The Reed and Berbach Families of New York State - Person Sheet
The Reed and Berbach Families of New York State - Person Sheet
NameDaniel B. BROWNELL 555,556,557,558,559
Birth20 Mar 1756, Washington, Dutchess Cnty, New York560,561
Death22 Aug 1852, Benson, Hamilton Cnty, New York560,562 Age: 96
BurialMain Street Cemetery, Northville, New York560,562
ReligionDaniel is a member of the Northampton Methodist Episcopal Church as of 1831.563
FatherJoshua BROWNELL (1727-~1803)
MotherMartha PECKHAM (1730-1800)
Spouses
Birthabt 1761/1763, Voluntown, Windham Cnty, Connecticut58
Death7 Apr 1828, Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York58,555,562 Age: 67
BurialMain Street Cemetery, Northville, New York562
FatherSamuel HAMMOND (1730-1801)
MotherHannah SHEPHERD (1731-1816)
Family ID396
Marriagebef 1786, Possibly Washington, Dutchess Cnty, New York559,556
ChildrenMillicent (1781-)
 John (1787-1870)
 Lewis (1790-1856)
 Martha (1793-1886)
 Orra (1795-1885)
 Mary (~1797-1861)
 Isaac (1798-<1876)
 Cyrus Hammond (1806-1863)
Birth24 May 1767 or 177158,558
Death6 May 1852558 Age: 84
Family ID453
Marriageaft 1828, Northville Methodist Episcopal Church, Northville, New York557
Notes for Daniel B. BROWNELL
“Daniel’s father, Joshua...was a Loyalist and went to Nova Scotia, also Long Island. I think there was a parting of the ways [Daniel was a Patriot]”565

1777:

During Jan 1777, Daniel resides in Stonington, Connecticut; enlisted in Revolutionary War Services.560

1790:
The Census for New York State for 1790 lists Daniel Brownell living in Washington, Dutchess Cnty.566 “Apparently, he must have moved his family across Connecticut and some other members of Joshua's family must have accompanied him. The census also lists Luthan, Jeremiah, Joshua, and Aaron."555,566

1795:
Daniel’s son, "Mr. Orra Brownell died at his home in Northville, on Monday, March 30th, after a lingering Illness. He was born in Greenbush, Rensalear Co. Feb. 10, 1795, moved with his parents at the age of 8 years to Denton's Corners [N.Y.], where he lived till 18 years of age, when he moved with his people to Hope [N.Y.] where he lived till 1872, when he was married to his second wife, Mrs. Sarah Bowman, and moved to Northville." -obituary555

1797:
Apparently, Daniel was living in the area now known as the Town of Northampton, Fulton Cnty, New York by 1797.567
Daniel was "Town Clerk for Broadalbin for the years 1797-1798."560 "Given under our hands and seals this 16th day of Nov 1797. Daniel T. Brownell, Clk. ..."568

1799:
“The Town of Northampton was set off from the Town of Broadalbin, February 1, 1799.”560

1800:
He lives with his family in Greenbush, Rensselaer Cnty, New York.569,570

1803:
Daniel’s son, Orra “ was born in Greenbush, Rensalear Co. Feb 10, 1795, moved with his parents at the age of 8 years [1803] to Denton's Corners [N.Y.], where he lived till 18 years of age [1813].”555

1806:
29 Jan 1806, Elihu Coleman and wife Lucy of the Town of Northampton in the County of Montgomery (one of the first settlers in Osborne Bridge, Town of Northampton, NY and also a Revolutionary Veteran571 sold 100 acres of land to Daniel Brownell of the same Town. The land was situated in the Town of Northampton and was part of Lot no. 27 of the Northampton Patent, on the Sacandaga branch of the North River.572

1808:
Daniel was Town Clerk, Town of Northampton, New York from 1808-9. (The first town meeting was held on 24 May, 1799.)560 Bennis lists the Town Clerk for the Town of Northampton, NY 1808-1809 as Jacob Van Arnam.573

1810:
Daniel resided in Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York.574,575

1810-1814:
Daniel was Justice of the Peace of Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York.560

15-16 Feb 1813, Daniel Brownell and his wife, Hannah, of Northampton in the County of Montgomery sold one hundred acres of land to Abraham Cook of Dutchess County. This land was situated in the Town of Northampton and probably is the same parcel of land located as part of lot number twenty seven in Northampton Patent that was listed as purchased by Daniel Brownell on 29 Jan 1806 (above, ref. # 358).576

According to an insolvency document dated 6 Dec 1813, Daniel’s son, John, is residing in Greenbush, Rensselaer Cnty and is owed a debt of $2.50 from David Thayer of Northampton, Montgomery Cnty who is the party claiming insolvency. David Thayer also owes Daniel, listed as residing in Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York, $11.50(?).577 Since these legal records take time to assemble, the addresses for Daniel and John may or may not be current to the date of the document.

Daniel’s son, Orra “moved with his parents at the age of 8 years [1803] to Denton's Corners [N.Y.], where he lived till 18 years of age, when he moved with his people to Hope.”555

1818:
Prior to 15 April 1818, Daniel is named Pathmaster of Road District 3, Town Assessor, Pound Master, and Fence Viewer in the Town of Wells, New York.578
The Town of Hope, New York is formed from the southern section of the Town of Wells on15 Apr 1818.579
Daniel is the first Town Clerk for the newly formed Town of Hope, New York from 1818-1819.579

1819:
A debt is owed by Zebulon Titus to “Daniel Brownell of the place last aforesaid [Town of Hope in Montgomery County] about $2. in a note for putting a mare to his horse.”580

1820:
The Brownells resided in Hope, Hamilton Cnty, New York.Daniel Brownell, 5th Generation581,582

1822:
Daniel becomes Commissioner “to take the acknowledgement of deeds and discharges of mortgages and 'any affadavits or other oath to be read or used in any court of record'.”579

1825:
Daniel Brownell is listed in the census as the Head of Household living in the Town of Hope, New York.583

1826:
On 21 Jul 1826, Daniel Brownell and his wife, Hannah, sell sixty acres of land along the Stoney Creek and Sacandaga River in Lot N.12 in the Town of Hope, Montgomery County to James and Robert Harris.584

1828:
Daniel’s first wife, Hannah, dies.

1830:
The Brownells reside in Hope, Hamilton Cnty, New York.585

1831:
Daniel is a member of the Northville Methodist Church, Northville, NY in 1831.563
He is an Overseer of the Poor of the Town of Hope, Montgomery Cnty, New York.586

1840:
The Brownells reside in Northampton, Fulton Cnty, New York.587,588

1845:
On 10 May 1845, Daniel Brownell and his second wife, Lydia Brownell of the Town of Northampton, County of Fulton, sell to John Chapman of the same place two acres of land; “this deed is the place that the widowe Martha Van Ness has occupied for the last eleven years”, bordered by the farm of Daniel Russell and the farm of Ezra Lyon.589

On 20 Nov 1845, Daniel Brownell and Lydia Brownell (his wife) “late Lydia Hammond and widowe of the late William Hammond” of Northampton, County of Fulton “let” their farm to Garret Van Ness of the same place; Garret Van Ness to be the tenant of the farm which was willed to Lydia at her former husband’s death. Daniel and Lydia were to be allowed to live in the home on the farm until their deaths, with all necessary food, heat, taxes and funeral expenses to be supplied and paid for by Van Ness who was to inherit the farm.590

1847:
On 15 Nov 1847, an addendum to the 20 November 1845 agreement releases Garret L. Van Ness and assigns William H. Van Ness as tenant in lieu of Garret L. Van Ness.591

1850:
Daniel (age 93) and his wife, Lydia (age 83), reside with W. H. Van Est (Van Ness558 592) and family in Northampton, Fulton Cnty, NY.593 594 W. H. Van Ness is the step-grandson of Daniel Brownell (Lydia Hammond Brownell’s grandson.558) Since William H. Van Ness is Lydia’s grandson, it can be assumed that he is living with his grandmother and step-grandfather and will inherit the property left to his grandmother Lydia by his grandfather William Hammond. Garrett Van Ness must be Lydia and William Hammond’s son-in-law. Van Ness family will (rightfully) inherit this property instead of Brownells.

1852:
Daniel "died Aug. 22, 1852 AE 96 years, 6 months."555
DNA notes for Daniel B. BROWNELL
Ancestry.com DNA Shared Ancestor Match for Laurel Reed Berbach (L_ReedBerbach) and Howard Edward Reed (reedhe665):

Daniel B. Brownell
4th Great-grandfather

17 Oct 2017, Mishabear61, Distant cousin (5th-8th cousin), moderate confidence (L)
17 Oct 2017, HISLIGHTS59, Distant cousin (5th-8th cousin), moderate confidence (L)
7 Apr 2018, EricClose1997, Distant cousin (5th-8th cousin), moderate confidence (HE)
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