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Mount Desert Island Families — Brown

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(updated 30 March 2013)

Welcome to the Brown genealogy. Family units are arranged alphabetically by the first name of the father (or single-parent mother). Links are provided to enable you to move up and down each lineage. To follow a line back in time (ancestors), click on the underlined portion of "(son of ...)" or "(dau. of ...)" beneath the name of the person you want to trace back. To follow a line forward in time (descendants), click on the name of the person whose offspring you want to see. A plus sign (+) following a name means that that person had one or more children, but that family group has not been added to this web page. A link to documentation and notes, when available, is given below each family.

All information, especially source material, for inclusion in this web page should be sent to museum@mdihistory.org or mailed to "Mount Desert Island Genealogy; Mount Desert Island Historical Society; P. O. Box 653; Mount Desert, ME 04660". And, of course, please report all errors.


If you wish to explore a different surname, click here for the current list of surnames.






The earliest census record for Mount Desert Island that listed a Brown as a "head of family" was the 1790 census of the town of Mount Desert, which reported a Jonathan Brown household with 1 "free white male" 16 and upwards and 2 "free white females". (Note that these 3 did not all have to be Browns.) Subsequent censuses, prior to 1850, reported the following households:
   1800 Mount Desert: Jonathan (4 persons)
   1810 Mount Desert: James (4), John (4), John (3), Jonathan (5)
   1820 Eden [now Bar Harbor]: James (5), John (7)
   1820 Mount Desert: John (8), John Jr. (8), Jonathan (3), William (2)
   1830 Eden [now Bar Harbor]: James (7), James 2nd (2), John (2)
   1830 Mount Desert: John (9), John 2nd (12), Jonathan (2), William (7)
   1837 Mount Desert: James (3), John (5), William (8)
   1840 Eden [now Bar Harbor]: John (1)
   1840 Mount Desert: Enoch L. (4), James (7), John (5), John (4), John 2nd (6), William (10)
Until the 1850 census, individuals members of a household were reported only by a number in a category (e.g., "3 females under 10").



   

Albert L. Brown
   (son of John Brown and Mary [...])
   b. 9 July 1841   Maine
   m. Abbie L. [...]
            b. 13 February 1843   Maine
            d. 4 December 1915
                  bur. Brown Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 13 December 1902
         bur. Brown Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Arthur E. Brown   b. age 13 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Mary A. "Minnie" Brown   b. 5 April 1869   Sound, Mount Desert, Maine   -   m. 19 y. at death   Ferdinand Nilson   -   d. 3 October 1907   Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Maine   -   bur. Brown Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Jennie M. Brown   b. age 9 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Burton J. Brown   b. age 7 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Warren J. Brown   b. age 4 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Melissa R. Brown   b. age 1 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   daughter Brown

documentation and notes

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Amos S. Brown
   (son of John Brown and Mary [...])
   b. age 17 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Leonice [...]
            b. age 26 y. as of 1870 census   Maine

children:
   Flora A. Brown   b. age 5 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Lydia B. Brown   b. age 3 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Sylvester B. Brown   b. age 1 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   John H. Brown   b. age 9 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Andrew A. Brown   b. age 4 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Blanche F. Brown   b. age 1 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Arthur W. Brown
   (son of [...])
   b. 1875   Maine
   m. 3 June 1900
         Ruby M. Hodgkins
               b. 1880   Maine
               d. 6 November 1969   Bar Harbor, Maine
                     bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   d. 1956
         bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

children:
   Carrol C. Brown   b. age 18 y. as of 1920 census   Maine   -   d. 7 March 1995   Bar Harbor
   Henry W. Brown   b. 1905   -   d. 1919   -   [bur.?] Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine
   Emeline J. Brown   b. 1908   Maine   -   m. [...] Bryant   -   d. 1999   -   bur. Hillside Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

documentation and notes

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Charles F. Brown
   (son of [...])
   b. 1857   Maine
   m. Fannie M. Pray
            (dau. of Daniel E. Pray and Melissa H. [...])
            b. 1857   Maine
            d. 1957
                  bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 1933
         bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

[adopted?] child:
   Alton C. Brown   b. 1879   -   m. Emma M. [...]   -   d. 1960   -   bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

documentation and notes

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Charles M. Brown
   (son of [...])
   b. age 56 y.. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Sarah H. [...]
            b. age 56 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Joseph Brown   b. age 21 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Horace Brown   b. age 19 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Antoinette Brown   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Daniel K. Brown
   (son of John Brown and Mary [...])
   b. 25 June 1837   Maine
   m. 52 y. as of 1910 census
         Sarah N. Moore
               (dau. of Philip Moore and [...])
               b. 7 May 1839   Maine
               d. 13 May 1918
                     bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   d. 5 July 1911
         bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

children:
   Adeline Brown   b. age 11 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   Adelbert C. Brown   b. age 9 y. as of 1870 census   Maine
   George A. Brown   b. age 2 y., 10 m. at death   -   d. 8 August 1869   -   bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Emily C. Brown   b. February 1870   Maine
   Charles W. Brown   b. age 7 y. as of 1880 census   Maine
   Lavina E. Brown   b. age 2 y. as of 1880 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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James T. Brown
   (son of [...])
   b. age 46 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Sarah [...]
            b. age 44 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Mary M. Brown   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Elizabeth J. Brown   b. 12 y., 6 m. at death   -   d. 9 November 1853   -   bur. Head of the Harbor Cemetery   Tremont, Maine
   Esther V. Brown   b. age 6 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   James T. Brown   b. age 4 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John Brown
   (son of [...])
   b. age 40 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Mary [...]
            b. age 42 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Amos S. Brown   b. age 17 y. as of 1850 census   Maine   -   m. Leonice [...]
   Lucinda Brown   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Daniel K. Brown   b. 25 June 1837   Maine   -   m. 52 y. as of 1910 census   Sarah N. Moore   -   d. 5 July 1911   -   bur. Brookside Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Stanley Thomas Brown   b. age 9 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Albert L. Brown   b. 9 July 1841   Maine   -   m. Abbie L. [...]   -   d. 13 December 1902   -  bur. Brown Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Julia Ann Brown   b. age 4 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Clarissa Brown   b. age 7 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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John Brown
   (son of [...])
   b. age 38 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Martha R. [...]
            b. age 38 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Benjamin Brown   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Justus R. Brown   b. age 14 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Andrew J. Brown   b. age 13 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Susan Ann Brown   b. age 10 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Aurilla M. Brown   b. age 8 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Phirena M. Brown   b. age 7 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Laura P. Brown   b. age 2 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Joseph K. Brown
   (son of [...])
   b. age 38 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   m. Nancy [...]
            b. age 36 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

children:
   Josephine Brown   b. age 14 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Maria L. Brown   b. age 12 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Frank H. Brown   b. age 11 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Laura Brown   b. age 9 y. as of 1860 census   Maine
   Julia W. Brown   b. age 4 y. as of 1860 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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Lorenzo Brown
   (son of [...])
   m. Sylvia F. [...]

child:
   Lorenette Brown   b. 20 July 1850   -   d. 22 November 1855   -   bur. Mountain View Cemetery   Bar Harbor, Maine

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Sylvester Brown
   (son of [...])
   m. Deborah [...]
            b. 5 May 1824   Mount Desert, Maine
            d. 22 April 1865   Boston, Massachusetts

children:
   Alice Jane Brown   b. age 16 y., 2 m., 3 d. at death   -   d. 7 March 1862   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Josephine E. Brown   b. age 6 y., 3 m., 8 d. at death   -   d. 24 October 1853   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine
   Walter S. Brown   b. age 22 y., 5 m., 15 d. at death   -   d. 11 November 1871   Boston, Massachusetts   -   bur. Forest Hill Cemetery   Mount Desert, Maine

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William Brown
   (son of [...])
   b. age 53 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. Joanna [...]
            b. age 50 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

children:
   Robert H. Brown   b. age 22 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   John Brown   b. age 20 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Mercy Ann C. Brown   b. age 15 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   Joanna Brown   b. age 11 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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William Brown Jr.
   (son of [...])
   b. age 26 y. as of 1850 census   Maine
   m. intentions filed 25 November 1848
         certificate issued 10 December 1848
         Emeline M. Savage
               b. age 19 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

child:
   Isabel Brown   b. age 1 y. as of 1850 census   Maine

documentation and notes

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