BROWN ANNEX

 

Anna Kindedine (Brown) Cool Pedigree

(Start at generation 2, below.)

 

Special thanks to the following people for their help in compiling the information in this annex:

 

1. Paula Sue (Cool) Gates.

 

2. Catherine Lynn (Brown) Green: paragraph 3.h.(1.(a.(2) of generation 4, below.

 

3. Pauline Ellen (Montei) MacArthur.

 

4. Leona J. Hitchcock: (more info) paragraph 3.f.(2.(a.(1) of generation 4, below.

 

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Origin of the surname “Brown:”

 

Originated as "Broun" in Scotland.

 

Generation

  

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5   George Brown (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born in the 1760s (also seen: b. 1778, which doesn't seem likely considering the age of his wife) at Earlston, Scotland.  Died 11 February 1824 at Purvisburg, Scotland; interred Earlston, Scotland.  Probably resided in Berwickshire, Scotland near the villages of Duns, Swinton, Coldstream, Preston, Ayton, Chirnside and Purvisburg, all of which are west of the city of Berwick-upon-Tweed on the North Sea coast of Scotland.

 

2. Wife: Isobel Spear/Spears ("Isabella" on her gravestone)

 

Born 1767.  Died 20 May/10 September 1847, age 80, at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada; interred there in Willowbank Cemetery.  Married George Brown in 1796.

 

3. Children: (at least 7; order uncertain)

 

a. George Brown, Jr.: (photos) (more info) Born 7 October 1797 in Scotland.  Died 10 November 1881.  Immigrated to Canada with his mother, his own family, and his brother, Adam, eventually arriving, after a 6 week passage, at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario Canada (across the St. Lawrence River from Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY) on 26 July 1834.  In December 1841 purchased (for 200 pounds) a 200-acre farm northeast of Gananoque, Ontario, Canada on Marble Rock Road.  Married Janet McDougall/McDougal and had the following children (4 total):

 

(1. Jane Brown: (more info) Immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1834.  Married George Mitchell (b. 1809 at Elmbaugh, Berwickshire, Scotland, d. 1886) in 1840.  George immigrated to Gananoque, Canada in 1833.  Studied wagon making at Cobourg, Ontario for 5 years.  In 1842 he established Mitchell's Carriage Factory on King Street east in Gananoque, where carriages were made and lumber was sold.  (also reference pg. 69 of "Historic Gananoque," by H. William Hawke.)  Jane and George had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. David Mitchell: Resided at Winnipeg, Manitoba before taking over his father's business in Gananoque.  In 1873 constructed a large residence on the west bank of the Gananoque River at 1st Street.

 

(b. James Bertram Mitchell: Moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba before 1885 and became one of the original Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  Married Johanna Brough, daughter of Robert Brough of Gananoque, in 1878.

 

(c. Son.

 

(d. Son.

 

(e. Jennett Mitchell: Eldest daughter.  Married W. G. Matthew, a founder of the Gananoque Spring & Axle Company.

 

(f. Ella Mitchell.

 

(g. Sarah Mitchell: Taught school at Gananoque from 1869 to 1872.

 

(h. Ida Mitchell: Taught school a Gananoque from 1882 to 1888..

 

(i. Daughter. 

 

(2. Isabella Brown: Immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1834.  Married David Darling and had the following son:

 

(a. John McDougall Darling: Married his 1st cousin, Janet Haig, paragraph (3.(a., below, and had the following children:

 

(1) Annie I. Darling: Born 1878.  Died 1959.  Married George D. Gilbert (b. 1875, d. 1951) and had the following son:

 

(a) John Darling Gilbert.

 

(2) Jean Darling.

 

(3) George E. Darling: Born 1882.  Died 1964.  Married Laura L. Landon (b. 1887, d. 1955) and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Janet E. Darling: Born 1916.  Died 1943.  Married Frederic T. Lindsay (b. 1919, d. 1988) and resided in the wooden house on her great-great grandfather, George Brown’s farm.  Janet and Frederic had the following son:

 

[1. Alan Lindsay.

 

(3. Ann Brown: Immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1834.  Married John Haig and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Janet Haig: Married her 1st cousin, John McDougall, paragraph (2.(a., above.

 

(4. George Brown: Immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1834.

 

b. Adam Brown: See generation 4, below.

 

c. Agnes Brown: (Perhaps) Born about 1786.  Perhaps married (?) Fairbairn.  In 1871 resided in the household of George Brown near Gananoque, Leeds County, Canada.

 

d. Elizabeth Brown: Married Samuel Shepherd and resided at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

e. Isobel Brown: Born 21 October 1799.

 

f.

 

g.

 

4   Adam Brown (photos) (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 8 April 1798 at (by family tradition) Standing Stone (probably the name of a farm or estate where his father was employed as a tenant farmer), Berwickshire, Scotland.  Died 16 May 1881, age 83, at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada from complications of a frozen toe and poor circulation (perhaps causing gangrene); interred 20 May 1881 in Willowbank Cemetery, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Before marriage was employed as a cart operator (horse and cart for hire) and resided at 16 West Richmond Street, St. Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland.  In the spring of 1834, about 10 years after the death of his father, Adam immigrated from there with his mother, his own family, and his brother, Adam's family to Canada, eventually arriving, after a 6 week passage, at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario (across the St. Lawrence River from Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY) on 26 July 1834.  Employed several years working on the farm owned by (?) McDonald (later by John Haig).  Later purchased and cleared from the virgin forest a farm that he subsequently operated for 40 years next to his brother, George’s farm about 3 miles from Gananoque on the Marble Rock Road.  Belonged to the Presbyterian Church in Gananoque when it shared a meeting place with the Methodist-Episcopal congregation of that city, and was instrumental in construction of what is now known as St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.  In retirement resided with his daughter, Elizabeth, and son-in-law, Samuel Shepherd, in the Village of Gananoque.

 

2. Wife: Euphemia Allison/Ellison Brotherston “Allison/Ellison” (photos) (more info)

(also seen: Allison Brotherson)

 

Born 25 April 1801 in Scotland, daughter of George Brotherston, who was a farm servant at Norton (a farm estate that is now a suburb of Edinburgh).  Died 8 November 1877, age 76, at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada; interred 10 November 1877 in Willowbank Cemetery, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Before marriage resided at 66 Easter Cross Causeway, St. Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland.  Married Adam Brown (age 26) on 7 June 1825 (at the age of 24) at Edinburgh, West Lothian/Midlothian County, Scotland (recorded in the records of the Church of Scotland).

 

3. Children: (By one account, 13 total, 6 of whom died young, including 2 during the voyage to Canada, who were interred at sea.  Given the marriage date of Jun 1825, it is possible other children were born in Scotland between Euphemia and William.)

 

a. Euphemia Brown: Born 22 March 1826 at Edinburgh, Midlothian County, Scotland.  Died 15 May 1847, age 21, at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada; interred there.  Immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1834.  Married Andrew Allen.

 

b. George William Brown: See generation 3, below.

 

c. Isabella Brown: (photos) Born 9 March 1830 at Edinburgh, Midlothian County, Scotland.  Immigrated to Canada with her parents in 1834.  Married Robert Waldie on 25 June 1849 and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Allison Waldie.

 

(2. Ethel Waldie: Married (?) Capes and had at least 1 child.

 

d. Adam Brown #1: Born 7 June 1832 at Edinburgh, Midlothian County, Scotland.  Died 11 July 1834, age 2, at Groseland (an island in St. Lawrence River used for receiving immigrants), Ontario/Quebec, Canada, just before his family was admitted to Canada.

 

e. William Alexander Brown: Born 4 March 1834 at Edinburgh, Midlothian County, Scotland.  Died 26 July 1834, age 4½ months, just as his family was arriving at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

f. Adam Alexander Brown "Elick"/"Alex": (photos) (more info) Born 8/1 July 1835 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 24/25 November 1926, age 91, at the home of his son, John Alexander Brown in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan; interred December 1926 in the Kingston, Michigan Cemetery in the Hitchcock lot beside his daughter, Caroline.  Employed as a farmer near Gananoque.  About 1883 Adam moved his family to Michigan, staying briefly at Mariette, Michigan with Dr. Lewis McCrae/McCrea, one of his wife, Caroline’s brothers.  Subsequently moved to Wilmot, Cheboygan County, Michigan, where he established and operated a dry-goods, grocery, and patent medicine store and was the village Post Master for 18/17 years.  Lost significant use of his left leg at about age 40 as the result of a severe fever (perhaps polio), and, as a result wore a built-up shoe on that leg and used a cane the rest of his life.  In old age Adam was also nearly deaf.

 

1871 Canada Census: Alexander Brown, age 34 (b. Ontario, Canada) was heading a household at Lansdowne, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario, Canada.  The hosuehold also included his wife, Caroline Brown, age 33 (b. Ontario, Canada); daughter, Alina Brown, age 11 (b. Ontario, Canada); daughter, Caroline Brown, age 9 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, Adam Brown, age 7 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, John Brown, age 5 (b. Ontario, Canada); daughter, Jessie Brown, age 3 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, Henry Brown, age less than 1 year (b. Ontario, Canada); and daughter, Lucinda Crea, age 25 (b. Ontario, Canada).

 

1881 Canada Census: Alexander Brown, age 45 (b. Ontario, Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Leeds Front, Leeds South, Ontario, Canada.  He claimed Scottish ancestry.  The household also included his daughter, Alma Eliza Brown, age 20 (b. Ontario, Canada); daughter, Caroline Ellison Brown, age 18 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, John Alexander Brown, age 15 (b. Ontario, Canada); daughter, Jessie Lucinda Brown, age 13 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, Henry Cray Brown, age 10 (b. Ontario, Canada); and son, George William Brown, age 7 (b. Ontario, Canada).

 

Married (1st) Alma Caroline McCrea “Caroline” (also seen: Crea) (b. 12 Mar 1837 at Lansdown, Ont., Canada, d. 9 Jul/Jun 1878 ,age 41, at Gananoque, Ont., Canada from complications of tuberculosis; interred Willowbank Cem., Leeds Co., Ont., Canada), daughter of John and Elizabeth "Eliza" (Acton) McCrea, on 12 May 1858 at Lansdown, Ontario, Canada and had the following children:

 

(1. Alma Eliza Brown: Born 6 December 1859 at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.  Died 24 December 1882, age 23, from complications of tuberculosis.

 

(2. Caroline "Carrie" Allison/Ellison Brown: Born 16 November 1861 at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.  Baptized 23 March 1862 with Reverend Henry Gordon officiating.  Died 19 July 1936 at Kingston, Michigan; interred there on 22 July.  Immigrated to the US in 1884/82 (abt age 23/21) and became a naturalized citizen of the US in 1885.

 

1900 US Census: Carrie A. Hitchcock, age 38 (b. Nov 1861 in English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and widowed, with no occupation recorded, was heading a household in Kingston Village, Kingston Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  She immigrated to the US in 1884 and had had 1 child, still alive.  The household also included her son, Fred B. Hitchcock, age 12 (b. Aug 1887 in MI; father b. MI; mother b. Canada) and in school.

 

1910 US Census: Adelbert Stone, age 49 (b. MI; parents b. NYS) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household on Stiner Avenue in the City of Flint, Burton Township, Genesee County, Michigan.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 4 years, Carrie Stone, age 48 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada), who had been married twice and had had 1 child, still alive; and step-son, Frederick Hitchcock, age 22 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. English-speaking Canada), single, and employed as a house carpenter.

 

1920 US Census: Delbert A. Stone, age 59 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. MI) and employed as a farm laborer on his own farm, was heading a household in Elmwood Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Carrie A. Stone, age 58 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada), who immigrated to the US in 1882 (naturalized in 1885).

 

At age 23 Caroline Brown married (1st) Edgar Burton Hitchcock "Burt" (b. 2 Mar 1856 at Lapeer, MI, d. 19 Jan 1893 at Wilmot, MI; interred Kingston, MI), age 29 and employed as a sawyer, son of Horace and Orenda (Huson/Hughson) Hitchcock, on 21 October 1885 at Kingston, Tuscola County, Michigan (witnessed by her father) and resided there.  Caroline and Edgar had the following son:

 

(a. Fred Burton Hitchcock: Born 10 August 1887 (per WWI draft registration; also seen: b. 10 Oct 1887 per MI birth record) at Kingston, Tuscola County, Michigan (also seen: b. Wilmot, Cheboygan Co., MI).  Died 20 May 1934 at Kingston, Tuscola County, Michigan; interred there in Kingston Cemetery.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Fred Burton Hitchcock, age 29 (b. 10 Aug 1887 at Wilmot, MI) and employed as a carpenter foreman at Pontiac Michigan, resided with his wife at 131 Midway Avenue, Pontiac, Michigan.

 

1920 US Census: Fred B. Hitchcock, age 32 (b. MI; parents b. MI) and employed as an accountant for a truck company, was heading a household at 443 Midway Avenue in the City of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Emma Hitchcock, age 27 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. Canada); daughter, Lois Hitchcock, age 2 years and 8 months (b. MI); and daughter, Leone Hitchcock, age 3 months (b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: Fred B. Hitchcock, age 42 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. Canada) and employed as a carpenter in the building industry, was heading a household at 33223 14 Mill Road in Farmington Township, Oakland County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 28, and his residence was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his wife, Emma Hitchcock, age 37 (b. MI; parents b. MI), who married 1st at age 23; daughter, Lois Hitchcock, age 12 (b. MI); daughter, Leona Hitchcock, age 10 (b. MI); daughter, Beryl Hitchcock, age 8 (b. MI); and son, Fred Hitchcock, Jr., age 7 (b. MI).

 

1940 US Census: Emma Hitchcock, age 47 (b. MI) and employed as an attendant was lodging at the Cato State (epileptic) Hospital at Wahjamega, Indianfields Township, Tuscola County, Michgian.  She had completed 2 years of high school.

 

At age 29 Fred Hitchcock married Emma "Emm" Rebecca Guisbert (b. 27 Sep 1892 in Gilford Twp, MI, d. 22 Mar 1961 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI), age 24, daughter of Andrew and Eliza "Liza" Jane (Frisdlay/Findley) Guisbert, on 25 December 1916 (license issued 23 Dec 1916) in Gilford Township, Tuscola County, Michigan and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Lois Emily Hitchcock: (photos) Born 11 November 1917 at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  Died 3 September 2007 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan; interred Novesta Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Leland Walter Kelley (b. 6 Apr 1916 in Tuscola Co., MI, d. 22 May 1995 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI), son of Walter Wallis and Blanche E. (Bruce) Kelley, on 24 April at Deford, Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

(2) Leona Janice Hitchcock: (more info) Born 8 November 1919 at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  Died 1 February 2009 at Park Place Assisted Living, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.  Employed as a genealogist.  Documented her family's history.

 

(3) Beryl Alice Hitchcock: (female) Born 14 October 1921 at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  Died 7 October 2010, age 88, at Hillsdale, Hillsdale County, Michigan; interred there in Mount Hope Cemetery, Litchfield.  Married Richard E. Krohn (b. 28 Oct 1925 in Chicago, IL, d. 5 Jun 2006; interred with Beryl) on 16 June 1951.

 

(4) Fred Burton Hitchcock, Jr.: Born 22 December 1922 in Michigan.  27 April 2006; interred Vinewood Cemetery, Edmore, Montcalm County, Michigan.  Veteran of World War II.  Married Bernice (?).

 

Caroline (Brown) Hitchcock married (2nd) Adelbert/Delbert "Bert" F. Stone about 1906 and resided at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.

 

(3. Adam Nelson Brown: Born 10 August 1863 at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.  Died there 2 June 1871, age 8.

 

(4. John Alexander Brown: Born 31 October 1865 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Baptized there 28 May 1866, with Reverend Henry Gordon officiating.  Died 24 February 1949 at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan; interred there.

 

1900 US Census: John A. Brown, age 34 (b. Oct 1865 in English-speaking Canada; parents b. England) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in the Village of Kingston, Kingston Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1885 (subsequently naturalized).  The household also included his wife of 9 years, Blanche R. Brown, age 29 (b. Apr 1871 in MI; father b. MI; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who had had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive; daughter, Alma G. Brown, age 5 (b. Jul 1894 in MI); and son, J. Arthur Brown, age 2 (b. Jan 1898 in MI).

 

1910 US Census: John A. Brown, age 49 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a merchant in his own store, was heading a household in Kingston Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1885 (subsequently naturalized), and he had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Blanche Brown, age 49 (b. MI; father b. Indiana?; mother b. Canada), who had been married once and had had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive; daughter, Alma Brown, age 15 (b. MI); son, Arther Brown, age 11 (b. MI); son, Lawrence Brown, age 7 (b. MI); and father, Adam A. Brown, age 68 (b. Canada; parents b. Scotland), widowed, and employed as a post master, who immigrated to the US in 1885 (subsequently naturalized).

 

1920 US Census: John A. Brown, age 54 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and employed as an inspector for a body works, was heading a household at 504 N. Saginaw Street in the City  of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1884 and became a naturalized citizen in 1886.  The household also included his wife, Blanche Brown, age 48 (b. MI; father b. MO; mother b. Canada); son, Arthur H. Brown, age 22 (b. MI), single, and employed as assistant manager of a 5 cent and 10 cent store; son, Lawrence Brown, age 17 (b. MI), single, and not employed; daughter, Helen Brown, age 6 (b. MI); daughter, Alma Fremed, age 25 (b. MI), married, and not employed; granddaughter, Betty Fremed, age 4 (b. MI; father b. NYS; mother b. MI); and father, Alec Brown, age 84 (b. Canada; parents b. Canada) and widowed, who immigrated to the US in 1884 and became a naturalized citizen in 1890.

 

1930 US Census: John Brown, age 64 (b. Canada; father b. Scotland; mother b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a clerk in a grocery store, was heading a household at 512 Saginaw Street in the City of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  He married 1st at age 25, and his residence was valued at $8,000.  The household also included his wife, Blanch Brown, age 58 (b. MI; father b. MO; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who married 1st at age 19; and daughter, Helen Brown, age 16 (b. MI) and not employed.

 

1940 US Census: John A. Brown, age 74 (b. Canada) and employed as a gas station attendant, was heading a household at Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $4,500.  The household also included his wife, Blanche Brown, age 68 (b. MI), who had completed 8th grade; daughter, Alma Fremed, age 45 (b. MI) and employed as an accountant in a railroad office, who had completed 2 years of high school; daughter, Helen Brown, age 26 (b. MI) and employed as a stenographer for a public utility office, who had completed 4 years of high school; granddaughter, Betty Boland, age 24 (b. MI) and employed as a stenographer for an insurance office, who had completed 4 years of high school; and great-granddaughter, Sharon Boland, age 3 (b. MI).  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 25 John Adam Brown married Blanche Rosette Hawkins (b. 17 Apr 1871 at Wilmot, MI, d. 3 Jan 1959 at Pontiac, MI; interred there), age 19, daughter of Thomas J. and Caroline (Jeffrey) Hawkins, on 26 February 1891 (license issued same day) at Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan and resided at 504 North Saginaw Street, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  John and Blanche had the following children:

 

(a. Olive Brown: Born 1891 at Wilmot, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died there 1891.

 

(b. Alma Grace Brown: Born 28 July 1894 at Wilmot, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 4 April 1992.  Married Martin Fremed and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Betty Fremed: Born about 1916 in Michigan.  Married (?) Bolin and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Sharon Boland: Born about 1937 in Michigan.

 

(c. Arthur Hawkins Brown: Born 26 January 1898 at Wilmot, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 4 September 1953.  Married Eunice Sutton.

 

(d. Lawrence Cecil Brown: Born 5 December 1902 at Wilmot, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Lucille Campbell (d. 3 May 1988).

 

(e. Helen Leola Brown: Born 10 December 1913 at Wilmot, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Theron Gabert on 10 July 1965.

 

(5. Jessie Lucinda Brown: Born 8 January 1868 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Baptized there 22 June 1868, with Reverend Henry Gordon officiating.  Died ; interred 21 June 1962 in Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Florida.

 

1870 US Census: Enoch Hartt, age 32 (b. Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Kingston Township (Vassar Post Office), Tuscola County, Michigan.  His real estate was valued at $1,000, and his personal property was valued at $100.  The household also included his wife, Sarah A. Hartt, age 30 (b. Canada); daughter, Mary E. Hartt, age 6 (b. MI); son, William E. Hartt, age 4 (b. MI); and daughter, Carrie E. Hartt, age 3 (b. MI).

 

1880 US Census: Enoch Hartt, age 42 (b. Canada; parents b. VT) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Kingston Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Sarah A. Hartt, age 39 (b. Canada; parents b. Nova Scotia); daughter, Mary Hartt, age 16 (b. MI) and at home; son, William Hartt, age 14 (b. MI) and at home; daughter, Carrie Hartt, age 13 (b. MI) and in school; daughter, Lillie Hartt, age 8 (b. MI) and in school; and son, John Hartt, age 6 (b. MI) and in school.  Of interest, the household headed by Edward J. Hartt, age 38, was enumerated next door.

 

1900 US Census: William E. Hartt, age 35 (b. Aug 1865 in MI; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in the Village of Kingston, Kingston Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife of 8 years, Jessie L. Hartt, age 32 (b. Jan 1868 in English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada), who had had 1 child, still alive; and son, George L. Hartt, age 6 (b. Oct 1894 in MI).

 

1910 US Census: Jessie L. Hartt, age 42 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and married, was an inmate in the Eastern Michigan Asylum, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  She immigrated to the US in 1888 and was employed sewing.

 

1920 US Census: No record found.

 

1930 US Census: William M. Hartt, age 64 (b. MI; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household at Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida.  He married 1st at age 25, and his residence was valued at $1,000.  The household also included his wife, Jessie Hartt, age 62 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada), who immigrated to the US in 1886 (subsequently naturalized) and married 1st at age 22.

 

1940 US Census: William Edward Hartt, age 74 (b. MI), with no record of employment, was heading a household at 407 Eleventh Street North in Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Jessie Lucinda Harrt, age 72 (b. Canada), who had completed 8th grade.  On 1 April 1935 they resided in the same township.

 

1945 Florida Census: William Hartt, age 78 (b. MI) and retired was heading a household at Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida.  He had a grammar school education.  The household also included his wife, Jessee L. Hartt, age 77 (b. Canada), who had a grammar school education.

 

At age 24 Jessie Brown married William Edward Hartt (b. 7 Aug 1865 at Lapeer, Lapeer Co., MI (also seen: b. Kingston Twp, Tuscola Co., MI), d. ; interred 4 Aug 1949 in Evergreen Cem., Gainesville, FL), age 26, son of Enoch and Sarah Ann (Jeffery) Hartt, on 31 December 1891 at Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan, and in 1925 resided at Orlando, Florida.  In 1926 resided at Zephyrhills, Florida.  Jessie and William had the following son:

 

(a. George Leverett Hartt: Born 6 October 1894 in Kingston Township (also seen: b. Wilmot Twp), Tuscola County, Michigan.

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: George Levertt Hartt, age 22 (b. 6 Oct 1895 at Kingston, MI) and employed as a plasterer mason 7 for the Pryle Construction Company of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan,  was married with child and resided at 513 Catheart Street, Orlando, Florida.

 

1920 US Census: George Hartt, age 25 (b. MI; father b. MI; mother b. Canada) and employed as a house mason, was heading a household at 263 Auburn Avenue in the City of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Hartt, age 21 (b. MI; father b. French-speaking Canada; mother b. MI); daughter, Phyllis Hartt, age 3 years and 4 months (b. MI); and daughter, Shirley Hartt, age 2 (b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: No record found.

 

1935 FL Census: George L. Hartt, age 40 (b. MI) and employed in the construction industry, was heading a household outside the City of Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida.  The household also included his wife, Ruth L. Hartt, age 36 (b. MI); daughter, Shirley B. Hartt, age 17 (b. MI); and son, Errol Hartt, age 13 (b. MI).

 

1940 US Census: No record found.

 

1942 WWII Draft Registration: George L. (initial only) Hartt, age 47 (b. 6 Oct 1894 at Tuscola Co., MI) and employed by the Edwards Plastering Company of Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, was heading a household at 1280 Joslyn Street, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.  He named W. E. Hartt of Zypherhills, Florida as a person who would always know his address.

 

1945 FL Census: George Hartt, age 50 (b. MI) and employed as a plasterer, was heading a household at Rt2 Box 188a outside the City of Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida.  He had an 8th grade education.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Hartt, age 47 (b. MI), who had a 10th grade education.

 

At age 21, while employed as a mason and residing at Marlette, Michigan, George Hartt married Ruth Lou Rhea Battice, age 17, daughter of William H. and Carrie M. (Morton) Battice, on 24 November 1915 (license issued 20 Nov 1915) at Marlette, Sanilac County, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(1) Phyllis Hartt: Born about 1917 in Michigan.

 

(2) Shirley B. Hartt: Born about 1918 in Michigan.

 

(3) Errol Hartt: Born about 1922 in Michigan.

 

(6. Henry Crea Brown: Born 21 July 1870 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Baptized there 4 September 1871, with Reverend Henry Gordon officiating.  Died 22 August 1952 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana; interred there.  Employed as a carpenter and building contractor; participated in construction of the 9th Street Bridge, First National Bank building, Columbus Hospital, as well as other business and residential structures in and around Great Falls.

 

1900 US Census: Henry Brown, age 30 (b. Jul 1870 in English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household at 3608 5th Avenue North in the City of Great Falls, Great Falls Township, Cascade County, Montana.  He immigrated to the US in 1884.  The household also included his wife of 10 years, Sarah J. Brown, age 32 (b. Aug 1868 in MI; parents b. English-speaking Canada), who had had 5 children, all still alive; daughter, Lilly L. Brown, age 9 (b. Nov 1891 in MT); daughter, Mildred C. Brown, age 7 (b. Jan 1893 in MT); daughter, Laura A. Brown, age 5 (b. Feb 1895 in MT); son, Henry B. Brown, age 2 (b. Apr 1898 in MT); and daughter, Jessie L. Brown, age 6 months (b. Nov 1899 in MT).

 

1910 US Census: No record found.

 

1920 US Census: Henry C. Brown, age 49 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Sand-Coulee Township, Cascade County, Montana.  He immigrated to the US in 1883 and became a naturalized citizen in 1894.  The household also included his wife, Sarah J. Brown, age 51 (b. MI; parents b. English-speaking Canada); son, Burton H. Brown, age 21 (b. MT), single, and employed as a machinist; son, Alexander I. Brown, age 17 (b. MT), single, and employed as a farm laborer; and son, Vernerd L. Brown, age 15 (b. MT).

 

1930 US Census: Henry C. Brown, age 59 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household east of Stockett in Stockett-Sand Coulee Township, Cascade County, Montana.  He immigrated to the US in 1898 (subsequently naturalized), and he married 1st at age 20.  The household also included his wife, Sarah J. Brown, age 61 (b. MI; father b. KY; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who married 1st at age 22; and son, Alexander Brown, age 27 (b. MT), single, and employed as a farm laborer.

 

1940 US Census: Henry C. Brown, age 69 (b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as farm operator (wheat and cattle ranch), was heading a household at Stockett, Stockett-Sand Coulee Township, Cascade County, Montana.  He had completed 4th grade.  The household also included his son, Burton Brown, age 41 (b. MT) and employed as a farm laborer (wheat & cattle ranch), who had completed 7th grade; son, Alex Brown, age 37 (b. MT) and employed as a farm laborer (wheat & cattle ranch), who had completed 7th grade; and wife, Sarah Brown, age 43 [which appears about 28 years off] (b. MI), who had complete 1 year of college.  All but Burton resided in the same house on 1 April 1935; Burton resided at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.

 

Henry Brown married Sarah Jane McQuade (b. 5 Aug 1868 in MI, d. 9 Aug 1949 at Great Falls, MT; interred there) on 23 December 1890 at Great Falls and in 1925 resided there.  Henry and Sarah had the following children:

 

(a. Lillian "Lilly" Louisa Brown: Born 22 November 1891 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died there 25 January 1978; interred there.  Never married.

 

(b. Mildred Caroline Brown: Born 15 January 1893 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died there 11 February 1975; interred there.  Married (1st) Glen Crawford at Great Falls and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Virginia Crawford: Married (?).

 

Glen and Mildred (Brown) Crawford were subsequently divorced.  Mildred married (2nd) Dr. (?) Edwin.

 

(c. Laura Amelia Brown: Born 14 February 1895 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died there 19 September 1982; interred there.  Married Ludwig L. Shannon (d. 1962) in 1916 at Great Falls.  Laura and Ludwig had the following children:

 

(1) Lawrence Shannon: Married Irene Murphy at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana and had the following children:

 

(a) Larene Shannon: Married (?) and had 2 children.

 

(b) Lee Shannon: Married (?) and had 2 sons.

 

(2) Melville Shannon: Married Antoinette "Toni" Stewart at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana and had the following children:

 

(a) Barbara Shannon: Married (?).

 

(b) Melville Shannon, Jr.

 

(d. Henry Burton Brown "Burton": Born 29 April 1898 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died there 17 June 1960; interred there.  Never married.

 

(e. Jessie Lucinda Brown: Born 3 November 1899 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died about 1990.  Married (1st) Russell Fullerton in 1917 at Seattle, Washington and had the following son:

 

(1) Howard Russell Fullerton: Married Dorthie Swain at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana and had the following children:

 

(a) Marvilee Fullerton: Married (?); subsequently divorced.  Had 1 daughter.

 

(b) Kathy Fullerton: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Son.

 

[2. Daughter.

 

(c) Sandra Fullerton: Married (?).

 

Russell and Jessie (Brown) Fullerton were subsequently divorced.  Jessie married (2nd) Carl Alton Erickson on 13 August 1924 at Great Falls and had the following children:

 

(2) Betty Jane Erickson: Married (1st) Steve Rukavina at Havre, Montana and had the following children:

 

(a) Jerry Rukavina: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Son.

 

[2. Son.

 

(b) Roger Rukavina.

 

(c) Danny Rukavina: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Son.

 

[2. Daughter.

 

Steve and Betty (Erickson) Rukavina were divorced in 1961.  Betty married (2nd) John Evans in 1965 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

 

(3) Shirley Jean Erickson: Married Ivan Smith at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana and had the following children:

 

(a) Dale Smith: Married (?) and had 2 sons.

 

(b) Joyce Smith.

 

(c) Dennis Smith: Had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Son.

 

[2. Son.

 

[3. Daughter.

 

(d) Wayne Smith.

 

(4) Carl Alton Erickson, Jr.: Married Anna May Rehor at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana and had the following children:

 

(a) Mark Erickson: Married (?).

 

(b) Andy Erickson.

 

(5) Robert Cray Erickson: Married Carol Anthony at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana and had the following daughter:

 

(a) Bobbi Erickson: Had the following son:

 

[1. Dean Erickson.

 

(6) Douglas Leon Erickson: Died 11 May 1980 at age 48.  Married Patti Thiebes at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana and had the following children:

 

(a) Eric Erickson: Married (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

[1. Daughter.

 

[2. Son.

 

(b) Deborah Erickson: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

[1. Daughter.

 

[2. Son.

 

(c) Earl Erickson.

 

(d) Cristi Erickson.

 

(f. Alexander Irving Brown: Born 18 October 1902 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died there 16 July 1964; interred there.  Married Ethena Kent at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana; subsequently divorced.

 

(g. Vernerd Leroy Brown: Born 30 October 1904 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died there 15 August 1982; interred there.  Married Helen Papos at Great Falls and had the following children:

 

(1) James Brown.

 

(2) William Brown: Married (?) and had the following son:

 

(a) Melvin Brown: Had the following daughter:

 

[1. Coleen Brown.

 

(7. George William Brown: Born 28 March 1874 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Baptized there, with Reverend W. Coulthard officiating.  Died 20 April 1936 at home on Moran Prairie, Spokane, Washington; interred 22 April in Moran Cemetery, Spokane.

 

1900 US Census: George W. Brown, age 26 (b. Mar 1874 in English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a saw mill operator, was heading a household in Kingston Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1885 (subsequently naturalized), and he had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Mary M. Brown, age 22 (b. Jun 1877 in English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada), who immigrated to the US in 1885, had been married once and had had no children; boarder, May Chatfield, age 16 (b. May 1884 in MI; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. MI) and employed as a servant; boarder, Sarah Ford, age 12 (b. Jun 1887 in MI; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and at school; boarder, Claud Millikin, age 17 (b. Mar 1883 in MI; parents b. MI), single, and employed as a saw mill laborer; and boarder, Cecil Ford, age 16 (b. Apr 1884 in MI; parents b. English-speaking Canada), single, and employed as a saw mill laborer.

 

1910 US Census: No record found.

 

1920 US Census: George W. Brown, age 46 (b. English-speaking Canada; parent b. English-speaking Canada), widowed, and employed as a truck farmer, was heading a household in Moran Township, Spokane County, Washington.  He immigrated to the US in 1884 and became a naturalized citizen in 1890.  The household also included his son, Earl C. Brown, age 15 (b. MT; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and a student; and son, Clarence E. Brown, age 13 (b. ID; parents b. English-speaking Canada), with no recorded occupation.

 

1930 US Census: George W. Brown, age 56 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada), widowed, and employed as a carpenter doing construction work, was heading a household in Moran Township, Spokane County, Washington.  He immigrated to the US in 1884 (subsequently naturalized), and his residence was valued at $5,000.  The household also included his son-in-law, Reonald DeRuiter, age 37 (b. Holland; parents b. Holland) and employed as a carpenter, who immigrated to the US in 1915 (subsequently naturalized); daughter, Geneive M. DeRuiter, age 29 (b. MI; parents b. English-speaking Canada); and granddaughter, Marian DeRuiter, age 8 (b. WA; father b. Holland; mother b. MI).

 

George Brown married Mary Margaret Ford (b. 21 Jun 1878 at Tilsonburg, Ontario, Canada (also seen: b. 21 Jun 1879 at Woodstock, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada), d. 13 Jun 1908 at home on Moran Prairie; interred 15 Jun in Moran Cemetery, Spokane, WA), daughter of Philip Lurenzo Arthur (b. 1854, d. 1940) and Penelipa/Penleopa (Scott) Ford (b. 1856, d. 1895), on 15 November 1899 at Kingston, Koylton Township, Tuscola County, Michigan with Reverend A. R. Harper officiating.  In 1925 resided in Washington State.  In 1926 resided at Los Angeles, California.  George and Mary had the following children:

 

(a. Genevieve Marion Brown: Born 19 September 1900 at Kingston, Koylton Township, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Died 26 June 1999; interred Moran Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.

 

1920 US Census: Rainold DeRuiter, age 28 (b. Holland; parents b. Holland) and employed as a carpenter in the building industry, was heading a household in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.  He immigrated to the US in 1909 and was an alien.  The household also included his wife, Genevieve Marion DeRuiter, age 19 (b. MI; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. MI).

 

1930 US Census: Reonald DeRuiter, age 37, and Geneive M. DeRuiter, age 29, resided in the household headed by Geneive's father, George W. Brown, age 56, in Moran Township, Spokane County, Washington. (see above)

 

1940 US Census: John DeRuiter, age 48 (b. Holland) and employed as a contractor and carpenter in the building construction industry, was heading a household in Moran Township, Spokane County, Washington.  He had completed 4 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $3,000.  The household also included his wife, Genevieve DeRuiter, age 39 (b. MI), who had completed 6th grade; and daughter, Marion DeRuiter, age 18 (b. WA) and single, with no occupation recorded, who had completed 4 years of high school.  They resided in the same town on 1 April 1935.

 

Genevieve Brown married (1st) John Reonald/Reinder DeRuiter (b. 19 Sep 1891 in the Netherlands, d. 26 Jun 1955 at Spokane, Spokane Co., WA; interred there in Moran Cem.) on 19 November 1918 and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Marion DeRuiter: Born about 1922 in Washington State.  Married (?) Pierce.

 

Genevieve (Brown) DeRuiter married (2nd) Lawrence Clifford Winslow (b. 7 Dec 1907 at Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, d. there 2 Feb 1994; interred there in Moran Cem.), son of Clifford J. Winslow (b. 1879, d. 1965) on 15 June 195X.

 

(b. Elsie Viola Brown: Born 18 July 1902 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died 18 February 1919 at Spokane, Spokane County, Washington; interred there 21 February in Moran Cemetery.  Elsie died suddenly, in the presence of her older sister, Genevieve, after consuming a bottle of Coca Cola she had just purchased from a store; speculation was that the soft drink caused her death.  Never married.

 

(c. Earl Cecil Brown: Born 18 April 1904 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died 8 July 1924 at Ocean Park, California; interred 11 July in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pico Boulevard.  Never married.

 

(d. Clarence Edgar Brown: Born 2 September 1906 at Post Falls, Idaho.  Died 4 February 1975; interred 7 February in Moran Cemetery, Spokane, Washington.  Married Verdie Alta Sharp on 19 December 1927.

 

Following Caroline's death, Adam Alexander Brown married (2nd) his sister-in-law, as her 2nd husband, Mrs. Jemima (Hicks) McCrea (more info) (b. 24 Aug 1833 in South Marysburg Twp, Prince Edward County, Canada, d. 16 Feb 1909 from complications of a paralytic stroke; interred with her 1st husband), widow of John McCrea, Jr. (b. 1 Jan 1831, d. 11 Feb 1875; interred Lansdown, Ontario, Canada), who was the brother of Adam’s 1st wife, Caroline.  Jemima had 4 children from her 1st marriage, including:

 

(8. John Griffis Hicks McCrea: Born about 1869 at Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada.  At age 25 married (1st) Margaret Ann Somers (b. abt 1873), age 21, daughter of James and Caroline (Acton) Somers, on 10 October 1894 at Lansdowne, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  At age 60 married (2nd) Mary Barbara Tweed (b. Henredric, Ontario, Canada), age 50, daughter of William H. and Helen (Anderson) Tweed, on 27 May 1930 at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

 

(9. Adelaide McCrea: Born 1 May 1858.  Died 22 March 1920 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  At age 19 married William Riley Carpenter (b. abt 1854), age 23, son of Sylvester and Esther (?) Carpenter, on 11 July 1877 at Gananoque, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada.

 

About 1916, roughly 7 years after Jemima's death, Adam Alexander Brown moved to 504 North Saginaw Street, Pontiac, Michigan to reside with his son, John Alexander Brown and John's family, where he died ten years later, in November 1926. 

 

g. Mary Jane Brown: Born 18 June 1837 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 30/20 November 1865/66, age 28/29, from complications of child birth (also seen: d. 30 November 1865).

 

1861 Canada Census: Richard Cliff, age 28 (b. abt 1833) was heading a household in Leeds, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  The household also included his wife, Mary Jane Cliff, age 24 (b. abt 1837 in Upper Canada); son, Adam H. Cliff, age 4 (sheet 7)

 

1871 Canada Census: Richard Cliff, age 40 (b. Ireland) was heading a household at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  The household also included his wife, Mary Cliff, age 46 (b. US); son, Richard Cliff, age 3 (b. Ontario); daughter, Mary Cliff, age 1 (b. Ontario); son, age 12 (b. Ontario); and Elizabeth Daniels, age 14 (b. US).

 

Mary Brown married, as his 1st wife, Richard Cliffe (b. abt 1833 in Ireland) on 5 September 1854 and had the following children:

 

(1. Adam H. Cliffe: Born about 1857 in Upper Canada.

 

(2. Isabelle Cliffe.

 

(3. George Cliffe: Born about 1859 in Upper Canada.

 

(4. Agnes Cliffe.

 

Richard Cliff married (2nd) Mary (?) (b. US) and had at least the following children:

 

(5. Richard Cliff: Born about 1868 in Ontario, Canada.

 

(6. Mary Cliff: Born about 1870 in Ontario, Canada.

 

h. David Haig Brown: (photos) Born 2/12 April 1839 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 25 February 1920/22 in Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada; interred Willowbank Cemetery, Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1861 Canada Census: David Brown, age 22 (b. Upper Canada) and single, resided in Leeds Township, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1881 Canada Census: David Brown, age 42 (b. Ontario) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at Gananoque, Leeds County South, Ontario, Canada.  He claimed scotch ancestry.  The household also included his wife, Hannah Brown, age 39 (b. Ontario), who claimed English ancestry; daughter, Altha Brown, age 21 (b. Ontario) and employed as a dress maker; son, Adam Brown, age 17 (b. Ontario); son, Robert Brown, age not recorded (b. Ontario); daughter, Jennie Brown, age 12 (b. Ontario); and daughter, Maggie Brown, age 6 (b. Ontario).

 

1891 Canada Census: David Brown, age 52 (b. Ontario) was heading a household at Gananoque, Leeds County (South), Ontario, Canada.

 

1901 Canada Census: David H. Brown, age 63 (b. Ontario) was heading a household in Leeds County (South), Ontario, Canada. (pg 7)

 

David Brown married Hannah Fowler (b. 19 May 1840 at Kemptville, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada, d. 17 May 1926 in Peterborough Co., Ontario, Canada (also seen: d. 1910); interred with David), daughter of Robert and Sarah (Slee) Fowler, on 18/1 January 1862/63 in Kitley Township, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada and had the following children: (order uncertain; note: Sarah Ellen (Cool) Montei said David had 2 sons and 2 daughters)

 

(1. Althea Brown: Born 22 October 1861 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 6 January 1944 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada; interred Willowbank Cemetery, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.  Married Robert James Chadwick (b. 9 Apr 1862 at Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario, Canada, d. 2 Jul 1937 at Gananoque, Ontario Co., Canada; interred with Althea) on 19 October 1882 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada and had the following children:

 

(a. Laura Althea Chadwick: Born 9 November 1884 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Canada.  Died 7 December 1967 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; interred Willowbank Cemetery, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.

 

(b. David Clarke Chadwick: Born 12 March 1887 in Ontario, Canada.  Died 1 October 1910 at Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada; interred there in Willowbank Cemetery.

 

(c. Charles Verner Chadwick: Born 4 March 1894 at Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.  Died there 24 October 1959; interred there in Willowbank Cemetery.  Married Jean Carlyle Graham (b. 17 Aug 1887 at Paris, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada, d. 21 Nov 1952 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; interred with Charles) on 27 August 1919 at Frontenac, Ontario County, Canada and had at least the following children:

 

(1) Carol Chadwick: Born 15 November 1924 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Died 15 November 1924 at Carleton, Ontario, Canada.

 

(2) Barbara Jean Chadwick: Born 9 July 1926 in Canada.  Died 2004 at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; interred Willowbank Cemetery, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.

 

(d. Helen Margaret Chadwick: Born 7 October 1897 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died December 1978 at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; interred there.  Married William James Brough (b. 23 Sep 1898 at Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada, d. there 22 Sep 1965; interred there) on 20 June 1922 at Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada and had at least the following son:

 

(1) Robert William Brough: Born 17 March 1927 at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Died there July 2004.

 

(2. Clifford Brown.

 

(3. Adam David Brown: (photos) Born 20 January 1864 (registered 30 Jan 1886) at Gananoque, Leed County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 13 March 1952 in Ontario, Canada; interred there in Gananoque Cemetery.  Employed as a carpenter.  Loved hunting and fishing, and was an accomplished decoy carver.

 

Adam David Brown married Ruth Morris (photos) (b. 5 Jan 1864 in Bastard Twp, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada, d. 19 Jan 1945 at Gananoque, Leeds & Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada), who had a sister (perhaps a twin) who was married in the same ceremony on 27/30 August 1890 near Portland, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Adam and Ruth had the following children:

 

(a. Eva Brown: Born 4 April 1892 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died there 5 April 1892.

 

(b. Robert Clifford Brown: (photos) Born 13 May 1893 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Canada.  Died August 1969 at Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan; interred there in Elmwood Cemetery.  In 1940 was employed as a salesman.

 

1942 World War II draft registration: Robert Clifford Brown, age 48 (b. 13 May 1893 at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada) and employed by the Lambrecht-Kelly Company, resided with his wife, Catherine Ruth Brown, at 80 W. Warren Street, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

 

Robert Brown married Catherine Ruth Herbert (photos) (b. 19/20 Feb 1913 at Yale, St. Clair Co., MI, d. there 8 Oct 1993 at Yale) on 18 July 1938 at Bowling Green, Wood County, Ohio and resided there.  Robert and Catherine had the following children:

 

(1) David Herbert Brown: (photos) Born 1943 at Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan.

 

(2) Catherine "Cathy" Lynn Brown: (photos) Born 1945 at Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan.  Married (?) Green.

 

(3) Jean Beth Brown: (photos) Born 1948 at Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan.  Died 8 April 2013 at Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.  Married (?) Maidlow.

 

(c. Mildred Irene Brown: (photos) Born 23 April 1896 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died November 1985 near Beacon, Dutchess County, New York.  Became a naturalized US citizen of the US in 1928.  Married Thomas Judson Jaynes "Judson" (photos) (b. 5 May 1889 at Beacon, Dutchess Co., NY, d. there 5 Mar 1952; interred Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY), son of Chauncey Eugene (a.k.a. Eugene C.) and Lillian "Lillia" Frances (Judson) Jaynes (photos), of New York State, on 16 December 1924 in Manhattan, New York City, New York and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Ruth Janette Jaynes: (photos) Born 8 March 1926 at New York City, New York.  Died 11 August 1999 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York; interred there.  Married Howard G. Munson (b. 26 Jul 1924 at Claremont, Sullivan Co., NH, d. 5 Oct 2008 at Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY; interred there), who was employed as a federal judge in New York State, on 17 September 1949 at Beacon, Dutchess County, New York and had the following children:

 

(a) Walter Munson: Employed as an attorney in New York State.

 

(b) Rick Munson: Employed as an attorney in New York State.

 

(c) Pam Munson: Employed as an attorney in New York State.

 

(4. Robert Brown: Born 13 September 1866 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

(5. Elizabeth/Eliza Jane Brown "Jennie": Born 24 March 1869 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died September 1910 in Ontario, Canada; interred Willowbank Cemetery, Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.

 

1871 Canada Census: Samuel Battams, age 24 (b. Quebec, Canada) was heading a household at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  The household also included his wife, Mary Battams, age 20 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, William Battams, age 3 (b. Ontario, Canada); and son, Francis Battams, age less than 1 year (b. Ontario, Canada).

 

1881 Canada Census: Samuel Battams, age 34 (b. Quebec, Canada) and employed as a tailor, was heading a household at Hungerford, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.  He claimed English ancestry.  The household also included his wife, Mary Battams, age 29 (b. Ontario, Canada), who claimed English ancestry; son, William Battams, age 13 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, Francis Battams, age 9 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, Samuel Battams, age 7 (b. Ontario, Canada); daughter, Mimie Alberta Battams, age 5 (b. Ontario, Canada); and Mary Webster, age 58 (b. US), who claimed English ancestry.

 

Elizabeth Brown married, as his 1st wife, William Vince Battams (b. 1868 at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, d. there 1952; interred with Elizabeth), son of Samuel and Mary (Webster) Battams, on 30 May 1895 at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Marion Blythe Battams "Blythe": Born 6 May 1896 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada (registered 19 Oct 1896; perhaps baptized 6 Oct 1896 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada).  Died there 26 September 1929; interred there in Willowbank Cemetery.

 

At age 46 widower William V. Battams married (2nd) Dorothy A. O'Flaherty (b. 1885 at Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada, d. 1959 in Ontario, Canada; interred with William and Elizabeth), age 28, daughter of Michael and Eliza (Gee) Flaherty, on 9 April 1914 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

(6. Allison Brown: Born 6 August 1872 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died there September 1872.

 

(7. Margaret/Marguarite "Maggie" Blythe Brown:  Born 13 August 1875 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died there 30 September 1948; interred there.

 

1911 Canada Census: William P. Belfie, age 41 (b. Ontario, Canada) was heading a household in Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  The household also included his wife, Marguarite Belfie, age 36 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, William J. Belfie, age 9 (b. Ontario, Canada); and son, David P. Belfie, age 7 (b. Ontario, Canada).

 

At age 25 Margaret Brown married William Percival Belfie (b. 2 Sep 1871 at Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville Co., Ontario, Canada, d. there 10 Oct 1924, age 55 yrs, 1 mo., 8 days; interred there in Gananoque Cemetery), age 30 and employed as a grocer, son of Gilbert (b. Quebec) and Eliza (Pullaw) Belfie (b. Gananoque, Ontario), on 12 June 1901 at Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada and had the following children:

 

(a. William Gerald Belfie: Born 14 March 1902 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 1975 in Ontario, Canada; interred there.  At age 23 married Dorothy Winifred Round (b. Jul 1901 at Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, d. Apr 1965 in Pinellas Co., FL; interred with William), age 24, daughter of Joseph and Annie (George) Round, on 7 September 1925 at Gananoque, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario, Canada and had the following children:

 

(1) Robert W. Belfie: Born about 1928 in Michigan.

 

(b. David Percival Belfie: Born 1 May 1905 at Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.  Died October 1964; interred there.

 

i. Margaret “Maggie” Ann Brown: (photos) (more info) Born 4/9 April 1841 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 14 June 1934, age 93, at the home of her daughter, Margaret in Fort William (now Thunder Bay); interred Mountain View Cemetery, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  In 1861 moved with her husband to Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario (eastern shore of Lake Huron).  Then moved to Echo Bay (near Sault Ste. Marie), Algoma District, Ontario.  In 1892 moved with her family to Alexander (16 miles west of Brandon), Manitoba, Canada.  About 1911 retired from farming and, to be closer to several of her children, moved to 324 South Brodie Street, Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada.

 

1861 Canada Census: Daniel Cliffe, age 25 (b. Upper Canada) and single, resided at Lansdowne, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1891 Canada Census: Daniel Cliffe, age 54 (b. Ontario, Canada) was heading a household at Echo River, Algoma County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1901 Canada Census: Daniel Cliffe, age 63 (b. Ontario, Canada) was heading a household in Brandon County, Manitoba, Canada.

 

1911 Canada Census: Daniel Cliffe, age 77 (b. Ontario) and his wife, Margaret A. Cliffe, age 72 (b. Ontario) resided in the household headed by their son, John A. Cliffe, age 47 (b. Ontario) at Algoma West, Ontario, Canada.

 

At age 20 Margaret Brown married Daniel "Dan" Cliffe (more info) (b. 1836 at Lansdown (near Brockville), Leeds Co., Ontario, d. 15 Sep 1913, age 77, at Fort William (now Thunder Bay; interred with Margaret at Thunder Bay), age 24, son of John (b. 1795, d. 1870) and Elizabeth "Betsey" (Ruckle) Cliffe, on 19 December 1861 and in 1926 resided at Williamstown, Canada.  Margaret and Daniel had the following children:

 

(1. John "Jack" Adam Cliffe: Born 6 December 1864 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 23 November 1953 at Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma District, Ontario.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1911 Canada Census: John A. Cliffe, age 47 (b. Ontario, Canada) and employed as , was heading a household at Algoma West, Ontario, Canada.  The household also included his wife, Mary Cliffe, age 45 (b. Ontario); daughter, Emely J. Cliffe, age 18 (b. Ontario); son, Daniel H. Cliffe, age 16 (b. Ontario); son, John A. Cliffe, age 15 (b. Ontario); son, Robert W. Cliffe, age 11 (b. Ontario); daughter, Dora M. Cliffe, age 7 (b. Ontario); daughter, Mildred I. Cliffe, age 5 (b. Ontario); father, Daniel Cliffe, age 77 (b. Ontario); and mother, Margaret A. Cliffe, age 72 (b. Ontario).

 

John Cliff married Mary Findlay on 19 December 1890 and in 1934 resided at Echo Bay, Ontario.

 

(2. Thomas Daniel Henry Cliffe "Harry": Born 15 October 1866 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 6 February 1905 at Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario in a grain handling accident.

 

At age 23 Thomas Cliffe married Phoebe Shields, age 22, daughter of James and Margret (?) Shields, on 14 October 1889 at Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma County, Ontario, Canada.

 

(3. Elizabeth “Nell”/"Nellie" Alison Cliffe: Born 8 January 1868 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 23 May 1942 at Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma District, Ontario.

 

At age 23 Elizabeth Cliffe married Joseph A. Linke/Link, age 32, son of Charles and Thersa (Chipmoew) Linke, on 26 September 1892 and in 1934 resided at Sault Ste. Marie.

 

(4. William Arthur Cliffe: Born 2 April 1871 at Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 1948 at Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario.  In 1913 was employed as a contractor at Athabasca in the Peace River region.  Married Margaret Shields in 1897 and in 1934 resided at Fort William.

 

(5. Robert Alexander Cliffe: Born 29 May 1876 at Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 28 January 1934 at Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario.  In 1913 employed as a millwright for the Empire grain elevator.

 

At age 23 Robert Cliff married (1st) Mary Lucas (b. Bay Mills, MI), age 18, daughter of Robert and (?) (?) Lucas, on 23 May 1900 at Sault Ste Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan.  Robert Cliff married (2nd) Mary Louise Marcel on 2 June 1906.

 

(6. David Samuel Cliffe: Born 4 March 1882 at Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma County, Ontario, Canada (per Algoma Co. birth record) (also seen: b. 3 Apr 1882 at Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada).  Died 13 June 1916; killed in action at Ypres, France during World War I.  Before the War was employed as a brakeman for Canadian Pacific Railroad.  The pension he earned for his service supported his mother in her old age.

 

(7. Margaret "Maggie" Jane Cliffe: Born 20/19 May 1884 at Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Died 11 September 1978 at Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario.

 

At age 19 married William James Waters, age 28, son of Henry John and Francis Catherine (Inkins) Waters, on 23 December 1903 at Fort William, Ontario, Canada and in 1934 resided at 1410 Heath Street, Fort William.

 

j. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Brown: (photos) Born 28 July 1843 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Was alive, age 90, in 1934.

 

Elizabeth Brown married Samuel Shepherd/Shephard on 16 September 1867 and (in 1880 and 1926) resided in the Village of Gananoque.  Elizabeth and Samuel had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. John Adam Shepherd: Born 10 December 1868 in Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 6 February 1943, age 74 and single, in North Vancouver County, British Columbia, Canada.

 

(2. Anne Margaret Shepherd "Margaret": Born 20 December 1870 at Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.  Died there July 1960; interred there in Gananoque Cemetery.

 

At age 21 Anne Margaret Shepherd married, as his 2nd wife, Andrew Edwards (b. 12 Jun 1864 at Gananoque, d. there 12 Mar 1941; interred with Margaret), age 27, son of William and Marjarie (McCullough) Edwards, on 24 February 1892 at Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.  Andrew had married (1st) Agnes Lucinda Reid (b. 1865 at Lansdowne, d. 13 Dec 1889 at Gananoque; interred there in Willowbank Cemetery).  Andrew Shepherd had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Emily Edwards.

 

(b. Jamie Edwards.

 

(3. Henry Shepherd.

 

(4. James Herbert Sheppard: Born about 1874.  At age 27, while employed as a merchant, married Josephine Adelaide Cartwright, age 27, daughter of Jospeh and Frances (Reade) Cartwright, on 23 October 1901 at Gananoque, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario, Canada.

 

(5. Son: Born and died 1897.

 

3   George William Brown (photos) (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born 24 February/3 April 1828 at Edinburgh, Midlothian County, Scotland; immigrated to Canada with his parents, siblings, grandmother, and his Uncle Adam's family, ultimately arriving at Gananoque, Leeds County on 26 July 1834.  Was a well known carpenter there, as well as a celebrated swimmer, having won many races in the St. Lawrence River.  On 31 May 1866 (age 38) George and his partner were in the process of building a home for a client on one of the nearby islands of the St. Lawrence River when he did not return home.  It appears he drowned somewhere between Jack Straw Light and the Village of Gananoque.  Considering his experience on the river and swimming abilities, the circumstances of his death were suspicious, so his partner was jailed briefly during the investigation.  When George’s body was finally found, about three weeks later, it was so badly decomposed that it had to be removed from the water with a sheet of cloth so pieces wouldn't fall apart.  With no evidence remaining to prove George's death was anything more than an accident, his partner was finally released.

 

According to his eldest child, Anna (Brown) Cool, George was a very kind man when he was sober, but when he drank alcohol, he was an "awful" father figure.  His children would be so afraid of him during those periods of inebriation that they would hide when they saw him coming.  Sometimes, when older, Anna's brother, George, Jr. would also drink alcohol to excess.  For that reason she told her grandchildren: "I wouldn't name a cat that I liked 'George'."

 

2. Wife: Ellen Jane Jones (photos)

 

Born about 1833 in England, perhaps the daughter of Peter and Ann (Kindedine/Kindidine) Jones, reportedly, somewhat upper class and socially prominent parents, who might have immigrated to the United States from England in the mid-1800s, settling in New York City, New York.  There is a family story that Ellen's father was in politics in New York City, and a relative, perhaps an uncle, was Mayor of New York.  By one account Ellen died about 1895 in Gananoque Township, Ontario, Canada, though she had immigrated to the United States with some of her children in 1876 and subsequently resided at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  No record of interment found in Jefferson County, New York as either Ellen Brown (from 1st marriage in Canada) or Ellen Glass (from 2nd marriage in Clayton Twp, NYS). 

 

Before marriage Ellen resided with her parents in New York City.  She met George William Brown when her parents visited Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada on a summer vacation (at a time when the 1000 Islands region of northern New York and eastern Ontario, Canada was a favorite get away for New York City's upper class families, who bought islands there and built expensive homes on them).  Ellen's parents objected to George, feeling he was unacceptably beneath her social level.  For perhaps similar reasons, though in reverse, George's father, Adam Brown, never cared for Ellen.  However, George moved to New York City to be close to Ellen, and despite her parents' feelings, Ellen became pregnant and at age 19 married (1st) George Brown, age 26, on 28 October 1854 in the Borough of Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York (note: FamilySearch has a record of the marriage of this marriage between George Brown & Ellen "James" [perhaps a misinterpretation of "Jones"], which is only accessible at one of its history centers).  As a consequence, Ellen's parents disowned her.  George and Ellen resided in New York City for a few months, and their oldest child, Anna, was born there on 3 April 1855 aboard a ship in New York Harbor.  Their other children were all born at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

With no great affection for Ellen, Adam Brown sold the land he had informally conveyed to George to George's brother, Adam Alexander Brown, and he remodeled a farm building (more info) on his property for Ellen and her children.  Destitute and desperate, Ellen was forced to put some of the children up for adoption.  The oldest, Anna K. (Brown) Cool, then age 11, refused to be adopted, so she ran away from home and worked to subsist.  Anna's brother, George, Jr., was adopted, but his adoptive parents treated him very cruelly.  At some point George, Jr. was beaten and injured with a pitch fork, so his sister, Anna, stole him away from that family one night and raised him herself.  A sister, Mary Jane, was also mistreated, but Anna didn't know about it until long afterward.  By 1875 Ellen had moved with some of her children to the United States via Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, settling in the nearby Village of Clayton, where, soon after, she married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, widower Elias Waldon Glass (more info) (b. abt 1809 in Jefferson Co., NYS, d. 22 Dec 1876; interred Clayton Village Cem.), son of James Glass.  Elias had married (1st) Almira/Elmira Reed Allen (b. abt 1810 in Jefferson Co., NYS, d. 9 Jan 1862, age 52; interred Clayton Village Cem.) on 20 February 1832 and had children.  Elias died shortly after marrying Ellen.

 

1840 US Census: Elias W. Glass was heading a household in Hounsfield Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household included 1 male under age 5; 1 male age 10 to 15; l male age 30 to 40; 2 females under age 5; 1 female age 5 to 10; and 1 female age 30 to 40.

 

1855 NYS Census: Elias W. Glass, age 46 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS) and employed as a bricklayer, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His residence was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Almira Glass, age 45 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS); daughter, Sarah C. Glass, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS); daughter, Annette Glass, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS); son, Laban O. Glass, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS); and Chas Byron Glass, age 9 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS).  They all had resided in Clayton Township for 2 years.

 

1860 US Census: Elias W. Glass, age 51 (b. NYS) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His personal property was valued at $200.  The household also included his wife, Elmira Glass, age 50 (b. NYS), whose real estate was valued at $600; son, Labon O. Glass, age 15 (b. NYS) and employed as a stone mason; son, Chas B. Glass, age 13 (b. NYS); Marion E. Wilson, age 26 (b. NYS); Charles E. Wilson, age 1 (b. NYS); and Charles Wilson, age 28 (b. Canada) and employed as a butcher.

 

1865 NYS Census: Wm Parish, age 38 (b. Jefferson co., NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Ellisburg Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His residence was valued at $100 and he had been married once.  The household also included his wife, Celestine Parish, age 28 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS), who had been married once and had had 2 children; daughter, Almira Parish, age 2 years and 8 months (b. Jefferson Co., NYS); and father, E. W. Glass, age 56 (b. Jefferson Co., NYS), widowed, and employed as a mason.

 

1870 US Census: E. W. Glass, age 63 (b. NYS) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a one-person household in Clayton Township (Depauville Post Office), Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $900 and his personal property was valued at $200.

 

1875 NYS Census: Elias Glass, age 67 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a mason, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned a frame dwelling valued at $525.  The household also included his wife, Ellen Glass [Ellen (Jones)(Brown) Glass], age 42 (b. England); and step-daughter, Anna Brown [Anna K. (Brown) Cool], age 10 [should be 20] (b. Canada) and single.

 

1880 U.S. Census: Ellen Glass, age 48 (b. England; parents b. England), widowed and employed as a housekeeper, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Yenks Vincent, age 59 (b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a teamster; and son, George W. Brown, age 17 (b. Canada, father b. Scotland, mother b. England), single, and employed as a laborer.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Ann/Anna Kindedine Brown: See generation 1, below.

 

b. Euphemia Elison/Ellison Brown: (photos) (more info) Born 3 August 1857 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Married Henry Allen and eventually resided at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.  Euphemia and Henry had the following childen:

 

(1. Henry Allen, Jr.

 

(2. Ella Allen.

 

c. Emma Isabella Brown: (photos) (more info) Born 16 June 1859 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Immigrated to the United States in 1870.

 

1875 NYS Census: Emma Brown, age 16 (b. Canada P.O.), who was a single alien, resided as a domestic servant in the household headed by Lyman Bennett, age 28 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York, which was next door to the household headed by Peter C. Bennett, age 69 (b. Saratoga Co., NY), who was the father of Sarah Ellen Bennett, who married Truman Cool, father of Lorenzo Cool, who married Emma's older sister, Anna (Brown) Cool on 1 January 1878.  The household also included Lyman's wife, Lena Bennett, age 24 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Cora Bennett, age 5 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, George Bennett, age 1 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); mother-in-law, Catherine Marshall, age 55 (b. Herkimer Co., NY); and brother-in-law, James Edgar Marshall, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as an engineer [who subsequently married Emma I. Brown].

 

1880 US Census: Edwerd Marshall, age 23 (b. NYS, father b. England, mother b. NYS) and employed as an engineer, was heading a household in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emma I. Marshall, age 21 (b. Canada, father b. Canada, mother b. NYS); and daughter, Ellen Marshall, age 1 month (b. May 1880 NYS, father b. NYS, mother b. Canada).

 

1900 US Census: James E. Marshall, age 42 (b. Jan 1858 in NYS; father b. England; mother b. PA) and employed as a marine engineer, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 21 years, Emma I. Marshall, age 41 (b. Jun 1858 in English Canada; father b. English Canada; mother b. New York), who had had 4 children, all still alive, and immigrated to the United States in 1870; daughter, Ella May Marshall, age 19 (b. Jun 1880) and single; daughter, Lena A. Marshall, age 17 (b. Sep 1882) and single; daughter, Anna H. Marshall, age 15 (b. Jan 1884) and single; and son, Gordon W. Marshall, age 12 (b. Dec 1887) and single.

 

1905 NYS Census: Edgar Marshall, age 47, was heading a household on Web Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emma Marshall, age 45; daughter, Lena Marshall, age 23; daughter, Fannie Marshall, age 20; and son, Gordon Marshall, age 16.

 

1910 US Census: James E. Marshall, age 52 (b. NYS, father b. England, mother b. Germany) and employed as a steam boat engineer, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 31 years, Emma Marshall, age 49 (b. English Canada, father b. English Canada, mother b. NYS) and mother of 4, all still alive; and son, Gordon Marshall, age 21 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a drug store clerk.

 

1920 US Census: James Edgar Marshall, age 62 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS) and employed as a marine engineer on rivers and lakes, was heading a household on West Street in the Village of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  He owned his residence free and clear.  The household also included his wife, Emma, age 60 (b. English Canada; immigrated to the US and was subsequently naturalized; parents b. English Canada); boarder Ada B. Reade, age 83 (b. Ireland) and single; Elizabeth V. Eddy, age 84 (b. France) and widowed; Gertrude Dygat, age 65 (b. NYS) and widowed; and Mary E. Burchell, age 76 (b. England) and single.

 

1930 US Census: Edward Marshall, age 72 (b. NYS, father b. England, mother b. NYS), married 1st age 22, and employed as a marine engineer, was heading a household at 612 Webb Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emma Marshall, age 69 (b. Eng Canada, father b. Scotland, mother b. NYS) and married 1st at age 19.

 

Of interest, 2 doors away a Francis Marshall, age 25 (b. NYS, as were his parents) and married within the year, was heading a household.  The household also included his wife, Frances Marshall, age 25 (b. Germany, as were her parents; immigrated to America in 1922), who was also married at age 25.

 

Of further interest, an Edgar Marshall, age 81 (b. NYS, as were his parents), widowed, and married 1st at age 22, resided in the household headed by his son-in-law, William J. Farrell, age 57 (b. NYS, parents b. N. Ireland), widowed, and married 1st age 21, at 337 James Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included William's sister, Mary A. Ebben, age 76 (b. NYS, parents b. N. Ireland), widowed, married 1st age 19, and employed as a hardware merchant.

 

1940 US Census: Emma I. Marshall, age 80 and widowed (b. Ontario, Canada), was heading a household at 612 Webb Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Emma had completed 8th grade.  The household also included her daughter Lena M. Slover, age 56 (widowed; b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school; granddaughter, Isabelle E. Slover, age 17, single, and in the 1st year of high school; and lodger, William Jones, age 60 (widowed) and employed as a cutter in a textile mill.

 

Emma Isabella Brown married James Edgar Marshall "Edward"/"Edgar" (b. Jan 1858 in Jefferson Co., NY, d. ) about 1881 and resided on West Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Of interest, 1875 they resided under the same roof in the household headed by James' brother-in-law, Lyman Bennett (who 3 years later was also the brother-in-law of Emma's sister, Anna (Brown) Cool), in Clayton Township.  At that time, Emma, a single alien, was employed as a domestic servant in Lyman Bennett's household, and James was employed as an engineer.  James and Emma (Brown) Marshall had the following children:

 

(1. Ellen "Ella" May Marshall: Born May/June 1880 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: William Marshall, age 24 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a sailor, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sarah Marshall, age 21 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, George Marshall, age 11 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1900 US Census: William C. Marshall, age 50 (b. Oct 1850 in NYS; father b. NYS; no record of mother's birth) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 26 years, Sarah M. Marshall, age 46 (b. Jun 1854 in English-speaking Canada; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who had had 1 child, still alive; and son, George C. Marshall, age 23 (b. Jun 1876 in NYS), single, and employed as a painter.

 

1905 NYS Census: George Marshall, age 30, was heading a household at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ella Marshall, age 25, and son, Kenneth Marshall, age 1.

 

1910 US Census: George Marshall, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a carpenter in the boat building industry, was heading a household in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife of 9 years, Ella Marshall, age 29 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who had been married once and had had 2 children, both still alive; son, Kenneth Marshall, age 6 (b. NYS); and son, Harold Marshall, age 2 (b.  NY).

 

1918 WWI Draft Registration: George Calvin Marshall, age 44 (b. 21 Jun 1874) and employed as a boatman for Dr. J. W. Markoe, resided with his wife, Ella M. Marshall, at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: George C. Marshall, age 44 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Canada) and employed as a house carpenter, was heading a household on Jane Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Ella M. Marshall, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Kenneth Marshall, age 16 (b. NYS); and son, Harold Marshall, age 11 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: George Marshall, age 46 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a house painter, was heading a household at 318 Webb Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 21, and his residence was valued at $4,000.  The household also included his wife, Grace Marshall, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 40; and mother, Sarah Marshall, age 75 (birth not recorded (was an American citizen); parents b. NYS) and widowed, who married 1st at age 22.

 

1940 US Census: Sarah M. Marshall, age 85 (b. NYS) and widowed, was heading a household at 318 Webb Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She had completed 8th grade, and her residence was valued at $1,400.  The household also included her son, George C. Marshall, age 65 (b. NYS), with no record of employment, who had completed 8th grade; and grandson, Harold W. Marshall, age 32 (b. NYS), divorced, and employed as a millwright in a paper mill.  On 1 April 1935 Sarah and George resided in the same house; Harold resided at Rochester, Monroe County, New York.

 

At age 20 Ellen May Marshall married, as his 2nd wife, George Calvin Marshall (b. 21 Jun 1874, d. 1950; interred Clayton Village Cem.), age 24 and employed as a carpenter, son of William and Sarah "Sadie" (Gurnsey) Marshall, on 12 September 1900 at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

(a. Kenneth Marshall: Born about 1904 in New York.

 

(b. Harold W. Marshall: Born about 1908 in New York.

 

George C. and Ellen May (Marshall) Marshall were divorced in 1926.  George had married (1st) (?) before September 1900 (per 1910 census he had been married twice).  At age 52 George C. Marshall married (3rd; he claimed 2nd on the license application) Grace Elizabeth Youngs, age 38 (b. McCombs, NY), daughter of William H. and Helen (Petrie) Youngs, on 20 October 1926 (license issued 13 Oct 1926) at Clayton, New York.

 

(2. Lena A. Marshall: Born September 1882 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 10 November 1959 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: George Slover, age 46 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Newton Township, Sussex County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Phoebe Slover, age 34 (b. NYS); son, Jany S. Slover, age 14 (b. NYS); son, Robert M. Slover, age 6 (b. NYS); and boarder, George N. Pultz, age 21 (b. NYS).

 

1910 US Census: Jay S. Slover, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a railroad engineer, was heading a household at 136 North Orchard Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 2 years, Lena Slover, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who had been married once and had had 1 child, still alive; and son, Gerald Slover, age 8 months (b. NYS).  Of interest, the household headed by Lena's brother-in-law, Joseph Higgins, was enumerated next door.

 

1920 US Census: Jay S. Slaven, age 34 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a railroad engineer, was heading a household at 205 Massey Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lena Slaven, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); son, Charles A. Slaven, age 10 (b. NYS); son, Marshall C. Slaven, age 5 (b. NYS); and lodger, Horace E. Davis, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a railroad engineer.

 

1930 US Census: Jay S. Slover, age 43 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a locomotive engineer for the steam railroad, was heading a household at 714 Holcomb Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 21.  The household also included his wife, Lena Slover, age 47 (b. NYS; parents b.  NYS), who married 1st at age 25; son, Gerald Slover, age 20 (b. NYS) and single, with no record of employment; son, Marshall Slover, age 15 (b. NYS) and single; and daughter, Isabel Slover, age 6 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Lena M. Slover, age 56 (b. NYS) resided in the household headed by her mother, Emma I. Marshall, age 80 (b. Canada) in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Lena Marshall married Jay Spald Slover (b. 3 Jan 1886 at Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY, d. 23 Sep 1938), son of George Henry and Phebe (Spaid) Slover, and had the following children:

 

(a. Gerald/Charles A. Slover: Born 2 September 1909 in New York.  Died February 1972 in Jefferson County, New York.  Married Ann (?) (b. abt 1909 in NYS) and had at least the following daughter:

 

(1) Sally Slover: Born about 1932 in New York.

 

(b. Marshall C. Slover: Born about 1915 in New York.  Married Martha (?) (b. abt 1916 in NYS).

 

(c. Isabelle E. Slover: Born about 1923 in New York.  Was epileptic and died young from a severe seizure.

 

(3. Anna "Fannie" H. Marshall: Born January 1884 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

1910 US Census: Joseph Higgins, age 25 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a railroad conductor, was heading a household at 134 North Orchard Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He immigrated to the US in 1903 (subsequently naturalized), and he had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 2 years, Fannie Higgins, age 24 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada), who had been married once and had had no children.  Of interest, the household headed by Fannie's brother-in-law, Jay S. Slover, was enumerated next door.

 

1920 US Census: Joseph Higgins, age 37 (b. Canada; father b. England; mother b. Ireland) and employed as a railroad conductor, was heading a household at 418 Arsenal Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He immigrated to the US in 1900 and became a naturalized citizen in 1904.  The household also included his wife, Fannie Higgins, age 34 (b. NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. Canada); and son, Donald Higgins, age 8 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Joseph Higgens, age 47 (b. Canada; parents b. England) and employed as a steam railroad conductor, was heading a household at 423 Paddock Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He immigrated to the US in 1898 (subsequently naturalized), married 1st at age 22, and his residence was valued at $$6,400.  The household also included his wife, Fanny H. Higgens, age 44 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21; and son, Donald M. Higgens, age 18 (b. NYS) and single, with no record of employment.

 

1940 US Census: Joseph Higgins, age 57 (b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a conductor for the NY Central Railroad Company, was heading a household at 423 Paddock Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $5,200.  The household also included his wife, Fannie Higgins, age 54 (b. NYS), who had completed 7th grade; and son, Donald Higgins, age 28 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a back tender in the paper manufacturing industry, who had completed 1 year of high school.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

Anna Marshall married Joseph Higgins (b. abt 1883 in Canada) and had the following son:

 

(a. Donald Marshall Higgins: Born 20 October 1911 in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 9 November 1993 at Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida; cremated remains interred North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(4. Gordon William Marshall: Born 22 August 1888 in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York (also seen: b. Dec/Jul 1887).  Died February 1967; interred Dexter Cemetery, Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Gordon William Marshall, age 28 (b. 22 Aug 1888 in Clayton Twp, Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a baker for M. A. Palmer on State Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, resided with his wife and daughter at 321 William Street in the City of Watertown.

 

1920 US Census: Gorden W. Marshel, age 31 (b. NYS; father b.  NYS; mother b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as a machinist for the Air Brake Corporation, was heading a household at 514 Stone Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Bessie Marshel, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Margaret Marshel, age 2 years and 8 months (b. NYS); mother-in-law, Nellie J. Murphy, age 51 (b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a dressmaker for private families; and boarder, Hannah E. Baker, age 20 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and single, with no occupation recorded, who immigrated to the US in 1915 (still an alien).

 

1930 US Census: Gordon W. Marshall, age 41 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a tester for the Air Brake Company, was heading a household at 514 Stone Street in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 27.  The household also included his wife, Bessie Marshall, age 38 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 23; daughter, Margaret Marshall, age 13 (b. NYS); son, Edgar Marshall, age 9 (b. NYS); and 3 boarders.

 

1940 US Census: Gordon W. Marshal, age 51 (b. NYS) and employed as a tester for a book company, was heading a household in the City of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 4 years of high school, and his residence was valued at $2,000.  The household also included his wife, Bessie Marshal, age 48 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school; daughter, Margaret Marshal, age 22 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a clerk for a retail store; son, Edgar W. Marshal, age 19 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a tool grinder for a brake company, who had completed 4 years of high school; and lodger, Hubert C. Spencer, age 19 (b. NYS) and employed as a fireman for the City of Watertown.  On 1 April 1935 Hubert resided in the same house; Gordon and his family resided elsewhere in the same city.

 

At age 26 Gordon Marshall married Agnes "Bessie" Murphy (b. 1891, d. 1974; interred with Gordon), age 23, daughter of William H. and Nellie J. (Wilder) Murphy, on 2 March 1915 in Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

(a. Margaret Marshall: Born about 1918 in New York.

 

(b. Edgar W. Marshall: Born about 1921 in New York.

 

Emma (Brown) Marshall may have married (2nd) (?) Haig.

 

d. Ellen "Ella" Elizabeth Brown: (photos) (more info) Born 17 March 1861 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 3 October 1929 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan; interred there in Grand Lawn Cemetery.  In 1927 resided at 15793 Wildemere, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

 

1911 Canada Census: Joseph G. Haig, age 54 (b. Jun 1857 in Ontario, Canada) was heading a household at York, Ontario, Canada.  The household also included his wife, Ellen Haig, age 48 (b. Ontario, Canada); daughter, Beatrice Haig, age 20 (b. Ontario, Canada); son, John Haig, age 18 (b. Ontario, Canada); and daughter, Agnes Haig, age 9 (b. Ontario, Canada).

 

Ellen Brown married Joseph Gordon Haig (b. 30 Jun 1857 in Leeds Co., Canada, d. 30 Oct 1927 at Detroit, Wayne Co., MI) on 15 August 1887 at Gananoque, Canada and had the following children:

 

(1. George Thomas Haig: Born 14 February 1899 at Lansdowne, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  At age 26 married (1st) Lottie Moore, age 23, daughter of Charles and Louise (Bidre) Moore, on 26 March 1915 at Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada.  At age 34 married (2nd) Maude Ione Brown (b. MI), age 26, daughter of James and Jane Ann (Coulter) Brown, on 17 October 1923 (license issued same day) in Carroll County, Ohio.

 

(2. Beatrice Anna Haig: Born 18 August 1891/92 at Gananoque, Ontario, Canada (also seen: b. Leeds & Lansdowne Twp, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada).  In 1927 resided at 105 Grand Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  At age 29, when employed as a business college teacher, married Edwin Lord (b. Hamilton, Canada), age 39 and employed as a plumber, son of Robert and Rose (O'Connor) Lord, on 25 December 1920 at Hamilton, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada and had at least 1 child.

 

(3. John William Haig: Born 1 October 1893 in Leeds and Lansdowne Township, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.

 

1930 US Census: John Haig, age 35 (b. English-speaking Canada; parents b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as an insurance agent, was heading a household at 15373 Baylis Street in the City of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  He immigrated to the US in 1919 (subsequently naturalized), married 1st at age 29, and his residence was valued at $7,200.  The household also included his wife, Margurite Haig, age 31 (b. ND; father b. MN; mother b. Germany), who married 1st at age 25; son, William Haig, age 11 months (b. MI); and sister-in-law, Effie Chappe, age 24 (b. ND; father b. English-speaking Canada; mother b. ND) and single, with no occupation recorded.

 

1940 US Census: John Haig, age 46 (b. English-speaking Canada) and employed as an insurance agent, was heading a household at 15420 Mettetal Avenue in the City of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  He had completed 8th grade, and his residence was valued at $7,000.  The household also included his wife, Marguerite Haig, age 44 (b. ND), who had completed 1 year of college; son, William Haig, age 10 (b. MI); and daughter, Dolores Mae Haig, age 6 (b. MI).  They resided in the same city on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 29 John Haig married Marguerite Chafieski (b. Minto, Walsh Co., ND), age 24, daughter of John and Lucile (?) Chafieski, on 11 August 1923 at Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan and had the following children:

 

(a. William Haig: Born about 1930 in Michigan.

 

(b. Dolores Mae Haig: Born about 1934 in Michigan.

 

(4. Agnes May Haig: Born 18 October 1903 at Webbwood, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada.  Immigrated to the US (Port of Detroit, Wayne Co., MI) on 23 August 1925.

 

e. George William Brown, Jr. "Will"/"William": (photos) (more info)

 

Born 12 March 1863 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 8 February 1938, age 75, from complications of heart disease at the residence of his sister, Emma.  Married Minnie D. Porter (b. Sep 1867, 15 Nov 1936, age 69), daughter of Pitt C. (b. about 1845) and Lydia (?) (b. about 1847) Porter of Clayton, New York, on 15 December 1891.

 

George, Sr. drowned when George, Jr. was quite young, so George, Jr. had very little recollection of his father.  Life was tough for a family without a male bread winner (and supportive relatives), so George's destitute mother was forced to put him and other siblings up for adoption.  The family who adopted George mistreated him.  After George was hit with a pitch fork, his sister, Anna, stole him back and raised him.  As a young boy, George and his sisters helped their widowed mother by selling vegetables on the streets of Gananoque.  He moved to the United States with his mother and some sisters in 1876.  Initially George was employed as a carpenter by Henry Barber, a contractor out of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, who was doing a lot of building in Clayton and in the Thousand Islands.  In that capacity George helped build the original Frontenac Hotel on Round Island.  Later George worked in the old furniture factory in Clayton, and eventually he transitioned his carpenter skills into boat building, which made him famous and prosperous.  He invented and manufactured the famous St. Lawrence River skiffs, which became renowned for their functionality up and down the River and in parts of Europe.

 

The skiffs led to larger boats, his first being the "Minnie D.," named after his wife, which he piloted throughout the Thousand Islands, transporting people and freight.  The next big boat he built was called the "Just Brown," the first in a fleet of four with that name, which he used to ferry people and mail, especially train passengers who needed transport from the rail head in Clayton down river to Alexandria Bay, New York.

 

George also built and operated the "Dauntless," a steam yacht which catered to private parties and excursionists.  A figurehead in the community, he was a charter member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Clayton Lodge of Odd Fellows and Masons.  George also served for two years as a Republican trustee for the Village of Clayton.

 

1880 U.S. Census: George W. Brown, age 17 (b. Canada, father b. Scotland, mother b. England), single and employed as a laborer, resided in the household headed by his mother, Ellen Glass, age 48 (b. England; parents b. England) and employed as a housekeeper, in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Pitt C. Porter, Minnie's father (age 35 and a farmer), was heading a household in Clayton, New York.  He and his mother were born in New York.  His father was born in Canada.  Other members of the household included his wife, Lydia, age 33; daughter, Minie, age 12; and daughter, Ruth, age 9.  Both daughters were born in New York.  Lydia and her mother were born in New York, and her father was born in Connecticut.

 

1900 U.S. Census: George W. Brown, age 37 (b. Mar 1863), was employed as a boat builder in the village of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  He was born in Canada; his father was born in Scotland; and his mother was born in England.  He had been married to Minnie D., age 32 (b. Sep 1867), for 8 years.  Minnie and her parents were born in New York State.  Other members of the household included their son, Millard P., age 5 (b. Jan 1895); son, Gregory, age 1 (b. May 1899); and Gertrude Evans, age 20 (b. Jan 1880), a servant.

 

1905 NYS Census: George Brown, age 42, was heading a household on Wates Street in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Minnie Brown, age 36; daughter, Millard P. Brown, age 11; son, Gregory Brown, age 6; and daughter, Ruth Brown, age 3.

 

1910 U.S. Census:  William Brown, age 46, was head of a household on Water Street in Clayton, New York.  He and his father were born in Canada; his mother was born in New York State (at odds with some other available information).  He emigrated in 1876 and was employed as a boat builder in a shop he owned. Other members of the household included his wife of 17 years, Minnie, age 48 (all three of her children were still living); their son, Millard P., age 15 and single; their son, Gregory A., age 10; and their daughter, Ruth E., age 8.  Also living with them was Minnie's father, Pitt Porter, age 62 and widowed.

 

1920 US Census: George W. Brown, age 57 (b. English Canada; immigrated to the US in 1878; naturalized 1894; parents b. English Canada) and employed as a mail carrier to river ports (on the St. Lawrence River), was heading a household on Mary Street in the Village of Clayton, Jefferson County, New York in a house he owned free and clear.  The household also included his wife, Minnie D. Brown, age 54 (b. NYS, as were her parents); son, Millard P. Brown, age 24, single, and employed as a marine engineer on a river mail boat; and son, Gregory A. Brown, age 19, single, and employed as a clerk in a drug store.

 

1930 US Census: William Brown, age 66 (b. Eng Canada, father b. Scotland, mother b. NYS; married 1st age 27) and employed as a carpenter, was heading a household at 537 Mary Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Minnie Brown, age 62 (b. NYS, as were her parents) and married 1st age 23; and son, Gregory, age 30 (b. NYS, father b. Eng Canada, mother b. NYS) and single.  The other side of the duplex dwelling they resided in contained Fred Sherman, age 73, and his wife, Ida Sherman, age 69.

 

George and Minnie Brown had three children:

 

(1. Millard P. Brown: Born January 1895 at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  In 1938 resided at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  Later resided at Miami, Florida.

 

1930 US Census: Millard Brown, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a locomotive engineer, was heading a household at 832 Sand Street in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  He married 1st at age 30.  The household also included his wife, Nettie Brown, age 23 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 18; and 7 roomers.

 

1940 US Census: No record found.

 

At age 31, while employed in the marine transportation industry, Millard P. Brown married Nettie B. Thompson (b. Chaumont, NY), age 20 and employed as a stenographer, daughter of Esra (b. Canada) and Grace (Silver) Thompson (b. NYS), about 6 October 1926, when the marriage license was issued. 

 

(2. Gregory A. Brown: Born May 1899.  Was proprietor of Gregory's Restaurant in Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Gregory Brown, age 40 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a private laborer, was a lodger in a home for the aged at 403 Hugunin Street, Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The matron of the house was Jennie E. Bristol, age 46 (b. NYS) and widowed.

 

(3. Ruth Emma Brown: Born 1901 at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 15 January 1936 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York; interred Evergreen Cemetery, Lee Township, Oneida County, New York.

 

1917 WWI Draft Registration: Clarence Abner Humiston, age 22 (b. 14 Feb 1895 at Rome, Oneida Co., NY), single, and employed as a tool maker for the Newton Arms Company, resided at 720 W. Dominick Street, Rome, Oneida County, New York.

 

1930 US Census: Clarence Humiston, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a tool maker in a manufacturing plant, was heading a household at 104 Union Avenue in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  He married 1st at age 24.  The household also included his wife, Ruth Humiston, age 28 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who married 1st at age 17; daughter, Leta Humiston, age 5 (b. NYS); and roomer, James Waller, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a tool maker in a manufacturing plant. 

 

1940 US Census: Clarence Humiston, age 45 (b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a tool maker in the washing machine industry, was heading a household at 1300 Oak Street in the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his daughter, Leta Humiston, age 15 (b. NYS), who had completed 1 year of high school; and lodger, James A. Waller, age 44 (b. NYS) and employed as a toolmaker in the washing machine industry, who had completed 8th grade.  They resided in the same house on 1 April 1935.

 

At age 17 Ruth Brown married, as his 1st wife, Clarence Abner Humiston (b. 1895 at Rome, Oneida Co., NY, d. 29 Nov 1966; interred with Ruth), age 23, son of Friend L. (b. 1863, d. 21 Mar 1897) and Myra (Getman) Humiston (b. 25 Aug 1871, d. 27 Nov 1934), on 28 November 1918 (license issued 27 Nov 1918) at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Leta Faith Humiston: Born 1924 in New York.  Died 18 May 2003 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York; interred there in Assumption Cemetery and Mausoleum.  Married Bartolo "Bart" T. Paparo (b. 1922, d. 1998; interred with Leta) and had the following son:

 

(1) Thomas B. Paparo: Married Virginia (?) and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a) Danyelle Paparo: Married Edward McShane, Jr. and had the following children:

 

[1. Konner McShane.

 

[2. Samuel McShane.

 

[3. Isabella McShane.

 

(b) Michelle Paparo.

 

f. Mary Jane Brown: (photos) (more info) Born 21/22 September 1865 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 18 October 1932 from complications of a gastric hemorrhage (following surgery in May 1932) at Prescott, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada; interred there in Sandy Hill Cemetery.  Her father drowned in the St. Lawrence River when she was very young.  Life was tough for a family without a male bread winner (and supportive relatives), so her destitute mother was forced to put Mary Jane and other siblings up for adoption.  The family who adopted Mary Jane mistreated her.

 

Mary Brown married Freeman Osborn Littlejohn (b. 15 Dec 1865 at Bishops Mills, Leeds & Grenville Cos., Ontario, Canada, d. 14 May 1935 in Ontario, Canada; interred with Mary), son of Francis and Hannah Caroline (Roode) Littlejohn, and resided in Canada.  Had the following children:

 

(1. George Edward Littlejohn: Born 10 November 1890 in Ontario, Canada.  Died 31 October 1953; interred Oak Hill Cemetery, Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York.  Married Edith (?) (b. 6 May 1890 in Ontario, Canada, d. 16 Apr 1962; interred with George).

 

(2. Ethel Littlejohn.

 

(3. Florence Littlejohn.

 

2   Anna Kindedine Brown

 

Born 3 April 1855 on a boat in the harbor of New York City, New York.  Died 10 June 1952 at the residence of Almond Henry Drake and Anna's daughter, Roxanna (Cool) Drake on Allendale Road about 1 mile south of Adams, Jefferson County, New York, where she had lived for about 1 year.  Married Lorenzo Dow Cool, generation 2 of the Cool Annex on 1 January 1877/78 at Three Mile Bay, Jefferson County, New York.

 

See Cool Annex for More Info

 

 

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Other, still unidentified Brown names:

 

1. Ethel R. Brown: Born about 1912.

 

1930 US Census: Ethel R. Brown, age 18 (b. NYS, as were her parents), single, and employed as a servant for a private family, resided in the household headed by John E. August in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

2. Ernest A. Brown: Born about 1890.

 

1930 US Census: Ernest A. Brown, age 40 (b. NYS, parents b. Scotland), married 1st age 34, and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on Grindstone Island, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Frances C. Brown, age 23 (b. NYS, father b. Eng Canada, mother b. NYS) and married 1st age 17; Jessie N. Brown, age 5; Ernest J. Brown, age 2; and John A. Brown, age 1.

 

3. Roy Brown: Born about 1896.

 

1930 US Census: Roy Brown, age 34 (b. NYS, father b. NYS, mother b. Eng Canada; married 1st age 21) and employed as foreman of a lumber mill, was heading a household at 851 James Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Elizabeth Brown, age 34 (b. NYS, as were her parents) and married 1st at age 21; son, Roy C. Brown, age 4; and son, Charles, age 2 years, 3 months.

 

4. Kenneth Brown: Born about 1905.

 

1930 US Census: Kenneth Brown, age 25 (b. NYS, as were his parents), single, and employed as a public school teacher, was a boarding in the household headed by Kathrine Tobin, age 55.  The household also included Kathrine's 2 daughters, Marion E. Tobin, age 33 and single, and Margaret E. Tobin, age 18 and single.

 

5. George Brown: Born about 1907.

 

1930 US Census: George Brown, age 23 (b. NYS, as were his parents), single, and employed as a carpenter, resided in the household at 301 Upper State Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York headed by his grandmother, Fannah/Janah Bertrand, age 84 (b. NYS, as were her parents) and widowed.

 

6. Sidney Brown: Born about 1860.

 

1930 US Census: Sidney Brown, age 70 (b. NYS, as were his parents) and married 1st age 24, was heading a household at 539 Menick Street in the Village of Clayton, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mabel Brown, age 51 (b. NYS, parents b. PA) and married 1st age 23; and step-daughter, Alice Longnate, age 20 (b. NYS, as were her parents) and single.

 

1940 US Census: Mable A. Brown, age 60 (b. NYS), widowed, and employed as a beautician in her home, was heading a household at 521 Merrick Street, Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  She had completed 2 years of high school.  The household also included her daughter, Alice F. Longmate, age 31 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a book keeper for a snow plow works, who had completed 4 years of high school.

 

7. Riley Brown: Born about 1866.

 

1930 US Census: Riley Brown, age 64 (b. NYS, father b. NYS, mother b. Ireland) and married at age 28, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lily Brown, age 44 (b. NYS, as were her parents) and married 1st age 14; and son, Howard Brown, age 14 and single.

 

8. Nicholas Brown: Born about 1870.

 

1930 US Census: Nicholas Brown, age 60 (b. NYS, as were his parents; married 1st age 35) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Edith Brown, age 43 (b. NYS, as were her parents) and married 1st age 19; son, Harold Brown, age 15 and single; daughter, Eva Brown, age 10; and son, Albert Brown, age 8.

 

9. Joseph Brown: Born about 1878.

 

1930 US Census: Joseph Brown, age 52 (b. NYS, father b. NYS, mother b. Ireland), single, and employed as a highway laborer, was heading a household on Bigham Road in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included a servant, Nellie Johnson, age 58 (b. NYS, as were her parents) and single.

 

10. George Mitchell: (photos) Born 1809 Berwickshire, Scotland.  Died 1886.  Married Jane Brown (b. 1824 at Edinborough, Scotland, d. 1908).  Just have a gravestone photo.

 

11. Adda L. Brown: (more info)

 

12. Harvey Brown: Born about 1886.

 

1930 US Census: Harvey Brown, age 46 (b. Eng Canada, as were his parents; immigrated to the US in 1910), married, and employed as a laborer on a dairy farm, was boarding in that household on the Lafargeville Road at Clayton Center, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Harry Brown, age 57 (b. Canada), who had completed 8th grade, was heading a household at Clayton RFD 1, Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Harriett Brown, age 54 (b. Canada), who had also completed 8th grade; and son, Nicholas Brown, age 18 and single, who had completed 3 years of high school.

 

 

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