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Silas Brown

Male 1754 - 1813  (58 years)


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  • Name Silas Brown  [1, 2
    Born 7 Oct 1754  Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1780  Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1786  Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1794  Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 26 Sep 1796  Putney, Windham, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1800  Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1810  Putney, Windham, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 9 Jan 1813  Putney, Windham, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I72  Master
    Last Modified 5 May 2013 

    Father Aaron Brown,   b. 10 Aug 1725, Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Rachel Reed,   b. 1727, Westmoreland, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1758  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1746  Harvard, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Nims,   b. 23 May 1756, Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1819, Putney, Windham, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1776 
    Children 
     1. Silas Brown,   b. 8 Nov 1780, Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1817, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     2. Stephen Brown,   b. 23 Sep 1781, Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1805, Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     3. Aaron Brown,   b. 29 May 1783, Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1818, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +4. Mary Brown,   b. 13 Jul 1785, Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1857, Kendallville, Noble, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +5. Ephraim Brown,   b. 19 Nov 1790, Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1871, Putney, Windham, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Asa Brown,   b. 13 Jul 1793, Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Lansing, Mower, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +7. William Brown,   b. 13 Jul 1793, Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1874, Browns Lock, Greencastle, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Jonas Bond Brown,   b. 18 Oct 1795, Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1838, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1754 - Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1780 - Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1786 - Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1794 - Sullivan, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 26 Sep 1796 - Putney, Windham, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1800 - Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1810 - Putney, Windham, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jan 1813 - Putney, Windham, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • I have come to the conclusion that the Revolutionary War service of Silas Brown, as claimed by his descendants, is non-existent.

      The service in question is that detailed in "The Brown-Schutt Genealogy, 1948", and further represented in "Brown-Schutt Ancestral Lines, 1979". The data on Silas Brown's service was compiled by Maude Levering Lawrence and Geraldine Lawrence Hurd. The work of these 2 women shows up in several family genealogies.

      Our Silas died in 1813. The Silas who is cited in the above mentioned books was alive in 1834, and living in Essex county New York, when he was awarded a pension on the cited revolutionary service.

      Another Silas Brown was found on the Revolutionary Pension Rolls. This Silas was living in Townsend, Wyndham County, Vermont, which is close to Putney. This is also not our Silas since this pension was awarded to a living Silas Brown in 1818. He died in 1826 and is buried in Townsend. Following data from findagrave.com.
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      Birth: 1755, USA
      Death: Nov. 12, 1826, Townshend, Windham County, Vermont, USA
      Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Townshend, Windham County, Vermont, USA
      Created by: Judith6355
      Record added: Nov 12, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 100614501
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100614501
      ********************************
      It is still possible our Silas served in the Revolutionary War, but evidence has not been found. Silas Brown was a very common name at the time, making the identification of relevant records more difficult. Since there are no pension documents for Silas, which usually contain enlistment and service data at a minimum, it makes it nearly impossible to say which Silas Brown in the muster rolls is actually him.

      The evidence does affirm, however, that our Silas is the one who married Mary Nims Larabee, and settled in Putney Vermont. Though his children were born prior to the family moving to Putney, a number of their marriage records are contained in the Putney Vital Records.

  • Sources 
    1. [S251] 1790 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - First Census of the United States, 1790 (NARA microfilm publication M637, 12 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Gro), Year: 1790; Census Place: Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire; Roll: M637_5; Page: 15; Image: 0063. (Reliability: 3).
      Residence date: 1790
      Residence place: Dublin, Cheshire, New Hampshire
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1790usfedcen&h=206834&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    2. [S252] 1800 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Second Census of the United States, 1800. (NARA microfilm publication M32, 52 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Grou), Year: 1800; Census Place: Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont; Roll: 52; Page: 683; Image: 468. (Reliability: 2).
      Residence date: 1800
      Residence place: Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1800usfedcenancestry&h=521291&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    3. [S244] Family Data Collection - Births, Edmund West, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.) (Reliability: 1).
      Name: Silas Brown
      Birth Date: 17 October 1754
      Birth Place: Leominster, MA, USA
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepoolb&h=628341&ti=0&indiv=try
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepoolb&h=628341&ti=0&indiv=try

    4. [S348] Vital Records of Putney, Vermont, Ken Stevens, (The Genealogical Society of Vermont, Pittsford, Vermont, 1992.), 91-068035, 929.3743. (Reliability: 3).
      Brown, Silas, 9 Jan 1813, 58 years. Church Record.

    5. [S138] A History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, 1777-1917, J L Seward, (Keene, New Hampshire: J L Seward, 1921), Pages 872-873 (Reliability: 2).
      SILAS BROWN FAMILY.
      I. Thomas Brown of Concord Mass, is considered to have been the ancestor of this family. The line then continues through: II. Boaz Brown of Stow, Mass; III. Boaz Brown Jr of Stow, Mass.; IV. Ephraim Brown of Stow Mass; and V. Aaron Brown of Stow and Leominster Mass. This Aaron is believed to be the same as the Major or Captain Aaron Brown who m. 1st Rachel Reed and 2d the widow Blanchard.

      SILAS" BROWN, son of Aaron and Rachel (Reed) Brown, was born probably in Leominster, Mass. The date of his birth was Oct. 17, 1754. He d in Putney Vt, Jan 9 1813. He was a twin brother of Betsey, wife of Dea Zadok Nims. He m (date unknown) Mrs Mary (Nims) Larrabee, b in Keene, May 23, 1756 (place and date of death unknown); dau of Ebenezer and Mercy (Smead) Nims; widow of Stephen Larrabee, whom she m in Keene, by Rev Clement Sumner June 28 1770. She had a ch by Mr Larrabee named Ebenezer, b in Keene March 5, 1772. Mr Silas Brown lived in Temple, Dublin, S, and Putney Vt. In S he lived a few years on the old Warren farm at 56. He had eight ch 1, Silas b in Temple, probably, Nov 8 1778; d unm at Natchez Miss Nov 10 1817 while with the Aaron Burr expedition. 2. Stephen, b in Temple Sept 22 (23, Temple records) 1781; d in S unm Apr 23 1805, most likely at the house of his aunt, the wife of Dea Nims, at 152. He was engaged to marry Hannah, dau of Dea Josiah Seward. 3. Aaron b in Dublin May 29 1783; d (place unknown) Sept 1818. He had been a clerk in Boston and Marlborough Mass. 4. Mary b in Dublin July 13 1785; m James Minot of Putney Vt; son of James and Martha Minot. 5. Ephraim b in Dublin Nov 19 1790; no more known of him. 6. William b. in Dublin July 13 1793. 7. Asa twin to preceding. Of these no more is known. 8. Jonas Bond (called Joseph Bond in baptismal records of First Church) b in S, at 56, Oct 18 1795; d in Boston Mass, Oct. 26, 1838. He is said to have been a prominent politician and the treasurer of a manufacturing company in Millbury, Mass. The records of this family are not as complete as we could wish. It was with the greatest difficulty that we obtained as much information as we did obtain. We learn that Ephraim d Sept 22 1871.

    6. [S252] 1800 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Second Census of the United States, 1800. (NARA microfilm publication M32, 52 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Grou), Year: 1800; Census Place: Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont; Roll: 52; Page: 683; Image: 468.
      Residence date: 1800Residence place: Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1800usfedcenancestry&h=521291&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    7. [S250] 1810 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.) (Reliability: 2).
      Name: Cyrus Brown
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Putney, Windham, Vermont
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 5
      Number of Household Members: 6
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=1810usfedcenancestry&ssrc=pt_t54529049_p13678113813_kpidz0q3d13678113813z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgplz0q3dpid_m1&srchb=r&gss=angs-d&rank=1&tid=54529049&pid=13678113813&gsfn=Silas&gsln=Brown&msbdy=1754&msddy=1813&msbpn__ftp=Leominster%2c+Worcester%2c+Massachusetts%2c+USA&msdpn__ftp=Putney%2c+Windham%2c+Vermont%2c+USA&msrpn__ftp=Temple%2c+%2c+New+Hampshire%2c+USA&msrpn1__ftp=Putney%2c+Windham%2c+Vermont%2c+USA&msrpn2__ftp=Wardsboro%2c+Windham%2c+Vermont%2c+USA&msrpn3__ftp=Sullivan%2c+Cheshire%2c+New+Hampshire%2c+USA&msgdy=1776&msfng=Aaron&msfns=Brown&msmng=Rachel&msmns=Reed&msbng0=Sarah&msbns0=Brown&msbng1=Ephraim&msbns1=Brown&msbng2=Aaron&msbns2=Brown&msbng3=Elizabeth&msbns3=Brown&msbng4=Mollie&msbns4=Brown&mssng0=Mary&mssns0=Nims&mscng0=Silas&mscns0=Brown&mscng1=Stephen&mscns1=Brown&mscng2=Aaron&mscns2=Brown&mscng3=Mary&mscns3=Brown&mscng4=Ephraim&mscns4=Brown&mscng5=Asa&mscns5=Brown&mscng6=William&mscns6=Brown&mscng7=Jonas+Bond&mscns7=Brown&pcat=35&fh=18&h=634644&recoff=8

    8. [S102] Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.) (Reliability: 3).
      Marriage date: 3 Oct 1746
      Marriage place: Harvard, Worchester, Massachusetts
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=mamarriages_ga&h=95973&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    9. [S48] Vital Records of Leominster, Massachusetts, to the End of 1849, Franklin P Rice, (Franklin P Rice, Worcester Massachusetts, 1911.), Page 175 (Reliability: 2).
      BROWN, Aaron and Rachel Reed [of Harvard, C.R.], Oct. 3, 1746.
      C.R. = Church Record

    10. [S344] Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Aaron Brown
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event City: Harvard
      Marriage Date: 3 Oct 1746
      Spouse Name: Rachael Reed
      http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=2495&iid=40143_266210__0065-00021&fn=Aaron&ln=Brown&st=r&ssrc=pt_t40578918_p19511770627_kpidz0q3d19511770627z0q26pgz0q3d32768z0q26pgPLz0q3dpid_m1&pid=6837295