Indiana McCaslins

John S BrownAge: 71 years17941865

Name
John S Brown
Birth about 1794
Census 1800 (Age 6 years)
Census 1810 (Age 16 years)
MarriageAlcha Oliva (Olive) HardingView this family
December 28, 1816 (Age 22 years)
Census 1820 (Age 26 years)
Census 1830 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
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James Harding Brown
January 26, 1836 (Age 42 years)
Publication: The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, 1881
Note: Year may be wrong as the 1850 census indicates that James was born in 1838. Birth place given as Orleans County, New York in the History of Northern Wisconsin...
Census 1840 (Age 46 years)
Census 1850 (Age 56 years)
Census 1855 (Age 61 years)
Census 1860 (Age 66 years)
Marriage of a childJames Harding BrownEleanora FayView this family
September 13, 1863 (Age 69 years)
Source: S1238
Publication: Press of J.S. Savage (Cleveland, O., 1898)
Note: also given as Marquette County, Wisconsin
Death February 1865 (Age 71 years)
Family with Alcha Oliva (Olive) Harding - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 28, 1816Bloomingburgh, Sullivan, New York
19 years
son

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In the 1800 US Federal Census for Wallkill, Orange, New York, Peter Brown has in his household one male under 10 [John S Brown] one male over 45 [himself] and one female between 26 and 44 [his wife Sarah (Riener) Brown].

In the 1810 US Federal Census for Wallkill, Orange, New York, Peter Brown has in his household one male 16 to 25 [John S Brown] one male over 45 [himself] and one female under 10 [unknown] and one female between 26 and 44 [his wife Sarah (Riener) Brown].

On 7 Sep 1814, John S Brown enlists in Capt Alexander C Burnett's Company, New York Militia. He is discharged on 14 Dec 1814.

John S Brown and Alcha Harding marry on 28 Dec 1816 in Sullivan County, New York.

In the 1820 US Federal Census for Wallkill, Orange, New York, Peter Brown has in his household one male over 45 [himself] and one female over 45 [his wife Sarah (Riener) Brown]. Living one farm away is Peter's son John S Brown who has in his household one male under 10 [Peter], one male between 26 and 45 [himself], one female under 10 [Nancy] and one female between 16 and 26 [his wife Alcha Harding Brown]

In the 1830 US Federal Census for Wallkill, Orange, New York, John S Brown has in his household one male under five [James Harding], one male between 5 and 10 [Charles], one male between 30 and 40 [himself], one female under 5 [Sarah], one female between 5 and 10 [Lydia], one female between 10 and 15 [Nancy], one female between 30 and 40 [his wife Alcha Harding Brown], and one female between 70 and 80 [probably John's mother Sarah Reiner Brown]

On Nov 1st 1830 Lewis Makeley received Bounty Land Warrant No. 1686 issued to "John S Brown, son and the other other Heirs at law of Peter Brown who was a private in Von Herrz [sic Heer's] Dragoons" in the Army of the American Revolution.

In 1840, the Brown family was in Orange County, New York, since Jarius was born there in November, 1840 as reported on Jarius certificate of marriage Given that piece of information and the correct number of people in the family from the 1850 census, I found them in the 1840 census for Wallkill, Orange, New York. In Johns household are two males under five (James and John) one male between 5 and 10 (Melancthon), one male between 15 and 20 (Charles), one male between 40 and 50 (himself), one female between 10 and 15 (Lydia) and one female between 30 and 40 (his wife, Alcha).

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Forestburgh, Sullivan, New York, John S Browns household consists of himself (a 56 year-old farmer, born in New York with property worth $500), his wife (age 50, her name is written as Oliva this time, one of a couple of varients, born in New York), sons Melancthon (census taker wrote Malancton, aged 18 and a farmer), John (age 14), James B (as the census taker recorded it-age 12), Jarius H (age 10) and daughters Amanda E. (age 7) and Harriet M (age 4).

This Indenture made this eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty three, Between John Brown & Alchy his wife of Forrestbugh Sullivan County, Melancthon Smith & Amanda M his wife of Wallkill, Orange County, Eunice Comfort of Mamakating, Sullivan County of the first part and Jarius Harding to Mamakating in said county of the second part, Wentworth et al the said parties of the final part for and in considerations of one hundred thousand and four hundred and forty dollars to them duely paid by the party of the second part, have bargained, sold, remissed and quit claimed and by these presents do bargain, sell, remise and quit claim unto the said party of the second part, and in his actual possession now being, and to his heirs and assigns forever. All that farm land situate in the town of Mamakating aforesaid, being the farm of land of which Charles Harding died seized, bounded on the west by lands of in possession of Isaac Watking on the south by lands of Abraham Harding, on the east by lands of D M Even Field and David B. Luckey, and on the north by lands of William C. Smith containing about one humdred and fifty four acres, with the appurtenences and all the estate title and interest therein of the said partys [sic] of the first part do witness whereof the said party of the first paid lease [?] hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. John S Brown Lss, Alchy Brown Lss, Melancton Smith Lss, Amanda M Smith Lss, Eunice Comfort. Lss. Sealed and delivered in presence of two erasures and two interliniations. C. H. Vandyck witness to John S Brown and Alchy Brown.

State of New York, Sullivan County SS: On this fourteenth day of October 1853, before me the subscribers apersonally appeared, John S Brown, and Alchy his wife and acknowledged that they had severally executed the within instrument, and the said Alchy Brown on a private examination apart from her husband, acknowledged that she executed the within instrument freely and without any fear or compulsion of her husband, And I farther [sic] certify, that I know the persons who made the said acknowlegment to be the individuals described in and who executed the within instrument. Geo. S. Smiley. Justice of the Peace in and for said County.

State of New York, Sullivan County ss: On this 18th day of October 1854 before me the subscribers personally appeared Eunice Comfort, who acknowledged that she excuted the within instrument, and I certify that I know the person who made the said acknowledgment to be the individual described in who executed the said instrument. Geo. S Smiley. Justice of the Peace in and for said County.

State of New York, Sullivan County ss: On this 10th day of December 1853 [sic], before me personally appeared Melancton Smith and Amanda M. his wife to me known to be the individual described in an who executed the within conveyance and acknowleged that they executed the same; And the said Amanda M acknowleged on a private examination by me made apart from her husband that she excuted the said conveyance freely and without any fear of compulsion of him her said husband. Geo. S Smiley. Justice of the Peace in and for said County.

Sullivan County Clerks [sic] Office ss: Recorded at 11 o'clock A.M. on the twenty second day of May A.D. 1855. J S Stewart, Clerk

In the 1855 New York State Census for Forestburgh, Sullivan, New York, 61-year-old farmer John S Brown (born in Orange County, New York) and his 55-year-old wife Alcha [Harding] Brown (born in Sullivan County, New York) have in their household their chldren, 21-year-old farmer Melancton L, 19-year-old blacksmith James H, 16-year-old John, 14-year-old Jarus, 12-year-old Amanda, and 9-year-old Harriet. All the children except Harriet were born in Orange County, New York. Harriet was born in Sullivan County, New York. Everyone exept Harriet has lived in Forestburgh for 10 years, makng their arrival to be 1845. Harriet has lived in Forestburgh for 9 years since she was born there. The family is living in a "framed" house. John S and Melancton are voters. John S owns the land he is farming.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Forestburgh, Sullivan, New York, John is a 66 year-old farmer with real estate worth $700 and personal property worth $300. In his household are his 60 year-old wife (whose name is now spelled Acha), his sons, John (age 21 and a laborer) and Jarius (age 19 also a laborer) and his daughter, Harriet (age 14). Melancthon, James and Amanda are no longer listed in Johns household. Melancthon is boarding with the Adam Finklepaugh family in Fremont, Sullivan, New York. James has left John L. Cox. (Blacksmith who takes apprentices in the 1850 and 1860 US Federal Census for Wawarsing, Ulster, New York) and gone to the Upper MId-West. Amandas whereabouts are not known.

John S Brown dies in Feb 1865 in Forrestburgh, New York.