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Eleazer Brown

Birthplace: Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: November 30, 1734 (64)
North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: North Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Brown of Lynn and Mary Brown
Husband of Ann Brown (Pendleton)
Father of Jonathan Brown; James Brown; Eleazer Brown, Jr.; Annah Main; Ebenezer Brown and 6 others
Brother of Thomas Brown, Jr.; Mary Brown, died young; Joseph Brown; Sarah Browne, died young; Jonathan Brown, died young and 9 others

Occupation: was one of the orig founders Ivy League College Brown University., farmer, stock-raiser, farmer and stock raiser
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About Eleazer Brown

THE BROWN GENEALOGY, by Cyrus Henry Brown, pages 10, 12.

Four of the children of Thomas Browne remained in MA, while three of them came to Stonington, CT, before 1688. They purchased and received large tracts of land most of which was located in the present town of North Stonington, bounded as follows: the western boundary was nearly all on Ossekonk Swamp, the northern bounds of which extended from the Ossekonk brook on the west on Shunnock River on the east, joining on the north the lands of the late Stephen Avery and lands of the Maine family, to the lands of the Randall family; eaterly on the Randall land to the Richardson's possessions; on the south by the Palmer family land and Miner territory; and on the west by the Wheeler family land up to the said Ossekonk Swamp.

Eleazer Brown, b. Lynn MA, Aug 5, 1670; d. Stonington CT, now North Stonington, Nov 30, 1734. m. Ann Pendleton, Oct. 18, 1693.

His house stood in the eastern part of the lands purchased by the Brown brothers, about twenty-five rods south of the Brown Cemetery, and north of the Miner Meeting-house. Headstones were erected to their graves by the late Daniel Brown (386). Probably these were the first interments in these grounds. He was a farmer and stock-raiser.

HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF STONINGTON, County of New London, Connecticut, from its first settlement in 1649 to 1900, by Richard Anson Wheeler, New London, CT, 1900, p. 259, 260, 449

GRAVE STONE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE TOWN OF NORTH STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CT, Copied by Charles R. Hale, 1932, page 64. Brown Cemetery #71.

Brown, Eleazer, son of Thomas of Lynn, Mass. born Aug. 5, 1670, died Nov. 30, 1734.

NEW LONDON COUNTY, CONN. PROBATE RECORDS, 1733-1742 Vol. 1., page 9.

ELEAZER BROWN, of Stonington, page 100

Dated: May 24, 1732

Sons: Jonathan: Eleazer: James.

Daus: Ann: Mary: Patience; Abigail; Ruth

G-dau: Hannah Wilcocks

G-son: David Brown

Exec: James Brown

Wit: Noah Grant; Samuel Holdrideg; Daniel Brown

Prob. Dec. 4, 1734

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Sources: History of Stonington by Wheeler; Brown Genealogy by Cyrus H. Brown,

2 volumes; American Marriage Records; Stonington Cemetery records, 1,311,117;

History of 1st Congregational Church of Stonington, film 547,548, Item 2, and

974.65/S1, K2w; Stonington vitals, films 2,897 and 1,309,871, Item 2; Barbour's

Connecticut vitals, film 2897.

[Almost all info in film 1,309,871 pertaining to Eleazer Sr. and his children

comes from page 2.]

Wheeler & IGI say Eleazer I was born Aug. 4, 1670. Wheeler in another place

says Aug. 5. Brown Genealogy, Vols. I and II, says Aug. 4.

Another source says Aug. 15. Brown lists the marriage and death dates and

place of birth. Wheeler confirms the Aug. 4 death date. Bible records copied

from older records (Found on Film 862,766, Vol. 10, Page 9), confirm the

marriage and death dates. Am. Marriage Records confirm marriage date.

Gravestone, apparently erected well after his death, reads:


Son of

Thomas Brown

of Lynn, Mass.

Born Aug. 5, 1670

Died Nov. 30, 1734

Eleazer and his older brothers, Thomas and John, sold their posssessions

in Reading, MA, and came to Connecticut "at maturity" sometime after 1677. They

purchased adjacent farms near Browne's Mountain in what is now North

Stonington. Their cattle marks were recorded in May 1688. Eleazer was listed in

B.G. as "engaged in farming and stock-raising." He resided in Westerly, Rhode

Island, as well as Stonington. His wife inherited property in Westerly,

although it was deeded in his name.

Stonington vitals, film 1,309,871, Item 2 (original records): "The marks

Belonging to ye house of Eleazer Brown for Cattle swine & sheep etc is a Cutt

in ye near side of ye Right Ears and a Crop of the Top of yet Left Ears.

Entered April ye 20th 1704."

Thomas and John were mentioned in their father's will, along with Joseph,

Daniel, daughter Norwood and Ebenezer (executor) but not Eleazer or other


The area where Eleazer and his brothers lived was called Stonington before

1807. In 1807, that inland area became known as North Stonington, hence the

burial site is today in North Stonington. Stonington is a seaport area.

Stonington vitals, film 2,897: Eleazer Brown died November 1734. Stonington

v2, p2. Film 1,309,871, Item 2: Eleazer Brown and Ann Pendleton married 18 Oct.

1693. Also has children and earmarks.

1st Congregational Church of Stonington records: Eleazer Brown and wife Ann

admitted 9 May 1708.

Barbour: Eleazer Brown died November 1734 (Stonington vitals, v2, p2).

Birth: Aug. 4, 1670


Essex County

Massachusetts, USA

Death: Nov. 30, 1734

New London County

Connecticut, USA

Family links:

 Ann (Mary ) Pendelton Browne (1667 - 1727)*
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Cedar Swamp Cemetery

North Stonington

New London County

Connecticut, USA

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Record added: May 01, 2006

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Eleazer Brown's Timeline

August 4, 1670
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 5, 1670
Lynn, Essex, MA
August 5, 1670
Lynn, Essex, Massachusettes
August 5, 1670
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
August 5, 1670
August 5, 1670
Lynn, Essex, MA
July 12, 1694
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony
June 1, 1696
Lynn, Essex County, Plymouth Colony
May 4, 1698
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Colony