records, 
see Part I, 2010, of this book]. 

Children, b. at No. Groton [Ledyard]: 

38. Hannah Brown, b. ; m. Nathan Holdredge. 

39. Deborah, b. ; m. Robert Wilcox. 

40. Lois, b. 1786; m. Thomas Main (840-855). 

41. Matilda, b. ; m. John Main [see B. and M. G., p. 185] 

(856-862). 

42. Nathaniel, b. ; m. Charlotte Wilbur (863-870). 

43. Aaron, b. Nov. 25, 1781; m. Mary Wilcox (47-53)- 

44. Temperance, b. ; m. Prentice Lewis. 

45. Zerviah, b. ; unm. 

46. Sabra, b. ; d. aged seventeen years. 

46a. Lizzie, b. ; d. aged eighteen years. 

WILL OF NATHANIEL BROWN (35). 

[Spicer Gen., p. 500.] 
In the name of God, Amen. I, Nathaniel Brown of Groton, County 
of New London and State of Connecticut, altho, labouring under some 
bodily infirmities, yet being of sound, disposing mind, and memory, 
through the mercy of God, do make & ordain this my last will and 
testament in manner and form following. First and principally I resign 
my Soul, with the utmost humility into the hands of God humbly 
hoping for a blessed immortality, through the merits of Jesus Christ, 
and my body I desire may be decently buried at the Discretion of my 
Executors. As for such temporal Estate, as the Lord in his mercy hath 
entrusted me with, I give, devise and dispose of in the following manner. 
Imprimis. I will that all my just Debts and funeral Charges, be paid 
and discharged by my Executors the one half out of my moveable 
Estate and the other half to be paid by my two Sons, in equal propor- 
tion in consequence of Estates herein given them in this my last will. 
Item. I give and demise unto my beloved wife Deborah Brown, the 
dwelling house where I now live together with the Barn and cornhouse, 
near the same, for her and my daughter Zerviah Brown, while she re- 
mains in her present single or unmarried State, to dwell in, and improve 

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during her natural life. I also will and bequeath to beloved wife Deborah 
Brown, the use and improvement of the following lands, during the 
term of her natural life namely one lot with the house where I now live 
described as follows, beginning at the Road on the East side of the 
burying ground, running south to the Brook, thence with the fence as 
it now stands near the brook, until it comes to the lane, and crossing the 
Lane, a little south of the bridge with the fence near the brook, to the 
corner of land belonging to the heirs of Robert Willcox deceased, thence 
easterly with line of said Willcoxs heirs, to the southwest corner of land 
I bought of Jonas Avery, thence with the fence in the line of land I 
bought of Jonas Avery northerly to the road, or highway, then westerly 
with the road untill it comes opposite the west side of the lane, or part 
leading west with Abigail Perkins, to the maple root in the line of the 
house of Asa Gray deceased, thence southerly with said line, to the 
road or highway, thence westerly with the road to the first mentioned 
bound: the above described lands with the buildings and appurtenances, 
I give the use of to my beloved wife, during the term of her natural life 
and the whole of all my personal Estate not otherwise disposed of, in 
this will I give to her forever. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter 
Zerviah Brown, the use and improvement of the following lot of lands 
as long as she shall remain single or unmarried after the death of my 
beloved wife Deborah Brown Viz. one lot with house and other build- 
ings where I now live described as follows: Beginning at the road on the 
east side of the burying ground, running south to the brook, thence 
with the fence as it now stands, near the brook untill it comes to the lane 
and crossing the lane a little south of the bridge with the fence near the 
brook down to the watering place, or west end of the lane, thence east- 
ward with the fence south of the lane to the northeast corner of the 
lower field to the line of land belonging to the heirs of Robert Willcox 
deceased, thence easterly with the line of said heirs 50 Rods, thence 
north to the road, or highway thence with the road to the northeast 
corner of the square field, and with the fence of said field on the east, 
south and wot of the field to the road, again thence with the road west- 
ward to the tir>t mentioned bound, this I give the use and improve- 
ment of, to my daughter Zerviah, so long as she remains single, or un- 
married, after the death of my beloved wife Further I give and be- 
queath to my daughter Zerviah so much out of my Estate as shall 
make her equal in goods, -lock vnd furniture to her other Sisters, the one 
half to be paid out of my personal Estate & the other half to be paid by 
my two Sons Nathaniel and Aaron Brown in consideration of what I 

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give them, in this my last will & testament, to be paid by them in equal 
proportion. Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Temperance 
Lewis so much out of my Estate, as shall make her equal in goods stock 
and furniture, with her other sisters. Item. I give and bequeath unto 
my other daughters that are married Viz: Hannah Holdridge, Deborah 
Wilcox, Lois Main and Matilda Main, one Dollar each out of my per- 
sonal Estate. Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Nathaniel 
Brown, all that part of my home farm, or main body of land lying to- 
gether in Groton, that lies west of a line beginning at the southwest 
corner of the lower field or field so called, thence northerly with the 
fence, to the northeast corner of said field, to the lane or watering place, 
thence with the fence on the south side of the lane to the brook, thence 
back in the middle of the lane, to the southeast corner of the square 
field, thence with the fence east of the southeast corner of said field, 
thence northerly with the fence to the road, or highway, thence with 
the road about 10 Rods to the head of a Pond, on the north side of the 
road, thence northerly to a heap of Stones, in the line of Abigail Perkins 
land. Also one lot of land, on the part of said home farm, in the Barn 
field, or field so called, and Packer pasture and is thus described: be- 
ginning at the southwest corner of said field, thence easterly with the 
fence to a pond in the west side of the Packer pasture, thence northerly 
to a heap of stones, near Mr. John Packer's land, thence west to a heap 
of stones, by the wall, thence with the wall, to the first mentioned bound 
or corner. Also about one half of the lots of land, I bought of John Stan- 
ton and Thomas Avery Esq. it being that part of the aforesaid, that lies 
w r est of a line, beginning in the middle of the Barn, on the road or high- 
way, running northerly about 25 Rods to a heap stones, thence still 
northerly to the end of the wall on the west side of a mowing lot thence 
with the fence still northerly to the land of the heirs of Benjamin Gray 
deceased. All the above described lands, I give to my son Nathaniel, 
except one half Acre, for a burying ground where, the graves now are, 
which I gave for a family burying place never to be sold or bought by 
any, nor any way disposed of, but for burying the dead. But all the rest 
of the above described and bounded Lands I give to my son Nathaniel, 
with all the buildings and appurtenances, thereunto belonging under 
the incumbrances, aforementioned, debts & legacies. Also I give to my 
son Nathaniel, one half of my wearing apparel, also one Gun, or musket. 
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Aaron Brown, all the re- 
mainder of my lands, which I possess or have any title to, with the build- 
ings & appurtenances thereto belonging, under the incumbrances afore- 

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said & on condition, he shall pay the Legacies mentioned for him to pay, 
in this my last will and testament. Also I give to my Son Aaron one half 
of my wearing apparel and one Gun or Musket. And I do hereby dis- 
annull and revoke all wills by me made & do declare this to be my only 
last will and testament; and I do hereby appoint my two Sons Nathaniel 
Brown and Aaron Brown, to be Executors of this my last will & testa- 
ment. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 14th day 
of March in the Year of our Lord 1820. Signed, sealed, published and 
declared by the testator Nathaniel Brown to be his last will and testa- 
ment in the presence of us, who have subscribed our names as witnesses 
thereunto of the testator. 

Nathaniel Brown. 

Comfort Brown. 

John G. Weightman. 

Allathea Gray. 

Aaron Brown (43), son of Nathaniel (35) and Deborah (Morgan) 
Brown [Comfort (24), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at 
Ledyard, Conn., Nov. 25, 1781; d. Nov. 3, 1870; m., 1S07, Mary Wilcox, 
dau. of Robert and Sarah (Wilbur) Wilcox. He inherited part of the home- 
stead farm, which was located a mile north of what is now called Ledyard 
Center. 

Children, b. at Ledyard: 

47. Robert Brown, b. 1S09; d., at Seattle, Wash., in 1894, aged 

eighty-five years. 

48. Eleazer, b. 1812; d., at Ledyard, Jan. icS, 1834; is buried at the 

Peckham Church, and has an engraved headstone. 
40. Sabrina, b. 1814; d. Sept. 5, 1881; m. (1) Jeremiah Wilcox; 
m. (2) Thomas Main. Dau.: Mary Wilcox, d. Sept. 22, 1857, 
aged fifteen years. 

50. Allura, b. 1 81 6; d. Dec. 21, 1S33. 

51. Laura, b. — ; d. May 5, 1842; m. Thomas Lamphere. 

52. Theophilus, 1>. Jan. 12, 1S24; d. at Groton, Conn.; m. (1) Julia 

Hallet, who d. May [3, [859; m. (2), Nov. 17, 1868, Mary 
Louisa Geer, dau. of Col. Isaac and Experience (Avory) 
Geer. He- was master marine for sixteen years, and retired, 
alter his second m., in Groton, where he engaged in farming. 
Children by second m.: (1) Alice Experience Brown, m. Rev. 
Paul Hoffman; (2) Clara Louise, b., at Groton, June 12, 1876; 

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m., at Groton, Dec. i, 1902, Sanford Meech, b. Dec. 15, 
1863. Son: Sanford Brown Meech, b. Dec. 18, 1903. 
53. C. Jeffrey, b. 1826; d. Dec. 16, 1886; m. — — . Children, b. at 
Ledyard: (1) Theophilus Brown; (2) Minnie; (3) Jeffrey; 
(4) Annie, m. Frank Grant; (5) Mary. 

Elisha Brown (28), son of Nathaniel (13) and Anna (Haynes) Brown 
[Nathaniel (8), Charles], b. about 1731; d. Sept. 28, 1813, aged eighty- 
two years; m. Content Leeds, dau. of Thomas Leeds, of New London, 
Conn., and Content Williams, a sister, or near relative, of Roger Williams. 

The following is the war record of Elisha Brown, as sent from the office 

of the Adjutant-General at Hartford, Conn.: 

State of Connecticut. 

adjutant-general's office. 

Hartford, July 1, igo2. 
This is to certify that 

Elisha Brown 

served in the War of the Revolution, and the following is his service according to the 
records of this office: 

On p. 50, "Record of Conn. Men in the War of the Revolution," appears the fol- 
lowing: "Elisha Brown, private in Captain Levi Wells' Company, Colonel Joseph 
Spencer's Regiment. Enlisted May 9, 1775; discharged December 17, 1775. Regi- 
ment raised on first call for troops by the Legislature, April-May, '75. Marching by 
companies to the camps around Boston, it took post at Roxbury and served during 
the siege until expiration of term of service, Dec, '75. Detachments of officers and 
men engaged at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, and in Arnold's Quebec Expedi- 
tion, Sept-Dec, '75. Adopted as Continental." 

On p. 385 appears the following: "Elisha Brown, private in Captain Jonathan 
Hale's Company, Colonel Erastus Wolcott's Regiment, 1776." 

On p. 461 appears the following: "Elisha Brown, private in Captain Caleb Clark's. 
Company, nth Regiment of Militia, at New York in 1776." 

In witness whereof we have affixed hereto the seal of this office. 

Wm. E. F. Landers, 
A sst. Adjt.-General. 

Children: 

54. Experience Brown, b., at Groton, Conn., in 1756; m. Nathaniel 

Hall (67). 

55. Content L., b., at Groton, in 1758; m. William Champlin (123- 

128). 

56. Elizabeth, b. in 1760; m. Nehemiah Gallup (286-293). 

57. Hannah, b., at Groton, about 1762; m. (1), Oct. 23, 1787, Ed- 

wardis Avardis Allen, son of Amos Allen and Jemima Root, 
of Deerfield, Mass.; m. (2) Mr. Lewis. Son, by first m.: 
Leeds Allen. 

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58. Jerusha, b. May 18, 1764; m. Solomon Alexander (361, 362). 

59. Elisha, b., at Groton, about 1766; m. Susannah Mowry (458- 

460). 

60. Thomas, b. JMar. 7, 1769; m. Rachel Franklin (505-512). 

61. Margery, b. at Groton; m. Owen Briggs (661-669). 

62. Elijah, b., at Groton, May 17, 1773; m. Rhoda Childs (686- 

693)- 

63. Polly, b. about 1775; d., at Leyden, Mass., in 1800; m., 1798, 

George Mowry, son of Richard Mowry, of Leyden. Son: 
George, b. 1800; d. 1820. 

64. Deborah, b., at Groton, 1777; m. Simeon Packer (721-727). 

65. Elizabeth, b. ; d. aged eighteen years. 

66. Nathaniel, b., at Groton, about 1780; m. Anna Johnson (731- 

737)- 

LEASE TO ELISHA BROWN. 

This Indenture of Lease made between Ebenezer Pundorson of Groton 
in the County and Colony of Connecticut on the one part and Elisha 
Brown of Sd Groton on the other part. Witness that I the said Ebenezer 
Pundorson for the consideration of One hundred and sixty Pounds 
Lawfull Money to me Secured by the said Elisha Brown to my full Satis- 
faction. Do therefore give grant Lease & farm Lett unto the said Elisha 
brown his heirs &c. my farm lying in said Groton with the buildings 
and appurtenances thereunto belonging the bedroom chamber excepted 
for and during the Space of four years from the first day of April 1769 
and furthermore I the said Pundorson do Lett and Lease with the said 
premises to the said Brown for and during the said four years two Cows 
& calves worth six pounds five shillings also four 2 year old heifers worth 
seven pounds, & one Bull worth one pound fifteen shillings. One pair of 
three year old stags worth five pounds, also one yoke of oxen worth nine 
pounds ten shillings also three yearlings worth two pounds fourteen 
shillings and two two-year olds worth three pounds live shillings. To 
have and to hold the above said premises to use and improve in a husband 
like manner until the first day of April Anno Dom. 1773 from Said first 
day of Last April 176c) and I the said Elisha Brown do for myself and my 
heirs &c. covenant with the said Hbenezer Pundorson his heirs &c. that 
during the above said term of four years I will pay the taxes arising on 
the above said premises and further that T will neither carry or suffer any 
hay or wood to be tarried off of said farm nor cut or suffer to be cut any 
wood or timber unless for necessary fencing or firewood on the said farm. 

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The firewood wholly to be taken out of the swamps Easterly of the 
house and old wood that is now r down & that no walnut, white oak, 
chestnut, popple or butternut shall be cut without special lease of said 
Pundorson furthermore said Pundorson shall or may cutt and carry off 
or order cutt and carried off any wood or timber that is on said farm 
without let or hindrance. 

Furthermore I will take no more than three crops off the same land 
without seeding it down to grass, with the said crop, nor ever plant corn 
without dunging in the hill. Nor hire land to be planted upon shares & 
that I will leave eighteen or twenty Load of good well rotted dung in a 
handsome heap in the field, near the barn & likewise a sufficient quantity 
of good hayseed to seed well the plowed land & that no dung shall at any 
time be off of said farm & at the expiration of said term of four years I 
will surrender to the said Pundorson his heirs &c, the quiet and peace- 
able possession of the above said premises in a good repair the necessary 
wear excepted as they now are & for the true and faithful performance 
of the above agreement the parties bind themselves each to the other. 
In witness whereof they hereunto Sett their Hand & Seals this 23d Day 
of May Anno Domini 1769 

Ebenezer Pundorson [seal] 
In presence of Elisha Brown [seal] 

Robert Geer 

Benjamin Geer 

will of elisha brown. 

The following copy of will and the Probate thereof in Massachusetts, 
having been heretofore presented for record, by Nathaniel Brown, one 
of the Executors therein named, and an order made for giving notice to 
all concerned, by a publication in the Reporter printed at Brattleboro 
in said District, to appear at this Court and be heard, which order has 
been complied with and as no objection is made to the enrollment or 
record of the same, it is hereby ordered that the same be recorded, which 
said will is in the words and figures following, to wit: 

In the Name of God, Amen, I, Elisha Brown, of Leyden in the County 
of Franklin and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, husbandman, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and that it is appointed unto 
man once to die, and being of a sound and disposing mind and memory, 
blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make, ordain and publish this 
my last will and testament, in manner and form following, (that is to 
say). 

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First: I bequeath my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the earth, 
from whence it was taken, to be buried in a decent christian manner, 
under the direction of my executors hereafter named, nothing 
doubting but that at the general resurrection it will be raised by the 
mighty power of God. 

And as touching the worldly interest with which it hath pleased God 
to bless me, I give and dispose of it in the manner following, viz: 

First: I give and bequeath unto my son Elisha Brown, two hundred dol- 
lars to be paid him out of my estate by my Executors hereafter 
named within two years after my decease. 

Secondly: I give and bequeath unto my son, Thomas Brown, twenty- 
four acres of land lying in Leyden aforesaid and is part of the land 
I bought of Deacon Simeon Smith and to be taken off at the South 
end of said lot. 

Thirdly: I give and bequeath to my son, Nathaniel Brown, the use and 
improvement of the forty acres of land I bought of David Brown, 
lying in Leyden aforesaid, and fourteen acres of land I bought of 
William Parker joining Elder Jeremy Parker's land lying in Guil- 
ford for the use and support of his family, and after the said Nathan- 
iel's decease to his male heirs forever. 

Fourthly: I give and bequeath unto my son, Elijah Brown, thirteen 
acres and twenty square rods of land lying in Leyden and is the land 
I bought of my said son Elijah, reference to my deed he gave me of 
the same being had, and also fourteen acres of land lying in Guil- 
ford which I bought of William Parker bounded west of the County 
Road and to extend easterly till the said fourteen acres are made 
out to him so as the east line be a north and south line. 

Fifthly: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Jerusha Alexander, and 
her son, Elisha Alexander, and my grandson, Leeds Allen, the re- 
maining part of the kind I bought of Deacon Simeon Smith, lying 
in Leyden aforesaid, and also the land I bought of Capt. Solomon 
Alexander, lying in Leyden, and lying west of the County Road, 
containing about six acres with the buildings thereon. Also I give 
them the remaining part of the land I bought of William Parker 
lying in Guilford and lying between the land I herein have given to 
my said son Nathaniel and my said son Elijah, and also eight acres 
of land I bought of Capt. Solomon Alexander, lying east of and 
adjoining said County Road, I give them the use thereof to them and 
their heirs forever, on this express condition, that my said two 

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grandsons, Elisha Alexander and Leeds Allen, continue to live with 
me as they have done, so long as I may live. 

Sixthly: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Content Champlin, one 
dollar, and with what she has heretofore had is in full for her portion. 

Seventhly: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Experience Hall, one 
dollar, and with what she has heretofore had is in full of her portion. 

Eighthly: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Hannah Lewis, one 
dollar and with what she has heretofore had is in full of her portion. 

Ninthly: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Majory Briggs, one 
cow, to be paid her at my decease. 

Tenthly: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Deborah Parker, one 
cow, to be paid her at my decease. 

Eleventhly: It is my will that the burying yard where my wife is buried 
be well fenced and kept for a burying place for all my family and 
my children and their families and all our friends. 

Twelfthly: I give and bequeath to my sons Nathaniel Brown and Elijah 
Brown and my two grandsons Elisha Alexander and Leeds Allen, 
all my farming tools and utensils to be equally divided between them, 
together with my wearing apparel. 

Thirteenthly: I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Jerusha Alexander, 
all my household furniture, excepting the bed I lodge in, which I 
give to my grandson, Leeds Allen with the furniture thereof. 

Fourteen thly: I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Jerusha 
Alexander, and my two grandsons, Elisha Alexander and Leeds 
Allen, all my meat, grain, etc. to be equally divided between them. 

Fifteenthly: I give and bequeath unto my said sons Thomas Brown, 
Nathaniel Brown and Elijah Brown, and my two grandsons, Elisha 
Alexander and Leeds Allen, all my remaining stock, goods, chatties 
or estate to be equally divided between them, they paying all my 
just debts and the aforesaid legacies and my funeral charges. And 
I do also constitute and appoint my two sons, Thomas Brown and 
Nathaniel Brown my Executors to this my last will and testament, 
hereby revoking all former wills by me made. 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this six- 
teenth day of February in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hun- 
dred and thirteen. Elisha Brown [seal] 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Elisha 
Brown to be his last will and testament, in the presence of us who have 
hereunto set our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator. 
John Noyes James Noyes Annie Brown 

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Be it known to all men by these presents, that I, Elisha Brown of 
Leyden, husbandman, have made and declared my last will and testa- 
ment, in writing, bearing date the month of February one thousand 
eight hundred and thirteen, I, the said Elisha Brown, by this present 
schedule do ratify and confirm my said last will and testament, and do 
further give and bequeath to my beloved son Elijah Brown, and my two 
grandsons Leeds Allen and Elisha Brown Alexander a certain parcel or 
tract of land known by the name of Parker's Spring, containing three- 
quarters of an acre, for them the said Elijah, Leeds and Elisha jointly 
and severally to have and to hold to them their heirs and assigns for- 
ever. I further give and bequeath to my son, Elijah Brown one hundred 
dollars which he has had and received, and I further give and bequeath 
to my two grandsons Leeds Allen and Elisha Brown Alexander jointly 
and severally the yoke of oxen which I now own and work, and my will 
and meaning is that this codicil be adjudged to be a part and parcel of 
my last will and testament, and that all things therein mentioned and 
contained be faithfully and truly performed and as amply in every re- 
spect, as if the same were so declared and set down in my said last will 
and testament. 

Witness my hand this fourth day of September one thousand eight 
hundred and thirteen. 

Signed in the presence of us his 

Charles Parker Elisha X Brown 
Gardner Champlin mark 

Eli Wing 

The foregoing is a true copy of the last will and testament of Elisha 
Brown, and also of the codicil thereunto annexed. 

Attest: E. Alvord 2nd Reg. Prob. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 

Probate i , , 

SEAL 

111 Mass. \ 

By the Hon. Solomon Smead, Esquire, Judge of the Probate of Wills 
and for granting Letters of Administration on the Estates of Persons 
deceased, having Goods, Chattels, Rights or Credits, in the County of 
Franklin, within the Commonwealth aforesaid. 
To all untc whom these presents shall come GREETING: 
Know ye, that upon the day of the date hereof, before me, at Green- 
field in the County aforesaid, the will and codicil of Elisha Brown, late 

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of Leyden in said County, deceased, to these presents annexed, was 
proved, approved and allowed: who having while he lived and at the time 
of his death, Goods, Chattels, Rights or Credits in the County aforesaid: 
and the probate of said will and power of committing administration 
of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said 
Deceased, by virtue thereof, appertaining unto me; I do therefore com- 
mit the Administration of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights 
and Credits of the said deceased and execution of said will, in any manner 
concerning the same, unto Thomas Brown and Nathaniel Brown, both 
of Leyden aforesaid, the Executors in the same wall named, well and 
faithfully to execute the said will, and to administer the estate of the 
said deceased according thereunto; who accepted the said trust, and gave 
bond to make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods, 
Chattels, Rights and Credits of the said deceased; and to exhibit the 
same into the Registry of the Court of Probate for the County aforesaid 
within three months; and also to render a plain and true account of their 
said administration upon oath within one year from the date hereof. 

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of 
the said Court of Probate. Dated at Greenfield the ninth day of Novem- 
ber in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. 

Solomon Smead. 



STATE OF VERMONT. 

District of Marlboro ss. Probate Court. 

I, A. F. Schwenk, Judge of the Probate Court within and for said 
District, and having by law the custody of the seal, records, and files of 
said Court, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing copy 
of the last will and testament of Elisha Brown, late of Leyden, in the 
County of Franklin and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, leaving 
estate in said District, deceased, the codicil thereto and the probate 
and allowance thereof in Massachusetts and in this District with the 
original record thereof now being and remaining in this office, and that 
the same is a true and correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole 
and every part thereof. 

In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto affix the seal of said Court and 
subscribe my name at Brattleboro, in said District, this 13th 
day of February, A. D. 191 1. 

A. F. Schwenk, Judge. 

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STATE OF VERMONT. 

District of Marlroro ss. Probate Court. 

I, H. E. Eddy, Register of the Probate Court within and for said 
District, do hereby certify that Hon. A. F. Schwenk, whose name is 
subscribed to the foregoing Certificate, is the Judge of said Probate 
Court, duly elected and qualified; that full faith and credit are and 
ought to be given to his certificate as such, that his name subscribed to 
the foregoing certificate is his own proper signature, that the seal affixed 
thereto is the seal of said Court, and that said certificate is in due form 
of law. 

In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto affix the seal of said Court, and 
subscribe my name, at Brattleboro, in said District, this 13th 
day of February, A.D. 191 1. 

H. E. Eddy, Register. 

I, A. F. Schwenk, Judge of the Probate Court within and for the 
District of Marlboro and State of Vermont, do hereby certify that 
H. E. Eddy, whose name is subscribed to the foregoing Certificate, is 
the Register of said Probate Court, duly appointed and qualified, and 
that the signature of said Register to said Certificate is genuine. 

In Witness Whereof, I hereunto set my hand at Brattleboro, in 
>;iid District, this nth day of February, A.D. 1911. 

A. F. Schwenk. Judge. 

Note. — See Appendix for Groton, Conn., Town Records, Land Evidence, Deeds, 
etc. 

THE. LEEDS FAMILY. 

John Leeds came from Kent, England, in 1O74, and settled at New 
London, Conn., where he engaged in shipbuilding, and trading with the 
West Indies. 

Thomas, son of John Leeds, m. Content Williams, a near relative of 
Roger Williams. 
Children: 
Thomas Leeds, m. Priscilla Chesbrough. 
Content, m. Elisha Brown (28). 
Polly, m. - Morgan. 
Dan., m. — Mix ox. 
The Leedses were probably Normans, and when they entered England 
they must have done so as knights. Some member of the family was 
given the Manor of Leeds, probably as a reward for services rendered 

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the Norman chief, William, in battle. The early Leedses had but a 
single name, as Ralph or John, to which was added de Leeds, as holder 
of the manor. The manor lands are now cut up into town lots just 
within the town of Leeds, England. 

Experience Brown (54), dau. of Elisha (28) and Content (Leeds) 
Brown [Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Groton, Conn., 
1756; m., at Leyden, Mass., Nathaniel Hall, who d. at West Bloom- 
field, N. Y. 

Dau.: 

67. Content Leeds Hall, b., at Leyden, July 4, 1792; m. Caleb 

Stanley Olmstead (68-74). 

Content Leeds Hall (67), dau. of Nathaniel and Experience (Brown) 
(54) Hall [Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at 
Leyden, Mass., July 4, 1792; d., at West Bloomfield, N. Y., Mar. 15, 
1888; m., at Leyden, Caleb Stanley Olmstead, b., at East Hartford, 
Conn., Jan. 22, 1782; d., at West Bloomfield, Sept. 26, 1836; son of 
Jonathan Olmstead and Sabra Stanley. 

Children, except the last, b. at Leyden: 

68. Edward H. Olmstead, b. Sept. 8, 1814; m. Betsey Reed (75-84). 

69. Levi, b. Dec. 27, 1816; d., at West Bloomfield, Mar. 11, 1881; 

m., at Springfield, Mass., Handin. 

70. Caleb H., b. Mar. 26, 1818; d. in infancy. 

71. Aaron F., b. Nov. 29, 1819; d., at West Bloomfield, Feb. 26, 

1903. 

72. Charles, b. Oct. 8, 1823; m. Mary Celestia Ross (85-96). 

73. Betsey, b. Feb. 17, 1826; d., at West Bloomfield, Oct. 14, 191 1; 

m., Mar. 20, i860, Nelson Seymour, deceased. Son: Herbert, 
b. Jan. 31, 1863; d., at West Bloomfield, May 3, 1875. 

74. Sabra S., b., at Bristol, N. Y., May 11, 1830; d., at Bristol, 

July 30, 1 83 1. 

Edward H. Olmstead (68), son of Caleb S. and Content L. (Hall) (67) 
Olmstead [Experience (54), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), 
Charles], b., at Leyden, Mass., Sept. 8, 1814; d., at Honeoye, N. Y., 
Jan. 7, 1888; m., at Honeoye, Jan. 1, 1839, Betsey Reed, dau. of George 
Reed and Loretta Case. 

Children, the first eight b. at West Bloomfield, N. Y.: 

75. Loretta Olmstead, b. Jan. 20, 1840; m. Henry Hotchkiss (97- 

100). 

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76. Edward, b. Feb. 28, 1842; m. Frances Tudor McKenzie (111- 

113)- 

77. George C, b. Oct. 13, 1S44; m. Elizabeth Phelps (114-119). 

78. Henry Reed, b. Mar. 7, 1847; m., Nov. 17, 1869, Addie Bar- 

ringer, dau. of Ebenezer Barringer and Rozilla Packard. 

79. James J., b. Sept. 28, 1850; m., Dec. 31, 1874, Mary Hall, 

dau. of Simon Hall and Adelaide Wheaton. Children: (1) 
Maurice Olmstead, b. Mar. 7, 1884; m., Aug. 17, 1911, Mar- 
guerite Kibby, dau. of Samuel Kibby; (2) Hazel Reed, b. 
Aug. 29, 1885. 

80. Charles, b. Mar. 3, 1853; m., Feb. 14, 1877, Mary Allen, dau. 

of Ira Allen and Emily C. Beeman. Children, all b. at Hone- 
oye: (1) Bertha B., b. Nov. 8, 1877; (2) Edward, b. Sept. 19, 
1882; m. Dorothy Carlysle. Dau.: Mary Arlene, b. Apr. 16, 
1910; (3) Mildred, b. Oct. 8, 1889; (4) Raymond E., b. Apr. 
26, 1894. 

81. Infant, b. Nov. 30, 1855; d., at East Bloomfield, N. Y., Jan. 6, 

1856. 

82. Ernest, b. Dec. 7, 1856; d., at East Bloomfield, Jan. 6, 1858. 

83. Frederic, b., at Bristol, N. Y., June 20, 1859; m., Oct. 18, 

1883, Lucy Allen, dau. of Ira Allen and Emily C. Beeman. 
Children: (1) Allen Paton, b. Mar. 9, 1885; (2) Ernest H., 
b. Jan. 23, 1887; m., Nov. 2, 1911, Florence Goodell, dau. of 
O. Goodell; (3) Faith Emily, b. June 8, 1889; (4) Frank Ira, 
b. Sept. 9, 1890. 

84. Cora, b. Aug. 18, 1862; m., June 27, 1901, Augustus Wright, son 

of William W r right and Laura England. 

Charles A. Olmstead (72), son of Caleb S. and Content L. (Hall) (67) 
Olmstead, dau. of Nathaniel and Experience (Brown) (54) Hall, b., at 
Leyden, Mass., Oct. 8, 1823; d., at East Bloomfield, N. Y., Sept. 27, 
1909; m., Feb. 17, 1852, Mary Celestia Ross, b., at Milo, N. Y., May 4, 
1833; dau. of Thomas Ross and Harriet Jones. When seven years old, 
Charles A. Olmstead removed with his parents to So. Bristol, N. Y., 
where the family lived for four years, then removing to West Bloomfield, 
N. Y. York State was then considered "out West," and so called in New 
England. While living here Mr. Olmstead cast his first presidential vote, 
in 1844, for Henry Clay. In 1847 he bought land in East Bloomfield, 
where he settled, and five years later married, nine of his children being 
born there. In 1902 the aged couple went to live with their two unmar- 

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ried sons, Frank and John, and here in this home they passed the fifty- 
seventh anniversary of their marriage. By these records it will be seen 
these children were slow to wander from their early home, the dearest 
place on earth to them. 
Children: 

85. Stanley Caleb Olmstead, b., at East Bloomfield, Nov. 28, 1853; 

m. Emma Jane Halin (120-122). 

86. Alice, b. Aug. 10, 1855; d., at East Bloomfield, Sept. 23, 1859. 

87. Charles Hubbard, b. Aug. 16, 1856; unm. Res., East Bloom- 

field, N. Y. 

88. Aaron Frederic, b., at East Bloomfield, Sept. 14, 1858; m., at 

Manchester, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1885, Mary Elizabeth Fischer, 
b., at Philadelphia, Penn., June 20, 1858; dau. of Frederick 
and Rebecca Fischer. Dau.: Eleanor Alice, b., at Canan- 
daigua, N. Y., Mar. 2, 1889; m., at Ilion, N. Y., Sept. 6, 
1911, Frank A. Adams, b. at Boston, Mass.; son of Frank Ff. 
Adams and Anna Howes. Res., Ilion, N. Y. 

89. Lewis, b., at East Bloomfield, Sept. 11, i860; d. June 10, 1864. 

90. William Emmett, b., at East Bloomfield, June 20, 1862; m., 

at St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19, 1900, Josie Bond, b., in Tennes- 
see, Nov. 16, 1874; dau. of Samuel A. and Mary Bond. 
Children: (1) Charles Andersen, b., at St. Louis, Jan. 14, 
1903; (2) Delia May, b., at Old Mines, Mo., May 3, 1905; 
(3) John Franklin, b., at Old Mines, May 16, 1908; (4) 
Albert Lee, b., at Festus, Mo., Sept. 8, 191 1. Res., Festus, 
Mo. 

91. Frank, b., at East Bloomfield, June 28, 1864; unm. Res., East 

Bloomfield, N. Y. 

92. John, b. Feb. 12, 1866; unm. Res., East Bloomfield, N. Y. 

93. Chester A., b., at East Bloomfield, Mar. 3, 1868; m., at Gor- 

ham, N. Y., Mar. 2^, 1893, Anna Luella Cole, b., at Gorham, 
Aug. 13, 1870; dau. of George Cole and Caroline Foster. 
Mr. Olmstead is a successful florist, making asters a specialty. 
Children, b. at East Bloomfield: (1) Marion, b. May 14, 
1895; (2) Jay Frank, b. Apr. 1, 1901. Res., East Bloomfield, 
N. Y. 

94. Ida May, b. Jan. 3, 1870; m., Nov. 9, 1892, Fred Goodwin 

Egbert, son of Nelson Egbert and Elizabeth Howard. Son: 
Earl LeRoy, b., at Watkins, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1894. Res., 
Binghamton, N. Y. 

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95. Sabra Jane, b. Feb. 11, 1872; m., at East Bloomfield, Jan. 15, 

1896, Claude Burton Booson, b., at Interlaken, N. Y., Oct. 
16, 1874; son of Addison Booson and Mary Spencer. Dau.: 
Helen Virginia, b. Aug. 16, 1908, d. Aug. 19, 1908. Res., 
442 West 23d St., New York City. 

96. Nathan, b. Aug. 14, 1876; m., at Binghamton, July 29, 1906, 

Madeline Booth, b. Mar. 2, 1876; dau. of John Booth and 
Augusta Wakeman. Res., 290 Vestal Ave., Binghamton, 
N. Y. 

Loretta Olmstead (75), dau. of Edward Ff. (68) and Betsey (Reed) 
Olmstead [Content L. (67), Experience (54), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), 
Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at West Bloomfield, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1840; 
d. May 25, 1S95; m., at West Bloomfield, Dec. 10, 1862, Henry Hotch- 
kiss. 

Children: 

97. William Reed Hotchkiss, b., at West Bloomfield, Oct. 31, 1864; 

m. Emily A. Allen (101-110). 

98. George Edward, b. Sept. 6, 1868; m. Lillian Swan. Children: 

(1) Julia, m. George Dewey. They had one child, b. at 
Canandaigua, N. Y. The mother d. the day the child was 
b., and it was adopted by the grandparents; (2) Roy; (3) 
Leon. 

99. Harry Augustus, b. July 15, 1873; d. Mar. 20, 1874. 

100. Bessie Loretta, b. Sept. 7, 1875; m., 1891, Walter Nudd. Chil- 
dren: (1) Alfred W., b. Mar. S, 1892; (2) Cora L., b. May 
20, 1894; (3) William, b. Dec. 27, 1896; (4) Harold, b. Apr. 
27, 1899; (5) Roland R., b. Apr. 3, 1904; (6) Bessie C, b. 
Aug. 7, 1907; (7) Mary, l>. May 8, 1909. 

William Reed Hotchkiss (07), the preceding, b., at West Bloomfield, 
N. Y., Oct. 31, 1864; m., Mar. 21, 1885, Emily A. Allen. 
Children: 

101. Laura Hell Hotchkiss, b., at West Bloomfield, Jan. 11, 1S86. 

102. Loretta May, b. Mar. 3, [887. 

103. Harrison Morton, b. Oct. 3, 18S8. 

104. Vera Eliza, b. Feb. 11, 1890; m., Aug. 8, 1907, Winfield Scott 

Cooper. Children: (1) Leonard W., b., at Sanford, N. Y., 
Aug. 13, 1908; (2) Edith Lyle, b., at Medina, N. Y., Aug. 
23, 1909; (3) Lawrence Leslie, b., at Victor, N. Y., July 13, 
1911. 

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105. George Henry, b., at Lima, N. Y., June 3, 1892. 

106. Grace Content, b. Dec. 22, 1895. 

107. Ralph William, b. Jan. 4, 1900. 

108. Carlton Allen, b. Aug. 17, 1901. 

109. Hazel Emily, b. Aug. 31, 1905. 
no. Charles Francis, b. Jan. 7, 1909. 

Edward Olmstead (76), son of Edward H. (68) and Betsey (Reed) 
Olmstead, son of Caleb S. and Content L. (Hall) (67) Olmstead, b., at 
West Bloomfield, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1842; m., Aug. 18, 1867, Frances Tudor 
McKenzie, dau. of Frank McKenzie and Elizabeth Tudor Kendall. 
Children, b. at Farmington, Cal.: 

in. Cora Tudor Olmstead, b. July 14, 1868; m., Jan. 21, 1890, 
Monroe Morrow, son of Robert Morrow and Nancy Joiner. 
Son: Vernon, b. Dec. 4, 1890. 

112. Alice Tudor, b. Dec. 25, 1869; m., Nov., 1898, John A. Stew- 

art, son of Robert Stewart and Sarah Shearow. Children: 
(1) Gladys Lois, b. July 21, 1899; (2) Robert Edward, b., 
at Dos Palos, Cal., June 7, 1902; (3) Doris Marie, b., at 
Dos Palos, 1905. 

113. Fannie Tudor, b. Aug. 10, 1872; m., May 2, 1893, Frank 

Marks, son of Bernhard and Cornelia Darrow Marks. 
Children, all b. at Dos Palos, Cal.: (1) Francis Blossom, b. 
Apr. 15, 1894; (2) Howard Edward, b. Sept. 22, 1901; (3) 
Alice Marie, b. Aug. 19, 1904; (4) Frank B., b. June 3, 
1906. 

George C. Olmstead (77), brother of the preceding, b., at West Bloom- 
field, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1844; m., July 4, 1869, Elizabeth Phelps, dau. of 
Hiram and Charlotte Jump Phelps. 

Children: 

114. Frederic George Olmstead, b., at West Bloomfield, in 1870; 

m., Feb. 27, 1901, Mabel M. Conklin, dau. of Melvin 
and Catherine Simerson Conklin. Children, b. at West 
Bloomfield: (1) Floyd, b. July 5, 1902; (2) Florence C, b. 
Oct. 19, 1907. 

115. Florence A., b., at West Bloomfield, Nov. 2, 1871; m., Nov. 

20, 1901, Arthur Leaty, son of J. Leaty and Mary Custer. 
No issue. 

116. Hiram E., b. Apr. 18, 1874; m., Sept. 2, 1903, Elvira Eddy, 

dau. of George and Clara Waldron Eddy. 

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117. Clarence, b. July 9, 1879; d. July 13, 1879. 
11X. May E., b. July 4, 1882; d. Dec. 10, 1882. 

119. Annette May, b. Mar. 24, 1884; m., Sept. 12, 1906, Arthur 

Vanslyke, son of Darius Vanslyke and Julia Coon. Dau.: 
Elizabeth May, b., at Kingsville, 0., Mar. 28, 1909. 

Stanley Caleb Olmstead (85), son of Charles (72) and Mary C. (Ross) 
Olmstead, son of Caleb S. and Content L. (Hall) (67) Olmstead, b., at 
East Bloomfield, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1853; d., at Brownsville, Tex., Mar. 
16, 1908; m., at Clifton Springs, N. Y., July 7, 1880, Emma Jane Halin, 
dau. of Dr. F. B. Halin, of Philadelphia, Perm. Her res., 806 Highland 
Ave., West Philadelphia, Penn. 

Children: 

120. Clara H. Olmstead, b., at Manchester, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1882; 

m., at London, England, Apr. 15, 1908, Arthur Aborn 
Simmons, b., at Providence, R. I.; son of Arthur Simmons 
and Sarah Wilson. 

121. John Stanley, b., at Clifton Springs, Jan. 31, 1886. 

122. Mary Pauline, b., at St. Paul, Minn., Mar. 22, 1890; m., at 

Washington, D. C, June 27, 191 1, John William Best. 

Content L. Brown (55), dau. of Elisha (28) and Content (Leeds) 
Brown [Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Groton, Conn., 
1758; d., at Quechee, Vt., 1842; m., at Leyden, Mass., 1781, William 
Champlin, son of Capt. Joseph Champlin. 

Children: 

123. Content Leeds Champlin, b., at Leyden, Sept. 2, 1790; m. 

Nathaniel Etheridge (129-132). 

124. Sophia Downer, b., at Stonington, Conn., Sept. 7, 1791; m. 

James Udall (133-142). 

125. Mary Noyes, b., at Leyden, Jan. 2S, 1793; m. Hastings 

Castle (143-152). 

126. William, b., at Leyden, 1794; m. Elizabeth Dederick (153— 

1 60). 

127. Christopher, b., at Leyden, May n, 1795; m. Lydia Ackley, 

(167-174). 

128. George, b. ; d. young. 

Content Leeds Champlin (123), dau. of William and Content L. 
(Brown) (55) Champlin [Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), 
Charles], b., at Leyden, Mass., Sept. 2, 1790; d., at Kenosha, Wis., 

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Oct., 1876; m. Nathaniel Etheridge. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, 
but soon died of camp sickness, at Sackett's Harbor. 
Children: 

129. Catherine Content Etheridge, b., at Hartland, Vt., Nov. 28, 

1806; m. Hammon Marsh (175-178). 

130. Sophia, b., at Sheldon, Vt., Mar. 16, 1810; m. Allan Russell 

Wilbur (179, 180). 

131. Eliza, b., at Quechee, Vt., Sept., 181 1; m. Levi Grant (181, 

182). 

132. William, b. ; d. 

Sophia Downer Champlin (124), dau. of William and Content L. 
(Brown) (55) Champlin, b., at Stonington, Conn., Sept. 7, 1791; d. 
Feb. 10, 1879; m., Sept. 23, 1809, James Udall. 

Children : 

133. Lydia Louisa Udall, b. Dec. 11, 1810; m., Oct. 28, 1839, 

Henry K. Brown, of Leyden, Mass., b. Feb. 24, 1814; d. 
Dec. 10, 1879. No issue. 

134. Mary, b. Feb. 2, 1812; d. June 16, 1856; m., at Albion, N. Y., 

Sept. 11, 1837, Arach Thomas, b. Nov. 18, 1807; d. June 24, 
1889. 

135. Adeline, b. Aug. 8, 1813; d. July 11, 1863; m., June 5, 1837, 

Owen Taft, of Taftville, Conn., b. Apr. 17, 1806; d. June 2, 
i860. Children: (1) Adeline Louisa, b. Mar. 28, 1838; m., 
Aug. 9, 1866, Norman Harris; (2) Owen Wilson, b. Jan. 27, 
1846; m. Emma Hess. 

136. Sophia, b. Jan. 9, 181 5; d. Feb. 19, 1893; m. S. Brockway. 

137. Caroline Verona, b. May 11, 1817; m., Oct. 29, 1846, R. R. 

Bush. Children: (1) Henry K. Brown Bush; (2) Julia. 

138. James Chapman, b. July 23, 1819; d. Nov. 16, 1904. 

139. William Wallace, b. Jan. 9, 1821; d. Feb. 10, 1844. 

140. Elizabeth Carter, b. July 17, 1824; d. Apr. 27, 1905. 

141. Edward Wheeler, b. Jan. 24, 183 1 ; d. Dec. 4, 1899. 

142. Henry Douglass, b. Feb. 24, 1833; m., Feb. 21, 1865, Laura 

Keyes, b. May 31, 1842. Children: (1) Caroline Sophia, 
b. Mar. 23, 1866; (2) James, b. Sept. 3, 1870. 

Mary Noyes Champlin (125), dau. of William and Content L. (Brown) 
(55) Champlin, b., at Leyden, Mass., Jan. 28, 1793; d., at Bristol, Wis., 
Feb. 8, 1891; m., at Athens, N. Y., Nov. 3, 181 5, Hastings Castle. 

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150. 



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152- 



Children: 

143. William Booth Castle, b., at Catskill, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1816; 
m. Cynthia Cochran (186-189). 

144. Alary Eliza, b., at Catskill, Feb. 8, 1818; d., at Bristol, Aug. 
3, 1903; m. Charles Gibbs, of Bristol, who d. Mar. 18, 1882. 
No issue. 

145. George Hastings, b., at Hobart, N. V., Mar. 27, 1822; twice 
m. (190-202). 

). Harriet Content, b., at Hobart. Mar. 16, 1S24; d., at Bristol, 
June 16, 1895. 
Elizabeth Ann, b., at Bovina, X. Y., Aug. 10, 1826; twice m. 

(203-206). 
Christopher, b., at Bovina, Mar. 27, 1S28; twice m. (207- 

214). 
James Udall, b., at Bovina, Feb. 28, 1S33; m., Mar. 31, 1868, 
Emma Walkins, of Bristol. 
>. Erastus Sheldon, b., at Davenport, N. Y., Apr. 24, 1836; m. 

Betsey Olivia Holbrook. 
. David B., b., at Davenport, Nov. 19, 1837; d., at Davenport, 

Mar. 25, 1838. 
>. Garwood, b., at Davenport. July 3, 1839; d., at Davenport,. 
Dec. 1, 1840. 

William Champlin (126), brother of the preceding, b., at Leyden, 
Mass., 1794; d., at Schodac, N. Y., 1856; m., at Schodac, Elizabeth 
Dederkk, b. 1S00; d. 1878. 

Children: 

153. William Champlin, b. July 26, 1820. 

154. Charles, b. Mar. 16, 1822; drowned in New York. 

155. George, b. Apr. 13, 1823; unm. 

156. Christopher, b. Sept. 26, 1824. 

157. Oliver I)., b. June 26, 1826. 

158. Elizabeth Ann, b. Nov. 2, 1827; m. Jacob Miller, of Schodac. 

159. James Udall, b. St-i >t . 1 ;, 1829. 

160. Frank, b. June 25, 1831; m. Lavinia Ellen York. 

161. Catherine, b. Jan. 20, 1833; m. John Randerson. 

162. John W., b. Feb. 24, 1834. 

163. Levi Grant, b. Aug. 5, 1835. 

164. Aaron, b. Oct. 27, 1837; m. Henrietta Schermerhorn. 
[65. Mary Jane, b. Sept. 27, 1839. 

166. Calvin, h. Dec. 8, 1842. 
Note. — Attempts to gain further information of this family were unsuccessful. 

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Mary Noyes Champlin Castle (125) 

Wife of Hastings Castle 

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Children: 
70'', Franklin Brown; 707, Henry Kirk; 70S, Elijah; 700, Samuel C, Jr.; 710, Dwight C. 



THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Christopher Champlin (127), brother of the preceding, b., at Leyden, 
Mass., May n, 1795; d., at Durham, Green Co., N. Y., Jan. 7, 1859; 
m., at Durham, Lydia Ackley, b. Dec. 14, 1799; d. May 27, 1890. 

Children: 

167. Andrew J. Champlin, b. Nov. 5, 1829; d. July 14, 1866. 

168. Sophia Eliza, b., at Greenville, Green Co., N. Y., Apr. 14, 

1831; m. Robert Moore (224-229). 

169. Adeline Adelia, b. Dec. 30, 1832. 

170. William Etheridge, b. Feb. 14, 1834; d. Nov. 14, 1867. 

171. Hammond Marsh, b. Aug. 18, 1836. 

172. George, b. Feb. 5, 1839. 

173. Mary Janet, b. May 24, 1841; d. Dec. 25, 1S51. 

174. Lydia Frances, b. May 24, 1845. 

Catherine Content Etheridge (129), dau. of Nathaniel and Content L. 
(Champlin) (123) Etheridge [Content (55), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), 
Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Hartland, Vt., Nov. 28, 1806; d., at Paris,. 
Wis., June 15, 1889; m., at Quechee, Vt., Nov. 5, 1827, Hammon Marsh, 
b., at Quechee, Jan. 2, 1800; d., at Bristol, Wis., Feb. 25, 1881; son of 
Abram Marsh and Mary Dutton. Mrs. Marsh was the first white 
woman to settle in the vicinity of Bristol. " She was hospitable, generous, 
of a bright, cheerful disposition, ever loving her home, her country, and 
her God." 

Children: 

175. William Levi Marsh, b., at Quechee, Oct. 9, 1828; m. Ellen 

Fowler (230). 

176. Sophia Eliza, b., at Quechee, Nov. 26, 1832; d., at Tacoma, 

Wash., Mar. 29, 1905; m. George Bosworth. Children: (1) 
Julia, whose res. is 5036 So. Yakima Ave., Tacoma, Wash.; 
(2) Harvey; (3) Walter; (4) Fred. 

177. Lauretta, b., at New Baltimore, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1836; m. 

John Douglas Fowler (235-241). 

178. Mary Louisa, b., at Bristol, Jan. 9, 1840; m., at Paris, June 

26, 1877, William Eade, b., at Penzance, England, 1830; 
d., at Sioux Rapids, la., Nov. 17, 1906; son of William Eade, 
of Penzance. His business was real estate and loans. Mrs. 
Eade is a Republican, and has been a member of the Presby- 
terian Church. She attended the public schools, also Salem 
Academy, Milwaukee Female College, and Rockford 
Female Seminary. Mr. and Mrs. Eade lived at Union 

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Grove, Wis., till Dec. 31, 1S79, when they were divorced. 
Mrs. Eade lived with her parents, at Paris, Wis., till their 
death, when she removed to Tacoma, Wash. Res., Tacoma, 
Wash. 

Sophia Etheridge (130), dau. of Nathaniel and Content L. (Champlin) 
(123) Etheridge, b., at Sheldon, Vt., Mar. 16, 1S10; d., at Bristol, W 7 is., 
Sept. 15, 1839; m., in 1828, Allan Russell Wilbur, b., in Chemung Co., 
N. V., Oct. 4, 1806; d., at Mattoon, 111., July 11, 1881. 

Children, b. at New Baltimore, N. Y.: 

179. Frances E. W T ilbur, b. Jan. 16, 1830; m. William Kemp (242- 

246). 

180. Isaac Richardson, b. Oct. 28, 1835; m. Emma Louise Visher 

(247-249). 

Eliza Etheridge (131), sister of the preceding, b., at Quechee, Vt., 
Sept., 181 1 ; d., at Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 16, 1887; m., at New Berlin, 
N. Y., Apr. 25, 1832, Levi Grant, who d. Apr. 20, 1891; son of Joshua 
Grant, of Stonington, Conn. Levi Grant was a lumber dealer. He went 
West in 1835 and took up land in what is now the town of Bristol, Wis., 
then Northwest Territory. In 1857 he moved to Kenosha, where both 
he and his wife died. He was at one time in the State Legislature and 
was General of the Militia. 

Children: 

181. Julia Grant, b., at Chicago, 111., Apr. 21, 1840. 

182. Emory Levi, b., at Bristol, Apr. 9, 1S44 (183-185). 

Emory Levi Grant (182), the preceding, m., at Chicago, 111., Nov. 29, 
1870, Mary Thomas. He is a lumber dealer. Res., Kenosha, Wis. 
Children: 

183. Frances Etheridge Grant, b., at Chicago, Mar. 27, 1872; m., 

at Kenosha, Sept. 6, 1892, Z. J. Simmons. 

184. Waldon T., b. Oct. 24, 1874; d. Feb. 12, 1880. 

185. Ethel Julia, I)., at Kenosha, June 26, 1S79; m., Sept. 6, 1900, 

J. V. Quarter, Jr. 

William Booth Castle (143), son of Hastings and Mary N. (Champlin) 
(125) Castle [Content (55), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), 
Charles], b., at Catskill, N. Y., Aug. 25, 1816; d., at Pleasant Prairie, 
Wis., Nov. 21, 1907; m., Mar. 31, 1847, Cynthia Cochran, who d., at 
Pleasant Prairie, June 11, 1907; dau. of Levi and Lydia Cochran. Mr. 

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Castle was a farmer in early life, living at So. Bristol, and later at Pleasant 
Prairie. He was a man of sterling virtues, respected by all who knew him. 
He was a Republican in politics. Mrs. Castle was a member of the 
Methodist Church, and though a great sufferer for many years was always 
patient and ever ready to speak of her loving Saviour. 
Children, all b. at Bristol, Wis.: 

186. James Castle, b. May 9, 1850; m. Mrs. Emma Ballow (250, 

251)- 

187. Louisa, b. Jan. 26, 1853; unm. In 1878 she became a nurse in 

Evanston, 111., from which time till 1901 she traveled widely; 
but with the failing health of her parents she returned home 
to care for them. She now lives in her own home at Pleasant 
Prairie, Wis. 

188. Elizabeth, b. May 14, 1864; m. Elbert Larabee (252-258). 

189. Lewis, b. June 21, 1869; m., at So. Milwaukee, Wis., Mar. 20, 

1902, Ida Silkman, dau. of Max and Ida Silkman. Mr. 
Castle is on the police force at So. Milwaukee. Each had a 
common-school education. Mr. Castle has studied teleg- 
raphy. Children, b. at So. Milwaukee: (1) Ormal, b. Mar. 
4, 1905; (2) Champlin, b. July 29, 191 1. Res., So. Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 

George Hastings Castle (145), son of Hastings and Mary N. (Champlin) 
(125) Castle, b., at Hobart, N. Y., Mar. 27, 1822; d., at Stockton, Cal., 
July 12, 1891; m. (1), Apr. 1, 1846, Harriet Oliver, b., at Springfield, 111., 
Oct. 28, 1829; d., at Oakland, Cal., Aug. 2, 1882; m. (2) Mrs. Cynthia 
Wright. No issue by second m. 

Children, by first m.: 

190. Mary Elizabeth Castle, b., at Stockton, Mar. 20, 1847. 

191. Cynthia Ann, b., at Plattville, Wis., Sept. 9, 1848; m. Lucius 

Hayes Niccounger (259-261). 

192. George Hastings, b. Nov. 2, 1849. 

193. Edmund D., b. Jan. 8, 1853; d., at Stockton, Oct. 7, 1858. 

194. Permelia J., b. Sept. 14, 1854; d., at Stockton, Oct. 7, 1858. 

195. Dorlesca Ann, b. May 7, 1856. 

196. Nancy Harriet, b., at Stockton, Nov. 2, 1858. 

197. Edmund Douglass, b. Sept. 27, 1859. 

198. Parmelia Josephine, b., at Stockton, Nov. 2, 1861; m., at 

Stockton, Aug. 18, 1885, Harry N. Boggs. He is in the real- 
estate business, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and 

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a Republican in politics. His wife is a member of the Epis- 
copal Church. Dau.: Anna, b., at Stockton, Oct. 2, 1894. 

199. Emma Laura, b. Oct. 20, 1863; d. Apr. 3, 1864. 

200. Durette Oliver, b., at Stockton, Aug. 19, 1865; m., at Stockton, 

Mar. 12, 1890, Mary Belle Burgess (206), b., at Salem, 
Wis., May 9, 1864; dau. of Nathan M. Burgess, of Salem, 
and Elizabeth Ann Castle (147). Mt. Castle is an agri- 
culturist. He is a Democrat in politics. The family attend 
the Congregational Church. Children, b. at Stockton: (1) 
Rieta, b. June 24, 1891, d. Jan. 13, 1892; (2) Falvis, b. Dec. 
13, 1893, d. June 28, iqio; (3) Beverly Burgess, b. Jan. 23, 
1898. Res., Stockton, Cal. 

201. Charles Caswell, b. Oct. 15, 1867; d. Oct. 9, 1870. 

202. Lovinia Gertrude, b., at Stockton, Dec. 10, 1869; d., at San 

Francisco, Cal., Feb. 9, 1909; m., at Stockton, Sept. 22, 
1890, Samuel Blythe. No issue. 

Elizabeth Ann Castle (147), dau. of Hastings and Mary N. (Champlin) 
(125) Castle, b., at Bovina, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1826; d., at Salem, Wis., 
Dec. 13, 1910; m. (1), Dec. 25, 1849, Seth Huntoon, who d. May 10, 
1855; son of Nathaniel and Betsey Huntoon. She m. (2), Nov. 26, 1857, 
Nathan M. Burgess, 1)., at Salem, Mar. 22, 1834; son of Daniel and 
Sylvia Burgess. He is a farmer. 

Son by first m.: 

203. George Huntoon, b., at Bristol, Wis., Sept. 2, 1850; m., at 

Bristol, Nov. 24, 1 881, Annette Upson, b., at Bristol, Mar. 
8, 1S60; (1., at Salem, Nov. 14, iqio. Mr. Huntoon is a Re- 
publican and a Methodist. Children: (1) Max, b. Oct. 13, 
1882, d. Feb. 24, 1883; (2) Roger, b. Jan. 24, 1895. 
Children by second m.: 

204. Helen Burgess, b., at Lynn, Wis., Sept. 3, 1858; d. Feb. 20, 

[860. 

205. Clara. !>.. at Lynn, Apr. 10, i860; m. Frank G. Hartwell (262- 

268). 

206. Mary Belle, 1)., at Salem, May 9, 1864; m. Durette Oliver 

Castle. [See 200.] 

Christopher Castle (148), brother of the preceding, b., at Bovina, 
N. Y., Mar. 27, 1828; d., at Stockton, Cal., Dec. 13, 1904; m. (1) Almeda 
Harlson, b., in Grant Co., Wis., Nov. 28, 1842; d., at Stockton, Feb. 6, 

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1863; dau. of Edward Harlson and Mary Ann Oliver. He m. (2) Sophia 
Bush, b. Oct. 11, 1848; dau. of Philip and Elizabeth Bush. 
Children by first m., b. at Stockton: 

207. Helen Castle, b. Nov. 15, 1861; m., Oct. 19, 1885, Nolley 

Hough, b., in Mississippi, June 12, 1859; d., at Visalia, 
Cal., June 29, 1900. Mr. Hough was a farmer. Mrs. Hough 
is a member of the Methodist Church. Children, b. at 
Tulare, Cal.: (1) Lawrence, b. Oct. 8, 1886; (2) May, b. 
Sept. 26, 1887. Mrs. Hough's res., 2237 Derby St., Berkeley, 
Cal. 

208. Almeda Mary, b. Jan. 23, 1863; m., Jan. 1, 1885, Casper 

Petzinger, b., at Mt. Pleasant, la., Oct. 3, 1865; son of 
Rudolph Petzinger, of Stockton, and Wittumena Genehow. 
Mr. Petzinger is a contractor and builder. He is a Repub- 
lican. His wife is a member of the Methodist Church. Son: 
William C, b., at Stockton, Apr. 30, 1886. Res., 229 So. 
Sutter St., Stockton, Cal. 
Children by second m.: 

209. Walter A. Castle, b. Aug. 1, 1868; unm. He is a foreman in a 

quartz mill. Res., Miami, Ariz. 

210. Ida H., b., at Stockton, Jan. 12, 1870; m., at Stockton, Oct. 

20, 1891, Dr. C. H. Bulson, b., at Mottville, Mich., Nov. 6, 
1868; son of Herman Bulson and Lucretia, his wife. He is a 
practising physician in Napa, Cal. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican. Mrs. Bulson is a member of the Episcopal Church. 
Dau.: Maxine, b., at Sacramento, Cal., July 8, 1906. Res., 
717 1st St., Napa, Cal. 

211. Champlin, b. May 1, 1S71; unm. He is a farmer in Stockton. 

212. Lillian M., b., at Stockton, May 19, 1873; m., at Stockton, 

Apr. 22, 1895, W. H. Bulson, b., at Bloomingdale, Mich., 
Feb. 10, 1S71; son of Herman and Lucretia Bulson. He is 
an electric engineer. In politics he is a Republican. Res., 
2015 2Q th St., Sacramento, Cal. 

213. Meta E., b. June 16, 1879; unm. 

214. Lula B., b., at Stockton, Nov. 17, 18S3; m., at San Francisco, 

Cal., Jan. 8, 191 1, Charles A. Norris, b., at Battle Mountain, 
Nev., Oct. 3, 1879; son of William Norris and Emma, his 
wife. Mr. Norris is an expert accountant, and in politics 
is a Republican. Res., 434 Leavenworth St., San Francisco, 
Cal. 

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Erastus Sheldon Castle (150), brother of the preceding, b., at Daven- 
port, N. Y., Apr. 24, 1836; m., Dec. 24, 1863, Betsey Olivia Holbrook, 
of Bristol, Wis. 

Children: 

215. William Hastings Castle, b., at Bristol, July 27, 1865; m., at 

Tipton, Cal., Apr. 7, 1892, Nellie Kirby. Children: (1) 
Clarence Vernon, b. Jan. 21, 1894; (2) Helen Leafa, b. Mar. 
15, 1896; (3) Beulah Olivia, deceased; (4) Norman William, 
b. July 29, 1910. Res., Porterville, Cal. 

216. Clarence, b. July 24, 1867; d. Feb. 17, 1872. 

217. Freddie, b. Apr. 12, 1871; d. Feb. 8, 1876. 

218. Harry Holbrook, b., at Racine, Wis., Jan. 13, 1873; m., at 

Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 6, 1899, Elizabeth Pike. Son: 
Merrill Stivers, b. July 5, 1906. Res., 6616 Normal Block, 
Chicago, 111. 

219. Benjamin, b., at Racine, Nov. 25, 1874; d. Feb. 23, 1876. 

220. John Mark, b., at Racine, Jan. 9, 1876; m., Jan. 29, 191 1, Mrs. 

Alice Butrick, of Bristol. 

221. Bessie, b., at Bristol, July 6, 1878; d. May 16, 1880. 

222. Emma Laura, b. Feb. 29, 1880; m., Sept. 6, 1910, Charles 

Frederick Parkin, of Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Parkin furnished 
a large amount of the data of the family of Content Brown 
(55), and gave many addresses. Res., Des Moines, la. 

223. Charles, b. June 17, 1882. 

Sophia Eliza Champlin (168), dau. of Christopher (127) and Lydia 
(Ackley) Camhplin [Content L. (55), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathan- 
iel (8), Charles], b., at Greenville, N.Y., Apr. 14, 1831 ; m., at Newburgh, 
N. Y., Apr. 1, 1850, Robert Moore, who d. June 15, 1892. 

Children: 

224. John T. Moore, b. Mar. 20, 1851; d. Feb. 3, 1896. 

225. Emma, b. Apr. 8, 1857. 

226. Sophia, b. Nov. 30, 1859. 

227. Frank E., b. June 27, 1862. 

228. Nettie E., 1). Jan. 7, 1864. 

229. Lillian May, b. Mar. 12, 1874. 

William Levi Marsh (175), son of Hammon and Catherine C. (Ether- 
idge) (129) Marsh [Content L. (123), Content (55), Elisha (28), Nathaniel 
(13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Quechee, Vt., Oct. 9, 1828; m., at 
Bristol, Wis., Sept. 29, 1857, Ellen Fowler, b., at Northford, Conn., 

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June 2, 1830; dau. of Charles Fowler and Emily Cook. Res., Eau Claire, 
Wis. 

Dau.: 

230. Marion Emily Marsh, b., at Bristol, Sept. 19, 1859 (231- 

234)- 

Marion Emily Marsh (230), the preceding, m., Nov. 3, 1883, William 
T. Jones, son of Theodore Jones and Mary Thayer, of Bristol, Wis. 
Children: 

231. Ethel Marion Jones, b. Feb. 11, 1885; m., at Elmhurst, 111., 

Feb. 11, 1907, Frank Reuben Hancock. Dau.: Nell Marion, 
b. Dec. 14, 1908. 

232. Harwood M., b. June 23, 1889; m., at Medina, O., Sept. 15, 

1910, Ethel Sallie Burdon. 

233. Douglas William, b. Dec. 19, 1893. 

234. Mary Ellen, b. Aug. 11, 1895. 

Lauretta Marsh (177), dau. of Hammon and Catherine C. (Etheridge) 

(129) Marsh, b., at New Baltimore, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1836; m., at Paris, 
Kenosha Co., Wis., Sept. 6, 1859, John Douglas Fowler, b., at North- 
ford, Conn., June 26, 1835; son of Charles Fowler and Emily Cook. Mr. 
Fowler is a retired farmer. Res., 103 Forest St., Oberlin, O. 

Children: 

235. Kate Isabel Fowler, b., at Bristol, Wis., July 16, i860. 

236. Louis Sereno, b., at Bristol, Nov. 27, 1863; m. Mary Isabel 

Blackman (269-272). 

237. Mary Louisa, b., at Bristol, Nov. 9, 1865. 

238. Charles Edward, b., at Bristol, July 13, 1868; d., at Rogers, 

Ark., Dec. 20, 1902. 

239. Emily Sophia, b. Jan. 7, 1871; d., at Cleveland, O., June 26, 

1899. 

240. Loretta Douglas, b. Nov. 4, 1873. 

241. Frances Eliza, b. Apr. 21, 1877; m. Charles Elliot (273, 274). 

Frances E. Wilbur (179), dau. of Allan Russell and Sophia (Etheridge) 

(130) Wilbur, dau. of Nathaniel and Content L. (Champlin) (123) 
Etheridge, b., at New Baltimore, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1830; d., at Phoenix, 
Ariz., Dec. 2, 1906; m., Nov. 28, 1855, William Kemp. 

Children: 

242. Ida Kemp, b., at Chicago, 111., June 6, 1857; m. Henry F. 

Emery (275, 276). 

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243. Henry E., b., at Bristol, Wis., Nov. 30, i860; m. Maggie 

Williams (277-280). 

244. Laura, b., at Bristol, Dec. 20, 1862; m. William D. Hammon 

(281, 282). 

245. Julia, b. 

246. Grace, b. 

Isaac Richardson Wilbur (180), brother of the preceding, b., at New- 
Baltimore, N. Y., Oct. 28, 1835; d. at Bristol, Wis.; m., at Stockton, 
Cal., Aug. 23, 1865, Emma Louise Visher, b., in Fulton Co., N. Y., Nov. 
18, 1847; d., at San Francisco, Cal., Mar. 5, 1903; dau. of Sebastian 
Timson Yisher, of Rotterdam, N. Y., and Laura Root. Mr. Wilbur is 
retired. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the Methodist 
Church. He and his dau. belong to the Society of Mayflower Descendants 
of California, through their ancestor John Howland. Res., 521 Hill St., 
San Francisco, Cal. 

Children, b. at Stockton: 

247. Carrie Laura Wilbur, b. June 19, 1866; m. John S. Wilson 

Wilbur (283, 284). 

248. Elizabeth Agnes, b. Dec. 3, 1872. 

249. Harold Russell, b. June 7, 1876; m. Ila Low Henderson (285). 

James Castle (186), son of William Booth (143) and Cynthia (Cochran) 
Castle, son of Hastings and Mary N. (Champlin) (125) Castle, b., at 
Bristol, Wis., May 9, 1850; m. Mrs. Emma Ballow, of Kentucky. Mr. 
Castle is a farmer, and in politics is a Republican. Both he and his wife 
arc members of the Salvation Army. Res., Osceola, Mo. 

Children: 

250. Rose Castle, b. Dec. 10, 1880; m., at Aurora, 111., George 

Sheldon. In 1908 they removed to Osceola, where Mr. 
Sheldon is a prosperous farmer. 

251. George, b. June 12, 1887; unm. He is also a prosperous farmer, 

living with his father, at Osceola, Mo. 

Elizabeth Castle (188), dau. of William Booth (143) and Cynthia 
(Cochran) Castle, b., at Bristol, Wis., May 14, 1864; m., at Bristol, 
Nov. 25, 1.SS1, Elbert Larabee, b., at Wilmont, Wis., Oct. 24, 1857. Mr. 
Larabee is a mail-carrier. Both he and his wife had common-school 
educations, and both are members of the Christian Church. They lived 
in liristol till [883, when they moved to Washington Co., Kan.; then, in 
Oct., 1896, to Wisconsin, and in 1898 to Burlington Junction, Mo., where 
they now reside. 

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Children: 

252. William G. Larabee, b. June 28, 1882; m. Aug. 1, 1905, and 

has five children, — two boys and three girls. He is a farmer. 

253. Clarence E., b. Dec. 12, 1883; m. Sept. 2, 1908, and has two 

children. He is a farmer. 

254. Gertrude, b. Dec. 14, 1886. She was a hospital nurse until her 

marriage, Aug. 8, 1908, to Walter McCurde. They have 
one child. 

255. May C, b. May n, 1890; m., Mar. 16, 1910, Phil Corken, a 

prosperous farmer, whose specialty is seed corn, which he 
ships to different States. Mrs. Corken is a high-school grad- 
uate, and has unusual musical talent. 

256. Lena M., b. Sept. 25, 1892. She is a high-school graduate, 

and is now clerk in the post-office at Burlington Junction, 
Mo. 

257. Frank, I). Nov. 29, 1900. ) Both these children are very 

258. Louisa, b. Nov. 18, 1902. ) diligent at school. 

Cynthia Ann Castle (191), dau. of George Hastings (145) and Harriet 
(Oliver) Castle, son of Hastings and Mary N. (Champlin) (125) Castle, 
b., at Plattville, Wis., Sept. 9, 1848; m., at Stockton, Cal., Aug. n, 1870, 
Lucius Hayes Niccounger, b. in Pennsylvania; son of Joseph Niccounger. 
Mr. Niccounger is a farmer. Both he and his wife are church-members. 
In politics he is a Democrat, the wife Prohibition. Res., Ripon, Cal. 

Children, b. at Stockton: 

259. Cary Hayes Niccounger, b. Nov. 28, 1872; m., at Salinas, 

Monterey Co., Cal., Sept. 12, 1911, Eva May Minger, b., 
at Stockton, Oct. 28, 1890; dau. of George Minger and 
Birdie Williams. Mr. Niccounger is a musician. Both are 
Methodists. He is a Democrat, she Prohibition. 

260. Charles Hastings, b. June 15, 1874; m., at Stockton, June, 

1899, Jennie Helen Crane, dau. of Delos and Violette Crane. 
Mr. Niccounger is engaged in the real-estate business. He 
is a Democrat. Son: Delos Hayes, b., at Stockton, Oct. 7, 
1903; d. June 19, 191 1. Res., Stockton, Cal. 

261. Harriet Hull, b. Apr. 27, 1879; m., at Stockton, May 22, 1901, 

George L. Schneider, b. in Shasta Co., Cal.; son of Louis 
Schneider, of Germany. Mr. Schneider is an optician. Both 
he and his wife are members of the Christian Science Church. 
Children: (1) Harriet, b., at Stockton, Dec. 28, 1903; (2) 

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Georgia, b., at Stockton, Nov. 6, 1905; (3) Louisa Carlton, 
b., at Berkeley, Cal., Oct. 1, 1909. Res., Berkeley, Cal. 

Clara Burgess (205), dau. of Nathan M. and Elizabeth Ann (Castle) 
(147) Burgess [Mary N. (125), Content (55), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), 
Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Lynn, Wis., Apr. 10, i860; m., Mar. 29, 
1882, Frank G. Hartwell, b., at Brighton, Wis., June 17, 1856; d., at 
Brighton, May 27, 1909; son of John and Elizabeth Hartwell, of Brighton. 
He was a farmer, a Republican, and a member of the Methodist Church. 
Her res., Salem, Wis. 

Children, all b. at Brighton: 

262. Lora Hartwell, b. May 29, 1885. 

263. Olive, b. Mar. 6, 1889. 

264. Hazel, b. July 4, 1891. 

265. Nettie, b. Oct. 21, 1893. 

266. Miner, b. Jan. 13, 1896. 

267. Alta, b. June 22, 1898. 

268. Floyd, b. Sept. 1, 1901. 

Louis Sereno Fowler (236), son of John Douglas and Lauretta (Marsh) 
(177) Fowler, dau. of Hammon and Catherine C. (Etheridge) (129) 
Marsh [Content L. (123), Content (55), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), 
Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Bristol, Wis., Nov. 27, 1863; m., at Somers, 
Wis., Oct. 19, 1892, Mary Isabel Blackman, b., at Paris, Wis., Mar. 3, 
1869; dau. of Horace Blackman and Louisa Dutton. Mr. Fowler is a 
farmer at Bristol. 

Children : 

269. DeWitt Douglas Fowler, b. Nov. 11, 1895. 

270. Helen Elizabeth, b. Mar. 7, 1897. 

271. Margaret Josephine, b. June 12, 1898. 

272. Horace Blackman, b. Apr. 10, 1908. 

Frances Eliza Fowler (241), dau. of John D. and Lauretta (Marsh) 
(177) Fowler, b. Apr. 21, 1877; m., at Oberlin, O., Oct. 4, 1905, Charles 
Elliot, b., at Brantford, Canada, Apr. 24, 1S64. He is a Congregation- 
alist minister. Mrs. Elliot graduated from Oberlin College in 1902, and 
from kindergarten training in 1903. Mr. Elliot graduated from Oberlin 
Seminary in 1902, and from college in 1904. He preached in Ault, Col., 
four years, and in Vicksburg, Mich., two years. Res., Wyanet, 111. 

Children: 

273. Charles Douglas Elliot, b., at Ault, July 10, 1907. 

274. William Harold, b., at Vicksburg, Jan. 9, 1910. 

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Ida Kemp (242), dau. of William and Frances E. (Wilbur) (179) 
Kemp, dau. of Allan R. and Sophia (Etheridge) (130) Wilbur, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Content L. (Champlin) (123) Etheridge, b., at Chicago, 
111., June 6, 1857; m., at Mattoon, 111., Sept. 13, 1886, Henry F. Emery, 
b. in Pennsylvania; son of Elam Emery and Cynthia Hammond. Mr. 
Emery is a hardware merchant i'n Fargo, N. D. He is a Republican, and 
both he and his wife are members of the Congregational Church. Res., 
1350 Third Ave., So. Fargo, No. Dak. 

Children : 

275. Frances Emery, b., at Vermilion, So. Dak., Mar. 3, 1891. 

276. Floyd Hansen, b., at St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 9, 1895. 

Henry E. Kemp (243), son of William and Frances E. (Wilbur) (179) 
Kemp, b., at Bristol, Wis., Nov. 30, i860; m., at Kenosha, Wis., Mar., 
1887, Maggie Williams. Mr. Kemp was for many years engaged in the 
hardware business. He is a Republican, and both he and his wife are 
members of the Methodist Church. 

Children, b. at Phoenix, Ariz. : 

277. Walden Kemp, b. Feb. 1, 1888. 

278. Margaret, b. Dec, 1892; d. Apr., 1893. 

279. Mildred, b. Nov. 13, 1893. 

280. Hazel, b. Sept., 1898. 

Laura Kemp (244), dau. of William and Frances E. (Wilbur) (179) 
Kemp, b., at Bristol, Wis., Dec. 20, 1862; m., at Mattoon, 111., Dec. 24, 
1884, William D. Hammon, b., at Coryden, Ind., Mar. 29, 1859; son of 
Jacob S. Hammon, of Woodstock, Wis., and Dorothy Hottel. Mr. Ham- 
mon is entitled to the degree of B.S. at the University of Valparaiso, Ind., 
and is the author of "Practical Geology and Mineralogy." He is Assist- 
ant City Auditor. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Church. 
In politics he is a Republican. Res., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children : 

281. K. Leroy Hammon, b., in Texas, Mar. 15, 1887. 

282. Ina H., b., at Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 25, 1902. 

Carrie Laura Wilbur (247), dau. of Isaac Richardson (180) and Emma 
Louise (Visher) Wilbur [Sophia (130), Content L. (123), Content (55), 
Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Stockton, 
Cal., June 19, 1866; m., at San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 14, 1888, John S. 
Wilson Wilbur, b., at Morgantown, Kan., Sept. 15, 1858; son of Ebenezer 
Wilson, of Scotland, and Anna McFarland, of Kentucky. Mr. Wilson 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Wilbur was adopted by his aunt, Mary Wilbur. He is a mining engineer, 
a Republican, and both he and his wife attend the Methodist Church. 
Res., 521 Hill St., San Francisco, Cal. 
Children, b. at San Francisco: 

283. Alzelda Lawrence Wilbur, b. Mar. 8, 1891. 

284. Muriel Louisa, b. Sept. 21, 1894. 

Harold Russell Wilbur (249), son of Isaac Richardson (1S0) and Emma 
Louise (Visher) Wilbur, b., at Stockton, Cal, June 7, 1S76; m., at San 
Francisco, Cal., Jan. 17, 1902, Ila Low Henderson, b., at Stockton, Nov. 
17, 1878; dau. of John Henderson, of Dundee, Scotland, and Mary Wallace. 
Mr. Wilbur is a civil engineer. He is a graduate of the University of Cali- 
fornia, and a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. Mrs. Wilbur is 
a graduate of the Berkeley High School, class of 1896, also of the State 
Normal School at San Jose, class of 1900. Mr. Wilbur is a Republican. 
Res., 2620 J St., Sacramento, Cal. 

Son: 

285. Dan Russell Wilbur, b., at San Francisco, June 13, 1903. 

Elizabeth Brown (56), dau. of Elisha (28) and Content (Leeds) Brown 
[Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b. in 1760; m., Jan. 28, 17S3, 
Nehemiah Gallup, b. June 19, 1751; son of Henry Gidlup and Hannah 
Mason, great-granddau. of Major John Mason of Pequot fame. 

Children : 

286. Elizabeth Gallup, b. Nov. 10, 1783; d. - — ; m. Martin. 

287. Nehemiah M., b. Feb. 12, 1785; m. Huldah Wheeler (294-305). 

288. John S., b. Apr. 5, 1787; m. - -Leonard. Son: John Frank. 

289. Orendia, b., at Groton, Conn., Mar. 8, 1790; m. Christopher 

Wheeler (306-314). 

290. Elisha, b. June 22, 1702; m. Content Wheeler (315-325). 

291. Luke, b. Apr. 17, 1704; m. Melinda Williams (326-333). 

292. Servian, b. Oct. 16, 1796; m. - Wilcox. No issue. 

293. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 27, 1800; twice m. (334-340). 

Nehemiah M. Gallup (287), son of Nehemiah and Elizabeth (Brown) 
(56) Gallup, b. Feb. 12, 1785; d. - -; m. Huldah Wheeler. 
Children: 

294. Eliza Gallup, b. Nov. 12, 1813; d. - -; m. Lyman Gallup. 

295. Mary, b. Apr. 17, 1815; m. William Fanning. 

296. Nehemiah, b. Oct. 22, 1816; m. Laura Williams. 

297. John W., b. Nov. 6, 1818; m. Martha Richards. 

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299 
300 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Hannah, b. Aug. 7, 1820; m. Eleazer W. Carter. 

Eunice, b. May 11, 1822; m. Seth Peck. 

Phebe, b. Feb. 28, 1824; d. young. 

Mason, b. Mar. 4, 1826; d. young. 

William R., b. May 19, 1828; m. Eliza Morgan. 

Harriet A., b. Aug. 22, 1830; m. Frederick Button. 

Benjamin, b. June 19, 1832; unm. 

Henry C, b. Nov. 6, 1834; m. Lucy Renard. 



Orendia Gallup (289), dau. of Nehemiah and Elizabeth (Brown) (56) 
Gallup [Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Groton, 
Conn., Mar. 8, 1790; d., at Litchfield, Conn., Aug. 27, 185S; m., Mar. 19, 
181 2, Christopher Wheeler, b., at Stonington, Conn., July 10, 1783; d., 
at Litchfield, Jan. 24, 1858; son of Lester Wheeler and Eunice Bailey. He 
was a farmer, a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics was a 
Democrat. 

Children : 

306. Emeline Wheeler, b. Dec. 29, 1813; d. July 3, 1814. 

307. Christopher Perry, b. May 2, 1814; d., at Goshen, Conn., Apr. 

9, 1877. 

308. Eliza Orinda, b. Nov. 8, 181 5. 

309. Charles Denison, b., at Stonington, Nov. 18, 1817; m. Mary 

Elizabeth Guild (341). 

310. Emeline Ann, b. Feb. 3, 1820; d., at West Haven, Conn., Oct. 7, 

1859. 

311. William Collins, b. Feb. 10, 1822; d., at Litchfield, Sept. 11, 

1848. 

312. Elizabeth Harriet, b., at Litchfield, Nov. 22, 1823; m. John F. 

Williamson (342). 

313. Mary Jane, b., at Litchfield, Nov. 28, 1825; m. Jacob Moore, 

Jr. (343-347)- 

314. David Minor, b. Jan. 2, 1828; d., at Litchfield, Feb. 3, 1879. 



Elisha Gallup (290), son of Nehemiah and Elizabeth (Brown) (56) 
Gallup, b. June 22, 1792; m. Content Wheeler. 
Children: 

315. Elisha Gallup, b. Dec. 29, 1816. 

316. Ashbel, b. Oct. 28, 1818; m. Diadama Smith. 

317. Emeline, b. Nov., 1821; d. young. 

318. Almira, b. Feb. 13, 1823; m. Beebe. 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

319. Harriet, b. 1825; m. Jason Smith. 

320. Esther, b. Mar., 1827; m. Newbury. 

321. Ann, b. Feb., 1829; m. (1) Beebe; m. (2) John Beach. 

322. Lucretia, b. 1834; m. Beckwith. 

323. David, b. 1836; d. unm. 

324. William, b. 1838; m. 

325. Elias, b. 1840; m. Alice Knowles. 

Luke Gallup (291), son of Nehemiah and Elizabeth (Brown) (56) 
Gallup, b. Apr. 17, 1794; m. Melinda Williams. 
Children: 

326. Olive Gallup, b. Oct. 8, 1820; d. 

327. Luke W., b. Feb. 27, 1822; m. 

328. Olive, b. Sept. 25, 1823; m. Van Rensselaer Ball. 

329. Phebe, b. Sept. 8, 1825; m. Warren Wheeler. 

330. Amos A., b. Mar. 19, 1827; m. Bennett. 

331. Jared, b. Apr. 17, 1S29; d. 

332. Melinda, b. Nov. 2, 183 1; m. Nelson H. Wheeler. 
t,t,t,. Bridget, b. Nov. 22, 1833; m. William Chapman. 

Capt. Ebenezer Gallup (293), brother of the preceding, b. Apr. 27, 
1800; m. (1) Lavinia Stanton, dau. of Capt. John Stanton and Bathsheba 
Giles; m. (2) Angelina Stanton, sister of his first wife. 

Dau. by first m.: 

334. Lavinia Gallup, b., at Ledyard, Conn., Oct. 21, 1825; m. Capt. 

Charles Stanton (348-350). 
Children by second m.: 

335. Ebenezer Gallup, b. Feb. 14, 1827; m. Ellen Foley. They had 

five children, three of whom d. in infancy. The other two — 
Mary, aged six, and James, aged two — d. of diphtheria and 
were buried in one coffin. 

336. Lucy, b. 1829; d. 1835. 

337. James, b. 1831; d. 1835. 

338. John N., b. Mar. 29, 1836; d. ; m. Sarah Brown Dewey. 

No issue. 

339. Henry A., b., at Ledyard, Nov. 13, 1842; m. Phebe Peckham 

Brown (351-355)- 

340. Annie, b., at Ledyard, July 21, 1847; twice m. [Records will 

follow 355.] 



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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Charles Denison Wheeler (309), son of Christopher and Orendia (Gallup) 
(289) Wheeler [Elizabeth (56), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), 
Charles], b., at Stonington, Conn., Nov. 18, 1817; d., at Litchfield, Conn., 
Dec. 28, 1895; m., at Milton, Conn., Nov. 10, 1841, Mary Elizabeth Guild, 
b., at Milton, Feb. 26, 1821; d., at Litchfield, Jan. 4, 1910; dau. of Alban 
Guild, of Milton, and Roxanna Dickinson. He was a farmer, and both he 
and his wife were members of Trinity Church, Milton. 

Dau.: 

341. Jane Elizabeth Wheeler, b., at Litchfield, Jan. 22, 1848; m. 

Isaac H. Hutchinson (356, 357). 

Elizabeth Harriet Wheeler (312), dau. of Christopher and Orendia 
(Gallup) (289) Wheeler, b., at Litchfield, Conn., Nov. 22, 1823; d., at 
Litchfield, Jan. 18, 1896; m., at Litchfield, Feb. 15, 1864, John F. William- 
son, b. at Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, Scotland; d., at Litchfield, Dec. 
7, 1887. He carried on the business of tanner and currier in Litchfield 
from 1868 to 1887. 

Dau.: 

342. Elizabeth Williamson, b., at Litchfield, Sept. 19, 1865; m. 

George H. Hunt (358, 359). 

Mary Jane Wheeler (313), sister of the preceding, b., at Litchfield, 
Conn., Nov. 28, 1825; d., at Litchfield, June 6, 191 1 ; m., at Litchfield, Oct. 
16, 1848, Jacob Moore, Jr., b., at Litchfield, Feb. 19, 1827; d., at Litch- 
field, Nov. 7, 1901 ; son of Jacob Moore, of Litchfield, and Harriet, his wife. 
He was a farmer, and in politics a Democrat. Both he and his wife were 
members of the First Congregational Church of Litchfield. 

Children: 

343. Ella Orinda Moore, b. Aug. 27, 1852; d., at Litchfield, Oct. 25, 

344. Virginia Maria, b., at Litchfield, May 10, 1855; m., at Litch- 

field, Oct. 14, 1874, Truman Catlin, of Litchfield. 

345. Christopher Wheeler, b. Feb. 27, 1859; d. Sept. 27, 1859. 

346. Harriet Elizabeth, b., at Litchfield, Sept. 19, i860; m., at 

Litchfield, Feb. 25, 1885, Myron Lewis Marsh, of Litchfield. 

347. Arthur Jacob, b. Mar. 27, 1864; m., at Torrington, Conn., Dec. 

14, 1892, Elizabeth McAlpine Halkett, of Torrington. 

Lavinia Gallup (334), dau. of Capt. Ebenezer (293) and Lavinia (Stan- 
ton) Gallup [Elizabeth (56), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), 
Charles], b., at Ledyard, Conn., Oct. 21, 1825; d., at Groton, Conn., Dec. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

5, 1906; m., at Groton, Nov. 28, 1847, Capt. Charles Stanton, h., at Led- 
yard, Dec. 1, 1824; d., at Ledyard, June 5, 1887; son of Robert Stanton, 
of Ledyard, and Hannah Hewitt. He was a carpenter and farmer, and in 
politics a Democrat. 
Children : 

348. Julia A. Stanton, b., at Stonington, Conn., Mar. 7, 1849; m 

Irving Gadbois (360). 

349. Eliza, b., at No. Stonington, Conn., Aug. 25, 1853; d., at Caro- 

lina, R. I., Apr. 27, 1909; m., at Westerly, R. I., May 29, 
1 88-, James A. Brown, b., at Ledyard, Mar. 25, 1S44; son 
of Avery Brown, of Ledyard, and Annie Holdridge. He is a 
farmer at Carolina, and in politics is a Republican. 

350. James, b. ; d. young. 

Henry A. Gallup (339), son of Capt. Ebenezer (293) and Angelina 
(Stanton) Gallup, son of Nehemiah and Elizabeth (Brown) (56) Gallup, 
b., at Ledyard, Conn., Nov. 13, 1842; d., at Ledyard, Aug. 17, 1909; m., 
at Willimantic, Conn., Sept. 3, 1869, Phebe Peckham Brown, b., at Led- 
yard, Mar. 24, 1837; dau. of Elder Stephen Peckham, of Ledyard, and 
Esther Barber. He was a farmer and a Democrat. He was Tax Collector 
for the town of Ledyard. He rented farms, and lived at different times in 
Salem, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston, and Ledyard, where he managed the 
town farm for nine years. Mrs. Gallup was a member of the Baptist 
Church. 

Children : 

351. Angie Gallup (twin), b., at Salem, Conn., Aug. 26, 1871; m. 

Robert S. Chapel. No issue. 

352. Annie (twin), b., at Salem, Aug. 26, 1871; m. (1), at New Lon- 

don, Conn., Feb. 22,1889, Cyrus Allyn, b., at Ledyard, July 6, 
1855; son of Thomas Allyn and Frances L. Avery. They had 
one dau., Ruth, b. at Allyn's Point, Ledyard. Annie Gallup 
Allyn m. (2), at No. Stonington, Conn., June 30, 1902, John 
P. Williams, b. Sept. 29, 1872; son of John Williams and 
Mary Alexander. 

353. Lucy, b., at Salem, Apr. 27, 1873; m., at Norwich, Conn., Apr. 

10, 1890, Frank Bushnell, b„ at Norwich, Mar., 1864; son 
of James F. Bushnell, of Norwich, and Hannah Benjamin. 
He is a farmer and teamster, and in politics a Democrat. His 
wife is a member of the Methodist Church. Son: Howard, 
b., at Norwich, Oct. 14, 1893. Res., Norwich, Conn., R. F. D. 
> ... 8. 

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354. Charles H., b., at Old Mystic, Conn., Nov. 21, 1875; m., at 

Southbridge, Mass., Oct. 24, 1900, Birdie May Powers, b. 
Feb. 24, 1878. He is a teamster, and in politics a Democrat. 
Dau.: Helen, b., at Norwich, July 6, 1908. 

355. Elizabeth M., b., at Ledyard, Dec. 1, 1879; m., at Ocean, 

Conn., June 14, 1899, Joseph Austin, son of Stephen Austin, 
of Ledyard, and Agnes Wheeler. Children: (1) Agnes P., b., 
at Ledyard, July 30, 1901; (2) Mildred L., b., at Norwich, 
May 28, 1904; (3) Edith May, b., at Norwich, Jan. 5, 1906. 

Annie Gallup (340), sister of the preceding, b., at Ledyard, Conn., 
July 21, 1847; m. (1), at Old Mystic, Conn., Jan. 1, 1873, Royal 
McCracken, b., at Bolton, Conn., Nov. 12, 1845; d., at Mystic, Conn., 
Feb. 14, 1906; son of Henry McCracken, of Colchester, Conn., and Sarah 
Huntley. Mr. McCracken was superintendent of the silver works at 
Mystic. Both were members of the Baptist Church. The husband was a 
Democrat. He served three years in the United States Navy during the 
Civil War, being part of the time on Farragut's flagship. He was present 
at the Battle of Mobile Bay and the taking of Forts Morgan, Gaines, and 
Selma. Annie Gallup McCracken m. (2), at Irvington-on-the-Hudson, 
N. Y., Dec. 27, 191 1, Capt. George W. Tingley, of Mystic, b., on Staten 
Island, N. Y., June 3, 1834; son of Edward Tingley and Elizabeth Melody. 
Captain Tingley has been representative, selectman, and judge for many 
years. He was chairman of the Democratic town committee. For some 
years he owned and managed a coasting schooner, but is now in the mer- 
cantile business in Mystic, Conn. 

Jane Elizabeth Wheeler (341), dau. of Charles Denison (309) and Mary 
E. (Guild) Wheeler, son of Christopher and Orendia (Gallup) (289) 
Wheeler, b., at Litchfield, Conn., Jan. 22, 1848; m. Isaac H. Hutchinson. 

Children : 

356. Charles Wheeler Lewis Hutchinson, b. Sept. 26, 1870; m., Jan. 

5, 1S98, Lottie Stone, of Litchfield. Son: Leonard Wheeler, 
b. Nov. 25, 1903. 

357. Carrie May, b. May 23, 1874; m., June 18, 1902, Allen G. Peck, 

of Litchfield. Children: (1) Donald Kingdon, b. May 29, 
1907; (2) Carroll Seymore Allen, b., at Litchfield, Jan. 18, 
1911. 

Elizabeth Williamson (342), dau. of John F. and Elizabeth H. (Wheeler) 
(312) Williamson, dau. of Christopher and Orendia (Gallup) (289) Wheeler, 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

b., at Litchfield, Conn., Sept. 19, 1865; m., at Litchfield, Nov. 18, 1886, 
George H. Hunt, b., at Swanwick, Derbyshire, England, May 22, 1857. He 
came to America in 1881. He was for eight years secretary of the Echo 
Farm Co., the pioneers in the bottled-milk business in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
He was nine years in the grain business, after which he took up farming. 
He has been Town Clerk since 191 1. 
Children, b. at Litchfield: 

358. Philip Williamson Hunt, b. Oct. 10, 1887. 

359. Fernie Wheeler, b. Oct. 4, 1894. 

Julia A. Stanton (348), dau. of Capt. Charles and Lavinia (Gallup) 
(334) Stanton, dau. of Capt. Ebenezer (293) and Lavinia (Stanton) 
Gallup, son of Nehemiah and Elizabeth (Brown) (56) Gallup, b., at Sto- 
nington, Conn., Mar. 7, 1849; d., at Salem, Conn., Nov. 5, 1S71; m., at 
Norwich, Conn., Nov. 1, 1868, Irving Gadbois, b., at No. Stonington, 
Conn., Feb. 22, 1848; son of Peter Gadbois and - - Stewart. He is a 
farmer and a Republican. Res., East Lyme, Conn. 

Dau.: 

360. Amy Gadbois, b. ; m., at Old Mystic, Conn., Mar. 22. 1894, 

William Wheeler, son of William Wheeler and Tharissa 
Brown. Dau.: Eliza May, b., at Stonington, Jan. 29, 1895. 

Jerusha Brown (58), dau. of Elisha (28) and Content (Leeds) Brown 
[Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b. May 18, 1764; d., at Leyden, 
Mass., Apr. 7, 1856; m., May 10, 1792, Capt. Solomon Alexander, b. 1751; 
son of Capt. Solomon Alexander, of Newton, Mass. 

Children : 

361. Elisha Brown Alexander, b., at Leyden, Mar. 11, 1793; m. Mary 

Brown (363-370). 

362. Nancy, b. Apr. 20, 1794; d. June 11, 1795. 

Elisha Brown Alexander (361), son of Capt. Solomon and Jerusha 
(Brown) (58) Alexander, b., at Leyden, Mass., Mar. 11, 1793; d. Dec. 23, 
1873; m., June 26, 1814, Mary (or Polly) Brown (770), b. July 6, 1790; 
(1. Dec. 20, 1880; dau. of Amos Brown (36) and Esther Babcock. Elisha B. 
Alexander was a devout Methodist. He was a farmer and a noted veter- 
inary, being called to many distant towns to minister to sick animals. 
He always went on horseback, and was called by young and old Captain 
I^lisha. In his younger days he was Captain of the Militia. 

Children : 

363. Mary Almira Alexander, b. Sept. 12, 181 5; m. Josiah A. Gates 

(371-375)- 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

364. Elisha Draper, b., at Leyden, July 21, 1818; m. Maria Stuart 

(376-384). 

365. Jerusha, b. Mar. 12, 1820; d., at Shutesbury, Mass., Feb., 

1896; m. Gibbs. No issue. Mr. Gibbs was a farmer. 

366. Esther, b. Feb. 1, 1822; m. Peter Gates (385-389). 

367. Electa, b. July 7, 1824; d., at Green River, Vt., Dec. 31, 1894; 

m., at Leyden, William Babcock. No issue. 

368. Nancy M., b., at Leyden, Aug. 16, 1826; m. Stephen Smith 

Brown. [For full records, see 2 141, in first part of this vol.] 

369. Solomon Henry, b., at Leyden, Jan. 6, 1829; m. Sarah Akley 

(390-392). 

370. William B., b., at Leyden, Aug. 16, 1832; m. Jerusha Marsh 

(393-396)- 

Mary Almira Alexander (363), dau. of Elisha B. (361) and Mary (Brown) 
Alexander, son of Capt. Solomon and Jerusha (Brown) (58) Alexander, 
b. Sept. 12, 1815; d., at Leyden, Mass., Mar. 2, 1897; m. Josiah A. Gates, 
b. Oct. 22, 1815; d. Nov. 1, 1861; son of Ephraim Gates and Desire Avery. 

Children : 

371. Mary A. Gates, b., at Leyden, Aug. 25, 1840; twice m. (397). 

372. Desire E., b. Oct. 1, 1842; m. William Miner (398-406). 

373. Richard A., b. Dec. 29, 1844; d., suddenly, Aug. 9, 1902; unm. 

He lived on the home farm, teaching the school in the win- 
ter. He was a good musician, and always played the organ 
in church. He was kind to all, and was ever ready to lend a 
helping hand to those in trouble. 

374. Elisha A., b. Feb. 10, 1848; m. Lucy Ann Hiscox (407-409). 

375. Esther N., b. Jan. 5, 1850; d. June 23, 1870. 

Elisha Draper Alexander (364), son of Elisha B. (361) and Mary (Brown) 
Alexander [Jerusha (58), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), 
Charles], b., at Leyden, Mass., July 21, 1818; d., at East Colerain, Mass., 
Oct. 1, 1897; m., at Leyden, Jan. 20, 1848, Maria Stuart, b. Jan. 14, 1827; 
dau. of Luther Stuart and Balinda Barber. Mr. Alexander was a black- 
smith and carriage-maker. Both he and his wife were members of the 
Methodist Church. 

Children : 

376. Mary M. Alexander, b., at Leyden, Feb. 28, 1849; m. Albert 

Robertson (410, 411). 

377. Orise (twin), b. May 27, 1850; d., at Leyden, Nov. 25, 1874. 

378. Orrin (twin), b. May 27, 1850; d., at Leyden, Oct. 30, 1856. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

379. LeRoy, b. July 4, 1853; d., at Leyden, Aug. 29, 1864. 

380. Eva, 1)., at Leyden, Sept. 4, 1855; m. George Matteson (412- 

415). 

381. Edmund, b., at Leyden, Dec. 31, 1859; twice m. (416). 

382. Elisha, 1)., at Colerain, Mass., July 20, 1862; m., Sept. 29, 

1896, Cora Webster. No issue. Res., Springfield, Mass. 

383. Linnie, b. Dec. 13, 1865; d. July 12, 1880. 

384. Emma, b., at East Colerain, Jan. 14, 186S; m. Lewis Blodgett 

(418-420). 

Esther Alexander (366), dau. of Elisha B. (361) and Mary (Brown) 
Alexander, b. Feb. 1, 1822; d. - — ; m., Sept. 16, 1842, Peter Gates, son 
of Ephraim Gates and Desire Avery. 

Children : 

385. Elizabeth Gates, b., at Leyden, Mass., June 14, 1S44; three 

times m. (421-424). 

386. Mary, b. May 10, 1846; d. Feb., 1897. 

387. Mary, b. Dec. 10, 1848; d. 1890. 

388. Warren, b. May 20, 1850; m. Grace Harris. No issue. Res., 

Omaha, Neb. 

389. Joseph, b. Jan. 10, 1853; m., May, 1888, Olive Stanley. One 

child, d. young. Res., Greenfield, Mass. 

Solomon Henry Alexander (369), brother of the preceding, b., at Leyden, 
Mass., Jan. 6, 1829; d., at Brattleboro, Vt., Nov. 28, 1874; m., at West 
Brattleboro, Vt., Sarah Akley, b., at West Brattleboro, Feb. 8, 1840; d., 
at Brattleboro, Apr. 4, 1887; dau. of Amos Akley and Harriet Fessenden. 
Mr. Alexander was a farmer, and in politics a Republican. 

Children: 

390. Walter H. Alexander, b., at Leyden, Nov. 6, i860; m. Elizabeth 

Clark (425-430). 

391. Leroy E., b., at Leyden, Nov. 16, 1862; d., at Leyden, Aug. 7, 

1S64. 

392. Grace Mai}*, b. June 18, 1868; m. William A. Drotton (431- 

433)- 

William B. Alexander (370), brother of the preceding, b., at Leyden, 
Mass., Aug. 16, 1832; d., at Leyden, Mar. 9, 1909; m., at Leyden, Sept. 
3, 1858, Jerusha Marsh, b., at Guilford, Vt., Jan., 1844; dau. of Bradley 
Marsh, of Leyden. Mr. Alexander was a farmer, living on the home farm 
left by Elisha Brown (28) to his grandson, Elisha B. Alexander (361). 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Children, all b. at Leyden: 

393. William Alexander, b. Nov. 10, i860; d. Jan. iS, 1907. 

394. Charles, b. Oct. 22, 1863. 

395. Horace, b. Nov. 30, 1868; m. Allie Farnum (434-437). 

396. Dora D., b. July 26, 1878; m. Harry Ryan (438-444). 

Mary A. Gates (371), dau. of Josiah A. and Mary A. (Alexander) 
(363) Gates [Elisha B. (361), Jerusha (58), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), 
Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Leyden, Mass., Aug. 25, 1840; m. (1), 
at Leyden, Dec. 1, 1859, Seymore Richmond, b., at Guilford, Vt., June 
9, 1837; d. Oct. 30, 1867. He was a farmer. Mrs. Richmond m. (2), 
Dec. 13, 1870, Amos Denison, b., at Wilmington, Vt., Dec. 13, 1821; 
d. May 15, 1901. Mr. Denison was three years in the Civil War as Ser- 
geant in the 14th Regt., 2d Battery, 111. Vols. 

Son, by second m. : 

397. John A. Denison, b., at Guilford, Oct. 24, 1S71; m., at Keene, 

N. H., Jan. 16, 1899, Ethel Howe. Dau.: Ethel, b. at 
Keene. Mr. Denison is assistant superintendent of the 
water-works, Keene, N. H. 

Desire E. Gates (372), dau. of Josiah A. and Mary A. (Alexander) 
(363) Gates, b. Oct. 1, 1842; m., at Leyden, Mass., Mar. 16, 1865, 
William Miner, b. Mar. 24, 1837; d. at Denver, Col.; son of Cyrus Miner 
and Freelove Packard. Mr. Miner was a farmer, being one of the early 
settlers of Eden, Dak. He was a Republican, and a member of the 
Methodist Church. He received a common-school education. He served 
three years in Co. G, 41st Regt., 111. Vols., and was discharged in 1864. 

Children: 

398. Etta E. Miner, b., at Taylorville, 111., Apr. 18, 1866; m. 

S. W. Thomas (445-448). 

399. Lillian, b., at Taylorville, Mar. n, 1S68; m. Monroe Thomas 

(449)- 

400. Burton W., b., at Taylorville, Dec. 31, 1870; m. Freda Burki 

(450-452). 

401. Herbert C, b., at Leyden, Oct. 21, 1874; unm. 

402. Darwin O., b., at Hudson, So. Dak., Mar. 25, 1876; m. Carrie 

Finnie (453~455)- 

403. Raymond, b., at Hudson, May 21, 1878; m. Idella Nichols 

(456, 457)- 

404. Bell C, b., at Hudson, May 29, 1880; m., at Hudson, Roy 

Smith, son of John Smith and Clara Montee, of Hudson. 

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He is a farmer. Children: (i) Harold, b. ; (2) Hazel M., 

b. Nov. 14, 191 1. Res., Hudson, So. Dak. 

405. Milo M., b., at Hudson, Apr. 21, 1882; unm. 

406. Myrtle L., b., at Hudson, July 8, 1884; m., at Hudson, Ross 

Smith, son of John Smith and Clara Montee. Mr. Smith 
is a farmer and a Republican. Son: Virgil R., b. Apr., 1910; 
d. May, 19 10. 

Elisha A. Gates (374), brother of the preceding, b. Feb. 10, 1848; 
m., 1869, at Leyden, Mass., Lucy Ann Hiscox, b. Nov. 3, 1851; dau. of 
Roswell O. Hiscox. They have lived on the home farm since the death of 
his brother Richard A. (373). Elisha was a notable horseman, and was 
intrusted with many of the colts of the neighboring farmers. He was 
called by his friends "Cap," he being a namesake of his grandfather 
"Captain" Elisha (361). 

Children: 

407. Minnie L. Gates, b. Nov. 27, 1869; m., June 30, 1906, William 

J. Gibson, son of William Gibson and Katherine, his wife. 
Mr. Gibson is a bookkeeper, and they live in California. 
No issue. 

408. George Arthur, b. Nov. 30, 1873; m., June 20, 1895, Belle M. 

Farnum, dau. of Charles Farnum and Maria, his wife. No 
issue. 

409. Walter Osborn, b. Oct. 20, 1875; m., Oct. 26, 1900, Jennie 

Umberhind, dau. of Gorham Umberhind and Lucinda, his 
wife. 

Mary M. Alexander (376), dau. of Elisha Draper (364) and Maria 
(Stuart) Alexander [Elisha E. (361), Jerusha (58), Elisha (28), Nathaniel 
(13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Leyden, Mass., Feb. 28, 1849; m., 
at Leyden, Jan. 30, 1871, Albert Robertson, b., at Guilford, Vt., Nov. 19, 
1842; d., at Winooskie, Vt., Mar. 3, 1903; son of William Robertson and 
Mary Martin. 

Children: 

410. Leroy A. Robertson, b. Nov. 1, 1879; d., at Winooskie, July 

12, 1880. 

411. Grace M., b. June 14, 1881. Res., Winooskie, Vt. 

Eva Alexander (380), dau. of Elisha Draper (364) and Maria (Stuart) 
Alexander, b., at Leyden, Mass., Sept. 4, 1855; m., at Colerain, Mass., 
Sept. 11, 1876, George Matteson, 1). June 15, 1846; son of John Matteson 

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and Almira Rifenburgh, of New York State. Mr. Matteson was a 
blacksmith and farmer at Colerain for many years. 
Children: 

412. Elsie M. Matteson, b., at Colerain, Apr. 18, 1S82; m., at 

Greenfield, Mass., June 6, 1908, Clarence Judkins. 

413. William E., b. Mar. 20, 1884; m., June 26, 1909, Katherine 

Haskins. He is in the livery business in Greenfield. 

414. George E., b., at Colerain, Aug. 15, 1885. He is in the livery 

business in Greenfield. 

415. Gladys E., b. Dec. 25, 1893. Res. at home, Greenfield, Mass. 

Edmund Alexander (381), son of Elisha Draper (364) and Maria 
(Stuart) Alexander, b., at Leyden, Mass., Dec. 31, 1859; m. (1), at 
Colerain, Mass., June 8, 1886, Mary Miller, dau. of Milo Miller; m. (2), 
at Sadawga, Vt., Sept. 4, 1901, Eva Reed, dau. of Henry S. Reed and 
Fanny Atherton, of Stanford, Vt. Mr. Alexander is a maker of apple- 
barrels. Res., East Colerain, Mass. 

Dau., by first m.: 

416. Josephine M. Alexander, b., at East Colerain, May 5, 1887 

(417). 

Josephine M. Alexander (416), the preceding, m., at Springfield, 
Mass., June 12, 1906, Charles Jackson, Jr., son of Charles Jackson and 
Zilphia Thayer. Mr. Jackson is in the livery business. Res., Greenfield, 
Mass. 

Son: 

417. Donald Russell Jackson, b., at Greenfield, Apr. 5, 1908. 

Emma Alexander (384), dau. of Elisha Draper (364) and Maria 
(Stuart) Alexander, b., at East Colerain, Mass., Jan. 14, 1868; m., June 
8, 1887, Lewis Blodgett, son of Rodney Blodgett and Viola Keyes. Mr. 
Blodgett is a carpenter. Res., Greenfield Meadows, Mass. 

Children: 

418. Isabelle Blodgett, b. Nov. 30, 1888. 

419. Ruth, b. June 19, 1899. 

420. Ralph, b. Apr. 8, 1908. 

Elizabeth Gates (385), dau. of Peter and Esther (Alexander) (366) 
Gates [Elisha B. (361), Jerusha (58), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathan- 
iel (8), Charles], b., at Leyden, Mass., June 14, 1844; m. (1), Aug. 27, 
1868, Nelson Haskell; m. (2), 1880, Joseph Aldrich; m. (3), Oct. 16, 

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1908, F. J. S. Woodard, of Greenfield, Mass. Mr. Woodard is a prom- 
inent G. A. R. man. 
Dau. by first m.: 

421. Flora Haskell, b., at Jaffrey, N. H., Feb. 25, 1870; m., May, 

1888, Napoleon Riel, who d. 1894. Dau.: Ethel, b. 1892. 
Children by second m.: 

422. Lester E. Aldrich, b. May 31, 1883; m., Apr., 1902, Maude 

Kinney. Children: (1) Archie, b. Dec. 27, 1907; (2) George 
B., b. Oct. 8, 1908; (3) Joseph J., b. June 22, 1910. 

423. Mattie C, b. Feb. 22, 1S85. 

424. Byron J., b. June 2, 1888. 

Walter H. Alexander (390), son of Solomon Henry (369) and Sarah 
(Akley) Alexander, son of Elisha B. (361) and Mary (Brown) Alexander, 
b., at Leyden, Mass., Nov. 6, i860; m. Elizabeth Clark, of West Brattle- 
boro, Vt., dau. of Luman Clark and Polly Dudley. Mr. Alexander is a 
farmer and a Republican, and he and his wife are members of the Con- 
gregational Church. 

Children: 

425. Mary Elizabeth Alexander, b., at West Brattleboro, July 7, 

1888; m., June 24, 1908, Aha C. Stacy, of Halifax, Yt. 

426. Reuben, b. June 13, 1S90. 

427. Mildred S., b. June 21, 1892. 

428. Grace L., b. Mar. 7, 1894. 

429. Ruth E., b. Mar. 25, 1898. 
4,^0. Alice, b. Oct. 29, 1901. 

(irace Mary Alexander (392), sister of the preceding, b. June 18, 
[868; m., at West Brattleboro, Yt., Oct. 4, 1S87, William A. Drotton, b., 
at Nashua, N. H., Aug. iN, 1866. He is a carpenter. Res., West Brat- 
tleboro, Yt. 

Children: 

431. Mina May Drotton, b. Apr. 27, 1889. 

432. Edna Louise, b. July 9, 1892; m., at Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 

27, 1911, Charles Crawford Todd. 

433. Harold Farl, 1). Aug. 8, 1902. 

Horace Alexander (395), son of William R. (370) and Jerusha (Marsh) 
Alexander, son of Elisha B. (361) and Mary (Brown) Alexander, b., at 
Leyden, Mass., Nov. ^0, 1868; m., at Peru, Vt., July 14, 1890, Allie 
Farnum, b. at Peru. Mr. Alexander is in the lumber business. Res., 
Peru, Vt. 

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Children, b. at Peru: 

434. William H. Alexander, b. Apr. 18, 1896. 

435. Susie E., b. Sept. 10, 1902. 

436. Warren, b. Jan. 6, 1908. 

437. Ruth, b. Apr., 1912. 

Dora D. Alexander (396), sister of the preceding, b., at Leyden, Mass., 
July 26, 1878; d., at Leyden, Jan. 5, 191 1; m., at Leyden, Jan. 1, 1894, 
Harry Ryan, b. in Nova Scotia. 

Children : 

438. Mary J. Ryan, b. Mar. 2, 1898. 

439. Charles H., b. Apr. 22, 1899. 

440. Alexander H., b. Nov. 14, 1901. 

441. Henry E., b. Jan. 6, 1904. 

442. Fred W., b. May 27, 1905. 

443. Lewis H., b. May 26, 1906. 

444. Emma V., b. Feb. 1, 1908. 

Etta E. Miner (398), dau. of William and Desire E. (Gates) (372) 
Miner, dau. of Josiah A. and Mary A. (Alexander) (363) Gates [Elisha B. 
(361), Jerusha (58), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], 
b., at Taylorville, 111., Apr. 18, 1866; m., at Hudson, So. Dak., Aug. 20, 
1895, S. W. Thomas, son of Solomon Thomas, of Madison, So. Dak. 
Mr. Thomas is a Democrat and a city marshal. His wife is a member 
of the Congregational Church. Res., Glenham, So. Dak. 

Children: 

445. Oliver Thomas, b., at Hudson, Apr. 14, 1897. 

446. Elsie, b., at Hudson, Sept. 24, 1900. 

447. May, b., at Sheldon, No. Dak., Oct. 13, 1905. 

448. Halfred, b., at Brottzville, No. Dak., Sept. 12, 1908. 

Lillian Miner (399), dau. of William and Desire E. (Gates) (372) 
Miner, dau. of Josiah A. and Mary A. (Alexander) (363) Gates, b., at 
Taylorville, 111., Mar. n, 1868; d. at Hudson, So. Dak.; m., at Hudson, 
Monroe Thomas, son of Solomon Thomas, of Madison, So. Dak. Mr. 
Thomas is a tanner, a Democrat, and a member of the Congregational 
Church. 

Dau.: 

449. Gladys Thomas, b. at Hudson. 

Burton W. Miner (400), son of William and Desire E. (Gates) (372) 
Miner, b., at Taylorville, 111., Dec. 31, 1870; m., at Canton, So. Dak., 

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Apr. 4, 1901, Freda Burki, b. in Bern Co., Switzerland; dau. of Fred 
Burki and Rosina Fonkhess. Mr. Miner is a farmer and a Republican. 
Res., Watrous, No. Dak. 
Children : 

450. Harrie H. Miner, 1)., at Hudson, So. Dak., Jan. iS, 1903. 

451. Katie C, b., at Hudson, May 9, 1904. 

452. Marguerite, b. May 18, 1909. 

Darwin O. Miner (402), brother of the preceding, b., at Hudson, So. 
Dak., Mar. 25, 1S76; m., at Hudson, Aug. 1, 1900, Carrie Finnie, b., at 
Hawarden, la., Feb. 14, 1876; dau. of John Finnie and Harriet Chambers. 
Mr. Miner is a farmer and a Republican. He attends the Methodist 
Church. Res., Hawarden, la. 

Children : 

453. Carmen M. Miner, b., at Hudson, July 18, 1901. 

454. Florence I., b., at Hudson, Nov. 14, 1902. 

455. Gordon, b., at Hawarden, June 15, 1904. 

Raymond Miner (403), brother of the preceding, b., at Hudson, 
So. Dak., May 21, 1878; m., at Hudson, Nov. 28, 1901, Idella Nichols, 
b., at Fowlerville, Mich., Sept. 13, 1880. Mr. Miner conducts a jewelry 
and music store. He is a Republican. Res., Faith, So. Dak. 

Children, b. at Hudson: 

456. Erdine Miner, b. Aug. 19, 1902. 

457. Vance, b. Aug. 27, 1905. 

Flisha Brown (59), son of Flisha (28) and Content (Leeds) Brown 
[Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Groton, Conn., about 
1766; d., in Ohio, 1842; m., at Leyden, Mass., Sept. 10, 1794, Susannah 
Mowry, b. Dec. 4, 1768; d., at Crown Point, N. Y., Mar. 20, 1813; dau. 
of George Mowry, of Leyden. Elisha Brown was a soldier in the War of 
[812, taking part in the Battle of Lake Champlain. After his wife's 
dt;ith he moved to Warrensburg, N. V., where he lived some years. He 
finally took a drove of cattle to Ohio, where he was taken ill and died, 
being cared for by his dau., Lois. 

Children: 
45<s. George Brown, 1>., at Leyden, 1700: m. Olive Lucas (461-467). 

459. Lois, 1)., at Leyden,- 

460. John, b., at Crown Point, 1813. 

George Brown (458), son of Elisha (59) and Susannah (Mowry) 
Brown [Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at 

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Leyden, Mass., 1799; d., at Warrensburg, N. Y., Jan., 1859; m., at 
Warrensburg, 1831, Olive Lucas, b., at Warrensburg, Mar. 6, 1808; d., 
at Warrensburg, 1891; dau. of James Lucas, of Warrensburg, and Olive 
Johnson. He was a farmer and lumberman, a Republican in politics, 
and a deacon in the Free Will Baptist Church, of which his wife was 
also a member. George Brown lived in Crown Point, N. Y., till thirty 
years of age. At the age of fourteen he wa> an eye witness of the Battle 
of Lake Champlain, in which his father, Elisha Brown (59), took part. 
The boy begged permission to accompany his father, but was denied. 
Children, b. at Warrensburg: 
461. Elisha Brown, b. July 25, 1838; m. Mary Dayton (468-479). 



462 

463 
464 

465 
466 
467 



Lydia, b. June 24, 1841; m. Marshal Brown (480-482). 
Elijah, b. Jan. 31, 1843; unm. 

Charles M., b. Jan. 5, 1845; m. Asenath Langworthy (483). 
Marquis, b. Oct. 17, 1846; m. Jennie Langworthy (484-489). 
Calista, b. May 1, 1849; m. Charles Bidwell (492-498). 
Frances, b. Aug. 4, 1851; d., at Warrensburg, Oct. 2, 1881. 



Elisha Brown (461), son of George (458) and Olive (Lucas) Brown 
[Elisha (59), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at 
Warrensburg, N. Y., July 25, 1838; d., at Warrensburg, Oct. 14, 1894; 
m. Mary Dayton, who d. June 10, 1907; dau. of Leonard Dayton, of 
Potsdam, N. Y., and Lucy Norton. Elisha Brown was a farmer in War- 
rensburg; in politics he was a Democrat. 

Children: 

468. Nellie Brown, b., at Warrensburg, Dec. 10, 1866; m. George 

Rhodes, b., at Harrisburg, N. Y., Mar. 29, 1861; son of 
Charles Rhodes, of Stony Creek, N. Y., and Theresa Ding- 
man. He is a farmer and a Republican. His wife is a mem- 
ber of the Baptist Church. Children: (1) Myrtle Janet, 
b., at West Day, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1893; (2) Gordon Neil, 
b., at Warrensburg, Aug. 6, 1895; (3) Helen Audrey, b. 
July 23, 1901. Res., Warrensburg, N. Y. 

469. Jessie, b. May 21, 1868; d. Aug. 19, 1900. 

470. Hiram, b., at Warrensburg, Oct. 19, 1869; m., at Warrens- 

burg, June 20, 1900, Dora Vernon, b., at Warrensburg, 
Mar. 31, 1871; dau. of Daniel Vernon and Jane Chadwick. 
He is a Democrat. Res., Warrensburg, N. Y. 

471. Loren, b. Jan. 12, 1871; unm. 

472. Carl, b. Dec. 28, 1872; unm. 

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473. Dclbert, b. Feb. 27, 1874; m., at Adirondack, N. Y., Tessie 

Smith, 1)., at Adirondack, Mar. 7, 1876; dau. of Frederick 
Smith and Eleanor Fleming. He is a Democrat. Res., 
Warrensburg, N. Y. 

474. George, b., at Warrensburg, Feb. 28, 1876; m., at Stony Creek, 

N. Y., Nov. 23, 1903, Winnie Dean, dau. of Francis Dean 
and Charlotte Goodnow. He is a farmer and a Democrat. 
The wife is a member of the Methodist Church. Dau.: 
Edythe Louise, b., at Stony Creek, Feb. 22, iqio. Res., 
Stony Creek, N. Y. 

475. Sadie, b. Dec. 23, 1877; unm. 

476. Daisy, b. Nov. 27, 1879; m., at Warrensburg, Dec. 28, 1905, 

Richard Combs, son of W r illiam Combs and Alice Stone. 
He is a shirt-ironer in Warrensburg, where there are large 
shirt factories. Dau.: Janet Elizabeth, b., at Warrensburg, 
Nov. 10, 191 2. Res., W T arrensburg, N. Y. 

477. Bertha, b. Sept. 23, 1881; m., at Warrensburg, Jan. 3, 1912, 

William Ross, b. Jan. 16, 1884; son of Hiram Ross and Ida 
Hemingway, of Horicon, N. Y. He is a farmer. Res., War- 
rensburg, N. Y. 

478. Anna, b. Sept. 15, 1883; m., at Glens Falls, N. Y., June 3, 

191 2, Clarence C. Walsh, b. Oct. 11, 1882; son of Orange 
W r alsh and Judy Reynolds. He is employed by the Interna- 
tional Paper Co. Res., 57 First St., Glens Falls, N. Y. 

479. Leoiui, b. Nov. 29, 1886; unm. Res. with her sister Anna, at 

Glens Falls, N. Y. 

Lydia Brown (462), dau. of George (458) and Olive (Lucas) Brown, 
I)., at Warrensburg, N. Y., June 24, 1841; m., at Horicon, N. Y., July 21, 
1 so 1, Marshal Brown, b., at Queensbury, N. Y., Oct. 27,, 1838; d., at 
Thurman, N. Y., July 4, i()oo; son of William Brown, of Queensbury, 
and Eveline Phelps. He was a farmer at Athol, N. Y., a Democrat in 
politics, and the wife is a member of the Methodist Church. 

Children, b. at Warrensburg: 

480. Nora Brown, b. Dec. 6, 1874; m.. at Warrensburg, Sept. 23, 

1896, Charles Smith, b., at Thurman, Jan. 10, i860; son of 
Janus F. I). Smith, of Thurman, and Orpha Baker. He is 
a lumberman, a Republican, and both attend the Metho- 
dist Church. Children, all b. at Thurman: (1) Edna, b. 
Sept. 26, 1897; (2) Grace, b. Aug. 29, 1899; (3) Don, b. 
Feb. 11, 190S. Res., Athol, N. Y. 

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481. Truman, b. Aug. 19, 1875; m., at Grant, N. Y., Bertha Has- 

kell, b., at Wilmurt, N. Y., Apr., 1879; dau. of Roselle 
Haskell, of Wilmurt, and Dorcas M. Paul. He is a lumber- 
man, and a Republican in politics. The wife is a member 
of the Methodist Church. Children: (1) Marshal, b. Dec. 
6, 1900; (2) Paul, b. Aug. 30, 1902. Res., Morehouseville, 
N. Y. 

482. Clarence, b. May 13, 1877; m., at Thurman, June n, 1902, 

Carrie Spaulding, b., at Crown Point, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1879; 
dau. of Nelson W. Spaulding, of Moriah, N. Y., and Mary 
L. Taylor. He is a farmer and a Republican. He has been 
Highway Commissioner and is now Registrar. Mrs. Brown 
is a graduate of Moriah High School and has been a teacher. 
Children: (1) Lester, b. Apr. 6, 1903; (2) Hazel, b. Dec. 2, 
1906; (3) Ruth, b. Nov. 5, 1910. Res., Athol, N. Y. 

Charles M. Brown (464), son of George (458) and Olive (Lucas) 
Brown, son of Elisha (59) and Susannah (Mowry) Brown, b., at War- 
rensburg, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1845; m., at Caldwell, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1871, 
Asenath Langworthy, b., at Warrensburg, Jan. 10, 1853; dau. of Walter 
Langworthy, of Warrensburg, and Mary Bennett. She was a teacher, 
educated in the common schools and academy. Charles M. Brown has 
been a farmer, also in the livery and mercantile business. He has filled 
the town offices of Assessor and Highway Commissioner. He is a Demo- 
crat, and a member of the Methodist Church. Res., 821 Grant Ave., 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

Dau.: 

483. Minnie Brown, b., at Warrensburg, Sept. 9, 1873. She is a 

normal-school graduate and a teacher. 

Marquis Brown (465), son of George (458) and Olive (Lucas) Brown, 
b., at Warrensburg, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1846; m., at Warrensburg, 1872, 
Jennie Langworthy, b., at Warrensburg, 1856; dau. of Walter Lang- 
worthy, of Warrensburg, and Mary Bennett. Mr. Brown is a farmer, 
and in politics is a Democrat. The wife was a teacher before marriage. 
Res., Warrensburg, N. Y.: 

Children : 

484. Belle Brown, b. Oct. 6, 1873; m. Thomas Bramon (490, 491). 

485. Eva, b. May 15, 1876; m., at Warrensburg, 1S99, Gilbert 

Weaver, son of Elwin Weaver and Alice Combs, of Warrens- 

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burg. He is an ironer, a musician, and a Socialist in politics. 
The wife attends the Presbyterian Church. Res., 705 South 
St., Glens Falls, N. Y. 

486. Ralph,!). Feb. 5, 1879; m., at Horicon, N. Y., 1906, Mamie 

Persons, dau. of Amos Persons and Mary Smith, of Horicon. 
He i> a traveling salesman. He was Tax Collector ofWarrens- 
burg in 191 2-13. He is a Democrat. Both attend the Pres- 
byterian Church. Dau.: Evelyn, b., at Warrensburg, 1910. 
Res., Warrensburg, N. Y. 

487. Blanche, b. Sept. 5, 1882; m., at Glens Falls, 1907, Jerry La 

Roque, b., at Malone, N. Y., 1880; son of Jerry La Roque 
and Phelice Bassett, of Malone. He is a presser, a member 
of the Presbyterian Church, and a Democrat. The wife 
was a teacher before marriage. Res., Warrensburg, N. Y. 

488. Harry, b. June 20, 1887; d. Nov. 27, 1892. 

489. Lester, b. Oct. 24, 1893. 

Belle Brown (484), the preceding, m., at Warrensburg, N. Y., 1893, 
Thomas Bramon, son of Patrick Bramon, of Stony Creek, N. Y., and 
Ann, his wife. They are farmers. Both attend the Methodist Church. 
The husband is a Democrat in politics. The wife was a teacher before 
marriage. Res., Stony Creek, N. Y. 

Children, b. at Stony Creek: 

490. Howard Bramon, b. 1894; now attending business college at 

Glens Falls, N. Y. 

491. Ida, b. 1896. 

Calista Brown (466), dau. of George (458) and Olive 1 Lucas) Brown, 
1)., at Warrensburg, N. Y., May 1, [849; d., at Warrensburg, Mar. 5, 
1908; m., at Caldwell, N. Y., Apr. 10, 1868, Charles Bidwell, b., at 
Warrensburg, Aug. 4,1843; son of Lyman Bidwell, of Warrensburg, and 
Isabel Fitz Simonds. Mr. Bidwell is a carpenter, and in politics is a 
Socialist. Mrs. Bidwell was a member of the Baptist Church. Res., 
Warrensburg, N. Y. 

Children: 

492. Frank Bidwell, b., at Warrensburg. Mar. 22, 1S69 (499-504). 

493. Olive, b. Apr. 12, 1S74; in., at Warrensburg, May 6, 1909, 

Arthur Evans, b., at Fort Ann. N. Y.; son of John Evans, 
of Fort Ann, and Frances Stark. Mr. Evans is a farmer, 
lie is a Republican, and both he and his wife belong to the 
Seventh-Day Adventists. Res., Queensbury, N. Y. 

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494. Isabel 



. twins, b., at Warrensburg, Dec. 12, 1877. 

495. Clarabel J 

496. Alice, b., at Warrensburg, May 9, 1884. 

497. Lyman, b. June 28, 1887; m., at Warrensburg, Mildred 

Russell, a teacher. Mr. Bidwell is a cutter in a shirt factory. 
He is a fine musician, playing in the city band. Res., 
Chatham, N. Y. 

498. Lois, b. Sept. 3, 1889. 

Frank Bidwell (492), the preceding, m., at Warrensburg, N. Y., Nov. 
24, 1900, Lizzie Combs, b. Nov. 17, 1880; dau. of William Combs and 
Alice Stone. He is a machine operator, and is a Republican in politics. 
Mrs. Bidwell is a member of the Baptist Church. Res., Warrensburg, 
N. Y. 

Children: 

499. Mary Alice Bidwell, b. May 30, 1902. 

500. Marguerite, b. June 15, 1904. 

501. Earl, b. July 27, 1905. 

502. Gladys, b. Oct. 14, 1907. 

503. Elizabeth, b. Jan. n, 1909. 

504. Charles, b. Aug. 5, 191 2. 

Thomas Brown (60), son of Elisha (28) and Content (Leeds) Brown 
[Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b. Mar. 7, 1769; d., at Colerain, 
Mass., Sept. 23, 1830; m., at Leyden, Mass., Mar. 25, 1799, Rachel 
Franklin, b., at Colerain, Oct. 22, 1772; d. Apr. n, 1871; dau. of Joel 
Franklin. Thomas Brown was a devoted Methodist and a farmer. 

Children : 

505. Mary Brown, b. June 7, 1800; d., at Leyden, Sept. 23, 1807. 

506. Thomas, b., at Colerain, Jan. 9, 1802; m. Matilda Peck (513- 

525)- 

507. Elisha, b. Feb. 27, 1804; d., at Leyden, Nov. 13, 1805. 

508. Reuben, b. May 26, 1806; d. ? at Leyden, Oct. 7, 1807. 

509. Sophie, b., at Leyden, July 23, 1808; m. Horatio J. Shepardson 

(526-530). 

510. Jerusha, b., at Colerain, Dec. 30, 1810; m. Lewis Shearer (531- 

534)- 

511. Bethany, b., at Colerain, Feb. 16, 1813; m. Jabez Denison 

(535-538). 

512. Content, b., at Colerain, Sept. 2, 1815; m. Theodore Shearer 

(539-541). 

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Thomas Brown (506), son of Thomas (60) and Rachel (Franklin) 
Brown [Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., at Cole- 
rain, Mass., Jan. 9, 1802; d., at Colerain, 1885; m., at Colerain, Mar. 6, 
1823, Matilda Peck, dau. of Abraham Peck and Arathusa Bullard. Mr. 
Brown was a farmer, and after his marriage removed to Blakely, Penn. 
After the death of his wife he returned to Colerain. 

Children: 

513. John Brown, b., at Colerain, Nov. 13, 1823; m. Salinda Beals 

(542-547)- 

514. Joseph, b., at Colerain, Aug. 7, 1825; m. Sarah A. Lawton 

(548-557)- 

515. Arathusa, b. Dec. 25, 1826; m. John McClellan (558). 

516. Rachel, b. June 22, 1828; d. 1832. 

517. Elizabeth, b. Mar., 1830; d. 1832. 

518. Matilda, b., at Blakely, 1832; d. 1S88; m., Apr. 29, 1853, Vin- 

cent Rogers. 

519. Mary, b. July 3, 1834; m. Thomas J. Everton (559-561). 

520. Amanda, b. Nov. 19, 1836; m. Charles Wiley (562-565). 

521. Abram P., b., at Peckville, Penn., Sept. 7, 1838; m. Ellen 

Spencer (566-568). 

522. Alvin, b., at Blakely, July 27, 1840; m. Evelyn M. Hunt 

(569-57i)- 

523. Thomas, b. July 19, 1842; m. Mary A. Beebe (572-577). 

524. Martha, b. and d. 1843. 

525. William, b. Sept. 28, 1844; m. Laura Lock (578-580). 

Sophie Brown (509), dau. of Thomas (60) and Rachel (Franklin) 
Brown, b., at Leyden, Mass., July 23, 1808; d., at Greenfield, Mass., 
May 20, 1892; m., at Colerain, Mass., Feb. 8, 1827, Horatio J. Shepard- 
son, 1). Dec. 28, 1800; d., at Greenfield, Nov. 15, 1886; son of Joseph 
Shepardson. I le was a farmer. Both he and his wife were members of the 
Methodist Church. 

Children: 

526. Thomas J. Shepardson, b., at Colerain, Nov. 5, 1827; m. 

Desire Harrington (581-584). 

527. Sibyl, b., at Colerain, Jan. 29, 1831; m. Alonzo Miner (585- 

588). 

528. Esther Survia, !>., at Colerain, Dec. 18, 1832; d. Oct. 2, 1879; 

m., Mar. 6, 1851, Luther Stuart, b. 1825; son of Luther 

Stuart and Belinda Barber. Son: William, b. 1863; m., at 

Brattleboro, Vt., Lula . 

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529. Ellen J., b. Oct. 3, 1835; m. William Martin (589, 590). 

530. Rachel Sophia, b., at Colerain, Mar. 2, 1839; d., at Colerain, 

June 6, 1877; m. (1), at Colerain, Sept. 6, 1855, Oliver 
Miner, b. and d. at Leyden; son of Cyrus and Freelove 
Miner, of Leyden; m. (2), Nov. 24, 1868, Orrin Nash. Dau., 
by first m.: Ellen, b. . 

Jerusha Brown (510), dau. of Thomas (60) and Rachel (Franklin) 
Brown, b., at Colerain, Mass., Dec. 30, 1810; d., at Colerain, June 18, 
1883; m., at Colerain, Lewis Shearer, b., at Colerain; d. Oct. 16, 1888; 
son of James Shearer and Anna Caldwell. Mr. Shearer was a farmer. 
Both were members of the Methodist Church, and were noted for their 
kindness and hospitality. 

Children: 

531. Lewis Franklin Shearer, b. Oct. 13, 1837; m. Milla March 

(59!-593)- 

532. Isabel, b. Oct. 16, 1839; d., at Perkinsville, Vt., Mar. 4, 1874; 

m., Aug. 20, 1871, George Read. Dau.: Carrie Bell, b. and 
d. July 8, 1873. 

533. Isaac, b. June 16, 1848; d. Apr. 30, 1856. 

534. Carrie Etta, b., at Colerain, Aug. 18, 1853; m. William Martin 

(594-596). 

Bethany Brown (511), sister of the preceding, b., at Colerain, Mass., 
Feb. 16, 1813; d., at Guilford, Vt., Apr. 5, 1856; m., at Colerain, July, 
1838, Jabez Denison, b. Oct. 10, 1807; d., at Guilford, Mar. 4, 1875; 
son of Jabez Denison and Mary Briggs; grandson of David Denison, of 
Stonington, Conn., and Keziah Smith, of Groton, Conn. He was a 
farmer at Guilford, Vt. 

Children: 

535. Celia B. Denison, b. Jan. 4, 1840; m. George E. Richardson 

(597-604). 

536. Mary Briggs, b. Jan. 17, 1843; m., at Jacksonville, Vt., June 

10, 1879, Edward Roberts, b. July 3, 1853; son of James 
Roberts and Joanna Haskill. One child, a son, d. in infancy. 
Res., Brattleboro, Vt. 

537. Alice D., b., at Guilford, Feb. 19, 1845; m. Elias Johnson (605- 

607). 

538. Ann Boradel, b. May 5, 1847; d. Oct. 27, 1867. 



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Content Brown (512), sister of the preceding, 1)., at Colerain, Mass., 
Sept. 2, 1815; d., at Colerain, Apr. 17, 1852; m., at Colerain, Apr. 1, 

|.i, Theodore Shearer, b. Mar. 20, 1815; d. June 5, 1895; son of James 
Shearer and Anna Caldwell. He was a farmer at Colerain. 

Children: 

539. Seth F. Shearer, b. Dec. 2, 184,3; d., at Greenfield, Mass., 

May 0, 1864. 

540. Sophia, 1). June 11, 1S46; d. Dec. 25, 1846. 

541. Arabella, 1>. Feb. 22, 1848; m., at Colerain, Apr. 23, 1872, 

Lawson Donelson, who d., at Colerain, Feb. 7, 1873. 

John Brown (513), son of Thomas (506) and Matilda (Peck) Brown 
[Thomas (60), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], b., 
at Colerain, Mass., Nov. 13, [823; m., at Cheshire, Mass., Aug. 15, 1852, 
Salinda Heals, b., at Cheshire, Sept. 20, 1825; d., at Blue Rapids, Kan., 
Jan. 27, 1910; dau. of Noah Bushnell Beals and Sally Pennington. Both 
husband and wife had common-school educations. Mr. Brown held pub- 
lic offices by election in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Massachusetts, and 
Kansas; he has been delegate to County, District, and State conven- 
tions. He served during the Civil War in 17th Mass. Regt. ; was honorably 
discharged, and now receives a pension. Both members of the Baptist 
Church. Res., Eagle Rock, Mo. 

Children: 

542. Lewis C. Brown, b., at Lowell, Mich., June, 1853; d. July. 

[856. 
54,^. William I., b., at Lowell, Aug., 1854; d. July, 1856. 

544. Martha A. (twin), b., at Lowell, Sept. 3, 1856; m. Alfred B. 

Stryker (UoH 614). 

545. Mary A. (twin), b., at Lowell, Sept. 3, 1856; d., at Blue Rapids, 

Kan., Apr., 1879. 

546. Willard G., b., at Adams, Mass., June 29, i860; m Elizabeth 

Cox (615 618). 

547. Ada M., b., at I law ley, Mass., [863; d. 1864. 

Joseph Brown (514), son of Thomas (506) and Matilda (Peck) Brown, 
b., at Colerain, Mass., Aug. 7, [825; d., at Nunica, Mich., June 17, 
190N; buried at Coopersville, Midi.; m., Dec. 28, 1852, Sarah A. Lawton, 
b. Feb. 13, 1N37; dau. of Henry Lawton. Joseph Brown was in the Civil 
War. lie enlisted in Co. [,3d Mich. Regt. Inf.Vols., as corporal. May 13, 
[861, at Grand Rapid-, Mich.; was mustered June 10, 1861, and partici- 
pated in the first battle of Bull Run, battles of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Malvern Hill, Manassas, and second Bull Run. On the second day of 
this last battle, Aug. 29, he was shot through the left thigh and left for 
dead. After three days he was removed from the battlefield to a hospital, 
and on Aug. 25, 1863, he was discharged from Fairfax Seminary Hospital. 
In the fall of 1867 he was appointed postmaster at Coopersville, Mich., 
which office he held for sixteen consecutive years. He was also Justice 
of the Peace and Town Clerk for a number of years. He was one of the 
early settlers of Coopersville. He joined the I. 0. O. F. in Hyde Park 
[now Scranton], Penn., in 1849. He was also an honored member of the 
G. A. R. 
Children: 

548. Arathusa E. Brown, b., at Coopersville, Sept. 26, 1854; m. 

Benjamin Treat (619-621). 

549. John Fremont, b. Oct. 10, 1856; twice m. (622-628). 

550. William A., b. Sept. 4, 1858; m., Nov. 29, 1888, Lena Douck. 

Children: (1) Edna Thusa, b. Feb. 4, 1891; (2) William 
McKinley, b. Apr. 1, 1896. 

551. Edward A., b. July 4, i860; m., Dec. 7, 1889, Eunice Weston. 

Children: (1) Harry Lester, b. Sept. J5, 1890; (2) George 
Edward, b. Nov. 9, 1897. 

552. Andrew L., b. June 25, 1864; d. Sept. 28, 1867. 

553. George E., b. Dec. 11, 1866; m. Lillie E. Mills. Children: (1) 

Thusa Irene, b. July 6, 1894; (2) Addison, b. Mar. 6, 1899. 

554. Alma Viola, b. Jan 28, 1869; d. Aug. 26, 1869. 

555. Sarah Elmira, b. Jan. 13, 1872; d. Sept. 28, 1904; m., May 5, 

1889, Frank Douck. Children: (1) William Alden, b. Sept. 
24, 1890; (2) Lillian Irene, b. July 15, 1892; (3) Elma 
Edith, b. Aug. 14, 1894; (4) Ruth Francis, b. Jan. 12, 1897; 
(5) Vera, b. Aug. 5, 1899, d. Aug. 25, 1899. 

556. Joseph P., b. Aug. 3, 1876; m., Jan. 25, 1905, Lillian Marly. 

557. Edith J., b. Jan. 30, 1879; m. William Gleason. Children: (1) 

Beatrice Elmira, b. Sept. 16, 1896; (2) Eyla Gladis, b. 
Apr. 12, 1903; (3) Glenn Ardis, b. Jan. 10, 1906. 

Arathusa Brown (515), sister of the preceding, b. Dec. 25, 1826; d., 
at Plainfield, 111., Apr. 4, 1905; m., at Chicopee, Mass., Apr. 4, 1850, 
John McClellan, b., at Colerain, Mass., Nov. 16, 1826; d., at Plainfield, 
Dec. 12, 1906. They lived in Colerain till 1856, when they moved to 
Illinois. Mr. McClellan was a Republican, and both attended the Con- 
gregational Church. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Son: 

558. Edward Raymond McClellan, b. Oct. 26, i860; m., Nov. 23, 

1883, Carrie McAllister. Pie is a farmer, cattle-raiser, and 
a Republican. Children: (1) Inez Arathusa, b. Aug. 18, 
1887; (2) Vera Aline, b. Aug. 13, 1889; (3) John Raymond, 
b. June 10, 1904. 

Mary Brown (519), dau. of Thomas (506) and Matilda (Peck) Brown, 
b. July 3, 1834; d. 1886; m., Nov. 8, 1856, Thomas J. Everton. 
Children : 

559. Jasper L. Everton, b. Dec. 12, 1864. He is a Universalist 

minister in So. Carolina; m., but has no children. 

560. Herbert B., b. July 4, 1866; m. Son: Guy. 

561. Vernon J., b. Oct. 29, 1879; m., and has two children. He is 

an engraver. 

Amanda Brown (520), dau. of Thomas (506) and Matilda (Peck) 
Brown [Thomas (60), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), Charles], 
b. Nov. 19, 1836; m., at Chicopee, Mass., in 1855, Charles Wiley, son of 
Robert Wiley and Sarah Jones, of Rockingham, Vt. Mr. Wiley was a 
tinsmith. 

Children: 

562. Carrie Wiley, b. 

563. Lizzie, b. 

564. Alice, b. 

565. Charles, b., at Saratoga, N. Y., 1874; unm. He is a Republi- 

can, and is a contractor and builder at Los Angeles, Cal. 

Ahram P. brown (521), son of Thomas (506) and Matilda (Peck) 
Brown, b., at Peckville, Penn., Sept. 7, 1838; d., 191 1, from injuries 
received in a railroad wreck; m., Feb. 23, 1864, Ellen Spencer, of Hart- 
ford, Conn., deceased. Mr. Brown was a member of the Center Church, 
of Charter Oak Lodge, I. O.O. E.,and of Midian Encampment, I.O.O.F. 
IK- was a successful business man in Hartford, being a merchant-tailor 
there for many years. 

Children, b. at 1 1 art ford: 

566. Fanny Foster Brown, b. Feb. 1, 1867. 

567. Walter Spencer, 1>. Dee. 5, 1870; m., Oct. 29, 1902, Anna G. 

Hall, of Hartford. He is an accountant. Children: (1) 
Isabel, 1). Feb. 8, 1904; (2) Harrison Spencer, b. June 10, 
1905; (3) Walter Spencer, Jr., b. Oct. id, 1909. 

568. Helen Everton, b. Oct. 28, 1879. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

Alvin Brown (522), son of Thomas (506) and Matilda (Peck) Brown, 
b., at Blakely, Penn., July 27, 1840; m., at Newton Corners, Mass., 
Feb. 21, 1868, Evelyn M. Hunt, b., at Grafton, Mass., Apr. 8, 1847; d. 
Nov. 9, 1885. Mr. Brown is the inventor and patentee of the Aurora 
Street-sweeper. Res., Plainfield, 111. 

Children: 

569. Percy H. Brown, b., at Aurora, 111., July 10, 1869; d., at 

Kingston, Mass., Sept. 10, 1873. 

570. Mary Evelyn, b., at Kingston, Sept. 22, 1873; m -> at Aurora, 

Dec. 21, 1893, David Gilmore, of Wheatland, 111. 

571. Herbert C. F., b., at Hartford, Conn., Dec. 1, 1875; m., at 

Ely, Nev., Oct. 1, 1906, Lucia A. Scott. Son: Shirley 
Franklin, b. Dec. 9, 1907. 

Thomas Brown (523), brother of the preceding, b. July 19, 1842; m., 
at Plainfield, 111., Nov. 29, 1866, Mary A. Beebe, b., at Gaines, N. Y., 
Sept. 20, 1847; dau. of Thomas Beebe and Maria, his wife. He is a rail- 
way agent, and both he and his wife are members of the Methodist 
Church. 

Children: 

572. William E. Brown, b., at Plainfield, Jan. 10, 1868; m. Minnie 

L. E. Higman (629-632). 

573. Clarence D., b., at Vinton, la., Sept. n, 1871; m. Jennie 

Irene Collins (633-637). 

574. Edward R., b., at Vinton, Apr. 15, 1873; m. Olive Clare Lock- 

wood (638, 639). 

575. Grace Edith, b., at Plainfield, Nov. 27, 1876. 

576. Clyde T., b., at Joliet, 111., June 4, 1880; m. Sefa Prudence 

M artel (640). 

577. Jay R., b., at Joliet, Mar. 2, 1883; unm. He is an editor, also 

vice-president of the Drovers' Journal Publishing Co., 
Chicago, 111. 

William Brown (525), brother of the preceding, b. Sept. 28, 1844; 
d., at Fridley, Minn., Nov. 8, 1887; m., at Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 3, 
1876, Laura Lock, b., at Columbus, Ind., May 19, 185 1. Mr. Brown was 
a physician, a Republican, and attended the Methodist Church. 

Children, b. at Fridley: 

578. Fred William Brown, b. Aug. 20, 1878; d., at Minneapolis, 

Aug. 26, 1881. 

579. Dean, b. Sept. 21, 1882. 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

580. Ella A.. 1). May 20, 1887; d. July 26, 1905. Miss Brown was 

drowned while saving the life of a little friend, the child of 
a former maid in her aunt's family. 

Thomas J. Shepardson (526), son of Horatio J. and Sophie (Brown) 
(509) Shepardson [Thomas (60), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel 
(8), Charles], b., at Colerain, Mass., Nov. 5, 1827; d., at Saratoga, N. Y., 
June 26, 1910; m., Aug. 31, 1853, Desire Harrington, b., at Smyrna, 
N. Y., Dec. 31, 1831; d., at Conway, Mass., Sept. 25, 1876; dau. of 
Josiah Harrington and Sarah Avery. 

Children, b. at Conway: 

581. Clinton Shepardson, b. Aug. 6, 1856; d., at Phoenix, Ariz., 

May 6, 1909. 

582. Mary Ellen, b. Dec. 28, 1858. Res., Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

583. Frank Elsworth, b. Jan. 2, 1862. Res., Cleveland, 0. 

584. Arthur Burton, b. Jan. 24, 1S69. Res. in California. 

Sibyl Shepardson (527), dau. of Horatio J. and Sophie (Brown) (509) 
Shepardson, b., at Colerain, Mass., Jan. 29, 1831; d., at Greenfield, 
Mass., Apr. 25, 1892; m., at Greenfield, Alonzo Miner, b. at Colerain; 
d. at Greenfield. Mr. Miner was engaged for years in the paper and 
paint business. He was a Methodist. 

Children: 

585. Rosa E. Miner, b. — 

586. Clarence H., b. 

587. Caroll, b. 

588. Lilla, b. 

Ellen J. Shepardson (529), sister of the preceding, b. Oct. 3, 1835; d., 
at Cok-rain, Mass., Oct. 16, 1879; m., at Colerain, Oct. 5, 1853, William 
Martin, b., at Guilford, \'t., Aug. 29, 1833; son of Edwin Martin, of 
Guilford, and Polly Goodwin. He was a farmer in Colerain. both he 
and his wife were active members of the Methodist Church. 

Children: 

589. Cora C. Martin, b., at Colerain, May 12, 1855; twice m. (641- 

643)- 

590. Mae S., 1)., at Guilford, Apr. 30, 1863; m. Walter Kemp (644- 

647). 

Lewis Franklin Shearer (531), son of Lewis and Jerusha (Brown) 

^10) Shearer, dau. of Thomas (60) and Rachel (Franklin) Brown, b. 

< >< t . 13, 1S37; d., at Colerain, Mass., Aug. 7, 1904; m., at Colerain, Jan. 2, 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

» 

1865, Milla Marsh, b. Feb. 16, 1837; d. Sept. 26, 1874. He was a farmer, 
and always lived at Colerain. 
Children : 

591. John M. Shearer, b. Oct. 26, 1865; m., at Colerain, Dec. 24, 

1895, Jennie Gates, b. Oct. 28, 1869; dau. of Eugene Gates 
and Mary Martin. Children: (1) Lawrence, b. July 4, 1902; 
(2) Donald G., b. 

592. Milla Isabell, b. Dec. 23, 1866; m. William A. Davenport 

(648-654). 

593. James Everett, b. Oct. 27, 1872; m. Millie Houghtling. Dau.: 

Milla, b. Aug. 22, 1894. 

Carrie Etta Shearer (534), sister of the preceding, b., at Colerain, 
Mass., Aug. 18, 1853; m., at Colerain, Feb. 16, 1881, William Martin, 
son of Edwin Martin and Polly Goodwin, of Guilford, Vt. Both are 
active members of the Methodist Church, and are noted for their wide 
hospitality. Res., Greenfield, Mass. 

Children, b. at Colerain: 

594. Isabell Louise Martin, b. Oct. 14, 1881; m., at Greenfield, 

June 30, 1 9 10, Earl Howard, son of Timothy and Ellen 
Howard, of Worcester, Mass. 

595. Lewis W., b. Feb. 8, 1888; m., Aug., 1910, Grace Caldwell. 

Son: Kenneth, b. 

596. LeRoy H., b. Mar. 26, 1889. He is a messenger for the Ameri- 

can Express Co. Res., Greenfield, Mass. 

Celia B. Denison (535), dau. of Jabez and Bethany (Brown) (511) 
Denison [Thomas (60), Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), Nathaniel (8), 
Charles], b. Jan. 4, 1840; d., at Guilford, Vt., July 25, 1872; m., at 
Guilford, Apr. 5, 1855, George E. Richardson. He was a farmer at 
Bernardston and Guilford, Vt. 

Children: 

597. Joseph Denison Richardson, b. Feb. 29, 1856; d. July 31, 

1872. 

598. George F., b. Mar. 4, 1857; d. Aug. 15, 1864. 

599. Celia R., b. Oct. 27, 1859. She is a nurse. Res., Ontario, Cal. 

600. William R., b. July 20, 1861; d. Jan. 31, 1879. 

601. George W., b. June 29, 1865. 

602. Mary A., b., at Guilford, Nov. 6, 1867; m. Ozias Miller (655— 

660). 

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THE BROWN GENEALOGY 

60,}. Ellen S., b. May, 1870; m., Feb., 1909, Edward Ellsworth,of 
Los Angeles, Cal. Dau.: Mary Elizabeth. Mrs. Ellsworth 
graduated from Greenfield High School, later from the 
Hartford Training-school for Nurses. Res., Ontario, Cal. 

604. Horace G., b. Apr. 10, 1872; d. Aug. 13, 1872. 

Alice D. Denison (537), dau. of Jabez and Bethany (Brown) (511) 
Denison, b., at Guilford, Vt., Feb. 19, 1845; d., at Vernon, Vt., July 22, 
1888; m., at Vernon, Apr. 25, 1866, Elias Johnson, of Vernon. 

Children: 

605. Josie A. Johnson, b. June 22, 1871; m. George Stoddard. 

Dau.: Ruth b. Feb. 8, 1893. 

606. Eva M., b. Mar. 6, 1S74; m. Theron Stoddard. Children: 

(1) Lila, b. 1898; (2) Leslie H., b. May, 1906. 

607. Jay, b. Apr. 8, 1876; m. Margaret Spaulding. Son: Theron, 

b. Oct. 22, 1906. 

Martha A. Brown (544), dau. of John (513) and Salinda (Beals) 
Brown, son of Thomas (506) and Matilda (Peck) Brown [Thomas (60), 
Elisha (28), Nathaniel (13), N