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From my book "Line of Descent of George Roger Gilbert"

THE BROWN FAMILY

YE HISTORIE OF YE TOWN OF GREENWICH

BROWN FAMILY

Compiled by Spencer P. Mead, LL.B., with the assistance of Robert B. Miller, Editor of the Lyon Memorial New York Families , published in 1907.

There has been a general mix-up in the Brown Family, so far as the family in the Town of Greenwich and its vicinity is concerned.

Bolton, in his History of Westchester County, New York , and Baird follows him in his History of the Town of Rye, New York, states that Thomas Brown of Concord, Massachusetts, settled in Rye, but an examination of the Descendants of Thomas Brown of Concord, published in 1901, by Goodwin Brown, shows that Thomas Brown of Concord was never in Westchester County, New York, nor were any of his children. The Thomas Brown and The Hackaliah Brown who settled in the Town of Rye, New York, in 1665 were the sons of Peter Brown of the New Haven Colony.

Peter Brown was one of the Governor Theophilus Eaton and Rev. John Davenport Company, that made a settlement at New Haven in the spring of 1638. This company was partly from the City of London, where Rev. John Davenport had been a celebrated minister, and partly from the counties of York, Hertford, Kent, Surry and Sussex, and sailed from London, England, in the ship Hector, which arrived at Boston on the twenty-sixth day of June, 1637. Peter Brown signed the compact appertaining to the government of the New Haven Colony, in 1639. He sold out in 1647, and removed to Stamford, Connecticut, where his wife, Elizabeth, died Sept. 21, 1657, and his son, Ebenezer, Aug. 19, 1658. He married again at Stamford, May 25, 1658, Unity, widow of Clement Buxton, and died there Aug. 22, 1658. His widow afterwards married, March 9, 1659, Nicholas Knapp.

1 PETER BROWN, b. in England, about 1610, settled in New Haven in 1638, removed to Stamford about 1647, where he d. Aug. 22, 1658, m. 1st, Elizabeth ____, b. in England, about 1612, d. at Stamford, Sept. 21, 1657, m. 2d, May 25, 1658, Unity, widow of Clement Buxton, children all by his 1st wife: 2 Thomas, 2 Hackaliah, 2 Mercy, 2 Elizabeth, 2 Ebenezer, 2 Deliverance.

1. 2 Thomas, b. at New haven, about 1642, went with his father to Stamford, settled in Rye, N.Y. in 1665, where he d. in 1694, no record of any children.

2. 2 Hackaliah, b. at New Haven, in 1645, went with his father to Stamford, settled in Rye, N.Y. , in 1665, where he d. in 1720, m. probably Mary, dau. of John Hoit of Stamford and Rye, and had:

Ê1. 3 Peter, b. about 1670,d. Jan. 11, 1733, will in New York County, m. Ê Ê ÊMartha, dau. of Peter Disbrow, and had:

1. 4 Sarah, b. about 1692, m. before 1714, Francis Purdy, Jr.
2. 4 Rebecca, b. about 1694, m. Stephen Hunt.
3. 4 Elizabeth, b. about 1696, unm.
4. 4 Ebenezer, b. ___, d. in 1783, will in New York County, m. ___, and had:
1. 5 Ebenezer, b. ___, d. in 1790, m. Susannah, dau. of Daniel Lewis and had: 6 Sarah and 6 Mary.
5. 4 Peter, b. ___, d. in 1739, m. a dau. of Walter and Rebecca Butler, and had:
1. 5 Peter, b. ___
2. 5 Rebecca, b. ___, m. John Purdy.
3. 5 Sarah, b. __, m. Thomas Sutton.
6. 4 Hannah, b. about 1698, m. Dec. 12, 1717, Ebenezer Mead, b. Oct. 25, 1692.
7. 4 Nehemiah, b. __, d. in 1775, m. Elizabeth ___, and had:
1. 5 Martha, b. __, m. Nathaniel Mead, b. March 7, 1746, d. Feb. 2, 1814.
2. 5 Elizabeth, b. __, m. July 17, 1778, Thomas Rundle.
8. 4 Caleb, b. ___, d. before 1731, no issue.
9. 4 Nathaniel, b. Feb. 22, 1732, d. April 10, 1801, m. Tamazen ___, b. 1731, d. May 13, 1823, and had:
1. 5 Nathaniel, b. in 1767, d. Dec. 14, 1844, m. Anne Merritt.
2. 5 Nehemiah, b. Dec. 1774, d. Nov. 1, 1855, m. 1st, Mary Seymour, m. 2d, Parmelia Sanford.
3. 5 Sarah, b. ___, m. ___Reynolds.
4. 5 Hannah, b. __,m. ___Taylor.


Ê2. 3 Thomas, b. about 1677, d. in 1766, will in New York County, no issue.

Ê3. 3 Mary, b. about 1680, m. Absalom Brundage, and had: 4 Nehemiah, 4 Gilbert, 4 Hackaliah, 4 Zebediah, 4 Sarah, 4 Abigail, and 4 Mary.

Ê4. 3 Benjamin, b. about 1685, d. in 1767, will in New York County, m. ____, and had:

1. 4 Benjamin, b. about 1724.
2. 4 Daniel, b. about 1727, d. Aug. 15, 1805.
3. 4 William, b. about 1732, d. ___, m. Mary, dau. of Roger Purdy
4. 4 Joseph, b. about 1734, d. in 1821, m. Mary ____, and had: 5 Hester, 5 Elizabeth, 5 Benjamin, 5 Isaac, 5, Mehitable, 5 Mead, 5 Joseph, 5 Samuel and 5 Walter.

Ê5. 3 Anne, b. about 1690, d. ___, m. Daniel Purdy.

Ê6. 3 Hackaliah, Major, b. about 1695, d. in 1780, will in New York County, m. Ann Kniffen, and had:

1. 4 Hackaliah, of Somers, N.Y., b. Aug. 27, 1727, d. May 22, 1813, m. Abigail, dau. of Ezekiel Halsted, b. Aug. 20, 1734, d. Aug. 11, 1807, and had: 5 Ann, 5 Nathan, 5 Mary, 5 Aner, 5 Abigail, 5 Susannah, 5 Stephen, 5 Ester, 5 Sarah and 5 Lewis.
2. 4 Gilbert, b. about 1730, d. young.
3. 4 Nathan, b. about 1732, d. in 1764, m. Elizabeth Kniffen and had: 5 Gilbert, 5 Margaret, and 5 Levina.
4. 4 Christopher, b. about 1735, d. Aug.1, 1785, m. Lucy ___, and had: 5 Isaac, 5 Phebe,
5. 4 David, b. about 1737, d. in 1773, m. Sept. 9, 1762, Esther, dau. of Rev. James Wetmore, after his d. she m. Jesse Hunt.
6. 4 Thomas, b. about 1739, d. April 6, 1825, m. Jane Seaman, b. Feb. 1, 1742, d. April 8, 1813, and had several children.
7. 4 Josiah, b. about 1742, d. Aug. 6, 1789, m. Deborah Brundage, b. in 1754, d. Jan. 18, 1830, and had one son, and three daughters.
8. 4 Isaac, b. about 1746, d. Jan. 29, 1800, unm.

3. 2 Mercy, b. about 1647.

4. 2 Elizabeth, b. about 1649, m. John Purdy.

5. 2 Ebenezer, b. about 1653, d. Aug. 19, 1658.

6. 2 Deliverance, b. about 1656, owned land in Rye, N.Y., in 1678, also Êowned land in Greenwich, d. about 1727, m. ____, and had:

1. 3 Deliverance, b. __, no further record obtainable.
2. 3 Samuel, b. April 15, 1689, lived in Greenwich, d. in Rye, about 1750, m. Hannah Rundle, b. July 16, 1690, and had:
1. 4 Hannah, b. March 20, 1721, m. Caleb Purdy.
2. 4 Samuel, b. July 16, 1722, d. Aug. 5, 1811, m. Feb. 16, 1757, Amy, dau. of John Merritt, b. April 24, 1730, d. Dec. 17, 1805 , and had:
1. 5 Samuel, b. Nov. 21, 1757, m. Dec. 31, 1778, Mary Willson.
2. 5 John, b. Oct. 15, 1759, m. Elizabeth, dau. of James Willis of While Plains.
3. 5 Mary, b. Aug. 20, 1761, d. Feb. 25, 1830, m. Moses Crooker.
4. 5 Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1763, d. July 26, 1845, m. Daniel Hawxhurst.
5. 5 Nehemiah, b. Jan. 20, 1766, d. Dec. 4, 1847, m. Anne, dau. of William Anderson.
6. 5 Merritt, b. Jan. 27, 1768, d. Oct. 12, 1851, m. Hannah Pine.
3. 4 Elizabeth, b. Nov. 27, 1724, m. James Sutton.
4. 4 Nehemiah, b. June7, 1726, of Greenwich, d. May 1, 1810, m. Sophia, dau. of Roger and Charlotte (Strang) Park, d. Oct., 1781, and had: 5 Hannah, 5 Sophia, 5 Major, 5 Nehemiah, 5 Elizabeth, 5 Charlotte, 5 Samuel, and 5 Park. (For children of Major Brown, see Mead Genealogy, page 445.)
5. 4 Eunice, b. Nov. 7, 1728, m. Joseph Willson.
6. 4 Rachel, b. Sept. 4, 1731, m. Jonathan Kniffen.
7. 4 Roger, b. Dec. 25, 1733, removed to Salem, N.Y.
8. 4 Mary, b. June 10, 1737, d. young.
9. 4 Andrew, b. Feb. 10, 1739, removed to Cortlandt Manor.
3. 3 Zebediah, b. __, m. ___, and had:
1. 4 Zebediah, b. _____, and perhaps others.
4. 3 Rachel, b. ____, m. June 20, 1716, Benjamin Mead.
5. 3 Jonathan, b. about 1706, was one of the proprietors of the New York and Boston Stage Line, removed to Hartford, Conn., where he d. June 15, 1768, buried in Rye, N.Y., m. July 10, 1726, Deborah, dau. of Samuel Mead, and had:
1. 4 Jonathan, b. ___, m. before 1755, Phebe, dau. of Joseph Kniffen.
2. 4 Zebediah, b. ___, and perhaps others.