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John Brown (c.1783-1852) of Lisle NY

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

John Brown was the 2nd great-grandfather of Mary Esther (Harvey) Reese. He may have been the son of Elisha and Betsy Brown.

John was reportedly born in Connecticut, but possibly Rhode Island. He married Nancy Wood abt. 1801, and raised a large family in Lisle, Broome County, New York. Anyone with information about John, please comment below!

The following are images contributed by "Paul R" at showing John Brown and Nancy Wood's headstones at Bemis Cemetery in Lisle, Broome County, New York.

There was also a soldier of the American Revolution named John Brown who lived in Dryden, New York. He was the son of Benjamin Brown and began his service when he enlisted as a private in the Connecticut troops. At the time he was living in Canterbury, Connecticut, a place he moved from after the war. He lived in Preston, New London County, Connecticut for abt. 13 years. From there he moved to Norwich, Chenango County, New York, where he remained abt. 17 years. He resided at Dryden in 1832 when his pension request was filed. He doesn't appear to be John Brown the ancestor of Mary.

The distance from Norwich to Lisle is illustrated here, courtesy of GoogleMaps. The distance is 20-22 miles.

Distance from Lisle to Dryden, NY

The following "Unpublished Records of Broome County" found at shows two Brown families in Broome County:

Broome County 1850

Another John Brown is mentioned in "History of Tioga , Chemung, Tompkins, and Schuyler Counties", 1879. He lived in Southport, which is about 60 miles southwest of Lisle.

John & Martha Brown


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