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Peter Brown, 9th Great-Grandfather

December 21, 2016 3 Comments

My 9th great-grandfather was a baker who arrived in Connecticut  in 1638. He was an original settler in that colony.  He landed in Massachusetts then moved to New Haven.  He signed the New Haven Plantation Covenant on June 4, 1639.

“The Story of the Early Settlers of Stamford, Connecticut, 1641 – 1700” by Jeanne Majdalany (including genealogies comp. with Edith M. Wicks), page 152: “Peter Brown was born 1610, died 1658, married 1 Elizabeth Smith(d1657); m2 1658 Unice/Unica Buxton…Peter Brown was of Concord, MA in 1632 and of New Haven in 1639 where he was a baker. In 1647 he was in Stamford. He probably was a brother of Francis. He lived on the west side of “River Street”.

Brown Coat of Arms

Brown Coat of Arms

Peter Brown (1610 – 1658)
9th great-grandfather
Deliverance Brown (1656 – 1727)
son of Peter Brown
Rachel Brown (1700 – 1716)
daughter of Deliverance Brown
Mary Mead (1724 – 1787)
daughter of Rachel Brown
Abner Mead (1749 – 1810)
son of Mary Mead
Martha Mead (1784 – 1860)
daughter of Abner Mead
Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
son of Martha Mead
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
You are the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

Peter Brown was one of the Governor Theophilus Eaton and Rev. John Davenport Company, that made a settlement at New Haven in the spring of 1638. This company was partly from the City of London, where Rev. John Davenport had been a celebrated minister, and partly from the counties of York, Hertford, Kent, Surry and Sussex, and sailed from London, England, in the ship Hector, which arrived at Boston on the twenty-sixth day of June, 1637. Peter Brown signed the compact appertaining to the government of the New Haven Colony, in 1639. He sold out in 1647, and removed to Stamford, Connecticut, where his wife, Elizabeth, died Sept. 21, 1657, and his son, Ebenezer, Aug. 19, 1658. He married again at Stamford, May 25, 1658, Unity, widow of Clement Buxton, and died there Aug. 22, 1658. His widow afterwards married, March 9, 1659, Nicholas Knapp.

From the book One Life at a Time: A New World Narrative by R. Thomas Collins, Joseph Wood
Peter Brown was born 1610 in Hastings, England. A baker, Peter was a member of the immigrant company organized by London merchant Theophilus Eaton and the Puritan divine, Rev. John Davenport. Peter Brown was one of the signatories of the New Haven Plantation Covenant on June 4, 1639.
Peter Brown was one of the many townsmen to seek opportunity elsewhere after the failure of the Great Shippe. In 1647, Peter moved to Stamford. Peter, who died in 1648, and his first wife had at least one son, Hackaliah (#51). Peter’s second wife, Unity, widowed, later married Nicholas Knapp (#2) in Stamford.

Prime Shopping, Free Shipping

November 17, 2013 2 Comments



assorted marzipan

assorted marzipan

I enrolled again in Amazon’s 30 day trial of the Prime membership. I have done this before but not paid much attention to all the benefits.  They allow you to quit within the trial period, which I did.  Now I have been on a book diet for a year, and am curious about Kindle and the lending library. I had Kindle on iPad, but the Amazon Prime offer will only be available to members who own a Kindle devise. We have wanted to dump cable television for a while and wonder if the streaming video content from Amazon would be one way to wean ourselves.  Amazon is not making it easy for Apple customers to get into the video program.  I can watch on my iPad, but to get it on my big TV I had to buy a streaming device.  I quickly found that Roku is compatible and the unit was very reasonably priced.  The Kindle Fire HD  fancy reader was on sale too.  Since I can have instant gratification with the 2 day free delivery I decided to wrap up all the household holiday shopping on the spot, on the laptop. On Tuesday I will have, via free delivery service:

  • The streaming Roku player to access the video library
  • The Kindle Fire HD to access my library and the lending library
  • Two boxes of individually wrapped flavored marzipan

If our household can’t find enough entertainment and reading material to enjoy while we snack away on our marzipan from Germany we are just too lame for holidays.  All we need to add are a few tasty homemade treats and some quality time entertaining our friends.  During the holidays I like to drive even less than usual, so having everything we need at home is key to my enjoyment.  If I am missing anything, Amazon will deliver it for free in 2 days.  That is reassuring.  I do feel that I have done some very Prime shopping.  They will probably keep me on for the year this time.

I Endorse Marc Zazeela

August 26, 2013 3 Comments

My friend Marc and I met in discussions in Paul Castain’s Sales Playbook on LinkedIn about 3 years ago.  We started to tweet about the same time, and then joined Klout at the same time.  We followed some similar digital development paths, learning from friends and mentors along the way.  I invited him to my blogging tribe on Triberr; he accepted.  After a couple of years relating at a distance I finally met Marc in person last September at the TribeUp NYC event. We enjoyed a perfect pre-Sandy day in Manhattan meeting other digital buddies we had never seen in the flesh, and learning about blogging.

I have done business with Marc when I needed to ship my product to Australia and Israel.  He is prompt and professional with customers.  He treated my very small order as if it was the most important thing on his desk.  He has a full knowledge and capability to handle customs as well as shipping all over the world, at the very best price.  I enjoy his sense of humor.  He and I both hang out on twitter with other food enthusiasts at the hashtag #Mmgd. He is a jovial and intellectual friend in any discussion.  Lately we have been joking about the lack of integrity in LinkedIn endorsements.  I wanted to try this video endorsement format.  Marc was willing to help me figure out how to do it.  He is a good sport and a jolly good fellow to volunteer for the very first one.

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