The descendants of Edward Brown of Ipswich and Wenham

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This is all the information that I have on this family, this is not my family. For my family see the decendents of Peter Brown.

I. EDWARD BROWN, of Ipswich, made his will Feb. 9, 1659, and it was proved 27th, 1 mo., 1660, in which he mentions wife, Faith ____, sons


    2 THOMAS, d. who had an Aunt Watson in Old England.
    3 JOSEPH.
    4 JOHN, and daughters, but no names mentioned; also brother Bartholomew of whom he purchased land.


John Brown (No. 4) m. Elizabeth ____ , and d. Sept. 13, 1677; had first son


    5 NATHANIEL, b. , and m. Judith Perkins in Ipswich, Mass., Dee. 16, 1673, and settled on the north side of Mile River in Hamilton,and were original members of the church in that part of Ipswich, called the Hamlet, organized in 1714. Nathaniel Brown d. Sept. 13, 1717. They had son

    6 JOHN, b. 1675. He was a cordwainer of Wenham, Mass. He m. Elizabeth . They sold land Mch. 25, 1701, to Samuel Kemball; also on Mch. 30, 1702, sold a dwelling house, shop and barn to John Gilbert, and on Dec. 26, 1702, John Brown, of Preston, Conn., (with consent of his wife Elizabeth) sold to John Frost, of Salem, 11 1/4 acres of upland in Ipswich. So it seems that he resided close to the line between Ipswich and Wenham and his lands were both sides of the line. John Brown purchased land in Preston, Conn., May
    29, 1702.



John Brown d. Feb. 17, 1767, and his wife Elizabeth d. Jan. 19, 1739.

CHILDREN:

    7 NATHANIEL, b. Jan. 22, 1704.
    8 JOHN, b. July 19, 1706.
    9 ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 7, 1708.
    10 JACOB, b. July 6, 1711.



Capt. John Brown (No. 8) and Arnie Fellows were m. Dec. i6, 1731, and he d. March 17, 1776.

CHILDREN:

    11 AMIE, b. Oct. 4, 1732.
    12 JUDITH, b. Aug. 19, 1734.
    13 JOHN, b. Nov. 16, 1737.
    14 ELIZABETH, b. Nov. 4, 1738.
    15 RACHEL, b. Feb. 10, 1740.
    16 HANNAH, b. Mch. 15, 1743.
    17 ELIAS, b. Feb. 24, 1745.
    18 EUNICE, b. July 15, 1747.



Elias Brown (No. 17) and Sabra Billings,(No. 108) that family, were m. Nov. 22, 1769. He d. Sept. 15, 1801 and his wife Sabra d. Nov. 22, 1820.

CHILDREN:
    19 JOHN, b. June 18, 1770, d. at sea Sept. 1804, left widow but no children.
    20 JOSIAH, b. Mch. 19, 1777, d. unmarried Mch. 30, 1842.
    21 BETSEY, b. April 26, 1779, d. April 17, 1802.
    22 SABRA,. b. Dec. 18, 1782, and d. in infancy.
    23 BILLINGS, b. Sept. 17, 1790. From other records are
    24 ZERUAH, b. Aug. 17, 1772, d. in infancy.
    25 ELIAS, b. Jan. 28, 1786.
    26 ROGER, b. July 28, 1774, d. In infancy.
    27 WILLIAM HENRY, b. Mch. 17, 1789, drowned when 4 years old.



Elias Brown (No. 25) was a graduate of Brown University, and member of the New London County Bar. He m. in Mystic, Mary Louisa Burrows (No. 138) daughter of Enoch and Esther (Denison) Burrows. He d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., May 8, 1861, and his wife d. there July 12, 1868.

CHILDREN:
    28 ELIAS BILLINGS, b. July 3, 1817, in. Eliza Avery (No. 166) that family, May 10, 1838. She d. Feb. 20, 1893. He d. Oct. 28, 1887.
    29 WILLIAM HENRY, b. July 17, 1819, d. Jan. 28, 1838.
    30 MARY LOUISA, b. Aug. 26, 1821, d. Mch. 8, 1825.
    31 JOSEPH W., b. April 20, 1824, d. Dec. 13, 1824.
    32 MARY ELIZABETH, b. Mch. 17, 1826, m. James E. Southworth July 20, 1859.
    33 CHARLES WOLCOTT, b. June 28, 1828, d. Nov. 24, 1851.
    34 ESTHER B., b. Feb. 12, 1831, d. April 7, 1852.
    35 ENOCH BURROWS, b. June 26, 1833, m. Helen Agalice Hyde (No. 43) that family, Sept. 17, 1862.
    36 ROGER, b. June 7, 1835, d. Sept. 11, 1835.



Billings Brown (No. 23) m. Mary Tyler, daughter of John Brown Tyler, of Griswold, Conn., Feb. 24, 1825. She was b. Oct. 15, 1804 and d. Oct. 10, 1853. He was again m. Nov. 7, 1855, to Mrs. Abby Ann Goodwin, daughter of Nathan Whiting. They had one child, John Herbert Brown, b. April 8, 1862, and d. April 22, 1864. Billings Brown d. at Groton, Conn., April 6, 1883.

    CHILDREN OF BILLINGS BROWN AND MARY TYLER:
    37 JOHN T., b. Nov. 22, 1825, d. July 18, 1851.
    38 EDWARD A., b. June 24, 1832, d. Sept. 15, 1832.
    39 HENRY B., b. Mch. 2, 1836.
    40 MARY S., b. May 12, 1836, d. May 2, 1851.



Henry B. Brown (No. 39) graduate of Yale College, settled in Detroit, Mich., where he m. July 13, 1864, Caroline, daughter of Samuel Pitts of Detroit. He was appointed judge of the United States court for Michigan in 1875, which position he held until Jan. 1, 1891, when he was appointed by President Harrison a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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