In memory of John Brown, my Maternal 5th Great-Grandfather on the HARVEY branch.


  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, Volume 232. Application of Walter Leroy Brown, descendant of Nathan Wood.

  • Ancestors of Florence Julia Brown, and some of their descendants, by Walter LeRoy Brown and M. Theta Hakes Brown, 1940. [Link]

  • 1865 Census

  • G. S. R. Marathon, New York, Lot 599

1850 Lisle, Cortland, New York

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John Brown

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1817 Oct 23 ?

Sherman, Fairfield, Connecticut




1852 Aug 9

Lisle, Broome, New York

Bemis Cemetery

Bemis Cemetery, Lisle, Broome, New York




John Brown was born abt. 1783 and married Nancy Wood abt. 1800-1801. There is a marriage between John Brown and Nancy Wood recorded at  Sherman, Connecticut, Oct. 23, 1817, but their third child, Zadoc, was born "near Ithaca" in 1806. John appeared in Lisle, Broome County, New York, in 1809 according to local road records, and family tradition claims he was a great hunter. He lived on Lot 565 in Lisle and was an avid hunter. He died in Lisle at the age of 69, on August 9, 1852. He was 67 or 68 years old and is buried in Bemis Cemetery in Lisle, Broome County, New York.


John Brown & Nancy Wood were the parents of my ancestor,

Other known children:

  1. Julia Brown (1804-1873)
  2. Nathan Brown
  3. Zadoc Brown (1806-1880)

Sylvester Brown (1808-1873)

Hiram Brown (1811-1880, lived in Lisle, NY, in 1850)

Jerusha Brown

Alonzo Brown

Jeremiah Brown

Lucy Brown

Rhoda Brown

Hannah Brown

Nelson Brown

Mary Brown

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of John Brown:

DNA Notes:

Match to John Brown and/or Nancy Wood descendant Lisa Fuller on Ancestry.

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