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the 29th of November, 1665, but of both the names are unknown."
Again in Stiles's "Ancient Windsor:" "Nathaniel doubtless resided
on the river bank below the Scantic from the time of his marriage
(1662) — John Bissell, Sr., evidently died here (at Nathaniel's).

John Bissell, of Plymouth, Mass., 1628, and Windsor, Conn., 1639/40,
of Huguenot descent, came with wife Mary (Drake) Bissell, aged 26 years,
and three children. Built the first ferry across the Connecticut River.
He was made Juror at Hartford in 1640/43, October, 1645, March, 1647,
1648. He was Deputy to the General Court in 1642, and attended forty-six
sessions of the General and Particular Court before the Union of New Haven and
Connecticut Colonies, and served in all as Juror twelve sessions of the Court at
Hartford. John Bissell was Proprietor of Stratford and Deputy there, 1645/59,
and in 1654, Assistant Magistrate. See American Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 168. Some
of the names of Soldiers found in an old book of Records; Capt. John Bissel,
Nathaniel Bissel, John Terry, John Partee, and Thomas Moore. See State
Archives, Hartford, Conn., Travel, 373/37, p. 196. John Bissell was the first
Settler on the East Side of the Connecticut River at Windsor, Conn. He was a
soldier in King Philip's War, in 1675; Capt. John Bissel and Nathaniel Bissel
of Windsor, Troopers, in 1676. John Bissell in Troop of Cavalry of 60 members.
In 1675, the Bissel House was used as the Garrison. See Col. Dau. 17th Century,
p. 183; Index; John Bissel, 1591-1677, b. Eng., Served in King Philip's War in
1675, Deputy 1648-59, Windsor, Conn. See Soc. Col. Wars, p. 46, John Bissell
was Quartermaster of a Troop of Horse at Hartford, Conn., in 1677. This is
surprising, in view of the fact that John Bissell, Sr., would have been in his late
eighties at this time. Yet in Stiles' account to King Philip's War, the statement
is made, "In an old book of rates we find the following names of Windsor Troopers,
who were in actual service and received 6s 8d each 'on war account': Captain
John Bissell, John Bissell, Jr., and others. John Bissel, Jr., Capt. at Bolton, Dep-
uty, 1751, Lieut., 1768. After King Philip's War, there seems to have been a

Right Rev. Dr. WUUam
Henry Augustus Bissell,
bishop of the Protestant
Episcopal church of Ver-
mont, was born in Ran-
dolph, Vermont, Novem-
ber 10, 1814. The ancestry
of Bishop Bissell is of the
best British blood, and is
characterized by the best
traits of sterUng Puritan
piety and morality. John
Bissell, fii'st immigrant of
the name and founder of
the New England family,
was a citizen of East
Windsor, Connecticut,
prior to the year 1648, in
which he received the
grant of a ferry across the
Connecticut river. John
Bissell, his son, of whom
little is known, married a
daughter of Israel Mason.
His son, John Bissell, third
of that name, married
Sarah Loomis, by whom
he became the father of a
large family. Daniel Bis-
sell, son of John Bissell,
third, was born in 1698,
and married Jerusha
Fitch. His son, Daniel
Bissell, second, was mar-
ried twice, and by his sec-
ond wife was the father of Ezekiel Bissell, who was a physician by profession,
and who, on the 31st of May, 1796, married Elizabeth Washburn, by whom he
became the father of three sons and three daughters. He died May 13, 1824.

William H. A. Bissell was the son of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Washburn)

William Henry Augustus Bissell, DD.

Reference: "Genealogical and Family His-
tory of the State of Vemont," by Hon. Hiram

The entrance to the "Old Home" of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert G. Soule, of Fairfield, where
Bishop Bissell made his headquarters when
visiting Trinity Church. The author of this
book and her mother and sisters were con-
firmed by Bishop Bissell, Mr. and Mrs. Soule
being their godparents. Mrs. Albertine Soule
Hawley, their daughter, was the godmother
of Oscar Adelbert Rixford. Old Trinity
Church at Fairfield, Vt., was founded 1803.

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 19

period of great distress in some of the New England Colonies, but not so great in
Connecticut, for Connecticut sent Contributions to the other Colonies. In the
"Account of what persons of Windsor gave to the voluntary contributions made
for the poor in want in other Colonies," we find these contributions: John Bissel,
2s; John Bissell, Jr., 5s; Thomas Bissell, 1£, Samuel Bissell, 4s, and Nathaniel
Bissell, 1£;

John Bissell died Oct. 3, 1677, aged 86 years. His will was dated
Sept. 25, 1675; his sons John and Thomas made executors. Deacon
John Morse and Hon . . Daniel Clark Overseers of his will. Codicil
to his will dated April 6, 1677. Inventory was 520 P, 16s, 3d.
Appraised Oct. 22, 1677. John BisselFs first wife died May 21,
1641, and his next wife died Nov. 29, 1665.

Children of John Bissell, Sr. :

1. Maky, b. Eng.; m. Jacob Drake, April 12, 1649.

2. John*, b. Eng.; m. J Mason, dau. of Israel Mason, June 17, 16.58; he

d. 1693.

3. Thomas, b. Eng.; m. Abigail Moore, Oct. 11, 1655.

4. Samtjel, b. Eng.; m. Abigail Holcomb, June 11, 1658; d. May 17, 1698.

5. Nathaniel, b. in Windsor, Sept. 23, bapt. Sept. 27, 1640; m. Mindwell

Moore, Sept. 23, 1665.

6. JoicE or Joyce, m. Samuel Pinney, Nov. 7, 1665.

Tradition preserves the following jocose ditty which John Bissell
used to call his family :

"John, Tom, Sam and Nat,
Rise, Joice, and hang on the pot."

Samuel Bissell, born 1636, died 1700; married (first) June 11,
1658, Abigail Holcomb, who died 1688; married (second) Mary
(last name unknown) who died 1718.

Children, by first wife:

1. Johns, b_ ^pril 5, 1659.

The Right Rev. Dr. William Henry Augustus Bissell, Bishop of the Protes-
tant Episcopal Church of Vermont (EzekieP, DanieP, John^ John^, John^), born
in Randolph, November 10, 1814. Died at Burlington, May 14, 1895. He graduated
from the University of Vermont in 1836, and then began the study of theology at
the Vermont Episcopal Institute under Bishop Hopkins. He was ordained
Deacon by Bishop Onderdonk of New York, September 29, 1839, and Priest
by the same Bishop in Christ Church, Troy, N. Y., July 12, 1840. After successful
pastorates in Troy, Lyons and Geneva, N. Y., he was elected Bishop of Vermont,
March 11, 1868, and consecrated June 3, that year, in Christ Church, Mont-
pelier. His consecrator was the Right Rev. S. A. McCoskey, Bishop of Michigan,
assisted by the Bishops of Connecticut, John Williams; New York, Horatio
Potter; Maine, H. A. Neely; and Western New York, A. C. Cox, who was the
preacher for the occasion (Colossians, IV, V). Such is the bald recital of some
of the principal items in the life of this Man of God, whose fatherly love and
affection were ever given to the flock over which the Bishop presided. "The
Mountain Echo," Vol. XXXVII, No. 1, Diocese of Vermont, January, A. D.,

He organized the Vermont Branch of the Woman's Auxiliary.

2. Abigail, b. July 6, 1661; m. Dec. 26, 1678, James Enno, son (by his 1st

wife, Anna Bidwell), of the James Enno who married, as his second wife,
the widow, Ehzabeth Holcomb (Abigail Bissell's Grandmother). Abi-
gail (Bissell) Enno, d. April 19, 1728.

3. Jacob, b. March 28, 1664.

4. Mary, b. Sept. 15, 1666; m. John Pettibone, Jr., 1692.

5. Samuel, b. .Jan. 11, 1668.

20 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

6. Benajah, b. June 30, 1671.

7. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 4, 1677.

8. Deborah, b. Oct. 29, 1679.

9. Hannah, b. Sept. 18, 1682.
10. Joshua, b. .

Samuel Bissel, 1636-1700, Landed Proprietor and property owner
at Windsor, Conn. Samuel Bissell was one of the Original Signers
and Bridge Builders, 1749. See, Lineage Book N. S. D. A. C, p.
33, and Ancient Windsor, Conn., p. 468.

March 11, 1658, John Bissell, Jr., having managed the country-
ferry at Windsor, to entire satisfaction, received from the Court a
renewal thereof for ten years.

Original Church Records, p. 85, Under second Pastor, Rev.
Samuel Mather admitted to the Church, 1685, Mary Brown, 1686;
Samuel Barber, 1687; Abigal Bissel; (p. 846), John and Samuel
Bissel, baptized Nov. 27, 1650.

"John Bissel, son of Samuel, bapt. 1677." This is the last record
of Deacon Moore from June 15, 1666 to Feb., 1673, before he died.
A few of the List — Peter Brown 2-0 account granted, Hannah Drake,
Hannah Moore 7.

Samuel Bissell, Sen., Windsor, died Dec. 3, 1700. Inventory
495£-03-07. Taken Dec. 9, 1700, by John Moore, Sen., Matthew
Allyn and Benajah Holcomb. Will dated Aug. 2, 1697:

"I Samuel BisseU Senior of Windsor doe make this my last Will and testa-
ment. I give to my son Samuel 140£ besides that land which i have already given
him, on which his house standeth, which is about six acres. Item, I given to my
two daughters, Abigaile and Mary, which are already marryed, 20 £ to each be-
sides what they have already had. Item, I give to my three younger daughters,
Elizabeth, Deborah and Hannah, 75£ apiece etc. I give to my grandson John
Bissell, son of John Bissell deceased, 5 £ and 2 £-10 to my granddaughter Abigaile
Bissell. I give to my grandson Jacob Bissell my dwelling house at Simsbury. I
give to my wife Mary 20 shillings in silver money, and for Security for the pay-
ment of the 5£ per annum which I engaged to pay her while she remained my widow,
I make over ten acres of my meadow land at the South end known as the Great
Meadow. I nominate my son Samuel to be executor, and desire John Moore,
Lt. John Higley, Matthew AUyn, and Michael Taintor to be my Overseers.

Samuel Bissell, L. S.
Witness: John Moore, Sen.
John Higley, Sen.

References: "History of Windsor, Conn." (1859), pp. 540, 607, 851. Early
Puritan Settlers of Conn.," by Hinman, pp. 235-238.
Colonial Records. Old Church Records. ^^

"General Daniel Bissell, His Ancestors and Descendants, 1927,
pp. 3-4, 8, 12, 18-19 and 23.

Summary of Ancestry :

1. John Bissell, (1591, Eng.-Oct. 3, 1677); m. England, ,( May 21,

2. Samuel Bissell, (England-May 17, 1698); m. June 11, 1658, Abigail Hol-

comb, ( Aug. 17, 1688).

3. James, Jr. Eno, (Nov. 2, or Oct. 30, 1651-July 16, 1714); m. Dec. 26, 1678,

Abigail Bissell, (July 6, 1661 ). ^. .,

4. Lieut. Samuel^ Phelps, (Jan. 29, 1675, Windsor, Conn. ); m. Abigail

Eno, (March, 1696-March, 1728).

5. Lieut. Samuel^ Phelps, (AprU 5, 1708-Aug. 14/17, 1754); m. 1731, Ruth

Phelps, (Jan. 23, 1713 •).

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service


6. Joel Phelps, (Windsor, Conn., 1732 ); m. Sept. 8, 1757, Jerusha Nash,

(Oct. 5, 1734-1796).

7. Phineas Phelps, (April 10, 1767- April 20, 1813); m. Lydia Lawrence

(1761/2-Sept. 20, 1813).

8. David Nash Phelps, (Oct. 4, 1796-April 15, 1884); m. April 29, 1821, Eliza-

beth Hungerford, (Feb. 7, 1798- Jan. 7, 1878).

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book; Huguenot Society of Washington, D. C.

Abraham Browne

In the Heraldic Journal (Vol. 4, 1868) is mentioned a family of Browns, resi-
dent chiefly at Watertown, Mass., which was entitled to coat-armor as being an
off -shoot from a family of gentry settled at Swan Hall, Co. Suffolk. By the kind-
ness of one of the family, we are enabled to present the annexed engraving of the
arms, and also a transcript of the Original Grant as recorded in 1640. This copy is
taken from the second volume of Grants, p. 627, in the Heralds' College and was
made in 1860, by Albert W. Woods, Lancaster Herald. We are not taking the
space to copy this Grant here but anyone interested can easily get same from above
mentioned book.

Arms — Quarterly: first and fourth,
per bend argent and sable,
three mascles in bend counter-
changed; second and third,
sable, three mallets argent,
two and one.

Crest — ^A stock's head, couped and
nowed at the neck, between
two wings expanded argent.

Abraham Browne (1590-1650), son of Thomas, of "Swan-
Hall," Hawkedon, Suffolk Co., and descendant of John Browne
(b ca. 1330), of the Borough of Stamford, Co. Lincoln, alderman,
of Stamford, 1376-77; John Browne (d. 1442) whose munificence
built All Saints' Church, Stamford; William Browne (d. 1489),
of Stamford, alderman, sheriff of Rutland, founder of Browne's
Hospital, Stamford; and Christopher Browne (d. 1518), of Stam-

22 Three Sundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

ford and Tolethorpe Manor, Co. Rutland, sheriff of Rutland; came
from "Swan-Hall," Hawkedon, Co. Suffolk, Eng., in Winthrop's

fleet, to Watertown, Mass., 1630; freeman 1631; married Lydia

(d. 1686).

As Bond's "History of Watertown" is so easily accessible we will
merely say that this family is traced to John Browne, Alderman
of Stamford, Co. Lincoln, A.D., 1376. The family seems to have
divided into three branches, settled respectively at Stamford,
Tolethorp, Co. Rutland, and Swan-Hall, Co. Suffolk. The latter
branch is descended from the Christopher Browne, to whom the
foregoing Grant of Arms was made, and the descendants are there-
fore entitled to use this coat.

The Swan-Hall branch is traced through Christopher^, who died
1531 (son of the Grantee), Christopher^ (died at Swan-Hall, 1571),
and Thomas^, who died in 1590. Of his three sons, Richard^ and
Abraham^ settled in New England, as did also John®, son of his
eldest son John^ Of these only Abraham^ Browne, who settled at
Watertown, Mass., has left descendants here of the name. He left
sons Jonathan®, and Abraham®, of whom Jonathan® Browne mar-
ried Mary Shattuck and had Abraham 7, Benjamin ^ and William^,
all of whom left descendants. In 1640 he was surveyor of the town.

Abraham Browne^ was a very early settler, perhaps one of the
first of Watertown. He was a Land Surveyor, and, as is manifest
from the records, in the early Municipal Transactions of the town,
he received important appointments, and trusts more numerous
than were conferred upon any other person. He was Selectman
from 1636 to 1643, inclusive. 1641 the General Court appointed
him one of the Committee for laying out the 1000 acres of land
granted to the Artillery Co. at its 1st organization. Surveyor of
the town in 1640 to Oct. 7, 1641.

"N. S. D. A. C, 1921", p. 24— Abraham Brown, Marshal, 1654,
born 1618, took the Freeman's oath. May 18, 1631. Lived in
Hampton, where he died May 29, 1706. Abraham Brown,
Selectman of Watertown from 1635 to 1641.

His widow, Lydia, married Nov. 27, 1659, Andrew Hodges, of
Ipswich (Proprietor of Ipswich in 1639, where his wife, Ann, died
Nov. 15, 1658). He died Dec, 1665 (A. Hodges), and his widow
returned to Watertown, where she died Sept. 27, 1686. By wife
Lydia, Abraham Browne had 6 children, of whom at least one, and
probably two were born in England. The earliest record of a birth
in Watertown was that of his daughter, Lydia (3rd child) .

Children :

1. Jonathan.

2. Abraham.

3. Lydia.

4. Sarah.

5. Mary, b. in England; m. Apr. 10, 1650, John Lewis of Charlestown after-

wards of Maiden. His first wife was Margaret , by whom he had

six children. He d. Sept. 16, 1667. Mary m. 2nd, John Cutler.
(Watertown Mass. Genealogy by Bond, 1860, Vol. 1, p. 119.)

6. .

Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 23

Jonathan (4th child of Abraham and Lydia Browne), born
Oct. 15, 1635, married Feb. 11, 1661-2, Mary Shattuck. She died
Oct. 23, 1732, aged 87, and was buried in the Waltham graveyard.
His will was dated Feb. 19, 1690-1, and proved April 7, and Inven-
tory dated April 1, 1691. Wife and son Abraham, Executors.
Real estate, 6 lots of land, amounting to 211 acres, aopraised at
247 lbs. (Prob. Records, Vol. VII., 134-7). N. B.— His sons dropt
the final e. Jonathan Browne was Selectman 1686. Jonathan
Brown was on the list of first Settlers of Windsor, Conn. Also
Peter Brown. ("Soc. Col. Wars," p. 308) — Jonathan Brown,
Private in King Philip's War.

Children of Jonathan Browne :

1. Maby, b. Oct. 5, 1662; m. Mar. 1682/3, John Warren. They had two chil-


1. John.

2. Jonathan.

He d. July 11, 1703. She m. (2) March 14, 1703/4, Samuel Harrington.

2. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 19, 1664; m. March 25, 1687, Daniel Benjamin. She

d. Aug. 8, 1740. They had 10 children.

3. Jonathan, b. Oct. 25, 1666.

4. Patience, b. March 6, 1668/9; m. in Sherburne, March 5, 1686/7, James

Bigelow. She d. soon, leaving one child, who was b. before May 6,

5. Abbaham, b. Aug. 26, 1671; m. Mary Hyde, b. June 21, 1673. She d. Nov.

29, 1723. He d. Nov. 27, 1729. 9 children.

6. Samuel, b. Oct. 21, 1674; prob. d. unra.

7. Ltdia, b. March 31, 1677; m. Jan, 18, 1698/9, Benjamin Wellington. She

d. May 13, 1711. He d. Nov. 15, 1738, age 63.

8. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 10, 1679; prob. d. unm.

9. Benjamin, b. Feb. 27. 1681/2; m. Feb. 27, 1702/3, Anna Garfield. She d.

Sept. 13, 1737; he d. March 11, 1753.
10, William, b, Sept. 3, 1684; m. Jan. 10, 1704/5, Hannah Pease, of Cambridge,
who d, March 10, 1717/8. He m. (2) Dec. 11, 1718, Sarah Bond, b.
May 30, 1690 and she d. June 10, 1777.

Capt. Abraham Brown built and occupied the house since known
as the Esq. Jonathan Brown house, and now occupied by his heirs,
not less than 160 years old. Nov. 7, 1692, Abraham Brown and wife,
Mary, sold to James Bigelow (his brother-in-law) the 170-acre farm
land for £40. This farm was originally granted to his grandfather,
Abraham Brown, Sr.

Capt. Abraham Brown (5th son of Jonathan and Mary), born
Aug. 26, 1671, died Nov. 27, 1729; married Mary Hyde, born June
21, 1673, daughter of Job and Ehzabeth (Fuller) Hyde. (Hyde, 15).
She died Nov. 29, 1723, and was buried in the Waltham graveyard.
Her epitaph, "Pious in Life (Illegible) at death." He died Nov. 27,
1729, and buried by her side. He was Treasurer of Watertown in
1695 to 1700; Assessor in 1705, 6 and 1708; Selectman 1712 and
1726; Town Clerk in 1712; Innholder 1709-12; Ensign and Captain
1703-8-11. Upon the final settlement of the estate of his grand-
father, Abraham Brown, in Jan. 1694 (his father being then de-
ceased), all the real estate, including the homestead of his grand-
father, was assigned to him, by consent of the other heirs, he paying
them for their portions. His Will, dated July 20, 1728, proved

24 Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service

8 Dec. 1729, makes his second son, Samuel, his executor. Nov. 10,
1707, Ephraim WilHams, of Newton, afterwards a pioneer in the
settlement of Stockbridge, and father of the Founder of Williams
College, chose Capt. Abraham Brown, for his guardian. ("See
Jones, 28 and 102; also Biscoe, 7.) (Col. Dau. 17 Century, p. 189,
says, Capt. Abraham Brown Treasurer at Waltham 1695 to 1699.)
Children of Capt. Abraham Brown and Mary (Hyde) Brown:

1. Maby, mentioned in father's Will; m. Jan. 31, 1709/10, George Cutting.

2. Jonathan, b. 1694; d. July 25, 1758, aged 65.

3. Patience, bapt. June 27, 1697; m. Mar. 25, 1714, Elisha Smith of Weston.

4. Lydia, b. Dec. 30, 1697/8; m. Oct. 2, 1716, Joseph Hastings. She d. before

Dec. 15, 1730.

5. Hannah, b. Oct. 5, 1699; m. May 24, 1720, Ebenezer Bigelow of Weston,

6. Abbaham, b. Oct. 17, 1701; d. June 29, 1703.

7. Samuel, b. July, 1703 ; d. in Stockbridge, Feb. 17, 1784; m. Mercy Patterson.

8. John, b. April 19, 1705; d. in Weston, 1784.

9. Grace, b. Aug. 17, 1707; m. Oct. 26, 1737, David Child.
"Passengers of the Commonwealth," p. 63— John Brown to

Salem in "Four Sisters," 30 passengers. Samuel Brown from
Gravesend to Salem. Note — This John Brown was son of John
Brown, brother of Abraham Brown, the Emigrant.

Deacon Samuel Brown, a tailor (7th child of Capt. Abraham and
Mary), born July 21, 1703, died in Stockbridge, Feb. 17, 1784;
married Mercy Patterson (Patterson, 2). He settled first in
Watertown on a part of his father's farm, of whose estate he was
executor. His children were born in Watertown. About 1740 he
moved to Leicester, where he resided. May, 1742. Soon after this he
moved to Stockbridge. He had a very large share of the Muni-
cipal Offices and business of Stockbridge, while it was a precinct
and after it was incorporated as a town. He was a member of the
Provincial Congress in 1775. His Will, dated 1782, making son
Samuel, sole Executor, was proved March 2, 1784. His wife, Mercy,
died March 6, 1774, aged 71, and he died Feb. 17, 1784. He willed
all his estate, real and personal to his grandsons, John, Isaac,
Abram, Joseph and Lemuel. (History of Hadley, Mass., by Judd,
p. 292 says. Colonial Samuel Brown of Salem; Soc. Col. Wars,
Vol. Ill, p. 292 also says, Samuel Brown of Salem was a Col.)

Appendix I, p. 977, Samuel Brown, Theopolis Eaton and Isaac Johnson,
three of the 26 men to whom the Charter of Mass. Bay was granted. Archives,
Vol. 67, p. 64, Samuel Brown credited 04-18-06, Oct. 26, 1675 for War service.
Deacon Samuel Brown was a Revolutionary soldier which gave Mrs. Oscar H.
Rixford the 10th supplemental line to the Dau. of the American Pvevolution
Original Nat. No. 193195.

Children of Deacon Samuel Brown and Mercy Patterson :

1. Eunice, b. April 19, 1722; m. Southgate, of Leicester.

2. Mercy, b. Oct. 7, 1724; m. Dea. John Chamberlin, b. 1711. He d. 1805,

aged 94.

3. Samuel, b. April 6, 1727, a Magistrate of Stockbridge, Mass.

4. Beulah, b. 1736; d. Aug. 10, 1816; m. Oct. 9, 1759, Azariah Williams, of


5. Elijah, b. Aug. 4, 1730.

6. Isaac, b. Aug. 28, 1733; m. Elizabeth Warren, and settled m Richmond,


Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service 25

7. Maby, m. May 8, 1760, Isaac Lawrence, Jr., of Canaan, Conn., son of Isaac

and Lydia (Hewitt) Lawrence, of Canaan.

8. Abraham, b. 1740.

References: The Heraldic Journal, Vol. 4, 1868, p. 145.

Watertown Mass. Genealogy, Bond, Vol. 2, p. 124-5.
Watertown, Mass. Genealogy, Bond, 2nd Edition, Vol. I,

pp. 119, 221. 245.
Colonial Daughters, 17th Century (1923), p. 189.
Society Colonial Wars (1922), p. 69, Vol. 3, p. 292.
History of Ancient Windsor by Stiles, 1859, pp. 370, 559.
History of Hadley, Mass., by Judd, p. 292.
The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. V, p. 90.

Summary of Ancestry :

1. Abraham Browne, (b England 1590, d. 1650); m. England, Lydia •

(England-Sept. 27, 1686).

2. Jonathan Brown, (Oct. 15, 1635-1690/1); m. Feb. 11, 1661/2, Mary Shat-

tuck (1645-Oct. 23, 1732).

3. Capt. Abraham Brown, (Aug. 26, 1671-Nov. 27, 1729); m. about 1691,

Mary Hyde, (June 21, 1673-Nov. 29, 1723).

4. Dea. Samuel Brown, (July 21, 1703-Feb. 17, 1784); m. 1721, Mercy

Patterson, (Sept. 1, 1702-March 6, 1774).

5. Isaac Lawrence, Jr., (of Canaan, Conn.); m. May 8, 1760, Mary Brown.

6. Phineas Phelps, (April 10, 1767-April 20, 1813); m. New Haven, Vt.,

Lydia Lawrence, (1761/2-Sept. 20, 1813).

7. David Nash Phelps, (Oct. 4, 1796-April 15, 1884); m. April 29, 1821,

Elizabeth Hungerford, (Feb. 7, 1798-Jan. 7, 1878).

From here same as Summary of Arms Ancestry, 8th to 10th Generations;
Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, p. 136, No. 772; and Daughters of the
American Colonists, 1931, pp. 26-36, No. 2089; ancestry traced by the author of
this book.

Descendants op Peter Brown

Peter Brown of Plymouth and Dorchester, Mass., born in
England about 1600; died in Plymouth, Mass., 1633; was one of
the Signers of the Compact on board the Mayflower, 1620, was one
of the seven which remained of all the Company of the Mayflow-
er, able either to nurse the sick or to bury the dead, took charge of
digging the graves and burying the dead of the Mayflower. Married
(first) about 1623, Martha Ford, a widow and had 2 children, viz. :
Mary and Priscilla; married (second) about 1628, Mary, and had
2 children, viz.: Peter and John.

He was admitted a freeman in 1633. Mary and Martha Brown,
probably his wife and elder daughter, had divisions of cattle with
him in 1627. It is supposed that his first wife was Martha, and that
Mary and Priscilla were her daughters and the two mentioned by
Governor Bradford as married in 1650. In 1644, the daughters were
placed in the care of their uncle, John Brown, a leading citizen of
Duxbury. Peter Brown died in 1633, before October 10, and his
estate was settled by the court, Nov. 11, 1633. Administration was
granted to the widow Mary. He had several children, among whom
was Peter mentioned below :

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Peter^, son of Peter^ Brown, was born in 1632. He settled at
Windsor, Conn., and lived to be nearly sixty years old. He died at
Windsor, March 9, 1692, leaving an estate of four hundred and nine
pounds to be divided among his thirteen children.

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