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THE NEW YORK
Genealogical and Biographical

Record.



DEVOl^ED TO THE INTERESTS OF AMERICAN
GENEALOOY AND BIOGRAPHY.



ISSUED QUARTERLY.




VOLUME XXVL, 189B.




PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY,

Berkeley Lyceum, No. 23 West 44TH Street,
NEW YORK CITY.



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Publication Coinniiitee :

Dk. SAMUEL S. PURPLE. THOMAS G. EVANS.

Rev. BEVERLEY R. BETTS. JOHN V. L. PRUYN.

RICHARD H. GREENE, Editor.



INDEX OF SUBJFXTS.



Allerton. Isaac (Query), 203.
Allerton, Sarah Elizabeth (Query), 203.
Aspinwall, Joseph (Sketch), 26.
Auchmuty, Robert Nicliolls, 1S6.
Authors — Henry P. Andrews, 206.

James L. Bowes, 206.

AVilliam J. Buck, 97.

General FI. E. Davies, 205.

Thomas Egleston, 48.

Charles P. Keith, 95.

Fitzhugh Lee, 48.

Dwight \V. Marsh, 154.

Samuel P. May, 47.

Tyler S. Morris, 97.

Frederick C. Pierce, 206.

Frederick E. Pierson, 155.

Thomas M. Potts, 205.

Ralph E. Prime, 96.

William S. Tyler, 207.

Francis A. Walker, 48.

James Grant Wilson, 96, 97.

Baptisms, East Hampton, Long Island, 38.

Reformed Dutch Church, New York,
II, 59, 126, 162.
Bagg Genealogy, 202.
Barclay Family, 121.
Barnet, Ichabod Best, 120.
Biography — -Aspinwall, Joseph, 26.

Auchmuty, Robert N., 186.

Barclay, Thomas, 121.

Barnet, Ichabod B., 120.

Bogert, Cornelius, 123.

Bowden, John, 122.

Brown, foseph J. O., i.

Chandler, William, 186.

Clarke, Clement C, 120, 185.

Cooper, Caleb, 8.

Copp, John, 120.

Cornell, Thomas C, 81.

Creighton, James, 8.

De Wint, Henry, 121.

Doty, John, 8, 83.

Doughty, Charles, 5.

Doughty, John, 8, 83.

Dunscomb. Edward, 186.

Graham. Jonathan, 9.

Harris, Richard, 9.

Hart, John, 170.

Hubbard, William, 9.

Jauncey, John, 187.

I^ing. John, 122.

Knox, Thomas, 121.

Lawrence, William Ijeach, 49, 91, 144



Biography — Ludlow, James, 5.

Lush, Stephen, 9.

Marshall, John R., 10, 83.

Moore, Benjamin, 6.

Morris, Ciouverneur, 7.

Nicoll, Henry, 187.

Ogden, Nicholas, 122.

Pell, Philip, 10.

Philipse, Frederick, 123.

Philipse, Nathaniel. 124.

Pierrepont, Henry E., 157.

Robinson, Beverley, 124.

Roebuck, Peter, 123.

Schuyler, Arent, 83.

Searle, John, 121.

Shreve, Thomas, 125.

Skene, Andrew. 123.

Stevens, John, 7.

Van Courtlandt, Catharine E., 139,

Verplanck, Gulian, 8.

Walworth, Reuben H., 101.

Watts, John, 5.
Bogert. Cornelius, 123.
Book Notices — Amherst College History,
207.

Buck Family of Bucks County, 97.

("ontinuous Family Genealogy, 154.

Dedham Historical Register, 207.

( Genealogical Society of Pennsyl-
vania, 154.

Harrison Ancestry, 95.

Journal of the Ex-Libris Society, 96.

Kings County Genealogical Club, 96.

King's Handbook, New York citv.
48.

Lee, Robert E., 48.

Marsh Genealogy, 154.

Morris Genealogy, 97.

Notes on Shippo, 206.

Our Family Ancestors, 205.

Paterson, Life of John, 48.

Pierson Genealogy, 155.

Porter Genealogy, 206.

Presidents of the United States, 96.

Prime Genealogy, 96.

Reformed Church, New York, 154.

Sears Genealogy, 47.

Sheridan, Philip, 205.

Tarrytown Soldiers' Monument, gS.

The Colonial Magazine, 217.

Whitney Genealogy, 206.

World's Largest Libraries, 97.

Zion and St. Timothy Church, 98^
Book Stack and Shelving, 202.



Index of Subjects.



Bowden, Jolin, 122.
Bowes, James ].., 206.
Brown, Joseph Jauncey
(Sketch), 1-4.



Outerbridge



Chandler, William, 186.

Church, Dutch Reformed, New York

city, Baptisms, 11, 59, 126, 162.
Church, Millstone, N. J., 67-93.
Church, St. Dunstan's in the East, Lon-
don, 21, IIO.
Church, Walloon — Registers, Leyden,

Holland, 80.
Clarke, Clement Cooke, 120, 185.
College Alumni, King's, 5, 83, I20, 185.
Columbia County Graveyards, 118.
Conyers, Edward, Ancestry and Descend-
ants, 24.
Cooper, Caleb (Sketch), 8.
Copp, John, 120.
Correction, Whitney European Pedigree,

201.
Creighton, James (Sketch), 8.
Cornell, Thomas C, 81.
Contributors — Bailey, Rev. F. W., 170.

Converse, C. Crozat, 24.

Cornell, Hon. A. B., 81.

De Forest, John W., So.

Dwight, Rev. M. E., 18S.

Ferris, Mrs. Mary L. D., 139.

■Greene, Richard H., 5, 56, S3, 120,
185.

Greenstreet, James, 21, IIO.

Lawrance, Isaac, 40, 144.

Mather, Edith Heriiert, 30.

Miller, M. D. B., 79.

Miller, Robert 3>., 134.

Stiles, Henry R., 157.

Stone, Elliot, 19.

Vail, Henry 11., 73.

Van Deusen, Robert T., 118, 178.

Walworth, Mrs. Ellen Hardin. loi.

Webb, Rev. Benjamin, I90.

Whitaker, Rev. I'^^her, 85, 114.

Davies, General II. E., 205.

De Lancey, Colonel Oliver, French War,

Roll, 74.
De Trieux Family, 80.
De Wint, Henry, 121.
Donations to the Library — Bound Books,

cover, January, 99, 155, 207.
Pamphlets, cover, January, 100, 156,

cover, July, 20S.
Doty, John, S3.
Doughty, Charles, 5.
Doughty, John, 8.
Downes, Stanclift'B., 152.
Duffie. Mrs. Duncan, 204.
Duffie, Mary Thompson, 204.
Dunscomb, Edward, 186.

Early Puritan Marriages, 188.

East Hampton. L. L, Baptisms, 38.



Ferry to lirooklyn, 194.

First Church Marriage, 192.

Fitz Randolph, Hadden (Reply), 204.

Founders of Soulhold, L. L, 85-89, 114-

118.
French and Indian War Records, 73.

Ganiatarechu Medal, 201.
Genealogy — Bagg Family, 202.

Barclay, 121.

lirown, Peter, i.

Conyers, 24.

De Trieux, 80.

Hart, 170, 177.

Ilauxhursi, ig.

Herber, 30.

Ivudlow, 5.

Potts, 202.

Ruddock, 19.

Shotwell, 203.

Van Borsum, 192.

Van Buren, 203.

Webb, igo.

Wendover, 178.

Willemszen, 134.
Graham, Jonathan, 9.

Graveyard Inscriptions — Columbia Co.,
'N. v., iiS.

[erusalem, ]>. I., 79.

West Neck, L. I., 45.
Green, Richard, of Weymouth, 203.
Green, Wdliam (Reward), 203.
Green, William W., 94.

Hadden, Fitz Randolph (Reply), 204.
Harris, Richard (Sketch), 9.
Hauxhurst Family, ig.
Herber Family, English Ancestry, 30.
Hubbard, William (Sketch), 9.

Illustrations —

Portraits — Brown, Joseph O., i.
Cornell, Thomas C, 49.
Downes, Stancliff B., 153.
Green, William W., 94.
Hart, John, 170.
Lawrence, William B., 144.
Lee, William II., 152.
Pierrepont, Henry E., 157.
Van Cortlandt, Catharine E.,

139-
Walworth, Reuben H., 101.
Wendover, John T., 1S3.
Wendover, Peter H., iSr.
Wendover, Stephen, 180.
Wendover, Stephen H., 183.
Views — library New York Genea-
logical Society, 44.
Soulhold P'ounders' Monument,

83.
Wendover Homestead, .Stuyve-

sant, 178.
Wendover Stores, Kinderhook,

17S.



Index of Subjects.



Indian Confederation, New Vork, 201.
Indian .Medal, 201.

Iack>on Family Graveyard, lerusalem,

L. I., 79-
lerusalem, I,. I., Graveyard Inscriptions,

79-
Jones, John Devine, Obituary Notice, 204.
Journal of Expedition to the Five Nations,

202.

King, John, 122.

King's" College Alumni, 5, S3, 120, 1S5,

203.
Knox, Thomas, 121.

Lawrence, Governor William lieach
(Sketch), 49-55, , rS?.
Notes — Bagg Genealogy, 202.

Barnes Genealogy, 150.

Book Stack and Shelving, 202.

Claiborne, Additional Facts, 149.

Claverack Graveyard, 90.

Crommelin, Charles, 90.

Ganiatarecho Medal, 201.

Hyde Estate, 90.

Jones, Deputy-Governor William,
New I laven, 91.

Lawrence, William Beach, 91.

Leaming, Jeremiah, 150.

Lee, Ralph, 91.

Minuit, Peter, 202.

Potts Genealogy, 202.

Record, January, 1875, 90-

Register of Passengers to Jamaica,
91.

Shotwell Genealogy, 203.

Turner Genealogy, 150.



Notes — Van Buren Genealogy, 203.
Van Corlear Journal, 202. «
Van Dusen Burial Lot, go.
Washington Family Deeds, 45.
West Neck Graveyard, 45.
Whitney Pedigree Correction, jiji.

Obituary — Downes, Stancliff B. , 152.

Green, William W., 94.

Jones, John Devine, 204

Lawton, James M., 95.

Lee, William H., 152.

Odell, Elizabeth, 153.

Odell, William H., 47.

Rutter, Thomas, 151.

Tuckerman, Walter C, 93.
Odell, Elizabeth, 153.
Odell, William 11. , 47.
Ogden, Nicholas, 122.
Our Family Ancestors. Book Notice,
205.

Pell, Philip (Sketch), 10.
Philipse, Frederick, 123.
Philipse, Nathaniel, 124.
Pierrepont, Henry Evelyn, 157.
Porter, John (Query), 204.
Porter, James, 204.
Porter, Margaret Murphy, 204.
Potts Genealogy, 202.
Potts, Thomas M., 205.
Puritans, Early Marriages, 1S8.

Queries — Albertson, Derick, 92.
Allerton, Brewster Lee, 203.
Beck, Elizabeth — Mrs. Sylvester Sa-
lisbury, 46.
Ijigger, Joseph, 46.
Brickel, Israel, 151.
Budd, Thomas, 92.
Caar, Anthoni, 92.
Covert, Abraham, 47.
Degree Family, gi.
Dummer, Drummer .Steplien, 150.
Dyer, Dr. William, 93.
Finney, John, 47.
Gardenier, Cornelia, 47.
Green, 203.
Hadden, Ephraim, 47.
Haight, Charity, 47.
Hudson, N. V., Records, 47.
Jackson, Robert and John, 46.
Kaar, .\nthoni, 92.
Kemper. Philip S., 150.
Langslaff, John, 92.
Lee, Ralph and William, 92
Mills, Andrew, 46.
Odell, John, Turner, and Brown,

150.
Ponsonby, Sarah, 4''-
Porter, 204.
Pratt, Nathaniel, 46.
Rapelje, 203.
Robbins, Mary, 151-



Index of Subjects.



Queries — Rogers, 204.
singleton, Jane, 92.
Steele, 203.
Strong, Benjamin, 93.
Stites, John, 150.
Titus, Hughes, Rogers, 204.
Townsend, Solomon, 150.
Thompson, Brewster, 204.
Vnii Schaack, Arie Clornelison, 47.
\\ arren, (Sreen, 203.
Weekes, Anna — Mrs. Samuel, 92.
Wharton, Charles II., 151.
Wood, 204.

Wright, Dr. Thomas, and Stephen,
150.

Rapelje. John (Query). 203.
Records — East Hampton, 1.. I., Baptisms,
3S.

Reformed Dutch Church, New York,
Baptisms, 11, 59, 126, 162.

St. Dunstan's in the East, London,
21, no.
Replies — Bailey, William, 93.

Filkin, Henry, 93.

Hadden, Hedden, 204.

Hagaman, Isaac. 93.

Pearsall, Joseph, 93.

Pearsall, Nathaniel, 46.

ihong. Rip, 151.

\'an Dam, Rip, 151.
Revolution, Muster Roll, First New

York Regiment, 56.
Robinson, Beverley, 124.
Roebuck, Peter, 123.
Ruddock F"amily, 19.



.Schuyler, Arent, S3.

Searle, John, 121.

Sheridan, C.eneral. Book Notice, 205.

Shotwell Genealogy, 203.

Shreve, Thomas. 125.

Skene, Andrew, 123.

Southold Founders, 85, II4.

Steele, Stephen (Query), 203.

Stevens. John, 7.



Ten Broeck, Captain John C., Roll, 56.
Terry, Captain Thomas, Roll, 74.
Thompson, Hannah Brewster, Mary, and

Sarah, 204.
Titus. Sarah, and Susanna Rogers, 204.
Truax Family, So.
Tyler, William S., 207.

Van Borsuni Genealogy, 192.

Van Buren Genealogy, 203.

Van Corlear, Arent, 202.

Van Cortlandt, Catharine E. Beck, 139.

Van Schaick, Colonel (Joose, Roll, 56.

Verjilanck, Gulian, 8.

Walworth, Reuben Hyde, 101.
Warren. Elizabeth (Query), 203.
Watts, John, 5.
Webb Family, 190.
Wendover Cienealogy, 17S.
Whitney Pedigree. 201.
Willemszen (Jenealogy, 134.
Wood Family, l.ong Island, and Ulster
County. 203.



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THE NEW YORK

genealogical md ^kgrapl^ical |[ecork



Vol. XXVI. NEW YORK, JANUARY, 1895. No. i.



JOSEPH JAUNCEY OUTERBRIDGE BROWN.



The October issue of the Record contained a paper by the subject of
this sketch, on "The Bermuda Islands and their Connection with New
York," which was read by its author at a meeting of the Society on the
evening of April 13, 1894. It was said of him, by one who was present,
that his grace of manner and the music of his voice when he read the
paper aroused emotions that can never be forgotten.

It is easy to understand that the inspiration of the occasion, the
attentive interest of his auditors, and his enthusiasm with his subject,
might have united to bring that illumination into his face, and to call
out that sympathetic timbre in his voice which were so delightful in his
more retired communings with his intimate friends, for whom they w-ere
usually reserved.

The ancestry of Mr. Brown is easily traced back to the date of the
earliest settlement of this country. Among the company who arrived at
Plymouth on the first trip of the Mayfloiver, in December, 1620, was

(i) Peter Brown. The direct line of his descendants is as follows,
viz. :

(2) Peter Brown, born in 1632 ; married Mary Gillett of Dorchester,
Mass. ; died at Windsor, Conn., March 9, 1691.

(3) Jonathan Brown, born March 30, 1670; married Mindwell
Loomis, daughter of Nathaniel Loomis, who came from Bristol, England.

(4) Ephraim Brown, born August 25, 1712 ; married Thankful
Brown, of Farmington, Conn.

(5) Ephraim Brown, married, April 13, 1757, Mercy Westland,
daughter of Robert Westland, of Simsbury.

(6) Elias Brown, born March 16, 1758; married Prudence Fitch,

(7) Erastus Fitch Brown, born March 20, 1779 ; married Susanna
(Ingham) Steele, a widow, daughter of Samuel S. Ingham, of the Ber-
muda Islands. He was graduated at Yale in 1801, and died in 1807.

(8) Erastus Joseph Fitch Brown, born about 1804 ; married, in 1826,
Sarah Kingsland Ketchum, daughter of John Jauncey Ketchum and
Susanna Jauncey, who had removed with their children from New York
to Bermuda about the year 18 12.

(9) Joseph Jauncey Outerbridge Brown, the subject of this sketch,
born at Hamilton, Bermuda, October 30, 1827; died May 5, 1894.
Obituary notices appeared in the Tribune of May 7, in the Evening Post
of May 7, and the Churchman of May 19.

On his mother's side the relationship is carried back to Hendrick Van
Dyck, who came to New York at an early period, was attorney-general
for a time, and died in 1688; and to Guleyn Vigne, who came from



Heniicus De Meyer (son), mar-
ried Agnes De Key, 1689.

Henry De Meyer (son), born
1692.

Agnes De Meyer, or Deraire
(daughter), married, 1737, Ed-
ward Nicoll,



2 Joseph Jauncey Outerbridge Brown. [Jan.,

France probably at a still earlier date. The lines of descent uniting in
the sixth generation are shown as follows, viz. :

1. Hendrick Van Dyck (Henry; i. Guleyn Vigne and Adriana Cu-

Van Dyke), Comptroller of ^ vilje, his wife, from Valen-

New York. j ciennes, France.

2. Lydia Van Dyke (daughter), I 2. Rachel Vigne (daughter), mar-

married, 1655, Nicholas De ried Cornelius Van Tienhoven

Meyer. (secretary under Stuyvesant).

Dr. Lucas Van Tienhoven (son),

died 1 714.
Cornelius Van Tienhoven (son),

married 1713.
Sarah Van Tienhoven, or Tin-
over (daughter), born 1717,
married, 1737, John Jauncey.

6. Susanna Nicoll (daughter), born 1747 ; married Joseph Jauncey

(son).

7. Susanna Jauncey (daughter), married John Jauncey Ketchum.

S. Sarah Kingsland Ketchum (daughter), married Erastus Joseph Fitch
Brown, as above stated.

Mr. Brown always wished to be recognized as an American, saying
that as his grandfather was born in Connecticut, and his mother in New
York, the accident of his own birth in Bermuda ought not to stamp him
as a foreigner.

For the first thirteen years of his life Mr. Brown lived in Bermuda.
During this time his only instruction and training were received from his
mother, a lady of refinement and culture. She, finally, unwilling that he
should be brought up in a community whose religious influence was not
what she desired, returned to New York with him. At her solicitation,
her brother, Mr. Edgar Ketchum, who with Mr. Isaac Adriance formed
the law firm of Adriance & Ketchum, arranged to take the boy and bring
him up "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." The boy entered
that office accordingly, and performed there the duties that were allotted
to him, in the meantime devoting all his spare moments to study and
general reading, and especially to his preparation for admission to the
bar. By these means (for he was never able to attend school or college)
he succeeded in fitting himself for the occupation of his life, and in 1852
the young man was admitted to the bar.

Mr. Brown continued with his uncle after the death of the senior
mem.ber of the firm, and until 1868. In that year, wishing to assist his
only brother, Erastus Fitch Brown, in the study and practice of the law,
he left Mr. Ketchum, and established himself in an office at No. 76
Nassau Street, where he labored in his profession to the last day of his
life.

His duties were arduous and wearisome, but in spite of ill-health
were pursued with industry and zeal. He adopted the specialty of real-
estate law and conveyancing, and his personal knowledge of all the real
estate in an important section of this city, his wonderful recollection of
landmarks, farm boundaries, old roads, and the like, and of the families
and genealogies of the various owners, and his familiarity with the subtle



1 895'] Joseph Jatmcey Outerbridge Brown. ■y

questions of law bearing upon peculiarities in each individual title, soon
won him recognition as a leading authority in this branch of the law.

In 1872, having attained a considerable degree of success, he decided
to retire from active practice : but the thought of his brother and the
desire to aid him in his profession induced a change of purpose.

The year after Mr. Brown's admission to the bar he married Harriet
Williams Parsons, a daughter of Dr. Ezekiel W. Parsons, originally of
Amherst, Mass., but who for fifty years was a practising physician at
Colchester, Conn. She survives him, as do their four children, Sara
Louise Langdon, wife of Mr, Edwin Langdon, of New York city ; Eliza-
beth A.^nes Kingsbury, widow of Herbert A. Kingsbury, Esq. ; Ralph
David Parsons Brown ; and Ronald Ketchum Brown.

In the same year, 1853, Mr. Brown united with the Presbyterian Church
in 127th Street, near 3d Avenue, New York city. Afterward, in 1862,
when the Harlem Congregational Church was formed to give expression
to the Christian sentiments that demanded emancipation for the slaves and
loyal support to the government in its struggle against treason, he identi-
fied himself with that church. He remained a member of that organiza-
tion after its removal, in 1883, to its present edifice on Madison Avenue,
and until his death. But although duty seemed to prescribe his active
connection with these other Christian denominations for a number of
years, his love for the Anglican Church, the church of his baptism in Ber-
muda, had never wavered. He was an authority on all questions relat-
ing to its organization, polity, faith, and ritual, of all of which he had
ever been a deep and reverent student. His spirit ever sought the rest,
not merely of its outward worship, but of its inward and spiritual meaning
to the wandering soul, and his feeling found expression in the languagq of
Dr. IMuhlenberg's hymn :

" Like Noah's weary dove,"

which, as being his favorite, was sung at his funeral service. And so it
was natural that during his later years his feet were gladly turned again to
St. Andrew's Protestant Episcopal Church, the first church at which he
ever attended divine service in America, and the last.

Some of the impressions made by his personality and character upon
his acquaintances appear in the following extracts from letters written
since his death :

''Mr. Brown was a true Christian gentleman, with an infinite dignity
and grace of manner that stamped him of superior spirit. Of singular
purity of character and lofty principles, his innate modesty prevented him
from taking the position to which his intellectual attainm.ents entitled
him."

" Of a bright, cheerful, and hopeful spirit, he was as sunshine to all
connected with him.

"Unsurpassed in courtesy, and unchallenged in Christian character,
he inflicted no wounds, and left no doubtful record. Absolutely truth-
ful, and yet tenderly careful of the feelings of others, he combined the
courtesy of the true gentleman with the dignity of the Christian."

" His gifts were many. His life was quiet, pure, and unassuming;
a man of remarkable sweetness and sincerity of spirit ; and all who were
so fortunate as to know him intimately regarded him with deep afi"ec-
tion. "



A Joseph Jauncey Ou/erbridge Brown. [Jan.,

" His distinction of manner, gentleness of disposition, mingled with
firmness, his ready sympathy and broad views, his popularity in the pro-
fession and among his friends, his high tone, democratic and yet aristo-
cratic sympathies, marked him as one out of the usual order of men.
That he was a great and wise man, was evident to all who knew him.
He brought a charm and inspiration into this humdrum life of ours, and
his individuality was so strong and so interesting that no one could help
but admire him. . . . Whatever sorrows burdened him, he never
permitted them to impair his genial, kindly nature, and he leaves the
precious legacy of a good name and unspotted character. In his home
and professional life he was a conspicuous type of the courtly and dis-
tinguished gentleman so rarely met with in these later days."

" The years of devoted life side by side with such a man could be the
only revelation of all the exquisite touches of character which must
spring from such a spirit ; but no one could have enjoyed his kind and
generous hospitality and the richness of his conversation without being
elevated, and yet feeling very humble before a great heart, itself so
modest."

" He was truly ' of the selfless man and perfect gentleman ' order.
Pretence and narrowness were afar off his spirit. His tenderness to all
God's creatures was earnest and delicate. . . . He was ever ready to
defend the absent, charitable in his dealings with all men, and possessed
of a heart that could overlook the weakness of his fellow-creatures to an
extent rarely met with."

" A good and noble man has passed away to his reward, leaving such
an example of personal Christianity and strong faith that all lives which
have touched his must be better and stronger for the contact. "

Besides the intellectual qualities which constituted his dominant claim
to an elevated position among his fellow-men, Mr. Brown excelled as a
critic in art. His own talent in this direction was of no mean order, and
there was a period in his life when he would gladly have given up plod-
ding at his profession and devoted himself to that more fascinating pur-
suit, in which he would undoubtedly have attained a flattering eminence.

Mr. Brown was a life-long lover of nature. He knew every tree,
shrub, and flower. His poetic soul saw at a glance the beauties of land-
scape, ocean, cloud, river, mountain. And the birds and their different
songs were as well known to him, and almost as dear, as his intimate
friends. His ear was quick to catch the first tuneful strains of the earliest
winged harbingers of spring. Hearing from a distance the note of a scar-
let lanager which he could not see, his own whole landscape would be
lighted up to him by the quick imagination of a remote scene some-
where, illuminated by the bird's brilliant plumage.

Mr. Brown was deeply interested in genealogy, and for many years
rarely failed to attend the meetings of this Society. The last evening of
his life was spent at his house, in searching in his library for facts which
he had been asked to look up for a member of the Society.

He wrote upon this until half-past eleven o'clock, and at midnight
received the summons to end his earthly labors.

He was taken from the activities and enjoyments of life here to the
better and higher life beyond — suddenly translated to the home where no
sorrow can come, but immortal life glorifies all who enter.



1 895'] King's College, A''eiv Fork City. e

KING'S (NOW COLUMBIA) COLLEGE, AND ITS EARLIEST

ALUMNI.



By Richard H. Greene.



(Continued from Vol. XXV., p. i8i.)
1768.

Charles Doughty was surgeon of the Third Battalion Loyal British
Volunteers, commanded by Colonel de Lancey. I do not know if he was
related to John Doughty (class of 1770), or if either was connected with
the John who was prominent in Brooklyn, N. Y. (1785-1829), or the
Rev. Francis Doughty, from Taunton, Mass., to Maspeth, L. I., where
he was patentee, and father-in-law of Adrian Van der Donck.

We may at least conclude that the graduate, as a loyalist, in the service
of the king, retired with the army at the end of the struggle, and there-
after ceased to be identified with this state and nation.

James Ludloiv. — Of this man the catalogue tells us nothing. He was
the tenth child of Wm. and Mary (Duncan) Ludlow, born July 2, 1750,



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