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Samuel Peters Brown
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1816
Blue Hill
Hancock County
Maine, USA
Death: Feb. 19, 1898
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Samuel Peters born 1816 in Blue Hill, Maine to parents Samuel and Ruth (Horton) Brown. In 1841 he married Charlotte Metcalf Mason of Orland, Maine, daughter of Horatio and Nancy (Prescott) Mason.
Together Samuel and Charlotte had 11 children with only 7 living, one being my great-grandfather Frank Mason Brown.
Charlotte died June 22 1858 at the age of 37 in Maine. In 1859 Samuel then married Harriet Eliza Grendle of Maine.
Together Samuel and Harriet had 7 children.

Samuel was one of the leading men in the town of Orland, Maine. He was a ship- builder, banker and surveyor. As a well educated man he also taught the village school. He was a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1845-1846 and again in 1858-1859. He owned many different business some of them were lumber, ice and the fur business.

In 1861 President Lincoln appointed him Navy Agent at Washington. And through him many millions of dollars worth of ships, guns and naval war materials were purchased during the Civil War.

With his family now living in Washington DC he became interested in the reform of the city. Through his efforts a number of civic and municipal improvements were made, including a new school system and a board of health.
He also founded the Village of Mount Pleasant.

Samuel was appointed a member of the city's public works and with all the improvements that were made,"It may be said to be the beginning of the work that has made the Capital City of the United States so beautiful"

For more information and to view his photo, please read ~ The National Cyclopedia of American Biography; Being the History ~ Volume 15, Page 124 by: George Derby & James Terry White

Genealogical and family of the state of Maine, Volume 4, by: Henry Sweetser Burrage and Albert Roscoe Stubbs

Other Children ~ Austin Peters, Helen Maria (Thomas), Hattie E. (Morton), Julia Frances (Mattingly), Henry Ward, Samuel P and Anna May (McDermontt) 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Brown (1772 - 1855)
  Ruth Horton Brown (1777 - 1869)
 
 Spouses:
  Charlotte Metcalf Mason Brown (1820 - 1858)
  Harriet Eliza Grendle Brown (1833 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  Frank Mason Brown (1845 - 1889)*
  Hattie May Brown Morton (1848 - 1912)*
  Julia Frances Brown Mattingly (1851 - 1929)*
  Edwin Chapin Brown (1855 - 1927)*
  Charlotte Metcalf Brown Conger (1860 - 1927)*
  Minnie Grace Brown (1863 - 1937)*
  Philip Sheridan Brown (1867 - 1915)*
  Blanche Butler Brown (1871 - 1959)*
  George Grendel Brown (1875 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
No headstone found
 
Note: Mayflower Descendant
 
Burial:
Rock Creek Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section B Lot 61
 
Created by: Lynda
Record added: Nov 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79749011
Samuel Peters Brown
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Added by: L Ferree
 
 
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For my 2nd great grandfather, Thank you for everything you did for country and Washington DC
- Lynda
 Added: Jun. 9, 2012
 
 
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