Name

Joseph Brown

Career

Business/Commerce

Occupation

Manufacturing

Region

NA/New England region

Era

Maritime Republic (1751-1815)

Born

1730

Text

Second of four sons of James Brown (1700-1739) and the only one not to have a sea apprenticeship; early promoter of the family's involvement in iron manufacturing. Briefly engaged in slavetrading in 1760s, but later opposed his brother John's continued involvement into the 1790s.

Related People

Brown, Obadiah

Related Vessels

Wheel of Fortune,

Related Source

Browns of Providence Plantations: Colonial Years (1952)

External Links

Website depicting the slaving voyage of the Providence-based brigantine __Sally__ in 1764-65. Voyage undrewritten by the Brown Brothers -- Nicholas, Joseph, John and Moses.

Related Documents

Early Rhode Island Timeline
Slaving Powerpoint Presentation
Record ID: 774