ID # 1575, (1790-1846)
|Birth||Mary Brown was born on 1 August 1790.|
|Marriage||She married Solomon Secord Vrooman, son of Adam Vrooman and Margaret Mattice, on 19 March 1807 at St Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara On The Lake.|
St. Mark's Anglican Church at Niagara on the Lake has records of marriages performed in 1807 by Rob't Addison, Minister of Niagara.
Solomon Vrooman bachelor to Mary Brown spinster 19 March 1807.
|Death||She died on 8 August 1846 at age 56.|
|Burial||She was buried at Field Vrooman Brown Cemetery.|
|Note||See Upper Canada Sundries, microfilm C-4549, indexed as Mary Vrooman, Wainfleet, 1817, Vol 32, pages 15343-15345.|
Further research is needed, but this document is informative. In it, Mary petitions Francis Gore, Lieut.-Governor of Upper Canada for a land grant. It is dated at York, 29 May 1817, and in it, she states that she is of Niagara Township, that she is the daughter of Joseph Brown of Brown's Point in the Township of Niagara, a U.E. Loyalist, and that she is the wife of Solomon Vrooman 'who as well as her father did his duty in defence of the Province during the late war'. She specifies that she wishes to locate her grant in the Township of Wainfleet and petitions particularly for lot 37 on the 6th concession. The petition is signed Mary Vrooman, by her brother-in-law and attorney, Adam Vrooman. No record has been found to confirm that Adam Vrooman Jr was in fact an attorney. Rather, it would appear that he is acting as her agent, a practice that by 1817 was well established.
(By 1817, Adam Vrooman Jr. was established on lot 40 of the 5th concession of Wainfleet. Whether Solomon and Mary Vrooman contemplated moving from Niagara Township to Wainfleet is difficult to say. From the few records examined so far, it appears that they remained in Niagara Township. Adam Jr. moved from Wainfleet in later years and was in Moulton Township in Haldimand County by 1852 and in Caradoc Township in 1854 or 1855, apparently with son John. There are upwards of two decades of Adam Vrooman Jr's travels as yet unresolved. )
In 1928, Dr. W.G. Reive visited Field, Vrooman, Brown Cemetery and quotes Mary's inscription:
Vrooman: Mary Brown wife of Solomon S. 1790-1846.
Children of Mary Brown and Solomon Secord Vrooman
|Last Edited||23 Sep 2018|