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Gen Joseph White Brown

Gen Joseph White Brown

Fallsington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Dec 1880 (aged 87)
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec. J.
Memorial ID 58512600 · View Source
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Born at the Original Homestead on the banks of the Delaware River in Fallsington PA not ten miles from where George Washington's Crossing is. His Quaker American Revolutionist Ancestors received their original land grant from the Duke of York George Brown 1 and Ann Mercy were his Great Great Grandparents who arrived in 1679 three years ahead of William Penn whom they shared property boundaries with there near Biles creek and where Penn Manor also is.An account of their arrival can be read from the Friends Church Falsington PA historical founding record or on the the Falls Township website that George Brown 1 was the first justice of the peace thereof I all of Bucks County PA His original ancestors had issue of 15 children and Joseph's great grandfather their no.3/three issue Samuel was the Patriarch and Patriot whose bloodline produced many US Army Generals resulting in the session of the 55th Congress of 1896 passing a resolution in to statute directing the recording thereof....but, this was inclusive of only one line of the Brown's whom descended from the number 3/three son Samuel and Ann Clark whose marriage was at the friends monthly meeting at Falls Township. We see them recorded here within the Brown Family Book in The Library of Congress as such...
No.3.SAMUEL BROWN, Son of No. 1.
Born at Falls Township, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1694 ;
married Ann Clark September 5 1717, , at Falls monthly meeting; died October 3, 1769.
Had Issue of :
1. George, No. 16.
2. Mercia, married Joshua Baldwin.
3. John, No. 27. ( MG Joseph White Brown's and his older brother Commanding Major General Jacob Jennings Brown Grandfather ) when we read further from the record we see what is recorded about his GF John
No.27.JOHN BROWN,son of No.3,1.
Born August 29, 1725; married Ann Feild,sister of the
wife of his brother George (16); died Jan.1,1802.
John Brown was a prominent member of the Assembly
from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Received the name of
"John,the Fox Hunter," from his fondness of the chase and
from the fact of his always having a large pack of hounds with him. He lived at the old homestead in Bucks county. Was
Sergeant-Major,January 1,1777;Ensign 2nd New York Infantry
September 1, 1778; resigned February 15, 1781. Issue:
1. Samuel. No. 28.( Joseph's Father )
2. John, married Martha Harvey, and had issue.
3. Benjamin, married Jane Wright.
4. David.
5. Charles, married Charlotte Palmer.
6. Joseph, married May Barnes.
7. Mary.
8. Sarah, married Allen.
9. Elizabeth, married Yardley.
Continuing to his Father Samuel No. 28
No. 28. SAMUEL BROWN, son of No. 27, 3, 1.
Born at the old homestead, November 1, 1751; married
Abi White, March 10, 1773; she was born 1752; he died Sept. 24,1813 Removed from Falls Township, Pennsylvania, to a point on the Black River, New York, where he had bought some land from Rudolph Teller, the agent for a large land company on the St. Lawrence River. Here he founded the village of Brownville, Pamelia & Watertown NY
1. John,No.29,( Born December 25,1773;SP: Ann Mitchell,NJ )
2. Jacob J.,No.42,( C.M.G. U.S. Army 1815 to 1828 )1812 WAR
3. Joseph,No.52,( July 5,1777 died August 10, 1777 )
4. Mary,No.53,( SP. Robert Newlin, Wilmington DE. )
5. Benjamin,No.54,(SP.Clara Fairfield, 1802; died 1816.)
6. Samuel,No.55,(SP.1-Nancy Skinner,2-Elizabeth Skinner,3CS
7. Hannah,No.68,(SP.Benjamin Skinner, Had 6/six Issue )
8. William,No.69,(October 2,1784;died in Black River,1813.)
9. Abi,No.70,(August11,1789;SP.Musgrove Evans; died
10.Joseph White,No.71,(our memorial page subject),
No.71.JOSEPH WHITE BROWN,son of 28,27,3,1.Born Nov.26
1793 Married Cornelia Tryon Lebanon, New York, January 28,
1816; she died March 6, 1857;the date of his death is not
known.(note:author Penrose did not Know it was 1880 ) Issue :
1. Egbert Benson No. 72 ( Brig. Gen MO. Vols )
2. John Tryon,No.73,
3. Maria Tryon,No.74,
4. Cornelia Eliza,No.75,
5. Josephine,No.76,
6. Jacob B.,No.77,
7. William Augustus,No.78,( Shot in Stockton CA )
8. Patterson,No.79,Drowned in Mill pond Christmas day
9. Mason K.,No.80,Drowned in Mill pond Christmas day
10.Lewis Cass,No.81,
11.Ione,No.82, married Henry Waite son of SCJ M.R. Waite

Commanding Major General Joseph White Brown was involved in the Indian Wars ( Blackhawk ) and received his commission as Chief authority over the Territory of MI from Pres. Andrew Jackson. He was the Founder of Tecumseh MI and operated a stage coach between Chicago IL and Detroit MI that made an overnight stop at his hotel in Tecumseh.
He was also involved in a dispute over the Federal Survey lines between the State of Ohio Governor and himself as to the Boundary of Ohio and Michigan AKA The Ohio MI War that didn't amount to casualties and but turned out to be an incident but they had saddled 800 and 900 riders to come against each other ....It turned in to a legal court dispute in where MI would concede to adjust the Boundary line in return for The upper Peninsula of MI being incorporated to the Territory under his Command.

Family Members



Gen. J.W. Brown
wife Cornelia Tryon Brown

Gravesite Details Multiple Browns Parents and Children share this stone
  • Maintained by: SIMON
  • Originally Created by: Keith Larzelere
  • Added: 11 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58512600
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Joseph White Brown (26 Nov 1793–9 Dec 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58512600, citing Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by SIMON (contributor 48287527) .