Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

George Watson Brown 1803-

George Watson Brown
Son of John & Mary (Walson) Brown
Born 1803 in England
Mary Frances Snyder
daughter of
Born abt 1805
Died December 30 1892

Elizabeth 1824 -  d. before 1903
Charles Brown 1828-d. before 1903
William W. Brown 1831-1926 m. Jane E. Huckle
Mary 1833-d. before 1903
Julia Ann Brown 1835-1932 m. Jeremiah Meyers Osler
John S. Brown 1838-1921 m. Harriet McCarty
George Walson Brown Jr 1840-1926 m. Phoebe Jennings
Effie 1845-1928 m. Thomas Jennings (Brother of Phoebe Jennings) 
Margaret Jane Brown 1846-1936 m. Augustus Cuno Bower

George "conducted the Woolen Mills near Forksville for some years"

Time Line:

1803 - George Born in England

1805 - Mary is born
Census records, and death certificates, for their children tell us that Mary was born in New Jersey

1815 - George Comes to America with Father

1840 United States Federal Census about George W Brown
Name: George W Brown
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Forks, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9

1850 United States Federal Census about George Brown
Name: George Brown
Age: 46
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: England
Home in 1850: Forks, Sullivan, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 35
Household Members:
Name Age
George Brown 46
Mary Brown 45
Charles Brown 23
Elizabeth Brown 26
William Brown 18
Mary Brown 17
Julia Brown 14
John S Brown 16
George W Brown 10
Effas Brown 5
Margaret Brown 3

1860 United States Federal Census about George M Brown
Name: George M Brown
Age in 1860: 56
Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: England
Home in 1860: Elkland, Sullivan, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Eldredsville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
George M Brown 56
Mary S Brown 55
Charles Brown 32
Johni Brown 22
George Brown 20
Effy R Brown 15
Sarah A Brown 24 likely a daughter in law?  With Charlotte & John being grandchildren?
Sharlott Brown 4
John W Brown 1

Burial - 
Many of the children are buried at Estella, it would be a good place to look for George & Mary.  One researcher believes Mary is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Sullivan County Pa - where some of George's siblings are also buried.


If the census records are correct, Effie married a man 15 years younger than herself.
Her tombstone says she was born in 1844, her death certificate says she was born in 1845.

William was born in Sullivan County Pa, and died and was buried in Sullivan County PA.  But in 1880, 1900, and 1910, he lived in Kansas, according to the census and the History Of Sullivan County.  He must have come back sometime between 1910 and 1916 when he died?  (His death certificate says he was born in 1821 - but it also says he was 84 years old. The math to make him 84 years old when he died in 1916 would put his birthday at the correct 1831)

Effie (Brown) and Thomas Jennings

Effy - 
1. THOMAS AUGUSTUS JENNINGS, son of Coe G. Jennings and Julia Mccoy, was born about December 29, 1825 in New York, and died July 08, 1887. He married ELSA R. "EFFIE" BROWN, daughter of GEORGE BROWN and MARY SNYDER. She was born July 1843 and died May 30, 1928 in PA
Burial: Pardoe-Mullan Cemetery, Eldredsville, Sullivan County, PA
Occupation: 1870, Dry Goods Dealer
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford County, PA
2. i. ELLSWORTH JENNINGS, b. November 03, 1861, Elkland Twp., Sullivan County, PA; d. March 07, 1951.
ii. ELSA JANE JENNINGS, b. October 1864, Jennings Corner, Sullivan County, PA; died April 25, 1928 in Towanda, PA
3. iii. CALVIN BROWN JENNINGS, bApril 19, 1866, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, PA; died January 3, 1918 in Elkland.

On her death certificate, and on her grave, Effy is Effy Lewis, wife of William Lewis - apparently William was her second husband.

Julia Ann Brown married Jermiah Osler

Lilian Osler, Julia Ann (Brown) Osler, Jeremiah Osler

Margaret Jane Brown M. Augustus Cuno Bower

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