Walter Brown

Walter Brown

Montgomery County, New York, USA
Death 11 Apr 1876 (aged 85)
Malahide, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 106634503 · View Source
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A farmer on the 4th concession of Malahide married first to Catherine Learn and second to Jemima Carter. Donated land for the Dunboyne Cemetery. His son Nicholas Carter Brown kept a diary of many burials at the Dunboyne Cemetery. Walter was A Quaker, who attended Meetings at the Friends Meeting house in Sparta Ontario.

Edna (Young) Johnson's Notes:
"Walter was the oldest son of Benajah and Violetta. He married first Catherine Learn and they had three children, John, Violetta and Katie. I vaguely remember two very old ladies coming to visit at our house when I was a child - Aunt Letty and Aunt Katie. Aunt Letty [Violetta] seemed very old, wore a small lace cap and smoked a corn cob pipe. Catherine died in 1821... On April 10th 1825 Jemima Carter married Walter Brown. She was 25 and he 34 years of age. Walter's first wife Catherine Learn had been a Quaker and after her death he became one too. He was a well educated man and became a Quaker minister. At the time of his marriage to Jemima he was working for Samuel Haight of Sparta one of the staunch Quakers of that community. He was known by all his neighbors as Uncle Sammy and lived to be a very old man. ... There was much liking and a mutual respect between him and Walter."


Walter Brown / Died Apl. 11, 1876 / Aged / 85 yrs & [Quaker style headstone - barely readable in 1999]

  • Created by: Bruce Johnson
  • Added: 13 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 106634503
  • Bruce Johnson
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Brown (8 Apr 1791–11 Apr 1876), Find a Grave Memorial no. 106634503, citing Dunboyne Cemetery, Dunboyne, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Bruce Johnson (contributor 47661260) .