Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Rev. Dr. James Irwin Brownson D.D., LL.D. and Sarah Ellen Maclay




Husband Rev. Dr. James Irwin Brownson D.D., LL.D. 1 2 3




         Born: 14 Mar 1817 - Mercersburg, Franklin Co, PA 1 3
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         Died: 4 Jul 1899 2
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       Father: Maj. John Brownson (1768-1836) 1 4
       Mother: Sarah Smith (1784-1859) 1 4


     Marriage: 14 Mar 1843 3 5

 Other Spouse: Eleanor McCullough Acheson (      -      ) 3 5 - 9 Jan 1855 3 5

Events

Biographical Sketch: Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893). To read a brief biographical sketch of his life and career, click here




Wife Sarah Ellen Maclay 3 5 6

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         Died: 14 Apr 1853 5
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       Father: John Maclay (1776-1852) 5 7 8
       Mother: Hannah Reynolds (1788-1848) 7 9




Children
1 M John Maclay Brownson 3 5

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       Spouse: Mary Conrad (      -      ) 3



2 M Elliott C. Brownson 3

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         Died: 
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


3 F Sarah Smith Brownson 3 5

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       Spouse: Henry R. Whitehill (      -      ) 3 5



4 F Ellen Maclay Brownson 3 5

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5 F Mary R. Brownson 10

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         Died: Bef 1905
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       Spouse: Did Not Marry



General Notes: Husband - Rev. Dr. James Irwin Brownson D.D., LL.D.


He was a native of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and in 1849 moved to Washington, Pennsylvania, to accept the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church, and he filled the pulpit of that church continuously for a period of 50 years, resigning Jan. 1, 1899. He was an able, scholarly and conscientious man.

He received his preparatory training under the Rev. Robert Kennedy, pastor of the Lower Conococheague Presbyterian Church, and was graduated at Washington College, Washington, Pennsylvania, in 1836. After leaving college he spent a year as a teacher of languages and mathematics in the Bucks County Academy at Newtown, and then entered the Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny City. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Carlisle in 1840. In his long ministry of more than three score years, he has had only two charges-Greensburg and Mount Pleasant, 1841-49, and Washington, Pennsylvania, after 1849. During vacancies he acted as president of Washington College, 1852-53, and of Washington and Jefferson College, 1869-70. [BAFC, 103]

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Sources


1 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 74.

2 McFarland, Joseph F, 20th Century History of Washington and Washington County, Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens (Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., 1910), Pg 544.

3 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 103.

4 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 94.

5 Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893), Pg 80.

6 History of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Warner, Beers & Co., 1887), Pg 826.

7 History of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: Warner, Beers & Co., 1887), Pg 822.

8 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 147.

9 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 103, 152.

10 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 104.


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