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Brown Collection


Title: Brown Collection

Accession Number: 2014-08

Creators: Robert Wallace Brown (1925-2013) and Doris Arrilda (Burroughs) Brown (1927-2008)

Extent: 12 boxes (22,982 pages)  

Language: English

Abstract: The Brown family history papers contain a wealth of information gathered from many sources, much of it obtained through correspondence with other researchers and family members. Boxes 1-7 contain family group sheets organized by family lines. Box 10 contains copies and transcripts of a diary kept by Job Sayre Dixon (1822-1893) who lived in Salem County, New Jersey. Robert Brown did the transcription and created a name index for the diaries. The remainder of the boxes contain correspondence, research notes, copies of land, probate, and vital records, and a few photos.

The most common surnames are Brown, Burroughs, Charlton, Evans, Hemphill, Hibner, and Linebarger. The most common locations were Oregon, Illinois, Ohio, and New York.