This morning in Vancouver at the Charles Brown House we were thrilled to have a few of Charles Brown’s descendants visit us and share old stories and photographs.
Here is another picture of Harriet taken when she was a young woman and donated to us by relatives of the Brown Family. Harriet May Brown was born May 22, 1875 in Vancouver, Washington to Charles and Rebecca Slocum Brown. […]
Jessica Spring, great-great granddaughter of Charles Brown, donated a scrapbook to us on April 20th, once belonging to her forefather. She, her husband and son briefly stopped by the house while passing through town. The scrapbook mostly consists of poetry […]
Charles S. Wilson was born January 7, 1913 in Raymond, Washington to Charles E. and Frances Brown Wilson. His father died when he was three years old, leaving his mother to raise young Charles alone. Unfortunately, this did not last […]
Liza Wilson, daughter in law of Charles Wilson, sent us a thank you card for a donation we made to the Clark County Genealogical Society on behalf of her mother in law Marjorie who passed away last month. Charles Wilson […]
Letter written to Charles Brown regarding his father Samuel’s life assurance. The letter is dated October 29, 1897. Click on the image to enlarge.
Throughout my research, pictures of Frances and Rebecca Brown have been quite elusive. Nonetheless, it is very exciting to find one of them together. Frances is on the left. The relatives who gave me this photo don’t know where or […]
Samuel W. Brown was born in 1819 in Meade County, Kentucky, the tenth child of Samuel Brown and Henrietta Hobbs. His father died when he was quite young, leaving his mother to raise eleven children. After the death of
Photograph of Charles, Rebecca and Floy Brown in front of their house. The back of the photo reads “Mama, papa, and Floy at home last summer”, most likely written by Harriet or Frances, Charles and Rebecca’s other two daughters. The […]
121 years ago today, on October 30, 1885, Charles Brown signed his last Will and Testament. This was before Washington was admitted as a state and was still considered a territory. I found a copy of his Will below at […]