Sylvanus Brown Jr.

Brief Life History of Sylvanus

When Sylvanus Brown Jr. was born on 13 August 1776, in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Sylvanus Brown Sr., was 27 and his mother, Keziah Cushman, was 22. He married Sarah Spaulding on 23 October 1800, in Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1840 and Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 18 January 1866, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Jefferson, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvanus Brown Jr.
Harriett Shrigley Fuller
Marriage: after 1830
Murray A Brown
Horace Brown
Harriet S Brown
Caroline Brown
Harrison Brown
Elbridge B Brown
Milton Sylvanus Brown

Sources (31)

  • Sylvanus Brown, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Sylvanus Brown, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Sylvanus Brown, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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