Born nearly eleven years after his father’s arrival in the new colony of Pennsylvania he would barely remember his mother who died two years later following the birth of her last child Thomas.
|The Octoraro Creek|
- · To Joseph Brown he left his shoe making tools
- · To Mercer Brown all his carpenter tools
- · To the Friends Nottingham Meeting House 3 pounds.
- · To friend Andrew Job 20 shillings.
- · To friend Jane Brown rod and kettle.
- · To Hannah Brown his great kettle.
- · To Samuel Brown his wolf trap.
- · To William, son of William Brown my gun.
- · To Richard and Thomas Brown 10 shillings each.
- · To Mary Brown one piece of gold that is in my chest.
- · Remainder to William Brown Snr, also executor.
|A Quaker wedding - sadly not one of ours....|
|Catoctin Creek - Virginia|
|The Janney's property adjoined the Brown's.|
|Unexpected guests? - an artists early interpretation of a Friends Meeting.|
|Oakland Green - photo by Chris Warner|
- · Richard Brown built the log portion probably in the early 1730's.
- · His son, Henry (1720-1801) constructed the stone wing in the 1740's.
- · His son, John (1749-1828) built the brick addition in the 1790's.
- · His son, Nathan (1783-1821) added the porches on the front & back.
- · His son, William (1818-1900) whose portrait hangs in the parlor, built the barns and added one of the first bathrooms in the county.
- · His son, Joshua (1857-1946) added a kitchen (since replaced) and heat.
- · His daughter, Helen (1893-1970) planted many of the trees and shrubs.
- · Her nephew, William Holmes Brown (1929-2001, grandson of Joshua) restored the log portion and replaced the kitchen wing in 1978; also put in poolhouse.
- · His daughter, Sara (1974- ) built her own cottage on the property in 2001
|Oakland Green in winter|