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Subject: [Bronson] Re:...Brownson (Oliver )
Date: 4 Mar 2004 04:50:55 -0700


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Surnames: Brownson, Bronson
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By my reckoning Ebenezer Alling (Allen) Bronson 1754-1813? and Oliver Brownson (1746-1815) are 3rd cousins once removed with Roger (1576-1635) Mary Underwood (1575-1623) and- not exactly close. [See Coddington, John Insley, “THE BROWNSON, BRONSON, OR BRUNSON FAMILY OF EARL'S COLNE, ESSEX, ENGLAND, - CONNECTICUT, AND SOUTH CAROLINA,” American Genealogist, The, Number 152 V 38 # 4, October 5 1962.]

Here are some of my notes on Oliver's lineage.


1 Isaac Brownson1,2
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Birth:1686, Farmington, Ct3
Death:ca 17483,4
Father:Jacob Brunson (1641-1707)
Mother:Mary (Andrews) Barnes (1643-)

1661
“of Lime”1

Spouse:Thankful Dibble1
Birth:19 Jun 1685, Winsor, CN3
Father:Samuel Dibble (1644-1709)
Mother:Hepzibah Bartlett (1646-1701)
Marr:30 Jan 1710, Westfield, CN1,3
Div:bef 17193

Children:Isaac (1707-1769)
Mathew (~1711-)
George (~1713-)
Adam (~1715-)
John (~1719-)
Sterring (Stirling) (~1721-1778)
Mary (~1723-)
Ransom (~1725-)

1.1 Isaac Brownson Jr.5
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Birth:1707 or 1910, Farmington, Ct5,1,3
Death:13 Jun 1769, Vernon, Ct3
Burial:Old No. Bolton Cemetery, Vernon, CT6

16611
“Some years ago I had some correspondence with Dr. E. R. Brownson, Mayville, N.D. In his meager records of our branch of our family he found two Isaacs, one born in 1707 and the other in 1710, one of whom might be the Isaac who married Abigail King.”5

Possibly died in South Carolina. 3 “Isaac, adult, baptized March 27, 1726, by Rev. Thomas White.” 7
Isaac Brownson “owned the covenant”, 1726. 7

Oliver had a brother-in-law Oliver King (b. 1726). Oliver Brownson’s father-in-law moved to Bolton, Conn. sometime after Oliver King’s birth the last child, Gideon, was born in Bolton in 1729.

Oliver King of Bolton is made administrator on Feb 7, 1804 of the estate of the “late” Isaac Brownson, older brother of Oliver.
Probate records in Bolton Town offices.

There are numerous records of property transfers involving Isaac and his children.8

Hale has age as 58 on gravestone which does not agree with birth date above. pg 2056

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the Rev. Thomas WHITE, the First Pastor of the Church in Bolton, Conn.
Miss Mary K. Talcott New England Historical & Genealogical Register Vol 52, 1898, p. 180-185
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27 Mar 1726 - Isaac BRUNSON - Adult [baptism?]
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18 Aug 1734 - Isaac, Son of Isaac & Abigail BRUNSON
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2 Oct 1737 - Hosea, Son of Isaac & Abigail BRUNSON
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6 Jun 1742 - Boriah, Son of Isaac & Abigail BRUNSON
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New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 53, 1899, p 447-449

(Admissions from other churches)
20 May 1733 - Isaac BRUNSON & Abigail KING
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/source_files/bolton_ct_records_white.htm
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Spouse:Abigail King4
Birth:1 Dec 1713 (or 1718), Conn.5,3
Death:27 Feb 1799, Middlebury, Ct.
Father:Jonathan King (1683-1774)
Mother:Mary French (ca1687-1758)
Marr:8(or 9) Nov 1733, Bolton,Troland Co. Ct.1,5,9,10

Children:Isaac (1734-1803)
Hosea (1737-1762)
Abigail (1739-1834)
Beriah (1742-1794)
Elijah (1744-1818)
Oliver (1746-1815)
Martha (1749-)
Lydia (1751-1786)
Simeon (1753-)
Josiah (1756-)
Rhoda (1758-1854)

1.1.1 Oliver Brownson
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Birth:13 May 1746, Bolton, Tolland Co. CT1,11
Death:20 Oct 1815, Smithfield, NY
Burial:Old Peterboro, NY Cemetery
Census:1800, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut

Also baptized July 8, 1746 12 and? 7
Lived in Simsbury, Conn before moving to Fenner, NY5
166161

See listing in The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians Vol 4 2001

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Bronson, Ebenezer, (Brunson, Ebenezer), Real Estate valued at $150, Total Valuation = $150, Tax Due = $0.43.
Bronson, Oliver, (Brunson, Oliver), Real Estate valued at $435, Total Valuation = $435, Tax Due = $1.24.
Bronson, Simeon, (Brunson, Simeon), Real Estate valued at $205, Total Valuation = $205, Tax Due = $0.59.

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New Hartford CT Marriages as found in
Early Connecticut Marriages by
Frederick Bailey
1743 to 1794




New Hartford incorporated in October, 1738. The First Congregational Church was organized in 1738.
Rev. Jonathan Marsh, pastor 1739-1794. The following are all the marriages.

Oliver Bronson (?) Of Dothan & Sarah Merrell - - - J-- 1775

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctlitch2/marrage/newhartford.htm

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Infant baptism
Oliver, s. Isaac & Abigail, pb. July 8, 1746 vol 1 pg 55 and vol 3 pg 156 7

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Obituary appears in the Connecticut Courant, Hartford June 4, 1816, pg. 3.
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Monday, Dec 12 1785
The Connecticut Courant
A Collection of Mufic, to be sold at this Office and at Brownson and Genham's, New Hartford. Said book contains the necessary Rules of Music, made plain and easy for learners, together with a complete set of plans and siging Psalm Tunes, a number of Hymns and a few anthems, and words set with every tune: It likewise contains all Metres and the greatest variety of different airs, and all sorts of time that are proper for Church Music. A number of new tunes have been lately added by the ingenious Mr. Swan. The author having spared no pains nor cost to render this book really useful, now offers it to the candid public, and remains their humble servant.
Oliver Brownson.

[at the bottom of the same first page}
Law's, Brownson's and Read's Collection of MUSIC sold by the Printers hereof.

same add appears on the last page of the Dec 5, 1785 issue
also Nov. 28, 1785 page 3

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Property transfers: (Name is spelled “Brunson” is all cases.)

from Oliver Brownson to Olcott, Peter book 5 pg 153 Nov. 24, 1773 “2 pieces & house”
from Oliver Brownson to Brownson, Isaac book 5 pg 153 Nov. 24, 1773 “2 pieces & house”
from Isaac Brownson to Brownson, Oliver book 5 pg 152 Nov. 24 1773 “2 pieces & house”
from Oliver Brownson to Paine, Edward book 5 pg 199 Jan. 18, 1775 Homelot & house, etc. This deed indicates the price was “Eighty Pounds Lawful Money”. The deed further indicates that the property “is Clear of all entanglement and encumbrances Except the Widow Abigail Brunson’s right of Dower During her natural Life.”

There are numerous records of property transfers involving Oliver’s father Isaac and siblings of Oliver.8

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Newspaper clipping at Brownie’s (Harry Brownson Hays - East Aurora Sept. 2003) together with copy of book. Probably from a Lockport paper.

Colonial Militia Officer Wrote First U.S. Hymnal
Gasport March 4 Mrs. Florence Bronson (sic) Hays of Gasport and Youngstown has a copy of what she believes was the first hymn book printed in the United States. The author and publisher was Oliver Bronson (sic), an ancestor of Mrs. Hays. He was a distinguished composer and teacher of sacred music during colonial times. For many years he was elected by the Ecclesiastical Society of Simsbury, Conn., to lead the singing in the society. He was also general master of the colonial militia.

The book carries the following title page: “ A New Collection of Sacred Harmony Containing a Set of Psalm Tunes, Hymns and Anthems: Likewise the necessary rules of Psalmody by Oliver Bronson (sic) Simsbury, Conn Printed and sold by the author at his house, 1783.”

The plates were hand-engraved on copper. The music appears quite different from that of today because it was written in four clefs and other characters appear which are not in common use today. Mrs. Hays values the book very highly. She says that connoisseurs of early American music have shown a great interest in the volume.

Article on back about Farmers Protest against Henry A. Wallace and the New Deal agricultural dispensation finds
“ Gov. F. F. Hill, long of the FCA, resigned and was replaced by A. G. Black a close New Deal associate of Sec. Wallace

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1800    >   Connecticut    >   HARTFORD    >   SIMSBURY       Series: M32  Roll: 1   Page: 465  
Oliver Brownson 11101 01001
fitting this pattern
Russell under 10
Greene C. 10-15
Manna 16-25
Oliver Sr. 45+
Sarah (Sally)10-15
Sarah 45+
Simeon listed separately - see notes.
Oliver Jr. and Wyllis assumed to be living elsewhere.
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Cazenovia Town Assessment Roll for 1805 13

Bronson, Ebenezer, (Brunson, Ebenezer), Real Estate valued at $150, Total Valuation = $150, Tax Due = $0.43.
Bronson, Oliver, (Brunson, Oliver), Real Estate valued at $435, Total Valuation = $435, Tax Due = $1.24.
Bronson, Simeon, (Brunson, Simeon), Real Estate valued at $205, Total Valuation = $205, Tax Due = $0.59.

Enderton 1 gives Oliver’s birthplace as Guilford. However, Paul Reese found no Brownsons (any spelling) born in Guilford in the Barbour collection of Conn. town vital records.

Spouse:Sarah Merrels (Merrill)
Birth:10 Jan 1754
Death:17 Mar 18251
Father:William Merrill (1732-1806)
Mother:Sarah Kellogg (1734-1801)
Marr:1775, Conn.1,14

Children:Hosea (Died as Infant) (1775-1775)
Wyllys (Willis) (1776-1805)
Simeon (1779-1852)
Oliver (1781-?1812)
Manna (1783-1834)
Sally (Sarah) (1786-1855)
Truman (Died as Infant) (1788-1788)
Greene Carrier (1789-1863)
Russell (1794-1854)


Sources

1. Col Herber Bronson Enderton, Bronson (Brownson, Brunson) Families: Some descendants of John, Richard and Mary .., (NYC Public Library), 1969.
2. Coddington, John Insley, “THE BROWNSON, BRONSON, OR BRUNSON FAMILY OF EARL'S COLNE, ESSEX, ENGLAND, - CONNECTICUT, AND SOUTH CAROLINA,” American Genealogist, The, Number 152 V 38 # 4, October 5 1962.
3. Robert H. Elwell 10 2002, Data shared by
4. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, The.
5. Brownson family., The; Florence Augusta Brownson Hays 5 pgs typed undated
6. Vernon Township, Charles R. Hale collection of newspaper notices and headstone inscriptions] [microform]. Imprint Bountiful, Utah : American Genealogical Lending Library.
7. Bolton Church 1725-1922, Connecticut Chruch Records, Conn. State Library 1929
8. Deed books, Bolton, Tolland Co. CN. Books in the town offices.
9. Vital Records of Bolton to 1854 & vernon to 1852, Hartford Conn. Historical Society 1909.
10. Church, Charles C., A Dcoumentary History of the Three Bolton Congregational Churches 1725 1768 1848, Dec 1, 1986 in the Bolton Memorial Library.
11. Vital Records of Bolton to 1854 & vernon to 1852, Hartford Conn. Historical Society 1909. pg. 33.
12. Studies in Ancestry: Genealogical Department Conducted by Edwin Stanley Welles, Connecticut magazine VII(1902) 3-4 pg. 396
13. Weiskotten, Daniel H, “Cazenovia Town Assessment Roll for 1805,” http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyccazen/TaxLists/CazTown/1805Assessment.html, posted 10/2/1999.
14. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File (R),” Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple StreetSalt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, “Ancestral File (TM),” June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Ancestral File (R),” Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple StreetSalt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA.




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