|Birth: ||May 27, 1819|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 1900|
Julia Augusta Brown Biography
Julia Augusta Brown was born on May 27, 1819 in New York City, the daughter of Bush G. Brown, a shipbuilder and master carpenter (b. May 9, 1783 in New York City; d. August 10, 1821 in Natchez, Mississippi) and Hannah Daniels Brown (b. December 27, 1783 in New York City; d. September 20, 1822 in New York City).
Her father, Bush Brown, died of yellow fever while on a business trip to Louisiana and Mississippi – where he had gone to set up a grist mill manufacturing enterprise – leaving his widow Hannah Daniels Brown and six children behind in New York City. The following year Hannah Daniels Brown died, also of yellow fever, leaving six orphans: Ephraim Daniels Brown, age 18, and his five sisters.
Bush and Hannah Brown's children were sent to live with various relatives and friends. Julia was only two years old when her father died, and was only three years old when her mother died. She and her 11-year-old sister Mary were taken in by their mother's dearest friend, Mary Livingston, to the Livingston Manor in Clermont, New York. An early handwritten record of the children of Bush and Hannah Brown showed the third child as "Mary Brown," but later her name invariably appeared as "Mary Livingston Brown" or "Mary L. Brown," indicating that she took the name "Livingston" to express her gratitude to her mother's friend, Mary Livingston. The initials "A. L" between Julia's given name and surname presumably stood for "Augusta Livingston."
Julia A. L. Brown, was the youngest child in the family. Her older brother Ephraim Daniels Brown was the only member of the family to remain in New York after their parents' early deaths. He made a home for his sisters and helped them receive an education, but all of his sisters moved westward where they had two uncles by the name of Schooley in Ohio. When Julia's sister Mary was about 24 years old , she came on to Ohio, traveling nearly all the way in a canal boat. Eliza had preceded her by several years and was married to Elisha Peterson. Cornelia [m.1) Alfred Reeder, m.2) John Allen] and Emma [Emeline, m. Joseph Walker] came to Ohio a few years later . Julia also joined her sisters and their families in Ohio.
She remained single and lived to be 81 years old. She died at Normal, Illinois on June 25, 1900. She presumably relocated to Normal from Ohio to be near her sister Emmeline (Emma) Brown Walker, her husband Joseph Swan Walker, and their family. They had relocated to McLean County, Illinois from Butler County, Ohio circa 1855. Julia's sister Emma died there in February 1887. Her sister Mary also moved to McLean County, Illinois in 1852 from Ohio with her second husband William Durland Hilts, several of his children from his first marriage and her daughters Emma and Eliza Mead.
Julia resided at her own home on South Oak Street in 1900 with a servant, Mary Buchanan, who had immigrated from Ireland.
The 1900 U.S. Census enumeration date for the information for Julia A. L. Brown was June 9, two weeks before her death.
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Julia Augusta L. Brown - 1900 census - Normal McLean Co., Illinois
BROWN, JULIA A. L. (1900 U.S. Census)
ILLINOIS , MCLEAN, NORMAL TWP
Age: 81, Female, Race: WHITE, Born: NY
Series: T623 Roll: 323 Page: 253-B
E.D. June 9, 1900
Brown, Julia A. L. WF age 80 head b Sep 1819 NY mo b NY fa b NY, house owned (free)
Buchanan, Mary WF servant age 62 b Aug 1837 Ireland mo b Ireland fa b Ireland, housekeeper
Address: 305 S. Oak, Normal, Illinois
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Submitted on July 15, 2011 by Sandra Johnson Witt, her second great grand niece
Bush G. Brown (1783 - 1821)
Hannah Daniels Brown (1783 - 1822)
Mary Livingston Brown Mead Hilts (1810 - 1897)*
Emmeline Brown Walker (1818 - 1887)*
Julia Augusta Livingston Brown (1819 - 1900)
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
Plot: Section H - Lot 804
Maintained by: Sandra Johnson Witt
Originally Created by: Shawn
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67999431
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