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John Brown

John Brown

Male 1736 - 1803  (67 years)

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  • Name John Brown 
    Born 26 Jan 1736  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Sep 1803 
    Buried North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18265  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father James Brown, Captain,   b. 22 Mar 1698, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1739, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Hope Power,   b. 4 Jan 1701/1702,   d. 8 Jun 1792  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1722  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Smith,   b. 13 May 1738,   d. 27 Feb 1825  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1760 
    Children 
     1. James Brown,   b. 22 Sep 1761,   d. 12 Dec 1834  (Age 73 years)
     2. Benjamin Brown,   b. 13 Feb 1763,   d. 7 Jul 1773  (Age 10 years)
     3. Abigail Brown,   b. 26 Nov 1764,   d. 16 Oct 1766  (Age 1 years)
    +4. Abigail "Abby" Brown,   b. 20 Nov 1766,   d. 5 Mar 1821  (Age 54 years)
    +5. Sarah or Sally Brown,   b. 5 Sep 1773, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1846, Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +6. Alice Brown,   b. 1 Jan 1777,   d. 23 Oct 1823  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F9562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1736 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Genealogies of Rhode Island Families from Rhode Island Periodicals (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983), 2:42. Gives birth 26 Jan 1736.

      !SOURCE: "John Brown of Providence, RI: He Opposed the British Flag and Was Captured in 1774. (Some Extracts from the Memoirs of Elkanah Watson)," Brown Family Genealogical Society, Vol. 25, Issue 2 (December 1996), p. 17-18. Gives birth 27 Jan 1736.

      !SOURCE: Abby Isabel Brown Bulkley, The Chad Browne Memorial, Consisting of Genealogical Memoirs of a Portion of the Descendants of Chad and Elizabeth Browne (Brooklyn, N.Y., 1888), p. 16, 34-37.

      !SOURCE: Reprint of the "Brown genealogy of 1851," submitted to the Whipple Website by Ian Mackie, 20 Oct 2003.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 17 Jul 2004. Cites John Sterling's North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island, Old Section 1700-1848 (Greenville, R.I.: Rhode Island Genealogical Society, 2000), p. 66. Adds burial place. "Merchant, Patriot, Legislator; built house now belonging to the RI Historical Society on corner Power/Benefit Streets"

      !IDENTITY: "One of the noted four Brown brothers, [he] was a leading merchant of Providence. In 1786 he built the great mansion on Power Street, Providence, which is now occupied by The Rhode Island Historical Society." --Gen. of R.I. Families.

      !IDENTITY: "One of the famous 'four brothers,' merchants in Providence and founders and patrons of Brown University." --John Brown of Providence, RI

      !NOTE: "He was the leader of the party which destroyed the British armed schooner the Gaspee, in Narragansett Bay in June 1772." --A.I.B. Bulkley, p. 34.


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