Deerfield New Hampshire Professor of Oratory: Moses True Brown (1827-1900)

Moses True Brown, son of Dr. Thomas & Mary “Polly” (Moore) Brown, was born 4 March 1827 in Deerfield NH.

He was home schooled by his parents, followed by attendance at Dartmouth College.  When he was only twenty-two years old he became principal of a grammar school in Manchester New Hampshire, and later of a high school in New Britain, Connecticut. He was also superintendent of schools in Toledo Ohio. In 1866 he chaired the first oratory department of Tufts university (1866-1890) where he obtained an A.M. degree in 1867.

He taught elocution and oratory in the Boston public school system from 1870 to 1874. In 1884 Moses True Brown founded the Boston School of Oratory, acting as its president until 1890, when he moved to Sandusky, Ohio.  When he died, Prof. Brown left his personal library to the public library of Sandusky, Ohio.

Today, Tufts University presents the Moses True Brown Prize that was established in 1903. [Note: Tufts says the prize was established by Moses True Brown. Since he died in 1900 this is not possible, unless he left funds in his will for same]. The prize is awarded, whenever a suitable candidate appears, to a senior majoring in drama who combines high achievement in dramatic scholarship with a strong potential for successful teaching in the field of dramatic literature, criticism, and theatre history.  Pulitzer Prize winner, Hamlin Garland, was one of his students.

Janice

P.S. Photograph from: “Werner’s Magazine: A Magazine of Expressions, By Music Teachers National Association, Published 1901, Werner’s Magazine Co, page 172.

*Additional Reading*

Professor Moses True Brown

Historical Overview of Oratory

**FAMILY TREE OF MOSES TRUE BROWN**

*First Generation*

John Brown, was b. in London England in 1589, of Scottish parentage; left England on the vessel Elizabeth 17 April 1635 for Boston; resided in Watertown and Salem MA and was in Hampton NH in 1638 where he became a large landholder, farmer, stock raiser and ship builder. He was the third in wealth on the earliest known tax list. He m. Sarah Walker, who came from England on the same vessel; she d. at Hampton NH 6 July 1672, age 54. He d. at Hampton 28 Feb 1686.
Children of John & Sarah (Walker) Brown:
1. Sarah Brown, b. abt 1643; m. John Poor; d. Charlestown MA 28 Dec 1678
2. John Brown, b. 29 Aug 1645
3. Benjamin Brown, b. abt 1647; m. Sarah Brown; d. abt 1736
4. Elizabeth Brown; m. Isaac Marston; d. 5 Oct 1689
5. +Jacob Brown, b. 1653; m. Sarah Brookings
6. Mary Brown, b. 13 Sep 1655; m. 15 Apr 1675 Nathan Parker
7. Thomas Brown, b. 14 July 1657; m. Abiah Shaw; d. June 29, 1744
8. Stephen Brown, b. abt 1659; killed by Indians at Black Point in Scarborough ME 29 June 1677

*Second Generation*

Jacob Brown, son of John and Sarah (Walker) Brown, b. in Hampton NH in 1653; he d. at Hampton NH 13 Feb 1740; was a soldier in the Indian Wars; m. about 1682 to Sarah Brookings, dau of William and Mary (Walford) Brookings of Portsmouth NH.
Children of Jacob & Sarah (Brookings) Brown:
1. John Brown, b. abt 1684; m. Ruth Kelley; d. April 1747
2. Samuel Brown, b. Sept 1686; m. Elizabeth Maloon; d. 14 Jan 1772
3. Abraham Brown, b. 1688; m. 6 Feb 1718 Argentine Cram, dau of John Cram; resided Hampton Falls NH
4. Joshua Brown, b. 1 Apr 1691; m1) Rachel Sanborn; m2) Sarah Leavitt; d. 10 Dec 1783
5. Sarah Brown, b. 1693; m. Philip Green
6. Jacob Brown, b. 1695; m. 16 Nov 1721 Joanna Jones; resided Hampton Falls NH; d. about 1730.
7. Abigail Brown; b. 3 march 1698; m1) John Dowst; m2) Amos Knowles; died 3 Nov 1776
8. +Jonathan Brown, b. 24 Feb 1700
9. Jeremiah Brown, b. 28 June 1702; m. Elizabeth Moody; d. abt 1780 Saco ME

*Third Generation*

Jonathan Brown, son of Jacob and Sarah (Brookings) Brown, b. in Hampton NH 24 Feb 1700; d. 10 July 1766; He m1) 17 Feb 1726 to Joanna Abba, dau of Joseph and Abigail (Severance) Abba of Salisbury MA. She b. 15 Nov 1706 and d. Kensington NH 7 Sep 1757. He m2) 30 Nov 1758 Mrs. Joanna (Morrill) Brown, widow of Joshua Brown of Kingston NH.
Children of Jonathan & Joanna (Abba) Brown:
1. Abigail Brown
2. Miriam Brown
3. Sarah Brown
4. Joanna Brown
5. +Lieut. Abba Brown, b. 28 May 1739 in Kensington NH and m. Elizabeth Leavitt.
6. + Capt. Joseph Brown, m. Ann Brown
7. Lydia Brown
8. Moses Brown
9. Judith Brown

*Fourth Generation*

Lieut. Abba Brown, son of Jonathan & Joanna (Abba) Brown, b. in Kensington NH 28 May 1739; d. Andover NH 1 Jan 1831; m. 24 Nov 1768 Elizabeth Leavitt, dau of Amos and Elizabeth (Verrell) Leavitt of Hampton Falls NH. Lieut. Abba Brown came to Andover NH about 1778 and settled on Knowles Hill, not far from where B.F. Scribner was living in 1880. His wife d. 24 Sep 1803, age 52.
Children of Lieut. Abba & Elizabeth (Leavitt) Brown:
1. Elizabeth Brown, b. Kensington NH 20 Nov 1769; d. Franklin NH 10 Feb 1861; unmarried
2. Jonathan Brown, b Kensington NH 12 March 1772; d. 7 June 1772
3. Mercy Brown, b. 17 March 1774 Kensington NH; m. 2 Nov 1797 John Sawyer [more of his line found in history of Andover NH]
4. +Jonathan Brown, b. 25 Jan 1777 in Kensington NH; m. Sarah Blaisdell
5. Lydia Brown b May 1779 Andover NH; d. June 1779
6. Joanna Brown, b. 12 March 1781 Andover NH: d. 1 July 1848; unmarried
7. +Moses Brown, b. 27 Nov 1783 Andover NH; m. Sarah Hilton
8. +Joseph Brown, b. 9 Sep 1786 Andover NH; m1) Sarah Colby; m2) Betsey Giles
9. John Brown, b. 30 Aug 1794 in Andover NH; d. 2 June 1797

Capt. Joseph Brown, son of Jonathan and Joanna (Abba) Brown; m. 18 Feb 1762 or 12 Apr 1763, Ann Brown, dau of Nehemiah Brown of Kensington NH; they resided in Kensington NH and had 13 children.
Children of Capt. Joseph & Ann (Brown) Brown [more ch not shown]:
1. +Lieut Moses Brown, b. 9 Dec 1763; m. Abigail True; resided oN Beech Hill in Andover NH
2. Rachel Brown, b 1765 Andover NH
3. +Jonathan Brown, b. 4 Reb 1768; m. Elizabeth Huntoon; res. Beech Hill in Andover NH
4. Joseph Brown, b. 21 Nov 1769; m. —; d. Wilmot NH 22 Oct 1844
5. William Brown, b. 22 March 1782; m. 27 Dec 1804 Esther Rolfe Burpee; resided Andover NH and Stanstead PQ Canada.

*Fifth Generation*

Jonathan Brown, son of Lieut. Abba & Elizabeth (Leavitt) Brown, b. in Kensington NH 25 Jan 1777; d. Tamworth Iron Works NH 5 Oct 1851; m. 10 July 1800 Sarah Blaisdell, dau of Henry & Hannah (Ross) Blaisdell. She b. Brentwood NH 7 March 1781 and d. at Washington VT 1829. They resided Chelsea, Washington and Worcester VT, and Tamworth Iron Works NH.
Children of Jonathan & Sarah (Blaisdell) Brown:
1. John Brown, b. Chelsea VT; d. suddenly near Boston about age 20
2. Joanna Brown, b. 1803; m. Abner Hood; res. Chelsea VT
3. Sally Brown, died young
4. Hannah Brown, died young
5. Amanda K. Brown, b. 9 Nov 1810 Washington VT: m. 1833 Charles White; d. 1888 Cambridgeport MA
6. Mercy W. Brown, b. 26 Dec 1812 Chelsea VT; m. Abner Blaisdell
7. Martha Brown, b. Chelsea VT; m. Consider Gannett
8. Mark B. Brown, b. Chelsea VT; married, and d. 1902 in California
9. Mary N. Brown, b. 21 Dec 1816 in Chelsea VT; m. James Emery; d. Tamworth NH 26 July 1869; had 3 children
10. Abby Brown, m. George Parmenter
11. Henry B. Brown, m. Judith Hubbard
12. Melissa Brown, died age 1

Moses Brown, son of Lieut. Abba and Elizabeth (Leavitt) Brown, b. in Andover NH 27 Nov 1783; d. in Andover NH 5 July 1852; m. 25 Dec 1805 Sarah Hilton, dau of Charles and Mary (Wadleigh) Hilton. She d. at Clinton MA 17 Dec 1865.
Children of Moses & Sarah (Hilton) Brown:
1. +John Pike Hilton Brown, b. 17 Jan 1807 Andover NH: m. Hannah Sanborn
2. Nancy Hilton Brown, b. Andover NH; m. Gilman Moody Palmer; no children
3. May Hilton Brown, b. 23 Dec 1823 Andover NH; m1) John Warren Ware; m2) Alvah W. Lewis

Joseph Brown, son of Lieut. Abba & Elizabeth (Leavitt) Brown, b. 9 Sep 1786 at Andover NH; d. at Franklin NH 19 May 1848; m1) Sarah Colby; m2) Betsey Giles, dau of Benjamin and Jane (McCoy) Giles. She b. 2 Aug 1807 in Derry NH and d. 15 Feb 1904 Franklin NH. The Browns resided in Chelsea, Washington and Barre VT and Franklin NH. He was a soldier in the war of 1812-15.
Children of Joseph Brown:
1. Oscar Brown, b. 7 May 1827 Chelsea VT; d. 5 Apr 1902 Chelsea VT
2. Elizabeth Brown, b. 21 July 1828 Chelsea VT: m. J.D. Kimball; resided Fitchburg MA
3. Orlando Brown, b. 11 March 1830 Washington VT; d. 5 Sep 1883 Boston MA
4. Orrin Brown, b. 18 Dec 1832 Washington VT; d. Danbury CT 2 Oct 1885
5. Benjamin Brown, b. 21 Sep 1834 Barre VT; resided California
6. Caroline Brown, b. 22 June 1836 Barret VT; m. William Rowell; resided Franklin NH
7. Martha Brown, b. 12 June 1839 Chelsea VT; d. Franklin NH 2 Nov 1857
8. John Brown, b. 1 July 1842 Franklin NH; d. 12 Aug 1892 NY

Lieut. Moses Brown, eldest son of Capt. Joseph and Ann (Brown) Brown of Kensington NH, settled on Beech Hill in Andover before 1790. He was b. 9 Dec 1763 and d. in Andover NH 23 Feb 1831. He m. 1 Dec 1788 Abigail True, dau of Thomas and Sarah (Clough) True of Seabrook NH. She b. 23 Oct 1763, and d. in Andover NH 28 Oct. 1842.
Children of Lieut. Moses & Abigail (True) Brown:
1. +Capt. Joseph Brown, b. 16 July 1790; m. Mary W. Sweatt
2. +Thomas Brown, b. 1 Aug 1792; m. Mary Moore
3. Joanna Brown, b. 24 Aug 1794; m. Jesse Graves
4. Sally Brown, b. 4 July 1796; m1) Joseph S. Huntoon; m2) 12 Feb 1839 Noah Rowe
5. Moses Brown, b. 13 Sep 1798; d. 14 Dec 1825
6. Daniel Brown, b. 10 Aug 1800; d. 4 Nov 1818
7. +Stephen Brown, b. 12 Apr 1803; m1) Mary Reynolds; m2) Miriam F. Collins
8. +True Brown, b. 4 Apr 1805; m. Lucinda Blake
9. Abigail Brown, b 3 May 1807; m. Benjamin F. Scribner

Jonathan Brown, son of Capt Joseph & Ann (Brown) Brown of Kensington NH settled on Beech Hill in Andover NH in 1790. He was b. 4 Feb 1768 and d. in Andover NH 28 Nov 1844. He m. 22 Nov 1792 Elizabeth Huntoon. She b. 3 May 1771 and d. 9 Aug 1853 in Andover NH.
Children of Jonathan & Elizabeth (Huntoon) Brown:
1. Mercy Brown, b. 13 Apr 1793; m. June 1815 Nathaniel Rollins; d. 11 March 1871
2. Mary Brown, b. 18 Apr 1793; died young
3. Nancy Brown, b. 23 March 1795 in Andover NH, d. 28 July 1853 in Wilmot NH; m. 8 July 1828 to Josiah Stearns of Wilmot NH. They had 5 children: Susan, Josiah Lane, Minot, Tiras and Pluma, and two died when less than 1 yr old.
4. Elizabeth Brown, b. 2 Dec 1796; m1) March 1827 to John Bailey; m2) — Newton; d. 20 Nov 1867
5. Hannah Brown, b. 20 Dec 1796; m. Dec 1822 Thomas S. French of Hopkinton NH; d. 14 June 1887; 2 children
6. +Jonathan Brown, b. 5 July 1799; m. Abigail Philbrick
7. Syrena Brown, b. 17 June 1802; m. 6 Apr 1856 Robert Shields of IL: d. 27 Jan 1880
8. John Brown, b. 7 May 1804; m1) 28 Apr 1834 Eliza Noyes of Springfield; m2) Dolly Spiller; d. 29 March 1874
9. Benjamin Huntoon Brown, b. 23 Aug 1806; m1) 21 Apr 1828 Fannie N. Jewett; m2) Mary A. Lamb; d. 24 June 1886 Illinois
10. Mary J. Brown, b. 23 Aug 1809; m. 27 June 1827 Stephen Noyes; She d. 15 Nov 1888
11. Rachel R. Brown, b. 17 Aug 1811; m. 13 Apr 1837 Joel Whittemore
12. Sewall L. Brown, b. 3 Oct 1814; m1) 8 Jan 1840 Mary E. Riley; m2) 14 June 1848 Mrs. Caroline L. Jack; he d. in Denton TX 7 Dec 1905

*Sixth Generation*

John Pike Hilton Brown, son of Moses and Sarah (Hilton) Brown, b. 17 Jan 1807 in Andover NH and d. 27 July 1852 E. Andover NH; m. 22 Feb 1828 Hannah Sanborn, dau of Simon and Anna (Chase) Sanborn. She b. 7 June 1808 in Sanborton NH. She married 2nd) 21 Aug 1853 Samuel Merrill of Bradford VT. She d. 7 March 1890 Corinth VT. The Browns resided Franklin NH, Lowell MA and E. Andover NH; he was an overseer in the Hamilton Mills in Lowell MA.
Children of John P.H. & Hannah (Sanborn) Brown:
1. Mary Jane Brown, b. 16 Feb 1830 in Franklin NH; m1) Edmund B. Hayward; m2) Albert S. McConnell
2. Martha Lang Brown, b. 3 June 1836 in Franklin NH: m1) James C. Ewer; m2) John Merrill
3. Adaline Ann Brown, b. 5 Aug 1838 Franklin NH; d. 27 Nov 1839

Capt. Joseph Brown, son of Moses and Abigail (True) Brown was b. in Andover NH 16 July 1790; d. 6 Feb 1833; m. 24 Jan 1819 to Mary W. Sweatt, dau of Peter and Mary (Wadleigh) Sweatt of Andover NH. She d. 23 Feb 1861.
Children of Capt. Joseph & Mary W. (Sweatt) Brown:
1. Daniel Wadleigh Brown, b. 24 June 1820; d. 16 July 1843 at Port Leon FL
2. Peter Sweatt Brown, b. 12 July 1822
3. Alden Partridge Brown, b. 19 July 1824; d. 22 June 1826

Dr. Thomas Brown, son of Lieut. Moses & Abigail (True) Brown, was b. in Andover NH, 1 Aug 1792 and d. in Manchester NH 15 Aug 1849. He m. 12 Nov 1823, Mary “Polly” Moore, dau of Dr. Jacob Bailey and Mary (Eaton) More of Andover NH. She was b. 25 Apr 1799 and d. 8 Nov 1871. Mr. Brown was a physician and practiced in Deerfield, Concord and Manchester NH. He and his wife are buried in Valley Cemetery, Manchester NH.
Children of Dr. Thomas & Mary (Moore) Brown:
1. Lucretia Anne Brown, b. 9 Oct 1823 Deerfield NH; d. 3 Feb 1873 Manchester NH
2. +Moses True Brown, b. 4 March 1827 Deerfield NH
3. Jacob B. Brown, b. 15 Aug 1829 Deerfield NH; d. 25 March 1859 Nevada, California
4. Thomas Scott Brown, b. 10 Oct 1831 Concord NH; d. 10 Aug 1866 Manchester NH
5. Mary A. Brown, b. 6 July 1834; d. 14 Nov 1871 Manchester NH

Dr. Stephen Brown, son of Lieut Moses & Abigail (True) Brown, b. 12 Apr 1803 in Andover NH: d. 11 Apr 1877 in Deerfield NH; m1) 22 Apr 1830 Mary Reynolds of Lee NH who d. 26 June 1842 age 39; He m2) 1 Feb 1843 Miriam F. Collins, dau of Col. Samuel and Sarah (Haines) Collins of Deerfield NH. She b. 28 Feb 1804; d. 23 Aug 1878. Mr. Brown practised in Nottingham, Raymond and Deerfield NH.
Children of Dr. Stephen & Mary (Reynolds) Brown:
1. Moses Brown, b. 29 May 1831; m. Susan R. James
2. Joseph T. Brown, b. 28 June 1833; m. Mary E. Batchelder
3. Mary Abigail Brown, b. 3 Aug 1837; d. 12 July 1874
4. Martha A. Brown, b. 9 Jan 1842; d. 10 May 1842
Children of Dr. Stephen & Miriam F. (Collins) Brown:
5. Sarah Collins Brown, b. 27 July 1848; d. 4 April 1874

True Brown, son of Moses & Abigail (True) Brown, b. 4 Apr 1805 in Andover NH and d. Aug 1870 in Elgin Illinois. He m. 27 June 1830 Lucinda Blake, dau of William and Hannah
(Purmoit) Blake. She b. 15 Aug 1809, d. in Elgin IL April 1869. True Brown moved from Andover NH to Elgin IL in 1854.
Children of True & Lucinda (Blake) Brown:
1. Lucinda Ann Brown, b. 16 March 1832 Andover NH; m. 30 Sep 1858 H. F. Plummer of Elgin IL; she d. 5 Aug 1877; 3 ch
2. Joseph True Brown, b. 12 Jan 1835 Andover NH: m. 19 Oct 1861 Emma Chase; d. 1868; captain Co. I., 52d Regiment, IL Vols
3. Charles Carroll Brown, b. 29 July 1838 Andover NH: d. 1 June 1862 at St. Louis MO; sergeant-major 52d Regt IL Vols
4. Daniel Webster Brown, b. 29 March 1840 Andover NH; m. 1876 Maria Deane; d. 7 Aug 1890; private Co. A 36th Regt IL Vols; 3 children
5. Francis Moses Brown, b. 8 Feb 1845 Andover NH: m. 7 Oct 1865 Nettie Bangs; resided Iowa
6. Ella Augusta; b. 12 Feb 1848 Andover NH: m. 1867 Henry Sawyer; d. 10 Nov 1868

Jonathan Brown, son of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Huntoon) Brown, b. 5 July 1799 in Andover NH and d. 11 Sep 1873 in Andover NH. He m. 16 Dec 1824 to Abigail Philbrick, dau of Samuel and Mary Page (Gove) Philbrick. She d. 22 Jan 1872 in Concord NH.
Children of Jonathan & Abigail (Philbrick) Brown:
1. James Harvey Brown, b. 4 Sep 1825; m1) 28 Oct 1847 Cynthia Lane Fifield; m2) 30 Nov 1869 Mrs. Martha Tiger Petty; 1 ch,, Sarah Abbie by first wife.
2. +Joseph Emery Brown, b. 8 July 1828; m1) Ann H. Ladd; m2) Betsey N. Watson
3. Mary Elizabeth Brown, b. 10 Feb 1830; m. 26 June 1859 Ira Harris Couch. She d. 9 Oct 1861; one ch, died young.
4. Child b 10 Aug 1832, died young
5. +Samuel Philbrick Brown, b. 29 July 1836; m. Phebe Call of Boscawen NH
6. +Jonathan Horace Brown, b. 19 July 1843; m. Emma A. Weare

*Seventh Generation*

Moses True Brown, son of Dr. Thomas & Mary “Polly” (Moore) Brown, was b. 4 March 1827 in Deerfield NH. He m. in 1863 to Cora Barney of Sandusky, Ohio, daughter of George Barney. He died 19 Sep 1900 at his home in Sandusky Ohio. She died 1886 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Both are buried at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. They had no children. In his book “Education by Project Innovation,” he states that William Russell was his elocution instructor.

Joseph Emery Brown, son of Jonathan and Abigail (Philbrick) Brown, was b. 8 July 1828 in Andover NH. He m1) 22 June 1853 Ann H. Ladd of Upper Gilmanton NH, dau of Gould D. & Betsey (Chase) Ladd. She d. 7 Nov 1871. He m2) 24 Nov 1877 Betsey N. Watson of Warner NH. Mr. Brown lived in Andover NH until 1856. He later lived in Sanbornton Bridge, Northfield and Concord NH. He d. in Concord NH 17 June 1886.
Children of Joseph E. & Ann H. (Ladd) Brown:
1. Lizzie Ann Brown, b. 25 Oct 1855 in Andover NH: d. 4 Sep 1872
2. Ida Ladd Brown, b. 14 June 1857 in Sanbornton Bridge NH; m. 31 Jan 1888 John Frazier of South Danbury
3. Elmer Joseph Brown, b. 1 Feb 1861 in Northfield NH; m. 14 Sep 1886 to Nellie M. White of Concord NH (b. MA); 2 ch including Leroy b abt 1900; Elmer J. was a blacksmith.
4. Tryphena Hornbrook Brown, b. 6 Aug 1866 in Concord NH; m. 3 Sep 1891 to Charles W. Nelson of Concord NH; 4 ch
5. Arthur Walter Brown, b. 12 July 1869 in Concord NH; d. 15 Nov 1891 Danbury
Child of Joseph E. and Betsey N. (Watson) Brown:
6. Willis Emery Brown, b. 8 Jan 1879 in Concord NH

Samuel Philbrick Brown, son of Jonathan and Abigail (Philbrick) Brown, was b. 29 July 1836 in Andover NH; m. 22 Apr 1857 Phebe Call of Boscawen NH. She b. 28 Jan 1836. They lived in Bow and Concord NH, and California. He d. 4 Apr 1908 in San Jose, California.
Children of Samuel P. & Phebe (Call) Brown:
1. Wilbur Brown, b. 7 Apr 1860; d. 16 Dec 1861 Andover NH
2. Mary Elizabeth Brown, b. 28 July 1861; m. 29 Nov 1883 George A. Simonds of Dunbarton NH, who d. 2 June 1893; 3 children
3. Sarah Maud Brown, b. 22 Sep 1863
4. Abbie Philbrick Brown, b. 1 July 1865; m. 2 June 1893 Jacob Chadwick
5. Charles Samuel Brown, b. 16 Dec 1868; m. 4 Oct 1898 Flora E. Buck of Worcester MA
6. Edwin Call Brown, b. 14 Sep 1870; m 1 Feb 1898 Florence G. Knight of Boston MA
7. Annie Blanche Brown, b 20 Sep 1872
8. Fred William Brown, b. 13 Jan 1875; m. 7 May 1900, Grace Emma Drake of Rye NH
9. Frank Guy Brown, b. 1 Apr 1877

Jonathan Horace Brown, son of Jonathan and Abigail (Philbrick) Brown, was b. in Andover NH 19 July 1843; d. in Somerville MA 23 Feb 1905; m. 17 Aug 1862 Emma A. Weare, dau of Alfred Weare of East Andover NH.
Children of Jonathan H. & Emma (Weare) Brown:
1. Myra Jane Brown, b. 17 Feb 1867 in Concord NH: m. 3 June 1886 Edwin A. Page of Wentworth NH; 1 ch.
2. Ola Alby Brown, b. 9 Nov 1869 at East Andover NH: m. 24 July 1889 Fred W. Higgins of Somerville MA, 1 ch.
3. Harry Weare Brown, b. 9 June 1876 in Andover NH and d. 22 Feb 1896 in Asheville NC.

Sources:
1. History of the town of Andover, New Hampshire : 1751-1906 by John R. Eastman; Concord, N.H.: Printed by the Rumford Print. Co., 1910, page 46
2. United States Census
3. NEHGS Register
4. Ancestry.com

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2 Responses to Deerfield New Hampshire Professor of Oratory: Moses True Brown (1827-1900)

  1. Victoria E Miller says:

    Hello, My name is Vicki (Stupp) Miller, b. 1949 (IA).
    I am a descendant of a son of your 3rd generation:
    Jonathan Brown (1700 – 1766) & Joanna Abba (1706 – 1757).
    We are looking for his burial site.

    We have found all the grave sites of their son
    Capt. Joseph Brown (1741 – 1817) down to my Grandfather:
    Corydon H. Brown (1896 – 1951, IA).

    Hope you’ll be able to help.
    Sincerely,
    Vicki

    • Janice Brown says:

      Hello Vicki.
      — I hope someone can give you a definitive answer. Someone on Find-A-Grave places him in a “Brown Cemetery” which is fictional I think, as no town or location is mentioned.

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