Martha Brownlee

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Brownlee was born on 1 November 1801, in Buffalo, Hopewell Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Hamilton Brownlee, was 49 and her mother, Martha Shearer, was 32. She married James Brownlee on 11 January 1824. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Franklin Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 January 1884, in Washington, Upper Mifflin Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Brownlee
Martha Brownlee
Marriage: 11 January 1824
Margaret C Brownlee
Martha Jane Brownlee
Elizabeth Brownlee
William Hamilton Brownlee
Mary B Brownlee
Sarah Isabelle Brownlee
Keziah French Brownlee

Sources (6)

  • Martha Brownlee in household of James Brownlee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Brownlee, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Unknown in entry for Mary Brownlee McCoy, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

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1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

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1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Brownlee in Lanarkshire or Ayrshire, both named with Old English brūn ‘brown’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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