Biography of David Brownell, Jr.
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Brownell, David, jr., son of David and Ruth (Sisson) Brownell, was born at Portsmouth, R. I., April 21, 1822. After being educated in the public schools, he worked on his father's farm until 1849, when he took a steamer for California, which trip consumed about six months' time; after a short stay in California he returned to Massachusetts and engaged in farming, which he has since followed. September 24, 1855, Mr. Brownell married Caroline A., daughter of Christopher and Susan (Sanford) Almy. Mrs. Brownell's ancestors were of English descent, and she was born July 13, 1843, in the town of Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass.; they have five children: Deborah Alma, wife of James T. Wilbur; Carrie Anna, wife of John F. Little, David, George and Edith.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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