Frederick Brown


Based on subsequent sources, Albany resident Frederick Brown was born prior to 1756. In 1800, his second ward household was composed of a couple both born before 1756, two boys, and two girls under the age of ten. However the same resource configured a second Frederick Brown household also in the second ward that included a younger couple but only one young girl. This sketch of Frederick Brown strives to focus on the older of the two same-named individuals. We seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany.

In February 1779, Frederick Brown married one Polly Ramsey at the Albany Dutch church. These Browns appear to have raised a family but we have not yet encountered demographic information for his children.

In March 1785, his account for eight shillings was paid from the city treasury.

The Federal census for New York State in 1790 configured only the Yonkers household for a Frederick Brown.

In 1802 his house and lot on Van Schaick Street were valued on the city assessment roll for the second ward. After that, his name has not been encountered in the community-based record.

Missing critical demographic information, we move on from the life of Albany resident Frederick Brown.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of the elder Frederick Brown has no CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 2/25/16; updated 5/27/16