break. The kids were out of school, so we took
a trip to the east coast to visit family, friends,
and places of familial interest.
earliest American arrivals in the Brown clan
began with Charles
Browne (the captain's great-great-great-great
grandfather) who settled at Rowley, Massachusetts
was, among other things, a school teacher and
the town drummer. He married Mary d'Acey in
1647. Charles and Mary had serveral children.
It was their son, Nathaniel, who sold the family
homestead in 1690 and relocated to Connecticut.
we’re fairly certain that Charles and Mary
were laid to rest in the old Rowley burial
ground, the markers are now gone or illegible,
their exact resting places are unknown.
Peckham Church Cemetery
Click here for more burials in this cemetery
the old Peckham Church cemetery on Iron Road
in Ledyard, CT, we found markers for several
members of the Brown and Wilcox families.
(There were more than we have pictured here,
but it was cold and rainy, so we didn’t stay
“Polly” Wilcox Brown
died Nov. 28, 1877,
aged 84 years.
Laura Brown Lanpheer
died May 5, 1842
(Robert’s sister died at age 23, a day after
her infant daughter. Mother
and child were
Nov. 25, 1781,
Nov. 3, 1870
died Dec. 16,
aged 42 years
is another “Jeffrey Brown” nearby
who died in 1872...probably a cousin.
died Jan. 18, 1834, aged 22