Descendents of George W. Brown (Apr 1836 - 23 Dec 1898)
and Alice Eleanor Messer (18 Feb 1841 - 25 Nov 1928)

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Pre-emigrant Generation                      

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PARENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)

Pre-emigrant Generation

1A. Thomas Brown

Son of Thomas Brown and Jane. born ca 1800, Southmoor, Berkshire ca 1800 (from 1851 Census). Christened 1800. Died after 1851.

He married Sophia Hissey of Southmoor at Longworth on 20 July 1820 (North Berks Marriage Index - Husbands).  Sophia was the daughter of John Hissey and Mary Dewe. Sophia was baptized on 25 June 1797 at Longworth Parish Church, Berkshire (Longworth Berks. Parish Registers Baptisms and Marriages, p. 59).

Thomas and Sophia had at least 11 children. Most christened at Shifford Chapel (Goadby, 1970), a structure that was razed in 1861 due to structural problems and then rebuilt in 1861-1862 (see illustrations below). In recognition of their mother Sophia's maiden name their seventh child John Hissey Brown was named for Sophia's father John Hissey. Thomas was one of a long line Thomas's and thus their eldest son was named Thomas as well.

 

Beginning with the birth of their oldest child Thomas the residence of Thomas and Sophia is listed as Brighthampton with Thomas's profession listed as farmer. The Browns had long been a prominent Yeoman family in the area and in addition to being substantial farmers were also malters. Thomas Brown, at least initially, followed this tradition as they lived on Malthouse Farm, which had been in their family since an an earlier George Brown (d. 1761) had received copyhold for the property and built a malthouse in 1740 (Baggs et al., 1996).

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An 1850 map of Brighthampton showing localities of various farms in the community including Malthouse Farm where Thomas Brown and wife Sophia Hissey lived.
Source: Bagg et al. (1996)
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

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Air photo showing relative position of Malthouse farm within Brighthampton. Source: Google Maps.

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Map of communities in northern Berkshire and just across the Thames in southern Oxfordshire where the families of Thomas Brown and wife Sophia Shifford lived for several generations.

Source: Google Maps.

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Airphoto at same scale as the map to left of communities in northern Berkshire and just across the Thames in southern Oxfordshire where the families of Thomas Brown and wife Sophia Shifford lived for several generations. Source: Google Maps.

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Air photo showing relative position of Malthouse Farm and the Shifford Church (see images below) where all of the children of Thomas Brown and Sophia Hissey were christened as well as the burial place of several generationsof the Brown family.

Source: Google Maps.

In the 1841 census the Thomas Brown residence is identified as Bampton Hundred, Brighthampton. This is not a specific reference to their farm but to an ancient division of land covering some 48,500 acres on the west side of Oxfordshire, the eastern boundary of which ran through the western part of Brighthampton. Further confirmation that Thomas was a landowner at Malthouse Farm is provided in the 1851 census where he is listed as a "Landed Proprietor". In the Oxfordshire context this generally meant that not only did one own land but indicated that at least part of the property was rented out to earn an income. It is unknown at present though as to how large the land holdings of Thomas Brown were. In the time of an earlier Thomas Brown (d. 1764) the family also owned Manor Farm in adjacent Standlake. It is not known whether this property or others were still in the family.

For unknown reasons Thomas Brown let the malthouse at Malthouse Farm fall into disrepair and it had partly fallen down before 1855 (Baggs et al., 1996) and was demolished completely by 1857 (Ackerman, 1857, 1860) resulting in the discovery of an ancient Anglo-Saxon burial ground under the foundations (see below).

Sophia Hissey died on 9 Feb 1843 and was buried in the Shifford Parish Church graveyard on 24 Feb 1843.

From the list of Memorials in Shifford Church & Churchyard (from Giles's History of Bampton dated 1847) as recompiled in Goadby (1970, p. 55). 1843 was not a good year for the family as their eldest son Thomas also died that year on 1 May 1843 at the age of 21.

 

From the list of Memorials in Shifford Church & Churchyard (from Giles’s History of Bampton dated 1847) as recompiled in Goadby (1994), p. 55:


BROWNE, Sophia   wife of Thomas of Brighthampton, d. 19 Feb 1843, age 45.


They had the following Children (see supplemental information below for baptismal records):
2A i Thomas Brown
3A ii Sophia Brown
4A iii Alfred Brown
5A iv Louisa Brown
6A v Henry Brown
7A vi Sarah Ann Brown
8Avii John Hissey Brown
9A viii Stephen Brown
10A (1) ix George Walter Brown
11A ix Charles Brown.
12A x Sarah Ann Brown

Thomas Brown and Sophia Hissey chidren baptismal records

 

2A i: Thomas Brown

Baptized 9 Sep 1821 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton, p. 7. d. 1 May, 1843, aged 21.

 

3A ii: Sophia Brown
Baptized 26 Dec 1823 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton, p. 7.

 

4A iii: Alfred Brown
Baptized 9 Jul 1826 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton, p. 8.

 

5A iv: Louisa Brown
Baptized 20 Jul 1828 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton, p. 8. buried, 9 Nov 1848, aged 22.

 

6A v: Henry Brown
b. ca 1830 (from 1841 census).

 

7A vi: Sarah Ann Brown

Baptized 30 Nov 1831 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton, p. 8. d. 2 Oct 1835, aged 4.

 

8A vii: John Hissey Brown

Baptized 26 Apr 1833 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton. Shifford Parish Register p. 8.

 

9A viii Stephen Brown
Baptized 5 Apr 1835 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton. Shifford Parish Register p. 9.

10A (1) ix: George Walter Brown
Baptized 24 Mar 1837 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton. Shifford Parish Register p. 9.

 

11A ix Charles Brown

Baptized 8 Mar 1839 at Shifford Parish Church (Church of England), Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas (farmer) and Sophia Brown of Brighthampton. Shifford Parish Register p. 9.

 

12A x Sarah Ann Brown

b. ca 1842 (from 1851 census)

Shifford Church

Sketch of Shifford Chapel, circa 1850. A chapel has existed on this site since ca AD 1230. The chapel was periodically modified although the position of the church on the flood plain of the Thames contributed to the deterioration of the structure. This difficulty was noted in the early 18th century when it was stipulated that prayers and a sermon would occur at Shifford 'when the weather and floods permit'. By the late 18th century the structure was periodically left derelict. By 1787 repairs had been made and by the early 19th century ~30 persons attended services regularly, a number which increased to ~50 by 1851. This was the state of affairs when Thomas Brown and Sophia Hissey attended services here with their children, most of whom were christened here. Due to its age and periodic flood damage the building was in need of almost constant repair. It was decided that it would be best to raze the structure and rebuild on the same foundation. Following demolition of the old chapel in 1861 the current St. Mary's Church illustrated below was immediately built in 1861-1862 and still is in occassional use. Source: History of the County of Oxford, vol 13. For more detailed information see:
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15957

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Left: AD 1887 view of St Mary's Church, Shifford, Oxfordshire from the northwest. The small church designed by J. Clarke was built in 1863 to replace an earlier Georgian chapel illustrated above. Nothing remains of its medieval predecessor except a rehung, possibly 13th-century bell, and the base of an apparently medieval cross in the churchyard. Of interest to Brown descendants is the presence of a grave stone reset against the inside west wall commemorating Thomas Brown (d. 1799) and his wife Mary. This Thomas Brown was the great grandfather of the George Brown who emigrated to New Brunswick. Source: Photographer Henry W. Taunt (1887). Reference no: CC73/00030 Archive Holder: English Heritage, Right: Nearly identical view taken in 2007. Source: Tim Patterson, 4 Sep 2007. More images of St. Mary's and a history of the churches on this site may be found at this link.

References:

 

Akerman, J.Y. 1857 "Researches in a Cemetery of the Anglo-Saxon Period at Brighthampton, Oxon.", Archaeologia 37, 391-398.

Akerman, J.Y. 1860 "A Cemetery of the Anglo-Saxon Period at Brighthampton, Oxon.", Archaeologia 38, 84-97.

Baggs, A.P., Chance, E., Colvin, C., Day, C.J., Selwyn, N., Townley, SC, 1996. 'Shifford: Church', A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 13: Bampton Hundred (Part One) pp. 108-110. In Crossley, A., Currie, CRJ (eds). A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 13.

URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15957.

 

Goadby, F.R.L. 1970. Shifford Parish Registers (1721-1969). Oxfordshire Family History Society. 71 p. (available from the Oxfordshire Family History Society as a microfiche). Available here as downloadable pdf file (very large file at 231 MB)

 

North Berks Marriage Index - Husbands. 2004.   Search carried out on 15 Nov 2006 from an index created 29 Oct 2004 using the search services of the Oxfordshire Family History Society).


 

Supplemental Information:


Selected extracts from Baggs et al. (1996) which refer to Thomas Brown and his family.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

 

from p. 185-195

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=15981&strquery=brighthampton%20brown

There was a malthouse at Malthouse Farm, Brighthampton, by 1740 when George Brown (d. 1761) obtained the copyhold, and both he and his son Thomas (d. 1799) called themselves maltsters as well as being substantial farmers. (fn. 55) Before 1855 a later Thomas Brown allowed part of the malthouse to fall down, and the building was demolished soon after. (fn. 56)

 

55 St. John's Coll. Mun., ADMIN. I. A.7, pp. 110, 411; ibid. XVII.45; O.R.O., MSS. Wills Oxon. 118/2/52, 119/3/34.
56 St. John's Coll. Mun., XI.22, pp. 66, 73; Archaeologia, xxxvii. 391; cf. C.O.S., PRN 13124.

 

 

from p. 171-180

 

Few later houses are notable, though some solid farmhouses reflect the parish's status as a community of moderately prosperous yeomen, rural tradesmen, and cottagers. Manor Farm (Floreys) at Brighthampton, (fn. 29) a substantial stone-built house with mullioned windows, dripmoulds, and steep-pitched roofs, was built in the early 17th century on a two-room plan, with a rear stair turret and outshut and a symmetrical west front; it was extended southwards soon after, perhaps c. 1659, (fn. 30) and in the 19th century the outshut was continued along the entire length of the back and raised to two storeys. A rough inscription TB 1721 on the door jamb refers perhaps to Thomas Brown (d. 1764), one of a prominent yeoman family which owned the house for much of the 18th century (fn. 31) but who was non-resident in 1754.

29 Above, Bampton, gen. intro.; below, church.
30 O.R.O., Standlake tithe and incl. maps; cf. V.C.H. Oxon. xii. 240, 268.
31 Above, Northmoor, intro.

 

Between 1801 and 1871 the number of houses rose from 117 to 219, (fn. 36) partly through subdivision (fn. 37) but also through erection of new cottages. Among them were Longwood Cottage Row opposite Standlake High Street, built in stages between c. 1789 and 1847, and nos. 31–7 Rack End, built probably in the 1850s. (fn. 38) The Limes, a tall, three-storeyed house east of Manor Farm on the edge of the former common, with a fanlight and hood over a central doorway, was built evidently before 1841 when it housed a small private school, and from 1877 was occupied by a prominent farmer. (fn. 39) Inclosure prompted little new building, though the outlying Westfield Farm was erected apparently as labourers' accommodation before 1860, (fn. 40) and some dilapidated farmhouses were rebuilt, notably Malthouse Farm in Brighthampton (c. 1888) (fn. 41) and Manor Farm in Standlake (1889). (fn. 42) During the 1890s the Cavendish Land Co. of Westminster (Mdx.) planned a group of riverside holiday chalets in the former common, but the scheme was abandoned leaving only Bankside Lodge and an embanked access road dubbed Manor Avenue. (fn. 43) New institutional buildings were the Baptist chapel on Abingdon road, built in 1832, the parish school, built in 1846, and the Primitive Methodist chapel at the Green, built c. 1865. (fn. 44)

36 Ibid. incl. maps; O.S. Map 6", Oxon. XXXVIII (1883 edn.).
37 D. & C. Exeter, MS. 2865; O.R.O., Standlake tithe map. For rerouting of the Thames at Haul Ham c. 1675, Magd. Coll. Mun., EP 147/7.
38 O.R.O., Standlake tithe map; ibid. incl. map B; below, econ. hist, (agric.).
39 O.R.O., Standlake tithe award (1844); ibid. Brighthampton tithe award (1852); cf. D. & C. Exeter, MSS. 2865, 2867; ibid. MS. 2931, s.v. decima; Oxon. Local Hist. ii (2), 36–7, 42–6.
40 O.R.O., Standlake tithe award (1844); cf. ibid. incl. award, schedule s.v. Brighthampton.
41 P.R.O., PROB 11/283, f. 401; O.S. Map 6", Oxon. XXXVIII (1883 edn.); below, econ. hist, (mills).
42 Grundy, Saxon Oxon. 29–30, which misinterprets the boundary; above, Ducklington, intro.
43 O.R.O., tithe award (1844); below, econ. hist, (agric.).
44 V.C.H. Oxon. i. 405, 414, 423, 425–6; Grundy, Saxon Oxon. 28. The woodland may have been briefly re-attached to Bampton manor: above, Bampton: Bampton and Weald, manors.

 

 

Anglo-Saxon cemetery found at Malthouse Farm

 

Documentation of an early Anglo-Saxon Cemetery found under the Malthouse at Malthouse Farm when it was demolished 1857 provided a precise date for its removal and an indicators of the extensive archaeological habitaiton records that exist in the region. See:

http://www.gla.ac.uk/archaeology/resources/Anglo-Saxon/cemeteries/bright.html

The cemetery at Malthouse Farm, Brighthampton was discovered in 1857 by workmen demolishing the malthouse on the farm (Akerman 1857, 1860). Akerman excavated 54 graves containing 59 individuals and also 10 cremations during 1857. In some cases, graves contained more than one burial, and in two instances hese appear to have been double inhumations. In the remaining cases earlier burials were disturbed by later burials.The cemetery was well documented, not always the case with nineteenth century excavations. The majority of grave descriptions include sex and/or age, some elements of body position, associated artefacts, and in some cases the position of artefacts.

 

 

Census Records

 

Census Records for 1841 and 1851 provide important information on the makeup of the Brown household at Bampton Hundred.

1841 Census Transcript

Search carried out on 13/11/2006 from an Index dated 22/02/2005   using the

Search Services of the Oxfordshire Family History Society

HO107/ 0872/ 005/ 03    Bampton Hundred    Brighthampton

Book/Folio Address Head Surname Forename Age Occupation Born In County

05/03 Upend 1 BROWN Thomas 70 independant Y

05/03    BROWN Thomas 40 farmer Y

05/03    BROWN Thomas 15   Y

05/03    BROWN Sophia 40   Y

05/03    BROWN Sophia 15   Y

05/03    BROWN Alfred 14   Y

05/03    BROWN Louisa 12   Y

05/03    BROWN John 9   Y

05/03    BROWN Stephen 7   Y

05/03    BROWN George 5   Y

05/03    BROWN Henry 11   Y

05/03    BROWN Charles 2   Y

 

By the time of the 1851 census the size of the Brown household was greatly reduced due to deaths and older children moving away.   In the 1841 census all claimed to have been born in Brighthampton Oxfordshire County.   However, in the 1851 census the Thomas now claimed to have come from Southmoor in Berkshire.

1851 Census Transcript

Search carried out on 13/11/2006 from an Index dated 05/08/2003   using the Search Services of the Oxfordshire Family History Society HO107/ 1731/ 210    Witney Union, Standlake

Fol.Sch. Address Surname Forename Rel Age Occupation Cnty Birthplace

___ 103   BROWN Thomas HD w 52 Landed Proprieter BRK Southmoor

   Sophia DA u 27   OXF Brighthampton

   George SO 13   OXF Brighthampton

   Sarah Ann DA 9   OXF Brighthampton

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

First Immigrant Generation

1. George W. Brown

Born Apr 1836, Brighthampton, Oxfordshire. Son of Thomas Brown and Sophia Hissey. Christened 24 Mar 1837, Shifford Parish Church (Church of England). Died 23 Dec 1898 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

George W. Brown was born in Brighthampton, Oxfordshire, England, came to Harvey Settlement in the 1850s. This community is contiguous with Standlake to the immediate east where family lore indicates that he migrated from (listed as "Standlic* near Burford" in Maxwell and Brown, 1999).

 

George received land grant #75, which was 100 acres in the York Mills area, on what was then called the Grieve road (later Murray Road) for the Grieve family that lived where the road ended near the Magaguadavic River. The road was quite primitive initially suitable only for oxen. With perseverence and hard work George cleared the land and built a primitive home where he and his family lived until he could built a comfortable frame house.

 

There were three other farms adjoining the Brown farm belonging to Alfred Thomas, Joseph Gass and John Reynolds.   These three eventually moved to other areas, selling their farms to the Browns.

   

George and Alice had twelve children.

More Information on this family is in a book compiled by the late George Maxwell and the late Ida Brown Swan, "George Walter Brown and Alice Eleanor Messer and Descendants, 1834-1999 although the birth date listed for George Brown of Apr 1834 and the small amount of information on the pre-emigration life of George Brown in Oxfordshire is inaccurate.

 

He married Alice Eleanor Messer, daughter of William Messer Alice (Or Alison) Brown, 8 Nov 1859 in Harvey, York Co., NB . Born 18 Feb 1841 in Harvey. Christen 13 Mar 1842 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 25 Nov 1928 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Baptised by Rev. Daniel McCurdy, in Harvey on 13 Mar 1842, name Alison Eleanor.

   

From York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB):   Witnesses to marriage were Thomas Messer and Jane Atkinson.

 

1861 census stated the following:

George Brown m. head of family age 25, English, farmer, Presbyterian.

Alice Eleanor f. wife, age 20, native.

William m. son, age 1, native.

Lot No 75 – No of hands employed 1 male, 1 female. Acres of land owned or occupied 18 improved. Cash value of farm 40 pounds. value of machinery and implements 1 pound, 1 milch cow, 2 working oxen, 2 sheep, 4 swine, 400 lb. of pork slaughtered, 100 lb. butter, 8 lb. wool, 120 bu. oats – 5 acres, 35 bu buckwheat – 1 1/2 acres, 8 bu. timother, 120 bu. potatoes – 1 acre.

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Undated sepia photographic portraits of George Walter Brown and his wife Alice Eleanor Messer. These photographs are interesting in that the crayon composite portrait of this couple below is based on these photographs. It is not known whether the composite was created at the same time as these photographs or at a later date. Source: Carol Brown, April 14, 2007.

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Undated large format colorized crayon photographic portrait of George Walter Brown and wife Alice Eleanor Messer. Image on left was rephotographed in black and white in 1984 by Tim Patterson when the image was in the collection of Hazen Patterson of Tweedside. Image had suffered water damage. Image on right was scanned in October 2006 from one of the facscimile prints made in 1984 and the water damage was digitally repaired. The originale image has now gone into the collection of another family. When it can be found and rephotographed a color version will be included here.

Copied from newspaper obituary (1928):

Mrs Alice Brown

York Mills, NB, Dec 3--The community was saddened by the death of Alice, wife of the late Geo Brown, which occurred Sunday, November 25, at the age of 88 years.

   

Deceased was one of the oldest residents of Harvey and had been in failing health for some time past.   She has left a place in the hearts of her children which can never be filled, being a most devoted mother to all.

   

 

She is survived by three daughters and five sons:   Mrs Patterson, Tweedside; Mrs Marshall Gass, York Mills; Mrs Simpson Burrell, Millinocket, Me.; Thomas, York Mills; Charles, Harvey; Walter, Boston; Sterling, at home; and Stephen, Vancouver, BC; also 36 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

   

All her children except Stephen, of British Columbia, were present at her funeral, which took place Tuesday, November 27, Rev. H. McLean officiating.

 

They had the following children:

  2   i.   William Brown

  3   ii.   Sarah Ann "Annie" Brown

  4   iii.   Thomas Messer Brown

  5   iv.   Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brown

  6   v.   Charles Lister Brown

  7   vi.   Alice "Ellen" Brown

  8   vii.   Henry Brown

  9   viii.   Walter Brown

  10   ix.   Henry Brown

  11   x.   George "Sterling" Brown

  12   xi.   Stephen Brown

  13   xii.   Ida Isabelle Brown

 

 

*In discussions with local people in the Brighthampton-Standlake area in the summer of 2007 it was noted that the general pronunciation in the area was close to 'Standlic' suggesting that scribing of oral history resulted in the mispelling.

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

2. William Brown 

Son of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 28 Jul 1860 in Harvey. Died 17 Oct 1888 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

 Died 17 Oct 1888, age 28 years, Inflamation of bowels.   (From church records.)   No further information.

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

3. Sarah Ann "Annie" Brown

Daughter of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 20 Apr 1862 in Harvey. Died 24 Aug 1945 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary:   (1945)

Death Aged Woman.   Mrs James Patterson, Harvey Station, 82, Had Been Ill Long time.

Harvey Station, N.B., Aug 30 -- Tweedside lost one of its oldest and most respected residents on Thursday, August 24th, when Mrs James Patterson passed away at the home of her son, Hazen Patterson.   She was 82 years of age and a life long resident of this place.

   

Mrs Patterson was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and was active in the work of the church and community until her health failed.   During an illness of several years she was tenderly and devotedly cared for by her family, particularly by her daughter-in-law, Mrs Hazen Patterson. She leaved to mourn, two sons:   Hazen and Carl Patterson, Tweedside, one daughter, Mrs Alice Lynch, Portland, Me., two sisters, Mrs Ida Burrell, Millinocket, Me., and Mrs Marshall Gass, York Mills, N.B., five brothers, Walter Brown, Boston, Mass., Stephen Brown, Sterling Brown, York Mills, N.B., Charles Brown, Saint John, N.B., and Thomas Brown of Thomaston, N.B.   There are eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

She married James Wesley "Jim" Patterson, son of William Patterson & Sarah Ann Jane Dibblee, 22 Jun 1892 in York Co., NB. Born 29 Feb 1844 in Harvey. Died 19 May 1918 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

   

PANB   #F15552, p. 565: "James Patterson and Mary Swan on Dec 22, 1864 by Samuel Johnson, witnesses William G. Patterson and Isabella Thompson."

   

Jim and Mary first lived on Hanwell Road, then moved to Tweedside to the farm later known as the Hazen Patterson farm.

   

After the death of his first wife, Mary Swan, Jim married Sarah Ann Brown.   There were four children from the first marriage, and four children from the second marriage.

 

Copied from newspaper obituary - 1918:

James Patterson

Harvey Station, May 21 -- James Patterson, a well known and respected farmer of Tweedside, died at his home there on Sunday morning after an illness of more than a year.   He was the second son of William Patterson, one of the pioneers of Harvey, and was in the seventy-fifth year of his age.  

He is survived by four sons and two daughters and also by his wife.   His daughters are Mrs Charles L. Brown, of Manners Sutton and Miss Alice at home.   Two of his sons, Hazen and Carrol, reside at Tweedside, William in Boston, and Abner at Rumford Falls, Me.

   

The funeral took place from his late residence at Tweedside yesterday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Mr Grant of McAdam, in the absence of the pastor, Rev. J. F. McKay, who has gone to New Glasgow, N.S., to attend the funeral of a relative.

 

They had the following children:

  14   i.   George "Hazen" Patterson

  15   ii.   Carroll McLean Patterson

  16   iii.   Thomas "Sterling" Black Patterson

  17   iv.   Alice Arlene Isabell Patterson

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

4. Thomas Messer Brown

Son of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 27 May 1864 in Harvey. Died 16 Jun 1946. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

They lived in Wilmot, and had eight children:   George, Lena, Elizabeth, Pearl, Milton Young, Margaret, Mildred and Verden.

 

He married Isabelle Miller, 6 Jul 1887 in York Co., NB By G. Goodrich Roberts, Anglican. Born 31 Mar 1870 in Parish Of Prince William, York Co., NB. Died 18 May 1936. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

Isabelle was the daughter of Robert Miller and Elizabeth.

Witnesses to marriage were Wesley Nichol and Maggie Miller.

They had the following children:

  18   i.   George B. Brown

  19   ii.   Lena May Brown

  20   iii.   Elizabeth Brown

  21   iv.   Pearl Brown

  22   v.   Milton Young Brown

  23   vi.   Margaret B. Brown

  24   vii.   Mildred Luella Brown

  25   viii.   Verden Miller Brown

 
 
 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

5. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brown

Daughter of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 6 Jan 1867 in Harvey. Died 6 Dec 1958 in York Mills. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Elizabeth's first husband, Frederick Nichol died at an early age, and is buried at Pokiok Settlement.   She had one daughter from first marriage, and nine children from second marriage.

 

Died at age 91 yr. 11 mo., at home of her son Alden Gass.

  

She first married Frederick John Nichol, 30 Jun 1886 in Harvey, York Co., NB By J. A. McLean, Presbyterian . Born 1860 in Parish Of Prince William, York Co., NB. Died 5 Sep 1887. Buried in Pokiok Settlement Cemetery.

 

Son of William Nichol and Jane Marsh.

Witnesses to marriage were Annie Brown and Edmund Nichol.

Frederick and Elizabeth lived at Pokiok Settlement.

They had the following children:

  

26   i.   Faye Elta Nichol

 

She second married Thomas "Marshall" Gass, son of Thomas Gass & Mary Marshall, 26 Dec 1889 in Harvey. Born 26 Apr 1865 in Harvey. Died 10 May 1947. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

They lived at York Mills, NB.

They had the following children:

  27   i.   Ernest Hazen Gass

  28   ii.   Harry William Gass

  29   iii.   Milford Thomas Gass

  30   iv.   Norman George Gass

  31   v.   Hazel Alice Gass

  32   vi.   Ward Patterson Gass

  33   vii.   Emma May Gass

  34   viii.   Alden Brown Gass

  35   ix.   Oswald Walter Gass

 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. Charles Lister Brown

Son of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 6 May 1869 in Harvey. Died 31 Oct 1955 in Lancaster. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

Two birth dates for Charles:   28 Apr 1869 and 6 May 1869--not sure which is correct.

Charles and Annie lived on a farm on the Swan Road in Harvey, and had four children.   Charles died at the home of his son, G. Colby Brown, Lancaster, N.B.

 

He married Sarah Ann Jane Dibble "Annie" Patterson, daughter of James Wesley "Jim" Patterson & Mary Swan, 21 Oct 1896 in York Co., NB. Born 23 May 1873 in Tweedside, NB. Died 6 Mar 1931 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

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Undated informal photograph of Sarah Ann Jane Dibble "Annie" Patterson (23 May 1873 - 6 Mar 1931). Wife of Charles Lister Brown (above).

 

Source: Aubrey Moffitt, McAdam, NB. Reproduction scanned by Tim Patterson, 22 Mar 2009.

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Undated informal photograph of Charles Lister Borwn (b. 6 May 1869 - d. 31 Oct 1955). Husband of Sarah Ann Jane Dibble "Annie" Patterson (below).

Source: Aubrey Moffitt, McAdam, NB. Reproduction scanned by Tim Patterson, 22 Mar 2009.

Copied from newspaper obituary, 1931:

Wife of York Co. Farmer Succumbs.

 

Funeral of Mrs Charles Brown, Harvey Station, Held.

 

Harvey Station, York Co., March 8 -- Following a short illness, the death of Mrs Annie Brown,wife of Charles Brown, farmer, occurred here Friday.   Mrs Brown was 57 years of age and was highly esteemed by many friends.

 

The funeral was held this afternoon from her home.   Rev. J. H. McLean conducted the service, assisted by Rev. J. M. Murchison, of Saint John.   The hymns sung by the choir of the United Church were "Asleep in Jesus", "Shall We Gather at the River", "Nearer My God To Thee", and a solo, "Shadows", by Mr Murachison.   Among the many beautiful flower tributes was a spray from the W.M.S. of which Mrs Brown was an active member.

 

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Colby, at home, and James, of Boston, one daughter, Mrs Russell Moffat, and several grandchildren, also William Patterson, of Ipswich, Me., and Abner, of Rumford Falls, Me., are brothers.   Mrs Annie Patterson, of Tweedside, step-mother, Hazen and Karl, of Tweedside, half-brothers, and Mrs Elmer Lynch, of Millinocket, Me., half-sister.   Interment was made in the Harvey cemetery.   Pallbearers were Robert and Alex Coburn, Charles, Harry and Albert Swan, and Matthew Briggs.

 

They had the following children:

  36   i.   Amy May Brown

  37   ii.   George "Colby" Brown

  38   iii.   James Roscoe Brown

  39   iv.   Charles "Willard" Brown

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

7. Alice "Ellen" Brown

Daughter of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 2 Sep 1871 in Harvey. Died 5 Nov 1882. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

8. Henry Brown 

Son of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 10 Mar 1874 in Harvey. Died 18 May 1877 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

9. Walter Brown

Son of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 16 Mar 1876 in Harvey. Died 26 Sep 1957 in Gardiner, Maine. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Walter moved to Boston at an early age, and at retirement was working for the Boston Police Force.   They had two children.   Walter and Margaret are buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From funeral home records, died 29 Sep 1957, age 81, at Gardiner, Maine.   Remains brought to Sterling Brown's by hearse.   Sunday funeral at church.

 

He married Margaret Milligan, in Boston, MA. Born 1875 in Ireland. Died 22 Sep 1958 in Dresden Mills, Maine. Buried in Harvey Setlement Cemetery.

Margaret Milligan immigrated to Boston from Glenhay, County Tyron, Ireland.

   

From funeral home records, died 21 Sep 1958, age 82 yr., at Gardiner, Maine.

They had the following children:

  40   i.   George Wilson Brown (Adopted)

  41   ii.   Charles Frederick Brown

 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

10. Henry Brown

Son of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 10 Sep 1878 in Harvey. Died 2 Aug 1879 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

11. George "Sterling" Brown

Son of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 29 Dec 1880 in Harvey. Died 4 Aug 1969 in Harvey Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Lumbering And Farming.

 

Sterling and Mary Milligan were married at the homestead in York Mills, and had five children.

 

From the Daily Gleaner, 1969:

York Mills -- Funeral Service for G. Sterling Brown, one of York Mills oldest residents, was held at St. Andrews United Church, Harvey Station, following prayers at the home.   Rev. William Randall officiated, assisted by Rev. S. R. Jackson.   Interment was made in the Harvey community cemetery.

 

Pallbearers, all nephews of the deceased were:   Milton Brown, Stanley Burrell, Roscoe Burrell, Harry Gass, Alden Gass and Hazen Patterson.

Mr Brown died at the Harvey Community Hospital following a brief illness.   He was in his 89th year.   He was born at York Mills in 1880, a son of the late George and Alice (Messer) Brown.   He was a prominent and well known resident of the area where he was engaged in lumbering and farming for many years.

 

He is survived by two daughters:   Mrs Bert Swan of Harvey Station, Mrs Don Maxwell of McAdam; three sons, Stanley of Oromocto, Woodrow and George of Harvey Station; one sister, Mrs Ida Burrell of Millinocket, Me., one brother, Stephen of North Surrey, BC., 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

   

He was predeceased by his wife Mary (Milligan) Brown in 1958.

He married Mary Anne Milligan, 1 Jul 1908 in York Co., NB. Born 29 Dec 1877 in Clogher, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Died 17 Jun 1958 in Harvey Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Daughter of James Milligan and Mary Anne.   The family came from Clogher, County Tyrone, Ireland.

They had the following children:

  42   i.   Ida Jane Brown

  43   ii.   Stanley Winslow Brown

  44   iii.   George Walter Brown

  45   iv.   Woodrow Dougan Brown

  46   v.   Vernice Evelyn Brown

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

12. Stephen Brown

Son of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 17 Sep 1885 in York Mills, NB . Died 15 Sep 1978 in BC. Occupation Farmer In Cloverdale, BC.

 

Stephen moved to Vancouver, BC around 1915.   He lived on a farm in Cloverdale, BC, later moved to Surrey where he lived until his death.   Stephen and Jessie had two children, Douglas Leslie and Irene Alice.

   

He married Jessie (Benson) Bruton. Born 21 Jun 1894 in South Wales. Died 10 Aug 1964 in Princeton, BC.

   

Jessie came from South Wales.

They had the following children:

  47   i.   Douglas Leslie Brown

  48   ii.   Irene Alice Brown

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Second Immigrant Generation

13. Ida Isabelle Brown

Daughter of George W. Brown & Alice Eleanor Messer. Born 9 Nov 1888 in York Mills, NB . Died 14 Oct 1972 in Lincoln Nursing Home, Maine. Buried in Millinocket Cemetery, Millinocket, Maine.

 

Newspaper obituary - 1972:

NB Woman Dies in Maine

McAdam -- Relatives in McAdam have received word of the death of Mrs Ida I. Burrell of Millinocket, Me., in a Lincoln Nursing Home after a lingering illness.

 

Born at York Mills, in 1888, she was a daughter of the late George and Alice (Messer) Brown.

   

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Millinocket, the Gold Star Mothers and Loyal Lodge of Orange Ladies.   She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Donald V. Henry Post, and held life membership in the Onawa Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and Natomah Rebekah Lodges.

 

She is survived by three sons:   Stanley G. and Roscoe S., both of Millinocket, Donald V. of Portland; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Nellie) Worchester, Lincoln, Mrs George (Helen) Casey, Millinocket; a brother, Stephen Brown, Surrey, BC, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held from First Baptist Church with interment in the Millinocket Cemetery.

   

She was predeceased by her husband Robert Simpson Burrell April 19, 1943 and a son Robert, killed in World War II Mar 25, 1944.

She married Robert Walter "Simpson" Burrell, son of George Piercy Burrell & Isabella "Belle" Coburn, 6 Jul 1910 in York Mills. Born 17 Apr 1881 in Harvey. Died 19 Apr 1943 in Millinocket, Me.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Annie Burrell and Stephen Brown.

Simpson and Ida lived in Millinocket, Maine, and had six children, George Stanley, Nellie Alice, Roscoe Sterling, Donald Vincent, Robert Theodore and Helen Evelyn.

 

They had the following children:

  49   i.   George "Stanley" Burrell

  50   ii.   Nellie Alice Burrell

  51   iii.   Roscoe Sterling "Oscar" Burrell

  52   iv.   Donald Vincent Burrell

  53   v.   Robert Theodore Burrell

  54   vi.   Helen Evelyn Burrell

 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

14. George "Hazen" Patterson

Son of James Wesley "Jim" Patterson & Sarah Ann "Annie" Brown. Born 2 Aug 1894 in Tweedside. Died 15 Apr 1992 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Hazen and Pearle Coburn lived on a farm in Tweedside, and had four children.

From The Daily Gleaner, 16 Apr 1992:

PATTERSON

At Harvey Community Hospital on Wednesday, April 15, 1992, Hazen George Patterson, of Tweedside, in his 98th year.   Predeceased by his wife Pearle in 1972.   Survived by four sons Coburn and his wife Ruth of Woodstock, Harold and his wife Mabel of Tweedside, Earle and his wife Selena of Coburn and Paul and his wife Rose Marie of Fredericton, eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.

 

Resting at his home, Tweedside, until Saturday when prayers will be said at 2:30 pm followed by funeral service in Knox Presbyterian Church at 3 pm, Rev. Dave Dewar officiating.   Entombment will follow with burial in Harvey Community Cemetery at a later date.   If so desired, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

 

He married Elizabeth Etta "Pearle" Coburn, daughter of James "Jim" Coburn & Elizabeth H. "Bessie" Swan, 19 Jun 1918 in Harvey, York Co., NB . Born 26 Apr 1894 in Harvey. Died 20 May 1972 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

They had the following children:

  55   i.   Coburn James Patterson

  56   ii.   Harold Hazen Patterson

  57   iii.   Earle Abner Patterson

  58   iv.   Paul William Patterson

 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

15. Carroll McLean Patterson

Son of James Wesley "Jim" Patterson & Sarah Ann "Annie" Brown. Born 25 Dec 1896 in Tweedside, NB. Died 22 Jan 1985 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

1904 school phototraph of Tweedside School. Eight year old Carrol Patterson is second from right in the back row with the dark shirt.

Source: original image in Hazen Patterson collection: Rephotographed by Tim Patterson summer 1985 and copied image rescanned and digitally enhanced by Tim Patterson November 2006. Caption was dictated to Jean Patterson by then 90 year old Hazen Patterson in 1985. Present location of original image is not known.

Rephotographed by Tim Patterson, July, 2006.

Front Row: Left to Right:
Celie Messer, Sadie Messer (Rutherford), Sadie Wood, Belle Rutheford, Carrie Swan, Ethel Larner, Lilly Swan, Della James (Martin)

Second Row: Left to Right:
Bessie Burrell, Agnes Bell, Edith Messer, Minnie Messer, Clarence Swan, Alice Messer, Sterling Patterson

Back Row: Left to Right:
Steven Swan, Gilbert Rutherford, Cliff James, Hazen Patterson, Lewis Rutherford, David Rutherford, Carroll Patterson, Norman Messer

Teacher: (tall lady at back):
Grace Goodspeed, native of Burtt's Corner

Carl Patterson was a veteran of World War One, having served overseas as a private (Regimental Number 3260367) with the 13 th Canadian Reserve Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (RG 150 Assession 92-93/166 Box 7636)

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He married Emma Selena Moffitt, daughter of Thomas Moffitt & Mary Ann Wightman. Born 31 May 1901 in Harvey Sta., NB. Died 13 Dec 1964 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. (For more information on this family see Moffitt, Emerson, 1991. The Moffitts of Harvey Settlement 1791-1991, p. 80.)

Below are four extracts from a diary kept by Doris (Messer) Davis with reference to the activities of "Carl" Patterson:

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8 Jul 1938 (Friday). Bridge at York Mills broke. All the traffic traveling this road. Gordon (Davis, her husband) to a frolic at Carl's (Patterson) farm putting in cement.

9 Jul 1938 (Saturday). Carl (Patterson) had a frolic finishing putting in the cement for the barn. Gordon hauled logs from Gate's (Piercy) to (Jimmy) Murray's (mill).

 

 

16 Jul 1938 (Saturday). Carl (Patterson) had a frolic raising his barn. Gordon (Davis) raked the hay in the door yard.

17 Jul 1938 (Sunday). Roy (Messer) was here for dinner. Della & Gladys in Brownville over the weekend.

 

 

 

 

5 Nov 1938 (Saturday). Beautiful day. Very mild. Carl Patterson bought a new horse black one. Gordon and I were along to Gate's (Piercy) in the evening.

6 Nov 1938 (Sunday). Still mild and nice. Gordon and I were [ _ _] to Stewarts in the afternoon. Normon Smiths funeral.

From The Telegraph Journal, 2 Mar 1985:

 

Carrol M. Patterson
   

Harvey Station -- The death of Carrol M. Patterson occurred at Harvey Hospital.   He was 88.   Born in Tweedside, York County, he was the son of James and Annie (Brown) Patterson.  He was a veteran of World War One, having served overseas with the Canadian Army.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church.
   

He is survived by two sons, Glenwood and Roy of Tweedside and Harvey; one daughter Irene Findlay of Riverview; one brother, Hazen of Tweedside; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
   

The body rested at Swan Funeral Home with funeral service from Knox Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Dave Dewar officiated.
   

Pallbearers were Murray Moffitt, Floyd Moffitt, Willard Moffitt, Earle Patterson, Gordon Piercy and Winston Rutherford.

 

They had the following children:


53 i. Glenwood James Patterson
54 ii. Irene Elizabeth Patterson
55 iii. Roy Thomas Patterson

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

16. Thomas "Sterling" Black Patterson 

Son of James Wesley "Jim" Patterson & Sarah Ann "Annie" Brown. Born 8 Aug 1898 in Harvey. Died 12 Oct 1910 in Fredericton. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Died 12 Oct 1910, age 12 years, of appendicitis.   Operation in Fredericton.   (Church records)

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

17. Alice Arlene Isabell Patterson

Daughter of James Wesley "Jim" Patterson & Sarah Ann "Annie" Brown. Born 10 Jan 1901. Died 13 Jan 1957.

 

Alice lived in Millinocket, Maine, and had two children.

 

She married Elmer Lynch. Born 22 Jan 1895. Died 12 Dec 1943.

They had the following children:

  62   i.   Pauline Lynch

  63   ii.   Margaret Lynch

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

18. George B. Brown

Son of Thomas Messer Brown & Isabelle Miller. Born 27 Oct 1889 in Wilmot. Died 6 Apr 1957. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

 

He married Lillian May Swan, daughter of Alexander "Sandy" Swan & Isabelle Kay Wilson, 16 Sep 1914. Born 27 May 1897 in Harvey Sta. Died 4 Oct 1989 in Harvey Community Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

From The Daily Gleaner, 5 Oct 1989:

BROWN

At Harvey Community Hospital on Wednesday, October 4, 1989, Lillilan May (Swan) Brown in her 93rd year.   Daughter of the late Alexander and Isabelle Swan.   Survived by one daughter Della Wilson, five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, one son-in-law Lloyd Messer.   Predeceased by her husband George B. Brown, daughter Isabelle Messer, four infant sons, two granddaughters, Betty Jean Wilson and Irene May Wilson.

 

Resting at the home of her daughter, Patterson Road, Harvey until Friday with prayers at 2:00 followed by service at Knox Presbyterian Church at 2:30, Rev. David Dewar officiating.   Interment in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice.   Visiting at the home Thursday afternoon and evening.   Swan Funeral Home, Harvey in charge of arrangements.

 

They had the following children:

  64   i.   (Infant) Brown

  65   ii.   Isabell Kay Brown

  66   iii.   (Infant) Brown (Stillborn)

  67   iv.   Della Madeline Brown

  68   v.   (Infant) Brown (Stillborn)

  69   vi.   (Infant) Brown (Stillborn)

 
 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

19. Lena May Brown

Daughter of Thomas Messer Brown & Isabelle Miller. Born 30 Jun 1892. Died 5 Apr 1964 in West Saint John. Buried in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery.

 

They lived in Saint John, and had two daughters.

   

She married William A. Steen.

They had the following children:

  70   i.   Gwendolyn Elizabeth Steen

  71   ii.   Helen Pearl Steen

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

20. Elizabeth Brown

Daughter of Thomas Messer Brown & Isabelle Miller. Born 30 Jan 1895. Died 8 Apr 1988.

 

In May 1936, Elizabeth was living in Brighton, Mass.

She married James Carruthers. Died 31 Jul 1958.

They lived in Boston.   No children.

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

21. Pearl Brown 

Daughter of Thomas Messer Brown & Isabelle Miller. Born 13 Oct 1900. Died 30 Aug 1971.

 

In May 1936, Pearl was living in East Greenwich, RI.

She married Leonard Titus. Died 18 Oct 1971.

They lived in Providence, RI, and had one daughter.

They had the following children:

  72   i.   Shirley Titus

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

22. Milton Young Brown

Son of Thomas Messer Brown & Isabelle Miller. Born 16 Sep 1902. Died 19 Apr 1976. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

He married Elizabeth Davis "Lizzie" Pollock, daughter of George Albert Pollock & Eliza Ann "Lizzie" Davis. Born 20 Mar 1904. Christen in Harvey Presbyterian Church Records. Died 2 Apr 1961. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

Elizabeth's mother died when Elizabeth was born.

They lived in McAdam, and had one daughter.

 

They had the following children:

  73   i.   Goldie G. P. Brown

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

23. Margaret B. Brown

Daughter of Thomas Messer Brown & Isabelle Miller. Born 1 Jan 1904 in Harvey Station. Died 14 Sep 1981 in Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Mass. Buried in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery, Saint John, NB.

 

From The Telegraph Journal, 16 Sep 1981:

Miss Margaret Brown

Miss Margaret B. Brown of 44 Mount Fern Avenue in Brighton, Mass., died at the Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., Monday.    (14 Sep)

She was born in Harvey Station, York County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Isabel (Miller) Brown.   Miss Brown lived in the Boston area for a number of years and had nursed in various Boston hospitals.

   

She is survived by one sister, Mrs Elizabeth Carruthers in Brighton, Mass.; one brother Verden Brown of Harvey Station, and several nieces and nephews.

The body will rest at the Castle Funeral Home (Fallsview), 309 Lancaster Avenue, from where the funeral will be held Thursday with service at 2 pm.   Interment will be in Cedar Hill Extension Cemetery.

 

Visiting hours at the funeral home are after 9 am Thursday.

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

24. Mildred Luella Brown 

Daughter of Thomas Messer Brown & Isabelle Miller. Born 7 Sep 1907. Died 23 Apr 1979. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Saint John, NB.

 

Mildred was chief telephone operator for provincial government, Fredericton for 24 years.   Retired in 1972.   Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Saint John.   No children.

 

She married Vernon Saunders.

DESCENDENTS OF GEORGE BROWN (APR 1836 - 23 DEC 1898)
AND ALICE ELEANOR MESSER (18 FEB 1841 - 25 NOV 1928)

Third Immigrant Generation

25. Verden Miller Brown

Son of Thomas Messer Brown & Isabelle Miller. Born 13 Jan 1913 in Thomaston Corner. Died 4 Oct 2003 in Oromocto Public Hospital. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

   

From the Daily Gleaner, 6 Oct 2003:

BROWN, VERDEN MILLER

Verden M. Brown of Harvey, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2003 at the Oromocto Public Hospital. Born at Thomaston Corner on January 13, 1913, he was a son of the late Thomas and Isabelle (Miller) Brown. Verden was a very special person to his family and friends and will be dearly missed. He was employed with the CPR for 17 years and then with the Saint John Dry Dock where he worked as a carpenter-joiner, retiring in 1976. He en