Tilley Pearsall Genealogy Database

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Millie Bennewitz

F, #1876, b. July 1891

Parents

FatherChristian Bennewitz (b. November 1853)
MotherAmelia (b. July 1863)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
BirthJuly 1891Millie Bennewitz was born in July 1891 in New York.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Christian Bennewitz, Jr.

M, #1877, b. November 1893

Parents

FatherChristian Bennewitz (b. November 1853)
MotherAmelia (b. July 1863)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
BirthNovember 1893Christian Bennewitz, Jr., was born in November 1893 in New Jersey.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Frank S. Dearstyne

M, #1878, d. before 1951

Family: Alice Styring (b. 4 May 1863, d. 1951)

SonRoy Styring Dearstyne+

Biography

Marriageabout 1889Frank S. Dearstyne and Alice Styring were married about 1889
Deathbefore 1951He died before 1951
Last Edited22 December 2016

Alice Styring

F, #1879, b. 4 May 1863, d. 1951

Parents

Family: Frank S. Dearstyne (d. before 1951)

SonRoy Styring Dearstyne+

Biography

Birth4 May 1863Alice Styring was born on 4 May 1863 in Sheffield, England.1
Marriageabout 1889Frank S. Dearstyne and she were married about 1889
Death1951She died in 1951 in Delmar, Delaware,1
Obituary19511951, Port Chester, Westchester County, New York, Port Chester Journal Obituary:. "Mrs. Frank Dearstyne: Mrs. Alice S. Dearstyne, a long-time resident of Port Chester until five years ago, died Saturday after a brief illness in a convalescent home in Delmar, Del. She was eighty-eight years old. Mrs. Dearstyne, the widow of Frank S. Dearstyne, who had been a pilot with the old Port Chester Transportation Company, was born May 4, 1863, in Sheffield, England, daughter of the late James and Margaret Hornshaw Styring. She had been a resident of Port Chester from 1889 until she left in 1946 to reside with a son, Harry, in Bivalve, Md. She had been a member of the Summerfield Methodist Church, Port Chester. In addition to her son Mrs. Dearstyne is survived by another son, Roy, of Raleigh, N.C., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren."
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S98] Obituary, Port Chester Journal, Port Chester, Westchester Cty, New York, (in Grannie's clippings.), (in Grannie's clippings.)

James Styring

M, #1880

Family: Margaret Hornshaw

DaughterAlice Styring+ (b. 4 May 1863, d. 1951)

Biography

BirthJames Styring was born in England.
MarriageHe and Margaret Hornshaw were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Margaret Hornshaw

F, #1881

Family: James Styring

DaughterAlice Styring+ (b. 4 May 1863, d. 1951)

Biography

BirthMargaret Hornshaw was born in England.
MarriageJames Styring and she were married, date unknown
Last Edited22 December 2016

Cynthia Holly

F, #1882, b. 7 May 1942, d. 8 June 2016

Parents

FatherCharles E. Holly (b. 29 December 1912, d. 14 March 1995)
MotherEsther Andrus

Family: Frank L. Babbott, Jr., (b. 6 February 1919, d. 6 March 2008)

Biography

Birth7 May 1942Cynthia Holly was born on 7 May 1942 in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
MarriageFrank L. Babbott, Jr., and she were married, date unknown
Address15 March 1995As of 15 March 1995, Cynthia lived in Shelburne, Vermont, United States. per her father's obituary.
Death8 June 2016She died on 8 June 2016 in Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont, of cancer.
Obituary22 June 201622 June 2016, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, Burlington Free Press Obituary:. Cynthia Holly Babbott 74, of Shelburne, VT formerly of Norwalk, CT, passed away on June 8, 2016, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Norwalk on May 7, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Esther Andrus Holly. She was a public health nurse and volunteered with Project HOPE and spent several months in Jamaica. This is where she met her soulmate of 35 years. Cynthia had a heart of gold and was a giving and compassionate woman. She was cherished by all her family and friends. She loved making handmade items from quilts to Christmas decorations. She would often give these as gifts and used her creations to decorate the local dialysis center in VT.

Cynthia is survived by her sister Kim Gibson and wife Jennifer Giannino of Norwalk. Besides her parents, Cynthia is predeceased by her husband Frank L. Babbott. The family requests that memorial donations be made in Cynthia's name to Lexi's Angels Rescue, c/o Shaggy Dog Rescue. Checks made payable to Shaggy Dog Rescue, 1337 Banks Street, Houston, Texas 77006.
Last Edited2 November 2017

Kim D. ("Marni") Holly

F, #1883

Parents

FatherCharles E. Holly (b. 29 December 1912, d. 14 March 1995)
MotherEsther Andrus

Family: Gibson

Last Edited2 November 2017

Gibson

M, #1884
Last Edited22 December 2016

Fisher

M, #1885

Family: Eliza (b. 1807)

SonPurdy Fisher (b. 1830)
DaughterMarietta Fisher (b. 1836)

Biography

Marriagebefore 1830Fisher and Eliza were married before 18301
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.

Charles Brundage

M, #1886, b. about 1817, d. between 1870 and 1880

Family: Eliza (b. 1807)

Biography

Birthabout 1817Charles Brundage was born about 1817.
Marriagebetween 1840 and 1850He and Eliza were married between 1840 and 1850
Deathbetween 1870 and 1880He died between 1870 and 1880
Last Edited22 December 2016

Purdy Fisher

M, #1887, b. 1830

Parents

FatherFisher
MotherEliza (b. 1807)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1830Purdy Fisher was born in 1830.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.

Marietta Fisher

F, #1888, b. 1836

Parents

FatherFisher
MotherEliza (b. 1807)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth1836Marietta Fisher was born in 1836.1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S86] , 1850 Census Online, As viewed on ancestry.com.

Elihu Marshall

M, #1889

Family:

SonJonathan Marshall (b. 14 November 1820, d. 7 December 1889)
Last Edited22 December 2016

George Armstrong Brown

M, #1890, b. 4 October 1822, d. 6 January 1899

Parents

FatherPardon Brown (b. 24 December 1801, d. 24 March 1881)
MotherLucy Armstrong (b. 14 November 1804, d. 20 May 1830)

Family 1: Sarah Wood Anthony (b. 1820, d. 24 December 1847)

Family 2: Elizabeth Coggeshall Anthony (b. 1 April 1825, d. 28 November 1887)

DaughterSarah Wood Brown (b. 1 October 1850)
SonArthur Wellington Brown+ (b. 25 May 1852)
DaughterMaria Julia Brown (b. 29 July 1854)
SonPhilip Anthony Brown+ (b. 19 April 1857)
DaughterLucy Armstrong Brown (b. 21 August 1859, d. 11 August 1928)
DaughterAnne Anthony Brown (b. 28 September 1861)
SonWilliam L. Brown (b. 28 May 1870)
SonGeorge A. Brown (b. 18 August 1892, d. 4 August 1892)

Biography

Birth4 October 1822George Armstrong Brown was born on 4 October 1822 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1,2,3
MarriageHe and Sarah Wood Anthony were married, date unknown4
Marriage30 November 1849He and Elizabeth Coggeshall Anthony were married on 30 November 1849 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,5,4
Church Affiliation1867As of 1867, George was affiliated with Methodist Episcopal Church of Middletown, in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Death6 January 1899He died on 6 January 1899 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,4
Biography1908In 1908: See attached.4
Last Edited4 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S185] Anonymous, History of Newport County, Rhode Island: from the year 1638 to the year 1887 (New York: L.E. Preston & Co., 1888), p.578. Hereinafter cited as History of Newport County, Rhode Island.
  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, Middletown, p. 26; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed
  3. [S841] , Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Volume III (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908), Vol 3, page 2146; digital images, (https://archive.org/stream/representativemebyu03jhbe#page/n6/mode/1up : accessed
  4. [S841] , Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island, Vol 3, page 2145
  5. [S753] William F. Reed, The Descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth, R.I. (Washington, DC: Gibson Brothers, Printers, 1902), p. 102; digital images, Archive.org, Archive.org (https://archive.org/stream/descendantsoftho00lcreed#page/86/mode/2up : accessed

Mary A. Brown

F, #1891, b. about 1827

Parents

FatherPardon Brown (b. 24 December 1801, d. 24 March 1881)
MotherLucy Armstrong (b. 14 November 1804, d. 20 May 1830)

Biography

Birthabout 1827Mary A. Brown was born about 1827 in Rhode Island.1,2
Marriage19 December 1849George Cook Coggeshall and she were married on 19 December 1849 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Last Edited18 August 2017

Citations

  1. [S185] Anonymous, History of Newport County, Rhode Island: from the year 1638 to the year 1887 (New York: L.E. Preston & Co., 1888), p.578. Hereinafter cited as History of Newport County, Rhode Island.
  2. [S191] Rootsweb WorldConnect 3169691 Database, Glenn Russell, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/

George Cook Coggeshall

M, #1892

Family: Mary A. Brown (b. about 1827)

Biography

Marriage19 December 1849George Cook Coggeshall and Mary A. Brown were married on 19 December 1849 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Last Edited4 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S185] Anonymous, History of Newport County, Rhode Island: from the year 1638 to the year 1887 (New York: L.E. Preston & Co., 1888), p.578. Hereinafter cited as History of Newport County, Rhode Island.

Nathaniel A. Brown

M, #1893, b. 16 April 1830

Parents

FatherPardon Brown (b. 24 December 1801, d. 24 March 1881)
MotherLucy Armstrong (b. 14 November 1804, d. 20 May 1830)

Biography

Birth16 April 1830Nathaniel A. Brown was born on 16 April 1830 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1,2
Last Edited17 August 2017

Citations

  1. [S185] Anonymous, History of Newport County, Rhode Island: from the year 1638 to the year 1887 (New York: L.E. Preston & Co., 1888), p.578. Hereinafter cited as History of Newport County, Rhode Island.
  2. [S191] Rootsweb WorldConnect 3169691 Database, Glenn Russell, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/

Sarah Sanford

F, #1894, b. 13 August 1810, d. 3 August 1891

Parents

FatherCaptain Peleg Sanford
MotherSarah Peckham (b. 1773)

Family: Pardon Brown (b. 24 December 1801, d. 24 March 1881)

DaughterLucy Maria Brown (b. 6 March 1834)
SonPeleg Brown+ (b. 14 July 1836, d. 9 September 1878)
DaughterLydia Briggs Brown+ (b. 16 December 1839, d. 6 January 1874)
SonPardon Brown+ (b. 25 April 1845, d. 19 October 1912)

Biography

Birth13 August 1810Sarah Sanford was born on 13 August 1810 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. The Coggeshall Genealogy lists her father as Capt. Peleg Sanford. I am not sure that Sarah Peckham is her mother.

In the 1850 census, Lydia Briggs, age 71, is living in their home, and Sarah named a daughter Lydia Briggs Brown. That would certainly raise the question whether or not Lydia Briggs is her mother, since she is too old to be a sister. Lydia Brown Briggs was the dau. of1
Marriage9 June 1831Pardon Brown and she were married on 9 June 1831 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island,2,3
Death3 August 1891She died on 3 August 1891 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island,1
Burial5 August 1891She was buried on 5 August 1891 at Pardon Brown Lot in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Obituary8 August 18918 August 1891, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Mercury Obituary: Deaths. In this city, 3d inst., Mrs. Sarah Sanford Brown, in the 81st year of her age.4
Last Edited2 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. 70; digital images, HathiTrust, HathiTrust (https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89066029471;view=1up : accessed
  2. [S185] Anonymous, History of Newport County, Rhode Island: from the year 1638 to the year 1887 (New York: L.E. Preston & Co., 1888), p.578. Hereinafter cited as History of Newport County, Rhode Island.
  3. [S190] Rootsweb WorldConnect kelnhofer6 Database, Karen Kelnhofer, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
  4. [S791] Newport Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island, 8 Uag 1891 p. 4; ()

Captain Peleg Sanford

M, #1895

Family: Sarah Peckham (b. 1773)

DaughterSarah Sanford+ (b. 13 August 1810, d. 3 August 1891)

Biography

Marriage26 September 1793Captain Peleg Sanford and Sarah Peckham were married on 26 September 1793 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island,
Will8 February 1842He signed a will on 8 February 1842 in Newport County, Rhode Island. "Sanford, Peleg, last will of, mentions wife Sarah Sanford and son-on-law Pardon Brown. Will dated Feb. 8, 1842, Probated Sept. 16, 1844."1
Last Edited5 February 2018

Citations

  1. [S808] Daughters of the American Revolution, Rhode Island Wills and Probate Records, 1582-1932 (Newport, RI: n.d.), Newport, p. 29; online database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com ( : accessed

Lucy Maria Brown

F, #1896, b. 6 March 1834

Parents

FatherPardon Brown (b. 24 December 1801, d. 24 March 1881)
MotherSarah Sanford (b. 13 August 1810, d. 3 August 1891)

Biography

Birth6 March 1834Lucy Maria Brown was born on 6 March 1834 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited17 August 2017

Citations

  1. [S190] Rootsweb WorldConnect kelnhofer6 Database, Karen Kelnhofer, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/

Peleg Brown

M, #1897, b. 14 July 1836, d. 9 September 1878

Parents

FatherPardon Brown (b. 24 December 1801, d. 24 March 1881)
MotherSarah Sanford (b. 13 August 1810, d. 3 August 1891)

Family: Elizabeth Gill (b. 1836, d. 24 January 1918)

SonAlbert Gill Brown+ (b. 1865, d. 6 November 1934)
DaughterJulia Brown (b. 1866, d. before 9 September 1878)
DaughterLaura E. Brown (b. 1868, d. 1 May 1939)
SonCharles Peleg Brown (b. 1872, d. 22 July 1900)
DaughterNelley Brown (b. 7 July 1876)

Biography

Birth14 July 1836Peleg Brown was born on 14 July 1836 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island.2
History Note1857In 1857 in Washoe County, Nevada, the following event took place: "Although there was more or less stock in the county, belonging to emigrants, left here by them to recruit, or broken down stock purchased from the emigrants by the settlers, it was not until 1857 that stock-raising as a business was undertaken. Peleg Brown drove in some cattle that year, and Drexler & Sloan did also....It was, and is (written 1881) the practice of stock owners, to drive their herds to the mountains in the spring, bringing them back in the fall to winter in the comparatively mild climate of the valleys. The winter of 1959 was the most severe one that has been experienced by the cattle owners, and large numbers of stock perished."3
In household10 September 1860He appeared in the household of Joshua Coggeshall Brown in the census 10 September 1860 in Steam Boat Valley, Carson, Utah Territory. Joshua is listed as age 32, Farmer, b. R. Island, with Jane 31, b. R. Island, Nebraska, 6, b. Nebraska Territory, California, age 4, b. California, Jane 3/12, b. Utah, P. Brown, 24, Farmer, b. R. Island, and John Garfield, 25, Farm Hand, b. Vermont.4
History NoteFebruary 1861In February 1861 in Panama Canal Zone the following event took place: Peleg "and his brother, Pardon, Jr., returned to the West in February 1861. They sailed from New York on the Steamship "Champion;" rode the railroad across the Isthmus of Panama; and sailed to San Francisco on the Steamship "Contest." They crossed the Sierra Nevadas via the Placerville route and arrived in the Truckee Meadows in late April.

From the Historic American Building Survey of the Library of Congress, in their report on the Brown Damonte Ranch. 5
History Note1863In 1863 in Steamboat Valley, Washoe, Nevada, the following event took place: "Alfalfa was introduced about 1863, Mr. Peleg Brown being the first gentleman to experiment upon that kind of grass in the State. His success and that of others led to the general sowing of alfalfa fields by the ranchers, until now (written in 1881) thousands of tons are cut annually, some fields yielding two or three crops a year, amounting to from six to eight tons per acre."3
Marriage18 January 1863Peleg Brown and Elizabeth Gill were married on 18 January 1863 in Washoe County, Nevada,6,7
Census1870He appeared in the census 1870 in Truckee Meadows, Washoe County, Nevada. Peleg is listed as: age 33, Farmer, Real estate $7000, personal assets $2000, b. R.I., with Elizabeth, 34, Keeping house, b. Indiana, Albert, 5, Julia, 4, Laura, 2, children born Nevada. Ellen Brennen, 23, Domestic, Ireland. A. Field, 34, Farmer, NY. Chung, 36, Chinese, Cook, b. China. C. Peckham, 39, Farm Laborer, Ireland. Geo. Warren, 34, Farm Laborer, Ireland. Jno. Bigler, 34, Farm Laborer, Ireland. W. Williams, 38, Farm Laborer, Ireland. N. Farmington, 30, Farm Laborer, R.I. The next dwelling house is listed with a new dwelling house number, but the same family number, implying that it was another building on the same property. J. N. Gallend, 38, Hotel, N.Y. J. S. Thatcher, 30, Teamster, N.Y. N. S. Cole, 50, Cook, N.Y. E. Nacy, Farm Laborer, Ark.6
Newspaper Item28 September 1872According to the 28 September 1872 edition of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, , A notice ran for several weeks publicizing the Washoe County UNION REPUBLICAN TICKET. It listed those running for State Senator, Assemblymen, Sheriff, County Clerk, etc, and Peleg was listed as running for County Commissioner, Long Term.8
Public Office5 November 1872As of on 5 November 1872, Washoe County, Nevada, , Peleg served as. County Commissioner.9
Census1875He appeared in the census 1875 in Washoe County, Nevada. Peleg is listed as: Head, 38, Farmer, with E. Brown, 39, b. Indiana, A.G. Brown, 10 and Laura Brown, 7, both born in Nevada. B.C. Clow, male, 53, Farmer, b. New York, with J.C. Clow, female, 44, b. Vermont, Westley Clow, m. 27, b. New York, Laborer; Amos Clow, 21, Laborer, b. Wisconsin; Joseph Clow, 44, Laborer, b. New York; Sam. Comfort, 18, Laborer, Wisconsin; Sarah Mencis, 25, Housekeeper, b. New York; L. Vaulam, 21, female, School Teacher, Wisconsin; John Wright, 40, Farmer, b. Ireland with Emma Wright, 36, b. Scotland; M. Wright, female, 10; S. Wright, female, 8; E. Wright, female, 6; F. Wright, female, 4, William, 3; James 1 mo. all Wright children born in Nevada.10
Newspaper Item17 January 1878According to the 17 January 1878 edition of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, , INCORPORATION: Articles of incorporation of the Truckee and Steamboat Irrigation Canal Company have been filed in the Clerk's office. Object: To construct and maintain a water ditch or canal to convey water frm the Truckee River, above Verdi, to Steamboat Springs. Trustees: Peleg Brown, Peter Dalton, B.B. Norton, A. M. Lamb, J.L. Downs, James Burke. This is a great undertaking, will require an immense sum of money, and when constructed will irrigate thousands of acres of land which can be reached by water in no other way. We hope the project will be carried out.
Newspaper ItemMay 1878According to the May 1878 edition of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, , Another Big Ditch: The Truckee and Steamboat Springs Canal Co. intend to commence work. Their scheme is to build a ditch from the State line to Steamboat Springs, carrying the waters of the Truckee along the base of the mountains, and be the means of irrigating thousands of acres of good land, now worthless for want of water. The ditch will be 10,500 rods in length, and the estimated cost of construction, $40,000. It will take just a year to do the work. Messrs. Peleg Brown, Pete Dalton, Jas. Burke, E. Crane, J.L. Downs, B.B. Norton, and others are the projectors.11
Newspaper Item15 May 1878According to the 15 May 1878 edition of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, , "Contract Let: The Truckee and Steamboat Springs Canal Company yesterday awarded the contract for their ditch to Quong Yee Wo & Co., of San Francisco, for $36,000, work to commence immediately. The other bids read as follows: L. Richardson and sons, $44,444; S.F. Hoole, $41,000; A.C. White, $44,000; Ah. JHack, $36,000; J.W. Johnson, $40,000; Ah Joe, $39,000; Ah Sam, $38,500; Chung Kee, $37,600; H.L. W. Knox, $37,000; J.K. Everett, $36,800; C. Pardins, $46,200." This award caused considerable consternation. The Workingmen Club of Reno members vowed to resist by force the working of Chinamen on the Canal. I have not researched this further but it would be very interesting to pursue.12
Newspaper Mention21 May 1878The 21 May 1878 edition of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, reported CHANCE FOR INVESTMENT: The Truckee and Steamboat Springs Irrigation Canal Company offer for sale a limited number of shares of the capital stock. For further particulars, inquire of Peleg Brown, Brown's Station.13
Newspaper Mention31 May 1878The 31 May 1878 edition of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, reported JURORS: Hoole and Peleg Brown are the only Renoites who got caught on the U.S. Jury at Carson yesterday. The case is the Cherry Creek mail robbers, and it will take about a week to try it.14
Death9 September 1878He died on 9 September 1878 in Truckee Meadows, Washoe County, Nevada,15
Obituary9 September 18789 September 1878, Reno, Washoe, Nevada, Reno Evening Gazette Obituary:. Death of Peleg Brown: Reno was startled this morning by the news of the death of Peleg Brown. The said report was soon found to be only too true. Mr. Brown was in town yesterday and promised to attend to-day a meeting of the Steamboat Irrigation and Canal Ditch Company, in which he was largely interested. He had been in poor health for a long time, his disease bing [sic] consumption, and only last week returned from a visit to California, whither he had gone in search of health. On his return to his ranch- which is about ten miles from town on the Virginia road- he seemed to be as well as usual. At 11 o'clcok, however, he was seized with a difficulty in breathing, but neither he nor this family thought any thing serious was about to happen. Later, however, he grew worse and Mrs. Brown insisted on dispatching messengers for physicians. Mr. Brown soon realized his situation and calling his wife and children to his bedside bad them a love farewell. He breathed his last at 4 o'clock this morning. Dr. Bergman, who arrived about an hour after death had taken place, says that Mr. Brown probably died from a combination of Lung and heart disease. Deceased was one of the best citizens of Washoe county, and his taking off is the principal topic of conversation among the people to-day. He was a good friend to the interests of this region and was always active in public enterprises. For four years he served the county faithfully in the capacity of Commissioner, and since his term of office expired, a year ago last January, the county affairs have never been in so prosperous and satisfactory a condition. Mr. Brown was one of the first settlers of this valley, arriving her in 1859 and has since then resided principally upon the farm where he ended his life today. He was about forty-three years of age. He leaves behind a wife and four children. Mr. Brown died in good circumstances, leaving an estate valued at between $30,000 and $40,000. The time for the funeral has not yet been decided upon.

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Kathy Grace gendiva@charter.net June 16, 2004, 9:29 pm15
BurialSeptember 1878He was buried in September 1878 at Old Hillside Cemetery, Lot 177, University Terrace and Nevada Street, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada. Age 42 yrs., 1 mo., 25 dys.16
Newspaper Mention16 April 1891The 16 April 1891 edition of the reported "ARBOR DAY AT BROWN'S STATION. Pleasant Exercises Successfully Carried Out. Arbor Day was observed by the good people of Brown's District by the setting out of 260 trees in the school yard. Ten of them were dedicated, with appropriate remarks, to persons who are or have been associated with the school. One of them, in memory of Peleg Brown -- deceased -- who donated the grounds for the schoolhouse in 1873 and who also was one of the first three trustees in the district...." Also mentioned in the article are John Wright, W.D. Harden, and G.B. Clow.
Last Edited13 March 2020

Citations

  1. [S622] From the Historic American Building Survey of the Library of Congress, in their report on the Brown Damonte Ranch. http://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/nv/nv0100/nv0148/data/nv0148data.pdf
  2. [S190] Rootsweb WorldConnect kelnhofer6 Database, Karen Kelnhofer, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
  3. [S218] Thompson and West, History of the State of Nevada with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers (Oakland, California: Thompson and West, 1881), p. 632. Hereinafter cited as History of the State of Nevada.
  4. [S85] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  5. [S954] National Park Service, Western Region, Dept of the Interior, "Historic American Buildings Survey", pdf, Peleg Brown Ranch (Louis Damonte Ranch) (http://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/nv/nv0100/nv0148/data/nv0148data.pdf), p. 15, from letters written by Peleg and Pardon Brown, Spring 1861, Pardon Brown Family Letters, uncataloged, Nevada Historical Society.; Library of Congress
  6. [S84] , Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  7. [S202] Extracted by Arthur Porter Special Collections dept., online http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/index.cfm, (Published online by Brigham Young University, Idaho Family History Center, Rexburg, ID), Vol. A, Page 10, Marriage ID 262329, Washoe County, NV.
  8. [S210] Obituary, Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada, 28 Sep 1872, 28 Sep 1872
  9. [S218] Thompson and West, History of the State of Nevada, p. 629.
  10. [S212] , Census--Microfilmed, Viewed on Ancestry.com.
  11. [S210] Nevada State Journal, May 1878, May 1878.
  12. [S210] Nevada State Journal, 15 May 1878, 15 May 1878.
  13. [S210] Nevada State Journal, 21 May 1878, 21 May 1878.
  14. [S210] Nevada State Journal, 31 May 1878, 31 May 1878.
  15. [S201] Obituary, Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Nevada
  16. [S205] Old Hillside Cemetery, Reno, NV, compiled by Cal C. Pettengill, Tombstone Transcription Project, Nevada, 9/22/2000, http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemetery/Nevada/nevada.html. Hereinafter cited as Old Hillside Cemetery, Reno, NV Listing.

Lydia Briggs Brown

F, #1898, b. 16 December 1839, d. 6 January 1874

Parents

FatherPardon Brown (b. 24 December 1801, d. 24 March 1881)
MotherSarah Sanford (b. 13 August 1810, d. 3 August 1891)

Family: John Arnold Sanford (b. 1843, d. 12 March 1916)

SonJohn Tyler Sanford (b. 6 January 1874)

Biography

Birth16 December 1839Lydia Briggs Brown was born on 16 December 1839 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
MarriageJohn Arnold Sanford and she were married, date unknown
Death6 January 1874She died on 6 January 1874 in Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Listed in the Medway Death Register as Lydia B. Sanford (Brown) age 34 years, 21 days, Cause of Death: Childbirth.
Residence: Medway, Place of Birth: Middletown, RI. Parents, Pardon (b. Narragansett, RI) and Sarah (b. Middletown, RI) Brown.2
Last Edited13 June 2019

Citations

  1. [S190] Rootsweb WorldConnect kelnhofer6 Database, Karen Kelnhofer, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
  2. [S681] Massachusetts, Town of Medway, 1874: p. 250; familysearch.org

Pardon Brown

M, #1899, b. 25 April 1845, d. 19 October 1912

Parents

FatherPardon Brown (b. 24 December 1801, d. 24 March 1881)
MotherSarah Sanford (b. 13 August 1810, d. 3 August 1891)

Family: Sarah Elizabeth Stoddard (b. 1846)

DaughterEdith E. Brown+ (b. August 1866)
SonHudson A. Brown (b. 1869)
SonPardon Brown (b. 1870, d. 16 May 1909)

Biography

ChildParent1,1
Birth25 April 1845Pardon Brown was born on 25 April 1845 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
WitnessFebruary 1861He was a witness with Peleg Brown in February 1861 in Panama Canal Zone. Peleg "and his brother, Pardon, Jr., returned to the West in February 1861. They sailed from New York on the Steamship "Champion;" rode the railroad across the Isthmus of Panama; and sailed to San Francisco on the Steamship "Contest." They crossed the Sierra Nevadas via the Placerville route and arrived in the Truckee Meadows in late April.

From the Historic American Building Survey of the Library of Congress, in their report on the Brown Damonte Ranch. 2
Marriageabout 1866Pardon Brown and Sarah Elizabeth Stoddard were married about 18663,4
Census1867He appeared in the census 1867 in Surprise Valley, Siskiyou County, California. Pardon is listed as: living in Surprise Valley. His brother Joshua also listed. At this time, Surprise Valley was part of Siskiyou County.5
Census22 June 1880He appeared in the census 22 June 1880 in Lake City Township, Modoc County, California. Pardon is listed as: age 35, Farmer, born RI, father born CT, mother b. RI. Sarah, wife, age 34, b. Mass and parents also. Edith, Daughter, 13, b. Nevada. Hudson A., 12, b. Nevada. Pardon, 10, b Calif. E.S. Stoddard, age 60 (68?), mother-in-law, b. Mass and parents born Mass. Four boarders: John Wall, 32, b. Conn; Philip Hudson, 25, b. Cal; Peter Morse, 45, b. England; Joseph Burns, 50, Ireland. All Farm Laborers.3
Directory1885As of 1885 Pardon was listed in the Surprise Valley, Modoc County, California, directory. lFarmer6
Property Record19 August 1890Pardon was involved in a property transaction on 19 August 1890 in Range 16-E, Modoc, California. 160 acres. N1/2NW, NWNE, and SWNW. Cash Sale. This property bordered Joshua's property. It is west of Middle Lake about 10 miles, about 15 miles southwest of Cedarville and about the same southeast of Alturas.7
In household25 June 1900He appeared in the household of Christopher Columbus Loftus in the census 25 June 1900 in Cogswell Creek, Lake County, Oregon. Christopher is listed as Listed as Columbus, Head, born May 1856, age 44, married 10 years, born in Oregon and both parents born in Kentucky, Farmer, owns farm free of mortgage. Farm Schedule #50. Wife Edith, born Aug. 1866, age 33, married 10 years, 4 children, all living, born in Nevada, father born in Rhode Island and mother in Massachusetts. Daughter Eoulus, born Dec 1890 in California, age 9, at school. Daughter Bessie, born Oct 1892 in California, age 7, at school. Daughter Bertha, born Nov 1894 in Oregon, age 5, at school. Daughter Verena, born Apr 1897 in Oregon, age 3. Francis L. Armstrong, boarder, born Jan 1844 in New York, age 51, day laborer. Pertin [ie, Pardon] Brown, Father-in-law, born Apr 1845 in Rhode Island, age 55, day laborer.8
Census1910Pardon Brown appeared in the census 1910 in Linkville, Klamath County, Oregon. Pardon is listed as: Roomer, age 65, Widowed, stock raiser, own account. Lives in household with Head Karl Boettcher and 4 other boarders.9
Death19 October 1912He died on 19 October 1912 in Lake County, Oregon,10
BurialOctober 1912He was buried in October 1912 at LakeView IOOF Cemetery, Block 47n Lot 5, in Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon.11
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S190] Rootsweb WorldConnect kelnhofer6 Database, Karen Kelnhofer, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
  2. [S954] National Park Service, Western Region, Dept of the Interior, "Historic American Buildings Survey", pdf, Peleg Brown Ranch (Louis Damonte Ranch) (http://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/nv/nv0100/nv0148/data/nv0148data.pdf), p. 15, from letters written by Peleg and Pardon Brown, Spring 1861, Pardon Brown Family Letters, uncataloged, Nevada Historical Society.; Library of Congress
  3. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  4. [S841] , Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Volume III (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908), Vol 3, p. 2145; digital images, (https://archive.org/stream/representativemebyu03jhbe#page/n6/mode/1up : accessed
  5. [S215] http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~shannara/Registers/index.htm, 1867 Census--Microfilmed, Siskiyou County, Viewed on USGenWeb Siskiyou County Resources website.
  6. [S216] Modoc County, California Directory (: California USGenWeb Project, 1885). Hereinafter cited as Modoc County, California Directory.
  7. [S207] Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office, Land Patent Database BLM Document Nr 1483, Accession# CACAAA069660, BLM Serial# CACAAA069660.; BLM GLO Land Patent Database, www.glorecords.blm.gov/.
  8. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.
  9. [S80] , 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com.
  10. [S213] Oregon State Archives and Records Center, online www.ancestry.com, State of Oregon (Published online by Ancestry.com, viewable by subscription.)
  11. [S214] Lake County, Oregon, US Genweb Tombstone Transcription Project, http://www.rootsweb.com/%7Ecemetery/registry.html. Hereinafter cited as Lake County, Oregon Cemeteries.

California Brown

F, #1900, b. 1856, d. before 1900

Parents

FatherJoshua Coggeshall Brown (b. 27 February 1828, d. 20 July 1901)
MotherJane Elizabeth Smith (b. 24 February 1830, d. 17 April 1870)

Family: Daniel Chase

Biography

MarriageDaniel Chase and California Brown were married, date unknown
Birth1856She was born in 1856 in California.
Deathbefore 1900She died before 1900 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, (Daniel is widowed in the 1900 census._1
Last Edited22 December 2016

Citations

  1. [S81] , 1900 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.