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Mary (Sherman) Brown (1645 - 1729)

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Mary Brown formerly Sherman aka Cooke, Cook
Born in Providence, Rhode Islandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before in Rhode Islandmap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Islandmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Aug 2015
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Categories: Common Burying Ground, Newport, Rhode Island.


Mary Sherman is the daughter of Philip Sherman and Sarah Odding.

Mary Sherman was Born about May 1645 in Providence Rhode Island. married, as her first husband, Thomas Cooke also known as Bowcher, Bocher, or Butcher. She was his fourth wife, and the second named Mary, the first having married him in England. According to one biographer, Mary Sherman was young enough to have been his daughter ... or even grand-daughter! Her husband immigrated to Boston, on the ship "Speedwell" in 1637, and had been married and widowed before their marriage. [1]

After the death of her first husband, Mary married Jeremiah Brown, son of Chad Brown. They married in 1679, in Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island. [2] Note: Her Find A Grave memorial has 1671 as her marriage date, probably assumed because of the births of the first four children of Jeremiah Brown. But, Mary's first husband died in 1677 and we know that Mary survived him from his Will.

Children of Jeremiah are:

  • James Brown was born in 1671 in Newport, Rhode Island. He died in 1734 in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • John Brown was born in 1672 in Newport, Rhode Island. He died in 1722 in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • Daniel Brown, born in 1674, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; married Frances Watson, in 1703, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island; died on 16 Nov 1726, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island.
  • Joseph Brown was born in 1678 in Newport, Rhode Island. He died on 20 Jul 1742 in Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island.

Children of Mary and Jeremiah are:

  • Samuel Brown was born in Mar 1680 in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island. He died in Jul 1762 in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.
  • Hannah Brown, born in 1688, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; married Jonathan Haven, in 1708, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 4 Aug 1754, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island.
  • William Brown, born in 1676, Newport, Rhode Island; married Elizabeth Robinson, in 1701, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island; died in 1753, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island.
  • Mary Brown, born in 1686, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island; married John Paine, in 1706, Newport, Rhode Island; died in 1746, Somme, Picardie, France.
  • Mary died January 16, 1729 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, and is buried in the Common Burying Ground, in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island.


Husband: Jeremiah Brown
Wife: Mary Cook
Child: Samuel Brown
Child: Daniel Brown
Child: Joseph Brown
Child: Mary Brown
Child: Hannah Brown
Date: BEF 1680
SDATE 31 DEC 1679[3]


  2. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1985, p. 174
  3. Source: #S20 Page: Chad Browne of Providence RI; p.68
  • Genealogies of Rhode Island Families 1600s-1800s,, Vol I (Family Tree Maker CD ROM #180)

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