Prudence BROWN

Female Abt 1751 - 1796  (~ 45 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Prudence BROWN was born abt. 1751 (daughter of James BROWN and Hannah DOUGLAS); died 17 Apr 1796, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.

    Prudence married Nathaniel DOUGLAS 1772. Nathaniel (son of Asa DOUGLAS and Rebecca WHEELER) was born 11 Aug 1754, Canaan, Connecticut; died 5 Oct 1821, Douglasville, Quebec. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Prudence DOUGLAS was born 13 Mar 1773, Chazy, Clinton County, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James BROWN

    James — Hannah DOUGLAS. Hannah (daughter of Asa DOUGLAS and Rebecca WHEELER) was born 17 Jan 1744/5, Plainfield, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Hannah DOUGLAS was born 17 Jan 1744/5, Plainfield, Connecticut (daughter of Asa DOUGLAS and Rebecca WHEELER).
    Children:
    1. 1. Prudence BROWN was born abt. 1751; died 17 Apr 1796, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.
    2. Hannah BROWN was born abt. 1760; died 4 Oct 1853.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Asa DOUGLAS was born 11 Dec 1715, Plainfield, Connecticut (son of William DOUGLAS and Sarah PROCTOR); died 12 Nov 1792, Stephentown, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: Revolutionary War

    Notes:

    Name:
    "A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name DOUGLAS":

    ....He removed from Plainfield to Old Canaan about 1746, and remained there some twenty years. In 1766 he removed with his family to what was at that time Jericho Hollow, Mass., but which was subsequently included in Stephentown, NY. His son William had preceded him the year before. When Asa came he brought with him a company of men who cleared thirty acres of land and built a large farmhouse. The nearest neighbor was four miles away, and they were obliged to go fourteen miles to the sawmill. The garret of the house, which is still ('77) standing in good repair, was used during the Revolutionary war as a jail, there being at that early day none in the county. Asa participated in the war, and led a company of thirty "Silver Grays" at the battle of Bennington, on the 16th of August, 1777, when the force of British and Indians sent to seize the stores collected at that place were defeated by the Americans under Col. John Stark. Asa continued to reside in Stephentown till the time of death, which occurred Nov. 12, 1792. His widow survived him some fourteen years, and died June 12, 1809.

    Asa married Rebecca WHEELER Abt 1737. Rebecca was born 26 Aug 1718, Concord, Massachusetts; died 12 Jun 1809. [Group Sheet]


  2. 7.  Rebecca WHEELER was born 26 Aug 1718, Concord, Massachusetts; died 12 Jun 1809.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Jonathan and Sarah Wheeler

    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah DOUGLAS was born 17 Jan 1744/5, Plainfield, Connecticut.
    2. Nathaniel DOUGLAS was born 11 Aug 1754, Canaan, Connecticut; died 5 Oct 1821, Douglasville, Quebec.
    3. John DOUGLAS was born 2 Aug 1758, Canaan, Connecticut; died 16 Oct 1808, Plattsburgh, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  William DOUGLAS was born 19 Feb 1672, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of William DOUGLAS and Abiah HOUGH); died 1717.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Abt 1672, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    Name:
    "A Collection of Family Records, with Biographical Sketches, and other memoranda of various families and individuals bearing the name DOUGLAS": he was admitted to the church, July 24, 1698. The next year he removed with his wife and two children to "the new plantation on the Quinnebaug, which was afterwards named Plainfield." Here lands were set off to him "on the east side of the river." He also owned lands in Voluntown, which he purchased of his father, Aug. 18, 1715, for "thirteen pounds of good and current money."
    He was one of the little company that covenanted together and formed a church in Plainfield, in 1705. The Rev.Joseph Coit was called to the charge of this little flock, and William Douglas was chosen the first deacon. In the old burial ground at Plainfield, an ancient gravestone bears this inscription:----

    "in memory of Mr. William Douglas, Who was ye first Deacon of ye churh of Christ in Plainfield who departed this Life August ye 10th A.D. 1719 in ye 46th year of his Age."

    Deacon Douglas died in the prime of life, and greatly lamented. All the church and town records, and all but a few files of the probate records, of Plainfield, were consumed at the burning of the town by Arnold, in 1781. Among the probate records saved, was the will of Dea. William Douglas. It was dated july 6, 1717, and proved Sept. 25, 1717. In it he provided for his wife, Sarah, and eleven children, all of the latter under twenty-ine years of age. His wife was Sarah Proctor, but no date of his marriage can be found in the New London records. His eldest two children were born in new London, all the others in Plainfield. His widow, Sarah, was living in 1729, but no record of her death has been found.

    William — Sarah PROCTOR. [Group Sheet]


  2. 13.  Sarah PROCTOR
    Children:
    1. 6. Asa DOUGLAS was born 11 Dec 1715, Plainfield, Connecticut; died 12 Nov 1792, Stephentown, New York.