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Orson Pratt Brown's Paternal Great Grandmother

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Phebe Howe Coray Abbott

Phebe or Phoebe Howe Coray Abbott

Born: 21 February 1763 at Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Died: 9 September 1842 twelve miles from Naples, Pike, Illinois

Compiled by Lucy Brown Archer

Phebe Howe Coray was born the eleventh and last child of John Howe of Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut and Mary Molly Stephens Howe of Stonington, New London, Connecticutt. Phebe was born in the Lackawanna area of Pennsylvania on February 21 1763.

"Since there is only one Howe family shown in the 1790 Pennsylvania state census, her father probably was the Mr. Howe who purchased the mill from James Abbott. Family tradition states that Phebe was one of those captured by the Indians during a battle, but because of her beauty, she was not killed and she was later ransomed."---"Mary Luella Abbott Leavitt 1865-1955" by Bruce McIntire, page 19.

John Coray and Phebe Howe Coray, met and later entered into the conjugal relation around 1786 in Hornelsville, Steuben, Pennsylvania, later they resided in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. They had four sons.

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Children of Phebe Howe Coray and John Coray

Silas Coray, born March 18, 1788, Providence, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; md, Mary Stephens in 1808, they had ten children.
Ira Coray, born June 3 [or 5], 1791, Providence, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; md. Maria Atherton in 1814.
David Coray, born January 15, 1794, Providence, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; md. Rebecca Atherton on May 22, 1817.
John Coray Jr., born June 3 [or 5], 1796, Providence, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; md. Cynthia Webb around 1823.

John Coray Sr. was accidentally shot by one of his neighbors around 1797.

Phebe Howe Coray, after the death of her husband, John Coray, married a man by the name of James Abbott on January 17, 1798 at Kingston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, then the couple moved to Allegany County, New York near Arkport. They had five children, but later divorced after 1813. [when she (Phebe) died they put a monument to her next to her husband James Abbott in the cemetery at Arkport, New York. I have been there and seen it.  Why would they do that if they were indeed divorced? asks Carol Reid on May 11, 2008]

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Children of Phebe Howe Coray Abbott and James Abbott

James Abbott Jr., b. 28 Jan 1799; md. Mary Jones 13 Nov 1825; d. 1 Sep 1846 in Pike, Illinois.
Edmond Austen Abbott, b. 19 Aug 1801 in Scranton, PA; md. Nancy Gregory; d. 1 Jan 1826.
Stephen Joseph Abbott, b. 16 Aug 1804; md. Abigail Smith 11 Dec 1825; d. 19 Oct 1843.
Eleagon or Eleazer Abbott, b. 5 Se[ 1806; md. (1)Elizabeth Gregory (2) Sarah Cook; d. 30 Mar 1887 at Little Turkey, Chicksaw, Iowa.
Abiel Abbott, b. 27 July 1813 in Hornelsville, New York; d. 6 Dec 1854.

In 1838 Phebe Howe Coray Abbott went to Illinois with her son James Abbott Jr. and family and settled near her son Stephen Joseph Abbott and his family. Again Phebe was surrounded by her family and friends. In 1939 Stephen and his wife Abigail came in contact with the Mormon people, who on being driven out of Missouri were settling in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Phebe died in Naples, Pike County, Illinois on September 9, 1842 at the age of 79.

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Sources:

PAF - Archer files = Orson Pratt Brown < Captain James Brown + (7) Phebe Abbott < Abigail Smith + Stephen Joseph Abbott < James Abbott + Phebe Howe Coray.

Additions, bold, [bracketed], some photos, etc., added by Lucy Brown Archer

A Church dissenter's story is written by Silas Coray's son (possibly William Coray) titled "Fifteen Years among the Mormons" can be found at http://delta.ulib.org/cgi-bin/display?call=4215.16450&format=3&search=

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ORSON PRATT BROWN 1863-1946

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ORSON'S JOURNALS AND BIOGRAPHIES

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ORSON PRATT BROWN'S PARENTS
- Captain James Brown 1801-1863

...... Wives and 29 / 43 Children Photo Chart
...... Captain James Brown's Letters & Journal
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...... Mormon Battalion 1846-1847
...... Brown's Fort ~ then Brownsville, Utah
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- Phebe Abbott Brown Fife 1831-1915

- Colonel William Nicol Fife - Stepfather 1831-1915


ORSON'S GRANDPARENTS

- James Brown of Rowan County, N.C. 1757-1823

- Mary Williams of Rowan County, N.C. 1760-1832

- Stephen Joseph Abbott of, PA 1804-1843

- Abigail Smith of Williamson, N.Y. 1806-1889

- John Fife of Tulliallan, Scotland 1807-1874

- Mary Meek Nicol, Carseridge, Scotland 1809-1850 


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S 5 WIVES

- Martha "Mattie" Diana Romney Brown 1870-1943

- Jane "Jennie" Bodily Galbraith Brown 1879-1944

- Elizabeth Graham MacDonald Webb Brown 1874-1904

- Eliza Skousen Brown Abbott Burk 1882-1958

- Angela Maria Gavaldón Brown 1919-1967


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S 35 CHILDREN

- (Martha) Carrie Brown (child) 1888-1890

- (Martha) Orson Pratt Brown, Jr. (child) 1890-1892

- (Martha) Ray Romney Brown 1892-1945

- (Martha) Clyde Romney Brown 1893-1948

- (Martha) Miles Romney Brown 1897-1974

- (Martha) Dewey B. Brown 1898-1954

- (Martha) Vera Brown Foster Liddell Ray 1901-1975

- (Martha) Anthony Morelos Brown 1904-1970

- (Martha) Phoebe Brown Chido Gardiner 1906-1973

- (Martha) Orson Juarez Brown 1908-1981

- (Jane) Ronald Galbraith Brown 1898-1969

- (Jane) Grant "Duke" Galbraith Brown 1899-1992

- (Jane) Martha Elizabeth Brown Leach Moore 1901-1972

- (Jane) Pratt Orson Galbraith Brown 1905-1960

- (Jane) William Galbraith Brown (child) 1905-1912

- (Jane) Thomas Patrick Porfirio Diaz Brown 1907-1978

- (Jane) Emma Jean Galbraith Brown Hamilton 1909-1980

- (Elizabeth) (New born female) Webb 1893-1893


- (Elizabeth) Elizabeth Webb Brown Jones 1895-1982

- (Elizabeth) Marguerite Webb Brown Shill 1897-1991

- (Elizabeth) Donald MacDonald Brown 1902-1971

- (Elizabeth) James Duncan Brown 1904-1943

- (Eliza) Gwen Skousen Brown Erickson Klein 1903-1991


- (Eliza) Anna Skousen Brown Petrie Encke 1905-2001

- (Eliza) Otis Pratt Skousen Brown 1907-1987

- (Eliza) Orson Erastus Skousen Brown (infant) 1909-1910

- (Eliza) Francisco Madera Skousen Brown 1911-1912

- (Eliza) Elizabeth Skousen Brown Howell 1914-1999

- (Angela) Silvestre Gustavo Brown 1919-


- (Angela) Bertha Erma Elizabeth Brown 1922-1979

- (Angela) Pauly Gabaldón Brown 1924-1998

- (Angela) Aaron Aron Saul Brown 1925

- (Angela) Mary Angela Brown Hayden Green 1927

- (Angela) Heber Jedediah Brown (infant) 1936-1936

- (Angela) Martha Gabaldón Brown Gardner 1940


ORSON'S SIBLINGS from MOTHER PHEBE

- Stephen Abbott Brown 1851-1853

- Phoebe Adelaide Brown Snyder 1855-1930

- Cynthia Abigail Fife Layton 1867-1943

- (New born female) Fife 1870-1870

- (Toddler female) Fife 1871-1872

ORSON'S 28 SIBLINGS from JAMES BROWN

- (Martha Stephens) John Martin Brown 1824-1888

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(Martha Stephens) Alexander Brown 1826-1910

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(Martha Stephens) Jesse Stowell Brown 1828-1905

- (Martha Stephens) Nancy Brown Davis Sanford 1830-1895


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(Martha Stephens) Daniel Brown 1832-1864

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(Martha Stephens) James Moorhead Brown 1834-1924

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(Martha Stephens) William Brown 1836-1904

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(Martha Stephens) Benjamin Franklin Brown 1838-1863

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(Martha Stephens) Moroni Brown 1838-1916

- (Susan Foutz) Alma Foutz Brown (infant) 1842-1842

- (Esther Jones) August Brown (infant) 1843-1843

- (Esther Jones) Augusta Brown (infant) 1843-1843

- (Esther Jones) Amasa Lyman Brown (infant) 1845-1845

- (Esther Jones) Alice D. Brown Leech 1846-1865

- (Esther Jones) Esther Ellen Brown Dee 1849-1893

- (Sarah Steadwell) James Harvey Brown 1846-1912


- (Mary McRee) George David Black 1841-1913

- (Mary McRee) Mary Eliza Brown Critchlow1847-1903

- (Mary McRee) Margaret Brown 1849-1855

- (Mary McRee) Mary Brown Edwards Leonard 1852-1930

- (Mary McRee) Joseph Smith Brown 1856-1903

- (Mary McRee) Josephine Vilate Brown Newman 1858-1917

- (Phebe Abbott) Stephen Abbott Brown (child) 1851-1853

- (Phebe Abbott) Phoebe Adelaide Brown 1855-1930

- (Cecelia Cornu) Charles David Brown 1856-1926

- (Cecelia Cornu) James Fredrick Brown 1859-1923

- (Lavinia Mitchell) Sarah Brown c. 1857-

- (Lavinia Mitchell) Augustus Hezekiah Brown c. 1859

ORSON'S 17 SIBLINGS from STEPFATHER FIFE

- (Diane Davis) Sarah Jane Fife White 1855-1932

- (Diane Davis) William Wilson Fife 1857-1897

- (Diane Davis) Diana Fife Farr 1859-1904

- (Diane Davis) John Daniel Fife 1863-1944

- (Diane Davis) Walter Thompson Fife 1866-1827

- (Diane Davis) Agnes Ann "Aggie" Fife 1869-1891

- (Diane Davis ) Emma Fife (child) 1871-1874

- (Diane Davis) Robert Nicol Fife (infant) 1873-1874

- (Diane Davis) Barnard Fife (infant) 1881-1881

- (Cynthia Abbott) Mary Lucina Fife Hutchins 1868-1950

- (Cynthia Abbott) Child Fife (infant) 1869-1869

- (Cynthia Abbott) David Nicol Fife 1871-1924

- (Cynthia Abbott) Joseph Stephen Fife (child) 1873-1878

- (Cynthia Abbott) James Abbott Fife (infant) 1877-1878


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S IN-LAWS

- (Diana) Caroline Lambourne 18461979

- (Diana)  Miles Park Romney 1843-1904

- (Jane) Emma Sarah Bodily 1858-1935

- (Jane) William Wilkie Galbraith 1838-1898

- (Elizabeth) Alexander F. Macdonald 1825-1903

- (Elizabeth) Elizabeth Atkinson 1841-1922

- (Eliza) Anne Kirstine Hansen 1845-1916

- (Eliza) James Niels Skousen 1828-1912

- (Angela) Maria Durán de Holguin 1876-1955

- (Angela) José Tomás Gabaldón 1874-1915


INDEX OF MORMON COLONIES IN MEXICO

INDEX OF MORMON MEXICAN MISSION

INDEX TO POLYGAMY IN UTAH, ARIZONA, MEXICO

INDEX TO MEX. REVOLUTION & THE MORMON EXODUS

INDEX OF SURNAMES

MAPS OF THE MEXICAN COLONIES


BROWN FAMILY MAYFLOWER CONNECTION 1620

BROWN's in AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1783

BROWN's in AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

BROWN's in WARS AFTER 1865

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