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The Brown Family

Part 2

The Sons of Hubbard Brown

Thomas Brown, son of Hubbard Brown, is listed in the 1840, 1850 and 1860 censuses for Anderson Township in Hamilton Co., Ohio. Unfortunately, we've found no record of him in the 1820 or 1830 census. In the 1840 census he is listed as age 40-50 with a female, age 30-40, presumably wife Sarah, and nine children living with him. In the 1850 census it is clear that his and wife Sarah's ages were reversed. There is some confusion around Thomas Brown's 1850 census record. Both Ancestry and FamilySearch census records for Anderson Township are out of order. In FamilySearch records, Thomas, Sarah and Julia Ann appear at the bottom of Image 1. The rest of the family appears at the top of Image 4. However, it's apparent from the "order of visitation" in Field 2 that Image 4 should have immediately followed Image 1. We should also note that the enumerator wrote Thomas Brown's first name in a particular style of that time: Tho:s. We believe this is why some researchers have given him the middle initial "S" which does not appear on any record we're aware of.

1850 Census - Anderson Township, Hamilton County [Census Record]
NameAgeSexProfessionReal EstatePlace of BirthAttend SchoolRead/Write
Thomas Brown46MBlacksmith1300Penn.
Sarah Brown53FOhio
Julia Ann Brown27FOhio
Lucy A. Brown21FOhio
Elizabeth Brown20FOhio
William Brown17MnoneOhio1
John Brown15MOhio1
Hannah Brown13FOhio1
Leonard Brown11MOhio1
Eliza Brown9FOhio1
Adelia Brown5FOhio

Sarah (Webb) Brown died on Oct. 27, 1859 at the age of 55 and, therefore, does not appear in the 1860 census. We are confident that Sarah Brown's maiden name was Webb despite there being no marriage document available at this time. Her daughter, Hannah Ann (Brown) Tucker's 1913 death certificate indicated that her father was Thomas Brown and her mother was Sarah Weeb [Webb]. According to the 1820 census, two Webb families (John and Clayton) lived near Hubbard Brown in Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., Ohio and both had daughters in the right age range to be Sarah, so we can't be sure of the name of Sarah's father at this time. However, several family trees on Ancestry indicate, without evidence, that both Sarah's father and grandfather were named John Webb.

Based on the 1850 and 1860 censuses, here are the children of Thomas and Sarah Brown:

John Brown, son of Thomas and Sarah (Webb) Brown, had the middle initial "W" in most later records. Based on the assumption that Sarah (Webb) Brown's father and grandfather were named John Webb, we are inclined to believe that John W. Brown's middle name was Webb and that he was named after his grandfather and great grandfather. Despite not appearing to know that Sarah Brown was born into a Webb family, two researchers including Ralph Pruiett, Sr., gave John W. Brown the middle name Webb in the 1990s. They did not leave any documentation as to why they chose that middle name, so the search for confirmation will continue.

William K. Brown, son of Thomas and Sarah (Webb) Brown, was a member of the 138th Ohio National Guard which was mustered into service on May 14, 1864 for 100 days, becoming the 138th Ohio Infantry. He was a member of Company H. His regiment was immediately sent to the Washington, D.C. area where they served mostly on garrison duty until Sept. 1, 1864 at places like Harpers Ferry, Forts Albany, Craig, and Tillinghast, White House Landing, Bermuda Hundred, Point of Rocks, Broadway Landing, and Cherrystone Inlet. William K. Brown died on August 20, 1864 at Drummondtown, Va. He was likely one of only eight enlisted men who died during their service, all due to disease.

John Brown, son of Hubbard Brown, first appeared on his own in the 1830 census in Anderson Township, Hamilton Co., Ohio. He was listed as age 20-30. There was a female, presumably his wife Eleanor, age 20-30, living with him. There were two males living with him, one under age 5, probably Thomas Brown who was born around 1830, and one age 10-15. The latter was probably not his son since he would have been born when John Brown was age 15 or younger. There was also a female under age 5 living with him. By the 1840 census, John Brown and his wife were listed as ages 30-40. In the household was one male under the age of 5, two males, age 5-10, and three females under the age of 15. They also had a male, age 20-30 and a female, age 60-70 living with them. The 1850 census and the 1860 census begin to help us put names and birth years to the children of John and Eleanor (Armstrong) Brown:

The 1850 census shows John Brown's wife as Ellener. She must have died within the decade because, by 1860, the eldest female living in his household was Rachel, presumably his wife. Also living in the household were two males who were likely his grandchildren:

Jacob Brown, son of Hubbard Brown, married Harriet Bradford before 1830. By the 1830 census, he and Harriet were living in Anderson Township, Hamilton Co., Ohio and had a daughter under 5 years of age. By the 1850 census the family had grown to nine members, not counting a boarder, James Anderson, a wagon maker from Pennsylvania. Here is the list of children of Jacob and Harriet (Bradford) Brown as determined by the 1850 and 1860 censuses:

Isaac Brown, son of Hubbard Brown, was born around 1813 according to the 1850 census. He married Lucinda Dawson on Nov. 29, 1834 in Hamilton Co., Ohio. He and Lucinda probably had six children. Here are the last four as determined by the 1850 census:

Charles S. Brown, son of Thomas and Sarah (Webb) Brown, married Maria Smith on May 6, 1849. The 1850 census shows they had a son George Edward, age five months.

1850 Census - Anderson Township, Hamilton County [Census Record]
NameAgeSexProfessionReal EstatePlace of BirthAttend SchoolRead/Write
Charles Brown22MCarpenter250Ohio
Maria Brown22FOhio
George Edward Brown5 mthMOhio

The 1860 census shows John W. Brown, age 23, apprentice carpenter, living with Charles S. Brown and his wife. He probably moved in with Charles Brown to learn the trade since Charles appears to have been a fairly active businessman. The 1869 business directory for Newtown had this entry:

Charles S. Brown - Undertaker, best wood and metallic coffins kept constantly on hand. An excellent hearse furnished and funeral attended promptly on most reasonable terms. Also house builder, carpenter and joiner.

Charles Brown's son George must have died since the census shows their only child was Mary E., age two. Jacob Brown and his wife Harriet are listed on the same page of the census record, so they must have lived close to Charles and his wife.

1860 Census - Anderson Township, Hamilton County [Census Record]
NameAgeSexProfessionRealPersonalPlace of BirthAttend SchoolRead/Write
Charles S. Brown32MMaster Carpenter$1,500$250Ohio
Mariah Brown32FOhio
Mary E. Brown2FOhio
John W. Brown23MApprentice CarpenterOhio
NameAgeSexProfessionRealPersonalPlace of BirthAttend SchoolRead/Write
Jacob Brown51MMaster Wagon Maker$1,500$200Ohio
Harriet Brown47FKentucky
C.B. Brown21MWagon MakerOhio
Agnes M. Brown16FOhio
Phebe Ann Brown14FOhio
Viola M. Brown11FOhio
Sarah L. Brown3FOhio
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