Martha Evelyn Brown

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Martha Evelyn Brown (Brewster)

Birthdate: (17)
Death: March 2, 1860 (17)
North Elba, Essex, New York, USA (CHILD BIRTH)
Place of Burial: North Elba, Essex, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Andrew Jackson Brewster and Lydia Alzada Brewster
Wife of Oliver Brown
Mother of Olive Brown
Sister of Byron Remeberance Brewster; Myron T. Brewster; Leland Vernon Brewster; Ida Brewster; Sarah Brewster and 1 other

Managed by: Linda Kathleen Thompson, (c)
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About Martha Evelyn Brown

Martha E Brewster married Oliver Brown, son of John Brown the Abolitionist, on 7 APR 1858 in North Elba, NY. In 1859 Martha, aged 17, and her sister-in-law Annie Brown, aged 15, acted as housekeepers at the Kennedy Farm in Maryland where John Brown and his men lived while preparing for the Harper's Ferry Raid.

The Brown household upon hearing of the failure of the raid, took to bed sick, leaving a pregnant 17 year old Martha to care for the house, the farm and the family. Four months after learning about her husbands death during the raid, Martha took to bed ill. She gave birth to a premature girl, named Olive in honor of Martha's fallen husband. Olive died soon after birth, and Martha followed her a few days later.

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Martha Evelyn Brown's Timeline

1842
October 31, 1842
1860
February 1860
Age 17
March 2, 1860
Age 17
North Elba, Essex, New York, USA
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North Elba, Essex, New York, USA