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Surname: SEGUINE, CROCHERON, BROWN
Helen Brown, 104, descended from early Staten Island settlers
August 29, 2000
Helen Seguine Crocheron Brown, 104, of Rockleigh, N.J., a native Staten
Islander descended from French Huguenot settlers, died Sunday in Bergen
County Care Facility, Rockleigh, where she had been residing since 1989.
Born Helen Seguine Crocheron in Oakwood, Mrs. Brown moved to St. George
around 1916, to Emerson Hill in 1932, and to West Brighton in 1951. She
moved to Beachwood, N.J., in 1975 and to Englewood, N.J., in 1976.
She graduated from Staten Island Academy in 1912.
Mrs. Brown was a volunteer at the former Staten Island Hospital, Tompkinsville,
as well as a member of the Staten Island Historical Society, Richmond.
She held offices with the Daughters of the American Revolution and the
Seamen's Church Institute, Manhattan, and was also president of the New
York Diocese Convocation of Women of the Episcopal Church, Manhattan.
Mrs. Brown was a direct descendant of Jean Crocheron, who was given a land
grant in New Springville in 1670, and the Seguine family, which settled
Prince's Bay a few years later. The two families were among the first French
Huguenot settlers in America.
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Englewood, and a former
member of Christ Episcopal Church, New Brighton.
Mrs. Brown's husband, Robert R,, died in 1950.
Surviving are her two daughters, Nancy DuVall and Carol Moskowitz; five
grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Brown's son, Bruce, died last year.
The funeral is today from the Richmond Funeral Home, Grant City, with a
graveside service at 1 p.m. in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp. Deacon Alan
Bowen, of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Paterson, N.J., will officiate.