1810 – He was born in Connecticut.
1832 – He graduated at Yale, studied theology in Columbia, S. C.
1834 – He taught for four years in the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.
1838 – He went to Canton and opened, for the Morrison Education Society, the first Protestant School in the Chinese Empire — a school in which were taught Yung Wing and other pupils who afterward came to the United States.
1851-1859 – Dr. Brown returned to the United States and became a pastor and teacher of boys at Owasco Outlet, near Auburn.
– He was one of the founders of the Asiatic Society of Japan and in many ways was one of the most prominent makers of the new Japan.
1880 – He is buried at Monson, Mass., his boyhood’s home.