The BROWN Family of Eastham in Barnstable co., Massachusetts

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WILLIAM BROWN m. Mary Murdock
GEORGE BROWN (d. by 1721) of Eastham m. Mehitable Knowles
BATHSHEBA BROWN m. Stephen Smith

First Generation



William Brown married Mary Murdock.

Children of William Brown

  1. George Brown died before 3 Aug 1721. He married Mehitable Knowles.
  2. Samuel Brown was born about 1661. He died on 3 Dec 1691, age about 31, in Eastham. [Ref, 5;197][Ref] He married Martha Harding. [Ref, p. 15, probably a son of William] on 19 Feb 1682 [Ref, p. 6] in Eastham. [Ref, 5;197][Ref]
    some descendants of Samuel Brown
  3. James Brown (conjectured son) married Deborah Unknown.
    some descendants of James Brown

Second Generation

GEORGE BROWN (d. by 1721) of Eastham

Parents: William Brown and Mary Murdock

George Brown died before 3 Aug 1721, when his will was proved. [Ref, p. 14] He married Mehitable Knowles. [Ref, p. 14]

Children of George Brown and Mehitable Knowles:

  1. Bathsheba Brown married Stephen Smith.
  2. James Brown (conjectured son) married Ruth Snow [Ref, p. 11] on 13 Apr 1704 in Eastham. [Ref, 3;180]
    some descendants of James Brown
  3. Mercy Brown (conjectured daughter) married John Walker on 18 Oct 1711 in Eastham. [Ref, 5;198]
  4. Elizabeth Brown married John Smith on 21 Sep 1727. [Ref, p. 24]

Third Generation


Parents: George Brown and Mehitable Knowles [Ref, p. 14]

Bathsheba Brown married as his second wife Stephen Smith [Ref, p. 556][Ref, p. 14] on 9 Apr 1729. [Ref, p. 25] She was baptised as an adult on 17 Mar 1741 in the Congregational Church in Chatham. [Ref]


Baird, Mary E. Harding, Our Harding family: A record of the family and descendants of Samuel Harding whose ancestor was Joseph Harding, son of John of England, and of Love Mayhew Harding, wife of Samuel Harding, whose ancestor was Thomas Mayhew, son of Joseph of England: with historical sketches, unknown, unknown, 1957.

Bowman, George, "Eastham, Mass., Vital Records: Literally translated from the original records," The Mayflower Descendant 3; 178-181, 329-231; 4; 29-34, 140-142; 5; 22-23, 195-198; 6; 12-16; 712-20; 8, 1906, 12-13; 12, 1913, 52-55, 141, 227.

Crowell, Edwin, A History of Barrington Township and Vicinity, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, 1604-1870, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, unknown.

Crowell, F. E., New Englanders in Nova Scotia, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1938.

Hamlin, David, "First Settlers of Eastham, Mass.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6, 1852, 41-46, 167-170, 234-.

Smith, Wm. C., Early Settlers of Chatham, Yarmouthport, G. W. Swift, 1915.