Sunday, March 6, 2011

Daniel Brown 1808-1854

Daniel Brown 
son of John Brown & Elizabeth Linnaberry
born 1808
died 1854
Married 17 Jan 1839
Sarah Miller 
daughter of
Birth: Aug. 21, 1819 in Mifflin Twp, PA
Death: May 8, 1906 in Scotland Co, Missouri

Children: (6)
Henry 1840-1886 married Lydia Zettlemoyer
Elizabeth Brown 1842 – 1848
Ezra Brown 1845 –1931 M. Susan 
John Brown 1846 – 1848
Lydia Brown 1847– 1875 m. George Reichart

George M Brown 1850 – 1930


Timeline:

1808 - Birth of Daniel
New Jersey, USA

 27 Mar - Baptism
New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931 about Daniel Brown
Name: Daniel Brown
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 27 Mar 1808
Christening Place: Presbyterian Church,Basking Ridge,Somerset,New Jersey
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Brown
FHL Film Number: 982039

1819 - Birth of Sarah Miller
August 21 1819
From Sarah's Obit - Sarah Miller was born in Columbia County, Penn., August 21, 1819. She was one of a family of thirteen children, all of whom have passed away except one sister, who still lives at the age of eighty-one years.

This tells us that Sarah has a sister who was 81 in 1906 when Sarah died, so this sister was likely born in 1825.

1821 - Residence
Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863 about Daniel Brown
Name: Daniel Brown
Residence Year: 1821
Residence Place: Mifflin, Columbia, Pennsylvania


1839 Marriage to Sarah Miller 
Jan 25
Age: 27

From Sarah's Obit - 
"Miss Miller was married to Daniel Brown in the year 1839. Six children have been born to them, four of them have died. Her husband also was taken, his death occurring in 1854."

Danville Intelligencer Jan 25, 1839 - "on the 17th inst. by the same (Rev. William J Eyev) Mr. Daniel Brown, to Miss Sarah Miller, both of Mifflin."

1848 - Two young children die within 17 days of each other

U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current about Elizabeth Brown
Name: Elizabeth Brown
Birth Date: 25 Feb 1842
Death Date: 1 Jun 1848
Cemetery: Mifflinville Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Mifflinville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Father: Daniel Brown
in the same cemetery, we find her brother John, who died the same year, just 17 days after Elizabeth - 
Birth: 1846
Death: Jun. 18, 1848

This is the same cemetery where we find Daniel's parents buried.



1850 -ResidenceAge: 39

Maine, Columbia, Pennsylvania

1850 Census
Name: Daniel Brown
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1814
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Maine twp, Columbia Co, Pennsylvania
Family Number: 98
Household Members:Name Age
Daniel Brown 36
Sarah Brown 31
Henry Brown 10
Ezrer Brown 5
Lydia Brown 3

1854  - Daniel Died
27 - Sep 
Age: 42

Mifflin Twp, Columbia, Pa

Orphans Court Appointment of Guardian
4 December 1854
 Main Twp, Columbia County Pa
Daniel Brown
Orphans Court Appointment of Guardian
Charles Nuss, Uncle of Henry Brown, Ezra Brown, Lidia & George Brown minors of Daniel
Ezra, Lidia, and George under 14 years
Jacob Yohe, guardian

Charles Nuss was married to Charity Miller, making Charity a sister to Sarah.

1860- Tracking the children
I have not yet located where Sarah was in 1860.  We know from her obit that she didn't move to Missouri until 1881.

Ezra age 15
Lydia age 13
They do not appear with Jacob Yohe
I cannot find Charles Nuss in 1860

This is likely for Ezra -
1860 United States Federal Census about Esra Brown
Name: Esra Brown
Age in 1860: 15
Birth Year: abt 1845
Home in 1860: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Danville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Shelhart 34
Maria Shelhart 34
Mary Shelhart 13
Harriet Shelhart 3
Esra Brown 15

Jacob Shelhart later became the Sheriff of Montour County, but at this time he was farming.  His wife was Maria Foust, so no obvious connection to the Millers or the Brown's, but Ezra was the right age to be working on a farm.  More about Jacob Shelhart - "He grew to manhood in Cooper Township, now, Montour County, and in early life made farming his business, but later devoted his time to the manufacture of wooden plows, which he carried on for a time, also manufacturing wagons and wheelbarrows, when the canal was being made through Danville.   He followed farming until about 1865."

In 1870, Ezra is married to Susan and living in Montour County.

George is living with his brother Henry
1860 United States Federal Census about Henry Brown
Name: Henry Brown
Age in 1860: 21
Birth Year: abt 1839
Home in 1860: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Danville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Brown 21
Abbe Brown 23
Sarah Brown 9/12
Nathan Oatstine 16

George Brown 10

1881 - Moved to Memphis MO, with son George
from obit - "Her home was in Pennsylvania until the year 1881, when she came to Missouri and ever since has made her home with her son George in Memphis."

1906 - Sarah Died
Tombstone for Sarah Miller Brown is located in Memphis, Scotland Co, Missouri
Sarah moved to Missouri with her youngest son George's family



Sarah Miller was born in Columbia County, Penn., August 21, 1819. She was one of a family of thirteen children, all of whom have passed away except one sister, who still lives at the age of eighty-one years.

Miss Miller was married to Daniel Brown in the year 1839. Six children have been born to them, four of them have died. Her husband also was taken, his death occurring in 1854. Two sons, Ezra Brown of Fairbury Neb., and George M. Brown of Memphis, now mourn the loss of an affectionate mother. But their mourning is turned into the joys of the redeemed by the consolation of the Gospel of our Christ, which to her was the power of God unto salvation.

Her home was in Pennsylvania until the year 1881, when she came to Missouri and ever since has made her home with her son George in Memphis. Grandma Brown, as she was familiarly known was a true type of woman. Her heart was in every good cause, although she remained a member of the church of her youth, yet she took an active interest in the work of the Methodist Episcopal Church. By her spirit of kindness she won the esteem and love of all who knew her. Her life was fully lived. On Tuesday morning May 8, 1906 at half past nine o'clock, she peacefully passed to the "Rest that remaineth to the people of God." Her age was 86 years, 8 months and 17 days.

Sarah Miller Brown obituary, Memphis, Missouri, Memphis Democrat, 17 May 1906, P. 3, col. 4


Research:
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So Who Is Jacob Yohe?
Jacob Yohe was born 12 Oct 1810 and died 29 August 1871, in PA. He married Rachel Brown 18 Oct 1836, daughter of John Brown and Elizabeth Lunnebery.  She was born 13 Feb 1814 in Columbia Co, Pa.  Rachel Brown was the sister of Daniel.

JACOB YOHE, (deceased) was born near Mifflinville, this county, October 12, 1810, to Peter and Nonie (Fortner) Yohe, the former a native of Berks County, Penn., and the latter of New Jersey. Both came to Columbia County when young; here they were married, lived and died, and both are buried in Mifflinville, the former died about 1855 and the latter about 1851. Jacob learned the milling trade when a boy at the Mifflinville mills, and when he had reached manhood and finished his trade his father built the Yohe or Mifflin mills, which Jacob conducted for his father until the latter's death. About two or three years after that event Jacob purchased the mill property, which he conducted until one year before his death. He was then elected county treasurer and served two years, after which he lived retired until his death. He married, October 18, 1836, Miss Rachel Brown, a native of Columbia County, born February 13, 1814, and a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Lunnenberry) Brown, !

both of whom were born in the State of New Jersey, and were there married before coming to Pennsylvania. The former was a farmer in New Jersey, and followed that occupation after coming to Columbia County. Besides Rachel, there were ten other children, of whom six are living, including Mrs. Yohe. Mr. Brown died in this county in February, 1863; his wife had died some years prior. Mr. and Mrs., Yohe were the parents of eight children, two of whom are living: Margaret, wife of Luther Hutchins (had ten children, four living), at Rock Glen, Luzerne Co., Penn., and Marshall, who resides with his mother. The deceased were named as follows: John Wesley, whose widow and two children survive him; Ezra; David Brown; Ashbol Gwynn, whose widow and two children survive him; Naomi Jane and Benjamin Fortner. Mr. Yohe died August 29, 1871, and is buried at Mifflinville. He was a man much esteemed, and enjoyed a large and favorable acquaintance throughout this section of country. He was a member of the Methodist Church; his widow is a member of the same at Mifflinville.

(History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania, Battle, 1887, pg. 513 Transcribed by Tammy L. Clark)

Who was Charles Nuss?


Birth: Oct. 11, 1805 Mainville, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1877 Mainville Columbia County Pennsylvania, USA
Son of Johannes (John) and Esther (Schultz) Nuss, Husband of Charity (Miller) Nuss. 
 Burial:Dutch Hill Cemetery  Bloomsburg (Columbia County) Pennsylvania, USA 

First wife was Charity Miller b. 1809-1853
In 1870 He lives with Campbells - age 65



In 1856 the Brown land was sold to a Miller - check records, possibly Sarah's family?

Sarah (Miller) Brown

Birth abt 1819 in Mifflin Twp, Pa 

Death May 1906 in Memphis MO 


1900 Census, Missouri


Name: Sarah Brown
Home in 1900: Memphis, Scotland, Missouri
Age: 10
Birth Date:Aug 1819
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 6
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
George M Brown 49
Adia H Brown 40
Bessie O Brown 18
Edna M Brown 11
Sarah Brown 10

There is not a George listed in the 1850 census, but since his birthdate is given as August 1850, he was probably not born yet. There IS a George listed in the Orphan Court Records.

Charity (Miller) Married Charles Nuss.    Charles is listed as Uncle to Daniel and Sarah's children in the Orphans Court Record, 1854.
Charity (Miller) Nuss
Birth: Feb. 2, 1808 Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1852 Mainville Columbia County Pennsylvania, USA
Wife of Charles Nuss

Following Daniel & Sarah's Children:





Ezra b.1845
in 1860 Esra Brown lives with Jacob Shelhart and Maria
In 1920 he's in Clearfield PA

Lydia b. 1840

GEORGE - b. Aug 1850
In 1860 George is listed in the census with Henry, in Montour county, age 10

In 1880 there is a George, age 30, as a farm hand on the VanDeusen farm in Locke, Ingham, Michigan

In 1900 we know that Sarah was living with her youngest son George, and his wife, in Missouri 

in 1910 George is still in Missouri with his wife Aida H., and unmarried daughter Edna.
in 1920, Edna has married and they have moved to Los Angelas CA.


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