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Joel BROWN
Mary FULLER
Husband:  Joel BROWN
Birth (based on early censuses):  1790-94, NY
Birth (based on tombstone):  27 May 1795
Death:  27 Apr 1861, presumably in Castleton Twp., Barry Co., MI
Disposition:  buried Barryville Cemetery, Castleton Twp., Barry Co., MI
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Lemuel BROWN
Mother:  Sarah SHATTUCK
Marriage:
Wife:  Mary "Polly" FULLER
Birth (based on early censuses):  1790-94, MA or NY
Birth (based on tombstone):  13 Dec 1797
Death:  7 Feb 1867, presumably in Castlton Twp., Barry Co., MI
Disposition:  buried Barryville Cemetery, Castleton Twp., Barry Co., MI
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Jedediah FULLER
Mother:  Sarah WISNER
Children:
  1.  (Daughter A) BROWN, b. by 1810
  2.  (Son A) BROWN, b. 1810-20
  3.  (Son B) BROWN, b. 1810-20
  4.  (Daughter B) BROWN, b. 1810-20
  5.  (Daughter C) BROWN, b. 1810-20
  6.  Clarissa BROWN, b. 30 Jan 1818, Phelps, Ontario Co., NY
  7.  William A. BROWN, b. 9 Aug 1825, NY; d. 16 Jun 1898, Crystal, Montcolm Co., MI; m. 18 Sep 1853, Barry Co., MI, Lydia A. FOSTER (1835-1892) 
  8.  Electa Ann BROWN, b. 22 Nov 1827, NY
  9? George C. BROWN, b. 1827/8

born in Newfane, Niagara Co., NY:
10.  Joel BROWN, b. 1834
11.  Rebecca BROWN, b. 1837
12.  Hamilton Alonzo BROWN, b. 23 Aug 1838 or 1841 

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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #16 of 22; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 NY Ontario Co. Phelps Twp. Roll M33_62 p. 298 Ln. 34 Joel Brown 200010-31010-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son B
= Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Joel (b. 1790-94)
3 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Clarissa (b. 1818)
= Daughter C
= Daughter B
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Daughter A
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Mary (b. 1790-94)
1 person engaged in agriculture
Either they lost a lot of children between 1820 and 1830, or these are not our subjects, but Clarissa's obituary is said to say she was born in Phelps, to this must be our subject.  Other BROWNs in Phelps:  Francis, Hugh, Thomas, Thomas H., and William.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 18; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 NY Niagara Co. New Fane Twp. Roll 95 p. 337 Ln. 18 Joel Brown 100 001 - 101 001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = George? (b. 1827/8)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Joel (b. 1790-94)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Electa (b. 1827)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Clarissa (b. 1818)
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1790-94)
Other BROWNs in Newfane:  Abraham, William, and William.

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15-16 of 28; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NY Niagara Co. Newfane Twp. Roll 311 pp. 135A-135B Ln. 15 Joel Brown 011 000 100 - 102 010 100 0400000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Joel Jr. (b. 1833/4) 
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = George? (b. 1827/8)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Joel (b. 1790-94)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Rebecca (b. 1836/7)
2 females 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter? (b. 1830)
= Electa (b. 1827) 
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Clarissa (b. 1818)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1790-94) 
4 persons employed in agriculture
Other BROWNs in Newfane:  Alex, Charles, George, James, Jeremiah, John G., Joseph, Mary, William, and William H.

5a.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #33 of 80):  Newfane, Niagara Co., NY, Roll M432_561, p. 386A/771, 214/220, enumerated 15 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Joel Brown 50 M   F   NY
Mary     " 55 F       Mass
Joel     " 16 F       NY
Rebecca  " 13 F       "
Hamilton " 10 M       "
Joel's age here cannot be correct.

5b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 8):  Township of Castleton, Barry Co., MI, p. 123B/243, 888/907,  enumerated 18 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
William A Brown 25 M   Farmer 400 NY
Listed three households from Delia BROWN (æ 20, b. NY). 

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 20):  Castleton P.O., Castleton [Twp.], Barry Co.., MI, Roll M653_536, p. 846, PN 222, 1772/1658, enumerated 10 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Christopher Kiler 33 M   Farmer 4800 3963 NY
Electa 33 F         do
Ida  4 F         Mich
Miriam  1 M         do
Mary Brown 65 F         NY
Ruben Bivens 15 M         Mich
Mirean Kiler 22 F         NY
Joel is not supposed to have died until 1861, but I can't find him in the census.  Listed four households from the MUDGE family, with whom Mary's son, Hamilton BROWN (æ 20, b. NY, servant), and possible son, George C. BROWN (æ 32, b. NY, servant), are living.

7.  Barryville Cemetery, Castleton Township, Barry County, Michigan (online at Interment.net; contributed by Sara Colburn and Paula Walters):
Brown, Joel, 65yrs 11mos, d. 4/27/1861
Brown, Mary 69yrs 1mo 25dys, d. 2/7/1867, wf of Joel
Brown, Hamilton A., b. 1838, d. 1905, Co? 12 MI inf
Brown, Emiline, b. 1839, d. 1900, wf of Hamilton
This Hamilton is possibly their son, except he should have been born in 1840.  I tried to find Hamilton in the 1900 census, but couldn't.

8.  Birthdate calculated using ProGenealogists' Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
Joel BROWN 27 Apr 1861 00d 11m 65y 27 May 1795
Mary BROWN 07 Feb 1867 25d 01m 69y 13 Dec 1797

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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