Ancestor Research for Weaver Family Branches
Ichabod Brownell of Winooski Falls, Colchester, Vermont

Ichabod Brownell, a son of Aaron Brownell and Alice Southworth Brownell, was born on August 30, 1750, in Little Compton, Rhode Island. [Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, comp., Little Compton Families (Little Compton, R. I.: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967; with corrections and additions, 1974; soft cover edition, 1985), 96-97.] Sometime after Aaron's death in 1754, Ichabod, along with his mother and siblings, moved to Canaan, Connecticut. Ichabod married Elizabeth Stanley, a daughter of Nathaniel Stanley and Sarah Baldwin Stanley. [Lincoln C. Brownell, Notes on the Brownell Family in Vermont (Privately Printed, 1988), 3, 5.] Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages contains an entry for the September 1773 marriage of an "Ichabod Brownal" to a "[first name unknown] Stanby" (presumably Ichabod Brownell and Elizabeth Stanley). The entry is based upon Congregational Church records for Canaan, Litchfield County. [Frederic W. Bailey, ed., Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800 (New Haven, Conn.: Bureau of American Ancestry for Family Researches, 1896-1906; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1968), Seventh Book, 72.] Ichabod and Elizabeth Brownell had four daughters (Ama, Betsy, Lucy, and Cynthia). [Brownell, Notes, 6-7.]
About 1792, Ichabod and Elizabeth moved their family to Colchester, Vermont, and settled at Winooski Falls. Ichabod established the "Stone Tavern" there. He also worked in the blacksmith trade. In Colchester's Town Book No. 1 (pages 235 through 242), Ichabod's name is mentioned as an 1807 Grand List owner of a five-dollar watch. [Brownell, Notes, 5-6.] Ichabod died on January 04, 1814. He was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington. [State of Vermont, General Index to Vital Records, as filmed by the Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Office of the Secretary of State, Montpelier, Vermont.]

Brownell Family of New England

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