I continue to be amazed at the number of cabinet card images that were produced by the Brown family who eventually settled in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. Many of the families are written up in Chandler’s History of New Hampshire and/or Lyford’s History of the Town of Canterbury, books in my possession that belonged to previous generations.
In this post I’ll feature images of two sisters, daughters of Joseph Brown (son of my 2nd great grandparents, Herman and Sophronia (Prescott) Brown. Joseph Aaron Brown was born 8 May, 1831, probably in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, and died 13 July 1908 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Joseph A. married Lucy Davis, 8 February 1854, and the couple had six known children.  On the 2nd of June 1860, the family was enumerated in the 6th ward of Nashua, New Hampshire, where Joseph was described as a “pedlar.”  The family was still in 6th Ward of Nashua in 1870 where he was a dry goods peddler. He apparently did very well at his trade because he was enumerated with real estate valued at $3,500 and a personal estate valued at $1,000. . By 1880, Lucy had passed away and Joseph had moved to Manchester where he was a stable keeper at 197 Lowell Street.  In 1900, Joseph was residing South Beech Street in the 10th Ward of Manchester.
Joseph’s two daughters were Ella Gertrude (called Gertrude), born 22 July 1860 in Nashua, and Grace M, born 10 May 1875 in Manchester.
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 James Otis Lyford, History of the Town of Canterbury, New Hampshire, 1727–1912, 2 volumes (Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1912), II: 46.
 1860 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Ward 6, Nashua, New Hampshire, page 167, dwelling 83, family 100; National Archives microfilm series M653, reel 673.
 1870 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Ward 6, Nashua, New Hampshire, page 435, dwelling 259, family 403; National Archives microfilm series M593, reel 843.
 1880 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Page 290, Enumeration District 135, dwelling 362, family 532; National Archives microfilm series T9, reel 763.
 1900 U.S. Census, Population Schedule, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Page 161, Enumeration District 114, dwelling 639, family 828; National Archives microfilm T623, reel 948.
 Lyford’s History of Canterbury, II: 49.