Guide to the Benjamin Brown Account Book, 1825-1828
Collection number: MS 119
(1 oversize item)
About Benjamin Brown (5 Jan 1802-12 Sept 1839)
Wholesale and retail merchant of Epping, N.H., who also worked as a lawyer, surveyor,
and captain of the militia. Benjamin Brown was the son of Ezekiel Brown and Mary
(Lawrence) Brown. (She later married Thomas Burley of Epping.) Benjamin married Lydia N. Chase (Dec 29 1806-?), a daughter of Rebecca Prescott and Col. Eliphalet Chase, on June 9, 1823. They had at least five children.
About the Benjamin Brown Account Book (1825-1828)
Manuscript account book of Benjamin Brown of Epping, N.H. The ledger documents
Brown’s sales of general goods (coffee, meats, spirits, grains, hardware), accounts
for surveying and legal fees, and money he received by renting various personal
belongings (chaise, wagon, horses, sleigh), and boarding guests.
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Benjamin Brown Account Book, 1825-1828, MS 119, Milne Special Collections and
Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Carman Valentino, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 14, 1995