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BROWN Truman Chapman

Male 1834 - 1928  (94 years)Deceased


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  • Name  BROWN Truman Chapman  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born  4 Sep 1834  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 7
    • Born on a farm in Coolidge Hill, Bolton, Warren, NY.
    Gender  Male 
    1850 US Federal Census  24 Jul 1850  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Truman is listed as 15 years old, and living with his father, Caleb. He is listed as being in school within the last year, a Farmer, and born in NY.
    1850 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 12B
    1850 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 12B
    1860 US Federal Census  21 Jul 1860  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1860 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 29
    1860 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 29
    1870 US Federal Census  23 Jun 1870  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    1870 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 17
    1870 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 17
    1880 US Federal Census  18 Jun 1880  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    1880 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 21
    1880 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 21
    1892 NY State Census  Feb 1892  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1892 NY State Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 4
    1892 NY State Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Pages 4 & 5
    1900 US Federal Census  20 Jun 1900  Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    1900 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 11A
    1900 US Federal Census for Bolton, Warren, NY - Page 11A
    Moved  Abt 1902  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Bolton, Warren, New York 
    • He made the move after his wife died in Mar 1902.
    Occupation  Jan 1910  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    contractor and builder 
    1910 US Federal Census  27 Apr 1910  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1910 US Federal Census for Warrensburg, Warren, NY - Page 12B
    1910 US Federal Census for Warrensburg, Warren, NY - Page 12B
    1920 US Federal Census  5 Jan 1920  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • The family is living on First Street.
    1920 US Federal Census for Warrensburg, Warren, NY - Page 3A
    1920 US Federal Census for Warrensburg, Warren, NY - Page 3A
    Celebration Party  7 Sep 1920  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    86th Birthday Party 
    Truman Brown Turns 86
    Truman Brown Turns 86
    Died  5 Sep 1928  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 7
    • Truman died at the home of his granddaughter, Myrtle Carpenter. He resided with her for the five years previous to his death.
    1928 Deaths Outnumber Births in Warrensburg
    1928 Deaths Outnumber Births in Warrensburg
    Obituary  6 Sep 1928  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Warrensburg News 
    • The obituary read:

      TRUMAN C. BROWN DIES AT NINETY-FOUR: Warrensburgh's Oldest Citizen Passes Away Day After Anniversary of His Birth

      DEATH HASTENED BY FALL: Retained Remarkable Vigor Until Almost the Last -- Many Relatives Survive, Some Are in the Third Generation.

      Truman Chapman Brown, born in Bolton September 4, 1834, died September 5, 1928 at 3:30 a.m., only a few hours after the ninety-fourth anniversary of his birth. He retained his remarkable vigor almost until the last, possessing all of his faculties to a marked degree until a short time before his death. He fell on a cement sidewalk about a week ago, bruising his elbows badly and suffering a shock, which undoubtedly hastened his death. He was conscious until his last moment.

      Mr. Brown was born on a farm on Coolidge Hill, in the town of Bolton, where his grandfather cleared the land and built a house which has been in the family four generations and still stands, the home of Mr. Brown's daughter and her husband, Benjamin Carpenter. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Brown.

      Learning the carpenter's trade in his youth he made that his life's work, following it constantly until he was ninety years old. As was the custom in olden times he learned his trade thoroughly and was accounted a workman of unusual skill.

      Remaining on the old homestead until his wife died, about twenty-five years ago, Mr. Brown then moved to Warrensburgh and had since resided here. He remarried, his second wife being Mrs. Matilda Tabor, of Chestertown, who died about ten years ago. He then lived with his son, Milon U. Brown until five years ago when he established a home with his granddaughter, Miss Myrtle Carpenter, where he died.

      Besides the son and daughter mentioned, Mr. Brown is survived by twelve grandchildren, Charles T. Brown, Mrs. Herbert Wood, Mrs. Alfred Pratt, Charles Carpenter, Mrs. Harold Wilsey, Mrs. Kenneth Duell, Miss Myrtle Carpenter, of Warrensburgh; Russell and Albert Carpenter, of Glens Falls; Leon and Orson Schermerhorn, of Lake George, and Mrs. Curtis Moon, of Diamond Point; great grandchildren, Mrs. Wilbur Lloyd, Miss Alethea Wood, Evelyn Wood, Barbara Duell, Robert Lloyd, Ellen Carpenter, Harold Russell, Marguerite an infant Millington, Ralph E. Brown, Donald C. Brown, Stanley and Shirley Moon, Gilbert Pratt, Louise and Douglass Wilsey.

      Mr. Brown had been a member of the Methodist church in Warrensburgh since his boyhood, and was a trustee at the time of his death, an office he had held for many years.

      Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Alan F. Bain, pastor. Burial in the Warrensburgh cemetery.
    Obituary for Truman C. Brown
    Obituary for Truman C. Brown
    Funeral  7 Sep 1928  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist Church 
    • Services were conducted by Reverend Alan F. Bain.
    Occupation  carpenter  [3, 7
    • Truman learned the trade in his youth and retired at 90.
    Religion  Methodist  [3
    • Truman had been a member of the Methodist Church in Warrensburg, NY since his boyhood, and was a trustee at the time of his death. He had held this office for many years.
    Age  94 years 
    Buried  7 Sep 1928  Warrensburg Cemetery, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Gravestone of Truman and Augusta Brown at Warrensburg Cemetery in Warrensburg, NY
    Gravestone of Truman and Augusta Brown at Warrensburg Cemetery in Warrensburg, NY
    Photo courtesy of Thomas Mone
    Gravestone of Truman and Augusta Brown at Warrensburg Cemetery in Warrensburg, NY
    Gravestone of Truman and Augusta Brown at Warrensburg Cemetery in Warrensburg, NY
    Photo courtesy of Thomas Mone
    Person ID  I5857  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  10 Feb 2012 

    Father  BROWN Caleb,   b. 1791, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 85 years 
    Mother  SMITH Elsie,   b. 1793, Caldwell (Lake George), Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 18 Jun 1880, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 87 years 
    Married  27 Dec 1812  Caldwell (Lake George), Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F423  Group Sheet

    Family 1  FRENCH Augusta Ann,   b. 5 Oct 1839, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1902, Dickinson Hill, Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 62 years 
    Married  Abt 1859  [6
    Children 
     1. BROWN Ella Eliza,   b. 25 Aug 1861, Bolton Landing, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1938  Age: 77 years
     2. BROWN Milon U.,   b. 24 Dec 1867, Bolton Landing, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1934  Age: 66 years
     3. BROWN Clara A.,   b. 3 Sep 1872, Bolton Landing, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1901, Caldwell (Lake George), Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 28 years
    Last Modified  26 Oct 2011 
    Family ID  F2098  Group Sheet

    Family 2  KINGSLEY Matilda M.,   b. 12 Aug 1843, Comstock, Washington, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1915  Age: 71 years 
    Married  2 Jan 1910  Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 14
    Marriage Annoucement of Truman Brown and Matilda Tabor
    Marriage Annoucement of Truman Brown and Matilda Tabor
    Last Modified  23 Aug 2011 
    Family ID  F426  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Sep 1834 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 US Federal Census - 24 Jul 1850 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 US Federal Census - 21 Jul 1860 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 US Federal Census - 23 Jun 1870 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Federal Census - 18 Jun 1880 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1892 NY State Census - Feb 1892 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Federal Census - 20 Jun 1900 - Bolton, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Bolton, Warren, New York - Abt 1902 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - contractor and builder - Jan 1910 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1910 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 US Federal Census - 27 Apr 1910 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 US Federal Census - 5 Jan 1920 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCelebration Party - 86th Birthday Party - 7 Sep 1920 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Sep 1928 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Warrensburg News - 6 Sep 1928 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral - Methodist Church - 7 Sep 1928 - Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Sep 1928 - Warrensburg Cemetery, Warrensburg, Warren, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • (Medical):Truman died at 3:30 am. At the time of his death, Truman was considered Warrensburg's Oldest Citizen.

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] 1910 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 1086, Warrensburg, enumeration district (ED) 176, sheet 12B, p. 331B, dwelling 335, family 346, Truman C. Brown, accessed 11 Jul 2010 (Reliability: 3), 11 Jul 2010.

    2. [S43] Warrensburg News Newspaper, NY. Warrensburg., "Truman Brown's Birthday: Honored Townsman Celebrates Eighy-Sixth Birthday," 09 Sep 1920, p. 1, col. 5. (Reliability: 3), 23 Aug 2011.

    3. [S43] Warrensburg News Newspaper, NY. Warrensburg., "Truman C. Brown Dies at Ninety-Four," 6 Sep 1928, p. 1, col. 2. (Reliability: 3), 23 Aug 2011.

    4. [S43] Warrensburg News Newspaper, NY. Warrensburg., "Hymeneal: Brown - Taber," 06 Jan 1910, p. unknown, col. 2. (Reliability: 3), 23 Aug 2011.

    5. [S524] Post Star Newspaper of Glens Falls, NY, NY. Glens Falls., "Grim Reaper Wins in Warrensburg," 07 Jan 1929, p. 7, col. 4. (Reliability: 3), 17 Sep 2011.

    6. [S526] Morning Star Newspaper of Glens Falls, NY, NY. Glens Falls., "County and Vicinity News: Warrensburg," 17 Mar 1902, p. 3, col. 3. (Reliability: 3), 26 Oct 2011.

    7. [S25] Warrensburg Funeral Records, Roscoe Hastings, ((http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nywarren/towns/warrensburg/funeralrecords.htm : 20 Aug 2007)), accessed 8 Jan 2009), Entry for Truman Brown; Book 7 of 1928, page 41. (Reliability: 3), 8 Jan 2009.

    8. [S112] 1850 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), M432, roll 609, Bolton, p. 12B, dwelling 44, family 45, Truman Brown, accessed 7 Mar 2010 (Reliability: 3), 7 Mar 2010.

    9. [S105] 1860 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 21 Aug 2008), M653, roll 873, Bolton, p. 29, dwelling 217, family 217, Truman Brown, accessed 16 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 16 May 2009.

    10. [S104] 1870 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2003), M593, roll 1109, Bolton, p. 17, dwelling 144, family 144, Truman Brown, accessed 16 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 16 May 2009.

    11. [S19] 1880 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), T9, roll 941, Bolton, enumeration district (ED) 111, p. 21, dwelling 236, family 240, Truman Brown, accessed 16 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 16 May 2009.

    12. [S28] 1900 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 1171, Bolton, enumeration district (ED) 92, p. 11A, dwelling 246, family 250, Truman Brown, accessed 16 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 16 May 2009.

    13. [S132] 1920 US Federal Census for Warren Co., NY, NY, Warren County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625, roll 1272, Warrensburg, enumeration district (ED) 192, sheet 3A, p. 71A, dwelling 66, family 69, Truman C. Brown, accessed 17 Jul 2010 (Reliability: 4), 17 Jul 2010.

    14. [S25] Warrensburg Funeral Records, Roscoe Hastings, ((http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nywarren/towns/warrensburg/funeralrecords.htm : 20 Aug 2007)), accessed 8 Jan 2009), Entry for Matilda M. Brown; Book 5, page 30. (Reliability: 3), 8 Jan 2009.