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Capt James Brown, II
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1697
Death: Apr. 27, 1739

Son of Elder James Brown I and Mary Harris, James Brown was a sea captain who began the Brown family's involvement in trade. On 21 Dec 1722 he married Hope Power [1701-1792], and they produced one daughter and five sons. James died at sea when his children were young, and they were raised by his brother, Obadiah Brown [1712-1762]. His eldest son, James III would also die at sea at a young age, but the four others, Nicholas, Joseph, John, and Moses became known collectively as the "Four Brown Brothers". They vastly strengthened the family's place in the ranks of rich, powerful New Englanders, via their dedication to the mercantile empire founded by their father and uncles. They all made names for themselves in business, philanthropy, and patriotism, all of them connected to the notorius Gaspee Affair. His grandson, Nicholas Brown II, used the wealth that his family accumulated and that he himself acquired to endow the university which now bears their name.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Brown (1662 - 1732)
  Mary Harris Brown (1671 - 1736)
 
 Spouse:
  Hope Power Brown (1701 - 1792)
 
 Children:
  James Brown (1724 - 1750)*
  Nicholas Brown (1729 - 1791)*
  Mary Brown Vanderlight (1731 - 1795)*
  Joseph Brown (1733 - 1785)*
  John Brown (1736 - 1803)*
  Moses Brown (1738 - 1836)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Brown (____ - 1730)**
  James Brown (1697 - 1739)
  Joseph Brown (1701 - 1778)*
  Andrew W. Brown (1706 - 1783)*
  Anna Brown Comstock (1710 - 1776)*
  Obadiah Brown (1712 - 1762)*
  Jeremiah Brown (1715 - 1741)*
  Elisha Brown (1717 - 1802)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
North Burial Ground
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Section 9, SE of Grove and Summitt
GPS (lat/lon): 41.84555, -71.40722
 
Maintained by: Scout
Originally Created by: Superkentman
Record added: Aug 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21279945
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