Is your surname Drowne?

Research the Drowne family

William Drowne's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


William Drowne

Birthplace: Morgantown, Monongalia, WV, USA
Death: Died in Foster, Providence, RI
Place of Burial: Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Solomon Drowne and Elizabeth Drowne
Husband of Emily Drowne and Mary Drowne
Father of Edgar Merton Drowne and William Sprague Drowne
Brother of Sophia Drowne, (A); Elizabeth Russell Drowne; Cornelia Drowne; Sophia Drowne, (B); Sophia Drowne, twin and 3 others

Occupation: clergyman and philanthropist
Managed by: Larry Mansir Maples
Last Updated:

About William Drowne

William Drowne, (son of Dr. Drowne,) clergyman and philanthropist, born in Morgantown, Monongalia county, West Virginia, October 26, 1793; died June 15, 1874; married, first, October 10, 1832, Mary Sprague, (daughter of Samuel Sprague and Ruhamah Borden, of Killingly, Connecticut,) born January 4, 1807; and died January 2, 1834.

Her child was:

i. William Sprague Drowne, born in Foster, November 14, 1833; died at sea, January 5, 1855.

He married, second, May 10, 1836, Emily Day, (daughter of Harvey Day and Olive Dorrance, of Killingly, Connecticut,) born April 28, 1810. Her four children were:

ii. Francis Hervey Drowne, born at Fruit Hill, North

Providence, Rhode Island, October 16, 1837.

iii. Elizabeth Russell Browne, born in Foster, Rhode

Island, September 25, 1841.

iv. Edgar Merton Drowne, born in West Killingly, Connecticut, September 25, 1845 ; drowned at Cairo, Illinois, November 18, 1862. He died in the service of his country during the war of the Rebellion, and his name is enrolled on one of the bronze tablets of the Soldiers' and Sailors'Monument, in Exchange Place, Providence, Rhode Island.

v. Luther Washburn Drowne, clerk, etc.. East Boston, Massachusetts, born at Danielsonville, Connecticut, July 14, 1850; married, November 5, 1874, Abbie Frances Rollins, (daughter of Samuel George Rollins and Lydia Maria Noble, of Biddeford, Maine); born May 7, 1852. Children: 1. Emily Catharine, born in East Boston, September 28, 1875. 2. Elizabeth Russell, born January 13, 1877. 3. Edwin Lewis, born May 18, 1878.

Bibliographic information QR code for Genealogy of that branch of the Russell family which comprised the descendants of John Russell, of Woburn, Massachusetts, 1640-1878 Title Genealogy of that branch of the Russell family which comprised the descendants of John Russell, of Woburn, Massachusetts, 1640-1878 Author John Russell Bartlett Publisher Providence Pr., 1879 Original from Harvard University Digitized Feb 4, 2008 Length 212 pages

view all

William Drowne's Timeline

October 26, 1793
Morgantown, Monongalia, WV, USA
November 14, 1833
Age 40
Foster, Providence, RI, USA
September 25, 1845
Age 51
Foster, Providence County, RI, USA
June 15, 1874
Age 80
Foster, Providence, RI
Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States