Sylvanus Brown Jr.

13 August 1776–18 January 1866 (Age 89)
Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Sylvanus

When Sylvanus Brown Jr. was born on 13 August 1776, in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Sylvanus Brown, 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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Sylvanus Brown Jr.
Harriett Shrigley Fuller
Marriage: from 1830 to 1832
Murray A Brown
Horace Brown
Harriet S Brown
Caroline Brown
Harrison Brown
Sylvanus Brown
Elbridge B Brown
Milton Sylvanus Brown

Spouse and Children

from 1830 to 1832


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World Events (8)

1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 1

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

Age 5

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.

Age 24

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvanus Brown, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Sylvan Brown, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Sylvanus Brown, "United States Census, 1820" Taken 7 Aug 1820

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