Francis Darius BROWN

Male 1822 - 1899  (77 years)


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  • Name Francis Darius BROWN  [1, 2
    • "Biographical History of Westchester county, NY":

      FRANCIS D. BROWN


      This honored and highly esteem citizen of North Salem township, Westchester County, was born July 12, 1822, on the farm where he still continues to reside. His great-grandfather, Samuel Brown, was born in 1734, in Stamford, England, and later emigrated to America, locating in Stamford, Connecticut. In 1772 he came to Delancey Township, now known as North Salem, in Westchester County, New York, where his death occurred, in 1815. His wife Susan, who was born March 28, 1737, lived to the extreme old age of one hundred and three years. their children were Rebecca, Mrs. Abby Palmer, Susanna, Nathan, Prudence, Samuel W., Mrs. McGillavry and Mrs. Lamb.

      Nathan Brown, the grandfather of Francis D., was born in Connecticut February 20, 1767, and in early manhood married Miss Lobdell, by whom he had four children - Mary, Thomas (father of our subject), Abby and Ann. For his second wife he married a Miss Allen, and they had one child, whom they named Susan. Nathan Brown and both his wives died in this county.

      thomas Brown, our subject's father, was born and reared on the old homestead where his son is now living, and throughout life engaged in agricultural pursuits there. He was one of the leading and prominent citizens of his community, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and active member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and died June 24, 1857, at the age of sixty-three years. In early life he married Miss Sally Williams, of Bedford, a daughter of James and Polly Williams, who were related to the Lounsberrys of this county. Mrs. Brown departed this life November 4, 1891, at the age of ninety-eight years. She was a devout Christian, kind and charitable at all times; and it is safe to say that she did more work in the Methodist Episcopal church than any other woman of the congregation to which she belonged. In her family were one son (our subject) and four daughters, all residents of North Salem township, the daughters being: Susan, the wife of Clark Lobdell; Mary, widow of Hiram Reynolds; Chloe, the widow of Charles Bloomer; and Clarissa, the wife of Martin Todd.

      On the home farm Mr. Brown early became familiar with every department of farm work, and he is recognized as one of the most through and skillful agriculturists of his community. His literary education was obtained in the public schools and the old Salem Academy. At the age of twenty-seven he married Miss Almira P. Frost, of the same town, a daughter of Stedwell and Eliza (Fowler) Frost, both of whom died in that township. Mrs. Brown departed this life in 1865, leaving two children: Elbert D., and Mary E., now the wife of James Colwell, of New York city, by whom she had one son - Francis, deceased, and a daughter, Mary F. Elbert D. grew to manhood upon the home farm and February 20, 1878 married Miss Frances I. Stevens, of Delaware county, New York, a daughter of James W. and Catherine (Christie) Stevens. They have had four children, two whom, Almira C. and Francis D., Jr., are living. Our subject was agin married in 1868, his second union being with Miss Jane E. Landrine, of Tarrytown, this county. She died November 25, 1892, leaving no children.

      In his political predilections Mr. Brown has always been a Democrat, and for the long period of twenty-four years he most efficiently served his fellow citizens in the capacity of road commissioner. He has always taken a most active part in church and Sunday school work, as a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, being for half a century superintendent of the Sunday-school, and he is therefore well known throughout the country in this part of New York state for his efficiency in that line. Although seventy-six years of age he is still well preserved, for nature deals kindly with the man who abuses not her laws, and he has an extensive circle of friends and acquaintances who esteem him highly for his genuine worth. [1]
    Born 12 Jul 1822  North Salem, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living with parents in North Salem, Westchester Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1860  Living in North Salem, Westchester Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Living in North Salem, Westchester Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died Oct 1899  [2
    Person ID I69460  Main Tree
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2012 

    Father Thomas BROWN,   b. 11 Jul 1792, Prob. North Salem, Westchester Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1857  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Sally WILLIAMS,   b. Abt 1793, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1891  (Age ~ 98 years) 
    Married Feb 1817  [6
    Family ID F27997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Almira P. FROST,   b. abt. 1826, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, North Salem, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married abt. 1849  [1
    Children 
     1. Elbert D. BROWN,   b. abt. 1853, North Salem, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Mary E. BROWN,   b. abt. 1855, North Salem, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F28002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane E. LANDRINE,   b. Abt 1835,   d. 25 Nov 1892  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1868  [1
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F28005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S4994] Biographical History of Westchester County, New York, Vol. II, (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company 1899).

    2. [S5002] "Simon Lobdell - 1646 of Milford, Conn. and His Descendants", Julia Harrison Lobdell, (Julia Harrison Lobdell).

    3. [S4997] 1850 Census North Salem, Westchester County, New York.

    4. [S4995] 1860 Census North Salem, Westchester County, New York.

    5. [S4996] 1870 Census North Salem, Westchester County, New York.

    6. [S4998] Ancestry.com: Family Trees - Stetkevych,Dunscomb, Walker, Vanderlip Family Tree by stetkevych.