Alvina Brown

#3349, b. circa 1811
Father*Benonia Brown
     Alvina Brown was born circa 1811 New York. She was the daughter of Benonia Brown. Alvina Brown married Calvin Reed.
     ( Almira.) Her married name was Reed (Brown). ( Alvina Brown.) ( Alvira/Elvira.)

Craig Hudson has her last name as Brower. However, the Reed history, and the history of Jones County, Iowa, has family name as Brown, with her father may be Benonia Brown.

Village of Fairview
"John G. Joslin, Benonia Brown and others, with their families, came in the months following the arrival of Russell, and, in 1839, there were along the timber border of the prairie eighteen log dwellings, all, except one or two over the line in Linn county, being in Fairview Township."

Buffalo Forks Settlement
"Mr. Edmund Booth writes: I give here a list of the early settlers of the township; most of the list was obtained from John G. Joslin, ten years ago: Clement Russell and family arrived in July, 1837; John G. Joslin and family, in August, 1837; Ambrose Parsons and family, in May 1838; James Parsons, with his son Silas, in April, 1838; John Leonard and wife arrived in the autumn of 1838; Calvin C. Reed, in 1838; Gideon H. Peet, in the spring of 1839; Henry Van Buskirk, in the spring of 1839; Samuel Kelly, in 1838; Edmund Booth, in August 1839; Henry Booth, in May, 1840; Col. David Wood, in June 1840."1,2

Children of Alvina and Calvin

Last Edited=24 Feb 2014


  1. [S196] Craig Hudson. History of Ed and Molly Palmer, August 1992, This monograph was written by Craig, notations added by Lois and by Ruth, and by Louise Godfrey Root. It is now (2014) with Elianne Hudson, for editing and publishing.
  2. [S198] Jones County, Iowa, History, online Hereinafter cited as Jones Co. IA History.