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Jonathan Brown (1716 - 1799)

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Jonathan Brown aka Browne
Born in Salem, Essex, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Brimfield, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Jan 2014 | Last significant change: 13 Feb 2018
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Categories: British America, French and Indian War | French and Indian War | American Revolution | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors.

French and Indian War
Jonathan Brown fought in the French and Indian War.
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1776 Liberty Bell
Event years 1773-1789.
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Jonathan Brown is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-122779
Rank: Private


"Sergt. Jonathan Brown, (sergeant of Minute-men of Brimfield, Mass.) who with his men, marched to the "Lexinton Ale - on April 19, 1775, where, "the shot was fired that was heard around the world." - HRN 20 June 1946.


  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed January 25, 2015), "Record of Jonathan Brown", Ancestor # A015665.
  • Son Johnathan Birth: "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Jonathan Brown in entry for Jonathan Brown, 16 Mar 1744; citing BRIMFIELD,HAMPDEN,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 1,395,951.

Research Notes

Howard Ross Nelson (HRN)

  • Moved from Salem to Brimfield about 1739 - HRN
  • House-wright and joiner by trade. - HRN
  • Leader in town councils and patriotic sentiment preceding the revolution and a Minute-man, and a valiant soldier: his house is still standing, on Tower Hill. (1924) - HRN

See Also:

American Local History The Minuement who lived in Brimfield, Part 4. by Mary Anna Tarbell, 1924 - HRN

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