Mrs. Inez Althea Wicks Brown, Sister of William S. Wicks
Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution
(Stock photo courtesy of www.picsearch.com)
The Wicks genealogy file for this branch of the family is limited. However, Brown family resources are composed of volumes. Wicks sister, Inez Althea Wicks married Howard Nicholson Brown, a Unitarian Minister of King’s Chapel in Boston for 26 years. In the Brown genealogy file I found this information about Inez and her lineage to support her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution society. I have no pictures of Inez or Howard, but the above photo I think captures the mood and setting of the era.
Lineage Book National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 22:
Mrs. Inez Althea Wicks Brown
Born in Newport, New York
Wife of Rev. Howard Nicholson Brown
Descendant of Captain John Allyn, of Connecticut
Daughter of Jacob Wicks & Mary Frances Morse
Granddaughter of Isaac Lucius Morse and Ruth Amelia Allyn, his wife
Great Granddaughter Henry S. Allyn & Asenath Scoville
Great Great Granddaughter John Allyn& Lydia Burnham, his wife
John Allyn 1740-1829 . Served as ensign in the company from Farmingham for the defense of Boston after the evacuation and as adjutant in the New York campaign 1776. He rose to the rank of captain and was at Stillwater and Saratoga. Born in Farmingham, died in Berlin.
Here is the eligibility requirement to become a member of the DAR from their website:
|Eligibility for Membership:|
|Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.|
Today is the Fourth of July, I am listening to the cacophony of Fireworks just outside my door & astounded to find that I have Revolutionary connections. I could join the Daughters of the American Revolution, if I wanted to. I didn’t quite realize the depth of my American roots. Smashing!
Remembering the Wicks Women and how very interesting, thoughtful and progressive they were.
Ruth, Grace & Mother Emma
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