George and Esther King Brown’s Children: George King Brown and Maud Cecilia Hunt

George King Brown was born 4 September, 1842 in Belleville, Hastings Co,, Ontario. He was baptized on 10 March, 1843.

Source:  Baptism of George Brown, born 4 September last, 1842, son of Geo’ Brown of Rawdon & of Esther his wife was baptized on the 10 day of March 1843 by me. Parents sponsors. John [Griegg] Rector.  Page 147 St. Thomas Church. 

George married to Maude Cecilia Hunt a daughter of Hiriam Howley Hunt and Eliza Caughill. Maude was born 6 September, 1851 in Plympton Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario.

George and Maude were married on 31 January, 1870 in Wyoming, Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source:  Lambton County Marriages, Marriage Registrations for Lambton County, Ontario from 1869 to 1873, compiled by Jeff Stewart and Sherilyn Bell, Vol. 1, 6, 12, 21 and 29, pg. 19.

pg. 19 George BROWN, 26, r. Wyoming, b. Hastings Co. Canada, bachelor, conveyancer, Episcopal, s/o George and Esther BROWN, married Maude Cecilia HUNT, 18, r. Wyoming, b. St. Thomas Canada, spinster, Episcopal, d/o Hiram Howley & Eliza HUNT. Wit. Miss Brown, Oil Springs & Richd. BROWN Plympton 31 Jan 1870, Wyoming, Rev. Wm. Brookman, license.

George and Maude’s marriage is what connected my Richard Brown to this family. Richard a brother of George’s who witnessed their marriage. The other fact in the description was George was born in Hastings Co.  I knew I had found the link to my family as I was sitting there at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

In the 1861 Canadian census, George was living with his older brother William H. Brown and wife Isabella in Lambton County, Ontario. He was 19 at this time.  I have featured this census in the past post written on this blog about his brother William Henry Brown.

In 1871 George and Maud are living in London, Ontario.

Source:  1871 Canadian Census, George Brown Family, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario, page 1 and 2, District #10, Sub-District C Ward, 7, Duncan M. Millon, enumerator. 

page 1, Line 20, 4, 4, Brown, George, M, 28, born Ontario, Ch of E, Irish, Telegraph operator, Married. page 2, Line 1, Brown, Maud, F, F, 19, born Ontario, C of E, irish, married. Brown, Fred Chas’, M, 4/12 Dec, born Ontario, Ch of E.

In 1881 George and Maud are living in Belleville, Hastings West, Ontario.  He is a photographer.

Source:  George Brown Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Belleville, Hastings West, Ontario. pg. 4, Dist. 121, West Hastings, Belleville, Dist. 23, R. J. Wallinbridge

Line 13, 22, 23: Brown, George, M, 37, all born Ontario, All Ch of E., Irish, Photographer, M.
Brown, Maude, F, 29, English. Brown, Frederick C., M, 10, Irish. Brown, May B., F, 6. Brown, Amelia I, F, 4, Brown, Clarence, H, F, 1. 

George was stated as living in Florida at the death of his mother Esther in 1895. According to the census for 1910 they made the move in 1885 to the U.S.

In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census we find George and Maud living in St. John’s County, Florida. Their daughter May Perry is in the same home as they are. Their son Frederick is also nearby married and with one son probably named Paul but it is difficult to read.

Source: 1910 U.S. Federal Censu1910 Census F.C. and family - trying to read child's name. s, George Brown Family, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, 9th Precinct, SD#2, ED#142, Ward First, Sht#12A, enumerated by George W. Grant, 26 April 1910.

Line 1 Abbot Street, 45, 189, 201, Brown Fred, Head, M, W, 39, m2, 7, born Florida, parents Canada Eng, English, Photographer, O A, No, O, yes, yes, R, H. Brown, Cecilia A, wife, F, W, 32, m9, 7, two born, 1 living, born Michigan, parents born Michigan. Brown, Fall H, son, M, W, 3, S, born Florida. 

Line 31, 52, 196, 210, Perry, May B, head, F, W, 35, wd, 2 born, 2 living, Canada Eng, parents Canada Eng, English, seamstress, at home, O A, yes, yes, OFH

Perry Grace, M, daughter, F, W, 15, S, born Florida, father born Florida, mother Canada Eng, Bindry, printing office, W, No, O, yes, yes

Perry, Kerma M, daughter, F, W, 10, S, father born Florida, mother Canada Eng, none, yes, yes, yes

Line 34, sec Flr, 211, Brown, George K., Head, M, W, 65, M9, 40, Canada Eng, Irish, parents born Ireland, 1885 NA, English, photographer, O A, yes, yes, R, H. Brown, Maud C., wife, F, W, 57, M9, 40, 8 children born, 6 living, Canada Eng, parents born Canada. 

George died on 5 March, 1919.  His wife Maude died 2 December, 1917 in Florida.  Both are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine, Florida. His birth date is listed as September 25, 1844 which does not appear the same as his birth record above. Find A Grave has a memorial and photo of the tombstone much like the one I have presented below.

The Tombstone of George and Maude Brown in Florida

The Tombstone of George and Maude Brown in Florida

Here is a funeral announcement for George King Brown: George King Brown aged 75 years, died [Wednesday] night at the residence of his [son] Charles H. Brown in Oriega. The [body] accompanied by his son, was forwarded to St. Augustine, yesterday. The memorial will take place today Moulton and [ ] had charge of arrangements.  Florida Times, Union, Thurs, Mar. 6, 1919, p. 4.

Funeral Announcement for Geo. King Brown

Funeral Announcement for Geo. King Brown

According to information from a cousin, George and Maude had nine children; however, Maude states in the 1910 U.S. Census that she gave birth to 8 children of which 6 are living.  I am only confident with four of the children: Frederick C., May Blanche, Amelia Jane and Clarence H. Brown.  I am not sure who the other two are and if I could find them in the 1900 U.S. Census that might solve the problem with the children.

Florida Counties

Florida Counties

  1. Frederick Charles Brown was born 1 December, 1870 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source: Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 G. & M. Brown Children. Dec 4, 1870, Frederick Charles, M #004206, Father George Brown, Mother Maud Hunt, Agent, Information George Brown, Wyoming, registered ec. 10, 1870. Dr. Mott, Thos. R. K. Scott, Plympton, Lambton.

Frederick Charles is in the 1910 U.S. Census presented above with his family.  His wife’s name is Cecilia and his son looks like his name is [Fall].

I found a Mr. F.C. Brown living in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida in the 1920 U.S. Census. I think it is him.  He is now widowed and what happened to the son is unknown.

Source:  Mr. F.C. Brown, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida, Precinct 12, SD#44, ED#165, Sht#1B, Ward 3, enumerated 3 January, 1920. 

Line 87, 147, 20, 22, Brown, F.C. Mr. Head, O, F, M, Widowed, 49, W, 1885, Na in 1891, yes, yes, born Canada, English, father’s birth unknown, mother born Canada, English, yes, photographer, studio, OA. 

2. May Blanche Brown was born 29 January 1875 in Lambton Co., Ontario.  In the 1910 U.S. Census we find a May B. Perry with two little girls named Grace and Kerma.

There is a Mae B. Perry buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine whose husband was Charles.  Find A Grave has a memorial and tombstone photos for both. She died in 1929.

3. Amelia Jane Brown was born 9 July 1877 in Lambton Co., Ontario

Source: Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 G. & M. Brown Children.No. 31, 012806, Amelia Jane Brown, 9 Jul. 1877, Female, Lambton, Parents George Brown and Maude Hunt Brown. Merchant, Wyoming, 17 Sept. 1877, S, G, Beemer, Wm. Smith.

4. Clarence Hunt Brown was born about 1880 in Lambton Co., and died 9 January, 1953 in Florida.  He married a Cecil Parsons born 17 June 1882 in Florida and died November 1965 in Florida. They had four children: Myron b. about 1906, George C. born about 1908, Clarence or Clare H. born about 1913, and Robert W. Hugh born about 1926.

SOURCE:  World War I, Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. 

Clarence Hunt Brown, residing Ortega Duval, Florida, age 38, born Feb 13, 1880, Native Born, photographer, self-employed, place of business 120 W. Bay, Jax, Duval, Florida, Nearest relative Mrs. Cecil L. Brown, Ortega, Duvall, Florida, signed by Clarence Hunt Brown, tall, slender, eyes brown, hair brown, no marks, signed by Paul O. Marion 9/12/1918. 

Clarence is in the 1920 U.S. Federal Census living in Ortega, Duval, Florida.

Source: Clarence H. Brown Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Ortega, Duval, Florida, Twp. 3 S. Range 26 E., Precinct 26, 30 & 31 January 1920, Martin G. Schench, SD 4, ED 79, Sht# 23.

Line 81, 31 462, 479, Brown, Clarence, H, Head, R, M, W, 39, M., yes, yes, Canada, parents born Georgia, yes, Photographer, General O.A. Brown, Cecil, Wife, F, W, 35, M, yes, yes, Georgia, parents born Georgia, yes, Photographer, General, OA. Brown, Myron H., son, M, W, 14, S, yes, yes, yes, Georgia, Canada. Brown, George C., son, M, W, 12, S, yes, yes, yes, Georgia, Canada. Brown, Clare H, son, M, W, 7 S, yes, yes, Georgia, Canada. Parson, Ella, Aunt, F, W, 52, S, yes, England, English, Georgia.

Clarence and Cecil have migrated to Jacksonville, Duval, Florida in the 1930 census.

Source:  Clarence H. Brown Family, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida, Ward 15-C, ED 16-56, SD 8, Shet #10-B, April 14, 1930 Mrs. Juanita Downing. 

Line 72, 2000, 250, 263, Brown, Clarence H, Head, R, 75, [ ], M, W, 50, M, 24, yes, yes, Florida, parents Canada English,79, 43, 0, yes, photographer, [Kodak Finishing ] 5094, 0, yes, no. Brown, Cecil L. Wife H. F, W, 47, M, 22, yes, yes, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, 78, yes, none. Brown, George C., son M, W, 22, S, no, yes, born in Georgia, 78, Kodak Finishing 7×94 W yes. Brown, Clarence H. son, M, w, 18, S, no, yes, born Florida, 79. Brown, Robert Hugh, son, M, W, 4 3/12 S, no, born, Florida. Parsons, Margareth L., Aunt, F, W, 55, S, no, yes, born Georgia, Father England, mother South Carolina, 78, 00, 1.

Clarence H. and Cecil Brown are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in St. Augustine, St. Johns, Florida. Find A Grave has memorials and pictures of the tombstone.

5.  Myrtle Brown born 15 February 1885 in Lambton Co., Ontario, died about 1970 in Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., Florida. She may have married a Fred Millikan.

There may have been several other children: 6. Maud Brown, 7. Henry S. Brown. 8. Jennie Brown

I have not been able to find George King and Maud Brown in the 1900 U.S. Census.  This family has not been very cooperative and I encourage you to double-check the above.  Other sources need to be consulted to verify the family above such as obituaries, burial locations, marriages, deaths and more.

George and Esther King Brown’s Children: Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown was born 22 February, 1841 in Hastings Co., Ontario to George and Esther King Brown in Hastings County, Ontario.

She married first to a James Duncan born about 1839 in Upper Canada.  They had at least one child: Matilda A. Duncan born about 1860.  Matilda later married to a James Oak who was born about 1861.

Source:  James Duncan Family, 1861 Canadian Census, Plympton Twp., Lambton Co., Canada West ED One, pg. 22, Line 7, James Duncan, Laborer, U. C., Cong., 22, Male, M, frame. Eliza Duncan, U. C., C of E 21, F, M. Matilda A. Duncan, U. C. 1, F,

Elizabeth remarried about 1865 to Thomas Little Clement son of Charles and Martha Little Clement and brother to William Charles Clement (1838-1911) who would marry a sister of Elizabeth’s.  Thomas was born December 1842 in Ontario.

Thomas and Eliza appear in the 1871 Canadian Census in Petrolia.

Source:  Thomas Clements Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario page 58, Dist#4, Div. #1.  Line 8, 194, 230 Clement, Thomas, M, 29, all born Ontario, All C of Eng., English, Constable. Clement, Eliza, F, 28, Irish. Clement, Matilda F, 8, English. Clement Charles, M, 5, English. Clement, Martha, F, 3, English, Clement Eliza, F, 11/12 Dec’r, Clement, John, M, 26, Irish, Oil Operator.

They migrated to Carradoc, Middlesex County, Ontario probably because that is where Thomas’ parents were living in 1881.

Source:  Thomas Clement Family and others, 1881 Canadian Census, Caradoc, Middlesex Co., Ontario page 13, Dist #168, SD# C, Div #2. 

Line 3, 62, 62, Clement, Charles, M, 67, born England, Ch of E, English, Farmer. Clement, Martha, F, 73, born Ireland, Presby, Irish.

Line 5, 63, 63, Clement, Thomas, M, 39, all born Ontario, all Ch of E, English, Carpenter, M. Clement, Eliza, F, 39, Irish, M. Clement, Charles, M, 15, English, Clement, Martha, F, 12. Clement, Eliza, F, 10, Clement, Jane, F, 7. Clement, George, M, 5.

According to some information on a future census it looks like the family left Canada and headed for Michigan about 1885.

Elizabeth Died on 10 September 1893 in Burnside, LaPeer Co., Michigan.

Source:  Index of the 1894 Michigan State Census has Thomas Clement, age 52, born 1842 living in Burnside, Lapeer, Michigan, page 324, Family 54, Line 15. Lila Clement age 23, daughter born 1871 is also living with him. George Clement age 18, born 1876, son.  Clement J. Wilson Boarder age 2 born 1892.  

We find Thomas is living in Lapeer County, Michigan in 1900. He has a grandson with him and another person whose relationship to him is unknown.

Source:  Thomas Clement Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Burnside Twp., Lapeer Co., Michigan SD3&, ED#32, Sht, 18, enumerated on the 29th day of June 1900 by John [Herr] Line 48, 377, 377, Clement, Thomas, Head, W, M, Dec. 1842, 57, Wd, Canada, England, Ireland, Immigrated 1885, 15, PA, Carpenter, 7, yes, yes, O, M, H. Wilson, Jay C., G.son, W, m, Apr. 1892, 8, S, Michigan, Michigan, Canada Eng, 9. Fitzgerald, Thomas, Boarder, July, 1840, age 59, Wd, Ireland, Ireland, Ireland, 1860, 40, PA, Day Laborer, 6, yes, yes, yes.

Thomas Little Clement died 22 July, 1918 in Missaukee Co., Michigan and is buried in the Richland Cemetery in Michigan in Lucas, Richland Twp.  Find A Grave has a memorial and photo of his tombstone. Missaukee County is northwest of Flint and above Mt. Pleasant in Michigan.

Thomas and Eliza had the following children:

  1. Charles Clement born about 1866 in Ontario, died 1947. He is buried in the Richland Cemetery and there is an Adeline McNary connected to him as his wife on Find A Grave. He is said to have served in the 20th U.S. Infantry Co. H.

Source:  Index of the 1894 Michigan State Census, Charles Clement age 28, born 1866, Burnside, Lapeer, Michigan.  Wife Addia Clement age 23 and son Lowell age 1. Family#43, Line 11. 

Charles married Addia on 11 June, 1891 in Michigan:

Source: Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995, Charles Clement, born 1866 in Canada, age 25 to Ida McNary, born 1870 in Michigan age 21. Date of Marriage 11 June, 1891 in Bay City, Bay, Michigan.  Father Thomas L. Clement, mother Eliza Brown.  Father of Bride Jackson McNary, mother Helenbach, both White.

2.  Martha Clement was born about 1869 in Ontario and may have married a Mr. Wilson. The grandson listed above in the 1894 and 1900 census as Jay C. Wilson or Clement J. Wilson is probably her child.  This might imply that Martha had died before 1894.

3.  Elizabeth Clement was born about 1871 in Ontario. She might have been known as Eliza.

4.  Jane Clement was born about 1874 in Ontario. She died 15 November, 1930 in McBain, Missaukee, Michigan. She was married to a Mr. McLaughlin.  She was born about 1874 in Canada and was 56 years old at death.  She was a housewife. Father was Thomas Clement and mother was Eliza Brown. FHL#96403, Michigan Deaths and Burials 1867-1995.

There is a possible marriage to a Thos. McLaughlin born about 1854 in Canada to a Lila Clement age 25 born in Canada.  The marriage took place on 30, September, 1896 in Saginaw, Michigan.  He was 42 years old and living in Brown City.  His father was Wm. and his mother was Mary J. McDonald.  Lila’s father was Thos and her mother was Jane Brown. Record #6138, film 58, 1896-Muskegon-1897,  Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952.

5.  George Clement born about 1876 in Ontario. He is living with his father in the 1894 Michigan State Census, see above.

After much searching in online sources for both Michigan and Ontario, I have decided that I have done the best I can for this family of Eliza’s.  There is definitely more to do on this family and it will require a lot of digging.  Several of them are found in Missaukee County, Michigan, so that might be a location for research.  I am not up on Michigan research although I have done some regarding my Goss family but that was in the lower counties of the state and of course I did go to Lapeer and do research there concentrating on George and Esther while I was there.  I am finding it very difficult to trace a family from Canada to the U.S. and keep things straight, so again, please double-check the above.

There is a Family Tree at Ancestry that is public about the Charles Clement and Martha Little family by the title Shepherd Family Tree, it is not bad and has some sources.  It suggests that Charles was born in Devon Co., England.  This tree might be helpful to Clement researchers.

George and Esther King Brown’s children: John Brown 1838 to 1912 and family…

John Brown was born 15 September, 1838 in Upper Canada and baptized on 10 February, 1839 at the St. Thomas Church in Belleville along with his sister Mariette/Margaret.

Source:  Mariette Ann and John Brown, baptized 10 Feb 1839. 7-B-3 St. Thomas’ at Belleville, Anglican Diocese of Ontario, Kingston, Ontario, Mariete Ann, born on the 21st of June 1837 & John, born the fifteenth of September 1838, children of George Brown of Rawdon & Esther his wife were baptized on the 10th day of February 1839 by me, _______Parents – Sponsors.

John Brown was living with his parents, George and Esther Brown, in the 1861 Canadian Census.  John would be a great greatuncle to me and brother to Richard Brown my great grandfather.

Line 5, George Brown, Farmer crossed off Merchant written above, born in Ireland, Religion Church of England, age 57, male, married, House: Frame, 2 stories, 1 family living in-house. Ester Brown, born in Ireland, Church of England, age 49, born about 1812, Female, married. John Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 21, male, single. Matilda Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng, age 17, female, single. Richard Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 15 male, attending school. Ester M. Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 13 female, attending school. Isabell Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 10, female, attending school.

Line 12, Jeremiah Brown (not Jesse), Farmer, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 25 male, single, log house, single story.

Source: George Brown Family, 1861 Canadian Census, Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario, Page 21,

He married a Lydia Holling, born about 1841 in England, on 23 October, 1861 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source: Ontario, Canada Marriages 1801-1928, John Brown and Lydia, 25 Oct. 1861, John Brown, BP Rawdon, Residence Plympton Twp., 23, born abt 1838, father George Brown, mother Esther, Spouse: Lydia, age 20, born England, residing Plympton, father John Holling, mother Sarah, Marriage 25 Oct. 1861, Lambton. 

George Brown and his sons appeared in the Lambton gazetteer of 1864-65.

County of Lambton Gazetteer, Wyoming 1864-5, Ontario, Sutherland Bros, Ingersoll, C.W., pg. 118 to 121, published 1864.

pg. 119 Wyoming: The Post Office was established in 1856, Geo. Brown, sen. postmaster.
pg. 120 Brown, Geo., sen. postmaster
Brown, Geo., jun, oil refiner
Brown, Jno., oil refiner
Brown, Richard, assistant postmaster
Brown, Wm. cooper.

Clement, H.B., oil refiner
King, E.N. telegraph operator

John and Lydia Brown are living in Petrolia in the 1871 Canadian Census. It is unclear the relationship of the other men in the household, the Holling is probably a brother?

Line 5, 94, 121, Brown, John, M. 32, born O, all E. Meth, Irish, Will Driller, M. Brown, Lydia, F, 30, born England, English. Brown, William J., M, 7, , born O, Irish, going to school. Brown, Joseph E., M, 1, born O, Irish. Brown, Louisa Maud, F, 4, born O., Irish. Whitty, William, M, 20, born O, C. of England, English, Well Driller. Holling, William, M, 26, born O, E. Meth., English, Well Driller. Wolsey, Daniel, M, 24, born O, E. Meth., English, Engineer.

Source:  John Brown Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario, pg. 31, Dist. 4 Lambton, SD D Petrolia No. 1 Div. 1. 

John and Lydia Brown continued to live in Lambton County and were there in 1881.

Line 4, 23, 213, Brown, John, M. 43, b. O, Ch of E., Irish, oil operator, M. Brown, Lydia, F, 40, born England, Ch of E., English, M., Brown, William John, M, 17, all born O, All Ch of E, Children Irish, Brown, Louisa Maud, F, 14. Brown, Joseph, Edwin, M, 10, in school. Brown, George Frederick, M, 7, in school, Brown, Catherine Lydia, F, 3, in school.

Source: John Brown Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Enniskillen, Lambton Co., Ontario, Dist, 179, SD D, pg. 47. 

John Brown migrate with his family to Manitoba and was living there in the 1891 Canadian Census.

Line 18, W 2/3, 94, Brown, John, M, 52, M, Ont, parents born Ireland S.D., Farmer, 1 employee. Brown, Lydia, F, 50, M, W, England, parents born England. Brown, Louisa M, F, 24, D, all born Ont.Brown, Joseph E., M, 21, S. Brown, George, F, M, 17, S, Brown, Kattie L, M, 13, D, Line 24, M 2/3 W 1/2, 95, Brown, William J. M, 27, Farmer, all can read and write.

Source:  John Brown Family, 1891 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, pg. 12, Dist#7, SD D, 31 April, 1891, John Huston.  

Note:  Blanchard is west of Strathclair.  

Blanchard is west of Strathclair

Blanchard is west of Strathclair – Taken from 1901 Census Map for the District of Marquette  Northwest of Brandon.

In the 1901 Canadian Census, John and Lydia are still living in Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba.

Line 22, 83, 87, Brown, John, M, Head, M, Sept. 15, 1838, 62, b. Ontario, Irish, Religion SDA, Farmer, all can read and write. Brown, Lydia, F, Wife, M, Dec 4, 1840, 60, England 1843, English. Holling, William, M, visitor, M, Aug, 9, 1865, 55, Ont., English. Line 25, 84, 84, Brown, William, J., M, Head, M, June 2, 1863, 37, Ont., Irish, farmer. Brown, Mary E, F, Wife, M, April 18, 1876 24, Man., Irish.

Source: John Brown Family, 1901 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, pg 8, Dist # 9, SD D-4, Twp. 13 & 14 R 22W, John Armstrong

A big change has taken place by 1910.  John and Lydia Brown are living with their son George and his family. The family has migrated to Oregon. Also, brother William is with them along with his wife and son.

Line 55, 36, 36, Brown, George F., Head, M, W, 305 M1, 15, Can Eng., Eng. English, 1899, Al, English, Gardner, Truck Famer, A.A. Brown, Emma R., wife, F, W, 30, M1 15, 3, 2, Can Eng.Brown, Elmer, G, son, M, W, 12, S, Can Eng., Eng Eng, 1900, English, Nurse, CW. Brown, Ellen M, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Oregon. Brown, John, Father, M, W, 69, M1, 48, Can, Irish. Brown, Lydia, A, Mother, F, W, 65, M1, 48, 5, 2, Eng, Eng. Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Ean, Eng., truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon,SD #1, ED 5, Sht# 2B #5446, April 8-19, 1910, Bert, L. Davis. 

John, Lydia and other members of the family became Seventh Day Adventists.

Church Membership for John Brown and Family About 1912

1. John Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by Death Dec. 18, 1912, Minutes 1
2. Lydia Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
3. W. J. Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
4. Nellie Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
17. G. F. Brown, Record Page 2, Received by Letter [ 191]
18. Emma Brown, Record Page 2, Received by Letter [191]

John Percy Clement (1880-1975) a descendant of John’s sister Matilda Brown Clement, visited his Uncle John and Aunt Lydia (Holling), probably in 1908. He wrote the following about them, per cousin B. Hayes.

My Uncle John, mother’s brother and Aunt Lydia from Manitoba had settled near Albany, Oregon, so I decided to pay them a visit. Early in February I went by train down there and spent a week with them. They were very religious and belonged to the Seventh Day Adventists. They kept Saturday to the Sabbath and believed that Jesus would return to Earth during their life time. A married son lived with Uncle John and Aunt Lydia and they were all strict vegetarians and drank neither tea nor coffee, Not being used to their diet I found it very trying and although I enjoyed the visit I was glad to take [the] train back to Portland about a hundred miles distant. The first thing I did after stepping off the train was to go to a restaurant and order a large juicy steak with all of the trimmings. and lots of coffee. I also got my pipe out and thoroughly enjoyed a smoke which I had not indulged in for a week. I think that I never enjoyed myself to such an extant as I did during that first week in Portland.

John Brown died the 18th of December, 1912 and is buried in the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Eugene. It is now called the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery in Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon. Find A Grave has a memorial for both him and Lydia but no tombstone photo.

UPDATE 11/13/2015:  John Brown’s Obituary notice appeared in the local paper:

Died: John Brown, 12/18/1912 Eugene Daily Guard Newspaper

At the home of his son on the river road, seven miles north of Eugene, December 18, 1912, at 2:30 a.m. John Brown, aged 74 years, two months and three days. He was born in Canada and came to Oregon a number of years ago, settling at Albany, and arriving in Eugene about two years ago, living since then with his son on the river road. No arrangements for the funeral have yet been made.

John and Lydia had the following children:

  1. William John Brown was born 2 June, 1863 in Ontario. As we have seen William lives with his family and also makes the migrations to Manitoba and then to Oregon.

William’s marriage has been puzzling.  There are several possibilities at the Manitoba Vital Records online search:  1.  Henneker, Mary Maud, 11/10/1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba and then a 2. Mary Ellen Alcock, 10/29/1895 in Gladstone, Manitoba.  In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census William John states he has been married twice and has been married to Nellie E. 12 years which means the marriage was about 1898?  Since these are index only more would need to be done to determine if any of these are correct or not.  The problem is as we go through the years and the census, the name of his wife changes from Mary E. to Nellie E.

In the 1901 Canadian Census he is with the family in Winnipeg on Line 25, 84, 84, Brown, William, J., M, Head, M, June 2, 1863, 37, Ont., Irish, farmer. Brown, Mary E, F, Wife, M, April 18, 1876 24, Man., Irish.

In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census he is with his brother George and aging parents John and Lydia living in Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon.

Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Canadian English, Canadian Irish, Eng., truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

About 24 February, 1921 it is mentioned that William John Brown took the oath of Allegiance in the circuit court, a native of Canada. Morning Register Newspaper, Eugene, Oregon.  Seeking out naturalization records would be very interesting for this family.

William John Brown continues living in Oregon after his father’s death in 1912 and we find him living in Lone Pine Precinct in Lane Co., Oregon in 1920.

Source: William J. Brown Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Lone Pine Precinct, Lane Co., Oregon, SD#1, ED#221, Sht# 2B, enumerated on 5 January 1920 by Roberts V. Rogers.

Line, 84, 2m, 48, 47, River, Road, Brown William, J., Head, 0, H, M, W, 55, M, UN yes, yes, born Canada, English, father born Canada, mother born England, farmer, general farm, Brown, Mary E. wife, F, W, 43, M, UN, UN, born Canada, English, father born Canada, mother born England Brown Lester M. Son, M. W, 16 S. born Oregon.

William continues to live in Lone Pine, Oregon and is there in 1930.  His son Lester has married to Opal and they have a daughter named Betty June.

Source:  Wm. J. Brown Family, 1930 Lone Pine, Lane, Oregon, ED 20-83, SD #6, April 4, 1930, C.B. {Llausgen] Shett 1-B #4251.

Line 87, 23, 23, Brown, William J. Head, O, yes, M, W, 66, M, 33, No, Yes, Canada English, Canada, England, 1902 NA, Farmer. Brown, Mary E., wife of h, F, W, 54, M, 19, No., Yes, Canada-English, Ireland, 1902, NA, Brown, Lester, M, son, M, M, 25, M, 24, No, Yes, Oregon, Cook, Restaurant. Brown, Opal, Daughter in law, F, W, 19, M, 18, No, Yes, Oregon, United Sates, Nebraska, Brown, Betty June, Granddaughter, F, W, 10/12 S, No. Oregon, Oregon, Oregon.

In 1940 Lester is living in Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon with Opal and his daughter Betty.  His father W. John is living next to them and both are getting up in age. Notice that the name for Wm. John’s wife is now Nellie.

Source:  Lester Brown Family, 1940 U.S. Federal Census, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, 1, block 4-5-2, SD#4, ED 20-109, enumerated April 20, 1920, by Elsie L. Cornell, Sht #5B,

Line 74, Mill, 1209, 102, 0, 500, No. Brown, Lester M. Head, M, W, 37, M. No. H-2, Oregon, Eugene, No, No, yes Lane, Oregon, Cook, WPA Project, E. Brown, Opal K. wife, F, w, 29, M, No, H-2, Nebraska, yes, Operator, Beauty. Brown, Betty J. daughter, F, W, 10, S, Yes, 5, Oregon, S.

Line 72 Mill, 103, 1000, No. Brown W, John, Head, M, W, 76, M, No. 8, Canada, Junction City, Lane, Oregon, No, No, No, No, U. Brown, Nellie wife, F, W, 64, M, No. 8, Canada, No, No, No, No, H.

There is a William Brown listed as passing on 23 February, 1941 in Lane Co., Oregon and his wife is named Nellie.  This is an index only.  Nellie/Mary may have followed on 10 July, 1944 but more research is needed to verify these deaths.

2.  Louisa Maud Brown was born about 1867 in Ontario and died 23 April, 1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba.

3.  Joseph Edwin Brown was born 27 April 1870 in Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario, and died the 2nd of May 1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba.

4.  George Frederick Brown was born about 1874 in Ontario.  He married a Emma R b. 1880 in Oregon.

George appears with his parents in the 1881 Canadian Census for Lambton Co., Ontario and then again in the 1891 Canadian Census for Blanchard, Manitoba. These census are featured above.

Oregon Counties

Oregon Counties

He is the head of the family in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon and his brother William is living next door.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon, SD #1, ED 5, Sht# 2B #5446, April 8-19, 1910, Bert, L. Davis.

Line 55, 36, 36, Brown, George F., Head, M, W, 305 M1, 15, Can Eng., Eng. English, 1899, Al, English, Gardner, Truck Farmer, A.A. Brown, Emma R., wife, F, W, 30, M1 15, 3, 2, Can Eng. Brown, Elmer, G, son, M, W, 12, S, Can Eng., Eng Eng, 1900, English, Nurse, CW. Brown, Ellen M, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Oregon. Brown, John, Father, M, W, 69, M1, 48, Can, Irish. Brown, Lydia, A, Mother, F, W, 65, M1, 48, 5, 2, Eng, Eng.

Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Candian English, truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

George took his family to Washington State and was living in Clark Co., Washington by the 1920 U.S. Federal Census.

Source: George F. Brown Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Fourth Plain, Clark, Washington, District 0012, SD# 9, ED#12, Sht ____, 9th day of January, 1920, by L. Nina Jorgenson.

Line 21, X, 101, 104, Brown George, Head, M, W, 46 M, 1894 PA, yes, yes, Canada, Canada, England, painter, shipyard, Em, 396. Brown, Emma, wife, F, W, 41, M, 1894, Al, yes, yes, Canada, Iowa, England. Brown, Ellen M., daughter, W, 12, S, yes, yes, yes, Oregon. Brown, Benjamin, son, M, W, 1 11/12, S, Washington

In 1930 we find George and Emma living in Portland, Oregon.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, Portland City, Multnomah Co., Oregon, Precinct 256, ED#26-303, SD#3, Sht 2B, enumerated 2-3 April, 1930 by H.C. [Shellito]. 

Line 76, 192, 55, 55, Brown, George, Head, R, 2250, R, M, W, 55, M, 22, No, Yes, Canada English, father Canada Irish, mother England, arrived 1900, yes, Nurse private, w, yes, no. Brown, Emma R. wife-h, F, W, 50, M, 17, No, yes, Canada English, parents born Ireland, nurse private, w. yes. Brown, Ellen M., daughter, F, W, 21, S, No, yes, born Oregon, parents born Canada. Brown, Ben T., son, M, W, 12, S, yes, yes, born Washington, parents born Canada. Martineau, George, Lodger, M, W, 51, S, No, No, born Michigan. 

There is a George Brown who died on 28 January, 1936 in Portland and his wife’s name is Emma: #335, per the Oregon Death Index.  There is an Emma R. Brown born 1878 and died 1934 buried at the Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland, Oregon with a tombstone and memorial at Find A Grave.  There are many Browns buried in this park.  This might be them.

5.  Catherine Lydia Brown born 27 February 1879 in Ontario.  She may have married a Charles Lewis Boddy on 24 December,1895 in Blanchard, Manitoba per their vital records index.  More needs to be done on Catherine to verify this marriage and then the census below.

A Charles and Catherine Boddy appear in the 1901 Canadian Census living in Blanchard, Manitoba.

Source: Charles L. Boddy Family. 1901 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, Twp. 138th R 22, page 8 by John Armstrong. 

27, 86 Boddy, Charlies L, M, Head, M, Sept, 23, 1869, 31, born Ont., Irish, agent
Boddy, Catherine L, wife, M, Feb. 27, 1879, 22, born Ont., English. Boddy, Lula M., daughter, S, Feb. 6, 1897, 4 born Manitoba. 

I have not been able to locate any further information on Catherine and Charles.

It is unfortunate, but several years ago I was in the Eugene, Oregon area for a genealogical conference and could have done some looking around for this part of my family.  It looks like out of the 5 children only 3 survived.  Catherine is still in question.  More of course, needs to be done on this family and other sources consulted like immigration, obituaries, and probates. It is time to move on to other siblings.

George and Esther King Brown’s children: Margaret Ann Brown Lamotte 1837 to 1879 and family…

Margaret Ann Brown was born 21 June, 1837 in Hastings Co., Ontario to George Brown and Esther King Brown.  She was baptized at the St. Thomas Church on 21 June, 1837.  Her brother John was also baptized at this time.

Source: Mariette Ann and John Brown, baptized 10 Feb 1839, 7-B-3 St. Thomas’ at Belleville Mariete Ann, born on the 21st of June 1837 & John, born the fifteenth of September 1838, children of George Brown of Rawdon & Esther his wife were baptized on the 10th day of February 1839 by me, _______Parents – Sponsors, Anglican Diocese of Kingston. 

Margaret married Francis or Francois Lamott/Lamotte on 18 January, 1858 in St. Clair Co., Michigan.

Francois Lamotte/LaMotte/Lamott was born about 1836 in Ontario.

In 1871 Francois Lamott and Margaret are living in Enniskillen, Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source:  Francois Lamott Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Enniskillen, Lambton, Ontario, pg. 48 Dist, 4 Lambton, SD, Enniskillen Div. No. 1. 

Line 2, 170, 173, Lamott, Francois, M, 35, O, C of E, French, Teamster, M, Lamott, Margaret, F, 33, O, C of E, Irish, Lamott, Matilda, F, 12, French, Lamott, Francis H, M, 10, Lamott, George, M, 8, Lamott, Ida J., F, 5, Lamott, Kate, F, 3, Lamott, Margaret A, F, 1. Children are listed as French. All born in Ont.

Tragedy struck and Margaret died on 3 October, 1879 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Death of Margaret Lamotte

Death of Margaret Lamotte

Source:  Death of Margaret Ann Lamott, Oct. 2, 1879, Lambton, Ontario#4, Margaret Ann Lamott, Oct, 2, 1879, Female, 42 yrs, 3 mos. 11 days, matron, born Co. Hastings, ont., died of inflammation 10 days ill, Dr. Demfield?, John Brown oil man – Merthanlee?? Informant. Oct. 3, 1879, Ch. of E. John F. Wilson #006585. 

I have tried to find Francois or Frank Lamott/Lamotte in the Canadian Census and the U.S. Federal Census, after the death of his wife Margaret, but I have not been successful.

However, there is a marriage of a Francis Lamotte male born about 1838 in Ambertsburgh, Ontario. He married on 16 February, 1880 in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan age 42 residence Petrolia, Ontario. The spouse is Emma Reynolds age 36 born in Brighton, Ontario. residing in Petrolia, #242, 20 1880 Marquette – 1881 Berrien.  Could this be him?

Francois or Frank and Margaret may have had eleven children.  I have attempted to find information about as many of the children as possible but it has not been easy. so please use the following with care.  Because there is only one census of 1871 showing the Francois Lamotte Family it is making it hard to determine the actual names and number of children born to the couple after 1871.

  1. Matilda Lamott was Eliza Matilda Parks who died June 23, 1934 in Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source:  Death Certificate for Eliza Matilda Parks, Petrolia, Enniskillen Twp., Lambton Co., Ontario, Walnut Street, #019612, 292. Female, French, widowed, born Wisconsin on April 11,1858 age 76 yrs, 2 mos. 12 days. Husband was an Oil producer. 3 yrs in place of death and 75 years in the province.  Father was Francis LaMotte, born in France. Mother was Margaret Ann Brown, born in Wyoming, Ontario. Informant Blake Parks of Petrolia, son. Buried Hillsdale Cemetery June 25, 1934. Undertakers Steadman Bros.  Died june 23, 1934, cancer of the liver. 

2. Francis H. Lamott b. about 1861 in Ontario.

3. George Lamott b. about 1863 in Ontario. I have a marriage for George and he appears in the 1891 and 1901 Canadian Census.

Source: George Lamotte Marriage, Ontario Canada, Marriages 1801-1928, George age 23, born about 1863 in Petrolia, Ontario. Married on 3 March 1886 in Middlesex. Father Francis Lamotte and mother Margaret Ann Lamotte, Spouse Margaret Blair age 27 born about 1859 in Canada. Father Andrew Blair and mother Elizabeth Blair. 

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, Strathroy, 93 Middlesex West, Ontario, page 27, H. No. 2 Ward Town of Strathroy, enumerated on 25 day of April 1891 by John Lau…..

Line 17, 10 1-1/2/9 148, Lamotte, George, M, 28, M, born Ontario, father born US, mother was born in Ontario, Presbyterian, grocer. Lamotte, Margaret, F, 33 M, W, born Ontario, Lamotte, Gordon, M, 4, S, born Ontario. Lamotte, Zethal G., F, 1/12, born Ontario. Blair, Julia, F, 35, SinL, born Ontario, parents born Scotland.

In 1901 George and Margaret Lamotte are still in Strathroy with their children: Gordon, Zella G. and Roscoe G.  Margaret’s sister is still with them Julia Blair and a niece Agnes J. Blair.  They are still there in Strathroy both George age 48, Margarett age 52 and Roscoe age 16.  In the 1921 census he is living now in London, Ontario age 58, and Margaret is age 63.

George may have migrated to California, There is a marriage of George Lamotte on 22, January 1947 in Los Angeles, CA of a male age 83 born 1864, Father Frank Lamotte, mother Margaret Brown. Spouse Lola M. Spratt age 78, female, born 1869, father Abjah Chapman and mother Nancy Fetty.  California County Marriages Records, FamilySearch.

There may be another marriage for George in September 22, 1947 to a Elmyra M. Morton, in California.

4. Ida J. Lamott b. about 1866 in Ontario.  I have a marriage for Ida Josephine to a David Mann. She does appear with the last name of Campfield as a witness to her sister Kate’s marriage, see below.

Source:  Ida Josephine Lamotte, Ontario, Canada, Marriages 1801-1928, Ida age 21 born about 1866 in Marthaville, married on 1 February 1887 in Lambton. Father was Francis Lamotte, mother was Margaret Lamotte, Spouse David Wallace Mann, age 22, born about 1865 in Adelaide, Ontario, father Mark Mann and mother Sophia Mann. 

5. Kate Lamott b. about 1861 in Ontario.  She married on 5 June, 1889 in Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan to James Stocks b. about 1861 in Canada.

Source: Kate LaMotte, female, white, born about 1868 in Canada, Marriage date 5 June 1889, Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan age 21. Residence Port Huron. Spouse James Stocks, male, white, age 28, born in Canada, residence Port Huron, father Ballentine Stocks and mother is Jane Brown, Record#780, Film 40 1889 St Clair-1890 Eaton, page 268, carpenter, Pastor John McCledowney, witnesses Maggie LaMotte and Ida Campfield.

6. Margaret/Mary A. Lamott was born 13 October, 1869 in Lambton Ontario (per Ontario birth index family search) and she died 27 May, 1938 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.  She married about 1890 to a Mr. Stone.  See is a witness to her sister Kate’s marriage.

7. Hester Lamott or Esther E.  b. about 1873 in Ontario.  Looks like she may have married an Elmer E. Collins on 7 November, 1901 in Lucas, Ohio. He was 39 yrs old and born about 1862 in Port Huron. Father: Joseph Collins, mother Helen Judson.  Spouse Ester E. Lamotte age 29 born 1872 in Sarnia, Canada, Father Frank Lamotte and mother Margaret Brown. Ohio County Marriages 1789 to 2013 Index,

8. Erastus Lamott b. about 1876 in Ontario. I am wondering if the name is really Ross Albert Lamotte, I have not found anything documents for Erastus. Ross married on 27 March 1901 to a Isabella Corbett in Glencoe, Middlesex, Ontario. He was 27 years old born 1874, his father was Frank Lamotte and mother Margaret Brown. The Spouse was Isabella Corbett age 19, born about 1882, her father was Wm. Corbett and mother Eliza J.  Ontario Marriages 1869-1927, Index. 

9. Horace Lamott b about 1876 in Ontario.  I have a marriage for Horace to Annie.

Source: Horace Lamotte Marriage, Ontario Canada, Marriages 1801-1928, Horace age 19, born about 1874 in Petrolia, Ontario.  Married 2 August 1893 in Elgin. Father Frank Lamotte and mother Maggie Brown Lamotte.  Spouse Annie Mills age 18, born about 1875 in England, Father James Mills and Mother Annie (Reid) Mills. Marriage location Port Stanley. 

In 1901 there is a Horace T. Lamotte age 25 born 25 April 1875 in Ontario, French, Methodist occupation sand buffer living in Middlesex in London. His wife is Annie and a child names Lenord E.  This is a strong possibility that it is Horace because George Lamotte is living in Strathroy at the same time.

10.  Mina Lamott b. about 1877 in Ontario.

11. Emma Lamott b. about 1879 in Ontario.

This family of Francois Lamotte/LaMotte/Lamothe has been very difficult to find and follow.  I was hoping to find the father Francois/Frank in the census with his children living with him but it might mean a 73 page slog page by page through the Petrolia part of the census.  I have been able to find some information on the children of Margaret and Francois Lamotte but have had trouble seeking them in the census, so be careful and make sure you double-check me,

I am still wondering about Erastus and Ross Albert Lamotte?  It is possible that several of the child died young but I was unable to locate death records. This would make the count of children born 12 if these are two separate children.  At this point obituary notices for some of the children might reveal what happened to them and their father.  A cousin believes Francis died in the US and that might be possible.

More research needs to be done on this whole family and hopefully the above gives more clues, but it is time to move on.