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From: "MEB" <>
Subject: Re: Brown - Boston area
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 20:10:28 -0400
Mine started in WENHAM, MA, which is I believe Essex
then son James went to Sterling, married and then
an early settler in the town of Princeton. The later
two are in
The strange thing is I had been searching the Boston
for a Simon W. BAILEY. Only for the LDS I found his
marriage in Sterling to Hannah Burpee BROWN. Hannah's
father is Gilson married to Abigail BEAMAN of the
Lancaster / Sterling / Princeton
line goes way back on her mom's side. Her dad's side
I can only trace from Gilson to James to Thomas BROWN.
I just found that Simon W BAILEY (b1820) in Newbury,
son of Timothy Bedill BAILEY and Phebe WOODWARD of
Haverhill NH, her dad was the Honorable James WOODWARD
born in Haverhill, MA.
[Yes I am a descendent of a Bedill Bailey, lol]
I am puzzled as to how a young VT man, goes to Boston
and is a
jeweler, connects up with a gal from Sterling, MA.....a
by todays standards, never mind 1840's.
Any ideas on what I could check to find a connection
Simon and Hannah prior to their marriage??
I am thinking religious, but still the distance seems a
were there not gals in the Boston area????
Another suggestion was that she was at a school in
This seems the million dollar question that all my
family is asking.
Any suggestions, clues are very welcome
Daughter of my lines last Bailey son...........
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: Brown - Boston area
>I looked at your Brown line but am not able to help
you at this time. I have
>been collecting all Brown's of Mass. (I love
collecting and entering in my
>database) but I do not have the Brown's for Worcester
County, which is where
>yours appear to be from. I hear Brown is a very hard
name to trace in Mass.
>and prob. the country. Guess it could be Smith. :)
>I own the Vital Records on CD's for Suffolk, Norfolk,
Plymouth and Middlesex
>County. Worcester County is due this summer. They
are well worth owning.
>They are actual scanned copies of the Vital Records
books. My library has
>most of the books but to look through each book would
take me years.
>I live in Leominster which is right next to Lancaster
and Sterling and they
>have pretty good records so you should be able to find
>You have been a busy lady with all the lookups you
have done. That is very
>nice of you to do. I met so many nice people from the
>Good luck with your search.
>In a message dated 4/21/99 6:07:10 PM Eastern Daylight
>> My BROWN line is new to me......here is what I
>> It wasn't bad enough that I had BAILEY but they
>> BROWN, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
>> I wish I could answer your question...........
>> ** Indicates my line
>> Thomas BROWN and Elizabeth______
>> **James (b1759 Wenham, MA - d. 1839 Worcester
>> Married (1786) Abigail BEAMAN (b1760
>> Children: **Gilson married (1811)
>> Sally HOLMAN (b1793
>> Children: **Hannah Burpee
>> (b1822 Sterling, MA)
>> Simon W. BAILEY of Boston
>> James, Jr. married (1811)
>> CARTER (b.
>> Thomas married (1825)Sally
>> STONE (b. NH?)
>> Abigail (b1745 Wenham, MA)
>> Abraham (b1750 Wenham, MA)
>> Benjamin (b1762 Wenham, MA)
>> Billy (b1764 Wenham, MA)
>> Edward (b1756 Wenham, MA)
>> Elizabeth (b1754 Wenham, MA)
>> Mary (b1758 Wenham, MA)
>> Nathaniell (b1748/49 Wenham, MA)
>> Samuell (b1751/52 Wenham, MA)
>> Married Bethia ADAMS? of Ipswich
>> Thomas(b1746/47 Wenham, MA)