I am neither a genealogist nor an authority on Patrick Henry 'P.H.'
and Bridget 'Biddy' Burke Brown. I am simply a great grandson
who in the last several years has become increasingly interested in the
My purpose in this endeavor is to create an opportunity for the many
descendents of my great grandparents to meet electronically and perhaps
share what they know about the rich history of this splendid family.
Ursula Burke Brown Davis (1895–1967), the youngest daughter of
Patrick and Bridget, was my grandmother. She became the executrix of
Bridget’s estate in 1936 and fortunately saved all of the family
business papers, correspondence, and pictures.
Most of the material in this narrative is the work of two Brown
granddaughters who knew their grandparents. They collected the family
history and have collaborated for more than thirty years. Some of the
material comes from my grandmother’s family papers, information
received from 'cousins', and my research.
One of the enjoyable results of my research is meeting many terrific
Brown relatives. I am looking forward to becoming acquainted with many
more in the future.
I apologize for any errors, and welcome additions and corrections.
Your information will either be added to this project or held for the
private use of Brown descendents. The names of living family members are
not used for privacy and security reasons.
Joseph P. "Pat" Warner
Silver Spring, Maryland