Puffer Genealogy

BROWN, John

Male 1588 - 1687  (99 years)


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  • Name BROWN, John 
    Birth 1588  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christening 13 Feb 1588  Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
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    Death 28 Feb 1687  Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18168  Puffers
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2022 

    Family WALKER, Sarah,   b. 1621, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1672, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 51 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1642  Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. BROWN, John,   b. Abt 1641, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Aug 1683 (Age 42 years)
     2. BROWN, Sarah,   b. 1643, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Dec 1678 (Age 35 years)
     3. BROWN, Jacob,   b. 1645, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Feb 1740, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 95 years)
     4. BROWN, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1650, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Oct 1689, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 39 years)
     5. BROWN, Benjamin,   b. 1647, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1736, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)
     6. BROWN, Mary,   b. 13 Sep 1655, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
     7. BROWN, Thomas,   b. 14 Jul 1657, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Jun 1744, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
     8. BROWN, Stephen,   b. 1659, Hampton, NH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Jun 1677 (Age 18 years)
    Family ID F2910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
    • 1. Fam data fr Hist of Hampton, N.H. by Dow. Emigrated ca 1635. 2. He was one of the original Planters in Hampton, N.H. 3. Thought to have come over on The Elizabeth 17 Apr 1635 fr London

      "John Brown was born in London, of Scottish parents, in 1589. He came to Massachusetts in June, 1635. He married Sarah Walker. He was one of the first company who settled in Hampton, and was married before he came. There is some uncertainty in respect to the place of his abode before he came here, but it is presumed that he came from Watertown, where a person of his name was admitted freeman in 1635, and had a son John born in 1636.

      He had a grant of four acres by his house lot, April 30, 1640, and also owned one of "The farms" and had two shares in the commons besides. December 23, 1645, he drew three shares of the ox commons, Nos. 11, 17, and 24. The first share of said commons was to be on the east side of the salt marsh, at John Brown's Point. What is now known as Brown's river was named for him, and also John Brown's river, which ran up to his "farm." He built the first "barque" ever built in Hampton in 1641 or 1642, at the river near Perkin's mill. He became one of the largest land owners in the town. In 1653 he stood third on the tax list, his tax being L2 3s. 1d., in a rate of L53 2s 10d. He and his sons were engaged in raising cattle. In 1673 and 1674 he and his sons brought suit against the town for not causing a road to be built to his farm. The court decided in his favor and the road was built. December 4, 1663, he was chosen to see that the boys did not play in the gallery. He was one of the selectmen in 1651 and 1656. March 3, 1670, he drew share No. 18 in the commons, containing one hundred acres. He died in 1686, aged about ninety-eight years. His wife Sarah died June 6, 1672. 

      Their children were: Sarah, born in 1643, married John Poor; Jacob, born 1645, married Sarah Brookin; Benjamin, born in 1647, married Sarah Brown; ELIZABETH, married ISAAC MARSTON; John, died unmarried; Mary, born in 1655; Stephen, born in 1659, killed at Black Point."

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealog ical Index (R) (Copyright (c.
      JOHN BROWN; Male; Christening: 13 FEB 1588 Sawbridgeworth, Hertford, En gland; Father: JOHN BROWN; Batch Number: 7018218 Sheet: 31 Source Call N o.: 0538399 Type: Film

    2. [S131] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealog ical Index (R) (Copyright (c.
      John Brown; Male; Birth: 1588 , England; Death: 28 FEB 1687; Spouse: S arah; Marriage: About 1642 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire

    3. [S131] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealog ical Index (R) (Copyright (c.
      John Brown; Male; Birth: 1588 , , England; Death: 28 FEB 1687; Spouse: S arah; Marriage: About 1642 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire