Chaddus Brown 4
- Born: 1600, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
- Marriage: Elizabeth Sharparowe on 11 Sep 1626 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
- Died: 2 Sep 1650, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
- Buried: North Burial Grounds, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
The author's 8th Great-Grandfather
"Genealogy & Family History of the State of Vermont," by Hiram Carleton, Lewis Publishing Co., New York, 1903:
"Chad Brown emigrated from England in the ship "Martin" to Boston, Massachusetts, landing in July, 1636. He was accompanied by wife, Elizabeth, and John their 8 year old son.
They stayed a short time in Salem, Massachusetts before joining the Roger Williams colony at Providence, Rhode Island.
His home lot in Providence is now occupied by Brown University.
His worked as a surveyor.
One of a three person committee in 1840 to to develop the form of government that was adopted and used by the Providence colony until William's return in 1644.
Chard Brown became the first ordained Baptist pastor to settle in the colonies.
He died about 1665."
" http://www.mexia.com/mcclain/brown.htm :" "CHADDUS BROWN , the original immigrant, came to America in 1639 and settl ed in Providence, Rhode Island. It is said that CHADDUS wa s the first permanent Baptist Preacher in the colonies. His old homestead was donated for the founding of Brown University."
This particular website deals with CHADDUS BROWNE's descendants who went on to Berkshire County, Massachusetts and then, in 1778, onto Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont. By th e early 1800s, many members of the family were in Erie County, New York and later in various locations in the State of Ohio. Eventually, some members of the family wound up i n Calhoun County, Michigan and then onto Champaign County , Illinois.
Chaddus married Elizabeth Sharparowe, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 11 Sep 1626 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. (Elizabeth Sharparowe was born in 1604 in Melchbourne, , Bedfordshire, England and died in 1672 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.)