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Judson Brown
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1819
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1847
Beaver Dam
Dodge County
Wisconsin, USA


Judson Brown was born 10 Feb 1819 in Smithfield/Peterboro, New York. He was the son of Emerson Brown, Sr. and Rebecca Swift Brown.

On 4 July 1842 Judson married Polly Mary Ellis and on 6 Sept 1843 they had one son, William Ellis Brown (AKA "Ellis" Brown).

Judson and 4 of his brothers, Jerome, Reuben, Elisha M., and Dean S., moved from New York state to the territory of Wisconsin.

Judson Brown was a farmer and sadly he died at age 29 in Beaver Dam, WI, leaving behind a wife and 4 year old son. Judson passed away without a will having owned 120 acres of land in Wisconsin. The proceeds from that land was contested in 1907 by Judson and his wife, Polly's, descendants (see note below).

Judson's brother, Elisha M. Brown (AKA E. M. Brown, Esq.) lived nearby in Watertown, WI and was the Under Sheriff of Jefferson Co., WI. E. M. Brown is mentioned in Judson's death announcement.

The death announcement for their father, Emerson Brown who passed away 13 Sept 1847 in Smithfield, NY also stated that Emerson was E. M. Brown's father. Finally I found Judson Brown (and his wife Poly Mary Brown) of Beaver Dam, WI listed in Judson's father, Emerson's, probated will.

***PLEASE NOTE: There is a Nebraska Court Case from 1907 "Mamie Kennell et. al., Appellants, v. Myron G. Randall, Appellee" which provides evidence for how the family members were related as follows: Judson Brown is Polly Mary Randall's 1st husband and they had one son, Ellis Brown (who is Mamie Kennell's father). Polly Mary Brown married Nathan Gordon Randall and they are Myron G. Randall's parents.***

Judson Brown was a direct descendant of 7 Mayflower passengers through his mother, Rebecca Swift Brown's lineage.

His Mayflower ancestors included John Howland and his wife, Elizabeth Tilley, Elizabeth's parent's John Tilley and Joan Hurst Tilley who both perished the first winter in the New World, John Cooke (his father Francis Cooke was also a passenger) and Richard Warren.

Judson is also related indirectly to John Tilley's brother, Edward (Elizabeth Tilly's uncle) & his wife Ann Cooper Tilley both of whom also perished the first winter leaving Elizabeth an orphan at age 14.

John Howland, John Tilley and his brother, Edward Tilley, Francis Cooke, and Richard Warren all signed the Mayflower Compact. 
Family links: 
  Emerson Brown (1782 - 1847)
  Rebecca Swift Brown (1780 - 1850)
  Polly Mary Ellis Brown Randall (1823 - ____)*
  William Ellis Brown (1843 - 1890)*
  Emerson Brown (1809 - 1852)*
  Frederick G. Brown (1810 - 1889)*
  Jerome B Brown (1811 - 1883)*
  Reuben Brown (1813 - 1890)*
  Elisha M. Brown (1815 - 1860)*
  Dean Swift Brown (1816 - 1903)*
  Judson Brown (1819 - 1847)
  Marie Jennett Brown Thompson (1824 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Clason Prairie Cemetery
Beaver Dam
Dodge County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: kdutman
Originally Created by: R. D. Mittelstadt
Record added: Jul 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11337381
Judson Brown
Added by: kdutman
Judson Brown
Added by: Steve Seim
Judson Brown
Added by: R. D. Mittelstadt
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