Lieut. James Brown

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James Brown, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Swansea, Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: RI, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Browne, of Rehoboth and Dorothy Browne
Husband of Lydia Brown
Father of Lieut. James Brown; Nathaniel Brown; Jabez Browne; Dorothy Kent; Joseph Brown and 2 others
Brother of Mary Willett; Ens. John Browne; William Browne 1628 – and Thomas Browne 1632 –

Occupation: Lieutenant
Managed by: Linda Sue
Last Updated:

About Lieut. James Brown

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

1623
1623
Massachusetts
1623
MA
1623
Massachusetts
1623
MA
1632
1632
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1632
1655
May 4, 1655
Age 23
Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, USA
1659
1659
Age 27
MA, USA
1666
August 29, 1666
Age 34
Swansea, Plymouth Colony