BROWN - Edward (born about 1800 - died before 1861 census)
My great great grandfather was Edward Brown. He was born in Shepton Mallet around 1800 and was a cooper by trade. His wife, Elizabeth (?? maiden name not known but it MAY be Abbot or Alford ??) was listed as a widow on the 1861 census and was listed then as a laundress. She was born in Ashwick. My great grandfather, Henry Isaac Brown, was born in 1840-42 in either Ashwick or Chilcompton. He and his wife, Sarah Flower HILL (may have gone by Turner)emigrated to the U.S. around 1880. The family was associated with the coal industry in Somerset, in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, and finally in Nanticoke, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Any information about Edward and Elizabeth in particular would be of great assistance.
My name is James Farr.
My Farr lineage is from the Pontypool, Monmouth, Wales area:
1. William Farr (m) Catherine Williams
2. William Farr (m) Mary Edwards
3. Edward John Farr (m) Elizabeth Jane Evans (dau. of Enock Evans)
4. Thomas Charles Farr (m1) Eva Miller (m2) Lucy Evans
5. Albert Charles Farr (from m1) (m) Melinda Brown
6. Lynwood Albert Farr (m) Lura Annie Austin
7. James Bruce Farr
My Brown lineage is from the Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England area:
1. Henry Isaac Brown (m) Sarah Flower Hill (went by Turner because George Turner, b.1819, married her mother after she and her sister were born-whether he is the biological father not known)
2. Melinda Brown (m) Albert Charles Farr
3. Lynwood Albert Farr (m) Lura Annie Austin
4. James Bruce Farr
I am looking for the "missing links" for Farr, Brown, and Turner. There is a "Flower" link, because Sarah Flower Turner's middle name likely comes from her maternal grandmother, Mary Flower, who married Isaac Hill.
On my mother's side of the family are the surnames: Grindel/Grindell/Grindal, Austin, Benson, Blake, Snow, and Hopkins. Stephen Hopkins, who sailed on the Mayflower, and his daughter, Constant/Constance are my link to the Mayflower.
After gathering bits and pieces of information from the 1960s until now, I am now retired and have time to do some extensive research. Any information you would like to share would be greatly appreciated.
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