BROWN(E)

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


               Possible Browne Ancestry in England

               Abraham Browne and Lydia

               Jonathan Browne and Mary Shattuck

William Brown and Hannah Pease       Abraham Brown and Mary Hyde

Ebenezer Brown and Abigail Adams     Jonathan Brown and Elizabeth Simonds

David Brown and Mindwell Cummins     Lydia Brown and Elias Mason

Huldah Brown and Benoni Morey        Elijah Mason and Sarah Child

               Eli Morey and Sophronia Mason

               Elijah Mason Morey and Elizabeth Merrill

               William Clemeth Morey and Melvina E. Andrews

               Minnie Elsie Morey and Aretus Erastus Freeman

               Iva Melvina Freeman and Donald VanHoosier Lawson

               Stephen Martin Lawson

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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 Williams College.

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

  1. 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.
  2. Jonathan - b. 1694, Watertown, MA; d. Jul. 25, 1758, Watertown, MA.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Abraham - b. Oct. 17, 1701, Watertown, MA; d. Jun. 29, 1703, Watertown, MA.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.


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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

  1. Ebenezer - b. Oct. 23, 1705, Watertown, MA; d. Dec. 17, 1785, Waltham, MA.
  2. 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.
  3. Sarah - b. Jul. 6, 1708, Watertown, MA. Died young.
  4. William - b. Sep. 27, 1710, Watertown, MA. Moved to CT after marrying Mary FESSENDEN, daughter of Thomas and Abigail.
  5. 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 Thesta DANA.
  6. Susanna - b. May 16, 1714, Watertown, MA; d. in 1774 at the age of 60. Married Jan. 12, 1737/8 Henry PRENTICE of Cambridge, MA.
  7. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Jonas - b. Dec. 9, 1721, Waltham, MA. Died young.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.


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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 died young.
  5. Lydia - b. Aug. 15, 1729, Watertown, MA; d. Jan. 24, 1817, Woodstock, CT. Married Elias MASON.
  6. 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 Daniel ROBBINS.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.


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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

  1. Abigail - b. Mar. 5, 1727/8, Waltham, MA; d. 1808 at age of 80. Married Oct. 6, 1749 Jonathan MYRICK of Newton, MA.
  2. 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 BROWNS, 1914).
  3. Ebenezer - b. Dec. 29, 1730, Waltham, MA; d. 1758 at age 28, Ticonderoga, NY. Married and had son Ebenezer.
  4. David - b. Feb. 21, 1731/2, Waltham, MA; d. Oct. 21 - Nov. 14, 1801, Charlton, MA.
  5. Nathaniel - b. Sep. 30, 1733, Waltham, MA; d. 1755 in the army at age 23.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Susanna - b. Nov. 12, 1739, Waltham, MA; d. there in 1740.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 marrying.


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Great-Great Grandson of Abraham and Lydia Brown

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 LINDLY.

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

  1. 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.
  2. Huldah - b. Feb. 4, 1759, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA; d. Nov. 25, 1815, VT. Married Benoni MOREY.
  3. Nathaniel - b. Feb. 3, 1761, Charlton, Worcester Co., MA. Died young.
  4. 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 Alven LEONARD.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Lyman WATTS.

Son of David and Sarah Brown

  1. 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

  1. 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.


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