Sunday, November 18, 2012

256g Huldah (Richmond) Brown

Some descendants of Huldah, who is a descendant of John Richmond, the original immigrant featured in the Joshua Bailey Richmond book:

256g.  HULDAH RICHMOND (John, John, John, John) was born in Taunton about 1764.  She married Levi Brown, in Cheshire, and died in Rehoboth in 1837.

818.  Richmond Brown, married Susan Richmond
819.  Rufus Brown, married ____ Jenks [Keziah]
820.  Huldah Brown married John Pratt


This site indicated that Rufus Brown married Keziah Jenks (daughter of Samuel Jenks and Lurana Ballou).  They had a son Levi Brown who married Helen M. Howland (1836-1866) in 1854 and Mary Elizabeth Howland (1845-1927) in 1872.  Levi died in 1901.

Lurana H., Susan, and Delia were the daughters of Rufus and Keziah (Jenks) Brown.

The widow Keziah and her children in 1850.

Massachusetts, State Census, 1855
name:  Mrs. Keziah Brown
birthplace: Massachusetts
residence: Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Mrs. Keziah Brown F 59 Massachusetts
Lurana H Brown F 32 Massachusetts
Susan M Brown F 30 Massachusetts
Delia L Brown F 26 Massachusetts

Keziah's son, Levi, a paper manufacturer, and his wife Helen, were living next door.  Daniel Jenks, age 31, was living on the opposite side next to his sister, Keziah.

Keziah and her three daughters were living together in 1865 as well.  The head of the household was H.L. (Huldah Lurana); Susan and Delia were both listed as "insane."

United States Census, 1880
event place: Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
occupation : Paper Manufacturer
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Levi T. Brown M 54 Massachusetts, United States
wife Mary Brown F 36 Massachusetts, United States
daughter Bessie Brown F 20 Massachusetts, United States
daughter Grace Brown F 18 Massachusetts, United States
son Levi L.J. Brown M 0 Massachusetts, United States
other Sarah Loman F 40 Ireland
other Mary Murphy F 21 Ireland
other John Love M 19 Canada
other Edith Love F 17 Massachusetts, United States
other E.P. Fisher M 37 Massachusetts, United States

Levi and Mary Brown in the 1900 census.

LL Brown was the first in the country to successfully make a specialty of ledger and record papers. Beginning in 1850, he soon gained for his paper a second to none in the world.

Levi died in 1901: Levi L. Brown, paper manufacturer, died, aged 75 years; in 1848, he organized L. L. BrownPaper Co.; was the founder of Renfrew Manufacturing Co. and Windsor Manufacturing Co., North Adams, and originator of the Whiting Paper Co., Holyoke, and of the American and United Zylonite Co. [Source]

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