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James Brown
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Birth: 1830, Sweden
Death: Oct. 16, 1898
Tuolumne County
California, USA

Age 75

James Brown was born about 1830 in Sweden. He settled permanently in Columbia and worked as a miner. Nine children were born to him and his wife, Elizabeth P. Brown, and they raised them all in Columbia.

Elizabeth was born in New York in April 1842. Her father was born in England, and her mother was born in Scotland.

The Brown family's value of real estate was $500 in 1870. The value of their personal property was $1,000.

Other Household Members in 1870 were:
James H. Brown, age 7, was their eldest child. He was born in California as was his siblings. John Frederick Brown, age 4, was their second son. Charles Augustus Brown, age 10 months, was their third son and child.

J B Robbins, age 29, was a cabinet maker from Switzerland. He was living with the Brown family in 1870.

Seven of the nine children had been born by the 1880 census. They were James H., John F., Charles A., William A., Ellen E., Henrietta L., and Laura G.

Their eldest son, James H., was 17 and living alone, separate from his family in 1880. He was a farm laborer.

On October 16, 1898, James Brown passed away at age 75.

In 1900, Elizabeth and her nine children were alive. Six of them were living with her. They were as follows:
John was born Sept. 1867. He was a day laborer.
Charles was born Aug. 1869. He was a cook.
William A. was born June 1871. He was a teamster.
Ellen E. was born Dec. 1873. She was a stenographer.
Lillian C. was born Jan. 1881. She was attending school.
Edith A. was born Mar. 1883. She was attending school.
On April 15, 1901, Elizabeth Brown passed away.

In 1910, John and Charles Brown lived together in Columbia. Their divorced sister, Laura Harper, and her two children, Edna L. and Dorothy C., lived with them. Laura was born about 1879. Edna was born about 1899, and Dorothy was born about 1901. They were all born in California.

In 1910, John worked at the marble quarry in Columbia. Charles was a miner. In 1920, both men worked at the marble quarry in Columbia. In 1930, John labored steadily doing odd jobs while Charles was a miner.

The two brothers continued to live together through the years in Columbia. They owned their home, which was valued at $250, but did not own a radio in 1930.

Children of James and Elizabeth:
1. James H Brown 1863-1905
2. John Frederick Brown 1867-1943
3. Charles Augustus Brown 1869-1946
4. William Andrew Brown 1871 -1917
5. Ellen or Helen Brown 1873-1945
6. Henrietta Louise Brown 1876-1953
7. Laura G Brown Harper Thom 12 Aug 1878-20 Sep 1973
8. Lillian C Brown Hine (1881-1964)
9. Edythe Edna Brown Griffin 1883-1977

Daughter, Laura G, married James E Harper in 1898 in San Joaquin County, California. They had two daughters, Edna Lillian Harper Dougherty (FAG 3569450) and Dorothea Constance Harper, 1901-1991. James and Laura divorced before 1910, and Laura married Robert Thom, and they had a daughter, Helen E Thom. They lived in Sonora.

Family links: 
  Elizabeth Gould Brown (1842 - 1901)
  John Frederick Brown (1867 - 1943)*
  Charles Augustus Brown (1870 - 1946)*
  Helen Elizabeth Brown (1875 - 1945)*
  Henrietta Louise Brown Clooney (1876 - 1953)*
  Laura G Brown Harper (1879 - 1973)*
  Lillian C Brown Hine (1881 - 1964)*
  Edythe Edna Brown Griffin (1883 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Columbia Odd Fellows Cemetery
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Plot: Odd Fellows Plot 156
Created by: P. L. Mohr
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
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James Brown
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James Brown
Added by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
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- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Feb. 8, 2016
You were such a successful miner that you were able to raise nine children, and you reared them well.
- P. L. Mohr
 Added: Sep. 18, 2011

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