Fielding A. Browne

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Fielding Archer Browne (c. 1796 – March 2, 1852) was an American politician and diplomat who served as the second mayor of Key West, Florida, 1833–34. During his term as mayor, many Bahamians immigrated to Key West.

He was originally from Virginia,[1] and served in the 9th Regiment (Sharp's) Virginia Militia during the War of 1812. His brother had immigrated to Mexico and Browne followed, only to be shipwrecked in Key West on Christmas Eve 1830. He chose to stay and became one of the earliest American settlers on the island.[2][3] He served as vice consul for France and Spain. [4] He married Angelina Sophia Folker on September 26, 1837, in Key West.[5]


  1. ^ 1850 United States Federal Census
  2. ^ Cutler, Harry Gardner (1923). History of Florida: Past and Present, Historical and Biographical. Lewis publishing Company. p. 422.
  3. ^ Castellanos García, Gerardo (1935). Motivos de Cayo Hueso (contributión) a la historia de las emigraciones revolucionarias cubanas en Estados Unidos) (in Spanish). Ucar, Garcia y cia. p. 55.
  4. ^ American Biographical Library. p. 48. Retrieved 21 June 2018. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ Florida, Marriage Indexes, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001

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