Heather Brown
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Heather Brown

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Heather M. Brown
Born 1970s.
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Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1950s - unknown)]
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The Lost Family Photograph

Please visit my personal project: The Lost Family Photograph on Flickr.

Please message me if you have information about the people in the photographs, have photographs to post to the project, or would like to participate in the project.


Heather was born in Portland, OR in 1977. She is the daughter of Thomas Brown and Helen Morgan. She graduated from North Medford High School in 1995.

She has lived all over the state of Oregon, including Portland, Medford, Tualatin, and Corvallis.

Other than genealogy, Heather's interests include dollhouses and miniatures, Sims4, fictional mapmaking and worldbuilding, storytelling, and various other crafts.

Heather's favorite history subjects include the French Huguenots, Plymouth Colony, the Salem Witch Trials, The Oregon Trail, and the History of the Pacific Northwest, including the Native American tribes that lived in Oregon and Washington prior to American Settlement, as well as the founding families of Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA.

She dated Chris Emery from 2001 until 2015.

She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Heather graduated from Seattle Central College in June 2016, with an Associate's Degree in Science. She moved to Pullman, Washington in 2016, where she attended Washington State University from 2016-2019, majoring in Biology and minoring in History. She graduated in May 2019 with her Bachelor’s degree in Science.

Famous Ancestors (direct descendant):

  • King John "Lackland" Plantagenet, King of England, my 29th great-grandfather.
  • King Edward "Longshanks" Plantagenet, King of England, my 27th great-grandfather.
  • William Brewster, Religious leader on the Mayflower, my 10th great-grandfather. (Edit: I'm related to him twice! Once on my mother's side, via his son Jonathan, and once on my father's side, via his daughter Patience).
  • Richard Warren, passenger on the Mayflower and signer of the Mayflower Compact.
  • Frederick Sylvester Mayberry II, Revolutionary War Soldier who founded Mayberry Township in Hamilton County, Illinois (6th great-grandfather)

Famous Relatives (non-direct relation):

  • Elvis Presley, American pop icon (5th cousin, twice removed)
  • Lady Diana (Spencer) Windsor, Princes of Wales, late wife of Prince Charles (9th cousins)
  • Mary Lacye Garner, tried for witchcraft and drown in 1635.
  • Katharn Garner (sister-in-law of Mary Lacye), tried for witchcraft and drowned in 1636.
  • Levi Ankeny, United States Senator, Oregon Trail Pioneer, member of the Ankeny Family, one of the founding families of Portland, OR (OK...not exactly "related", but his son Robert was married to my 2nd cousin, Helen Brents)


  • Heather Brown, firsthand knowledge.


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Love your Lost Family Photograph project.
posted by Julie Irwin
Hi Heather,

Hope you are well. Just dropped by to say thank you for your contributions to the community's shared tree. Every contribution is appreciated you are doing a wonderful job of support others. You obviously love what you do Thank you

Janet Member of the Wikitree Appreciation Team

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thank you so much Cousin Heather Brown it will be nice to work with you on our family tree. Thank you for adding me to the trusted lists.
posted by Casey (Dennis) Stimmel
I would like to join The Lost Family Photograph Project. Please give me the project badge. I have a number of unidentified photographs that I could use some help with. I am willing to review the other photos submitted to the project and help with tasks.
posted by Steve Lake
Thank you very much for the info Heather.
posted by Dennis Shannon