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John Brown
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1760
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1815
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

John Brown Biography

John Brown was born on March 14, 1760 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, the son of Edmund Brown (b. Sep 1728 in Greenwich) and Abigail Smith Brown (b. February 3, 1735 in Fairfield County, Connecticut).

John enlisted to serve in the Revolutionary War on January 4, 1778, at the age of 17. He served into 1780 and 1781. There was no record of final discharge. In his military records his residence was listed as Horseneck. (Source: Johnston, Henry P., ed., Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the War of the Revolution, War of 1812, and Mexican War. 1889: Adjutant-General's Office, Hartford, Connecticut, Chapter II: Connecticut Continental Troops; Section: Col. Sheldon's Regiment Dragoons. p. 286). After his service, he had a successful home building business.

He married Elizabeth "Betsey" Mead in May 1780 in Greenwich. She was born on December 11, 1760 in Greenwich, the daughter of Captain Matthew Mead (b. 1734; d. 1812, both in Greenwich) and Mary Bush Mead (b. February 3, 1741; d. before June 1813, both in Greenwich. Betsey's father, Captain Matthew Mead, was a private in the Continental Army from May until December 1775 and subsequently served as a Captain in the Connecticut Militia, Ninth Regiment, in 1776 and 1777. He was the younger brother of Brigadier General John (4) Mead who "for three years commanded the American Lines at Horseneck].

Betsey's mother, Mary Bush Mead, was the daughter of Justus Bush and Elizabeth Ann Belden.

The children of John Brown and Elizabeth Mead were:

Mary Brown, b. 1781, New York City; m. James D. Bissett; b. ca. 1780.
Bush G. Brown, b. May 09, 1783, New York City; d. August 10, 1821, Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi; m. Hannah Daniels, January 1804, New York City; b. December 27, 1783, New York City; d. September 1822, New York City.
Thomas Brown, b. November 15, 1783, New York City; d. October 10, 1789, New York City.
Thomas Brown, b. October 28, 1790, New York City; d. February 27, 1836, New York City; m. Clara Smith; b. ca. 1791.
Ann Brown, b. February 1793, New York City; d. July 24, 1836, New York City.
William E. Brown, b. February 25, 1793, New York City; d. January 09, 1854; m. Clara Betts; b. ca. 1793.
Rebecca Lydia Brown, b. July 27, 1797, New York City; d. 1805.
Edmund Brown, b. October 16, 1799, New York City; d. aft. 1864; m. Jane Young; b. ca. 1800.
Sarah Brown, b. February 10, 1802, New York City; m. (1) Samuel Philips, ca. 1827, probably New York; b. ca. 1801; m. (2) Drake Dunn, aft. 1828; b. ca. 1801.
John G. Brown, b. October 5, 1805, New York City; m. Elizabeth Humbert; b. ca. 1806.

John Brown's death was recorded in New York in 1815, on which his residence was listed as Hester Street and his burial in Methodist Cemetery. John died April 22, 1815 in New York City. Betsey died in 1844 in New York City.

Submitted on July 18, 2011 by Sandra Johnson Witt, his fourth great granddaughter

Family links: 
  Edmund Brown (1728 - ____)
  Abigail Smith Brown (1736 - ____)
  Elizabeth Mead Brown (1760 - 1844)*
  Bush G. Brown (1783 - 1821)*
*Calculated relationship
Methodist Society Cemetery
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Created by: Sandra Johnson Witt
Record added: Jul 18, 2011
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John Brown
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