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Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
Chapter XXIV: Genealogy of the Brown Family

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[This information is from pp. 285-286 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this page.]

John Brown, whose tablet is in St. George's Church, of which he was a father, married, in May, 1751, Margaret, daughter of Caleb Beck, and immediately thereafter settled at Schenectady. Mr. Brown was born in 1727, and died June 30th, 1814, in his eighty-seventh year, very much respected and regretted.

Abraham, his son, born November 11th, 1762, married first Jane, daughter of Daniel Kittle; secondly, Margaret Van Vorst.

John, son of Abraham by his first marriage, born August 9th, 1783, married a daughter of Joseph Van de Bogart, by whom he had a son, John, who became an Episcopal minister, and a gentleman of considerable poetic note and of acknowledged literary attainments. He was a graduate of Union College, and was settled at Astoria, Long Island, N. Y., where he held a high standing, and died on the Island of Malta, whither he had gone for the benefit of his health, leaving a son named John W. Brown, and three daughters. John Brown, the father, also left several daughters. He was a manufacturer and dealer in bottles, shoes and leather, and much esteemed as a good and enterprising citizen.

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