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John Brown[1]

Male about 1826 -


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  • Name John Brown  [2
    Gender Male 
    Born about 1826  Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 15 November 1851  [3
    Occupation 1851: Journeyman Blacksmith  [2
    Person ID I71158  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 June 2007 

    Father Thomas Tait,   b. 25 June 1815, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 September 1891, Foster Twp., McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Moffat,   b. 1813, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 January 1885, Bradford, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F49479  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John brown was actually a journeyman apprentice to Thomas Tait, but by all accounts was treated as an adopted son, and was brought with the family to America.

      “Grandfather adopted (?) John Brown, a young man in his teens, from some charitable institution about seven years after his marriage. John helped in the shop and was treated like a son--going to school...
      “John Brown ran away with $100 Grandfather was saving to come to America--came back and was forgiven and brought to this country...
      “John Brown was helping in the sugar bush [in PA] making sugar troughs. When Grandfather passed near him his axe slipped, hitting Grandfather on the right hip. They carried him home on the stone boat and called the doctor (Dr. Peckham).”

      1851 Scotland Census
      Name: John Brown
      Age: 25
      Estimated birth year: abt 1826
      Relationship: Lodger
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Edinburgh, Midlothian
      Parish Number: 823
      Civil parish: Durisdeer
      County: Dumfriesshire
      Address: Enterkinfoot
      Occupation: Journeyman Blacksmith
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      John Brown 25
      Agness Tait 6
      Elizabeth Tait 35
      Elizabeth Tait 8
      Jannet Tait 1
      Joseph Tait 9
      Marrion Tait 4
      Thomas Tait 35, [2, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1370] Scotland Census, 1851.

    3. [S1372] Barque Junior, arrived from Glasgow to New York Harbor on November 15, 1851.

    4. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam.



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