Robert Browning I

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Browning I was born about 1783, in Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thompson Browning, was 21 and his mother, Mary Littlefield, was 20. He married Mary Goodwin about 1808, in Union, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in December 1834, in his hometown, at the age of 52.

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Robert Browning I
Mary Goodwin
Marriage: about 1808
Nancy Palmer Browning
about 1814–1881
John Thompson Browning
Lucy R Browning
Sampson Browning
Levi Browning

Sources (5)

  • 1830 United States Federal Census
  • Conveyance books, 1778-1921; general index, 1785-1913
  • 1820 United States Federal Census

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.

1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.

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 (southern): from the Middle English personal name Brouning (Old English Brūning), a derivative of the byname Brūn (see Brown ).

History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Browning was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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