Mary (Picken) Brown

Mary (Picken) Brown (1832 - 1880)

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Mary Brown formerly Picken
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Boone Illinoismap
Died in Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 May 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Jan 2019
18:14: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Mary (Picken) Brown (1832-1880). [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Jane, sailed July 1839 | Argyle, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois, Measles | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.



Mary was born in 1833 in Scotland. She was the daughter of George Picken and Jane Brown. [1]

She came to the US with her parents when she was six year old. [2]

They settled in Caledonia, Illinois. [3]

She married James Brown in Illinois in 1860. [4]

She died of the measles when she was 46 years old. [5]


James A. 1861–1956
George Washington 1863–1931
Margaret Jane (Ralston) 1867–1951
Mary Belle (Turner) 1871–1960


Rockford Journal, Saturday, March 27, 1880

BROWN - In Guilford, on the 19th inst., of measles and pneumonia, Mary, wife of James Brown, aged 47 years.

Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late George Picken of Harlem.

Rockford Daily Gazette, Monday, March 29, 1880

The measles have spread all over the Scotch settlement. They are in about thirty families; some cases proving fatal.

Mrs. James Brown, aged 47 years, died in Guilford on March 18, 1880, of measles. The funeral took place on Sunday, March 21 at 10 a. m. The sermon was preached at her late residence. The funeral was largely attended by the friends and relatives of the deceased, who was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew her. She leaves a family of four to mourn her loss.


  1. ScotlandsPeople
  2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), Mary Picken, 1838; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
  3. United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Mary Pecken in household of George Pecken, Caledonia, Boone, Illinois, United States; citing family 38, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 14 October 2017), James Brown and Mary Picken, 10 Mar 1860; citing Winnebago, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,914,041.
  5. Ancestry Record 8756 #1973406 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Non-population Census Schedules for Illinois, 1850-1880; Archive Collection: T1133; Archive Roll Number: 64; Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Guilford, Winnebago, Illinois
    Name: Mary Brown
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Married
    Birth Place: Scotland
    Age: 47
    Death Date: Mar 1880
    Cause of Death: Measles
    Census Year: 1880
    Census Place: Guilford, Winnebago, Illinois, USA
    Enumeration District: 219
    LINE: 1
See also:
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #53389435 Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 05 September 2018), memorial page for Mary Picken Brown (18 Jul 1833–18 Mar 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53389435, citing Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Amelia Crombie-Christy (contributor 46861625) .

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Gravestone for James Brown and Mary Picken
Gravestone for James Brown and Mary Picken


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