The family lived in Solon, Maine during the 1850 and 1860 censuses, and had removed to Athens, Maine by 1870. He was a farmer. Joseph died in Skowhegan on 20 Nov 1894, according to his Maine death record, though stone says Oct 21st. His age on stone shown as "AE 76 yrs", putting his birth year at circa 1818. His age in the censuses would seem to indicate an 1820-21 birth year. Wife Lucy died in Skowhegan on 23 Mar 1897 [ME death rec], her stone shows 22 March. Her age at death, "AE 66 yrs", is also off, as she was born in 1829, according to Solon VR. They are both buried in the South Solon Village Cemetery.
i. LUCY ANN BROWN, b. ca 1847; Married JOSEPH LEAVITT. Had son Charles F Leavitt, b. 1870
ii. ABBY "Abba" M BROWN, b. ca 1849 in Skowhegan [marr rec] or 9 Jan 1850 in Solon [death rec]; died 16 Nov 1904 in New Ipswich, NH [NH death rec], and buried in Centre Cem, New Ipswich. Married in Boston, MA on 24 Dec 1871 to DAVID EDWARD JOY. He was born in Braintree, MA. Living in Cambridge, MA in 1900 census, they moved to New Ipswich two years later.They had an adopted son, Walter E Joy.
iii. JOSEPH DELMONT BROWN, b. 28 Jan 1850 [grave; death rec says 1849] in Solon; d. 11 Feb 1918 in Dexter, ME. Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.
iv. JOHN D BROWN, b. 23 Jan 1854 Solon [VR Solon, pg 274; called 3rd child; marr rec also list birth as Solon]; Married 1st (unknown). Marr 2nd, 25 June 1905 in Parkman, ME, to HATTIE (DEVOLL) ROBERTS. She was born in Athens, ME. Marr 3rd, on 25 Dec 1911 in Skowhegan, Maine, to ANNIE A PUSHAW. Both listed as divorced.
v. EMMA D BROWN, b. ca 1855
vi. CHARLES N BROWN, b. ca 1857 (age 3 in 1860); not with family in 1870 census
vii. GEORGIA ANNA (GEORGIANNA) BROWN, b. 1858-1859 (age 1 in 1860, 12 in 1870) in Solon [Marr rec]; Married in Somerville, MA on 20 Aug 1873 [MA vr] to JAMES OLSON, son of Olaf and Sigren Olson. He was b. Sweden. Whereabouts after marriage date unknown.
viii. INFANT BROWN, b. about March 1861; died 1 Oct 1862, aged 19 mos [Lewiston Daily Journal, 10/14/62]
ix. WILLIAM N BROWN, b. ca 1863. With parents, 1880 census, age 18.
x. LILLA MAY BROWN, b. ca 1865. Perhaps the same who married AMOS AVERY (1862-1940) in Norridgewock on 28 June 1884. His wife died in 1938 (need to look up this death record to verify this is correct person)
xi. FRED BEALS BROWN, b. 26 Nov 1869 Athens, Maine; d. after 1930. Married CLARA E EAMES. She was born ca Apr 1874 [1900 census], the dau of Joseph Eames.
1. Charles Howard Brown, b. 4 May 1891 in Cornville [WWI Draft Card]. Marr Lizzie Leona Noyes, 6/11/1917 in Solon. Liv Cornville, 1917.
2. Clifford P Brown, b. 6 July 1893 in Cornville; died there 16 Jan 1894, from overdose of morphine [ME death rec].
3. Perley Peter Brown, b. 8 Feb 1895 [ME birth rec; 14 Feb 1895 on WWI Draft Card] in Cornville, ME. Marr 12/30/1919 in Madison to Ina E Wilbur. Liv Moscow, ME, 1930 and Bingham, 1940.
4. Joseph A Brown, b. 24 May 1897 in Cornville
5. Eva S Brown, b. Apr 1899
6. Leon W Brown, b. 2 Dec 1901 in Cornville [ME birth rec]