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John Brown (b. 1875), Mount Desert Island

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John and James Brown, Somes Sound MDI 1761-1800's

austin hill brown (View posts)
Posted: 11 Dec 2004 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Dec 2004 2:37PM GMT
Surnames: Brown, Sargeant, Lurvey, Somes, Spurling
Someone..somewhere up in Mt.Desert must know where the Brown's came from before immigrating to Mt.Desert..They were one of the original families there..they had a land grant that James contested in 1783..that was deeded to him by brother John in 1773. I know they came up with the Sargeants (thomas).hence Sargeants Drive..Brown's Mountain(now called NORUMBEGA) was named for them as well as a stone gatehouse to the Acadia carraige trails..when James wife Susanna LURVEY died in 1816, the children were taken in by a number of well known MDI'ers to include Samuel Somes..(Somes Sound)..the Spurlings of Cranberry island to name a hunch is they came up by way of Newberryport to Yarmouth/Falmouth then to MDI..but i have nothing solid to date.Ineed help!! thanks Austin
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MountDesertBr... 25 Oct 2004 5:22PM GMT 
austin hill brown 12 Dec 2004 4:29AM GMT 
FrankWilson41 5 Jun 2005 3:47AM GMT 
Austin Brown 8 Jun 2005 5:26PM GMT 
Frank Wilson 8 Jun 2005 6:30PM GMT 
Frank Wilson 8 Jun 2005 6:35PM GMT 
srabridg 29 Sep 2012 9:44AM GMT 
MountDesertBr... 6 Dec 2013 11:13PM GMT 
Carol-Jeanne 26 Jan 2005 4:23PM GMT 
austin hill brownthebrown 30 Jan 2005 8:17PM GMT 
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