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Rev. Charles Benjamin BROWN
Sarah GORTON
Husband:  Charles Benjamin BROWN
Birth:  1740/1 or 1742
Death (æ 75y):  17 Dec 1816, Waterford, New London Co., CT
Disposition:  buried Jordan Cemetery, Waterford, New London Co., CT
Military Service (S.A.R. Patriot):  Revolutionary War:  Cpl., Capt. Beardsley's Co., 7th Rgmt., Connecticut Line; Chaplain, 1st Connecticut Rgmt.
Father:  Benjamin BROWN
Mother:  Deborah WHEELER
Marriage:  4 Jan 1770, New London, New London Co., CT
Wife:  Sarah GORTON
Birth:  31 Dec 1746
Death:  10 Mar 1835
Father:  William GORTON
Mother:  Lydia COLLINS
Children born in New London, New London Co., CT:
  1.  Charles Benjamin BROWN, Jr., b. 1 Oct 1770; m. 11 Oct 1798, Waterford, Hester DARROW
  2.  Richard BROWN, b. 27 Jun 1772
  3.  Sarah "Sally" BROWN, b. 19 Mar 1774; m. 6 Nov 1796, Nathaniel CANADA
  4.  Nathan BROWN, b. 2 Mar 1776; died in childhood
  5.  Esther BROWN, b. 27 Jul 1778; d. 1832; m. 1804, Eliphalet B. SIMMONS (1773-1836)
  6.  Silas BROWN, b. 23 Dec 1780; m. Susanna B. TINKER
  7.  Robert BROWN, b. 7 Dec 1782 
  8.  Lydia BROWN, b. 20 Jan 1785; never married
  9.  Henry BROWN, b. 21 Feb 1787; m1. 28 Sep 1817, Lucretia "Lucy" (SMITH) PRENTIS
10.  Phoebe / Phebe BROWN, b. 20 Apr 1790; m. Elias COIT
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Connecticut

Sources:

1a.  Lorraine Cook White, ed. 1994-2002.  The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records.  55 vols.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (online at Ancestry.com):
 NEW LONDON VITAL RECORDS - BARBOUR COLLECTION... Vol Page
p. 50 BROWN (cont.)...
Charles, s. Benjamin, of New London, m. Sarah GORTON, d. of William, late of New London, decd., Jan. 4, 1770...
Charles, s. Charles & Sarah, b. Oct. 1, 1770...

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p. 53 BROWN (cont.)...
Esther, d. [Charles & Sarah], b. July 27, 1778...
Henry, s. [Charles & Sarah], b. Feb. 21, 1787...

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p. 54 BROWN (cont.)...
Lydia, d. [Charles & Sarah], b. Jan. 20, 1785...

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p. 55 BROWN (cont.)...
Richard, s. Charles & Sarah, b. June 17, 1772
Robert, s. [Charles & Sarah], b. Dec. 7, 1782
Robert, m. Eliza CHAP[P]EL[L], b. of Waterford, Mar. 5, 1826, by Reb. Abel McEwen
Sally, d. Charles, m. Nathaniel CANADA, Nov. 6, 1796...
Sarah, d. [Charles & Sarah], b. Mar. 19, 1774...
Silas, s. [Charles & Sarah], b. Dec. 23, 1780...

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p. 180 GORTON...
Sarah, d. William, late of New London, decd., m. Charles BROWN, s. Benjamin, of New London, Jan. 4, 1770...

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1b.  Frederic W. Bailey.  1997.  Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (online at Ancestry.com):
NEW LONDON MARRIAGES... 
RECORD OF MARRIAGES BY THE REV. EPHRAIM WOODBRIDGE...
Benjamin Brown & Sarah Gorton, Jan. 4, 1770..

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2.  Lorraine Cook White, ed. 1994-2002.  The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records.  55 vols.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (online at Ancestry.com):
WATERFORD VITAL RECORDS Page
p. 155 BROWN (cont.)...
Charles, d. Dec. 17, 1816, æ 75y...

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3.  Adelos Gorton.  1907.  The Life and Times of Samuel Gorton, the Founders and the Founding of the Republic, a Section of the Early United States Hisory, and a History of the Colony of Providence and Rhode Island Plantations, in the Narraansett Indian Country, of the State of Rhode Island, 1592163616771687, with a Genealogy of Samuel Gorton's Descendants to the Present Time.  G.S. Ferguson Co. Printers, Philadelphia, PA. 966 pp. (online at Ancestry.com):
p. 181 99.  WM.4 GORTON (John3 John2 Samuel1)... married, 1736, Lydia COLLINS... His children were probably all born in Rhode Island...
p. 182 CHILDREN...
  333.   SARAH GORTON, born December 31, 1746, married Charles Brown...
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333. SARAH5 GORTON (William4 John3 John2 Samuel1), born Dec. 31, 1746, died March 10, 1835, married, January 4, 1770, Charles Benjamin Brown, born 1742, probably in Groton, Conn., died December 20, 1816, son of Benjamin and Deborah (Wheeler) Brown, grandson of Nathaniel, Jr., and Mary Brown, great-grandson of Nathaniel and Rhoda Brown.  Charles was Chaplain in the First Connecticut Regiment, War of the Revolution.  Nathaniel's wife, Rhoda's, family name may have been Allen.  One of her sons, Allen Brown, married, May 19, 1796, in Coventry, R.I., Mahala6Brown (Elnathan5 Samuel4 Samuel3 John2 Samuel1 Gorton).
CHILDREN:
  966.   CHARLES BENJAMIN BROWN, JR., born October 1, 1770, married Hester Darron.
  967.   RICHARD BROWN, born June 17, 1772, died in childhood.
  968.   SARAH BROWN, born March 19, 1774, married Nathaniel Cannedy.
  969.   NATHAN BROWN, born March 2, 1776, died in childhood.
  970.   ESTHER BROWN, born July 27, 1778, married Eliphalet B. Simmons.
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  971.   SILAS BROWN, born December 23, 1780, married Susanna B. Tinker.
  972.   ROBERT BROWN, born December 7, 1782, married Miss Brown, (2) Miss Chapell.
  973.   LYDIA BROWN, born January 20, 1785, died unmarried.
  974.   HENRY BROWN, born February 20, 1787, married Lucy Prentis, (2) Lucretia (Smith) Prentis.
  975.   PHEBE BROWN, born April 20, 1790, married Elias Coit.
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855.  MAHALA6 BOWEN (Elnathan5 Samuel4 Samuel3 John2 Sam'l1), born February 16, 1773, married, May 19, 1796, Allen Brown, son of Nathaniel and Rhoda Brown, of Foster, R.I.  She died February 14, 1851; he died January 8, 1860; both in New York City.
  Mahala's maiden name was BOWEN, not BROWN, as shown in own her entry.  And if she married Allen BROWN in 1796, how can Allen (b. ca. 1769) possibly be granduncle to our subject (b. 1742)?
  If Gorton made errors as big as these, then his credibility is shot.  So... how hard do I work to support his claims for the identities of Benjamin's parents and grandparents?  Is the reason I've so far been unable to document them due to the fact that they don't exist?

Connecticut Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 (online at Ancestry.com; data from FamilySearch.org):
Name Charles Brown - - - -
Age at Death 74 - - - -
Death Date 1816 - - - -
Death Place Connecticut - - - -
Burial Place Waterford, Connecticut - - - -
FHL Film # 3096 - - - -

1.  Lorraine Cook White, ed. 1994-2002.  The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records.  55 vols.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (online at Ancestry.com):
Waterford Vital Records: Deaths, 1801-1851 Page
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p. 155 Brown...
Charles, d. Dec. 17, 1816, æ 75 y.

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Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Rev Charles Benjamin Brown Sarah Gorton Brown
Birth 1742
Groton, New London Co., CT
1747
Death Dec. 20, 1816, CT Mar. 10, 1835
New London Co., CT
Burial Jordan Cemetery
Waterford, New London County, Connecticut
Spouse Sarah Gorton Brown Charles Benjamin Brown
Children [lists four] [lists four]
Memorial # 54934362 54934375

.  LDS.  Family Search:  Ancestral File (online at familysearch.org).

.  LDS.  Family Search:  Pedigree Resouce File (online at familysearch.org).

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