Brown, Alexander

Birth Name Brown, Alexander
Gender male

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Death before 1798 Prince Edward Island, Canada possibly died before census of 1798
 

Families

    Family of Brown, Alexander and McWilliams, Margaret
Married Wife McWilliams, Margaret
  Children
  1. Brown, William
  2. Brown, Hugh
  3. Brown, James

Narrative

From a transcription of records kept by a local priest, on the Island Register:

Alexander Brown came to Prince Edward Island around the time of the American War of Independence. He married Margaret MacWilliams. He died at Brown's Creek.

Alexander and Margaret had three boys: William , Hugh and James, and one daughter Margaret, who married Rod MacNeill.

Alex Brown's widow married George Blood. There was a license dated 1798.

William Brown married Harriet McArthur.

Alexander Brown was on a map of PEI dated 1793. Alexander was not in the census of 1798, but George Blood was. There were 2 males under 16, and 2 between 16-60; one female under 16 and 2 between 16-60 in Blood's household. This would account for the Brown family.

From Climbing the Hill, page 128:

"The first settlers on this property were the Browns. Tradition has it that Alexander named Brown's Creek after himself in 1793. On a plan of Lot 13, dated 1813, the property of 220 acres was listed under the name of James Brown (known as James the elder) and his wife Margery McDonald Brown. They are known to have had six children: William, Marie, Catherine, Alfred, James, Alexander and John.
By deed dated March 10 1863, James granted and conveyed the land to Alfred and James Brown, his sons. The brothers granted 50 acres to their brother Alexander, and 41 acres to brother John."
Alfred moved to the United States.
John conveyed his land to Thomas Adams in 1872.

From Place names of PEI: "Browns; creek, lot 13. Brown on chart, 1850. After James Brown, a settler on the creek. Browns on Robert Fox survey plan, 1821."

 

 

Pedigree

    1. Brown, Alexander
      1. McWilliams, Margaret
        1. Brown, William
        2. Brown, Hugh
        3. Brown, James