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Karen Brown (#47020273)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy research for more than 30 years. I am a member of the DAR and love to do research for other people. I would love to hear from relatives.
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RE: William Brown
My great great grandfather was Hiram W. Brown. His death certificate and marriage certificates (from Michigan) indicate that he was born in 1861 in Summit, NY and mother was "Katherine Near" (assumed "Catherine Neer") His father's name in these documents sometimes is a bit fuzzy, but William Brown seems correct. The Summit 1865 census shows a 3 year old Hiram Brown living with brother David Brown and mother Catherine. Based on the 1855 census and what appears to be William's civil war draft record, my guess is that William was at war during that census.

Where things get interesting is, in the 1870 Summit census, you see an 8 year old Hiram Brown living with Hiram and Louisa Wharton. In the 1875 Summit census, you see him at 14 listed as the "adopted son" of Hiram and Louisa. Amazingly, by 1879 he is getting married in Michigan (listing Summit as birthplace)!

Catherine Neer died in 1873 and William Brown appears to have survived the civil war (agriculture record, 1870). Why Hiram ended up with the Whartons is unclear, as is when/where William Brown died. Whatever happened, Hiram left New York fairly quick. My line of the Brown family has lived in Michigan ever since.

I am new to genealogical research and have not done a DNA test, but I definitely plan to at some point.
Added by Trevor on Jan 15, 2017 10:37 AM
William Brown
Hello Karen,

Thank you for creating the record on William Belcher "Billa" Brown. There is a section that states he had had a son, William Brown, who married Catherine Neer (who gave birth to my ggg grandfather). I was wondering, do you know the source for that information?

There appears to be relatively more documentation for William Belcher Brown's other children (Olive, Lucy, and Cynthia). William's birth and death/disappearance are relatively mysterious; I mainly know of him from census data and notes on findagrave profiles.

Added by Trevor on Jan 12, 2017 9:25 PM
Clytie Somers
Abraham Ambler
I am looking for him and his wife, all i know at this time is their headstones were moved to East Nassau in 1974 from Vincent lands on Tsatsawassa Lake Road. the caretaker is looking into it for me. If the headstones were moved it is possible that they were unreadable for me to post them properly. They are in section 1, the oldest part of the cemetery.
Added by Clytie Somers on Dec 10, 2016 10:55 AM
Rhonda Hansch
Neurtz,, Nauertz
Thank you so much for working with on finally determining and correcting the maiden name of my ancestor!
Added by Rhonda Hansch on Nov 14, 2016 1:54 AM
La Pow
RE: Peter Meyer

My Peter Meyer was married to Elizabeth Specht. I believe there was a Peter Meyer in Nassau, but I don't know anything about him. There was also a Peter Meyer (not sure if it is the same Peter as the Peter in Nassau) who went to Wisconsin or something as people have confused my Peter Meyer with that one. Sorry I could not be more helpful.

Added by La Pow on Nov 01, 2016 12:53 PM
RE: Lindsay Mc Michael
I just figured out that you meant Sarah Lindsay McMichael. Thank you.
Added by DBT on Oct 07, 2016 9:53 PM
RE: Lindsay Mc Michael
While I understand the Reidman's thank you, I have no idea who Lindsay McMichael is. This person does not appear in my photo collection. I do not recall taking a picture of a McMichael.
Added by DBT on Oct 07, 2016 9:39 PM
Clytie Somers
Mary & Caroline Dickerman
it is not clear, but is Bott their maiden name?
Added by Clytie Somers on Oct 03, 2016 12:15 PM
Clytie Somers
Mary & Caroline Dickerman
Hi again, These two are under Bott, in St mary's, as listed in Nassau town records. I can delete them so there is no duplication. I see you have added quite a family connection. Unfortunately, I have photographed almost every headstone in St Mary's, unless it is unreadable I have posted them. I will try to locate these two and see if I can at least see if the headstones exist at all. Clytie
Added by Clytie Somers on Oct 03, 2016 12:13 PM
Kathryn Hill
Eliza Shafer Burchard
I haven't found the original article yet, but see I typed [sic] next to the year. That notation indicates that the newspaper printed the wrong year ... Hugs, Kathy
Added by Kathryn Hill on Sep 17, 2016 10:58 AM
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