This sketch organizes material on the younger of two Albany residents named John Brown. Both of them lived in the city during the late 1790s and/or afterwards. Based on his listing on the census in 1800 and 1810, this individual was born between 1774 and 1785. In 1800, his first ward household included a similarly aged couple, a young boy, and one slave. A decade later, the census accounts for the aging of the adult male, a younger female, four additional males, a young girl, and a slave. At least two Albany birth scenarios are possible for the late 1770s. However, we seek defining information on the his origins and path to Albany.
In April 1800, John Brown paid $12 for a grocer's license. Perhaps he was the grocer listed in the city directory in 1813 at 49 Quay. However, at least two other same-named individuals were identified at different addresses in subsequent directories .
Sources: The life of this younger John Brown is CAP biography number . This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 4/20/16