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Moses Brown

merchant , philanthropist

Moses Brown, American merchant, philanthropist.

Background

Brown, Moses was born on October 2, 1742 in Newbury, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph and Abigail (Pearson) Brown.

Education

Apprenticed to chaise-maker, Massachusetts.

Career

1 daughter, Mistress William B. Bannister. Became carriage manufacturer in Massachusetts, then merchant in sugar and molasses trade with West Indies. Increased his investments, became owner several warehouses, distilleries and wharves, Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Made contributions to Andover Theological Seminary including $10,000 to Association Foundation (1808), $1,000 for library, $25,000 to establish professorship ecclesiastical history (1819). Willed $6,000 (to be kept at interest until reaching $15,000) to people of Newburyport for construction and support of grammar sch.

Connections

Married Mary Hall, 1772. Married second, Mary White, 1886.

father:
Joseph Brown

mother:
Abigail (Pearson) Brown

spouses:
Mary Hall

Mary White