Some Descendants of Thomas Brown - aqw94.htm

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

Seventh Generation

(Continued)


2977. Herbert Franklin BENNETT [scrapbook] (Clarissa Charlotte BROWN , Christopher , Christopher , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 18 Mar 1844 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol I, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1907,  by Cyrus Henry Brown, pp. 110.
    Herbert F. Bennett enlisted from Providence, Sept. 30, 1861, to serve three years, and was mustered into the United States service on the same day and place, as a Private of Captain George E. Randolph's Battery E. 1st Regt. R. I. Vol. Light Artillery, Col. Charles H. Tompkins commanding. Battery E. was enlisted in Providence, and had its first encampment at Camp Green. During his connection with the battery was engaged in the following battles; Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fairroaks, Charles City, Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Second Battle of Bull Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Glendale, Willderness, and an number of minor engagements and skirmishes. Re-enlisted at Brandy Station, Virginia, Feb. 3, 1863; was mustered into the United States service, Feb. 8, 1864, as 2nd Lieutenant, assigned to Co. L, 14th Regt. R. I. Heavy Artillery, and stationed at Fort Banks, La. Discharged at Providence, Oct. 2, 1864, by reason of close of war; was Commander of Babbitt Post No. 15, G.A.R., from 1887 to 1890; held the positions of Junior and Senior Vice-Commander of the Department of R. I. G. A. R. Dec. 2, 1903, was elected a member of the Commandery of the State of Mass. Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
    Mr. Bennett was elected Representative to the General Assembly from the town of Bristol, RI, in 1881 and 1882. Apr. 8, 1882, was elected Town Clerk, and by subsequent re-elections have served the town in that capacity to the present time, 1906.

Herbert married Emma Sophia GILLMORE on 19 Oct 1870 in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island. Emma was born 8 Feb 1848 in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island.

They had the following children:

+ 5905 F i Emily Deming BENNETT was born 15 Jan 1875.
  5906 F ii
Edith Gilmore BENNETT was born 23 Apr 1881 in Bristol, Bristol Co., Rhode Island. She died in infancy.

3006. Charles Dennison BROWN (Charles , Nathan , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 1821. He died 21 Dec 1881.

He had the following children:

+ 5907 M i Truman Halsey BROWN was born 27 Sep 1854 and died 1919.

3007. William Robinson BROWN (Charles , Nathan , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 16 Jan 1827 in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York. He died 26 Nov 1914 in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York.

1880 CENSUS, PHARSALIA, CHENANGO CO., NEW YORK, 10 Jun 1880, H. P Felton, CD page 333A, Line 7, Dwelling #154, Family #157.
BROWN, William R., W, M, 53, head, M, Farmer, NY, CT, NY
BROWN, Elizabeth, W, F, 52, wife, M, Keeping House, England, England, England
BROWN, Calvin, W, M, 20, son, M, At Home, NY, NY, NY
BROWN, Nellie, W, F, 21, daughter-in-law, M, Keeping House, NY, NY, NY
BROWN, Ross, W, M, 1, grandson, S, NY, NY, NY

William married Elizabeth WRENCH, daughter of Jesse WRENCH and Martha GOUGH, on 25 Nov 1848 in Pitcher, New York. Elizabeth was born 6 Feb 1828 in England. She died 18 Mar 1907 in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York and was buried in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York.

1880 CENSUS, PHARSALIA, CHENANGO CO., NEW YORK, 10 Jun 1880, H. P Felton, CD page 333A, Line 7, Dwelling #154, Family #157.
BROWN, Elizabeth, W, F, 52, wife, M, Keeping House, England, England, England

They had the following children:

  5908 F i
Alice A. BROWN was born 23 Nov 1850 in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York. She died 25 Apr 1918 in McDonough, Chenango Co., New York and was buried in McDonough, Chenango Co., New York.
       
Alice married Ross BLIVEN.
  5909 F ii
Ida Josephine BROWN was born about 1852 in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York.
       
Ida married Edmond POTTER.
  5910 M iii
Charles Dennison BROWN was born about 1854 in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York.
       
Charles married Clara HARRINGTON.
  5911 F iv
Charlotte Elizabeth BROWN was born 10 Apr 1856 in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York.
       
Charlotte married Richmond DAVIS.
  5912 F v
Lillian May BROWN was born 10 May 1858 in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York. She died in Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York and was buried in Pharsalia Center Cemetery, Pharsalia, Chenango Co., New York.
+ 5913 M vi Calvin Goddard BROWN was born 25 Mar 1860 and died 21 Jan 1931.

3013. Martha BALL (Emma BROWN , Dudley , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 19 Jun 1849 in Mystic, New London Co., Connecticut.

Martha married George H. STINSON on 31 Jan 1884 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  5914 F i
Phoebe Miner STINSON was born 5 Dec 1884 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  5915 M ii
Jesse Ball STINSON was born 27 Feb 1889 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

3016. Lucy Crary BROWN (Nathan , Dudley , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 25 Jul 1851 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 51.
    Lucy C. Brown was left an orphan at the age of nine years, and went to live with her uncle, Thomas Crary, in Preston, Conn. She received her education in the schools of her native town, Preston, and in E. Greenwich, RI. Six years later she began teaching in the public schools of Stonington, Griswold, Montville, and Preston, Conn., and continued teaching bothe and summer and winter for ten years. She purchased the farm and repaired the homestead built by her great-grandfather, Nathan (60), when she resides in 1906. This homestead has been occupied for six generations successively, one hundred and eighty-five years.

Lucy married Roland Smith MINER on 23 Nov 1887 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Roland died 29 Aug 1896.

They had the following children:

  5916 F i
Hattie Maria MINER was born 27 Jul 1889.
  5917 M ii William Henry MINER

3017. Thomas Harrison BROWN (Thomas M. , Dudley , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 16 Oct 1839 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 52.
    Mr. Brown wa in the Civil War. He enlisted in the 26th Connecticut Infantry Regt., Sept. 1, 1862; mustered into the United States service Nov. 10, 1862, in Company H., Daniel Chapman, Capt. He was in the engagements at Port Hudson, May 27, 1863, and June 14, 1863. He was discharged Aug. 17, 1863. Residence in 1904, Westerly, Rhode Island.

Thomas married Amanda A. WILBUR on 1 Jan 1870.

They had the following children:

  5918 F i
Carrie Evilena BROWN was born 22 Jan 1873 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
       
Carrie married Frank I. DAWLEY on 19 Oct 1900.
  5919 F ii
Annie Viola BROWN was born 3 Apr 1874 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
       
Annie married Wilfred H. NYE on 29 Jun 1899 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 52.
   Residence in 1904, No. Stonington, Conn.
+ 5920 M iii Charles Ross BROWN was born 6 Nov 1875.
+ 5921 F iv Agnes Ethel BROWN was born 15 Nov 1876.
  5922 F v
Winnie Etta BROWN was born 3 Jul 1878 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
  5923 M vi
Thomas Henry BROWN was born 2 Nov 1879 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
  5924 F vii
Bessie May BROWN was born 13 Apr 1882 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
  5925 F viii
Mabel Ray BROWN was born 1 May 1884 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
  5926 M ix
Alzero Fisk BROWN was born 16 Feb 1888 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
  5927 F x
Edith Idaline BROWN was born 8 Oct 1889 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

3018. William Ellsworth BROWN (Thomas M. , Dudley , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 13 Jul 1841 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 52.
   Residence in 1904, New London, Conn.

William married Ellen Augusta DARROW on 16 Mar 1864 in Montville, New London Co., Connecticut. Ellen was born 15 Apr 1842.

They had the following children:

  5928 M i
Walter Edwin BROWN was born 22 Apr 1865 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 5929 F ii Addie Mabel BROWN was born 23 Aug 1867.
  5930 M iii
Frank L. BROWN was born 25 Feb 1872 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

3019. Hermon Clinton BROWN (Thomas M. , Dudley , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 22 Jan 1843 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 25 Dec 1873 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

STONINGTON BRANCH OF THE DESCENDANTS OF ALLEN BREED, p. 279.

Hermon married (1) Lucy A. BROWN, daughter of Daniel P. BROWN Sr. and Jerusha Ann BROWN. Lucy was born 1847 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 25 Dec 1873.

1850 CENSUS, NO. STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, LDS #0442880 page 606, Dwelling #53, Family #59.
    BROWN, Lucy A., 3, F, CT

1860 CENSUS - NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., page 5, by Elias Babcock, 14 June 1860, Dwelling 26, Family 27.
    BROWN, Lucy, 12, F, W, Conn.

They had the following children:

  5931 F i
Lucy M. BROWN died in her youth.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 53.
  Died age six years.
  5932 M ii
Herbert D. BROWN died in his youth.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 53.
  Died age four years.
  5933 M iii
Frank BROWN died in his youth.

Hermon also married (2) Sarah Jane MINER, daughter of Erastus Denison MINER and Jane Prentice BREED. Sarah was born 13 Oct 1858 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

STONINGTON BRANCH OF THE DESCENDANTS OF ALLEN BREED, p. 279.
    Sarah Jane Miner, b. Oct. 13, 1858, m. (2nd wife) Hermon Clinton Brown.

They had the following children:

  5934 F iv
J. Ethel BROWN was born 29 Mar 1880 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 29 Jan 1887 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  5935 M v
Howard Clinton BROWN was born 9 May 1881 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  5936 M vi
Lewis H. BROWN was born 16 Jan 1883 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  5937 F vii
Sarah Emma BROWN was born 3 Jan 1887 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  5938 M viii Carl Wilson BROWN

3020. Stephen Edwin BROWN (Thomas M. , Dudley , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 27 May 1845 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 27 Oct 1895 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Stephen married Mary G. GREEN, daughter of James M. GREEN and Susan GARDNER, on 3 Sep 1865 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Mary was born 8 Aug 1846 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 31 May 1889 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  5939 F i
Nellie BROWN was born 8 Dec 1865 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 53.
  No children.
       
Nellie married Irving H. CHAMPLIN, son of Henry CHAMPLIN and Mary HORTON, on 29 Jun 1889 in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island. Irving was born 12 Sep 1864 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
  5940 F ii
Mary A. BROWN was born 25 Mar 1867 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 53.
  Unmarried. Residence in 1904, Westerly, RI.
  5941 M iii
Thomas E. BROWN was born 30 Aug 1868 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 53.
  No children.
       
Thomas married Nellie M. PITCHER on 9 Feb 1890 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Conn.. Nellie was born 23 May 1871 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 5942 M iv William E. BROWN was born 2 Feb 1870 and died 11 Apr 1906.
  5943 M v
James M. BROWN was born 21 Jan 1875 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 53.
  Unmarried.
+ 5944 F vi Angie B. BROWN was born 16 Jun 1828.
+ 5945 F vii Susie A. BROWN was born 1 Feb 1879.
  5946 F viii
Hattie M. BROWN was born 3 Jul 1883 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Hattie married Willard HALL on 13 May 1903 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
  5947 M ix
Stephen E. BROWN was born 1 Jul 1888 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

3022. Emily Elizabeth BROWN (Cyrus Williams , Theda , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 16 Jan 1828 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 29 Jan 1905 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 58.
    Mrs. Wheeler passed all of her life in her native town, residing at the Wheeler homestead from the time of her marriage, she being the last of the Wheeler family. John Owen Wheeler, never married, always made a pleasant home with this family; he passed away July 30, 1900. Much could be said of his brotherly kindness. All were members of the Third Baptist Church, contributing for more than fifty years to the mucic of the church, both vocally and instrumentally. Mrs. Wheeler in her will left all of her real estate in the village, consisting of land and two houses, to the Third Baptist Church. Interments in River Bend Cementery, Westerly, RI.

Emily married Thomas William WHEELER, son of Jesse WHEELER and Nancy PECKHAM, on 7 Nov 1844 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Thomas was born 20 Oct 1822 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 12 Oct 1900 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

THE MAIN TREE II, Second Edition, by Nancy (Portor) Childress, 1995. page 83.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CONN., pages 267.

They had the following children:

  5948 F i
Nancy Mary WHEELER was born 2 Sep 1847 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 5 Jan 1902 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
       
Nancy married Deacon William Horace HILLIARD on 3 Dec 1878 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. William was born 8 Aug 1826 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 19 Mar 1908 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in River Bend Cemetery, Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 58.
    Mr. Hillard has been a merchant in his native town, Judge of the Court of Probate, has represented the town in the State Legislature, Postmaster, and Deacon of the Third Baptist Church.

3023. Cyrus Henry BROWN [scrapbook] (Cyrus Williams , Theda , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 24 Nov 1829 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 58.
    Cyrus H. Brown, compiler of these records, was educated in the public schools of this native town, and in private schools for three years, taking a preparatory course for teaching at the Connecticut Literary Institution at Suffield. He taught for six years in the public schools of Connecticut and Rhode Island. In 1856 moved with his wife to Brington, Mass; was a merchant in Boston and Brookline, Mass., til 1897. Both were members of the Brighton Ave. Baptist Church, Boston. Their six children attended also. He was superintendent of the Sunday school for twenty-two years. Removed to Westerly in 1897, continuing the writing of "Brown Genealogy," which now, Sept. 1906 is near completion.

TRANSCRIPTION OF LETTER FROM CYRUS HENRY BROWN TO MARY ANN BURROWS LYLE
Westerly R.I. Oct. 30, 1907, Mrs. Mary A (Burrows) Lyle. Honolulu, T.H.
Dear Mrs. Lyle;
    Promptly in due time I received from you ďThe Pacific  Com. Advertiser, full of valuable and interesting matters which I very much  appreciate. I cut out the address on the paper stamps & all & pasted it in my scrapbook to keep you in remeberance lest I forget. I wish I could have had  this paper one year ago, before I knew you, if Governor Brown or James E. F.  Brown had only given me your address when I was pumping them for anything I could get, my book would have been much improved, however, it will introduce  you to larger numbers of your far-away cousins. While your husband was with  Donal(d) McKay, at East Boston probably I was living at (Allston) Boston for I  spent all my married life in Boston, 41 years. You were married two years before I wed, yet I am the older. The Brown Genealogy. I am sorry I did not  know you before. James E.F. Brown was going to have his fatherís picture in the  book but he never got to it. The Book is being bound - I have the last thing to  write - my name in the 325 books I am sending out, which seems little but all  takes lots of time - I think of you in that fertile and picturesque island of  the Pacific - I always thought I would like to see it.†† I had a vacation of 8  days.† I drove with my olderst daughter (Elizabeth Lovina Brown m. George  Utter- my note) to Boston. Stopped two nights in Providence R.I.; then went on  through those beautiful towns to Boston, my daughter returning the next day by  train - I had four (4) days with the Press Co. that is printing the book, in  placing the pictures . At night visited my children. First my son Edwin, at Allston ; my son Fred, in (Roxbury) Boston, for account of his marriage -see paper by this mail-also No. Stonington Centennial. Then one night with my daughter Katherine & family in Melrose,† Mass.† - dined with my† youngest dau. who is teaching in Andover Mass, a very beautiful town; it is now Saturday, Oct 12 - there on thru Haverhill, to Newburyport to visit my youngest son Clifford & his lovely family with 2 grandsons, in that old historic town of Newburyport, where & along here landed our ancestors. It is a quaint old town, about 8
acres of a very ancient burying ground - the headstones were imported from  England. These stones bear the date of 1700, scarcely any in 1800 - You will become acquainted with my children when you read Brown Genealogy. I could continue this rambling account all day, but† I must cut it off & send  this message on its long journey, to that far away island of the great Pacific Ocean. With kindest regards to you all
I remain Very truly yours, Cyrus H. Brown

TRANSCRIPTION OF LETTER FROM CYRUS HENRY BROWN TO MARY ANN BURROWS LYLE
Westerly, R. I., Aug. 26, 1907,  Mrs. Mary A (Burrows) Lyle.
    The Brown Genealogy, has been much longer in press that was anticipated the first of this year. However, to give satisfactory results, it is not regretted. While the first part was being printed, it has enabled me to enter many large families, adding about one thousand numbers. The continuous TIME given to compiling this work is five years.
††† One half of the material was furnished by Charles Newton Brown, Esq., of Madison, Wisconsin, and others contributing liberally of whom a few are mentioned in the preface. it has been made possible to publish the book by the generous contributions of some, other than by subscriptions for books. Even now it is doubtful if there is sufficient to pay the printing alone.
††† It is reasonalble to suppose that every book of the number specified in the contract will be wanted. The regular subscription price was five dollars, but in view of the additional one hundred and fifty pages, all books NOT ALREADY SUBSCRIBED for by conditions THEN stated, can be had in order of† your subscription until the books are taken, for $2.50, with postage or express (TWENTY-FIVE CENTS ADDED,) after my subscription list is filled.
††† One half the subscribers have already sent their subscriptions when solicited; other subscribers are NOW asked to send the amount of their subscriptions, as the book is approaching completion, and is being indexed, and will be delivered without doubt in September.
†† In sending this circular I wish also to know if there are any corrections to be made in your address before filling your order. ( I have yours.)
†††††† Your order is for one book, amount paid $5.00
†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sincerely yours, Cyrus H. Brown
My correspondance is very great, to do the work that I have done - I was not goint to send you this sheet, only a postal† (canít read word here) letter later - I want you to write me a long letter, you will find so much about me & my brothers & sisters & my own children, & grandchildren & all their pictures - even my great grand children & myself holding the youngest; that it will be unneccessary to tell you about myself. I want you to fill out the planks enclosed of yourself & children.† Here I was interrupted by the coming of† my man & wife in an automobile from Syracuse N.Y. then soon after took my bag & train for Boston & now to night at my oldest sonís finishing my letter-
†††† I am in Boston to locate the pictures in the book which will take three days....
†††† I am with kindest regard your cousin, Very sincerely, Cyrus H. Brown

TRANSCRIPTION OF LETTER FROM CYRUS HENRY BROWN TO MARY ANN BURROWS LYLE
Westerly, R.I. Aug. 27, 1907. Mrs. Mary Ann (Burrows)Lyle, Honolulu, Hawaii
My dear Cousin:
†††††††† Yours of Aug 12 received yesterday - was exceedingly glad to get your letter from that far away island of the Pacific - But distances when one has traveled all over the world on land and sea, are not as great. I am waiting to go to Boston, to put the pictures in the book-the last thing to be done, the indexing is nearly completed. While I am held up from starting for Boston by a man who is on his way to visit me I will take the moments to write what I promised on my postal card last night which I will now enclose. There will be a place in the book for you to enter your marriage (in full) & your nine children & their marriages , for the book will be valuable 40 or 50† - 75 years hence for records. Govenor Brown of Norwich, I could not get from him in writing anything scarcely - but after a year he brought me his fatherís Bible which contained good records, and gave me far more than anything they all wrote me. I tried to get who Govenorís wife was. I got but little, so your own record is cut short.. Of (course) I could have found you three months sooner & should have placed you in good order & all your children & grand children, but no one told me of your wherebouts. Only yesterday I got your Revolutionary Records which I was glad to get; I can place it under my fatherís group picture & I have no doubt it takes you all in as sons & daus. of the American Revolution. Such a record is highly prized here. Who I am & all of our families you can read in The Brown Genealogy - There many that appreciate my long undertaking, that the memory of our fathers & mothers may be preserved to our children &
childrenís children. The man I am now (this moment) waiting to see, subscribed for 3 books & after I had found of his ancestors & direct descendents 130 names he thanked me beautifully, which is all I get for my long task; but to assist in printing the book costs alone $1,400, he gave me a check for $100. Three others have done as well - one family sent $165. If it had not been for these gifts, I could not have published the book at all.† I have given all my time and over $300 to produce these family records. Even James F.C. Brown of Mystic had not subscribed. He was going to put his fatherís picture in the book, he was going to send it a month ago - but it has not come today, the last day & it cannot go in now. It will be a pleasure for you to see my book I know - & live over again the days of your youth in Mystic, Conn. I put in at my own expense the old Burrows mansion at Mystic.

Thanks to Judith Wood for transcribing the letters from Cyrus Henry Brown to her Grandmother.

Cyrus married Sarah Catherine MAXSON [scrapbook], daughter of Horace MAXSON and Lovina LAMPHEAR, on 23 Mar 1856 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island. Sarah was born 4 Mar 1837 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island. She died 1 Oct 1897 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 58.
    Sarah's ancestry is traced to the first white child born on the island of Rhode Island. She was eduacated in the public schools of Ashaway and the Young Ladies' Seminary at De Ruyter, NY. She was greatly beloved as wife, mother and Christian woman. Her children and grandchildren were the crowning glory and dearest solace of her life, and her last words, as she was thinking of them, were: "I must leave them, but I have led them aright" -- parting words never to be forgotten.

They had the following children:

+ 5949 F i Elizabeth Lovina BROWN was born 15 Jun 1858 and died 2 Sep 1939.
+ 5950 M ii Henry Edwin BROWN was born 5 Apr 1861.
+ 5951 F iii Katherine Mabel BROWN was born 5 Nov 1865.
  5952 M iv
Wilfred Merrill BROWN was born 4 Apr 1870 in Brighton, Massachusetts.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 91.
  Mrs. Brown was educated in the public schools of Stonington; two years at the Eversley House School, Southport, England; four years at the Emerson College of Oraatory, Boston, Mass; taught physical culture for one year, 1905-1906, in State Normal School at Mankato, Minn. Both are members of the Baptist Church; he graduated from the schools of Boston in 1889; his business, hardware. Residence in 1906, Boston, Mass.
       
Wilfred married Annie Culter BRADLEY, daughter of Edward E. BRADLEY and Lois Chadwick GATES, on 11 Sep 1906 in Stonington, New London Co., Conn.. Annie was born 18 Dec 1883 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 5953 M v Horace Clifford BROWN was born 22 Jun 1873.
  5954 F vi
Grace Emily BROWN was born 19 Jul 1881 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

3024. Louisa A. BROWN (Cyrus Williams , Theda , Nathan , Daniel , Thomas , Thomas ) was born 21 Mar 1832 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 11 Apr 1888 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 59.
   Louisa was educated in the public schools, and in Miss Whiting's School for Young Ladies, in Charlestown, Mass., and the Connecticut Literary Institution at Suffield, Conn. She was a true, loving companion, that "looked well to the ways of her household." In person she was very erect, with a graceful form, her hair untouched by age, unselfish in character, noble and consistent.

Louisa married Dr. Edwin Ransom LEWIS, son of Deacon Christopher C. LEWIS and Wealthy KENYON, on 17 Dec 1850 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, by Rev. O. T. Walker. Edwin was born 31 Jan 1827 in Hopkinton, Washington Co., Rhode Island. He died 13 Jun 1887 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 59.
   Dr. Lewis was not only a physician of renown, but the "beloved physician," and as a man and neighbor he was above reproach, kind and benevolent. His home was radient with good cheer and sunshine. He was of commanding presence, his fine face expressing his strength of character and keen intellect.
    Above all, both were earnest Christians, members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Westerly. They passed away ten months apart, the community sustaining an irreparable loss.

VITAL RECORDS OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN, Vol. 1, page 249.
    LEWIS, Edwin R., of Hopkinton, RI, m. Lousia A. Brown, of N. Stonington, Dec. 17, 1850, by Rev. O. T. Walker.

They had the following children:

+ 5955 F i Henrietta Louisa LEWIS was born 8 Dec 1854.
+ 5956 M ii Edwin Ransom LEWIS Jr. was born 5 Jun 1863.
  5957 F iii
Hannah Browning LEWIS was born 6 Jun 1870 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island. She died 4 Nov 1876 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

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