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John Brown

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John Brown

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    Ruth Mills

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    • Mother of John Brown — 2nd Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 25 Jan 1772 
    • Birth Location:
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • 9 Dec 1808 
    • Death Location:
    • Hudson, Summit, Ohio 
    • Burial Date:
    • Burial Location:
    • Old Hudson Township Burying Ground, Hudson, Summit, Ohio 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 11 Feb 1793 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut 
    • Children:

    • John Brown (Ahnentafel No:1 )

      Frederick Brown

    • Notes: 
    • When James N. Arnold copied the original Torrington Vital Records in 1916 onto index cards, he apparently misread Ruth's name as Berthe. These cards called The Arnold Copy are currently in the Connecticut State Library.

      Later when the cards were alphabetized and typed into a single volume in 1927, someone must have compared Arnold's cards with the originals (Original Torrington Vital Records, p. 17) and the error was discovered. So the alphabetized list still contains Berthe, but notes were placed next to the entries indicating her name is really Ruth.

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