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Willard J. BROWN
Husband:  Willard J. BROWN
Birth:  6 Apr 1813, of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., NY
Death:  3 Apr 1894, Bertha, Todd Co., MN
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  23 Jun 1834, Jefferson Co., NY
Birth:  2 Oct 1816, MA
Death:  4 Jun 1888, Bertha, Todd Co., MN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Samuel BLODGETT (1774-1849)
Mother:  Susanna HARPER (1774-1840)
born in Jefferson Co., NY:
1.  Gilbert A. BROWN, b. 17 Dec 1835; d. 1906; m1. Lydia Marie SHIPPEY; m2. Margaret M. CARY
2.  William Bainbridge BROWN, b. 16 Apr 1838; d. 1931; m. Rozina PIKE
3.  Louisa / Louise M. BROWN, b. 26 Aug 1840; m. Josiah B. DAVENPORT

born in Jefferson Co., NY, or St. Lawence Co., NY:
4.  Clarence O. BROWN, b. 20 Jan 1845; m. Lydia Elvira __?__
5.  Emulet F. BROWN, b. 10 Sep 1847; d. 1881; m. Alonzo Davis WOOD
6.  Eveline BROWN, b. 8 Sep 1850

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5-6 of 36; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 NY Jefferson Co. Antwerp Twp. p. 530-531 Willard Brown 200 010 - 000 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = William (b. 1838)
= Gilbert (b. 1835/6/7)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Willard (b. 1813)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Elvira (b. 1816)
1 person engaged in agriculture
Listed next to Samuel BLODGET.

3.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #25 of 44):   Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., NY, p. 237A/473, 182/182, enumerated 6 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Willard Brown 37 M   Farmer 350 NY
Alvira     " 23 F       Mass
Gilbert    " 13 M       NY
William    " 11 M       "
Louisa     "  9 F       "
Clarence O "  4 M       "
Enuelet?   "  2 F       "
Elvira should be 33, not 23.  Listed two households from John BROWN (æ 43, b. MA), with a son Windsor BROWN (æ 17, b. MA) meaning that if John was still in MA as late as 1833, then he's probably not related to Willard.

4.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #22 of 84):  Antwerp P.O., Town of Antwerp, Jefferson Co., NY, p. 336, PN, 22, 149/150, enumerated 11 Jul 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Willard J Brown 47 M   Laborer   255 NY
Elvira 43 F   Wife      
Clarence 15 M   Son      
Eveline  9 F   Daut      
Listed next to Erastus KELLOGG (æ 24, b. NY, wife Emeline).

5.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 14):  Mahelia P.O., Feildon [Fieldon] Twp. (Town 106 Range 30 [T106_.R30_]), Watonwan Co., MN, Roll T132_12, p. _, PN 6, 51/52, enumerated 16 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Henderson Elishia? 34 M W Farmer 500 100 New York      
_________ Eva?? 18 F W Keeping House     New York      
_________ Charles 9/12 M W At home     Minnesota     Sept
Brown William 60 M W Farm Labourer   100 Connecticut      
_____ Elvira 50 F W Domestic Servant     Connecticut      

6.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Bertha, Todd, Minnesota
Source: FHL Film 1254635; NARA Film T9-0635; Pg 285B
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Gilbert BROWN Self M M W 44 NY Farmer NY MA
Maggie BROWN Wife F M W 16 WV Keeping House KY VA
Willard BROWN Father M S W 67 NY Farm Laborer CT CT
Elvira BROWN Mother F S W 63 MA At Home MA CT

7.  Message from S. Melendez posted to the Todd County, Minnesota Message Board (online at Ancestry.com):
Willard BROWN b. 6-Apr-1813 of Antwerp, Jefferson, NY, d 3-Sep-1894 Bertha, Todd, MN, who married 23 Jun 1834 in NY State to Elvira BLODGETT(E) b. 2-Oct-1816 MASS, d. 4-Jun-1888 Bertha, Todd, MN. Children: Gilbert A. BROWN (1835-1906) m. (1) Lydia Marie SHIPPEY, (2) Margaret M. CARY; William Bainbridge BROWN (1838-1931) m. Rozina PIKE; Louise M. BROWN (1840- ?) m. Josiah B. DAVENPORT; Clarence BROWN (1845-?) m. Lydia Elvira ?; Emulet F. BROWN (1847-1881) m. Alonzo Davis WOOD; Evelin BROWN (1850-?) m. Elisha N. HENDERSON. Family resided in: 1840 & 1860 Antwerp, Jefferson, NY; 1850 Fowler, St. Lawrence, NY; 1870-Madelia, Feildon Township, Watonwan County, MN; 1880 Bertha, Todd, MN.

8.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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