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James Brown, Sr.

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: October 29, 1710 (74-82)
Swansea, Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: RI, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Brown, of Hawkedon & Watertown and Dorothy Browne
Husband of Lydia Brown
Father of Lieut. James Brown; Nathaniel Brown; Dorothy Kent; Jabez Browne; Joseph Brown and 2 others
Brother of John Browne "the Scotchman"; Hannah Potter; William Browne and Mary Browne

Occupation: Lieutenant
Managed by: Linda Sue
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About Lieut. James Brown

'James Brown


Ancient Littleneck Cemtery

Maj James Brown

Birth: 1623, England

Death: Oct. 29, 1710 Swansea Bristol County Massachusetts, USA

Husband of Lydia Howland, married about 1655.

Lydia died after Jan 11,1710/1.

Children: James Brown Jr,

Dorothy Brown Kent,

Jabez Brown, and

Joseph Brown.

Family links:

 John Browne (1585 - 1662)
 Dorothy Browne (1584 - 1674)

 Lydia Howland Brown (1633 - 1711)

 James Brown (1655 - 1718)*
 Dorothy Brown Kent (1666 - 1727)*

 John Brown (____ - 1662)*
 Mary Brown Willett (____ - 1669)*
 James Brown (1623 - 1710)
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Burial: Ancient Little Neck Cemetery East Providence Providence County Rhode Island, USA

Maintained by: Kevin Avery Originally Created by: Superkentman Record added: Apr 29, 2007

Find A Grave Memorial# 19136823 Added by: John Nestell

My 10g-grandfather - Robert Barr

Added: Dec. 5, 2015

In Loving Memory of my 8th Great-grandfather - Vicki Cooper

Added: Oct. 4, 2015

Grandfather, It was very fortunate for me and all your descendants that you had the courage to immigrate to an untamed land. May the Good Lord bless you and keep you. - ladyknecht

Added: Sep. 7, 2015

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'Burial: James Brown

James Brown is buried in the Brown Lot, located in "The Ancient, Historical Littleneck Cemetery", in Riverside, East Providence RI.

  • ****This part of Swansea MA is now Riverside, East Providence RI (next to Barrington, RI. Bristol County)*****

James Brown is buried next to Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland "Mayflower Passenger" there. James Brown married her daughter Lydia (Howland) Brown. Elizabeth (Tilley ) Howland lived with them until her death.

Source: wikipedia: Little Neck Cemetery From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Little Neck Cemetery U.S. National Register of Historic Place Location East Providence, Rhode Island Coordinates 41°45′59″N 71°21′18″WCoordinates: 41°45′59″N 71°21′18″W Built 1655 Architect Unknown MPS East Providence MRA NRHP Reference # 80000100 [1] Added to NRHP November 28, 1980 The Little Neck Cemetery is a historic cemetery off Read Street in East Providence, Rhode Island. The cemetery was founded in 1655, when the area was part of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest colonial cemeteries in Rhode Island. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Famous and historical burials[edit] Little Neck Cemetery is a historical and cultural resource of much importance. It contains the gravestones of people who have played an important part in the history of East Providence and other American societies. The oldest recorded burial is that of John Brown, Jr. (who died 1662), son of the man who purchased Wannamoisett from the Wampanoag Indians.

The gravestone of Elizabeth Tilley Howland (died 1667) is also there.

Howland was a passenger on the Mayflower ship and was one of the original settlers of the Plymouth Colony. She died at the Swansea farm of her daughter (Lydia Brown (Tilley) son-in-law (James Brown) and was buried near there at Little Neck. Today her grave is marked by a finely carved slate marker put up in 1946 by the Howland Family Association.

The most renowned person buried at Little Neck, however, is Captain Thomas Willett (died 1674). Willett, son-in-law of John Brown of Wannamoisett, settled in what is currently East Providence in a house that was located on Willett Avenue (now the site of the Willett Arms Apartments). He is noted for serving as the first English mayor of New York. The Willett plot, surrounded by a stone-post and iron rail fence, is now marked by a large boulder put down by the City Club of New York and that also contains the original stones marking the graves of Willett and his wife, Mary, who died in 1669.[2 Hillside in Little Neck Cemetery Willett and Browne headstones See also[edit] National Register of Historic Places listings in Providence County, Rhode Island References[edit]

"National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

"East Providence Historical Society". East Providence Historical Society. East Providence Historical Society. Unknown Date. Check date values in: |date= (help) [hide] v t e U.S. National Register of Historic Places Rhode Island This article about a Registered Historic Place in Providence County, Rhode Island is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Categories: Cemeteries on the National Register of Historic Places in Rhode IslandCemeteries in Rhode Island1655 establishments in the Thirteen ColoniesBuildings and structures in East Providence, Rhode IslandNational Register of Historic Places in Providence County, Rhode IslandProvidence County, Rhode Island Registered Historic Place stubs Donate to Wikipedia This page was last modified on 19 June 2016, at 17:11. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.


James came to Plymouth before 1636.

James & Lydia settled in Swanzey.

James Brown was a freeman of Plymouth 1636, Taunton 1643, Rehoboth 1650, and Swansea in 1670. He was a friend of the Rev. John Myles, who with Brown, was fined five pounds for setting up a Baptist meeting in Rehoboth. He was associated with Myles in organizing the Baptist Church in Swansea, being the first Baptist Church in Massachusetts.

He was deputy from Swansea 1666, 1669, 1671, 1683 and was governors assistant 1665, 1666, and from 1673-1683 when he declined to serve any longer. He went twice to King Phillip during th Indian War, but found Phillip "a very high not p'swadable to peace."

James and Lydia Brown are buried in Little Neck Cemetary in Riverside, RI.

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Lieut. James Brown's Timeline

Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
May 4, 1655
Age 23
Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, United States
Age 27
MA, United States
August 29, 1666
Age 34
Swansea, Plymouth Colony