Anna Brown

Brief Life History of Anna

When Anna Brown was born on 7 January 1729, in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ephraim Brown, was 26 and her mother, Rachel Philbrick, was 24. She married Isaac Eastman on 11 January 1757, in South Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 4 February 1803, in her hometown, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Eastman
1729–1772
Anna Brown
1729–1803
Marriage: 11 January 1757
Jerusha Eastman
1757–1852
Reuben Eastman
1759–1799
Martha Eastman
1760–1841
Rachel Eastman
1762–
Sarah Eastman
1764–1851
Hannah Eastman
1766–1857
Ephraim Eastman
1768–1803
Mary Eastman
1771–1864

Sources (47)

  • Anna Widow Eastman, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
  • Ann Brown, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Anna Widow Eastman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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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