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Chad Browne Memorial 






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with an appendix 

Containing Sketches of Other Early Rhode Island 





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The Chad Browne Memorial is intended to supplement the 
"Grenealogy of a Portion of the Brown Family," a pamphlet of 
sixteen pages, compiled by Henry Truman Beckwith, and printed 
in Providence, R. I., by Hugh H. Brown, in 1851. The title 
page states that it was derived "principally from the Moses 
Brown papers and from other authentic sources." Like its pre- 
decessor, this book follows chiefly tlie line of the eldest son John. 
No preference has here been given to the descendants of sons 
over that of daughters, as the aim has been to preserve the 
records of the Chad Browne posterity, irrespective of the name. 
This volume, though incomplete and imjoerfect, is the result of 
four years of laborious investigation and extensive correspond- 
ence. It is to be hoped that the publication of these memoirs 
may stimulate research, and that some future compiler may pre- 
pare a more extended work which shall include the lines of the 
younger sons, concerning which, at present, comparatively little 
is known. 

Until nearly the close of the last century marriages were con- 
fined chiefly to Rhode Island families, about thirty of whom are 
closely connected with the Browns by frequent alliances. It has 
been deemed desirable to present sketches of the founders of 
these families, and, as far as possible, trace the line of descent. 
Much more could have been done in this direction, but research 
having been restricted in most instances to published records, 
the results are often incomplete. These sketches, with a few 
others of families outside of the State, form the Appendix.* 

It will be observed that the Chad Browne Memorial is not 
strictly genealogical in its character. The design has been not 
only to preserve to coming generations an unbroken account of 
descent from the emigrant ancestor, but also to trace the influence 
of this family during the two hundred and fifty years that have 
elapsed since its founders, Chad and Elizabeth Browne, sailed from 
the Old World to found a home in New England. It is believed 
that few similar works contain an equal number of names illustri- 
ous for the service their possessors rendered to the times in which 
they lived, and for the provision they made with reference to the 

*" The annals of Rhode Island are unique. The heroic steps by which a few exiles, 
banished from Massachusetts Bay for political and relig-ious heresies, founded a per- 
manent colony on the shores of the NarragansettBay, based on new and untried theories 
of religion and politics, will never cease to interest the liistorian and the philo.sopher. 
Tlie influence and example of this little colony of freemen have not yet ceased to affect 
the interests of mankind."— .Vew .B«gr/a;(d iifjsf. and Genealogical Register, Oct., 1S77, 

4 Preface. 

welfare of future generations. Example is often more powerful 
for good than precept, and many of the lives here recorded are 
well worthy of emulation. 

The genealogical arrangement requires little explanation. The 
names at the right of heads of families, enclosed in parenthesis, 
indicate the line of descent. The figures attached to these 
names are for reference, by means of which each preceding gen- 
eration can be distinctly identified. Every name bearing a 
number (No. 1 excepted) appears twice ; first, in connection 
with the parents, and later, when the subsequent history is traced. 
Names which bear no number do not reappear. In other 
instances where the line of descent is indicated by names included 
in parenthesis, the accompanying figures simply point out the 
number of the generation. 

Acknowledgments are gratefully tendered to the many indi- 
viduals of the family, as well as to those not connected with it 
by ties of kindred, without whose friendly aid and zealous 
co-operation this volume could have had no existence. The 
information has been derived from many sources, both public 
and private, and only that deemed trustworthy has been admitted. 
Should errors be detected, the finder will confer a favor by com- 
municating the correction to the author, in order that a list of 
the same may be inserted in the copy to be placed in the Library 
of the Ehode Island Historical Society. 

Abby Isabel (Brown) Bulkley. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., March 14, 1888. 

No. 167 South Elliott Place. 



Preface , 3 

List of Illustrations 6 

First Generation 7 

Second Generation 10 

Third Generation ... 11 

Fourth Generation 16 

Fifth Generation 31 

Sixth Generation 50 

Seventli Generation 72 

Eighth Generation 104 

James Brown, second son of Chad 122 

Jeremiah Brown, third son of Chad 125 

Daniel Brown, fifth son of Chad 125 

Appendix 131 

Eeprint of the Brown Genealogy of 1851 133 

Notes on Families Allied to the Browns by Marriage com- 
mencing with Thomas Angell 142 

Corrections, Omissions and Additional Information 163 

Index No. One, Descendants bearing the name of Brown. . . 1G5 

Index No Two, Descendants bearing names other than Brown 1 (J6 

Index No. Three, Miscellaneous 170 

Index No. Four, Localities outside of Rhode Island 171 

Index No. Five, Family Notes 173 



Brown University, Providence, R. I., contributed by John Nicholas 

Brown and Harold Biown 10 

Map of the Home Seat of John Smith, the Miller, contributed by Abby 

Isabel (Brown) Bulkley 24 

Elisha Brown House. Plate contributed by Albert Holbrook 25 

Portrait of Moses Brown. Use of plate permitted by Prof. Augustine 

Jones 36 

Friends' School, Providence, R. I. Use of plate permitted by Prof. 

Augustine Jones 88 

Portrait and Autograph of David Howell, LL. D., contributed by 

Martha Howell (Walker) Burrough 42 

Portrait and Autograph of Goold Brown, contributed by the Family. . 46 

Portrait of Lydia Brown, contributed by the Family 48 

Portrait and Autograph of Nicholas Brown, contributed by Hope Brown 

(Ives) Russell 50 

Portrait and Autograph t)f Thomas Poynton Ives, contributed by Hope 

Brown (Ives) Russell 52 

Portrait and Autograph of Eliza Brown (Gano) Rogers, contributed by 

Maria Benedict 53 

Portrait and Autograph of Jeremiah Brown Howell, contributed by 

Martha Howell (Walker) Burrough 56 

Portrait of Sarah (Howell) Eddy, contributed by Martha Howell (Walker) 

Burrough 58 

Portrait and Autograph of Isaac Brown, contributed by Adeline Brown 64 
Prortrait and Autograph of Truman Beckwith, contributed by Henry 

Truman Beckwith 66 

Portrait of Samuel Brown, contributed by the Family 68 

Residence of Samuel Brown, at Pembroke, Mass., now Oak Dale Farm 68 
Brown T7niversity Library, contrilmted by John Nicholas Brown and 

Harold Brown 74 

Portrait and Autograph of Robert Hale Ives, Sr., contributed by Eliza- 
beth Amory (Ives) Gammell 80 

Portrait and Autograph of Robert Hale Ives, Jr. , contributed by Eliza- 
beth Amory (Ives) Gammell 82 

Portrait and Autograph of Sarah Brown (Mason) Eaton, contributed by 

Amasa ^I. Eaton and Charles Frederick Eaton 84 

Portrait and Autograph of John Williams Bulkley, contributed by Abby 

Isabel (Brown) Bulkley 96 

Portrait and Autograph of Col. Nathaniel Williams Brown, contributed 

by Adeline Brown 98 

The Chad Brown Memorial. 


1. Of the parentage, birthplace and early history of Chad Brown 
nothing is now known. Accompanied by his wife Elizabeth and 
son John, then eight years of age, and perhaps his younger sons, 
he emigrated from England in the ship Martin, which arrived in 
Boston, Mass., July, 1638. A fellow i:)assenger, Sylvester Bald- 
win, of Aston Clinton, Bucks Co., Eng., died during the voy- 
age, and Chad Brown, soon after his arrival, witnessed the 
nuncupative will. Of this Savage gives the following account : 

"On the main ocean, bound for N. E., his nuncupative will 
was made 21 June, and proved 13 July of that year, before Dep. 
Gov. Dudley, by oaths of Chad Brown, Francis Bolt, James 
Weeden and John Baldwin." 

It is probable that his religious views were not in harmony 
with those of the Massachu&setts settlers, as he soon removed to 
Providence, where he became at once a leader in the colony and 
one of its most valued citizens. According to tradition, he was 
an exile from Salem "for conscience' sake." His coming to 
Providence was the same year of his arrival, and there, with 
twelve others, he signed the following compact : " We whose 
names are hereunder, desirous to inhabit in the town of 
Providence, do promise to subject ourselves in active or passive 
obedience to all such orders or agreements as shall be made for 
the public good of the body, in an orderly way, by the major 
assent of the present inhabitants, masters of families, incor- 
porated together into a town fellowship, and such others as they 
shall admit into them, only in civil things." 

In his capacity as surveyor, he was soon after appointed on a 
committee to compile a list of the Home Lots of the first settlers 
on the " Towne Streete" and the meadows allotted to them. It 
is to this important work that we are indebted for our knowledge 
of these properties. His Home Lot fronted on the "Towne 
Streete," now South Main and Market Square, with the southern 
boundary to the southward of College and South Main Streets. 
It was about one hundred and twelve feet wide, and extended 
eastwardly to the " Highway," now Hope Street. The College 
Grounds of Brown University comprise a large portion of this 

In 1640 he served on a committee with three others regarding 
the disputed boundary line between Providence and Pawtuxet. 
They reported in July that they had given the matter serious 
and careful consideration, " We have gone the fairest and 
equallest way to produce our peace." 

8 The Chad Broavn Memorial. 

The same year, Eobert Cole, Chad Brown, William Harris and 
John Warner, were the committee of Providence Colony who 
reported to them their first written form of government, which 
was adopted and continued in force nntil 1644, when Roger 
Williams returned from England with the first Charter. Of the 
thirty-nine signatures to this agreement, Chad Brown's is the 
first. This instrument contains the arbitration decision to 
which in later years Roger Williams, in speaking of the dissen- 
sions which so disturbed the jjeace of the early colonists referred 
on this wise : " The truth is that Chad Brown, that Holy man, 
now with God, and myself, brought the remaining after-comers 
and the first twelve to a one-ness by arbitration.'' 

In 1643 he was ordained as the first settled Pastor of the 
Baptist Church and is thus mentioned by Hague in his Histori- 
cal Discourse : " Contemjiorary with Roger Williams, he pos- 
sessed a cooler temperament, and was happily adajjted to sustain 
the interests of religion just where that great man failed. Xot 
being affected by the arguments of the Seekers, he maintained 
his standing firmly in a church which he believed to be founded 
on the Rock of eternal truth ' even the Word of Clod which 
abideth forever.' We know only enough of his character to 
excite the wish to know more ; but from that little it is clear 
that he was highly esteemed as a man of sound judgment and 
of a Christian si^irit. Often referred to as the arbitrator of 
existing differences, in a state of society where individual influ- 
ence was needed as a substitute for well digested laws, he won 
that commendation which the Savior pronounced when he said, 
' blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the 
children of God.' " 

In 1643 he was on a committee to negotiate peace between the 
Warwick settlers and Massachusetts Bay. Their efforts, how- 
ever, proved ineffectual, and it was not until 1665 that the 
claims of Massachusetts Bay Colony in regard to Warwick were 
set aside by the Royal Commissioners, and a decision rendered in 
favor of the Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. 

It is evident that he died some years earlier than has been 
supposed, as the name of his Avidow occurs in a tax list of Sept. 
2, 1650. His sons allude in deeds to the will of their father. 
Chad and Elizabeth Browne were buried in an orchard on his 
Home Lot, College Street, corner of Benefit, where the County 
Court House now stands. Their remains were removed in 1792 
to the Nicholas Brown lot in the North Burial Ground where a 
stone with this inscription marks the spot : 

First Generation. 9 

" In Memory of 


Elder of the Bajotist Church in 

this Town. 

He was one of tlie original Proprietors of 

the Providence Purchase, 

Having been exiled from Massachusetts 

for conscience' sake. 

He had five sons, 


Who have left a numerous Posterity. 

He died about A. D. 1G65. 

This Monument 

Was erected by the Town of Providence." 

Other early settlers bore the name of Browne and may have 
been related to Chad, but of this no evidence exists. The final 
E has been droj^ped by nearly all the descendants of Chad 
Browne, and occurs at the present time only in the Glocester, 
R. I. branch. 

The children of Chad and Elizabeth Browne were : 

2. i. John, b. 1630. 

lii. j™iAH,|-«™-^d to Newport, R. I. 

iv. JuDAH, or Chad, d. May 10, 1663, unmarried. 
v. Damel. 

10 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


2. JOHN BROWN ( CliacP), b. 1630, d. about 1706, m. Mary, 
daughter of Rev. Obadiah and Catliariue Holmes of Newport, 
R. I. He resided in Providence at the North End, in the house 
afterwards occupied by his son, Elder James, near the junction 
of North Main and Randall Streets. We learn from the town 
records that he frequently served as Juryman, was commissioner 
on union of towns in 1654, and Freeman in 1665. Like his 
father he was a surveyor as well as Baptist Elder, and in 1659 
was appointed Surveyor of Highways. He served on various 
committees, was moderator, member of the Town Council, 
deputy in legislature, assistant, and took the oath of allegiance. 
May 31, 1666. In 1661 the town allowed a way that had been 
laid out across his land and other lots to be fenced under certain 
restrictions. It was afterwards laid out as Camp Street. 

In 1672, after the death of his mother, he sold the home lot 
of his father to his brother James of Newport, who re-sold it the 
same day to Daniel Abbot. The burial place of his parents, 
twenty feet square with free egress, was reserved. Nearly one 
hundred years later, his great grandsons, John and Moses Brown, 
repurchased a part of this land, and presented it to the College 
of Rhode Island, at the time of its removal from Warren to 
Providence. On the 14tli of May, 1770, the corner-stone of 
University Hall, the first and for many years the only building, 
was laid by John Brown. In 1804, the name of the institution 
was changed to Brown University. 

In 1701 he and Pardon Tillinghast, elders of the church, 

ordained James Clarke as pastor of the Second Baptist Church 

in Newport. 


i Sakah, m. Nov. 14, 1678, John Pray, of Richard and Mary 
Pray. He d. Oct. 9, 1730. She d. after 1733. They had 
eight children : — John, Hugh, Richard, Mary, Catharine, 
Sarah, Penelope, Martha. Of these, Catharine m. Hazadiah* 
Comstock {Samuel.^ Samuel, - WiUia^n^), and had ten 
children. She d. Nov. 27, 1728. He was born April 16, 
168"2, and died Feb 21, 1764 He had a mare worth £2, 
taken from him for not training, he being a Quaker. The 
mare was afterwards returned. They had 10 childien. 

Sarah m Capt. Joseph Brown, son of Henry and Waite 
(Waterman; Brown, and had 10 children, among whom were 
three sons, Stephen, Benjamin and Joseph. They lived in 
Smithfield, R. I Penelope m John Aldrich. of Jacob and 
Hiildah (Thuyer) Aldrich, and had 10 children. 

Martha m. Joseph Wilkinson, of Samuel and Plain ( Wick- 
enden) Wilkinson, and had 15 children. 

3. ii. JoHK, b. March 18, 1662 (Ensign). 

4. iii. James, b. 1666. 

5. iv. Obadiah. 

6. V. Martha. 

7. vi. Mary. 
vii. Deborah. 



Third Generation. il?! 



3. J0HN,3 BROWN (./o/m,- CIickP), h. March 18, 1(3(52, d. 
Sept. 19, 1719, held the title of Ensign, and lived in Johnston, 
R. I. May 20, 1706, he deeded to his brother Obadiah, certain 
hinds inherited from his father. The inventory of his personal 
estate amounted to £253, Is. 8d. His real estate consisted of the 
homestead, farm, &c., £500 ; lands and meadows at Wanscott, 
£100 ; land west of the Seven Mile Line, &c. FTe married June 
9, 1696, Isabel, dau. of James and Hannah (Field) Matthewson, 
and gr. dau. of John Fiel'dT She d. after 1719. 


i. John, b. March 26, 1697, d at Newport, R. I., iu 1764. Is said 
to have tieen a successful shipping merchant. 

ii Mary, b. .July 80, 1699. 

iii. Lydia, b. Dec. 21, 1701. 

iv. Isabel, b. April 17, 1705, wasni. June 10, 1722, to Joseph Smith, 
Jr. {Joneph,^ John,^ John Smitli^ Miller). One of her 
descendants, Nnomi A. Angell, b. March 7, 1788, became 
the third wife of Judge Samuel Eddy. (See No. II ) 

V. Nathan, b. Aug. 24, 1707, d. Sept. 17. 178:i. 

vi. Obadiah, b. Aug. 17, 1710, d. April 27, 1753. Hem. Martha* 

, who may have been dau. of Benjamin Waterman, gr. 

dau. of Nathaniel and g. gr. dau. of the first Richard Water- 
man. She d. Dec. 3, 1778, in her 63d year Of their children, 
Isitbel, d. Feb. 5, 1753, in her 16th year. Obadiah, Jr., 
belonged to Sullivan's Life Guards, who particularly distin- 
guished themselves in the repulse of the British forces on 
Rhode Island. " He fell bravely fighting for the liberties of 
his country, Aug. 29, 1778, in his 36th year." His remains 
were interred in the North Ground, Providence, where a stone 
marks the spot. Nathan d. May II, 1750, aged 3 years and 
six months. 

4. JAMES BROWN {John,^ Chad'),h. 1666, d. Oct. 28, 
1732. He m. Dec. 17, 1691, Mary, dau. of Andrew and Mary 
(Tew) Harris, sfr. dau. of William and Susannah Harris, and 
also gr. dau. of Richard and Mary (Clarke) Tew. She was b 
Dec. 17, 1671, and d. Aug. 18, 1736. From 1705-1725 he served 
almost continuously as member of the Town Council, and from 
1714-'18 was Town Treasurer. He was pastor or elder of the 
First Baptist Church, being associated first with Elder Pardon 
Tillinghast, and later with Rev. Ebenezer Jenckes. In 1726 he 
succeeded the latter in the ministry, remaining pastor until his 
death in 1732. fEdwards says : " He was an example of piety 
and meekness wortliy of admiration." 

His will, made March 3, 1728, indicates that he did not lack 
thrift in wordly matters. His older sons, partly provided for in 

♦Benjamin Waterman mentions in his will of Oct. 9, 1760, his daughter Martha 
Brown, and his grand-daughter Amey, wife of Obadiah Brown 
t See Hague's Hist. Discourse and Benedict's History of the Baptists. 

12 The Chad Bkovvn Memorial. 

his lifetime, were well remembered. His two daughters, Mary 
and Ann, (the former died before her father) were to receive £200 
each, partly paid with a negro woman at £80. and also two lots 
in town each. To his grandson, James Greene, then in the 
fourth year of his age, he gave 150 acres of land, a lot in Town, 
and adds, " And I give him one Cow and a Calfe." His two 
younger sons, Jeremiah and Elisha, minors, were made residuary 
legatees in equal portions. They were to care for their mother, 
receiving the homestead at her death, and to j)rovide suitable 
things for her, " as firewood, vittles and drink for her comfort.'' 
The inventory of his j^ereonal estate amounted to £915, 6d. 
The items, " 2 Hogsheads of sider and 4 Hogsheads of apple 
beere," give assurance that good cheer was not wanting. Of 
tobacco there were 133 jjounds in store. A negro woman and 
child, Quassie and Cuffie, are valued at £100. 

It is evident that Elder James was a dutiful son, as his father, 
July 6, 1690, deeded to him " for his well being and settlement, 
and also in consideration of his good obedience and pains, care 
and diligence which he constantly hath taken in providing for 
my family, my three house lots or home shares of land lying all 
together, with my dwelling house, etc. and other land." The 
conditions were, use of the house and comfortable maintain- 
ance for life of his parents. 


i. John, b. Oct. S, 1695 ; d. unm. aged about 21. 

8. ii. James, b. March 23, 1698. 

9. lii. Joseph, b. May o, 1701. 

iv. Martha, b. Oct. 12, 1703, m. Sept. 26, 1723, Rev. Elisha* 
Greene of Warwick, R. I. {James,^ James, '^ John Greene^, 
:?urgeon). She d. July 27, 1725, leaving a son James, b. 
Sept. 15, 1724, whom. Dec. 12, 1745, Freelove Burlingame. 
Shed. March 6, 1761, in the 34th year of her age. Had 

10. v. Andrew, b. Sept. 20, 1706. 

vi. Mary, b. April 29, 1708 ; d Feb. 20, 1729. 

11. vii. Anna, b. 1710. 

12. viii. Obadiah, b. Oct. 2, 1712. 

13. ix. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 25, 1715. 

14. X. Ei.iSHA, b. May 25, 1717. 

5. OBADIAH BROWN {Jo/w,^ Cha<P), d. Aug. 24, 171 6. 
The name of his wife was Mary. In 1688 his name occurs in the 
list of taxable persons over sixteen years of age. The inventory 
of his personal property amounted to £377, Id. 


1. John, Jr. March 23, 1728, he deeded to Chad Brovpne, his 
brother, 200 acres of land on Chepachet Hill, "Being laid 
out the most part in or upon the original right of Mr. Chad 
Browne deceased, and part being land my honored father. 

Third Generation. 13 

the above named Ohadiah Browne, bought of the pur- 
chasers." (See Providence Deeds. Book 6, p. 52. Also, 
Book 8, pages 364 and 366). 

15. ii. Chad, b. Oct. 13, 1705. 

6. MARTHA BROWN {John,'- Chad^), m. Joseph^ 
Jenckes, who was b. 1656 {Joieph", Joseph'^). He was grand- 
son of the first Joseph Jenckes of Buckingliamshire, Eng., who 
emigrated with the Winthrop company in ] 630, and settled in 
Lynn, Mass., where he erected a brass and iron foundry, the 
first on this continent. His eldest son, Joseph, who accompanied 
his father, afterwards established himself in the same business at 
Pawtucket, R. I., where Joseph Jenckes^ was born. 

Gov. Jenckes early entered public life. He was Freeman in 
1681, then Deputy ; Speaker of House of Deputies, Major for 
the Main,* and Assistant. He held the office of Deputy Gover- 
nor from 1715-1727. During this time he was appointed Agent 
in England to settle the boundary dispute between Rhode Island 
and the neighboring colonies, Massachusetts and Connecticut. 
He served as Governor from 1727 to 1732, residing during most 
of his term at Newport. Benedict says of him that he was 
'' distinguished not only by the urbanity of his manners and 
intellectual endowments, but by the graces of religion." It is 
recorded that he was the tallest man of his time iu Rhode Island, 
being two inches over seven feet in height. 

The inscription on his tomb in the North Burial Ground is as 
follows: "In memory of Hon. Joseph Jencks, Esq., late 
Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island, deceased the 15th day 
of June, A D. 1740, in the eighty-fourth year of his age. He 
was much Honored and Beloved in Life and Lamented in Death, 
He was a bright example of Virtue in every Stage of Life. He 
was a zealous Christian, a Wise and Prudent Governor, a Kind 
Husband and a Tender Father, a good Neighbor and a Faithful 
Fi'iend, Grave, Sober, Pleasant in Behavior, Beautiful in Person 
with a soul truly Great, Heroic and Sweetly TemjDered." 


i. Joseph, d. young. 

16. ii. Obadiah. 

17. iii. Catharine 

iv. Nathaniel (Captain), m. Catharine Scott* (Sylvanus,^ John,' 

V. Martha d. after 1719. She m. James Andrew, sou of John, 
who d. July 10, 1716. He was a mariner. The widow 
Martha, Oct. 8, 1719, deeded to her only child John, for love, 
etc., a half part of 128 acres iu Coweset, and half part of a 
right in undivided lauds there, and said son being in 
minority, she appointed her brother, John Jenckes, of 
Providence " Studiant in Physic aud Chirurgery, feoflfe in 
trust for said son." She m. 2d. Peleg Cook. 

* Highest military title of the period. 

14 The Chad Brown Memorial, 

vi. Lydia. 

18. vii. John. 

19. vjii. Mary. 
ix. Esther. 

7. MAEY BEOWN {John, Chad^), m. Arthur Aylworth, 
who came to America from either Enghind or Wales, previous to 
July, 1679, and settled at Quidnesset, North Kingstown, R. 1., 
where he died about 172G. It is supposed that she died some 
years earlier. 

CHILDREN. (Order not positively known). 

i. Robert, d. 1760 ; m. May 20, 1708, Anna Davis, and had 
tj children. 

ii. Arthur, b. 1685, d. July, 1761 ; m. Mary Franklin, and had 
9 children. A descendant in the eighth generation. Cora 
Elizabeth Aylsworth {Hiram i?..' Eli,'^ Arthur.^ Jamen,'^ 
Philip,'^ Arthur.- Arthur,'^) m. Feb. 12, 1885, Arthur Lewis 
Brown, in the eighth generation from Chad. 

iii. John, d. 1771, m. Dorcas, dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth Jones, 
and had 8 children. 

iv. Phflip, b. 1692. na. Rachel, b. May 6. 1698, dau. of Daniel and 
Rebecca (Barrow) Greene, and gr. dau. of John and Joan 
Greene of North Kingstown. (Not John Greene Surgeon). 
They had 12 children, the last 5 of whom died voung. 

V. Chad, or Jediah, b 1696. d. March 2:3, 1773 ; m. Nov. 15, 
1725, Elizabeth, dau of David Major of the island of 
Guernsey. She died in Foster, R. I., leaving six children, 
the eldest of whom, Capt. Thomax, b. Aug. 21, 1726, m. for 
his second wife, Martha, dau. of Amos and Mary (Bates) 
Harrington, and was the great grandfather of Dr. Homer® 
E. xlylsworth, the compiler of " Arthur Aylsworth and his 
Descendants in America," Providence, R. I., 1887. {Perry, ^ 
Elhnnnn,* Unpt. TlLomnn.^ Chad.'^ Arthur;^). 

Homer E. Aylsworth was born Sept. 8, 1838, in Burlington, 
Otsego Co., N. Y., and died at his residence, Roseville, 
Warren Co., 111., Jan. 30, 1885. In his youth he was a stud- 
ent of music, for which he possessed talents of a high order, 
and subsequently taught music, and in the schools of 
Michigan and Illinois. In 1861 he entered Union College, 
Schenectady, N Y., for the scientific course, where he 
graduated in 1863 with the degree of A. M. After a year's 
interval spent in teaching, he returned to Illinois and com- 
menced the study of medicine at Roseville. Later he 
attended medical lectures at Ann Arbor, and graduated 
at the University of Michigan in 1867. He engaged in 
the active practice of his profession at Roseville for a year, 
and then founded the Pioneer Drug Store, successfully 
conducting the business until his death. He was an upright 
business man, a pronoiinced advocate of temperance, and 
an exemplary Christian in the MethodLst Church with which 
he had been connected from the age of thirteen. His death 
was deeply lamented in the ccramunity in which he lived. 
He married, June 26, 1867, Flora A. Jones (adopted name, 
Eldridge, foster daughter of Truman Eldridge). She is a 
descendant in the eighth generation from Arthur and Mary 
(Brown) Aylworth. Their three children are Murray 

Third Generation. 15 

Delong, b. May 9, 1870 ; Mabel Whitford, b. July 20. 1876 ; 
Ivan Stewart, b. March 3, 1878. The grandmother of Dr. 
H. E. Aylsworth was Mary (Harrington) Aylsworth, a great 
grand-daughter of Gov. Joseph and Martha (Brown) 
Jenckes. Thus the present generation of this family have 
a three-fold descent from Chad Browne. 

vi. Mary, m. John Greene, son of Benjamin* and Humility 
(Coggeshall) Greene, and grandson of John and Joan Greene 
of North Kingstown They had 12 children, of whom 
Benjamiv, the second, married Mercy Rogers. From this 
line descends Flora A. Eldridge, who married Dr. H. E. 

vii. Elizabeth, m. Dolliver, or Dolover. She m. 2d. Peleg 

Card, and had seven children. 

viii. Catharine, m. Greene. 

ix. Martha, m. before Dec. 1, 1727, John Davis of East Green- 
wich, who died before Feb. 25, 1738. 

The AyhicoTth RegMer, published in Utica in 1840, by 
Sylvester Aylsworth, mentions another son of Arthur and 
Mary (Brown) Aylsworth, Thomas, deaf and dumb. No 

* Daniel Greene who m. Rebecca Barrow, and Benjamin were brothers. 

16 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


8. JAME8 BROWN {James," John,^ Ghad^), b. March 22, 
1698, d. April 27, 1739. The house which he owned and occu- 
pied on South Main Street, was afterwards removed to the south 
side of Wickenden Street, between Hope and East Streets, and 
Mallet's Building erected on the site. It has since been demol- 
ished. The following item is from the will of his father. Elder 
James : "I give unto my Eldest sonne, James Browne, he hav- 
ing Received part of his Portion already, one Lot of Land in the 
Stated Common as it fell on the Frances Wickes Right as will 
apj^ear by Record, and my severall Rights in the Ceedar Swamp 
at Wanscutt, ' and one quarter of my several Rights ip the 
Thatch beds. And I give to him my Create Bible and my Book 
called Roberd's Kev. I also give him my gun which was my 

He m. Hope, dan. of Nicholas^ and Mercy (Tillinghast) 
Power, and gr.-dau. of Elder Pardon & Lydia (Tabor) Tilling- 
hast. He entered into business shortly after his marriage, and 
later his younger brother Obadiah, became a partner. These 
brothers were the founders of the commercial house of the Browns. 
His widow, Hope Brown, survived him more than fifty years. 
She was born January 4, 1702, and died June 8, 1792, in her 91st 
year. It is recorded upon her tomb-stone that she was the 
mother of Nicholas, Joseph, John and 3Ioses JBrown. 


i. Jamr?, b. Feb. 12, 1724, d. unmarried at York, Va. in 1750. 
Was master of a vessel. 

20. ii. Nicholas, b. July 28, 1729. 

Mary, b. 1731, d. May 20, 1795, Slie m. Dr. .John Van- 
derlight, son of .lohn, and grand.son of Cornelius Van- 
derlight of Steenwyk,* Holland. He was a graduate of 
Leyden University, and the first to give practical instruction 
in anatomy in Providence. He was the principal druggist 
of the town, and lived on South Main Street, between Col- 
lege and Hopkins, where his house, a wooden structure 
erected in 1745 (Young's Hotel), is still standing, in good 
preservation and but little changed in a])pearance In con- 
nection with his brothers in-law, he engaged in the manu- 
facture of candles, having brought with him from Europe 
a knowledge of the Dutch process of separating spermaceti 
from its oil. He d. Feb. 14, 1755. Their only child, John, 
d. Feb. 9, 1755, aged ten months. After the death of her 
• husband, the widow resided with her brother Moses, at 
whose house she died. 

31. iv. .Joseph, b. Dec. 3, 17H3. 

22. v. John, b. Jan. 27. 17.33. 

23. vi. Moses, b. Sept. 12, 1728. 

The names of these sons will be recognized as those of 
" the four l)rother&," whose history is intimately connected 
with that of the times in which they lived. 

* A town near the eastern shore of Zuider Zee. 

iT I V ) 

Fourth Generation". 17 

9. JOSEPH BROWN {James,^ Jo/m,^ ChcuP), b. May 5, 1701, 
d. May 8, 1778. He lived iu North Providence, The following item 
is from the will of his father, Elder James, of which he and his 
brother James were the executors. " I give to my son Joseph 
Browne, he having received part of his Portion already, Two 
Lotts which I bought of Edward Manton on the north, Joyneing 
to the Land now in possession of Job Harris, and on the south 
side with my own Land : and also the highway that I bought of 
the Towne, so far as across the two Lotts ; and I give him also 
three quarters of John Joneses Eight in that part Called the 
stated Common, as it fell by devise which may appear by 
Record, And I give him half a Lott in the same Right which 
Lies neare Waterman's meadow, south westerly of Waybauset, 
neare the Lime House as may appeare by Record. I also give 
him one quarter of my severall Rights in the Thatch beds," He 
received £40 from the will of his mother, who died in 1736, 

He m, Jan. 7, 1737, Martha, dan. of William and Martha 
Field, and gr,-dau, of Thomas and Martha (Harris) Field, The 
latter was dan, of the first Thomas and Elizabeth Harris, She 
d, April 19, 1736, in her 26th year, leaving a son Gideon, men- 
tioned in the will of his grandfather William Field, who also 
alludes to an elder brother of Gideon, name unknown. He m. 
2d. Abigail Waterman, who d. May 23, 1784, aged 73, 


Joseph, b. 1739. d. March 1S03 ; m. . Had two sons. 

Obadiah, b. 1762, d. Feb. 14, 1815, and .Joseph, Jr., d. 1791, 
at the age of 16. 

24. Elish.\, b April 1, 1748 

25. Andrew, b. July 80, 17o0. 

10, ANDREW BROWN" {James,'' John,"- CluuP). b. Sept. 
20, 1706, d. Feb, 12, 1783, He removed about 1730 to Glocester, 
where he purchased a large tract of land on the east side of 
Chepachet river, in the south part of the town. Somewhat later 
his cousin Chad [Ohadiah,^ John," Chad''), bought adjoining 
laud on the west side of the river, two miles southeast of the 
present village. Two other cousins, Othniel Brown [ffosanna,'^ 
Daniel,'^ Chad'), and Obadiah Jenckes {Martha,^ John,^ 
Chad'), also settled in Glocester, He was admitted Freeman in 
May, 1732, and was the first town clerk. Backus says of him : 
"He was a .Justice of Peace in the State, and long an exemplary 
Christian in the Baptist Church," 

The following is from the will of his father. Elder James : 
"Item, — I give to my son, Andrew, my house at Chapatsett, 
and one-half of all my Land that is Laid out to me there, the one- 
half beside six acres in the Pine Swamp which I give to him, and 
one-half of all the Rest of my Land at Chapatsett, for him to 
have the northermost part so as to divide Equal by quantity : 

18 The Chad Brown^ Memorial. 

only Andrew to have that six Acres by Reason of sum waste 
Land in that Part : I also Give to my son, Andrew, one Lott 
of Land in Towne of fifty foot wide north and sontli, and eighty 
foot long east and west to be against William Tnrpins, joyneing 
on the south to the Seator house Lott. I also Give to my son, 
Andrew, one-half of my Eight of the Seven Mile line, that right 
which did belong to Chad Browne, the devisions that are already 
agreed upon only excepted." He m. Mary Knowlton, dau. of 


i. Anne, b. July 7,1734, m. Oct. 14. 1756, Knight^ "Dexter 
{Stephen Moh7i,^ Stephen,^ Gregory-^). She d. Feb. 4, 1759, 
without issue. 

ii. Rhoby, b. Aug. 6, 1741. d j'oung. 

iii. Elisha, b. May 11, 1744, m. Huldah Arnold of Sniithfield. 
and had 8 children. (1.) Mary, b. Oct, 29, 1768, m. Joseph 
Steere of Glocester. She is spoken of by the late Col. 
George H. Browne as a woman of intelligence, to whom and 
his grandfather Esek, he was indebted for information re- 
garding Andrew Brown and his descendants. The records 
of the Glocester Browns have been derived largely from the 
papers of Col. Browne compiled in 1850 to '52 supplemented 
by recent letters of Alexander Eddy, Esq., of Chepachet, 
and the History of Glocester, R. I., by Elizabeth A. Perry, 
published in 1885. (2.) Rhoby, b. Oct. 12, 1771, m. John 
Hawkins, and had Ara and Allen Hawkins. She m. 2d. 
Richard Burlingame, and had Brown Burlingame. Ara 
Hawkins, who owned and lived on the farm of his great- 
grandfather, Andrew Brown, died recently at the age of 95. 
Allen Hawkins aged 90 is still living (1887). The house oc- 
cupied by Elisha^ Brown was built for him by his father, 
Andrew, who also settled upon him a part of his lands. (3.) 
Phebe, b. Dec. 19, 1773, m. Dr. Ezra Winsor, and removed 
to Laurens, N. Y. Had issue. (4.) Andrew, b. May 24, 

1778, m. and removed to Sutton, Vt. Had issue. 

(5.) Thomas, b. May 24, 1778, m. Abby, dau. of Capt. 
Solomon Owen. (6.) Anna, b. Aug. 15, 1780, m. her 
second cousin, James Fenner, son of John and Phebe 
(Z?7Wcw)Fenner. Removed to Ohio. Had issue. (7.) Sarah, 
b. Oct. 8, 1782, m. Daniel Medbury, and had 2 sons and 4 
daus. Removed to Pomfiet, Ct. (8.) Arnold, b. March 
13, 1786, m. Feb. 21, 1808, Betsey, dau. of Capt. Solomon 
Owen. He and his brother Thomas, each with large families 
removed about \%?,Q, to Ohio, where there descendants still 
live. Andrew Brown, son of Thomat^, resides in Oxford, 
Ohio, and Elizabeth, dau. of Arnold, in Troy. Ohio 
Joseph, son of Arnold, removed to La Fayette, Indiana. 
The wives of Thoman and Arno'd Brown were sisters, daus. 
of Capt. Solomon Owen,* who, after sailing many years be- 
tween Providence and the East Indies, returned to his 
native village, Chepachet, where he was •' proprietor and 
Keeper of an excellent public house previous to the year 

* Solomon, < Thomas,^ Josiah,- Samue''. 
t Se« Hist, of Glocester. 

Fourth (Jesekatiux. 19 

iv. Kezfah, b. June 3, 1745, m. Enos Smith, and removed to 

Nonvicli, Chenango Co., N. Y., where their descendants 

still live. 
V. Deborah, b June 24, 1747, m. Benjamin Colwell, and 

removed to Whitestone. N. Y. 
vi. L-i-DiA, b. Jan. 24, 1751, m. Benjamin Smith, and removed to 

Norwich, N. Y. 

11. ANNA BROWN {James,^ John."- Chad^), b. 1710, d. 
Nov. 6, 1776, is thus mentioned in the will of her mother, July 
20, 1736 : "To my daughter Ann Browai, wearing apparel, £100 
due from Brother Toleration Harris, &c." She was m. Jan. 1, 
1738, to Samuel^ Comstock, who d. Jan. 16, 1755, in his 41st 
year. [John,^ Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ William'^ of £>i gland). The 
records available of her family are fragmentary, but the follow- 
ing account, though imperfect, is believed to be correct in its 


i. Capt. Jesse, b. 1740, d. March 8, 1776. 

ii. Joseph. 

iii. Samuel. 

iv. Benjamin. He was the father of Jesse, Joseph, William, 
Samuel and Benjamin Comstock, the first three of whom 
for many years commanded packets between Providence 
and New York. He had also two daughters, Ann B. and 
Salli/ B Ann B. was m. Nov. 20, 1808, to Samuel* 
Thurber, Jr. {Samuel.^ Samuel. "^ Samuel,^ James,- John'^), 
and had (1) Mary, m. Ira Winsor ; (2) Benjamin C, d. Sept. 
7, 1840 ; (8) Samuel, d. March 19, 1835 ; (4) George I., d. 
Jan. 6, 1856 ; (5) Joseph, d. Nov. 5, 1820. Sally B., b. June 
27, 1780, d. Feb. 16, 1873. was m. to her cousin Samuel 
Comstock, and had two daughters, Maria Ann. b. in Lans- 
ingburgh, N. Y., April 5, 1805, d. in Providence, April 25, 
1871, and Martha, b. 1807. Maria A. Com.stock was m. to 
Capt. William H. Townsend, b. in Newport, Dec. 31, 1802, 
d. in Providence, July 23, 1880. One of their sons, Capt. 
Benjamin C. Townsend, b. Nov. 15, 1827, perished by ship- 
wreck of British bark "Guardian Angel," off the coast of 
Wales, Dec. 2, 1867. His remains were recovered and 
interred in the Cemetery at Pensarn, Abergele, Wales. 
Martha Comstock, b. 18u7, died of cholera in Roxbury, 
Mass., Aug. 29, 1849. She was m. to Col. Almon Danforth 
Hodges, b. in Norton, Mass., Jan. 25, 1801, d. in Ports- 
mouth, R. I., his summer residence, Sept. 27. 1878. He 
was President of the New England Hist. Genealogical 
Societv from 1859 to 1861. They had 8 children. 

v. Martha"; b. Feb. 24, 1744, d. Dec. 8, 1802, was m. July 10, 
1765, to Richard « Eddy, b. Dec. 11, 1736, d. Oct. 20, 1784. 
{Joiuithati.^ Joshua,* Zachnriali ,'^ Samuel- Rev. \Villinm 
Eddye."^) After the birth of his children, he removed from 
Johnston to Providence, where he was Steward of the Col- 
lege. His widow was m. second, Feb. 15, 1786, to David 
Bucklin. No is.sue by second marriage. 

20 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

CHILDREN (by first husband). 

(1.) Moses, b March 26, 1766, d. May 29, 1823 ; m. Oct. 17. 1794, 
Hannah Carpenter, who d. May 14, 1838. Of their six 
children, Atmn, b. July 5. 1796, was m. Oct. 5, 1820, to 
Reuben Torrey and had children, one of whom, Moses E. 
Torrey, is Cashier of the Roger Williams Bank, Providence. 
H'lnnah, b. Oct. 16, 1799, m. Richard Evans. 

(2.) Samuel, b. March 81, 1769, d. Feb 3, 1839. 

(3.) Jonathan, b. Jan. 21, 1772, d. Aug. 25, 1800. 

The second son, Hon. Samuel Eddy, LL. D * graduated at 
Brown University in 1787, and later studied law, but did not 
long practice it. He was clerk of the Supreme Judicial 
Court for the county of Providence from 1790-93; Secretary 
of State from 1798-1819; Member of Congress from 1819-2.5, 
and Chief Justice of the Superior Court of R. I. from 1827 
until June, 1835, when ill-health compelled him to retire 
from public life. He performed the duties of these various 
offices with great credit to himself aud satisfaction to the 
people of his native State. "Throughout his long and 
useful life he was diligent in the cultivation of his intellec- 
tual powers. At one time he gave his attention almost 
exclusively to studies connected with the evidences, doctrines 
and duties of religion At a subsequent period, he devoted 
much of his leisure to the physical sciences, such as geology, 
mineralogy, and especially conchology, to illustrate which 
he made very creditable collections. The Transactions of 
the Massachusetts Historical Society are enriched with 
several contributions from his pen." His portrait is in pos- 
se.ssion of the R. I. Historical Society. 

Judge Eddy had four wives. He m. first. Nov. 11, 1792, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel and Eliza (Carpenter) Bucklin, 
b. Sept. 20, 1768, d. Oct. 27, 1799. Of their three children, 
Martha," the eldest, b. Sept. 2, 1793 m, Dec. 10, I8l4, Oroo- 
dates Mauran, son of Joseph Carlo Mauran, a native of 
Villa Franca. Italy. He m. 2d., Dec. 2, 1801, Martha, dau. 
of James and Ann (Angell) Wheaton, I). Oct. 22, 1780, d. 
Feb. 1, 18)8. They had six children, five of whom died 
young. Mary,"' the second child, b. April 16, 1804, m. Wil- 
liam Chase. He m. 3d., April 2-t, 1809. Naomi Annf, dau. 
of Elisha and Anna (Fenner) Angell, b. March 7, 17H8, d. 
Feb. 13, 1817. She was in the eighth generation from Chad 
Brown, the seventh from John Smith, the Miller, and the 
sixth from Thomas Angell . 

Of their four children, only ^?^wa,''' the eldest, survived 
infancy. She was i). Dec 15, 1810, d. Jan. 25, 1881 ; was 
m. Aug 15, 1831, to George M. Richmond, They had five 
children, a daughter and four .sons. Two of the latter died 

Judge Eddy m. 4th, Oct. 7, 1824, Sarah Howell, widow of 
Gamaliel Lyman Dwight, and dau. of David and Mary 
(Brown) Howell. She was b. Feb. 1, 1781. d. Feb. 23, 1860. 
survaving her husband twenty years. Thej' were second 
cousins, both being in the sixth generation from Chad 
Browne, aud in the fourth from Elder James Brown. No 
issiie by last marriage. 

But a small portion of the posterity of Anna (Brown) Com- 
stock IS represented in the above account. One of her descend - 

* See Eddy Genealosy and Writings of William G. Goddard. 
+ A descendant of Isabel (Brown) Smith. See No. 3. 

Fourth Generatiox. 21 

ants, Capt. Jesse, son of Jesse and Ann Comstock, perished 
in Long Island Sound on tlie evening of Jan. 13, 1840, by 
the burning of the Steamboat Lexington, aged 20 years 
and 7 months. Capt. Joseph Comstock, long a popular 
commander of the Collins Line of Steamers, died in New 
York, Aug. 16, 18oS. He was well known as a faithful, 
vigilant and competent seaman, and was selected by Mr. 
Webb to take the Ram Dunderburg to France. 

12. OBaDIAH brown {James,^ John,''- ChwP), b. Oct. 
12, 1712, m. June 15, 1737, his first cousin, Mary Harris, dau. 
of his uncle Toleration Harris, whose wife was Sarah Foster. She 
wash. Dec. 18, 1718. They lived on North Main St. at the 
foot of Waterman, the site now occupied by the Arnold Block, 
which was erected by his grandson, James Arnold, in 1853. 
James, an older brother, and Obadiah Avere the founders of the 
commercial house of the Browns. After the death of James, as 
his sons attained manhood they became partners with their 
uncle Obadiah, and at the death of the latter, Nicholas, Joseph 
and John were associated with him in business. Their sticcess 
in after years bore testimony to the excellence of the training re- 
ceived from his example and instructions. 

The following item is from the will of his father, Elder 
James : "'I give to my Sonne Obadiah one half of my Land at 
Chepatsett, only that six acres which I gave to Andrew, btit my 
will is that he shall have the one half of all the rest of my Land 
at Chepatsett, and that Obadiah shall have his halfe on the 
south part adjoyneing to Samuel Winsors Land : to be equally 
divided to him by quantity. And I give him one Lott of Land 
in Towne joyneing to that which I gave to Andrew against 
William Turpins of fifty foot wide north and south, and eighty 
foot long east and west, Joyneing to the Towne Streets and I 
give unto him one half of frances Wickes Eight on the west side 
of the seven mile Line, the divisions Already agreed upon only 

Obadiah Brown was a public spirited citizen, and, though his 
time was largely given to business, took a deep interest in all 
matters pertaining to the welfare of the town and colony. He 
was especially active in the contest against paper money. He 
died in the 50th year of his age, and was buried in the North 
Ground. The inscription on his tombstone is as follows : "In 
Memory of Obadiah Brown, Esquire, Who departed this Life 
the seventeenth of June, MDCCLXII, Aged forty-nine years, 
eight months and four days. Descended of a Good Family. He 
had strong natural Powers, Guided with exquisite Judgment ; 
was honest, industrious, frugal, Temperate, aifable, benevolent ; 
A grave Magistrate, a Kind Husband. Tender Parent, A perfect 
Pattern for Masters, And all useful Men. 

As our country suffers when the useful die. 
Heal up the 13 reach by following their Example." 

22 The Chad Brown Mp:morial. 

They had 4 sons and 4 dans., but the sons all died young. 
The daughters lived to maturity. Of these children. Phebe was 
the eldest, Sarah, the third, An?ia, the fourth, and Mciry, the 
eighth child. 

i. Phebe, 5 b. April 21, 17B8, m. July 11, 1758, John Fenner, son 
of Hon. Arthur and Mary (Olney) Fenner, gr. son of Major 
Thomas, and g. gr. son of Capt. Arthur Fenner. He was b 
Oct. 2, 1739, and was an elder brother of Gov. Arthur 
Fenner His maternal grandmother, Hallelujah Brown, 
wife. of Capt. James Olney, was dau. of Daniel Brown and 
gr. dau of Chad.^ They lived on a large farm in Glocesler. 
some three miles south of Chepachet, the property of her 
father. The name of John Fenner occurs in a record of the 
families in the town of Glocester, taken in June. 1774, by 
order of the General Assembly He was a slaveholder, as is 
evident from the following advertisement which appeared 
in the Providence Gazette, Oct. 18. 1777 : 

" Run away from John Fenner, of Glocester, a negro 
man named Yockwhy, about 28 years of age, 5 ft. 8 inches 
high, marked on both cheeks ; had on and took with him a 
light cloth-colored homespun coat, with wooden buttons, 
breeches of the same color, blue serge jacket, pair of good 
leather breeches, a tine Holland shirt, a tine tow shirt, a new 
pair of thread stockings, one pair of new dark worsted 
stockings, one pair of white ribbed yarn do., one dark silk 
handkerchief, one linen do., one good castor hat without 
loops, one felt do., one pair of shoes with strings, one pair 
of silver sleeve buttons. Whoever will take up and secure 
said negro, and return him to his master, shall have six 
dollars reward All masters of vessels are forbidden to carry 
off said negro at their peril." 

(Signed) JOHN FENNER. 

They had four children : (1). Obadiah, of Foster, settled 
, in his youth on the farm where he spent his life, attaining 

the age of 90 or over. Tlie trees which he planted in front 
of the house, attained their full size during his life time, 
notwithstanding the prophecy of some one who spoke dis- 
paragingly of his labor, telling him that he would not live 
to reap the reward He often told the story, adding "I 
have lived to see them grow up. ' His name occurs in the 
list of freemen who voted against the new constitution in 
1788. (2.) James m. his second cousin Anna Brown, 
{EUsha, Andrew, Jam's, John, Chad). (See No. 10.) They 
removed to Nelson Township, Miami Co. Ohio. (3.) Wil- 
liam, kept a tavern on Sterling Hill. (4). Mary, m. Charles 
Harris, of Scituate, R. I. 

26. iii. Sarah,- b. Sept. 24, 1742. 

iv. Anna,» b. Nov. 28. 1744, m. Jan. 1, 1764, her cousin Moses 
Brown. (James, James, John, Chad). (See No. 23.) She d. 
Feb. 5, 1773, leaving two children, Sarah and Obadiah. 

27. viii. Mary, 5 b. Nov. 25, 1753. 

J 3. CAPT. JEREMIAH BROWN (./amts,^ e/o/m/ Ohad^), 
b, Nov. 25, 1715, was lost at sea in the winter of 1740-41. He 
m. Waitstill, dau. of William and Mary (Sheldon) Rhodes, gr.- 
dau. of John and Waite (Waterman) Rhodes and gr. gr.-dau. of 

Fourth Generation. 23 

Zachary and Joanna (Arnold) Kliodes. She was a descendant 
of Roger Williams in the fifth generation through her grand- 
mother, Waite Waterman, who was dan. of Resolved and Mercy 
(Williams) Waterman, and gr.-dau. of both Roger Williams and 
Richard Waterman, She was b. Feb. 8, 1723, and d. Oct. 31, 
1783. She m. 2d Jan. 20, 1745, Captain George Corlis, whod. 
June 16, 1790, in his 73d year. Several generations later, tAvo 
of the descendants of their daughter Sarah Corlis, intermarried 
in the Ives and Goddard families, of the posterity of Nicholas 
Brown. (See Nos. 72 and 74). 


28. i. Mary, b. July 28, 1740. 

14. ELISHA BROWN, {James,^ John,\ChacP), b. May 25, 
1717, was a man of great ability and enterprise, and possessed at 
one time a large projjerty, but was afterwards unfortunate in 
business, and lost the greater part of it. He was a prominent 
politician, and for some years a member of the General Assembly. 
During the Ward-Hopkins controversy he supported Gov. Ward, 
and served as Deputy Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island 
from 1765-67. 

The following item is from the will of his father, Elder 
James : '" I give to Jeremiah and Elisha, my two sons, my 
homestead where my house stands, my meadow Paster, Orchard, 
woodland, all my laud lying between the Towne Street and that 
highway in the neck by Justice Brown's. All that I have not 
disposed of in this way, I give to them to be divided between 
them, and that Land whicli I bought of Israel Harding and all 
my Laud ajoyneing thereabout to the West River on both sides 
of the River, and my meadow at Wainscutt, norwest from the 
Pine hill, and also my new field in that part Called the Stated 
Common, I give unto them; also one half of all my rights in the 
Thatch bed, each of them one quarter : all to be equally Devided 
between them. And my will is that my two youngest eons, 
Jeremiah and Elisha, shall take care of their mother." 

From the will of their mother, widow Mary, dated July 20, 
1736, Jeremiah and Elisha received 33^ acres in Smithfield, 
given her by her brother, Andrew Harris. To Jeremiah she left 
the apprentice boy, Othuiel Hearnden, and to Elisha, the negro 
boy Cuffey. The homestead of Elisha Brown was on North 
Main, north of Olney Street. It stood in an orchard, with its 
gable end to the street, and the door to the South. The Church 
of the Redeemer was built upon the site in 1859, the house hav- 
ing been moved a little to the N. E. and a basement added. It 
is now approached through Riley street. The stone bearing the 
inscription E. B. 1749, which formerly formed a part of the 
wall in front of the house, has been placed in the underpinning 
of the church, near the robing room. He afterwards removed to 

24 The Chad Browx Memorial. 

Wenscntt, N. Providence, some distance to the west of the 
locality now bearing that name. The honse which he occupied 
has been demolished and a new one bnilt on the site. He d. 
April 20, 1802, and according to the testimony of Moses Brown, 
in the Quaker records, was '' buried in public burying ground by 
his wife Martha." Late in life, he became a Friend, and his 
grave was unmarked by a head stone. 

He m. Martha, dau. of John and Deborah (Angell) Smith, b. 
April 3, 1719, the onlv child of lier parents. Her father, John 
Smith, the Fuller, d. May 24, 1T19, shortly after her birth. She 
was gr.-dau. of James and Abigail (Dexter) Angell, and g. gr.- 
dau. of the first Thomas xVngell and Gregory Dexter. In con- 
sequence of the failure of male heirs in the direct line, the grist 
mill and adjoining territory reverted to Martha (Smith) Brown, 
and was recovered by her as heir-at-law to Charles Smith, (son 
of her uncle Philip Smith, Miller) at a Superior Court held at 
Providence in March, 1754. This subdivision of the Home 
Seat of John Smith, Miller, comprised the land now known as 
Smith's Hill, between Smith Street on the south and Orms Street 
on the north, and extended to the Moshassuck Eiver. It was 
called Charlestown, and after the building of the first Mill Street 
Bridge, in 1733, was the most populous part of the town. The 
first plat of house lots in Providence was made at this time for 
the John Smith heirs by Stephen Jackson, and bears date of 
May 15, 1754. This map was copied Dec. 12, 1797, by Jeremiah 
B. Howell, and subsequently, Henry T. Beckwithin Aug. 1, 1859, 
made a copy of the Howell Map. Kecent copies of the Beck- 
with Map by Charles. F. Wilcox in March, 1886, have preserved 
to the descendants of Martha (Smith) Brown a correct knowl- 
edge of the landed estate of their ancestors. Portions of this 
land still remain in possession of the family. In the will of 
Martha Brown, July, 1760, lot no. 19 near the junction of Orms 
and Charles Streets, is mentioned as the burial place of the 

Martha, d. Sept. 1, 1760, in the 42d year of her age, leaving 
six sons. Elisha Brown m. 2d., Feb. 22, 1761, Hannah, widow 
of Elijah Cushing,* and dau. of James Barker, of Newport. 
She was b. May — , 1721. Her children are thus enumerated in 
the will of Xehemiah Cushing, as "children of my late son, 
Elijah : Mary Brown, Deborah, Lydia Howland, Elijah, 
Elizabeth, Isaac and Sarah." The eldest of these, Mary Cush- 
ing, m. Jeremiah Brown, third son of Elisha. Elizabeth Cush- 
ing m. Benjamin Taylor, who in 1809 bouglit and occupied the 
south jDart of the brick house on North Main Street, near Olney, 
built about 1760 by Elisha Brown. (See illustration). The 
only child of Elisha and Hannah Brown was a dau. Martha, who 
died at the age of nine months. 

* Matthew Cushing. the emigrant ancestor of the Cushings in New England, came 
from Hingham. Norfolk Co., Eng., in 1638, and founded the town of Hingham, Mass. 
For coat of arms see Auierica Heraldica, New York, 1887. 








J^ c^,H^A^!i/!/,/.,.^c^ i^y^^3t<4^,a^/tsy. 

Fourth Generation. 25 


Deborah, b. . 1740; d. July 7, 1745. The inscription 

on her stone in the North Burial ground reads thus : 
On }"■ Sixth, this infant with pleasant smiles did play, 
And on y^ Seventh, the Lord took her away. 
John. b. Jan. 28, 1742. 
James, b. April 37, 1744. 
Jeremiah, b Dec 28, 1746. 
Elisha. b. June 1, 1749. 
Isaac, b. May 23, 1751. 

Martha, b April 17. 17J54 ; d. June 27, 1755. 
Smith, b. April! 2. 1756. 
A daughter, d. June 26, 1760, aged seven days. 















J £i!ro3ig!;*ftt^ 

;k=^ #^>P 


The Elisha Brown Housk. 

The old brick house built by Deputy Governor Elisha Brown, about the 
year 1760, on North Main Street, north of Olne.y, Providence. Original 
dimensions, 72 x 28 feet. The per])endicular line shown on the front 
represents the line of separation between the part j'et standing and the 
northern half part, which was demolished between 1809 and 1817. on 
account of an insecure foundation which threatened a collapse. 


Recent investigations prove that the part of the brick building yet stand- 
ing is a counterpart of the portion demolished. Hence the published 
statement, based upon conjecture (that seemed reasonable in the absence of 

* This account was furnished by Mr. Albert Holbrook, of Providence, whose investiga- 
tions settled a dispute relative to the original size of the building, and who presented 
the accompanving ilkistration. 



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^ i 


J : 

Fourth Generation. 25 


Deborah, b. . 1740; d. July 7, 1745. The inscription 

on her stone in the North Burial ground reads thus : 
On y" Sixth, this infant with pleasant smiles did play, 
And on ye Seventh, the Lord took her away. 
John, h. Jan. 28, 1742. 
James, b. April 27, 1744. 
Jeremiah, b Dec 28, 1746. 
Elisha. b. June 1, 1749. 
Isaac, b. May 23, 1751. 

Mabtha, b April 17, 17o4 ; d. June 27, 1755. 
Smith, b. Aprin2, 1756. 
A daughter, d. June 26, 1760, aged seven days. 















The Elisha Brown Housk. 

The old brick house built by Deputy Governor Elisha Brown, about the 
year 1760, on North Main Street, north of Olney, Providence. Original 
dimensions, 72 x 28 feet. The perixnidicular line shown on the front 
represents the line of separation between the part j'et standing and the 
northern half part, which was demolished between 1809 and 1817. on 
account of an insecure foundation which threatened a collapse. 


Recent investigations prove that the part of the brick building yet stand- 
ing is a counterpart of the portion demolished. Hence the published 
statement, based upon conjecture (that seemed reasonable in the absence of 

* This account was furnished by Mr. Albert Holbrook, of Providence, whose investiga- 
tions settled a dispute relative to "the original size of the building, and who presented 
the accompanving illustration. 


26 The Chad Browx Memorial. 

positive information) tliat the centre of the three north windows was the 
centre of the street line of the buildin^^, is erroneous. Mr. Brown sold the 
estate to Paul Bunker, of Nautucket/Aug. 31, 1770. The next owner was 
Thomas Jenkins, also of Nantucket, who bought it April 13. 1776. He 
removed to Providence about that time, and probably, at first, occupied it 
as a home, though he subsequently lived at the south end of the town. 
Under his ownership the estate was divided, the south part which yet 
remains standing, being sold to Samuel Hamlin, Pewterer, of Providence, 
Nov. 12, 1783. It was next owned by Esek Aldrich, innkeeper, who sold 
it Jan. 3, 1787, to Capt. James Westcott. He sold it, Sept. 10, 1809, to 
Benjamin Taylor, whose wife, Elizabeth Gushing, was a stepdaughter of 
Elisha Brown. The present owner is Lewis Taylor Hubbard, a grandson 
of Benjamin Taylor. 

The north part was sold b}^ Thomas Jenkins. Sept 22, 1784, to Deborah 
Jenkins widow of his brother Benjamin. After her removal to Hudson. 
N. Y. . she sold it Jime 4, 1791, to James Graves, whose wife Hope, owned 
adjoining property. When next sold to Earl D. Pearce, April 5,* 18 17, the 
northern part had been taken down. For many years a small frame 
cottage has occupied the site. 

15. CHAD BROWNE, ( Obadiah,^ John,^- Ghad^), b.Oct. 13, 
1705, removed about 1730 to Glocester, E. I. aud settled upon a 
large tract of land on the west side of Cliepachet river, about 
two miles southeast of the j^resent village. This was i)robably 
the land deeded to him by his brother, John Browne, Jr., and 
adjoined that of his cousin Andrew on the east side of the river. 
At the present time it remains largely in possession of his 
descendants. His house is not now standing. He m. Sarah 
Smith, who may have been dau, of Elisha and Experience 
(Mowry) Smith, and had 3 sons and 2 daus. 


i. Obadiah, lived in the homestead of his father Chad, where 
he died, Dec. 19, 1789. He was a schoolmaster, and posses- 
sed considerable learning for that time, though he never 
attended school a day. He had three wives, the last of whom 
was Anna Lovell. A marriage contract between himself 
and one of his intended wives is remarkable for the plainness 
and beauty of the chirography. He had three children, 
Martha, Nancy and Mary. Of these Martha m. Peter 

Coombs, 3d. Tripp, and 8d, Abraham Clarke. By 

2d husband, she had a dau. Irene, and by 3d husband, 
four children, one of whom named Chad, lived, in 1851, 
near Buffalo, N. Y. Abraham and Martha occupied the 
homestead of her grandfather Chad. The name of Abraham 
Clark appears in the list of freemen who voted against the 

adoption of the constitution in 1788. Nancy m. 

Fiske and removed to Cooperstown, N. Y They had 
children, one of whom was Chad. Mary m. Benjamin 
Jencks and removed to Ludlow, Mass. Had issue. 

35. ii. Elisha, m. Sarah Olney. 

36. iii. Jesse, b. in 1739. 

iv. Dorcas, was m. Jan., 1753, to Lawrence^ Southwick, b 
Jan. 11, 1731, d. 1810. (Daniel,'^ Latcrence.^ Daniel,^ 
Lawrence^) She d. in 1758. leaving three children. (1) 
Sarah, b. April 27, 1754, d. Feb. 14. 1836 ; was m. Nov. 4, 
1774, to Benedict Arnold, of Burrilhille, and had William 

Fourth Gener.vtion. 27 

and Benedict Arnold, and other children. (2) EUsha, b. 
Feb. 17. 1757, m. xlug. 16, 1777, Margaret Moshier, and 
settled in Danhy, Vt., where he kept a tavern. He removed 
in 1811 to Scipio, Ca3^uga Co., N. Y., and died there in 
18 U, at the age of 84. They had five children : Waity. 
Daniel. Cynthia, Sophronia. Phebe. (8) Ruth, b. 1758, d. 
young. Daniel Southwick, father of Lawrence, was a dis- 
tinguished preacher of the Society of Friends in Uxbridge, 
Mass., where he carried on the business of tanning. Law- 
rence^ Southwick and his wife Cassandra emigrated in 1696 
from Lancashire. Eng. , to Salem. 3Iass. 
V. Mary. m. Stephen Aldrich, of Northbridge, Mass.. and 
removed to Long Island, where their descendants still live. 

1 6. OBADIAH JEXCKES ( Martha, e John, 2 Chad^ ), second 
son of Gov. Joseph Jenckes. lived in Glocester, Avliere he ra. 
May 21, 17L3, Alice, dau. of Zaehariah and Mercy (Baker) Eddy, 
b. Jan. 5, 1694. {Zaehariah,^ Zaehariah,^ Samuel, the Pllgrini.,'^ 
Rev. William Eddye'^) At a town meeting called March 16, 
1731, to organize the town of Glocester, Obadiah Jenckes was 
chosen one of the town conncihnen. In 1736 the name of 
Obadiah Jenckes, Jr., occurs among the Freemen of Glocester ; 
that of John Jenckes in 17;39. and of Zaehariah Jenckes in 174:6. 
They were probably sons of Obadiah. John Jenckes, Jr., was a 
member of the Smithfield Grenadiers in 1791, and may have 
been grandson of Obadiah. 

In the Sayles Pedigree it is stated that Martha Jenckes,^ dau. 
of Obadiah, m. Daniel Hopkins^ [Ezekiel,^ Thomas,^* William, 
and Joanna, [Arnold) Hopkins^ .) 

Amey Hopkins,^ dau. of Daniel and Martha, b. 1742, d. 
1782, m. 1760, Emor' Olney (James, ^ Epenetus,^ Epenetus,- 
Thomas'^) . 

Paris Olney,'' son of Emor and Amey, b. 1770, d. 1850, m. 
Mercy Winsor*' [Jeremiah,^ Joiliua,'^ Joshua,^ Samuel," 
Joshua'^). She was b. Aug. 31, 1769. Mary Ann Olney, ^ 
dau. of Paris and Mercy, b. June 21, 1803, d. Sept. 11, 1878, 
m. Dec. 25, 1822, Clark Sayles" [Ahab,^ Israel,^ Richard,'^ 
John,'^ John,^). Of the five children of the latter, two only 
survived infancy — William Francis and Frederick Clark. 

i. William FEAisrciis Sayles,'' b. Sept. 20, 1824, m. Oct. 30, 
1849, Mary Wilkinson, dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Wilkinson) 
Fessenden, of Valley Falls, E. I. She was b. Oct. 24, 1827, 
and d. Sept. 20, 1886. They had six children. (1.) Mary Eessen- 
den,'^^\). Sept. 29, 1850, was m. May 21, 1872 to Eoscoe Stetson 
"Washburn, b. July 11, 1847. son of Oliver A. Washburn, Jr., 
and his wife Matilda (King) Washburn. They have had four 
children, viz.: Morris King, 11 b. Oct. 3,^1872; William 
Francis Savles, 11 b. Sept. 3, 1874, d. Aug. 19, 1879; Roscoe 
Clifton, 11 b. June, 1887; John Fessenden,ii b. March 8, 1879, 
d. Aug.' 27, 1882. 

(2.) Louise,^^ b. April 24, 1853, d. Aug. 16, 1859. (3.) 

'28 The Chad Brown Memoeial. 

William Clark,^'^ b. Oct. 12, 1855, d. Feb. 13,1876. (4.) 
Martha Fessenden,^ ^ b. July 27, 1864, (5.) Frank Arthur,^ ^ 
b. Dec. 14, 1866. (6.) Nannie iVyts^Mj. Dec. 14, 1866, d. 
June 2, 1873. 

ii. Frederick Clark Sayles,^ b. July 17, 1835, ni. Oct. 
16, 1851, Deborah Cook "Wilcox, dan. of Eobert and Deborah 
(Cook) Wilcox. They have had six children. (1.) A. son,'^^ 
b. Jan. 14, 1865, d. in infancy. (2.) Carrie Minerva,'^ '^ b. 
Jan. 15, 1866. (3.) Frederick Clark,^^ b. Aug. 21, 1868. 
(4.) Benjamin Paris,^^ b. Oct. 31, 1871, d. May 30, 1873. 
(5.) Robert Wilcoo-,-^^ b. Jan. 28, 1878. (6.) Deborah 
Wilcox,^ ^ b. Nov. 17, 1880. 

The -Sayles Brothers comprise the firm of W. F. and F. C. 
Sayles, proprietors of the Moshassnck Bleachery, dye works and 
woolen mills near Pawtucket, E. I. Tli,e Bleachery commenced 
in 1848, has rapidly increased in extent and facilities, until now 
it is the most extensive and completely equipped establishment of 
the kind in the country. It occupies substantial buildings, sur- 
rounded by dwellings erected for the employes, some of whom 
have become owners of their residences and suflficient land for 
garden purposes. Encouragement and pecuniary aid are extended 
by the proprietors for the promotion of social order, temperance, 
education and religious welfare. 

Sayles' Memorial Hall, the last of the Brown University group 
of buildings, was erected at the expense of the Hon. William F. 
Sayles in memory of his son, William Clark Sayles, who died in 
3 876, while a student at that institution. It was dedicated in 
June, 1881. 

Frederick C. Sayles is the first Mayor of Pawtucket, incor- 
porated as a city Jan. 4, 1886. The Sa3des Brothers were in- 
fluential in securing the success of the reunion of the Roger 
Williams descendants, which took place at Sayles' Memorial 
Hall, June 22, 1886. The Hon. Frederick C. Sayles was one of 
tlie committee of arrangements, and presided at the meeting. 
They trace their descent from Roger Williams through three of 
his children, Mary, Mercy and Daniel Williams. 

17. CATHARINE JENCKES {Martha,^ John,^ C/iad^), 
eldest dau. of Gov. Joseph Jen ekes, b. 1694, d. 1782 ; m. Wil- 
liam Turpin, son of William. He was an innkeeper and Town 
Treasurer from 1737-44. He was b. 1690, and d. March, 15, 
1744. Of their ten children, Cat/terine Turjnn^ m. Capt. John 
Hopkins, son of William and Ruth (Wilkinson) Hopkins, and 
brother of Gov. StejDhen Hopkins.* Capt. John died at sea, 
Feb. 1, 1745, and left his widow with three young daughters. 

Ruth, b. , d. ; Sarah, d. Oct. 14, 1818, and Anna d. , 

Dec. 26, 1823. She m. 2d, Dr. Job Hawkins and d. Dec. 30, 
1749, in her 31st year. Her second dau., Sarah Hopkins," m. 

* Capt. John/ William.^ Major William.' Thomas. = William. ^ 

Fourth GE^fERAXiON. 29 

Aug. 2, 17(51, Abraham Whipple, b. Sept. 26, 1733. He com- 
manded the expedition that burned the Britisli schooner Gas- 
pee, on the evening of June 9, 1772. (See No. 22.) He was 
afterwards a Commodore in the Continental Navy. After a distin- 
guished career in the service of his country, he removed in 1796 
to Marietta, Ohio, where he died May 29, 1819. His wife d. Oct. 
14, 1818, aged 78 years. They had two children, Katy, "^ who 
m. April, 1781, Lieut. -Colonel Sproat, of the Massachusetts line, 
and Pollv, "^ who m. Julv, 1789, Dr. Ezekiel Comstock, of Smith- 

Anna Hopkins, "^ sister of Sarah, m. Dec. 13, 1761, William 
Metcalf, who died in early manhood. She m. second, Esek 
Esten. A daughter by the first husband m. Alfred Mann, and 
had among other children, William Metcalf Mann, ^ one of the 
editors of the Providence American. By the second husband she 
had nine children, one of whom, Esek Esten, b. Dec. 14, 1779, 
d. May 21, 1842 ; m. Sept. 14, 1800, Sarah, dau. of Benjamin 
Jenckes. They had 12 children. (See Genealogy of One Line 
of the Hopkins Family, by Albert Holbrook.) 

18. DR. JOHN JENCKES, {Martha,^ John,^ C/iad^),son of 
Gov. Joseph Jenckes, m. March 22, 1721, Sarah, dau. of Major 
Thomas and Dinah (Burden) Fenner, and gr.-dau. of Capt. 
Arthur and Mehitable (Waterman) Fenner. She was b. 1698, 
and d. April 17, 1736. He died in 1730, probably on ship board, 
returning from England, where he had been on a visit with his 


i. Mary, 1). 1721, d. Nov. 14, 1723. Burietl in Major Thomas 

Fenner s burying grovmd. 
ii. Lydia, m. Jonathan .Jenckes. 
iii Joseph. 
iv. Benjamin. 

19. MARY JENCKES, (Martha,^ James,'^ C/iar/i), eighth 
child of Gov. Joseph Jenckes, was m. May 20, 1722, to John 
Herndon, Jr., and second, to. Capt. John Harrington, son of 
John, of Scituate, R. I. Her oldest child Nathaniel, b. pro 
bably, May 15, 1727, bore the surname of Harrington, though he 
is supposed to have been a son of the first husband. The 
children of the second husband were Ohadiah, John, Amei/, 
Catharine, Jemima. Nathaniel Harrington m. Nov. 6, 1748, 
Mary Bates, b. Oct. 17, 1729, dau. of James, and lived in 
Foster, R. L They had five children : Waty, Caleb, John, 
Nathaniel, Mary or Polly. The latter, b. June 12, 1769, was m. 
Jan. 21, 1793, to her third cousin, Elhanan Aylsworth,* 
{Thomas,^ Ohad,^ Arthur^), b. Aug. 31, 1772. They removed 
to Hoosick, N. Y., and in the winter of 1766-7 settled perma- 

30 The Chad Bro\vn Memorial. 

nently in Burlington, Otsego Co., N. Y., where she d. Sept. 9, 
1855. He outlived her but a short time and d. Oct. 17, 1857. 
Of their nine children, Perry, the youngest, b. Nov. 21, 1812, 
m. March 21, 1836, Luna Norton, dan. of James and Hannah 
(Stewart) DeLoug, of Watertown, N. Y. The latter were the 
parents of Dr. Homer E Aylsworth, the compiler of the Ayls- 
worth Genealogy. (See No. 7.) 

Fifth Generation. 31 


20. NICHOLAS BROWN, {James,^ James,^ John;^ CharP), 
b. July 28, 1729, was tlie eldest of the four brothers who were 
associated in business under the name of Nicholas Brown and 
Company. The first son, Capt. James, died unmarried shortly 
before Nicholas became of age. Instead of appropriating to 
himself, as he could have done under existing colonial laws, a 
double portion of his father's estate, Nicholas promptly divided 
the inheritance equally Avitli his brothers and sister. The com- 
mercial business founded by his father and uncle Obadiah, was 
greatly extended by the brothers, and under their judicious 
management yielded large returns. Of the ample fortunes thus 
acquired they gave judiciously and liberally to every worthy 
enterprise of their times, in which they were usually leaders or 
active co-operators. 

He m. Mav 2, 1762, Khoda, fifth dau. of Daniel and Joanna 

(Scott) Jenckes, b. and d. Dec. 16, 1783. [Daniel,'^ 

Rev. Ehenezer,^ Joseph,'^ Joseph JencJces'^). She was grand- 
daughter of Sylvanus and Joanna (Jenckes) Scott, and gr. gr. 
dau. of John and Rebecca Scott. John was son of the first 
Richard and Catharine (Marbury) Scott. Daniel Jenckes was a 
wealthy merchant of Providence, and an active member of the 
First Baptist Church, of which his father, Rev. Ebenezer 
Jenckes, was pastor from 1719-26. He was for forty years a 
meml^er of the General Assembly, and for nearly thirty years 
Chief Justice of the Providence County Court. 

The residence of Nicholas Brown on South Main Street (pres- 
ent number 27) is still standing, but has long since been devoted 
to business purposes. Of the ten children of Nicholas and 
Rhoda Brown, but two lived to maturity, a son and daughter, 
Nicholas and Hope. He married second, Sept. 9, 1785, Avis, 
daughter of Capt. Barnabas Binney, of Boston, who survived 
him. The following inscription from the tablet erected over his 
grave in the North Burial Ground, shows the esteem in which 
he was held by his contemporaries: 

''In Memory of Nicholas Brown, Esq., who died May 29, 
A. D. 1791, aet. 62. He descended from respectable ancestors, 
who were some of the first settlers in this State. His stature was 
large ; his personal appearance manly and noble ; his genius 
penetrating, his memory tenacious ; his judgment strong : his 
affections lively and w\arm. He was an early, persevering and 
liberal patron of the College in this town ; and a member and 
great benefactor of the Baptist Society. His donations in sup- 
port of learning and religion were generous and abundant. His 
occupation was merchandise, in which by industry, punctuality 
and success, he accumulated a large fortune. He was plain and 
sincere in his manners, a faithful friend, a good neighbor and 
entertaining companion. His knowledge of books, of men, of 

83 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

business and of the world was sfreat and of the most useful kind. 
He loved his country, and had an equal esteem of liberty and 
good government. He had deeply studied the Holy Scriptures 
and was convinced of the great truths of revelation. He was a 
religious observer of the Sabbath, and of public worship, 
and trained up his household after him. He was a lover 
of all men, especially good men, the ministers and disciples 
of Christ, who always received a friendly Avelcome under his 
hospitable roof. As in life he was universally esteemed, so in 
death he was universally lamented. The conjugal affection of a 
mourning widow, and the filial affection of an orphan son and 
daughter have erected this monument. " 

CHILDREN (by first wife). 

i Hope, b. Aug. 1, 1763, d. July 80, 1767. 

ii. JoANKA, b. Jan, 13, 1766, d. Jan. 8, 1785. 

iii. Hope, b. 1767, d. July 29, 1768. 

37. iv. Nicholas, b. April 4, 1769. 

V Chad, b. May 27, 1771, d. Oct. 7, 1778. 

38. vi Hope. b. Feb 22, 1773 

vii. Moses, b. Feb. 3, 1775, d. Feb. 28, 1791. 
viii Rhoda, b. March 20, 1777, d. April 8, 1787. 
ix. Jenckes, b. Nov. 7, 1778. d. April 22, 1783. 
X. Nancy, b. July 9, 1783, d. Aug. 3, 1783. 

CHILD (by second wifej. 

xi. John. b. Dec. 26, 1786, d. Jan. 10, 1787. 

21. JOSEPH BROVi'^ (James,'' James,^ John,^ C/ia(V),h. 
Dec. 3, 1733, N. S., was the second of "the Four Brothers," He 
early gave proofs of a superior genius, and was inclined to philo- 
sophical study, especially in the higher natural sciences. After 
acquiring a competence he withdrew from the firm in order to 
devote himself to his favorite studies. The closing years of his 
life were spent in the service of Brown University, where he 
became a Professor of Exjjerimental Philosophy. He was also 
one of the Trustees of the college, and its liberal patron. He 
was ail adept in electricity, and his researches in astronomy 
attracted the notice of the JAterati. His favorite study, how- 
ever, was mechanics. In testimony of his merits the degree of 
A. M. was conferred upon him, and he was elected a member of 
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Joseph and 
Moses took an active part in the observation of the transit of 
Venus in 1760, importing the instruments used at their own 
expense. Joseph, John and Moses were Freemasons, being 
among the first initiated at St. John's Lodge, the charter of 
which was issued Jan. 18, 1757. Joseph was an active member, 
the second master, and presided at every meeting from l762-"69. 
He was associated with Ste^^hen Hopkins in building the Town 
Market House, and Nicholas Brown laid the first stone June 11, 

Fifth Generation. 33 

1773. Joseph Bi'own and James tSumuer were the architects of 
the First Baptist Church erected in 1774-"75. The residence 
which he built on South Main Street in 1774, and in which he 
lived until his death, is still standing. The Old Providence 
Bank moved into this building in 1801, and occupies it at the 
present time. It is somewhat altered in its appearance, the 
double flight of steps leading to the street door in the centre of 
the house above the basement story, having been removed. The 
first floor was handsomely paneled. 

He was for several years a Representative in tbe General 
Assembly, and Assistant to the Governor in Council, the latter 
of which offices he filled at the time of his first stroke of apoplexy, 
Nov. 24, 1784. This rendered him at times incapable of busi- 
ness, and after repeated attacks of the disease he expired Dec. 
3, 1785, wanting only eleven days of completing the fifty-second 
year of his age. He was an exemplary member of the Fii-st Bap- 
tist Church, and an ornament to the Christian religion, which he 
embraced in the vigor of his life and maturity of his judgment, 
on a full conviction of its truth and Divine Origin. He m. Sept. 
30, 1759, his cousin Elizabeth, b. 173C, d. Sept. 6, 1806, dau. of 
the third Nicholas and Anne (Tillinghast) Power. She was 
gr. dau. of Philip and Martha (Holmes) Tillinghast, and also 
gr. dau of Nicholas and Mercy (Tillinghast) Power. ^lartha 
Holmes was dau. of Jonathan and gr. dau. of Obadiah Holmes. 


39. i Mart, b July 30, 1760. 

ii. Obadiah, b. May 16, 1762, d. iinm. Feb. 14, 1815. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. June 28, 1769, d. March 1, 1845. She was m. 
to Richard'^ Ward, a merchant in New York city, !>. March 
5, 1765, d. Oct, 1808. {Goi\ Samuel,* Gov* Richard,^ 
Tlwmits,- John Ward^). The emigrant ancestor of the 
Ward Familj' came from Gloucester, Eng., after the acces- 
sion of Charles II. and settled in Newport, R.I, where he 
died, April, 1698, aged 79. He had been an officer in one 
of Cromwell's Cavalry regiments, and his sword was long 
preserved in the family. The following extract from an 
obituary notice of Mrs. Elizabeth Ward Ls^ from the pen of 
the late Prof. William Goddard : "The long probation 
which it pleased the Giver of Life to allot to this excellent 
woman Avas not spent in vain. With all fidelity did she dis- 
charge her high trust, always obedient to sympathies the 
most generous and comprehensive, never weary of the w^ork. 
of benevolence, and never suffering the good she did to 
exalt her estimate of herself. To the sorrows of others she 
was most tenderly alive. She never mocked the sufferer 
with an expression of barren symjiathy. Her hand was as 
open as her heart was warm. "To the sharp ills of poverty 
she administered substantial relief. The solitude of the 
bereaved she cheered with the voice of Christian consola- 
tion. For a long course of years she was the centre of a 
large circle of relatives and friends, who loved her for her 

* The Armorial bearingrs of Gov. Richard Ward were engraved upon his tombstone in 
Newport. (See America Heraldica.) 

34 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

many virtues. Mrs. Ward bad no children, but she watched 
with rare fidelity and witli maternal tenderness over those 
who stood to her in the relation of children. Protracted 
was her sickness. Her Heavenly Father, however, in the 
midst of His corrective discipline, remembered her in mercy. 
He spared to the last her unusually clear, inquisitive and 
vigorous intellect, and confirmed her faith in Christ as the 
Saviour of all those who put their trust in him." 

iv. Joseph, b. 1768, d. 1771. 

v. Joseph, b. 1775, d 1791. 

23. JOHN BROWN, (James,^ James,''' John,^ Chad,^) 
b. Jan. 27, 1736, d. Sept. 20, 1803, was the third of the Four 
Brothers, and associated with them in business until 1782, when 
he withdrew from the firm, and established himself at India 
Point, where he entered upon the bold but successful venture 
of direct trade with the East Indies and China. He is said to 
have been '' a man of magnificent projects and extraordinary 
enterprise." Though a wealthy merchant and having larger in- 
terests at stake than most men, he was a patriotic leader in the 
struggle for American Independence, and contributed stibstan- 
tial aid to the cause. At the Hope Furnace in Cranston, built 
largely by the Browns, was manufactured cannon for use in the 
Continental army. 

He was the leader of the party which destroyed the British 
armed schooner the Gaspee, in Narragansett Bay in June 1772. 


Author Unknown. * 

'Twas in the reign of George the Third, Did chase the sloop called the Hannah, 

The public peace was much disturbed Of which one Lindsay was commander — 

By ships of war that came and laid. They dogged her up Providence Sound, 

Within our ports to stop our trade. And there the rascals got agi'ound. 

In seventeen hundred and seventy-two, ^he news of it flew that verv day, 

In Newport harbor lay a crew ^ij^t they on Namquit Point did lay ;- 

That played the part of pirates there, jj^at night, about half-past ten. 

The sons of Freedom could not bear. gouj^ Xan-angasett Indian-men, 

Sometimes they'd weigh and give them ^ . . ^ „ .„ ^ , 

chase ■' o o Beuig sixtv-four if I remember. 

Such actions, sm-e were very base ! Soon made this stout coxcomb surrender- 

No honest coasters could pass by, f^^d what was best of all their tricks. 

But what they would let some shot fly. 1° 1^"^ » ball too they did flx- 

Which did provoke to high degree, Then set the men upon tlie land, 

Those true-born sons of Liberty. — And liurut lier up. we uiidiistand — 

So that they could no longer bear Wliich thing provoked the King so high 

Those sons of Belial staying there. He said these men should surely die. 

It was not long "ere it fell out ' So if he can but find them out, 

That William Duddingston so stout King George has offered very stout 

Commander of the Gaspee tender, One thousand pounds to find out one 

Which he has reason to remember — That wounded WiUiara Duddingston. 

Because, as people do assert. One tliousand more he says he'll spare 

He almost met his just desert : To tliose wlio say they slieriffs were — 

Here on the twelfth t day of June. One thousand more tiiere doth remain 

Between the hours of twelve and one, For to find out the leader's name. 

Likewise one hundred pounds per man. 

For any one of all the clan ; 

But let him try his utmost skill, 

I'm apt to think he never will 

Find out one of those hearts of gold, 

Though he should offer fifty fold. 

* From Sketches of Newport and its Vicinity, John S. Taylor, New York, 1842. 
+ Historians say the ninth of June. 

Fifth Generation. 35 

This passage of liistorv is thus related by Bancroft. " On the 
ninth of June the Providence Packet was returning to Providence, 
and proud of its speed went gayly on, lieedless of the Gaspee. 
Dudingston gave chase. The tide being at flood the Packet 
ventured near shore ; the Gaspee confidently followed, and 
drawing more water ran aground on * Namquit Point. The fol- 
lowing night a party of men in six or seven boats led by John 
Brown and Joseph Brown of Providence, and Simeon Potter, of 
Bristol,! boarded the stranded schooner, after a scuffle in which 
Dudingston was wounded, took and landed its crew, and then 
set it on fire." The rendezvous of the party was the Sabin 
Tavern, at the north east corner of Planet and South Main 
Streets, afterwards the residence of Welcome Arnold. John 
Brown was sent in irons to Boston on suspicion of being con- 
cerned in the Gaspee affair, but released through the efforts 
of his brother Moses. To lessen the probabilities of arrest, it is 
said that until the formal declaration of war, he avoided sleeping 
two nights in succession under the same roof, by making the 
rounds of his country seats, of which he possessed several, J not 
far removed from Providence. He instructed his captains to 
freight their vessels with powder on the return voyages, and 
furnished the army at Cambridge with a supply when it had not 
four rounds to a man. 

The first attempt to introduce free schools in Providence was 
made in 1767, and John and Moses Brown served on the committees 
appointed by the town to prepare for this new system of instruc- 
tion. The project, however, was unsuccessful, and it was not until 
1800 that a law was passed to establish free schools throughout 
the State. In three years this law was repealed, but the schools 
of Providence were maintained, and have been continuously in 
operation since the beginning of the century. In 1828 the pas- 
sage of a new law secured free instruction for the entire State. 

The Brown brothers were influential in the removal of the 
College of Rhode Island from Warren to Providence, and were 
its constant benefactors. John Brown was one of the largest 
contributors to this institution, of which he was for twenty 
years the treasurer. May 14, 1770, he laid the corner-stone of 
its first building, now known as University Hall, which was 
erected on the Home Lot of his ancestor, Chad Browne. This 
land at an early date went out of the possession of the family, 
but was repurchased by John and Moses Brown, and a deed of 
the sam6 presented to the Corporation. The interests of the 
Baptist Church of which Chad and James Brown had been 
elders, were well sustained by John Brown who gave to it liber- 

*On Springy Green Farm, Warwick. 

t Another account states that " after discussion the participants in the meeting went to 
the wharf and embarked in eight long boats under command of Abraham Whipple, 
afterwards a captain in the Continental Navy." (See "The Providence Plantations." 
J. A. & R. A. Reid, Providence, 1886). 

X These were located at Ci-auston, Glocester, North Providence, Point Pleasant in 
Bristol, and Spring Green in Warwick. 

36 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

ally of his Avealth for the support of preaching, and the creation 
of a permanent fund for the society. 

For thirty years, from 1700-90, the brothers were, one or 
more of them, in the General Assembly, and prominent in local 

The building of the Washington Bridge across the Seekonk at 
the lower ferry was secured by John Brown, and that of the Red 
or Central Bridge, by Moses, at the upper ferry. These bridges 
were carried away by the disastrous flood of 1807, but soon 
rebuilt. In 1789, the Assembly, to encourage home manufacture, 
increased the import duty on many foreign goods, and citizens of 
wealth often wore homespun woolen clothing. It is recorded 
that John Brown appeared in the Assembly in Jan., 1789, dressed 
in a suit the cloth of which was made from the wool of his 
own sheep kept on his Glocester farm ; the yarn was sj^un by 
a woman 88 years of age. His town residence was on South 
Main street, next south of that of his brother Nicholas. The 
house, which he built on land from his father's estate, was after- 
wards torn down, and the Mechanics' Bank building, No. 37, 
erected on the site. It is not now occupied by the bank. It 
was here that he gave his famous dinner party in honor of Gen. 
Nathanael Greene — the largest, it is said, that had ever been 
given in, Rhode Island. His commencement dinners to the 
graduates and their friends were occasions long remembered with 

Apropos of his dinner parties, it is related that on one occasion, 
when the clerical element was well represented, "Nephew 
Obadiah." son of Joseph, was called on for a toast. It was 
known that he was somewhat of a free-thinker, but all were 
startled by the response : '' Here's a short respite to the 
damned in hell." A moment of embarrassing silence ensued. 
Who could refuse assent to so charitable a wish, but how at vari- 
ance with their orthodox proclivities I John, the host, however, 
was equal to the occasion. Raising his glass, he exclaimed : 
"Truly, a most admirable sentiment, gentlemen, and one in 
which I am sure we can all heartily join." Glad to be relieved 
from so awkward a dilemma, the company followed his example, 
and, without a dissenting voice, drained their glasses ; and the 
" feast of reason and flow of soul" continued, unmarred by the 

In 1787 he built his Power street mansion, at that time the 
finest in the city, from plans made by his brother Joseph. It is 
now occupied by Prof. William Gammell. John Brown was a 
member of the society formed in June, 1790, for promoting the 
abolition of slavery in the United States, and for improving the 
condition of the African race. In 1799 he was elected a member 
of Congress and served tWo years. He was _^a man of large 
physical proportions, and accustomed to riding about inasulkey, 
a two-seated open chaise, which he so completely filled that his 


Born 9th Mo. 23d, 17.38. 

Died 9th 3Io. 6th, ia3(5. 
From a steel engraving by T. Pollock, 1836. 
Original drawing by W. J. Harris. 7th Mo. 4th, 1836. 







Fifth Generation. 37 

little grandson, John B. Frances, rode on a stool between his 
knees because there was no room for him on the seat. He m., 
Nov. 27, 1760, Sarah, dau. of Daniel* and Dorcas (Harris) 
Smith, b. May 13. 1738, d. Feb. 35, 1825. {Benjamin,^ John,^ 
John Sinlth^ Miller). She was a gr. dau. of Benjamin and 
Mercy (Angell) Smith, and also of William and Abigail Harris, 


i. James, b. Sept. 22, 1761, d. unm. Dec. 12, 1834. He was a 
graduate of Harvard in 1 780, and in 1789 was elected a mem- 
ber of the Board of Fellows of Brown University. Enjoy- 
ing an ample patrimony, and having no taste for active 
pursuits, he did not enter a business life or "seek public 
distinction. He was a gentleman of the old school, upright 
and pure minded in all the relations of private life, 
ii Benjamin, b. Feb. 13, 17(i3, d. July 7, 1773. 
"■ Abigail, b. Nov. 26, 1754, d. Oct. 16, 1766. 
Abigaii, or Abby, b. Nov. 20, 1766, 
Sali>y or Sarah, b. Sept. 5, 1773. 
Alice, b. Jan. 1. 1777. 

MOSES BROWN {James,'',^ John;^ (Jhad^), the 
youngest of "the Four Brothers," was b. Sept. 23, 1738. His 
father died the next April, but his mother, Hojoe, attained an 
advanced age, dying in 1792 in her 91st year. He long survived 
his thi'ee elder brothers, Nicholas having died in 1791, Joseph 
in 1784, and John in 1803. Moses was sjjared until he had 
nearly completed 98 years. He died Sept. (J, 1836, at his resi- 
dence, near the banks of the Seekonk, where he had lived for 
more than 60 years. He left school at the age of thirteen and 
passed his early years in the family of his paternal uncle, 
Obadiah, who from the first had regarded him in the light of a 
son. In 1703 he entered the firm of Nicholas Brown & Co., 
and the four brothers combined, largely extended the business 
of the commercial house founded by their father and uncle 
Obadiah. The following year he married his cousin, Anna 
Brown, dau. of Obadiah. a portion of whose large estate he sub- 
sequently inherited by will. 

His health was not robust and after ten years he withdrew 
from the firm and retired to his farm, then quite in the countr}^ 
but now within the city limits. His mansion house, formerly 
the property of Mr. Merritt, an English gentleman of fortune, 
stood on the north side of Angell street, some distance back 
from the road. The former entrance to the grouitds is now oc- 
cupied by the large house on Angell street, built by the late 
Estus Lamb. Some years since, his house, at that time, unin- 
habited, was burned to the ground. It was bequeathed by Mr. 
Brown in his will to the only son of his grand-daughter, Moses 
Brown Jenkins. 

After his retirement from business he devoted his time to the 
care of his estate, and the society and service of his friends. 

38 The Oiiad Rrown Memorial. 

indulging- his tastes for intellectual pursuits, especially experi- 
mental illustration in the line of Chemistry and Natural 
Philosophy of which he was particularly fond. In 1774 he 
joined the Society of Friends, and from that time was closely 
identilied with their interests. He manumitted all his slaves in 
1773, continuing, however, a benevolent interest in their welfare. 
He was a liberal supporter of the Rhode Island Peace Society, 
which he assisted in founding in 1818. His elder brother. Nicho- 
las, was one of its oHicers, and he and his son Obadiah were 
treasurei's. He was an active member of the Abolition Society 
of Rhode Island, and an earnest and unceasing advocate of 
universal einaiici[)ation. Consistently with his principles, he 
kept aloof from the Revolutionary struggle m wliich his brothers 
were conspicuous participants ; but his motives were understood 
and his patriotism unquestioned. 

His mime will long be known to posterity in connection with 
the Yearly Meeting Boarding School, of which he was a munifi- 
cent pati'on and founder. The school was removed from Ports- 
mouth, It. I., where it was commenced in 1784, and opened at 
its present location, Jan. 1, 1819. The lot of land containing 
about forty- three acres on which the school buildings Avere 
erected, was given by him for this purpose, besides a contribution 
to the building fund. For more than fifty years he served as 
Treasurer, and watched over with unceasing solicitude the vari- 
ous interests of the institution, until tlie close of his life. His 
son Obadiah, and son-in-law, William Almy, were also large 

Moses Brown was an inlUiential nu'inber of the General 
Assembly from 17(i4-1771. He was the leader in the movement 
to intro(luee paved sti-eets in 1763. Other services to his native 
city have been alluded to in connection with his elder brothers, 
and also his co-operation in establishing the College of Rhode 
Islaiul at Providence. In 1790 he initiated his son and son-iu- 
law in the business of cotton manufacture at Pawtucket, R. I., 
under the firm name of Almy, Brown & Slater. He was instru- 
mental in inducing the late Samuel Slater, an English mechanic 
and inventor, to employ his skill in working the first water 
frciDus in America. Up to this time no carding or spinning 
nuichinery had been successfully operated, and none at all by 
water. All obstacles were at length overcome, and the great 
industry of cotton spinning by water power was successfully 

He executed his last will and testament at the great age of 
ninety-six. Time had spared his intellectual faculties, and dur- 
ing his final illness of two weeks, he awaited with Christian 
composure the summons that was to unite him Avitli the family 
and friends from whom he luul so long been separated. He 
married, Jan. 1, 1764, Anna Brown, who died Feb. 5, 1773, in 
her 29th year. Of their three children one died in infancy. 

Fifth Generation. 39 

His daiTghter, Sarah (Brown) Almy, an estimable woman, died 
in her 30th year. Obadiah, ''my beloved son, in my old age, 
on whom I was looking to lean," died in his 52d year. He 
married, second, March 4, 1779, Mary Olney, who died Jan. 10, 
1798, at the age of 54. He married, third, May 2, 1799, Phebe 
Lockwood. She died Oct. 19, 1808, in her 61st year. There 
was no issue except by the first marriage. 

These successive bereavements, in the language of the late 
Prof. William Goddard, " took away from the aged pilgrim his 
staff and the companions of his journey, but they taught him to 
lean with more confidence upon an Almighty arm and to look 
forward with a more sustaining hope, to a communion with the 
society of Heaven. Around his fireside he could, it is true, sum- 
mon neither wife nor children, nor early friend, but there were 
not wanting those, who, year after year, watched over him with 
unwearied and affectionate assiduity, and who, in some sort, com- 
pensated him for the loss of friends, whom, 'though he less 
deplored, he ne'er forgot.'* " 

His portrait, painted by Mr, Heade from an original sketch by 
William J. Harris, has been placed in Sayles' Memorial Hall. 
He was buried in his family lot in the North Ground, in the 
Quaker inclosure. 


43. i. Sarah, b. Oct. 16, 1764. 

ii. A daughter died in iufancy. 

iii. Obadiah, b. July 15, 1770, d. Oct. 15. 1823. He was a mem- 
ber of the Society of Friends, and in his lifetime a generous 
supporter of the school which his father had been instru- 
mental in founding. In his last will he bequeathed to the 
institution $100,000, besides his library of books, maps, &c. 
This money is said to have been largely acquired in the 
manufacture of cotton goods. 

He m. March 1 , 1798, Dorcas, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
Hadwen, of Newport. R. I., b. April 8, 1765, d. JNIay 15, 
1826. They had no children. His residence on Thomas 
Street, No. 11, next to the corner of Benefit, is now occupied 
])y the Providence Art Club. To distinguish himself from 
Obadiah Brown.'' son of Joseph,^ he added Moses to his 
name, writing it Obadiah M. Brown. He died in the vigor 
of manhood in his 52d year. 

•24. ELISHA BROWN {Joseph,^ James,^ John,^ Chad^), b. 
April 1, 1748, d. Feb. 13, 1832, lived in N. Providence on a 
part of the generous paternal estate. He m. Waite Waterman, 
who d. Oct. 2, 1840, aged 87. 


44. i. Welcome, b. May 12, 1777. 

ii. Waterman m. Hannah, dau. of Joseph and Hannah Farnum. 
iii. Elizabeth m. Peleg Fuller, 
iv. Lydia m. Jabez Latham. 

40 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

V. Philanky m. Andrew Angell. 

vi. Susan, b. 1788 m. Jason Young ; d. Sept. 20, 1875. They 

lived on the homestead farm. No issue, 
vii. Waitstill, b. 1789, d. May 3, 1859. unmarried, 
viii. Cathaktne, b. 1793, m. Freeman Fisher ; d. March 3, 1847. 

25. A?^DREWBROWA^(./ose/>A,9 James,^ John,^ ChacP), 
b. Jan. 1751, d. June 8, 1832, lived in N. Providence, wliere all 
his children were born. He had three wives, but there was isstie 
only by the first. He m. June 27, 1773. Dorcas Knight, b. Jan. 
20, 1750, d. Jan. 12, 1791. He m. second, Lydia Dyer, widow 
of Stukely Westcott, who d. April 9, 1804, He m. third, April 
14, 1805, Sarah Humphrey, widow of Miles Shory, who d. Sept, 
27, 1840, and was buried on her 81st birthday. 


i. Abigail, b. Sept. 30, 177s, m. Emor Whipple. 

ii. Waitk, b. Sept 10, 177.^). m. Asel Waterman. 

Hi. Mary, b May 10, 1778, m. John Manton, and lived and died 

in Kinderhook, N Y. 
iv. Sarah, b. May 20, 1780, m. William Manton, brother of John, 

also lived in Kinderhook, and died in Johnston, R. 1. 
V. Jeremiah, b June 14, 1782, m. Esther VV hippie. Had a son 

Richard, who lived, in 1885, at Central Falls, R. 1. 
vi. Joseph, b. May 10, 1784, d. May 10, 1803. 
vii. Etfian, b Oct. 20, 1785. 
45. viii Richard, b. June 17, 1789. 

26. SAEAH BROWN {OhacUah^"' James,^ John,"- Chad^), 
b. Sept. 24, 1742, d. March 17, 1800. She m. Dec. 19, 1762, 
Jabez Bowen, son of Dr. Ephraim and Mary (Fenner) Bowen. 
He was in the fifth generation from Dr. Richard Bowen of Eng- 
land, who settled in Dorchester, Mass. in 1642. Dr. Ephraim 
Bowen was a well-known practitioner of medicine in Providence, 
where he died Oct. 21, 1812, at the age of 96. His father, 
grandfather, and the first Richard were all physicians. Of his 
fourteen children, Jabez. the eldest, was b. June 13, 1739, and 
d. May 8, 1815. Maternally, he was in the fifth generation 
from Arthur Fenner {Mary,^ Tltoma^,'^ Major Thomas,'- Gapt. 
Arthur^). He graduated at Yale in 1757, received the honorary 
degree of A. M. from the College of R. I. at its first commence- 
ment in AVarren, 1769, and the degree of LL.D. from Dart- 
mouth College, N. H., in 1800. He was a member of the Town 
Council from 1773-75, a Representative in the General Assembly 
from 1777-90, and Deputy Governor in 1788. An active patriot 
in the war for American laidependence, he commanded a R. I. 
regiment in the winter of 1777, was an influential member of 
the Board of War, and also of the Convention that adopted the 
Constitution of the United States, May 29, 1790. He was on 
the first school committee appointed by the town in 1800, Presi- 
dent of the Bible Society, a member of the Board of Fellows of 

Fifth Generation". 41 

Brown University from 17G8-85, and Chancellor from 1785-1815. 
He was a prominent Free Mason in St. John's Lodge, and from 
1794-99 served as Grand Master. 

In all these various relations, his eminent executive ability and 
unquestioned integrity were wholly devoted to the generation 
which he served so wisely and so well. His religious affiliations 
were with the First Congregational Church, of which he was a 
devout and consistent member. He died at his residence, George 
Street, corner of Prospect, and was buried in the West ground 
from which his remains were afterwards removed to Swan Point 
Cemetery. The portraits of Jabez and Sarah Bowen, painted 
by Copley, are the property of their grandson, William H. 
Bowen, of Providence. 


i. Obadiah, b. Oct. 5, 1763, d. July 25, 1793. 

ii. Oliver, b. April 21, 1767. He married and left two daus. 

neither of whom is now living, 
iii. Mary, b. June 28, 1772, d. July 15, 1792. 
iv. Jabez, b. Jan. 29, 1774, d. unm. Aug. 8, 1816. Graduated at 

Brown Universitv, in 1788. 
v. Henry, b. Feb. 8,'l776, d. Aug. 31, 1777. 
vi. Horatio Gates, b. June 18, 1779, d. March 21, 1848. 

Graduated at Brown University in 1797 ; was for 17 years 

its librarian, and Professor of Natural History in 1828. He 

married, but left no children, 
vii. An infant son, b. Sept. 10, d. Oct. 1, 1782. 
46. viii. Henry 2d. b. Jan 5, 1785. 

27. MARY BROWN {Obadiah,^^ James, ^ John, ^ ChacP), 
b. Nov. 25, 1753, m. Jan. 14, 1779, Thomas, son of Jonathan 
and Abigail (Smith) Arnold. {Jonathan,^ Thomas,^ Richard,^ 
Thomas^). The first Thomas of England was half brother of 
AVilliam Arnold, one of the 13 original proprietors of Providence, 
and of Joanna (Arnold) Hopkins, the ancestress of Gov. Stephen 
Hojikins. Abigail Smith was dau. of Benjamin, gr. dau. of 
John, and g. gr. dau. of John Smith, Miller. Thomas Arnold 
was b. Oct. 10, 1751, and d. Kov. 8, 1826. Thomas and Mary 
Arnold lived on the Neck Road, opjjosite Swan Point Cemetery. 
A large elm tree stands in front of the house, since called the 
Perry place. 

They had two children : Anna,^ b. Nov. 5, 1779, d. in New 
Bedford, Mass.. May 28, 1865, unmarried. James Arnold,^ b. 
Sept. 9, 1781, d. Dec. 3, 1868. He m. Oct. 27, 1807, 
Sarah Rodman, dau. of William Rotch. Their only child, 
Elizabeth Rotch. b. Jan. 17, 1809, was m. March 17, 
1859, to Dr. Charles M. Tuttle. She d. Oct. 26, 1860, 
childless, and the line is extinct. James Arnold removed 
to New Bedford, and engaged extensively in the shipping busi- 
ness with his father-in-law, Mr. William Rotch, a prominent 
merchant of Nantucket and New Bedford. They had many 


42 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

vessels employed in the whale fishery. His house was sur- 
rounded by extensive and beautiful grounds, which were freely 
open to strangers and residents. 

He left a large estate, and by his will bequeathed $100,000 to 
Harvard University for the founding of the Arnold Arboretum, 
on the Bussey estate in West Roxbury, to be in charge of a 
professor, called the Arnold Professor. Of this sum the greater 
part of the income was to be accumulated until the fund 
amounted to at least |150,000, and the Bussey estate passed 
completely into the hands of the President and Fellows. It will 
include about one hundred and thirty-seven acres, and is to be 
laid out as an open park with suitable walks and roadways, con- 
taining, as far as practicable, all the trees, shrubs and her- 
baceous plants, either indigenous or exotic, which can be raised in 
the open air. All the specimens are to be distinctly labelled, as 
it is intended to educate the public, as well as the special stu- 
dents who resort to it. 

At a recent meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural and 
American Pomological Societies in Boston, Sept. 1887, there was 
an interesting exhibition of shrubs in fruit from the Arnold 
Aboretum. The selection comprised branches from sixty-eight 
shrubs, hardy in this latitude, and all in fruit, and as a single 
collection, j^robably, could not have been matched in the world. 
The fruit was of all sizes and colors, and the mass of crab 
apples, buckthorns, euonymus, wild roses, dogwoods, sumachs 
and viburnums, made a striking display. 

28. MARY BROWN {Jeremiah,^^ James,^ John,^ Chad^), 
b. July 28, 1740, d. July 6, 1801, was m. Sept. 30, 1770, to 
David Howell,* son of Aaron and Sarah Howell. Their resi- 
dence, on the east side of Benefit, near Angell street, is still 
standing. The following sketch is from the " Biographical 
Cyclopedia of Representative Men of Rhode Island." 

"David Howell, LL. D., was born in Morristown, New Jer- 
sey, Jan. 1, 1747, (0. S.) and was a graduate of the College of 
New Jerse}^ in the class of 1766. Soon after leaving 
college, at the urgent request of President Manning, he 
became his associate in the College of Rhode Island, now 
Brown University, which had commenced its existence in 
Warren in 1764. He was a tutor in the institution three 
years, and then in 1769 was appointed Professor of Mathe- 
matics and Natural Philosophy, holding that office until the 
susj)ension of college exercises in consequence of the Revolution- 
ary War. Besides giving instruction in the studies which 
belonged to his special department, he also taught the French, 
German and Hebrew languages. He was Professor of Law for 

* He was probably a descendant of Edward Howell, Gentleman, of Marsh Gibbon, 
Bucking^hanishire, Eng-., who was one of the original settlers of Southampton, L. I., in 
1640. Before the close of the century. New Jersey received many settlers from Long 
Island families, among whom the Howells were represented. 



Fifth Generation. 43 

thirty-four years, although it does not appear that he gave lec- 
tures in that department. He was for many years the Secretary 
of the Corporation of Brown University, and for fifty-two years 
a member of the Board of Fellows. Upon the decease of Presi- 
dent Manning, July 24, 1791, he was requested to preside at the 
approaching commencement in Sejjtember and also at the com- 
mencement following, on which occasions, says Professor God- 
dard, ' he delivered to the graduating classes Baccalaureate 
Addresses, which, as specimens of undefiled English and excel- 
lent counsel, were deservedly admired,'" 

" For many years he practiced law in Providence, and held a 
high rank among the members of the Rhode Island bar. He 
was a Member of Congress under the Confederation, from Rhode 
Island, and subsequently was called to fill offices of trust and 
responsibility of the highest character in the State. He was 
appointed United States Judge for the District of Rhode Island 
in 1813, and filled that important position until his death." 

"Judge Howell," says Professor Goddard, " was endowed with 
extraordinary talents, and he superadded to his endowments 
extensive and accurate learning. As an able jurist he established 
for himself a solid reputation. He was, however, yet more dis- 
tinguished as a keen and brilliant wit, and as a scholar exten- 
sively acquainted not only with the ancient, but with several of 
the modern languages. As a pungent and effective public writer, 
he was almost unrivalled ; and in conversation, whatever chanced 
to be the theme, whether politics or law, literature or theology, 
grammar or criticism, a Greek tragedy or a difficult problem in 
mathematics. Judge Howell was never found wanting. Upon 
all occasions which made any demands upon him, he gave the 
most convincing evidence of the vigor of his powers, and of the 
variety and extent of his erudition." 

He died in Providence, July 21, 1824. The accompanying 
portrait of David Howell is copied from Trumbull's great paint- 
ing of Washington resigning his Commission to Congress, in the 
Rotunda at Washington, D. C. The original sketch was taken 
by the artist, from life, in Providence in 1793. 


47. i. Jeremiah Brown, b. Aug. 28, 1771. 

ii. Roger Williams, b. Augl 11, 1773, d. Oct. 7, 1793. A mem- 
ber of the Senior class of Brown University. 
Sarah Cooke, b. June 27, d. Julj' 25, 1775, aged four weeks. 
Waitstill, b. June 27. 1776. 
Maria B., b. Feb. 5, 1779. 
Sarah, b. Feb. 1, 1781. 

29. JOHN BROWN {Dep.-Gov. Elisha,^'^ James,'^ John,^ 
ChacP), b. Jan. 28, 1742, d. May 24, 1775. He m. Wait, dau. 
of Charles and Wait (Dexter) Field. The ceremony was per- 
formed on Sunday evening, Jan. 25, 1772, by Rev. James Man- 








44 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

ning, D. D. She was grand dan. of William and Mary Field, 
and g. gr.-dau. of Thomas and Martha (Harris) Field. Martha 
was dau. of the first Thomas Harris. On the maternal side she 
was grand-dan. of Stephen and Susannah (Whipple) Dexter and 
g. gr.-dau. of John and Alice (Smith) Dexter. John Dexter was 
the third son of Eev, Gregory and Abigail (Fnllerton) Dexter. 
Alice Smith was dau. of John and Sarah (Whipple) Smith. The 
mother of Susannah Whipple was also an Alice Smith, but she 
was of another line, dau, of Edward" and gr,-dan, of the first 
Christoiihor Smith. Edward Smitli^ m. Annphillis AngelP 
(Thomas^ ), and had a dau. Alice, who became the wife of 
Joseph^ Whipple, son of the first John. Joseph and Alice 
Whipple were the parents of Susannah.* Wait Field was b. 
May 24, 1744, and d. July 19, 1819. She was left a widow at 
the age of thirty-one with an infant dau. Martha Brown. She 
m. second, John Smith, Jr., born Oct. 7, 1742, who d. in 
Smithfield, Feb. 1807. It is said that her second husband, then a 
widower, offered himself in marriage during the early years of 
her widowhood, but she, fearing that a second marriage might 
imperil the interests of her \oung daughter, who had inherited 
from her father the grist mill property and a large portion of the 
estate of John Smith, Miller, declined the offer. Her dau. 
Martha married soon after coming of age, Oct. 17, 1793, and the 
long-deferred union of the widow Brown and John Smith, Jr., 
was consummated the following winter, Feb. 13, 1794. The 
second husband was a worthy man, and proved in every way so 
acceptable, that Mrs. Smith always regretted that she had jiut his. 
love to so severe a test. Such devotion is worthy of record, and 
an attempt has been made to rescue from oblivion the genealogi- 
cal line of John Smith, Jr. It is probable that he was a descend- 
ant in the fifth generation of John Smith, the Mason {John 
Stnith, Jr.,^ John,* Joseph,^ of Smithfield, John^^ John/^). 
By the second marriage there was no issue. The only child of 
John and Wait (Field) Brown was 

51. Martha, b. Sept. 5, 1773. 

30. JAMES BEOWN {Dep.-Gov. EUsha,^^ James,^ John,^ 
Chacn), b. April 27, 1744, m. July 19, 1764, Freelove, b. April 
17, 1742, dau. of Colonel William and Susannah (Dexter) 
Brown, grand dau. of Colonel Richard and great gr. dau. of the 
first Henry and Waite (Waterman) Brown. No connection has 
been traced between Chad and Henry Brown, but their descend- 
ants intermarried as early as the third generation. Her grand- 
father. Col. Richard Brown, built the brick house on the Swan 
Point Road, now in the Butler Hospital grounds, which is sup- 
posed to antedate the Elisha Brown house by several years. 

* The intermarriages in the ancestoiy of Wait Field are easily understood by means 
of an admirably arranged chart designed by one of her great grandsons, Charles Field 

Fifth Generation. 45 

The bricks used in the construction of these buildings, the first 
of the kind in town, were probably the product of the brick 
yard on the Neck, established at an early date. Col. William 
and Elisha Brown were at one time partners in business. Rich- 
ard Brown, brother of Col. William, died in 1813, aged 100 years 
and 13 days. He celebrated the hundredth anniversary of his 
birth by inviting his friends to a dance, and, it is said, played 
on a violin for their amusement. James Brown d. at St. Croix, 
Jan. 6, 1766, leaving one son, James, who married, but left no 
children, and this line is extinct.* 

31. CAPT. JEREMIAH BROWN {Dep.-Gov. EUsha^^ 
James,'^ John,^ Chain ), b. Dec. 28, 1746, m. first, April 21, 1765, 
Mary, dan. of Elijah and Hannah (Barker) Gushing, b. at Hanover, 
Mass. (now Scituate), Dec. 27, 1737. She was the eldest dau. 
of his step-mother, Hannah, the second wife of Elisha Brown. 
He m. second, in Boston, Oct. 1791, Susannah, widow of Thomas 
Bowen, of Seekonk, and dau. of John Welch, of Boston. She 
was b. April 29, 1756, and d. Dec. 16, 1831. Her father is thus 
mentioned in the Report of Record Commissioners of Boston, 
Mass., book No. 13, page 236. 

May 2, 1733, " The Selectmen leased to John Welch of Bos- 
ton, Carver, a wooden Shoj^ or building now in his Possession, 
called No. 9, fronting Dock Square, for 4 years and 3 months at 
Twenty Pounds Pr. annum.'' In April, 1736, John was chosen 
one of the Clerks in the Market, and in March, 1737, scavenger. 
May 35, 1735, John subscribed £15 towards a Workhouse. The 
measurement of his land, in 1803, is found in No. 3, page 349. 
From John Welch's land over to Mr. Gill's is 30 feet. Length 
of Gill street is 214 feet. From Ezra Welch's house over to Dr. 
Morse's fence is 43 feet 6 inches. In book No. 1, June 6, 1687, 
John Welch is on the tax list for 1 head — 3 housings, and wharf 
and trucks. His name also appears in several succeeding years. 
The partial records given of his family indicate that the latter 
John Welcii was the g. gr. father of Susannah. 

The residence of Jeremiah Brown was on Smith street, on 
land bequeathed to him by his mother, Martha (Smith) Brown. 
It was a two story frame house, with a row of Lombardy poplars 
in front. Many years since it was burned, and the land is now 
used for railroad purposes. The following inscription is from 
his gravestone in the North Ground. *' Sacred to the Memory 
of Capt. Jeremiah Brown, who was born Dec. 38, 1746, (0. S.) 
And after many trying misfortunes and vicissitudes in life which 
he sustained with fortitude and resignation, calmly exchanged 
this, in full hope of a happier state of existence, Jan. 4, 1817, 
(N. S.) 

CHILDREN (by first wife). 

52. i. AbiCxAil. b. June 2, 1766. 

53. ii. Catharine, b. April 11, 1768. 

* James Brown, of James, deceased, and Elizabeth Appleby, of James, Jr., were mar- 
ried by John Sayles, Nov. 25. 1792. He was probablj- son of James and Freelove Brown. 
(See Marriage Records of Old Smithfield.) 

46 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

54. iii. Mary, b. May 19, 1770. 

55. iv. CusHi>"G, b. Jan. 5, 1777. 

56. V. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 10, 1778. 

CHILDREN (by second wife). 

57. vi. Hugh Hall, b. May 16, 1792. 
vii. Obadiah, b. 1793 ; d. in infancy. 

58. viii. Ebenezer Perkins, b. April 10, 1797. 

59. ix. John Smith, b. Oct. 4, 1799. 

32. ELISHA BROWN {Bep.-Gov. Elisha ,^ ^ James ,^ John,^ 
ChacP), b. June 1, 1749, d. March, 1837 ; m. April 34, 1774, 
Elizabeth Bowen, of Eehoboth. She d. 181 — . 


60. i. Ltdia, b. Jan. 2, 1775. 

ii. Deborah, b. Dec. 27, 1776; d. April 26, 1800. 

61. iii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1779. 

iv. Lucy, b. Nov. 1, 1781; d. Jan. 25, 1784. 

V. Elisha, } b. Jan. 20, 1784; d. at Batavia, Oct. 6, 1802, 

62. vi. John, f . 

vii. Lucy, b. May 24, 1785 ; d. May 15, 1787. 

viii. Alonzo, b. Dec 24, 1787; d. Jan. 16, 1866. Buried in 

North Ground, Providence. 
ix. James, b. Oct. 4, 1790; d. May 12, 1791. 

33. ISAAC BROWN {Dep.-Gov. Elislia,^^ James,'*' Jolin,^ 
Chad^), b. May 33, 1751, was a sea captain, and at the time of 
his death was in command of the sloojj Hannah. Nov. 20, 
1793, he was knocked overboard by the swinging of the boom of 
his vessel, and drowned. He was probably stunned by the blow, 
as he did not rise. The Providence Gazette of Saturday, Dec. 
7, 1793, thus refers to the event. " On Sunday last arrived 
from Charleston the sloop Hannah, late commanded by Capt. 
Isaac Brown, of this place. Near Charleston Bar, Capt. Brown 
accidentally fell overboard and was unfortunately drowned, not- 
withstanding every exertion of the mate and crew to save him. 
He was a worthy man, an industrious and useful citizen, and 
his loss is justly regretted." 

In the Custom House Book of Manifest, there is frequent 
mention of Capt. Isaac Brown. June 6, 1785, he entered port 
from Hispaniola, in the brigantine Xew Wenscntt, with a mis- 
cellaneous cargo of 374 bbls. of salt, molasses, anise-seed, limes, 
cordials, 8 tierces of Taffier rum, coffee, &c. Feb. 18, 1788, he 
returned from Cape Francois, in the sloop Providence. His 
cargo consisted of molasses, salt, claret, brandy, spirits, turpen- 
tine, old iron, &c. May 3, 1788, he entered from Charleston, 
in the same sloop with corn, deerskins, red cedar, rice, indigo, 
potatoes, brooms, &c. There is no mention of him after Aug. 
13, 1793, when he was licensed as commander of the sloop Han- 

Eatf'^Sv- FHarpiii.iam a. DagaerreotTpe , 
■&e Tio'saessicniof 3,ir.Berriaxt.o£R7e.irX 







Fifth Generation. 47 

nail. He m. Jan. 21, 1776, Amey, eldest dau. of Christopher 
and Priscilla (Carpenter*) Dexter, of North Providence. She 
was the gr.-dan. of Stephen and Snsannah (Whipple) Dexter, 
and the g. gr.-dan. of John and Alice (Smith) Dexter.f John 
Dexter was the third son of Gregory and Abigail (Fnllerton) 
Dexter. Capt. Brown lived on North 5lain street, near the pres- 
ent Doyle avenne. An engine-honse, has, within recent years, 
been erected nearly on the site of the old honse. Of their nine 
children only three snrvived infancy, viz, : 

Amey, b. July 7, 1784. 

Isaac, b. Oct. 4, 1787. 

Alice Dexter, b. Jan. 3, 1790. 

Epitaph, North Ground, Providence: "Mrs. Amey 
Brown died March 28, 1844, aged 94 years, widow of Capt. 
Isaac Brown, who was lost at sea Nov. 20, 1793, aged 42. 
Erected by her son, Isaac Brown, as a testimonial of her 
watchful care over and unceasing kindness to her children 
and grandchildren during her long and useful life." 

34. SMITH BROWN {Dep.-Gov. EUsha,^'^ James,^ John,^ 
Cha(P),h. April 12, 1756, d. Nov. 20, 1826. He m. Oct. 12, 
1785, Lydia, dan. of Samnel and Elizabeth (Barker) Gould, of 
Pembroke, Mass. She was the gr.-dan. of Isaac Barker, and 
probably related to Hannah, the stepmother of Smith, who was 
the dan. of James Barker, of Newport. He resided the latter 
part of his life at Pembroke, Mass., on what is now known as 
Oak Dale Farm. 


66. i. Samuel, b. Feb. 12, 1787. 

ii Anna, b. Oct. 4, 1788; d. June 16, 1813. 

iii. GrOOLD, b. March 7, 1791; d. in Lynn, Mass., March 31. 1857. 
He m. Nov. 8, 1842, Mary, dau. of Nathaniel Starbuck. 
They had no children, but adopted two daughters, whose 
history is omitted, as they were not descendants of Chad 
Brown. " The profession of a teacher, which he pursued 
during many years, and an inclination for philological 
studies, not only taught him an existing deficiency in educa- 
tional books, but enabled him to supply it by his Institutes 
of English Gram war. This work soon superseded the 
school grammars formerly in use, and by its pecuniary svic- 
cess, with that of other enterprises, enabled him to fulfill the 
design he had long before formed, of presentingto the world 
something like a complete grammar of the English language. 
This work, entitled The Grammar of English Grammars, is 
not more a monument of industry and exact and systematic 
method, than of thorough comprehension and masterly 
analysis. It contains a ' condensed mass of special criticism 
such as is not ekewhere to be found in any language,' and. 
while it is specially characterized by an almost microscopic 
minuteness of grammatical investigation, it often ascends 
into the region of general principles. His labors, always 
stimulated and sustained by a severe and reverential sense 

* Probably a descendant of William and Elizabeth (Arnold) Carpenter. 
+ See No. 29. 

48 The Chad BROWisr Memorial. 

of duty, were not remitted even after his great object had 
been attained, and are supposed to have hastened his death." 
(See Grammar of English Grammars.) 

67. iv. William B.,b. March 21, 1793. 

68. iv. Elizabeth, b. May 10, 1795. 

'vi. Lydia, b. Jan. 14. 1798, d. in Pembroke, Mass., Nov. 22, 1883, 
in her 86th year. Of the 33 grandchildren of Elisha and 
Martha (Smith) Brown. 11 of whom died young, she was the 
youngest but one, and the last survivor. She attained the 
greatest age of them all. Two others died at past four score 

, her brother Samuel, in his 82d year, and her cousin, 

Isaac Brown, in his 85th year. The history of these grand- 
children covers a period of 118 years, from the birth of 
James in 1765. to the death of Lydia in 1883. 

The following sketch of her life, abridged from the 
Woman's Journal of Dec. 22, 1883, was contributed by her 
nephew. William A. Brown : "She was the youngest of 
six children, and received what was, for those days, a 
fair education, both at home and at the Friends' School at 
Nine Partners, IN. Y., where her eldest brother Samuel was 
a teacher, and her second brother, Goold Brown, afterwards 
.so well known as the author of Brown's Grammar, and a 
younger brother, the late Dr. William B. Brown, of Lynn, 
were scholars. From her early years she manifested an 
active interest in literary and educational matters. Born 
and living a member of the Society of Friends, her attention 
was naturally drawn to the great subjects of anti-slavery, 
peace, temperance, woman's rights and all moral reforms. 
She was one of the early members of the Anti-Slavery 
Society, and a constant reader of the Liberator, from its start 
until, when its work was done, it ceased from its labors. 
Her voice and purse were always ready to counsel and assist 
every worker in the anti-slavery ranks. When slavery 
ceased to exist in America, her heart prompted her to lend 
all her strength in aid of the Freemen, and in 1865 she went 
South as a teacher of the race she had so long worked to 
emancipate. Owing to failing health she was obliged to 
return North, but she never lost her interest in the good 
work. She was an early susbcriberto the Woman's Journal, 
and a frequent contributor to its columns. She was one of 
the most advanced believers in the right of woman to take 
her part in the management of human affairs, and devoted 
much time, money and thought, to the elevation of woman. 
Every benevolent, charitable and elevating object found in 
her an ardent supporter and firm friend, and no appeal to 
her kind heart was ever unheeded. Naturally possessed of 
a strong, retentive memory, which she retained unto the 
last, her personal reminiscences were highly instructive. 
By her death we lose almost the last of the band of pioneers 
in the anti-slavery, temperance, peace and woman suffrage 
reforms of the country." 

35. ELISHA BROWN {Chad,^^ Obadiah,^ John,'- ChcuU) 
lived and died in Grlocester, R. I., and was buried on the Esek 
Brown farm. As before stated, information regarding this 
branch of tlie Browns, the jjosterity of Andrew and Chad, who 
settled in Glocester, on land separated by the Chepachet river, 
has been derived mainly from the papers of the late Col. George 
H. Browne, compiled more than thirty-five years since. In a few 


Born 1st mo., 14th, 1798. 

Died 11th mo., 22d, 1883. 

Fifth Generation. 49 

instances errors have been corrected, but in the main the records 
have been copied rcvlxdiii). They are incomplete, but afford in 
many cases the only infoi-mation obtainable, and without them 
this branch would have had no representation. Elisha m. Sarah 
Olney, of North Providence. 


i. Chad d. in infancy. 
69. ii. E^EK. 

iii. Olney. He lived on the southwestern part of his father's 

estate, married and had a large family. He is said to have 

been a passionate lover of the chase. Of his children (1) 

Chad' m. Nancy Wade and had Nancy** (who m Lorenzo 

' Carpenter), CJhad* and others. (2) Marvelvus' d. unm. 

(3) Olney'' was twice m. and had children. (4) Amey'' d. 

unm. (5) Jemc'' m. and had children. {i^)William'' m. 

Bumham and had children. (7) Hancy' m. Donnond Burrill 
and had Charles^ and Lafayette.* (8) A daughter' m. Jona- 
than Wade and had children. (9) Z^^^c^/ycA" m. Anthony 
Clemence. of Glocester, and removed to Connecticut. 

iv. DoRKis m. Esek Sayles, of Burrillville, and had Bebecca,'' 

Chad' and others. 

V. Sarah m. Handy. No issue. 

vi. Mercy m. Abram Belknap, of Johnston, and had numerous 


36. JESSE BEOWN {Ghacl,^^ Obadlah,^ John,^ ChacP), 
b. 1739, d. Sept. 11, 1815 ; m. . 


i. Ann Phillis, b. July 15, 1759, m. Philip Sweet ; she d. Oct. 
1836, leaving a large family among whom were Ethan 
Sweet,'' Jesse B. Sweet,'' of Providence, Betsy Sweet,' m. 

Ethan Olney, of N. Providence, and Sarah Sweet, ^ m. 

Harris and removed to Ohio. 

ii. Abigail, b. Sept. 8, 1761, m. Thomas Owen, a merchant and 
farmer, in Chepachet. Their children were Ann Phillis, ' 
b. Aug. 1787, (?) Sabin,'' b. July 19, 1792, Brown,'' and 
Biith,'' b. June 30, 1800. Of these. Brown,' a seafaring man, 
d. young ; Sabin,'' a farmer in Glocester, m. Susan Wilbur 
and had one child Mary Frances.* The si.sters married 
brothers and reared large families. Atm Phillis'' m. Hon. 
Ira P. Evans, of Glocester, and had (1) Mary,* m. Silas 
Kimball, of Blackstone ; (2) Rebecca,* m. Elisha M. Aldrich, 
of Glocester ; (3) Thomas O. * m. Emily Farr, of Vermont 

(4) George C* m. Mary Ann Rejmolds, dau. of Jacob, and 
removed to Grand Rapids, Mich.; (5) Daniel W. * m. Eliza- 
beth , of Cleveland, Ohio; (6) Ira P. Jr.* m. 

and had several daughters He died at Buda, Bureau Co. 
111., where his widow now resides. Biith Owen,'' sister of 
Ann Phillis, m. Duty Evans, of Glocester, and lived in 
Providence. They had seven children : — Abby O.,* Caro- 
line,* Gilbert,* William,* Mary,* Anna,* Frances.* Of 
these, Al)by O. m. Dr. George Angell, son of Nedebiah. 

iii. Amey, b. Oct.' 17, 1763, m. Nicholas Smith, son of Capt. John, 
and lived in Thompson, Ct. They had four daughters 
besides other children. The daughters were Hannah'' m. 

Eddy ; Elizabeth'' m ; Axenath'' m. ; Bhoda'' 

m. Torrey. 

50 The Chad Broavn Memorial. 


37. NICHOLAS BROWN {Nicholas,^ ^ James,^ James,^ 
John,^ CIukP), b. April 4, 1769, was educated at the College of 
Ehode Island, where he graduated in 1786 in his eighteenth 
year. Upon coming of age he was admitted to a share in his 
father's business and the firm became Browns & Benson. In 
1792, Thomas P. Ives, who had married Hoj^e Brown, sister of 
Nicholas, was received as partner. Four years later, after the 
withdrawal of Mr. Benson, the house assumed the name of Brown 
& Ives and soon achieved a world-wide reputation. Extending 
its operations to every part of the commercial world, it was beset 
by more than ordinary perils arising from the troubled state of 
Europe during the French Revolution, the wars of Napoleon, 
the war of 1812 between the United States and England, and the 
restrictive policy of our own government. But this hazardous 
business of foreign commerce was steadily and successfully prose- 
cuted, and the credit of the house unimpaired during its long 
career of fifty yeai's. After the death of Mr. Ives in 1835, Mr. 
Brown's interest in mercantile affairs declined somewhat, but his 
business activities continued almost to the close of his life. The 
attention of the house had early been attracted to manufactur- 
ing, and in 1804 Brown & Ives became interested in the cotton 
mill at Blackstoue, Mass. Manufactures gradually superseded 
commerce, and after the formation of the Lonsdale Company, the 
change in the business of the firm was marked. The mercantile 
career of Brown & Ives was practically closed in 1838, by the 
sale of their last ship, the Hanover. Since that time the chief 
concern of the house has been manufacturing, which has devel- 
oped into such proportions that their establishments are now 
among the largest in the State. 

In politics Nicholas Brown was a Federalist, and from 1807- 
'21 was in the General Assembly either as Senator or Rej^resenta- 
tive. In the Presidential canvass of 1840 he was chosen one of 
the electors of Rhode Island, and gave his vote for William H. 
Harrison, his last political service. 

His official relations with the University which bears his name, 
were intimate and protracted during a term of fifty years. He 
was a Trustee in 1791. Treasurer from 1796-1825, and a mem- 
ber of the Board of Fellows from 1825 until his death in 1841. 
In 1804 he presented to the College a good law library, and gave 
five thousand dollars to found a Professorship of Oratory and 
Belles Lettres. In grateful acknowledgment of his benefactions, 
the name of the institution was changed the same year from 
Rhode Island College to Brown University. In 1823 and 1834 
he erected, at his sole expense, Hope College and Manning Hall, 
and presented them to the corporation. Brown & Ives purchased 
and gave to the University in 1829, a set of philosophical appar- 
atus adequate for any purpose of scientific illustration. In 1832 


Sixth Generation. 51 

Mr. Brown subscribed ten thousand dollars towards the fund for 
the Library and the Chemical and Philosophical Departments. 
He also contributed ten thousand dollars to the sum required in 
1839 for the erection of Kliode Island Hall and the President's 
Mansion. The sum total of liis benefactions to his Alma Mater 
is estimated at one hundred and sixty thousand dollars. 

He was one of the founders of the Providence Atheneum to 
which he contributed liberally. For the building of churches 
and the endowment of colleges in different parts of the country, 
he gave large sums annually, and no appeal to his generosity for 
a worthy cause was unheeded. Although he made no public 
profession of his faith, he was a life-long worshiper in the First 
Baptist Church, and warmly attached to the principles of that 
denomination. In 1793 he presented to the Charitable Baptist 
Society the property at 38 Angell Street, as a Parsonage for the 
First Baptist C'hurch. * In his will he bequeathed the sum of 
thirty thousand dollars toward the erection or endowment of an 
Insane Asylum, The Butler Hospital for the Insane had its 
origin in this gift. 

He died Sept. 27, 1841, after a long illness, which he bore 
with Christian composure in the assured hope of a better life. 
The following inscription marks his last resting place in the 
North Burial Ground: "The grave of Nicholas Brown, An 
eminent merchant, the friend of the friendless, the patron of 
learning, the benefactor of the insane and the liberal promoter 
of every good design." 

He married, Nov. 3, l':91, Ann, daughter of Ann and Amey 
(Crawford) Carter, and gr.-dau. of John and Amey (Whipple) 
Crawford. John Crawford, b. Aug. 1693, was son of Gideon 
and Freelove (Fenner) Crawford, and gr. son of Capt. Arthur 
Fenner. John Carter was an early printer of Pi'ovidence. Ann 
(Carter)Brown died June 16, 1798, in her 29th year, leaving two 
sons and a daughter. Nicholas Brown married second, July 22, 
1801, Mary Bo'wen Stelle, daughter of Benjamin and Huldah 
(Crawford) Stelle, who died without issue, Dec. 12, 1830, in her 
67th year. Benjamin Stelle, son of Kev. Isaac, established a 
Latin school in Providence, in 1776. 


70. 1. Nicholas, b. Oct. 2, 1792. 

ii. Moses, b. Sept. 2, 1793, d. Julv 17. 1794. 

iii. Ann Carter, b Oct. 11, 1795, d May 1 1828 ; was m. June 
18, 1822, to John Brown Francis. (See No. 75.) 

71. iv. John Carter, b. Aug. 28, 1797. 

38. HOPE BROWN (See No. 37), dau. of Nicholas and Ehoda 
(Jenckes) Brown, b. Feb. 22, 1773, d. Aug. 21, 1855, was m. 
March 5, 1792, to Thomas Poynton Ives, b. in Beverly, Mass., 

* A new parsonage was erected in 1884 upon the old site. 

52 The Chad Browi^" Memorial. 

April 9, 17G9, d. in Providence, April 30, 1835. He was the 
second son of Robert Hale and Sarah (Bray) Ives, gr, son of 
Benjamin and Sarah (Driver) Bray, and g. gr. son of Capt. 
Michael and Sarah (CI ray) Driver. He was in the fifth genera- 
tion from Thomas Ives, of Beverly, Mass. ( Robert I/.,^ Capt. 
Betyaiiin,'^ Capt. Benjamin,^ Thomas'^). His parents dying 
in early life, he was committed to the care of relatives in Boston. 
At the age of thirteen he was taken from school and placed as a 
clerk in the house of Brown & Benson, Providence. After his 
marriage with Hope Brown he became a partner in the business, 
which, in 1796, in consequence of the retirement of Mr. Benson, 
assumed the name of Brown & Ives. His executive talent was 
remarkable and contributed largely to the success of the firm. 
He was a liberal benefactor of Brown University, and for forty- 
three years a member of its Board of Trustees. During twenty- 
four years he was President of the Providence Bank, and was the 
first President of the Providence Institution for Savings, which 
owes much of its j)resent prosperity and usefulness to the wisdom 
of his early supervision. His benevolence was active but unos- 
tentatious, and no worthy applicant, however humble, was 
repulsed. In his attendance upon public worship he was con- 
stant and devout, and his daily life bore testimony to the sin- 
cerity of his Christian principles. His integrity was unques- 
tioned, his honor without a blemish. He died in the fulness of 
his intellectual j)owers, before he had attained the Scriptural 
limit of three score years and ten, leaving to the community of 
his adopted city an examjjle worthy of imitation as a man and a 
Christian merchant. 


73. i Chart.otte Rhoda, b. Dec. 18, 1792. 

73. ii. Moses Brown, b. .luly 21, 1794. 

iii. Elizabeth, b Aug. 6, 1796. d. March 12, 1818. 

74. iv. Robert Hale, b. Sept. 16, 1798. 

V. Hope Brown, b. May 14, 1802, d. April 15, 1837. " She was 
an invalid for many years, but pos.sessed a gentle and lovable 
character, and bore her long seclusion with patience and 
Christian fortitude. Premature disease blighted the l)ril- 
liant promises of her youth, and she passed through a pro- 
tracted period of suffering to the rest which awaited her — 
from the trials of human virtue to the scene of its everlast- 
ing triumphs " * 

vi. Thomas Poynton, b. March 25, 1804, d. Aug. 15, 1804. 

39. MARY BROWX {Joseph,^ ^ James,^ James,^ John,^ 
CluiiP), b. July 30, 1760, d, Dec. 8, 1800. She is said to have 
been a woman of great worth, possessing many and rare accom- 
plishments. She was married July 18, 1799, to Dr. Stephen 
Gano, the honored pastor of the First Baptist Church in Provi- 
dence. His ministry extended over a period of thirty-six years 

• See Writings of William G. Goddard. 

^/i^cr? /^^ J^ . ^'^^^^ 




Sixth Generation. 53 

from 1792-1828. He was the son of Eev. John and Sarah 
(Stites) Gano, and was a descendant of Francis Gerneanx, a 
Hngnenot refugee from the island of Guernsey, after the revo- 
cation of the Edict of Nantes, who settled in New Eochelle, 
where he died at the age of one hundred and three years. The 
only child of Dr. Stephen and Mary (Brown) Gano, and the 
only grand-child of Joseph and Elizabeth (Power) Brown, was 
Eliza Brown Gano, b. Nov. 6, 1800, d. Dec. 23, 1877. She 
was married Nov. 7,1821, to Josej^h Rogers, b. March 21, 1794, 
son of John and Elizabeth (Eodman) Rogers, of Providence. 
He died May 14, 1873. (By this marriage there was no issue.) 

" The predominant traits of her character — her deep piety, large 
benevolence, wide sympathy and warm affections, showed them- 
selves early in life and were inherited in a large degree from her 
father. Dr. Gano, who was so long and devotedly loved in the 
city of her birth. She helped to found many of the benevolent 
organizations of her day, and to every worthy cause was a liberal 
contributor. Her labors in behalf of Sunday Schools, and in 
missionary, church and prayer meetings, were unceasing and 
endeil only with her life. But to the wide circle of her relatives 
and friends whose reverence for her memory is deep and abid- 
ing, it is the thought of what she was, rather than what she did, 
that is oftenest recalled. Her wonderfully sympathetic nature 
alleviated the afflictions, lightened the burdens, relieved the per- 
plexities, and restored the courage of all that came Avithin her in- 
fluence, or sought her loving counsels and prayerful intercession. 
Her many natural gifts had been consecrated to the service of 
her Master, and no sacrifice for the good of others — saints or 
sinners, was deemed too great an offering for the glory of His 
cause. Perhaps her crowning grace was that of power in prayer. 
Her strong faith bore to the throne of mercy the penitent, im- 
ploring supplication of many a sin-stricken soul, till forgiveness 
seemed assured and despair gave place to joy and peace. She 
was a woman of strong convictions, but tolerant of the opinions 
of others, and wherever she recognized the spirit of the Master, 
the flow of her sympathies was too broad to be hindered by the 
barriers of creed or faith. She passed in perfect peace to the 
higher life, grateful for the many mercies that surrounded her, 
and sustained by an unfaltering trust in the merits of her 
Redeemer. '' 

40. ABBY BROWN {John,^^ James,^ James,^ John,^ 
CJuuP), b. Nov. 20, 1766, d. March 5, 1821, was the eldest 
dau. of John and Sarah (Smith) Brown. She was married Jan. 
1, 1788, to John Francis, a merchant of Philadelphia, b. May 
30, 1763, d. in Providence, Oct. 8, 1796. He was the son of 
Tench and Anne (Willing) Francis, and gr.-son of Tench and 
Elizabeth (Turbutt) Francis. Mrs. Francis was early left a 
widow, and devoted herself with maternal care and solicitude to 

54 The Chad Browx Memorial. 

the welfare of her only surviving child, John Brown Francis, 
afterwards Governor of Rhode Island. He was the special 
charge of his grandfather, John Brown, the third of the four 
brothers, who directed his education, and in his will indicated 
the course he wished him to pursue in succeeding years. 

The following lines are quoted from an obituary of Mrs. 
Francis by the late Prof. William G. Goddard : " In an exten- 
sive acquaintance with the world, and in the various relations of 
domestic life, the character of this amiable woman exemi^lified, 
in harmonious combination, many of the finest virtues of our 
nature. Her unaffected courtesy and genuine hospitality were 
the natural fruit of that law of kindness which dwelt in her 
heart and which indicated itself in a watchful regard to the 
happiness of those around her, and in the exemplary discharge 
of those unobserved and less prominent offices of benevolence 
which help to smooth the rugged corners of life." 


i. Anne Willing, b. Feb. 24. 1790, d. May 20, 1798 
75. ii. John Brown, b. May 31, 1791. 

41. SARAH BROWN* {See No. 40), b. in F^rovidence, Sept. 
5, 1773, d. in Bristol, Aug. 2. 1846, was the fifth child of John 
and Sarah (Smith) Brown. She was m. July 2, 1801, to Charles 
Frederick Ilerresholf, a native of Minden, Prussia, then of the 
city of New York. "A few months after their marriage they 
removed to Rhode Island, their home being alternately in Provi- 
dence and Bristol. Her father gave her the best education 
obtainable, and she was especially proficient in music and mathe- 
matics, deriving consolation and giving pleasure to others by her 
skill on the piano, which she played in a remarkably correct and 
brilliant manner. Her knowledge of astronomy also afforded her 
pleasure during many periods of quiet life spent in the country, 
in the years of her long widowhood. She was delicate in con- 
stitution, austere in presence and exact and methodical in all her 
daily vocations. She read much and led a life of ease, indulg- 
ing her love of music and literarv pursuits to her last days." 

"CARL FRIEDERICH HERRSCHHOFF (original spelling), 
b. Dec. 27, 1763, was the only chijd of Carl Friederich and Agnes 
(Miiller) Herrschhoff.- His mother dying when he was but three 
years of age, his father entrusted him to the care of a friend 
living near Berlin, and went to Italy, where he soon after died. 
The son continued during his youth with his father's friend, an 
author and professor. . In 1790, April 1, he entered the Philan- 
thropia, an educational institution, then recently founded at 
Dessau. Here he remained eight years until 1787, when he emi- 
grated to America, and settling in New York, became associated 

* These two biographical sketches were contributed by the family. 

Sixth Generation". 55 

in business with a Mr. Goch. The affairs of the firm led him 
about 1792 to Rhode Island on a visit to John Brown, the mer- 
chant, who introduced him to his family. In 1801 he married 
Sarah Brown, dau. of John, and after that time was more or less 
connected in business with his father-in-law, particularly in the 
develoijment of a part of the John Brown tract in Herkimer Co., 
N. Y., Avhere he died Dec. 19, 1819. lie was a man of polished 
address, highly educated, an accomplished linguist in seven 
languages, and a good musician. His education and tastes were 
illy adapted to frontier life, and were not conducive to success in 
the pursuits in which he was engaged." 

CHILDREN. (All born in Providence. ) 

i. Anna Francis, b. April 2, 1802, d. in Bristol, Sept. 4, 1887, 

ii. Sarah, b. April 27, 1803, d. in Bristol, June 2, 1882, unm. 
iii. John Brown, b. March 27, 1805, d. in Bristol, June 11, 1861, 

unm. Graduated at Brown University in 1825. 
iv. Agnes, b. July 6, 1807, d. in Providence, March 3, 1849, unm. 

76. V. Charles Frederick, b. July 26, 1809. 

vi. James Brown, b. Dec. 20, 1811, d. Jan. 4, 1812. 

42. ALICE BROWN (See Xo. 40), b. Jan. 1, 1777, d. Oct. 
23, 1823, youngest child of John and Sarah (Smith) Brown, was 
married to James Brown Mason, son of John and Rose Anna 
(Brown) Mason. He was a graduate of Brown University in 
1791, Trustee of the institution. Speaker of the Gen. Assembly, 
Major General of the State of Rhode Island, and Representative 
in the Congress of the United States. He died Aug. 31, 1819, 
in his 45th year. 


i. Abbt, b. .July 17, 1800, was m. July 5, 1820, to her cousin 
Nicholas Brown, son of Nicholas and Ann (Carter) Brown. 
She d. Nov. 7, 1822, without issue. (See No. 70). 

ii. Zerviah, b. Jan. 22. 1801. d. Oct. 28, 1802. 

iii. Zerviah (2), b. April 6, 1803, d. July 18, 1812. 

77. iv. Sarah Brown, b. July 25, 1804. 

78. V. Rosa Anne, b. Nov. 10, 1817. 

43. SARAH BROWN {Moses,'^^ James, ^ James,'^ John,^ 
ChacP), b. Oct. 16, 1764, d. June 26, 1794, eldest child of Moses 
and Anna Brown, was m. to William Almy, who d. Feb. 5, 
1836, in his 75th year. He was of the firm of Almy and Brown, 
pioneers with Samuel Slater in the cotton manufacture at Paw- 
tucket, R. I. He was a devout and worthy member of the 
Society of Friends, and a liberal benefactor of the Friends 
Boarding School, to whose welfare he was devotedly attached. 


79. i. Anna, b. Sept. 1, 1790. 

ii. Mary, b. July 6, 1793, d. March 1, 1794. 

56 The Chad BROWjf Memorial. 

44. WELCOME ^^0\<^ {Elisha,^^ Joseph,^ James,*^ John,^ 
Chcid^), b. May 12, 1777, m. Feb. 6, 1800, Phebe, dau. of 
Joseph and Hannah Farnum, and removed to Barton, Vt., 
where he d. March 5, 1850. He m. second, Nov. 10, 1813, 
Freelove, dau. of Hon. Daniel and Hannah* (Angell) f Owen, gr. 
dau. of Thomas and Ruth \ (Angell) Owen, and also gr. dau. of 
John and Lydia § (AVinsor) Angell. Daniel Owen was Dep. Gov. 
from 178G-1800 and one of the earliest Chief Justices of the 
Supreme Court of Rhode Island. He was a large land holder in 
Northern Vermont, where many of his descendants are now liv- 
ing. Oct. 20, 1781, he and William Barton received the grant 
of the town of Barton, Vt. 

CHILDREN (by first wife). 

80. i. Eltsha, b. June 26. 1802. 

81. ii. .Joseph Fakkum, b. June 24, 1804. 

iii. Amey, b. June 22, 1806, m. Ebenezer Allen; d. Jan 17, 1851. 
iv. Clarissa, b. Nov. 20, 1807, m. Norman Nye. 

CHILDREN (by second wife). 

V. Phebe F. O., b. Nov. 10, 1813, m. Barnabas Balch; d. Aug. 

15, 1847. 
vi. Wattstill, b. May 12, 1815, d. Nov. 10, 1815. 

82. vii. Damel O. , b. Oct. 10, 1816. 

viii. Waitstill W., b. Jan. 14, 1819, d. Aug. 17, 1842; unmarried. 

ix. Welcome Owen, b. March 27, 1822. A graduate of the 
Medical University of Pennsylvania in 1852, and a practis- 
ing physician in Providence, residing, at present (1888) in 
Barton, Vt. Was President of the Providence Franklin 
Society from 1869-1880. This branch of the family belongs 
to the Society of Friends. 

45. RICHARD BROWN {Andrew,^^ Joseph,^ James,^ John,^ 
Chad'^), b. June 17, 1789, son of Andrew and Dorcas (Knight) 
Brown, m. Feb. 23, 1812, Penelope, dau. of Joseph and Han- 
nah Farnum, sister of Phebe. (See No. 44.) She was b. April 
12, 1793, and d. July 24, 1869. 


i. Sarah Akn, b. Feb. 11, 1813, d. March 4, 1815. 

ii. Martha Ann, b. Feb. 16, 1815, d. of consumption July 15, 

iii. Dorcas K., b. March 29, 1818, m. Benjamin G. Teel; d. 

Sept. 13, 1861. Had issue. 

83. iv. Mary Jane, b. April 6, 1821. 

84. v. Obadiah, b Nov. 30. 1823. 

vi. Joseph Farni':m. b. May 16, 1835, m. Adelaide Victoria Bal- 
lon. He d. Jan. 31, i886. This family are also Friends, 
and lived in North Providence. 

* Hannah Angell,'' John,* Daniel,^ John,- Thomas', 
t Daniel Owen.' Thomas.^ Josiah,^ SamueP. 
X Ruth Angell.'' John,- Thomas'. 
§ Lydia Winsor,^ Samuel,- Samuel' . 

jkrerrtt^bMyj. //^hcJy 


Sixth Generation. 57 

46. HENRY BO WEN (AVrra/^2« Obadlah,^^ James ^ John,^ 
Chad^). youncjest child of Jabez and Sarah (Brown) Bowen, b. 

Jan. 5, 1785, d. April 16, 1867, was a graduate of Brown Uni- 
versity in 1802, and thirty years Secretary of State in Rhode 
Island. He m. Feb. 11, 1808, Amanda, dau. of James and 
Rebecca (Snow) Monroe. 


i. Henry Lkonakd, b. July 5, 1810, d. Jan. '^9, 1865. 

ii. Harriet Amanda, b. Nov. 28, 1811, d. Jan. 13, 1860. 

iii. Horatio, b. May 17, 1814, d. Jan. 16, 1832. 

iv. Wit.mam, b. Juiie 16, 1816, d. Dec. 16. 1821. 

V. Caroline, b July 9, 1819, d. Sept 5, 1838. 

vi. William II., b. Oct. 22, 1822, d. Jan. 25, 1823. 

85. vii. William H. (3d), b. .Ian. 7, 1834. 

viii. Charles J., b. May 30, 1827, d. April 7, 1869. 

47. JEREMIAH BROWN HOWELL {Mary^-^ Jeremiah,'^ 
Jdmes."^ Jolin,"^ (J/iad^), eldest child of David and Mary (Brown) 
Howell, b. Aug. 28, 1771, d. Feb. 6, 1822. 

*" He was a graduate of Brown University in the class of 1789, 
and afterwards studied law and was admitted to the bar and 
practiced in Providence. He was elected United States Senator 
from Rhode Island, serving from Nov. 4, 1811, to March 3, 1817. 
He engaged much of public confidence through life, and hehl 
several important offices in the gift of the people, in the dis- 
charge of which he was ever found faithful. As Senator in the 
State Legislature, and afterwards as a member of the United 
States Senate, he was a vigilant watchman of the rights of the 
people, and always supported those great Republican principles 
which he considered best promoted their good and the lionor 
and welfare of his country." He married, Oct. 17, 1793, his 
second cousin, Martha, only child of John and Wait (Field) 
Brown. (See No. 29.) 


Mary Brown, b. Aug. 11, 1794, d. Jan. 10, 1795. 

Elizabeth Brown, b. Feb. 9, 1796 

Martha Brown, b. Aug. 5, 1798. 

Mary Brown, b. Sept. 2, 1800, d. March 3. 1801. 

Watty Field, b. Dec. 28, 1801. 

John Brown, b. Dec. 6, 1803. 
vii. Mehetable Dexter, b. Feb. 17, 1806, d. Dec. 19, 1808. 
viii. Charles Field, b. March 23, 1807. 

Sally Brown, b. May 14, 1808. 
X. David, b. Sept. 19, 1809, d. Feb. 28, 1814. 

48. WAITSTILL HOWELL {See No. 47), dau. of Hon. 
David and Mary (Brown) Howell, b. June 27, 1776, d. May 15, 

* See Major Boris' Biography of Members of Congress. 















58 The Chad Bkown Memorial. 

1819, was married Jan. 1, 1801, to Ebenezer Knight Dexter, b. 
in Providence, April 26, 1773, d. Aug. 10, 18->4. Their only 
child, Mary, died in infancy. '' By his last will he bequeathed 
a large and valuable estate to his native town in perpetual trust 
for the benefit of the unfortunate poor. Of his munificence, 
the Dexter Asylum and the Dexter Donation Fund are the 
enduring memorials. In grateful commemoration of this most 
useful benefaction the city of Providence erected a monument in 
the North Burial Ground, on the spot to which his remains were 
removed." He also gave to the city the Dexter Training Ground. 
He was a descendant in the sixth generation of Rev. Gregory 
and Abigail (Fullerton) Dexter. {Ebenezer K.,^ Knight,^ 
Stephev,'^ JoJin,^ jStephen,^ Gregory. '^) 

49. MARIA OR MARY B. HOWELL {See N,>. 47), b. Feb. 
5, 1779, d. April 27, 1811, was married to Mason Shaw, of 
Castine, Maine. She is said to have been " a remarkably gifted 
woman, full of esprit and apparently much admired by her asso- 
ciates." She left a large collection of interesting letters and 
journals, all written in her youth, and giving an entertaining 
picture of her times. The following incident of her life is here 
reproduced, as it is believed to be worthy of preservation, and, 
outside of the family, will be new to the present generation. 

Shortly after the death of Gen. Washington, Mary B. Howell 
in connection with three other young ladies of Providence, the 
Misses Julia Bowen,* Sarah Halsey and Abby Chase, wrote to 
Martha Washington expressing their sympathy with her in the 
great loss she had suffered, and asking for a lock of Washington's 
hair, to be made into mourning rings for each of them. The 
promise was made to wear the rings during their lives and be- 
queath them to their descendants as mementoes of the departed 
President. She granted their request and sent an accompanying 
letter, which is here copied verbatiri) : 

Mount Vernon, March 18tb, 1800. 
Ladies : 

In granting the request contained in your Sympathetic Letter of the 
24th of February, I beg you to be assured of the grateful sensibility with 
which I received your expressioQS of condolence and kind wishes tor my 
happiness ' 

If innumerable Testimonies of respect and Veneration paid the memory 
of my dear departed Husband, or if universal Sympathy in my afflicting 
loss could afford consolation, mine would be Compleat. But while I see & 
acknowledge these with a grateful heart, I lind Consolation only in the 
bosom of that being by whose dispensation I have been afflicted. 

That your Virtues may be exemplary, that your passage through life may 

* Julia Bowen, dau. of Fphraim. Jr., and Sally Bowen, b. Dec. 1, 1779, was m. Oct. 17, 
18()3, to John D. Martin ; d. July 30, 180.5. 
Sarah Halsey, dau. of Thomas L. Halsey. d. Sept. 16, 18G4, aged 85, unmarried. 
Abby Chase, dau. of Samuel, d. Feb. 13, 1861, aged 84, unmarried. 


Sixth Generation. 59 

be marked with the Blessings of Heaven, and that Happiness hereafter may 

be your Portion 

Prays your Friend & 

Obedient Serv't, 

Misses Jxlia Bo wen, 

Mary B. Howell, 
Sarah Halsey, 
Abby Chase. 

This letter was preserved by Mary B. Howell and given by 
her on her death in 1811 to her sister, Mrs. Sarah H. D wight, 
Avho presented it many years after to her niece, Sally B. (Howell) 
Wilcox. It is now in possession of one of the danghters of the 
latter. Mrs. Eddy gave the ring to her executor, the Hon. 
AVilliam S. Patten. 


i. Sally H., b. in Castine, April 28, 1807, d. in Providence, Dec. 
1, 1816. 
92. ii. Waitstill Dexter, b. Oct. 17, 1809. 

50. SARAH HOWELL (See No. 48), b. Feb. 1, 1781, d. 
Sept. :^5, 1859, was m. Feb. 21, 1809, to Gamaliel Lyman 
Dwight. b. in Belchertown, Mass., March 16, 1777, d. in Louis- 
ville, Kentucky, Oct. 8, 1832. She was m. second, Oct. 7, 
1824, to her second cousin, Samuel Eddy, b. March 31, 1769, d. 
Feb. 3, 1839. (See No. 11). By the second marriage there was 
no issue. 

CHILDREN (by first husband). 

98. i. Gamaliel Lyman, b. Dec. 3, 1809. 

ii. Sarah, b. Aug. 5, 1813, d. Sept. 5, 1815. 

iii. Sarah, b. June 10, 1820. d. Oct. 27, 1821. 

iv. Mary, b. April 5, 1821, d. ,lan. 5, 1822. 

51. MARTHA BROWN {John, -^^iJep.- Gov. Elisha,^ ^, Tames, ^ 
John,'^ (JhacP), only child of John and Wait (Field) Brown, 
b. Sept. 5, 1772, d. Feb. 14, 1851, was m. Oct. 11, 1793, to 
Jeremiah B. Howell, her second cousin. {See No 47). 

52. ABBY BROWN {Capt. Jeremiah,^^ Dcp.-Gov. Elislia,-'^ 
James,'^ John,'^ CliacP), b. June 2, 1766, d. Oct. 24, 1839, was 
dau. of Capt. Jeremiah and Mary (Gushing) Brown. She was 
m. Sept. 5, 1790, to Nathaniel Smith, son of Jehu, b. July 28, 
1763, and d. April 8, 1814. For many years he held the place 
of Naval Officer in Providence. Their residence was on Benefit 
street, present number, 86. He was a descendant of Christo- 
pher Smith, one of the early settlers of Providence. {Na- 
thaniel,^ Jehu,^ Edward,'^ Edioard,^ Eduoard,^ Christopher'^). 

60 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


i. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 28, 1793, d. uninarried, Sept. 13, 1863. 
He was Cashier of the Roger Williams Bank, Providence, 
from 1810-] 854. *" During this protracted period he dis- 
charged all the duties devolving upon him with such uni- 
form courtesy and fidelity that he was long considered the 
model of a bank officer." The .silver pitcher, alluded to in 
the following note, was a testimonial from the Bank, upon 
his retirement. 

Roger Willi.\ms Bank, Providence, Aug. 30, 1854. 
Nathaniel Smith, Esq., 

It gives me great pleasure in behalf of the board of 
Directors of this bank, to present for your acceptance the 
accompanying pitcher, as a token of their high appreciation 
of your long continued and faithful services as cashier, and 
for the uniform courtesy and kindness which you have ever 
extended to them, and to all persons transacting business 
with this institution. Permit me to express the hope, that 
in your retirement from active business, you may find that 
happiness and freedom from care which you seek, and 
which you so richly merit. 

Yours, Very Respectfully, 



"Blest beyond most men witli vigor of body and exuber- 
ance of spirits he seemed always to create about him an 
atmosphere of cheerfulness and happiness. His honor was 
without a stain, his integrity without a blemish. He w^as 
alwa_vs kind and charitable, doing good hj stealth. Many 
recipients of his bounty never knew to whom they were 
indebted for succor in the hour of their distress." Mr. 
Smith bequeathed the greater part of his estate by will to his 
immediate relatives. 
ii. Abbt Ann, b. June 10, 1796, d. unm. April 16, 1848. This 
line is extinct. Their place of burial is the Smith lot in the 
North Ground. 

53. CATHARINE BROWN {See No. 52), b. April 11, 17G8, 
d. Aug. 28, 1831, was datt. of Capt. Jeremiah and Mary (Ctisli- 
iiig) Brown. She was m. Aug. 25, 1796, to James Yerrinton, 
b. in Ashford, Conn., Dee. 31, 17T2, d. in Providence, Feb. 2-4, 
1843. He was a milhvriglit and carpenter, and built the spire 
of the First Baptist Church. The Yarranton family from whom 
James Y^errinton was probably descended, resided for many 
generations in the parish of Astley, Worcestershire, Eng. 
"With that disregard for orthography which prevailed some 
three hundred years since, they were indiiferently designated as 
Y^arran, Y^arranton and Y^arrington. The name was derived 
from two farms, named Great and Little Yarranton or Y^arran 
(originally Y^arhampton), situated in the parish of Astley. 

Andrew Yarranton, a distinguished member of the family, a 

* Obituary in Providence Journal. 

Sixth Generation. 61 

Worcester ironmaster and captain in Cromwell's army during the 
civil wars, was born in Astley in 1G16. Bishop Watson said that 
he ought to have had a statue erected to his memory because of 
his eminent public services." (See Industrial Biography, Iron- 
workers and Toolmakers, by Samuel Smiles, Boston, 1871.) 


94. i. Jamrs Brown, b. Dec. 4. 1800. 

95. ii. Barker Tayt.or, b. April 20, 1803. 

iii. Catharine, b. March 23, 1806, d. June 34, 1838, in her 23d 
year. She m. Eliakim Briogs and left an only child, Julia 
A., b. Nov. 13. 1837, who m. William H. Randall. Their 
only child. William H., Jr., b. April 3, 185(3, m. Aug. 38, 
1882, Betsey A. Whitman, and second, Aug. 27, 1884, 
Margaret E. Cahoon. 

iv. Sarah, b Dec. 25, 1807, d. Aug. 20, 1843. She was m. to 
William Webster, son of Ebenezer, and left an only child 
Eheneser, who, when last heard from some years since, was 
living in California. 

54. MARY BROWK {See No. 52), b. May 19, 1770, d. after 
1818. dau. of Jeremiah and Mary (Gushing) Brown, was m. Oct. 
28, 1792, to Darius Allen who died in Providence in Aug. 1804. 
Mrs. Allen resided the latter part of her life in Newbern, N. C. 


i. Mart, b Dec 25, 1793. 

ii. Abigail Brown, b. Sept 29, 1795, was m. to Kendall 

and removed to Ithaca, N. Y. 

96. iii Isaac Brown, b. Oct 23, 1800. 

97. iv. Darius Cushing, b. March 1802. 

V. Jeremiah Nightingale, b. Jan 1804. He went to 

Newbern, N. C, between 1815 and 1820, and remained there 
until 1866, when he removed to Reno, Penn. , where he died 
unm. in 1868. 

55. CUSHING BROWN (AVieiVo. 52), b. Jan. 5, 1777, d. 1834, 
was eldest son of Jeremiah and Mary (Gushing) Brown. He is 
said to have been a man of fine physical proportions, command- 
ing presence and much numly beauty. 

The only child of Gushing Brown and Mary Annes, was 
Cushing Broicn, Jr., b. Aug. 14, 1805, d. March 28, 1863. He 
m. April 7, 1828, Eliza, dau. of Job and Lois Freeman. She 
was b. April 6, 1807, and d. Jan. 10, 1881. They had four 
children. (1) James Clark, b. March 22, 1829, d. Dec. 5, 
1882. He m. Oct. 15, 1854, Martha Adella Matthews, and has 
one child, Cushing Francis, b. Mav 11, 1855. (2) Mary 
Elizabeth, b. March 6, 1831, was m. "Oct. 7, 1868, to Thomas 
Clifford, and has a son Thomas, b. May 14, 1869. (3) Samuel 
Freeman, b. April 21, 1833, m. March 31. 1859, Emily Brad- 
ford Bennet, and has a son, Nathaniel Smith, b. Nov. 15, 1863. 
(4) Abby Smith, b. March 16, 1835, d. unm. Nov. 29, 1872. 

63 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

The children of Gushing and Nancy (Arnold) Brown, all born 
in Providence, were Eliza, Henry, Amey and David. Eliza ni. 

Slack and removed to Albany, N. Y., where she died, 

leaving two daughters. Henry died in early manhood unni. at 
Key West, Florida. Amey d. unm. at the residence of her 
sister in Albany. David m. Abby Winsor, dau. of Job, and had 
Josephine, Henry, Mary S., Patience, Frederick and Arthur. 
Josei)hine was m. to Oapt. John Luther of Somerset, Mass., 
and with her husband and family removed some years since to 
the West. Mary S. was m. Nov. 16, 1868, to Henry J. Spooner, 
a lawyer of Providence, and Representative from R. I. in the 
U. S. Legislature. They have one son. Patience, m. Charles 
Rice, and d. leaving two children, sons. 

56. JEREML\H BROWN {See No. 52), b. Nov. 10, 1778, d. 
Sept. 30, 1847, son of Jeremiah and Mary (Cushing) Brown, 
was a merchant of Newbern, N. C, to which place he removed 
early in life, and wliere he m. Oct. 15, 1812, Mary Singleton, 
dau. of Hon. William and Mary (Salter) Blackledge, both of 
Craven Co., N. C. She d. in 1860. 

CHILDREN. (All horn in Newbern.) 

i. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 13, 1813, m. Col. George Whitfield, and 
removed to Florida, where she d. Oct. 16, 18ol. Their two 
children d. in infancy. 

ii. Benjamin Woods, b. Jan. 31, 1815, d. unm. 1859. 

iii. Edward Salter, b. Dec. 9. 1816, d. in Providence. Oct. 20, 

iv. Nathaniel Smith, b. Feb. 2, 1819, d. unm. March, 1857. 

V. Richard Bi.ackledge, b. Dec. 29, 1820, d. unm 1858. 

vi. John, b Aug. 2, 18a2, d. Jvme 4, 1837. 

vii. William Salter, b. April 12. 1824, d Sept 25, 1824. 

viii. Philip Physick, b. Aug. 11, 1825, d. num. 1873, 

ix. Thomas Blackledge, b. Oct 16, 1827, removed to St. Louis, 
Mo , where he ni. Isabella, dau. of Arthur Leach, and has a 
dau. Marj' Blackledge. 

X. Samuel Greene, b. Sept. 11. 1829. d. Sept. 27, 1831. 

xi. Isaac, b. March 17, 1831, d. unm. 1858. 

xii George Hollister, b. Dec 7, 1832, d. June 12, 1834. 

xiii. Henry Allen, b. Sept. 10, 1835, m. April 10. 1866, Harriette. 
dau. of John Anderson and Jane (Butler) Brookfield, of 
Newbern, gr. dau. of Jacob Brookfield, of Rahway, N. J.. 
and also gr. dau. of Raynor and Rachel (Backus) Butler, of 
Conn. They have had six children. (1) Jacob B., b. .Ian. 25, 
1867. (2) Mary, b. Aug 10, 1868. (3) Jane, b. March 31, 
1870. (4) Henry A., b. July 9, 1872. (5) Rachel E., b. 
Aug 2, 1874. (6) Isaac, b. June 28, d. Aug. 10, 1878, at 
the age of six weeks. 

xiv. Evelina Croom. b. Sept. 2, 1836, d. June 8, 1861. 

57. HUGH H. BROWN {!<ee No. 52), son of Jeremiah and 
Susannah (Welch) Brown, b. in Providence, May 16, 1792, d. 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct 4, 1863. He learned the printer's 


Sixth Generation. 63 

trade of John Carter, and after he became of age carried on the 
business in Market Square, Providence, until nearly the close of 
his life. He was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church, 
and for thirty years Clerk of the Warren Baptist Association. 
During that long period he was never once absent from its yearly 
sessions, lie m. May 23, 1815, Eunice E., dau, of Thomas and 
Nancy (Eddy) Tabor, b. July 24, 1793, d. in Brooklyn, May 27, 

CHILDREN. (All born in Providence.) 

98. i. Elizabeth E., b. Feb 26, 1816. 

99. ii. Mary Allen, b. March 5, 1818. 

iii. James, b. Aug. 14, 1820, m. No^f., 1841, Virtue Chappell ; 
he d. Jan. 16, 1845. No issue. 

100. iv. Joseph, b. Feb. 19, 1823. 

101. V Ann Frances, b. Sept 19, 1825. 

vi. Charles C, b. June 22, 1829, d July 16, 1846. 

58. EBENEZER P. BROWN (See No. 52), b. in Providence, 
April 10, 1797, d. there June IG, 1839, was son of Jeremiah and 
Susannah (Welch) Brown. He m. April 3, 1821, Sylvania^ or 
Sally Jillson [Oliver,^ Daniel,^ James,^ James^). She was b. 
May 9, 1800, and d. July 1, 1851. 

CHILDREN (born in Providence). 

102. i. Samuel Welch, b. Jan. 19, 1824. 

ii. Ebenezer Price, b. April 14, 1827, m. March 18, 1849, 
Mary Briggs, dau. of William Foster, of Newport, R. I. 
He d. in Cambridge, Mass , June 28, 1883. They had two 
children, Edicaid Turner, b. Nov. 3, 1849, d. March 16, 
1866. and Anna Therem, b March 5, 1852, m. Jan., 1880, 
Frederick Macdonald of Cambridge, Mass., and has a dau. 
Theresa Annie Brown, b. June 10, 1884. 

59. JOHN SMITH BROWN {See JVo. 52), b. in Providence, 
Oct. 4, 1799, d. at his residence in Central Falls, April 17, 
1876, was the youngest child of Jeremiah and Susannah 
(Welch) Brown. Of the thirty-five grand-children of Elisha 
and Martha (Smith) Brown he was the youngest, and with the 
exception of Lydia Brown, the last survivor. She attained the 

greatest age of them all, and was the last to depart Nov. 

22, 1883, in her 86th year. He m. Oct. 16, 1829, Ann, eldest 
dau. of Richard and Abby (Crandall) Rounds, gr. dau. of 
Martin and Wealthy (Briggs) Rounds, and g. gr. dau. of Seth and 
Esther (Sooper) Briggs. She was a descendant in the seventh 
generation of Elder John Crandall* of Westerly, R. I., born in 
Providence, June 14, 1807, and died there, May 6, 1887, in her 
eightieth year. The burial place of this family is Swan Point 

'Cemetery. Elisha Brown and his wife, and nearly all their im- 
mediate descendants who lived in Providence, were interred in 
the North Ground. 

* Abby," Thomas,'' Samuel,^ Samuel, =■ Samuel, = John Crandall.' 

64 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

CHILDREN. (All born in Providence.) 

i. Ferdin.\.nd J., 1). Sept. 23, 1831, d. Feb. 23, 1875. 

103 ii ABBY Isabel, b. Feb. 8, 1834 

iii. Mary Adelaide, b. Nov. 25. 1836. d Feb. 23, 1841. 

iv. Ann Eliza, b June 8, 1839, d. of consumption, April 9, 1854. 

V. Mary Adelaide (2d), d. in infancy. 

104 vi. Eva Welch, b. June 18, 1848. 

no. LYDIA BROWN {EJisha,^^ JJep.-Gov. jEJfisha,^^ 
James,'>' John,- (JhafP), b. Jan. 2, 1775, d. Sept. 5, 1847, was 
the eldest child of Elisha and Elizabeth (Bowen) Brown. She 
m. Capt. Colville Dana, of Providence, who was lost at sea. Dec. 
1804, aged 35. They' had six children. (1) Ann Eliza, (2) 
Jonathan, d. unm. (3) Lucy, (4) Dehorah, (5) Sarah and (6) 
Abhy. (1) Ann Eliza m. Rev. James Bnrlingame, of Rice City, 
Conn., where he preached nearly 50 years. They had Sophia, 
Lydia, James P., Ann Eliza, and John P. (3) Lucy became the 
second wife of Rev. James Burlingame, and had William and 
Mary. (4) Dehorah m. Samuel Boyd of Providence, and had 
twelve children: — Elizabeth, Colville D.. Samuel, William, 
Henry, Alonzo, Deborah, Helen, William, Alonzo, Frank A., 
and Philip. (5) Sarah m. Amasa Stone and had one son, 
Walter D. They lived in Philadelphia. (6) Ahlnj m. Nelson 
Sweetland and removed to New Albany, Ind. They had chil- 
dren, among whom were Colville, Nelson, Sarah and Abby. 

61. ELIZABETH BROWN {See No. (iO), b. Sept. 24, 1779, 
third dau. of Elisha and Elizabeth (Bowen) Brown, was mar- 
ried May 21, 1801, to John Kinnicutt. They had two children, 
John Collis, and Sarah. She m. 2d. Robert Daggett, (second 
wife), and had two children who died young. Her son John, d. Oct. 8, 1821, in his 20th year. Her dau. Sarah, m. 
Ezra Hubbard, of Providence, and d. March 7, 1878, in her 74th 
year. Of their five children two died in infancy. Their dau. 
Sarah Elizabeth Hubbard, was m. April 19, 1857, to Samuel A. 
Lewis, and died, with her infant son, Charles Edward, Dec. 16, 
1857, in the 21st year of her age. Ezra James Hubbard, m. 
Oct. 17, 1861, Mary E. Saunders. Their only child. Anna 
Cora, d. young. Robert B. Hubbard, m. Oct. 28, 1862, Fannie 

62. JOHN BROWN {Scf No. 60), twin son of Elisha and 
Elizabeth (Bowen) Brown, b. Jan. 20, 1784, m. Aug. 15, 1808, 
Betsey, dau. of Robert Daggett * They had five children : 
Elisha, Elinor, Colville, Elizabf'th, Ahhy Ann. Of these, 
Elisha, b. April 2, 1810, m. Feb. 1. 1820, Prudence Wilbur of 
Taunton, Mass., and had nine children. (1) John, b. Jan. 1, 
1830, d. March 13, 1866; m. March 13, 1855, Hannah Wetmore, 

* See No. 61. 

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Sixth Genekation. 65 

and had Sophia Ellen, b. Dec. 19, 1856, Annie Alice, b. Feb. 
13, 1858. Elisha Ward, b May 34, 1861 and Axie Eva, b. Feb. 

11, 1863. (2) ColviUe, b. April 5, 1832, m. Oct. 8, 1859, Ann 
Brogan, and had Susan, b. Oct. 3, 1860, d. Sept. 30, 1874, 
Margaret Ann, b. Oct. 19, 1862, Edwin Wilbur, b. Dec. 7, 1864, 
Mary Esther, h. June 7, 1868. These last all born in Dover, 
N. H. (The attempt to complete this record was unsuccess- 

63. AMEY BROWN {Isaac,^^ Dep. Gov. Eli^ha,^^ 
James,''' John,^ Chiid^)\ b. July 7, 1784, d. Dec. 9, 1822, dan. 
of Capt. Isaac and Amey (Dexter) Brown, was m. in Providence, 
Nov. 8, 1807, by the Rev. Dr. Gano, to Capt. Benoni Cooke, son 
of Christopher and Rebecca Cooke, b. in Scituate, R. I., Aug. 

12, 1781, d. in Smithfield, R. I., 1865. 

CHILDREN. (All born in Providence.) 

i. Isaac Brown, b. Nov. 25, 1809, d. of consumption, Aug. 19, 
1836 ; m. in Newport, R. I., Nov. 35. 1884, Abby Maria 
Hall. No is.sue. His widow was married in 1838. to Tru- 
man Beckwith. 

ii. Rebecca Hill, b. Feb. 26, 1811, d. in Walpole, Mass., Feb. 
5, 1835. She was m. Jan. 1, 1834, to the Hon. Francis 
William Bird, of Walpole, a graduate of Brown University, 
and had one son, who died in infancy. 
105. iii. Charles Dexter, b. Sept 19, 1813. 

iv. Elizabeth Sherman, b. Oct. 1, 1815, d. in Savannah, Ga., 
April 7, 1837, unm. 

V. Martha Brown, b. Dec. 12, 1818, d. of consumption, Aug. 
19, 1836, unm. 

vi. Benoni, b. May 3, 1831, d. in Cincinnati, Ohio, of smallpox, 
contracted there while on a business trip. Buried in Cin- 
cinnati, Dec. 17, 1854. He was unmarried. 

64. ISAAC BROWN {See No. 63), b. Oct. 4. 1787, d. Sept. 
7, 1872, son of Capt. Isaac and Amey (Dexter) Brown, m. Ajiril 
1, 1810, Lydia, dau. of Nathaniel and Lydia Leonard (Cobb) 
Williams, of Dighton, Mass. She was a descendant in the sixth 
generation of Richard Williams of Taunton, Mass. {Lj/dia,^ 
JSFathaniel,^ Kathaniel,^ Saranel,^ Samuel,^ Jiichard.^) She was 
b. March 3, 1784, and d. May 28. 1848. They had six children. 
He m. 2d Jan. 30, 1850, Caroline, dau. of Otis Bartlett, of 
Smithfield, R. I. No issue. 

The following is, in part, abridged from an obituary notice in 
the Providence Journal: ''With the exception of a brief 
period in his youth, when he lived in Portsmouth, N. H., and 
in Boston, Mr. Brown passed his life in the city of his birth. 
He was long a merchant on South Water street, in the well 
known house of Cooke and Brown. The firm built for resi- 
dences two fine mansions on South Main street, which were re- 
garded as very elegant structures in those days, and were some- 

66 The Chad Browx Memorial. 

times called the * down town palaces.' The more northern of 
these in which Mr. Brown lived for many years and died, is 
now (1888) occupied by his widow. 

" His partner and brother-in-law, Mr. Cooke, some years before 
his death, removed to his farm in Smithfiekl. R. I., and his 
house has j)assed out of the possession of his descendants. 
Throughout his long life of nearly eighty-five years, Mr. Brown 
maintained an unstained reputation as a merchant and a citizen. 
He was a man of dignified and austere manners, of old-fashioned 
integrity, and though of kindly nature, severe in his estimate 
of modern innovations upon morals and manners, and exacting 
in requiring of others the strict and careful honesty that nature 
had implanted, and that habit had strengthened in himself. 
He held at different times several municipal trusts ; was in the 
Common Council from 1833 to 1835, superintended the first 
alterations of the old Market House, when it was fitted up for 
the use of the city government, and was chairman of the com- 
mittee appointed by the town of Providence to superintend the 
erection of the Dexter Asylum, in accordance with the will of 
Elienezer Knight Dexter. The work was commenced in 1826 
and completed in 1830. His associates on the committee were 
Governor Caleb Earle and Truman Beckwith, the latter, his 
brother-in-law. He was, for many years, a director in the old 
Providence Bank and in the Providence Institution for Savings, 
and was the first Treasurer of the Providence and Worcester 
Railroad Company. 

"An active member of the First Congregational Society (Uni- 
tarian), he took a deep and continual interest in its prosperity. 
His vigorous constitution and regular and temperate habits main- 
tained him in remarkable health until past the age of four score, 
and he died after a short illness with brief suffering, leaving be- 
hind him a good name and the record of a useful life. He was 
buried in his family plot at the Xorth Burial Ground." 

CHILDREN of Isaac and Lydia (Williams) Brown. 

106. i. Nathaniel Williams, b Feb. 22, 1811. 

ii. Alice, b Nov. 8, 1812, d. Aug 81, 1881. Slie was m May 
9, 1842, to Moses B Lockwood, son of Benoni and Phebe 
(Greene) Lockwood, b. Aug. 25, 1815, d. May 13, 1872. 
No issue. 

107. iii Amey Dextep, b. Feb. 22, 1814. 

iv. Mary Williams, b. April 4, 1817, was m. March 29, 1843, to 
Rev. Josiah P. Tustin, D. D., b. April 3, 1817, d. in Phila- 
delphia. Dec. 27, 1887. 

V. Adeline, b. April 9. 1820. 

vi. Isaac, b. .July 12, 1825. d. .July 1, 1665 ; m. May 9, 1854, 
Caroline B Evans. No issue. 

65. ALICE D. BROWX {See No. 63), b. Jan. 2, 1790, d. Aug. 
19, 1837, dau. of Capt. Isaac and Amey (Dexter) Brown, was 
m. Aug. 15, 1814, to Truman Beckwith, son of Rev. Amos and 

Sixth Generation. 67 

Susan (Truman) Beckwith, of Lyme, Conn., b. Oct. 15, 1783, 
d. May 2, 1878, aged ninety-four years, six months and seven- 
teen days. His twin brother Daniel died in 1854. When a hid 
of nine vears Truman Beckwitli came to Providence to live 
with his imcle, Dr. Nathan Truman, in whose apothecary's shop 
he acquired much knowledge of medicine, and thus gained the 
familiar appellation of Doctor. In 1806 ill health led him to visit 
Savannah, Ga.. where he entered into business, keeping a gen- 
eral store for some years, and later, buying cotton on commis- 
sion. After his marriage in 1815 he settled in Providence, 
where he dealt chiefly in cotton and cotton goods. From 1817 
to 1839 he had as partner Luther Pearson, under the firm name 
of Beckwith and Pearson. In 1838 he married his second wife, 
Mrs. Abby M. Cooke, of which marriage there was no issue. 
After fifty-five years of business as a cotton merchant, during a 
part of which time he was the largest dealer in Providence, he 
retired in 1861, devoting himself to the care of his estate, which 
he largely increased by wise management and judicious invest- 
ments. He was a man of great energy and industry, sagacious 
and prompt in business, and never disheartened by reverses. 
He had a good knowledge of law and scientific matters, and was 
gifted with a keen insight into the true character of men and 
events. Possessing a vein of humor he uttered many sayings 
which became proverbial. Though a man of more reflection 
than words, he was an agreeable companion and fond of relating 
his reminiscences. Allusion has been made to his services in re- 
gard to the Dexter Asylum. He was also on the building com- 
mittees for the erection of the two AVhat Cheer buildings and for 
changes in the First Baptist Meeting House. In 1827 he built 
his brick residence on the corner of College and Benefit streets, 
where he lived for fifty years. This house contains the first grate 
that was used for burning anthracite coal in Providence. Al- 
though not a church member, Mr. Beckwith was a devout 
attendant upon religious services during the whole of his long 
life. His mind remained unimpaired almost to the close of his 

CHILDREN of Truman and Alice (Brown) Beckwith. 

lOS. i. Su8AN Truman, b. -June 13, 1815. 

ii. Amey B«own, b. 1817, d. .June 23, 1825. 

iii. Henry Trtjman, b. Dec. 22, 18J8. Compiler of tlie Brown 
Genealogy. 1851. Mr. Beckwith is a member of the R. I. 
Historical Society, and was its Secretary from 1851-1861. 
He is also a member of the New England Historic Geneal- 
ogical Society, and Corresponding member of the Pennsyl- 
vania Historical Society. He was Treasurer of the Provi- 
dence Athenaeum from 1850-1860. 

iv. Abby Greene, b. Oct. 4, 1820. 
109. V. Amos Newell, b. Dec. 4, 1822. 

vi. Isaac Brown, b. .Jan. 7, d. Aug. 8, 1825. 

68 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

Q6. SAMUEL BROWN (Smith,^^ Bep. Gov. Biis/ia,'^^ 
James, '^ Jo/in,^ ChafU), b. Feb. 13, 1787, d. Aug. 19, 1868, 
son of Smith and Lydia (Goold) Brown, in. March 6, 1816, 
Maria, dau. of George Gorham and Lydia (Chase) Hussey, of Nan- 
tucket, Mass., gr. dau. of George and Deborah (Paddock) 
Hussey, and also gr. dau. of Francis and Naomi (Chase) Chase. 
She was born Dec, 1. 1792, and d. Nov. 22, 18G8. 


i. Ann, b. Sept. 28, 1818 ; was m. Feb. 6, 1844, to Jo.seph S. 

Barnard, who d. Jan. 21, 1885. They had two .sons, Oenrge 

• Albert, b. Jan. 11, 1845, and Edward Goold, b. Oct. 23, 1847, 

m. Sept. 4, 1878, Esther F. Haskins. No issue. Mrs. Ann 

Barnard lives in Pembroke, Mass. 

ii. Sarah Joy. b. Nov. 24, 1820. Unmarried, and resides at 

iii. Lydia Gooi.d, b. Aug. 27, 1822, was m. Jan. 1, 1843, to 
Nathaniel K. Randall, who died Dec. 29, 1884. They had 
three children : (1) Charles FrankUn, b. Dec. 5. 1848, has 
lived since 1872 in Brazil, S. A., where he m., Oct. 10, 1874, 
Mary Ann Sterlinsr Doherty of Louisiana, and has liad five 
children— Nathaniel C, b. Sept. 20. 1875, d. Oct. 23, 1876; 
Samuel Dohertv, b. Nov. 16, 1877; Lydia G., b. June 5, 
1879, d. June 1,^1881 ; Minerva, b Sept. 9, 1880 ; Guy Hart- 
well, b. July 17, 1888 (2) Elizabeth Chase, b. March 14, 
1852, d. March 26, 1874. (3) Annie Gould, b. Sept. 4, 1863, 
d. Sept. 4, 1865. 

iv. Joseph Gould Bkown, b. June 19, 1825, m. Dec. 30, 1854, 
Catharine M. Bostwick. He is a merchant of Lynn, Mass., 
where they reside Tliey have five children. (1) Maria, b. 
March 13, 1856, was m. Oct. 29, 1878, to Charles J. H. 
Woodbury, of Lynn, and has three daughters, viz., Emma 
Louise, b. Oct. 26, 1879 ; Laura Brown, b. April 13, 1881 ; 
Alice Porter, b. Oct. 26, 1883, (2) Laura Lorirtg, h. Dec. 
28, 1858, was m. Oct. 26, 1880, to Henry B. Spraa'ue. 
(3) Cora E., b. July 18, 1863. (4) Mary Emma, b. Dec. 9, 
1864. (5) Bethany Smith, b. Jan. 10, 1871. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 25, 1827, was m. Oct. 13, 1864, toJabez 
Wood of Acushnet, Mass. She d. June 25, 1868. 

vi. Geobge Smith Brown, b. Oct. 6, 1829. Is unmarried and re- 
sides in Philadelphia, Pa. 

vii. William Austin Brown, b. Oct. 11, 1832, m. May 23, 1859, 
Anna Maria, dau. of Philip Chase, b. Oct. lo, 1830. He is 
a resident of Lynn, where he is engaged in the manufacture 
of all kinds of Coffee Machinery. In the prosecution of his 
business, he has traveled extensively in Central America and 
South America, and has resided, for long periods, in Brazil. 
Thev have had four children. (1) Samuel Goold, b. May 
16, 1860. (2) Abhi/ Chase,* b. Aug. 21, 1861, d. April 26, 

* The death of tliis eldest dcaughter was au occasion of deep bereavement to her 
family and a wide circle of relatives and friends, to whom she was endeared by her 
many excellencies of her character. Her sympathies were enlisted in all things that 
promised to better humanity, and she gave her whole heart to labors in the temperance 
cause, the Sabbath School and missionary work. Could h^r life have been spared, no 
one would have perused with greater interest these memoirs of her kindi-ed, whose pub- 
lication she anticipated with so much pleasure. Suddenly, in the bloom of youth, she 
was called home, but the memory of her virtues Uugers like a benediction in the hearts 
of those who loved her. while they derive sweet consolation from the promise, " Blessed 
are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." 


Born 2cl mo., 12tli, 1787. 

Died 8th mo,, 19th, 186?. 

Residence of the late Samuel Brown, 

Now owned by his grandsons Samuel Goold Brown, 
and William Allerton Brown. 

Sixth Generation. 69 

188r). (3) Alice, h. July 5, 1863. (4) William Alltrton, h. 
Jan. 25, 1865. 
viii. Moses Brown, b. March 30, 1835, d. Dec. 28, 1861. He was 
a graduate of the Chandler Scientific School of Dartmouth, 
N. H., in class of 1858. 

6?. WILLIAM B. BROWN {^See No. 66), b. March 21, 1793, 
d. Feb. 7, 185-^, son of Smith and Lydia (Cloold) Brown, was a 
physician of Lynn, Mass., where he m. Nov. 8, 1827, Beulah 
Purington She d. Dec. 25, 1875. 

They had two sons. (1) William Gould, b. July 18, 1830. d. 
Dec. 25, 1887, m. March 3, 1850, Clarinda C. Jillson,* and had 
James H., b. Aug. 9, 1860, d. Aug. 9, 1861, and George W., b. 
Jan. 13, 1865. (2) Charles P., b. June 19, 1833, m. Oct. 5, 
1861, Vera L. Brackett, and has Martin W., b. Sept. 17, 1862, 
and Jennie L., b. March 1, 1864. 

68. ELIZABETH BROWN (See No. %(S), b. May 5, 1795, d. 
Nov. 20, 1823, dau. of Smith and Lydia (Goold) Brown, was 
m. May 3, 1821, to James 01iver,f of Lynn, Mass. 

They had two daughters. (1) 'Lydia Maria, b. March 18, 
1822, d. Nov. 29, 1828. (2) EUzaheth Brown, b. Oct. 7, 1823, 
was m. June 28, 1843, to Pliny Earle Chase, b. at Worcester, 
Mass., in 1820, d. at Haverford, Penn., Dec. 17, 1886. He 
graduated at Harvard College in 1839, and soon after settled in 
Philadelphia, where he engaged in teaching. Later, he turned 
his attention to mercantile pursuits and devoted his leisure to 
scientific researches. In 1871 he became Professor of Physics, 
and afterwards of Languages in Haverford College, with which 
institution his brother Thomas Chase was long connected, and 
latterly as President. J Professor Chase was one of the most 
accomplished linguists in the country, and excelled also as a 
scientist. He wrote many valuable i^roductions which were 
published in the proceedings of the American Philosophical 
Society, of which he was Vice-President, and in several scientific 
journals of London, Dublin and Edinburgh. He received the 
Magellan medal in 1864 for a paper on the "Numerical Regula- 
tions of Gravity and Magnetism," and gave valuable assistance 
to the company of which he was a member, formed for the purpose 
of revising the English version of the Old Testament, completed 
in 1885. 

They had six children. (1) James J., b. April 3, 1844, m. 
Dec. 7, 1870, Mabel Elma Marshall, and had Oscar Marshall, b. 
Dec. 16, 1871 ; Warren Abner, b. Aug. 27, 1875, d. July 3, 
1876; Ann Eliza, b. June 27, 1881. (2) Eliza. B., b. Feb. 11, 

* Clarinda,' George,' Abel,'^ Daniel,' Daniel,^ James,- James' Jillson. See " Jillson 

t James E. Oliver, a son of the second wife, is Professor of Mathematics at Cornell 

t At the time of his death. Prof. Pliny E. Chase was Acting President of Haverford 

70 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

1846. (3) Edward O., b. Oct. 28, 1850, m. June 27, 1878, 
Elizabeth Ellen Flanders, and has a dau, Edith Maria, b. Aug. 
4, 1879. (4) William Barker, b. Jan. 6, 1853, d. May 26, 1872. 
(5) Maria B., b. Sept. 14, 1856. (6) Harriet Kennedy, b. July 

4, 1862. 

69. ESEK BROWN {Elishafi Chad,^^ Obadiah,^ John,^ 
C/tad^), son of Elisha and Sarah (Olney) Brown, lived in Glo- 
cester on a part of the estate of his grandfather Chad. His 
name apj^ears as Ensign of the Third Company of Trained Mili- 
tary Bands of Glocester in 1781 and 1784, and as Lieutenant in 
the Fourth State Regiment in 1800. In 1788 he voted against 
the adoption of the new Constitution. He was an officer in the 
Continental army (see History of Glocester), and in this connec- 
tion an anecdote has been preserved that seems worth relating. 

Though small of stature he was remarkably active and exceed- 
ingly quick in his movements. While stationed near Xewport, 
a British officer, a man of large size, was captured and brought 
into camp. Watching his opi^ortunity when the officers were 
dismounted or engaged, he started on a full run over fences and 
across ditches, and soon outstripped all his pursuers except 
Esek, who kept close at his heels. The Britisher endeavored to 
leap a ditch, but at that moment Esek caugjit him by the coat, 
and jerking him, standing, into the ditch, held on from behind 
to each ear, until he was secured. Much annoyed at being 
caught by so little a fellow whom he ought to have taken and 
put in his pocket, he returned, crestfallen, to camp amid the 
laughter of his captors. 

Esek Brown acquired a considerable estate in Northern Ver- 
mont, where some of his descendants now live. He m. Mary, 
dau. of Israel and Mercy (Whipple) Sayles, g?. dau. of Richard 
and Mary (Phillips) Sayles, and g. gr. dau. of John Sayles, who 
was son of John and Mary (Williams) Sayles, and gr. son of 
Roger Williams. She was born in 1764, and died many years 
before her husband. They had sixteen children, of whom several 
died in infancy. The following list is not complete. 

i. James, the third son, b. in Glocester, m. Polh', dau. of 
Tliomas and gr. dau. of Gov. Daniel * Owen, and removed 
to Westrield, Orleans Co., Vt. They had Sarah, Matilda, 
James, Whipple, Arnold, Celia, Ruth, Mary, Luring, Ahhy, 
Ellen— W children. 
110. ii Elisha 

iii. Sayles lived in Glocester. and occupied his father's home- 
stead. He is said to have been an industrious and kind 
hearted man. He m. Freelove, dau. of Sylvanus and Lucy 
Keech, and had Almira, Polly, Urana, Lucy, John, Caroline, 
Miranda, James, Ann, Martin — 10 children. 

iv. Dorcas m. John Whipple, of Burrillville, and had Ahby. m. 
Alvah Mo wry, Florella, John — 3 children. 

* Gov. Daniel,* Tbomas,^ Josiah,= Samuel' of Whales. 

Sixth Generation. 71 

V. Polly m Arnold Owen, grandson of Gov. Daniel Owen, 

They resided in Glocester and had Fiddin, m. Chace, and 

had three children ; Ora, removed to Boston ; Broint m. 

Randall and died on a journey to California, leaving two 

children, George A. and Laura, (m. Eaton, of Thomp- 
son, Ct. and had one child) ; Matilda, Daniel, E»ek, and one 
or two died young, — 7 or 8 children. 

vi. Sakah m. James Reynolds of Glocester, and had Emily, m. 
Alexander Bridghani, and had Caroline and Robert ; Celinda 
m. Lewis Day, "and had James H., All)ert F., George L., 
and William Edgar ; Jami's m. Caroline Winsor, and had 
Reuben A., William Henry, and Anna ; Francis, b. Sept. 9, 
1831, m. 1842, Mary Place, and had Henry E., b. Sept. 13, 
1847 ; Albert ; Lafayette m. Huldah Irons, and had Albert 
S., and Harriet Frances ; Mary Eliza, d. unm. 1842 — 7 
111. vii. Celinda. b. April, 4, 1799. 

viii. Betsey m. Benjamin Owen, son of Solomon of Glocester, 
removed to Scituate, R. I., and had Mary, Elisha, Herbert, 
Sarah, (m. William Bishop and had one child) Esten, and 
others who died young — 5 children who survived in- 

ix. Mercy m. Lawton Owen, son of Solomon, and had George 
L., m. Laura, dau. of Benjamui White of Glocester, and had 
Mary, Charlotte. Elizabeth, Louisa, Adelaide ; Mary, d. 
young, unm. ; James ; Job m. Cordelia Warner, and had 
Sabin and others ; Charlotte m. Andrew F. Harris of Bur- 
rilville, and had Emma and Andrew ; E)neline m. Philip 
W. Hawkins of Glocester, and had Philip and Robert ; 
Sabin, d. unmarried ; Ruth ; 8 children. 

72 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


?0. NICHOLAS BROWN (Nicholas, 3 T Nicholas, 20 James, « 
James,* John,^ Chadi), eldest sou of Nicholas and Ann (Carter) 
Brown, was born in Providence Oct. 2, 1792, and died in Troy, 
N. Y., March 2, 1859.* "At an early age he displayed unusual 
mental vigor, and entered the College of Rhode Island at the age of 
fifteen, graduating in 1811. He was distinguished among his class- 
mates for proficiency in all the various branches of learning con- 
stituting the usual course of studies at that period. Shortly 
after graduating he proceeded to Europe on a tour of study and 
observation. He remained abroad three years, visiting the prin- 
cipal cities of Great Britain and the Continent, and applying 
himself with energy to the investigation of European politics and 
institutions. His thorough acquaintance with foreign affairs 
fitted him for the position of Consul to Rome, "to which he was 
appointed by President Polk m 1840. He was in Italy during 
the exciting period of the revolution of 1848, and until the sum- 
mer of 1849. His efforts to remain coldly and diplomatically 
neutral during these trying times were futile. He possessed a 
natural and ardent love of liberty that no official position could 
control, and his sympathy with the cause of Mazzini, Garibaldi 
and the Roman people, against the vicious rule that had obtained 
in the States of the Church, was unconcealed and often active. 
Representations concerning violations of well established rules 
governing the conduct of diplomatic agents were made to the 
President of the United States, who superseded Mr. Brown by 
the appointment of a Charge (T Affaires. He remained in Europe 
until 1854, occupying his time with travel and study, and the 
superintendence of the education of his children. At the latter 
date he returned to Rhode Island, and in 1856 was elected by the 
Democratic party Lieutenant-Governor of the State, f 

" From his earliest youth Mr. Brown was an earnest hater of 
American slavery, and a firm believer in freedom for the whole 
human race. His denunciations against a wicked and inhuman 
institution, which he regarded as a great moral stain upon the 
fame of his country, were uttered without reserve or fear of con- 
secpiences. When the Free Soil movement was inaugurated he 
joined it, and became an enthusiastic supporter of its measures 
for checking the advance of slavery into the new States of 
Kansas and Nebraska. 

" One of the fine traits of his character was his openness of 
speech and manly frankness ; as his opinions were founded upon 
honest convictions, he was not ashamed to express them. But 
the charm experienced by those who enjoyed intimate intercourse 
with him, came from his perfect simplicity of manners, which 

* Communicated by R. C. Hawkins, of New York. 

+ His residence was in Providence. His country seat, Choppaquansett, was in War- 
wick. R. I. 

Seventh Generation. 73 

were those of a highly cultivated, intelligent and well-bred gentle- 
man. Prince and peasant were alike to him— he regarded the 
man and not his surroundings. He was neither a toady to the 
rich and powerful, nor a snob in his demeanor towards the poor 
and humble, and he had little respect for the super genteel po- 
sings and aristocratic longings of those who substitute preten- 
sions for realities. As a conversationalist he had few superiors. 
His great knowledge of men, things and nations, combined with 
a retentive memory and a natural, easy floAV of refined, lucid ex- 
pression, made of him a companion never to be forgotten." 

This attempt at a brief outline of his character may be appro- 
priately closed by quoting from an obituary notice, written at the 
time of Mr, Brown's death by an intimate friend who had known 
him for many years. 

" As a man, the deceased was endowed with a genial nature ; 
ardent in his attachments ; eminently social among his intimate 
acquaintances ; reserved in the company of strangers ; seldom, 
if ever, subject to passion ; kind and courteous in all his re- 
lations ; unobtrusive in the highest degree ; chary of his opin- 
ions or advice, but never witholding either when pressed ; in 
fine, a man whom to know was to love, — whose friendship liad 
the ring of the true metal. His domestic life was characterized 
by the purity which distinguished him elsewhere. He lived 
after the manner of a gentleman of the old school. His hospi- 
talities were dispensed with unostentatious liberality. Born the 
heir of wealth (which he did not inherit), he did not thence des- 
pise labor, nor view poverty as a crime. He looked upon merit 
wherever found, in the light of a philosopher, and used his efforts 
to draw it forth accordingly. Like the good parson described 
by Goldsmith, he was ' More bent to raise the wretched than 
to rise.' None who knew him but could fully attest this, and 
especially prominent among their recollections was the trait 
which the line quoted so beautifully describes. It may be writ- 
ten of him, that which could be said of but few others, his 
whole life proved that he was above and beyond the infiueuce of 
race, nor was he dependent upon condition. For he was in the 
broadest sense and better acceptation of the term, a true citizen 
of the world." 

Nicholas Brown married July 5, 1820, his second cousin Abby 
Mason, daughter of James B. and Alice (Brown) Mason. {/See 
No. 42). She died near Nassau, New Providence, Bahama Isl- 
ands, Nov. 7, 1822, without issue. *" Her existence was touch- 
ingly beautiful and brief. Gifted by nature with a versatile, 
inquisitive and brilliant intellect, accomplished by education in 
those elegant acquisitions which throw rich and enticing hues 
over the passing scenes of life, animated by genius and cherished 
by affection, she experienced in these varied sources of hap- 

*From Tablet in North Ground, Providence. 


74 The Chad Browx Memorial. 

piness the benignity of Heaven, brightening her vernal years 
with joy and promise. In the midst of her hopes and enjoy- 
ments, sickness made its insiduous approach, and left its blight 
npon her brow. She faded from the earth like a jmle autumn 
flower before the coming blast of winter, leaving for the con- 
templation of the young an imj^ressive instance of mortality, and 
to the heart of affection the memory of her virtues.'' 

He married, second, Nov. 22, 1831, Caroline Matilda Clements, 
of Portsmouth, X. H., who died in Warwick, E. I., July 9, 


i. Alfred Nicholas, b. Sept. 16, 1882, d. Aug. 12. 1864 ; in. 
May 9, 1857, Anna, dau. of Dr. .losepli and Sophia Russell 
(Sterry) Mauran, b. May 25, 1828. Of their three children 
the two eldest, a dau. b. Feb. 5. 1859, and a .son, b. Jul}' 16, 

1861, d. in infancy. Nicholas, the youngest, b. Sept. 23, 

1862, is the tifth of the name in succession, and the only 
sur\iving grandchild of Nicholas, third. 

ii. Ajvne Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1835, d. March 22, 1837. 

iii. Anne Mary, b. March 9. 1837, was m. June 30, 1860. to 
Rush C Hawkins,* b. in Pomfret, Vermont, Sept. 14, 1831, 
son of Lorenzo Dow and 3Iaria Louisa (Hutchinson) Haw- 
kins, and gr. son of Dexter Hawkins, a soldier of the Revo- 
lution who entered the Fourth R. I. Regiment at the age of 
sixteen, and served until the end of the war, when he re 
moved to Vermont, where he died in 1831. Maternally, he is 
a gr. son of Rev. Aaron Hutchmson of Hebron, Conn., who 
graduated at Yale College in 1747, the Dean of his class. 
He was a noted Greek and Latin scholar, and was among 
the few Americans of that time who had a fair knowledge of 
Hebrew. He prepared for his college course Dr. William 
Rogers, the first student of Brown University, then the col- 
lege of Rhode Island. Dr. Hutchinson was a distinguished 
Congregational clergyman, and died in the fiftieth year of 
his ministry at Pomfret, Vt., in 1800. During this long 
period he lost but two appointments from illness, and in his 
service was accustomed to dispense with both Bible and 
Hymn book, reciting chapters and hj-nins from memory. 
His associates said of him that had the New Testament been 
lost, he could have reproduced the whole from memory in 
the original Greek. From Harvard, Yale, Princeton and 
Dartmouth he received the degree of LL. D. , as well as D. D. 
From an allusion in one of his sermons, it is supposed that he 
was with the Green ^Mountain Boys in the campaign that 
culminated in the battle of Bennington. 

When Sumpterwas fired upon. Rush C. Hawkins received 
from the Governor of the State of New York permission to 
organize a Regiment of Infantry which was marched into 
service before April 24, 1861, as the Ninth New York 
Volunteers, better known as the Hawkins' Zouaves. During 
its term of service of thirty months it was commanded by 
Col. Hawkins, who, at the end. was brevetted Brigadier 
General, for gallant and meritorious conduct. When the 

* A descendant of Job Hawkins, son of Richard and Jane Hawkins, who settled in 
R. I. about 1640. 

Seventh Genteration. 75 

war commenced, Col. Hawkins was j^ractisinji^ law in New 
York, but since its close has not been in active practice or 
other business. He has devoted his time to European 
travel, and has made the most important collection of books 
in America, relating to and illustrating the early history of 
printing and wood engraving. In 1H83 he published a biblio- 
graphical work entitled " Tlic BYrxt Bookx and Printers of 
the Fifteenth Century." (New York, Boughton ; London, 
Quaritch). He is also a well-known contributor to maga- 
zines and reviews. 

iv. John Carter, b. March 16, 1840, m. April 15, 1859, Nancy, 
dau. of Crawford and Sarah S. Allen, of Providence. 

V Caroline Matilda Clements, b. Oct. 28, 1841, was m. 
June 17, 1876, to N. Paul Bajuotti, son of a Piedmontese 
Judge, b. at Vol vera, a small town a short distance north of 
Turin, Italy. He is a distinguished member of the Italian 
Consular Corps, and now represents the Italian Kingdom in 
his capacity as Consul at St. Petersburg, Russia. 

vi. Robert Grenville, b. June 17, 1846. 

71. JOHN" CARTER BROWN * (See No. 70), born in Provi- 
dence, Aug. 28, 1797, died June 10, 1874, was the youngest son of 
Nicholas and Ann (Carter) Brown. He prepared for college at a 
school in Hartford, Conn., and graduated at Brown University 
in the class of 1816. He then entered into business in connection 
with the house of Messrs. Brown & Ives, of which his father 
was the senior partner, and became a member of tlie firm in 1832. 
On the death of his father in 1841, he inherited a large estate 
and became more fully identified with the business interests of 
the community, bringing to the management of the hereditary 
house to which he belonged, the fruits of careful training and 
matured judgment, and assisting both by his capital and his 
mercantile sagacity in maintaining for it the high character 
secured by its founders. But his tastes for active business were 
never very strong or controlling. He did not like the daily 
restraints it imposes, and had little relish for the excitements it 
involves. His fondness for observing the manners and mingling 
in the society of distant cities and foreign countries, led him to 
travel much in all parts of the United States, and he resided in 
Europe at different times for several years. In early life he 
began to take an interest in collecting rare and curious books, a 
pursuit on which in later years he bestowed great care and atten- 
tion and in the jDrosecution of which he made large expendi 

He was chosen a Trustee of Brown University in 1828, and a Fel- 
low in 1842, and was prominently identified with the management 
of its affairs until the close of his life. To him his Alma Mater is 
indebted for many munificent gifts. He made large additions 
of books in English and continental literature to its library, fur- 
nished new apparatus for philosophical experiments, subscribed 

* Abridged from an obituary in the Providence Journal of June 11, 1874, prepared by 
Prof. William GammeU. 

76 The Chad Brown Memorial, 

liberally to its fund or for the erection of its buildings, and 
materially enlarged its real estate. These benefactions, dis- 
tributed through many years, were most frequent during the 
Presidency of Dr, Wayland, for whom he entertained a warm 
personal friendship, and in whose views of college education he 
heartily sympathized. Together these gifts amounted to upwards 
of $70,000, His last will and testament contained legacies of a 
lot of land valued at 132.000 as the site for a new Lil)rary Build- 
ing, and of the sum of 150,000 to be added to the 120,000 pre- 
viously given, for the erection of the structure. His entire bene- 
factions to the University amounted to nearly |1G0,000, a sum 
larger tlian it had received from any other one of its honored 
benefactors, his father alone excepted, Nor were his pecuniary 
gifts for institutions of learning confined to his native city. He 
frequently extended generous aid to struggling academies and 
colleges in other parts of the country, especially in the new 
States of the West. The leading benevolent institutions of 
Rhode Island received from Mr, Brown substantial encourage- 
ment and assistance, particularly tlie Butler Hospital for tlie 
Insane, and the R, I. Hospital, His provision for tlie latter, 
including a bequest of $25,000 in his will, exceeded the sum of 

At an early period of life he conceived an abhorrence of the 
institution of domestic slavery, and while he did not approve of 
violent demonstrations against it, he did not fail to give to the 
anti-slavery cause his sympathy and pecuniary support. He ac- 
tively enlisted in the effort to prevent the ascendancy of slavery 
in the Territory of Kansas, and when the struggle was at its 
height, accepted and held for a year or more the office of Presi- 
dent of the New England Emigrant Aid Society, The large 
contributions which he made for promoting its objects were 
designed solely as gifts to the cause of freedom, and not as in- 
vestments from which any returns were to be expected, as was, 
at one time, a part of the plan of this society. During the civil 
war he responded generously to every appeal in behalf of his suf- 
fering country, and at its close maintained a lively interest in 
the Freedmen and in the surviving soldiers of the Republic, 

But of the objects of public interest to which Mr. Brown 
directed his attention, by far the most conspicuous was the col- 
lection of his splendid Library of American History. His early 
purchases of books were in several departments of literature, 
among which were copies of Aldine editions of the ancient 
classics, and of the most famous of the Polyglot Bibles, Later, 
however, his efforts were restricted almost exclusively to the 
single specialty of materials of every kind for the history of the 
early voyages of discovery, the methods of colonization and settle- 
ment, and the subsequent development and civilization of the 
Continent of America. For more than forty years he prosecuted 

Seventh Generation. 77 

this work with a zeal and liberality which made it a leading oc- 
cupation, and also one of the highest enjoyments of his life. 
He thus accumulated by his own selection aiid judgment, nearly 
all the publications which are now extant in any language relat- 
ing to this extensive subject, beginning with the Columbus Let- 
ters of 1493, and ending with the political pamphlets of 1800. 
Those who are familiar with similar collections in this and other 
countries, have pronounced it to be more complete in its special 
department than any other that is known to exist. It was his 
purpose to secure every work relating to North or South 
America, which was published in any part of the world, between 
the first voyage of Columbus and the close of the eighteenth 

The Collection contains all the bibliographical gems which 
are most highly prized. It is particularly comprehensive in all 
that relates to the English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and 
Dutch colonization, and scarcely less so in materials for the his- 
tory of the States and Nations to which this colonization gave 
rise, or for illustrating the aboriginal races which faded away 
before its progress. The works which it comprises are all of the 
earliest editions, and in the languages in which they were writ- 
ten, and the greater part of them were substantially and often 
elegantly bound under his own direction. He caused an elabor- 
ate catalogue with bibliographical annotations to be prepared by 
his friend, the Hon. John R. Bartlett, who was, for many years, 
conversant more than any other person with the character and 
growth of the collection It is executed with great care and skill, 
and a few copies were printed for private distribution in four 
royal octavo volumes, between the years 1865 and 1871.* 

To have made a collection like this of rare and costly books 
from so great a diversity of sources, is of itself a most honorable 
and useful service to historical learning, and has rightly secured 
for its possessor a distinguished place among the famous Histori- 
cal collectors of the world. He freely placed its treasures at the 
service of scholars and authors in this country and in Europe, 
who wished to study the subjects to which it relates, and, in at 
least three instances, he sent across the Atlantic books, which, 
had they been lost, could not have been replaced. 

The essential traits in the character of Mr. Brown were well 
illustrated in his serene and unobtrusive daily life. His man- 
ners, though formal and reserved to strangers, were those of a 
courteous and high bred gentleman of the elder generation. 
His tastes were simple, and his spirit that of genuine modesty 
without self-seeking or any element of arrogance. Though pos- 
sessed of firm convictions he was always tolerant of dissent on 

* The first two volumes have since been reprinted, copiOTisly illustrated witli i)ortraits of 
early navigators and fac-siniiles nf title pay-i's and rare maps. Altngether the tour parts 
of the catalogue contain •;, 41.) titles, and tlie total number of volumes in the Library is 
probably about ten thousand. The Collection still remains at the John Cart*?r Brown 
mansion in Providence. 

78 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

the part of others. He was through life unusually fond of 
society, and in the ancestral mansion his social entertainments 
were distinguished for a generous and elegant hospitality such 
as few have it in their power to equal. But in his daily life he 
was especially averse to anything like ostentation or display, and 
though always accustomed to the use of large wealth, he cared 
nothing for any kind of luxurious indulgence. He was endowed 
with remarkable powers of observation, and a singularly reten- 
tive memory, which seldom failed to recall the persons or the 
scenes he had once known. In his large library he recollected 
every book and knew its proper place. 

Habitually cherishing grave views of human life and its 
responsibilites, he lived not without reference to the welfare and 
improvement of his fellow men. In times of perplexity or 
alarm either in public or private affairs, he exhibited a firmness 
and nerve which shrank from no sacrifice that might be 
demanded either of person or property. In the transaction of 
business and in the intercourse of life, there presided over every 
other quality an integrity and honor which made his written or 
spoken promise the basis of almost unlimited confidence. He 
went down to the gates of death surrounded by the objects of 
his fondest affections, with faculties unimpaired, and with a 
mind which protracted disease had scarcely clouded, leaving with 
those who bear his name the tenderest memories of his kindness 
and his devotion to their happiness. 

Mr. Brown was married in Providence, June 23, 1859, by the 
Rev. Dr. Crocker, then rector of St. John's Church, to Sophia 
Augusta, born Oct. 29, 1825, youngest child of the Hon. Patrick 
Brown, for many years Member of the Council and Associate 
Justice of the General Court of the Bahama Islands, and of 
Harriot Thayer,* his wife. Mrs. Brown survives her husband 
with three children, all born in Providence, viz. : 

i. John Nicholas, b. Dec. 17, 1861. 

ii. Harold, b. Dec. 24, 1863. 

iii. Sophia Augusta, b. April 21, 1867, wasm. in Newport, R. I., 

Oct. 7, 1885, to William Watis Sherman, of New York city. 

They have a daughter, Irene Muriel Augusta Sherman, b. 

in Paris, France, June 9, 1887. 

72. CHARLOTTE RHODA IVES (Hope,^"^ Mcholas,^^ 
Javies,^ James,^ John} Chad^ J,h. Dec. 18, 1792, d. June 15, 
1881, dau. of Thomas P. and Hope (Brown) Ives, was m. May 22, 
1821, to William Giles Goddard, son of William and Abigail 
(Angellf) Goddard, and gr. son of Giles and Sarah (UpdikeJ) God- 
dard. He graduated at Brown University in 1812, and in 1815 
received the degree of A. M. Some years later, the title of 
Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by Bowdoiu College. 

* See Thayer Genealogy. 

t Ahigrail,^ Gen. James,* John,^ Jame.s,- Thomas Angell'. 

tSarah,^ Loclowick,^ Gilbert Updike^ 

Seventh Generation. 79 

While studying law at Worcester, Mass., he acted as associate 
editor of the Wo7-c€ster Spj/, and in 1813 becam'e sole editor and 
proprietor of the Rhode Island American , which he conducted 
until 1825, when he accepted an appointment as professor of 
Moral Philosophy and Metaphysics in Brown University, a posi- 
tion which he held nine years, resigning it for the chair of belles 
lettres. In 1842, inconsequence of ill health, he retired from the 
professorship, but was elected a member of the board of trustees 
and of the board of fellows, and secretary of the corporation. 

Professor Groddard possessed a strong and vigorous intellect 
which had been cultivated with unusual care, and his literary 
tastes were of the most refined and discriminating character. 
In the suffrage controversy which resulted in the "DorrAYar" 
in 1842, he was a consistent and unflinching exjjonent 
of the doctrines of law and order. He was a sincere and 
humble believer in the doctrines and precepts of the Christian 
religion, and a devout attendant upon the Episcopal worship. 
He died suddenly, Feb. 16, 1846, in the 49th year of his age. 
His writings, with a biographical sketch, were published in two 
volumes edited by his son, Francis W. Goddard, in 1870. 


i. Eliza, b. April 8, 1822, d. Jan. 30, 1823. 

112. ii. Charlotte Hope, b Dec. 1, 1828. 

113. iii. William, b. Dec. 25, 1825. 

iv. Thomas Poynton Ives, b. Auo;. 14. 1827, m. Oct. 19, 1853, 
Anna Elizabeth, dau. of William and Sarah (Burrill) Fear- 
ing, of New York city. No issue. 

V. Elizabeth Anne, b. IS'ov. 24. 1829, was m. June 17. 1856, to 
Thomas Perkins Shepard, a merchant of Providence, who 
was b. in Salem, Mass., March 16, 1817, d. in Providence, 
May 5, 1877. He was sou of Michael and Harriet Fairfax 
(Clarke) Shepard, and gr. son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth 
(Webb) Shepard No issue. 

vi. Moses Brown Ives, b. April 21, 1831, m. Feb. 13, 1873, Eliza- 
beth Amory, dau. of Robert Paige and Sarah Corliss 
(Whipple) Swann. No issue. She is gr. dau. of Hon. 
John* and Maria (Bowen) Whipple, and g. gr. dau. of Dr. 
William and Sarah (Corliss) Bowen. Sarah Corliss was dau. 
of Waitstill Rhodes and her second husband, Capt. George 
Corlis. Capt Jeremiah Brown, the first husband of Wait- 
still Rhodes, d. in 1741, leaving a dau. Mary, who was mar- 
ried to the Hon. David Howell. (See No. 28.) 

vii. Robert Ives, a twin brother of Moses, d. July 30, 1835. 

114. viii. Francis Wayland, b. May 4, 1833. 

115. ix. Robert Hale Ives, b. Sept. 21, 1887. 

73. MOSES BROWN IVES {See No. 72), b. in Providence, 
July 21, 1794, d. in Warwick, Aug. 7, 1857, was eldest son of 
Thomas P. and Hope (Brown) Ives. After the death of his 
father he became the senior member of the house of Brown and 

* Hon. John," Samuel,'^ Joseph.' John,^ Col. Joseph, = Capt. John Wliipple'. 

80 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

Ives. He was distinguished, not only for his great wealth, high 
business qualities, and prol)itv of character, but for all those 
generous qualities of head and heart, that tend to make a valu- 
able citizen. From his early manhood he was intimately con- 
nected with Brown University, where he graduated in 1812, and 
of which he was for thirty-two years the Treasurer. As a means 
of intellectual culture and without reference to professional prac- 
tice, he studied law for two years in Litchfield, Conn., and was 
admitted to the bar in Providence, in 1815. 

Upon the decease of his father he was appointed to the presi- 
dency of the Providence Bank, and for nearly twenty-two years, 
discharged his official duties with singular fidelity. He was 
one of the founders of the Providence Atheneum, and a large con- 
tributor to its permanent endowment. He was Treasurer from 
its foundation to the close of his life of the Butler Hospital for 
the Insane, and rendered, in its behalf, most valuable service. 
Of the institutions of religion he was a liberal supporter, and at- 
tended worsliip in the church of his ancestors, the First Baptist. 
His career presents a most impressive example of a wealthy and 
accomplished merchant, occupied with the cares of the heaviest 
mercantile transactions, still devoting himself, with unwearied 
assiduity, to the active promotion of every leading enterprise 
and institution connected with the public good. In his will he 
bequeathed 150,000 to objects of public beneficence. Of this 
sum 140,000 was devoted to the establishment of the Rhode 
Island Hospital, opened in Oct. 1868. (Compiled from the 
papers of the day). He m. April 17, 1833, Anne Allen, dau. of 
Sullivan and Lydia (Allen) Dorr, b.e^2^^1810, d. March 1, 

Thev had two children, T/tomas Poi/nfo)/, b. Jan.|7, 1834, 
and liope Brown, b. May 18, 1839. 

i. The soo, Thomas P. Ives,* entered the scientific school of 
Brown University and received the degree of B. P in 1855. 
He then studied medicine in Providence and New York, but 
not with the intention of practising the profession. On the 
deatli of his father in 1857, he became his successor in the 
house of Brown and Ives, and inherited an ample fortune. 
At the breaking out of the Rebellion in 1861, he offered to 
the United Slates Goverumeuf his yacht, the Hope, and his 
personal services without compensation. lie received a com 
mission in the revenue service, and was actively employed 
for six months, when he was appointed assistant adjutant- 
general in the State service, with the rank of Captain, but 
at the same time relieved from duty to take part in General 
Burnside's coast expedition. Here he rendered most effi 
cient aid from Dec, 18«jl, until after the fall of Newbern. N. 
C, when he received, Sept. 3, 1862, the appointment of act- 
ing master in the United States Navy. 

His conspicuous services in Virginia were appreciated by 
the Government, and he was promoted in May, 1863, to the 

* See Bartletfs Memoirs of Rhode Island Officers. 



Seventh Generation. 81 

grade of actins; volunteer lieutenant. The following winter 
he was compelled by failing health to resign his appoint- 
ment, but the War Department declined to accept his resig- 
nation, and from April, 1864, to January, 1865, he acted as 
ordnance officer at Washington. Meantime his services were 
acknowledged, Nov. 7, 1864, by promotion to the grade of 
lieutenant commander. His health, however, had been so 
impaired Ity the arduous duties which he had performed in 
his devotion to his country, that he was granted leave of 
absence for si.\ months, and on April 5, sailed for Europe. 
Relaxation from labor had a restorative effect, and lie looked 
forward with renewed hope to a return to his native land, 
and future u.sefulness. 

He was married at Vienna, Oct. 19. 186.^, to Elizabeth 
Cabot, dau. of the Hon. .John Lothrop* and Mary (Ben- 
jamin) Motley. Her father, the eminent historian, was, at 
that time, Minister of the United States to Austria. It was 
his intention to resume at once with his bride his residence 
in this coimtry, but a new and fatal manifestation of pul- 
monary disease appeared, and he died at Havre, Nov. 17, 
1865, in sight of the vessel on which he was expecting to 
embark. By this marriage there was no issue. His widow 
soon returned to Europe, where she became the wife of Sir 
William Vernon Harcourt, of England. 
ii. Hope Brown Ices, sister of Lieutenant Thomas P. Ives, wa,s m. 
Jan. 20, 1864, to Henry Grinnell Russell. No issue. 

74. ROBERT HALE IVES (See No. 72), b. Sept. 16, 1798, 
d. July 6, 1875, was son of Thomas P. and Hope (Brown) Ives. 
He m. Oct. 3, J 837, Harriet Bowen, dau. of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth (Bowen) Amory,f of Boston, gr, dau. of Dr. William and 
Sarah (Corliss) Bowen, and g. gr. dau. of Capt. George and 
Waitstill (Rhodes) Corlis. She was born in Boston, March 4, 
1803, and died in Providence, Nov. 10, 1868. 


i. Thomas Poynton, b. Aug. 34, 1828, d. Jan. 16, 1829. 
116. ii. Elizabeth Amory, b April 10, ISoO.^^^Cc^- 

iii. Harriet Rowen, b. Jan. 4, 1832, d. Se]ji/28, 186*0, unm. 

iv. Robert Hale, J b. April 8, 1837, d. Sept. 27, 186fi, unm. 
The early death of this brave young soldier in the late Civil 
War, deserves more than a passing tribute. He was a 
graduate of Brown University in 1857, and in 1860 became 
a partner in the house of his cousins, Messrs. Goddard 
Bros. Two years of the intervening time he spent in 
Europe, in travel and study. In Aug., 1862, the oifer of his 
services as a volunteer aide to General Isaac P. Rodman was 
accepted, and he received from the government of Rhode 
Island the commission of a first lieutenant. He left Provi- 
dence Sept. 1, for Washington, to join Gen. Rodman, who 
was in command of the third division in Gen. Burnside's 

* A descendant in the fourth generation of .lohn Motley of Belfast, Ireland, who 
emigrated before 1738, and settled in Portland, Elaine. {Jtih)i.'T/ii}iiia.f:'Th(im<if\-J<>lin'). 
+The emigrant ancestor of the Aniory Family in America was .loiiathan Amory, son 
of Robert of Bunratty, Ireland. He went to the Carolinas, where he held high offices 
and died in 1099. His 'son settled in Boston, .^lass. For the Amory Coat of Arms see 
America Heraldica, edited by K. de Vermont, New York, 1S87. 

t See Bartlett's Memoirs of Rhode Island Officers. 

82 The Chad Bkown Memorial. 

ninth corps (Varmle. The movement into Maryland, then 
overrun by the invasion of the rebels, commenced Sept 7. 
and Lieut. Ives was at once ushered into scenes of the 
greatest excitement and arduous service. His record during 
the following ten days secured for him a high place in the 
esteem and confidence of his general and the officers with 
whom he was associated, and in this brief time he became 
most favorably known throughout the division. He fell, 
mortally wounded, in the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17th, 
and died on the 27th, at Hagerstown, Maryland. His death 
was serene and beautiful ; the fitting close of a j^ouug life 
modestly and religiously, yet bravely and heroically given 
up for his country in the hour of her extremity and her 
greatest need. His remains were brought to Providence and 
interred in the North Ground— the burial place of his 
kindred. On Oct. 1, a month from his departure from 
home, his funeral took place at St. Stephen's church, in 
I the recent erection of which he had taken an active and 
liberal interest, and where he was an habitual worshipper 
and a devout communicant. 

75. JOHN BROWN FRANCIS {Abb>/,^^ Jo/in/^^ J<anes,» 
James,'^ John,- Chad^), only son of John and Abby (Brown) 
Francis, b. in Philadelphia, May 31, 1791, d. at Spring Green, 
Warwick, Aug. 9, 186-4. His parents, soon after his birth, re- 
moved to Providence, where his father entered into business 
with John Brown, the merchant, his father-in-law. Mr. Fran- 
cis died when his son was five years of age, and his early train- 
ing and education devolved on his maternal grandfather. He 
entered Brown University in 1804 at the age of thirteen, and 
graduated in 1808. After leaving college, he spent some months 
in the house of Brown and Ives in order to acquire a knowledge 
of mercantile business, and subsequently attended the Law 
School at Litchfield, Conn. On the death of his mother in 
1821, he removed to Spring Green, the country residence of the 
family, a beatttiftil farm of about seven hundred acres, where he 
resided until his death. 

Inheriting an ami^le patrimony, and having no taste for mer- 
cantile pursuits, he early entered upon the public career which 
soon placed him among the eminent men of the State. He was 
in the General Assembly as Representative from the town of 
Warwick from 1821 to '29, when, on account of domestic af- 
fliction, he declined a re-election. In 1831 he was chosen a 
member of the State Senate. He was Governor of Rhode 
Island from 1833 to '38, and again entered the Senate in 1842, 
as a Member of the Law and Order Party. In Jan., 1844, he 
was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy 
caused by the resignation of the Hon. William Sprague. His 
term expiring in March, 1845, he represented Warwick in the 
State Senate from that year until 1856, when he retired from 
all connection with public affairs. 

From 1827 to '57 he was a member of The Board of Trustees 
of Brown University, and Chancellor from 1851 to '54. He 


Seventh Generation. 83 

took ail active interest in popular education, was the friend and 
counsellor of his neighbors and fellow citizens, and was regarded 
by the people of the State with a mingled aifection and respect 
which they accorded to no other })ublic man of his time. His 
presence was commanding, his manners dignified though cor- 
dial, while the genial frankness and hearty warmth of his 
nature were irresistibly attractive. His well-stored memory, 
rich in anecdote and reminiscences of public men, made him 
one of the most agreeable of companions. He was a firm be- 
liever in the doctrines of Christianity, a liberal supporter of the 
ministry, and a regular attendant upon public worship, al- 
though he made no formal profession of his faith. 

He m., June 18, 1822, Anne Carter, dau. of Nicholas and 
Ann (Carter) Brown, b. Oct. 11, 1795, d. May 1, 1828. 

He m. second. May 22, 1832, Elizabeth, widow of Henry 
Harrison, and dau. of Thomas Willing and Dorothy (Willing) 
Francis, of Philadelphia, b. Jan. 27, 1796 ; d. at Spring Green, 
June 14, 1866. 

CHILDREN (by first wife). 

i. Abby, 1). Sept. 8, 1823, d. unm. Oct. 19, 1841. 
ii. John, b. March 17, 1825, d. Jan. 22, 1823. 
117. iii. Anne Brown, b. April 2;:!, 1828. 

CHILDREN (by second wife). 

iv. Elizabeth, b. March 12, 1833. 

V. Sally, b. March 31, 1834. 

vi. Sophia Harrison, b. May 28, 1836; was m. Jan. 12, 1860, 

to George W. Adams, son of Seth and Sarah (Bigelow) 

Adams. She d. Sept 23, 1860. 
vii. John Brown, b. Feb. 11, 1838; d. at Rome, Italy, Feb. 24, 


76. CHAELES F. HERRESHOFF {Sarah, * i John, s 2 James, s 
James, ^ John,- ChacP), b. July 26, 1809, son of Charles F, 
and Sarah (Brown) Herreshotf, m. May 15. 1833, Julia Ann,* 
dau. of Joseph Warren and Ann (Lane) Lewis, b. March 20, 
1811. Mr. Herreshoff graduated at Brown University in 1828. 
He lived for many years on " Point Pleasant " farm, Bristol, 
where all his children were born. In 1856 he removed to Bris- 
tol, his present residence. 

* Ancestry of Julia Ann Lewis, Wife of Charles Frederick Herreshoff. 

George Leivis,^ b. in East Greenwich, Kent Co., Eng., dat« unknown, d. at Barnstable, 
Mass., 1633. He m. Sarah Jenkins in Eng. and settled in Scituate, Plymouth Co., between 
1633 and 16.36. 

James Lewis,'' fourth son of George, b. in East Greenwich, Eng., 1633. d. at Hingham, 
Mass. 1726. He ni. Sarah, dau. of George and Sai-ah Lane of Hingham, b. 1638. 

John Lewis,^ eldest son of James, b. Oct. 29, 10.56, d. Nov. 8, 1715, settled in Hingham, 
where he m. Nov. 17, 1683, Hannah, dau. of Daniel and Susannah Lincoln, of Hingham, 
b. Sept. 10, 16.59, d. Oct. 30, 1715. 

Rev. Isaiah Lewis,* ninth child of John, b. in Hingham, June 10, 1703, d. in Wellfleet, 
Oct. 3, 1786, in the 57th year of his ministry over one church in that town. He ra. June 

84 The Chad Bkown Memorial. 


118. i. .James Brown, b. March 18, 1834. 

119 ii. Caroline Louis.*., b. Feb. 27. 1837 

120. iii. Chakles Frederick, b. Feb. 26, 1839. 

121. iv. John Brown, b. April 24, 1841. 
V. Lew^is, b. Feb. 3, 1844 

vi. Sally Brown, b. Dec 1, 1845 

122. vii. Nathan ael Greene, b March 18, 1848. 

123. viii. .John Brown Francis, b. Feb. 7, 1850. 

124. ix. Julian Lewis, b. July 29, 1854. 

77. SAKAII B. MASON {Alice,'^- John,^^ James,'^ James,* 
Johnr Cha(P), b. July 25, 1804, d. Aug. 1. 1864, dau. of the 
Hon. James B. and Alice (Brown) Mason, was m. Aug. 23, 
J 825, to George Benjamin Euggles, of Newport, R. I., b. May 
19, 1804, d. Dec. 23, 1833. She was m. second, Oct. 12, 1837, 
to Levi Curtis Eaton,* of Framingham, Mass., son of Levi and 
Susannah (Howe) Eaton, b. Dec. 12, 1812, d. Aug. 25, 1852. 
Mr. Eaton graduated at Harvard in 1830, and soon after studied 
law. He practiced his profession for a time at Providence, but 
was compelled from ill health to abandon it. After his death, 
Mrs. Eaton, with her young family, lived abroad for three years, 
from 1852 to 1855, and gave to her children, with other advan- 
tages, the opportunity to become familiar with modern European 

25, 1730, Abigail, dau. of Kenelin and Abigail (Waterman') Winslow, b. June 25, 170r, d. 
April 1.3, 1776. 

Capt. Winslov Lewis,^ b. in Wellfleet. July 3, 1741, d. at sea, July, 1801. He m. Sept. 
12. 1705. Marv. dau. of Willard and Bethiah (Atwood) Knowles, of Eastham, b. Oct. 30, 
1746, d. In Boston, Jan. 31, 1807. 

Joseph Warren Letvis,'^ tenth child of Capt. Winslow, b. Sept. 20, 1784, d. May 11, 1844, 
m. May 1. 1808. Ann, dau. of Levi and Elizabath (Giles) Lane, of Boston, b. June 21, 1786, 
d. in Briistol, R. I., July 13, 1856. 


Kenelm Winsloin,^ third son of Edward, of Droitwich, Worcestershire, Eng.. b. April 
29, 1599, d. in Salem, Mass., Sept. 12, 1672, settled in Plymouth Colony, where he m. 
June, 1634, Eleanor Adams. 

Capt. Nathanael Winslow,'- second son of Kenelm, b. in Mar.shfield, 1639, d. there Dec. 
1, 1749, m. Aug. 3, 1664, Faith, dau. of Rev. John Miller, b. about 1645, d. Nov. 9, 1729. 

Kenelm Winslow,^ fifth child of Capt. Nathanael, b. in Marshfield, Sept. 22, 1675, d. 
1757, m. 1703, Abigail, dau. of Joseph and Sarah W'atermau, and gr. dau. of Robert and 
Elizabeth (Bourne) Waterman, early settlers of Marshfield. Sarah, wife of Joseph 
Waterman, was probably dau. of Antony and Abigail (Warren) Snow, and gr. dau. of 
Richard Warren of Mayflower memory. 


Richard Knowles,'^ who lived in Plymouth, Mass., removed about 16.52 to Eastham. 

John Knowles," of Eastham, son of Richard, was killecl in the Indian war, 1675. He 
m. Dec. 28, 1670, Apphia, dau. of Edward and Lydia (Hicks) Bangs, and gr. dau. of 
Robert Hicks, b. Oct. 15, 1651, d. — . 

John Knowleg,' son of John, b. July 10, 1673, d. Nov. 3. 1757. m. Mary 

Willard Knowles,' son of John, b. about 1712, ri. March 11, 1786," m. May 10, 17;i3, 
Bethia, dau. of Joseph and Bethia (Atwood) Knowles, b. March 26, 1715. 


Levi Lane, son of Josiali and Abigail (Norwood) Lane, b. Nov. 3, 1754. at Annis 
Squam, Cape Ann, m. March, 1778, Elizabeth Giles, b. about 17.56. d. in Boston, 1795. She 
was the dau. of John and Mary Maverick Giles (or Gyles), and gr. dau. of John Maverick, 
b. before 1700, d. . 

* Levi,' Levi,'= John,"' Noah,'' Jonas,^ .John,'- Jonas Eaton'. 

vl7^^'^-t--^a<;^C^ Cy^^ (^(U'^i!^*'^'?-^^ 


Seventh Generation. 85 

CHILDREN (by first husband). 

i. Alice Elvira, b. June 23, 1826, d. July 19, 1883 

ii. Sarah Hakriette, b. June 26, 1827, d. Sept. 23, 1836. 

iii. George Benjamin, b. Sept. 23, 1828, d. unra. Dec. 8, 1878. 

A graduate of Brown University in the class of 1850. 
iv. John Mason, b. June 23, 1834, d. Sept. 14, 1836. 

CHILDRE.ISr (by second husband). 

V. Harriette Ruggles, b. Aug. 1, 1838, d. Sept. 1, 1841. 

125. vi. Amasa Mason, b. May 31, 1841 

126. vii. Charles Frederick, b. Dec. 11, 1842. 

viii. Anna Grosvenor, b. July 9, 1845, d. unm. April 29, 1865. 
ix. Frank Howe, b Aug 14, 1847, d. Sept. 14, 1852. 

78. ROSA ANNE MASON {See No. 77), b. Nov. 10, 1817, 
d. April 13, 1872, was youngest dau. of the Hon. James B. and 
Alice (Brown) Mason. She was m. Aug. 22, 1837, to William 
Grosvenor, M. D., b. April 30, 1810, son of Dr. Robert and 
Mary (Beggs) Grosvenor, of Killingly, now Putnam Heights, 
Conn. The emigrant ancestor was John Grosvenor, of Roxbury, 
Mass., one of the proprietors of Putnam, Conn., formerly of 
Cheshire, Eng., who died in 1(391, and was buried in Roxbury. 
The family coat of arms was engraved upon his tombstone. Dr. 
William Grosvenor is a distinguished manufacturer, and the 
head of the Grosvenor Dale Company, in Thompson, Ct. He 
studied medicine in Jefferson Medical College and Pennsylvania 
Hospital, and for some years was associated with his father in 
medical and surgical practice. He afterwards removed to Provi- 
dence, where he engaged successfully in business as a wholesale 
dealer in drugs and dye stuffs. During the late rebellion he was 
a member of the Senate, and largely influential in aiding the 
Union cause. In 1848 he became the agent of the mills at 
Masonville, Conn., founded by the Mason family of four brothers, 
one of whom, James B. Mason, was his father-in-law. Since 
that time his attention has been devoted exclusively to manu- 
factures, in which he has been eminently successful. (See 
Providence Plantations. J. A. and R. A. Reid, Providence, 

CHILDREN (born in Providence). 

127. i. William, Jr , b. Aug 4, 1838. 
ii. James Brown, b, Feb. 12, 1840. 
iii. Amasa Mason, b. .June 12, 1841, d. Sept. 11. 1841. 
iv. Alice Mason, b Oct. 19, 1843, wasm. June 26, 1867, to John 

J. Mason, M. D., of Thompson, Ct. She d Jan. 14, 1886, at 

Enterprise, Florida, without issue. 
V. Robert, b. Nov. 2, 1847, d Julv 19, 1879. He m. Oct. 20, 

1875. Mary H. Wright, of Baltimore, Md. 
vi. Eliz\ Howe b. Feb. 12, 1849, d. May 2, 1853. 
vii. Rosa Anne, b. at Elmhurst. N. Providence. July 3, 1855. 

79. ANNA ALMY {Sarah,^^ Moses,^^ James,^ James,^ 
John,^ ChacP), b. Sept. 1, 1790, d. Nov. 20, 1849, dau. of 

86 ■ The Chad Brown Memorial. 

William and Sarah (Brown) Almy, was m. to William Jenkins, 
who d. March 3, 1846, in his 61st year. 

Slie was prominent in the Society of Friends, and a most ex- 
cellent Christian woman, who devoted her life and means to 
philanthropic ends, in which her hnsband fully sympathized. 
She and her eldest daughter, Sarah, i^erished in the conflagration 
of their dwelling house, Nov. 20, 1849. A younger daughter 
and son escajied from the burning building by a window in the 
rear, and were rescued by the firemen. The mansion was, at 
that time, one of the largest in the city, and almost an exact 
duplicate of the John Carter Brown house still standing on 
Benefit street, corner of William. 


i. Moses Brown, b. Dec. 29, 1824, d. Feb. 18, 1833. 

ii Sarah, b. July 28, 1827, d. Nov. 20. 1849. 

iii. William Almy. b. April 4, 1829, d. Sept. 11, 1830. 

128. iv. Anna Almy, b. Feb. 1, 1831. 

V. Moses Brown, b. Feb. 7, 1835, unm. 

80. ELISHA BROWN ( TTWcome,*^ misha,^'^ Joseph,^ 
James,^ John,^ C/uuP), b. June 26, 1802, d. Oct. 21, 1886, son 
of Welcome and Phebe (Farnnm) Brown, m. Nov. 18, 1828, 
Phebe H.,dau. of Richard Weber and Lefie (Harrington) Fenton, 
b. March 27, 1804. 


i. Cordelia H., b. Dec. 30. 1829, was m. to Frank L. Fenton. 

ii. Jeannette L. H., b. .June 21, 1833, d. April 25, 1880. 

iii. Permelia U.. b. Aug. 26, 1837, was m. Sept 11, 1867. to Rev. 
Edward P. Lee. She d. in Island Pond, Vt., Jan 3, 1875. 
leaving one son, Edward Brown Lee, bora on the day of her 

iv. Elisha Carlisle, b. May 28, 1842, m. Jan. 18. 1877, Eliza- 
beth Tripp, of New Bedford, Mass. He is now (1888) 
Deputy Sheriflf of North Attleboro, Mass. 

81. JOSEPH F. BROWN {See No. 80), b. June 24. 1804, 
son of Welcome and Phebe Farnum Brown, m. Sophronia 


i. Martha Ann, b. April 25. 1834, d. unm. Oct. 7, 1855. 

ii. Harriet R., b. May 5, 1838. 

iii. William C, b. March 11, 1840, m. May 13, 1862, Emeline 

iv. Harlan Page, b. Feb. 7, 1843, d. July 6. 1858. 
V. .John H., b. March 7, 1848. m Dec. 5, 1871, Helen B Somers, 

who died Jan. 5, 1877. He m. .second, Aug. 27. 1878, 

Victoria E. Hastings, and has a sou, Henrv Farnum, b. 

Feb. 27, 1882. 

82. DANIEL 0. BROWN {See N'o. 80), b. Oct. 10, 1816, 
son of Welcome and Freelove (Owen) Brown, m. Amanda Peck. 
Resides in Barton, Vt. 

Seventh Generation. 87 


i. Alfred, b. Jan. 28, 1847, m. July 22, 1881, Eliza Rock ; has 

a son, Harlan Edward, b. June' 19. 1884. 

ii. Freelove O., b. Oct. 15, 1848, m. Calef Leonard, 

iii. Frederick, b. Dec. 23, 1850 

iv. Charles H., b. March 17, 1853. 

V. Ellen Amanda, b. Dec. 23, 1855, m. Chauncey S. Skinner. 

vi. Dana W., b. May 3, 1859. 

83. MARY J. BROWN {Richard,^ ^ Andrew,^- ^ Joseph,^ 
James, '^ John, ^ ChacP),h. April 6, 1821, daughter of Richard 
and Penelope (Farnum) Brown, was m. Dec. 25, 1844, to An- 
drew Winsor,* of Johnston, R. I., son of Andrew and Lydia 
(Winsor) Winsor. He d. March 11, ]883. 


i Richard Brown, b. May 24, 1848. A graduate of Brown 

University in the class of 1868. 
ii. Andrew, b. Feb. 8, 1852, m. June, 1883, Ella P. Baker. 

They have one son, Andrew, b Feb. 4, 1886. 
iii. Mary Jane, b. Dec. 2, 1858, d. Sept. 3, 1882. 

84. OBADIAH BROWN {See No. 83), b. Nov. 30, 1823, son 
of Richard and Penelope (Farnum) Brown, m. Sept. 18, 1849, 
Amey Randall, dan. of Nathaniel and Asha (Smith) Angell, b. 
Aug. 8, 1827. {MUha/nel,^ Enoch,^ EUsha,'^ Ilope,^ John,^ 
Thomas AnffelP). They have two daughters. 

Obadiah Brown is a well-known farmer throughout New Eng- 
land, a member of the State Board of Agriculture, and State 
Senator. His residence is on Chalkstone avenue, N. Provi- 

85. WILLIAM H. BO WEN (Jlenri/ Bowen,'^^ Sarah,^^ 
Obadiah,'^ "^ James, ^ John," Chad'^),h. Jan. 7, 1824, son of 
Henry and Harriet Amanda (Monroe) Bowen, m. Oct. 12, 1847, 
Ednah B. Goodhue, who d. Dec. 26, 1855. He m. second, April 
30, 1858, Cordelia James. The children of the first wife, all 
born in Providence, are -^/fZ/mA 6^., b. Nov. 30, 1848; Henry, b. 
Aug. 5, 1852 ; Joseph T., b. April 1, 1854. Son of second wife, 
Frank, b. Nov. 6, 1864. 

86. ELIZABETH HOWELL {J. B. Howell,'''' Mary,'^'' 
Jeremiah,^^ James,^ John,- Chad^), b. Feb. 9, 1796, d. Dec. 2, 
1866, dau. of Jeremiah B. and Martha (Brown) Howell, was 
m., March 4, 1818, to Benjamin Cowell, born in Wrentham, 
Mass., Dec. 9, 1781, d. May 6, 1860. He graduated at Brown 
University in 1803, and afterwards studied law in Providence ; 
was Vestryman of St. John's Church, Collector of the Port 
under President Polk, and Chief Justice of the Court of Com- 

♦Andrew,'' Andrew,^ James, => Rev. Samuel,* Rev. Samuel,^ Samuel, '^ Joshua Winsor'. 

88 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

men Pleas. He was the author of "Spirit of "76," published in 
Boston in 1850. In all his public relations he was largely re- 
spected by his fellow men. Eesided in Charles Field street, 


■ 129, i Benjamin, b. Dec. 28, 1818. 
180. ii. Samuel, b. July 3, 1820. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1821, was m. April 9, 1872, to Edward 
P. Knowles, b. April 18, 1805, d. Oct. 16, 1881. He was 
Mayor of Providence in 1854. Mrs. Knowles resides in 
Wrentham, Mass. 

iv. Martha Brown, b. Feb. 27, 1823, d. March 16, 1844. 

V Sarah Dwight, b. April 30, 1824, d. Feb. 18, 1865 ; was m. 
Oct 10, 1848, to Rev. Andrew Mackie, of the Episcopal 

Church, who died . They had two children : — 

Olivia H., b. Oct. 13, 1850, was Benjamin Walker; 
Andrew, b. Aug. 29, 1852, d. Jan. 30, 1853. 

131. vi. Olivia George, b. Sept. 1, 1828. 

87. MARTHA BROWN HOWELL {See Xo. 86), b. Aug. 
5. 1798, d. Aug. 9, 1870, dau. of Jeremiah B. and Martha 
(Brown) Howell, Avas m. Sept, 10, 1832, to Charles Lippitt. Jr., 
b. Jan. 30, 1798, d. July 15, 1856. He was a merchant of 
Providence, where they resided, 


132. i. Sarah Howell, b. April 12, 1834. 
133 ii. Martha, b. July 16, 1835. 

iii. Charles, b. March 2, 1837, d. Aug. 22, 1838. 

J/i'^\, \ Twins, b. Oct. 8, 1842. \ d- J«"- ^^^-f^' 

Ann Frances \ ' (a. Jan. 4, 1844. 

88. W^AITY FIELD HOWELL {So- Xu. 86), b. Dec. 28, 
1801, d. Jan. 6, 1828, dau. of Jeremiah B. and Martha (Brown) 
Howell, was m. Oct. 15, 1823, to Appleton Walker, son of 
Timothy and Olive (Arnold) Walker, b. May 3, 1796, d. at sea 
May 15, 1833, on the return voyage from New Orleans, where 
he had gone for the benefit of his health. Resided in New York 


i. George Appleton. b. Feb. 26, 1825, d. June 20, 1825. 
ii. George Appleton (2d), b. March 16, 1826, d. Sept. 5, 1826. 
134. iii. Martha Howell, b. Dec. 25, 1827. 

89. JOHN BROWN HOWELL (See Xo. 86,) b. Dec. 6, 
1803, d. Aug. 3, 1870, son of Jeremiah B. and Martha (Brown) 
Howell, m. Nov. 24. 1847, Sarah Miller, b. May 9, 1814. d. 
May 27, 1848. He m. second, April 29, 1851, Elizabeth Un- 
derbill, and had a dau., Elizabeth Ida, b. March 16, 1852. 
Resided in Providence. 

Seventh Generation. 89 

90. CHARLES FIELD HOWELL (See No. 86,) b. March 
23, 1807, d. May 28, 1846, son of Jeremiah B. and Martha 
(Brown) Howell, m. Sept. 27, 1838, Maria Valentine, b. in 
1811. No issue. Mrs. Valentine resides in Sparkhill, Rockland 
Co., N. Y. 

91. SALLY BROWN HOWELL {S'ee No. 86), b. May 
14, 1808, d. March 1, 1861, dan. of Jeremiah B. and Martha 
Brown Howell, was m . May 14, 1835, to Rev. Horace Alexander 
Wilcox, son of Janna and Candace (Goodell) Wilcox, gr. son 
Janna and Diadama (French) Wilcox, and also gr. son of Ed- 
ward and Dorcas (Shepard) Goodell. He was b. March 6, 1807, 
in Ludlow, Vt., and d. April 15, 1865, in Manhattan, Kansas. 
He graduated at Brown University in 1833, and at Newton 
Theological Seminary in 1835. His first pastorate was in Wil- 
lington, Conn., where he was settled over the Baptist church, 
soon after his marriage. The following year he went to Ra- 
leigh, N. C, as Professor in the Wake Forest College. He next 
taught in an academy in Petersburg, Va., and afterwards re- 
turned to Providence, where he established a Young Ladies' 
School in the Arcade, but, on account of the failing health of 
his wife, went again to the South as agent for the American 
Home Missionary Society. In 1841 he removed with his family 
to Georgia, where he remained five years, preaching, and 
teaching in various academies. In 1846 he returned again to 
Providence, and purchased and settled on the Walnut Grove 
Farm, near Fruit Hill, now owned and occupied by the Provi- 
dence Reform School. This venture not proving as profitable 
as he anticipated, he entered into partnership with Dr. Charles 
Morse in the manufacture of Yellow Dock Syrup, first in 
Providence and afterwards in New York. He went West in 
1854 to explore the territory of Kansas, where, as agent for the 
N. E. Aid Society, he founded the city of Manhattan. In 
1857 he became Secretary of the National Insurance Com- 
pany, Prov., but after the death of his wife, in 1861, returned 
to Manhattan, where he died of heart disease, April 15, 1865. 


i. Candace Goodelt., b. April 10. 1836, was m. Dec. 6, 1866, 
to Charles I". G. Tappan, who d. Dec. 31, 1881. Mrs. Tap- 
pan resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

ii. .loHN HowEM,, b. April 10, 1838, d. Aug. 6, 1840. 

135. iii Everett Pattison, b. .lune 22, 1839. 

iv. Charles Howell, b. Aug. 13, 1842, d. June 20, 1843. 

136. v. Juliet Lavinia, b. .July 24, 1843. 

137. vi. Charles Field, b. Jan'. 8, 1845. 

vii. Henry Jackson, b. June 4, 1847, d. Sept. 12, 1848, 

138. viii. Horace Alexander, b. Dec. 20, 1848. 

92. WAITSTILL DEXTER SHAW^ (Jlarij B. Iloirrll,^^ 


90 ' The Chad Brown Memorial. 

Maryr^ Jeremiah^^ James, ^ John,^ ChaiP), b. Oct. 17, 1809, 
d. April 6, 1841, dau. of Mason and Mary B. (Howell) Shaw, 
was m. Oct. 21, 1829, to Charles Cheney, b. Dec. 26, 1803, near 
Hartford, Conn., (now South Manchester) and died there June 
20, 1874. 

Early in life he engaged in mercantile business, and in 1837 
removed to Ohio, near Cincinnati, where he settled as a farmer. 
During this period he became interested in the Anti-Slavery 
movement, and identified himself with the early workers in 
that cause. In 1847 he returned to Conn., and joined his 
brothers in the silk industry, which they had started in South 
Manchester, about the time of his removal to the West. The 
enterprise, after overcoming many obstacles, proved a success, 
and the house of Cheney Brothers was soon favorably known in 
this country and abroad. He resided, a part of the time, m 
Hartford, was a member of the Legislature, and distinguished 
for his public spirit and generous charities. 


i. Frank Dexter, b. Aug. 7, 1830, d. Aug. 28, 1831. 

139. ii. Frank Woodbridge. b. June 5, 1832. 

iii. Mary Howell, b. July 13, 1834, d. May 18, 1836. 
iv. Sarah Shaw, b. Sept. 13, 1835, d. June 20, 1836. 

140. V. Knight Dexter, b. Oct. 9, 1837. 

vi. Anna Wells, b. June 26, 1840, d. Aug. 10, 1840. 

93. GAMALIEL L. DWIGHT {Sarah HoirrJl,^'^ Mary,^^ 
Jeremiah,'^^ Jame.s,^ John,'^ Chad^), b. Dec. 3, 1809, d. March 
15, 1854, m. April 6, 1836, Catharine Henshaw Jones. He 
was a graduate of Brown University in the class of . 


i. Marshall Jones, b. and d. June 6, 1837. 

ii. Marshall Jones (2d), b May 22. 1838, d. Nov. 1, 1846. 

141. iii Gamaliel Lyman, b. Feb. 3, 1841. 

142. iv. Catharine Elizabeth, b. May 19, 1843. 

94. JAMES B. YERRINTON {Cafharine,^^ Jereaiia/i,'-'^ 
Dep. Gov. Blisha,^^ Jaaies,^ John, ^ ('ha^n), b. Dec. 4, 1800, 
d. Oct. 17, 1866, son of James and Catharine (Brown) Yerrin- 

ton, m. Jan. 17, 1825, Phebe Boyd, who d . He m. 2d, 

Mrs. Olive (Forbes) Metealf. 

James B. Yei'rinton was a printer, having learned his trade 
in the ofHce of Hugh H. Brown, of Providence, where he was 
fellow apprentice with James D. Knowles. In early life, 
in connection with William Goodell, he established the Phil- 
anfhrojjt'.sf and Invesfif/afor, a paper devoted to the intei'ests of 
general reformatory objects, which was published in both Bos- 
ton and Providence. Subsequently, he was editor and publisher 
of the A7nherst Gazette, Amherst, Mass. During the existence 

Skventh Gexekatiok. 91 

of the Boston Da ill/ Adrocdte he was employed in that office 
as foreman. His connection witli the Liberator commenced 
about 1845, and coi^tinued until its last issue, Dec. 29, 1865. 
lie was the printer of tliat paper, and occasionally wrote articles 
for its columns, lie was much esteemed by all who had his 
acquaintance, and numbered among his warm friends, Phillips 
and Garrison. 

CHILDREN (by first wife). 

143. i. James Manning Winchell, b. Oct. 24, 1835. 

144. ii. Caroline Elizabeth, b. April 20, 1831. 

145. iii. Anna Brown, b. , 1833 

146. iv. Phebe Boyd, b. Nov. 23, 1837. 

CHILDREN (by second wifej. 

147. V. Frank M., b June 2, 1839. 
vi. William, d. in infancy. 

95. BARKER T. YERRINTON {See No. 94), b. April 20, 
1803, d. June 26. 1875, son of James and Catharine (Brown 
Yerrinton), m. Jan. 14, 1833, Maria A., dau. of Capt. Preston* 
and Nancy (Read) Daggett, and gr. dau. of Moses and Lucy 
(Dagget) Read, b. Nov. 19, 1809. He was for many years book- 
keeper and engraver with Church and Metcalf, manufacturing 
jewelers of Providence. 


148. i. James Daggett, b. Oct. 13, 1833. 

ii. Catharine Brown, b. Feb. 7, 1835, was m. April 19, 1860, 
to Charles Fieldf Gorham, son of Jabez and Lydia (Dexter) 
Gorham, and gr. son of Lewis and Lydia (Comstock) Dexter, 
b. 1834. No issue. 

149. iii. Preston Daggett, b. May 12, 1836. 

150. iv. Anne Maria, b. Dec 14, 1837. 

v. Sarah L H., b. Oct. 6. 1843, d. Jan. 26, 1858. 

96. ISAAC BROWN ALLEN {Manj,^^ Jeremiah,^^ Dep. 
Gov. Elisha,'^'^ James, '^ John,- Chad^), son of Darius and Mary 
(Brown) Allen, b. Oct. 23, 1800, m. June 5, 1821, Maria, dau. 
of Daniel Snow, of Providence, b. Sept. 28, 1802. His fate is 

* Captain Preston Dagget, born in Seekonk, Mass., in 17S4, a privateer in the war of 
1812, became a lieutenant, and died at the age of 36 of yellow fever. He was son of 
Robert Daggett (.See iVb. 61), and probably a descendant of John Daggett, who came 
from England in 1630. and went with Thomas JIayhew to Martha's Vineyard. 

t Gorham Pedigree. (1) Ralph, of England. (2) Capt. John, baptized at Benefield, 
Northamptonshire. Eng., Jan. in. KWl. m. 1643, Desire, eldest daughter of John and 
Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland, of the :\IavHower. Capt. John served in King Philip's war, 
and died of fever in Swanzey, Mas.s., Feb. 5, 1676. His wife died Oct. 13, 16S;3. (3) -Tabez 

Gorham, born at Barnstable, Mass., Aug. 3. 16.56, m. Hannah — . He was 

wounded in King Philips war, and afterwards settled in Rhode Island. Plymouth Court 
granted the heirs of Capt. John, 100 acres of land at Papasqauash Neck, Bristol, for war 

services. (4) Benjamin, b. 169.5, m. . (.5) Benjamin, b. 1718, m. Oct. 7, 17.53, Abigail, 

dau. of Jeremiah and Abigail ( Watei-man) Field, gr. dau. of Thomas and Abigail (Dexter) 
Field, and g. gr. dau. of Thomas and Martha (Harris) Field. (6 1 Jabez, b., 1760, 
m. Oct. 26, 1783, Catharine Tyler. (7) Jabez Gorham, b. Feb. 18, 1792, d. March 24. 1869, 
m. Dec. 4, 1816, Amey Thurber. He m. second, Lydia Dexter. 

92 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

uncertain. He went to California in 1849, and as no tidings 
liave come for many years to his family, they have long since 
ceased to think of him as living. Mrs. Allen resided in ] 885 
in North Attleboro. Mass., and from her letters has been 
gathered all that is known of her descendants. 


i. Isaac B., b. Sept. 5, 1822, in. 1852, Nancy Blizzard, b. in 
England, and had a mn, b. April 1853. 

ii. Maria E., \k Sept. 22, 1824, was m Aug. 31, 1845, to Lemuel 
Bishop, and had five children : John H., b. July 11, 1846 ; 
Mary E, b. Dec. 5, 1847; Charles C.,h. Apiil 23,1849; 
Sarah G , b. Feb. 8, 1854 ; JSellie M., b. Feb. 7, 1861. Of 
these, John II. married and had a dau., Ella M Bishop 
Mary E. was m. Dec 24, 1870, to George W Redfern, and 
had a son, George W. , b. 1871. Sarali G. was m. to 
Frederick A. Bartlett. and had William A., b. Dec. 3, 1878, 
and Frederick A., b. July 18, 1881. Nellie M. was m. Aug 
3, 1882, to Rufus Alden, and has a son, George F. 

iii. Sarah A., b. Sept. 20, 1826, was m. June 15, 1845, lo 
William E. Manchester, and had William A., b. Sept. 10, 
1846. and George W., b. Oct. 12, 1848 William A. m. 
Amey Nicholas, and had Sarah W., b. 1868, d. 1878 ; Mary 
M. ; William A. , b. and d. 1878, and Lucy A. 

iv. Laura T. , b. Sept. 13, 1828, d. 1833 

V. Emma F., b. April 6, 1830, was m July 6, 1846. to Abiel 
Leonard, and had George W., b. Aug. 6. 1849 ; Charles 8., b. 
July 16, 1852, d. 1860; Abiel A , b. April 8, 1856, d Aug., 
1862 : Erederick E., b. March 20, 1859. She m second, 

vi. Alfred H., b Jan. 23, 1832, d. 1862. 

vii. Charles L., b. March 8, 1834, d. March 16, 1835. 

viii. William B., b Sept. 24, 1835, d. Oct. 12, 1836. 

ix. WiLLL\M B., (2d), b Jan. 11, 1837, d. June 15, 1846. 

X. George M., b. March 8, 1838, d. Sept. 4, 1862. 

97. DARIUS C. xiLLEN {See No. 96), b. March, 1802, son 
of Darius and Mary (Brown) Allen, went to Newbern, N. C, 
about 1817, as book keeper for his uncle, Jeremiah Brown, lie 
afterwards decided to enter the ministry and studied at Brown 
University, and later, at Princeton. He was ordained by Orange 
Presbytery, at its session in Ilillsboro, N. C, May il, 1827. 
(Rev. W. Plummer, D.D.. was ordained at the same time). 
He was pastor, successively, of Presbyterian churches at Lexing- 
ton, N, C, London, Ohio, and Lewistown, 111., where he d. 
July, 1839. He m. in Newbern, May, 1827, Eliza Ann, dau. of 
James and Nancy Slover, b. Nov., 1800. His widow returned 
with her five children to Newbern in the Spring of 1840, and d. 
there Oct. 6, 1864. 


i Charles Slover, b. March 8, 1828, d. Oct. 27, 1855 ; m. 
1854, Mary B., dau. of Eli and Anna E. Smallwood, b. Dec. 
17, 1824, d. Dec 14, 1855. leaving a son, Charles Slover 
Allen, b. Nov., 1855, who is now a practising physician in 
New York City. 

Seventh Generation. 93 

ii. Hknrt Martin, b in 1830, removed to California, where he 
d. in 1876. 

iii Gkorge, b. March 2, 1833. is a merchant in Newbern. of the 
tirm of Mitchell, Allen & Co., North Carolina Agricultural 
House and Hardware Store. For many years he has been an 
Elder in the Presbj^erian Church and Treasurer. He m. 
Aug. , 1860, Leah Myra Jones, of Newbern. Of their twelve 
children, three are now living ; Hannah Shine, b. May 25, 
1863 : Mary Louise, b. Nov. 27, 1866 ; Harry Vam, b. Dec. 
6, 1877. 

iv. Eliza Si-over, b. May, 1834, was m. Sept. 22, 1864, to 
John M. Davies, M. D., assistant Surgeon in the Ninth 
New Jersey Volunteers. Reside in Warren, Penn., and 
have Mary N., b. Apr. 10, 1867; John Norman, b. March 

4, 1870, and George Allen, b. June 12, 1876. 

v. Mary J., b. Oct., 1837, was m. May, 1860, to Rev. Robert 

5. Feagles, of New York State, who has been pastor 
of several Presbyterian churches in New Jersey, and re- 
moved, with his family, in 1883 to Menoken, Dakota, near 
Bismarck. They have had thirteen children, of whom 
eleven are now living, viz. : Eliza, Robert, Mary. Carrie, 
Grace, Band, Frederick, Hattie, Harry, Willie, Lenme. The 
eldest dan. Eliza, was m. in 1883 to Samuel W. Smallwood, 
of Newbern and has two children, Margaret and Robert. 
George A., the eldest son, d. Nov., 1887, at Bismarck, 

98. ELIZABETH E. BROWN* {HugJ/,^'' Jnrwia/i,^-^ Dep. 
Gov. EUsha,-^^ James,"' Jolin,^ Cha(n),(i2,w. of Hugh H. and 
Eunice E. (Taber) Brown, b. Feb. 56. 1816, was m. April 18, 
1836, to Thomas W. \Yaterman, of Providence, who d. Feb. 1, 
1839. She was m. second, May 2, 1841, to Rev. Sewall Sylvester 
Cutting, who d. in Brooklyn, N.Y., Feb. 7, 1883. "He was born in 
AVindsor, Vt., Jan. 19, 1813, and united with a Baptist Church 
in 1837. In 1835 he graduated with the highest honors at 
the University of Vermont. The following year he was ordained 
pastor of a Baptist Church in West Boylston, Mass., and from 
1837 to 1845 was pastor in Southbridge, Mass., succeeding Dr. 
Binney. From 1845 to 1855 he was engaged in editorial labors, 
and was also Secretary of the American and Foreign Bible 
Society. He filled the chair of Professor of Rhetoric and His- 
tory in the University of Rochester, N. Y., from 1855 to 1868. 
He next accepted the Secretaryship of the American Baptist 
Educational Commission, and in 1879 was elected Secretary of 
the American Baptist Home Mission Society, a position which 
he filled until his death. For talents, learning, piety and execu- 

* The death of Mrs. Cutting. April 14, 1888, followed that of her sister, Mrs. AUin, in 
less than three weeks. United as they were in life by the tenderest ties of sisterly affec- 
tion, in death they were scarcely divided. Mrs. CuttinR"s illness was linperiuK and 
w-asting. and. after the death of Mrs. Alhn, she expressed the belief that her life was 
rapidly drawing to its close. She was a devoted wife and mother, and an able help-meet 
to her'husband. Dr. Cutting, in his ministerial and professional labors. A devout mem- 
ber of the Baptist Church from her seventeenth year, she gave much time and thought 
to the missionary organizations of that denomination, and was untiring in her efforts to 
promote their success. She died in Brooklvn at tin- residence of her son, in the 73d year 
of her age. The burial place of this family'is in Sdutlihriilge, Mass., the home of Dr. and 
Mrs. Cutting during the earlier years of their married life. 

94 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

tive abilities, he held a high place in our country, and was 
known far abroad. Perhaps the most noted of his writings are 
'Struggles and Triumphs of Eeligious Liberty/ and 'Historical 
Vindication/ A competent judge has said, ' Dr Cutting was a 
clear thinker, a scholarly writer, and one of the ablest men in 
the American ministry.'"' (Compiled from the papers of the 

CHILDREN (by first husband). 

i. Thomas W., b. in Brooklyn. N. Y., Feb. 9, d. Feb. 11, 1887. 
ii. Thomas W., (2d) b. in Providence, Feb. 26, 1839, d. July 19, 

CHILD (by second husband). 
151. Churchill Hunter, b. Sept. 13, 1843. 

99. MAEY ALLEN BKOAVN* (See Xo. 98), dau. of Hugh 
H. and Eunice E. (Tabor) Brown, b. March 5, 1818, d. March 
26, 1888, was m. June 3, 1839, to George Allin, son of Mena- 
son and Amey (Crandall) Allin, gr. son of Robert and Margai*et 
(Gardiner) Crandall, of Exeter, Washington Co., E. I., b. in 
Warwick, R. I., March 7, 1816, d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 
2, 1884. 

" That he lived in the world almost the three score years and 
ten, doing its duties daily with a patience and a precision next 
to faultless— the greater portion of his entire business life hold- 
ing positions of financial responsibility with absolute integrity — 
suffering disappointments without repining and enjoying suc- 
cesses without exaltation ; holding to the right with unyielding 
pertinacity, running the Christian race with alacrity to the 
crowning goal - is the life record here of Deacon George Allin. 
He was converted in youth, baptized by Dr. Pharcellus Church, 
and united with the Second Baptist Church in Providence, E. I. 
He was of a pious ancestry, a descendant, maternally, of Eev 
John Crandall, of Westerly, R. L Mr. Allin removed to New 
York, where he began business in 1836, and immediately joined 
the South Church of that city. On coming to Brooklyn, he, 
with his wife, united Avith the Strong Place Church, June 1, 
1849, and from that time he devoted himself to its advancement. 
Next to his home and daily vocation the church was his chief 

* The death of Mrs. Allin, since this work went to press, was not unexpected. She had 
been ill for many months, and was impressed with the conviction that she could not 
recover. With touching patience and resignation she bore the long confinement of her 
sick chamber, and awaited with joy the suninions that was to unite her to the husband 
and friends who had gone before. When in her nineteenth year, she joined the First 
Baptist Church in Providence, and after her marriage and subsequent remnval to Brook- 
lyn, was closely associated with her husband in the various interests of the Strong Place 
Baptist Church. Though never in the enjoyment of rolmst health, she actively engaged 
in charitable labors, and her work of benevolence ended only witli her life. The many 
natural graces of character she possessed, ennobled and sanctified by religion, endeared 
her to a large circle of relatives and friends, who keenly feel the loss they have sustained 
in her departure, but who sorrow not as those who are without hope. Surrovmded by 
much that renders life desirable, and bound by the closest lies to her family circle, she 
quietly breathed her last at the residence of her son, in the Tlst year of her age. 

Seventh Generation. 95 

care. For this Mr. Alliii refused election to every other official 
position, with one exception. He was a member of the Board of 
Managers of the Baptist Home of Brooklyn, where his labors 
were second only to those given to the church. lie was the 
church treasurer for a long period, three years its clerk, Presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees more than thirty years, and at 
the time of his death, its senior deacon." ( The Examitwr, March 
3, 1884.) He was a member successively of the dry goods house 
of Pierce, Mabbitt and All in, and of the firm of Merrill, Fitch 
and Allin, wholesale jewellers in John street, New York. Of 
recent years he was identified with the firm of F. C. Linde, 
Hamilton & Co., as financial manager. He was a life member 
of the Long Island Historical Society. 


152. i. George Albert, b. June 26, 1842. 

100. JOSEPH BEOWN {See Xo. 98), sou of Hugh H. and 
Eunice E. (Tabor) Brown, b. Feb. 19, 1823, d. May 11, 1853, 
m. Feb. 10, 1846, Kebecca, dau. of Major Thomas Ketchum, U. 
S. A., and Mary Coddington, his wife. She was b. Sept. 5, 
1831, and d. April :ll, 1863. Resided in N"ew York City. 


153. i. Mary Ella, b. Oct. 15, 1847. 

ii. .losEPHENE Peters, b. July 10, 1850, d. Dec. 26, 1850. 

101. ANN FRANCES BROWN {See Xo. 98), dau. of Hugh 
H. and Eunice E. (Tabor) Brown, b. Sept 19, 1825, was m. in 
Providence, Sept. 4, 1857, to Rev. Darwin Hill Cooley, b. in 
Clarendon, Orleans, Co., N. Y., Feb. 5, 1830. He pursued his 
preparatory studies in the Collegiate Institute of Brockport, 
graduated at the University of Rochester in 1855, and at the 
Rochester Theological Seminary in 1857. The same year he was 
ordained a minister of the gospel at Clyde, N. Y. In 1858, he 
removed to Wisconsin, where he served as pastor nine years and 
a half. His subsequent pastorates were in Cedar Rapids, la.. 
Canton and Freeport, 111. Later, he was the Financial Secretary 
of the University of Chicago, and, in 1885, resumed pastoral 
work in Council Bluffs, la. The degree of Doctor of Divinity 
was conferred on liim in 1878, by tlie Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary at Morgan Park, 111. 


i. Mary Allin, b. in Stevens Point, Portage Co., Wis.. July 19, 

1858. She was m. Dec 27, 1887, in Council Bluffs, to 

Clarence J. McNitt. 
ii. Elizabeth Cutting, b. in Stevens Point, Jan. 11, 1860. 

Graduated at the University of Chicago in June, 1883, and 

is now a teacher in Chicago. 

96 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

iii. Edward Granger, b. in Appleton, Wis., Aug. 29, 1862, d. 

March 4, 1863. 
iv. Albert NoKTHRiT, b. in Appleton, Wis., Nov. 27, 1863. A 

graduate of Rochester University in 1887, and now a civil 

engineer in the office of the Pennsylvania Central R. R Co., 

at Jersey City. 
v. Francis Brown, b. in Appleton, Wis., May 13, 1866, d. July 

7, 1866. 

103. SAMUEL WELCH BROWN {Ebenezer P.,^^ Jere- 
vriah,^^ Dep.-Gov. Elisha,'^^ Jm/tes,^ John,'- CltacP), eldest 
son of Ebenezer P. and Sarah (Jillson) Brown, b. Jan. 19, 1824, 
m Aug. 19, 1849, Mary E., dan. of Jacob B. and Alice A. 
(Martin) Thurber, b. Oct. 22. 1827. Was City Clerk of Provi- 
dence from 1860 to 1879. 

CHILDREN (all born in Providence). 

154. i. George Thtirber, b. May 7, 1850. 

ii. Walter Francis, b. Jan. 10, 1853, m. April 22, 1885, Louise 
T. Hower, dau. of Dr. Seth R. and Laura (Teflft) Beckwith, 
of Elizabeth. N. J. A graduate of Brown University in 
1873, and an artist, residing in France. 

155. iii. Arthur Lewis, b. Nov. 28, 1854. 
iv. Alice, b. Feb. 8, 1857. 

V. Mart Louise, b. May 3, 1862. 

vi. Ellen Prescott, b. Sept. 20, 1864. 

vii, Frances Jillson, b. July 18, 1869. 

103. ABBY LSABELBROWN {Jo/in S.,^^ Jeremiah,^^ Dep. 
Gov. EUslia,'^' J((mes,^ John,- ('ha(P), eldest dau. of John S. 
and Ann (Rounds) Brown, b. in Providence. Feb. 8, 1834, was 
m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 13, 1872, to John Williams Bulkley, 
son of Ebenezer and Diana (Williams) Bulkley, b. in Fairfield. 
Conn., Nov. 3, 1802, a descendant of Dr. Peter Bulkeley, of 
Odell, Bedfordshire, England, one of the founders of Concord. 
Mass., in 1636. {John W.,'' Ebenezer J' EJ^enezer,^. ^^■^'^Pjii\o^9 
Joseph, 3 Th mas, ^ Peter^). No issue, f /^ (^75 . ^. h"""^^ //, / 2r ff Jr . 

A graduate of the Girls' Deparimient of the//Providence 
High School in 1849, and a teacher in the public schools of 
Providence from 18ol-"61. From 1861-'62 an assistant 
in Mrs. Williames' Private School in West 39th street, New 
York city ; from 1862-'70 a teacher in the Public Schools 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., the larger part of the time as Principal of 
Female Grammar Department ; from 1870-'72, engaged in the 
Packer Collegiate Itistitute, as Head of First Academic Depart- 
ment, Second Grade. 

John W. Bulkley is widely known as an educator and School 
Superintendent. His early instruction was gained in the schools 
of his native town, where his devotion to study gave • promise of 
high culture and usefulness. Through the influence of his 
pastor. Rev. Dr. Waterman, of Bridgeport, Ct., he decided to 
enter the Christian ministry, and pursued his preparatory studies 

TOTt Pe. E. 91ERST 

Sevknth Generation. 97 

at Clinton, N. Y., unde the care of Prof. Monteith, of Hamilton 
College, intending to commence his college course with the 
Sophomore class. Ill health, however, compelled him to aban- 
don his chosen vocation, and, returning to Fairfield, he entered 
upon what proved to be his life work, the calling of a Teacher, 
for which it soon became apparent that he possessed eminent 
qualifications. A sea voyage taken shortly after the commence- 
ment of his educational career, so restored his vigor that he was 
enabled, without interruption, to devote himself to his arduous 
labors. He addressed himself earnestly to an examination of the 
various systems of instruction, opened a correspondence with 
some of the most distinguished educators of the country, and 
began the collection of a teachers' library. He soon attained, by 
his untiring zeal and intelligent action, a place in the front rank 
of his profession. 

In 1832. he removed to Troy, N. Y.. where he conducted suc- 
cessfully a private school until 1838, when he accejited an 
appointment as Principal of a new Grammer School in Albany, 
N. Y. While residing in Connecticut, Mr. Bulkley commenced 
the work of reform in the schools of that State, and excited 
much interest there. He continued his labors in his new field, 
was a member of an Educational Convention in 1836 and '37, 
and was one of the leading spirits in those early efforts, which, 
after repeated failures, contending wdth apathy and ignorance, 
resulted, at length, in 1845, in the organization of the New York 
State Teachers' Association, of which he was chosen the first 
President. This association gave birth to the first Teachers' 
Journal in the United States. Of the New York Teacher, he 
was one of the editors from the commencement, and for some 
years Chairman of the Board of Editors, contributing largely to 
its usefulness. In view of his character as an educator, his suc- 
cess as a teacher, and his earnest devotion to the common cause 
of educational reform, Hamilton College conferred on him the 
honorary degree of A. M. Mr. Bulkley was one of the pioneers 
in the introduction of music into the public schools, and a co- 
laborer with the other early advocates of that cause. 

In 1851 he received the appointment of Principal of one of 
the largest of the Williamsburgh public schools, now known as 
No. 19 in Brooklyn, and brought to the administration of its 
affairs enlightened views and a sound policy. His success as a 
teacher culminated in the organization of this school, where 
he remained nearly five years. He entered heartily into schemes 
of reform in his new relations, and was made Principal of the 
Saturday Normal School, which he had been the chief instru- 
ment in organizing. 

On the consolidation of Brooklyn. Williamsburgh and Bush- 
wick, Mr. ]5ulkley was chosen City Superintendent of Schools, 
and entered upon his duties in March, 1855. To this office lie 
was annually re-elected until 1873, and then accepted the less 

98 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

onerous position of Associate Superintendent. He continued in 
active service until 1885, when he resigned, and severed his con- 
nection with the Board of Education, after thirty years of con- 
tinuous labor. The excellence of the Brooklyn system of 
Public Schools is attributed largely to his wise direction and 
zealous, untiring efforts for their welfare. In every national 
movement for the encouragement of sound learning and the dif- 
fusion of education, he has borne a conspicuous part. He was 
a member and officer for many years of the American Institute 
of Instruction, and was a prominent leader in the organization 
of the National Educational Association in 1857, serving as 
Secretary from 1858-''59, and as one of the Vice-Presidents from 
18Go-''66. At the Washington, D. C, meeting in 1859, he was 
elected President, presiding the next year, 1860, in Buffalo. 
He was also connected with the American Association for the 
Advancement of Education, the State Association of Superin- 
tendents, the National Association of Superintendents, and, in all 
these bodies, from year to year, acted upon important com- 
mittees, often preparing reports involving great labor and re- 

Mr. Bulkley's religious connections are with the Presbyterian 
Church, in which he has for many years been an Elder. 

104. EVA W. BEOWN [See No. 103), dan. of John S. and Ann 
(Rounds) Brown, b. June 18, 1848, was m. June 1, 1876, to 
Cornelius Clarke Sisson, son of Barnet and Susan Arnold 
(Brown) Sisson, b. Aug. 25, 1850. They have one child, 
Clarence Brown, b. April 6, 1877. Reside in Providence. 

105. CHARLES D. COOKE {Amet/,^^ Isaac,'^^ Bep.-Gov. 
Elisha,^* James, ^ John^ (JhatP), son of Capt. Benoni and 
Amey (Brown) Cooke, b. Sept. 19, 1813, m. Aug. 16, 1836, 
Mary Anna, dau. of Gov.* Samuel Ward King and his wife, 
Catharine L. Angell. She was b. May 1, 1816, d. in New York 
city of typhoid fever, Nov. 28, 1884. Buried at Laurel Hill, 
Philadelphia. Mr. C. D. Cooke is a successful merchant in New 
York (commission dry goods), who, in the frequently recurring 
financial crises of the times, has never failed to meet his obliga- 
tions. Mrs. Cooke was a descendant, maternally, of the first 
Thomas Angell, of Providence. {Catliarine,'^ Olney,^ Daniel^^ 
Stejihen,* John,^ Jolui," Tltomas'^ .) 


i. Isaac Brown, b. in Johnston, R. I., Maj' 24, 1837, d. Sept. 
• ■ 30, 1854, linm. 

ii. Charles Albert, b. in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 12, 1841. Is 
unm. and resides iu New York. 
156. iii. Hekry Clarence, b. in Baltimore, Sept. 6, 1843. Resides 
in New York. Charles A. and Henry C. Cooke form the 
tirm of Cooke Brothers, oil manufacturers. Works, Eliza- 
beth, N. J. Office, New York city. 

* Governor of Rhode Island from l&40-'43. Resided in Johnston. 


lEI. '"•K Bi- 

Seventh Generation. 99 

100. NATHANIEL W. BROWN {Isaac,^'' Isaac;'^ Dep.- 
Gor. Fh'sJ/aJ^ James, '^ JoJi/i,'^ diad^), son of Isaac and Lydia 
(Williams) Brown, was b. Feb. 22, 1811. 

*' Conspicuous in the list of Rhode Island officers who were 
engaged in the service of their country during the great Rebel- 
lion of the South, is the name of Col. Nathaniel Williams Brown. 
He was born in Dighton, Mass., at the house of his maternal 
grandfather, for whom he was named. His early progress in 
his studies was so marked, that at the age of eleven he was ready 
for a preparatory course, intending to enter college. A severe 
attack of inflammation of the eyes changed his plans, and at the 
age of fourteen he entered upon a mercantile life in the count- 
ing-roonl of his father. In 1833, he commenced business for 
himself in the wool trade. He recovered the use of his eyes, but 
the severe strain upon his nervous system, increased by an attack 
of brain fever in 1830, rendered him peculiarly liable to acute 
nervous and inflammatory disease, and unusually susceptible to 
the influences of passing events. Later in life these tendencies 
were less marked. In common with other business men, he suf- 
fered from the commercial crises of 1837 and 1857. In the latter 
year he withdrew from theDunnell Manufacturing Company, of 
which he was a member, and. his health being impaired, 
remained until 1861 in retirement in his pleasant home at 

" On the breaking out of the rebellion, his military experience 
acquired in the First Light Infantry Company, of Providence, 
commended him to the notice of the State authorities, and he 
was summoned to Providence, where he accepted the command 
of Company D, in the First Rhode Island Regiment. At the 
battle of Bull Run his coolness and courage brought him into 
prominent notice. His well drilled company was specially 
exposed, and suffered a greater loss in killed and wounded than 
any :)ther in the regiment. In September, 1861, he was com- 
missioned Colonel of the Third Regiment, R. I. Vols. Their 
destination was Port Royal, S. C, where they arrived in time to 
participate in the bombardment of the rebel forts which surren- 
dered November 7, and Col. Brown was appointed to the com- 
mand of the Post. His admirable executive abilities, aided by 
the willing co-operation of his subordinate officers, soon gave 
the regiment an enviable reputation, and it was considered 
second to none in the service. 

" In the Summer of 1862 he returned to his home for a much 
needed rest, but resumed his command in September, in im- 
proved health and spirits, and was at once appointed Chief of 
Artillery. His last service was rendered in connection with an 
unsuccessful expedition organized by Gen. Mitchell in October, 
for the purpose of reconnoitering the rebel force in the interior, 
and destroying a portion of the Charleston and Savannah rail- 
road. During this engagement Col. Brown was especially con- 

100 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

spicuous for his gallant and noble bearing. On his return to 
Hilton Head he was attacked by fever, which soon proved fatal, 
and on Oct. 30, 1862, he quietly breathed his last, far from 
home and kindred, but supported by an unwavering trust in 
Divine mercy, and a clear and undisturbed faith in the love of 
God through Jesus Christ. His remains were interred at Hil- 
ton Head, but afterwards removed to Providence, where they 
repose in the North Burial Ground. ' Greater love hath no 
man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.'" 
(See "Memoirs of Rhode Island Officers," by John E. Bartlett, 
Providence, 1867.) 

He m. June 5, 1834, Sophia, b. Sept. 21, 1813, dau. of Eben- 
ezer and Sophia (Smith) Frothingham, of Boston, Mass., gr. 
dau. of Capt. Simon and Freelove (Fenner) Smith of Provi- 
dence, and g. gr. dau. of Hon. Arthur and Mary (Olney) 
Fenner. Mary Olney was dau. of Capt. James and JHallelujah 
(Brown) Olney, gr. dau. of Daniel and Alice (Hearnden) Brown, 
and g. gr. dau. of Chad Brown. Thus Sophia (Frothingham) 
Brown is a descendant in the seventh generation of Chad 


i. Sophia Frothingham, b. Oct. 4, 1836. 

ii. Nathaniel Williams, b. Sept. 1, 1838, d. Jan. 10, 1844. . 

iii. Frederic Lothrop. b. July 20, 1840, in. Oct. 6, 1870. Mary 
Louisa, dau. of William P. and Mary E. Eddy, of Dighton, 
Mass She d. July 6, 1885, leaving one child, Bessie Froth- 
ingham, b. Dec. 1, 1877. 

iv. Amey, b. July 16, 1842, was m. Nov. 16, 1864, to Harrison 
Bliss, Jr., of Worcester, Mass., who d. May 12, 186S. 
They had one son, Theodore Harrison, b.' Nov. 9, 1867. 

V. LancxDon. b. April 4, 1850, d. June 30, 1870. 

vi. Nathaniel Williams, b May 9, 1853. d. June 14, 1856. 
There were five otliers who died in infancy. 

107. AMEY D. BROWN [See No. 106), dau. of Isaac and 
Lydia (Williams) Brown, b. Feb. 22, 1814, was m. Dec. 29. 1834, 
to Jacob Dunnell, of Pawtucket, R. I., b. Dec. 29, 1811, d. 
May 21. 1886. She d. Sept. 9, 1868 He was son of Jacob 
and Mary (Lyman) Dunnell, and gr. son of Judge Daniel and 
Polly (Wanton) Lyman.* 


i. Mary Lyman, b. Oct. 29, 1835, d. Feb. 3, 1841. 

157. ii Sophia Brown, b. June 14, 1837. 

158. iii. Jacob, b. Feb. 6, 1839. 

iv. Edward Wanton, b. May 8, 1841, d. July 29, 1841. 
V. Amey, b. June 17, 1844. d. Oct. 23, 1844. ' 
vi. Adela, b. July 5, 1845, d. Nov. 28, 1853. 

* The emigrant ancestor of the Lymans in America wa.s Richard Lyman, who came in 
4631 from High (_)ngar, Essex Co., England, to Hartford, Conn. (See " Lyman Geneal- 
ogy" and " America Heraldica.") 

Seventh Generation. 101 

159. vii. Alice Maud Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1846, ra. Sept. 15, 1873, 
Amasa M. Eaton. (See No. 125). 

viii. Margarkt, b. May 3, 1848, d. Aug. 38, 1849. 

ix. William Wanton, b. Sept. 13, 1850, m. June 20, 1882, 
Susan Williams, dau. of Joseph G. and Lydia Williams 
(Presbury) Grinnell, and gr. dau. of Rev. Samuel and Myra 
(Williams) Presbury. Myra Williams was a descendant in 
the sixth generation of Richard Williams, of Taunton, Mass. 
{Myra,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,'^ Seth,^ Samuel,''^ RkhnrcP .) 

108. SUSAN" T. BECKWITH {Alice D.,^^ Isaac,^^ Dep. 
Gov. ElisJia,^^ James, ^ Joltu,^ CJukP), dau. of Tnnnan and 
Alice D. (Brown) Beckwith, b. June 13, 1815, was m. Jan. 9, 
1838, to Rev. Arthur Savage Train, D. D., the only child of Rev. 
Charles and Elizabeth (Harrington) Train, b. Sept. 1, 1812. d. 
Jan. 2, 1872. After graduating at Brown University in 1833, 
he remained there for a year as tutor. He studied theology 
under Dr. Francis Wayland and his father. Rev. Charles Train, 
of Framingham, and became pastor of the First Baptist Church 
in Haverhill, Mass., in 183G, where he continued until 1859. 
He then accejited the Chair of Sacred Rhetoric and Pastoral 
Duties in Newton Theological Institution, resigning, in 1866, to 
take charge of the Baptist Church at Framingham, Mass., of 
which his father had for many years been pastor. Six years 
later, he died in its service, much lamented. Mrs. Train d. 
Feb. 5, 1851, in her 30th year. They had three daus., xlUce 
Broivn, b. June 23. 1839 ; EJizaMh Harrington, b. May 9, 
1843 ; Annie Russell, b. Feb. 4, 1845, who was m. July 29, 
1873, to James A. Hale. 


109. AMOS 4.. BECKWITH {See No. 108), son of Truman 
and Alice D. (Brown) Beckwith, b. Dec. 4, 1822, m. Nov. 15, 
1848, Clara, dau. of Warren Lippitt. She d. June 15, 1879, 
aged 51 years. 


i. Daniel, b. Sept. 13, 1849. 

ii. Alice Dexter, b. June 13, 1852 ; was m. Sept. 18, 1873, to 
ciT. Ernest (p. Oppenheim, and d. July 3, 1884, leaving a son, 
Beckirith, b June 24, 1874, and a dau., Clara Lipintt, b. 
Jan. 20, 1877. 

iii. Robert Lippitt, b. Aug. 14, 1855, m. Oct. 2, 1879, Carrie, 
dau. of William and Theresa (Brown) Joslin. They have 
four children : Amos, b. Aug. 22, 1880 ; Henry T. (2d), b. 
March 26. 1882; William, b. June 6, 1884; Alice Brown, 
b. Nov. 6, 1885. 

iv. Truman, b. Aug. 20, 1859, m. Feb. 2, 1887, Harriette Lin- 
coln, dau. of Henry L. and Sarah (Armstrong) Parsons. 
They have a son, Trurnan Beckwith, Jr., b. Oct. 10, 1887. 

v. Helen Stuart, b. June 8, d. Sept. 14, 1661. 

vi. Warren Lippitt, b. Sept. 13, 1867. 

110. ELISIIA BROWNE {Esek,^^ Elisha,^^ Cliad,^^ Oba- 
diah,^ John," Cliad^), son of Esek and Mary (Sayles) Browne, 

102 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

m. Rhoby, dan. of Nathaniel and Betsey (Huntington) Bowdish, 
and gr. dau. of Elijah Huntington, of Ashford, Conn, She d, 
in Chepachet in 1871 in her 8 1st year. He was a man of un- 
doubted integrity and respected by all who knew him. Though 
in feeble health, he was enabled by his industry to leave his 
family in comfortable ciriumstances. At the time of his death, 
in 1826, he was a large land owner in Westfield, Orleans Co., 
Vt. He lived and died in Chepachet, R. I. (See Huntington 
Family Memoir, 1863.) 


160. i. George HuNTiKGTON. b. Jan. 6. 1818. 
ii. Ememne Armstrong, d. j-oung. 

111. CELINDA BROWN, {See Xo. 110), dau. of Esek and 
Mary (Sayles) Browne, b. in Glocester, R. I., April 4, 1799, was 
m. in 1818 to Anthony Sanders, b. in Glocester, May 16, 1796, 
son of Oliver and Mary (Pollock) Sanders, and gr, son of Ste- 
phen and Sarah (Paine) Sanders. He removed soon after his 
marriage to Williamstown, Mass., where he d. July 24, 1853. 
His widow d. at Fulton, N, Y., Nov. 30, 1859, while on a 
Thanksgiving visit to her daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Lord. Her 
remains were taken to Williamstown for burial. They had 14 
children, 11 of whom grew to maturity. The two eldest were 
b. in Glocester, the remainder in Williamstown. 


i. Eliza Ann, b. March 18, 1819, was m. March 18, 1859, to 
William Danforth, of Williamstown, son of Coon and Clara 
Danforth, who d. Dec. 16, 1885. No issue. 

ii. Mary, b. March 12, 1820, d. Oct. 12, 1822. 

161. iii. Marshall Danforth, b. July 3, 1823. 

iv. Milton, b. April 12, 1825, d. Nov. 12, 1826. 

162. V. .Mary Jane, b Oct. 21, 1826. 

vi. Frances Celinda, b. Nov. 24, 1828, was m. Aug. 14, 1858, 
to Dr. Samuel Duncan, of Williamstown, son of Samuel 
and Sarah Duncan, and had two children, Eleanor, b. Feb. 
3, 1864, and Richard, b. July 20, 1865, Dr. Duncan was in 
the United States Service during the Civil War of 1861, as 
surgeon. He d. Feb. 3, 1882. 

vii. Lucy Adaline, b. Nov. 20, 1830, was ni. Nov. 29, 1855, to 
Erastus N. Bates, now of Riverside, Cook Co. , 111. He is a 
graduate of Williams College, a lawyer by profession, and 
was State Treasurer of Illinois for four years. In the late 
war of the rebellion he enlisted as Major of the 80th Regt. 
of 111. Vols., in Gen. Straight's command, was captured, and 
confined in Libby and otlier prisons of the South for over 
fifteen months. He was one of the officers sent to Charles- 
ton, S. C, to be placed under fire of the Union troops, but 
was subsequently exchanged, returned to his home, and was 
years in recruiting from his hardships. He was promoted to 
the rank of Brigadier General. 

Lucy A. Eaters d. at Springfield, 111.. Feb. 13, 1872. They 
had three sons, George, Bertie and Walter. 


Seventh Generation. 103 

viii. Betsey Abby, b. Dec. 26, 1882, d. Feb. 10, 1835. 

ix. Oliver Brown, b. July 13, 1884, was m. May 28, 1865, to 
Julia A. Ed.son, at Ceutralia, 111., and has two daughters. 
They now reside in Chicago, 111., where he is Secretary of the 
Provident Savings Insurance Co. 

X. George Anthony, b. July 4, 1836, m. Nov. 16, 1865, at 
Fulton, N. Y., Antoinette C, dau. of Hon. M. Lindley Lee, 
M. D., and his wife Anna (Core) Lee. A graduate of 
Williams College, a lawyer by profession, and was Assistant 
State Treasurer of Illinois for six years Resides at Spring- 
field, 111., and is of the firm of Sanders and Bowers, 
Attoruevs They have had five children (1) Unruaned, h. 
Nov. 25", d. Nov. 28, 1866. (2) Walter Lee, b. June 13, 1868. 
(3) Alice Bates, b. June 27, 1870, d. Feb. 19, 1876. (4) 
Fra/tre.s Antoinette, h. June 30, 1873, d. Feb. 22, 1876. (5) 
Ejfie Stork, b. Dec. 2, 1874. 

xi. William Henry, b. Nov. 4, 1838, m. in autumn of 1868, 
Hattie Green, of New York city. He is a farmer, and lives 
at Blue Earth City, Faribault Co., Minn. They have three 
children living. 

xii. James Brainard, b. Sept, 18, 1840, m. March 25, 1869, Mary 
Tompkins, of Centralia, 111. He served one year in the war 
of 1861 as musician in the 33d Regt. 111. Vols., and is now a 
hardware merchant of Centralia. They have three daugh- 
ters : Jessie T., b. Jan. 25, 1870 ; Lucy Josephine, b. Jan. 26, 
1872 ; Mabel Augusta, b. Nov. 5, 1874. 

xiii. Helen Josephine, b. March 13, 1843, was m. Nov., 1872, 
at Springfield, 111., to Julius Butler Ranney, son of Oliver 
Ranney, of Bethlehem, Conn., and his wife Lynda Adams, of 
Genoa. N. Y. He is a fruit grower and farmer of ilulberry 
Corners, Geauga Co., Ohio. They have two children : 
Antoinette Avgvsta, b. Aug. 12, 1874, and Oliver Anthony, 
b. Nov. 14, 1883. 

xiv. Catharine Augusta, b. May 2. 1846, was m. at Springfield, 
111., Dec. 15, 1870, to William Talcott. of Jersey City, N. J., 
a graduate of Williams College, and a lawyer by profes- 
sion. She d. at Denver, Colorado, of consumption, March 
8, 1873. No issue. 

104 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


Ives^'^^ Hope, ^^ JVicholas,-^ James,^ James,^ Jo/oi,^ C/ickP), 
dan. of William G. and Charlotte E. (Ives) Goddard, b. Dec. 1, 
1823, was ni. June 14, 1848, to AVilliam Binney, of Phila- 
delphia, son of Horace and Mary (Woodrow) Binney. She d. 
April 26', 18G6, leaving fonr children. (1) Hope Ives, b. May 
10, 1849, m. Samuel Powell, Jr., of Philadelphia. (2) ^Fari/ 

Woodrow, b. Dec. 14, 1856, m. Sidney F. Tyler, President of 
the Fourth Street National Bank, Philadelphia, son of George 
F. Tyler. She d. Dec. 19, 1884. 'J~hey had two children,_ a 
son and a daughter. (3) William, b. July 31, 1858, m. Harriet 
Da Costa Ehodes. (4) Horace, b. May 18, 1860. 

113. WILLIAM GODDAED [See Xo. 112), eldest son of 
William G. and Charlotte E. (Ives) Goddard, b. Dec. 25, 1825, 
m. Feb. 19, 1867, Mary Edith, dan. of Hon. Thomas Allen and 
Mary J. (Fuller) Jenckes, and gr. dan. of Thomas and Abigail 
(Allen) Jenckes. 

William Goddard graduated at Brown University in 1846. 
After studying law and traveling extensively, he engaged in mer- 
cantile and manufacturing pursuits. During the late civil war 
he espoused the cause of the Union, and, as Major of the First 
Ehode Island Eegiment, was highly complimented by Colonel 
Burnside in his official report to General Scott. He was subse- 
quently appointed a member of the staff of General Burnside, 
and for gallant and meritorious conduct at the battle of Fred- 
ericksburg, was brevetted Colonel. He is now the senior part- 
ner of the firm of Goddard Brothers, Providence, successors to 
the house of Brown and Ives. 

They have one child, Editlt Uupi', b. Jan. 4, 1868. 

114. FEANCIS W. GODDAED {t^n>Xo. 112), son of Wil- 
liam G. and Charlotte E. (Ives) Goddard, b. May 4, 1833, m. 
May, 1862, Elizabeth Cass, dan. of Henry and Matilda (Cass) 
Ledyard, of Newport, E. I., and gr, dau. of Hon. Lewis and 
Elizabeth (Spencer) Cass, of Detroit, Mich. 

Elizabeth Spencer was a descendant in the seventh generation 
of Dr. Edward Bulkeley, rector of All Saints Church, Odell, 
Bedfordshire, Eng., in 1558. The have two children : Charlotte 
Ives, b. March l,"l863, and Henry Ledijard, b. Nov., 1866. 

Charlotte Ives was m. Oct. 12, 'l887/to Amos Lockwood, son 
of John W. and Sarah (Lockwood) Danielson. Eeside in Provi- 

115. EOBEET H. I. GODDAED* {See Xo. 112), b. Sept. 21, 

* Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Robert H. I. Goddard served upon the staff of General 
Burnside as aide-de-camp. 

Eighth Gen^eration. 105 

1837, m. Jan. 26, 1871, Rebekali Burnet, dau. of William and 

Elizabeth (Bennet) Groesbeck, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

They have had three children : IVilli'aiti (rroesheck, b. Nov. 
21, 1871, d. April 25. 1882 ; Madeline Ives, b. June 30, 1874; 
JMerf Hale Ives, b. Feb. 12, 1880. 

116. ELIZABETH A. IVES (Robert H. Ives,''^ Hope,^^ 
Niclwlas,^^^ James, ^ James, '^^ Johii,^ CluuP), dau. of Robert H. 
and Harriet B. (Amory) Ives, b. April 10, 1830, was m. Sept. 22, 
1851, to Professor William Gammell, eldest son of Rev. William 
and Mary (Slocomb) Gammell, b. in Medfield, Mass., Feb. 10, 
1812. The family removed to Newport. R. I., in 1822. Wil- 
liam Gammell graduated at Brown University in 1831, and. in 
the following year, was made tutor of the Latin language in that 
institution In 1835, he was appointed Professor of Rhetoric 
and English Literature, and in 1850 was transferred to the Pro- 
fessorship of History and Political Economy, a post which he 
occupied until his resignation in 1864. He is known as an au- 
thor, and writer for magazines and reviews, and has, since 1882, 
been President of the Rhode Island Historical Society. 


i. RoBEiiT Ives, b. Dec. 30, 1853, m. Feb. 28, 1878, Eliza An- 
thony, youngest dau. of Francis Edwin and Eliza (Anthony) 
Hoppin, b. Jan. 20, 1858 They have had three children : 
Hope, b. March 12, 1879, d. Oct. 15, 1880 ; Virginia, b. 
Oct. 16, 1880 ; Robert, b. .Jan. 9, 1888, d. Feb. 8, 1888. 

ii. Elizabeth Hope, b, Nov. 7, 1854, was m. May 19, 1880, to 
John Whipple Slater, son of William Smith and Harriet 
Morris (Whipple) Slater. 

iii. WiLLfAM, Jr., b. May 20, 1857, m. Feb. 20, 1884, Bessie Gar- 
diner, twin dau of Tully Dorrance and Louisa (Holmes) 
Bowen, b. Dec. 19, 1859. They have a son, William, b. 
March 8. 1885. 

iv. Arthur Amoky, b. March 13. 1862, d. in Providence, March 
23, 1887. A graduate of Brown University in the class of 

V. Harriet Ives, b. May 16, 1864. 

vi. Helen Louise, b. April 24, 1868. 

117. ANNE B. FRANCIS {John B. Francis,''^ Ahbij,^'> 
John,^''^ James, ^ James, ^ Jolin,^ CltarP), dau. of John B. and 
Anne C. (Brown) Francis, b. April 23, 1828, was m. July 12, 
1848, to Marshall Woods, of Providence, son of Rev. Alva 
Woods, D. D., and Almira (Marshall) Woods, his wife, born in 
Boston, Mass., Nov. 28, 1824. 


i. Abby Fuancis, b. May 27, 1849, was ra. Oct. 15, 1873, to 
Samuel Appleton Brown Abbott, of Boston, son of Judge 
Josiah and Caroline (Livermore) Abbott. They have four 
children : Helen Francis, b. July, 29, 1874 ; Madeline Lioer- 


106 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

more, b. Nov. 2, 1876 : Anne Francis, b. Sept. 8, 1878 ; 
Caroline Livermore, b. April 25. 1880. 
ii. John Carter Brown, b. June 12. 1851. A graduate of 
Brown University in the class of 1872. 

118. JAMES B. HERRESHOFF (C. F. Herresh>ff.-^ 
Sarah, ^^ Joint, ^~ James,^ James,* John,- Cliad'^), son of 
Charles F. and Julia Ann (Lewis) Herreshoff was b, March 18. 
'1834. From 1853-1855 he studied in Brown University, taking 
a special course, chiefly in chemistry. He m. May 14, 1875, 
Jane, dau. of William and Margaret Jane (Morrow) Brown, of 
Ireland, b. Aug. 21, 1855. They have fiye children. (1) Jane 
Brown, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 13, 1876. (2) James 
Brown, b. in London, Eng., March 18, 1878. (3) Charles 
Frederick, b. in Nice, France, May 28, 1880. (4) William 
yStiiart, b. in Hampton Wick. Eng., April 21, 1883. (5) Anna 
Frances, b. in Bristol, R. L, July 5, 1880. Reside in Bristol. 

119. CAROLINE L. HERRESHOFF {See Xo.ll^), b. Feb. 
27, 1837, was m. Aug. 16, 1866, to Lieut. E. Stanton Cliesebro,' 
of New York city, son of Albert G. and Phebe Etes (Cobb) 
Chesebro,' b. in New York, Aug. 17, 1841, d. in Bristol, R. J., 
Oct. 22, 1875. 

They had one child, Albert Stanton Cliesebro,' b. in Bristol, 
Jan. 11, 1868. 

120. CHARLES F. HERRESHOFF {See Xo. 118), b. Feb. 
26, 1839, m. March 19, 1863, Mary, dau. of Charles and Mary 
(Bateman) Potter, of Portsmouth, R. I., b. March 3, 1843, d. in 
Bristol, March 24, 1866. He m. second, Dec. 3, 1868, Alice, 
dau. of Isaac Cook and Alice (Bateman) Almy, of Tiverton, R. 
I., b. Aug. 15, J 838. 

He has one daughter by the first wife, Julia Ann, b. in 
Bristol, Aug. 20, 1864. 

121. JOHN B. HERRESHOFF {See Xo. 118), b. April 24. 
1841, m. Oct. 6. 1870, Sarah Lucas, dau. of John and Catharine 
(Bumstead) Kilton, of Boston, Mass., b Nov. 2!, 1836. He is 
President and Treasurer of the Herreshotf Manufacturing Com- 
pany, established in Bristol, R. I., in 1863. For ten years 
schooners and sloops only were built, but, since 1873 steamers 
have supplanted sailing vessels. The high rate of speed attained 
by some of the well-known Herreshoff yachts, has achieved for 
the company a national reputation. 

They have a dau.. A'l'/;'//^//'/;^^' AVZ/'o;/, b. in Bristol, July 31, 

122. NATHANAEL G. HERRESHOFF {See Xo. 118). b. 
March 18, 1848, m. Dec. 26, 1883, Clara Anna, dau. of Algernon 

Eighth GENTERAXioisr. 107 

Sidney and Clara Anna (Diman) De Wolf, of Bristol, R. I., b. 
Sept. 5, 1853. For several years he was connected with the 
Corliss Steam Engine Company, of Providence, and was after- 
wards a student at the Mass. Institute of Technology, in the 
class of 1869. He is now the Superintendent of the Herreshoff 
Manufacturing Company . 

They have three children, all born in Bristol : (1) Aqnes 
MnUev, b. Oct. 19, 1884. (2) Algernon Sidney Ih Wolf, b. 
Nov. 22, 1886. (3) Nathanad G., Jr., b. Feb. 5, 1888. 

123. J. B F. HERRESHOFF [Ser Xn. 118), b. Feb 7, 1850, 
m Feb 9, 1876, Grace Eugenia, dan. of John and Louisa (Chamber- 
lin) Dyer, of Providence, b. March 20, 1851, d. Dec. 2, 1880. He 
m. second, Oct. 25, 1882, Eniilie Duval, dan. of Dr. Richard Henry 
and Sarah (Lothrop) Lee, of Philadelphia, Penn., b. March 24, 
1863. He entered Brown University in 1867, and soon develop- 
ing a marked aptness in chemistry, concentrated his attention 
upon that science. In Nov., 1868, he was appointed Assistant 
Professor in the laboratory under Prof. Appleton, where he 
remained two years. Since 1876, he has been Superintendent of 
the Laurel Hill Chemical Works on Newtown Creek, L. I, 
This establishment is the largest of the kind in the country, and, 
in the production of sulphuric acid, surjDasses any manufactory 
in the world. 

He has three children : (1) One child by the first wife, Louise 
ClKtmbcrUn, b. in Providence, Nov. 29, 1876. (2) Francis Lee, 
b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1883. (3) Frederic, b. in Brook- 
lyn, March 7, 1888. 

124. JULIAN L. HERRESHOFF {See No. 118), b. July 29, 
1854, m. Sept. 11, 1879, Ellen Frances, dan. of James Madison 
and Frances E. (Mowry) Taft, of Pawtucket, R. I., b. Jan. 3, 
1852. For the last two years he has been pursuing a classical 
oourse at the University of Berlin, Germany. They have one 
child, Grace, b. in Bristol, March 31, 1881." 

125. AMASA M EATON {Sarah B. Flaton,'^'^ Alice, '^ ^- John, ^-^ 
James, ^ Janifs,^ Joh/i,'^ Chad^), sou of Levi C. and Sarah B. 
(Mason) Eaton, b. May 31, 1841, m. Sept. 15, 1873, Alice Maud 
Mary, dau. of Jacob and Amey (Brown) Dunnell, of Pawtucket, 
R. I. {Amej/A"^ Isaac, ^^ Isaac,^^ Dep.-Gov. ElishaA"^ 
James,* John,- Chad^), b. Sept 15, 1846. He graduated at 
Brown University in 1861 (A. M.), and at Harvard Law School 
in 1878 {LL.B.y. A member of the First Rhode Island Regi- 
ment, under Col. Burnside, he was in the military service of the 
United States for three months in the Spring and Summer of 
1861. This regiment, composed of the choicest material, 
achieved a national reputation, and in the fiery ordeal of the con- 

108 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

flict at Bull Run, was highly commended for bravery and forti- 
tude in the day of battle. Mr. Eaton has frequently represented 
his native town, North Providence, in the General Assembly ; 
has served as member of the Common Council and as Alderman 
from the Tenth Ward. Since 1878, he has practised the profes- 
sion of law in Providence. 

They have six children, four sons and two daughters : (1) 
Amasa Mason, b. Sept. 34, 1874. (2) William Dunnell, b. 
Feb. 26, 1877. (3) ^arah Brown, b. June 30, 1878. (4) 
C/iarles Oicrtis, b. Jan. 16, 1880. (5) Lexois Diman, b. Sept. 
13, 1881. (6) Amexj Broicn, b. Jan. 1, 1885. 

126. CHAELES F. EATON {See No. 125), son of Levi C. 
and Sarah B. (Mason) Eaton, b. Dec. 11, 1842, m. April 24, 
1867, Helen Justice, dau. of Edwin and Mary A. (Peterson) 
Mitchell, of Philadelphia, Penn. After a residence of several 
years abroad, he returned with his family to this country in ]886. 
They now reside in Santa Barbara, California. 

They have three children : (1) Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 
1869. (2) Charles Frederick, b. April 22, 1873. (3) Lewis 
Francis, b. at Nice, France, Dec. 15, 1877. 

127. WILLIAM GROSVENOR, Jr. {Rosa A. Mason,'^^ 
Alice, '^'^ John,^' James,^ James,'*' John," ChacP ), son of William 
and Rosa Anne (Mason) Grosvenor, b. Aug. 4, 1838, m. Oct. 4, 
1882, Rose Dinwood Phinney, of Newport, R. I. 

They have two children, b. in Providence : Alice Jlason, b. 
Aug. 6, 1883, and Caroline Rose, b. Feb. 9, 1885. He gradu- 
ated at Brown University in 1860, and was trained to business 
in his father's office. He is one of the members of the Gros- 
venor-Dale Company, and its treasurer and general agent. 

128. ANNA A. JENKINS {Anna Alm>/,'>^ Sarah,*'-' 
Moses,^^ James,^ James,'^ John,'^ (JliaiP), dau. of William 
and Anna (Almy) Jenkins, b. Feb. 1, 1831, was m. to Thomas 
F. Hoppin, who d. in 1873. She was m. second, Nov. 5, 1874, to 
Henry A. Babbitt, of Pomfret Centre, Conn. 

Her two daughters, children of the first husband, are Anna 
Jenkins, b. May 16, 1853, and Alice, b. Jan. 14, 1857. Anna 
J. was m. to Frederick W. Chapin, and has Anna Alice, b. Dec. 
16, ]88l. Alice was m. to Austen G. Fox, and has had two 
children: Austen Hoppin, b. Nov. 4, 1877, and Henrv, b. May 
24, 1883, d. Dec. 30, 1884. 

129. BENJAMIN COWELL {Elizabeth B. Hoxoell,^^ J. i?. 
Howell,*'^ Mary,^^^ Jeremiah, ^'^ James,* John,^ Chad^), son of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth B. (Howell) Cowell, b. Dec. 28, 1818, 
d. Oct.j4, 1873, at his residence in Peoria, 111. He was one of 

Eighth Generation. 109 

the "Argonauts" of California in 1849, and subsequently settled 
in Peoria, III, in 1858, where he entered into business as a mer- 
chant. He m. Oct. 1, 1845, Amey W. Harris. 


i. Joseph Harris, b April 4, 1847, in the homestead on Charles 
Field street, Providence. He fitted for college in Peoria, 
and in 1864, served one hundred days in the l^Qth Illinois 
Volunteers. The following year he entered Brown Univer- 
sity, and graduated in 1869 with the degree of B. A. He 
then studied medicine at Michigan University, receiving the 
degree of M. D. in 1871. The same year he was elected 
Professor of Pathology in the Homeopathic College at 
Lansing, Mich., and held the position for two terms, 
when he removed to East Saginaw, Mich., where he is now 
a practising physician and surgeon. He m. May 23, 1878, 
Clarissa, dau. of Mark L. Child. They have three children: 
Mary Child, b. June 17, 1880 ; Elizabeth Howell, b. Aug. 20, 
1883 ; Amen Coioell, b June 16. 1886. 

ii. Elizabeth Howell, b. Oct. 18, 1848. 

iii. Benjamin, b. May 9. 1853, m. Feb. 5, 1880, Mary Anne Goss, 
and has Rnth, b. July 23, 1881, and Mark Weritwarth, b. 
July 30, 1883. 

iv. Harry, twin brother of Benjamin, d. Sept. 1, 1853. 

V. Amey Adaline, b. Dec. 30, 1861. 

130. SAMUEL COWELL(AS'ee JS'o. 129), son of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth B. (Howell), wash. July 3, 1820. He graduated at 
Brown University in 1840, and at the G-eneral Theological Sem- 
inary of New York, where he studied for the Episcopal ministry, 
in 1844. The same year he was ordained Deacon by Bishop 
Henshaw, of Rhode Island, and Oct. 10, 1845, was ordained to 
the priesthood by Bishop Alonzo Potter, of Penn. He has had 
charge of several parishes in New Jersey and Maine, and from 
1858-1884 was settled in Lockport, 111. He was Chaplain 
of the State Penitentiary at Joliet, 111., under Gov. Bissell, and 
subsequently had charge of a parish at Wilmot, Wisconsin. At 
present, he resides in Wrentham, Mass. 

He m. Sept. 16, 1846, Anne, dau. of Henry and Anne Sweitzer, 
b. April 26, 1823, d. June 16, 1848. He m. second, Oct. 5, 
1852, Margaret, dau. of John and Margaret Marshel, b. Oct 27, 
1829, d. May 24, 1884. He m. third, Aletha, dau. of Reynold 
and Sarah Ann Arnold, b. Feb. 11, 1845. 

He has had six children : (1) Henry Sioeitzei', the only child 
by the first wife, b. June 16. 1848, d. Aug. 19, 1848. (2) Eliza- 
beth Howell, b. Feb. 19, 1854, d. Aug. 5. 1871. (3) Walter 
Marshall, b. Sept. 28, 1856. (4) Herbert, b. Oct. 7, 1858, m. 
Abbv Harris, and resides in Joliet, 111. (5) Anne Siceitzer, b. 
Nov' 24, 1860. (6) James Henry, b. March 2, 1863. 

131. OLIVIA G. COWELL {See N'o. 129), dau. of Benjamin 
and E. B. (Howell) Cowell, b. Sept. 1, 1828, was m. July 20, 

110 The Chad Bkown Memokial. 

184:7, to Charles Hitchcock, artist, eldest son of Judge Hitch- 
cock, of New Haven, b. in 18:^3, d. Dec. 10, 1858. She d. 
Feb. 18, 1865. 

They had three children : Charles, b. May 12, 1848 ; Georr/e 
Herbert, b. Sept. 29, 1850 ; Amelia Swift, b. Aug. 7, 1852. 
The eldest son, Charles Hitchcock, graduated at Brown Univer- 
sity in 1869 (B. A.), and has been for some years a iDractising 
physioian in New York city. He m. Nov. 27, 1872, Fannie 
Lapsey, and had Ethel, b. June 27, 1877 ; Margaret, b. April 13, 
d. April 14, 1879 ; Charles, b. Aug. 25, 1881 ;"Howard Lapsey, 
b. Sept. 3, 1883 ; Olive, b. 1886. George H. Hilchcoch, m. 
July, 1881, Henrietta Richardson. He is an artist, and resides 
in Holland.* AmeUa S. Hilcltrock was m. June 24, 1884, to 
Herbert Maynard, of Dedham, Mass., b. June 27, 1854. 
Thev have a son, b. April 18, 1885, and a second son, Howell 
Hitchcock, b. Sept. 24, 1887. 

132. SARAH H. LIPPITT {Martha B. Hotvell,^'' J. B. 
Himell,^'^ JSIary,-^ Jeremiah,'^ ^ Jarnes,'^ John, ^ Chad^), eldest 
dau. of Charles and Martha B. (Howell) Lippitt, b. April 12, 
1834, was m. Oct. 21, 1857, to Asa Arnold, a descendant in the 
eighth generation of Roger Williams, through his paternal 
grandparents, Benjamin and Jemima (Potter) Arnold, who were 
both of Josej)h Williams, youngest son of Roger. She d. Oct. 
1, 1873. 

They had two children : Isabelle,h. July 7, 1858, and Charles 
Lij)piit, b. Jan. 5, 1861, d. June 24, 1870. Isabelle Arnold wa^ 
m. in Providence, April 30, 1878, to Johann Christian Graepel, 
b. May 10, 1848, of Hamburgh, Germanv. and had Sarah 
Theresa, b. May 17, 1879 ; Johann Julius,' b. Oct. 12, 1882, 
d Jan. 29, 1883 ; Christian Adolph, b. April 9, 1885. Resides 
in Hamburgh, Germany. 

133. MARTHA LIPPITT {See No. 132), dau. of Charles and 
Martha B. (Howell) Lippitt, b. July 16, 1835, was m. Oct. 27, 
1858, to Eben K. Glezen, wlio d. Sept. 5, 1868. They had one 
son, Frank Lippitt, b. Mav 13, 1862. She d. in Providence, 
Dec. 16, 1887. 

134. MARTHA H. WALKER {Waitu F. Howell,^^ J. B. 
HenoelL'^'' ]\lari/,~^ Jeremiah. '^^ James,* John, '^ Chad^), Aaw. 
of Appleton and Waity F. (Howell) Walker, b. Dec. 25, 1827, 
was m. June 12, 1856, to Robert Sterry Burrough. a merchant 
of Providence, b. Dec. 13, 1814, d. Oct. 7,*1877. He was son of 
Robert Sterry and Esther Grant (Armington) Burrough, gr. son 
of John and Sarah (Pearce) Burrough, and g. gr. son of William 
and Sarah (Power) Burrough. Sarah Power was dau. of Nich- 

* See Scribner's Magazine, Aug. 1887, " The Picturesque Quality of Holland."' 

Eighth Generation". Ill- 

olas and Mercy Tillinghast Power, sister of Hope (Power) Brown, 
and half sister of Mary (Power) Cooke, motiier of Gov. Nicholas 
Cooke. Mrs. Burrough resides in the Charles Field street man- 
sion, huilt in 1810 by her maternal g. gr. mothei-. Wait (Field) 

They had a dau., Martha Walker, b. Dec. 10, 1867. 

135. EVERETT P. WILCOX ( Sally B. Howell, ^i J. B. 
Iloioell,^'' 3Iary,^^ Jeremiah,^ '^ James,'^ John,^ Chad^), son 
of Rev. Horace A. and Sally B. (Howell) Wilcox, b. June 22, 
1839, m. July 31, 1872, Maria M. Owens, who d. without issue, 
Aug. 16, 1875. lie m. second, June 23, 1880, Lucy E. Mills. 

They have had two children : iSa,san E., b. Sept. 29, 1881, d. 
Aug. 17, 1883, and Reina Elizabeth, b. Dec. 14, 1886. Reside 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

136. JULIET L. AVILCOX {See No. J35,) b. July 24, 1843, 
was m. Dec. 6, 1866, to James P. Reynolds, who d. Jan. 11, 

They had five children : (1) James W., b. Oct. 18, 1867. 
(2) Sarah K., b. Oct. 18, 1869. (3) Annie E., b. Oct. 24, 1872. 
(4) Camlare W.,h. Feb. 7, 1875. (5) Ecerett P.,h. April 29, 
1877. Reside in Walton, Eaton Co., m.///i^ 

137. CHARLES F. WILCOX (See JVo. 135), b. Jan. 8, 
1845, m. April 2, 1868, Lucy Wilson, b. Aug. 2, 1841, dau. of 
George Wade and Lucy (Wilson) Smith, gr. dau. of Asaph and 
Susan (Wade) Smith and g. gr. dau. of Oliver Smith. Also g. 
gr. dau. of Oliver Wade, James Wilson and William Ross. Mr. 
Wilcox is an architect by profession, and resides in Providence. 

They have four children : (1) Sarah Brown, b. March 23, 
1869. (2) Alice Wilson, b. June 25, 1871. (3) Edith Eidcl, b. 
Nov. 3, 1872. (4) Howell George, b. Jan. 7, 1877. 

138. HORACE A. WILCOX {See No. 135), b. Dec. $^, 
1848, removed in 1868 to Melbourne, Australia, where he m. 
July 30, 1873, Louisa E. Owen, who d. July 27, 1874. He m. 
second, Aug. 16, 1877, Emma Nodin, who d. Oct. 23, 1884. He 
m. third, Aug. 5, 1886, Alice Marion Maplestone, half-sister of 
Emma Nodin. He has three children : (1) Nellie Henrietta 
Oioen, only child by first wife, b. June 29, 1874. (2) Charles 
Gilbert, b. Feb. 16, 1883. (3) Emnia Nodin, b. Oct. 8, 1884. 

139. FRANK W. CHENEY {Waitstill D. Shaw,^^ Mary 
B. Howell,'^ ^ Mary,^^ Jereniiah,^'^ James,'^ John,^ Chad^), 
son of Charles and Waitstill D. (Shaw) Cheney, was b. June 5, 
1832. He graduated at Brown University in 1854, and soon 
after entered into business in Hartford, Conn. In the Civil 

112 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

War of 1861, he was Lieut. -Colonel of the 16th Conn. Vols., 
and after being severely wounded at Antietam, retired from the 
service in Dec, 1862. Subsequently, he travelled extensively in 
Europe, China and Japan, studying the silk interests of those 
countries, and on his return became a member of the firm of 
Cheney Brothers, and its treasurer. This well-known house in 
the silk manufacture, was founded in 1836 in South Manchester, 
Conn., by his uncles and his father. As a model manufacturing 
establishment, it has received the highest encomiums both in 
this country and abroad. He m. Nov. 3, 1863, Mary, dau. of 
Rev. Horace Bushnell, D. D., and his wife, Mary (Ap thorp) 
Bushnell, of Hartford, Conn, and gr. dau. of Ensign and Dotha 
(Bishop) Bushnell. They have twelve children : (1) Emily, 
b. Oct. 15, 1864. (2) Charles, b. June 7, 1866. (3) Horace 
Bushnell, b. Mav 19, 1868. (4) Joh)i Davenport and (5) Hoio- 
ell, twins, b. Jan. 1, 1870. (6) Seth Leslie, b. Jan. 12, 1874. 
(7) Ward, b. May 26, 1875. (8) Austin, b. Dec. 13, 1876. 
(9) Frank Dexter, b. Oct. 16, 1878. (10) Marjory and (11) 
Dorotht/, twins, b. July 12, 1880. (12) Ruth, b. Nov. 23, 

140. KNIGHT D. CHENEY {See No. 139), b. Oct. 9, 
1837, m. at Exeter, N. H., June 4, 1862, Ednah Dow Smith. 
He is of the firm of Cheney Brothers, and resides at South Man- 

They have eleven children: (1) Ellen Wait still, b. Oct. 16, 
1863. (2) Elizabeth, b. Sept. 18, 1865. (3) Harriet Boweu, 
b. Feb. 4, 1867. (4) Helen, b. March 7, 1868. (5) Ktiighf 
Dexter, b. June 1, 1870. (6) Efhiah Parker, b. Feb. 3, 1873. 
(7) Theodora, b. Sept. 12, 1874. (8) Clifford Dudley, b. Jan. 
3, 1877. (9) Philip, b. May 8, 1878. (iO) Thomas Langdon, 
b. Nov. 20, 1879. (11) Ihissell, b. Oct. 16, 1881. 

141. GAMALIEL L. DWIGHT {G. L. Dwight,^^ Sarah 
Htwell,^^ Mar 11, ^s Jeremiah ,'^ ^ James,^ John,^, Chad'^), son 
of G. L. and Catharine H. (Jones) Dwight, b. Feb. 3, 1841, m. 
Jan. 16, 1871, Anne Ives, dau. of Edward and Candace Craw- 
ford (Dorr) Carrington. He d. in Nassau, Bahama Islands, 
Jan. 19, 1875. 

They had one child. Margaretha, b. Nov. 8, 1871. 
His widow m. second. Col. William Ames, and resides in Provi- 

142. CATHARINE E. DWIGHT {See No. 141), dau. of G. 
L. and Catharine H. (Jones) Dwight, b. May 19, 1843, was m. 
Julv 2, 1864, to E. Arthur Rockwood, and resides in Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

Eighth Generation. 113 

They have had five children : (1) Arthur Jones, b. March 
26, 1865. (3) William Patten, b. Oct. 13, 1867, d. Jan. 1, 
1870. (3) Charles Frederick, b. Sept. 23, 1871. (4) Edward 
Vermilye, b. May 30, 1874. (5) Catharine D wight, b. July 3, 


143. JAMES M. W. YERRINTON {James B. Yerrinton,^'' 
Catharine,^^ Jeremialt,^'^ Dep.-Gov. Elisha,'^^ Jatnes^^ Jolm,^ 
Chad^), son of James B. and Phebe (Boyd) Yerrinton, b Oct. 
24, 1825, m. May 21, 1850, Susan Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin 
and Sophia (Wyman) Mayhew. She is a descendant in the 
ninth generation of Thomas Mayhew, a merchant of South- 
ampton, England, b. 1592, d. 1682, who, in 1641, procured a 
patent of Sir Ferdinand Gorges, agent of the Earl of Stirling, 
for Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Isles. 
(Benjamin,^ Francis,'^ Ephraim,,^ Benjamin,^ Benjamin,*^ 
John,^ Thomas," Thomas'^). 

They have had six children: (1) Eleanor E., b. March 2, 
1851, was m. Oct. 31, 1881, to James P. Duncan, and has Elea- 
nor, b. Nov. 4, 1882. (2) Anne /.. b. April 26, 1853. (3) 
James F., b Oct. 27, 1854, d. April 30, 1858. (4) Wendell P., 
b. Feb. 7, 1857, m. Sept. 6, 1883, Sarah Marshall, who d. July 
19, 1887, leaving a dau., Catharine Ivanetta, b. May 2, 1885. 
(5) Arthur Brown, b. Oct. 21, 1863, d. Sept. 18, 1864. (6) 
Carrie Mayheiu, b. Oct. 3, 1866. 

144. CAROLINE E. YERRINTON {See No. 143), dau. of 
James B. and Phebe (Boyd) Yerrinton, b. April 20, 1831, was 
m. March 24, 1850, to Daniel S. Remington, of Providence. 

They have had five children: (1) Samuel TF., b. 1851, d. 
April 26, 1877. (2) James Winchell, b. Sept. J 5, 1852. (3) 
Geor(/e Walter, b. April 6, 1855, d. Aug. 19, 1886. He m. 
Sept. 21, 1876, Almie H. Chapman, and had Annie Isabel, b. 
July, 11, 1877 ; ,Walter Augusts, b. July 29, 1879 ; Clinton 
Chapman, b. Jan. 30, 1881. '(4) Carrihel C, b. July 30, 1858, 
was m. Jan. 4, 1883, to John A. Howard, and has Louise R., b. 
Jan. 28, 1884. (5) Olivia S., b. June 29, 1871. 

145. ANNA YERRINTON {See No. 143), dau. of James B. 
and Phebe (Boyd) Yerrinton, b. 1833, was m. Dec, 1854, to 
David White, who d. April 21, 1873. She d. Aug. 30, 1873. 

They had two children : (1) Carrie Delia, b. June 6, 1856, 
was m. June 1, 1882, to Alfred J. Sidwell. (2) Anna Bell, b. 
Dec, 185 7, d. Nov., 1865. Resided in Hadley, Mass. 

146. PHEBE YERRINTON {See. No. 143), dau. of James 
B. and Phebe (Boyd) Yerrinton, b. Nov. 23, 1837, was m. July 
9, 1857, to Albert F. Arnold, of Providence. She d. in Salem, 

Ll-t The Chad Brown Memorial. 

Mass, May 1, 1870. They had three children, all born in Pro- 
vidence: (1) Adela J., b. April 10, 1858, was m. June 10, 1880, 
to Edward G. Pratt, and has Adela Yerrinton, born in Newport, 
R. I., Dec. 30, 1883. (2) Mdnj Elizabeth, b. Aug. 33. 1859, 
was m June 20, 1883, to Elisha P. Reeve. (3) A)i.)t(( Francis, 
b. July 31, 1864, d. , 1866. 

147. FRANK YERRINTON {See No. 143). son of James B. 
and Olive F. Yerrinton, b. June 3, 1839, m. Ellen M. Waterman, 
in Fairlee, Vt., who d. Nov. 10, 1875. Their three children, b. 
in Boston, were Nellie, b. 1868 ; Frank M., b. Jan. 14, d. Jan. 

30, 1870 ; Alice W., b. Aug. 1, 1873, d. Dec. 17, 1873. 

148. JAMES D.YERRINGTON*(i^ T. Yerrinfun,''^ <\tth- 
arine.^^ Jeremicih,^^ JDep.-Gnr. FlisIiaA^ James,* John,- 

GhacP), son of Barker T. and Maria (Daggett) Yerrinton, b. 
Oct. 13, 1833, m. Nov. 34, 1859, in Chelsea. Mass., Annie Cath- 
arine Mayhew, sister of S. E. Mayliew. {See Xo. 143.) 

They have had three children : (1) A dau. b. Oct., 1860. 
lived but a day. (3) Mayliew, b. Jan. 1, 1863. (3) Frederick 
Barker, b. Oct. 31, 1871. He is of the firm of J. D. Yerring- 
ton & Co., dealers in precious stones. New York city, and re- 
sides in Cresskill, Bergen Co., New Jersey. 

149. PRESTON D. YERRINOTON {See No. 148), son of 
Barker T. and Maria (Daggett) Yerrinton, b. May 13, 1836, 
m. Sept. 13, 1867, Mrs. Mary P. (Carpenter) Hawley, dau. of 
Samuel A. and Susan A. (Smith) Carpenter, of Angelica, N. Y. 
She d. July 9, 1871. They had one child, Preston, b. Sept. 6, 
1868, in Alton, 111. After the death of his mother, he was 
entrusted to the care of relatives in Providence, where he now 
i-esides. Preston D. Yerrington was for many years a railroad 
station agent in Indiana and Illinois, and is now (1888) with 
J. D. Yerrington and Co., of New York city. 

150. ANNIE M. YERRINTON {See Xo. 148), dau. of 
Barker T. and Maria (Daggett") Yerrinton, b. Dec. 14, 1837, 
was m. Feb. 4, 1869, to William'P. Griffin, son of Thomas Jef- 
ferson and Julia Ann (Fuller) Griffin. They have one child. 
Henry Irving, b. June 18, 187ii. In the autumn of 1887 they 
removed from Pawtucket, R. I., to Knoxville, Tenuesee. 

151. CHURCHILL H. CUTTING {Elizabeth, ^^ Hugh 
H.,^-^ Jeremiak,^^ Dep.-Gov. Eli.^ha,^* James,* John,- Chad^), 
only child of Rev. S. S. and Elizabeth (Brown) Cutting, b. 
Sept. 13, 1843, m. May 15, 1864, Mary Augusta, dau. of Carlos 
Dutton, of Rochester, N. Y. Their two children are Grace 
Dutton. b. Sept. 4, 1866, and Elizabeth Brown, h. Nov. 1, 1871. 
A merchant in New York city, and resides in Brooklyn. 

* The two sons of Barker T. Yerrinton, when they became of age, restored the k 
to the family name, writing it Yerrington. 

Ei(iiiTH Generation. 115 

15-^. GEORGE A. ALLIN {Manj,^^ Hugh //.,■'''' Jere- 
viittlt,'^^ Dt'p.-Gov. Elisha,'^^ James,*^ John,^ Cliad^), only 
child of George and Mary A. (Brown) Allin, b. June 26, 1842, 
m. June 25, 1874. Heloise M., dau. of Electus B. and H. Marie 
(Breed) Litchfield. They have had four children : (1) George 
Lifrli^eld, b. Aug. 29, 1875. (2) Lawroice Bhtncliard, b. 
Nov. "11, 1878. (3) Heloise Maria, b. March 1, 1883, d. April 
2, 1886. (4) Kate Durgea, b. April 10, 1886. 

Mr. Allin is Secretary of the West Brooklyn Land and Im- 
provement Company. Office in New York city. 

153. MARY ELLA BROWN (,/o.yf/^A.i «« Hugh H.,^-^ Jere- 
miah,^^ Dep.-Gov. IJIisha,^^ Juuies,* Jolui," C'hud^), dau. of 
Joseph and Rebecca (Ketchum) Brown, b. April 15, 1847, wasm. 
June 12, 1866, to James Roosevelt Hitchcock, b. at Tompkins- 
ville, Staten Island, March 23, 1841, son of Daniel Roosevelt 
and Mary (Howard) Hitchcock, and gr. son of Major George 
Howard, IT. S. A. *' Col. J. R. Hitchcock* commenced his 
military career in Jan., 1861, when he enlisted in Company F, 
Seventy-first Regiment, He served with his company in the 
three months' campaign of that year at Washington and Bull 
Run. Subsequently he was elected, successively, Captain, IMajor, 
Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel of the Ninth Regiment, N. G. S. 
N. Y. During his term of service as Major, the great Orange 
riot took place in July, 1871, and Col. Hitchcock distinguished 
himself by his coolness and bravery as commander of the left 
wing. When the railroad riot of July, 1877. occurred, the first 
regiment called on for duty was the gallant Ninth, which re- 
sponded in a few hours, and without overcoats or blankets, and 
with only ammunition in the way of stores. Col. Hitchcock took 
his men to West Albany. Good service was performed there and 
encomiums were showered upon the regiment and its intrepid 
colonel. The illness which resulted fatally, caused by undue 
exposure to the heat of the sun, was contracted at this time, and 
he died in New York city, on the 12th of April, 1878, at the 
age of 37. An efficient and beloved officer, his early death was 
greatly lamented. He was buried with military honors, and his 
remains were interred in the family plot at Stapleton, Staten 
Island." They had two children, Alice, b. June 22, 1867, and 
Wilbur Kirhg, b. Dec. 31,1871. 

154. GEORGE T. BROWN (.SVrwwe/ TF.,102 Ebenezer P.,S8 
Jeremiah,"^^ Dep.-Gov. EUs]i<(,'^^ James, ^ John,^ Chad'^), son of 
Samuel W. and Mary E. (Thurber) Brown, b. May 7, 1850, m. 
Oct. 15, 1874, Lvdia James, dau. of James and Lydia (Paine) 
McGary, of Masonboro', N. C, b. Jan. 21, 1850. 

They have had four children, all born in Providence. (1) 

* Abridged from the papers of the day. 

116 The Chad Bkown" Memorial. 

EUzaheth Thurher, b. Aug. 2, 1875, d. March 2, 1888. (2) 
Samuel Walter, b. July 8, 1877. (3) Lydia James, b. Jan. 22, 
1882, d. March 5, 1888. (4) Eynily Setinger, b. Sept. 6, 1883. 

155. ARTHUR L. BROWN {See Wo. 154), son of Samuel 
W. and Mary E. (Thurber) Brown, b. Nov. 28, 1854, m. Feb. 
12, 1885, Cora Elizabeth, dau. of Hiram B. and Margaret M. 
(Hatfield) Aylsworth, b. March 14, 1860, a descendant in the 
tenth generation of Chad Brown, and in the eighth of Arthur 
and Mary (Brown) Aylsworth (Hiram B.,'' Eli,^ Arthur,^ 
James,^ Philip,^ Arthur,^ Arthur-^). (See Wo. 7.) 

They have two children : Aylsivorfli, b. Feb. 14, 1886, and 
Beatrice, b. Aug. 11, 1887. Arthur L. Brown graduated at 
Brown University in 1876, and subsequently studied law. He 
is of the firm of Miller and Brown, attorneys. Providence. 

156. HENRY C. COOKE {C. D. Cooke,' ^^ Amey,^^ Imac,^^ 
Dep.-Gov. Elisha,'* James, ^ John,^ Chad'), son of Charles D. 
and Mary A. (King) Cooke, b. Sept. 6, 1843. m. in New York 
city Sej)t. 6, 1864, Harriet Ruth,* only dau. of William and 
Harriot (Driver) VVaters, b. in Andover, Mass., March 18, 1841. 
They have had two children, b. in New Y^'ork : Henry Dexter, 
b. Dec. 27, 1865, d. July 1, 1868; Maud Aline, b. May 23, 1869. 

157. SOPHIAB. DUNNELL (.4;»6'//,io7 Isaac,^'' Isaac^^s 
Dep.-Gov. EUslia,'^ James, ^ JoJrn,^ Chad'), dau. of Jacob and 
Amey D. (Brown) Dunnell, b. June 14, 1837, was m. April 5, 
1865, to John T. Denny, b. June 7, 1835, son of Thomas and 
Sarah (Tappan) Denny, of New York city. They have had 
three children : (1) Amey Dunnell, b. Nov. 12, 1866, was m. 
Dec. 2, 1884, to (Chalmers Dale, a merchant of New York city, 
son of Gerald F. and Elizabeth (Sparhawk) Dale, of Phil- 
adelphia. They have one child, Francis Colgate, b. Dec. 18, 
1885. (2) Thomas Denny, Jr., b. Sept. 27, 1869. (3) Maude 
Dunnell, b. July 23, 1872. 

158. JACOB DUNNELL [See No. 157), son of Jacob and 
Amey D. (Brown) Dunnell, b. Feb. 6. 1839, m. Sept. 25, 1861, 
Jeannie Tucker, dau. of Samuel Chace and Jane (Bull) Blodget. 
He d. April 9, 1874. They had five children : (1) Jacob, b. 
Oct. 2, 1862, d. in infancy. (2) Jacob Wanton, b. Nov. 16, 
1864. (3) Amey Dexter, b. July 25, 1866. (4) Hemry, b. June 
23, 1869. (5) Jeamiie Power, b. Sept. 25, 1871. 

159. ALICE MAUD MARY DUNNELL (See No. 157), dau. 
of Jacob and Amey D. (Brown) Dunnell, b. Sept. 15, 1846, was 
m. Sept. 15, 1873," to Amasa M. Eaton {See No. 125). 

* Mrs. Cooke is the compiler of a Genealogy, entitled "The Driver Family.'" 

Eighth GENEiiATioisr. 117 

160. GEORGE H. BROWNE {EHsha,^^ Esek,^^ Flisha,^* 
Chad,'^^ OIkkUgIi,^ Jolni,^ f7u((P), son of Elisha and Roby 
(Bowdisb) Brown, was b. in Chepachet, R. I., Jan. 6, 1818. 
Maternally, be was in tbe fiftb generation from Captain David 
Bowdisb, of Glocester, R. I., wbo came from Wales, and 
was a master mariner, and later a farmer (Jioh)/,^ Nathaniel,^ 
Nathaniel,' David'^). He was a descendant of the Hnntingtons, 
of Conn., tbroiigb bis grandmotber, Betsey (Huntington) Bow- 
disb. Tbe following sketcb of bis life is compiled from various 
sources : 

His fatber, Elisba Browne, died wben bis son was eigbt years 
of age, leaving tbe bomestead in Cbepachet, and a large landed 
property in Nortbern Vermont. His early education was obtained 
in bis native village, wbere bis classical tastes soon became 
apparent. After studying for a time at Brownington Academy 
in Nortbern Vermont, be entered Brown University in 1836, and 
graduated in 1840. He industriously worked bis way tbrough 
college, supporting bimself largely by bis own exertions. He 
studied law in tbe office of Samuel Y. Atwell, was admitted to 
tbe bar in 1843, and began to practice in Chepacbet, where he 
soon established a successful law office. For several years he 
represented the town of Glocester in the General Assembly, and 
took a prominent position as leader of the Democratic Party. 
In 18G0, be was chosen from tbe western district of Rhode Island 
to represent tbe State in the thirty-seventh Congress. On the 
18tli of Sept., 1862, be was commissioned as Colonel of the 
Twelfth Regiment of Rhode Island Volunteers for nine months. 
This regiment was destined to severe service. It took part in 
the battle of Fredericksburg in December, 1862, and occupied 
one of the most exposed positions on the field, losing one hun- 
dred and nine in killed and wounded, with ninety-five missing. 
In February, 1863, the Twelfth moved to Newjaort News, and 
from thence accompanied General Burnside to the department 
of the Ohio, encamping April 1st, at Lexington, Kentucky. 
The remainder of the campaign was spent chiefly in Kentucky. 
In July the regiment was ordered to Providence, and mustered 
out of service. Of tbe one thousand and seventy-three men on 
the rolls at departure, seven hundred and seventy-eight returned 
to their homes.* Col. Browne resumed bis seat in Congress, and 
served the remainder of his term. Failing of re-election, he 
continued tbe practice of bis profession, and kept an office in 
both Chepacbet and Providence, his associate in the city being 
Col. Nicholas Van Slyck. In 1872 and 1873 he was'^elected 
State Senator from Glocester, and in 1874, by a Legislature com- 
posed mainly of bis political opponents, was chosen to tbe Chief 
Justiceship of the Supreme Court of tbe State, a memorable 
tribute to his integrity, learning and ability. This honor he 

* See Memoirs of Rhode Island OfQeers, by John R. Bartlett. 

118 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

declined, preferring to continue in the practice of the law. The 
latter part of his life he discontinued his country office, and 
made Providence his home. 

George H. Browue died at his residence, Sept. 26, 1885, as 
the bells were striking the midnight hour. He was stricken 
with paralysis Sept. 19, and lingered but a week, most of the time 
in an unconscious condition. His funeral was held in the First 
Congregational Church, and his remains conveyed to Swan 
Point Cemetery. 

Many eloquent and aj)preciative tributes were paid to his 
memory by the members of the Rhode Island Bar, and the 
Twelfth Veteran Association. In the " minutes" of the latter 
occurs this paragra|)h : "As commanding officer of the regi 
ment he was highly esteemed by his command, both officers and 
priv^ates, for his stalwart manliness, his unselfish and untiring 
devotion to the personal welfare of his men, and his bravery and 
heroism on the field of battle." 

He m. Aug. Aug. 8, 1844, Harriet Newell Danforth, of Wil- 
liamstown. Mass., b. April 4, 1818, a descendant of Nicholas 
Danforth, of Framlingham, England, who emigrated in 1634 to 
Cambridge, Mass. She d. April 30, 1859. They had three 
children: (1) Keyes Danforth, b. Dec. 14, 1846, m. in Ogden 
City, Utah, July 30, 1876'. Bertha Burt, and had Chad Burt, b. 
in Ogden City, April 25, 1877, d. in Providence, Oct. 31, 1882 ; 
Harriet Danforth, b. Jan. 11, 1879 ; George H., b. Oct. 2, 1881. 
and Edward Keves, b. April 27, 1884. (2) Chad Elislia, b. 
Oct. 21, 1848, d.'Oct. 6, 1850. (3) Martj Bushnell, b. Oct. 27, 
1850, was m Sept. 1, 1870, to Jacob Mans Schermerhorn, of 
Homer, N. Y. Reside in Syracuse, N. Y. No issue. He m. 
second, Sept. 1, 1864, Mrs. Mary L. (Baker) Lidgerwood, dan. 
of the late Judge C. M. Baker, of Geneva, Wisconsin. Their 
only child, Edward Baker, b. June 8, 1865, d. Dec. 4, 1881. 
He was a bright and promising lad of studious habits, and his 
early death, just as he was entering upon manhood, was a great 
grief to his parents. 

161. MARSHALL D. SANDERS {Celinda,''^ Esel-,^^ 
Elisha,^^ Chad,^^ Obadiah,^ John,^ Chad^), son of Anthony 
and Celinda (Brown) Sanders, b. July 3, 1823, m. Sept. 4. 1851, 
Georgianna, dau. of Rev. Joseph and Ruby (Hyde) Knight, of 
Peru, Mass., b. June 15, 1825, d. Nov. 2, 1868, at Batticotta, 
Ceylon. He m. second, April 6, 1870, Caroline Zerviah, dau. of 
Dr. Walter and Lucy Leffingwell Lord (Salisbury) Webb, of 
Adams, N. Y., b. Peb. 18, 1840. He d. Aug. 29, 1871, at Bat- 
ticotta, a suburb of Jaffna. 


" He pursued his preparatory studies at the Academy in Wil- 
liamstown, entered 'W^illiams College in 1842, and graduated in 

Eighth Generation. 119 

1846. After two years spent in teaching, he entered Auburn 
Theological Seminary, graduating in 1851. He was ordained at 
AVilliamstown, July IT, 1851, and on the 31st of the next Octo- 
ber, sailed with his wife from Boston as a missionary of the 
A. B. C. F. M. for Ceylon, arriving at Madras, India. Feb. 21. 
1852. From thence he proceeded to Ceylon, where he was sta- 
tioned successively at Batticotta, Chavagacherry, Tilli})ally, and 
again at Batticotta. In 1859 a Training and Theological School 
was opened at Batticotta, which was placed under his personal 
charge. In the autumn of 18G4, he was granted a leave of 
absence from the mission, and, with his family, sailed for Amer- 
ica, where he arrived July 25, 1865. After a visit of two years, 
he and his wife returned to Ceylon, leaving their five sons with 
friends in this country. Mrs. Sanders died at Batticotta of 
pleurisy, Nov. 2, 1868, in the forty-third year of her age. The 
following year he returned again to America, for the purpose of 
raising funds for founding a college at Jatfna. 

"While in this country he married the second time, and, with 
his wife, sailed for Ceylon from New York, May 10. 1871, arriv- 
ing at their destination the fourth of the next July. Eight 
weeks later, he died suddeidy of apoplexv, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 
1871." (Contributed by Dr." J. A. Sanders.) 

The Missionary Activity, by Frank K. Sanders. 

" The work of Kev. M. D. Sanders as a missionary was typically 
successful. Generations of mission effort, and especially the 
careers of such men as Dr. Duff, St. Francis Xavier and Dr. 
Miller, have shown that the core of missionary effectiveness is 
jiersonal influence and example. This intense personality be- 
longed to him as well. He was not remarkable for linguistic 
ability, nor for oratorical power, though good in both respects. 
His power consisted in getting close to men's hearts and impress- 
ing upon them a conviction of the excellence, the urgency and 
the truth of his divine message. 

'' Possessing a genial and sympathetic nature, and expressing 
himself earnestly and clearly, he was well fitted to be a real pas- 
tor to the natives of Jaffna. He was revered by Christian and 
heathen alike to such a degree, that his son, returning to Ceylon 
many years after his death, found his name a ready passport to 
the affection and esteem of the hardest of heathen, who had 
known the father. 

" His New England parentage and training had fostered a 
practical efficiency, which made him a natural leader. He 
founded, and until his death managed, the Jaffna Eeligious 
Tract Society, which to this day is doing an important work. 
He organized the Mission and Normal Training School, and was 
for some years its Principal, being thus instrumental in prepar- 
ing for their work a large number of teachers, catechists and 

120 The Chad Browx Memorial. 

pastors. With all these duties he found time for wide evangelis- 
tic work throughout his district, for overseeing and guiding the 
catechists and colporteurs, and for other details of active mission- 
ary service. 

" He knew how to express so clearly the needs and opportuni- 
ties of the interests committed to him, that he rarely failed to 
command the interest and support of those to whom he appealed. 
When, therefore, there was felt an imperative need for a Chris- 
tian College at Jaffna, both natives and missionaries, with one 
accord, turned to him to be its representative to the friends of 
missionary enterprise in America, and its first president. He 
labored with zeal and success in raising an endowment, but was 
not j^ermitted to finish his commission. He was "called up 
higher," soon after his return to Ceylon. His life-work was 
brief compared to that of some, but of concentrated effort and 
abundant success, it Avas full." 

CHILDREN (by the first wife, all born in Ceylon). 

Joseph Anthony, b. July 7, 1852, m. Jan. 31, 1888, Cascenda. 
dau. of Hiram and Jennie (Partch) Calkins, of New Yoik 
city, b. July 4, 1862. He graduated at Amherst College in 
1878. and at the Medical Department of the University of 
the city of New York in 1881. Is a practising physician in 
New York city. 

ii Chakles Sylvester, b. April 18, 1854, m. Dec. 24. 1881, at 
Aintab, Turkey, lUie Grace,* dau. of Rev. John Shepherd 
and Mary Field (Williamson) Bingham, b. at Higginsville, 
N. Y., Oct. 22, 1859, d. at Aintab, .Jan. 15. 1888. They had 
one child, Maud Mary. b. April 4, 1884. He graduated at 
Amherst College in 1875, and at Hartford Theological Semi- 
nary in 1879. Has been for some years a missionary of the 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 
stationed at Aintab, Asiatic Turkey. 

iii. William Henry, b. March 2, 1856, m. Sept. 12, 1882, at Bail- 
undu, Southwest Africa, Mary J. Mawhir. No issue. He 
graduated at Williams College in 1877, and at Hartford 
Theological Seminary in 1880. Is a medical missionary of 
the A. B. C. F. M. of the West Central African Mission, sta- 
toned at Bihe. 

iv. Marshall Danforth, Jr., b. Sept. 29, 1858, d. at Lakeville, 
Conn., Oct. 31, 1877. 

V. Frank Knight, b. June 5. 1861, graduated at Ripon College, 
Wisconsin, in 1882, and subsequent!}^ taught, for a time, in 
the college founded by his father in Jaffna. He is now 
(1888) residing at New Haven, Conn., taking a special course 
in Yale College, as preparation for the profession of a 

CHILD (by the second wife). 

vi. Walter Edward, b Feb. 19. 1872, in New York city. He is 
now (1888) at Auburndale, Mass., fitting for college. 

* Mrs. Sanders died of pneumonia, the i-esult. apparently, of a severe cold caught on a 
chilly day, when she was returning with her husband from Alepiso, where they had 
thought of taking up their permanent home. Jlr. and Mrs. Fuller, of Aintab, thus 
■wrote of her : " She was one of the most widely loved and useful of our whole mission; 
was active and earnest to the last, and her loss will be keenly felt by the native women. 
It was touching to see their grief at the funeral." (See Missionary Herald, April, 1888.) 

Eighth Generation. 121 

162. MARY J. SANDERS {See No. IGl), dan. of Anthony 
and Celinda (Brown) Sanders, b. Oct. 21, 1826, was m. Ang. 20, 
1846, to Rev. Edward Lord, son of Chester and Betsey Lord, 
both of Danby, N. Y. He is a graduate of Williams College 
and of Auburn Theological Seminary, and was Chaplain in the 
110th Regiment, N. Y. Volunteers. For fourteen years he was 
pastor of a Presbyterian church in Fulton, N. Y., and after- 
wards preached at Adams, N. Y. Later, he was settled at Metu- 
chin, N. J., but, on account of failing health, retired from the 
ministry, and now resides at Patchogue, L. I. 


i. Chester Sanders, b. March 18, 1850, m. Oct. 18, 1871, Kate 
M., dau. of "Naum and Mary (Segur) Bates, of Adams, N. 
Y. Resides in Brooklyn, and is connected with the IVew 
York t>un as associate editor. They have had four children. 
(1) Chester, b. Dec. 2, 1876, d. in infancy. (2) Edmird Roy, 
b. May, 1878. d. in infancy. (3) Kenneth, b. Dec. 2, 1879. 
(4) Richard, b. June 24, 1881. 

ii. Anna Celinda, b. Jan. 13, 1854, was m. June 5, 1881, to Dr. 
Charles Phelps Williams Merritt, son of James McKnight 
and Elizabeth (Smith) Merritt. of Stelton, N. J. (now of 
Brooklyn, IS. Y.) Dr. Merritt is a medical missionary of the 
A. B. C. F. M. of the North China Mission, stationed at Pao- 
ting-fu. They have had three children : (1) Edward Lord, 
b. May 18, 1883. (2) Rjyal McKnight, b. Aug. 28, 1884. 
(3) Charles Chester, b. Aiig. 4, 1886, at Kalgan, China, d. 
Sept. 8. 1887. 

iii. Charles Edward, b. May 21, 1860. Is a reporter on the 
New York Times. 

iv. Blanch Elizabeth, b. Jan. 21, d. Feb. 15, 1865. 



Second Son of Chad. 

The information here given of James Brown, second son of 
Chad and Elizabeth, and a portion of his descendants, is de- 
rived from Anstin's Genealogical Dictionary and the Enssell 
Genealogy. The time and jjlace of his birth are not known. He 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Eobert Carr, and lived in New- 
port, E. I., where he was admitted Freeman in 1671. He was by 
trade a cooper. Dec. 31, 1GT2, he and his wife Elizabeth sold the 
home lot of his father, Chad Browne, deceased, to Daniel Abbott, 
of Providence, reserving a portion twenty feet square within the 
orchard, where his parents were buried. He died about 1683, 
as on May 5tli of that year it is recorded that '^ Elizabeth 
Brown of Newport, widow and executrix of James Brown, sold 
land in East Greenwich, to Clement Weaver, for £12." They 
had three sons : Jo/ut,^ Jumes^ and Esek.^ 

Childrex (Third Generation). 

i. JOHN BROWN, 3 b. 1671, died in Newport, Oct. 20, 1731. 
He held the title of Captain from 1709, and was frequently 
Deputy between 1706 and '26. May 4, 1709, he was appointed 
on a Special Council to assist the Governor in managing the 
affairs of the intended Canadian expedition. In 1721 he served 
on a committee to rebuild or rejjair Fort Ann. It was voted by 
the Assembly in June, 1730, "to deliver to Captain John Brown, 
at the fort, the great guns and appurtenances now on board the 
brigantiue Two Brothers.'' He married Elizabeth, dan. of Gov. 
John and Mary (Clarke) Cranston. After Capt. Brown's death, 
his widow became the second wife of Rev. James Honeyman, 
Eector of Trinity Church, Newport. John and Elizabeth 
Brown had seven children : (1) John, b. Dec. 26, 1696. (2) 
Jeremiah, b. Sept. 30, 1693, d Oct. 30, 1723. (3) James (4) 
WiUiam. (5) Bohert. (6) PeJeg. b. 1709, d. Feb 21, 1756 ; 
m. Feb 20, 1746, Sarah, dan. of John and Sarah Freebody, b 
1721, d. Sept. 27, 1806. They had Samuel, b. 1746, d March 
22, 1825. unmarried, a wealthy and prominent merchant of 
Boston, and Ehzabeth, b. 1748. d. April 6, 1753. (7) Elizabeth, 
third wife of John Gridley. He was killed by an explosion of 

Major James Brown. 123 

gunjDOwder, Sej^t. 1744. (Of this family the line only of John, 
the eldest son, who m. Jane Lucas, will be continued ) 

ii. JAMES BROWN, 3 of Newport and later of Scituate, R. 

I., b. , d. in 1756. As he was admitted Freeman, May 6, 

1701, his birth must have been before 1080. His first wife, Ann, 
who may have been daughter of James and Hojie (Power) Clarke, 
was the mother of his five children. Jle ni. second, April 27, 
1740, Catharine, b. March 19, 1702, dau. of Job and Phebe 
(Sayles) Greene, and g. gr. dau. of Roger Williams. No issue. 
The Colonial Records contain frequent mention of his name. 
In 1704, he was appointed to assist in supervising the printing of 
the Laws. With the exception of one year, lie was Deputy from 
1706-1715, and Assistant from 1715-1723. He was Justice of 
the Peace in 1708, and Major for the Island from 1711-1713. 
At that time there were two Majors — one for the Island, and one 
for the Main.* It was the highest military title of the period. 
After 1711, the name of James Brown^ was always written with 
the prefix, Major. With two others, he was appointed June 2, 
1711, to buy a vessel for the intended expedition of the Colony 
against Canada, and the following year, he and the Governor 
were empowered to employ workmen to enlarge the Colony House. 

James and Ann Brown had four sons and one daughter : (1) 
James, h. 1700. (2) John. (3) Clarke. (4) Hope, who was m. 
March 20, 1719, to Nathaniel Coddington, b. Jan. 18, 1692, son 
of Nathaniel and gr. son of Gov. William Coddington. They 
had ten children. (5) Thomas, m. April 3, 1746, Almey, dau. 
of John Greene,* of Potowomot. (T/tonias,^ llioinas,^ of Stone 
Castle, John,^ the Surgeon). They had five children, (i) 
Fleet, b. July 17, 1747, m. April 19, 1767, Elizabeth Coope. 
He m. second, April 6, 1780, Mary, dau. of John Hopkins, 
(ii) Judith, b. June 3, 1748. (iii) Job, b. April 29, 1751. (iv) 
Deborah, b. Jan. 11, 1754. (v) Thomas, b. Oct. 18, 1765. 

In the will of Major James, proved Nov. 27, 1756, mention is 
made of land which he owned in South Amboy, N. J., and in 
Northfield, Mass. 

iii. ESEK BROWN, ^ b. March 8, 1679, d. Dec. 10, 1772, 
removed in 1715 from Newport to Swanzey, Mass. He m. Nov, 
29, 1705, Mercy, dau. of Caleb and Deborah Carr, and gr. dau. 
of Caleb and Mercy Carr. She was b. Oct. 7, 1683, and d. Dec, 
1776. They had eleven children, born between 1707 and 1723, 
viz : Mary, Etizaheth, Deborah, Esek, Bohif, Deborah, Mary, 
James, Benjamin, Jeremiah, Daniel. 


(1.) JOHN BROWN,* {John,^ James,^ Chad'), b. Dec. 26, 
1696, d. Jan. 2, 1764, m. Jane, dau. of Augustus and Bathslieba 
Lucas, of Newport: She was b. at St. Malo, in the north of 

•Governor Joseph Jenckes was Major for the Main. 

124 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

France, Oct. 16, 1697, and cl. at Newport, Oct. 13, 1775. Her 
portrait, painted in miniature about 1730, in the costume of the 
period, was copied for illustration m the Russell Genealogy, and 
forms one of its most attractive pages. Bathsheba Lucas, wife 
of Augustus, was dau. of Rev. Joseph Elliott, of Guilford, Conn., 
son of John, the Apostle to the Indians, who married Sarah, dau. 
of Gov. William Brenton, of Newport. John and Jane (Lucas) 
Brown had 13 children. 

CHILDREN (Fifth Generation). 

i. Mary. b. Oct. 28, 1718. d. Feb. 2, 1721. 

ii. .John, b. Aut?. 21, 1721, d. Oct. 2, 1763 ; m. May 6, 1744, 
Sarah Emmott, who d. May 12, 1767. Their two children, 
John and Jatnex, died in infancy. He m. second, Sept. 27, 
1747, Ann Chapman, and hdi(\. Sarah and Abigail, who d. 
young, and Jaiw, b. Oct. 20, 1752, was m. March 5, 1779, to 
Stephen Deblois (second wife), and had Stephen, Elizabeth, 
Rebecca, .John, Jane, 

iii. Jane, b. Jan. 23, 1724, d. April 18, 1765 ; was m. Sept 9, 
1741, to Thomas Vernon. (See R. I. Hist. Tracts, No. 13, 
Diary of Thomas Vernon.) 

iv. Mary, b. April 20, 1726, was m. Sept. 14, 1752, to Richard 
Beale ; d. 1792, in Yorkshire, England. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 22, 1728, was m. April 27, 1749, to Edward 

vi. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 8, 1729, d. Aug. 12, 1764 ; m. Aug. 22, 
1753, Mary, dau. of Rev. James Honeyman. 

vii, Abigail, b. April 4, 1732, d. Sept. 9, 1744. 

viil. Ann, b. Aug. 19, 1733, d. July 26, 1786 ; was m. Sept. 27, 
1753, to Charles Handy, and had 13 children. A daughter, 
A7in Handy, b. March 6, 1763, d. Sept. 8, 1807, was ra. Aug. 
29, 1873, to Thomas Russell, son of Thomas, gr. son of 
Joseph, and g. gr. son of John Russell, Jr. Of their five 
children, Ann and Mary d. young. The eldest son, Thomas 
H. Russell, b. Dec. 27, 'l791. d. at Matanzas, Cuba, July 22, 
1819. He m. June, 1813, Anna P. Bosworth, of Bristol, 
' R. I., and had one son, William Henry Thomas, b. Feb. 8, 

1817, d. in Detroit, Michigan. Charles H. Russell, the sec- 
ond son, b. in Newport, Sept. 13, 1796, d. in New York 
city, Jan. 21, 1884. He. m. April 3, 1818, Ann, dau. of 
Capt. William and Ann (Olney) Rodman, b. in Providence, 
May 23, 1797, d. in New York, Aug. 18, 1842. They had 
four daughters: Eliza Rodman, Anna Rodman, Cora and 
Fanny Geraldine. He m. second, Oct. 29, 1850, Caroline, 
dau. of Samuel S. Rowland, b. Nov. 21, 1821, d. in New 
York, March 7. 1863. Of Iheir seven children, five attained 
maturity : Charles Howland, b. Dec. 14, 1851 ; Samuel 
Rowland, b. May 19, 1853 ; Caroline Alice, b. Oct. 23, 1854; 
Joanna Rone, b. Aug. 30, 1856; Mary Grace, b. March 17, 

Charles H. Russell was a merchant of Providence in early 
life. In 1825 he removed to New York, where he was in 
active business many years, and held an honored position in 
the community. The house of Charles H. Russell & Co. 
was known prominently at home and abroad. During the 
late Civil "War, he contributed largely of his time and means 
to the service of the Government, was a member of the Union 
Defence Committee of New York, and a prompt supporter 

Jeremiah, Third Son of Chad, 125 

of the administration and measures of President Lincoln. 
He resided in New York in the winter, and at "Oakhvwn," 
Newport, in the summer. 

William H. Russell, brotherof Charles H.. b. June 16, 1799, 
died in Paris, France, Dec. 14, 1872. He m. May 6, 1833, Mary 
Alice Crapo, and had two daughters, the eldest of whom, 
Mary Caroline, b. Feb. 4, 1824, was m. to Theodosius 
A. Fowler. William H. Russell m. second, Dec. 8, 1836, 
Anna Kane. Their eldest child, Helen Nicholson, b. in 
New York Sept. 15, 1837, was m. in Paris, March 5, 1868, 
to Maxime Outrey. A son, William H., b. in New York, 
Jan. 4, 1841, educated at Columbia College, served as Cap- 
tain on the stalf of Major-General Hooker, and died in 
Paris, Feb. 26, 1877. William H. Russell, Sr., was an asso- 
ciate and partner with his brother, Charles H., and exten- 
sively engaged in the business of foreign importations in 
New York. 

ix. Robert, b. April 9, 1735, d. Aug. 1794; m. Jan. 6, 1763, 
Elizabeth Cooke. 

X. Augustus, b. July 2, 1736, d. in the West Indies, Feb. 1780. 

xi. James, b. Dec. 1, 1737, d. in Holland, Dec, 1758. 

xii. Francis, b. Oct. 28, 1739, d. in Maryland, July 13, 1799. 

xiii. Hart, b. Aug. 22, 1741, was m. July 7, 1765, to Isaac Cannon 


Third Son of Chad. 

The iuformation concerning Jeremiah Brown, third son of 
Chad and Elizabeth, is meagre, and is derived wholly from 
Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. He removed 
to JSTewport, R. I., where he died m 1690, between Sept. 16 and 
Oct. 30th. Nothing is known of his first wife but her name — 
Mary. He m. 2d, about 1680, Mary Cook, widow of Thomas, 
who survived him. It is certain that he had one son, James, by 
trade a cooper, who in 1693, sold to William Gibson, of Kings 
Town, for £12, certain land in Providence given by last will of 
his father, Jeremiah. Possibly, Samuel, Daniel and William 
Brown, of Kings Town, were his sons, but of this there is no 
proof. He was living in Kings T''own in 1687, as he was taxed 
there on Sept. 6, 2s. 2d. He probably returned to Newport. 
He was Freeman in 1671, served on the Grand Jury in 1686, 
and in 1690, Sept. 16, with two others, was api^ointed by the 
Assembly to proportion the rate of tax for Kings Town's part of 
money for French and Indian War. 


Fifth Son of Chad. 

More is known of Daniel Brown, youngest son of Chad and 
Elizabeth, than of his two older brothers, James and Jeremiah. 
The greater part of this information is derived from Austin's 
Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. He lived in Provi- 
dence, and died, while temporarily at Newport, Sept. 29, 1710. 
He m. Dec. 25, 1669, Alice, dau. of Benjamin and Elizabeth 

126 The Chad Bkown Memokial. 

(White) Hearnden, b. 1652, d. after 1718. They had eight 
children : Judah, Jabez, Saralt, Jeremiah, IlaUelNJali, Ilosdii- 
na, Jonathan and Daniel. He was a farmer, living "in the 
neck," on fifty acres of land, which, on Dec. 10, 1T06, he 
deeded conditionally to his two eldest sons, Judah and Jabez. To 
his son Daniel, he deeded " for love, etc., Feb. 18, 1710, a forty 
foot lot, a little north of Great Bridge, from the town over to 
Weybosset." His will, proved Nov. 10, 1710, gave administra- 
tion to the widow, Alice. The inventory of his personal estate 
amounted to about £78. 

His posterity is undoubtedly numerous, as seven of his chil- 
dren married, and his grandchildren numbered thirty-two. The 
information available is too fragmentary to admit of a con- 
nected account of his descendants, but it has been drawn from 
many sources, and, being deemed reliable, is here given, not- 
withstanding its incompleteness. 

Children (Third Generation). 

i. JUDAH BROWN 3 {Daniel,^ Chad^), d. Jan. IS, 1734. 

He lived in Providence and Hcituate, R. I., and m. Hannah , 

who d. after 1745. They had six children : Josei^h, Deborah, 
Abigail, David, Hannah, Elisha and Phebe. 

ii. JABEZ BR0WN3 {Daniel,^ Chad^), d. Sept. 9, 1724. 

He was of Providence, and m. Anne , who died Feb. 25, 

1727. They had two sons, William and Jeremiah. 

iii. SARAH BROWN^ {Daniel,^ Chad'),\i. Oct. 10, 1677, 
d. after 1744, was m. April 4, 1700, to Thomas Angell,^ son of 
John 2 and Ruth (Field) Angell, and grandson of Thomas and 
Alice Angell. She was b. March 25, 1672, and d. Sept. 14, 
1744. They had seven children: Martlia, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jon- 
athan, )Sarah, Nehemiah, and Thomas, whose history may be 
partly traced in the Angell Genealogy. Mention will here be 
made of two only, Martha^ and Jeremiah.*^ Martha Angell,^ 
b. March 23, 1704, m. Jonathan Knight, of Cranston, and had 
a dau., Elizabeth, 5 who became the wife of Col Joseph Knight. 
Their son, George Knight,^ of Scituate, b. Sept 13, 1771, m. 
Mercy Stone, dau. of Hugh, and had a son. Rev. Daniel Rich- 
mond Knight,'' b. Aug. 15, 1805, d. in Exeter, April 27, 1877. 
He m. Susan Colvin, and had a dau., Jane Frances Knight,^ b. 
in Scituate, Dec. 31, 1838, who was m. May 1. 1860, to Charles 
W. Hopkins, son of Pardon and Lydian (Lillibridge) Hopkins, 
b. Aug. 8, 1839, author of the " Home Lots of the Early 
Settlers of the Providence Plantations." They have a dau., 
Anne Miller Hopkins,^ b Jan. 2, 1865. 

Jereiniali Angell,*^ m. Mary Matthewson, and had a son An- 
drew, who m. Tabitha Harris. Their son Charles*' m. Olive 
Aldrich. The latter were the parents of Andrew^ngell,'' who 
married Amey Aldrich, and had a son, James Burrill Angell,^ 

Daniel, Fifth Son ok Chad. 127 

born in Scituate, R. I., Jan. 7, 1829, married Nov. 26, 1855, 
Sarah Svvoope, dan. of Alexis Caswell, D. D., LL D., President 
of Brown University, and his wife, Esther Lois Thompson. 
They have three children : Ale.ris Caswell,^ b. April 26, 1857 ; 
Lois TAompso//^^ b. Feb. 15, 1863, and James Rowland,^ b. 
May 8, 1869. The eldest, Alexis Caswell A/tgell,^ m. June 5, 
1880, Frances Cary, dan. of Hon. Thomas M. Cooley, and has 
Sarah Caswell, b. Feb. 2, 1883, and Thomas Cooley, b. Feb. 21, 
1885. James B. Angell graduated at Brown University in 1849, 
with the honors of his class. Two years later, he went to Europe 
for study and travel, and on his return in 1853, was appointed 
Professor of Modern Languages and Literature in the Univer- 
sity from which he graduated. In 1860 he succeeded the recent- 
ly elected Senator, Henry B. Anthony, as editor of the Provi- 
dence Daily Journal, and remained in that position until 1866, 
when he was called to the Presidency of the University of Ver- 
mont. In 1867 the degree of LL. D. was conferred upon him by 
his Alma Mater. He has been President of the University of 
Michigan since 1871. In the Spring of 1880 he was appointed 
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to China, 
and was also Chairman of a Commission to negotiate treaties with 
that nation. Two treaties were procured, one relating to com- 
merce, and another to Chinese immigration. He resigned his 
place as Minister at Peking in Oct., 1881. In Oct., 1887, he 
was appointed by President Cleveland member of a Commission 
to meet Commissioners from Great Britain, to consider questions 
connected with the United States' right of fishing in the waters 
adjacent to Canada and Newfoundland. The Commission signed 
a treaty Feb. 15, 1888, which is now before the Senate. 

In addition to his labors as College President and Diplomat, 
Dr. Angell is a well-known contributor to periodical literature. 

iv. JEREMIAH BROWN^ {Daniel,^ ChaxP), a brickmaker 
and innkeeper, m. Dec. 8, 1715. Sarah Tucker. He was living 
in Smithfield, R. I., in 1736, where, on Dec. 8, he and his wife, 
Sarah, sold to David Hearnden 121^ acres for a consideration of 

V. HALLELUJAH BROWN^ [Daniel,^ Chad^), d. 1771, 
was m. Aug. 31, 1702, to James Olney,^ b. Nov. 9, 1670, d. Oct. 
6. 1744, son of Epenetus^ and Mary^ (Whipple) Olney, gr. son 
of Thomas Olney ^ and also gr. son of John Whipple^. They 
had eight children : James, Mary, Joseph, James, Jonathan, 
Jeremiah, Lydia, Mercy. Of these, the line only of Mary, the 
second child, will be continued. She was b. Sept. 30, 1704, d. 
March 18, 1750 ; was m. June 2, 1723, to Hon. Arthur Fenner^ 
{Ma^or Thomas,^ Ca}^. Arthur^) b. Oct. 17, 1699, d. Feb. 2, 
1788. This is her record.* "She was one of the smart and 

* See Genealogy of the Feuner Family, No. 2, by Rev. J. P. Root, of Providence. 

128 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

active women of her time ; was a merchant, and owned more 
navigation than any other woman in town ; acquired the estate, 
kept a store and shop, and maintained the family in ai^iuence. 
Her husband for many years was sickly, and unable to do busi- 
ness." They had twelve children, born between 1723 and 1748, 
of whom six lived to maturity, and married, leaving families. 
James, the fourth child, b. Feb. 9, 1730, m. Freelove Whipple. 
Mary, the seventh child, b. May 15, 1737, m. E. Rumreil. John, 
the eighth child, b. Oct. 2, 1739, m. Phebe Brown^ {Obadiah,'^ 
James,^ John,^ Chad^). (See Xo. 12). Freelove, the 
tenth child, b. July 13, 1743, m. Simon Smith, a descendant, 
probably, of Christopher Smith, and was the mother of 
Sophia Smith, who m. Ebenezer Frothingham, of Boston. Their 
dau. Sophia Frothingham, b. Sept. 21, 1813, m. Nathaniel W. 
Brown, i " « (Tsaac,^^ Isaac, ^ ^ Bep.- Gov. Elisha,^ ^ James^^John,^ 
Chad^). (See No. 106). 

Arthur, the eleventh child, b. Dec. 10, 1745, m. Amey Com- 
stock. He was the popular Gov. Arthur Fenner, of Rhode 
Island, who was elected in 1790 and served until his death, Oct. 
15, 1805. His son, James Fenner, b. in Providence, Jan. 22, 
1771, a graduate of Brown University in 1789, was elected Gov- 
ernor in 1807, and held the office four years. He was re-elected 
Governor in 1824, serving until 1831, and again, from 1842 to 
1844 -a conclusive evidence of the estimation in which he was 
held by the people of the State. In his earlier years, Gov. 
James Fenner was frequently in the General Assembly, and was 
United States Senator from Dec, 1805, until the Spring of 1807. 
He d. in Providence, April 17, 184(J, and was buried with the 
highest civic and military honors. 

Lydia, the twelfth child, b. March 1, 1748, was m. to Hon. 
Theodore Foster, Town Clerk of Providence, and United States 
Senator from 1790 to 1803. 

vi. HOSANNA BROWN^ {Daniel,^ Chad'), m. Mary,^ dau. 
of John and Sarah Hawkins, and gr. dau. of William and Mar- 
garet Hawkins. They had two children, Jfary,* who m. David 

Burlingame, and OthnleJ,^ who m. , and was the father of 

Colonel Chad Brown, ^ of Glocester, R. I. Hosanna Brown was 
Freeman in 1708, and early removed to Glocester, where he set- 
tled on land on the east side of the Chepachet river. His 
cousins, Andrew and Chad Brown, purchased land in the same 
vicinity some years later, and also became residents of Glocester. 

Colonel Chad Brown ^ was deputy of Glocester in 1776, and 
in 1777 was chosen Field Officer (Col.) for the State, from the 
county of Providence. In 1780, he. was chairman of the com- 
mittee to raise soldiers from Glocester, to co-operate with the 
French in repelling the British from Rhode Island. Col. Chad 
m. June 19, 1749, Zerviah Evans. They died within two days 

Col. Chad Brown. 129 

of each other, and were buried near Harmony Village, R. I. 
A double head-stone bears this inscription : 

Col. Chad Brown, 

died Sept. 19, 1814, 

in his 85th 


Mrs. Zerviah Brown, 

wife of Col. Chad Brown, 

died Sept. 17, 1814, 

in her 90th year. 

They had six children, all b. in Glocester : (1) Ezekiel'^ 
(Ensign), b. Oct. 11, 1749, m. Ruth, b. May 18, 1751, dau. of 
John and Mary (Smith) Winsor, (John,^ Joshua,^ Sanmel 
Winsor'^). Mary Smith was in the fifth generation from John 
Smith, Miller {Solomon, *" Benjamin,^ John,^ John'^). EzeMel 
and his father, Col. Chad, voted in 1788 against the adoption of 
the Federal Constitution. He received from his father, April 
5, 1780, a deed of fifty acres of land in Glocester, which he and 
his wife Ruth sold, Nov. 7, 1783. to Simon Smith. In the 
census of Rhode Island in 1774, he had a family of three persons, 
one a female under sixteen years of age. He removed to Dudley, 
Mass., where he bought land and settled near his brother-in-law, 
John Eddy, who m. Deborah Winsor. Ezekiel and Ruth Brown 
had two sons, John,'' and Chad.'' John'' m. and had three sons, 
John,^ Chad,'^ and Ezekiel,^ who came to New York, where they 
established themselves in the wholesale grocery business in 
Broad street. John'' had also a dau., Ruth,^ who m. Frederick 

Goodell, and another dau., Sarah, ^ who m. Baker, and had 

Zephaniah' and Jacob, ^ both preachers in the Universalist 
Church. Zephaniah Baker ^ was afterwards Librarian of the 
Public Library in Worcester, Mass. (3) Esek,^ b. Nov. 1, 1754. 
It is known that he had a son, Ezekiel,'' who had a son, 
Benjamin.** This familv removed to Ohio. (3) Thankful,^ h. 
Jan.' 13, 1757. (4) Othniel^ b. April 30, 1759. (5) David, ^ 
b. Sept. 4, 1761. (6) Zerviah,^ b. Feb. 33, 1765. But two 
daughters are enumerated in the above record. Miss M. T. 
Bruner, who, on June 5, 1878, wrote to the Town Clerk of 
Glocester, R. I., from Oakland, Alameda Co., California, for 
information concerning Col. Chad Brown, mentioned that they 
had four sons and three daughters. 

vii. JONATHAN^ (i>anie/,2 C/iadA). Nothing has been re- 
corded of this son of Daniel, except that in 1713, May 31, he 
sold Nicholas Sheldon 75 acres of land. Three years later the 
deed was confirmed by his brothers, Judah and Daniel. 

viii. DANIEL' (/)r/y//e/, 2 Chad^), m. Mary, dau. of Jona- 
than and Mehitable (Holbrook) Sprague. He was a cooper and 
lived in Providence. They had six children b. between 1715 
and 1735, viz : Susanna, Daniel, Pltineas, Pe)ielope, John and 

Phehe. Of these, Phineas m. Phebe , and had at least two 

children, Marcy and Dexter, both of whom died young. 








134 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


[The following is a reprint of the Brown Genealogy of 1851, upon which 
The Chad Browne iVIeniorial is based, and to which reference has been made 
in the Preface. It furnishes an interesting example of the earlier genea- 
logical work, and, though familiar to some of the older meml)ers of the 
family, is unknown outside of a very limited circle. A few trifling errors 
have been corrected, and inscriptions from the North Burial Ground, 
which have been reproduced in preceding pages, are here omitted With 
these exceptions, the pamphlet is printed as originally written. The re- 
searches of the last few years have brought to light many forgotten facts, 
and supplied information which was inaccessilile to the preceding gener- 
ation. This will account for apparent discrepancies between the Brown 
Genealogy and The Chad Browne Memorial.] 


Note.— All dates here mentioned previous to 1752, are in Old Style, to which 11 days 
should be added, in order to agree with the New Style. The following abbreviations are 
made : b. for bora ; m. married ; d. died ; unm. unmarried ; aet. aged ; dau. daughter. 

The name of Brown, so numerous everywhere, was duly represented 
among the first settlers of Providence. Out of one hundred and one origi- 
nal proprietors, there were four of the name, Chad, John, Daniel and 
Henry Brown Of these, we have of John and Daniel no account ; they 
may, perhaps, have been related to Chad, their names being the same as 
those of two of his sons, but it is certain that Henry Brown was of a dif- 
ferent family. He was the ancestor of the Browns who formerly lived on 
Providence Neck, so called, including Richard Brown, wdio died in 1812, 
aged 100 years and 12 days, and others. The spelling of the name, it may 
be remarked, has, like many others, been varied. At the first settlement of 
the country and for some years after, it w^as in most cases spelt with a final 
E (Browne) ; but that has since been dropped by nearly all who bear the 
name, including those embraced in this account. The following is a 
brief sketch of Chad Brown, and of a small portion of his numerous de- 

Chad Brown came from Salem to Providence in 1637, (the year after 
Roger Williams,) with his wife Elizabeth and his son John, and was an 
Elder of the Baptist church in Providence ; whether the first pastor of the 
church, as Moses Brown says, or the first after Roger Williams, has been a 
disputed point. He held various appointments in the community, and was 
a man of excellent character, as described by Hague, in his Hist. Discourse 
First Baptist church, as follows: "Contemporary with Roger Williams, 
he possessed a cooler temperament, and was happily adapted to sustain the 
interests of religion just where that great man failed. Not being affected 
by the arguments of the Seekers, he maintained his standing firmly in a 
church which he believed to be founded on the rock of eternal truth, even 
" the word of God, which alndeth forever." We know only enough of his 
character to excite the wish to know more, but from that little it is clear 
that he was highly esteemed as a man of sovmd judgment, and of a 
Christian spirit. Often referred to as the arbitrator of existing differences, 
in a state of society where individual influence was needed as a substitute 

Appendix. 135 

for well digested laws, he won that commendation which the Saviour pro- 
nounced when he said, "blessed are the peace -makers, for they shall be 
called the children of God." 

In 1640 we tind that Robert Cole, Chad Brown, William Harris and John 
Warner were the committee of Providence Colony who reported to them 
their first written form of government, which was adopted and continued 
in force until the arrival of the first charter, and to this report or agreement, 
which is given in Staples' Annals of Providence, Chad Brown's name is the 
first signed, followed by about forty others ; and in 1643 he and three 
others were a committee of the Providence people who wrote a letter to the 
Governor of xMassachusetts, endeavoring, though ineffectually at that time, 
to settle the controversy that existed between that colony and the Warwick 
settlers. He died about A. D. 1665, and was buried at first where the 
Town House now stands, which was on his home lot, but his remains were 
afterwards removed to the North burial ground, where a stone marks his 

He left five sons, viz : 


James, ) R^j^^^^g^^ ^^ Rhode Island. 

Jeremiah, ) 

Judah, do do d. May 10, 1663. 

Daniel m. Alice Herenden, Dec. 35, 1669. 

John Brown, the oldest of these, accompanied his father when he came 
to Providence, having been at that time, as Moses Brown .says, about eight 
years of age. He was chosen a member of the Town Council in 1665, and 
is stated by Backus, in his Church History, to have been afterwards an 
Elder in the Baptist church. He resided at the North end of Providence, 
northward of the house of Elisha Brown, whom we shall hereafter mention, 
and married Mary, daughter of Rev. Obadiah Holmes, second pastor of the 
First Baptist church, Newport. Their children were, 

John m. Isabel Mathewson, June 9, 1696. 

Children — Mary, Lydia, Isabel, Nathan, Obadiah. 
James, b. 1666, d. Oct. 28, 1732. 

Of these, the second, 

jAjrES Brown, lived at the North end, where his father lived, was a 
pastor of the Baptist church, and married Mary, daughter of Andrew, and 
grand-daughter of William Harris, one of the first six who came to Provi- 
dence in 1636. Some account of his life and character, as well as of his 
grand-father Chad, may be gathered from Hague's Hist. Discourse, Bene- 
dict's History of the Baptists, Annals of Providence, &c. He died Oct. 28, 
1732, after a pious life of about 66 years, and his wife Mary deceased 
August 18, 1736, also in the 66th year of her age. 
Their children were — 

1. John, b. Oct. 8, 1695 ; d. unmarried, set. about 21. 

2. James, b. March 22, 1698. 

3. Joseph, b. May 5, 1701 ; m. Martha Field ; lived in N. Providence ; d. 
May 8, 1778. 

4. Martha, b. Oct. 12, 1703 ; m. Elisha Greene ; d. July 27, 1725, leaving 
a son, James. 

6. Andrew, b. Sept. 20, 1706. 

6. Mary, b. April 29, 1708 : d. Feb. 20, 1729. 

7. Anna, b. 171- 

136 The Chad Bkown Memorial. 

8. Obadiah, b. Oct. 2, 1712. 

9. Jeremiah, b Nov. 25, 1715. 
10. Elisha, b. May 25, 1717. 

We sliall continue the account of a portion of the above, those whose 
descendants we have ascertained for a short period, or to the present time, 
denoting each by number and name corresponding to the above list. 

2. jAifES, b. March 22, 1698, owned and occupied the house which form- 
erly stood where Malletts's building in South Main street (Nos. 10 to 16) now 
is, and was moved to Tockw^otten when that building was erected. He m. 
Hope, dau. of Nicholas and Mercy Power, and grand-dau. of Elder Pardon 
Tillinghast, a pastor of the First Baptist church, and d. April 27, 1739. 
She d. June 8, 1792, set. 90. Their children were— 

James, b. Feb. 12, 1724 ; d. unm. at York, Ya. in 1750. 

Nicholas, b. July 28, 1729. 

Mary, b. 1731 ; married Dr. Vanderlight ; d. May, 1795. 

Joseph, b. Dec. 3, 1733. 

John, b. Jan. 27, 1736. 

Moses, b. Sept. 12, 1738 

Comprising, as will be perceived, the celelirated Nicholas, Joseph, John 
and Moses Brown, familiarly designated as " the four brothers," in their 
day. " For the times in which they lived, they were all uncommon men, 
remarkalile for broad views, and for the active and efficient prosecution of 
public aims." Thej" early engaged in mercantile business, in which they 
were eminently successful, the younger of them, Moses, however, soon re- 
tiring to his residence in this vicinity, where much the greater portion of 
his long life was passed. 

Nicholas, the eldest of the four, b. July 28, 1729, m. 1st, Rhoda, dau. 
of Daniel Jenckes, and 2d, Avis, dau. of Barnabas Binney, and d. May 29, 
1791, leaving two children by his tirst wife : 1st, Nicholas, his only surviv- 
ing son, long distinguished for his virtues and his public and private 
charities, b. April 4, 1769, m. tirst, Anne Carter, Nov. 3, 1791, and 2d, 
Mary Bowen Stelle, who d. without issue Dec. 12, 1836. He d. Sept. 27, 
1841, leaving rwo sons, Nicholas (who is married and has children) and John 
Carter Brown. A dau. Anne. m. Hon. J. B. Francis, and died 
in 1828. 2. Hope, only surviving dau., b. Feb. 22, 1773, m. Thomas 
P. Ive.«, March 16, 1792, and has children surviving, Charlotte R. m. Wm. 
G. Goddard, Moses B. and Robert H. Ives. 

Joseph, b. Dec. 3, 1733, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas and AnnePower, 
Sept. 30, 1759, and d. Dec. 3, 1785. Children, Mary. m. Rev. Stephen 
Gano, d. December 8, 1800, (leaving one dau. Eliza, m. Joseph Rogers,) 
Obadiah, d. unm. Feb. 14, 1815 ; Elizabeth, M. Richard Ward, d. Mar. 1, 
1845, aet. 75 ; Joseph, b. 1771, d. vet. 3 years ; another son of the same 
name d. 1791, set. 16. 

John, b. Jan. 27, 1736, m. Sarah, dau. of Daniel and Dorcas Smith, d. 
Sept. 20, 1803, leaving children, James, b. Sept. 22, 1761, d. unm. Dec. 12, 
1834 ; Abby, ra. John Francis, d. Mar. 5, 1821 ; Alice, m. Hon. James B. 
Mason, d. Nov. 7, 1822 ; Sarah, m. Frederick Herreshofif, d. 1846. 

Moses was b. Sept. 12, 1738, O. S. and d. Sept. 6, 1836, N. S. wanting 
17 days to complete his 98th year. He married 1st, Anna Brown, his cousin 
dau. of Obadiah Brown ; 2d, Mary Olney : 3d, Avis Lockwood. B}' his 
lirst wife he had two children ; (1) 01)adiah, m. Dorcas Hadwen, d. without 
issue, Oct. 15, 1822, set. 51. (2) Sarali married the late William Almy, 
(who with her brother composed the tirm of Almy & Brown), and left one 
dau., Anna, m. the late Wm. Jenkins. She, with her dau. Sarah, perished 

Appendix. 137 

in the flames, when her house was destroyed by fire, Nov. 20, 1849. Two 
children survive, Anna and Moses B. Jentins. 

5. Andrew, b. Sept. 20, 1706, removed to Gloucester, R. I. He is stated 
by Backus to have been " a Ju.stice of Peace in the State, and long an 
exemplary Christian in the Baptist Church in Gloucester, where he died in 
peace, 1782." He left one son, Elisha, and three daus. from whom have 
descended a numerous offspring. 

7. Akna, b. 171 — , m. Samuel Comstock, and d. Nov. 16, 1776. One of her 
sons, Benjamin, was the father of Jesse, Josepli, William, Samuel and Ben- 
jamin Comstock, the first three of whom for many years commanded packets 
between this port and New York. Of these sons, William alone survives. 
Ann B., a dau., m. Samuel Thurber, jun. Sally B. m. Samuel Comstock. 

8. Obadiah, b. Oct. 12, 1712, lived in the house No. 51 N. Main street, 
where T. Whitaker & Son's store now is. On one of the chimnies is the 
date 1726. This was formerly on the large old chimney, and when that 
was removed some years since, the figures were replaced on one of the 
smaller ones that were erected in its stead. The house is one of the few 
specimens remaining in the city, of the architecture of that period. He m. 
Mary, dau. of Toleration Harris, and d. June 17, 1762, leaving four daus. : 

Phebe, b. April 21, 1738, m. John Fenner. 
Sarah, b. Sept. 24, 1742, m. Jabez Bowen ; d. Mar., 1800. 
Anna, b Nov. 28, 1744, m. Moses Brown ; died 1773. 
Mary, b. Nov. 25, 1753, m. Thomas Arnold. 

9. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 25, 1715, m. Waitstill Rhodes, and was lost at sea 
in the winter of 1740- '41, leaving one dau., Mary, who m. Hon. David 
Howell, and d. July 6, 1801, leaving one son, Jeremiah B. and three daus. 

10. Elisha, b. May 25, 1717, m. first, Martha, dau. of John and Deborah 
Smith, a descendant of John Smith the miller, one of the first settlers of 
Providence, from whom the grist mill property has descended, through John 
Brown, the eldest son of Elisha, to the Howell family. 2d, he m. Hannah, 
widow of Elijah Cushing, and dau. of James Barker, of Newport. He 
was a man of great ability and enterprise, and possessed at one time a large 
property, but was afterwards unfortunate in business and lost most of it. 
He was also a great politician, a member of the General Assembly for a num- 
ber of years, and finally Deputy Governor (as it was then called) of the 
Colony of Rhode Island, from 1765 to '67. His house stands on North Main, 
a little to the northward of 01 ney street, with the inscription E B 1749 
remaining upon the stone in front of it. The latter part of his life he lived 
at Wenscutt, in North Providence, and d. Apiil 20, 1802. His children 
were, by his first wife six sons, and by both wives three daughters, 
Deborah, Martha and Martha again, who d. young. The sons were — 

John, b. Jan. 28, 1742. 
James, b. April 27, 1744. 
Jeremiah, b. Dec. 28, 1746. 
Elisha, b. June 1, 1749. 
Isaac, h. May 23, 1751. 
Smith, b. April 12, 1756. 

Of these, John m. Wait, dau. of Charles Field, and d. May 24, 1775, 
leaving one dau. Martha, whom. Jeremiah B. Howell, her second cousin. 
He d. Feb. 6, 1822, she d. Feb. 14, 1851. Their children were— Eliza, m. 
Benj. Cowell ; Martha m. Charles Lippitt ; Sarah B. m. Horace A. Wilcox; 
Wait F. m. Appleton Walker, (both dec'd) ; John and Chailes ; the latter 
d. May 28, 1846. 


138 The Chad Brown Memortal. 

James, m. Freelove Brown, July 19. 1764 ; d. at St. Crox Jau. 6, 1766, 
leaving one .son, James, who married, but left no children, and his line is 

Jeremiah, m. first, Mary Gushing, by whom he had — 

1. Abigail, b. June 2, 1766, m. Nathaniel Smith, who d. April 8, 1814 ; 
she died Oct. 24. 1839, leaving two children, Nathaniel and Abb.y, of whom 
only the former survives. 

2. Catharine, b. April 11, 1768, m. James Yerrinton. She died Aug. 28, 
1831 ; he d. 1843. Their children were — James B. m. first Phebe Boyd ; 

second, Mrs. Metcalf. C'atharine m. Eliakim Briggs ; Barker T. m. 

Maria Daggett ; and Sarah m. William Webster. Catharine and Sarah are 

3. Mary, b. May 19, 1770, m. Darius Allen. She survived her husband 
many years and died in 1817. Their children were — Mary, Abby, Darius 
C, Isaac and Jeremiah N. The last two only are living. 

4. Gushing b. Jau. 5, 1777, d. 1834. 

5. Jeremiah, b. Nov. 10, 1778, removed to Newbern, N. C; m. Mary S. 
Blackledge in 1812, died Sept. 30, 1847, having had twelve sons and two 
daughters, of whom seven sons and the daus. survive. 

Jeremiah Brown ffather of the above) married for his second wife, Su- 
sannah, widow of Thomas Bowen, and dau. of John Welch, of Boston. 
She died Dec. 1821, get. 64. Children— 

1. Hugh Hall, b. May 16,1792 ; m. Eunice E. Taber, Mav 23, 1815. 
Children— Elizabeth E. b. Feb. 26, 1816 ; m. first, April, 1836, Thomas W. 
Waterman, who d. Feb. 1, 1839 ; and second. May 2, 1841, Rev. Sewall S. 
Cutting. Mary A., b. Mar. 5, 1818 ; m. George Alliu, June 3, 1839, 
James, b. Aug. 14, 1820 ; m. Virtue Chappell, Nov. 1841, d. Jan. 16, 1845. 
Joseph, b. Feb. 19, 1823, m. Rececca Ketchum, Feb. 10, 1846. Ann Fran- 
ces, b. Sept. 19, 1825. Charles G. b. June 22, 1829 ; d. July 16, 1846. 

2. Obadiah, b. 1793 ; d. in infancy. 

3. Ebenezer P. b. April, 1797, married Sarah Jillson, 1822. He died 
June 16, 1839 ; she died July 1, 1851. Children— Samuel W. and Ebenezer. 

4. John S. b. October 4, i799 ; m. Ann Rounds, 1829. Children -Ferdi- 
nand, Isabella, Ann Eliza and Evelyn. 

Elisha, m. Elizabeth Bowen, of Rehoboth, April 24, 1774 ; she d. 181—; 
he d, March, 1827. Children— 

1. Lydia, b. Jan. 2, 1775 ; m. Colville Dana, who was lost at sea, Dec. 
1804, set. 35 ; she d. Sept. 5, 1847. Children- Ann Eliza, m. Rev. James 

Burlingame, d. ; Jonathan d. some years since, unm. ; Lucy, m. Rev. 

James Burlingame ; Deborah, m. Samuel Boyd ; Sarah, m. Amasa Stone, 
and Abby, m. Nelson Sweetland. 

2. Deborah, b. Dec. 27, 1776 ; d. April 26, 1800. 

3. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1779 ; m. John Kinnicutt ; both deceased for 
many years. Children— Sarah, m. Ezra Hubbard ; and John, the latter 

4. Lucy, b. Nov. 1, 1781 d. Jan. 25. 1784. 

5. 6. Elisha and John, twins, b. Jan. 20, 1784. Elisha d. at Batavia, Oct. 
6, 1802, John married, and died in 1822, leaving four children. 

7. Lucy, b. May 24, 1785 ; d. May 15, 1787. 

8. Alonzo, b. Dec. 24, 1787. 

9. James, b. Oct. 4, 1790 ; d. May 12, 1791. 

Isaac, m. Amey, dau. of Christopher Dexter, of North Providence, and 
was lost at sea, Nov. 20, 1793. She d. March 28. 1844, aet. 93 years, 8 
months and 18 days. Of their family of nine children, all d. young but 

Appendix. 139 

1. Amey, m. Benoni Cooke ; d. Dec. 9, 1822, set. 38. Surviving chil- 
dren—Charles U. and Benoni Cooke, jun. 

2. Isaac, b. Oct. 4, 1787, na. Lydia Williams, of Dighton, Mass., April 1, 
1810. She d. May 26. 1848. He m. 2d, Jan. 30, 1850, Caroline, dau. of 
Otis Bartlett, of Smithtield. R. I. Children— Nathaniel Williams, m. June 
5, 1834, Sophia Frothingham, of Boston. Children — Sophia, Frederick 
Lothrop, Amey Bunnell and Langdon. 

Alice, m. Moses B. Lockwood, May 9, 1842. 

Amey Dexter, m. Jacob Dunnell, Dec. 29, 1834. Children — Sophia, Ja- 
cob, Edward Wanton, Adela and Alice Maud Mary. 
Mary, m. Rev. J. P. Tustin, March 29, 1848. 

3. Alice, m. Truman Beckwith ; d. Aug. 19, 1837, a?t. 47, leaving chil- 
dren—Susan T., Henry T., Abby G. and Amos N. The former d. Feb. 5, 

Smith, resided the latter part of his life at Pembroke, Mass., where he 
d. 20th 11th mo. 1826. He m. Lydia Goold, of Pembroke, dau. of Samuel 
and Elizabeth Goold, 12th 10th mo. 1785. Children - 

1. Samuel, b. 12th 2d mo. 1787 ; m. Maria Hussey, of Nantucket, 6th 3d 
mo. 1816; their children are— Ann, b. 28th 9th mo. 1818, m. Joseph S. 
Barnard, 6th of 2d mo. 1844. Children— George Albert and Edward Goold 
Barnard. Sarah Joy, b. 24th 11th mo. 1820 ; Lydia Goold, b. 27th 8th mo. 
1822, m. Nath'l K. Randall, 1st 1st mo. 1843, has one child, Charles 
Franklin Randall. Joseph Goold, b. 19th 6th mo. 1825. Elizabeth, b 
25th 8th mo 1827. George Smith, b. 6th 10th mo. 1829. William Austin, 
b. 11th 10th mo 1832. Moses, b. 30th 3d mo. 1835. 

2. Anna, b. 4th 10th mo. 1788 ; d. 16th 6th mo. 1813. 

3. Goold, b. 7th 3d mo. 1791 ; m. Mary, dau. of Nath'l Starbuck, 8th 
11th mo. 1842. Their adopted children are, Ann Eliza, b. 20th 2d mo. 
1844 ; Mary S. b. 17th 6th mo. 1850. 

4. William B. b 21st 3d mo. 1793 ; m. Beulah Purington. 8th 11th mo. 
1827. Children -William G. b. 18th 7th mo. 1830; Charles Purinton b. 
19th 6mo. 1833. 

5. Elizabeth, b. 10th 5th mo 1795 ; m. James Oliver, 3d 5th mo. 1821 ; 
d. 20th nth mo. 1823. Children— Lydia Maria, b 18th 3d mo. 1822, d. 
29th nth mo. 1828. Elizabeth B., b. 7th 10th mo. 1823; m. Pliny E. 
Chase 28th 6th mo. 1843. Children— James A., Eliza Brown and Edward 
Oliver Chase. 

6. Lydia, born 14th 1st mo. 1798. 

140 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


At the North Burial Ground, Providence. 



Elder of tlie Baptist Church in 

this Town. 

He was one of the original Proprietors of 

the Providence Purchase, 

Having been exiled from Massachusetts, 

for conscience sake. 

He had live sons, 


Who have left a numerous Posterity. 

He died about A. D. 1665. 

Tnis Monument 

Was erected by the Town of Providence. 

Here lieth interred 

ye Body of 


Died Octr. ye 28th, 1732. In ye 66th year 

of his age. 

Here Lies Inter'd ye Body of 


Widow and Relict of James Brown, 

Dec'd August ye 18, 1736, 

in ye 66th year of her age. 

Old Age being come her race here ends 
When God ye Fatal Dart he sends. 

Note.— This monument to the memory of Chad Brown, in Nicholas Brown's yard, is 
believed to be the only memorial of any of the first settlers of Providence, except the 
monument erected by Richard Waterman. Esq. to his ancestors, in the lot north of his 
house on Benefit-street. It will be observed that the fourth son's name is here given as 
Chad, instead of Judah ; but this is the only place out of several where we have seen the 
names, in which it is so stated. Another remarkable circunjstance besides this monu- 
ment is, that in the Nicholas Brown lot are the graves of eight generations, save one, from 
Chad Bi-own to a child of the present Nicholas Brown. Gov. Elisha Brown and others of 
the family ai-e buried near by, the Governor without any head-stone, as he became a 
Friend in the latter part of his life. 

Appendix. 141 

Here lies inter'd ye Body of 


Dec'd April ye 27th, 1739, 

ia ye year of his age. 

My time is come, next may be— Thine ; 
Prepare for it whilst thou hast time. 
No Time we have but what is lent, 
Then dust we are when that is spent. 


Widow of 


Died June 8, 1793, 

Aged ninety years and six months. 

The mother of 

Nicholas, Joseph, John and Moses Brown. 

Here lies ye body of 


Ye wife of Elisha Green, 

Who died July ye 27, 1725, aged 21 years, 

9 months and 15 days. 

Here lieth 


Ye daughter of James and Mary Brown, 

Died Feb. ye 20, 1729, 

aged 20 years, 9 mos. 



Wife of ELISHA BROWN, Esq. 

Who departed this Life, 

September the 1st, A. D. 1760, 

Aged 41 Years, 4 Months and 29 days. 



Son of Elisha Brown, Esq. 

Who died May 24th, 1775, 

In the 34th year of his age. 

142 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


According to tradition he was the son of Henry Angell, of Liverpool, 
born abovit 1618. When a lad of twelve he went to London, and the same 
year accompanied Roger Williams to New England. They emigrated in 
the ship Lyon from Bristol, Dec. 1, 1630, arrived in Boston Feb. 5, 1631, 
and were in Salem as early as the next April. He is spoken of as a "young 
lad living in the family of Koger Williams." He was with Roger Williams 
in Seekonk, and was one of his five companions, when, in search of a new 
site, in the early summer of 1636, they pursued their way by boat from the 
landing at State Rock, to the shore of the Moshassuck River, where they 
commenced the settlement of I'rovidence. 

He received a grant of land, signed the first compact, and the agreement 
for a form of government in 1640. From 1652-55 he served as Commis- 
sioner, Juryman, Constable, and in the latter year, was admitted Freeman. 
In 1676, after the close of King Philip's war, he was on the Indian Commit- 
tee to regulate the terms under which the services of the captives were to 
be sold. He died in 1694, and his widow Alice, in 1695 

They had eight children : John, AiqjMllis. Mary, Deborah, Alice, James, 
Hope and Margaret. To his son James,- who m. Sept. 3, 1678, Abigail, 
dau. of the Rev. Gregory Dexter, he gave in his will his "dwelling house 
next unto the street, with lot where house standeth, another lot adjoining," 
etc. This was his Home Lot, and also the Home Lot of Francis Weston, 
acquired by purchase. The land remained in the family until 1774, when 
John Angell,^ son of James,^ sold the portion of it now occupied by the 
First Baptist Church, to William Russell, who transferred It the same year 
to the First Baptist Society. (See " Home Lots of the Early Settlers," by 
C. W. Hopkins, Providence, 1886.) The descendants of Thomas Angell 
and Chad Browne are closely allied by frequent intermarriages. {See Nos. 
11, 14, 22, 27, 29, 44, 69, 72. 84, 105 and jtage 126.) The Angell Genealogy, 
by Avery F. Angell, was published in Providence, in 1872. 


Information regarding the Arnold Family is derived mainly from the 
"Genealogy of the Family of Arnold in Europe and America, with Brief 
Notices by John Ward Dean, Henry T. Drowne and Edwin Hubbard." It 
is a pamphlet of sixteen pages, and is a reprint from the New England Hist. 
and Genealogical Register for Oct., 1879. "The family of Arnold is of 
great antiquity, having its origin among the ancient princes of Wales. 
According to a pedigree in the College of Arras, they trace from Ynir, 
King of Gwentland, of the twelfth century, who married Nesta, daughter 
of Jestin ap Gurgan, King of Glamorgan. Ynir was paternally descended 
from Ynir, the second son of Cadwaladir, King of the Britons, who built 
Abergavenny and its castle in Monmouth Co., in the southwestern part of 
England." The town is near the Welsh border at the confluence of the 
Usk and Gavenny, in the centre of a coal and iron district, 143 miles from 
London. Portions of the castle walls still remain. The tirst of the family 
who adopted a surname was Roger Arnold, of Monmouthshire, twelfth in 
descent from Y'mr. Thomas Arnold, of Cheselbourne, Dorsetshire, of the 
sixteenth generation, was the father of the emigrants, William and 
Thomas Arnold, who were half brothers. 

WILLIAM, b. June 24, 1587, son of the first wife, Alice, who was 
daughter of John Gully, married Christian, dau. of Thomas Peak, and 
with his wife and four children, Elizabeth, Benedict, Joanna and Stephen, 
emigrated to New England in 1635. He was in Hingham, Mass., for a 
lime, and came the following year to Providence. He received grants of 
land from Roger Williams, and his initials. W. A., are second in the Initial 
Deed. In 1639 he removed to Pawtuxet, where he resided until his death, 
which occurred about 1676, the precise date not being known. Though 


not always in accord with Roger Williams, he was held in high esteem, and 
filled various offices of trust. His eldest son, Benedict Arnold, born in 
Leamington, Warwickshire, England, Dec. 21, 1615, was the first Governor 
of Rhode Island, under the Royal Charter, granted in 1643. 

THOMAS ARNOLD, half brother of William, baptized April 18, 1599, 
married his first wife in England. He came to America in 1685, and 
settled at Watertown, Mass., but afterwards removed to Providence, 
where he purcliascd lands at the north end of the town. He was admitted 
Freeman in 1658, was Deputy from 1666-'72, and was in the Town Coun- 
cil in 1672. His death occurred in Sept., 1674. Of the three children by 
his first wife, Susannah, the youngest, was the only one who survived in- 
fancy. She was married April 7, 1654, to John Farnum. The second 
wife of Thomas Arnold was Phebe, daughter of George and Susanna 
Parkhurst, of Watertown. They had six children, four of whom became 
heads of families, viz.: Rirhard, Joint, Ekazar and EUzaheth. liiehard 
married Mary Angell, daughter of the first Thomas, and had a great grand- 
son, Thomas, who married Mary Brown (iSV<? JViy. 27). Elizabeth was mar- 
ried Nov. 22, 1678, to Samuel Comstock* {Samuel,'^ William,'^ of England). 
One of her grandsons, Samuel Comstock, married Anna Brotcn, daughter 
of Elder James (See No. 11). 

JOANNA ARNOLD, sister of William, baptized Nov. 30, 1577, mar- 
ried William Hopkins, and had (1) Erances, who married William Mann, 
an early settler in Providence ; (2) Thomas, great grandfather of Gov. 
Stephen Hopkins {See No. 17) ; (3) Elizabeth. 

ELIZABETH ARNOLD, sister of Thomas, and half sister of William 
and Joanna, born in 1596, was married Feb., 1617, to John Sayles, Jr. 
They are supposed to have been the parents of John Sayles, the Emigrant, 
who married Mary Williams, daughter of Roger {See .No. 16). 

There have been frequent inrermarriages between the Arnolds and 
Browns and their descendafits. This is illustrated to some extent in the 
Arnold Genealogical Tree, drawn by the late George C. Arnold, of Provi- 
dence, of which a reduced facsimile, thirty inches by twenty-four, was 
executed in 1877 by the Graphic Company of New York. (;SW- Nos. 2, 10, 
13, 15, 55, 71, 72, 74, 88, 104, 132.) 


In Hall's Historical Records of Norwalk, Conn., there is occasional men- 
tion of Stephen Beckwith, presumably the ancestor of Truman Beckwith. 
{See No. 65). There is no complete list of the original settlers, but in a 
Table of " Estates of lands and accommodations" in 1655, the name of 
Stephen Beckwith is third. He is included in " Hinman's Catalogue of the 
First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut " at an earlier date— 1649. In a later 
table of "Estates of Lands," etc., and in " The Estates of Commonage," 
1687, his name is repeated. The last mention of him in Hall's Records 
occurs in a List of Voters at Norwalk Town Meetings, Dec. 4, 1694. 


This family,* which is descended from remote antiquity, derived its sur 
name from a ridge of mountains in the County Palatine of Chester, Eng. 
In the time of King John, 1199-1216, it was spelled Buclough, signifying 
larger mountain. The name was afterwards modified to Bucclogh, and was 
finally corrupted into Bulkeley, the form adhered to by the present gener- 
ations in England and America, except that, in some families in this coun- 
try, the first (E) has been eliminated. Edward Bulkeley," born in Odell, 

* For the Bulkeley Coat of Arms, see America Heraldica. Motto, Nee temere. Nee 
timide, neither rashly nor timidly. 

144 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

Bedfordshire, was a descendant of Peter, ^ second son of Robert,^ Lord of 
Bucclogh, in the reign of Edward III. {Edward,^ Tho/nas.'^ Williani,'' 
Hiiinphtry,''' Ihigh.^ JoJin,^ Petcr,^ Robert,- William^). He married Olive 
Irlby, of Lincohishire, and was made Rector of All Saints' Church in Odell 
in 15o8. An eminent minister of the gospel, he became a non-comformist, 
but was undisturbed in the exercise of his clerical functions. 

His son, Piter Bulkelei/,'^" born Jan. 31, 1588, was admitted, at the age 
of sixteen, a member of St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he was 
afterwards cliosen fellow, and from which he received the Degree of 
Bachelor of Divinity. He succeeded hi* father in the ministry, and 
inherited from him a large estate. Dr. Williams, Bishop of Lincoln, con- 
nived at his uoncomformitj^ as he had done at Tliat of his father, but, after 
preaching twenty-one years, he was at length silenced by command of 
Archbishop Laud. The prospect of ministerial usefulness in his own 
country being at an end, he sold his estates, and in 1635 emigrated to New 

He remained for some months in Cambridge, and in July, 1636, " carried 
a good number of planters up with him farther into the woods, where they 
gathered the 12th church in the colony, and called the ton^n, ' Concord.' " 
{See M(ithei''s Magmdia, b. 3, 96-98). The next year he was constituted 
teacher of the church, and Rev. John Jones, f son of William, of Aber- 
gavenny, Monmouthshire, was ordained pastor. He expended a large 
estate in Concord by giving farms to his servants, whom he emj^loyed in 
husbandry. His labors in the church were continued with little interrup- 
tion until his death, March 9, 1659. Dr. Peter Bulkely was distinguished 
for theological linowledge, general literature and eminent piety. He wrote 
Latin with ease and elegance, and some of his Latin verses are still extant. 
As an author, he was best known by his treatise, " The Gospel Covenant," 
the 2d edition of which was piiblished in London in 1651. He was an earl}' 
benefactor of Harvard College, to which he contributed a large part of his 
own library. Three of his younger sons, Jofui, Gershom and Peter, vf eve 
graduates of that institution. 

His family was a numerous one : b}' liis lirst marriage to Jane, dau. of 
Thomas Allen, of Goldingtou, there were nine sons and two daughters 
He married, second, Grace, dau. of Sir Richard Chetwood, wlio survived 
him, and died in New London, Conn, 1669. They liad three sons and one 
daughter. Thoiuas Bvlleley,^'^ b. April 11, 1617, second son of Peter, ^^ m. 
Sarah, dau. of Rev. John Jones, of Concord, and removed to Fairfield, 
Conn., where he was a large land holder. The generations intervening be- 
tween him and John W. Eulkley.^'t of Brooklyn, N. Y., are Joseph,'- b. 
1644, m. IMartha Beers ; Joseph,'' » b., 1682, m. Esther Hill ; Ebenezer,'^ b., 
1781, m. Hannah Maltbie ; Ebenezer, '^ b., 1766, m. Diana Williams, of 
Saybrook, Conn. (See The Bulkeley Family, compiled by Rev. F. W. 
Chapman, Hartford, 1875.) 


Sarah Bulkeley, ' " daughter of Dr. Edward, and sister of Peter Bulkeley, 
married Oliver St. John, Bart. Their daughter, Elizabeth St. John^'^ was 
married Aug. 6, 1829, to Rev. Samuel Whiting, 'and accompanied him in 
1686 to New England where he became first pastor of the church in Lynn, 
Mass. Their daughter, Elizabeth Whiting,'- was married to Rev. Jeremiah 
Hobart. Of their children, Dorothy Hobart, '^ the third daughter, born in 
Topstield, Mass., Aug. 21, 1679, married for her second liusband. Hon. 
Hezekiah Brainard, of Haddam, and had nine children. One of their sons, 
Rev. David Brainard,'* was missionar}' to the Indians. A daughter, 
Martha Brainard, ' ^ 1). Sept. 1, 1716, became the first wife of Maj.-Gen. 

* See N. E. Hist, and Genealogical Reg.. April. 1887. 
+ See New York Biographical Record, April, 187.5. 
t See No. 10.3. 

Apfkxdix. 145 

Joseph Spencer, of the Ilevolutlonary Army. They were the parents of 
Elizabeth Spencer, i" wife of Gov. Lewis Cass, of Michigan. Their daugh- 
ter, Matilda Cass/ " married Henry Ledyard, of Newport R. I., and had 
a dau., Elizabeth C. Ledyard,'* wife of Francis W. Goddard, of Provi- 
dence. (See Ko. 114.) 

The family of St. John in England is of noble origin. Oliver St. John, 
Baron of Beauchamp, upon the coming of his third cousin. Queen 
Elizabeth, to the throne, was created Lord St. John of Bletshoe. His great 
grandson, Oliver St. John, whose mother was Sarah Bulkeley, was Chief 
Justice of England during the Commonwealth, and Minister to the Nether- 
lamds. He is said to have been own cousin of Oliver Cromwell. (For the 
account of the descent of Elizal)eth (St. John) Whiting from ten Sovereigns 
of Europe, see Drake's Hist, of Boston, p. 363, and New England Hist, and 
Genealogical Reg. for 1861, p. 217). 


JOHN CRANDALL was a Baptist Elder of Westerly, R. I., to which 
jilace he removed from Newport. He was admitted Freeman in 1655, and 
was Commissioner from 1658-'63. His name frequentlj^ appears in con- 
nection with public affairs in Rhode Island. In July, 1651, he, with John 
Clarke and Obadiah Holmes, representatives of the church in Newport, 
made their memorable visit to William Witter, of Lynn, Mass. While 
Mr. Clarke was preaching, they were arrested by the authorities on several 
charges, and the next day imprisoned in Boston. After imdergoiug the 
form of a trial he was sentenced to pay £5 or be publicly whipped, but was 
released upon promising to appear at the next court. 

On account of the Indian war he returned to Newport, where he died in 
1676. The name of his tirst wife is not known. She was buried Aug. 2, 
1670. Of their seven children, Smtuiel, the youngest, b. 1663, d. May 19, 

1736, married Sarah -and lived in Little Compton, R. I. Their oldest 

child, Samuel, born Oct. 30, 1686, was probably the father of Samuel 

Crandall, who married Margaret , and had Joseph, b. Nov. 24, 1731, 

Thomas, b. Jan. 10, 1734, Mary, Simon. Rebecca, Ezekiel and Hannah. 
Of these, Thomas, who married in Little Compton, March 20, 1760, Mary 
Stoddard* and lived in Newport "on the Point," was a soldier in the Revo- 
lutionary army. During the occupation of Newport by the British, his 
wife abandoned their home, and, with her family of \'oung children, sought 
refuge at her father s in Tiverton, where they remained until the war was 
over. On their return, nothing remained of their possessions but the well 
and the cellar walls. Ezekiel Crandall, brother of Thomas, remained in 
Newport, but was compelled to share his house with British officers, from 
wliom he and his wife suffered many indignities. 

Abby Crandall, youngest child of Thomas and Mary (Stoddard) Crandall. 
married Richard Rounds, son of Martin and Wealthy (Briggs) Rounds, of 
Rehoboth, Mass., and died in Providence, Jan. 19, 1826, in the forty fifth 
year -of her age, leaving eight children, the eldest of whom, Ann, born in 
Providence, June 14, 1807, was married to John S. Brown. iSee No. 59.) 

George Allin, who married Mary A., daughter of Hugh H. Brown, was a 
descendant of John Crandall through his mother, Amey (Crandall) Allin, 
daughter of Judge Robert and Margaret (Gardiner) Crandall, and grand- 
daughter of Robert Crandall of Exeter, R. I., a Kevolutionary soldier, who, 
retiu-ning to his home at the close of the war. died on his way at Wickford. 
(<SVr Ay>.'99.) 

* The name Stoddard is derived from the oflfice of Standard Bearer, and was anciently- 
written De-La-Standard. The emigrant ancestor was Anthony Stoddard, who came to 
Boston in 1639. 

For Uoat of Arms, see America Heraldica. 

146 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


Gregory Dexter was born in Olney, Northampton Co., England, in 1610. 
He was a printer and stationer in London, where he was also connected 
with the Baptist ministry. He was in Providence abont 1638, and had a lot 
assigned to him. In July 27, 1640. he and thirty-eight others afflxed their 
signatures to an agreement for a form of government. Roger Williams' 
" Key to the Indian Language "' Avas printed at his establishment in Lon- 
don, in 1643. An original copy of this l)ook is in the Library of Brown 
University Gregory Dexter was influential in both the civil and religious 
affairs of the Colony. He was Commissioner, Town Clerk, President of 
Providence and Warwick ; was admitted Freeman in 1655, and served as 
Deputy from 1664-66. He was an able and successful preacher, and was 
ordained as the fourth pastor of the First Baptist church in 1654. The 
banks of the Moshassuck river witnessed many baptismal scenes as results 
of his ministry. Roger Williams alludes to him as " a man of education 
and a noble calling and versed in militaires." His services as an accom- 
plished printer were frequently in requisition in Boston, "to set in order 
the printing office there." His Home Lot, a short distance east of the 
junction of North Main and Benefit Streets, bounded on the north by 
Dexter's Lane, now Olney Street, was the most northerly of the fifty-two 
lots of the first division. In 1663, he acquired by purchase the Hom'e Lot 
of Matthew Waller, which adjoined his own, on the south. His first 
habitation, a log house, destroyed by the Indians in 1676, was replaced by 
a second, built in better style. This was demolished, about 1800, to give 
way to the structure whicii now occupies the site. He died in 1700 at the 
age of ninety. His wife Abigail Fullerton, survived him, dying after 1706. 
They had four children, Hteplicn, b. Nov. 1, 1647 ; Jmnes, b. May 6, 1650 ; 
John, b. Nov. 6, 1652, and Abigail, b. Sept. 24, 1655, who was" married, 
Sept. 8, 1678, to James Angell, son of the first Thomas. (For intermarriages 
see Nos. 14, 29, 30, 33, 48.) 


Rev. William Eddye, A. M., Vicar of the Church of St. Dunstan, Cran- 
brook, Kent Co., England, a native of Bristol, married Mary Fosten, 
daughter of John, and second, widow P^lizabeth Taylor. Of his eleven 
chWdmn, John, Abigail and Samuel (of the first wife) emigrated to New 
England. The latter, styled Samuel the Pilgrim, b. May, 1608, married 

Elizabeth , and came in the ship Handmaid to Plymouth, Mass., 

arriving Oct. 29. 1630. His descendants, as early as the third generation, 
were in Glocester and Providence, R. I. (For intermarriages see Nos. 11, 
16, 50, 57, 106). The Eddy Genealogy, by Robert H. Eddy, of Boston, 
was published in 1883, and a second ed'ition in 1884. Robert H. Eddy was 
a well-known patent solicitor, who died in May, 1887. In his will he left 
$5,000 for a suitable tablet in memory of his ancestor, Rev. William Eddye, 
at Cranbrook, England. 


Arthur. William and John Fenner, were probably sons of Thomas 
Fenner, an Indian trader, who died in Branford, Conn., May 15, 1647. 
Capt. Arthur Fenner, the eldest, born in 1622, was, by tradition, a lieuten- 
ant in Cromwell's army. He was not only a soldier, but also an expert 
engineer and surveyor, and prominently identified with the history of the 
Providence Plantation for the greater portion of fifty years. He lived m 
Cranston, where he built a house which was burned before Jan. 14, 1676, 
by the Indians. The remains of the second house, erected probably on the 
same site, have long been known as "Fenner Castle." The first wife of 
Arthur Fenner was Mehitable, dau. of Richard and Bethia Waterman. 

Appendix. 147 

Descendants of two of their children, Major Thomnn Fcnner, and Freelove 
who married Gideon Crawford, intermarried with the Browns. {See Nos. 
12, 18, 26, 37, 106.) The Genealogy of the Fenner Family, in two parts, 
was compiled by the late Hev. J. P. Root, of Providence. 


John Field, of Providence, signed the tirst compact of 1637, and the 
agreement of 1640 ; the latter document has also the signature of William 
Field. The Home Lot of John, on the Towne street, adjoined that of Wil- 
liam on the south. William's house stood nearly on the site of the Provi- 
dence Bank, a building erected by Joseph Brown in 1774 and occupied by 
him as a residence. In the time of King Philip's war the William Field house 
was garrisoned, and escaped the conflagration of March, 1676, remaining 
untiri772, when it was purchased by Joseph Brown. John and William Field 
were large land owners in Rhode Island, and the latter gave his name to 
Field's Point, the homestead of later generations, where eight hundred 
acres were included in his possessions. William Field married Deborah 

, and died in 1665 without issue. Thotnas Field, his nephew, who 

may have been son of John, became his heir. 

The history of the early Fields is somewhat obscure. It is believed, 
though positive proof is lacking, that John and William Field were brothers, 
sons of William, and grandsons of Sir John Field, the astronomer of Ards- 
ley,a village between Wakefield and Bradford, in the West Ridmg of I'ork- 
shire. Hubertus de la Feld, the progenitor of the English Fields, who is 
said to have accompanied William the Conqueror to England, traced his 
family back to the Chateau de la Feld, near Colmar, a town southwest of 
8trasburgh in Alsatia, where the counts of that name had been seated for 
centuries. The cathedral of Strasburgh received many benefactions at their 
hands, and, in the chantries they founded, several of the family were inter- 
red. The arms of the Yorkshire Fields, " Sable a chevron between three 
garbs argent, ' were confirmed to Sir John in 1558, and an additional crest 
granted in recognition of his services to science. "A dexter arm issuing 
out of clouds, proper, pessways, habited Gules, holding in the hand, also 
proper, a sphere Or." 

John Field, of Providence (name of wife not known), died in 1686, 
leaving four children : Hannah, the eldest, married James Matthewson, 
and had a daughter, Isabel, wife of John Brown^. Ruth, the youngest 
child, married Jan. 7, 1669, John Angell,- son of Thomas^. Their daugh- 
ter, Mercy, b. 1675, married Benjamin Smith. {See Nos. 3 and 22). Thomas 
Field, nephew and heir of William, married Martha Harris, daughter of 
the first Thomas. She inherited by will the Home Lot of her father, 
which was separated from that of John Field, on the south, by the Home 
Lot of Joshua Winsor. Of their six children, the descendants of their 
son, William Field, were, in two instances, allied to the Browns by mar- 
riage. He was born June 8, 1682, died Nov. 1, 1729 : married Mary , 

and had eight children, the eldest of whom, Martha Field, married Joseph 
Brown {See No. 9). Charles Field, the youngest, born Feb. 6, 1614, married 
Wait Dexter* {Stephen,^ Stephen,'^ Gregory'^). Their daughter. Wait Field, 
married John Brown, eldest son of Dep. Gov. Elisha {See No. 29). The 
Field Genealogy, a pamphlet of 65 pages, was printed in Providence in 
1878, compiled by Mrs. Harriet A. Brownell. 


Phili]) Francis^ was Mayor of Plymouth, England, in 1644. His son, 
Rev. John Francis,- D. D., was Dean of Leighlin, Ireland. His grandson, 
Rev. John Francis, => D. D., Dean of Lismore, Ireland, and Rector of St. 
Mary's Church, Dublin, married Tench of Dublin, and had three 

* Communicated by the family. 

148 The Chad Browx Memorial. 

sons, TencJi, Richard, an eminent lawyer, and Philip, who entered the 
church, and was the father of Sir Philip Francis, the reputed author of 
'■ Junius." Of these. Tench Francis emigrated to Maryland, where he mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Foster Turbutt, of Kent Co. He removed to 
Philadelphia, and was Attorney-General of the Province of Pennsylvania. 
He died Aug. 14. 1758, leaving a son, Tench Francis, merchant, born 1730, 
died May 1, 1800, who married, Feb. 8, 1762, Anne, daughter of Charles 
and Anne (Shippen) Willing, born July 16, 1733, died Jan. 2. 1812. The 
latter were the parents of John Francis, who married Abby, daughter of 
John Brown, merchant, of Providence. (Sec No. 40.) 

Charles Willing, merchant, son of Thomas and Anne (Harrison) Willing, 
born in Bristol, Eng., May 18, 1710, emigrated to Philadelphia in 1729, and 
became Mayor of the city. He died Nov. 30, 1754, of ship fever, con- 
tracted while in the discharge of his official duties. Anne Harrison was 
grand-daughter, paternally, of Gen. Harrison, the Regicide, and maternally, 
of Simon Mayne, also one of the regicides. 


The Goddard family in America is said to have descended from William 
Goddard, second son of Edward and Priscilla (D'Oyley) Goddard, of Ingle- 
sham, Wiltshire, Eng., who emigrated to New England in 1666, after the 
great tire in London by wiiich he was a sufferer, and settled in Watertown, 

The ancestor of Edward Goddard was Walter Goddard ville, who, in the 
time of Henry HI., had lands in North Wilts, was madecastellarof Devizes 
Castle in 1231, and died in 1273. . The Norman termination— ?'?M6— which 
he added to his Saxon name Goddard, was dropped by his descendants. 
The mother of William Goddard was from the ancient family of D'Oyley 
in Oxfordshire, who came to England with the Conqueror, were barons of 
Hokenorton, and built Oxford Castle and Osenay Al)bey. William Goddard 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin or William Miles, of London, aud 
was ancestor of Giles Goddard, postmaster and physician of New London, 
CJonn., who married Sarah, daughter of Lodowick and Abigail (Newton) 
Updike, grand-daughter of Thomas and Joan (Smith) Newton, aud 
also grand-daughter of Gilbert and Katharine (Smith) op Dyck. Joan and 
Katharine Smith were daughters of Richard Smith, of " Glocestershire, 
Eng., the first white settler in the Narragansett country, who purchased a 
tract of the Indians, erected a trading house, and gave free entertainment 
to travellers as early as 1641. Gilbert or Gysbert op Dyck, a physician who 
settled at Loyd's Neck, L. I., aud afterwards removed to Kings Town, 
R. I., was sou of Lodowick and Gertrude (Van Vesek) op ten Dyck, born 
in Wesel, Germauj^, in 1605. This line has been traced through eight 
generations to Henrick op ten Dyck,f burgomaster in Wesel from 1333- 
1368. Wesel is a city of Rhenish Prussia, on the right bank of the Rhine, 
near the confluence of the Lippe, in the district of Dusseldorf. 

WiUiant Goddard, son of Dr. Giles, born in 1740, after learning the print- 
er's trade in New York, removed to Providence, where he established the 
first printing press in that town,:]: and conunenced the publication of the 
Gazette and Country Journal. Not meeting with sufficient encouragement, 
he went, successively, to New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, where he 
engaged in newspaper enterprises. In the latter city, he founded the 
Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser, the first issue of which 
appeared Aug. 20, 1773 and was published under that name until abo\it 
the close of the century, when, in consequence of a change of proprietors, 
it assumed the title of The Baltimore American. The Anniversary num- 

* See New England Hist, and Genealogical Reg., July, 1874. 

tThe Opdyck Genealogy, now in course of preparation, is soon to be privately printed 
in New York. This surname, in Rhode Island, is written Updike. 
t Oct. 26, 1762. 

Appendix. 149 

ber of Aug. 20, 1883, of The Baltimore American and Commercial Adver- 
tiser, devotes several columns to the life of William Goddanl, which is 
illustrated by a tine wood cut, from a portrait in possession of one of his 
grandsons in Providence. 

William Goddard is regarded as the founder of our postal service, 
which was adopted in 1775, when he was appointed Surveyor of the Post- 
roads and Comptroller of the Post Office, under Dr. Benjamin Franklin, the 
first Postmaster General. He returned to Rhode Island in 1792, was 
elected to the Legislature in 1795, and died in Providence Dec, 1817, at the 
age of seventy seven years. He married Abigail, ^ daughter of Brig. Gen. 
James,-* and Mar}' (Mawney) Angell, {John,^ James,^ Thomas'^). Their son, 
William Giles Goddard, born .Jan. 2, 1794, died, Feb. 16, 1846, mamed 
Charlotte E., daughter of Thomas P. and Hope (Brown) Ives. {See No. 72). 


The Greenes are an ancient family of Northamptonshire, England, whose 
exact records date from the beginning of the 13th century. John Greene,* 
the emigrant (Richard,^ Bicliard,- Roberf^), a surgeon in Salisbury, b. 
1597, at Bowridge Hall, Gillingham, Dorsetshire, married, Nov. 4, 1619, 
Joan Tattersall. With his family of four sons and two daughters, he 
and his wife came to New England in the Spring of 1635, and were, for a 
tune, at Boston, and afterwards at Salem. Incurring the displeasure of 
the Massachusetts authorities for "speaking contemptuously of Magis- 
trates," he removed in 1637 to Providence, where he became one of the 
thirteen original proprietors (the tifth named in the Initial Deed), and one 
of the twelve members of the First Baptist Church. His Home Lot was 
partly bounded, on the north, by the present Star street. 

In Nov. 1642, he bought of Miantouomi, the Indian Chief, a tract of 
land (Spring Green Farm), which remained in the familj' until 1782, when 
it was purchased by .John Brown, the merchant, and is now occupied by 
the heirs of his daughter Abby, who married John Francis. The house, 
erected on this land by his son, John Greene, Jr., afterwards Deputy- 
Governor, is still standing in good preservation. 

In 1643, John Greene, Sr., with ten others, bought land of the Indians 
(Shawomet), to which they gave the name of Warwick. In behalf of the 
colonists he visited England in 1644, accompanied by Samuel Gorton and 
Randall H olden. He was a leading citizen of Warwick, and influential in 
the affairs of the Colony of Rhode Island. The seal which he used was 
engraved with the arms of the Northamptonshire Greene?.* 

Hemairied, second, widow Alice Daniels, and, third, Philippa , who 

survived him thirty years. Theie was no issue by either of these mar- 
riages. Five of his children became heads of families, and the descendants 
of his forty graudchiklren are numerous in the line of both sous and 
daughters. James Greene, fourth son of John, Sr.. b. 1626, married 
Deliverance, daughter of Robert and Isabel Potter. Their son James, b. 
June 1, 1658, married. Jan. 29, 1689, Mary, daughter of Capt. John and 
Margaret Fones. The latter were the parents of Rev. Elisha Greene, born 
Aug. 5, 1698, who married Martha Brown, daughter of Elder James. {See 
A7y.'4 ) 


It is conjectured, in the absence of positive proof, that Thomas and Wil- 
liam Harris, brothers, were born in Haverford West, Pembrokesliire, South 
Wales. They sailed, in company with Roger Williams, in the ship Lyon, 
from Bristol, 'England, Dec. 1, 1630, and lalided at Nantasket, Feb. 5, 1631. 
Thomas Harris signed the compacts of 1637 and 1640, was admitted Free- 
man in 1655, and served frequently as Commissioner, Juryman, Deputy, 

* For Coat of Arms, see America Heraldica. 

150 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

and as member of the Town Council. In his capacity of surveyor lie laid 
out lands, and was a member of the committee appointed, in 1665, to run 
the seven mile line. It would seem that he had the courage of his con - 
victions, for, on a visit to Boston in 1658, when he publiclj^ denounced the 
" pride and oppression " of the people, and warned them of that "dread- 
ful, terrible day of the Lord God which was coming upon them," he was 
arrested, imprisoned, and twice punished with stripes. {See Bishop's "New 
England Judged") 

His Home lot, on the Towne street, adjoining that of Joshua Winsor on the 
south, became, in 1691, the property of Thomas Field, who married Mar 
tha Harris,'^ youngest daughter of Thomas. He married Elizabeth — , 
and died June 7, 1686, leaving a sou Thomas,'' and two daughters. Mary'^ and 
Martha.- Thomas Harris,- married Elnathan, daughter of Richard and 
Mary (Clark) Tew, and had a son William, born May 11, 1673, who mar- 
ried Abigail . Their daughter, Dorcas Harris, born May 16, 1704, mar- 
ried Daniel Smith. The latter were the parents of Sarah Smith, wife of 
John Brown, merchant. {See Nos. 9, 22 and 29. ) 

WILLIAM HARRIS, born in 1610, was one of the live companions of 
Roger Williams in the canoe, when they left Seekonk to found the new 
settlement of Providence. In 1638 he received a grant of land from Roger 
Williams (the seventh named in the Initial Deed), was one of the twelve 
original members of the First Baptist Church iu 1639, and signed the 
agreement of 1640. His Home Lot, on the Towne Street, midwaj' be- 
tween what are now Bowen and Cushing streets became the property of 
Daniel Brown, who sold it, in 1705, to Daniel Williams. Serious disagree- 
ment soon arose between William Harris and Roger Williams in regard 
to the Pawtuxet Purchase and the treatment of the Quakers, Avhose cause 
Harris espoused. The controversy in regard to the Pawtuxet Purchase, 
which was marked by the most bitter invective on both sides, extended 
over a period of many years, and was tinally settled after the death of 
Harris, in accordance with the views to which he had so tenaciously clung. 

He possessed strong intellectual ability, a powerful will, and extensive 
and accurate knowledge of the law. As agent of the Pawtuxet proprie- 
tors he visited England three times, in 1663, 1675 and 1679. In December 
of the latter year, he again embarked for England, in the same interests, on 
the ship Unity, Capt. Condy. A month later, the vessel was captured by 
an Algerine corsair, and he, with others, was .sold into bondage in Algiers. 
After more than a year's slavery he was ransomed by the payment of 
£1,200, to which sum Connecticut, in whose service he had engaged, con- 
tributed nearly £300. On his release he traveled through Spain and 
France to London, arriving in Mai'ch, 1681. Worn out by the hardships he 
had experienced, he died three days afterward, at the house of his friend, 
John Stokes, in Wentworth street, near Spitaltields, London. His widow, 
Susannah, survived him but a short time. 

Of their five children, Andrew, the eldest, born in 1635, married, Dec. 8, 
1670, Mary, daughter of Richard and Mary (Clarke) Tew. Their eldest 
child, Mary, became the wife of Elder James Brown. Toleration Harris, 
youngest child of William and Susannah, married Sarah Foster, and had a 
daughter, Marj^ who married her cousin Obadiah Brown son of Elder 
James. {See Nos. 4 and 12). 


Obadiah Holmes was born in Preston, Lancashire, Eng., in 1607, of par- 
ents who, to use his own words, " were faithful in their generation and of 
good report among men, and brought up their children tenderly and honor- 
ably." Three of their sons were educated at the University of Oxford. It 
is known that he had a brother Robert, and sisters who lived in the parish 
of Manchester. He married Katharine , about 1636, and .soon after 

Appendix. 151 

emigrated to New England. He was in Salem, Mass., in 1639, where he 
had two acres granted, being one of the " glassmen," or manufacturers of 
glass. His daughter Martha, and sons, Ohadinh and Sauiiiel, were ba~|5tized 
in Salem between 1640 and 1644. He removed to Rehoboth, Mass., in 1646, 
and from thence, about 1650, went to Newport, R. I. This last removal 
was in cf)nsequence of a change in his religious views, he having left the 
Congregational Church and joined the Bajitists. With eight others, after 
many conflicts, he separated from the church of the Rev. Samuel Newman, 
in Rehoboth. They were all re-baptized and formed anew organization, of 
which Mr. Holmes was chosen pastor. In Rhode Island he purchased and 
settled upon a tract of land formerly l)elonging to the Hutchinsons, in the 
eastern part of the township of Newport, now Middletowu. 

The farm consisted originally of four hundred acres, and included the 
third beach. It is not now in possession of his descendants, having been 
sold in recent j'ears, and in a neglected and unimproved state is rented to 
tenants, who occupy the plain farm house which stands upon the site of 
the building he erected, and upon the original cellar walls. A portion of 
the old mansion w^as removed to one side, where it is in use as a carriage 
house. The mile long ditch built by Obadiah Holmes to drain the land, 
can still be plainly traced. This farm reached its highest state of cultiva- 
tion in the time of John Holmes,-^ grandson of Obadiah, and son of Jona- 
than. He was the last male of the Holmes familj' on the Island, and died 
at an advanced age in Newport. His sister, Martha Holmes, ^ was m. May 
3, 1693, to Philip Tillinghast- (Pardoni). Their daughter, Anne Tilling- 
hast,* became the wife of her first cousin, Nicholas Power, ^ son of Nicho- 
las^ and ]VIercy (Tillinghast) Power. The latter were the parents of Eliza- 
beth Power, ^ wife of Joseph Brown. {See No. 21). 

In 1651 occurred the event which has given immortality to the name of 
Obadiah Holmes, as the first martyr to religious liberty in the Colony.* In 
July of that year, he, in company with John Crand'all and John Clarke, 
arrived in Lynn, Mass., on a visit to William Witter, an aged member of 
the church in Newport. The following Sunday, as Mr. Clarke was preach- 
ing to a small assembly in the house, he was arrested with his companions, 
and the next day all were sent to prison in Boston. Mr. Clarke was tried 
for the crime of preaching the gospel and administering the sacrament 
while under sentence of excommunication, of disclaiming against the 
sprinkling of infants, and similar charfyes. Snlj 31, sentence was passed. 
Mr. Holmes was fined £30, Mr. Clarke, £20, and Mr. Crandall £5. In de- 
fault of the fine they were to be publicly whipped. Elder Clarke's fine was 
paid by his friends, and Elder Crandall was released on bail, but Elder 
Holmes preferred to submit to punishment, rather than to acknowledge 
that he was in the wrong. He was kept in prison until September, when 
he received the infiiction of thirty stripes. The sentence was executed with 
such severity that those who, in after j'ears, saw the scars upon his back, 
(which he was wont to call the marks of the Lord Jesus) expressed a 
wonder that he should survive. In a manuscript of Gov. Joseph Jenckes it 
is recorded " that in many days, if not some weeks, he could take no rest 
but as he lay upon his knees and elbows." He was advised to make his 
escape by night, and says : "I departed, and the next day after, while I 
was on my journey, the constables came to search at the house where I 
lodged, so I escaped their hands, and was by the good hand of my 
Heavenly Father brought home again to my wife and eight children. The 
brethren of our town and Providence having taken pains to meet me four 
miles in the woods, where we rejoiced together in the Lord." 

In 1652 he was chosen Pastor of the First Baptist church in Newport, 
succeeding the Rev. John Clarke in the ministry, and so continued till his 
death, which occurred on the 15th of Oct., 1682, in the 76th year of his 
age. He was buried in his own field on the Middletown farm, and a small 

* See Backus' and Benedict's Histories of the Baptist denomination. 

152 Thk Chad Brown Memoeial. 

stone erected to his memory. This inclosure, which was used by several • 
generations as a burial place, is still intact. His wife did not long survive 
him and was Imried by his side, where a stone, with the inscription of her 
name, but not the date of her death, marks the spot. Her character has 
been handed down by tradition as one of the most amiable of women, and 
one who had secured, in an eminent degree, the affection of her husband, 
as appears bj^ his address to her, still extant in manuscript. Many of his 
writings have been preserved, among which are the thirty- live articles of 
his religious lielief, and various addresses to his wife, his children, the 
church and the world. Obadiah Holmes was admitted Freeman in 1656, 
was Commissioner from 1656-'58, and was frequently a member of the 
General Assembly. 

Of his eight children, four sons and four daughters, six became heads 
of families, and his grand-children numl)ered forty. His eldest son, 
Obadiah, removed to Cohansey, N. J., where he was for twelve years a 
Judge of the Court in Salem county. The Holmes Posterity multiplied so 
rapidly, that their number was estimated, in 1790, at not less than five 
thousand. His name was held in such reverence that there were few fami- 
lies among his descendants in which an Obadiah was wanting, and in Rhode 
Island, at the present time, most of the possessors of that name trace their 
lineage to this one ancestor. His surname was originally Hiillme, and his 
will, dated April 9, 1681, now in possession of Henry Bull, Esq., of New- 
port, bears that signature. 

In the reading-room of the Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn, 
stands a pendulum clock in good running order, with this inscription : " This 
Clock was Presented b}' John H. Baker, Esq, of Brooklyn, in 3Iay, 1869, to 
the Long Island Historical Society. The Clock has been running for over 
200 years. It was brought to this country from London iu 1639, by the Rev. 
Obadiah Holmes, at whose death it passed to his oldest (living) son, Jona- 
than, then to Jonathan's son, Joseph, who left it to his son, John Holmes, 
who was the great-grandfather of the donor." 

Mary Holiias, eldest child of Obadiah and Katharine, became the wife of 
John Brown,- {See No. 2.) (For a more extended account of Obadiaii 
Holmes, consult Benedict's Historj' of the Baptists ) 


Thomas Olney, born in 1600, was a native of St. Albans, Hertford Co., 
Eng. He married Mary Small, born iu 1605. With his wife and two chil- 
dren he came in the ship Planter to JNew England in 1635, and settled in 
Salem, where he was admitted Freeman in 1637, and received a grant of 
land. Being warned to depart from Massachusetts in 1638, he followed 
Roger Williams to Providence, where he became one of the thirteen origi- 
nal proprietors, and one of the founders of the First Baptist Church. He 
signed the agreement of 1640, was frequently Assistant, Commissioner, 
Deputy, member of the Town Council, and, in 1*669, was elected Town Treas- 
urer. His Home Lot on the Towne Slreete adjoined that of Thomas Angell 
on the north, and was nearly midway between the present Meeting and 
Angell streets. He was by trade a shoemaker, and also a surveyor. His 
death occvu-red in 1682, as his will was proved ( >ct. 17th of that year. 

Of his seven children, T/tomas,~ Epenetus,- Mary,'- and Lyr/iV/- became 
heads of families; and his descendants, both in the male and female line, 
are numerous. 

TlunnaH OJney,- the eldest son. was ordained Pastor of the First Baptist 
church in 1668. Epenetvs 0?/;^//,- a tavernkeeper in Providence, married 
March 9, 1666, Mary Whipple,- daughter of John^ aud Sarah. Their son. 
Captain James Olney,-'' married Hallelujah Brown, => a grand-daughter of 
Chad. Another sou, Epenetas Olney,'' married Mary Williams, -^ grand- 
daughter of Roger. Lydia Olney, '^ youngest child of Thomas' and Mary, 
married Joseph Williams^ son of Roger. {Sec Nejs. 12, 16, 23, 35, 36, 105.) 

Appendix. 153 


Nicholas Power was, by tradition, from Ireland, or of Irish descent. 
He was in Providence as early as 1640, when he signed the ag-reement, and 
received a grant of land. His Home Lot was directly south of the present 
Power street. He subsequently acquired by purchase the home lots adjoin- 
ing his own, both on the north and south. He was constable in 1649, 
admitted Freeman in 1655, was juryman the same year, and Surveyor of 
Highways in 1656. He died Aug. 25, 1657, intestate, and ten years later, 
" the children coming near the age of possessing," the Town Council made 
his will, and disposed of his estate. To his widow .lane, was granted the 
dwelling house, home lot, and other lands, during her life. He left two 
children, JS'icholas.- and Hope.- NicJwlKS- married, Feb. 3, 1672, Rebecca, 
daughter of Zachariah and Joanna (Arnold) Rhodes. He was accidentally 
shot at the Great Swamp Fight in Narrangansett, Dec. 19, 1675, leaving 
two children, Hope,^ who died young, and Nicholas, ^ who married, second, 
Mercy, daughter of Pardon and Lydia (Taber) Tillinghast. Their daughter, 
Hope Power, ^ born Jan. 4, 1701, became the wife of James Brown, son of 
Elder James. Another daughter, Sarah Power, -^ married William Bur- 
rough. A son, Nicholas Power,* married Anne Tillinghast, and had a 
daughter, Elizabeth^ who married her cousin, Joseph Brown. {See Nos. 8, 
21, 134.) 


Zachariah Rhodes was born in 1603, in the southern part of England. 
He was a settler in Rehoboth, ]Mass., where his estate was rated in 1643 at 
£50. July 3, 1644, he, with twenty- nine others, signed the Seekonk Com- 
pact. He afterwards removed to Pawtuxet, R. I., where he became a large 
landholder. His name occurs frequently in the public records as Freeman, 
Commissioner, Constable, Juryman, Deputy, and as a member of various 
committees. He was Town Treasurer in 1665, and was also in the Town 
Council. He married Joanna, daughter of William and Christian (Peake) 
Arnold, and had eight children. Of these, four sons and two daughters 
married, and left numerous descendants. His death occurred in the Spring 
of 1666, when he was drowned " otf Pawtuxet shoare." His wife survived 
him many years, and died after 1692. 

Malachi Rhodes, second son of Zachariah, married Mary Carder, and had 
a daughter, Mary, who became the wife of Richard Brown. ^ son of Henry i. 
Their son, William Brown,* b. June 3, 1705, married Susannah Dexter, and 
had a daughter, FreeJove, * who was married to James Brown, son of Dei^.- 
Gov. Elisha. {See No. m.) 

Rebekdh Rhodes, third daughter of Zachariah, was early left a widow by 
the death of her husband, Nicholas Power-. She married, second, Daniel 
Williams, =^ son of Roger, and had seven children. Of these, a son, Roger,* 
born ^lay, 1680, had a daughter, Rebekah Williams,* who married David 
Thayer. The latter were the pai'ents of Williams Thayer, " who married 
Sarah Adams, and had a daughter, Harriott," who became the wife of the 
Hon. Patrick Brown, of Nassau, New Providence. By the marriage of their 
daughter, Sophia Augusta, to John Carter Brown, a descendant in the sixth 
generation of Rebekah Rhodes and her first husband, Nicholas Power, - 
the two lines of the posterity of Rebekah Rhodes were united. {See No. 71.) 

John Rhodes, fourth son of Zachariah, born in 1658, married Waite,^ 
daughter of Resolved and Mercy (Williams^) Waterman, and had a son, Wil- 
liam Rhodes,* born July 14, 1695, who married Dec. 18, 1721, Mary, dau. 
of Nehemiah and Rachel (Mann) Sheldon. Theix eldest child, Waitstill 
Rhodes,^ born Feb. 8, 1722, married Jeremiah Brown, son of Elder James, 
and, second, George Corlis. {See Nos. 13 and 74.) 


154 The Chad Brown Memorial. 


Richard Scott, boru in 1607, is supposed to have descended from the 
Scotts of Kent Co., England. This family trace their origin to William 
Baliol le Scot, a younger brother of John Baliol, King of Scotland. To 
avoid the persecution of Edward I., he dropped the surname Baliol, and 
assumed the name of William Scott. The old Norman Church at Brad- 
bourne, Kent, contains many monuments of the Scotts of Scott's Hall. 
(See Hasted's History of Kent.) The immediate ancestors of Richard were 
seated in the parish of Glemsford, Suffolk Co., about the middle of the 
16th century. It has been stated that he was the eldest son and heir of 
Richard and Margaret (Haney) Scott, and grandson of Edward Scott He 
came to New England in the ship Orifflit in 1634, in company with William 
Hutchinson and his wife, the famous Anne Hutchinson, and her sister, 
Katharine Marbury, whom he afterwards married. The Marburys were an 
ancient family in Lincolnshire. Katharine, boru in 1617, was daughter of 
Rev. Francis and Bridget (Drj'den) Marlnuy. Her father was Preacher 
and Parson of St. Martin's in the Yintry, London. Her mother was sister 
of Sir Erasmus Dryden, Bart., grandfather of the poet Dryden. 

Richard Scott first settled in Ipswich, Mass., but soon removed to Provi- 
dence, where he signed the compacts of 1687 and 1640. and was admitted 
Freeman in 1655. In 1650 he was taxed £3, 6s.. 8d.* His Home Lot on 
the Towne Streete adjoined that of William Field, on the north. The pres- 
ent George Street was laid out through a portion of this land. At a later 
period he bought the home lots of Widow Reeve and Joshua Verm, now 
separated by Church Street. His residence was at this locality, as was also 
that of William and Mary Dyer. It is said that from her home at this 
place, Mary Dyer went forth, in 1660, to her martyrdom on Boston Com- 
mon. f He owned a large estate in Smithfleld, R. I., a portion of which re- 
mained in possession of his heirs until about 1825, when Jeremiah Scott 
sold it to the Lonsdale Company. The manufacturing village of Lonsdale 
is built ujion this land. To his daughter Mari/, and her husband Chri.sto- 
pher Holder, he gave Patience Island, in Narrangansett Bay. 

Richard Scottj and his wife were among the first to join the Society of 
Friends in New England. Persecution immediately arose, and, in 1658, 
Katharine Scott, while on a vi.sit to her imprisoned brethren in Boston, was 
herself arrested, and thrown into confinement, for protesting against the 
unjust course of the authorities. These were her words : "That it was 
evident they were going to act the works of darkness, or else they would 
have brought them forth publich^ and have declared their offences that all 
may hear and fear." For this utterance, by order of the court, she received 
" ten cruel stripes with a three-fold corded knotted whip." The immediate 
occasion of this expression of her views, was the cutting off, in Boston, of 
the right ear of her future son-in-law, Christopher Holder, for the crime of 
being a Quaker. The following year, her daughter Patience, eleven years 
of age, having gone to Boston as a witness against the persecutions of the 
Quakers, was sent to prison. Shortly after, her elder daughter Mm-y, when 
on a visit to Christopher Holder, also in prison, was arrested and kept in 
confinement for a month. The testimony in regard to Katharine Scott is 
thus recorded : "A mother of many children, one that had lived with her 
husband, of an unblamable conversation, and a grave, .sober, ancient 
woman, and of good breeding as to the outward, as men account." {See 
Bishop's New England Judged.) She returned to England on a visit in 1660, 
and died May 2, 1687, in Newport, R. I. , at the age of 70 years. 

* The heaviest tax was £5, paid by Benedict Arnold, who was afterwards Governor. 

1 " She was put to death at the town of Boston with the like cruel hand as the Martyrs 
were in Queen Mary's time, upon the 31 day of the 3d mo. 1060." (See The Friends' 
records of Portsmouth, R. I.) 

t According to Gov. Hopkins, Richard Scott was the first Quaker, resident in 

Appendix. 155 

Richard Scott died either in 1679 or 1680. He was a man of influence in 
the colony and a large land owner. Of their six children, one son and 
three daughters married, and had numerous descendants. Jolui Scott,^ the 
eldest child, married Rebecca, who may have been daughter of Sylvanus, 
and grand daughter of Peregrine White, who was born on boai'd the May- 
flower. Catharine Scott"* (Siilnnnix,'^ John,- RirJianP), m. Capt. Nathaniel 
Jenckes, son of Gov. Joseph and Martha (Brown) Jenckes. (See No. 6.) 
Rhoda Jenckes {Joanna,'^ Sylcarms,^ John,'^ Richard ScotP), became the 
wife of the tirst Nicholas Brown. {See No. 20.) See N. E. Historical and 
Genealogical Register 1868 and '69. 


John Sheldon, of Providence, born in 1630, married, 1660, .Joan Vincent. 
The Christian name of her father is unknown. Her mother was Fridgs- 
with Carpenter, of Amesbury, Wiltshire, Eng., sister of William Carpen- 
ter, an early settler in Providence and Pawtuxet. It is probable that Joan 
Vincent and her brother William, were sent over to the care of their uncle 
in America, the mother remaining in England. Of the five children of 
John and Joan (Vincent) Sheldon, JSfehemiah, the youngest, born in 1673, 
married Rachel, born April 15, 1679, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Whea- 
ton) Mann. It is assumed that Mary Sheldon, wife of William Rhodes, 
was daughter of Nehemiali {See No. 13). Thomas Maun, of Rehoboth, 
Mass., was a participant in the desperate conflict known as "Pierce's 
Fight," March 26, 1676, in which he was severely wounded. Mary, his 
second wife, was daughter of Robert and Alice (Boweu) Wheatou. 


The birthplace and parentage of John Smith are unknown. He was 

born in 1595, and married, probably in England, Alice , whose family 

name has not been preserved. He was an early settler in Dorchester, Mass., 
where, Sept. 3, 1635, " for divers dangerous opinions which he holdeth and 
hath divulged," sentence of banishment was passed upon him. In the 
earlj' summer of 1636 he, in company with Roger Williams and four others, 
left Seekonk, where they had commenced to build and to plant, and, embark- 
ing in a canoe, sought a new site on the shore of the Moshassuck River. 
They selected a spot a little below and to the westward of the present St, 
John's Church, and there determined to form a new settlement, which 
Roger Williams, in grateful commemoration of their escape from the land 
of persecution, named Providence. Many years after, Nov. 16, 1677, it 
was declared by Roger Williams, '• I consented to John Smith, Miller, at 
Dorchester (banished also) to go with me. The Home Lot assigned him 
adjoined that of Widow Reeve on the north, near the present site of St. 
John's Church. The earliest mill grant in Rhode Island was made March 
1, 1646, to .John Smith, when it was agreed at a monthly court meeting 
" that he should have the valley where his house stands, in case he set up a 
mill, as also excepting sufllcient highways." He was to pay the cost of 
the wooden stampers that had been imported from England by the colonists, 
amounting to about £100. The offer was accepted, and the mill built at 
the lower falls of the Moshassuck, thus fixing the business centre of the 
town at that locality, where it long remained. The town agreed to permit 
no other grist mill to be built. In 1647, he had laid out to him "ten acres 
where mill now standeth, six acres of meadow land and six acres at Wain- 
scote." Part of this land was granted him as purchaser, and part for build- 
ing the mill. 

The precise time of his death is not known. In 1649 the mill grant, on 
certain conditions, was confirmed \o Alice Smith, widow, and John Smith, 
her son, administrators on estate of John Smith, Miller, late deceased. The 
land grant is mentioned as 150 acres. Sept. 2, 1650, widow Smith was taxed 
£2 10s. Nothing further is known of her history. They had two children, 

156 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

John Smith, ^ and Elizabeth,- who married Shadrack Manton, son of 

JoJiii Smith- continued the mill, was Ensign, Jurj'man and Deputy. 
From 1672-'76 he filled the office of Town Clerk. In the latter j'car, his 
house, opposite the mill on the west side of the Moshassuck, was burnt by 
the Indians in King Philip's war. The town records, partially burned, 
"were saved from total destruction by being thrown into the mill ))ond, 
from which they were subsecjuently rescued. He married Sarah Whipple, 
daughter of the first John, and had seven sous and three daughters. (See 
jVos. 3, 11.) His death occurred in 1682. and two of his young sons died 
not long after.* Five sons and the daughters married, and the grand- 
children numbered 65. 

John Smith, 8 Miller, was the last of that title. His son, John Smith,* the 
Fuller, died before him. May 24, 1719, leaving an infant child, Martha, who 
became the wife of Elisha Brown, youngest son of Elder James. {See JVo. 
14.) John Smith* died April 20, 1737. His mother, Sarah Whipple, born 
in 1642, was probably married about 1660, and, as he was her eldest child, 
it is reasonable to suppose that his age exceeded seventy-five years. Of his 
seven children, five were living at the time of his death. In his will, made 
Feb. 10, 1724 (codicil Aug. 2, 1734), he entrusted to the care of his wife 
Hannah, the "two small children, Hannah and Prince." His older chil- 
dren had long since been married. His grand daughter, Martha Smith, 
eighteen years of age, was married a month previous to his death. It is, 
therefore, believed that Hannah was a second wife, but of this no proof is 
known to exist, and no conjecture has been made as to the name of the 
first wife. Hannah survived her husband twenty years, and in her will, 
proved Sept. 29, 1757, gave her estate "to son Prince and daughter Hannah," 
making no mention of the older children. 

Benjamin Smith,* son of Johiir liorn about 1672, married Mercy 
Angell,* {John,- Thomas^), and settled on a farm in the southwestern 
part of Smithfield. Of their twelve children, three only are here mentioned. 
Daniel,'* born June 27, 1697, married Dorcas Harris. On the Smith map, 
Daniel Smith is put down as the owner of Lot No. 2 on Charles Street, 40 
ft. X 79, adjoining on the south the " D. Hill House," from which it was 
separated by a gangway, twenty feet wide. It is possible that his residence 
may have been here. Mary Smith,* born Aug. 3, 1704, married Daniel 
Whipple, and had a daughter Mercy, who married Israel Sayles. Abi 
gail,* born June 10, 1714, married Jonathan Arnold. {See JSfos. 22, 16, and 

The grist mill property descended from father to eldest son for four 
generations. John Smith,* Miller, ran the mill from 1682-1731, a period of 
nearly fifty years. On Aug. 6th of the latter year, he deeded to his son 
Philip Smith, ■* 3Iiller, with other property, his corn mill, fulling mill. etc. 
Philip continued the occupation of his father but a short time, as he died 
in 1734, leaving the mill property to his son Charles,^ who carried on the 
business for twenty years longer, until his death in 1754. He left no legiti- 
mate child, and his inheritance was afterwards recovered by his first 
cousin, Martha (Smith) Brown, wife of Elisha Brown, at a Superior Court 
held at Providence, March, 1754. (See JVo. 14.) This estate comprised the 
greater part of what was then known as Charlestown, formerly the Home 
Seat of John Smith, Miller. 

Martha (Smith) Brown died Sept. 1, 1760, leaving six sons, all minors. 
In her will, dated July 1, 1760, occur the following items: "Imprimis, 
I Give and devise unto my said Husband, !Mr. Elisha Brown, the Issues 
and Proffit.s of one full half of all my JMills, Stream and Dam thereunto 
belonging, During the full Term of his Natural Life. Tho' perhaps the 
Law would cast the whole upon him by my death." After giving to her 
younger sons small house lots designated by numbers, which can still 
be identified by means of the Smith Map, she thus concludes: "I Give and 

*Elisha Smith, b. April 14, 1680, who m. Experience Mowiy, was the sixth son. (See 
No. 15.) 

Appendix. 157 

Devise unto my Son John Brown, his heirs and assigns forever, all the 
Eesiduam of said Estate Devolved on me by the Death of my Said Cousin 
Charles Smith, that remained unsold, and not therein disposed of, to be by 
him entered upon as soon as lie attains the full aQ:e of Twenty-one years, at 
which age my Will is that all my other Sons should enter on their respect- 
ive Rights hereby given them, and not before." 

John Brown, eldest son of Martha, died in 1775, leaving an only child 
Martha, who inherited his property. The mill was kept in operation until 
about 1827, when, on account of the construction of the Blackstone Canal, 
the part of the building containing the grinding machinery was taken down. 
The town of Providence had several times claimed an interest in this estate, 
on the ground that the original grant was conditioned upon" a continu- 
ance of the grist mill by the proprietors, for the benefit of the inhabitants 
of the town. This claim, the owner, Mrs. Martha B. Howell, disputed. 
In 1829, suit was brought against her by the town for the recoveiy of the 
property. Deep interest and much anxiety was awakened on the part of 
owners, by purchase, of parts of the Smith property upon Smith's Hill and 
vicinity, who feared that their titles might become invalid. But. after 
trial by eminent counsel, the court decided that the town had no claim to 
the property. The present owner of the mill site is Mrs. Martha H. Bur- 
rough, daughter of Waity (Howell) Walker, and grand-daughter of Martha 
(Brown) Howell. (See jVo. 134.) 

Beside John Smith, Miller, there were four other early settlers, who bore 
the same name, viz.: John Smith, Mason; John Smith, of Neipport ; John 
Smith, of Prudence Island ; John Smith, of Warimck. The Smith Family 
was still further represented by Christopher Smith. Edward Smith, and 
Richard Smith. (See Wos. 52, 29, 33, 72.) 


Richard Tew, son and heir of Henry, of Maidford, Northampton Co., 
Eng., emigrated to New England in 1640, with his wife, Mary Clarke, 
daughter of William, and settled at Newport, now Middletown. He was 
admitted Freeman in 1655, and served frequently as Commissioner, Assist- 
ant, Deputy and as a member of various committees. He became a 
Quaker, and according to tradition, died about 1673, in London, whither 
he had gone to look after some property. Of their four children, two only 
are here mentioned, Elnathan^ and Mary''. Elnathan,- born Oct. 15, 
1644, married Thomas Harris, son of the first Thomas, and had a son, 

William Harris, => born May 11, 1673, who married Abigail . Their 

daughter, Dorcas Harris,^ became the wife of Daniel Smith. The latter 
w^ere the parents of Sarah Smith," wife of John Brown, merchant. Mary 
Tew,'' born Aug. 12, 1647, married Andrew Harris, son of the first William, 
and had a daughter Mary, wife of Elder James Brown. (See Nos. 22 and 8.) 


In 1671, John Thurber and his wife Priscilla, with six of their eiglit chil- 
dren, emigrated to New England from the parish of Stanton, Lincolnshire, 
Eng., and settled in Rehoboth, Mass., at a place called New Meadow Neck, 
now a part of the town of Barrington, R. I. The names of the children 
who accompanied their parents were Abigail, John, Thomas, Edward, 
Charity and Elizabeth. The next year, James and Mary, who had remained 
in England, joined the family. 

James Th'urber, b. Aug. 26, 1660, d. March 26, 1736. m. Elizabeth Bliss. 
Their son Samuel, ^ b. in Rehoboth, Aug. 27, 1700, d. in Providence, Dec. 
20, 1785, m. Rachel Wheeler. The latter were the parents of Samuel,* b. 

in Rehoboth, Oct. 27, 1724, d. July 18, 1807, who m. Hopestill , and 

had a son Samuel,^ b. Feb. 15,1757, m. Mehetable, dau. of Christopher 
and Priscilla Dexter, b. Feb. 25, 1759, d. Dec. 9, 1829. She was sister of 

158 The Chad Brown Memorial. 

Amey Dexter, wife of Capt. Isaac Brown. (See No. 33.) Samuel, son of 
Samuel and Mehetable, b. Jan. 21, 1785, d. July 2, 1821, m. AnnComstock, 
grand-daughter of Elder James Brown. {See No. 11.) 


Pardon Tillinghast, born in 1622, was a native of Seven Cliffs, Sussex 
Co., Eng. According to tradition, lie had been a soldier in Cromwell's army. 
The first record of him in Providence dates from Jan. 19, 1646, when he 
was received as a cjuarter shares man. and granted 25 acres of land. He 
was admitted Freeman in 1658, was Deputy from 1672-1700, Overseer of 
the Poor in 1687, and a member of the Town Council from 1688-1707, dur- 
ing Avhich period he served almost continually. The most prominent mer- 
chant of his time, he was also Pastor of the First Baptist church for many 
years, declining all remuneration for his services. About 1700, he erected, 
at his own exj^ense, a house of worship located near the northwest corner 
of North Main and Smith streets, which, in 1711, he deeded to the church 
with the lot on which it stood. Previous to this time, the people had 
assembled in private liouses or in the open air. 

The Home Lot of Thomas Painter, on Constitution Hill, had become the 
property of the town, and was assigned to Pardon Tillinghast. He after- 
wards purchased the Home Lot originally laid out to Hugh Bewit, north of 
the present Transit street, where he built his residence. In his will, dated 
Dec. 15, 1715, he bequeathed to his youngest son Joseph, "my present 
dwelling house and house lot, after his mother's decease." 

He was twice married and had twelve children, eleven of whom married 
into well known Rhode Island families and left numerous descendants. His 
grand-children numl)ered 79. The name of his first wife was Butter- 
worth. Of their three children, Sarah, John and Mary, the eldest, Sarah. 
born in 1654. died young. He married second, April 16, 1664, Lydia, 
daughter of Philip and Lydia (Masters) Tabor, and grand-daughter of John 
and Jane Masters, of Cambridge, Mass. Philip Tabor, born in England in 
1605, settled in Watertown, Mass., as early as 1634. After living in Yar- 
mouth, Martha's Vineyard and New London, he became a resident of Ports- 
mouth, R. I., where he was admitted Freeman in 1656, and served as com- 
missioner from 1660-'63. Later, he removed, first, to Newport, and then 
to Providence, where his testimony and that of his second wife, Jane 
Tabor, in regard to a case of drowning, was recorded June 10, 1669. He 
finally settled in Tiverton, where he died after 1672. 

Pardon and Lydia Tillinghast had nine children : (1) Lydia. (2) PlriUp, 

b. Feb. 16, 1668, married Keech, and had five children, the youngest 

of whom, Mercy, born in 1706, became the wife of Col. Peter Mawney.* 
Their daughter, Mary Mawney, married Gen. James Angell, and was the 
mother of Abigail (Angell) Goddaid. [See No. 72.) (3) Philip, h. Oct., 
1669, m. Martha, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Borden) Holmes, and 
grand-daughter of Rev. Obadiah Holmes. Of their fifteen children, Anne, 
the twelfth, born April 13, 1713, married her cousin, Nicholas Power, third 
son of Nicholas and Mercy (Tillinghast) Power. Their daughter, Elizabeth 
Power, married her cousin, James Brown, son of James and Hope (Power) 
Brown. {See No. 8.) (4) Benjamin. (5) Abigail. (6) Joseph. (7) Mercy, 
b. 1680, married Nicholas Power, son of Nicholas and Rebecca (Rhodes) 
Power. Of their eight children, Hope, b. Jan. 4, 1701, was the eldest. 
Allusion has been made to her as the wife of James Brown. Sarah Power, 
the fifth child, married William Burrough. {See No. 134.) (8) Hannah 
married John Hale. (9) Elizabeth married her cousin, Philip Tabor, son of 

Pardon Tillinghast died Jan. 29, 1718, at the age of 96, and was buried 
on his Home Lot. This burial ground, west of Benefit street, and a little 

* Corruption of Le Moine. 

Appendix. 159 

north of Transit, was used by the family for several generations, and is the 
only one of its kind that has been preserved in its original condition. 


Kichard Waterman, born about 1590, emigrated from England in 1629, 
and settled in Salem, Mass. In 1638 he removed to Providence, where he 
received a grant of land, and was the eleventh named in the Initial Deed. 
He was one of the original members of the First Baptist Church, and one 
of the signers to the agreement of 1640. In 1643, he and ten others pur- 
chased land in Warwick of Miantonomi, and suffered, in common with his 
associates, many indignities from the interference of Massachusetts. He 
was the owner of two adjoining Home Lots on the Towne Streete — one by 
grant, and the other by purchase in 1651, from Hugh Be wit, of the Ezekiel 
Holliman Home Lot. The western front of his own lot now forms a por- 
tion of the grounds of the First Baptist Church. He was admitted Free- 
man in 1655, and afterwards served as Commissioner, Juryman and 
Warden. He died in October, 1673, and was buried on that part of his 
estate which now forms the southeast corner of Benefit and Waterman 
streets. A granite monument, erected in 1840 by a descendant in the sixth 
generation, marks the spot. 

The family name of his wife, Bethia, is not known. They had four chil- 
dren : (1) SlehdaUe, married Arthur Fenner. {See Nos. 12, 26, 37,106.) 
(2) Wait, married Henry Brown. {See Nos. 2, 30.) (3) Nathaniel. {See 
No. 3. ) (4) Resolred, married in 1659, Mercy WiUiams, daughter of Rogei . 
Their youngest child, Wait Waterman, born about 1668, married John 
Rhodes. The latter were the parents of William Rhodes, born July 14, 
1695, who married Mary Sheldon. (See Nos. 9, 13, 24, 25, 30.) 


John Whipple, born in England about 1617, was in Dorchester as early 
as 1632, in service to Israel Stoughton. In 1637, he received a grant of 

land at Dorchester Neck. Some two years later he married Sarah , 

who was born in Dorchester about 1624. In 1658 he .sold his homestead 
and land, and, the following year, removed with his family to Providence, 
where he was received as a purchaser. In 1667 he was in possession of the 
Home Lot of John Greene, Sr. , south of the present Star street. At an 
earlier date he purchased the Home Lot of Frances Weeks, where he 
erected the old " Whipple Tavern," on Con.';titution Hill, midway between 
Benefit street and the junction of North Main and Mill streets. As he was 
by trade a carpenter, it is supposed that he was the builder of this house. 
His license to keep an ordinary dated from 1674. He took the oath of 
allegiance in 1666, and served several years as Deputy. He was one of 
those "who staid and went not away," in King Philip's war, and so had a 
share in the disposition of Indian captives, whose services were sold for a 
term of years. 

He died May 16, 1685, and his wife survived him but a short time. They 
were, at first, buried on his own land, but their remains were afterwards 
removed to the North Burial Ground, where stones, with inscriptions to 
the memory of " Capt. John Whipple," and " Mrs. Sarah Whipple," mark 
their resting place. They had eleven children, eight sons and three 
daughters, who all became heads of families. The grand-children num- 
bered seventy three. The posterity of John Whipple and Chad Browne are 
united by numerous intermarriages. Sarah Whipple, second child of John, 
born in 1642, married John Smith,* Miller. {See Nos. 14, 22.) Samuel 
Whipptle, born in 1644, third child of John, married Mary Harris, daughter 
of the first Thomas. Their grandson, Daniel Whipple, son of Thomas, 
married his second cousin, Mary Smith, a grand-daughter of Sarah (Whip- 
ple) Smith, and daughter of Benjamin Smith. Mercy Whipple, daughter of 

160 The Chad Browx Memorial. 

Daniel and Mary, married about 1748, Israel Sayles. (.S^^^ Xo. 16.) ^fary 
Whipple, tifth child of John, born in 1648. married £i)enetus Oluey,- son 
of the tirst Thomas. Their sou Epeuetus,^ married Mary Williams, 
daughter of Daniel, and grand-daughter of Roger. Paris Olney and Mercy 
Winsor, great grand-children of Epenetus,^ married, and were the parents 
of Mary Ann Olney, who married Clark Sajies.* {See No. 16.) Abigail 
Whipple, niuth child of John, married Stephen Dexter, and, second, 
William Hopkins, son of the first Thomas. Her great grand-daughter, 
Sarah Hopkins, a descendant of Martha (Brown) Jenckes, was married in 
1761, to Commodore Abraham Whip|)le. {See No. 17.) Joseph Whipple, 
tenth child of John, born in 1663, married Alice Smith, daughter of the 
first Edward, and grand-daughter of Thomas AngelP. Their daughter, 
Susannah, born April 14, 1693. married Stephen Dexter, a grandson of 
Sarah (Whipple) Smith. {See Nos. 29 and 25. )f Some years since a Whip- 
ple Genealogy was published in Providence. 


No authentic account has been pi-eserved of the birthplace and parentage 
of Roger Williams. According to tradition, he was born in Wales, about 
the beginning of the seventeenth century. In the parish church of Gwiuear, 
Cornwall, Eng. , is recorded the baptism of Roger, second son of William 
Williams, Gent., July 24, 1600. Conclusive evidence connecting this account 
with the founder of Rhode Island, is wanting. In Elton's Life of Williams, 
it is stated that he was the son of William Williams, born in 1606, in 
Conwyl Cayo a small town in Caermarthenshire, Wales. But no proof 
has been adduced to support this theory, which is founded upon a record in 
the archives of Oxford University. He was a protege of Sir Edward Coke, 
who sent him, in 1621, to Sutton's Hospital (afterwards the Charterhouse). 
He entered Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1625, and in 1627 took the 
Degree of Bachelor of Arts. For a short time he was a clergyman of the 
Church of England, but soon abandoned it, and, with his wife, Marv, emi- 
grated at the close of the year 1680, to New England, arriving in Boston, 
Feb. 5, 1631. Gov. Winthrop speaks of him as "a young minister, godly 
and zealous, having precious gifts." 

After a brief pastorate in Salem, in which he incurred the hostilitj^ of 
the authorities by his religious opinions, he went to Plymouth, where he 
preached as as.sistant pastor two years. Returning to Salem in 1635, he 
resumed his ministerial labors, and became, after the death of the Rev. Mr. 
Skelton, the pastor of the church His teachings not being in harmony 
with the views of the Massachusetts settlers, he was summoned to Boston 
for trial, and, on Oct. 9, 1635, sentence was pronounced by the General 
Court as follows : 

" Whereas, Mr. Roger Williams, one of the elders of the church of Salem, 
hath broached and divulged divers new and dangerous opinions against 
the authority of magistrates; as also writ letters of defamation both of the 
magistrates and churches here, and that before anj' conviction, and yet 
maintaineth the same without any retraction, it is therefore ordered that 
the said Williams shall depart out of this jurisdiction within six weeks 
now next ensuing, which, if he neglect to ]3erform, it shall be lawful for the 
Governor and two of the magistrates to send him to some place out of this 
jurisdiction, not to return any more without release from the Court." 

He received permission to remain until the following Spring, but, in the 
meantime, as he continued to promulgate his opinions, the Court resolved 
to send him to England. Anticipating their messenger, he left his home, 
and " was sorely tossed for one fourteen weeks in a bitter winter season, 

*These intermarriages are clearly shown in " The Sayles' Pedigree," a chart drawn by 
Charles F. ^Vilcox. of Providence. " It was not intended for pubUcation. 
tLine not traced in No. :i5. 

Appendix. 161 

not knowing what bed or bread did mean." He purchased of Massasoit 
lands on the eastern shore of the Seekonk river, and had planted his corn 
for the season, when, being informed by Gov. Winslow that he was within 
the bounds of Plymouth Colony, he, with live companions, William Harris. 
John Smith, the Miller, Joshua Verin, Thomas Angell and Francis Wickes. 
set out on new explorations. Embarking in a canoe, they landed at Slate 
Rock to exchange greetings with the Indians, and then pursued their way 
to the site of the new settlement on the Moshassuck River, which, in grate 
ful remembrance of "God's merciful Providence unto him in his distress," 
Roger Williams named Providence. "I desired it might be a shelter for 
persons distressed for conscience," he said. The lands which he acquired 
by purchase of Canouicus and Miautonomi, Sachems of the Narragansetts. 
he generousl}^ divided equally among twelve of his associates, "Reserving 
only unto himself."' as he afterwards testified, " one Single Share Equal unto 
any of the Rest of that number." The Memorandum or "Initial Deed" 
from Roger Williams of these lands to his "loving friends," executed in 
1638, was afterwards confirmed by him in 1661. Succeeding settlers were 
admitted into the fellowship, and by the payment of thirty shillings each, 
formed a common fund of £30. which Roger Williams received, not as an 
equivalent for the land, but as a " loving gratuity," it being "far less than 
what he had expended. 

Subsequent events in the life of the Founder of Rhode Island, which are, 
in a great measure, the history of the Colony, maybe traced in the Memoirs 
of his Life, which have been written by Janies D. Knowles (Boston, 1833) ; 
William Gammell (Boston, 1846) ; Romeo Elton (London, 1852). See 
also "As to Roger Williams and his ' Banishment ' from the Mass. Colony," 
by Henry M. Dexter, D. D., 1876; Foot Prints of Roger Williams, by R. 
A. Guild, Providence, 1886 ; Oration by the Hon. Thomas Durfee, LL. 
D., Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, delivered at the 
Municipal Celebration of the City of Providence, June 23, 1886.* 

The precise date of the death of Roger Williams is not known. It oc- 
curred early in the year 1683, and he was buried " with all the solemnity 
the colony was able to show," in the orchard on his Home Lot. the present 
site of the Dorr Mansion, on Benefit street. His house was erected near 
the s]-)ring where he landed, on the hill side below the orchard, now How- 
land street. His wife Mary, whose maiden name is believed to have been 
Waruard, is supposed to have survived him. They had six children : Mnry 
b Aug., 1633, in Plvmouth ; Fvecbont, b. Oct. 1635. in Salem ; Providence, 
b. Sept., 1638, in Providence ; Mercy, b. July 5, 1640 ; Dmriel, b. Feb., 1642 ; 
Joseph, b. Dec. 12, 1643. Of these] the eld'^est son died unmarried in his 
forty-eighth year. The others married into the Sayles, Hart, Waterman, 
Winsor, Rhodes and Olney families, and the grand-children numbered 31. 
Mary WilUmns^ married about 1650, John Sayles, and had six children, of 
whom the second child, John Sayles, =* born Aug. 17, 1654, Inarried Eliza- 
beth . They were the parents of Richard Sayles, ^ who married Mercy 

PhiUips, and had six children, all sons. Israel Sayles, ^ the third son, of 
Sayles Hill, Smithfleld, married about 1748, Mercy Whipple, and had 
twelve children. Of these, Ahab," married Lillis Steere, and Mary" 
married Esek Brown. {See Nos. 16 and 69.) 

Mercy Williams- married aliout 1659, Resolved Waterman, son of the 
first Richard. She married second, Jan. 2. 1677, Samuel Winsor, ^ son of 
the first Joshua. Of the five children by the first marriage. Wait Water- 
man,^ the youngest, born about 1668, married John Rhodes. Their 
daughter, Waitstill Rhodes,-* married Jeremiah Brown, and second. George 
Corlis. {See Nos. 13, 72, 74.) By the second marriage of Mercy Williams, 
there were three children, of whom Samuel Winsor,'' the eldest, born Nov. 
18, 1677, married Mercy Harding, and had nine children. Their daughter, 
Martha Winsor,^ married Robert Colwell. A youger daughter, Hannah 

*See The Providence Plantations. Providence, R. I., J. A. & R. A. Reid, 1886. 

162 The Chad Brovvn" Memorial. 

Winsor,* married James OlDe3^ Paris OJney, grandson of Hannah, and 
also grandson of Martha (Brown) Jenckes. maiTied Mercy Winsor, a 
descendant of both Mercy and Daniel Williams. Mary Ann Olney," 
daughter of Paris, married Clark Sayles, son of Ahab, and a great grandson 
of Martha (Williams) Colwell, through her grand-daughter, Lillis Steere.* 
{See No. 16.) 

Joshua Winsor, 8 son of Mercy Williams, born May 25, 1682, married 
Mary Barker, and second, Deborah Harding. John Winsor,* son of the 
second wife, married Mary Smith," {Solomon,'^ Benjamin,^ Johnr John.^ 
the Miller), and second, Phebe Dexter, widow of William. Of his twenty 
children, Ruth,-'^ the fifth child, born May 8, 1751, married Ezekiel Brown, 
son of Col. Chad. {See page 129.) Daniel Williams,^ married Dec. 7, 1676, 
Rebecca Power, widow of Nicholas, and had seven children. Mary 
Williams, 3 the eldest, married Epenetus Olnej.^ {Ejienetus,'^ Thomai^^). Of 
their nine children, Martha,* and Freeborn,* were the two youngest. 
Martha Olney* married Stephen Angell,* {John,'^ John,- Thomas'^), and had 
a great grand-daughter, Catharine Angell,-'' wife of Gov. Samuel W. King. 
{See No. 105.) Freeborn Olney* married her second cousin, Joshua 
Winsor,* son of Joshua* and Mary (Barker) Winsor. Mercy Winsor,'' wife 
of Paris Olney, was their grand-daughter. Roger Williams,* (Daniel,'^ 
Roger'^), married May 1, 1729, Elizabeth Walling, and had two children, 
both daughters, the youngest of whom, Rebecca,* born April 20, 1735, 
became the wife 6f David Thayer. {See No. 71.) 


This surname, said to have been derived from the winding shore of the 
Thames river at Windsor, Eng. , has been abbreviated from Windleshore or 
Wiudshore to Winsor. Joshua Winsor was among the first settlers in 
Providence, where he signed the compacts of 1637 and 1640. His Home 
Lot, which adjoined that cf John Field on the south, became, in 1691, the 
property of Gideon Crawford, from whom Crawford street obtained its 
name. Nothing is known of the wife of Joshua Winsor, aside from the 
record of her death in Feb. 1655. They had five children, one son and 
four daughters. Samuel,- the eldest child, born in 1644, married Jan. 2, 
1667, Mercy Waterman, widow of Resolved, and daughter of Roger Wil- 
liams, and had three children : Samuel,^ lianratli^ and Joshua^. Of these, 
Samuel,^ born Nov. 18, 1677, married Mercy, daughter of Abraham and 
Deborah Harding, and had a family of seven daughters and two sons. He 
was ordained Pastor of the First Baptist Church in 1733, and preached 
until his death in 1758. The following year, his son Samuel,* the youngest 
child, born Nov. 1, 1722, succeeded to the pastorate. {See No.S'i). Joseph,* 
the eldest son, born Oct. 4, 1713, removed to Glocester, R. I., where, in 1763, 
he was ordained pastor of the Baptist church, and so continued until his 
death in 1802, in the eighty-ninth of his age. He was buried on his farm, 
on Winsor Hill. He had five sons and six daughters, all of whom mar- 
ried, and left numerous descendants. Judge Samuel Winsor,^ the youngest 
son, inherited his father's homestead, and resided there until his death. 
{See No. 10. )f The Winsor Genealogy, a small pamphlet by Olney Winsor, 
was printed in 1837. 

*See the chart. "The Sayles' Pedigree."' 
tThe Hne not traced. 


In the Eunning Titles, "The Chad Brown Memorial," supply the final 
(e) in Browne. 


26. First paragraph. The present owners are Lewis F. Hubbard, and 

Sarah E. Hull, of Canterbury, Conn. 
28. Frederick Clark Sayles was m. 1861 (not 1851). Omit the birth of 

the first child, which is an error, copied from the Providence 

64. Eice's City is in Kent County, E. I. 

64. Elisor IBrown, dau. of John and Betsey (Daggett) Brown, m. 

Erastus E. Mowry, and had three children. (1) Daiiicl D., b. 
Jan. 5, 1840, m. in Sidney, Australia, Nov. 14, 1863, Mary .James, 
b. in S. Jan. 9. 1843, and has Charles A., b. in S., Feb. 20, 1865, 
and William G.. b. at sea, April 2, 1868. (2) Charles F., b. Sept. 

19, 1846, d. . (3) Arthur P., b. June 8, 1855, m. May 30, 

1877, Alice Eugenia Tray, and has a son, Frederick E., b. April 
25, 1878. 

65. Frances W. Bird graduated at Brown University in 1831. 

66. Moses B. Lockwood graduated at Brown University in 1857. 

70. In the fifth line from the top the number attached to Elisltn, should 

be 35 (not 24). 

72. Substitute Brown University for College of Ehode Island. 

79. Thomas P. I. Goddard graduated at Brown University in 1846. 

79. Thomas P. Shepard graduated at Brown University in 1836. 

87. Supply the initial letter B. in name of Elizabeth Howell (No. 86). 

87. The first Andrew Winsor in the closing line of the page, was of the 

seventh generation. 

88. Eev. Andrew Mackie graduated at Brown University in 1845. 
90. G. L. Dwight graduated at Brown University in 1828. 

101. William W. Dunnell graduated at Brown University in 1873. 

101. Eead Amos N. Beckwith (not Amos A). The mother of Clara 

Lippitt was Eliza (Seamans) Lippitt. 
101. Daniel Beckwith graduated at Brown University in 1870. 

104. Eobert H. I. Goddard graduated at Brown University in 1858. 

105. Eobert I. Gammell graduated at Brown University in 1872. 

107. Transpose the sentence at the top of the page, and read thus : He 
was a student at the Mass. Institute of Technology in the class of 
1869, and, for several years afterwards, was connected with the 
Corliss Steam Engine Company of Providence. 

111. Walton, Eaton Co., is in Michigan, not Illinois. (No. 136.) 

113. Change the name Augusts to Augustus. 

113. Supply the initial B. in Anna and Phebe Yerrinton. (Nos, 145 and 

164 The Chad Bkown Mejioeial. 


114. Henry Irving, of the niuth generation, should have beeen printed in 

126. Anne M. Hopkins is of the ninth generation, not the sixth. 
138. In the lirst line, read St. Croix 

144. John W". Bulkley is of the sixteenth generation, not the seventeenth. 
144. Martha Brainard was of the fourteenth generation, not the fifteenth; 

therefore Elizabeth C. (Ledyard) Goddard is of the seventeenth 

generation, not the eighteenth 
148. Read Llo.yd's ISTeek, not Loyd's. 
152. The Olney Genealogy, by James H. Oluey, Providence, is in course 

of publication. 

Inscription on a well worn gray stone, in Old Trinity Church-yard, 
north side, Broadway, New York : 


]\Iemory of 


a native of Providence, 

in the State of Rhode Island. 

Aged 28 years. 

{Remaining lines illegible.) 


Ml V Bits.!, 

Index No. 1. — Christian Names of Descendants Bearing the 
Surname of Brown. 

Abby or Abig:ail, 37, 
40, 45. 49, 53, 59, 70, 
1^4, 126. 

Abbv Ann, 64. 

Abby Chase. 68. 

Abbv Isabel, t>4, 96. 

Abby Smith, 61. 

Adeline, 66. 

Alfred, 87. 

Alfred Nicholas, 74. 

Alice. 37, 66, 69. 96. 

Alice Dexter, 47, 66. 

Almira, 70. 

AJonzo, 46. 

Amey, 47, 49, 56, 62. 

Amey Dexter, 66, 100. 

Andrew, 12, 17, 18, 
20, 40, 128. 

Ann, AJina or Anne, 
12, 18, 19, 20, 22, 37, 
47, 68, 70, 124, 128. 

Ann Carter, 51, 83. 

Ann Eliza. 64. 

Ann Francis, 63, 95. 

Ann PhilUs. 49. 

Anna Theresa, 63. 

Anne Mary, 74. 

Annie Alice. 65. 

Arnold, 18, 70. 

Arthui-. 62. 

Arthur L., 14, 96, 116. 

Augustus, 125. 

Axie Eva, 65. 

Aylsworth, 116. 

Beatrice, 116. 
Benjamin, 37, 123, 129. 
Benjamin W., 62. 
Bessie F.. 100. 
Bethany S., 68. 
Betsey, 71. 

Caroline, 70. 
Carohne M. C, 75. 
Catharine, 40, 45, 60. 
Celia, 70. 
Celinda, 71, 1C2. 
Charles C, 63. 
Cliarles H., 87. 
Charles P.. 69. 
Chad, 13, 17, 26. 32, 49, 

Chad B., 118. 
Chad E., 118. 
Clarissa, 56. 
Clarke, 123. 
Colville, 64, 65. 
Cora E., 68. 
Cordelia H., 86. 
Cusliing, 46, 61. 
Cashing F., 61. 

DanaW., 87. 

Daniel, 9. 22, 100, 123, 

125, 126, 129. 
Daniel O., 56, 86. 
David, 62, 126, 129. 
Deborah, 10. 19, 25, 

46, 49, 123, 126. 
Dexter, 129. 
Dorcas, 26, 49. 
Dorcas K., 56. 

Ebenezer Perkins, 46. 

Ebenezer Price, 63. 
Edward B..11H. 
Edward K., 118. 
Edwards., 62. 
Edward T., 63. 
Edwin W., 65. 
Elinor, 64. 163. 
Elisha. 17, IS, 25, 26. 

39. 46, 48, 56. 64. 70, 

86, 101, 126, 163. 
Elisha, Dep. Gov., 12, 

Elisha, C. 86. 
Elisha, W.. W. 
EUza, or Elizabeth, 

18, 33. 48, 48. 62, 64, 

68, 69. 122. 124. 
Elizabeth E., 63, 93. 
Elizabeth T., 116, 123. 
Ellen, 70, 96. 
Ellen A., 87. 
Ellen P., 96. 
Emeline A. . 87. 
Emily S., 116. 
Esek, 18, 49, 70, 122, 

123, 129. 
Ethan, 40. 
Eva Welch, 64, 98. 
Evelina C, 62. 
Ezekiel, 129. 

Ferdinand J., 64. 
Fleet. 123. 
Francis, 125. 
Frances Jillson, 96. 
Frederick, 62, 87. 
Frederick L., 100. 
Freelove O., 87. 

George Holhster, 62. 
George Himtington, 
18, 48, 102, 117, 118. 
George S., 68. 
George T., 96, 115. 
George W , 69. 
Gideon. 17. 
Goold, 47. 

Hallelujah, 22, 100, 

126, 127. 
Hancy, 49. 
Hannah, 126. 

Harlan E., 87. 
Harlan P., 86. 
Harold, 78. 
Harriet D., 118. 
Harriet R., 86. 
Hart. 125. 
Henry, 62. 
Henry A., 62. 
Henry F., 86. 
Hope, 31, .32, 123. 
Hosanna, 17, 126, 128. 
Hugh H., 3, 46, 62, 90. 

Isaac, 25, 46, 47, 48, 62, 

&5. 66. 
Isabel, 11, 20. 
Jabez, 126. 
Jacob B., 62. 
James, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16. 

25, 37, 44, 45, 46, 63, 

70, 122, 123, 124, 125. 
James Clark, 61. 
James H.. 69. 
Jane, 62. 124. 
Jeannette L. H., 86. 
Jennie L., 69. 
Jeremiah. 9, 12, 22, 23. 

25, 40, 45, 46, 62, 79, 

122, 123, 124, 125, 

126, 127. 
Jenckes, 32. 
Jesse, 26, 49. 
Joanna, 32. 
Job, 123, 
John, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 

21, 25, 26, 32, 34, 43. 

46. 62. 64, 70, 122, 123, 

124, 129. 
JohnCai-ter, 51, 75. 
John H. , 86. 
John Nicholas, 78. 
John Smith, 46, 63. 
Jonathan, 126. 129. 
Joseph, 12, 16. 17, 18, 

21. 32, .34, 40, 63, 95, 

Joseph F., 56. 
Joseph G., 68. 
Josephine, 62. 
Josephine P., 95. 
Judah. 9, 126. 
Judith, 123. 

KeyesD., 118. 
Keziah, 19. 

Langdon, 100. 
Laura L., 68. 
Loring. 70. 
Lucy. 46, 70. 
Lydia. 11, 19, 46, 48, 

63, 64. 
LytUa G. . 68. 
Lydia J., 116. 

Marcy, 129. 
Margaret A., 65. 
Maria, 68. 
Martha. 10. 12, 13, 15, 

24, 25, 26, 44. 
Martha A., 56, 86. 
Martin, 70. 
Martin W., 69. 
Mai-vellous, 49. 
Mary, 10, 11, 12. 14, 

16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 26, 
27, 33, 40, 41, 42, 46. 
52. 61, 62, 70, 79, 123. 
124, 128. 

Mary Adelaide, 64. 
Mary AUen, 63, 94. 
Mary Ann, 62 
Mai-y Blackledge, 62. 
Mary Busbnell, 118. 
Mary Elizabeth, 61. 
Mary Ella, 95, 115. 
Mary Emma. 68. 
Mary Esther, 65. 
Mary Louise, 96. 
Maiy Jane. 56, 87. 
Mary S.. 62. 
Mary W., 66. 
Matilda, 70. 
Mercy, 49, 71. 
Miranda, 70. 
Moses, 3, 10. 16, 22, 24, 

.37, 51, 69. 
Nancy, 26, 32, 49. 
Nathan, 11. 
Nathaniel S., 61, 62. 
Nathaniel W., 66, 99, 

Nicholas, 8, 16, 21, 23, 

31, 32. 50, 51, 55. 72, 


Obadiah, 10, 11, 12, 13, 

17, 21, 22, 26, 33, .39, 
46, 56, 87. 

Obadiah M., 39. 

Olney, 49. 

Othniel, 17, 128, 129. 

Patience, 62. 
Peleg. 122. 
Penelope, 129. 
PermeliaU.. 86. 
Phebe, 18, 22, 126, 128, 

Phebe F. O., 56. 
Philanv, 40. 
Philip P. 62. 
Phineas, 129. 
PoUy, 70. 

Rachel E., 62. 
Rhoby, 18, 123. 
Rhoda, .32. 
Richard, 40, 56. 



Richard B., 63. 
Robert. 122. 125. 
Robert Grenville, T5. 
Ruth, ro. 129. 

Sallv or Sarah, 10. 18, 
22". 37. 39. 40, 49. .54. 
55, 70, 71, 124. 126. 

Samuel, 47. 48, 68, 122. 

Samuel F.. 61. 

Samuel Goold, 68. 

Samuel Greene, 62 
Samuel Walter, 116. 
Samuel Welch, 63. 96. 
Sarah A., 56. 
Sarah J.. 68. 
Sarles. 70. 
Srnith. 25. 47. 
Sophia Augrusta. 78. 
Sophia Ellen. 65. 
Sophia F.. 100. 128. 
Susan. 40, 65. 
Susanna. 129. 

Thankftir. 129. 

Thomas. 18. 1^. 
Thomas B..62. 

Urana. 70. 

Wait or WaitstUl, 40. 
Waitstill W..56. 
Walter F.. 96. 
Waterman. 39. 
Welcome. 39, 56. 
Welcome O.. 56. 

Whipple. 70. 
William. 49. 122. 126. 
William AUerton, 69. 
William Austin, 48, 

WiUiam B.. 48, 69. 
William G., 69. 
WiUiam S., 62. 

Zei-viah. 129. 

Index No. 2.— Names of Descendants Other Than Brown. 


Anne F.. 106. 
Caroline L.. 106. 
Helen F., 105. 
MadeUne L.. 105. 


George F.. 92. 


Abigail B.. 61. 
Alfred H.. 92. 
Charles L.. 92. 
Charles S.. 92. 
Darius C. 61. 92. 
Eliza S., 93. 
Emma F., 92. 
George. 93. 
George M.. 92. 
Hannah S.. 93. 
Harrr v.. 93. 
HenrV 31., 93. 
Isaac B.. 61, 91. 92. 
Jeremiah N., 61. 
Laura F., 92. 
Maria E.. 91. 
Mary, 61. 
Mary J., 93. 
Mary Louise. 93. 
Sarah A.. 92. 
William B., 92. 


George A.. 95. 115. 
George L.. 115. 
HeloiseM.. 115. 
Kate D., 115. 
Lawrence B.. 115. 


Anna, 55, 85. 
Mary. 55. 


John, 13. 


Alexis C, 127. 
Andrew. 128. 
Charles. 126. 
Isaiah, 126. 
James B., 126. 
James R.. 127. 
Jeremiah, 126. 
Jonathan. 126. 

LoisT., 127. 
Martha, 126. 
Naomi A., 11. 20. 
Xehemiah. 12(5. 
Sarah. 126. 
Sarah C. 127. 
Thomas. 126. 
Thomas C. 127. 


Adela J.. 114. 
Anna. 41. 
Anna F.. 114. 
Benedict 27. 
Charles L.. IIH 
Elizabeth R . 41. 
Isabelle. 110. 
James. 21. 41. 
Maiy E., 114. 
WiUiam. 26. 


Arthur. 14. 
Catharine. 15. 
Chad, 14. 
Cora E., 14. 116. 
Elhanan, 14. 29. 
Eh, 14. 
Elizabeth, 15. 
Hiram B.. 14. 116. 
Homer E.. 14. 30. 
Ivan S.. 15. 
.Tames. 14. 
John. 14. 
Mabel W., 15. 
Martha. 15. 
Mary, 15. 
Mui-ray DeL.. 15. 
Perry, 14, 30. 
Philip. 14. 
Robert. 14. 
Sj-lvester, 14. 
Thomas, 14. 15. 


Jacob. 129. 
Zephaniah, 129. 


Edward G., 68. 
George A.. 68. 


Frederick. 92. 
WUliam A., 92. 


Bertie. 102. 
George, 102 
Walter. 102. 


Abby G., 67. 
Alice B.. 101. 
AUce D., 101 
Amey B.. 67. 
Amos, 101. 

Amos. N.. 67. 101, 163. 
Daniel. 101. 163. 
Helen S.. 101. 
Hemy Tniman. 3. 24. 

Henry Truman. 2d, 

Isaac B., 67. 
Robert L.. 101. 
Susan T.. 67. 101. 
Truman. 101. 
WaiTen L.. 101. 
WUliam. 101. 


Mary W., 104. 
Hope I.. 104. 
Horace, 104. 
WiUiam, 104. 


Charles C. 92. 
Ella M. 92. 
Esten. 71. 
John H., 92. 
Jlar^- E., 92. 
Sarah G., 92. 


Theodora H., 100. 


Caroline. 57. 
Charles J.. 57. 
Ednah G., 87. 
Frank. 87. 
Harriet A., 57. 
Henry. 41. 57. 87. 
Henry L.. 57. 
Horatio, 57. 
Horatio G.. 41. 
Jabez. 41. 
Joseph T.. 87. 
Mary. 41. 

Obadiah. 41. 
Oliver. 41. 
William. 57. 
WiUiam H.. 57, 87. 


Alonzo. 64. 
ColviUe D.. 64. 
Deborah. 64. 
Elizabeth. 64. 
Frank A.. 64. 
Helen. 64. 
Heniy. 64. 
Phihp. 64. 
Samuel. 64. 
WilUam. 64. 


Caroline. 71. 
Robert. 71. 


Juha A.. 61. 


Am Eliza. 64. 
Brown. 18. 
.Tames P.. 64. 
J3hn P.. (>4. 
Lydia. 64 
Mary. 64. 
Sophia. 64. 
WilUam. 64. 


Charles, 49. 
Lafayette. 49. 


Martha W., 111. 


Anna Alice, 108. 


Ann E., 69. 
Edith M.. 70. 
Edward O., 70 
EUza B.. 69. 
Haniet K.. 70 
Maria B., 70. 
Oscar 31., 69. 
James A., 69. 
W^arren A.. 69. 
WiUiam B., 70. 




Anna W., 90. 
Austin, n'2. 
Charles, 112. 
Clifford D., 112. 
Dorothy, 112. 
EduahP., 112. 
Elizabeth, 112. 
EUeu W., 112. 
Emily, 112. 
Frank D., 90, 112. 
Frank W.. 90, 111. 
Harriet B., 112. 
Helen, 112. 
Horace B., 112. 
Howell, 112. 
John D., 112. 
KniRht D., 112. 
Marjory, 112. 
Maiy H., 90. 
PhiUp, 112. 
Russell. 112. 
Ruth, 112. 
Sarah S., 90. 
Seth L., 112. 
Theodora, 112. 
Thomas L., 112. 
Ward, 112. 

Albert S., 106. 

Chad, 2(3. 

Thomas, 61. 


Ann B., 19. 
Benjamin, 19. 
Jesse, 19, 21. 
Joseph, 19, 21. 
Blaria, A., 19. 
Blartha, 19. 
Sally B., 19. 
Samuel, 19. 
William, 19. 


Benoni, 6.5. 
Charles A., 98. 
Charles D.,65, 98. 
Ehzabeth S., 65. 
Henry C, 98, 116. 
Henry D., 116. 
Isaac B.. 65. 
Martha B., 6.5. 
Maud Aline, 116. 
Rebecca H., 65. 


Albert N.. 96. 
Mary A , 95. 
Edward G., 96. 
Elizabeth C, 95. 
Francis B., 98. 


Amey, 109. 
Amey A., 109. 

Anne S.. 109. 
Benjamin. 88. 108, 109. 
Elizabeth, 88. 
Elizabeth H., 109. 
Harry, 109. 
Henry S.. lOi). 
Herbert, 109. 
James H., 109. 
Joseph H., 109. 
Mark W., 109. 
Martha B., 88. 
Mary C, 109. 
Olivid G., 88, 109. 
Ruth, 109. 
Samuel, 88, 109. 
Sarah D., 88. 
Walter M., 109. 


Churchill H., 94, 114. 
Ehzabeth B., 114. 
Grace D., 114. 

Thomas C, 116. 


Abby, 64. 
Ann E., 64. 
Deborah. 64. 
Jonathan, 64. 
Lucy, 64. 
Sarah, 64. 


George A., 93. 
John N , 93. 
Blary N., 93. 


Albert F., 71. 
George L., 71. 
James H., 71. 
William E., 71. 


Elizabeth. 124. 
Jane. 124. 
John, 124. 
Rebecca. 124. 
Stephen. 124. 


Amey D., 116. 
Maude D., 116. 
Thomas, Jr.. 116. 


Mary, 58. 


Eleanor, 102, 113. 
Richard, 102. 


Adela, 100. 

Alice Maud M., 101, 
107, 116. 

Amey. 100. 
Amey I)., 116. 
Edward Wanton, 100. 
Henry, 116. 
Jacob. 100, 116. 
Jacob W., 116. 
Jeannie P., 116. 
Margaret, 101. 
Mary L., 100. 
Sophia B., 100, 116. 
William W., 101, 163. 


Catharine E., 90, 112. 
Gamaliel L., 59, 90, 

Margaretha L., 112. 
.Marshall J., 90. 
Mary, 50. 
Sarah. 59. 


AmasaM., 8.5, 101,107, 

108, 110. 
Amey B., 108. 
Anna G., 85. 
Charles C, 108. 
Charles F.. 85, 108. 
Frank H., 80. 
Harriet R., 85. 
Lewis D., 108. 
Lewis F., 108. 
Mary E.. 108. 
Sarah B., 108. 
William D., 108. 


Anna, 20. 
Hannah, 20. 
Jonathan, 20. 
Martha, 20. 
Mary 20. 
Moses, 20. 
Samuel, 11. 20,59. 


Flora A. J., 14, 15. 


Esek, 29. 


Abby O., 49. 
Anna. 49. 
Caroline, 49. 
Daniel W., 49. 
Frances, 49. 
George C., 49. 
Gilbert, 49. 
Ira P., 49. 
Mary 49. 
Rebecca, 49. 
Thomas 0.,49. 
WiUiam, 49. 


Carrie, 93. 
David, 93. 
Eliza, 93. 
Frederick, 93. 
George A., 93. 

Grace, 93. 
Hattie, 93. 
Harry. 93. 
Louise, 93. 
Mary, 93. 
Robert, 93. 
WilUe, 93. 


Arthur, 22. 128. 
Freelove; 128. 
James. 18. 22, 128. 
John, 18, 22, 128. 
Lydia. 128. 
Mary, 22, 128. 
Obadiah, 22. 
William, 22. 


Chad, 26. 


Austen H., 108. 
Henry, 108. 


Abby, 83. 
Anne B, aS, 105. 
Anne W.,54. 
Elizabeth, 83. 
-lohn, 83. 

JohnB...37, 54,82, 83. 
Sally, 83. 
Sophia H., 83. 


Arthur A., 105. 
Elizabeth H., 105. 
Hope, 105. 
Harriet I., 105. 
Helen L., 105. 
Robert, 105. 
Robert I., 10.5, 163. 
Virginia, 105. 
William, 105. 


EHza B. , 53. 


Frank L., 110. 


Charlotte H., 79, 104. 
Charlotte I., 104. 
Edith H., 104. 
Eliza. 79. 
Klizalipth A., 79. 
Francis W., 79, 104. 
Henry L., 104. 
fliadelinel., 105. 
Moses B. I., 79. 
Robert I., 79. 
Robert H., 81. 
Robert H. I., 79, 104, 

Thomas P. I., 79. 
William, 79, 104. 
WiUiam G., 105. 




Christian A., 110. 
Johann J., 110. 
Sarah Theresa, 110. 

James, 12. 
Benjamiu, 15. 

Henry I., 114,161. 


Alice M., 85 108. 
Aniasa M., 85. 
Caroline R.. 108. 
Ehza H., 85. 
James B., 85. 
Robert, 85. 
Rosa A.. 85. 
WilUam. Jr.. 85, 108. 


Ann. 124 


Amey, US. 
Caleb, 29. 
Catharine. 29. 
Jemima, 29. 
John, 29. 

Mary or Polly, 15, 29. 
Nathaniel, 29. 
Obadiah, 29. 
Waty, 29. 


Anch'ew, 71. 
Emma, 71. 


Allen, 18. 
Ara, 18. 
Philip, 71. 
Robert. 71. 


Agnes, 55. 
Agnes M.. 107. 
Algernon S. De W., 

Anna F., 55, 106. 
Caroline L., 84, 106. 
Charles F., 55, 83, 84, 

Frances L., 107. 
Frederick, 107. 
Grace, 107. 
James B., 55, 84, 106. 
Jane B.. 106. 
John B., .55, 84, 106. 
JohnB. F., 84, 107. 
Julia A., 106. 
Julian L., 84, 107. 
Katharine K. , 106. 
Lewis, 84. 
Louise C, 107. 
NathauaelG.,84, 106, 

SaUy B.. 84. 
Sarah, 55. 
William S., 106. 


AUce, 115. 
Amelia S.. 110. 
Charles. 110. 
Ethel, 110. 
George H., 110. 
Howard L.. 110. 
Margaret. 110. 
Olive, 1 10. 
Wilbur K., 115. 


Amey, 27. 
Anna, 28. 
AnneM., 126,164. 
Ruth, 28. 
Sarah, 28. 


AUce, 108. 
Anna J., 108. 


Louise R., 113. 


Charles F., 57, 89. 
David, .57. 

Elizabeth B.,,57,87, 163 
Elizabeth I., 88. 
Jeremiah B., 24, 43, 

57. 59. 
John B.. .57, 88. 
Martha B., 57, 88. 
Mary or Maria B., 43, 

57, .58. 
Jlehetable D , 57. 
Roger W., 43. 
Sally B., 57, 59, 89. 
Sarah, 20, 43, 59. 
Sarah C, 43. 
Waitstill, 43, 57. 
Waity F., 57, 88. 


Anna C, 64. 
Ezra J., 64. 
Robert B., 64. 
Sarah E., 64. 


Charlotte R., 52, 78, 
Elizabeth, 52. 
Elizabeth A., 81, 105. 
Harriet B.. 81. 
Hope B., 52, HO. 81. 
Moses B.,52, 79. 
Robert H., 52, 81. 
Thomas P., 52, 80, 81. 


Berjamin, 29. 
Catharine, 13, 28. 
Esther. 13. 
John. 13. 27. 29. 
Joseph, 13, 29. 
Lydia, 13, 29. 
Martha, 13, 27. 
Mary, 13. 29. 
Nathaniel, 13. 

ObacUah. 13, 17, 27. 
Zachariah, 27. 


Anna A., 86, 108. 
Moses B., 37, 86. 
Sarah. 86. 
William A., 86. 


John C, 64. 
Sarah, 64. 


Elizabeth, 126. 
Daniel R., 126. 
George, 126. 
Jane F.. 126. 


Edward B., s6. 


Abiel A., 92. 
Charles S.. 92. 
Frederick E., 92. 
George W., 92. 


Charles E., 64. 


Ann F., 88. 
Charles; 88. 
Julia, 88. 
Martha. 88, 110. 
Sarah H., 88, 110. 


Anna C . 121. 
Blanch E., 121. 
Charles E., 121. 
Chester, 121. 
Chester S., 121. 
Edward R., 121. 
Kenneth, 121. 
Richard, 121. 


Andrew, 88. 
Olivia H., 88. 


George W., 92. 
Lucv A., 92. 
Mary M.. 92. 
Sarah W.. 92. 
William A., 92. 


WiUiam M. 


Abby, 55, 73. 
Rosa A., .55, 85. 
Sarah B., 55. 

Zerviah, 55. 


Theresa A. B., 63. 


Howell H., 110. 


Charles C, 121. 
Edward L., 121. 
Royal McK., 121. 


Arthur P., 163. 
Charles A., 16:3. 
Charles F., 163. 
Daniel D.. 163. 
Frederick E., 163. 
William G., 163. 


Elizabeth B., 69. 
Lydia M., 69. 


Mary, 127. 
Maiy A., 27. 
Mercy, 127. 
James, 127. 
Jeremiah, 127. 
Jonathan. 127. 
Joseph, 127. 
Lydia, 127. 
Paris, 27. 


Beckwlth, 101. 
Clara Lippitt, 101. 


Adelaide, 71. 
Ann Phillis, 49. 
Brown, 49, 71. 
Charlotte, 71. 
Daniel, 71. 
EUsha, 71. 
Elizabeth, 71. 
Emmelme. 71. 
Esek, 71. 
Esten, 71. 
Fidelia, 71. 
George A., 71. 
George L., 71. 
Herbert, 71. 
James. 71. 
Job. 71. 
Laura, 71. 
Louisa, 71. 
Matilda, 71. 
Mary, 71. 
MaiT F., 49. 
Ora. 71. 
Ruth, 49, 71. 
Sabin, 49, 71. 
Sarah, 71. 

Adela Y., 114. 




Catharine, 10. 
Hugh, 10. 
John, 10. 
Martha, 10. 
Mary, 10. 
Penelope, 10. 
Richard, 10. 
Sarah, 10. 


Annie G., 68. 
Charles F., 68. 
Elizabeth C, 68. 
Guv H., 68. 
Lyclia G., 68. 
Blinerva, 68. 
Nathaniel C, 68. 
Samuel D., 68. 
William H., Jr., 61. 


Antoinette A., 103, 
OUver A., 103. 


George W., 92. 


Annie I., 113. 
Carribel C, 113. 
Clinton C, 113. 
George W., 113. 
James W., 113. 
Olivias., 113. 
Samuel W., 113. 
Walter A . 113. 


Albert, 71. 
Alberts., 71. 
Anna, 71. 
Annie E., Ill 
Candace W., 111. 
Celinda, 71. 
Emily, 71. 
Everett?., HI. 
Francis, 71. 
HaiTiet Frances, 71. 
Hem-y E., 71. 
James. 71. 
James W., 111. 
Lafayette, 71. 
Mary E.,71. 
Reuben A., 71. 
Sarah K.. 111. 
William H., 71. 


Arthur J., 113. 
Catharine D., 113. 
Charles F., 113. 
Edward V., 113 
WiUiam P., 113. 


Alice E., 8.5. 
George B., 8.5. 
John M., 85. 
Sarah H., 85. 


Ann, 124. 
Anna R., 124. 
Caroline A., 134. 
Charles Handy, 124. 
Charles Howland,121 
Cora. 124. 
Eliza R, 124. 
Fanny G., 124. 
Helen N., 125, 
Joanna H., 121. 
Mary, 124. 
Mary C, 125. 
Mary G., 124. 
Samuel H., 124. 
Thomas H., 124. 
WjUiam H., 124, 125. 


Ahce B., 103. 
Betsey A., 103. 
Catharine A., 103. 
Charles S., 120 
Effle S., 103. 
Ehza A., 102. 
Frances A., 103. I 

Frances C, 102. 
Frank K., 120. 
George A., 103. 
Helen J., 103. 
James B., 103. 
Jesse T,, 103 
Joseph A., 120. 
Lucy A., 102. 
Lucy J., 103. 
Mabel A., 103. 
Marshall D., 102, 118. 
Mary 102. 
Mary J., 102, 121. 
Maud M., 120. 
Milton, 102. 
Oliver A., 108, 
Walter E., 120. 
Walter L., lO.i 
William H., 120. 


Benjamin P., 28. 
Carrie M., 28. 
Chad, 49. 
Deborah W., 28. 
Frank A., 28. 
Louise, 27. 
Martha F., 28. 
Maiy F., 27. 
Nanuie N.. 28. 
Rebecca, 49. 
Robert W., 28. 
William F., 27. 
Wilham C, 28. 


SaUy H., 59, 
Wai'tstill D., 59, 89. 


Irene A.M., 78. 


Clarence B.. 98. 


Margaret. 93. 
Robert, 93. 


Abby A.. 60. 
Asenath. 49. 
Elizabeth, 49. 
Hannah, 49. 
Nathaniel, 60. 
Rhoda, 49. 
Sophia, 128. 


Cynthia. 27. 
Daniel, 27. 
EUsha. 27. 
Phebe, 27. 
Ruth, 26. 
Sarah, 26. 
Sophronia, 27. 
Vaity, 27. 


Walter D., 64. 


Betsey, 49. 
Ethan, 49. 
Jesse B., 49. 
Sai-ah, 49. 


Abbv. 64. 
Colville, 64. 
Nelson, 64. 
Sarah, 64. 


Benjamin C., 19. 
George I., 19. 
Joseph, 19. 
Mary, 19. 
Samuel, 19. 


Moses E., 20. 


Benjamin C, 19. 


Alice B., 101. 
Annie R.. 101. 
Elizabeth H., 101. 


Irene. 26. 


Catharine, 28. 


John, 16. 


George A., 88. 
Martha H., 88, 110. 


John F., 27. 
Morris K., 37. 
Roscoe C. 37. 
William F. S., 27. 


Thomas W., 94. 

Ebenezer. 61. 


Abbv, 70. 
FloreUa, 70. 
John, 70. 
Katy. 29. 
Polly, 39. 


Anna B., 113. 
Carrie D., 113. 


Alice W., 111. 
Candace G., 89. 
Charles F., 24, 44, 

Charles G., 111. 
Charles H.. 89, 
Edith F., Ill, 
Emma N., 111. 
Everett P., 89, 111. 
Henry J., 89. 
Horace A., 89, 111. 
HoweU G., 111. 
John H., 89. 
Juliette L., 89, 111. 
Nellie H. O., 111. 
ReinaE., 111. 
Sarah B., 111. 
Susan E., 111. 


Andrew, 87. 
Mary J.. 87. 
Richard B., 87 


Alice P., 68. 
Emma L., 68. 
Laura, 68. 


Abby F.. 105. 
John C. B , 106. 


Anna B., 91. 113. 
Annie I., 113. 
Anne M., 91, 114. 
AUce W.. 114. 
Arthm- B., 113. 




Barker T., 61. 91. 
Caroline E., 90, 113. 
Carrie M.. 113. 
Catharine, 61. 
Catharine B., 91. 
Catharine I., 113. 

Eleanor E.. 113. 
Frank, 114. 
Frank M., 91. 114. 
Frederick B., 114. 
James B., 61, 90. 
James D., 91, 114. 

James F., 113. 
James M.W., 91, 113. 
Mayhew, 114. 
Nellie, 114. 
Phebe B.. 91, 16.3. 
Preston, 114. 

Preston D.. 91, 114. 
Sarah, 61. 
Sarah L. H.. 91. 
Wendell P., 113. 
William, 91. 

Index No. 3. — Browns here mentioned not of the family of Chad. 

Abbot, 10, 105, 102. 

Brookfleld. 62. 

Davies, 93. 

Graves. 26. 

Adams. 83. 84. 

Brown. 10. 23. 44. 45 

Davis. 14, 15. 

Greene. 12, 14, 15, 36, 

Alden, 92. 

78, 101, 106, 164. 

Day, 71. 

66, 10.3, 123. 

Aldl-ich, 10, 26, 27, 49. 

Bruner, 129. 

De Blois, 124. 

Gridley. 122. 


Bucklin. 19, 20. 

De Long, 30. 

Griffin, 114. 

Allen, 56. 61, 75. 

Bulkley. 26. 104, 164. 

Denny, 116. 

Grinnell. 101. 

AUin. 94. 

Bunker, 26. 

DeWolf. 107. 

Groesbeck, 105. 

Almy, 38, 55, 106. 

Burliugame, 12, 18, 

Dexter. 18, 24, 44, 47, 

Grosvenor, 85. 

Ames, 112. 

64, 128. 

58. 66. 91. 

Amory, 81. 

Burnham, 49. 

Doherty, 68. 

Hadwen, 39. 

Andrew, 13. 

Burnside, 80. 81. 104, 

DolUver, 15. 

Hale, 52, 101. 

Angell. 40, 49, 78, 87, 


Dorr. 80. 

Hall. 65. 

98, 126. 

BurriU, 49. 

Driver, 116. 

Halsey, 58. 

Annes, 61. 

Burrough, 110. 

Dudley. Dep. Gov., 7. 

Hawilton, 26. 

Anthony, 127. 

Burt, 118. 

Duncan, 102, 113. 

Handy, 49, 124. 

Appleby, 45. 

Bushnell, 112. 

Dunnell, 100. 

Harcourt, 81. 

Appleton, 107. 

Butler, 44, 62. 

Dutton. 114. 

Harding, 2.3. 

Arnold. 18. 28, 26, 35. 

Dwight. 20, 59. 

Harrington. 14, 29. 

41. 47. 62, 88, 109, 

Cahoon, 61. 

Dyer, 40, 107. 

Harris. 8. 19, 21, 22, 

110, 113. 

Calkins, 120. 

23. 39, 49, 71, 91, 109, 

Atwell, 117. 

Cannon, 125. 

Earle, 66. 


Austin, 122 

Card, 15. 

Eaton, 71, 84. 

Harrison. 50, 83. 

Aylsworth, 14, 116. 

Carpenter, 47, 49. 

Eddy, 18, 19. 27, 49, 

Haskins, 68. 

Carr. 122, 123. 

100, 129. 

Hastings, 96. 

Babbit, IPS. 

Carrington. 112. 

Edson, 103. 

Hawkins, 18. 28. 71, 

Backus, 17, 62. 

Carter, 51, 63. 

Eldridge. 14, 15. 

74, 128. 

Baker, 27, 45,47, 87, 

Cass, 104. 

Elliott, 124. 

Hawley, 114. 


Caswell. 127. 

Emmott, 124. 

Hearnden. 23. 29, 126. 

Balch, 56. 

Chapin. 108. 

Esten, 29. 

Herreshoff. 54. 

Baldwin. 7. 

Cliapman, 113, 124. 

Evans, 20, 49, 66, 128. 

Hicks. 84. 

Ballon, 56. 

Chappell. 63. 

Hitchcock. 110, 115. 

Bancroft, 35. 

Chase, 20, 58, 68, 69, 

Farnum. 39, 56. 

Hodges, 19. 

Bangs, 84. 


Farr. 49. 

Holbrook. 25. 

Barker, 24. 

Cheney. 90. 

Feagles, 93. 

Holmes, 10, 33. 105. 

Barnard, 68. 

Chesebro, 106. 

Fearing, 73. 

Honeymau. 122, 124. 

Bates. 29. 102, 121. 

Child, 109. 

Fenner. 18. 20, 22. 29, 

Hopkins, 27, 38, 32, 

Bartlett, 65, 77, 80, 81. 

Church, 91. 94. 

40, 51, 100. 127. 

41, 123. 125. 

92, 100, 117. 

Clarke. 10, 26, 79, 123. 

Fenton, 86. 

Hoppin. 105, 108. 

Bartow, 56. 

Clemence, 49. 

Fessenden, 27. 

Howell, 20, 42, 43, 79. 

Bajuotti, 75. 

Chfford, 61. 

Field, 17, 43, 44, 57, 91. 

Hower. 96. 

Beale, 124. 

Coddington, 95, 123. 

Fisher, 40. 

Howland, 24. 91. 124. 

Beckwith, 65, 66, 67, 

Cole. 8, 124. 

Fiske, 26. 

Hubbard. 35. 64, 163. 


Colvin. 126. 

Flanders, 70. 

HuU. 163. 

Belknap, 49. 

Colwell, 19. 

Foster, 21, 63, 128. 

Humphrey, 40. 

Bennett, 61. 

Comstock, 10, 19, 28, 

Fowler, 125. 

Huntington. 102. 

Benson. 50. 52. 


Fox. 128. 

Hussey, 68. 

Bingham, 120. 

Cook, 13, 125. 

Francis, 51, 53, 83. 

Hutchinson, 74. 

Binnev 13. 93, 104. 

Cooke, 65. 66, 67, 111, 

Franklin, 14. 

Bird, 65, 163. 


Freebody, 122. 

Irons. 71. 

Bishop, 71, 92. 
Blackledge. 62. 

Cooley, 95, 127. 

Freeman, 61. 

Ives, 51. 

Coombs, 26. 

Frothingham, 100, 128 

Jackson. 24. 

Bliss, 100. 

Coope. 123. 

Fuller. 39. 104. 

James. 87, 163. 

Blizzard, 92. 

Corliss, 23, 79, 81, 107. 

Jenckes, 11 13 15 26 

Blodget, 116. 

Cowell. 87. 

Gammell, 36, 105- 

Jenkins, 26, 83, 86. 

Bolt. 7. 

Crandall, 63. 94. 

Gano, 52, 53. 05. 

Bostwick, 68. 

Cranston. 122. 

Gibson. 125. 

Jillson. 63. (39. ' 

Bosworth, 124. 

Crapo. 125. 

Giles, 84. 

Jones, 14, 1(. 90, 93. 

Bowdish, 102 

Crawford, 51. 

Gill. 45. 

Joslin, 101. 

Bowen, 40, 45, 46, 58, 

Cushing, 24, 26. 

Glezen, 110. 


Cutting, 93. 

Goddard, 78. 

Kane, 125. 

Boyd, 64. 90. 

GoodeU, 129. 

Keech, 70. 

Brackett, 69. 

Dale. 116. 

Goodhue, 87. 

Ketchum. 95. 

Brenton, 134. 

Daggett, 64, 91. 

Goold, 47. 

Kilton, 106. 

Bridgham. 71. 

Dana, 64. 

Gorham. 91. 

King. 98. 

Briggs. 61. 

Danforth. 102, 118. 

Goss. 109. 

Kimball. 49. 

Brogan, 65. 

Danielson, 104. 

Graepel, 110, 

Kinnicut. 64. 



Knight, 40, 60, 118, 

Knowles, 84, 8S, 90. 
Knowlton, 18. 

Lamb, 37. 
Laue, 83, 84. 
Lapsey, 110. 
Latham, 39. 
Ledvard, 104, 164. 
Leach, 62, 
Lee, 86. 103, 107. 
Leonard, 87, 92. 
Lewis, 64. 83. 
Lidgerwood, 118. 
Lindsay, 34. 
Lippitt. 88, 101. 
Litchfield, 11.5. 
Lock wood, 39, 66, 163. 
Lord, 102, 121. 
Lovell, 26. 
Lucas, 123, 
Luther, 62. 
Lyman. 100. 

McCormick, 92. 
MacDonald, 63. 
McGai-y, 115. 
Mackie, 88,163. 
McNitt, 95. 
Major, 14. 
Manchester, 92. 
Mann, 29, 
Manton, 17, 40. 
Maplestone, 111. 
MarshaU, 69, 105, 113. 
Marshell, 109. 
Martin, 58. 
Mason, 55, 84. 
Matthews, 61. 
Mathewson, 11, 26. 
Mauran. 20, 74. 
Maverick, 84. 
Mawhir, 120. 
Maj-hew, 91, 113, 114. 
Maynard, 110. 
Medbury, 18. 
Metcalf, 29, 90. 91. 
Merritt. 37. 121 . 
Miller, 84, 88. 
Mills, 111. 
Mitchell, 93. 99, 108. 
Morse, 45, 89. 
Moshier, 27. 
Motley, 81. 
Mowry, 26, 70. 

Mil Her, 54. 

Nicholas. 92. 
Nodin, 111. 
Norton, 30. 
Norwood, 84. 
Nye, 56. 

Oliver, 69. 

Olnev. 26, 27, 39, 49, 

100", 127, 164. 
Oppenheim, 101. 
Outrey. 125. 
Owen, 18, 49, 56, 70, 

71, 111. 
Owens, 111. 

Parsons, 101. 
Patten, 59. 
Peck. 86. 
Perry, 18, 41. 
Phillips, 91. 
Phinney. 108. 
Pierce, 95. 
Pearce, 26. 
Place, 71. 

Potter, .35, 1C6, 108. 
Power, 16. 33, 111. 
Pratt, 114. 
Pray, 10. 
PresbiUT, 101. 
Purinton, 69. 

RandaU. 61. 68, 71. 
Ranney, 103. 
Read. 91. 
Reeve. 114. 
Redfern, 92. 
Reid. 35. 85. 
Remington. 113. 
Reynolds, 49, 71, 111. 
Rhodes, 22, 23, 79, 

Rice. 62. 
Richardson, 110. 
Richmond, 20 
Rock, 87. 
Rockwood, 112. 
Rodman, 81, 124. 
Rogers, 15, 53, 74. 
Ross, 111. 
Rotch, 41. 
Roimds, 63. 
Ruggles. 84 
Rumreil, 128. 
RusseU, 81, 124. 

Sanders, 64, 102. 
Savage, 7. 

Sayles, 27, 45, 49, 70. 
Schermerhom, 118. 
Scott, 13, 104. 
Scribner, 110. 
Shaw. .58. 
Sheldon, 129. 
Shepard, 79. 163. 
Sherman, 64, 78. 
Shory. 40. 
Sidwell. 113. 
Sisson, 98. 
Skeele, 86. 
Skinner, 87. 
Slack, 62. 
Slater, 38. 55, 105. 
Slover. 92. 
Smallwood, 92, 93. 
Smiles, 61. 
Smith, 11, 19, 20, 34, 

26. 41, 49. 128. 
Snow, 84. 91. 
Somers, 86. 
Southwick, 26, 27. 
Spooner, 62. 
Spragu". 68, 82. 129. 
Sproat. 29. 
Stanton. 86. 
Steere, 18. 
Stelle, 18. 
Stone, 126. 
Sumner. 33. 
Swann, 79. 
Sweet. 49. 
Sweetland, 64, 
Sweitzer, 109. 

Tabor, 63. 
Taft, 107. 
Tallcott, 103. , 
Tappan. 89. 
Tavlor, 24, 26, .34. 
Teel, .56. 
Thayer, 10. 78. 
Thurber, 19, 96. 
Tilley, 91. 
Tillinghast, 10, 11, 16, 

Torrey, 20, 49 
Towusend, 19. 
Tram, 101. 
Tripp, 26, 86. 
Trav, 163. 
Trumbull. 43. 
Tucker, 127. 

Tiu-pin, 18, 21, 28. 
Tustin, 66. 
Tuttle, 41. 
Tyler, 91, 104. 

Underbill, 88. 
Updike, 78. 

Valentine, 89. 
Vanderlight, 16. 
Van Slyck, 117. 
Vernon, 124. 

Wade, 49, 111. 
Walker, 88. 
Ward, 33. 
Warner, 8,71. 
Warren, M. 
Washburn, 27. 
Washington, 58. 
Waterman, 10, 11, 17, 

39, 40, 91, 93, 96, 

Waters, 116. 
Watson, 61. 
Weaver, 121. 
Webl). 118. 
Webster, 61. 
Weeden, 7. 
Welch. 45. 
Westcott, 26, 40. 
Wetniore, 64. 
WTieaton, 20. 
Whipple, 29, 35, 40, 

White, 71, 113. 
Whitfield, 62. 
Whitman, 61. 
Wickes, 16, 21. 
WMlbur, 49, 64. 
Wilcox, 28, 29. 
Wilkinson, 10. 
Williams. 8. 23, 27, 

6.5, 96, 101, 110. 
Wilson, 111. 
Win slow, 84. 
Winsor. 18. 19. 21. 27, 

,56. 62, 71, 87, 129, 163 
Wood, 68. 
Wi)odbury, 68. 
Woods, 105. 
Wright, 85. 

Yarranton, 60. 
Yerrinton, 60. 
Young, 40. 

Index No. 4. — Localities Outside of Rhode Island. 


Oakland, 129. 
Santa Barbara, 108. 


Denver, 103. 


Ashford, 60. 
Bethlehem, 103. 
Branford, 146. 
Bridgeport, 96. 
Canterbury, 163. 
Fau-fleld, 96, 144. 
Guilford, 124. 

3, 100, 

Haddam, 144. 
Hartford, 75, 

111, 112,144. 
Hebron, 74. 
KiUingly, 85. 
Lakeville, 120. 
Litchfield, 80, 82, 
Lyme, 67. 
Masonville, 85. 
New Haven, 110. 120. 
New London, 144, 148, 

Norwalk, 143. 
Pomfret, 18, 108. 
Putnam. 85. 
South Manchester, 90, 

Thompson, 49, 71, 85. 

Wilhngton, 89. 

Bismarck, 93. 
Menoten, 93. 


Entei-prise, 85. 
Key West, 62. 


Savannah, 65. 67. 


Alton, 114. 

Buda, Bureau Co., 49. 

Canton, 95. 
Centralia, 103. 
Chicago, 95, 103. 
Freeport, 95. 
Joliet, 109. 
Lewistown, 92. 
Lockport, 109. 
Morgan Park, 95. 
Peoria, 108, 109. 
Riverside, Cook Co., 

Roseville, Warren Co. 

Springfield, 102, 103. 


Lafayette, 18. 
New Albany, 64. 




Cedar Rapids, 95. 
Council Bluffs, 95. 


Manhattan, 89. 

Louisville, .59. 

Castine, 58. 59. 
Portland, 81. 


Baltimore, 85. 98, 148. 
Hagerstown, 82. 
Kent Co., 148. 


Aeushnet, 68. 
Amherst, 90. 
Andover, 110. 
Annis Squam. 84. 
Aul)urnilale'. V20. 
Barnstalile. 83. 91. 
Belcliertown. 59. 
Beverly, 51, 53. 
Blackstone, 49, 50. 
Boston, 31, 42, 45, 52, 

61, 6,5, 71, 81,84, 105, 

106, 114, 122, 146, 

Cambridge, 35, 68, 144. 
Chelsea, 1!4. 
Concord, 96, 144. 
Dedham, 110. 
Dighton, 99, 100. 
Dorchester, 159. 
Dudley, 129. 
Eastham. 84. 
Elizabeth Isles, 11.3. 
Framingham, 84, 101. 
Hadley, 113. 
Hanover, 45. 
Haverhill, 101. 
Hingham. 24, 83, 142. 
Ipswich, 154. 
Ludlow, 26. 
Lynn, 47, 48, 68, 09, 

144, 145, 151. 
Marshfield, 84. 
Martha's Vineyard, 

91, 131, 158. 
Medfleld, 105. 
Nantasket, 149. 
Nantucket, 26, 41. 68, 

New Bedford, 41, 86. 
Newton, 101. 
North Attleboro,' 86, 

Northbridge, 27. 
Northfleld, 123. 
Norton, 19. 
Pembroke, 47, 48, 68. 
Peni, 118. 

Plymouth, 84, 146, 160. 
Rehoboth, 46, 48, 145, 

151, 153, 155, 157. 
Roxbury, 19, 85. 

Salem, 27, 79, 84. 113, 

Scituate, 83. 
Seekonk, 45, 91, 161. 
Somerset, 62. 
SoTithbridge, 93. 
Swanzey, 91, 123. 
Taunton, 64, 65, 101. 
Topsfleld, 144. 
Uxbridge, 27. 
Walpole, 65. 
Watertown, 143, 148, 

Wellfleet, a3. 84. 
West Boylstou. 93. 
West Roxbmy, 42. 
WilUamstowu, 102. 

Worcester, 09. 79, 100, 

Wrentham, 87, 88. 

Yarmouth, 158. 


Ann Arbor, 14. 
Detroit, 104, 124. 
East Saginaw, 109. 
Grand Rapids, 49. 
Lansing, 109. 
Walton, Eaton Co.. 
Ill, 103. 


Blue Earth City, 103. 


New Orleans, 88. 


St. Louis, 02. 


Dartmouth, 40, 69, 74. 
Dover, 65. 
Portsmouth, 65, 74. 


Cohansey, 1.52. 
Cresskill, Bergen Co.. 

Elizalieth. 9(i, 98. 
Jersey Citv. 96, 103. 
Metuchin. 121. 
Morristown, 42. 
Rahway, 62. 
Stelton, 121. 
South Amboy, 123. 


Adams, 118, 121. 

Albany, 62, 97. 

Angelica. 114. 

Brockport, 95. 

Brooklvn, 62, 63, 89, 
93, 94, 96, 97, 106, 107, 

Bm-lington, Otsego 
Co., 14, .30. 

Buffalo, 26, 98, 112. 

Clarendon, Orleans 

Co., 95. 
Clinton, 97. 
Clyde. 95. 
Cooperstown, 20. 
Danbv, 121. 
Fulton, 102, 103, 121. 
Genoa, 103. 
Herkimer Co., 55. 
Higginsville, 120. 
Hoosick, 29. 
Hudson, 26. 
Ithaca, 61. 
Kinderhook, 40. 
Lansingburgh, 19. 
Laurens, 18. 
Lloyd's Neck, L. I. 

148. 164. 
New Rochelle, 53. 
Newtown, 107. 
New York City, 21. 

54, 72, 78, 79, 88, 92, 

94, 95, 96, 98, 103, 


120. 124, 129, 148, 164. 
Nine Partners, 48. 
Norwich, Chenango 

Co.. 19. 
Patchogue. L. 1, 121. 
Rochester. 93, 95. 
Schenectady, 14. 
Scipio, Cayuga Co.. 

.SparkhiU, Rockland 

Co., 89. 
Syracuse, 118. 
Southampton, L.I.. 42 

Island, 115. 
Troy, 72, 97. 
Watertown SO. 
Whitestone, 19. 


Hillsboro, 92. 
Lexington. 92. 
Masonboro, 115. 
Newbern, 61, 62, 80, 

92. 93. 
Raleigh, 89. 


Cincinnati. 65, 90, 105. 

Cleveland, 49. 

London, 92. 

Marietta, 29. 

Mulberry Corners, 
Geauga Co.. 103; 

Nelson Township, Mi- 
ami Co., 22. 

Oxford, Butler Co.. 

Troy, Miami Co., 18. 


Haverford. 69. 

Philadelpliia, 53, 64. 
66, 68, 69, 82, 83, 98, 
104, 107, 108, 116, 

Reno, 01. 

Warren, 93. 


Charleston. 40, 99, 

Hilton Head. 100. 
Port Royal, 99. 

Knoxville, 114. 
Ogden City. 118. 


Barton, 50, 86. 
Bennington, 74. 
Danby, 27. 
Fairlee, 114. 
Island Pond, 86. 
Ludlow, 89. 
Pomfret, 74. 
Sutton, 18. 
Westfleld, Orleans 

Co., 70, 102. 
Wmdsor, 93. 


Mount Vernon, 58. 
Petersburg, 89. 
York, 16. 


Appleton, 96. 
Geneva, 118 
Ripon, 120. 

Stevens Point. Port- 
age Co., 95. 
Wilmot, 109. 



Algiers, 150. 
Bihe, 120. 
Bailundu, 120. 


Melbom-ne, 111. 
Sidney, 163. 


Vienna, 81. 


Batticotta, 118. 
Jaffna, 118. 


Kalgan, 121. 
Pao-ting-fu, 121. 
Peking, 127. 


Batavia, 18. 




Abergavenny, Mon- 
mouth Co., 142, 144 

Araesbury, Wilts Co., 

Ardsley, York Co., 

Astley. "Worcester 
Co., 60, 61. 

Aston Clinton, Bucks 

Benefeld, Northamp- 
ton Co., 91. 

Bletshoe, 145. 

Bradbourne, Kent 
Co., 154. 

Bradford, York Co., 

Bristol, 142, 146, 148, 

Bucking-hamshire, 13. 

Cambridg-e, 118, 144. 

Cheselbom-ne, Dorset 
Co.. 172. 

Chester, 85, 143. 

Cranbrook, Kent Co., 

Droitwich, Worces- 
ter Co., 84. 

Framlingham, 118. 

East Greenwich, 

Kent Co,, 83. 

Giliingham, Dorset 
Co., 140. 

Glemsford, Suffolk 
Co.. 151. 

Glocestershire, 33 

Goldington, 144. 
Guernsey, Island of 

Gwinear. Cornwall 

Co., 160 
Hampton Wick. 106. 
High Ongar, Essex 

Co., 100. 
Hingham, Norfolk 

Co., 24. 
Inglesham, Wilts Co., 

Preston, Lancashii-e, 

Leamington, War- 
wick Co., 143. 
Lincolnshire, 144, 154. 
Liverpool, 142. 
London, 69, 74, 75, 

106, 146, 148, 154. 157. 

Maidford, Northamp- 
ton Co., 1.57. 
Marsh Gibbon, Bucks 

Co., 42. 
Manchester, 150. 
N o rt h a mptonshire, 

Odell, Bedford Co., 

96, 104, 144 
Olnev, Northampton 

Co!, 146. 
Oxfordshire, 148, 150. 
Plymouth, 147. 
Preston, Lancaster 

Co., 150. 
Salisbury, 149. 
Seven Cliffs, Suffolk 

Co., 158. 
Spitalflelds, 150. 

St. Albans. 152. 
Stanton, Lincoln Co. 

Southampton, 113. 
Wakefield, 147. 
Windsor, 162. 
Yorkhampton, 60. 
Yorkshire. 124. 


Havre, 81. 
Nice, 106, 108. 
Paris, 78, 125. 
St. Malo, 123. 


Berlin, 54. 107. 
Colmar, 147. 
Dessau, .54. 
Dusseldorf, 148. 
Hamburgh, 110. 
Minden, .54. 
Striisburgh, 147. 
Wesel, 148. 


Leyden, 16. 
Steenwyk, 16. 


Belfast, 81. 
Bunrattv. 81. 
Dublin. 69. 147. 
Leighlin, 147. 
Lismore, 147. 


Rome, 72, S3. 
Turin, 74. 
Villa Franca, 20. 
Volvera, 74. 


St. Petersburgh, 75. 

Edinburgh, 69. 

Brazil, 68. 


Aintab, 120. 
Aleppo, 120. 


Conwyl Cayo, Caer- 
marthenshire, 160. 

Haverford. West, 
Pembroke Co.. 149. 

Pensarn, Abergele, 


Cape Francois, 46. 
Hispaniola, 46. 
Matanzas, 124. 
Nassau, Bahamas, 73, 

78, 112, 153. 
St. Croix, 45, 164. 

Index No. 5. — Index to Family Notes. 

Angell, Thomas, 142. 
Arnold, William, Thoma,s, 
Joanna, Elizabeth, 142. 

Becknvith, Stephen, 143. 
Bulkeley, Rev. Edward D. D., 

Bulkeley, Sarah, 144. 

Crandall, John, 145. 

Dexter, Rev. Gregory, 146. 

Eddye, Rev. William, 146. 

Fenner. Arthur, 146. 

Field. John and William, 147. 

Francis, Phillip, 147. 

Goddard, William, 148. 
Greene, John of Warwick, 

Harris, Thomas, William, 

Hohnes, Rev. Obadiah, 150. _ 

Olney, Thomas, 152. 

Power, Nicholas, 153. 

Rhodes, Zachariah, 153. 

Scott, Richard, 154. 
Sheldon, John. 155. 
Smith, John, the Miller, 1.55. 

Tew. Richard, 1.57. 
Thurber, John, 157. 
Tillinghast, Pardon, 158. 

Waterman, Richard, 159. 
Whipple, John, 159. 
Williams. Roger, 160. __ 
Winsor, Joshua, 162. 





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