An American Family History

Nathan Brown

New London County, Connecticut was one of four original Connecticut counties and was established on May 10, 1666, by an act of the Connecticut General Court.

Nathan Brown was born in New York about 1769 in New London County, Connecticut. He was the son of Benjamin Brown, Sr. and Sarah Case.

He married Susannah Wilbur (Wilber).

Sarah Brown (1794),
Luther Brown (1796, married Rachel Conley, daughter of John Conley),
Hannah Brown (1798),
Obediah Brown (1800, married Hannah Parish),
Nathan Brown (1801),
William Brown (1802, married Rachel Wiltse, daughter of Cornelius Wiltse),
Daniel Brown ( 1804, married Sarah Towsley),
Asa Brown (1806, married Eliza Lee),
Susannah Brown (1808, Joel Parish),
Nancy Brown (1809),
Armenia Brown (1811),
Ellen B. Brown (1812),
Nathan Brown (1812),
Chester Brown (1814),
Anson Brown (1816), and
Elizabeth Brown (1822, married George Johnston).




On February 7, 1813, the American army raided Elizabethtown (present day Brockville, Leeds County, Ontario). The Americans crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River and seized equipment, freed American prisoners, and captured Canadian men.


In 1784 the widow Brown, Nathan Brown and Thomas Brown appeared on the provisioning list for disbanded troops as a member of the Loyal Rangers. They were mustered in Augusta.


Ensign Thomas Brown being called appears and on hearing the Witness, the Court are of the opinion that he be discharged they being satisfied of his Loyalty and that the expressions uttered by him were not from any seditious principals....

Hugh Montgomery Constable presented and account in the case of Ensign Thomas Brown amounting to one pound nine shillings and six pence.


from A Record of Marriages Solemnized by William Smart

1823 March 12th.—Nathan C. Brown and Huldah Holmes, both of Yonge, banns,
wit. Hiram Boyce, James Phillips.

1824 March 17th.—Nathaniel Brown and Peggy Philips, both of Yonge, banns,
wit. Philip Wickwire [Wickware], Seth S. Cornell.



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