Some Descendants of Thomas Brown - aqw07.htm

Some Descendants of Thomas BROWN & his sons, Thomas, John & Eleazer, of Stonington, Conn.

Fourth Generation

(Continued)


102. Reuben BROWN (Humphrey , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 20 Aug 1738 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died about 1781 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

CONNECTICUT VITAL RECORDS, STONINGTON, BIRTHS-MARRIAGES-DEATHS, BARBOUR COL. page 37, Vol. 2, page 74.
     Reuben, s. Humphrey, b. Aug. 20, 1738.

Reuben married Margaret FRINK.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol II, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1915, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 174.
    The inventory of the late Reuben Brown of Stonington amounted to 87 pounds 2 shillings. There was no will.
    The above inventory of the estate of Mr. Reuben Brown, late of Stonington as shown by Mrs. Margaret Borwn, Administratriz, to said estate was taken by the subscribers the 5th day of November 1781. Being duly sworn -- Henry Miner, William Palmer.
    The Revolutionary War record: Reuben Brown, who enlisted at Stonington, Conn., Feb. 12, 1778, as a fifer in Captain Stanton's Company, Colonel Sherburne's Regiment, was transferred to Col. S. B. Webb's Regiment May 1, 1780, and discharged Jan. 1, 1781.

They had the following children:

+ 386 M i Robert BROWN was born 1763 and died 1884.
+ 387 M ii Jeroed BROWN was born about 1765.
  388 M iii
Squire BROWN was born about 1767 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 389 F iv Margaret BROWN was born 20 Feb 1768 and died 2 Mar 1850.
+ 390 M v Alpheus BROWN was born 4 Jun 1771.
+ 391 F vi Sabrina BROWN was born Jun 1774 and died 11 Mar 1812.
  392 F vii
Catherine BROWN was born about 1775 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Catherine married Russell ARMSTRONG. Russell died in Chenango Co., New York.

103. Nathaniel BROWN (Jonathan , John , Thomas ) was born 28 Aug 1719 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Nathaniel married Elizabeth BROWN on 1742 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  393 F i
Anna BROWN was born 31 May 1755 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  394 M ii
Rufus BROWN was born 1745 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  395 F iii
Hannah BROWN was born 1747 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  396 M iv
Henry BROWN was born 3 May 1750 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  397 F v
Nathaniel BROWN was born 1754 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  398 M vi
Charles BROWN was born 15 Jul 1757 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  399 F vii
Esther BROWN was born 18 Aug 1760 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  400 M viii
Cyrus BROWN was born 13 Jan 1765 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

107. James BROWN (Jonathan , John , Thomas ) was born 28 Jan 1728 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

James married Abigail UTLEY on 2 Jun 1748 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  401 F i
Abigail BROWN was born 8 Jan 1749 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  402 F ii
Prudence BROWN was born 27 Dec 1751 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  403 M iii
Jonathan BROWN was born 20 Dec 1753 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 11 Jun 1836 in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., New York.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, VOL. 1, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, pages 34 & 35.
    The following obituary of Jonathan Brown (353c) was copied from the Albany "Argus", Wednesday, June 15, 1836.
    DEATH OF A REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT
    Died at his residence in Pittstown, NY, on Saturday, the 11th day of June, inst., of apoplexy, Jonathan Brown, Esq., aged eighty-three years, a venerable patriot of the Revolution and one of the earliest settlers of Rensselaer county. Judge Brown was a native of Stonington, Conn., and emigrated at an early period to the State of New York, and settled in Pittstown, in this county, previous to the Revolutionary War.
    When this eventful and glorious struggle commenced which resulted in the establishment of our national independence, he did not hesitate to serve his country in the capacity of a soldier.
    When he entered the army he held an ensign's commission in a company attached to the regiment commanded by Col. Anthony Van Schaik, stationed during Burgoyne's celebrated campaign, in 1777, on Van Schaik's Island, near the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, opposite the village of Lansingburgh. In the month of August of the year his command was ordered to aid General Stark and he had the good fortune to be present at the battle of Bennington. He was also present at the battle of Bemis Heights, and the surrender of Burgoyne, which occurred during the same campaign. At the close of the war he received a Major's commission by the recommendation of General Washington.
    Judge Brown held the office of Sheriff of Albany County under the old organization of counties. He afterwards repeatedly represented the county of Rensselaer in our State Legislature, and was many years Judge of our County Courts. He was also for a long period the agent of General Ten Broek and General Rensselaer for the sale of manor lands.
  404 M iv
James BROWN was born 2 May 1756 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 405 M v David BROWN was born 2 Jul 1758 and died 8 Jan 1786.
  406 F vi
Hannah BROWN was born 11 May 1761 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  407 F vii
Mary BROWN was born 22 Feb 1765 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  408 M viii
Robert BROWN was born 22 May 1767 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

110. Rebecca MINER (Elizabeth BROWN , John , Thomas ) was born 18 Aug 1720 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Researching this line is Margie Strang at mstrang@penn.com

Rebecca married Elisha AVERY, son of Elisha AVERY and Elizabeth BABCOCK, on 20 Jan 1742 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Elisha was born 30 Mar 1717 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 217.
    The family is supposed to have moved to New York state.

Researching this line is Margie Strang at mstrang@penn.com

They had the following children:

+ 409 M i Elisha AVERY was born 7 Jan 1743 and died Oct 1776.
+ 410 M ii Joseph AVERY was born 13 Apr 1747 and died 3 Mar 1814.
+ 411 F iii Rebecca AVERY was born 20 Sep 1752.
+ 412 M iv Samuel AVERY was born 20 Mar 1755 and died 19 Jan 1819.

111. Elizabeth MINER (Elizabeth BROWN , John , Thomas ).

Elizabeth married Elkanah HEWITT Jr. II, son of Elkanah HEWITT I and Hannah STERRY, on 11 Oct 1749 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Elkanah was born 10 May 1723 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died after Feb 1776.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT., page 121, Vol. 3, page 236.
    HEWITT, Elkanah, Jr., m. Elizabeth Minor, Oct. 11, 1749, by Rev. Joseph Fish.

DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN THOMAS HEWITT OF STONINGTON, CONN.. Compiled by Virginia Hewitt Watterson, 1996. Found in the Joseph Smith Library, Salt Lake City, Ut. Page 27.
   Born in Stonington, Conn., 10 May 1723 (VR), son of Elkanah Hewitt and Hannah Sterry; died after Feb. 1776, when his father drew up his will and mentioned his son Elkanah, date and place unknown. Elkanah married ELIZABETH MINER, 11 Oct 1740, at the 2nd Church of Christ, North Stonington, Conn. (CR). Elizabeth was born in Stonington, 24 Nov 1730 (VR), daughter of Samuel Miner and Elizabeth Brown; she died after May 1770, date and place unknown. Elkanah and Elizabeth resided in Stonington, Conn. where all of their children were born. No probate records or cemetery records have been found for this couple.
    It has been suggested that Elkanah may have married 2nd, Lucretia (Fish) Palmer, widow of Samuel Palmer, but no records have been found to substaniate that marriage (Boston Transcript, 12 Apr 1935, $38). Lucretia was baptized 25 Dec 1736, at the 1st Congregational Church of Groton, Conn. (VR), daughter of John Fish and Lucretia Parker; date and place of her death unknown.

This is from Tom Berns at bernstf@thf.com
Elkanah Hewitt, Jr. on the No. Stonington, Ct. web page states that there are no documents to substantiate the assertion that he remarried Mrs. Lucretia (Fish) Palmer [widow of Samuel Palmer] after the death of his first wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Minor) Hewitt.  Actually, the probate papers for Captain John Fish of Groton (died abt. 1790) [Stonington District Probate Packets - avail. on microfilm loan from the LDS Library in Salt Lake City] includes a Will which refers to "my daughter Lucretia Hewitt" and a receipt signed by "Elkanah Hewitt and Lucretia Hewitt."  Furthermore, the Palmer Family believes that Thankful Hewitt (b. 1753  as Elkanah, Jr.'s daughter by Elizabeth Minor) married Ethel Palmer, instead of John Randall - as indicated in your history.  This supposition is perhaps circumstantially aided by the fact that Ethel and Thankful (Hewitt) Palmer's daughter Elizabeth married James Palmer, who was the son of Lucretia (Fish) (Palmer) Hewitt and therefore the step-brother of Thankful (Hewitt) Palmer.  

References:
Vital Records of Stonington Preston & Hampton, Conn.
Town Records of Stonington, Conn., LDS film #1,309,872
Records of 2nd Church of Christ, North Stonington, LDS film #5080.
National Archives, Rev. War Pension Files #R84, #W1280, #W3683 & #W22567.
Miner, THOMAS MINOR DESCENDANTS, pp. 47 & 48.
Algermon A. Aspinwall, DESCENDANTS OF EZEKIEL MAINE OF STONINGTON, CONN., Stonington, Conn., 1954, p. 33a.
Wheeler, HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN, pp. 422 & 471.
Boston Transcript, issue 12 Apr 1935, #38.

They had the following children:

  413 F i
Lydia HEWITT was born 22 Apr 1751 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Lydia married Elijah BARNES on 4 Apr 1776 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
  414 F ii
Thankful HEWITT was born 2 Sep 1753 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Thankful married John RANDALL.
  415 F iii
Rebecca HEWITT was born 19 Jan 1756 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 416 M iv Elkanah HEWITT III was born 10 Mar 1758 and died 12 Jun 1839.
+ 417 M v Robert HEWITT was born 21 Jun 1760 and died 5 Nov 1829.
  418 F vi
Elizabeth HEWITT was born 2 Mar 1763 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 27 Mar 1842 in Verona, Oneida Co., New York.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT., page 121, Vol. 3, page 236.
    HEWITT, Elizabeth, d. Elkanah & Elizabeth, b. Mar. 2, 1763.
+ 419 F vii Hannah HEWITT was born 2 Jun 1765 and died after Aug 1848.
+ 420 M viii Roger HEWITT was born 18 Dec 1767.
+ 421 M ix Lot HEWITT was born 2 May 1770 and died 4 Oct 1855.

112. Ichabod BROWN (Ichabod , John , Thomas ) was born 4 Feb 1732 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 25 May 1797 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 32.
    Capt. Ichabod Brown (119), served in the Revolutionary War and was Lient. in Capt. Thomas Wheeler's Company, 8th Regiment Militia from the State of Connecticut. He enlisted Sept. 8, 1776. While in Capt. Thomas Wheeler's Company he was stationed at New York, from date of enlistment ot Nov. 17, 1776. He was commissioned Captain the sixth day of March AD 1781. His commission was signed by Jonathan Trumbull, Governor. This makes all his descendants Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Ichabod married Thankful BALDWIN, daughter of Theophilus BALDWIN and Sarah LAMB.

They had the following children:

  422 F i
Sarah BROWN was born 15 Jul 1758 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Sarah married Nathan BREED in Stonington, New London Co., Conn..
  423 F ii
Priscilla BROWN was born 17 Sep 1760 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  424 F iii
Thankful BROWN was born 25 Nov 1762 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Thankful married Ephraim MINER on 1780 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 425 M iv Ichabod BROWN was born 10 Dec 1764 and died 24 Dec 1825.
+ 426 F v Eunice BROWN was born 15 Feb 1767 and died 28 Sep 1826.
  427 F vi
Cynthia BROWN was born 25 Feb 1769 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Cynthia married Adam STATES on 1790 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  428 F vii
Polly BROWN was born 15 Jul 1771 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  429 F viii
Betsey BROWN was born 7 Nov 1772 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Betsey married Asa WEAVER on 1792 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 430 M ix John BROWN was born 5 Dec 1775 and died 2 Jun 1866.
  431 M x
Joseph BROWN was born 13 Aug 1776 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  432 M xi
Benjamin BROWN was born 25 Dec 1778 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

114. Stephen BROWN (Ichabod , John , Thomas ) was born 22 Jun 1736 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Stephen married Abigail PALMER on 2 Nov 1758 in Stonington, New London Co., Conn..

They had the following children:

+ 433 M i Steven BROWN was born 10 Aug 1760 and died 23 Feb 1829.
  434 F ii
Abigail BROWN was born 30 Jun 1759. She died in her youth.
  435 M iii
Stephen BROWN was born 10 Aug 1760.
  436 F iv
Abigail BROWN was born 22 Jan 1762.
  437 F v
Lucy BROWN was born 29 Sep 1763.
  438 M vi
Luther BROWN was born 21 Aug 1765.
  439 F vii
Sarah BROWN was born 28 Aug 1767.
  440 M viii
Abel BROWN was born 3 Oct 1769.
  441 F ix
Katurah BROWN was born 28 Jun 1771.
  442 M x
Jedediah BROWN was born 21 May 1773.
  443 M xi
Roswell BROWN was born 19 Dec 1774.

115. Sarah BROWN (Ichabod , John , Thomas ) was born 27 Jul 1738 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 23 Apr 1784.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON CT, Vol. 3, page 204.
    Elijah, m. Sarah Brown, b. of Stonington, Nov. 4, 1761, by Joseph Fish.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, VOL. 1, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 308.
    The records of the descendants of Sarah (Brown) Babcock are largely taken from the Babcock Genealogy. In it, however, the wife of Capt. Elijah Babcock is stated to be Mrs. Sarah Brown, but the records of the Brown family show that Sarah married Elijah Babcock on the date given for their marriage in the Babcock Genealogy.

Sarah married Capt. Elisha BABCOCK, son of Elias BABCOCK and Ann PLUMBE, on 5 Nov 1761 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, by Joseph Fish. Elisha was born 15 Aug 1739 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 12 Sep 1778.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON CT, Vol. 3, page 102.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON CT, Vol. 3, page 204.
    Elijah, m. Sarah Brown, b. of Stonington, Nov. 4, 1761, by Joseph Fish.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, VOL. 1, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 308.
   In "New York in the Revolution," p. 61, Capt. Elijah Babcock is referred to as a member of the Col. Ethan Allen's "Green Mountain Boys." Connecticut records show that Elijah Babcock was with the party that went from Connecticut and effected the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, and that he received 20 pounds therefore. He is referred to in the proceedings of the Assembly of Connecticut, May, 1889.

They had the following children:

+ 444 F i Esther BABCOCK was born 3 Jan 1763 and died Apr 1840.
+ 445 M ii Elias BABCOCK was born 24 Feb 1764.
  446 M iii
Moses BABCOCK was born 19 Jun 1768 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON CT, Vol. 3, page 204.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, VOL. 1, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 309.
  Believed to have been living , unmarried in 1848.
+ 447 M iv Silas BABCOCK was born 18 May 1770 and died 10 Aug 1843.
+ 448 M v Paul BABCOCK was born 18 May 1770 and died 12 May 1839.
+ 449 M vi Ichabod BABCOCK was born 3 Mar 1772 and died 1846.
+ 450 F vii Lydia BABCOCK was born 17 May 1774 and died 13 Aug 1857.
+ 451 F viii Sally BABCOCK was born 1776 and died 1804.
+ 452 M ix Elijah BABCOCK was born 1778 and died about 1856.

116. Asa BROWN (Ichabod , John , Thomas ) was born 29 Jul 1740 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Asa married Deborah GRANT.

They had the following children:

+ 453 M i Asa BROWN was born 13 Jul 1768 and died 23 Jan 1861.
+ 454 M ii Oliver BROWN was born 17 Dec 1769 and died 14 Feb 1798.
+ 455 F iii Deborah BROWN was born 26 Jan 1772.

119. Andrew BROWN (Ichabod , John , Thomas ) was born 22 Nov 1748 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Andrew married Sarah COBB in Stonington, New London Co., Conn.. Sarah was born 30 Sep 1750 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  456 M i
Edward BROWN was born 30 Nov 1771 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  457 M ii
Stanton BROWN was born 17 Apr 1774 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  458 F iii
Sarah BROWN was born 19 Feb 1776 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  459 M iv
Allen BROWN was born 19 Apr 1778 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  460 M v
Henry BROWN was born 9 Jan 1781 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Henry married Elizabeth CHAPMAN.
  461 M vi
Ezra BROWN was born 16 Jan 1785 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 7 Mar 1785 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  462 M vii
Paul BROWN was born 5 Jan 1787 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

120. Keturah BROWN (Ichabod , John , Thomas ) was born 30 Aug 1752 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.

Keturah married John YORK, son of John YORK and Anna BROWN. John was born 30 Jul 1745 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 16 Jun 1820 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol I, by Cyrus Henry Brown, Boston, The Everett Press Company, 1907, page 169.
    In the York Genealogy the date of her birth is given as Sept. 9, 1751. She died in Bridgewater, NY, at the home of her daughter Nancy, with whom she made her home after the death of her husband. The emigrated from Stonington, Conn., to Brookfield, NY, during the last decade of the eighteenth century, but the precise date is not known with certainty.
     They had already a considerable family, and some of them are said to have preceded their parents to New York. It is thought that their permanent removal was in the year 1800, when they came with the remainder of their family and settled in Beaver Creek Valley, about two miles south of the village of Brookfield. On his coming he occupied a log house standing by some rocks in a meadow east of the road running through it, and near the south line of the farm north of the Chauncey Hibbard place. Later he lived and died in a frame house on the hill forty or fifty rods south. Not long after their settlement in Brookfield, Keturah York made a journey on horseback to Utica for household supplies, bringing back in her saddlebags, among other, a set of dishes, some pieces of which are still treasured by her descendants. John York had ten children and fifty-five grandchildren.

They had the following children:

+ 463 M i John YORK was born 17 Mar 1771 and died 23 Jan 1812.
+ 464 M ii Thomas YORK was born 24 Feb 1773 and died 8 Jun 1854.
+ 465 F iii Katurah YORK was born 1 Jun 1775 and died 21 Mar 1861.
+ 466 M iv Ichabod YORK was born 20 Oct 1777 and died 1 Apr 1846.
+ 467 F v Patty YORK was born 23 Feb 1780 and died 30 Aug 1818.
+ 468 F vi Nancy YORK was born 16 Jun 1782 and died 11 Jun 1859.
+ 469 F vii Lucinda YORK was born 24 Feb 1785 and died 7 Oct 1863.
+ 470 F viii Sally YORK was born 20 Aug 1790 and died 24 Jul 1874.
  471 F ix
Lydia YORK was born 9 Aug 1790 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 1870.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol I, by Cyrus Henry Brown, Boston, The Everett Press Company, 1907, page 170.
    She was of unsound mind from early womanhood and died in 1870.
+ 472 F x Lucy YORK was born 15 Jul 1794 and died 1856.

121. Jedediah BROWN Jr. (Jedediah , John , Thomas ) was born 14 Mar 1729 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 31 Oct 1791 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Jedediah married Annah on 19 Dec 1751 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

+ 473 M i Jedediah BROWN was born 17 Dec 1752.
  474 F ii
Lucy BROWN was born 28 Oct 1754 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 475 M iii Shubael BROWN was born 5 Oct 1758 and died 18 Aug 1806.
+ 476 M iv Roswell BROWN was born 27 Aug 1760 and died 27 Oct 1799.
  477 M v
Taloo BROWN was born 13 Oct 1762 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  478 F vi
Abigail BROWN was born 31 Jul 1764 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  479 F vii
Martha BROWN was born 3 Aug 1766 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 480 M viii Thatcher BROWN was born 1768 and died 13 Mar 1815.
+ 481 M ix Ephraim BROWN was born 28 Aug 1768.
  482 F x
Desire BROWN was born 26 Jul 1772 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

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