The Reed and Berbach Families of New York State - Person Sheet
The Reed and Berbach Families of New York State - Person Sheet
NameJohn BROWNELL 57,600,558,559,601
Birth1 Oct 1787, Westchester Cnty, New York119,602,123,603
Death30 Dec 1870, Fish House, Town of Northampton, New York119,602,123,124 Age: 83
BurialNorthampton Cemetery, Fish House, New York119
OccupationBlacksmith (Manufacture) and Farmer604,605,119,603,606,607
FatherDaniel B. BROWNELL (1756-1852)
MotherHannah HAMMOND (~1761-1828)
Spouses
Birth23 Feb 1790, Jonesville, Saratoga Cnty, New York119,602,123,124
Death17 Feb 1826, Fish House, Town of Northampton, New York119,131,610,602,123 Age: 35
BurialNorthampton Cemetery, Fish House, New York131,610,119
FatherGershom GILBERT (1750-1832)
MotherEunice WHITLOCK (bp. 1761-1822)
Family ID399
Marriage10 or 30 Dec 1810, Gilbert Homestead, Northampton, Fulton Cnty, New York602,119,123,124
ChildrenIra (1811-1888)
 Gilbert Henry (1814-1862)
 Eunice (1816-1868)
 Mary Gilbert (1819-1895)
 Charles Tucker (1821-1869)
 James (1824-1898)
Birth24 Jul 1799, Jonesville, Saratoga Cnty, New York605,119,611
Death19 Jan 1876119 Age: 76
Family ID400
MarriageOct 183058
ChildrenMilicent (1832-1832)
 Caroline (Carolina) (1834-1905)
Notes for John BROWNELL
Prior to 1803:
John lived with his family “in Greenbush, Rensalear Co.”555

John’s brother, Orra, “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

1803:
John at about age 16 moved with his family to Denton’s Corners, New York.555

1810:
John resided in Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York with his father, Daniel Brownell and family.612,575

1813:
John is about 26 when his family moves to Hope Falls, New York.555
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.

1820:
John Brownell and his family live in the Town of Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York. His family probably includes his wife Millison, sons Ira and Gilbert, and daughters Eunice and Mary. Two older boys between the age of 10 and 20 included in the household are unknown. Two individuals in the household are engaged in “manufacture.”604

1824:
On 6 Jul 1824, John Brownell of Northampton in the County of Montgomery sold to Gershom Gilbert of the same place two parcels of land situated in the Town of Northampton and part of lot number twenty six of the Northampton Patent, bordering the Nathaniel Pease land and the highway that divides the Sacandaga and Northampton Patents.613

1826:
On 17 Feb 1836, John’s wife, Millison, dies.131,614

On 4 Nov 1826, John Brownell of Northampton, a blacksmith, is summoned for Jury Duty on the third Tuesday of November (21,) 1826 at the Court House in Johnstown, Montgomery Cnty, New York.607

1830:
John Brownell marries his second wife, Frances Mariah Jones.58

John Brownell and his family (probably his wife Frances Mariah and six children) live in the Town of Northampton, Montgomery Cnty, New York. The children probably include: Ira, Gilbert, Eunice, Mary, Charles and James.615

1840:
John Brownell and his family live in the Town of Northampton, Fulton Cnty, New York. His household includes six individuals, probably including himself (between age 50 and 60); his second wife, Francis Mariah (between 40 and 50); son, James (between 10 and 15); son, Charles Tucker (between 15 and 20); daughter, Caroline (between 5 and 10) and either daughter Eunice or Mary Gilbert (between 20 and 30.) Two individuals in the family are employed in “manufactures and trade” which is consistent with John being a blacksmith.616

1845:
John Brownell and his family of five live on one developed acre of land. Although not a farm, the family owns enough livestock to meet their own needs. They own six cattle, two of which are milked. They also own two hogs. They make their own butter and make their own cloth: fulled wool, wool and flannel that is not fulled, and linen (or possibly cotton or other thin cloth). They do not raise crops. Only John is able to vote and all in the family were born in New York State. Two of the three children attend school. 617

1847:
On 16 Mar 1847, John Brownell is assessed 1 ½ days to work on Road District 72 “which begins at the Fly Road thence north to the Town line east of Eli Manning” under Pathmaster Daniel Brewer.618

1850:
On 20 Sep 1850, the Brownells live in the Town of Northampton, Fulton Cnty, New York. John is a farmer and is 63 years old, Mariah is 50 and Caroline is 16. An 11-year-old young man, Henry Armstrong, lives with the family.605,58

1855:

According to the 1855 New York State Census, John is the owner of Fish House village property. John (age 66) and Mariah (age 57) Brownell live with daughter Caroline (age 21). John is a Farmer.603

1860:
On 14 Aug 1860, John Brownell (age 72), his wife Mariah (58) and their daughter Caroline (26) live in Northampton, Fulton Cnty, New York. John is a farmer and Caroline is a seamstress. The value of John’s real estate is high ($2000.00) compared to his immediate neighbors, although his personal value ($100.00) is about the same as his neighbors.619

1862:
On 10 Mar 1862, John Brownell and his wife, Maria, of the Town of Northampton, County of Fulton, sold to Caroline Baker (their daughter), of the same place, a parcel of land (1/4 acre) situated in the Town of Norhampton, bordered on the north by George Pease, on the east by H(?). W. Slocum, on the south by George Van Slyke and on the west by the Northampton Patent line in the center of the highway leading south from Fish House to Galway.620

On 10 Mar 1862, John Brownell and his wife, Maria, of the Town of Northampton, County of Fulton, sold to Caroline Baker (their daughter), of the same place a parcel of land (100 acres) situated in the Town of Broadalbin “being all that part of lot no. six in Sacandaga Patent” previously owned by Duncan McMartin Jr. of Broadalbin deceased, bordered by lands formerly owned by Samuel Thayer and also by the south shore of Fly Creek.621

1865:
As of 24 Jun 1865, Caroline is the owner of Fish House village property. John (age 76) and Mariah (age 69) Brownell live with daughter Caroline (age 30) and her husband Jonathan (age 30) Baker. John is a blacksmith, born in Dutchess Cnty, New York.606

1870:
On 4 Aug 1870, John (age 82) and his wife Maria (69) are living in Northampton, Fulton Cnty, New York with their daughter, Caroline Baker (36), son-in-law Jonathan Baker (35) and their grandaughter Cora Baker (1). John is retired, Maria helps keep house, Caroline keeps house and Jonathan is an “Ast-Right-?-”.622
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