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 Bush G. Brown

Bush G. Brown

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 10 Aug 1821 (aged 38)
Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 73384526 · View Source
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Bush G. Brown Biography

Bush G. Brown was born on May 9, 1783 in New York City, New York, the son of John Brown (b. March 14, 1760 in Greenwich, Connecticut; d. April 22, 1815 in New York City) and Elizabeth "Betsey" Mead (b. December 11, 1760 in Greenwich; d. in 1844 in New York City).

He married Hannah Daniels in January 1804 in New York City, daughter of Thomas Daniels and Hannah Schooley. She was born December 27, 1783 in New York City, the daughter of Thomas Daniels (b. 1757, probably in New Jersey) and Hannah Schooley Daniels (b. circa 1870 in Bound Brook, Somerset County, New Jersey).

Bush Brown was a successful businessman – a shipbuilder and master carpenter - in New York City.

The children of Bush Brown and Hannah Daniels were:

• Ephraim Daniels Brown, b. October 15, 1804, New York City; d. March 8, 1880, Bergen Point, New Jersey; m. Ann Youle, ca. 1830, probably in New York City; b. circa 1809 in England; d. May 19, 1882, Bergen Point, New Jersey.
• Eliza Daniels Brown, b. Bet. July 26 - August 7, 1808, New York City; d. July 17, 1848, Hamilton County, Ohio; m. Elisha A. Peterson, January 2, 1834, Springdale, Hamilton County, Ohio; b. July 20, 1810, Springdale Township, Hamilton Co., Ohio; d. March 11, 1888, Towanda, McLean County, Illinois.
• Mary Livingston Brown, b. December 31, 1810, New York City; d. June 3, 1897, Walnut Hills, Stark County, Ohio; m. (1) Benjamin Church Mead, April 21, 1840, Hamilton County, Ohio; b. November 4, 1804, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut; d. August 12, 1850, Springdale, Hamilton County, Ohio; m. (2) William Durland Hilts, May 11, 1853, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; b. February 09, 1806, Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey; d. September 26, 1874, McLean County, Illinois.
• Cornelia Brown, b. January 3, 1813, New York City; d. ca. 1898, New York or New Jersey; m. (1) Alfred S. Reeder, July 22, 1837, Springdale, Hamilton County, Ohio; b. ca. 1810; d. ca. 1840, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio; m. (2) Dr. John Allen, ca. 1843, Hamilton County, Ohio; b. November 4, 1810, New York or Ohio; d. March 8, 1902, Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey.
• William Brown, b. May 3, 1815, New York City; d. Bef. 1819, New York City.
• Emmeline Brown, b. 1818, New York City; d. February 1887, McLean County, Illinois; m. Joseph Swan Walker, May 25, 1837, probably Butler County, Ohio; b. September 23, 1811, Butler County, Ohio; d. April 25, 1896, McLean County, Illinois.
• Julia Augusta Brown, b. May 27, 1819, New York City; d. June 25, 1900, Normal, McLean County, Illinois.

Bush died of yellow fever while on a business trip to Louisiana and Mississippi – where he had gone to set up a grist mill manufacturing enterprise – leaving his widow Hannah Daniels Brown and six children behind in New York City. The following year Hannah Daniels Brown died in New York City, also of yellow fever, leaving six orphans: Ephraim Daniels Brown, age 18, and his five younger sisters. Julia, the youngest child, was only two years old when her father died three years old when her mother died.

The obituary for Bush Brown appeared in the New York Evening Post on September 11, 1821: "Bush Brown was overtaken by fever and died in Natchez in August 1821, aged 38, while on his way home. He left a wife and six small children and many friends to lament his loss." The following year his widow, Hannah Daniels Brown, died of yellow fever at her residence on Cheapside Street (New York Evening Post, September 20, 1822, New York Public Library) leaving six orphans, Ephraim the eldest 18, and his five sisters ranging in age down to Julia, who was three.

Bush and Hannah Brown's children were sent to live with various relatives and friends. Julia and her 11-year-old sister Mary were taken in by their mother's dearest friend, Mary Livingston, to the Livingston Manor in Clermont, New York. An early handwritten record of the children of Bush and Hannah Brown showed the third child as "Mary Brown," but later her name invariably appeared as "Mary Livingston Brown" or "Mary L. Brown," indicating that she took the name "Livingston" to express her gratitude to her mother's friend, Mary Livingston. The initials "A. L" between Julia's given name and surname presumably stood for "Augusta Livingston."

Submitted on July 15, 2011 by Sandra Johnson Witt, his third great granddaughter

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