The William BROWN Family
Poundridge, Westchester County, New York


This William Brown was the great grandfather3 of Parmer Sanford Brown. He is also thought to be the William Brown at Poundridge that married4 Eunice SLAUSON (Other known spellings: Slawson, Slosson). The Slauson family was from Stamford, Connecticut.

Other William Brown family researchers are: Pam English ( penglis at twncy.rr.com ), Jeff Gray ( ggray28672 at aol.com ), Joanne Greene, Glenn & Helen Carpenter, and Michael Brown ( caycedo at  hotmail.com ).   You will need to remove the spaces before emailing to these addresses..

I am trying to connect my Parmer Sanford Brown solidly to this William Brown.   If you are a male Brown that descends from this 
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Descendants of William BROWN

First Generation
1.  William BROWN was born before 1745.  William married Eunice
    SLAUSON, daughter of David SLAUSON and Eunice SCOFIELD, on 8 Nov
    1764 in Stamford, Fairfield, CT.  Eunice SLAUSON was born on 16
    Sep 1741 in New Canaan, CT.
    This story1 is told from the Westchester County, New York area
    concerning the death of one of Col. Tarleton's hussars of the
    Legion cavalry.   He was shot in the summer of 1779 under the
    following circumstances;
    "Nearly one hundred Legion Cavalry, after the skirmish at
    Poundridge village, had pursued theretreating Continentals down
    the Stamford road, at the junction of which with the New Canaan
    road, they divided--about one half of them taking the road to
    William Fanchers, the other half going south; the later captured
    Thaddeus Seymour, whom they carried off a prisoner to the sugar
    house in New York.   The hussars pursuning east halted on the
    hill just above the site of the new school house, near Alanson
    D. Fancher's, and turned their horses into a field of oats,
    sending three of their mounted companies to search the house of
    William Fancher, which stood a little south of the present
    homestead.   After rummaging around for some time they
    discovered an old wooden chest which they insisted on Mrs.
    Fancher's opening; this, she resolutely refused to do; whereupon
    they broke it open by force.   One of them immediately stuffed
    his bosom and pockets with the family papers, and both
    remounting started for the hill.   Just as the robbers were
    crossing the brook, about fifty rods distant, up rose William
    Brown, with his father, who had stationed himself behind the
    wall, and levelled his fowling piece.   Seeing him in the act of
    firing, they both yelled out lustily for quarter.  "Yes,"
    shouted the patroit, "I'll quarter you!"   And suiting the
    action to the work, fired.   An empty saddle and a lifeless
    corpse soon told the story.   The survivor started up the hill
    at full gallop, followed by the riderless horse.  Mrs. Fancher
    ran out and recognized in the dead corpse the very man who had
    just robbed her.   The Fancher family papers were thus rescued.
    Just at that moment the bugle sounded a recall on the hill, and
    the whole party remounted and rode off.  Only fifteen minutes
    had elapsed when Leavenworth appeared with a strong force of
    American militiamen, who immediately followed the retreating
    legion to Dan Town.   Ere this, word had been sent all around;
    and but for their hasty retreat, the enemy would soon have been
    surrounded."
    Marriage Source:  IGI Record: Film Number: 1760937
    They had the following children:
    + 2 M     i. William BROWN was born on 22 Jul 1772 in Danbury,
                 Fairfield, CT, died on 22 May 1833 in Poundridge,
                 Westchester, NY and was buried in Poundridge,
                 Westchester, NY
      3 M    ii. Brockway BROWN
      4 M   iii. Enos BROWN.  Enos married Abigail FANCHER.
      5 M    iv. John BROWN
      6 F     v. Esther BROWN.  Esther married Daniel STEVENS.
Second Generation (Children)
2.  William BROWN was born on 22 Jul 1772 in Danbury, Fairfield, CT,
    died on 22 May 1833 in Poundridge, Westchester, NY and was buried
    in Poundridge, Westchester, NY.  He was buried in a cemetery one
    mile southeast of Trinity Lake.  His tombstone says he was 60 yrs.
    10 mo.
    William married Susy MONROW on 10 Feb 1793 in Poundridge,
    Westchester, NY.  (Susy MONROW was born on 2 Jun 1774 in
    Poundridge, Westchester, NY and died on 10 Sep 1806 in Poundridge,
    Westchester, NY.)
    They had the following children2:
    +  7 M    i. Jesse BROWN was born on 22 Sep 1794 in Poundridge,
                 Westchester, NY, died in Jan 1870 in Hannibal Twp,
                 Oswego, NY and was buried in Jacksonville Cem,
                 Onondaga, NY. 
                                  Researchers:   Michael Brown, Glenn & Helen Carpenter
    +  8 F   ii. Almira BROWN was born on 18 Oct 1796 in Poundridge,
                 Westchester, NY
       9 M  iii. Uriah Scribner BROWN was born on 5 Aug 1798 in
                 Poundridge, Westchester, NY, died in 1865 in Bradford
                 County, PA and is buried in the Jillson Cemetery.
		 Descendants of U.S. Brown (opens a text file)
    + 10 M   iv. Sanford BROWN was born on 28 Mar 1801 in Poundridge,
                 Westchester, NY
    + 11 M    v. David BROWN was born on 1 Mar 1803 in Poundridge,
                 Westchester, NY, died on 20 Nov 1884 in Little Utica,
                 Onondaga, NY and was buried in Jacksonville Cem,
                 Onondaga, NY   
                                  Researcher:  Pam English and Joanne Greene
    + 12 M   vi. William Harris BROWN was born on 24 Jan 1805 in
                 Poundridge, Westchester, NY
     William also married Mehitable PLATT on 18 Mar 1807 in
     Poundridge, Westchester, NY.  (Mehitable PLATT was born on 7 Oct
     1784 in NY and died on 8 Dec 1862 in Poundridge, Westchester,
     NY.) LDS list this as the marriage location:  Church Of Christ,
     Salem, Westchester, New York.      

     They had the following children:
     + 13 F   i. Susannah BROWN was born on 14 Feb 1808 in Poundridge,
                 Westchester, NY and died on 20 Mar 1864 in NY
     + 14 M  ii. Joseph Platt BROWN was born on 18 Dec 1809 in
                 Poundridge, Westchester, NY and died on
                 10 Aug 1855 in Onondaga Co, NY
     + 15 M iii. Benjamin Wilson BROWN was born on 27 Feb 1812 in
                 Poundridge, Westchester, NY and died in 1882 in NY
     + 16 M  iv. Noah Wood BROWN was born on 13 Jan 1814 in
                 Poundridge, Westchester, NY and died on 21 Apr 1889
                 in NY
                 Researcher:  Jeff Gray

     After the death of William, Mehatable married Uriah GRIFFEN.
Third Generation (Grandchildren)
7.  Jesse BROWN was born on 22 Sep 1794 in Poundridge, Westchester,
    NY, died in Jan 1870 in Hannibal Twp, Oswego, NY and was buried in
    Jacksonville Cem, Onondaga, NY.  Jesse married Nancy __________.
    Nancy was born about 1794 in CT, died in 1861 in Hannibal Twp,
    Oswego, NY and was buried in Jacksonville Cem, Onondaga, NY.
    Jesse bought land in 1830 in Granby Twp.  Also, in 1831, he bought
    more land there from William Brown of Poundridge, NY.  Jesse is
    listed in the "Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the
    War of 1812" in the Hannibal Township as receiving $69 for war
    service (page 66).  Jesse, ae 72, is living with his son Jesse S.
    in the 1865 state census of Hannibal Twp, Oswego Co, NY.
    Researchers:   Michael Brown, Glenn & Helen Carpenter
    They had the following children:
    + 17 F   i. Mary BROWN3 was born about 1816 in Poundridge,
                Westchester, NY.  Nothing more known.
    + 18 F  ii. Lucy BROWN7 was born about 1825 in Poundridge,
                Westchester5, NY, died in 1909 in Oswego Co, NY and was
                buried in Lysander Cemetery, Lysander, Onondaga, NY
      19 M iii. Daniel E. BROWN8 was born about 1827 in NY, died on 13
                Jul 1840 in Granby Twp, Oswego, NY and was buried in
                Jacksonville Cem, Onondaga, NY.
    + 20 M  iv. Parmer Sanford BROWN3 was born on 23 Sep 1830 in
                Herkimer6 Co, NY, died on 21 Sep 1895 in Headlee,
                White, IN and was buried on 22 Sep 1895 in Mt Pleasant
                Cem, Headlee, White, IN.
      21 M   v. Richard BROWN7 was born about 1832 in Granby Twp,
                Oswego, NY.  Nothing more known.
      22 M  vi. Jesse S. BROWN7 was born about 1834 in Granby Twp,
                Oswego, NY and died on 3 Jan 1868 in Hannibal Twp,
                Oswego, NY.  He married Sarah A.  ( ...  ) b.  1837 in
                Cayuga Co, NY.
                Their known children were:
                 52 M   i. William W. BROWN, born 1861
                 53 F  ii. Cora A. BROWN, born 1863
                 54 F iii. Carrie L. BROWN, born 1864.  Name could be Cassie.
	       + 55 M  iv. Smith J. Brown, born 1866, died 1942.
                Jesse S. Brown died January 3, 1868 at the age of 34
                years.   He was in Company C. Heavy Artillery division
                for New York in during the Civil War.    He is buried
                in the Hannibal Cemetery at Hannibal, Oswego County,
                New York.
8.  Almira BROWN was born on 18 Oct 1796 in Poundridge, Westchester,
    NY.  Almira married Zalmon Bedient SLAUSON.  (Zalmon SLAUSON was
    born on 3 Aug 1790 in New Canaan, CT and died on 15 May 1862 in
    Lysander, Onondaga, NY.)
10. Sanford BROWN was born on 28 Mar 1801 in Poundridge, Westchester,
    NY.  Sanford married Aurelia HOYT about 1817 in Troy, Rensselaer,
    NY.  (Aurelia HOYT was born on 21 Dec 1801 in Troy, Rensselaer,
    New York and died on 15 May 1867 in Bryon, Shiawassee, MI.)
    Her parents were: Mathew HOYT and Elizabeth BROWN
    There is a Mrs. Aurelia Brown, age 65 years and 6 months, is
    listed in the  Shiawassee County, Michigan deaths 1867-1893 as
    dying in Shiawassee County on May 15, 1867.    The Hoyt/Haight
    Genealogies state that Aurelia Hoyt Brown died in Michigan in
    1867.   This Aurelia Brown is the right age and died that same
    year.  This death occurred at Byron, Shiawassee County, Michigan.

    In the 1870 census of Shiawassee County, there is a Sanford Brown
    living with a son, James Brown.  The age of Sanford is 69 years old.  
    This is the right age to be Sanford.  He is listed as a retired
    Sawyer.  Also, landowner maps show a Benjamin Brown.	
    They had the following children:
      23 M     i. Seth BROWN was born about 1830 in Lysander,
                  Onondaga, NY
      24 M    ii. Benjamin BROWN was born about 1832 in Lysander,
                  Onondaga, NY.
      25 M   iii. Alvin BROWN was born about 1834 in Lysander,
                  Onondaga, NY.
      26 F    iv. Mary C BROWN was born about 1838 in
                  Lysander, Onondaga, NY.
      27 F     v. Meahitable BROWN was born about 1840 in Lysander,
                  Onondaga, NY.
      28 M    vi. James H. BROWN was born about 1842 in Lysander,
                  Onondaga, NY.
11.  David BROWN was born on 1 Mar 1803 in Poundridge, Westchester,
     NY, died on 20 Nov 1884 in Little Utica, Onondaga, NY and was
     buried in Jacksonville Cem, Onondaga, NY.
     David married Charlotte FANCHER on 12 Dec 1824 in Lysander,
     Onondaga, NY.  (Charlotte FANCHER was born on 16 Feb 1798 in
     Poundridge, Westchester, NY.)
     According to the 1855 census, David and  Charlotte Fancher Brown
     lived in Onondaga County for 30 years.    He is 52, she 46,
     there daughter Delia is 18, married and living with them.  David
     and Charlotte are buried in Jacksonville Cemetery at Lysander,
     New York.  They have unmarked graves.   David's son William has
     two wifes buried in Jacksonville Cemetery.
     Researchers:  Pam English and Joanne Greene
     Her parents were Andrew FANCHER and Lydia STEVENS.  They married
     1 Jun 1788 at Poundridge, Westchester, New York.
     David and Charlotte had the following children:
      29 M     i. William H. BROWN was born in 1825 in South Granby,
                  Oswego, NY and died on 23 Mar 1910 in South Granby,
                  Oswego, NY.  Married (1) Nancy; (2) Emily A. CARPENTER,
                  November 04, 1842.
                  Notes for WILLIAM H. BROWN:  William Brown age 39
                  years.  Enlisted, December 26, 1863 at Fulton;
                  mustered in as private, Co. I, January 7, 1864, to
                  serve three years; wounded, July 2, 1864, before
                  Petersburg, Va.; appointed corporal, June 1, 1865;
                  reduced; date not stated; transferred to Co. I.
                  First Provisional Cavalry, June 17, 1865.  from the
                  report of the adjutant-general, twenty-fourth New
                  York Cavalry, page 779.
                  From the History of Oswego County, New York William
                  fought in the battles of Wilderness, Cold Harbor and
                  Petersburg.  According to the 1865 Special Schedule-
                  Surviving Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, and Widows,
                  etc.  William lived in Little Utica and he had been
                  wounded in the left leg.
      30 M    ii. George BROWN was born in 1828 in South Granby,
                  Oswego, NY and died in 1903 in South Granby, Oswego,
                  NY.  Pam English descends from this George Brown.
      31 M   iii. James S. BROWN was born in 1836 in South Granby,
                  Oswego, NY and died on 24 Jun 1864
                  in Petersburg, VA.
                  James S. Brown ae 30, enlisted, January 4, 1864, at
                  Fulton;  mustred in as private, Co. I. January 7,
                  1864, to serve three years;  killed, June 24, 1864,
                  near Petersburg, Virginia.  From the report of the
                  adjutant-general, Twenty fourth New York, page 778.
                  James fought in Grants campaigns.
                  James is buried in the Cemetery at Petersburg,
                  Virginia, he is in section I, #1347 between Burnside
                  Mine and Fort Hell.  He is listed in the Roll of
                  Honor, Names of Soldiers in Defense of the American
                  Union, National Cemeteries.
      32 F    iv. Delia BROWN was born in 1839 in Lysander, Onondaga,
                  NY.
12.  William Harris BROWN was born on 24 Jan 1805 in Poundridge,
     Westchester, NY.  William married Polly SLAUSON.  (Polly SLAUSON
     was born on 19 Jan 1805 in NY, died on 26 Nov 1861 in Lysander
     Cem, Onondaga, NY and was buried in Lysander Cem, Onondaga, NY.)
     They had the following children:
      33 M     i. Henry T. BROWN was born on 21 Mar 1834 in NY and
                  died on 13 Feb 1843 in NY.
      34 M    ii. John William BROWN was born on 4 Jan 1830 in
                  Lysander, Onondaga, NY, died on 14 Oct 1853 in
                  Lysander, Onondaga, NY and was buried in Lysander
                  Cem, Onondaga, NY.
13.  Susannah BROWN was born on 14 Feb 1808 in Poundridge,
     Westchester, NY and died on 20 Mar 1864 in NY.  Susannah married
     John SLAUSON on 24 Nov 1825.  John SLAUSON was born on 6 Jul 1803
     in NY and died on 13 Apr 1880 in NY.
14.  Joseph Platt BROWN was born on 18 Dec 1809 in Poundridge,
     Westchester, NY and died on 10 Aug 1855 in Onondaga Co, NY.
     Joseph P. Brown, a shoemaker, held the office of justice of the
     peace in Lysander, New York. ( Cemetery records show: Brown,
     Joseph P. Jan. 17, 1810-Aug. 10, 1855 )
     Joseph married Fanny J. FAYERWETHER in Jan 1833-1835.  Fanny J.
     FAYERWETHER was born on 11 Dec 1814 in NY and died on 10 Oct 1896
     in NY.
     They had the following children:
      35 M  i. Alonzo Platt BROWN was born in 1836 in NY.
15.  Benjamin Wilson BROWN was born on 27 Feb 1812 in Poundridge,
     Westchester, NY and died in 1882 in NY.  Benjamin married Esther
     FANCHER in Jan 1835.  Esther FANCHER was born in Feb 1815 in NY
     and died about 1866 in NY.
     Esther is related to Charlotte Fancher Brown, wife of David
     Brown.
16.  Noah Wood BROWN was born on 13 Jan 1814 in Poundridge,
     Westchester, NY and died on 21 Apr 1889 in NY.  Noah married
     Sally Ann HOLLY.
     Researcher:   Jeff Gray
Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)
17.  Mary BROWN was born about 1816 in Poundridge, Westchester, NY.
     Mary married James R. Taylor ca 1834.  She died around 1843.
     After her death, James married Rosina Davis, her sister and
     Parmer Sanford Brown's sister-in-law.  The following is only the
     children of James and Mary: Sarah Taylor, b abt 1835, Oswego Co,
     NY and George Taylor, b abt 1837, Oswego Co, NY.
18.  Lucy BROWN was born about 1825 in Poundridge, Westchester, NY,
     died in 1909 in Oswego Co, NY and was buried in Lysander Cem,
     Lysander, Onondaga, NY.  She first married a Mr. BARLOW.
     She is living with William Bogardus in the 1855 and 1865 census
     as a domestic.  William's wife is listed as Elmira per the 1865
     census of Granby Twp, Oswege Co, NY.   Then before 1880, Lucy
     married William Bogardus. (1880 census and L. W. Taylor letter).
     They had the following children:
       36 F   i. Mary BARLOW was born about 1847 in NY.
     + 37 F  ii. Melissa BARLOW was born about 1849 in NY and died in
                 1935 in Oswego Co, NY.  Melissa married George W.
                 CARPENTER on 11 Mar 1885 in Oswego Co, NY.  Their
                 descendants still live in Oswego and Onondaga County,
                 New York.  Melissa and George are buried in the
                 Lysander Cemetery, Lysander, Onondaga Co., NY

                 Researchers:  Glenn & Helen Carpenter
     There was no issue from her second marriage to William Bogardus.
20.  Parmer Sanford BROWN was born on 23 Sep 1830 in Herkimer Co, NY,
     died on 21 Sep 1895 in Headlee, White, IN and was buried on 22
     Sep 1895 in Mt Pleasant Cem, Headlee, White, IN.
     Parmer married Rosetta DAVIS, daughter of Simeon DAVIS and
     Elizabeth STEWART, on 29 Jul 1849 in Granby Twp, Oswego, NY.  The
     marriage ended in divorce before 1873.  (Rosetta DAVIS was born
     on 7 Nov 1833 in Onondaga Co, NY and died on 24 Jan 1917 in
     Owosso, Shiawassee, MI.)
     Sanford, Rosetta, Eugene, and Charles are all living with a
     Betsey Davis and family in the 1860 census.  Rosetta stated in
     the 1900 Census of Shiawassee Co Michigan that her father was
     born in New York; Mother born in Vermont.
     Location of divorce of Sanford and Rosetta was Clinton Co, MI
     Parmer Sanford Brown also married Madora Emily PAGE, daughter of
     George Winfield PAGE and Emily Madora STEWARD, on 26 Feb 1873 in
     Ovid, Clinton, MI.  Madora Emily PAGE was born on 6 Jun
     1857 in Duplain Twp, Clinton, MI, died in Jan 1928 in Old Walnut
     Ridge, Lawrence, AR and was buried in Jan 1928 in Kelley Cem,
     Black Rock, Lawrence, Arkansas.  

     Read the Luther Taylor letter.

          Researcher:  Michael Brown
55.  Smith J. Brown was born in Oct 1866 in Oswego County, NY
     died in 1942 in Hannibal, Oswego County, NY.   He married Eva I. __
     and had the following children:
     Emir Brown, 1890-1975, buried in the Hannibal Village Cemetery.
     Unknown Brown, abt 1894	(nothing more learned)
     Edward J. "Eddie" Brown, 1896-1974	(nothing more learned)
     Stella Brown, 1897	(nothing more learned)	
	

Notations for the above text:

1 From "The History of The Several Towns, Manors, and Patents of the County of Westchester from Its Settlement to the Present Time" Vol. II by the late Rev. Robert Bolton published 1881, author of the Guide to New Rochelle, and a member of the N.Y. Historical Society.

2 The source for the names and birthdates of the children of William and Suzy, and Mehatable is taken from the bible of William Brown from Poundridge, Westchester County, New York.

3 The Luther W. Taylor letter of 1923 to Alta Brown Wright is sited as proof of Sanford's parentage.

4 Take from "Early Connecticut Marriages as found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800". Edited by Frederic W. Bailey. Entry is listed: William Brown of Poundridge & Eunice Slosson, married November 8, 1764.

5 Taken from the 1875 State Census, Granby Twp, Oswego County, New York.

6 Taken from the 1855 State Census, Granby Twp, Oswego County, New York.

7 Taken from the 1850 Federal Census, Granby Twp, Oswego County, New York.

8 Taken from cemetery records of the old Rural Jacksonville Cemetery at Lysander, Onondaga County, New York which is less than one mile from where the Brown's lived in Oswego Co, NY.


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