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Boaz Brown

Boaz Brown

Male 1641 - 1724  (83 years)

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  • Name Boaz Brown  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 14 Feb 1641  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1 1673  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Freeman 
    Fact 1 1673 
    Made Freeman in Concord, Massachusetts. 
    Fact 2 11 Oct 1681  Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Selectman 
    Died 7 Apr 1724  Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Buried South Burying Place, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I118  Master
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2014 

    Father Thomas Brown,   b. 10 Jan 1605, Lavenham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1688, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Bridget Bateman,   b. Abt 1605, , , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1681, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1636  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Winship,   b. 2 Jul 1641, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1715, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1664  Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Boaz Brown,   b. 23 Aug 1665, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1722, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Thomas Brown,   b. 12 May 1667, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1739, Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Mary Brown,   b. 31 Oct 1670, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1678, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +4. Edward Brown,   b. 20 Mar 1673, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1711, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     5. Mary Brown,   b. 3 Mar 1678, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1748, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Jane Brown,   b. 4 Sep 1684, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail Wheat,   d. 7 Jul 1726, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Sep 1716  [3
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1641 - Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1664 - Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - Freeman - 1673 - Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 2 - Selectman - 11 Oct 1681 - Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Apr 1724 - Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Burying Place, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Boaz Brown Headstone
    Boaz Brown Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Brown was the emigrant ancestor of Josiah Brown, of Worcester, of the late Alzirus Brown, and many other Worcester families. He came from England and settled at Sudbury, where the general court granted him two hundred acres of land October 7, 1640, for the adventure of Mrs. Anne Harvyes. He was in Sudbury in 1640, but the records of his family are at Concord. After 1650 he removed to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was admitted to the church there, May 18, 1666.

      He married (first) Bridget, by whom he had his first five children at Concord. Before 1658 he had married Martha, widow of Thomas Oldham, by whom he had four or more children at Cambridge. He died in November or December, 1690.

      His will was made November 23, 1690, and proved January, 1691. He bequeathed to his wife Martha, to his daughters Mehitabel and Martha, and to his sons, Ebenezer and Ichabod. The inventory shows house and land at Cambridge, and three hundred acres at Worcester.

      Children of Thomas Brown were:

      I. Boaz, born at Concord, February 14, 1641-2; died April 7, 1724; married November 8. 1664, Mary Winship, daughter of Edward and Jane Winship ; and had : Boaz, Jr., who settled in Stow ; Thomas, Mary, and Edward.
      2. Thomas, born about 1644, died April 4, 1718; married November 12, 1677, Ruth (Vinton) Jones.
      3. Mary, born at Concord, March 26, 1646; married June 21, 1669, William Woodward.
      4. Eleazer, born at Concord July 6, 1649, married February 9, 1674-5. Dinah Spaulding.
      5. Jabez, born at Concord: died 1692; married Deborah.
      6. (see Pope's Pioneers) Mehitabel, baptized June 2. 1661. ?. ( ?)
      7. Mary, born in Cambridge, baptized March 8, 1663.
      8. Ebenezer, born in Cambridge, baptized July 23. 1665.
      9. Ichabod. baptized at Cambridge, September 9. 1666.

      (II) Thomas Brown, son of Thomas Brown (i). born at Concord about 1644; died at Concord April 4, 1718, aged, Shattuck says, sixty-seven years. He settled in Concord where his seven children were bom. He was town clerk of Concord. He married Ruth (Vinton) Jones, November 12, 1677. Children were: i. Ruth, born at Concord, February 8. 1678-9; died March 22, 1764; married. November 10, 1698, Samuel Jones. 2. Mary, born at Concord November 18, 1681 : died July 14, 1750; married John Hunt, who died 1765. son of Nehemiah and Mary (Tool) Hunt. 3. Rebecca, born at Concord, March 5. 1683-4; married September 26. 1704, Jonathan Hubbard. 4. Thomas (see forward). 5. Ephraim. born at Concord, April 21, 1689; died February 6, 1749-50; married, August 28. 1719, Hannah Wilson (died 1768) daughter of William Wilson. 6. Elizabeth, born at Concord, March 8, 1691-2; died December 28. 1717; married, September 22, 1713, Jonathan Hartwell.

      (III) Thomas Brown, son of Thomas Brown (2). born at Concord, Massachusetts, August 28, 1686; died at Concord. March 13, 1717-8, leaving a widow and four young children. He married Hannah Potter November 22. 1709. Their children were: I. Ephraim (see forward). 2. Timothy, born at Concord, August 17, 1712; married Rebecca Farrar. 3. Luke, born at Concord November 3, 1714. 4. Hannah, born at Concord December 6, 1716.

      (IV) Deacon Ephraim Brown, son of Thomas and Hannah Brown (3), born at Concord, Massachusetts November 7, 1710, died at Concord, October 9, 1788, married Abigail Wheeler, of one of the old Concord families. June 20, 1732. He was deacon in the church at Concord, and a man of importance in his day. His children were: i. Abigail, born at Concord, April 9. 1733; married November 1, 1753, Thomas Hubbard. 2. Ephraim. born at Concord, April 7, 1735; died February 6, 1736-7. 3. Edward, born at Concord. February 15. 1736-7 died 1781; married (first), January 15, 1761, Mary Brown, born 1740: died 1778 and married (second), 1780. Beulah Hosmer. 4. Thankful, born at Concord, December 16, 1740; died September 9, 1776; married July 6, 1758, Edward Wright. 5. Ephraim 2d, born December 20, 1742; died January 18, 1812. 6. Hannah, born April i, 1745, died June 8, 1745. 7. Sarah, born September 25, 1746. 8. Samuel ^see forward).

      (V) Lieutenant Samuel Brown, son of Deacon Ephraim Brown (4), born at Concord, February 18, 1752; died October 29, 1819; married Elizabeth Brown, a distant cousin. (See 3024 Potter's Concord Families). He was a lieutenant in the revolutionary army. He settled in Concord. His children were: i. Lucy, born at Concord, July 2, 1773; died February 18, 1786. 2. Thomas, born at Concord, March 9, 1775; died February n, 1834. 3. Samuel, born at Concord, March 7, 1777; died May 29, 1843: married June 5, 1800, Betty Turtle, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Baker) Tuttle. 4. Elizabeth, born at Concord, February 29, 1779; died April 6. 1863: married June 7, 1798, Samuel Potter Prescott. 5. Hannah, born at Concord, June 2, 1781 : died October 16. 1845. 6. Abigail Wheeler, born March 29. 1783: died March 9, 1806. 7. Edward, born March 25. 1785, died March 11, 1813. 8. Joshua, born June 20. 1787; died December II, 1855; married (first). October II, 1807, Sally Potter; married (second), January 27, 1811, Rebecca Dery, who died 1816. 9. Ephraim, born January 10. 1792: died February 28. 1852; married (first), July 2, 1820, Clarissa Harmon; married (second), Olive S. Green. 11. Joel (see forward).

      (VI) Joel Brown, son of Lieutenant Samuel Brown (5), born at Concord. Massachusetts, Feb- Tuary 20, 1793: died at Concord, September 22. 1851; married, December 28. 1818, Lucy Whitney, of Bolton. born in 1800: died in 1863; daughter of David and Betsey Whitney. All thcjr children were born at Concord", where they settled. They removed to Boylston, Massachusetts, where he conducted a farm at Boyls«--n Centre. They were at Bolton for a short time. Their children were: I. David Whitney (see forward). 2. Alzirus (see forward). ?. Lucy Alzura. born April 14, 1824; died April 10, 1831. "4. Sarah Ann Eliza (see forward). 5. Eunice Andrews, born April 25, 1828; died May 2, 1831. 6. Ezra Ripley. born February 5,, 1830; died April 29. 1845. 7. Mary Ann Celista (see forward). & Elizabeth E.. borii March 10, 1842; married. May 10, 1866. Paul Tibbetts: resides at 18 Charlton street, Worcester (1905). 9. Lucy (see forward).

      (VII) David Whitney Brown, son of Joel Brown (6). born at Concord. Massachusetts, December 29. 1819: married Alay 30. 1844, Mary M. Stiles. (See sketch of Stiles Family herewith). He died December. 1893: she died March II. 1903. He came to Boylston, from Concord, with his parents where young and attended the Boylston schools. He learned the trnde of stationary engineer. He removed to Worcester and was the first janitor of the Classical high school, a position he held for twelve years. His home was at lop Mulberry street, where his daughter now lives. His wife was sister of John C. Stiles, of Worcester, who was one of the first three conductors on the Worcester & Nashua Railroad when it began business. Children: were: i. Lucy Maria, died young. 2. Emerson Whitney, died "iii infancy. 3. John Emerson, born June 22. 1853: married April 9, 1881, Nellie Whit- comb, stationary engineer in Worcester. 4. Josiah (see forward). 5. Charles Jerome, born December 16. 1858: graduated from Harvard College 1882: studied in divinity school, but broke down in health ; died in 1890. 6. Mary Eugenia, born July 9. 1861 teacher of music: unmarried (1905); resides at loo Mulberry street. Worcester. (Most of the above dates are a year of two different from those in the Stiles genealogy.)

      (VII) Alzirus Brown, son of Joel Brown (6), born October 16, 1821 ; married, at Worcester, November 16, 1843, Harriet D. Proctor. They resided in Worcester. He was a manufacturer of mowing machines, and later established a large trucking business in Worcester. They had no children. His widow resides (1905) in their homestead at the corner of Main and Madison streets.

      (VII) Sarah Ann Eliza Brown, daughter of Joel Brown (6), born at Concord, Massachusetts, April 18, 1826; married November 15, 1847, Asa J. Hersey, at Boylston, Massachusetts, and settled in Maine. Their sons are: 1. Wilfred; resides on the homestead of his father at Waterford, Maine, has five or more children and grandchildren. 2. Ezra, resides at North Waterford, Maine, has one son, Charles A. 3. Francis, city missionary at New Bedford, Massachusetts, has two daughters.

      (VII) Mary Ann Celista Brown, daughter of Joel Brown (6), born at Concord, Massachusetts; married (first) Edward H. Parker by whom she had four children. Edward Hanford Parker was born in Princeton, Massachusetts, December 28, 1825. He was the son of Ebenezer, Jr., and Hannah B. Parker. (See Parker Genealogy by Theodore Parker, of Worcester, son of Edward H. and Mary A. C.
      Parker). Edward H. Parker was a carpenter and builder in Worcester. The children of Edward H. and Mary A. C. Parker were: 1. Arthur, resides at Dunellen, New Jersey; married; has three children. 2. Clarence E. ; "married; resides at Yonkers, New York; is a contractor and fence manufacturer in New York city; married; has one child. 3. Edward, was overseer in the
      American Steel and Wire Mill, Worcester; married : has two children. 4. Theodore, clerk in Worcester post office, author of the Parker Genealogy ; married; no children. Mary Ann Celista (Brown) Parker married (second) John C. Landers, of Worcester,
      a carpenter and contractor, who has died since. The widow resides on Pleasant street, Worcester.

      (VII) Lucy, daughter of Joel Brown (6), married George P. Slocum, a carpenter, and they settled at Marietta, Ohio. They have five children, grown to maturity.

      (VIII) Josiah Brown, son of David W. Brown (7), born in Worcester, May 28, 1854. He was educated in the Worcester schools. He learned the machinist's and gear-cutting trade of John Williams, one of the first gear-cutters and mechanical tool-makers in the city. After working at his trade for a time he accepted a position on the railroad and worked as fireman and engineer for six years. Then he returned to the machine shop to run the business of John Williams for the widow. He conducted the Williams business for ten years, then started the Worcester Gear works on his own account, and for the past ten years has carried on this business successfully. The shop is located at 13 Cypress street. He manufactures machinery and makes a specialty of cutting gears. Mr. Brown is well known in Masonic circles. He is a member of Morning Star Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted
      Masons, and Worcester Royal Arch Chapter, of Hiram Council. He married July 3, 1876, Alma Richardson. They have six children, born in Worcester. The children are : 1. Frank J., born May 4, 1877. 2. Walter I., born May i8, 1879. 3. Arthur G., born
      September 5, 1881. 4. Brenda A., born October 18, 1883. 5. Warren E., born October 27, 1887. 6. Evelyn M., born June 12, 1890. 7. Hellen R.. born January 26, 1895; died April 8, 1896.

  • Sources 
    1. [S121] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1635-1850, Concord, Massachusetts, comp, (Boston: Beacon Press, 1894), Page 1 (Reliability: 3).
      Boaz, sonne of Thomas Browne was borne the 14 (12) 1641

    2. [S121] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1635-1850, Concord, Massachusetts, comp, (Boston: Beacon Press, 1894), Page 11 (Reliability: 3).
      Boaz Brown and mary Winchat maryed 8 nom 1664
      Winship on county record.
      Marriage date from local record.

    3. [S121] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1635-1850, Concord, Massachusetts, comp, (Boston: Beacon Press, 1894), 89 (Reliability: 3).
      Boaz Brown and Abegail Wheat both of Concord was married by Justice minott September ye 10th day: 1716

    4. [S121] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1635-1850, Concord, Massachusetts, comp, (Boston: Beacon Press, 1894), 109 (Reliability: 3).
      Mr Boaz Brown husband to Abigail his wife Died April ye 7th: 1724 (in his 83d yr. g.s.)

    5. [S122] History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Drake, Samuel Adams, (Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1880), Volume 2 Page 351 (Reliability: 2).
      In the early pirt of 1683 the inhabitants became anxious to take their place among the towns of the colony, and made known their wishes to the prudential committee, who on the 9th of April chose Thomas Stevens, of the plantation, as clerk, and directed the inhabitants to meet, and choose five selectmen "to order and manage their Towne affaires, and a Constable for ye year Ensueing." The meeting was held on the 19th of April, 1683, and Sergeant Benjamin Bozworth, Thomas Stevens, Stephen Hall, Boaz Brown, and Joseph Freeman were chosen selectmen, and Thomas Gates constable.

    6. [S32] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Yates Publishing, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.), Source number: 110.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: JVG.
      Name: Boaz Brown
      Birth Date: 1641
      Birth Place: MA
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=161540&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=worldmarr_ga&h=161540&ti=0&indiv=try

    7. [S346] Findagrave.com, (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 16 July 2011.) (Reliability: 3).
      Birth: Feb. 14, 1642
      Concord
      Middlesex County
      Massachusetts, USA
      Death: Apr. 7, 1724
      Concord
      Middlesex County
      Massachusetts, USA
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=brown&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScnty=1181&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=241&GRid=24295369&df=all&