John Brown, Captain (c.1728 - 1776)

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Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
Death: Died in New York, New York
Cause of death: Died while fighting in the Revolutionary War
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About John Brown, Captain

http://www.hudsonlibrary.org/HistoricalSociety/JBAncestors.html CAPTAIN JOHN BROWN was the son of John and Mary Eggleston Brown, born Nov. 4, 1728 in Windsor, Connecticut (Windsor Vital Records, v.2, p. 290, Barbour Collection); Captain in the 8th Co. of the 18th Regiment of the Connecticut Militia; died Sept. 3, 1776 in New York ( Gerald McFarland’s A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West contains a biographical sketch);

married Hannah Owen March 2, 1758; Hannah died May 18, 1831, age 91 in West Simsbury, now Canton Center, Connecticut (Canton Center Cemetery Records); a memorial marker for Captain John is part of Hannah’s stone. (see Abiel Brown’s Genealogical History of the Early Settlers of West Simsbury)


The Children of John & Hannah (all born in West Simsbury): 1) Hannah Brown born December 24, 1758; died Apr. 1825; 2nd wife of Solomon Humphrey; he died 1834. 2) Azubah Brown born May 7, 1760; died Nov. 1812; married Michael Barber who died 1836. 3) Esther Brown born March 4, 1762; died 1838 in Ashtabula County, Ohio; married Timothy Case; who was born 1731 and died 1830. 4) Margery Brown born January 25, 1764; died 1820; second wife of David Giddings; she married (2) Prince Taylor Jr. after 1793; he had a previous marriage. 5) Lucinda Brown born Nov. 18, 1765; died August 1814; second wife of Russell Borden; belonged to the Canton Center Congregational Church 1785-1795 (church records); moved to East Hartland, Connecticut February 10, 1793 (see Hale Collection) 6) Deacon John Brown born Aug. 31, 1767; died August 11, 1849 in New Hartford, Litchfield Co., Conn.; married (1) Millicent Gaylord; married (2) Abiah Barber Case, daughter of John Barber Jr.; she was the widow of Elisha Case; no issue from either marriage, although Abiah had children by her first marriage. 7) Frederick Brown born Aug. 14, 1769; died Mar. 14, 1848 in Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio; married (1) Katherine (Katy) Case; she died 1801 in Colebrook, Connecticut and buried in the Colebrook Cemetery; married (2) to Chloe S. Pettibone in 1808. 8) OWEN BROWN born February 16, 1771; died May 8, 1856 in Hudson, Summit County, Ohio; married (1) Ruth Mills in 1793; married (2) Sarah (Sally) Root in 1809; married (3) Lucy Drake Hinsdale in 1841. Owen Brown Family 9) Theodosia (Theda) Owen Brown born January 5 (IGI) or February 16 (W. Simsbury); died November 10, 1846 in Hudson, Summit County, Ohio; second wife of William Merrel Jr.; he was born 1761 died 1830 in Portage County, Ohio, probably in Randolph; his first wife was Elizabeth Wilcox; Theda came to Hudson in 1834 & is buried in the Old Hudson Township Burying Ground; the Merrills were admitted to the Canton Center Congregational Church Jan. 29, 1812. 10) Roxy (or Roxey, or Roxa) Brown born May 29, 1775; died May 21, 1855 in Broome, Green County, New York; married Alexander Humphrey 1804; he was born 1778 and died Oct. 19, 1850 in Conesville, Schoharie, New York; he was the son of Captain Frederick Humphrey); Roxy and Alexander were admitted to the Canton Center Congregational Church June 10, 1805. 11) Abiel Brown born Nov. 18, 1776 after the death of his father; died Mar. 15, 1856 in Canton Center and is buried in the Canton Center Cemetery; married Anna Lord October 16, 1806; she was from Lyme, Connecticut and she died Canton Center March 4, 1866.

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Captain John Brown's Timeline

1728
November 4, 1728
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
1758
March 2, 1758
Age 29
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
1758
Age 29
1759
May 12, 1759
Age 30
Virginia or Connecticut
1759
Age 30
1762
March 4, 1762
Age 33
West Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut
1764
1764
Age 35
1765
1765
Age 36
1767
August 31, 1767
Age 38
Hartford, CT
1769
August 14, 1769
Age 40
Hartford, CT