Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Joseph Brown, Marblehead, MA - 1834


Joseph Brown
1750 - 1834
MARBLEHEAD'S "BLACK JOE"
A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER
& RESPECTED CITIZEN

Old Burial Hill, Marblehead, Massachusetts

"Black Joe" was a well-known tavern keeper in Marblehead.  An article about his life appears in Marblehead Magazine.  Another brief article appeared in the Marblehead Reporter on January 9, 2008.  Lastly you can find a recipe for Joe Froggers in Yankee Magazine's The Yankee Cookbook.

4 comments:

  1. Marian, I am unfamiliar with the term, "black Joe." Would you tell me what it meant? This man as obviously beloved and that doesn't look like the original marker. Thank you.

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  2. Rondina, "Black Joe" was his nickname. I have added links to two articles about him and a recipe to the original post. Hope those answer any outstanding questions.

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  3. As for the age of the gravestone, the first article says this,

    "After World War II, a group of citizen's privately erected the present gravestone to honor Black Joe's memory, and in 1973, Town Meeting named the wooded area on the far side of Black Joe's pond, the Joseph Brown Conservation Area."

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  4. http://www.marbleheadmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/MSSPAR-Vol-2.pdf (pg26)

    Brown Joseph Brown, Joseph, Marblehead. Private, Capt. Francis Felton's (Marblehead) co.;
    enlisted Jan. 8, 1776; service to Aug. 31, 1776, 7 mos. 24 days.
    Volume 2 Marblehead
    page 666

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