Category Archives: George King Brown and Maude Cecilia Hunt

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.

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Revisiting George and Esther King Brown

 

George Brown 1801-1891

George Brown 1801-1891

In past posts on this blog, I have shared about the lives of George Brown and his wife Esther King Brown.  Let’s review what has been written about this couple, who are my 2nd great grandparents. Their son Richard Brown married Emma Ward and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Their daughter Ethel Adella Brown Boardman is my grandmother.

Here is a list of posts I have written that share information about George and Esther King Brown. You can review them by using the Archive box on the right of this blog and choose the month and year.

 

  • George and Esther Brown – A Long Life! September 26, 2010
  • Esther Brown Agrees to a Guardianship? October 9, 2010
  • Estate File for Esther Brown! October 25, 201
  • Esther’s Land in Burnside! October 29, 2010
  • George & Esther Brown of Burnside, Lapeer, MI, November 2, 2010
  • George & Esther Brown’s Children, December 4, 2010
  • Ontario Wanderings: Lambton County Archives, September 21, 2014
  • Michigan Wanderings: Lapeer County, Ontario, September 23, 2014
  • Michigan Wanderings: Fox Farm Cemetery, September 23, 2014

In 2012 and 2014 I traveled to Hastings County and did research at the archives in the area. Because George’s brothers Thomas and Philip stayed in Hastings Co. I found much more information about them and their lives then I did about George and Esther who migrated from the area and settled in Wyoming, Lambton County by 1858.

Apparently George was very restless and he again migrated to Lapeer County, Michigan and was there by the 1870 census.

What I would like to do in the following posts is share about the children of George and Esther King Brown, here is a quick summary of these children:

  1. William Henry Brown 1834-1892
  2. Margaret Ann Brown 1836-1879
  3. Jeremiah Brown 1837-1901
  4. John Brown 1838 to 1912
  5. Elizabeth Brown 1840-1893
  6. George King Brown 1842-1919
  7. Matilda Jane Brown 1844-1930
  8. Richard Brown 1846 – 1922: my line – Richard and his descendants have been featured in many posts on this blog.
  9. Esther M. Brown 1848-1886
  10. Isabella Brown 1851-1929

My research is a mix of a little of mine and several other cousins who have given me their consent to share. The children listed above eventually ended up in British Columbia, Manitoba, Florida, some remained in Lambton Co., Ontario and Michigan, and Oregon.

Before I start sharing, I have taken a break and traveled to southern California. This involves the other side of the family, my Dad’s old New England heritage. His Delano/Keller connection and then follow that up with some fun.  I will write about it in the blog titled:  Solomon Goss of Fearing Twp. In Ohio.

George & Esther Brown’s Children

We have looked at the guardianship and estate file of Esther Brown and in these court papers we have found the names of their children.  Here is a summary of the children of George and Esther Brown of Burnside Twp., Lapeer Co., Michigan:

  1. William Henry Brown b. abt. 1834 U.C., d. 1892 Brandon, Manitoba m. Isabella Chalmers 15 Jan 1861.  They had 7 children.  Migrated to Manitoba.
  2. Margaret Ann Brown b. 1836 Wyoming, Lambton Co., Ontario, d. 1879 Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada. Married Francis Lamott 18 Jan 1858 in St. Clair Co., Michigan and had 11 children.  He remarried.
  3. Jeremiah Brown b. 1837, U.C. d. 1901 Wyoming, Lambton Co., Ontario. Married Elizabeth Steadman about 1868 and had 6 children.
  4. John Brown b. 1838, U.C. d. 1912 Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon. Married Lydia Holling 23 Oct 1861 Lambton Co., Ontario and had 5 children.
  5. Elizabeth Brown b. abt. 1840, Hastings Co., Ontario, d. 1893 Burnside Twp., Lapeer Co., Michigan. Married Thomas Little Clement and had 5 children.  She was married before to a James Duncan and had 1 child.
  6. George King Brown b. 1842, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, d. 1919 Oretga, Duval Co., Florida. Married Maude Cecilia Hunt 31 Jan 1870 Wyoming, Lambton Co., Ontario and migrated to Florida.  They had 9 children.
  7. Matilda Jane Brown b. 1844, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, d. 1930 Kelowna, British Columbia.  Married William Charles Clement 23 Jan 1866 in Caradoc, Middlesex Co., Ontario and had 7 children and migrated to British Columbia.
  8. Richard Brown, b. 1846 probably Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, d. 1922 Winnipeg, Manitoba. Married Emma/Emily Ward 9 Jan 1874 Port Huron, Saint Clair, Michigan and had 4 children and migrated to Manitoba.
  9. Esther M. Brown, b. abt. 1848, Hastings, Ontario, d. 1886 Burnside Twp., Lapeer Co., Michigan.  Married a James Basna 1 Jan 1867 in Lapeer Co., Michigan and had 2 children.  She remarried 6 Jul 1875 in Michigan to Mark Robson and had 5 more children.
  10. Isabella Brown, b. 1851, Ontario, d. 1929 Grand Rapids, MI. Married William McIntosh about 1871 in Michigan and had 2 children.

The information in the color orange was provided by my cousin Robert (Bob) M. Hayes a descendant of Matilda Jane Brown #7. He has more details and information and would be happy to share.  The #8 Child: Richard Brown is my ancestor.  If you are descendants please let us know.  You can reach me by clicking on “Leave a comment,” at the bottom of this post or checking out my links under “Compiler,” above.

George and Esther Brown of Burnside, Lapeer, MI

The following two photographs are pictures of Esther Brown and her husband George Brown of Burnside Twp., Lapeer Co., Michigan. 

The credit for these photos goes to Robert (Bob) M. Hayes a descendant of Matilda Jane Brown who married William Charles Clement, daughter of this couple.  Matilda is the sister of my great-grandfather Richard Brown.

Esther (King) Brown & Son

 Esther lived from 1810 to 1985.  The couple came from Ireland to Canada about 1831 and settled in various areas in Hastings and Lambton Co. before immigrating to Michigan.

George Brown 1801-1891

My research has taken be up to Richard Brown and the connection to his parents George and Esther Brown through their son George King Brown’s marriage to Maude Cecilia Hunt in 1870.  Any research on George and Esther’s children other than Richard has been supplied by Bob Hayes and another researcher Peter Cunningham at the Cunningham’s of Sudbury website hosted at Ancestry.com.   George’s father was William Brown.  He came from Longford, Ireland and Esther came from Cavan, Cavan, Ulster, Ireland.  The research will continue and updates will follow.