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

Second Generation


2. Thomas BROWN Jr. (Thomas ) was born 1 Jan 1653/1654 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died 27 Dec 1723 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Cedar Swamp Burying Ground, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol I, by Cyrus Henry Brown, pp. 9, 11, 12.
    Thomas Brown (2), born in Lynn. He died in Stonington, Dec 27, 1723; interred at the Cedar Swamp, on lands first purchased by the three Brown brothers, and probably was amoung the first who were interred there. The grave is unmarked. He built his house about forty rods northwest of the "Pond Place" house on the Anguilla Road and thirty rods west of the road. The cellar is filled six feet above the ground with a large quantity of stones; and down the hill is a fine living spring of water, a natural place for a pioneer to build his house. His ten children, without a doubt, were born here. Twenty-one months before his death he deeded to his sone Daniel a large tract of land one mile east from his homestead.
    (Copy of Will, Appendix II. Copy of Deed to his son Daniel, Appendix III).

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol II, by Cyrus Henry Brown, p. 17.
    Thomas Brown, (2), son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall, of Lynn, b., Lynn, about Jan. 1, 1654; d. Stonington, Conn., Dec. 27, 1723; interred at the Cedar Swamp Burying-ground, and probably was among the first buried there. The grave is unmarked. He m., Feb. 8, 1677, Hannah Collins, of Lynn; dau. of John Collins, of Lynn. ....

Researching this line is Leo Brown at lfbnjb@sprynet.com

  Sources: Brown Gen., v.2; Stonington vitals, 1,309,871, Item 2; Beers;
Wheeler's History of Stonington; Mary Ellen Hall Thomas pedigree chart; NEHGR,
v43, p274; A Witter Family History by Edwin D. Witter Jr. (1988).

  BG: Thomas Brown Jr., born Lynn about 1 Jan. 1654. Died 27 Dec. 1723.
Interred at the Cedar Swamp Burying Ground. Probably was among the first buried
there. The grave is unmarked. Married Hannah Collins, daughter of John Collins
of Lynn, 8 Feb. 1677. Soon after moved to Stonington. They had 10 children.
   Thomas and his younger brothers, John and Eleazer I, sold their possessions
in Reading (formerly Lynn) and settled in Stonington, Conn. All
came to Connecticut "at maturity" sometime after 1677. Their cattle marks were
recorded in Stonington in May 1688. They purchased adjoining farms near
Browne's Mountain. Thomas also was a joiner and John a carpenter who built many
houses in Stonington. Eleazer was engaged in farming and stock-raising.
Stonington was divided many years later, and the brothers lived in what is now
North Stonington.
  Listed as born in Reading, instead of Lynn as sometimes recorded, because
Lynn became part of, or was renamed, Reading in 1644.
  Stonington vitals, page 45: Died 27 Dec. 1723. Names children.
  Thomas: Thomas Brown Jr., born 1 Jan. 1654, Lynn, Essex, Mass. Died 27 Dec.
1723, Stonington, New London, Conn. [Area now known as North Stonington.]
Married Hannah Collins 8 Feb. 1677, Lynn.
  NEHGR: Thomas Browne received wages of 3 pounds, 11 shillings on 24 Aug.
1676 for serving in King Philip's War from "Linn-Towne Cr."

Thomas married Hannah COLLINS, daughter of John COLLINS and Abigail JOHNSON, on 8 Feb 1677 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Hannah was born 1 Feb 1653/1654 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She died in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Cedar Swamp Burying Ground, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

  Sources: Brown Genealogy, Vol. 1; Mary Ellen Hall Thomas info; A Witter
Family History, Chart 30.
  Brown: Hannah Collins, married 8 Feb. 1677.
  Thomas: Hannah Collins, born 1 Feb. 1660, of Lynn, Essex, Mass. Died 27 Dec.
1723, Stonington. [Error here? Same death date as husband.]
  Witter Family: Hannah Collins, born 1 Feb. 1669 in Lynn, Mass., to Henry
Collins Jr. and Mary Tolman. Her grandparents were Henry and Ann Collins and
Thomas and Sarah Tolman. Hannah had 10 children.

They had the following children:

+ 17 M i Samuel BROWN was born 8 Dec 1678.
  18 F ii
Hannah BROWN was born 5 Dec 1680 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 19 F iii Mary BROWN was born 26 May 1683.
  20 F iv
Jerusha BROWN was born 25 Dec 1688 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  21 F v
Sarah BROWN was born 11 Jul 1689 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 22 M vi Thomas BROWN was born 14 Feb 1691/1692 and died 11 Oct 1763.
+ 23 F vii Elizabeth BROWN was born 9 May 1694.
+ 24 M viii Daniel BROWN was born 9 Oct 1696 and died 30 Aug 1771.
  25 F ix
Priscilla BROWN was born 30 Jan 1699 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 26 M x Humphrey BROWN was born 16 Sep 1701 and died 26 Dec 1723.

8. John BROWN (Thomas ) was born 1664 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol II, by Cyrus Henry Brown, pp. 17 & 18.
    JOHN BROWN (8), son of Thomas Brown and Mary Newhall his wife, b., Lynn, 1664; m., Stonington, Oct 1692, Elizabeth Miner, b. Apr. 1674; dau. of Ephraim and Hannah (Avery) Miner, and granddau. of Lieut. Thomas and Grace (Palmer) Miner.
    John Brown, who was a carpenter, built his house on the western portion of the lands purchased by the three Brown brothers. The well is still to be seen, about one hundred rods south of the George Wheeler farm, owned later by Charles L. Brown, now (1914) by George A. Pendleton, where the compiler of there records was b., Nov. 29, 1929.

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

Brown Gen., v. 2, sez m., Stonington Oct. 1692, Elizabeth Miner, b. Apr. 1674;
dau. of Ephraim and Hannah (Avery) Miner & granddaughter of Lt. Thomas and Grace
(Palmer) Miner. John Brown was a carpenter and built his house on the western
portion of the lands purchased by the three Brown brothers.

  This apparently is now (1990) a small part of the enlarged house of
Jack and Sally (Pendleton) Sylvia on Rocky Hollow Road in North Stonington
that was visited by Louis B. Bate. Mrs. Sylvia's grandfather, Sheriff George
Pendleton, used to lock his prisoners in the farm's ice house when he owned the
property.

  John Brown built many houses in Stonington.

 Brown Genealogy says:
 The three brothers, Thomas, John and Eleazer I, sold their possessions in
Reading (previously Lynn), Mass., and settled in Stonington, Conn. All came to
Connecticut "at maturity" sometime after 1677. Their cattle marks were recorded
in Stonington in May 1688. They purchased adjoining farms near Browne's
Mountain. Stonington was later divided, and the Brown brothers lived in what is
now North Stonington.

John married Elizabeth MINER, daughter of Ephraim MINER and Hannah AVERY, on Oct 1692 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Elizabeth was born 30 Apr 1674 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 15 Nov 1674 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, pg 80.

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

  Source: B.G.
  BG: Elizabeth Miner, born April 1674, daughter of Ephraim and Hannah (Avery)
Miner and grand-daughter of Lt. Thomas and Grace (Palmer) Miner.

They had the following children:

  27 M i
John BROWN was born Jul 1693 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died Apr 1694 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 28 M ii Jonathan BROWN was born 15 Mar 1695.
+ 29 F iii Elizabeth BROWN was born Mar 1697.
  30 F iv
Hepsibeth BROWN was born Sep 1699 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  31 M v
John BROWN was born Dec 1701 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 13 Jan 1774 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, by Savage

NARRAGANSETT HISTORICAL REGISTER, pg. 53

VITAL RECORDS OF RHODE ISLAND: 1636-1850", by James N. Arnold; V.; Genealogy Assembly of the Narragansett Register; Province, Rhode Island; 1892 (FHC)
       
John married (1) Elizabeth CHASE on 4 Dec 1726.
       
John also married (2) Abigail RANDALL, daughter of John RANDALL and Abigail BILLINGS, on 16 Oct 1729 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Abigail was born 4 Dec 1705 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

RECORDS OF THE 1st CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 1674-1874", compiled by Richard Anson Wheeler, pg. 212
GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF RHODE ISLAND, by Austin, pp. 156-7
VITAL RECORDS OF RHODE ISLAND, 5:53
+ 32 M vi Ichabod BROWN was born 23 Mar 1704.
  33 F vii
Prudence BROWN was born 28 Apr 1707 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Prudence married William HILLIARD.
+ 34 M viii Jedediah BROWN was born 28 Apr 1709 and died 15 Jan 1732.
+ 35 F ix Mahitabel BROWN was born Apr 1712.
  36 F x
Mary BROWN was born Aug 1716 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Mary married Mathew BEETON.

11. Eleazer BROWN [scrapbook] (Thomas ) was born 5 Aug 1670 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died 30 Nov 1734 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, by Cyrus Henry Brown, pages 10, 12.
    Four of the children of Thomas Browne remained in MA, while three of them came to Stonington, CT, before 1688. They purchased and received large tracts of land most of which was located in the present town of North Stonington, bounded as follows: the western boundary was nearly all on Ossekonk Swamp, the northern bounds of which extended from the Ossekonk brook on the west on Shunnock River on the east, joining on the north the lands of the late Stephen Avery and lands of the Maine family, to the lands of the Randall family; eaterly on the Randall land to the Richardson's possessions; on the south by the Palmer family land and Miner territory; and on the west by the Wheeler family land up to the said Ossekonk Swamp.
    Eleazer Brown, b. Lynn MA, Aug 5, 1670; d. Stonington CT, now North Stonington, Nov 30, 1734. m. Ann Pendleton, Oct. 18, 1693.
    His house stood in the eastern part of the lands purchased by the Brown brothers, about twenty-five rods south of the Brown Cemetery, and north of the Miner Meeting-house. Headstones were erected to their graves by the late Daniel Brown (386). Probably these were the first interments in these grounds. He was a farmer and stock-raiser.

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, Eleazer, son of Thomas of Lynn, Mass. born Aug. 5, 1670, died Nov. 30, 1734.

NEW LONDON COUNTY, CONN. PROBATE RECORDS, 1733-1742 Vol. 1., page 9.
ELEAZER BROWN, of Stonington, page 100
Dated: May 24, 1732
Sons:  Jonathan: Eleazer: James.
Daus:  Ann: Mary: Patience; Abigail; Ruth
G-dau: Hannah Wilcocks
G-son: David Brown
Exec:  James Brown
Wit:   Noah Grant; Samuel Holdrideg; Daniel Brown
Prob.  Dec. 4, 1734

Researching this line is Nancyann Norman at nancn@exis.net
Researching this line is Sue at SueZee30@aol.com
Researching this line is Laurie Barrett lbarrett@gwu.edu

 Sources: History of Stonington by Wheeler; Brown Genealogy by Cyrus H. Brown,
2 volumes; American Marriage Records; Stonington Cemetery records, 1,311,117;
History of 1st Congregational Church of Stonington, film 547,548, Item 2, and
974.65/S1, K2w; Stonington vitals, films 2,897 and 1,309,871, Item 2; Barbour's
Connecticut vitals, film 2897.
 [Almost all info in film 1,309,871 pertaining to Eleazer Sr. and his children
comes from page 2.]
 Wheeler & IGI say Eleazer I was born Aug. 4, 1670. Wheeler in another place
says Aug. 5. Brown Genealogy, Vols. I and II, says Aug. 4.
  Another source says Aug. 15. Brown lists the marriage and death dates and
place of birth. Wheeler confirms the Aug. 4 death date. Bible records copied
from older records (Found on Film 862,766, Vol. 10, Page 9), confirm the
marriage and death dates. Am. Marriage Records confirm marriage date.

  Gravestone, apparently erected well after his death, reads:
  Eleazer
  Son of
  Thomas Brown
  of Lynn, Mass.
  Born Aug. 5, 1670
  Died Nov. 30, 1734

    Eleazer and his older brothers, Thomas and John, sold their posssessions
in Reading, MA, and came to Connecticut "at maturity" sometime after 1677. They
purchased adjacent farms near Browne's Mountain in what is now North
Stonington. Their cattle marks were recorded in May 1688. Eleazer was listed in
B.G. as "engaged in farming and stock-raising." He resided in Westerly, Rhode
Island, as well as Stonington. His wife inherited property in Westerly,
although it was deeded in his name.
    Stonington vitals, film 1,309,871, Item 2 (original records): "The marks
Belonging to ye house of Eleazer Brown for Cattle swine & sheep etc is a Cutt
in ye near side of ye Right Ears and a Crop of the Top of yet Left Ears.
Entered April ye 20th 1704."

    Thomas and John were mentioned in their father's will, along with Joseph,
Daniel, daughter Norwood and Ebenezer (executor) but not Eleazer or other
siblings.
    The area where Eleazer and his brothers lived was called Stonington before
1807. In 1807, that inland area became known as North Stonington, hence the
burial site is today in North Stonington. Stonington is a seaport area.
  Stonington vitals, film 2,897: Eleazer Brown died November 1734. Stonington
v2, p2. Film 1,309,871, Item 2: Eleazer Brown and Ann Pendleton married 18 Oct.
1693. Also has children and earmarks.
 1st Congregational Church of Stonington records: Eleazer Brown and wife Ann
admitted 9 May 1708.
 Barbour: Eleazer Brown died November 1734 (Stonington vitals, v2, p2).

Eleazer married Ann PENDLETON [scrapbook], daughter of Capt. James PENDLETON and Hannah GOODENOW, on 18 Oct 1693 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Ann was born 12 Nov 1667 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. She died 1727 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, aged 60 years and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BRIAN PENDLETON AND HIS DESCENDANTS, 1599-1910, Compiled by Everett Hall Pendleton, Privatley Printed MCMX, found in the DAR Library, Washington, DC. Page 37, 46 & 47.
    A tradition among her descendants says that she was sixty years old when she died.
    Eleazer Brown and his wife made their home in Westerly and later in Stonington, in the part of that township which was afterward set off to form North Stonington. In the division of their father's property, Ann received his house as appears in the agreement of the heirs: pg. 46.
    After the deaths of Ann and her husband, her surviving children deeded to Edmund and Joseph Pendleton of Westerly, for ten pounds all their rights in the estate of "our grandfather, James Pendleton late of Westerly, and of 'Briant' Pendleton". This deed was signed 30 Jul 1734, by Jonathan Brown, "Elezer" Brown, Thomas Main and Ann, his wife, Patience Brown, James Pendleton and Abigail his wife, and Wait Palmer and Mary, his wife (Rockingham Co., NH Deeds, xx, 227.)

MARRIAGES BEFORE 1700, page 46,
    BROWN, Eleazer and Ann PENDLETON, 18 October 1693, Westerly RI.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT., Vol 2, page 2.
    PENDLETON, Ann, m. Ele(a)zer Brown, Oct. 18, 1683.

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, Ann, wife of Eleazer, and daughter of Capt. James Pendleton born 1673, died age 60.

  Sources: Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London, Conn; History
of Stonington; National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars; Early New England
Pendletons; Early New England Marriages Prior to 1700; Brown Genealogy; R.I.
Genealogical Register, v4, #4, 355; AF.

  G. and B. Record of New London: Ann Pendleton, born 12 Nov. 1673.
  History of Stonington: Ann Pendleton, born 12 Nov. 1673.

  Since James Pendleton was in Portsmouth from 1665 to 1670, Ann possibly was
born there, according to this information, but gravestone, erected many
years after her death, says she was born six years later in Westerly, Rhode
Island. Both say she died at age 60.

Tombstone reads:
 Ann / Wife of / Eleazer Brown / & Daughter of / Capt. James Pendleton / Born in Westerly RI / 1673 Died aged / 60 years

 An AF record says she died Nov. 30, 1734. New England Marriages Prior
to 1700 says she was born in 1667. Back to square one.

 "Early New England Pendletons" says Ann's mother was from Sudbury, Mass.
Ann could have gone to her parents' home for births. Births of some of her
children were recorded in both Sudbury and Portsmouth.

 Colonial Wars: Ann Pendleton, born 12 Nov. 1673, died before 1732. Married Eleazer Brown 18 Oct. 1693.

 Major Brian Pendleton left 700 acres of Westerly, Rhode Island, land in trust to his son James, which was to be divided among James' children by his second wife. Each was to receive one share, except for the oldest son, who would receive two shares. An instrument dated April 11, 1711, named Ann's share, one of seven. Typically, it is listed in her husband's name. "...Elizer brown hath  ye third lott & ye house that was Capt. Pendletons stands on itt ye bounds thereof is in ye surveigh & ye s'd Elezer brown had s'd lott by a Joynt agreement of the heirs of Capt. James Pendleton & payed sertaine sumes of money therefore unto Nicholas Cottrill William walker as was inserted in Capt. James Pendletons will & for a confirmation of s'd lott with all ye housing orchards fencings pausters woods timber & all other priveleges & apurtenances whatsoever belonging to s'd lott or hereafter shall belong thereunto" (are, in effect, assigned by the above Cottrill and Walker, as well as by Edmund and Caleb Pendleton) "to ye s'd Elezer brown his heirs Executs administrators &
assigns to have & to hold in severallity forever to use poses and injoy as his owne proper Estate forever..." From Brown Genealogy, Vol. II.
  No wonder Ann and Eleazer lived in Westerly as well as Stonington.

  Four generations later, Caroline M. Wood Brown, wife of German S. Brown, bought Broome County property in her own name from German's brother. The lot of the wife had improved, if not the size of the lott.

  RIGR: Called Ann Brown in her father's will.

Batch #: 7505212, Sheet #: 03, Source Call #: 935364
Batch #: A184641, Source Call #: 184641, 184642
Batch #: 7407803, Sheet #: 28, Source Call #: 934366
Batch #: 7620308, Sheet #: 87, Source Call #: 1058579

Researching this line is Nancyann Norman at nancn@exis.net
Researching this line is Sue at SueZee30@aol.com
Researching this line is Laurie Barrett lbarrett@gwu.edu

They had the following children:

+ 37 M i Jonathan BROWN was born 12 Jul 1694.
+ 38 M ii James BROWN was born 1 Jul 1696 and died 2 Feb 1749/1750.
+ 39 M iii Eleazer BROWN Jr. was born 4 May 1698 and died 1757.
+ 40 F iv Annah BROWN was born 1 Feb 1699/1700 and died 11 Mar 1766.
+ 41 M v Ebenezer BROWN was born 28 Jan 1701/1702 and died 4 Mar 1724/1725.
+ 42 M vi Ebenezer BROWN was born 28 Jun 1702 and died 1 Mar 1766.
+ 43 F vii Mary BROWN was born 28 Nov 1703 and died 10 Jun 1793.
  44 F viii
Patience BROWN was born 28 Dec 1704 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Patience married Clement WEST on 17 Dec 1735 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Clement was born 17 May 1711 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
+ 45 F ix Hannah BROWN was born 12 Dec 1705 and died 4 Jan 1727.
  46 F x
Patience BROWN was born 28 Dec 1707 in Stonington, New London, CT.

Patience was christened 26 Jun 1708 in Stonington, New London, CT.

  Sources: B.G., Volumes I and II; Stonington vitals, film 1,309,871, Item 2.
  BG: Volumnes 1 and 2 say she married Clement West, but in the first volume
someone has crossed out West and written Neff. Vol. I says she was born in
1704. Vol. II says 1707. Film 2868 from First Church of Stonington gives the
baptismal date. Baptized the same day as sister Hannah.
  Vitals: Born 28 Dec. 1707.
       
Patience married Clement WEST on 17 Dec 1735 in North Stonington, New London, CT.

  Sources: B.G., Vols. I and II; Early CT Marriages.
  B.G: In Vol. I someone has crossed out West and written Neff.
  Early Marriages: Clement Neff married Patience Brown 17 Dec. 1735, North
Stonington.
  47 F xi
Abigail BROWN was born 3 Feb 1711/1712 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

  Sources: Conn. vitals, film 2,897; Brown Genealogy; Stonington vitals, film
1,309,871, Item 2.
  Stonington vitals: Born 3 Feb. 1711/12.
  CT vitals: Abigail Brown, born 3 Feb. 1711/12.
  BG: Married James Pendleton March 22, 1731, and had seven children,
(Vol.2, p.217.) See B.G., Vol.1, p.489, for children's records.
       
Abigail married James PENDLETON, son of James PENDLETON and Elizabeth LANPHERE, on 22 Mar 1731 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. James was born about 21 Nov 1712 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. He died 1792 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

  Sources: Brian Pendleton and His Descendants (1,018,879, Item 18); Brown
Genealogy.
  Pendleton: James and Abigail had 7 children.
+ 48 F xii Ruth BROWN was born 30 Jun 1714 and died 20 May 1791.
  49 M xiii
Daniel BROWN was born about 1716 in Stonington, New London, CT.

Daniel not listed as child in B.G., Vol. 2. Info from FHL computer entry.

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