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Abraham Brown

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: November 27, 1729 (58)
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Browne and Mary Brown
Husband of Mary Brown and Mary Brown
Father of Jonathan Brown; Mary Cutting; Patience Smith; Lydia Hastings (Brown); Hannah Bigelow and 4 others
Brother of Mary Harrington (Brown); Patience Bigelow (Browne); Ebenezer Brown; Benjamin Brown; Samuel Brown and 7 others

Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Henn Sarv
Last Updated:

About Abraham Brown

Abraham BROWN - b. Aug. 26, 1671, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 27, 1729, Watertown, MA; bur. at Watertown Burying Ground [photo], west of Watertown, MA. Son of Jonathan BROWNE and Mary SHATTUCK. Inherited family home at Watertown, to which he made 'new' additions to the older portion that his son Samuel occupied. Photos have been taken of the home, the neighboring Abraham Brown School, and the gravesites of Abraham, Lydia, and a number of their descendants. Held numerous town positions, including that of Town Treasurer, Assessor, Selectman, Town Clerk, and Captain of Militia. He was licensed as an innkeeper in 1709, and continued as such for 4 years. Appointed guardian in 1708 of the 17 year old Ephraim WILLIAMS, later Col. and father of the founder of Williams College.



Children of Abraham and Mary Brown

  1. Mary - Mentioned in father's will. Married Jan. 31, 1709/10, Watertown, MA George CUTTING (b. Apr. 26, 1686, Watertown, MA), son of John CUTTING and Susanna HARRINGTON. Children of Mary and George CUTTING: Lydia married Nathaniel GODDARD; Mary married Henry BOND; George; Hannah; John; Abraham married; Elizabeth; Grace; Josiah married Orpah; Eunice; Samuel; and Jemima.
  2. Jonathan - b. 1694, Watertown, MA; d. Jul. 25, 1758, Watertown, MA.
  3. Patience - bap. Jun. 27, 1697, Watertown, MA; d. before 1730. Married Mar. 25, 1714, Weston, MA Elisha SMITH (b. Jan. 11, 1691/2), son of Jonathan SMITH and Jane PEABODY. Children of Patience and Elisha SMITH: Jonathan married Susanna STEARNS; Patience married Abraham SANDERSON; Elisha; Abraham; Prudence; Abraham; Robert; and Phinehas.
  4. Lydia - b. Dec. 30, 1697, Watertown, MA; d. Feb. 5, 1768, Lexington, MA. Married Oct. 2, 1716 Joseph HASTINGS. Bond's Watertown identifies Joseph as the son (b. Jan. 3, 1684/5, Watertown, MA) of Joseph HASTINGS and Martha SHEPARD, and gives Lydia's death as before Dec. 15, 1730 under the BROWN family, but gives births of her children to 1742 under the HASTINGS family. Bond gives the children of Lydia and Joseph HASTINGS as: Elizabeth; Lydia married Lt. Zechariah SMITH; Grace married Phineas WARREN; Joseph married Hannah HASTINGS; Eliphalet; Lucy married Moses WINSHIP; Josiah married Lydia BALL; Jonas married Mary BENJAMIN; Susannah married John CUTLER; Elizabeth married Jonathan CUTLER; Thankful married Elnathan ALLEN; Isaac died in infancy; and Lois married Elisha HOBBS. Hudson's History of Lexington identifies Joseph as the son (bap. Jul. 10, 1698, Lexington, MA) of John HASTINGS and Abigail HAMMOND, gives Lydia's death as noted above, and says they had seven children. Hudson says Joseph married second Jan. 16, 1769 Mrs. Sarah STEARNS (d. Mar. 23, 1783). Clarification is being sought.
  5. Hannah - b. Oct. 5, 1699, Watertown, MA; d. Nov. 3, 1775. Married May 24, 1720 Ebenezer BIGELOW (b. Sep. 4, 1698), son of Joshua BIGELOW and Elizabeth FLAGG. Children of Hannah and Ebenezer BIGELOW: Ebenezer married first Anna HARRIS, and second Mrs. Hepsibeh DUFORE; Josiah died young; Hannah; Moses married Mary HAMMOND; Hopestill married Esther BENEDICT; Silence married John DAVENPORT; Joshua; Abraham; Elijah; Josiah; Samuel married Elizabeth HUBBARD; and Benoni.
  6. Abraham - b. Oct. 17, 1701, Watertown, MA; d. Jun. 29, 1703, Watertown, MA.
  7. Samuel - b. Jul. 21, 1703, Watertown, MA; d. Feb. 17, 1784, Stockbridge, MA. A tailor and deacon. Married about 1721 Mercy PATTERSON (b. Sep. 1, 1702, d. Mar. 6, 1774, Stockbridge, MA), daughter of Joseph PATTERSON and Mary GODDENOW. Children of Samuel and Mercy BROWN: Eunice married Mr. SOUTHGATE; Mercy married Deacon John CHAMBERLAIN; Lt. Col. Samuel married first Lydia WILLARD, and second Abigail BURR; Beulah married Azariah WILLIAMS; Elijah married first Sarah WHITTLESEY, and second Phebe NASH; Isaac married Elizabeth WARREN; Mary married Isaac LAWRENCE, Jr.; and Capt. Abraham married Beulah PATTERSON.
  8. John - b. Apr. 19, 1705, Watertown, MA; d. 1784, Weston, MA. Innholder and Captain. Married first Jul. 20, 1732 Abigail BRIGHT (d. May 4, 1733, Watertown, MA), daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (COOLIDGE) BRIGHT; and second Jul. 23, 1734 at Watertown, MA, Hannah BEMIS (b. Dec. 3, 1705, Watertown, MA), daughter of John and Mary (HARRINGTON) BEMIS, and widow of John FLAGG. Daughter of John and Abigail BROWN: Abigail married Israel WHITEMORE. Children of John and Hannah BROWN: Sarah; Anna died young; John, participant in the 'Boston Tea Party', married first Hepzibah WESSON, second Abigail BEMIS, and third Sarah COOLIDGE; Josiah; Phineas married first Sarah PATTERSON, and second Elizabeth BACKUS; and Lois married Ephraim PIERCE.
  9. Grace - b. Aug. 17, 1708, Watertown, MA; d. before Nov. 1759. Married Oct. 26, 1737 David CHILD (b. Dec. 27, 1711), son of Daniel CHILD and Beriah BEMIS. David married second Nov. 29, 1759 Mehitabel RICHARDS. Children of Grace and David CHILD: Bulah married Samuel LEE; Susanna; and David married Lydia STEARNS.
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Abraham Brown's Timeline

August 26, 1671
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 20
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 22
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 27, 1697
Age 25
Watertown, Middlesex, MA, United States
December 30, 1697
Age 26
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
October 5, 1699
Age 28
Watertown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts
October 16, 1701
Age 30
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
July 21, 1703
Age 31
Watertown, MA, United States
April 19, 1705
Age 33
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts