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Obadiah Brown I (1712-1762) Papers

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Title:Obadiah Brown I (1712-1762) Papers
Date range:1719-1776, (bulk 1740-1762)
Creator:Rhode Island Historical Society
Extent:5 linear feet
Abstract:Obadiah Brown I (1712-1762) was born in Providence. His father was Elder James Brown (1666-1716), a pastor on the First Baptist Church; his mother was Mary (Harris) Brown. Upon reaching adulthood, Obadiah joined his older brother James Brown II (1698-1739) in the mercantile trade, which included traffic in cocoa, rum, molasses and slaves.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Rhode Island Historical Society
Collection number:MSS 315