The following information has been copied from notes that have been handed down
through the Amey & Brown families of Fredericksburgh and Ernestown.
We have not confirmed the information.
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Brown Family - Record #1
“This record was looked up and written out by Fred Brown, a lawyer in Saskatoon and
son of Dr. Marshal Brown and grandson of James Wells Brown of Cataraqua, Can.”
Generations of Brown Family
N.B. This record of the Brown Family is taken from “The Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the early settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts.” by Henry Bond, M.D.
I. Abraham Browne, born in England, and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts. He was one of the Pilgrims. His wife’s name was Lydia. He was admitted freeman, was a land surveyor, and was a select man from 1636 to 1643 inclusive. He died in the year 1650.
Children: Sarah & Mary, born in England.
Lydia, Jonathan, Hannah and Abraham, born in Watertown, Massachusetts, U.S.
II. Jonathon Browne, born in Watertown, Massachusetts, October 15, 1635. He married February 11, 1661 Mary Shattuck. He died in 1691 (His son dropped the final ‘e’)
Children: Mary, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Patience, Abraham, Samuel, Lydia, Ebenezer,
Benjamin and William
III. Deacon William Brown, born in Watertown, Massachusetts, September 3, 1684. He married first, Hannah Pease; and second Sarah Bond. He was one of the first board of selectmen, of Waltham, and was much interested with municipal and church affairs of Watertown & Waltham. Died October 28, 1756.
Children: Ebenezer, Hannah, Sarah, William, Isaac, Suzanna, Samuel, Grace, Jonas, Josiah,
Sarah, and Thankful.
IV.Ebenezer Brown: born in Waltham, Mass., October 23, 1705. He married Abigail Adams of Lexington. He was an assessor and selectman. He died December 1785.
N.B. Doesn’t tell which wife was the mother of Jacob.
Children: Abigail, Jonas, Ebenezer, David, Nathaniel, Hannah, Martha, Amos, Susanna,
Susanna (2), and Elijah.
V. David Brown: born in Waltham, Mass., February 21, 1731. He married Mindwell Cummins, and moved to Charlton, Mass., and married second, Sarah Duggins, and third, Prudence Thompson.
He died about 1800.
Children: Ebenezer, Huldah, Nathaniel, Jacob, Elijah, David, Samuel and Sally.
VI. Jacob Brown: born Charlton, Mass., February 12, 1763. He married September 18, 1784, Mary Welds, born 1767 and resided successively in Charlton, Sturbridhe, Adams, Stamford, Vt., and during his last 35 years in Clarksburg, Mass., where his wife died February 26, 1845 aged 78, and he died October 25, 1845. He was a soldier in the Revolution and a civil magistrate.
1. Mindwell, born Charlton, Feb. 26, 1785
2. James, born Charlton, Mar. 10, 1787
3. Jacob, born Charlton, July 19 1789
4. Benjamin, born Charlton, April 29, 1794
5. Augusta, born Sturbridge, June 26, 1796
6. David, born Charlton, Oct. 8, 1799
7. Augusta, born North Adams, Oct. 11, 1802
8. George, born Stamford, Feb 7, 1807
9. Henry, born Stamford, May 1 1808
10. Hiram , born Stamford, Aug 31, 1809
11. Mariah, born Clarksburg, April 13, 1811
12. Hiram , born Clarksburg, Jan. 19 1814
13. Huldah, born Clarksburg, Oct. 14, 1817
VII. James Wells Brown: born March 10 1787, son of Jacob Brown, who was born February 12 1763. Moved to Montreal, Canada, as a young man, and engaged in the lumbering business. As a young man moved to Kingston and engaged in grocery business about corner of Brock and Clarence St. His health having previously failed him, owing to hardships of lumbering life, was advised by Dr. Sampson, of Kingston, to go onto a farm. He then purchased a farm on the York road near 5-Mile house and subsequently moved to the village of Cataraqua where he died, having been known as squire Brown, Magistrate.
James Wells Brown married Maria Howard and had 4 daughters and 2 sons.
Born Montreal - Mrs. Mary Ann Baldwin of Ogdensburg.
Mrs. John Smith of Kingston.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kingsley
Born on farm Cataraqua - Harriet Briggs
Marshall John Brown
VII. David Brown: born October 8, 1799. Came to Canada as a young man and settled at Big Creek, North Fredericksburgh where he conducted a woollen mill during his lifetime. He left children: Charles Brown, Isaac Brown, David; daughters, Mrs. Ann Fretts, Mrs Ellen Hinch, Sarah (Mrs(Dr.) Switzer, Mrs. Elizabeth McCoy, Adelaide and Eliza (eldest of the family), who never married.
No other children of Jacob Brown came to Canada, one son Jacob Brown entered U.S. Army and became Major Gen. Brown who was killed at Ft. Brown in Battle of Mattamoras.
Augusta Brown married a man Bonton and lived and died at Rochester N.Y.
They left one child Mrs. Mina Garlock, Rochester. Mindwell (known as Mina) also died at Rochester in 100th year. Augusta was also very old.
Charles Brown (son of David Brown) settled on homestead Big Creek.
Five children, as follows: Lillian (Mrs. B. Vanalstine), David, bachelor, Rosamond (Mrs. S. R. Amey), Annie, Mrs. J. C. Parrott and Ellen, Mrs John Amey.
Brown Family - Record #2
Jacob Brown Born Feb 12th 1763
Mary Wells Born March 18, 1764
Mindwell -- Feb 28th 1784
James W. -- March 10th 1787
Jacob Jr. -- Feb 19th 1789
Benjamin -- March 28th 1792
Poly -- April 27th 1794
Augusta -- June 26 1796
D. B. B. -- October 8th 1799
Augusta -- October 11th 1802
Sarah Fraser -- June 24th 1806
Eliza Augusta, born Nov 11th, 1827
Ellen Phelps, Br Oct 22nd 1829
Ann Maria, Br Oct 23rd 1831
Addia M., Br Marc 17th [19th?] 1835
Isaac F. Br Feb 5th 1835
Charles J. Br. Mar 13th 1837
Sarah Margaret, Br. Mar 30th 1840
Elizabeth S., Br. June 9th 184
David Wells Br. Jun 19th, 1846
Brown Family - Record #3
Recorded by Mrs. Genevieve Amey
David Bucklin Brown
[Oct 8, 1799 - Dec 20, 1864]
[June 29 1806 - Mar 13 1876]
daughter of Col. Fraser & Baron Stirling
Bought farm on Big Creek, North Fredericksburgh (Chambers P.O.). He farmed and operated a saw mill,
a woollen carding mill and grain grinding mill on the creek. His eldest daughter, Eliza, assisted him in
the mill until he was fatally trampled by a horse and died Dec 20, 1864.
David Bucklin and his brother James were the only members of the family that moved to Canada.
1. Eliza Augusta [Nov 11, 1827 - Aug 25, 1912], spinster.
2. Ellen [1829/30 - Feb 1912]
Joseph Hinch [buried in Napanee Cemetery]
Thomas m1 Martha Miller m2 Miss Hartman
Sarah Ann m Charles Weese
Alida spinster, killed on No 2 Hwy.
3. Ann Maria [Oct 23, 1831 - 1918]
Emma m. John Cliff
Maude m. Charles D. Bell
4. Mary Adelaide [Mar 17,1833 - Oct 24, 1887], spinster
Taught public school & piano.
5. Isaac Fraser [1836 - 1903]
Nellie m. Dennis Lucas
Nettie m. John Fitchett
Carrie m. Jacob Dollar Bell
Augusta m. John Sharpe
Ida m. Ross Aylesworth
Sadie m. Harvey Amey
6. Charles Jacob [Mar 13 1837 - Sept 6 1916]
** see below**
7. Sarah Margaret [Mar 30, 1840 - Nov 17, 1911]
Dr. Wilson Switzer
Minnie m. Perry Anderson
8. Elizabeth [June 18,1843 - Dec 3, 1938]
Mina m1 Ed Brough m2 Gordon Hoyt
Annie m Will Mooney
9. David Wells [June 19, 1847 - Jan 2, 1909] Bachelor.
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Charles Jacob Brown
son of David Bucklin Brown and Sarah Fraser (Sally)
[Mar 13 1837 - Sept 6 1916]
daughter of William Clancy and Sophia Breault
[Jan 22, 1843 - Feb 13, 1933]
1. Lillian Gertrude, [Dec 3 1869 - Aug 14, 1945]
Benjamin Seymour (Ben) Vanalstyne 1938
2. David Aylesworth, [April 3, 1871 - Nov 21, 1932] Bachelor.
3. Rosamond Sarah (Ross) [b. Oct 28, 1872]
Sanford Auburn Amey died 1936
4. Annie Augusta [Feb 18,1875 - July 17, 1950]
John Cartwright (Cart) Parrott
5. Ellen Maria (Ella) [b May 7 1882]
John Solomon Amey