Garven BROWN
(1724-Bet 1745)


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Garven BROWN 1

  • Born: 1724 1
  • Married: Bet 1742 and 1758 1
  • Died: Bet 1745 and 1817 1

   Another name for Garven was Gawen.

   General Notes:

FAMILY RECORDS of the Descendants of GERSHOM FLAGG [Born 1730] of Lancaster Massahusettes (sic) with Other Genealogical Records of THE FLAGG FAMILY Descended from THOMAS FLEGG OF WATERTOWN MASS and Including THE FLEGG LINEAGE IN ENGLAND Compiled and Published by Norman Gersom Flagg and Lucius C S Flagg 1907
Chapter III The Flagg Lineage from Thomas Flegg of Watertown Mass to Gershom Flagg (Born 1730) of Lancaster Mass 1637-1758
pg 26: As there has been some discussion among the Flagg descendants as to which of the Flaggs owned this 'slate-rocks' Mr Clark has examined all records very carefully. While Gershom Flagg of Lancaster, with whom this record especially deals never was owner of the property, his father certainly was, of which the foregoing deeds are sufficient evidence. At the death of Eleazer Flagg in 1749, to avoid a forced sale of the Lancaster property, the Court settled this 'slate rocks' together with other real estate upon Eleazer's daughter Mary, wife of Garven (Gawen) Brown. Upon Mary's death soon after, Eleazer's brother Gershom Flagg (b1705) purchased the Lancaster real estate from G Brown, and he in turn bequeathed it to his son Gershom (b 1743) who moved from Lancaster to Clinton ME in 1789 selling the quarry to Joseph Wales.
pg 29:
To Eleazer Flagg and Mary (Buck) Flagg were born six children:
I. Eleazer b 6 Nov 1725, m Arabethiah, d in London Abt 1751-2 probably without issue.
II. Mary b 18 Mar 1728, m Garven (Gawen) Brown prior to Jul 1760.
III. Gershom of Lancaster b 10 Jun 1730 (see next record).
IV. William b 10 Jul 1732, m 22 Apr 1756 Sally Mecom, niece of Benjamin Franklin; his eldest child was Josiah Flagg b 1760, Town Clerk of Lancaster MA for 34 years.
V. Sarah b 18 Jul 1733, m John Newman of Boston.
VI. Aviah b 2 Jan 173-, m Jacob Homer of Boston.

INTERNET, Ancestry World Chart, Ancestors of Earl Randolph GERTZ c1925, File Name 147139,


   Marriage Information:

Garven married Mary FLAGG, daughter of Eleazer FLAGG, Sr and Mary BUCK, between 1742 and 1758 1. (Mary FLAGG was born on 18 Mar 1727/28 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA 1 2 and died before Jul 1760 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA 1 2.)


1 Ancestors of Earl Randolph GERTZ c1925, Ancestry World Tree, Ancestors of Earl Randolph GERTZ c1925, (

2 Ancestors of Eugene Worth GRAVES c1903, Susanne Caroline Ayres,, File Name 117205, (

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