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 Alison/Ellison Brotherston “Alison/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.

 

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 Allison 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.  Married (1st) Edgar Burton Hitchcock "Burt" (b. 2 Mar 1856 at Lapeer, MI, d. 19 Jan 1893 at Wilmot, MI; interred Kingston, MI), son of Horace and Orenda (Huson/Hughson) Hitchcock, on 21 October 1885 at Wilmot, Michigan and resided at Kingston, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Caroline and Edgar had the following son:

 

(a. Fred Burton Hitchcock: Born 10 August 1887 at Wilmot, Michigan.  Died 20 May 1934.  Married Emma Rebecca Guisbert on 25 December 1916 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1) Leona J. Hitchcock: (more info) Documented her family's history.

 

(2) Lois Emily Hitchcock: (photos) Married (?) Kelley.

 

(3) Beryl Hitchcock: (female) Married (?) Krohn.

 

(4) Fred Hitchcock, Jr.

 

Caroline (Brown) Hitchcock married (2nd) Adelbert "Bert" F. Stone 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, Michigan; interred there.  Married Blanche Rosette Hawkins (b. 17 Apr 1871 at Wilmot, MI, d. 3 Jan 1959 at Pontiac, MI; interred there), daughter of Thomas and Caroline (Jeffery) Hawkins, on 26 February 1891 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: Married (?) Bolin.

 

(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.  Married William Edward Hartt (b. 7 Aug 1865 at Lapeer, MI, d. ; interred 4 Aug 1949 in Evergreen Cem., Gainesville, FL), 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 at Wilmot, Tuscola County, Michigan.  Married Ruth Lou Rhea Battice on 23 November 1915.

 

(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.  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 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: 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.  Married Mary Margaret Ford (b. 21 Jun 1878 at Tilsonburg, Ontario, Canada, d. 13 Jun 1908 at home on Moran Prairie; interred 15 Jun in Moran Cemetery, Spokane, WA), daughter of Philip Lurenzo and Penelipa (Scott) Ford, 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.  Married (1st) John DeRuiter on 19 November 1918.  Married (2nd) Lawrence Winslow on 15 June 195X.

 

(b. Elsie Viola Brown: Born 18 July 1902 at Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  Died 18 February 1919; interred 21 February in Moran Cemetery, Spokane, WA.  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 (d. 11 Feb 1895; 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 G. H. McCrea: Resided at Lansdown, Ontario, Canada.

 

(9. (?) McCrea: (female) Married William Carpenter and resided at Gananoque, 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).  Married Richard Cliffe on 5 September 1854 and had the following children:

 

(1. Adam Cliffe.

 

(2. Isabelle Cliffe.

 

(3. George Cliffe.

 

(4. Agnes Cliffe.

 

h. David Haig Brown: (photos) Born 2/12 April 1839 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Died 1922; interred Willowbank Cemetery, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Married Hannah Fowler (d. 1910; interred with David) on 18/1 January 1862 and had the following children: (note: Sarah Ellen (Cool) Montei said David had 2 sons and 2 daughters)

 

(1. Adam David Brown: (photos) Died 13 March 1952.  Employed as a carpenter.  Loved hunting and fishing, and was an accomplished decoy carver.  Married Ruth Morris (photos) (d. 25 Jan 1945), who had a sister (perhaps a twin) who was married in the same ceremony.  Adam and Ruth had the following children:

 

(a. Robert Clifford Brown: (photos) Died August 1969 at Yale, St. Clair County, Michigan.  Married Catherine Ruth Herbert (photos) (d. Oct 1993 at Yale) of Yale, Michigan in 1938 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.

 

(b. Mildred Brown: (photos) Born 23 April 1896 in English speaking Canada.  Died November 1985, perhaps near Beacon, Dutchess County, New York.  Became a naturalized US citizen in 1928.  Married Thomas Judson Jaynes "Judson" (photos) (d. 5 Mar 1952; interred Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY), son of C. Eugene (a.k.a. Eugene C.) and Lillian (Judson) Jaynes (photos), of New York State and had the following daughter:

 

(1) Ruth Jaynes: (photos) Died 1999.  Married Howard Munson (d. 2008), who was employed as a federal judge in New York State, 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.

 

(2. Margaret Brown: Married William Belfie.

 

(3. Jennie Brown: Married W. B. Battams.

 

(4. Althea Brown: Married Robert Chadwick.

 

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.  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), son of John (b. 1795, d. 1870) and Elizabeth (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.  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.  Married Phoebe Shields in 1889.

 

(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.  Married Joseph Linke/Link in 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.  Married Louise Marcel on 2 June 1906.

 

(6. David Samuel Cliffe: Born 3 April 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 Jane Cliffe: Born 20 May 1884 at Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Died 11 September 1978 at Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario.  Married William James Waters on 23 December 1903 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.  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:

 

(1. Margaret Shepherd: Married Andrew Edwards and had the following children:

 

(a. Mary Emily Edwards.

 

(b. Jamie Edwards.

 

(2. Adam Shepherd.

 

(3. Henry Shepherd.

 

3   George William Brown (photos)

 

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'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 married (1st) George Brown on 28 October 1854 in Kings County, New York.  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.  In 1876, 10 years after George's death, Ellen moved, with some of her children, to the United States via Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York, settling in nearby Clayton, Jefferson County, where she married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Elias Waldon Glass (b. , d. 22 Dec 1876; interred Clayton Village Cem.) between 1870 and 1875.

 

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) 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) 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 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 0 (b. 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. Ella May Marshall: Born June 1880 in Jefferson County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: There was a John G. Gonseth, age 30, heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, May E. Gonseth, age 26; and servant, Albert Hall, age 19.

 

(2. Lena A. Marshall: Born September 1882 in Jefferson County, New York.  Married (?) Slover and had the following children:

 

(a. Gerald Slover.

 

(b. Marshall Slover.

 

(c. Isabelle E. Slover: Was epileptic and died young from a severe seizure.

 

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

 

(4. Gordon W. Marshall: Born December 1887 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1967; interred Dexter Cemetery, Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Bessie Murphy (b. 1891, d. 1974; interred with Gordon).

 

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

 

d. Ellen "Ella" Elizabeth Brown: (photos) Born 17 March 1861 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  Married (?) Hague and had the following children:

 

(1. George Hague.

 

(2. John Hague.

 

(3. Beatrice Hague: Married (?) Lord and had at least 1 child.

 

(4. Agnes Hague.

 

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

 

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 head of 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: (female) Born January 1895.  In 1938 resided at Clayton, Jefferson County, New York.  Later resided at Miami, Florida.

 

(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.  Th matron of the house was Jennie E. Bristol, age 46 (b. NYS) and widowed.

 

(3. Ruth Emma Brown: Born about 1902.  Died 15 January 1936 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.  Married (?) Humiston. 

 

f. Mary Jane Brown: (photos) Born 21 September 1865 at Gananoque, Leeds County, Ontario, Canada.  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.  Married (?, perhaps Prescott) Littlejohn and eventually resided in Canada.  Had the following children:

 

(1. George Littlejohn.

 

(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. Gordon W. Brown: Born about 1890.

 

1930 US Census: Gordon W. Brown, age 40, married 1st age 22, and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household on East Line Road in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Agnes M. Brown, age 37 and married 1st age 19; son, Chester G. Brown, age 17, single, and employed as a dairy farm laborer; son, Arnold J. Brown, age 15; daughter, Mildred L. Brown, age 10; and son, Kenneth Brown, age 3.  All were born in English Canada, as were their parents, and all immigrated to the US in 1926.

 

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

 

12. Adda L. Brown: (more info)

 

13. 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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