William Drowne (1793 - 1874)

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Birthplace: Morgantown, Monongalia, WV, USA
Death: Died in Foster, Providence, RI
Occupation: clergyman and philanthropist
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About William Drowne



William Drowne, (son of Dr. Drowne,) clergyman and philanthropist, born in Morgantown, Monongalia county, West Virginia, October 26, 1793; died June 15, 1874; married, first, October 10, 1832, Mary Sprague, (daughter of Samuel Sprague and Ruhamah Borden, of Killingly, Connecticut,) born January 4, 1807; and died January 2, 1834.

Her child was:

i. William Sprague Drowne, born in Foster, November 14, 1833; died at sea, January 5, 1855.

He married, second, May 10, 1836, Emily Day, (daughter of Harvey Day and Olive Dorrance, of Killingly, Connecticut,) born April 28, 1810. Her four children were:

ii. Francis Hervey Drowne, born at Fruit Hill, North

Providence, Rhode Island, October 16, 1837.

iii. Elizabeth Russell Browne, born in Foster, Rhode

Island, September 25, 1841.

iv. Edgar Merton Drowne, born in West Killingly, Connecticut, September 25, 1845 ; drowned at Cairo, Illinois, November 18, 1862. He died in the service of his country during the war of the Rebellion, and his name is enrolled on one of the bronze tablets of the Soldiers' and Sailors'Monument, in Exchange Place, Providence, Rhode Island.

v. Luther Washburn Drowne, clerk, etc.. East Boston, Massachusetts, born at Danielsonville, Connecticut, July 14, 1850; married, November 5, 1874, Abbie Frances Rollins, (daughter of Samuel George Rollins and Lydia Maria Noble, of Biddeford, Maine); born May 7, 1852. Children: 1. Emily Catharine, born in East Boston, September 28, 1875. 2. Elizabeth Russell, born January 13, 1877. 3. Edwin Lewis, born May 18, 1878.

Bibliographic information QR code for Genealogy of that branch of the Russell family which comprised the descendants of John Russell, of Woburn, Massachusetts, 1640-1878 Title Genealogy of that branch of the Russell family which comprised the descendants of John Russell, of Woburn, Massachusetts, 1640-1878 Author John Russell Bartlett Publisher Providence Pr., 1879 Original from Harvard University Digitized Feb 4, 2008 Length 212 pages


William Drowne's Timeline

October 26, 1793
Morgantown, Monongalia, WV, USA
October 10, 1832
Age 38
November 14, 1833
Age 40
Foster, Providence, RI, USA
May 10, 1836
Age 42
June 15, 1874
Age 80
Foster, Providence, RI