Ezekiel Brown

Male13 July 1720–29 April 1804

Brief Life History of Ezekiel

When Ezekiel Brown was born on 13 July 1720, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Eleazar Brown Jr, was 44 and his mother, Abigail Chandler, was 39. He married Abigail Davis on 14 May 1741, in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 29 April 1804, in Clinton, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Brown
1720–1804
Abigail Davis
1721–1815
Marriage: 14 May 1741
Eunice Brown
1741–1829
Lt. Ezekiel B Brown
1743–1824
Joshua Brown
1746–1749
Hephzibah Brown
1749–1814
Abigail Brown
1753–1832

Sources (17)

  • Ezekiel Brown, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Ezekiel Brown, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Ezekiel Brown, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 May 1741Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1775

    Age 55

    Historical Boundaries: 1775: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States

    1776

    Age 56

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

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 66

    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.

    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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