John Brown (Rhode Island)

John Brown (Rhode Island)

John Brown I (January 27, 1736 – September 20, 1803) was an American merchant, slave trader, and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island. In 1764, John Brown joined his brothers Nicholas Brown and Moses Brown as well as William Ellery, the Baptist Reverend James Manning, the Baptist Reverend Isaac Backus, the Congregationalist Reverend and later Yale College president Ezra Stiles, former Chief Justice of the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Stephen Hopkins and several others as an original fellow or trustee for the chartering of the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the original name for Brown University).

Read more about John Brown (Rhode Island):  Early Life, American Revolution, Political Activity, Controversy, Family Ties

Other articles related to "john":

John Brown (Rhode Island) - Family Ties
... JohnBrown was a descendant of Chad Brown,a co-founder of Providence and early Baptist minister at the First Baptist Church in America following Roger Williams ... His wife was Sarah Smith)Brown 17381825) ... JohnBrown'sfather was James Brown II 16981739)of Providence,and his grandfather was Elder James Brown 16661716) a pastor at the First Baptist Church his ...

Famous quotes containing the words brown and/or john:

    Out of the bosom of the Air,
    Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
    Over the woodlands brown and bare,
    Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
    Silent, and soft, and slow
    Descends the snow.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1809–1882)

    I’ve been things and seen places.
    Harvey Thew, screenwriter, John Bright, screenwriter, and Lowell Sherman. Lady Lou (Mae West)