I know that there is some link to the Brown family and would appreciate any help.
: My g grandfather was William Thomas Jones. He
: and his father-in-law, John Simms, owned
: substantial property in Beltsville. I am
: trying to verify John Simms marriage. I
: believe he married Sarah Brown, probably the
: daughter of John W. and Sarah Ann Brown of
: the White House Tavern. They would have
: married sometime between 1827, when John
: landed in Baltimore, and the birth of their
: first child in 1834. I know that John Brown
: sold the original lot to the St. John's
: church, and that John Simms sold the Dr. Fox
: property to Dr. Fox next door and donated
: property to the church as well.
: William Thomas Jones was also brother-in-law
: to Charles E. Coffin of Muirkirk Foundry.
: Any information supporting the marriage of
: John Simms to Sarah Brown would be greatly
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