Oliver Selwyn Brown1

b. 27 September 1835
Father*Enoch Brown1 b. 17 Apr 1789
Mother*Mary Wells Tyler1
Birth*27 September 1835Oliver Selwyn Brown was born on 27 September 1835 in Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Ormond J. Brown1

b. 7 September 1850
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of John Bolton
5th great-grandson of Nicholas Boulton
ChartsDescendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
Father*James Ormond Brown2 b. 1824
Mother*Amelia Louisa ______2 b. c 1823
Birth*7 September 1850Ormond James Brown was born in 7 September 1850 most likely in Dover, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.2
(Son) Census US 185021 September 1850One-month-old Ormond J. Brown appeared on the 1850 census taken on 21 September 1850 in the household of his parents, James Brown and Amelia Brown, in Ward 11, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.3
(Son) Census US 18607 June 1860Ormond J. Brown appeared on the 1860 census taken on 7 June 1860 in the household of his parents, James Brown and Louisa Brown, in Mount Hope, McLean County, Illinois. James and Louisa had four young children living with them in the household. Son, Ormond, was 9, and daughters Alice, Lucy and Amy were 6, 4 and 2, respectively. The previous family enumerated on the census was the household of George W. Brown, James's younger brother, whose household included another brother, Clarence Shove. The next family enumerated on the census was that of Obediah Arnold and his wife, Rosina (or Rosanna) Kenyon, likely a close relation of George Brown's wife, Eleanor Kenyon. It is believed all of these families knew each other in the east, likely Rhode Island or Massachusetts, before migrating to Illinois. Members of the extended Kenyon family also lived on nearby farms.1
(Son) Census US 187024 August 1870Ormond J. Brown appeared on the 1870 census taken on 24 August 1870 in the household of his parents James O. and Amelia L. Brown in Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois. Ormond was 19 and worked as a clerk in a store, and his younger brother, Everett P., was 9.4

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James Brown, Mount Hope, McLean County, Illinois; Roll: M653_204; Page: 14; Image: 15. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, birth record of Ormond James Brown, born 7 Sep 1850 in Dover, son of James O. and Amelia Louisa Brown, residence in Dover. Father a teacher, born in Boston; mother born in New Hampshire. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James "R" Brown, Boston Ward 11, Suffolk County, Massachusetts; Roll: M432_338; Page: 226; Image: 453. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jas O. Brown, Kewanee, Henry County, Illinois; Roll: M593_230; Page: 26; Image: 54. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Polly Brown1

b. 10 May 1786
Father*Lemuel Brown2 b. c 1746, d. 14 Sep 1818
Mother*Sarah Draper2 b. c 1752, d. 7 Apr 1794
Birth*10 May 1786Polly Brown was born on 10 May 1786 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).2,3
Relationship Note*Polly and Nancy Brown were twins.1,3
Marriage*9 February 1809She married Oliver L. Child on 9 February 1809.3

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 37.
  3. [S1002] Records copied by Mrs. L.A. Child from a Bible printed by Kimber and Sharpless of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and, in 1935, in the possession of Miss Ella E. Emerson of Stoneham, Massachusetts. "Notes: Child Bible Records", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Volume 89, pages 386-387 (1935). Hereinafter cited as "Child Bible Records."

Rachel Brown1

Marriage*2 March 1782She married Joseph Thornburg, son of Joseph Thornburg and Ann Armfield, at a Cane Creek Meeting of Friends, Alamance County, North Carolina, shortly before 2 March 1782 the date their marriage was reported to have been orderly accomplished in the customary way.1,2

Family

Joseph Thornburg b. 1 Mar 1759

Citations

  1. [S1512] Randolph County Historical Society, Randolph County, Indiana, 1818-1990, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, c1991), Thornburg, page 656. Hereinafter cited as Randolph County, Indiana, 1818-1990.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Cane Creek Monthly Meeting, Alamance County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1751-1796, Volume I, page 108. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Roxa Brown1

b. 27 August 1781, d. 20 February 1806
Father*Lemuel Brown2 b. c 1746, d. 14 Sep 1818
Mother*Sarah Draper2 b. c 1752, d. 7 Apr 1794
Birth*27 August 1781Roxa Brown was born on 27 August 1781 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress),1,3
Death*20 February 1806 and died of consumption on 20 February 1806 in Wrentham at age 24.4,3

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 37.
  3. [S1002] Records copied by Mrs. L.A. Child from a Bible printed by Kimber and Sharpless of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and, in 1935, in the possession of Miss Ella E. Emerson of Stoneham, Massachusetts. "Notes: Child Bible Records", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Volume 89, pages 386-387 (1935). Hereinafter cited as "Child Bible Records."
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Deaths, Volume 2, page 413.

Sally Brown1

b. 23 September 1776, d. 23 March 1835
Father*Lemuel Brown2 b. c 1746, d. 14 Sep 1818
Mother*Sarah Draper2 b. c 1752, d. 7 Apr 1794
Birth*23 September 1776Sally Brown was born on 23 September 1776 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress),1,3
Death*23 March 1835 and died on 23 March 1835 at age 58.3

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 38, her name recorded as "Salley". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 37.
  3. [S1002] Records copied by Mrs. L.A. Child from a Bible printed by Kimber and Sharpless of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and, in 1935, in the possession of Miss Ella E. Emerson of Stoneham, Massachusetts. "Notes: Child Bible Records", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Volume 89, pages 386-387 (1935). Hereinafter cited as "Child Bible Records."

Stella M. Brown1

b. 1901
Father*Lewis Brown1 b. 1877
Mother*Elsie Todd1 b. 1884
Birth*1901Stella M. Brown was born about 1901 in Illinois.2,1
Name VariationHer full given name was Estella.2
(Daughter) Census US 191029 April 1910Estella was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 29 April 1910 in the household of her parents in Griggsville, Pike County, Illinois. She was 9 years old and had attended school with in the census year.2
Marriage*9 November 1920She married first, as his second wife, Henry N. Clark, son of Oscar Clark and Sarah Overstreet, on 9 November 1920 in Scott County, Illinois.1

Family

Henry N. Clark b. 1892, d. 27 Aug 1977
Child1.Betty Jane Clark3 b. 14 Sep 1923

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Henry Newton Clark and Stella Brown on 9 November 1920 in Scott, Illinois, USA, referencing FHL Film# 002132366. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lewis and Elsie Brown, Griggsville, Pike, Illinois; Roll: T624_318; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1374331. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Betty Clark "Harr", born on 14 September 1923 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, daughter of Henry N Clark and Stella M Brown, died on 16 August 1998, agency notes: Jan 1942: Name listed as BETTY CLARK "HARR"; 13 Feb 1992: Name listed as BETTY JANE MYRICK; 22 Aug 1998: Name listed as BETTY J MYRICK. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Susan Brown1

b. 1800, d. 1874
Birth*1800Susan Brown was born about 1800 in New Jersey.2,3
Marriage*15 February 1821She married Benjamin Beesley on 15 February 1821 in United Methodist Church, Salem, Salem County, New Jersey.4,1,5
Census US 1860*30 August 1860Susan and Benjamin Beesley were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 30 August 1860 in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. Benjamin was 60 years of age, and his occupation was recorded as "trader". His real estate was valued at $18,500 and his personal estate at $650. Susan was also 60 years of age. Their 22-year-old son Benjamin resided with his parents in 1860. He had real estate valued at $800 and a personal estate valued at $5,000. His occupation was "trader", like his father. Cinderella Moore, who was 16 years old and born in Ohio, also resided in the Beesley household in 1860. No occupation or relationship to the family was recorded, and John M. Beesley, Benjamin's son and young Benjamin's elder brother, was enumerated with his wife and daughters a few entries below theirs on the same census page.6
Census US 1870*30 June 1870Susan and Benjamin Beesley were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 30 June 1870 in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. Benjamin was 71 years of age and a grocer with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $400. Susan was 70 years of age and keeping house.7
Death*1874She died in 1874 in Illinois at about age 741
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.1

Family

Benjamin Beesley b. 26 Jul 1799, d. 30 Mar 1885
Children1.John M. Beesley+8,9 b. 1829
2.Benjamin Franklin Beesley+1,9 b. 1838, d. 14 Jul 1892

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Brown) Beesley, Memorial# 13206980. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah (Brown) Beesley, Memorial# 13206980, noting her place of birth as Pennsylvania.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Susan and Benjamin "Beasley", Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 534; Family History Library Film: 803210, reporting the place of Susan's birth as New Jersey. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1733] New Jersey, U.S., United Methodist Church Records, 1800-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, Benjamin Beesley and Susan Brown, Salem, Salem County, 15 February 1821. Hereinafter cited as New Jersey, U.S., United Methodist Church Records, 1800-1970.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Beesley, Memorial# 13206952.
  6. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin and Susan "Beasley", Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 534; Family History Library Film: 803210.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of "Benjn" and Susan Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M593_255; Page: 19A; Family History Library Film: 545754. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  8. [S18] 1860 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John M. and Mary M. Beesley, Bath, Mason, Illinois; Roll: M653_210; Page: 534; Family History Library Film: 803210.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116.

Susannah G. Brown1,2

b. 12 August 1790, d. 1824
Birth*12 August 1790Susannah G. Brown was born on 12 August 1790 in South Carolina.1,2
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Ryderus Clark Gillham Sr., son of John Gillham and Sarah Clark.1,2,3
Death*1824She died in 1824 at about age 341,2
Burial* and was buried in Wanda Cemetery, South Roxana, Madison County.2

Family

Ryderus Clark Gillham Sr. b. 13 Jun 1783, d. 29 Nov 1846
Children1.Lydia Gillham4,2 b. 1808
2.Samuel Parker Gillham+1,2 b. 21 Dec 1809, d. 6 Sep 1878

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Parker Gillham, Memorial# 7170430. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susannah G. (Brown) Gillham, Memorial# 91413343.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ryderus Clark Gillham, Sr., Memorial# 5085681.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lydia (Gillham) Gillham, Memorial# 195386980.

Thomas Brown1

b. 31 August 1691, d. before 8 May 1750
Birth*31 August 1691Thomas Brown was born in Scotland, probably about 31 August 1691.1
Marriage*between September 1723 and October 1723He married Ruth Large between September 1723 and October 1723 at a Buckingham Meeting of Friends, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2
Death*before 8 May 1750He died in Berkeley County, West Virginia, before 8 May 1750, the date his will was probated1
Burial* and was buried in the Hopewell Friends Burial Ground, Clear Brook, Frederick County, Virginia.1

Family

Ruth Large b. 1702/3, d. 22 May 1763
Children1.William Brown1,3 b. 10 Jan 1726, d. Feb 1800
2.Thomas Brown IV4,1,2 b. 1728, d. Oct 1796

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Brown, Memorial# 100478564; created by Darrell Brown. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ruth (Large) Brown, Memorial# 18582516; maintained by Darrell Brown.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Brown, Memorial# 100483046; created by Darrell Brown.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Brown IV, Memorial# 116467578.

Thomas Brown IV1

b. 1728, d. October 1796
Father*Thomas Brown1,2,3 b. 31 Aug 1691, d. b 8 May 1750
Mother*Ruth Large1,3,2 b. 1702/3, d. 22 May 1763
Birth*1728Thomas Brown IV was born in 1728 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*10 June 1748He married Margaret Moon, daughter of Simon Moon and Lauretha Humphrey, on 10 June 1748 at a Hopewell Meeting of Friends, Frederick County, Virginia.4,5,6,7,1,8
(Brother) Relationship NoteBrothers William Brown and Thomas Brown IV married sisters Hannah and Margaret Moon.6,5
Death*October 1796He died in October 1796 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Family

Margaret Moon b. 1731

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Brown IV, Memorial# 116467578. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Brown, Memorial# 100478564; created by Darrell Brown.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ruth (Large) Brown, Memorial# 18582516; maintained by Darrell Brown.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Moon) Brown, Memorial# 100486286; created by Darrell Brown.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Moon, Memorial# 130069620; created by Darrell Brown and containing an impressive amount of useful and documented genealogical information.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lauretha "Lowry" (Humphrey) Moon, Memorial# 130072145; created by Darrell Brown.
  7. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New London Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Quaker Marriage Records. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret (Moon) Brown, Memorial# 116468095.

William Brown1,2

Family

Child1.James Orne Brown3 b. 14 Feb 1800

Citations

  1. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as 1830 US Federal Census.
  2. [S278] Multiple editors and compilers, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 1620, volumes 1-23 (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975), Volume 23, Part 2, page 101. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Families through Five Generations.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 37. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

William Brown1

b. 18 October 1773, d. 2 March 1807
Father*Lemuel Brown1 b. c 1746, d. 14 Sep 1818
Mother*Catherine Walton1 b. c 1748, d. 19 Jun 1774
Birth*18 October 1773William Brown was born on 18 October 1773 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Death*2 March 1807 and died on 2 March 1807 in Wrentham at age 33.3

Citations

  1. [S1002] Records copied by Mrs. L.A. Child from a Bible printed by Kimber and Sharpless of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and, in 1935, in the possession of Miss Ella E. Emerson of Stoneham, Massachusetts. "Notes: Child Bible Records", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Volume 89, pages 386-387 (1935). Hereinafter cited as "Child Bible Records."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Deaths, page 418.

William Brown1

b. 10 January 1726, d. February 1800
Father*Thomas Brown2,3 b. 31 Aug 1691, d. b 8 May 1750
Mother*Ruth Large4 b. 1702/3, d. 22 May 1763
Birth*10 January 1726William Brown was born on 10 January 1726 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.3
Marriage*4 February 1748He married Hannah Moon, daughter of Simon Moon and Lauretha Humphrey, on 4 February 1748 at a Hopewell Meeting of Friends, Frederick County, Virginia.1,3
(Brother) Relationship NoteBrothers William Brown and Thomas Brown IV married sisters Hannah and Margaret Moon.5,6
Death*February 1800He died in February 1800 in Alamance County, North Carolina, at age 74.3

Family

Hannah Moon b. 1729, d. 1799

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah (Moon) Brown, Memorial# 100486286; created by Darrell Brown. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Brown, Memorial# 100478564; created by Darrell Brown.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Brown, Memorial# 100483046; created by Darrell Brown.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ruth (Large) Brown, Memorial# 18582516; maintained by Darrell Brown.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lauretha "Lowry" (Humphrey) Moon, Memorial# 130072145; created by Darrell Brown.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Moon, Memorial# 130069620; created by Darrell Brown and containing an impressive amount of useful and documented genealogical information.

William Henry Brown1

b. 20 November 1825
Father*Enoch Brown1 b. 17 Apr 1789
Mother*Mary Wells Tyler1
Birth*20 November 1825William Henry Brown was born on 20 November 1825 in Wrentham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 38. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Edmund Browne1

Marriage*He married Anne Woder.1

Family

Anne Woder
Child1.Reverend Edmund Browne1 b. 28 Oct 1606, d. 22 Jun 1678

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 3: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 149-156. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Reverend Edmund Browne1

b. 28 October 1606, d. 22 June 1678
Father*Edmund Browne2
Mother*Anne Woder2
Baptism*28 October 1606He was baptized on 28 October 1606 in Lavenham, Suffolk County, England.2
Marriage*19 June 1639He married, as her second husband, Anne Whiting, daughter of Anthony Whiting and Anne Sherman, on 19 June 1639.1
Occupation*1640When a church was formed in Sudbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in 1640, Edmund was selected to be their first pastor.2,3
Death*22 June 1678He died on 22 June 1678 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, at age 71.2

Family

Anne Whiting b. c 1608, d. b 20 Jan 1689/90

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 2: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 35-54. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 3: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 149-156.
  3. [S1328] Alfred Sereno Hudson, History of Sudbury, Massachusetts, 1638-1889, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Sudbury, Massachusetts: The Town of Sudbury, 1889), page 98. Hereinafter cited as History of Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Browne1

b. 1826, d. 7 June 1897
Father*Henry Browne Esq.2
Birth*1826Elizabeth Browne was born about 1826.1
Marriage*20 July 1844She married Philip Dignan Esq. of Enfield, son of Philip Dignan and Mary Bodkin, about 20 July 1844 in the Roman Catholic Church of Ballintubber and Ballymoe, Ballymoe, County Roscommon.1,2
(Wife) Death5 September 1879Elizabeth became a widow when Philip Dignan died on 5 September 1879 in the 59th year of his age.3,4,5
Death*7 June 1897She died on 7 June 1897 in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, at age 711
Burial* and was buried in Plot 8C-116 of South Brisbane Cemetery, Brisbane City, Queensland.1

Family

Philip Dignan b. 1820, d. 5 Sep 1879
Children1.Son Dignan6 b. 8 Nov 1847
2.Edward Ffrench Dignan7 b. 23 Nov 1862, d. 16 Aug 1943
3.Frederick Arthur Dignan8 b. 26 Nov 1864, d. 27 May 1905
4.Margaretta Wilhelmina Dignan9 b. 23 Mar 1868, d. 14 Sep 1870

Citations

  1. [S2022] Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current, online at www.ancestry.com, Elizabeth (Browne) Dignan, Memorial# 48739330. Hereinafter cited as Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Roscommon and Leitrim Gazette, Boyle, Saturday, 20 July 1844, page 3 of 4, column 5. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  3. [S2021] Trove - Australia Newspapers and Gazettes, online at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/; Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia and hundreds of Partner organizations around Australia, The Brisbane Courier, (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), Saturday, 6 September 1879, page 4, DIGNAN.—On the 5th September, at River View, Old Ipswich-road, in the 59th year of his age, Philip Dignan, of H. M. Customs, Brisbane, and formerly of Enfield-house, County Roscommon, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Trove - Australia Newspapers and Gazettes.
  4. [S2022] Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current, online at www.ancestry.com, Philip Dignan, Memorial# 48723687.
  5. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, The Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Dublin, Tuesday, 25 November 1879, page 1 of 8, column 1.
  6. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at www.findmypast.com, The Pilot, Dublin, Monday, 8 November 1847, page 4 of 4, column 6.
  7. [S2023] Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Edward Ffrench Dignan on 23 November 1862 in Queensland to Philip Dignan and Elizabeth Browne, registered in 1862 in Queensland, Australia, referencing page 3810 and registration number B001436. Hereinafter cited as Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922.
  8. [S2023] Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Frederick Arthur Dignan on 26 November 1864 in Queensland to Philip Dignan and Elizabeth Browne, registered in 1865 in Queensland, Australia, referencing page 3810 and registration number B003481.
  9. [S2023] Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Margaretta Wilhelmina Dignan on 23 March 1868 in Queensland to Philip Dignan and Elizabeth Browne, registered in 1868 in Queensland, Australia, referencing page 3810 and registration number B008400.

Henry Browne Esq.1

Family

Child1.Elizabeth Browne+1 b. 1826, d. 7 Jun 1897

Citations

  1. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Roscommon and Leitrim Gazette, Boyle, Saturday, 20 July 1844, page 3 of 4, column 5. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

Joane Browne1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*1562She married Edward Heaton, son of John Heaton and Alice ______, by 1562.1
Burial*27 December 1590She was buried on 27 December 1590 at Hawerby-cum-Beesbie, Lincolnshire, England.2

Family

Edward Heaton b. s 1529
Children1.Faith Heaton3 b. 19 Jul 1563
2.Marie Heaton3 b. s 1564
3.Margaret Heaton3 b. s 1569
4.Elizabeth Heaton3 b. s 1571
5.James Heaton3 b. s 1572
6.Annas Heaton3 b. c 1584
7.Thomas Heaton3 b. s 1585
8.Edward Heaton3 b. 21 Jul 1588

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): pages 434-437, although expressing some doubt about her surname by presenting it as "(?BROWNE)". Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."
  2. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", pages 434-437.
  3. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry", page 437.

Elizabeth Jane Brownell1

b. 9 March 1858, d. 9 August 1903
Birth*9 March 1858Elizabeth Jane Brownell was born on 9 March 1858 in Ohio.1
Marriage*1886She married, as his first wife, Everton Judson Arrick, son of Andrew Arrick and Eliza Vincent, in 1886.1
Death*9 August 1903She died on 9 August 1903 at age 451
Burial* and was buried in Section B, Row 13 of McConnelsville Cemetery, McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio.1

Family

Everton Judson Arrick b. 13 Dec 1852, d. 25 Nov 1939

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Jane “Lizzie” (Brownell) Arrick, Memorial# 6453013. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Joseph Brownlee1

Marriage*14 December 1869He married, as her first husband, Sarah E. Robison, daughter of James Robison, on 14 December 1869 in Columbiana County, Ohio.1

Family

Sarah E. Robison b. 31 Mar 1845, d. 7 Mar 1884

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Sarah "Robinson" and Joseph Brownlee on 24 December 1869 in Columbiana, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000927767. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.

Joshua Brumfield1

Marriage*He married Susanna Keeling.1

Family

Susanna Keeling
Child1.Thomas Keeling Brumfield+1 b. 16 Jan 1805, d. 29 May 1875

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Keeling Brumfield, Memorial# 50147499. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Nancy Rorer Brumfield1

b. 2 March 1844, d. 16 April 1894
Father*Thomas Keeling Brumfield2,3 b. 16 Jan 1805, d. 29 May 1875
Mother*Saluda Nancy Mayhew2,4 b. 10 Jun 1804, d. Oct 1846
Birth*2 March 1844Nancy Rorer Brumfield was born on 2 March 1844 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.2,3
(Daughter) ChildrenNancy was the youngest of her parents' eight children, and her mother died when she was just 19 months old.4,3,2
Marriage*19 March 1863She married, as his first wife, Erastus Towen Walker on 19 March 1863 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1,2
Children*Nancy and Erastus had 8 children together.1
Death*16 April 1894She died on 16 April 1894 in Fayette County, Illinois, at age 50.1,2

Family

Erastus Towen Walker b. 29 Nov 1838, d. 23 Sep 1910

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, PVT Erastus Towen Walker, Memorial# 50117050. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Rorer (Brumfield) Walker, Memorial# 50125964.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Keeling Brumfield, Memorial# 50147499.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Saluda “Ludey” (Mayhew) Brumfield, Memorial# 81824541.

Thomas Keeling Brumfield1

b. 16 January 1805, d. 29 May 1875
Father*Joshua Brumfield2
Mother*Susanna Keeling2
Birth*16 January 1805Thomas Keeling Brumfield was born on 16 January 1805 in Halifax County, Virginia.1,2
Marriage*21 June 1827He married first Ludey Mayhew, daughter of Henry Mayhew, on 21 June 1827 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.3,4,5
Children*Thomas and Ludey had 8 children together before she died, Nancy being the youngest.6,2,1
(Husband) DeathOctober 1846Thomas became a widower when Ludey (Mayhew) Brumfield died in October 1846 at age 42.1,6,2
Death*29 May 1875He died on 29 May 1875 in Fayette County, Illinois, at age 701,2
Burial* was buried in Magassi Cemetery, Fayette County.2

Family

Saluda Nancy Mayhew b. 10 Jun 1804, d. Oct 1846
Child1.Nancy Rorer Brumfield1,2 b. 2 Mar 1844, d. 16 Apr 1894

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Rorer (Brumfield) Walker, Memorial# 50125964. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Keeling Brumfield, Memorial# 50147499.
  3. [S1404] Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Thomas K. Brumfield and Ludey Mayhew on 21 June 1827 in Pittsylvania County. Hereinafter cited as Virginia Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Keeling Brumfield, Memorial# 50147499, reporting the date of their marriage as 27 February 1827.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Saluda “Ludey” (Mayhew) Brumfield, Memorial# 81824541, reporting the date of their marriage as 21 June 1827.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Saluda “Ludey” (Mayhew) Brumfield, Memorial# 81824541.

Herbert L. Brunton1

b. 22 May 1886, d. 11 March 1927
Father*John Brunton2
Mother*Kate Miller2
Birth*22 May 1886Herbert L. Brunton was born on 22 May 1886 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.3,4,5
Name VariationHis full name was Herbert Leslie Brunton.2
Occupation*4 December 1918He was a Merchant Marine and applied for a Seaman's Protection Certificate on 4 December 1918 in New York City, New York.3
Marriage*9 December 1920He married, as her first husband, Alice Salome Bloomfield, daughter of Herbert W. Bloomfield and Anna E. McLaughlin, on 9 December 1920 in All Saints Episcopal Church, Fallsington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2,1
Honeymoon*2 December 1920Herbert Leslie Brunton had obtained a passport for himself and his bride-to-be, Alice Salome Brunton, on 2 December 1920 in preparation for the lovely six month honeymoon they had planned. According to the application, they would leave from the Port of New York City on the ship Cellie on 11 December 1920 and visit friends in England, France, Switzerland and Italy. He was a supervisor in the U.S. Merchant Marines and his seaman's card was attached to his application.4
Death*11 March 1927He died on 11 March 1927 in Canada or Manhattan, New York City, New York, at age 406,7
Burial* and was buried in Tullytown Cemetery, Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.8

Family

Alice S. Bloomfield b. 16 Jan 1902, d. 22 Dec 1993

Citations

  1. [S1817] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Alice S Bloomfield and Herbert L Brunton in 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, referencing Digital GSU# 4141622. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951.
  2. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Herbert Leslie Brunton of Tullytown, son of John and Kate (Miller) Brunton, and Alice Salome Bloomfield of Tullytown, daughter of Herbert W. and Anna Evans (McLaughlin) Bloomfield, on 9 December 1920 in Fallsington, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, at All Saints Episcopal Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 176. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  3. [S2106] U.S., Applications for Seaman's Protection Certificates, 1916-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, application for Herbert L. Brunton, age 32, born on 22 May 1886 in San Francisco, Cal, application dated 4 December 1918 in New York, New York, USA, referencing The National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., Application for Seaman´s Protection Certificates, National Archives Identifier: 2788575, Record Group Title: Records of the Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, Record Group#: 41, Box# 129 - New York. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Applications for Seaman's Protection Certificates, 1916-1940.
  4. [S2048] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, online at www.ancestry.com, passport application for Herbert Leslie Brunton, resident of Tullytown, PA, age 34, born on 22 May 1886 in San Francisco, California, father's name John Brunton, and spouse's name Alice Salome Brunton, passport issued on 2 December 1920, certificate# 116243, citing National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington D.C., Roll# 1426, Volume# Roll 1426 - Certificates: 116000-116375, 01 Dec 1920-02 Dec 1920. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Herbert Leslie “Tom” Brunton, Memorial# 208010832, identifying his place of birth as Suffolk, England, while we believe it was actually San Francisco, California. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S2105] New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Herbert L Brunton, age 40, born about 1887, died on 11 March 1927, in Manhattan, New York, USA, certificate# 6481. Hereinafter cited as New York, New York, U.S., Extracted Death Index, 1862-1948.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Herbert Leslie “Tom” Brunton, Memorial# 208010832, identifying his place of death as Canada, which may be correct if he was on a ship and arrived deceased in Manhattan.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Herbert Leslie “Tom” Brunton, Memorial# 208010832.

John Brunton1

Marriage*He married Kate Miller.1

Family

Kate Miller
Child1.Herbert L. Brunton1 b. 22 May 1886, d. 11 Mar 1927

Citations

  1. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Herbert Leslie Brunton of Tullytown, son of John and Kate (Miller) Brunton, and Alice Salome Bloomfield of Tullytown, daughter of Herbert W. and Anna Evans (McLaughlin) Bloomfield, on 9 December 1920 in Fallsington, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, at All Saints Episcopal Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel# 176. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.

Dorothy May Brusius1,2

b. 1922, d. 1994
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William L. Brusius3,2 b. 8 Jun 1896, d. 15 Sep 1948
Mother*Elizabeth Morrell McIntyre4,2 b. 11 Aug 1895, d. Dec 1978
Birth*1922Dorothy May Brusius was born in 1922.2
Marriage*5 August 1943She married George Albert Heaton, son of Raymond Sickles Heaton and Emma Elsie Rose, on 5 August 1943.1
Death*1994She died in 1994 at about age 722
Burial* and was buried in Davisville Baptist Church Cemetery, Davisville, Bucks County.2

Family

George Albert Heaton b. 19 Sep 1919, d. 14 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, pages 657-661. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Dorothy May (Brusius) Heaton, Memorial# 68995920. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William L Brusius, Memorial# 81414290.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Morrell “Bessie” (McIntyre) Brusius, Memorial# 176694505.

William L. Brusius1

b. 8 June 1896, d. 15 September 1948
Birth*8 June 1896William L. Brusius was born on 8 June 1896 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2
Name VariationHis full name was William Leonard Brusius.2
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Morrell McIntyre.3,1
Death*15 September 1948He died on 15 September 1948 at age 522
Burial* and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Elizabeth Morrell McIntyre b. 11 Aug 1895, d. Dec 1978
Child1.Dorothy May Brusius1,4 b. 1922, d. 1994

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William L Brusius, Memorial# 81414290. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William L Brusius, Memorial# 81414290, with his Veterans Compensation Application attached.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Morrell “Bessie” (McIntyre) Brusius, Memorial# 176694505.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Dorothy May (Brusius) Heaton, Memorial# 68995920.

Elizabeth Bryant1

Marriage Intention20 November 1762An intention of marriage for Elizabeth Bryant and Nathaniel Hooper was recorded on 20 November 1762 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Marriage*31 March 1763She married Nathaniel Hooper of Bridgewater, son of Nathaniel Hooper and Elizabeth Tinkham, on 31 March 1763 probably in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Wife) Land Transfer1765 In 1765, Elizabeth's husband Nathaniel Hooper sold land in Bridgewater to his father and others. It was thought by the Hooper researcher that Elizabeth and Nathaniel then moved away from the area.1

Family

Nathaniel Hooper b. 9 Feb 1734/35
Children1.Perez Hooper1,3 b. c 1764, d. 2 Nov 1842
2.Zalmuna Hooper1,3
3.Sarah Hooper1
4.Olive Hooper+1 b. c 1773, d. 2 Jan 1825
5.Betsey Hooper+1
6.Roxanna Hooper1 d. Apr 1807

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fourth Generation, pages 19-32. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 187. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, Hooper Genealogy, Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Fifth Generation, pages 32-47.