Sarah Brown

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Brown was born on 4 December 1782, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, John Preston Brown, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Harden Levering, was 31. She married Jesse Hill in 1800. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1782. She died on 28 February 1847, in Ellicott City, Howard, Maryland, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Levering
Sarah Brown
Marriage: 20 January 1803
Eliza Brown Levering
Edward Jesse Levering
George Washington Levering
Margaretta Sarah Levering
Olivia H. Perry Levering
Andrew Jackson Levering
Ann Maria Moore Levering
Alexander Theodore Levering
Charles Francis Marion Levering
Sarah Rebecca Levering
Howard Corbin Amos Levering

Sources (5)

  • Sarah Brown, "Maryland, Marriages, 1666-1970"
  • Sarah Brown Levering, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Brown, "Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995"

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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