Searching for information on the Brown family, Henry H. Brown, born 03 June 1823 in Calais, Maine, father is Ebenezer Brown, (on death certificate) died in Michigan 1890, he married Margaret Jane Rice, on census does not use Margaret, Jane may have been nickname for Margaret?? marriage - July 26, 1847, Robbinstown,Me.

Margaret born 25 September 1829, Eastport, Me.

I am not sure if any of this is correct looking for connections and verifications...I was given the above information, written in an old book by unknown person, any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

Henry H. Brown is the father of Charles H. Brown, born September 1854 Neenah, Wisconsin

Henry H. Brown is the father of James Wallace Brown , born 03 June 1848, Calis, Me

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Comment by NELSON JAMES STEWART on December 8, 2010 at 11:12am
Brown and Rice are commen names downeast. do you know if James Brown worked for the railroad?.Rice is also in pembroke,me. same faimly I believe.
Comment by Cathy Kooken on December 9, 2010 at 4:51am
Thanks for the post. I do not think that James worked for the railroad, not positive, at some point they moved to Mich. time? James being born in Me, bro and sis being born in Mich, 1853,1854, Henry in census is listed as working in the lumber business. One family comment is that James later drowned at sea worked for Thomas Edison, although no proof of any connection. Thanks, Cathy K
Comment by Chris Dunham on December 17, 2010 at 5:23am

I wonder if this is your Ebenezer Brown:


The United States Congressional Serial Set, Issue 407, includes a November 1841 deposition by Ebenezer Brown of Calais, who had been allowed to vote in the 1840 election despite not being an American citizen.

I, Ebenezer Brown, being forty-eight years of age, on oath do testify and say : That in June, A. D. 1839, I moved from the parish of St. Patrick in the county of Charlotte, and province of New Brunswick, to Calais, in the county of Washington, and State of Maine, where I now reside. My two sons, Ebenezer Brown, jr., aged twenty-three years, and John Brown, aged twenty-five years, came with me. We all voted in Calais, at the November election, A. D. 1840, for electors and for Representative to Congress. We voted for the Hon. Joseph C. Noyes, for member of Congress. Myself and my two sons were born in the province of New Brunswick. My grandfather was a loyalist, ... My grandfather and father, and myself and sons, while we resided in the province of New Brunswick, exercised all the rights, privileges, and immunities of British subjects. I nor my sons have not been naturalized as American citizens. The September and November elections of 1840 were the only elections at which I and my sons voted for State officers. Our votes at the September election, A. D. 1841, were rejected.

The deposition only mentions two sons, but the 1840 census shows Ebenezer living in Calais with five younger males in his household: one aged 10 to 15, two aged 15 to 20 years, and two aged 20 to 30 years. Presumably only those sons old enough to vote were mentioned.


A Mary Brown, wife of Ebenezer, died 28 July 1845 in Robbinston. Henry's death record gives his mother's name as Mary. This PDF file says that she was Mary Ryder, daughter of Ebenezer, Jr., and Ann (Goldsmith) Ryder, born 5 Oct. 1798 in Greenwich Parish, Kings County, New Brunswick.

Comment by Alvin Dana Derby Jr on December 24, 2010 at 1:28pm
 I have a warren brown married to a MARgaret Plisay,that may be your Margaret Brown,date about right. They had a son.Concord H brown,married a jennie m. earle dau of John earle. She in turn married a Gleason c,Eastport Morse from Eastport. She was from Canada Looking for Combs info also,from Searsport Area


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