Happy Birthday George Brownell

George Brownell (1711-1800)

George Brownell was born on 21 Jun 1711 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island as the fourth child of George Brownell and Mary Thurston. He had eight siblings, namely: Giles, Phebe, Mary, Thomas, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Paul, and Stephen.

When he was 20, he married Sarah Bailey, daughter of William Bailey and Dorothy Graves, on 21 Oct 1731 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

George Brownell and Sarah Bailey had the following children:

  • Dorothy Brownell was born on 11 Jun 1733 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. She married James Burgess on 08 Apr 1757 in Dartmouth, Bristol, … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Roseanna Fuller

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    Roseanna Fuller (1759-1844)

    Roseanna Fuller was born on 16 May 1759 in Amenia, Dutchess, New York as the fourth child of Josiah Fuller and Irena Dickinson. She had seven siblings, namely: Irene, Varsel, Mary, Josiah, Jeduthan, Rufus, and Joseph. Her name is found spelled a variety of ways including Roseanna, Rosana, and Rosanna.

    When she was 20, Roseanna Fuller married Daniel Spike, son of Daniel Spike, in 1780 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York. The couple started their marriage in Saratoga County, New York1, but moved to Cohocton, Steuben, New York sometime before 1820.2

    Daniel Spike and Roseanna Fuller had the … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Margaret Spike

    Margaret Spike (1781->1855)

    Margaret Spike was born on 16 Mar 1781 in Saratoga, Saratoga, New York as the first child of Daniel Spike and Roseanna Fuller. She had seven siblings, namely: Daniel, Mercy, Thankful, Josiah, Sally, Catharine, and Lucy.

    When she was 16, she married Pierce Brownell, son of Ezra Brownell and Hope Borden, on 28 May 1797 in Schuylerville, Saratoga, New York. She shared a birthday with her husband.

    Pierce Brownell and Margaret Spike had the following children:

  • Ezra Brownell was born on 10 Mar 1798 in Schuylerville, Saratoga, New York.
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  • Happy Birthday Pierce Brownell

    Pierce Brownell (1781-~1802)

    Pierce Brownell is one of those ancestors who can frustrate his descendants. He lived a short life and left very little evidence. Most of what we know about him comes from a manuscript notebook that has been passed down through one line of his descendants. The notebook was started in about 1868 by Lucretia Brownell Hall, the daughter of John Brownell and Mary Ann French and granddaughter of Pierce Brownell. Much gratitude goes to the current owner of that notebook for sharing the information contained within.¹

    So, this post will cover what is believed to be true with … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Josiah Fuller

    Josiah Fuller (1729/30-1797)

    It has been verified that Josiah Fuller is in our family tree, but it is difficult to know anything very interesting about him or to know anything much about some of his children. Records just weren’t kept, or are no longer available. We have to depend heavily upon compiled records and published genealogies, rather than primary sources, to know anything about Josiah and his family.

    Josiah Fuller was born on 23 Feb 1729/30 in Colchester, New London, Connecticut as the fourth child of Benjamin Fuller and Content Fuller. He had eight siblings, namely: Patience, Matthew, Deborah, Jemima, Benjamin, … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Lucretia Brownell

    Lucretia Brownell (1799-1857)

    If I had a time travel machine, Lucretia is one of the ancestors that I would go back and visit. Well, or maybe I’d have her join me here in more modern times. I would love to talk to her and get her personal perspective on the events of her life.

    Lucretia Brownell was born on 21 Dec 1799 in Schuylerville, Saratoga, New York as the second child of Pierce Brownell and Margaret Spike. She had two siblings, namely: Ezra, and John.

    Lucretia’s father died when she was about three-years old. A couple years later, her mother … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Thomas Borden

    Thomas Borden (1682-1745)

    Thomas Borden was born on 13 Dec 1682 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island as the fifth child of John Borden and Mary Earle. He had eight siblings, namely: Richard, John, Amey, Joseph, Hope, Mary, William, and Benjamin.

    1682. That is 334 years ago! That helps explain why I know so little about Thomas and his life. This is probably one of my most boring birthday posts, but I will honor him with sharing the little bits of information that I do know.

    He married first to Catherine Hull. Thomas Borden and Catherine Hull had no children. She died.

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