Ann Brown b. 1684

Ann Brown was born in Swansea, Massachusetts to James Brown and Margaret Denison. James Brown was the son of James Brown and Lydia Howland. Lydia Howland was the daughter of Elizabeth Tilley and John Howland. Both Elizabeth and John were on the Mayflower with their families. John Howland was in the same 22d of May, 1627 cow and goat division as Francis Sprague Lot 6, Howlands were Lot 4. Ann Brown’s parentage was unknown in 1900 and is now documented in a couple reliable sources. Both Ann and her sister Mary are listed in their parents’s will. Ann Brown married Samuel Hill, Mary Brown married James Angell.

The Wills of Lieutenant James Brown and his widow Margaret at HathiTrust, The Mayflower Descendant Volume 17 page 193 several pages.
  • Item I Give unto my Daughter Mary Angell In addition to what I have Already Given her Three Pounds.
  • Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Hill In Addition To what I have Already Given her Three Pounds.

Ann is also listed in Mayflower Births and Deaths: Margaret Dennison (dau of Capt. George) b c1656, d. 5 May 1741, 85th yr Attleboro Children of James Brown3 and Margaret Denison: Ann Brown4 b ( ) d. 3 Dec 1747 Rehoboth … descending from Lydia Howland2 John1. Mayflower Births and Deaths is a $ source on Ancestry: Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Births and Deaths, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1992

Ann Brown (1684 – 1747)
James Hill (1726 – 1802)
Cynthia Hill (1763 – 1830)
Dexter Angell (1794 – 1854)
Delia Viola Angell (1839 – 1916)
Matilda Elizabeth Flood (1858 – 1940)
Philippa Flood Mockford (1891 – 1979)
Elizabeth Speedy (1917 – 2005) m. Stanley Roose (1915 – 2004)

Abraham Bowman b. 1745

Abraham Bowman 7th great grandfather on RootsMagic tree

Abraham Bowman was born about 1745 in Lancaster County Pennsylvania.  He married Christina around 1765. On tax lists in 1779 his property included 200 acres of land, 2 horses, 3 cattle. That same year Abraham is on the Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863. a handwritten list of Lancaster County residents. 

Abraham was in the American Revolution, a private in the Lancaster County Militia. He died in January 1786.  On January 17, 1786, “an inventory and appraisal of the goods of Abraham Bowman, lately deceased, amounted to 315 pounds, 4 shillings, including a library of thirteen books in addition to the family Bible”. He left his estate to his widow Christina and children.


  • Abraham Bowman’s estate, inventory in Notes on the Bowman, Harter and Sauer families by Kenneth Scott at
  • Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 at Ancestry
  • A roster of revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution at FamilySearch