American Revolutionary War Soldier flag   Elias  BROWN

  (b. 24 February 1745 Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut   d. 15 September 1806 Preston, Connecticut, USA )  

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Elias BROWN was born 24 February 1745 in Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut. Elias BROWN was the child of John BROWN (BROWNE) and and the grandchild of: (paternal)  John BROWN and Elizabeth SAFFORD (maternal)  John FELLOWS and Rachel VARNEY

Elias was a soldier in the U.S. Revolutionary War.

He married  Sabra BILLINGS 22 November 1769 in Griswold, Crown Colony of Connecticut .  The couple had (at least) 9 children. Sabra BILLINGS  was born 21 January 1747 in Preston, Connecticut, USA.  She died 22 November 1820 in Preston, Connecticut, USA.  She was the daughter of Roger BILLINGS and Abigail DENISON.

Elias BROWN died 15 September 1806 in Preston, Connecticut, USA.

NOTE: He was the grandfather of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Henry Billings Brown.

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Elias BROWN married flag  Sabra BILLINGS-- Date: 22 November 1769 Place: Griswold, Crown Colony of Connecticut

Sabra BILLINGS was the daughter of Roger BILLINGS and Abigail DENISON

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Event Date: 22 Nov 1769
Event Place: Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States
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Spouse's Name: Sabra Billings
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"Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997", database, FamilySearch ( ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:F7PB-1ZV : 11 February 2018), Elias Brown and Sabra Billings, 1769.


flag  John BROWN (b.18 June 1770, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. September 1804, at sea )

flag  Zuriah BROWN (b.17 August 1772, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. abt. 1772, )

flag  Roger BROWN (b.28 July 1774, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. abt. 1774, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut)

flag  Joseph Warren (Josiah) BROWN (b.19 March 1777, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 30 March 1842, )

flag  Betsey BROWN (b.25 April 1779, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 17 April 1802, )

flag  Sabra Billings BROWN (b.18 December 1782, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. abt. 1782, )

flag  Elias BROWN (b.28 January 1786, Preston, Crown Colony of Connecticut  d. 8 May 1861, Brooklyn, New York, USA )

flag  William Henry BROWN (b.17 March 1789, Preston, Connecticut, USA  d. abt. 1793, Preston, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Billings BROWN (b.17 September 1793, Preston, Connecticut, USA  d. , )

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Pachaug Cemetery
24 February 1745
Preston, Connecticut, USA

World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
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1769 Marriage / Partner
Elias BROWN and Sabra BILLINGS 22 November 1769, Griswold, Connecticut, USA (Jewett City)
USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre
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1770 Birth of Child
John BROWN was born 18 June 1770, Preston, Connecticut, USA
1772 Birth of Child
Zuriah BROWN was born 17 August 1772, Preston, Connecticut, USA
USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party
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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
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USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

1774 Birth of Child
Roger BROWN was born 28 July 1774, Preston, Connecticut, USA
USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
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USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride
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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.
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USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston - April 20, 1775

USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
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USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
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USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
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USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

December 31, 1775

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence
TRENTON, July 8.

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USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
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USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
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1777 Birth of Child
Joseph Warren (Josiah) BROWN was born 19 March 1777, Preston, Connecticut, USA
USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
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USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
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World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778

1779 Birth of Child
Betsey BROWN was born 25 April 1779, Preston, Connecticut, USA
World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm - September 25, 1780

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
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1782 Birth of Child
Sabra Billings BROWN was born 18 December 1782, Preston, Connecticut, USA
USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
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1786 Birth of Child
Elias BROWN was born 28 January 1786, Preston, Connecticut, USA
USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
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1789 Birth of Child
William Henry BROWN was born 17 March 1789, Preston, Connecticut, USA
USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
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USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
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USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect
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USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

1793 Birth of Child
Billings BROWN was born 17 September 1793, Preston, Connecticut, USA
World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

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USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast - May 14, 1804

1804 Death of Child
John BROWN died September 1804, at sea (Atlantic Ocean) (Pacific Ocean)
USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
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name: Elias Brown
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Elias is buried at: Pachaug Cemetery
Route 138

Griswold, Connecticut, USA (Jewett City)

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