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

Fourth Generation

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128. Elizabeth BROWN (Jonathan , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 1724 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. She died 15 Sep 1813 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island, aged 89 years.

Elizabeth married William BROMLEY on 9 Nov 1743 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. William was born 8 Feb 1719 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. He died 21 Oct 1775.

BRIAN PENDLETON AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 1599-1910, Compiled by Everett Hall Pendleton, Privatley Printed MCMX, found in the DAR Library, Washington, DC. Page 70.
    iii. Elizabeth, b. 1724; died at Westerly, RI, 15 Sept., 1813, age 89 (G.S.); m. 9 Nov 1743, William Bromley (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. Elizabeth is not referred to in the Brown Genealogy.

Who were William Bromley's parents?

They had the following children:

  483 M i
Perry BROMLEY was born about 1745.
       
Perry married Dorcas PENDLETON.
+ 484 M ii David BROMLEY was born 29 Oct 1748 and died before 3 Mar 1795.

129. Ebenezer BROWN (Jonathan , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 1725 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. He died 10 May 1816 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, aged 92 years.

BRIAN PENDLETON AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 1599-1910, Compiled by Everett Hall Pendleton, Privatley Printed MCMX, found in the DAR Library, Washington, DC. Page 70.
    iv. Ebenezer, b. 1725; d. at North Stonington, Conn., 10 May 1816, age 91 (G.S.). He operated a grist maill at Westerly near the east end of the Pawcatuck bridge until about 1799, when he bought a 76-acre farm in North Stonington, Conn., where he lived the rest of his life. The gravestone beside his, names as his wife, Abigail, who died 12 Sept. 1811, age 65 (Brown Gen., p. 533). She was probably his second wife, as there seem no doubt but that he was the Ebenezer Brown who m. at Westerly, 5 Feby., 1756, Anna Wells of Stonington, and had children (recorded upon Westerly Rec.) Caleb, Hannah, Lydia, John, Amy, Sarah, Dorothy and Nathan. On the 25th of Oct. 1700, 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 the Brown Gen., and this one is called Joshua, b. 1782. He may have been by the second wife.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol II, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1915, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 218.

Ebenezer married (1) Anna WELLS on 5 Feb 1756 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

They had the following children:

  485 M i
Caleb BROWN was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  486 F ii
Hannah BROWN was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  487 F iii
Lydia BROWN was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  488 M iv
John BROWN was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  489 F v
Amy BROWN was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  490 F vi
Sarah BROWN was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  491 F vii
Dorothy BROWN was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  492 M viii
Nathan BROWN was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

Ebenezer also married (2) Abigail DAVIS. Abigail died 12 Sep 1811 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, aged 65 years.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol II, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1915, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 219.
    Ebenezer Brown married Abigail Davis, died 12 sep 1811, age sixty-five years.

They had the following children:

  493 M ix
Henry BROWN was born about 1779 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 494 M x Denison BROWN was born about 1780.
+ 495 M xi Joshua BROWN was born 1782 and died 20 Apr 1855.

131. Hannah F. BROWN (Jonathan , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born about 1729 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

Hannah married Jonathan HAKES Sr. on 25 Nov 1752. Jonathan was born 1724. He died Jun 1779.

THE MAIN TREE II, by Nancy (Portor) Childress, 1995. page 35.
   Jonathan served as a Sil RI CT - DAR Patriot Index, page 293. DAR #752869 - Cynthia Jame Hankes - thru Jonathan Hankes.

They had the following children:

  496 M i
Jonathan HAKES.
+ 497 M ii George HAKES was born 1759.

134. Thankful BROWN (James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 22 Oct 1720 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 20 Mar 1812 in South Brookfield, Madison Co., New York and was buried in Main Cemetery, South Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. II, 1915, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 242.
    The foregoing is written especially to show the parentage of Thankful Brown and her sister Elizabeth, and to show the identical location where they were born and married.
    It is interesting to note that Thankful Brown Main named her oldest son, James, for her father, and it has been interesting to notice for five succeeding generations that the name James appears in regular order among her descendants. This was discovered when the B. & MG was written.

Thankful married Jeremiah MAIN, son of Jeremiah MAIN and Ruth, on 26 Apr 1742 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Jeremiah was born 10 Apr 1708 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 10 Apr 1708 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 1780 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

LAND RECORDS NO. STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONNECTICUT
26 JUN 1758, VOL. 7, PAGE 188.
    Ichabod Eccleston to JEREMIAH MAIN dated June 26, 1758, Vol. 7, page 188  --  55 1/4 acres for 96 pounds  --  beginning at a small gray oak tree standing on the westwardly side of Elihu Chesebrough's land, thence running south about 122 rods to a small chestnut tree with stones about it, thence running West 18 North 34 rods to a mearstone, thence running West 37 North 24 rods to a mearstone standing in a brook, thence running northeastwardly down streem. In the middle of said brook, as the same runs, about 173 rods to a mearstone standing in said brook, thence running South about 38 East 47 rods to the land first mentioned, Witnessed by Joseph Billings and William Witter. Recorded Feb. 10, 1759.

THE DESCENDANTS OF EZEKIEL MAINE of Stonington, Connecticut: 1638-1898, pg. 8, Washington, DC, 1965
    Jeremiah's will was probated 12 Jul 1780.
    DAR #315226; Palmer/Wheeler book; Brown Genealogy; HofS, pp. 449-450.; Bible Records NY, Vol. 14, pp. 150-154. this bible is the property of Mars. Lester Lang. At DAR Library, Washington, CD.

EARLY CONNECTICUT MARRIAGES, 1733-1781: From Records of the Congregational Church, North Stonington, New London, Connecticut", Frederic W. Bailey 1896.

Researching this line is Lori Salisbury at stakman@gateway.net

They had the following children:

+ 498 M i James MAIN was born 27 Jan 1743 and died 1847.
  499 M ii
Lydia MAIN was born 11 Apr 1745 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died in her youth.
+ 500 F iii Thankful MAIN was born 14 Jan 1748 and died 14 Sep 1819.
  501 F iv
Bridget MAIN was born 4 Jan 1749 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died in her youth.
+ 502 M v David MAIN was born 26 Aug 1752 and died 27 Dec 1843.
+ 503 M vi Nathaniel MAIN was born 12 Jul 1754 and died 1823.
+ 504 M vii Nathan MAIN was born 1756 and died 13 May 1855.
+ 505 M viii Deacon Daniel MAIN was born 26 Jan 1761 and died 20 Jan 1835.

135. Elder Simeon BROWN [scrapbook] (James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 31 Jan 1722/1723 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 24 Nov 1815 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 14, 30.
    Elder Brown was the first pastor of the Second Baptist Church, No. Stonington, for fifty years and eight months.

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH OF NO. STONINGTON, NEW LONDON, CT.
    The Second Baptist Church of No. Stonington, CT was organized in March, 1765, with Elder Simeon Brown as pastor. Elder Brown was born in Stonington Jan. 31, 1723, a man of strong native talents; he was converted under the preaching of Whitefield, in 1745. He united with Rev. Stephen Babcock in forming the Baptist Church in Westerly, RI in 1750; and was baptized by Rev. Wait Palmer in 17--, being ordained the same year. His pastorate and watchfull care over this church extended from the organization, in 1765, until his death in 1815 - fifty years and eight months, a nobel record to be engraved on his monument in Brown Cementery in his native town.
    His descendants may well be proud of the character and the consecrated life of so novle a man, laying down the burdens of life in his ninety-fourth year. The self-sacrificing labors and the towering grandeur of his character and the wide-spread and abounding influence with emanated from his peretuate his memory through many generations, leaving a shining record.
    The handful of corn on the tops of the mountains grew til now the membership was three hundred and thirty-five. He served this church all these years without salary, and built the meeting-house from lumber cut from his "cedar swamp," with the assistance of his brethren.
    It was without paint, both interior and exterior; with galleries on three sides, a high pulpit on the north side, with an ascent of ten stairs, enclosed with panel work. When the minister was seated he could not be seen by the audience. He stood on a small platform, and was a commanding figure. The writer was present when the last service was held in this old meeting-house, in the spring of 1845; it was like parting with one's dearest friend, and many tears were shed. It was suggested that they better let it stand, but it was taken down and the present house erected the same year.
    The ceiling of the porch of the new house was the panelling taken from the pews of the old house.
    The following items of interest by way of comparison are gleaned from the Stonington Baptist Association, as it was first called in the first printed minutes, which embraced churches in Rhode Island as far east as Exeter and Wickford and west to Waterford and Montville, CT.
Stonington Baptist Association held at Elder Timothy Wightman's Meeting house in 1792 Groton.
First Church, Elder Eleazer Brown, No. 152.
Second Church, Elder Simeon Brown, No. 201.
Execter Church, RI (Nooseneck hill) No. 254.
1811
Second N. Stonington, No. 276.
Exeter, RI, No. 253,
First Groton, No. 208,
First N. Stonington, No. 185.
1822
Exeter No. 684, North Kingston (Wickford) No. 401, Second N. Stonington No.
320 First Groton, No. 246.

NEW LONDON COUNTY, PROMENENT MEN, Page 737.
    The Second Baptist Church in North Stonington was organized in 1765, and Deacon Simeon Brown was ordained their pastor in March of that year. He was a native of Stonington and a man of sterling worth, but not a natural pulpit orator. He was greatly beloved by his parishioners, and gathered about him a church of respectable numbers, who loved and sustained him under all the circumstances in which he was placed.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT, Vol. 2, page 2.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 62. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Brown, Simeon, born Jan. 31, 1722, died Nov. 24, 1815.

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Simeon married Dorothy HERN [scrapbook], daughter of William HERN and Mary, on 1 Mar 1742/1743 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. Dorothy was born 14 Feb 1728 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. She died 16 Jan 1810 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 30.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 62. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Brown, Dorothy Hern, wife of Simeon, born Feb. 14, 1726, died Jan. 16, 1810.

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They had the following children:

+ 506 M i Rev. Simeon BROWN Jr. was born 4 Dec 1746 and died 18 Aug 1826.
+ 507 M ii James BROWN was born 5 Dec 1753 and died 14 Feb 1799.
+ 508 F iii Dorothy BROWN was born 2 Aug 1755 and died 8 Sep 1853.
+ 509 M iv Capt. Jeptha BROWN was born 20 Jul 1758.
+ 510 M v Deacon Josiah BROWN was born 3 May 1761 and died 27 Jul 1852.
+ 511 F vi Elizabeth BROWN was born 5 Aug 1766 and died 12 Nov 1853.
  512 F vii
Martha BROWN was born 14 Apr 1769 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

After diligent search find on record. according to Cyrus Henry Brown, Brown Genealogy, page 30.

139. Zebulon BROWN [scrapbook] (James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 20 Nov 1730 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 14 Jul 1814 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, VOL. 1, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 15, 43.
    Dea. Zebulon Brown (74), son of James (38) and Elizabeth (Randall) Brown [Eleazer (11), Thomas], b. Stonington, Conn., Nov. 20, 1730; d. July 14, 1814, aged eighty-four years; m., Stonington, Dec. 20, 1749, Anne Main, b. July 31, 1731; d. Dec. 24, 1822, aged ninety-one years; dau. of Dea. Thomas Main, whose wife was Anna Brown (40), dau. of Eleazer (11) and Ann (Pendleton) Brown. Interments in Brown Cemetery, Deacon Brown was one of the first deacons of the Second Baptist Church, No. Stonington, when his brother, Elder Simeon, was pastor of the same church.

REVOLUTION WAR, Capt. Thomas Holmes' Co.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 63. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Brown, Zebulon, Revolutionary War, died July 14, 1814, age 84.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT, Vol. 2, page 2.

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Zebulon married Anne MAIN, daughter of Deacon Thomas MAIN and Annah BROWN, on 20 Dec 1749 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Anne was born 31 Jul 1733 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 24 Dec 1822 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 43 & 113.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT, Vol. 2, page 2.

THE DESCENDANTS OF EZEKIEL MAINE, by Algernon Aikin Aspinwall, pp 12.
    Anne-4, daughter of Thomas-3 and Ann (Brown) Maine, was born at Stonington CT, July 31, 1733. She married, at North Stonington, December 20, 1749, Zebulon Brown, son of James and Elizabeth (Randall) Brown. He was born November 20, 1730.
    Descendents of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island, Compiled by Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B. 1937 p. 23.
    1990 DAR Patriot Index, Part I, p. 403 - Pvt. Conn.
    DAR #437164 - Mabel Irene Brown Chandler.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 63. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Brown, Anna, wife of Zebulon, died Dec. 21, 1822, age 91.

Researching this line is Laurie Barrett lbarrett@gwu.edu

They had the following children:

+ 513 F i Anne BROWN was born 3 May 1751 and died 6 May 1795.
  514 F ii
Elizabeth BROWN was born 15 Sep 1752 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Elizabeth married Mr. FOWLER. Mr. was born about 1752.
  515 M iii
Marvin BROWN was born 4 Jul 1754 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 516 M iv Zebulon BROWN was born 20 May 1756 and died before 1788.
  517 M v
James BROWN was born 19 Mar 1758 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
James married Nabby MAIN. Nabby was born about 1758.
  518 M vi
Oliver BROWN was born 9 Feb 1760 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Oliver married Grace Greggory WELCH. Grace was born 1758 in England.
  519 F vii
Hannah BROWN was born 15 Jun 1761 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  520 F viii
Nabbe BROWN was born 11 Dec 1762 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  521 M ix
Thomas BROWN was born 26 Nov 1764 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 522 M x Matthew BROWN was born 1766 and died 9 Apr 1800.
+ 523 F xi Phebe BROWN was born 1770 and died 27 Jun 1817.
+ 524 F xii Katurah BROWN was born 28 Jan 1774 and died 10 Apr 1854.

140. Elizabeth BROWN (James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 31 Jul 1732 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. II, 1915, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 242.
    The foregoing is written especially to show the parentage of Thankful Brown and her sister Elizabeth, and to show the identical location where they were born and married.

Elizabeth married Timothy MAIN, son of Deacon Thomas MAIN and Annah BROWN, on 27 Jan 1749/1750 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Timothy was born 8 Apr 1727 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died about 1790 in Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, pages 114 & 115.

DAR PATRIOT INDEX, PART II, page1879.
MAINE, MAIN, MANE,
     Timothy: b 4-8-1727 CT, d p 1790 CT, m Elizabeth Brown, Sol. PS CT.

1810 CENSUS OF STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., page 280.
    Thomas Main as living in Stonington, Conn.

1840 CENSUS OF LEDYARD, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., page 120.
    Thomas Main is living in Ledyard, Conn.

They had the following children:

+ 525 F i Elizabeth MAIN was born 2 Nov 1750.
+ 526 M ii Timothy MAIN was born 7 Apr 1752.
+ 527 M iii Nathaniel MAIN is printed as #503.
  528 F iv
Lydia MAIN was born 31 Aug 1756 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Lydia married Jacob NEWTON.
+ 529 M v Rufus MAIN was born 15 Nov 1758 and died 22 Feb 1836.
+ 530 F vi Grace MAIN was born 22 Apr 1761 and died 19 Sep 1851.
+ 531 M vii Laban MAIN was born 27 Jan 1764 and died 1842.
+ 532 M viii Luther MAIN was born 18 Apr 1766 and died 1846.
  533 F ix
Lucy MAIN was born 9 Dec 1768 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Lucy married Prentice BROWN, son of Samuel BROWN and Mary, on 23 Nov 1704 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Prentice was born 1772 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 23 Oct 1841 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, aged 69 years.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 11, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 93.
THE WILL OF SAMUEL BROWN
    Item: I give and bequeath unto unto my Daughter Wealthy Cook Wife of Joseph Cook the use and impurovement 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 and said Wealthys natural life, and at the expiration of said Wealthy's life the fee of said house and lot is to decend 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 four Daughters Namely Wealthy Cook, Lucy Brown, Sarah Hilliard & Deborah Main, & to my Son Samuel Brown equally to be divided between them, all my Household 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 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, & to his heirs and assigns 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 Printice 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 herby Revoke all other Wills by me formerly made, & declare this only to be my Last Will & Testament, And do appoint my Son Prentice Brown Sole Executor to this my Last Will & Testament.
  534 M x
Ephraim MAIN was born 1770 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died about 1784 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, aged 14 years.
+ 535 M xi Simeon MAIN was born 16 Sep 1772 and died 1 May 1821.
+ 536 F xii Joanna MAIN was born about 1774.

141. Abigail BROWN "Nabbie" (James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 23 Apr 1737 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 1815 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE DESCENDANTS OF EZEKIEL MAINE of Stonington, Connecticut; 1639-1898"

Nabbie married Amos MAIN, son of Jeremiah MAIN and Abigail WORDEN, on 19 May 1756 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Amos was born 2 Jul 1735 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 17 Aug 1815 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE DESCENDANTS OF EZEKIEL MAINE of Stonington, Connecticut; 1639-1898"
    He lived in Stonington, Conn. He served as a captain in the 8th Regt. Conn. Militia during the Revolutionary War.
    DAR #315226 Lydia H. Maine Bragger
    
DAR PATRIOT INDEX, PART II, page1878.
MAINE, MAIN, MANE,
     Amos: b. 7-2-1752 CT, d. 8-17-1815 CT, m. Abigail Brown, Capt. CT

They had the following children:

+ 537 F i Abigail MAIN was born 6 Aug 1757 and died 30 Nov 1832.
  538 F ii
Esther MAIN was born 1 Jul 1759 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 1809 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, unmarried.
+ 539 F iii Katurah MAIN was born 12 Jan 1762.
+ 540 F iv Thankful MAIN was born 12 Aug 1764 and died 6 May 1837.
+ 541 F v Tryphena MAIN was born 8 May 1767.
  542 F vi
Anna MAIN was born 11 Aug 1769 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE DESCENDANTS OF EZEKIEL MAINE of Stonington, Connecticut; 1639-1898"
    They had two daughters.
       
Anna married Joseph FRINK.
+ 543 F vii Desire MAIN was born 31 Mar 1772 and died 17 Nov 1842.
  544 F viii
Eunice MAIN was born about 1775 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE DESCENDANTS OF EZEKIEL MAINE of Stonington, Connecticut; 1639-1898"
    They had six sons and two daughters.
       
Eunice married Benjamin FRINK on 2 Oct 1792.
+ 545 F ix Betsey MAIN was born 3 May 1777 and died 6 Oct 1864.
+ 546 M x Amos Champlain MAIN was born 3 Jul 1779 and died 19 Jan 1852.

142. Joshua BROWN (James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 8 Apr 1740 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 26 Sep 1824 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 14, 30.
   His Revolutionary record: Mr. Joshua Brown was a Lieutenant in Capt. Thomas Holmes' Company of the 8th Rebt., Col. Oliver Smith Commanding; Brigadier Gen. Saltinstall's Brigade. He enlisted Sept. 8, 1776; discharged Nov. 17, 1776; in the campaign around New York.
    Joshua Brown (77) bought his farm of Robert Williams in 1786, and from the north part of the town came here to live, with his family. There was only a partially built house on the farm. The east half was used for a dwelling; the west part, not completed, sheltered the cattle in cold weather. This part, later, was finished with two stories in front and a slanting roof on the back. Some time later, the rear was built up to compare with the front, as seen in the picture. In this house lived their son Randall (289), who married Sally Palmer, and a few years later his son Randall, Jr. (3937), who married Mary A. Holmes, went to housekeeping here. The name Randall has come down from one generation to the next from Elizabeth Randall, born July 4, 1696, the mother of Joshua Brown. This house was removed in 1878, and a house with all modern improvements adorns this beautiful location. On this farm have lived the direct descendants of Joshua and Joannah (Rogers) Brown for one hundred and twenty years. The present owners and occupants, in 1906, are Jeremiah (Jerry) H. (3846), Fanny Ella (3849), who married Charles B. Palmer, also the widow of Frederick H. (3849), Mrs. Amelia (Shaffer) Brown.
    Joshua Brown and his son Randall had slaves on this farm, and they cleared a piece of land and walled it in for a garden that was given the slaves to cultivate. It is seen at the northeast of the house, some distance away.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. II, 1915, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 242.
    Joseua Brown lived on the James Brown homestead until the death of his mother, in 1786, and his children were all born here. He then removed to a farm in the coutherly part of Stonington, where he built his house, living here until he died, Sept. 26, 1824.

Joshua married (1) Lydia HEWITT, daughter of Rufus HEWITT and Abigail FRINK. Lydia was born 7 Nov 1757 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 31 Jul 1848 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Hewitt Cemetery, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Joshua also married (2) Joanna ROGERS on 24 Dec 1761 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

+ 547 F i Anna BROWN was born 9 Jul 1778 and died 1817.
  548 F ii
Eunice BROWN was born 27 Sep 1786 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  549 F iii
Esther BROWN was born 19 Aug 1789 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  550 M iv
Capt. Joshua BROWN was born Feb 1791 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 10 Sep 1828 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 31.
   Tombstone says Capt. Joshua died Sept. 16, 1828. He is interred in the Brown Cemetery.
  551 F v
Sylvia BROWN was born 14 Jul 1793 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  552 F vi
Joanna BROWN was born 18 Feb 1796 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 553 M vii Charles BROWN was born 27 Jan 1799.
  554 M viii
Giles BROWN was born 8 Feb 1802 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  555 F ix
Dolly BROWN was born 21 Sep 1804 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  556 M x
Hosea BROWN was born 7 May 1804 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 1851 in Stephentown, New York.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 31.
    Unmarried. Interred Stephentown, NY. Several of the daughters of this family removed to Stephentown.

145. Eleazer BROWN (Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 1 Jun 1728 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 14 Nov 1736 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 11 Jul 1795 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Eleazer was christened 14 Nov 1736 in North Stonington, New London, CT.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 18.
    Elder Eleazer Brown(139), son of Eleazer (39) [Eleazer (11), Thomas], was born in Stonington, Conn., June 1, 1728 and died July 11, 1795 (tombstone), sisty-eight year of his age and twenty-seventh of his ministry. He married Oct. 16, 1755, Ann Green, of Hopkinton, RI, who was born 1735 and died Sept. 15, 1803, sisty-ninth year of her age.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, by Cyrus Herny Brown, Vol. 2, page 267.
    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 be little education, but was a man of strong native powers, of vivid thought and conception, and of flowing, rapid delivery. He was rightly esteemed one of the most eminet 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 revival 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 Burying-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.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT, Vol. 3, page 69.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 64. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Brown Eleazor, died July 11, 1795, age 67.

  Source: B.G., v.2, p.267; Congregational Church of North Stonington;
Stonington Vitals, Vol. 3, film 1,309,972, It. 2, and film 1,309,871, Item
2, page 69; Barbour's CT vitals, film 2,897; No. Stoning Church records, 5,080,
It. 1.
  BG: Born 1 June 1728. M. Anne Green of Hopkinton, RI. He was the second
pastor of the First Baptist Church of (North) Stonington. His house once was
struck by lightening while he was preaching in the nearby church. Two young
people were killed while shutting windows. Critical comment on sermon?
  BG: Names a last child Mary, who is not listed in Stonington vitals.
  Descendants of Elder Brown moved to Brookfield, Herkimer Co., NY, about
three miles from West Winfield, where Elder Brown's younger brother, Peleg, and
Peleg's son, Eleazer III, farmed.
  Church: Baptized 14 Nov. 1736 with siblings Jeremiah, Rebecca, Mary and
Temperance.
  Stonington vitals, both films, and Barbour: Born 1 June 1728. Stonington
records, v3, p69.

Eleazer married Anna GREEN, daughter of Benjamin GREEN and Eleanor, on 16 Oct 1755 in Hopkinton, Kings Co., Rhode Island. Anna was born 1735 in Hopkinton, Kings Co., Rhode Island. She died 15 Sep 1803 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON CT, Vol 3, page 230.
    Green, Anne, m. Eleazer Brown, Oct 16, 1755, in Hopkinton, by Elder
         Thomas Wells. Witnesses: Simeon Brown, Jeremiah Brown.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 64. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Brown, Anna, relict of Eleazer, died Sept. 15, 1803, age 68.

  Source: Wheeler, citing New London probate records re will of Eleazer Brown.

They had the following children:

+ 557 M i Eleazer BROWN was born 4 Jul 1757.
  558 F ii
Anne BROWN was born 6 Feb 1759 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

  Sources: Connnecticut births and marriages, film 2,897; Stonington vitals,
Vol. 3, film 1,309,972, It. 2.
  CT births: Anne, daughter of Eleazer and Anne, born 6 Feb. 1759, Stonington
records, v3, p230.
  559 F iii
Rebecca BROWN was born 8 Apr 1761 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

  Source: Stonington vitals, Vol. 3, film 1,309,972, It. 2.
  560 M iv
John BROWN was born 31 Jan 1763 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

  Source: Stonington vitals, Vol. 3, film 1,309,972, It. 2.
+ 561 M v Benjamin BROWN was born 20 Feb 1765 and died 12 Apr 1832.
+ 562 M vi Luther BROWN was born 11 Dec 1766 and died about 1879.
+ 563 F vii Hulda Rhodia BROWN was born 3 Mar 1769 and died 10 Jan 1835.
+ 564 F viii Mary BROWN was born 28 Feb 1771 and died 1855.

146. Temperance BROWN (Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 15 May 1731 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 14 Nov 1736 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 24 Oct 1805 in Leyden, Hampstead Co., Massachusetts.

Temperance was christened 14 Nov 1736.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT, Vol. 3, page 69.

  Sources: Brown Genealogy, v.2, p. 266; Congregational Church of North
Stonington records, 5,080, It. 1 and 5,081; Mrs. A.M. Stewart of North
Stonington's Morgan Library; Stonington vitals, Vol. 3, film 1,309,972, Item 2, and film 1,309,871, Item 2, page 69; CT births & marriages, film 2,898; Leyden Town Records (town clerk's records), film 886,466
  Stonington vitals, both films: Temperance Brown, born 15 May 1731.
  CT births: Temperance Brown, born 15 May 1731. Stonington vitals, v3, p69.    Church: Baptized 14 Nov. 1736.
  Leyden Records: "Widow Temperance Brown died 24 Oct. 1805 in the 75th year
of her age."

  [Temperance and Comfort Brown had a son Amos who moved to Leyden,
Mass. Leyden town records (film 866,466), page 250, records births of six
children of Amos and Esther Brown, one of them a son named Comfort, born
September 1797. And page 204 notes the death of widow Temperance Brown 24 Oct. 1805 "in the 75th year of her age." It looks, perhaps, that Temperance was cared for by her son, Amos. Also Temperance's half-brother Peleg was in Leyden until about 1797.]

Temperance married Comfort BROWN, son of Nathaniel BROWN and Anna HAYNES, about 1750 in Connecticut. Comfort was born 4 Oct 1718 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. He died Dec 1790 in No. Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 2, by Cyrus Henry Brown, pp. 413.

  Sources: Brown Genealogy; Mrs. A.M. Stewart of North Stonington's Morgan
Library; CT births & marriages, film 2,897..
  B.G., v1,  cites the New London probate records, Vol. G, p. 170; Dec. 2,
1757. Vol. 2 says born 4 Oct. 1718. Married (1) Margery Morgan, (2) Temperance Brown. Died December 1790 in North Groton, CT. [Did he and brother Nathaniel marry Morgan sisters?]
  CT vitals: Comfort Brown, son of Nathaniel and Anna, born 11 Oct. 1718.
Groton vitals, v1, p118.

They had the following children:

+ 565 M i James BROWN was born 22 Apr 1751.
+ 566 M ii Nathaniel BROWN was born 1753 and died 17 Jan 1821.
  567 F iii
Elizabeth BROWN was born about 1755 in No. Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

  Sources: Brown Genealogy, Vol. 2; Mrs. A.M. Stewart of North Stonington's
Morgan Library.
       
Elizabeth married Timothy MORGAN, son of Timothy MORGAN Sr. and Deborah LEEDS "Polly". Timothy was born 8 Feb 1753 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

  Sources: A History of James Morgan; Genealogical and Biographical Record
of New London, Conn., by Beers; Brown Genealogy; Mrs. A.M. Morgan of North
Stonington's Morgan Library.
  B.G.: Removed West, probably died unmarried, but Mrs. Morgan says he married
Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Comfort Brown and wife Temperance (Brown) Brown.
  "History of Leyden" records a Timothy Morgan in Leyden in 1781. It says he
was the forebear of Dr. Morgan, pioneer Leyden physician. It is probable that
these Timothys are the same man. Experience Morgan Brown, sister of Timothy
Jr., was in Leyden at the same time with her husband Peleg Brown and family.
And Peleg and Experience Brown named one son Timothy. A Timothy Morgan is not
listed in the 1790 Leyden census, but it lists a Benjamin Morgan.
+ 568 M iv Amos BROWN was born 20 Sep 1761.
  569 M v
David BROWN was born in No. Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
David married Catherine AVERY, daughter of Richardson AVERY and Sarah PLUMB. Catherine was born 12 Feb 1754 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. Page 343.
    She married David Brown, son of Comfort and Temperance Brown of Groton. (David Avery ms.).

151. John BROWN (Eleazer , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 10 Aug 1741 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

  Sources: B.G., v.2, p.266; Stonington vitals, Vol. 3, film 1,309,972, It. 2,
and film 1,309,871, It. 2.
  Stonington vitals, both films: John Brown born 10 Aug. 1741.

John married Mary HOLMES on 2 Jul 1767 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  570 M i
John BROWN was born 30 Oct 1768 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  571 M ii
Clark BROWN was born 25 May 1771 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  572 F iii
Molly BROWN was born 9 Jan 1773 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 8 Oct 1777 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  573 M iv
Noyes BROWN was born 13 Mar 1775 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  574 M v
Sanford BROWN was born 2 May 1777 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

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