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There are 5 different BROWN lineages here; mine is the second one down.

Enos Brown, immigrant ancestor, is said to have lived at Cohasset and settled finally at Winchenson, Worcester county, Mass.
Children:
1. Elisha, married at Winchendon, Nov. 16, 1775, Merrill Bates; they settled in Springfield, Vermont, where he was a prominent citizen and left many citizens.
2. Abel, mentioned below.

(II) Abel, son of Enos Brown, was born in 1764; died Feb. 22, 1837. He settled at Springfield, Vermont. He married, June 23, 1785, Sally Stoddard at Winchendon.
Children:
Luke, mentioned below; Levi, James, George, Sally, Lincoln, Stoddard and Jane.

(III) Luke, son of Abel Brown, was born at Springfield, July 13, 1786, died at Parishville, N.Y. Sept. 17, 1861. He came to New York from Vermont in 1810 and was one of the pioneers of St. Lawrence county. He helped to "log out" and build the south road from Potsdam to Parishville.
He married Anna, daughter of Jacob and Esther (Field) Lockwood (see Lockwood VI).
Children:
Nancy, Parish, Luke, Almira E., John Lockwood, Abigail H., David King mentioned below, and Sally M.
Parish was the first white child born in Parishville.

(IV) David King, son of Luke Brown, was born in Parishville, N.Y., May 15, 1823, died in Potsdam, Feb. 25, 1889. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and followed farming in his younger days. He came to Potsdam in 1868 and operated the mill now owned by the Potsdam Milling Company. He also built a mill at Norwood and conducted it in connection with his Potsdam mill. He manufactured flour. He also conducted a retail grocery store at Potsdam. In politics he was a Republican. He was at one time collector of taxes and also supervisor of the town of Parishville. He belonged to the Masonic lodge at Parishville. In religion he was a Universalist.
He married, Jan. 19, 1846, Mary A., born at Parishville, Jan. 27, 1827, died Aug. 21, 1907, daughter of Levi Fuller, of Parishville.
Children:
1. Theodore F., now of Wichita, Kansas; married Mandane Smith.
2. Millard F., now of Wichita, Kansas; married Wealthy Hicks; children: Fred M., Mary S. and Robert L.
3. Anna M., was educated in the public schools of Parishville, coming to Potsdam with her parents; for the past fifteen years she has been bookkeeper, stenographer and cashier in the A. L. Lockwood Department Store, Potsdam.


SECOND ENTRY

Caleb Brown was one of the early settlers of Stephentown, Albany county, New York. In 1790, according to the first federal census, he, his son Caleb, and Peter Brown were heads of families there. Caleb's children apparently had all grown up and left home, as he then has but himself and one woman in his family.

(II) Caleb (2) son of Caleb (1) Brown, was born Dec. 29, 1753. In 1790 he was of Stephentown and had one son under sixteen and three females in his family, according to the federal census. He was a soldier in the revolution in Colonel Kilian Van Rensselaer's regiment. Peter was also in this regiment. He had land bounty rights also for service in the Seventeenth Regiment in the revolution.
He married, Feb., 1778, Sarah Elwell, born Oct. 23, 1749, died June 12, 1786. He died Jan. 8, 1817.
Children:
1. Mercy, born Feb. 16, 1779.
2. John C., mentioned below.
3. Elinor, Dec. 27, 1785.

John C., son of Caleb (2) Brown, was born June 24, 1781, at Stephentown, Albany county, N.Y. , died Aug. 29, 1835. He married, Sept. 2, 1804, Zada, daughter of Enos and Martha Mead. She had brothers, Hezekiah, Ezra, Anson, George and Enos; sisters Cynthia, Phebe, Sarah, Asenath Mead.
She married (second) Willett Vary; she died June 6, 1873.
Children of John C. and Zada (Mead) Brown:
1. Rua, born Nov. 5, 1806.
2. Sarah, March 16, 1809.
3. Caleb, May 16, 1812, died young.
4. Patty, July 11, 1813.
5. Caleb, Nov. 25, 1817, mentioned below.
6. Nathan R., April 2, 1820.
7. Wellington C., Dec 2, 1824.
8. Amanda Melissa, Jan. 26, 1828.
9. Almira, April 8, 1830.

(IV) Caleb (3), son of John C. Brown, was born Nov. 25, 1817, died Oct. 18, 1882. He settled at Greig, N.Y. He married at Greig, March, 1839, Sarah Ann, born Dec. 14, 1818, died Jan. 3. 1903, daughter of Willett Vary, born Dec. 22, 1794 and Polly (Allen) Vary. Willett Vary married (second) Zada (Mead) Brown; he died March 22, 1875. He was a son of Nathan Vary. Children of Nathan Vary: Willett, Clark, Samuel, Gideon, Maverette.
Children of Caleb Brown:
1. Mercy Ellen, born at Greig, Oct. 14, 1840.
2. Nathan Edgar, May 5, 1843.
3. John Henry, June 5, 1846. [transcriber's note: MINE.]
4. Lyman Wellington, Sept. 30, 1848, mentioned below.
5. Charles Chester, May 5, 1851.
6. Alice Cornelia, Feb. 28, 1853.
7. Caleb Jr., Nov. 22, 1855.
8. Carrie Ellen, Dec. 6, 1857.
9. Irving Caleb, March 20, 1860.

(V) Lyman Wellington, son of Caleb (3) Brown, was born at Greig, New York, Sept. 30, 1848, and was educated there in the public schools. He became associated with his father in the meat and provisions business and in the dairy business with his brother Charles. They also had a hop farm at Greig. The firm has been very successful. In politics Mr. Brown was a Republican, active and influential in his party and prominent in public life. He was superintendent of poor in Lewis county from January 1, 1900 to the time of his death. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church for thirty years. He was a member of Lowville Lodge, No. 134, Free and Accepted Masons; of Lowville Lodge No. 759, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; of Greig Grange, No. 693, Patrons of Husbandry.
He died at Greig, Nov. 3, 1908.
He married (first) Clara A. Higby, who died Dec. 5, 1877. He married (second) Glenetta Bodmer, who died July 4, 1884. He married (third) Nov. 17, 1886, Flora L., daughter of Harry and Rosetta (Scovil) Turner. She had brothers: Edwin, Frank, Lafayette and Warren, and sister Alice Turner.
Child of first wife:
Florence, born April 19, 1877; married E. J. Van Arnam and had Winifred, born June 21, 1905.
Child of second wife:
Pearl Annette, Jan. 2, 1882; married W. T. Graves.
Children of third wife:
Harry Carl, born Oct. 10, 1887.
Edith Carrie, Sept. 16, 1891.
Alice, Nov. 18, 1894.


THIRD ENTRY

Thomas Brown, the immigrant, was born in England in 1609, according to his deposition made in 1670 that his age was sixty-one. He came to Concord in 1638, and was one of the original propretors of Sudbury, who were given authority by the general court to begin the plantation Sept. 6, 1638. He was admitted freeman March 14, 1639, and the general court, Oct. 7, 1640, granted him two hundred acres of land for the twenty-five pound "adventure" (subscription) of Mrs. Anne Harvyes. He was a proprietor in Sudbury in 1640, but within a year was back in Concord. He bought land in Concord, May 20, 1655, in 1661 and 1671, being called a resident in Concord in each deed. He removed to Cambridge, however, and was a town officer there in 1660-63-68; was admitted to the Cambridge church, May 18, 1666. He served on a committee to divide Concord property March 26, 1676, and Nov. 20, 1680, in a deed of land to his son, Thomas Brown Jr., he calls himself "late of Concord, now of Cambridge." It has been proved, however, that there was but one Thomas Brown to whom all the records refer.
He married Bridget _____, who died at Cambridge, Jan. 5, 1681; he died Nov. 3, 1688. He filed, May 11, 1681, a list of the lands that he had given his son Boaz.
Children, born at Cambridge:
1. Boaz, mentioned below.
2. Jabez, born in 1644; lived in Concord and Sudbury until Stow was founded.
3. Mary, March 26, 1646; married (first) John Woodhead, of Chelmsford (second) John Gove, of Cambridge.
4. Eleazer, July 6, 1649; married, Feb. 9, 1674-75, Dinah Spaulding.
5. Thomas, 1641.

Thomas and Edmund Brown his brother, came from Bury St. Edmund, England, whence came many of the Sudbury settlers. Edmund was the first minister at Sudbury. On page 123 of the first edition, pg 1717 of the second edition of "Soldiers in King Philip's War" by George Madison Bodge, is a list of wounded and slain, and among the wounded is the name of Thos. Browne of Concord. (See Mass. Archives, vo. 68, page 104)>

(II) Boaz, son of Thomas Brown, was born at Concord, Feb. 14, 1642, died there April 7, 1724. He married (first) Nov. 8, 1664, Mary, daughter of Edward and Jane Winship. He married (second) at Concord, Oct. 10, 1716, Abigail (Ballard) Wheat, widow.
Children, born at Concord, all by first wife:
1. Boaz, July 31, 1665.
2. Thomas, mentioned below.
3. Mary, Oct. 31, 1670.
4. Edward, March 20, 1672-73.
5. Mercy.
6. Mary, May 24, 1678.
7. Jane, born at Stow, Sept. 4, 1684.

(III) Thomas (2) son of Boaz Brown, was born at Concord, May 14, 1667. He married at Concord, May 13, 1690, Rachel Poulter.
Children, born at Concord:
1. Rachel, Feb. 16, 1691-92.
2. Molly, March 20, 1692-93.
3. John, Sept. 18, 1694, mentioned below.
4. Rachel, March 10, 1695-96.
5. Jonathan, July 30, 1698.
6. Thomas, June 14, 1700.
7. Hannah, June 5, 1702.
8. Abigail, March 12, 1703-04.
9. Dinah, Feb. 12, 1705-06.
10. Thomas, Dec. 24, 1707.
11. Mercy, April 22, 1710.
12. Lydia.

(IV) John, son of Thomas (2) Brown, was born at Concord, Sept. 18, 1694, died there March 6, 1750. He married there, Feb. 23, 1714, Elizabeth Potter, of an old Concord family.
Children, born at Concord:
1. John, Dec. 1, 1715.
2. Elizabeth, Sept. 4, 1718.
3. Grace, Feb. 5, 1720-21.
4. John, July 1, 1724.
5. Hannah, March 25, 1727.
6. Josiah, Dec. 30, 1729; died young.
7. Joseph, died Feb. 11, 1731-32.
8. Joseph, born Nov. 12, 1733.
9. Rebecca, Oct. 4, 1736.
10. Josiah, mentioned below.

(V) Captain Josiah, son of John Brown, was born at Concord, Jan. 30, 1742. He settled in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, and lived there more than fifty years. he settled in what was then a wilderness near Flat Mountain. The family had not only to struggle with nature in clearing the land, but against wolves and other wild beasts, then numerous in the forest. He was a sergeant in Captain Thomas Heald's company from New Ipswich and marched April 20, 1775, on the Lexington Alarm, and served thirteen days. He was also first lieutenant of Captain Ezra Towne's company (fourth), Colonel James Reed's regiment of New Hampshire, serving two months and twenty-seven days from May 10, 1775. This regiment was engaged at the battle of Bunker Hill, where the company of Captain Towne, says history, "did sharp execution, being good marksmen and having the wind in their favor. They were the last company to leave the field, and Lieut. Brown believed that he fired the final shot before the retreat."
Brown was also captain of a company detached from Colonel Enoch Hale's regiment of New Hampshire militia, and marched to reinforce the Continental army at Ticonderoga, May 6, 1777, and June 29, 1777. (See New Hampshire State Papers, vol. xiv, p. 34, p 38, and vol xv, p. 1, 20-22, 92-94).
In the life of Rev. Nathan Brown, the missionary (p. 20), one learns that Captain Josiah Brown's "resolute right hand wore the blue mitten once famous in New Hampshire town meetings. It became a common saying in regard to undecided voters that they always waited till they saw the blue mitten go up."
Nathan Brown, the Baptist missioanry to Tokie, Japan, and William Goldsmith Brown, author of the famous war lyrics, "A Hundred Years to Come," "Roanoke," "Before Petersburg," etc., were grandsons of Captain Josiah Brown.

A century ago Captain Josiah Brown bought land in what is now [1910] the town of Lewis, Essex County, New York, and there his son, Deacon Levi Brown, and two of his daughers, Rebecca, who married Nathan Perry, and Abigail, who married Deacon Asa Farnsworth, settled. The history of New Ipswich says of him: "He was a robust, energetic, perserveding man; was impulsive and had a very strong will. He was a religious and benevolent man, always ready to do his share for the support of religious institutions and for the relief of the poor and suffering. His experiences, which were writtten down by his grandsons, are quite curious. His mind seems to have been deeply affected by reading Bunyan's Pilgrim, and it no doubt had a great influence in forming his opinions and character. For a few years previous to his death he was lame and nearly blind."
He was first deacon of the Baptist church at New Ipswich. He died in 1831 at the advanced age of eighty-seven.
He married, Oct. 31, 1765, Sarah Wright, born 1744, died 1821. They had fourteen children, of whom twelve lived to maturity.
Children, all born at New Ipswich:
1. Josiah, Oct. 1, 1766, died Jan. 20, 1858; married Mellicent Wright.
2. Joseph, Oct. 10, 1767, died March 2, 1827; married Sophronia Preston.
3. Jonas, March 4, 1769, died Feb. 23, 1836; married Lois Russell.
4. Sarah, Nov. 22, 1770, died April 20, 1822; married Reuben Brown.
5. Aaron, Dec. 8, 1772, died Feb. 15, 1828; married Hannah Brown.
6. Amos, Sept. 11, 1774, died May 10, 1863; married Sarah Tarbell.
7. Abner, July 27, 1776, died April 4, 1824; married Polly Jaquith and Polly Ayer.
8. Rebecca, July 5, 1778, died June 9, 1853; married Nathan Perry.
9. Levi, Aug. 6, 1780, mentioned below.
10. Nathan, July 25, 1782, died Jan. 21, 1862; married Betsey Goldsmith.
11. Heywood, July 2, 1784, died March 2, 1867; married Sally Wolcott.
12. Betsey, Feb. 7, 1787, died July 11, 1793.
13. Abigail, June 22, 1790, died April 24, 1864; married Asa Farnsworth.

(VI) Levi, son of Captain Josiah Brown, was born at New Ipswich, N.H., Aug. 6, 1780, died Sept. 10, 1840. He removed with others of the family from New Ipswich to Lewis, Essex county, New York, and settled on land of his father there. He was an active and prominent citizen, a well-to-do farmer, deacon of the Baptist church. He commanded a company at the battle of Plattsburgh in the war of 1812.
He married, May 15, 1803, at New Ipswich, Betsey Temple.
Children:
Eliza, Elewisa, Sally, Phebe, Betsey, Levi DeWitt, mentioned below; and Benjamin.

(VII) Levi DeWitt, son of Deacon Levi Brown, was born at Lewis, Essex county, N.Y., June 1, 1814, died in Elizabethtown, Feb. 4, 1866. He received a common school education in his native town. He worked on his father's farm during boyhood and made farming his occupation in later years. In politics he was an active Democrat. He was for many years a deputy sheriff, and was for a time in charge of the county jail; he was supervisor of the town during the trying period of the civil war. He had a reputation for cleverness as a detective. He was active in raising troops for the Union army, and was captain of a local company of militia. He was one of the organizers of the Elizabethtown and Westport Plank Road Company. He was a member of the local lodge of Free Masons. In religion he was a Baptist.
He married Lovina Kneeland, born Nov. 24, 1820. She is living at Elizabethtown, N.Y. "All the children were born in Elizabethtown and brought up largely on a farm, being bred to live religious, temperate, industrious lives, both parents being Baptists. That the escutcheon of the Brown family has never been tarnished by any act of her chldren and that not one of them has ever brought reproach to her fair name, a kind and loving moterh can now say, in her old age, without fear of contradiction."
Children:
1. Augusta Prudence, born April, 1843; married Edward J. Smith; she died at Fort Ann, N.Y. in 1877, and was buried there; their son, Edward Lvi, and daughter, Minnie A., lived in Maryland.
2. Friend Abner, born March 20, 1846; married Hila E. Partridge and lives on a farm in the Boquiet Valley.
3. John Kneeland, born June, 1850; married Lizzie N. James; they have one daughter.
4. Walter Scott, born Jan. 9, 1854, superintendent of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve; married Mary L. Pond, and has one daughter, Mary Elizabeth.
5. George Levi, mentioned below.

(VIII) George Levi, son of Levi DeWitt Brown, was born at Elizabethtown, Essex county, N.Y., Jan. 12, 1866. He was educated there in the public schools. He has been editor and manager of the Elizabethtown Post, a weekly newspaper of high standing, since January, 1900. In politics he is a Democrat. He was appointed postmaster by President Cleveland in 1893 and served until 1898, the office being raised from fourth to third class during his term of office. He has been a member of the board of education for the past fifteen years, and president for two years. He was instrumental in organizing the Elizabethtown board of trade, and served as a member of the Hudson-Fulton celebration commission in 1909. He is a charter member of the New York State Geographic Society, and one of the thirty general councillors of that organization. He has served as trustee of the Baptist church for fifteen years. He was one of the organizers of the Elizabethtown Terminal Railroad Company. He is the author of a valuable history of Elizabethtown.
He married, Nov. 6, 1895, Edith Mary Durand, born at Elizabethtown, April 29, 1874, daughter of Alembert and Mary (Wilcox) Durand.
Children, born at Elizabethtown:
1. Edith Lovina, born Aug. 15, 1896.
2. Analita Augusta, Feb. 27, 1899.
3. Thomas Augustus, May 8, 1902.
4. Helen Durand, May 6, 1907.
[transcriber's note: since this material was published in 1910, any additional children this couple may have had are not listed].

FOURTH ENTRY:

James Brown was born in Tipperary, Ireland, 1819, died in Malone, N.Y., 1879. He received a common school education in his native parish. He came to this country in 1837 and located at Malone, N.Y., and followed farming throughout his active life.
He married (first) Julia Long; (second) Rose Lynch, born in 1841, died 1896.
Children of first wife:
1. James.
2. Joseph.
3. Thomas.
4. William.
Children of second wife:
5. Michael J., mentioned below.
6. Caroline, died aged eighteen years.
7. John, died aged sixteen years.
9. Elizabeth, married Thomas J. Lantry of Hogansburg, N.Y.; children: Joshua, Rose, Margaret, Catherine, Mary and Thomas.
10. Edward, lives on the homestead at Malone; married Anne McGeehan; children: Mary, Isabel, Agnes, James, George.
11. Peter, famrer at Malone; married Margaret Millmoe; children: Rose, Beatrice and James Millmoe.
12. Henry (M.D.), practicing in Utica, N.Y.; married Sarah Mahar; children: Rose, Anna, James and John.

(II) Rev. Michael J. Brown, son of James Brown, was born at Malone, N.Y., Nov. 8, 1851. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, at Franklin Academy in Malone, and at St. Charles College, Baltimore, Maryland, where he graduated in 1871. He attended the Troy Seminary for four years, completing the course in June, 1876, and he was ordained in the priesthood the same year.
His first parish was at Clayton, N.Y., where he remained one year. He then had charge successfully of the parishes of the Roman Catholic church at Redwood, Antwerp, Rossie and Morristown, N.Y. He became the pastor of the church at Hogansburg, N.Y. in 1878 and has been there since that time.
He has been singularly successful in both spiritual and temporal work in this large and growing parish. The church has been paid, a parish house was built in 1889, and a new church built in 1905. The old church was destroyed by fire in 1904. He is one of the msot respected and beloved clergymen in this section and well-known to his townsmen of all classes and denominations.

FIFTH ENTRY:

Edward Alonzo Brown was born in 1812. He was admitted to the bar of Albany county in 1835 and practiced in the courts of Albany, Syracuse and Lewis counties, taking a pominent position in his profession. He was elected county judge and surrogate of Lewis county, N.Y. in 1856.
He married Marietta Lyon, born 1815, daughter of Judge Brown, resided at Lowville, N.Y., and died there.

(II) Edward Alonzo (2), son of Hon. Edward Alonzo (1) Brown, was born in Turin, Lewis county, N.Y. Oct. 30, 1848. He studied under a private tutor, at Lowville Academy, and entered Seton Hall College, of South Orange, New Jersey, and afterward was graduated from the Walnut high school of Geneva, N.Y., with first honors, June 17, 1867. Later in that year he taught school in Pulaski Academy, of which he was assistant principal. In 1868 he taught in the Rochester Business University as professor of mathematics.
In June, 1868, he began to study law in his father's office and was admitted to the bar of Lewis county, Sept. 8, 1870. He began to practice in Lowville, remaining there until May 1, 1872, when he came to Herkimer, N.Y., forming a partnership with Samuel Earl and George W. Smith. This partnership was dissolved Jan. 1, 1876, and Mr. Brown opened an office and continued alone for some fourteen years. He then went to Dolgeville, Herkimer county, N.Y., as private counsel of Alfred Dodge, Esq., and continued in that capacity for eight years.
In 1902 he returned to Herkimer, where he has since been occupied in professional duties.
He has been a prominent Republican for many years and distinguished in public life. He was a presidential elector in 1888 and a delegate in the state constitutional convention of 1894, serving on the committee on powers and duties of the legislature and the committee on contingent expenses of the convention, and was chairman of the Republican caucus of that body throughout the session.
He was corporation attorney for the village of Herkimer for several years and also for the village of Dolgeville for seven years. He secured the incorporation of the village of Dolgeville, selected ths source of the municipal water supply and raised the funds to provide the village with its excellent system of water works.
Mr. Brown is a member of Dolgeville Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; has been grand vice-regent and a member of the committee on laws of the Grand Council of the Royal Arcanum of the State of New York and has also been grand secretary of this order. He is known as one of the most efficient members of the order in the state, and enjoys a wide populariy.

He married, Sept. 13, 1876, Mary Catharine Small, of Little Falls, N.Y., daughter of Eli and Mary Catharine (Griswold) Small.
Children:
1. Mary Isabel, born Aug. 2, 1877; married Oct., 1903, James Avery Green, of Dolgeville, N.Y.; children: Daniel Green and Catharine Louise Green.
2. Edward Myers, mentioned below.

(III) Edward Myers, son of Edward Alonzo (2) Brown, was born May 25, 1882. He attended the public schools of Dolgeville and began the study of his profession in the Yale Law School, from which he graduated with the degree of L.L.B. in the class of 1904. He joined the Book and Gavel fraternity at Yale. He was admitted to practice in October, 1904, in the fourth appellate division of the supreme court, at Rochester. He was justice of the peace of the town of Herkimer from 1904 to 1909. In 1908 he was chosen village attorney of Herkimer, and since that time has been in partnership with his father. The firm enjoys a large and interesting practice.
In politics he is a Republican.
He married, June 9, 1906, Florence Reed, daughter of William Potter and Florence (Riche) Brayton, of Herkimer, N.Y.

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