Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

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Jane Brown

F, #7876, b. 1717

Parents

FatherNicholas Brown (d. after 16 November 1694)

Biography

MarriageJames Babcock and Jane Brown were married, date unknown1
Birth1717She was born in 1717 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited3 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S807] Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families: Volume I (Little Compton, R.I.: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967), p. 73; reprinted by clearfield company, inc., Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=A5T3atymDIoC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=tobias+brown+and+alice+burrington&source=bl&ots=cMe1WnnEXx&sig=NOS7fa6_l-flMDpJkPGXdWaPOu8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJgYn7_IXZAhXPuFMKHTwyBmwQ6AEIMzAD#v=onepage&q&f=false : accessed

James Babcock

M, #7877

Family: Jane Brown (b. 1717)

Biography

MarriageJames Babcock and Jane Brown were married, date unknown1
Last Edited3 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S807] Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families: Volume I (Little Compton, R.I.: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967), p. 73; reprinted by clearfield company, inc., Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=A5T3atymDIoC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=tobias+brown+and+alice+burrington&source=bl&ots=cMe1WnnEXx&sig=NOS7fa6_l-flMDpJkPGXdWaPOu8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJgYn7_IXZAhXPuFMKHTwyBmwQ6AEIMzAD#v=onepage&q&f=false : accessed

Martha Brown

F, #7878

Parents

FatherWilliam Brown (d. before 27 December 1694)
Last Edited3 February 2018

Jane Brown

F, #7879

Parents

FatherWilliam Brown (d. before 27 December 1694)
Last Edited3 February 2018

John Palmer

M, #7880

Family: Alice Shaw

DaughterJudith Palmer+ (b. 28 March 1719, d. 1762)
DaughterElizabeth Palmer (b. 1 October 1723)
Last Edited3 February 2018

Alice Shaw

F, #7881

Family: John Palmer

DaughterJudith Palmer+ (b. 28 March 1719, d. 1762)
DaughterElizabeth Palmer (b. 1 October 1723)
Last Edited3 February 2018

Rebeckah Lawton

F, #7882, d. before 1742

Family: William Brown (b. 1709, d. 1762)

Biography

Marriage10 December 1734William Brown and Rebeckah Lawton were married on 10 December 1734 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, "m. by John Wantoh, Governor." Listed between "John, of Tobias" and Nicholas (also a son of Tobias). Rebeckah is listed on William's Findagrave entry as one of his three wives.

Two children are listed to William and Rebeckah in the Portsmouth Vital Records, p. 61 (see attached):
Hannah 23 Jun 1735
Caleb 6 Nov 1736
Then next on Arnold's list, there are two listings that only mention Rebeckah:
Thomas, of Rebeckah, June 10, 1741, d. Sept. 22, 1743
Chase Godfrey Cornell, of Rebeckah, 7 Nov 1746.

If this is the same Rebeckah, there is a conflict because William, son of Tobias, married Judith Palmer in 1742.

Further research needed.1,2
Deathbefore 1742She died before 1742 If Rebecca was a wife of William Brown, she must have died before his marriage to Judith Palmer in 1742.
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Newport Memorial Park, Middletown, RI
  2. [S781] James Newell Arnold, Compiler, Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850: 21 vols (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Between 1891 and 1912), Vol 04, Newport County, Portsmouth Vital Records, p. 11, citing Book 1, p. 225; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed

Mary Coggeshall

F, #7884, b. about 1768

Family: William Brown (b. 1 July 1743)

Biography

Birthabout 1768Mary Coggeshall was born about 1768. birth based on marriage date.
Marriage25 May 1788William Brown and she were married on 25 May 1788 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, by Gardner Thurston.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S807] Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families: Volume I (Little Compton, R.I.: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967), p. 75; reprinted by clearfield company, inc., Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=A5T3atymDIoC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=tobias+brown+and+alice+burrington&source=bl&ots=cMe1WnnEXx&sig=NOS7fa6_l-flMDpJkPGXdWaPOu8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJgYn7_IXZAhXPuFMKHTwyBmwQ6AEIMzAD#v=onepage&q&f=false : accessed

Martin

M, #7885

Family: Elizabeth Brown (b. 25 January 1746)

Biography

MarriageMartin and Elizabeth Brown were married, date unknown1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S807] Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families: Volume I (Little Compton, R.I.: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967), p. 75; reprinted by clearfield company, inc., Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=A5T3atymDIoC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=tobias+brown+and+alice+burrington&source=bl&ots=cMe1WnnEXx&sig=NOS7fa6_l-flMDpJkPGXdWaPOu8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJgYn7_IXZAhXPuFMKHTwyBmwQ6AEIMzAD#v=onepage&q&f=false : accessed

Elizabeth Palmer

F, #7886, b. 1 October 1723

Parents

Family: Robert Brown (b. 4 June 1720, d. November 1791)

Biography

Birth1 October 1723Elizabeth Palmer was born on 1 October 1723 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Marriage12 October 1746Robert Brown and she were married on 12 October 1746 in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, Elizabeth's sister Judith married Robert's brother William.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S807] Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families: Volume I (Little Compton, R.I.: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967), p. 76; reprinted by clearfield company, inc., Google Books (https://books.google.com/books?id=A5T3atymDIoC&pg=PA73&lpg=PA73&dq=tobias+brown+and+alice+burrington&source=bl&ots=cMe1WnnEXx&sig=NOS7fa6_l-flMDpJkPGXdWaPOu8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJgYn7_IXZAhXPuFMKHTwyBmwQ6AEIMzAD#v=onepage&q&f=false : accessed

Sarah Corey

F, #7887

Family: Abraham Brown (b. about 1707)

Last Edited4 February 2018

Abram Arnold Brown

M, #7888, b. 29 October 1846, d. 8 August 1911

Parents

FatherWilliam C. Brown (b. 4 July 1818, d. 9 February 1885)
MotherEunice Barker (b. 16 May 1820, d. 21 February 1895)

Family 1: Josephine Barker (b. 1 November 1849, d. 13 March 1874)

SonJames William Brown
DaughterLillian Maria "Minnie" Brown+ (b. April 1871, d. 1949)

Family 2: Maria Elizabeth Cory (b. 5 July 1849, d. 16 September 1936)

SonAlbert Cory Brown
SonGeorge Andrew Brown
DaughterGladys Brown
SonAbram Arnold Brown, Jr.+ (b. 28 June 1880, d. 4 December 1908)
SonDavid Almy Brown (b. 30 August 1884, d. 7 September 1976)

Biography

Birth29 October 1846Abram Arnold Brown was born on 29 October 1846 at White Hall Farm in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Marriageabout 1869He and Josephine Barker were married about 18692
Occupation1870In 1870 Abram worked at the Malbone farm in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, as a farmer.1
Marriage10 November 1875He and Maria Elizabeth Cory were married on 10 November 1875 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,2,1
Occupation1876In 1876 Abram worked at the Samuel Allen farm in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, as a farmer, in general farming and dairying.
Census4 June 1880He appeared in the census 4 June 1880 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Abram is listed as: Brown, Abram A. (age 33, Married, Farmer)
Lizzie M. (28, wife, Keeping House)
Lillie M. (9, daughter, at school)
J. William (6, son, at school)
Albert C. (2 (son)
Hannah Murphy( 45, servant, born in Ireland)
Joseph T. Rhuderigue (20, Farm Laborer, b. Portugal)
French Everett (17, Farm Laborer, b. Massachusetts
Lucy J. Cory (20, Boarder, Teaching School) [probably Lizzie's sister]3
Newspaper Mention18 October 1884The 18 October 1884 edition of the Newport Mercury, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, reported EQUINE LOSS: A horse used in the threshing machine of Abram A. Brown, of Middletown, died suddenly on Wednesday, at Mr. James L. Durfee's. It is supposed by those present that the cause was botts.4
Newspaper Mention16 November 1893The 16 November 1893 edition of the Newport Daily News, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, reported Mr. Abram A. Brown, who has resided on the Gardner farm, Third Beach road, for several years, is preparing to move in a few days to his own property, on Berkeley Avenue, known as the Whitehall farm.

On Nov 18, the paper reported also "Mrs. T. Giles Carr, sister of Mrs. A. A. Brown, is visiting Mrs. Brown at her home on the Gardner farm. Mr. Brown has occupied the farm for the past seventeen years, and will remove to Whitehall farm in a few days."5
Occupation1894In 1894 Abram worked at White Hall Farm in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, as a farm manager. Here he kept a model farm, with a large stock of fine Jersey cattle, and other land used as pasturage. The White Hall farm enjoyed a state-wide reputation.1
Newspaper Mention2 May 1896The 2 May 1896 edition of the Newport Mercury, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, reported "Mr. Abram A. Brown returned from his western trip Wednesday night bringing with him twenty-three fine horses for this market."

The Mercury had reported on 6 Mar that Abram was leaving on the 20th for an extended tour through the West.6
Newspaper Mention29 December 1900The 29 December 1900 edition of the Newport Mercury, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, reported "Mr. Abram A. Brown of Middletown was the victim of a serious assault last Monday afternoon. A Portuguese laborer in his employ struck him over the head and arm with a heavy stick, breaking his arm and inflicting severe contusions on his head. The assailant escaped and Mr. Brown had his injuries dressed in this city. He is getting along as comfortably as could be expected."
Death8 August 1911He died on 8 August 1911 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,
Burial10 August 1911He was buried on 10 August 1911 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.2
Last Edited4 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S841] , Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Volume III (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908), Vol 3, page 2145; digital images, (https://archive.org/stream/representativemebyu03jhbe#page/n6/mode/1up : accessed
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI
  3. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S791] Newport Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island, 18 Oct 1884, p. 8; ()
  5. [S806] Newport Daily News, Newport, Rhode Island, 16 Nov 1893, p. 8; (newspapers.com)
  6. [S791] ""

Josephine Barker

F, #7889, b. 1 November 1849, d. 13 March 1874

Parents

FatherJob Mason Barker (b. 3 May 1812, d. 6 September 1897)
MotherJulia Maria Shearman (b. 3 January 1821, d. 11 May 1907)

Family: Abram Arnold Brown (b. 29 October 1846, d. 8 August 1911)

SonJames William Brown
DaughterLillian Maria "Minnie" Brown+ (b. April 1871, d. 1949)

Biography

Birth1 November 1849Josephine Barker was born on 1 November 1849 in Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Marriageabout 1869Abram Arnold Brown and she were married about 18691
Death13 March 1874She died on 13 March 1874 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Burial15 March 1874She was buried on 15 March 1874 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI

Maria Elizabeth Cory

F, #7890, b. 5 July 1849, d. 16 September 1936

Parents

Family: Abram Arnold Brown (b. 29 October 1846, d. 8 August 1911)

SonAlbert Cory Brown
SonGeorge Andrew Brown
DaughterGladys Brown
SonAbram Arnold Brown, Jr.+ (b. 28 June 1880, d. 4 December 1908)
SonDavid Almy Brown (b. 30 August 1884, d. 7 September 1976)

Biography

Birth5 July 1849Maria Elizabeth Cory was born on 5 July 1849.1
Marriage10 November 1875Abram Arnold Brown and she were married on 10 November 1875 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1,2
Death16 September 1936She died on 16 September 1936 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Burial18 September 1936She was buried on 18 September 1936 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI
  2. [S841] , Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Volume III (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908), Vol 3, page 2145; digital images, (https://archive.org/stream/representativemebyu03jhbe#page/n6/mode/1up : accessed

Mary Brown

F, #7892, b. 8 June 1768

Parents

FatherGideon Brown (b. 18 September 1745)
MotherSarah

Biography

Birth8 June 1768Mary Brown was born on 8 June 1768 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S781] James Newell Arnold, Compiler, Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850: 21 vols (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Between 1891 and 1912), Vol IV, Part II, Middletown, p. 26; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed

Ruth Brown

F, #7893, b. 4 November 1769

Parents

FatherGideon Brown (b. 18 September 1745)
MotherSarah

Biography

Birth4 November 1769Ruth Brown was born on 4 November 1769 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S781] James Newell Arnold, Compiler, Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850: 21 vols (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Between 1891 and 1912), Vol IV, Part II, Middletown, p. 26; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed

Gideon Brown, Jr.

M, #7894, b. 15 September 1771

Parents

FatherGideon Brown (b. 18 September 1745)
MotherSarah

Family: Sarah Anthony

DaughterSarah Brown (b. 1790's)
DaughterMary Brown (b. 1790's)
DaughterSallie Brown (b. 1790's)
SonSamuel Brown (b. 1790's)
SonAbraham Brown+ (b. 1777, d. 24 September 1859)

Biography

Birth15 September 1771Gideon Brown, Jr., was born on 15 September 1771 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited3 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S781] James Newell Arnold, Compiler, Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850: 21 vols (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Between 1891 and 1912), Vol IV, Part II, Middletown, p. 26; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed

Elizabeth Brown

F, #7895, b. 15 May 1773

Parents

FatherGideon Brown (b. 18 September 1745)
MotherSarah

Biography

Birth15 May 1773Elizabeth Brown was born on 15 May 1773 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S781] James Newell Arnold, Compiler, Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636-1850: 21 vols (Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Between 1891 and 1912), Vol IV, Part II, Middletown, p. 26; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed

John Barker

M, #7896, b. 19 December 1777

Parents

FatherDavid Barker (b. 20 July 1749, d. 8 September 1819)
MotherEunice Shearman (b. 3 October 1755)

Family: Dorcas Barker (b. 14 December 1782, d. 2 June 1866)

SonRobinson Potter Barker+
SonJob Mason Barker+ (b. 3 May 1812, d. 6 September 1897)

Biography

Birth19 December 1777John Barker was born on 19 December 1777 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
MarriageHe and Dorcas Barker were married, date unknown1
Census1 August 1850He appeared in the census 1 August 1850 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. John is listed as: John Barker (73, Farmer, Estate $7500)
Dorcas Barker (66)
Benedict Barker (34, Labor)
Elijah Barker (56, Labor)

Living next door to
Job M. Barker (28, Labor, estate $250)[he was 38]
Julia M. Barker (29)
James Barker (14) [?]
Julia Barker (11)
Anna Barker (8)
Jacob Barker (6)
Scott Barker (2)
Josephine Barker (1)

and on the other side
Will Brown (22, Farmer)
Susannah Brown (24)
George C. Allum (18, Laborer)

Will C. Brown (32, Farmer)
Eunice Brown (28)
Abram A. Brown (3)
Will Brown (2)

Abram Brown (73, Farmer, estate of $8500)
Ruth Brown (65)
Peleg Brown (21)
Last Edited5 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI

Dorcas Barker

F, #7897, b. 14 December 1782, d. 2 June 1866

Parents

FatherIsaac Barker (b. 21 May 1752, d. 7 September 1834)
MotherSarah Peckham

Family: John Barker (b. 19 December 1777)

SonRobinson Potter Barker+
SonJob Mason Barker+ (b. 3 May 1812, d. 6 September 1897)

Biography

Birth14 December 1782Dorcas Barker was born on 14 December 1782 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1,2
MarriageJohn Barker and she were married, date unknown1
Death2 June 1866She died on 2 June 1866 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Burial4 June 1866She was buried on 4 June 1866 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI
  2. [S778] Rhode Island Town Records, Middletown, RI; familysearch.org database

Job Mason Barker

M, #7898, b. 3 May 1812, d. 6 September 1897

Parents

FatherJohn Barker (b. 19 December 1777)
MotherDorcas Barker (b. 14 December 1782, d. 2 June 1866)

Family: Julia Maria Shearman (b. 3 January 1821, d. 11 May 1907)

DaughterJosephine Barker+ (b. 1 November 1849, d. 13 March 1874)

Biography

Birth3 May 1812Job Mason Barker was born on 3 May 1812 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
MarriageHe and Julia Maria Shearman were married, date unknown Job and Julia had at least 8 children, which are listed on their Findagrave entries.1
Census1 August 1850He appeared in the census 1 August 1850 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Job is listed as: Job M. Barker (28, Labor, estate $250)[he was 38]
Julia M. Barker (29)
James Barker (14) [?]
Julia Barker (11)
Anna Barker (8)
Jacob Barker (6)
Scott Barker (2)
Josephine Barker (1)

Living next door to
John Barker (73, Farmer, Estate $7500)
Dorcas Barker (66)
Benedict Barker (34, Labor)
Elijah Barker (56, Labor)

and on the other side
Will Brown (22, Farmer)
Susannah Brown (24)
George C. Allum (18, Laborer)

Will C. Brown (32, Farmer)
Eunice Brown (28)
Abram A. Brown (3)
Will Brown (2)

Abram Brown (73, Farmer, estate of $8500)
Ruth Brown (65)
Peleg Brown (21)
Death6 September 1897He died on 6 September 1897 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Burial8 September 1897He was buried on 8 September 1897 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited5 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI

Julia Maria Shearman

F, #7899, b. 3 January 1821, d. 11 May 1907

Family: Job Mason Barker (b. 3 May 1812, d. 6 September 1897)

DaughterJosephine Barker+ (b. 1 November 1849, d. 13 March 1874)

Biography

Birth3 January 1821Julia Maria Shearman was born on 3 January 1821 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
MarriageJob Mason Barker and she were married, date unknown Job and Julia had at least 8 children, which are listed on their Findagrave entries.1
Death11 May 1907She died on 11 May 1907 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Burial13 May 1907She was buried on 13 May 1907 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI

Josiah Coggeshall

M, #7900, b. 13 August 1752, d. after 1817

Parents

FatherEnsign Thomas Coggeshall (b. 26 August 1728, d. 17 January 1803)
MotherHannah Cornell

Family:

DaughterRuth Coggeshall+ (b. 7 December 1789, d. 8 April 1858)

Biography

Bio DetailSee attached entry from Coggeshall Genealogy. Josiah married 3 times:
1. 10 Oct 1776, Mrs. Mary Horswell, widow.
2. 22 Nov 1786, Mrs. Hannah Weaver, widow of Benoni Weaver
3. 27 Apr 1817, Mrs. Patience (Tripp) Peckham, widow1
Birth13 August 1752Josiah Coggeshall was born on 13 August 1752 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Deathafter 1817He died after 1817 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S754] Charles Pierce Coggeshall and Thellwell Rusell Coggeshall, The Coggeshalls in America: genealogy of the descendants of John Coggeshall of Newport, with a brief notice of their English antecedents (Boston, MA: C.E. Goodspeed and Co., 1930), p. 109; digital images, HathiTrust, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066029471;view=1up : accessed