Allen Brown

Allen Brown

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Mr. Allen R. Brown
Born 1950s.
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My interest in genealogy was stirred when my aunt asked me to read a draft of her story, “Grandma Willomine’s Family”. [1] Grandma Willomine and Grandpa James Brown and their oldest three children were the first of my family to settle in Colorado, early in the summer of 1889. Our family story parallels that of many Americans who moved west searching for a better life. [2]

My aunt wants to write the breadth of the family story. We are fortunate to have information going back to colonial times for Willomine's family. I hoped we could trace it back to the original settlers in the colonies.

My great-aunt, Dora Brown Harding, Willomine's oldest child, came to Colorado in 1889 from Kansas. Her father, James Martin Brown, and uncle, Edward Thomas Newbry came to Colorado in 1887 to find work. She wrote a story of memories to share with the family, "Recollections". [3] Dora and her sister, Ida Brown Gann, collaborated to write about the family. [4] Their information went back to Daniel Newberry and Mary Thomas in New Jersey. They considered the family to be of Scotch Irish descent. Daniel and Mary Newberry moved from New Jersey to Ohio. Their son, Reason Thomas Newberry was born April 9, 1836. He married Margaret Hughes, daughter of Edward Hughes and Polly Lilly in Ohio. Reason and Margaret also lived in Illinois and Kansas. After the Civil War, Reason changed the spelling of his last name to "Newbry". They had seven children, and Willomine was their oldest. Margaret died in Kansas. Reason, with others from his family, moved on to Colorado, Washington, and Idaho. [3]

"Descendants of James Martin Brown and Willomine Lilly Newbry" By Greatgrandson Ronald E. Kessler", was published in 1998. His efforts rounded up the family through my generation and the next. [5]

Additional information about the Newbry family was provided by Burton C. and Ella S, Newbry in their paper, "Newbry Family Ancestry", 1990. [6] My parents met Burton at a Newbry Family Reunion in 2004 and received a copy of his paper.

I also have a "Family Pedigree Chart" including information on the Brown, Garrett, Wilson, Hockensmith, Hunt and Godwin families. [7]

Our Garrett line in America extends back to Elias Garrett, b. April 1, 1833 in Abbottskerswell parish, Devon (county), England who came with his brothers Sam, John, Uriah, and George to make their fortunes. The Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coasts, and Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 3: Galveston Texas 1846-1871 lists the arrival of Samuel Garrett in America: "Samuel Garrett arrived at the port of Galveston, Texas, May 11, 1849 aboard the "Bark Isabella". The ship's record identifies his age as 21; occupation: Mason; County of Origin: England; Port of Embarkation: Torque, England; Destination: Texas." [8] [He was eighteen years old based on the reported birth of 1831.]

On April 21, 1861 in Johnson County, Kansas, Elias Garrett married Margaret Jane Davison, b. August 1, 1841. She immigrated from England in 1850 with her parents. [9]

Known Wilson ancestors extend back to Joseph Wilson, b. 1834 in Hart County, Kentucky; and Conrad Hockensmith, b. 1720 in Germany. Conrad was an immigrant on the Snow Bettsie, August 27, 1739. [7] [10]

Early Hunt family information includes William Malon Hunt, b. Hart County Georgia; John Henry Godwin b. Aug. 30, 1851 and his parents, Henry Kinchen Godwin and Eliza; and Susan Catherine King b. August 3, 1853. The King, Hamilton, and Watts listed are considered First Families frontiersmen, 1834, in Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia. They hailed from Cornwall, England. [7]

My first priority is to work on the Newberry ancestors and my parents and grandparents. I hope to fill out information for the other families.


  1. Brown, Sabrie, "Grandma Willomine’s Family", draft, 2015.
  2. First-hand information entered by Allen Brown at registration.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harding, Dora Brown, "Recollections" , personal paper written to recall memories from her life. Paper in the collection of Allen Brown.
  4. Harding, Dora Brown and Ida Brown Gann, "Brown and Newbry Family History", family collection.
  5. Kessler, Ronald E. "Descendants of James Martin Brown and Willomine Lilly Newbr By Greatgrandson Ronald E. Kessler", Adobe Village Press, 1998.
  6. Burton C. and Ella S. Newbry, "Newbry Family Ancestry", 1990.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Brown, Donna Wilson, "Family Pedigree Chart", 2002.
  8. Sparks, Lyla, comp. Atlantic Ports, Gulf Coasts, and Great Lakes Passenger Lists, Roll 3: Galveston Texas 1846-1871 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001. Original Data: Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873 (National Archives Microfilm Publication M575, roll 3); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 036; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  9. Curley, Norma Jean, "Garrett Ancestry, Descendants of Elias Garrett, b. April 1, 1833, Devon, England, and Margaret Jane Davison Garrett Ogle, b. August 1, 1845, Durham, England." Copy from the collection of Jeffrey Brown.
  10. Strassburger & Hinke's "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", 1934, by the Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, PA. ( The Snow Betsy 1739, pp. 256-260)

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hi we are 6th cousins.
Thank you for the kind welcome! I find that by researching Civil War history and learning more about the people who lived through it, we can appreciate how that difficult time shaped our history and all of us.

"They who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it."

posted by Sara Carpenter
Hi Allen!

I see you'll be participating in the Source-a-ton next weekend. If you haven't yet joined a team, will you consider the Forget-me-nots? With ancestors from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Georgia, a generic team seems like a perfect fit.

Keep up the great sourcing!

posted by Star Kline
Welcome to the 1776 Project (, a subproject of the Military and War Project:

There are category links to add to your ancestor's profiles and research links to learn more about your family. The Project is a good way to consolidate the WikiTree ancestors with historic connections to the years of 1773 (Boston Tea Party) to 1789 (ratification of the U.S. Constitution.) All patriot, loyalist, Hessians, French, Native Americans or any other profiles with a connection to these years should be linked to an appropriate category in the Project.

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posted by Kitty (Cooper) Smith
photo_of_week.gif Your photo of the East Side Grocery Store is the winner of the Family History Photo of the Week for 11 September 2015.
Congratulations for your first Club 100 Badge.

Nice work


posted by Guy Constantineau
Allen, you are now a member of WikiTree! Please help us build one Collaborative Global Family Tree, which means only one profile per person. It's important that no duplicates are created and profiles are properly sourced.

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posted by Bill Sekel Jr
I'm looking forward to sharing and learning more about my family's history. It is interesting to watch the family move and grow along with our nation.
posted by Allen Brown
Hello Allen,

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Thanks, Bill

posted by Bill Sekel Jr

Allen is 17 degrees from Donald Howard, 16 degrees from Julia Howe and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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