|Very few records are available
for the Brownell family, but it would appear that the cemetery called Brownell
was a family burial ground. David and two of his children are buried
Probate record #56 located at the
courthouse discloses members of his family who were living at the time of
death on February 11, 1859:
his wife. During the request for probate, she relinquishes her right to
administer the said estate of
personal property, value
$1600.00, and real estate, value
$3000.00, and prays that Ezekiel
Pearce may be
appointed Administrator of the estate on the 17th day of
February 1859. Other documents, dated
1861, indicate that
Maria Ann Brownell is Mrs. Burr and
is a resident of Kendall County, IL.
Humphrey K. Brownell of California;
in 1861 a resident of Kendall Co., IL.
Sarah A. (Brownell) Pearce, wife
of Ezekiel Pearce.
Daniel Brownell, aged about eleven
Alexander Brownell, aged nine years
David Brownell purchases from David
Delts by Warranty deed on 06 Nov 1855 for $900.00 SW NW 40 acres
Section 4 T 37N R3E and part of NW Sec 26 T 38N R3E Bk. 18 pg
David Brownell purchases from Samuel
and May Oatly by Warranty deed on 21 Nov 1856 for $700.00 part of
NW SW 40 acres Section 4 T 37N
Bk. 19 pg 321.
David Brownell sells to Chas. Stevens
by Warranty deed 30 Oct 1855 for $2500.00 Lots 5 and 12 Section 16 SE
SE and part NE SE Section 17 T 38N R3E. Bk. 17 pg 619.
Humphrey K. Brownell sells to Maria
A. Burr by Warranty deed 07 Oct 1861 for $50.00 NE SE¼ Section 5 T37N
R3E; SW NW Section 4 T37N R3E; pt NW¼ Sec. 26 138N R3E and NW SW Section
Bk. 29 pg 11.