Western Pennsylvania Genealogy
Compiled by Douglas H. Lusher


Family Group Record



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Maj. John Brownson and Sarah Smith




Husband Maj. John Brownson 1 2

         Born: 1768 2
   Christened: 
         Died: 20 Feb 1836 2
       Buried: 


       Father: Dr. Richard Brownson M.D. (      -1790) 1
       Mother: Mary McDowell (1743-1833) 3


     Marriage: 7 Oct 1807 2



Wife Sarah Smith 1 2

         Born: Jun 1784 2
   Christened: 
         Died: 25 Jul 1859 2
       Buried: 


       Father: William Smith (1764-1786) 4
       Mother: Margaret Piper (1765-1852) 4




Children
1 F Margaret Irwin Brownson 5

         Born: 12 Feb 1812 5
   Christened: 
         Died: 31 Aug 1875 5
       Buried: 
       Spouse: John McDowell (1796-1879) 5
         Marr: 18 Jul 1855 5



2 F Nancy Brownson 2

         Born: 1814 2
   Christened: 
         Died: in infancy
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


3 M Richard Brownson 2

         Born: 1815 2
   Christened: 
         Died: in infancy
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


4 M Rev. Dr. James Irwin Brownson D.D., LL.D. 1 6 7




         Born: 14 Mar 1817 - Mercersburg, Franklin Co, PA 1 7
   Christened: 
         Died: 4 Jul 1899 6
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Sarah Ellen Maclay (      -1853) 7 8 9
         Marr: 14 Mar 1843 7 9
       Spouse: Eleanor McCullough Acheson (      -      ) 7 9
         Marr: 9 Jan 1855 7 9



5 M John Brownson 2

         Born: 1819 2
   Christened: 
         Died: in infancy
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


6 M Nathan Asa Brownson 10

         Born: 1821 10
   Christened: 
         Died: in infancy
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


7 F Sarah Jane Brownson 10

         Born: 1823 10
   Christened: 
         Died: 22 Jul 1843 10
       Buried: 



8 F Mary Elizabeth Brownson 10

         Born: 1825 10
   Christened: 
         Died: 13 May 1826 10
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Did Not Marry


9 M Robert Smith Brownson 10

         Born: 27 Oct 1827 10
   Christened: 
         Died: 15 Jun 1885 10
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Mary Coyle (      -      ) 10




General Notes: Husband - Maj. John Brownson


He was a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church, and also rendered military service to his country, having been connected with the army of the southwest in the War of 1812.

For many years he was a leading citizen of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and a prominent officer in the Pennsylvania militia.

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Sources


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

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

3 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 85.

4 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 91.

5 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 87.

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

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

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

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

10 Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania (Chicago, IL: The Genealogical Publishing Co., 1905), Pg 95.


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