Like you I am working on our family ancestry: according to a letter (sent 1n 1986) to my aunt from a Mr.Christopher Browne, who was from Ontario, Canada,with the following info:
He says that Adam came to Bermuda from Scotland -Lanarkshire (Glasgow) or Ayreshire (Ayr). My great grandfather was Van Osdell Brown,who married Florence M. Cudemore and they had 2 boys & 2 girls, his father was Robert Lavis Brown Jr (1837-1876). He married Catherine Jane Lighbourne Fox in 1856 and they had 6 children. Robert Lavis Jr. R.L.Jr. was the son of Robert Lavis Brown (1810-1855) he married Mary Susan Morgan in 1832 and they had 10 children between 1833-1851. Robert Lavis Brown son of George Brown & Joanna Powell). He married Joanna in 1805 & they had 5 children. George was born circa 1785 and died in 1830. George Brown was 2nd eldest of Adam Brown, Shipwright of St.George's. He married a a Miss Virtue circa 1775 and they had 3 children: Elizabeth (c 1780) Adam John Meek (c1782) & George. Adam then married Rebbecca Gossage (nee Rankin) in 1793 and adopted her her daughter Ursula Pender from her first marriage to Goddage. Children by his 2nd marriage:Robert Richard Brown (1794-1846)Samual Rankin Brown(1797-1832), John George Brown(1799-1835) & Helen Meek Brown 1801-1851). Helen Meek Brown married Capt Joseph Woxin(military not naval) who died 1830 & whose tombstone is in St. Peter's Cemetry. Helen subsquently marreid David Wilkinson but he died in 1846 adn belived there were no children. Descended from Adam John Meek Brown, eldest son of Adam, who was also a shipbuilder) in Hamilton Parish. He married a Grace Sandiford in 1814 & had 10 children. His eldest son was William Thomas Burrows Browne. (note the change in spelling, as William Thomas Browne added it on and used consistantly. He had a son called Richard Webb Browne (1860-1921.
He says in his letter that Adam Brown came to Bermuda somewhere between 1865-1880.Adam had only one brother, George, who also settled in Bermuda and married a Jane Reece and they had one child, Mary Catharine Brown, who married Adam's son, John George (be her first cousin). George died in Trinidad(date unknown). A daughter of Adam John Meek Brown, Helen or Ellen Catharine married a William Henry Lennox adn they had 4 sons and 1 daughter between 1850-1860. Helen or Ellen Catherine (Brown)Lennox died in Ireland in 1869.
Have look at my tree:
Ellen Burton Brown