From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Grandson of Abraham and Lydia Brown
Capt. Abraham and Mary (Hyde) Brown
Abraham BROWN - b. Aug. 26, 1671, Watertown, MA; d.
Nov. 27, 1729, Watertown, MA; bur. at Watertown
Burying Ground [photo],
west of Watertown, MA. Son of Jonathan
BROWNE and Mary SHATTUCK. Inherited family
home at Watertown, to which he made 'new' additions to the
older portion that his son Samuel occupied. Photos have been taken
of the home, the neighboring Abraham Brown School, and the gravesites
of Abraham, Lydia, and a number of their descendants. Held numerous
town positions, including that of Town Treasurer, Assessor, Selectman,
Town Clerk, and Captain of Militia. He was licensed as an innkeeper in 1709, and continued
as such for 4 years. Appointed guardian in 1708 of the 17 year
old Ephraim WILLIAMS, later Col. and father of the founder of
Mary HYDE - b. Jun. 21, 1673, Newton, MA; d. Nov. 29,
1723, Watertown, MA; bur. at Watertown
Burying Ground [photo],
west of Watertown, MA. Daughter of Job
HYDE and Elizabeth FULLER.
Children of Abraham and Mary Brown
- Mary - Mentioned in father's will. Married Jan. 31, 1709/10,
Watertown, MA George CUTTING (b. Apr. 26, 1686, Watertown, MA),
son of John CUTTING and Susanna HARRINGTON. Children of Mary
and George CUTTING: Lydia married Nathaniel GODDARD; Mary married
Henry BOND; George; Hannah; John; Abraham married; Elizabeth;
Grace; Josiah married Orpah; Eunice; Samuel; and Jemima.
- Jonathan - b. 1694, Watertown, MA;
d. Jul. 25, 1758, Watertown, MA.
- Patience - bap. Jun. 27, 1697, Watertown, MA; d. before 1730.
Married Mar. 25, 1714, Weston, MA Elisha SMITH (b. Jan. 11, 1691/2),
son of Jonathan SMITH and Jane PEABODY. Children of Patience
and Elisha SMITH: Jonathan married Susanna STEARNS; Patience
married Abraham SANDERSON; Elisha; Abraham; Prudence; Abraham;
Robert; and Phinehas.
- Lydia - b. Dec. 30, 1697, Watertown, MA; d. Feb. 5, 1768,
Lexington, MA. Married Oct. 2, 1716 Joseph HASTINGS. Bond's Watertown
identifies Joseph as the son (b. Jan. 3, 1684/5, Watertown, MA)
of Joseph HASTINGS and Martha SHEPARD, and gives Lydia's death
as before Dec. 15, 1730 under the BROWN family, but gives births
of her children to 1742 under the HASTINGS family. Bond gives
the children of Lydia and Joseph HASTINGS as: Elizabeth; Lydia
married Lt. Zechariah SMITH; Grace married Phineas WARREN; Joseph
married Hannah HASTINGS; Eliphalet; Lucy married Moses WINSHIP;
Josiah married Lydia BALL; Jonas married Mary BENJAMIN; Susannah
married John CUTLER; Elizabeth married Jonathan CUTLER; Thankful
married Elnathan ALLEN; Isaac died in infancy; and Lois married
Elisha HOBBS. Hudson's History of Lexington identifies
Joseph as the son (bap. Jul. 10, 1698, Lexington, MA) of John
HASTINGS and Abigail HAMMOND, gives Lydia's death as noted above,
and says they had seven children. Hudson says Joseph married
second Jan. 16, 1769 Mrs. Sarah STEARNS (d. Mar. 23, 1783). Clarification
is being sought.
- Hannah - b. Oct. 5, 1699, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 3, 1775.
Married May 24, 1720 Ebenezer BIGELOW (b. Sep. 4, 1698), son
of Joshua BIGELOW and Elizabeth FLAGG. Children of Hannah and
Ebenezer BIGELOW: Ebenezer married first Anna HARRIS, and second
Mrs. Hepsibeh DUFORE; Josiah died young; Hannah; Moses married
Mary HAMMOND; Hopestill married Esther BENEDICT; Silence married
John DAVENPORT; Joshua; Abraham; Elijah; Josiah; Samuel married
Elizabeth HUBBARD; and Benoni.
- Abraham - b. Oct. 17, 1701, Watertown, MA; d. Jun. 29, 1703,
- Samuel - b. Jul. 21, 1703, Watertown, MA; d. Feb. 17, 1784,
Stockbridge, MA. A tailor and deacon. Married about 1721 Mercy
PATTERSON (b. Sep. 1, 1702, d. Mar. 6, 1774, Stockbridge, MA),
daughter of Joseph PATTERSON and Mary GODDENOW. Children of Samuel
and Mercy BROWN: Eunice married Mr. SOUTHGATE; Mercy married
Deacon John CHAMBERLAIN; Lt. Col. Samuel married first Lydia
WILLARD, and second Abigail BURR; Beulah married Azariah WILLIAMS;
Elijah married first Sarah WHITTLESEY, and second Phebe NASH;
Isaac married Elizabeth WARREN; Mary married Isaac LAWRENCE,
Jr.; and Capt. Abraham married Beulah PATTERSON.
- John - b. Apr. 19, 1705, Watertown, MA; d. 1784, Weston,
MA. Innholder and Captain. Married first Jul. 20, 1732 Abigail
BRIGHT (d. May 4, 1733, Watertown, MA), daughter of Nathaniel
and Mary (COOLIDGE) BRIGHT; and second Jul. 23, 1734 at Watertown,
MA, Hannah BEMIS (b. Dec. 3, 1705, Watertown, MA), daughter of
John and Mary (HARRINGTON) BEMIS, and widow of John FLAGG. Daughter
of John and Abigail BROWN: Abigail married Israel WHITEMORE.
Children of John and Hannah BROWN: Sarah; Anna died young; John,
participant in the 'Boston Tea Party', married first Hepzibah
WESSON, second Abigail BEMIS, and third Sarah COOLIDGE; Josiah;
Phineas married first Sarah PATTERSON, and second Elizabeth BACKUS;
and Lois married Ephraim PIERCE.
- Grace - b. Aug. 17, 1708, Watertown, MA; d. before Nov. 1759.
Married Oct. 26, 1737 David CHILD (b. Dec. 27, 1711), son of
Daniel CHILD and Beriah BEMIS. David married second Nov. 29,
1759 Mehitabel RICHARDS. Children of Grace and David CHILD: Bulah
married Samuel LEE; Susanna; and David married Lydia STEARNS.
Grandson of Abraham and Lydia Brown
Deacon William and Hannah (Pease) Brown
William BROWN - b. Sep. 3, 1684, Watertown, MA; d. Oct.
28, 1756, Waltham, MA. Son of Jonathan
BROWNE and Mary SHATTUCK. Deacon and office holder at Waltham,
of which he was a founder in 1738. Settled on 77 acres at Waltham,
in the 'Trapelo' district, deeded to him from his father's estate.
Married first Jan. 10, 1704/5, Watertown, MA Hannah PEASE; and
second Dec. 11, 1718, Sarah BOND (b. May 30, 1690; d. Jun. 10,
1777), daughter of Col. Jonas BOND and Grace COOLIDGE.
Susannah 'Hannah' PEASE - bap. Feb. 21, 1685/6, Old South
Church, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA; d. Mar. 18, 1717/8, Waltham, Middlesex
Co., MA. Noted in marriage record as being 'of Cambridge.'
Daughter of Capt. Samuel PEASE of Boston, and
of Mrs. Mary PEASE WHITTEMORE of Cambridge.
Children of William and Hannah Brown
- Ebenezer - b. Oct. 23, 1705, Watertown,
MA; d. Dec. 17, 1785, Waltham, MA.
- Hannah - b. Jan. 22, 1706/7, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 2, 1762,
Waltham, MA. Married Nov. 10, 1726, Waltham, MA Samuel LIVERMORE
(b. Mar. 14, 1701/2, Watertown, MA; d. Aug. 7, 1773, Waltham,
MA), son of Jonathan LIVERMORE and Rebecca BARNS. Samuel was
very active in Waltham public life. He married three more times,
each wife living less than two years after marriage and bearing
no children. Children of Hannah and Samuel LIVERMORE: Hannah
married Rev. Nathaniel POTTER; Samuel died in infancy; Deacon
Elijah married first Dinah HARRINGTON, and second Hannah CLARK;
Hon. Samuel (NH Attorney-General, Chief Justice, delegate to
Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, Representative,
and Senator) married Jane BROWN; Isaac did not marry; William
did not marry; Sarah did not marry; Anna married Rev. KER; and
Jonathan died young.
- Sarah - b. Jul. 6, 1708, Watertown, MA. Died young.
- William - b. Sep. 27, 1710, Watertown, MA. Moved to CT after
marrying Mary FESSENDEN, daughter of Thomas and Abigail.
- Isaac - b. Dec. 5, 1711, Watertown, MA; d. Oct. 6, 1759,
Waltham, MA. A businessman, Isaac settled on Waltham Plain as
a trader and innkeeper. In Apr 1736 he married Mary BALCH (b.
about 1712; d. Apr. 29, 1782, New Ipswich, NH), daughter of Thomas
BALCH and Mary PRENTISS/PRENTICE. As the widow Mary BROWN, she
married second Nathan BROWN (d. Oct. 13, 1771) of Lincoln, MA
(no known relation to her first husband). Mary died at the age
of 69 at the New Ipswich, NH home of her son Aaron BROWN. Children
of Isaac and Mary BROWN: Mary died in infancy; Isaac died in
infancy; Mary died in infancy; Elizabeth died young; Eunice married
Rev. Stephen FARRAR; Isaac died young; Moses married first Elizabeth
TRASK, and second Mary BRIDGE; Mary married Ephraim HARTWELL,
Jr.; Sarah; and Aaron married first Elizabeth STOWELL, and second
- Susanna - b. May 16, 1714, Watertown, MA; d. in 1774 at the
age of 60. Married Jan. 12, 1737/8 Henry PRENTICE of Cambridge,
- Samuel - b. 1716, Watertown, MA; d. in 1786 at the age of
70. Reportedly married Jerusha LOOMIS and settled in Stoughton,
MA, although no record is found there.
Children of William and Sarah Brown
- Grace - b. 1719, Waltham, MA; d. in 1769 at age of 50. Death
date also reported as Sep. 9, 1787. Married May 13, 1742 George
LAWRENCE (b. Jun. 3, 1698; d. Aug. 2, 1773), son of George and
Mary, as his second wife. George had married first May 1, 1724
Mary STEARNS. Children of Grace and George LAWRENCE: Mary; George
married Esther WARREN; and Mary married John HERRICK.
- Jonas - b. Dec. 9, 1721, Waltham, MA. Died young.
- Josiah - b. Aug. 2, 1724, Waltham, MA; d. Mar 16, 1776, Waltham,
MA. Married Apr. 20, 1748 Hannah FLAGG (b. Jan. 28, 1726/7; d.
Jun. 22, 1800), daughter of John FLAGG and Hannah BEMIS. Children
of Josiah and Hannah BROWN: Deacon William married first Sarah
MAY, and second Elizabeth LIVERMORE; Anna died young; Josiah
married Susanna CLARKE; and Sarah married Rev. Ebenezer WIGHT
of Dedham, MA.
- Sarah - b. Mar. 14, 1727/8, Waltham, MA; d. in 1803 at age
of 75. Married Oct. 5, 1749 Col. Benjamin HAMMOND (b. Jun. 7,
1724), son of Nathaniel HAMMOND, Jr., and lived at Newton, MA.
Children of Sarah and Benjamin HAMMOND: Nathaniel died young;
Ebenezer; Sarah; Ann married Rev. Joseph POPE of Spencer, MA;
Jonathan died young; Benjamin died in infancy; Lucretia; Elizabeth;
and Benjamin married Mary HOVEY.
- Thankful - b. Apr. 28, 1730, Waltham, MA. Married Sep. 3,
1751, Watertown, MA Capt. Abijah PIERCE (b. May 23, 1727; d.
Sep. 18, 1800), son of Isaac PIERCE and Susanna BEMIS. Moved
to Lincoln, MA before 1758. Children of Thankful and Abijah PIERCE:
Susanna married Hon. Samuel HOAR; and Nathaniel married first
Polly FISKE, and second Elizabeth CHEEVER.
Great Grandson of Abraham and Lydia Brown
Jonathan and Elizabeth (Simonds) Brown
Jonathan BROWN - b. 1694, Watertown, MA; d. Jul. 25,
1758, Waltham, MA; bur. Watertown
Burying Ground [photo],
Waltham, MA. Son of Abraham BROWN and Mary HYDE.
Inherited the Brown family estate at Watertown, MA from his father.
His home, visited and phtographed in 1970, is furnished as it
was during his occupancy. The pillow cases bear the monogram 'L.B.'
of his daughter Lydia. He married about 1719 and held public offices
in Watertown, MA.
Elizabeth SIMONDS - bap. Nov. 13, 1698, Cambridge Farms,
MA; d. Aug. 6, 1765, Waltham, MA; bur. Watertown
Burying Ground [photo],
Waltham, MA. Daughter of Joseph
SIMONDS and Mary TIDD of Lexington, MA.
Children of Jonathan and Elizabeth Brown
- Elizabeth - b. Feb. 8, 1719/20, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 19,
1803, Waltham, MA. Married Jun. 2, 1743, Watertown, MA Capt.
William COOLIDGE (b. Mar. 13, 1712/3, Watertown, MA; d. Jan.
24, 1798, Waltham, MA), son of Deacon John COOLIDGE and Margaret
BOND. Children of Elizabeth and William COOLIDGE: Elizabeth married
Eyres TAINTER; Eunice married Samuel CUTTING; William married
Mary BRIDGE; Lucy married Samuel HARRINGTON, Jr.; Anna married
Daniel HARRINGTON; Hepzibah married Capt. Francis LANE; John
did not marry; Jonathan married first Hannah CLARKE, and second
Mrs. Elizabeth HAMMOND; and Elias died young.
- Mary - b. Jan 20, 1720/1, Watertown, MA; d. about 1764. Married
Jan. 27, 1742/3, Watertown, MA Jonathan WOODWARD, Jr. (b. Jul.
7, 1718). Children of Mary and Jonathan WOODWARD: Joseph; Thankful;
Jonas; Mary; Ann; and Jonas died young.
- Jonathan - b. Aug. 24, 1724, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 25, 1797,
Watertown, MA. Capt. in Revolution, and holder of various public
offices, including town clerk and treasurer. Married Jan. 25,
1749/50 Esther MASON (b. Nov. 4, 1725, Watertown, MA; d. Jul.
14, 1802, Watertown, MA), daughter of Joseph MASON and Mary MONK.
Children of Jonathan and Esther BROWN: Penniah did not marry;
Susannah married Nathaniel BRIGHT, Jr.; Francis married Anna
BROWN; Mary did not marry; Elizabeth married John BRIGHT; Jonathan
did not marry; and Maj. Adam married Abigail BRIGHT.
- Abraham - b. Nov. 22, 1726, Watertown, MA. Moved to Grafton,
MA in 1764, and thence to Alstead, NH. Married Apr. 25, 1753
Mary LIVERMORE (b. Sep. 5, 1731), daughter of Oliver LIVERMORE
and Ruth BOWMAN of Watertown, MA. Children of Abraham and Mary
BROWN: Abraham married Lucy GOLDING; Nathaniel married Polly
GEE; Mary married Silas MACK; Ruth married Benjamin BAXTER; Anna
married Francis BROWN; Sarah married Amos BECKWITH; Elizabeth
died in infancy; Samuel married Abigail PIKE; Oliver; and Elizabeth
- Lydia - b. Aug. 15, 1729,
Watertown, MA; d. Jan. 24, 1817, Woodstock, CT. Married Elias
- Abigail - b. Dec. 7, 1731, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 16, 1815.
Married Apr. 11, 1754, Watertown, MA Dea. Joseph JACKSON (b.
Aug. 2, 1729, Newton, MA; d. Aug. 9, 1803, Newton, MA), son of
Joseph and Patience (HYDE) JACKSON, and Abigail's second cousin.
Children of Abigail and Joseph JACKSON: Joseph died in infancy;
Lydia did not marry; Joseph married Martha WARD; Amos; Abigail
married J. GREENWOOD; Abijah did not marry; and Elizabeth married
- Lucy - b. Jun. 8, 1734, Watertown, MA; d. Jan. 1815, Gilsum,
NH. Married Feb. 17, 1757, Watertown, MA Col. William BOND (b.
Feb. 17, 1733/4, Watertown, MA), son of Jonas BOND and Hannah
BRIGHT. Children of Luxcy and William BOND: Samuel did not marry;
Henry died in infancy; Lucy married Deacon Leonard MASON; Henry
married Hannah STEARNS (parents of Dr. Henry BOND, author of
Bond's Watertown...); Elizabeth married Deacon Thomas
FULLER; William married Mehitabel EDGEL; Jonathan died in infancy;
Charles married Susanna STEARNS; Jonathan married Polly DAVIS;
Elias married first Elizabeth PEPOON, second Rebecca DAVIS, and
third Sophia EMERSON; and Susanna married Zepheon THAYER.
- Abijah - b. Nov. 27, 1736, Watertown, MA; d. May 25, 1818,
Lincoln, MA. Col. with Revolution service 1774-1778. Married
May 24, 1758, Watertown, MA Sarah STEARNS (b. Oct. 26, 1736),
daughter of Lt. Samuel STEARNS and Sarah BOWMAN. Children of
Abijah and Sarah BROWN: Abijah died young in army; Edward married
Susan GARFIELD; Anna married Lt. Eli JONES; Elizabeth died in
infancy; Jonathan died young; and Abner did not marry.
Great Grandson of Abraham and Lydia Brown
Ebenezer and Abigail (Adams) Brown
Ebenezer BROWN - b. Oct. 23, 1705, Watertown, MA; d.
Dec. 17, 1785, Waltham, MA. Son of William BROWN
and Hannah PEASE. After marriage lived in home built in 1725
on old Forest Street, Waltham, MA (photographed in 1914). Married
May 30, 1727.
Abigail ADAMS - b. 1699; d. Dec. 26, 1784, Waltham,
MA. Daughter of George ADAMS and Martha
FISKE of Lexington, MA.
Children of Ebenezer and Abigail Brown
- Abigail - b. Mar. 5, 1727/8, Waltham, MA; d. 1808 at age
of 80. Married Oct. 6, 1749 Jonathan MYRICK of Newton, MA.
- Jonas - b. Jul 26, 1729, Waltham, MA; d. Oct. 27, 1810, Waltham,
MA. Married Jan. 21, 1758 Elizabeth MERIAM, daughter of Thomas
and Tabitha of Lexington, MA. Children of Jonas and Elizabeth
BROWN: Mary did not marry; Abigail; Miriam married Richard CUTTER;
Elizabeth did not marry; and Jonas married Relief PEIRCE (parents
of Phineas BROWN, author of A Brief History of the Trapelo
- Ebenezer - b. Dec. 29, 1730, Waltham, MA; d. 1758 at age
28, Ticonderoga, NY. Married and had son Ebenezer.
- David - b. Feb. 21, 1731/2, Waltham,
MA; d. Oct. 21 - Nov. 14, 1801, Charlton, MA.
- Nathaniel - b. Sep. 30, 1733, Waltham, MA; d. 1755 in the
army at age 23.
- Hannah - b. Feb. 5, 1734/5, Waltham, MA. Married Jan. 12,
1758 Josiah SMITH (b. Jul. 6, 1724), son of Joseph SMITH and
Mary RICHARDS, as his second wife. Josiah married first Nov.
15, 1750 Sarah FRANCIS (d. Apr. 27, 1757). Children of Hannah
and Josiah SMITH: Ebenezer; Sarah; Hannah; Isaac; a child; Susanna;
Elijah married Lydia STEARNS; and Joel married Elizabeth STEARNS.
- Martha - b. Mar. 6, 1736, Waltham, MA; d. Dec. 29, 1768,
Waltham, MA. Married Apr. 1, 1756, Waltham, MA Benjamin GREEN
(b. Dec. 1732), as his first wife. Children of Martha and Benjamin
GREEN: Martha married David SMITH; Elizabeth married Isaac BEMIS;
Samuel married first Lydia, and second Hannah; Benjamin; and
Lydia married David RUSSELL. Benjamin married second, Feb. 8,
1770 Eunice SMITH, and had Jonas, Sally, Leonard and Anna.
- Amos - b. Sep. 18, 1738, Waltham, MA; d. Feb. 3, 1812, Walltham,
MA. Selectman and deacon. Married Jan. 31, 1762 Anna SANDERSON
b. Aug. 30, 1740; d. Sep. 19, 1823), daughter of Thomas SANDERSON
and Anna DIX. Children of Amos and Anna BROWN: Ebenezer died
young; Amos married Esther CUTLER; Thomas married Susan KENDALL;
Lydia did not marry; Nathaniel married first Sarah STEARNS, and
second Mrs. Miriam HASTINGS; Eunice married Jonas PIERCE; Daniel
married Sally FLAGG; Anna died young; Ebenezer died young; and
Anna married Amos HARRINGTON.
- Susanna - b. Nov. 12, 1739, Waltham, MA; d. there in 1740.
- Susanna - b. Feb. 9, 1741, Waltham, MA. Dismissed to church
at Charlton, MA Sep. 22, 1779. Married Apr. 10, 1760 John WELLINGTON
(b. Oct. 24, 1737), son of Thomas WELLINGTON and Margaret STONE.
Son of Susanna and John WELLINGTON: Nathaniel.
- Elijah - b. May 31, 1744, Waltham, MA; d. Oct. 24, 1816,
Sherburne, MA. Minister at Sherburne, MA. Married first Dec.
13, 1770 Susanna BIGELOW (b. Feb. 2, 1744/5; d. May 1, 1807),
and second Abigail BIGELOW (b. Jul. 31, 1760; d. Dec. 28, 1837),
sisters and daughters of Jacob BIGELOW and Susanna MEAD. Abigail
was the widow of Gershom FLAGG. Children of Elijah andSusanna
BROWN: Elijah and Henry, both Harvard graduates who died before
Great-Great Grandson of Abraham and Lydia
David and Mindwell (Cummins) Brown
David BROWN - b. Feb. 21, 1731/2, Waltham, MA; d. Oct.
21 - Nov. 14, 1801, Charlton, MA. Son of Ebenezer
BROWN and Abigail ADAMS. David's signature (above) appears
on his will,which
was dated Oct. 21, 1801, filed Nov. 14, 1801, and proved Dec.
8, 1807, naming his wife and surviving children, including "my
Daughter Huldah Morey." The inventory of the Estate of David
BROWN was filed Jan. 18, 1802, totalling $4,266.65, including
$3,000.00 in Real Estate. In addtion, there were 11 small notes
from 20 years previous totalling $37.32. Married first Nov. 25,
1755, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA; second May 20, 1779, Charlton,
Worcester Co., MA Sarah LEATH (d. by 1797, Charlton, Worcester
Co., MA), widow of Daniel DUGGAN/DUGGINS; and intentions for third
marriage, to Prudence THOMPSON, were published Jul. 1, 1797. His
widow, Prudence, was married second on Feb. 8, 1803 to Gilbert
Mindwell CUMMINS - b. Dec. 11, 1735, Oxford, Worcester
Co., MA; d. by May 1779, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA. Daughter
of Jacob CUMMINS and Huldah COOLIDGE
of Oxford, MA.
Children of David and Mindwell Brown
- Ebenezer - b. Mar. 26, 1757, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA;
d. Dec. 7, 1831, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA. Intentions to marry
Bathsheba CONANT of Charlton, Worcester Co., MA were published
Jun. 10, 1781. Children of Ebenezer and Bathsheba BROWN: Levina
married David MONIER; Abijah married Phebe ALBEE; Elcy married
Perley FLETCHER; Ebenezer married Mehitabel SPENCER; Nathaniel
married Ruth NEEDHAM; Jeremiah married Clarissa MIXER; Amos married
Mary W. RIDER; and Bathsheba married James OLDHAM.
- Huldah - b. Feb. 4, 1759,
Charlton, Worcester Co., MA; d. Nov. 25, 1815, VT. Married Benoni MOREY.
- Nathaniel - b. Feb. 3, 1761, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA.
- Jacob - b. Feb. 12, 1763, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA; d.
Oct. 25, 1845, Clarksburg, Berkshire Co., MA. Revolution soldier
and civil magistrate. Intentions to marry Mary WELLS (d. Oct.
22, 1804, Stamford, VT) published at Charlton, Worcester Co.,
MA Sep. 18, 1784, and they were married there Oct. 14, 1784.
Mary WELLS was daughter of Benjamin WELLS, with the heirs of
Benjamin WELLS of Adams, Bershire Co., MA signing a Partition
Deed on August 21, 1798 agreeing to abide by the will [North
Bershire Registry of Deeds]. The agreement signers included Benjamin
EDWARDS and Marcy, Jacob BROWN and Mary, and Elijah BROWN and
Margery. Jacob was married second in 1806 at Stamford, Bennington
Co., VT to Mary SOUTHWICK (b. Jul. 12, 1772; d. Feb. 26, 1851),
daughter of Lawrence SOUTHWICK and Patience HANDY. Children of
Jacob and Mary BROWN (his first marriage): Mindwell; James; Jacob,
soldier from 1812 to 1846, dying of war wounds as a Major, married
Sarah SMITH; Benjamin; Polly; Augusta died in infancy; David; and Augusta.
Children of Jacob and Mary BROWN (his second marriage): George;
Henry married Clarissa BAKER; Hiram died young; Mariah married
Quartus JOSLIN; Hiram married Jane SMITH; and Huldah married
- Elijah - b. Jun. 15, 1765, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA; d.
1833-4, Dalton, Berkshire Co., MA. Married Feb. 23, 1786, Charlton,
Worcester Co., MA Margery WELLS, daughter of Benjamin WELLS and
sister of Mary WELLS, first wife of Elijah's brother Jacob BROWN.
Children of Elijah and Margery BROWN: Elijah married Sally Ann WATERS; Amos; Aderick
married; Jeremiah married Emeline CLARKE; Huldah married Josiah
WRIGHT; Horace married; Mulansey married Adney BURDEN; Henry
married; and Ormon.
- David - b. May 12, 1768, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA. Settled
at Peacham, Caledonia Co., VT, and living there in 1845. Married
Feb. 10, 1791, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA Olive LAMB (d. Jul.
22, 1844), daughter of Capt. Abijah LAMB of Charlton, Worcester
Co., MA. Children of David and Olive BROWN: Leonard married Lydia
WOOD; Simeon married Clarissa BLANCHARD; Sally married Chauncey
CLEMENT; and Roxana married first Daniel WALBRIDGE, and second
Son of David and Sarah Brown
- Samuel - b. Feb. 19, 1785, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA; d.
at Peacham, Caledonia Co., VT. Married first Nov. 28, 1815 Keziah
OAKES, and second Feb. 9, 1826 Ruth TWISS. Children of Samuel
and Keziah BROWN: Moses Dresser; Celestina; and Cynthia. Children
of Samuel and Ruth BROWN: Nelson Twiss; and Samuel Allen.
Daughter of David and Prudence Brown
- Sally - b. May 12, 1798, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA; d.
Aug. 9, 1833. Intentions to marry Aaron WARD (b. Feb. 8, 1795),
son of Benjamin WARD, Jr. and Lucy THOMPSON, were published at
Charlton, Worcester Co., MA on Jun. 30, 1816. Children of Sally
and Aaron WARD: Gilbert Dwight; Dilly Groe; and Sarah Brown.