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Dr. Bob (#47882417)
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Butterflyy
RE: Brown Family of Burrillville, RI
I have been trying to find the article, but I can't seem to find it now. Whenever I do come across it I will send it to you.
Added by Butterflyy on Jul 25, 2012 6:42 PM
Butterflyy
RE: Brown Family of Burrillville, RI
Hello,
I live about 45 minutes from Burrillville. I go there occasionally. I don't know a lot about the Brown family.
I found Minerva Brown through an old newspaper article. I was researching the Millerite movement, and I saw a Minnie Brown who had committed suicide after the "Great Disappointment" of October 22, 1844. So many people thought Jesus would come back at that day, because of the preachings of William Miller. After the day came and went without any supernatural events, there were some who tried suicide.

I was raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which grew out of that movement. I was surprised to find out about some of the darker things that went on during that Millerite movement of the 1840s.

I may be able to visit that cemetery sometime this year and take some photos. I am not sure when I'll be able to do it.
Added by Butterflyy on Jul 23, 2012 6:37 PM
 

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