Abraham Browne, with his sons, Abraham, Jr., Nathaniel and Oliver, came from Grafton, Mass., and located just northeast of Warren Pond, about 1775. Oliver, with his father, located where Alonzo M. Fogg now lives, Nathaniel, where James A. Browne now resides, and Abraham, Js., upon the hill to the north. Abraham, Sr., died in r808. Abraham, Jr., married Lucy Golding, of Grafton, Mass., by whom he reared ten children ; was a respected citizen, and died at the age of eighty-two years. Dea. Nathaniel Browne married Molly Gee, of Marlow, had four sons and two daughters, represented the town, and filled various town offices. Oliver removed to Surry. Abijah, son of Abraham, Jr., married Sarah, daughter of Simeon Shephard, and reared several children, of whom Tames A., the youngest is the only one now living. He has been a justice of the peace about ten years, and a selectman three years. He married Martha A. Raney, May 10, 1846, and has no children. Gardner Shepard Browne, son of Abijah, born Sept. 12, 1810, graduated at Dartmouth in 1834, and was for many years a Congregational clergyman, was also a teacher, and for the last twenty-five years of his life practiced medicine in Hartford, Conn. He died in Chicago. December 29, r876. The other two children of Abijah, Lucy B. and Nancy G, married and resided outside the county.
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