Birth of Son: 1630
Name: John Brown
Birth of Son: 1632
Name: James Brown
Birth of Son: 1634
Name: Jeremiah Brown
Birth of Son: 1635
Name: Judah Brown
Details: Arrived on the ship "Martin: in Boston. A fellow passenger died on the voyage and Chad Brown
witnessed the will soon after his arrival.
Details: Chad and his family were exiled to Providence, Rhode Island, along with
Roger Williams, the founder of Providence because their religious beliefs were too liberal
for the Puritans. He became at once a leader in Providence.
Birth of Son: 1638
Name: Daniel Brown
Details: Chad was one of the twelve original proprietors of the Providence
Purchase and a signer of the Providence Compact.
Note: Was a surveyor and was responsible for the first map of
Providence, Rhode Island
Details: In the capacity of surveyor he was
soon after appointed on a committee to compile a list of the home lots of the first
settlers of the "Town Street" and the meadows allotted to them. His home lot
fronted on the "towne streete" now South Main and Market Square, with the
southern boundary to the southward of College and South Main Streets. The college grounds
of Brown University now comprise a large portion of this lot.
Birth of Son: 1640
Name: Chad Brown
Note: In 1640 he served on a committee with three others in
regard to the disputed boundary between Providence and Pawtuxet.
Note: That same year
he, with Robert Cole, William Harris and John Warner, was the committee of Providence
Colony to report their first written form of government, which was adopted and continued
in-force until 1644, in which year Roger Williams returned from England with the first
charter. Chad Brown was the first of the 39 signers of this agreement.
Details: He was the first settled pastor of the First Baptist Church in
Providence. Roger Williams was the founder of this church.
Note: In 1643 he was on
a committee to make peace between the Warwick settlers and Massachusetts Bay, but their
efforts were unavailing.