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ary 15, 1866; Plumb (mentioned below);
Mabel Eunice, February 2, 1878.

(VIII) Dr. Plumb (2) Brown, youngest son
of Plumb (1) and Olive E. (Crissey) Brown,
was born at the old homestead in Norfolk, No-
vember 15, 1868. He was educated in the dis-
trict schools of Norfolk, Robbins preparatory
school and high school of Great Barrington,
Massachusetts. He attended the medical school
of the University of Vermont for one year
and graduated from the Hahnemann Medical
College of Chicago in 1892. He practiced two
years in South Manchester, Connecticut, com-
ing to Springfield in 1895. He has a reputa-
tion of being a very successful practitioner,
being frequently called into consultation by
the medical brethren in difficult cases. He
was on the committee that built the Wesson
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Springfield Academy of Medicine, Massachu-
setts Homoeopathic Society, Connecticut
Homoeopathic Society and the American Insti-
tute of Homoeopathy. He is a member of the
Allen Maternity Medical Club, of the Econ-
omic Club and the Winthrop Club, all of
Springfield. He is a Mason of Knight Tem-
plar rank and admitted to the Melha Temple,
Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic
Shrine. He is a member of the George Wash-
ington Chapter of the Sons of the American
Revolution, and also belongs to the state and
national organizations of that order. He is a
member of the Congregational church and was
formerly a deacon therein. He married. Oc-
tober 26, 1892, Rebecca Aiken, daughter of
Rev. William Elliott Bassett, whose ancestry
is traced below. Mrs. Brown is a direct de-
scendant from John Elliott, the apostle to the
Indians. Both Mr. and Airs. Brown are de-
scendants of Le Sr deNorville who is mention-
ed above. Children of Dr. Brown : Elliott
Crissey, born June 18, 1894, died June 19,
1894; Elliott Bassett, born December 6, 1897,
and who is a pupil of the public schools of
Springfield.

(The Crissey Line).

Crissey is a local name in Normandy and
on the roll of Battle Abbey. They came over
with William at the Conquest and have shown
conspicuously in English and American his-
tory.

(I) William Crissey was born in England
in 1630 and came to America in 1649, settling
at Stamford, Connecticut. He had the follow-
ing children: Mar}'. Nathaniel and John.

(II) John, the youngest son of William
Crissey, was born at Stamford, May 15, 1665.
He married Abigail Knapp, December 1, 1692.
They were the parents of Sarah, born April
25, 1693; .Abigail, May 8, 1695; John (refer-
red to later); Deborah. February 14, 1698;
Nathaniel, September 16, 1700; Moses, Feb-
ruary 14, 1702; Mary, February 15, 1704.

(HI) Captain John (2), eldest son of John
(1) and Abigail (Knapp) Crissey, was born
February 2, 1696, in Stamford, died in Wood-
bury, Connecticut, where he spent his life, an
nonagenarian. He married Mary Hurd, June
22, 1720. They had eleven children: Sarah,
born April 22, 1721 ; Joseph, April 28, 1723;
John, November 9, 1724; David (referred to
hereafter): Daniel. January 8. 1727: Mary,
November, 1730 (died in infancy) ; Mary,
February 21, 1732: Abigail, June 3, 1734;
Abigail. February 4, 1737: Jane, February 14,
1738; Solomon, February 21, 1743.



(IV) David, the fourth child of Captain
John (2) and Mary (Hurd) Crissey, was
born in Woodbury, October 19, 1725, died in
Colebrook, Connecticut, April 18, 1803. In
August, 1757, at the alarm for the relief of
Fort William Henry near Lake George, New
York, David was in Captain Ebenezer Down's
company. He married Hannah Wilmot, No-
vember 15, 1753. She was buried in New
Hartford town hill cemetery. Their children
were named as follows: Jemima, born May
21, 1755; Mary, March 10, 1757; Naomi,
April 2, 1759: Breserved, March 16, 1762;
Israel (referred to hereafter) ; Liberty,
March 26, 1769; Hannah, October 6, 1771 ;
Sene. May 2^,, 1774: Bhineas, June 19. 1778.

(V) Israel, the fifth child of David and
Hannah (Wilmot) Crissey, was born in
Woodbury, March 31. 1764, died in Norfolk,
Connecticut, a septuagenarian. His father
moved to Winchester, Connecticut, when he
was about twelve years old and lived on a
farm on the eastern border of the Indian
meadow near Colebrook line. He lived for a
time in Winchester and in 1803 sold to Jacob
Chamberlain his farm there and moved to
Beech hill in Colebrook and about 1810 moved
to Norfolk, where he spent the remainder of
his life. He maried Alice Woodruff, Febru-
ary 7, 1788 ; she was born April 17, 1763. The
names of their children were: Mehitable, born
July 21, 1789; Benjamin Wilmot (referred to
hereafter) ; Alice. June 15, 1793: Olive, Feb-
ruary 28, 1795.

(YI) Benjamin Wilmot. the eldest son of
Israel and Alice (Woodruff) Crissey, was
born in Winchester, May 19, 1791, died Octo-
ber 28. 1864. He married, March 4, 1828,
Eunice, daughter of Daniel and Betty
(Brown) Burr. She was born January 14,
1797, and was descended from Benjamin
Burr, one of the original settlers of Hartford
in 1635 and the progenitor of Aaron Burr.
Their children were : Ralph Truman, born
April 13, 1829: Warren, March 5, 183 1 ;
Ralph Israel, February 4, 1833; Olive Eliza-
beth, April f>. 1835, who was descended from
Feter Brown, a "Mayflower" passenger, and
who married I'lumb Brown whose ancestry
is traced above, and who was the mother of
Dr. Plumb Brown; Theron Wilmot, April 1,
1837: Halsey Halburt, May 27, 1830.

(The Bassett Line).

Bassett meant a little fat man with short
legs and thighs, is a name borne by good peo-
ple, and has furnished its quota of enlistments
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been clergymen, lawyers, physicians and mer-
chants of note.

(I) John Bassett came to New Haven,
Connecticut, from Boston, about 1642, in
which port he had recently landed from Eng-
land. The name of his wife was Margorie :
he died February 15, 1652, at New Haven,
and she at Stamford in 1654. their children
were: Robert (referred to hereafter) ; Sarah
and Maria.

(II) Robert, son of John and Margorie
Bassett, was born in England, died in Hemp-
stead, Long Island, New York, in 1670. He
was a shoemaker by trade and known as Rob-
ert, the drummer, from which fact he prob-
ably in his youth served in some of the wars.
It is thought probable that he was married in
England but the name of his wife is unknown.
He had the following children: Robert (re-
ferred to hereafter) ; Elizabeth, born in 1642:
Mary, March 8, 1649; John, 1651.

(III) Ensign Robert (2), eldest son of
Robert ( 1 ) Bassett, was born in England in
1640, died in Stratford, August 5, 1720. He
came to Stratford, Connecticut, and bought
land November 16. 1681, and a house lot in
February, 1682. In 1683 he built a house
thereon placing a stone in the ceiling with the
following inscription cut therein "R. B. 1683".
He was a very wealthy man for that day, and
after giving his four sons large farms he left
when he died about ten thousand dollars. He
married Elizabeth, daughter of Ensign Sam-
uel and Sarah (Baldwin) Riggs, in 1687.
Their children were : John, born June 23,
1689; Samuel (referred to later); Jonadab,
July 20, 1695; Robert, July 11, 1699; Eliza-
beth, December 15, 1710; Ebenezer, January
31, 1707.

(IV) Captain Samuel, the second son of
Robert (2) and Elizabeth (Riggs) Bassett,
was born in Stratford. November 28, 1692,
died in Derby, Connecticut, September 15,
1764. He located upon a farm .given him by
his father in Derby upon which he built a
house in 1727 and this house is now standing.
He was commissioned ensign of the militia of
Derby in 1722. lieutenant in 1732 and captain
in 1735. He was elected deputy to the general
court from Derby consecutively from Septem-
ber, 1733, to 1764, and was a justice of the
peace for over twenty years. He married De-
borah Bennett, of Newtown, Connecticut, Jan-
uary 2i, 1719: she died July, 1773. Their
children were : Samuel, born November 19,
1719; John, February 15, 1721 ; Joseph, Au-
gust 31. 1722; Abraham, February 27, 1724;



Deborah, March 22, 1725; Elizabeth, March
15, 1728; Ebenezer, June 18, 1731 ; Amos,
January 7, 1734: Mary, November 21, 1734:
Ephraim, February 7, 1738; Benjamin (re-
ferred to later).

( V ) Benjamin, the eleventh child of Cap-
tain Samuel and Deborah ( Bennett) Bassett,
was born in Derby, November 20, 1740. He
resided on the old homestead in Derby, and
during the revolutionary war the ladies used
to meet at his house for the purpose of mak-
ing clothes for the soldiers. He was a mem-
ber of the committee of safety and corres-
pondence. He married Mollie, daughter of
Ebenezer and Hannah (Scovell) Hinman, of
Southbury. Connecticut. July 29, 1771. She
died May 11, 1826, and was buried from the
Episcopal church in Seymour. Their chil-
dren were: Archibald, born March 21, 1774'.
Polly, 1776; John (referred to later) ; Betsey,
1780; Benjamin, 1782; Hannah, 1785.

(VI) John (2). the second son of Benja-
min and Mollie (Hinman) Bassett. was born
in Derby, in 1779, died there August 16, 1858.
He occupied the old Bassett homestead in
Derby. He married Nancy A., daughter of
Dr. Daniel Lee, of Westerly, Rhode Island,
October 9, 1809. Their children were : Cath-
erine E., born November 28, 1810; Daniel
Lee, March 30, 1812: Hannah Ann, Novem-
ber 4, 1813; Benjamin S., November 6, 1815;
Elizabeth, July 12, 1818; Charlotte L., April
24, 1820; jane P., November 21, 1822; Ben-
jamin F., January 23. 1825 ; Allen Lee. Feb-
ruary 28, 1827; William Elliot (referred to
later).

(VII) Rev. William Elliot, the tenth child
of John (2) and Nancy A. (Lee) Bassett, was
born in Derby, May 24, 1829, died in Norfolk,
Connecticut, November 6, 1881. He was lib-
erally educated at Yale and among his college
associates were the Hon. John W. Noble, sec-
retary of the interior under President Harri-
son : Daniel Coit Oilman, president of Johns
Hopkins University ; Associate Justice David
J. Brewer and Henry B. Brown, of the United
States supreme court ; Chauncey M. Depew.
He was graduated from the Union Theologi-
cal Seminary of Xew York in 1856 and took
his first pastorate at Central Village, Connecti-
cut. He held charges subsequently at Man-
chester, Warren, Bethlehem and East Canaan,
all in the state of Connecticut. Pie was a
valiant worker in the Masters vineyard and
he laid up riches in heaven by his good works.
His sermons showed great study and were
ably and effectively delivered. He married,



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October 22, 1856, Mary Dowd, of Norfolk,
born August 31, 1835, died January 29, 1886.
Their children were : John Dowd, born Jan-
uary 6, 1858, in Central Village, who is a lead-
ing banker in Ritzville, State of Washington ;
and Rebecca Aiken, born December 23, 1868.
who is the wife of Dr. Plumb Brown (q. v.).



The armorial bearings of this
BROWN family were : Sa. three mallets

argent : quartering ; party per
bend. Argent and sable in bend three mascles
bendways, counterchanged. Or on a f esse gule
three crosses pattee argent. Argent on a bend
sable a bezant in chief. Crest. On a wreath
argent and sable a demi-stock, its neck nowed
gule and wings displ. argent. In its beak a
scroll bearing the motto, "apprendre a
mourir".

(I) John Brown was born in England in
163 1 and came to this country and settled in
Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1662 he re-
moved to Marlboro, same state. In 1678 he
sold his farm to Thomas Rice and soon after
removed to Falmouth. Maine, then Massachu-
setts. From there he came to Watertown,
Massachusetts. His will was dated Novem-
ber 20, 1697. He married Esther Makepeace,
of Boston. Children : Joseph, born February
8, 1655 ; Elizabeth, March 26, 1657 ; Sarah,
July 18, 1661 ; Mary, December 19, 1662;
John, November 27, 1664; Hester; Thomas,
1669 ; Daniel, 1670 ; Deborah, 1673 ; Abigail,
March q. 1675 ; and Joseph, mentioned below.

(II) Joseph, son of John and Esther
(Makepeace) Brown, was born in Marlboro
in 1677 and died in Lexington, aged eighty-
six. He settled at Watertown Farms, now
Weston, and sold to Benjamin Garfield, a col-
lateral ancestor of President Garfield, seventy-
two acres of land in Weston, April 20, 1709,
and about this time removed to Lexington,
Massachusetts. He and his wife were admit-
ted to the Lexington church in May, 1713, of
which he was afterwards deacon. He was a
constable, selectman and town clerk. He mar-
ried Ruhamah Wellington and she died in
1772. a nonagenarian. Children: Ruhamah,
born July 15, 1701 ; Daniel, December 21,
1703; John, May 5. 1706; Joseph, September
8, 1708: Jonas, May 20, 1711 ; James. July 26,
1713: Josiah. August 21, 1714; Benjamin,
June 30, 1720; William. April 28, 1723.

(III) Jonas, son of Joseph and Ruhamah
(Wellington) Brown, was born as above in
W r atertown and died in Sutton, Massachu-
setts, to which town he removed earlv in life.



He was a merchant and postmaster. He mar-
ried Hannah, daughter of William and Mary
(Cutler) Munroe, of Lexington. Children:
Hannah, born May 15, 1735; Jonas, April 17,
1 737< Josiah, May 4, 1739; William, May 21,
1742; Ruhamah, August 4, 1743; William,
April 1, 1746; Ebenezer, April 10, 1749; Su-
sannah, July 7, 1750.

(IV) Ebenezer, son of Jonas and Hannah
(Munroe) Brown, was born April 10, 1749,
in Sutton, died in Hubbardston, Massachu-
setts, May 18, 1824, in which -town he spent
the most of his life. He married (first) Re-
becca Witt ; she died April 30, 1816. He mar-
ried (second) Lydia Coggswell. Children:
Oliver, born December 23, 1776; John, Janu-
ary 27, 1778; Polly, May 16, 1780; Charlotte,
1782; Rebecca, July, 1784; Ebenezer, 1786;
Sewell, February 11, 1793; Clarissa, May 8,
I 797> Clark, February 16, 1799; Harriet,
March 23, 1801 ; Shepherd, January 28, 1803;
Foster, July 1, 1805; Melinda, October 3,
1807 : Dexter and Russell.

(V) Ebenezer (2), son of Ebenezer (1)
and Rebecca (Witt) Brown, was born in 1786
in Hubbardston, died there October 22, 187 1.
He married (first) Lois Metcalf, (second)
Lydia Harwood, and (third) Vida Under-
wood, of Barre, Massachusetts. Children :
Edwin, born November 14, 1810; Austin, July
13. 1813; Louisa, June 13, 1815.

(VI) Edwin, eldest son of Ebenezer (2)
and Lois (Metcalf) Brown, was born Novem-
ber 14, 1810, in Hubbardston. and removed to-
Springfield, Massachusetts. He married Sally
Witt, April 10, 1834, by whom he had three
children. Lois E., born June 28, 1838 ; George
A.. October 21, 1840; Charles E., mentioned
below.

(VII) Charles Edwin, youngest son of Ed-
win and Sally (Witt) Brown, was born at
Hubbardston, December 19, 1842. He came
to Springfield in December, 1859, and for a
time attended school on Court street. He then
went to work for J. W. Hale & Company, re-
tail grocers, at the corner of Main and Court
streets. He remained there until September
1. 1863, when he went into partnership in the
grocery business at the watershops with W.
H. Pinney. the firm being known as Brown &
Pinney. While they were together they erect-
ed the Lincoln hall block. In 1868 Mr. Brown
left the firm of Brown & Pinney and began
traveling for West, Stone & Company, whole-
sale grocers, whose business was an outgrowth
of J. W. Hale & Company. Soon after he was
made a partner in the firm with John West



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and Harlan P. Stone, though the firm name
was not changed. This firm was maintained
for over thirty years. In 1901 it was dissolved,
Mr. Brown and his son, Fred, taking the
wholesale grocery business, as C. E. Brown &
Company. In September, 1907, Mr. Brown
and his son moved into a fine new building on
Lyman street. Deacon Brown was one of the
best-known citizens of Springfield, through
both his church and business connections. His
business career here of forty years had been
prosperous. During most of this time he had
been prominent in the First Church and had
become one of its pillars. He had an absorb-
ing interest in the church and labored faith-
fully for its success. His Sunday school class
there, only recently and but temporarily given
up, was famous. It is said that in size it was
second only to John Wanamaker's. Mr.
Brown served in the city council, as council-
man in 1887-88, and as alderman in 1897-98,
and he gave the city the honest service of a
shrewd busines man. During his service as
alderman he was chairman of the city prop-
erty committee which built the Forest park
school. To the Young Men's Christian Asso-
ciation also he gave wise and faithful service.
He was for years one of the directors of the
organization and was very influential, his ad-
vice being much relied upon. He was chair-
man of the building committee that erected
the central Young Men's Christian Associa-
tion building in 1894 and gave to the work
much time and wisdom. With Harlan P.
Stone, Noyes W. Fisk and others, Mr. Brown
organized the Grasse River Club, a well-
known outing organization with a preserve in
the Adirondacks. He was a member of the
board of trade, of the Masonic order and of
the Royal Arcanum. The late ex-Lieutenant-
Governor William H. Haile was a close friend.
Deacon Brown united with the First Church
in 1878 during a series of evangelistic meet-
ings held here by the celebrated Dwight L.
Moody. He had previously taken little inter-
est in church affairs, although he had been a
reputable and upright man. Soon after join-
ing the church he took up the work with the
Sunday school class which still bears his name.
It began with about ten or so young women,
three or four of whom are still members of
the class. In 1883 Mr. Brown was elected
deacon and had served continuously since,
having for a number of years been senior dea-
con. He had been treasurer of the deacons'
or church charities fund for many years also.
He served as a member of the parish commit-



tee twenty-five years, except for two years,
and during the past year was chairman of the
committee. His service for the church has
been faithfully and generously given. During
the many years of his three-fold service, there
have been few business or religious meetings
he has not attended. Probably no one con-
nected with the church now, and few in its
long history, have given more, and not of his
means alone, though he was one of the largest
contributors, but also of his time and his ear-
nest, whole-hearted effort on the various ac-
tivities of the church with which he allied him-
self. Of few are there more people ready to
speak highly. Deacon Brown was firmly es-
tablished in the respect, esteem and affection
of many who had been closely associated with
him for many years. No small portion of his
success with his Sunday school class has been
due to his own example, his sincerity and his
sympathy. He married Mary Elizabeth Crane,
of Springfield, daughter of Samuel R. and
Mary W. (Butler) Crane, both natives of
Berkshire county, Massachusetts, and their
children were: 1. Fred, married Isabella Lit-
tle, of Meriden, Connecticut ; two children :
Dorcas B., and Gathleen ; he is carrying on a
wholesale grocery business in Springfield. 2.
Alice, lives at home.



Robert Dunbar was a Scotch-
DUNBAR man, and probably the ancestor
of all of the name in Plymouth
county, Massachusetts, and vicinity. He set-
tled in Hingham soon after 1650. He was a
farmer on Scotland street. His will was dated
at Hingham, September 13, 1693, and he died

September 19, 1693. He married Rose ,

who died November 10, 1700. He left a good
estate and among his bequests was one to his
son Joseph, "enough apples annually from the
trees in my orchard to make two barrels of
cyder." Children, born in Hingham: 1. John,
born December 1, 1657. 2. Mary, October 25,
1660. 3. Joseph, March 13, 1661-62, mention-
ed below. 4. James, June 5, 1664, settled in
Bridgewater. 5. Robert, November 1, 1666,
died young. 6. Peter, September 6, 1668. 7.
Joshua, October 6, 1670. 8. Robert, January
31, 1672-73, died October 5, 1673. 9. Sarah,
married Benjamin Garnet. 10. Hannah, May
31, 1677. 11. Benjamin, died August 23, 1688.
(II) Joseph, son of Robert Dunbar, was
born at Hingham, March 13, 1661-62, died
May 17, 1725. He was a farmer and lived at
South Hingham. His will was proved Decem-
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born June 3, 1.668, died December 20, 1726,
daughter of John and Mary Garnet. Children,
born in Hingham : 1. Joanna, April 3, 1692.
2. Ruth, January 30, 1693-94, died Novem-
ber 9, 1716. 3. Mary, married, September 28,
1720, David Cane. 4. Deborah, March 21,
1696-97. 5- Jael, November 27, 1698. 6. Jo-
seph, October 13, 1700, died December 30,
1700. 7. Joseph. September 8, 1702. mention-
ed below. 8. David. June 4, 1704. 9. Jona-
than. 10. Daniel, died December 21, 1727.
11. Samuel, born about 1710. 12. Sarah,
married, December 5, 1729, Robert Garnet.
13. Hannah, born October 3, 1715.
"(Ill) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (1) Dun-
bar, was born in Hingham, September 8, 1702.
In 1736 he removed to Halifax, Massachu-
setts. He married ( intentions dated October

4. 1729) Elizabeth Cole, of Plympton. Chil-
dren, born in Hingham: 1. Joseph, November
9, 1 73 1. 2. Daniel. March 8, 1733-34- 3-
Hosea, December 31, 1735, mentioned below.

(IV) Hosea. son of Joseph (2) Dunbar,
was born in Hingham, December 31, 1735,
died at Halifax, Massachusetts. August 1,
1789. He served in the revolution in Lieuten-
ant Judah Wood's company, under Lieutenant
Colonel Thomas Lathrop, and marched from
Halifax to Bristol, Rhode Island, on the
alarm, December 9, 1776. He may have had
other service. He married, at Halifax, Au-
gust 1. 1767. Jennet Henry, of Bridgewater.
Children: I. Betty, born September 15, 1769.
2. Jennet. February 22. 1772. 3. William,
August 25, 1778. 4. Hosea, February 5, 1782.

5, John Henry, May 10. 1784, mentioned be-
low. 6. Nancy, November 1, 1787.

(V) John Henry, son of Hosea Dunbar,
was born in Halifax. Massachusetts. May 10,
1784. He resided at Dartmouth, where he
was a contractor and builder, and a leading
citizen. He served in the legislature. He mar-
ried Hannah Hedge Snow, daughter of
Thomas and Olive (Berry) Snow, of Brew-
ster. Her father was son of Thomas and Con-
stance ( Hopkins) Snow, and served in the
revolution. Her grandfather, Scotto Berry,
was also in the revolution. Among their chil-
dren was Albert, born July 17. 181 1, mention-
ed below.

(VI) Albert, son of John Henry Dunbar,
was born at Dartmouth. July 17, 181 1. About
1840 he removed to Brewster. He was a sea
captain and commanded the barques "Alt of
Oak and Magnolia." and the ships "Brewster,"
"North America," and others. In 1854 he re-
tired from a seafarin" life and became a mem-



ber of the firm of Dunbar & Colby, of New
York, ship-owners and brokers. About 1858
he removed to Brooklyn, New York, where he
died January 1, 1864. He married (first)
Mary Bangs; (second) February 22, 1845,
Hannah Snow Freeman, widow of Cap-
tain Joshua Freeman, who had two sons
by her first husband, Joshua and Thom-
as Snow Freeman. Children of first
wife: 1. Albert H., born July 21, 1837, men-
tioned below. 2. George, died young. Child
of second wife: 3. Hannah Emma, born
March 17, 1847, mentioned below.

1 \'1I ) Albert H., son of Albert Dunbar,
was born at Yarmouth, July 21, 1837. He re-
moved with his parents to Brewster in 1840.
He became a sea-captain, and commanded at
various times the ships "Josiah Bradlee,"
"Alhambra," "Gardner Colby," "Thacher
Macgown," "Kentuckian" and "Grecian."
While he was in command of the latter ship
he was wrecked in the China sea, on the pas-
sage from Manilla to Boston. In 1889 he left
the sea and went to San Diego, California,
where he died in 1892.

(VII) Hannah Emma, daughter of Albert
Dunbar, was born in Brewster, March 17,
1847. She married George B. Brown, of Bos-
ton, son of Joseph B. Brown, a prominent
builder of that city. George B. Brown was
engaged in the real estate business in Boston.
He was a prominent member of the Free Ma-
sons and of the Odd Fellows. He was a mem-
ber of the Boston Art Club, the Horticultural
Societv, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery
Company, fhe New England Guards. He was
an active and influential citizen, prominent in
social and business life and of great personal
popularity. He made friends readily and
commanded the respect and confidence of all
who knew him. In politics he was a Republi-
can, though he never sought public office or
took active part in political matters. In re-



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