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

Sixth Generation

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1520. Ira Miner MAIN (Daniel MAIN , Thankful BROWN , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. II, 1915, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 247.
    Mr. Main cared for his mother and the old home for years. He removed to Norwich, later to Steuben Co., NY. Some of his descendants lived near Watkins, NY in 1912. He was very fond of fishing.

Ira married Susan TRACY, daughter of Hiel TRACY and Susanna GIFFORD. Susan was born 30 Jul 1802 in of Oxford, Chenango Co., New York.

They had the following children:

  3768 M i
Tracy M. MAIN was born about 1829 in So. Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.
  3769 M ii
Uri H. MAIN was born about 1831 in So. Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.

1521. Philura MAIN (Daniel MAIN , Thankful BROWN , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 1792 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 9 Sep 1861 in Persia, Cattarangus Co., New York.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. II, 1915, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 247.
    Philura Main, born 1792; m. 1810, Nathan Randall, born 1790; died Mar. 4, 1857; buried in Cattaraugus Co., NY.

Philura married Nathan RANDALL on 10 May 1814 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York. Nathan was born 6 Apr 1784 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 12 Mar 1851 in Persia, Cattarangus Co., New York.

They had the following children:

+ 3770 M i Nathan RANDALL Jr. was born 26 May 1815.
+ 3771 F ii Philura RANDALL was born 21 Sep 1820.
  3772 F iii
Martha Main RANDALL was born 8 Nov 1824 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York. She died 28 Sep 1841.
+ 3773 F iv Grace Marvel RANDALL was born 10 Jun 1828 and died 1898.
  3774 M v
Daniel Main RANDALL was born 27 Jan 1832 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York. He died 8 Jan 1854 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.
+ 3775 F vi Esther Maria RANDALL was born 11 Feb 1835.

1523. Thankful MAIN (Daniel MAIN , Thankful BROWN , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She was buried in Brookfield Rural Cemetery, Brookfield, Madsion Co., New York.

THE MAIN TREE II, Second Edition, by Nancy (Portor) Childress, 1995. page 54.
    Buried in the Main Cem. later moved to Brookfield Rural Cem. by son Mark.

Thankful married Oliver Clark BROWN. Oliver died in Whitesboro, New York.

They had the following children:

  3776 F i
Rebecca BROWN was born in New York.
+ 3777 M ii Oliver Mark BROWN.
  3778 M iii
Joshua Gabby BROWN was born in New York. He died in Nashville, New York.
        Joshua married Miss CRANDALL
  3779 F iv
Ellen BROWN was born in New York.
        Ellen married Mr. COOPER

1532. James BROWN Jr. (James , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 14 Mar 1776 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 27 Jan 1828 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE MAIN TREE II, Second Edition, by Nancy (Portor) Childress, 1995. page 100.
    Children born in No. Stonington, Conn.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, by Cyrus Henry Brown, Boston, Vol. 1, Everett Press. 1907, page 148.

James married Mary MAIN about 1797. Mary was born 1783. She died 14 Feb 1823 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  3780 M i
James BROWN III was born 1798 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 3 Aug 1826 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, unmarried.
  3781 F ii
Mary BROWN was born 1801 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 31 Jul 1833 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, unmarried.
+ 3782 F iii Triphena BROWN was born 1 Sep 1802 and died 27 Oct 1872.
+ 3783 M iv Darius BROWN was born 8 Jun 1806 and died 10 Sep 1869.
+ 3784 M v Clark L. BROWN was born 1807 and died 30 Aug 1877.
+ 3785 M vi Smith BROWN was born 1809 and died 15 Jun 1890.
  3786 M vii
Luther BROWN was born 1813 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 29 Jan 1830 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 3787 F viii Phebe Esther BROWN was born 1815 and died 2 Feb 1847.
+ 3788 M ix Paul W. BROWN was born 1818 and died 3 May 1896.
+ 3789 F x Abbie Maria BROWN was born Mar 1821 and died 26 Oct 1905.

1546. Simeon BALDWIN (Dorothy BROWN , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 1794 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 29 Aug 1855 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 62. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Baldwin, Simeon, War of 1812, son of Asa & Dolley, died Aug. 29, 1855, age 61.

Simeon married Miss.

They had the following children:

+ 3790 M i Simeon D. BALDWIN is printed as #2193.

1547. Nathan BALDWIN (Dorothy BROWN , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 13 Mar 1796 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 22 Jan 1887 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. I,  Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 144.
    Mr. Nathan Baldwin served for a short time in the War of 1812. He was a farmer.

Nathan married Phebe BROWN, daughter of Rev. Simeon BROWN Jr. and Ruth YORK, on 11 Jul 1819 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York. Phebe was born 23 Dec 1787 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 23 Apr 1875 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.

They had the following children:

+ 3791 M i Nathan Welcome BALDWIN is printed as #2189.
  3792 F ii Phebe M. BALDWIN is printed as #2190.
+ 3793 M iii Asa Brown BALDWIN is printed as #2191.
  3794 F iv Ruth S. BALDWIN is printed as #2192.
+ 3795 M v Simeon D. BALDWIN is printed as #2193.

1549. Jeptha Howland BROWN (Jeptha , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 1779 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 1830 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Jeptha married Betsey MINER. Betsey was born 1783 in Stonington, New London Co., Conn.. She died 1827 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Conn. and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Conn..

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. I., Boston, The Everett Press Company 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 159.
    Married Betsey Miner, sister of Elder Asher Miner.

They had the following children:

  3796 F i
Dorcas BROWN was born about 1813 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 3797 F ii Hannah Emma BROWN was born 5 Sep 1815 and died 28 Dec 1901.
  3798 M iii
Ledyard BROWN was born about 1817 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  3799 M iv
Roswell BROWN was born about 1819 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  3800 M v
Ezra BROWN was born about 1820 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 1901 in Ashaway, Washington Co., Rhode Island.
  3801 M vi
David BROWN was born about 1821 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 3802 F vii Lydia Martha BROWN was born 27 Feb 1823.
+ 3803 M viii Thomas J. BROWN was born 3 Sep 1825.

1552. Nancy BROWN (Josiah , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 18 Dec 1787 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 28 Oct 1824 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., Book 1, page 3.
    BROWN, Nancy, daughter of Josiah & Deborah, b. Dec. 18, 1789.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 53. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Maine, Nancy, wife of Chandler, died Oct. 28, 1824, age 34.

Nancy married Chandler MAIN, son of David MAIN and Esther DEAN, on 22 Feb 1821 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Chandler was born 28 Jan 1790 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 23 Nov 1831 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 53. Brown Cemetery #71.
    Maine, Chandler, War of 1812, died Nov. 23, 1831, age 41.

THE MAIN TREE II, Second Edition, by Nancy (Portor) Childress, 1995. page 50.
    He served in the War of 1812 from Conn. He was a sergt. in Randall's 30th Regiment, Conn. Militia.
    War of 1812 - Index to Military Service, Washington, DC.

They had the following children:

+ 3804 M i Chandler Dean MAIN is printed as #3614.
  3805 F ii Nancy Brown MAIN is printed as #3615.

1555. Deacon Josiah BROWN Jr. (Josiah , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 11 Sep 1799 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 1 Jan 1841 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 44.

VITAL RECORDS OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., Book 1, page 3.
    BROWN, Josiah, 2d, son of Josiah & Deborah, b. Sept. 11, 1799.

VITAL RECORDS OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., Book 1, page 80.
    BROWN, Josiah, Jr., m. Rebeckah Ann Blivin, both of N. Stonington, Mar. 6, 1823, by Asher Miner, Elder.

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, Josiah Jr., died Jan. 1, 1841, age 41.

VITAL RECORDS OF STONINGTON, CT, Vol. 4, page 2.

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Josiah married Rebecca Ann BLIVEN [scrapbook], daughter of Joshua BLIVEN and Hulda Rhodia BROWN, on 6 Mar 1823 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut, by Asher Miner, Elder. Rebecca was born about 1815/1816 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 31 Jan 1879 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 44.
    After the death of Josiah Brown, Jr., his widow, Rebecca Brown, nee Blevin, married David Stillman; she d. Jan. 31, 1879. Son: Geo. C. Stillman. Res., 1904, Providence, RI.

VITAL STATISTICS RECORDS OF NORTH STONINGTON, CT., VOLUMN COVERS MARRIAGES 1765-1864.
    State of Conneuticut, New London County - This Certifies that Josiah Brown Jr. & Rebeckah Ann Blivin both of N Stonington was married March 6th 1823, by me Aster Miner Elder.

VITAL RECORDS OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., Book 1, page 80.
    BLIVIN, Rebeckah Ann, m. Josiah Brown, Jr., Mar. 6, 1823, both of N. Stonington, by Asher Miner, Elder.

1860 CENSUS - NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
by Ephriam Wheeler, 6 June 1860, page 6, Dwelling #45, Family #49
    STILLMAN, Rebeca, 53, F, W, RI

NORTH STONINGTON DEATH RECORDS ON PAGE 32 IN "BIRTHS MARRIAGES DEATHS" "1852-1920"
Date, January 7, 1881. Disease or cause of death, Consumption Name, Rebecca Brown. Age 65. Color, White. Sex, Female. Birthplace, Stonington, Conn. Last Occupation, Housewife. Residence, North Stonington. Single, Married or Widowed, Married.

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They had the following children:

+ 3806 M i Ira BROWN was born 21 Sep 1823 and died 21 Sep 1861.
+ 3807 F ii Jerusha Ann BROWN was born 16 Jan 1826 and died 29 Dec 1871.
+ 3808 F iii Angeline BROWN was born 31 Dec 1828.

1557. Betsey BROWN (Elizabeth BROWN , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 10 Apr 1789 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 1 Dec 1883.

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Betsey married Elias MINER, son of Christopher MINER and Mary RANDALL, on 1 Nov 1817 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Elias was born 4 Mar 1775 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 2 Jan 1858 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Information from Roots Web World Connect, Laurie Barrett lbarrett@gwu.edu
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They had the following children:

  3809 M i
Dudley MINER was born 28 Sep 1818 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 15 Oct 1819 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  3810 M ii
Charles W. MINER was born 19 Apr 1821 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 17 Jan 1822 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 3811 F iii Almira MINER was born 21 Mar 1823 and died 16 Apr 1867.
+ 3812 M iv Elias H. MINER was born 23 Nov 1825.
  3813 M v
Nelson Brown MINER was born 13 Nov 1827 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 12 Feb 1830 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 3814 M vi Erastus Denison MINER was born 16 Dec 1829.
  3815 F vii
Martha E. MINER was born 7 Sep 1832 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

1850 CENSUS - NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONNECTICUT
    Martha Miner in her father's household should be 19 years

1860 CENSUS - NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONNECTICUT
    Martha should be 29

1870 CENSUS - NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONNECTICUT
    Martha should be 39

1880 CENSUS - CONNECTICUT
    Martha should be 49.
       
Martha married Noyes S. CHAPMAN on 4 Jul 1852 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

1558. Matilda BROWN (Elizabeth BROWN , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 10 Mar 1791 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, VOL. 1, Boston, The Everett Press Co., 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 163.
    Luke and Matilda soon after marriage moved to Vermont, where three of their children were born. From there they moved to Pharsalia, NY, and later to Otselic, NY.
    Matilda Brown Miner was an ideal mother, a woman of rare Christian character, great courage, and good judgment. When moving from Pharsalia to Otselic she rode on a colt and carried her infant son Joshua in her arms. Then the country was new and wild. They travelled by blased trees. What is now in 1905, the beautiful village of So. Otselic, NY, with city water and gas, then had nothing but log houses in the town.

Matilda married Luke MINER, son of Christopher MINER and Miss, about 1805 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

They had the following children:

  3816 M i
Luke MINER was born about 1806 in Vermont.
       
Luke married Lucy Ann MINER, daughter of Joshua MINER.
+ 3817 F ii Eunice MINER was born about 1808.
+ 3818 M iii Mathew Brown MINER was born 3 May 1810 and died 31 May 1896.
+ 3819 M iv Edson MINER was born about 1812.
  3820 M v
Samuel MINER was born about 1814 in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York. No children.
       
Samuel married Mary BROWN. Mary was born in Brookfield, Madison Co., New York.
+ 3821 M vi Ezekiel MINER was born about 1815.
+ 3822 M vii Simeon MINER was born 30 Jul 1818 and died 2 Jul 1900.
+ 3823 M viii Joshua MINER was born about 1821 and died 11 Jan 1868.
+ 3824 F ix Betsey Ann MINER was born 17 Jul 1825 and died 6 Jan 1906.

1559. Matthew BROWN (Elizabeth BROWN , Simeon , James , Eleazer , Thomas ) was born 5 Sep 1793 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 28 Apr 1860 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 44.
    Mathew Brown (385), son of Mathew (382) and Elizabeth Brown (280), dau. of Elder Simeon and Dorothy (Hern) Brown [Dea. Zebulon (74), James (38), Eleazer (11), Thomas], he was called Esq. Mathew and was a man of marked abilities and sound judgment; b. Stonington, Conn., Sept. 5, 1793; d., No. Stonington, Apr. 28, 1860. He was in the War of 1812, and responded to the call for the defence of Stonington Aug. 9 and 10, 1814; in the Seventh Company - Daniel Miner, 2d, Captain; Amos Holmes, Lieutenant; Phineas Wheeler, Ensign; Thomas Partelo, Chandler Maine, Jesse Maine, Sargents; Joshua Brown, Avory Brown, Prentice Holmes, Benadam Palmer, Corporals; Arnold Crumb, Drummer; with twenty-nine privates. He received a land warrant for services. He m. Lucy Ann (Denison) Brown* July 4, 1816; b. Stonington, Feb. 18, 1799; d. July 20, 1848

THE MAIN TREE II, Second Edition. by Nancy (Portor) Childress, 1995. page 33.

1850 CENSUS, NO. STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, LDS #0442880 page 606, Dwelling #53, Family #59.
    BROWN, Mathew, 56, M, Farmer, $5000, CT
    BROWN, Daniel, 33, M, Farmer, $350, CT
    BROWN, Andrew, 31, M, Sailor, CT
    BROWN, Hosmer, 22, M, Carpenter, CT
    BROWN, Jerusha, 26, F, CT
    BROWN, Leboss, 5, M, CT
    BROWN, Arabella M., 4, F, CT
    BROWN, Lucy A., 3, F, CT
    BROWN, Elizabeth, 85, F, CT

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, Matthew, died Apr. 28, 1860

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Matthew married Lucy Ann DENISON, daughter of Andrew DENISON and Sarah WILLIAMS "Sally", on 4 Jul 1816 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Lucy was born 18 Feb 1799 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 20 Jul 1848 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Brown Cemetery, No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol, 1, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 44.
    The compiler remembers well, in the spring of 1848, Mrs. Brown's patience in suffering, when she quoted from Job, "All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come." This hightly esteemed and beloved wife and mother was a Christian woman, a loving friend and neighbor, whose voice was often heard in the Old Miner Meeting-house before 1845, when, in the summer of that year, it was torn down and a new house erected on the same lot. The old house was the scene of many revivals and large gatherings to the church, in which this good woman, a saint of God, by her spiritual gifts, had an active part. The homestead, beautiful for situation, should be rebuilt, and the grandchildren come back from the cold Northwest and make glad these hills and valleys as in days gone by.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963, page 78.

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, Lucy A. Denison, wife of Matthew, died July 20, 1848, age 49.

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They had the following children:

+ 3825 M i Daniel P. BROWN Sr. was born 23 May 1817 and died 3 Jan 1889.
+ 3826 M ii Andrew Denison BROWN was born 24 Sep 1818 and died after 1904.
+ 3827 F iii Lucy Elizabeth BROWN was born 16 May 1823 and died 16 Dec 1885.
  3828 M iv
Hosmer A. BROWN [scrapbook] was born 7 Sep 1830 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died in Brownsdale, Mower Co., Minnasota.

1850 CENSUS, NO. STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, LDS #0442880 page 606, Dwelling #53, Family #59.
    BROWN, Hosmer, 22, M, Carpenter, CT

1860 CENSUS - BROWNSDALE, MOWER CO., MINNESOTA
    Hosmer should be 32

1870 CENSUS - BROWNSDALE, MOWER CO., MINNESOTA
    Hosmer should be 42

1880 CENSUS - BROWNSDALE, MOWER CO., MINNESOTA
    Hosmer should be 52

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, page 47.
    Hosmer A. Brown (389) went with his brother Andrew to what is now known as Brownsdale in 1855, and preempted a large tract of land, using in the payment a Land Warrant which was granted his father (385) for services at Stonington, Conn., in the War of 1812. When they came to this wild country there were but two settlers for miles around. Putting in a sawmill, they cut hundreds of acres of timber for lumber, and from this begining sprang the beautiful village of Brownsdale. For two terms Mr. H. A. Brown has represented his district in the State Legislature of Minnesota. Residence in 1905, Brownsdale, Mower Co., Minn.
       
Hosmer married Mary L. FRINK on 1 Jan 1869 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mary was born May 1840 in No. Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

BROWN GENEALOGY, Vol. 1,  Boston, The Everett Press Compnay, 1907, by Cyrus Henry Brown, pages 47 & 48.
   They both received common school educations in their native town. Miss Frink completed her education at the Connecticut Literary Institution, Suffield, Conn. She united with the Third Baptist Church in her native town at the age of sisteen and never changed her membership. After their marriage they went to Brownsdale, Mower Co., Minn., to live, where she died Aug. 1, 1900.
    Appended is a copy of one of her many poems.
MEMORIES
by Mrs. Hosmer A. Brown
    I'm sitting to night in my prarie home, And the pruple twilight flings Its dusky folds round the sadden'd soul Where memory sits, and sings. Of the days of my sunny-hearted youth, That passed on downy wings.
    She brings me dreams of my far off home; The tree close up by the door; I bend my ear to catch the sound Of the waterfall's muffled roar; And watch, where the lilies at anchor tide, For the slip of the flashing oar.
    I forget that beneath the homestead roof Stranger voices the echoes awake. 'T is a dream -- the loved and the lost are there, With heart too full to speak, Again I kiss the lines of care On brow and furrowed cheak.
    My brother, with his golden hair Swept back from a brow like light; How plain, across the mists of years, He rises to my sight! His lips still wear their olden smile, His eye is sunny light.
    One night his feet grew weary, He closed his earnest eyes; And when morning walked the hilltops He was singing in Paradise, And echoes roll round my haunted soul From out the starry skies.
    And one -- Oh! softly speak her name, And reverently, and low; She walks upon eternal hills Where stainless lilies blow; But just within the pearly gates She waits for me, I know.
    Her saintly face shines on me still Through the twilight calm and clear; I bend my ear to the sighing wind, Her voice I seem to hear; It whispers "Peace" to my waiting soul, And I know that she is near.
    Ah well, I shall meet them all again When I reach that shore unknown, With its wondrous city, pearly gates, And everlasting throne.

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