Martha Brownlee

1 November 1801–23 January 1884 (Age 82)
Buffalo, Hopewell Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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 31. 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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Brownlee
1790–1872
Martha Brownlee
1801–1884
Marriage: 11 January 1824
Margaret Brownlee
1826–1896
Martha Jane Brownlee
1828–1855
Elizabeth Brownlee
1830–1901
William Hamilton Brownlee
1834–1857
Brownlee
1836–1836
Mary B Brownlee
1840–1909
Sarah Isabelle Brownlee
1842–1895
Keziah French Brownlee
1846–1861

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 January 1824
children

(8)

    Margaret Brownlee

    Female1826–1896Female

    Martha Jane Brownlee

    Female1828–1855Female

    Elizabeth Brownlee

    Female1830–1901Female

    Male1834–1857Male

    Male1836–1836Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 11

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

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

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Brownlee in household of James Brownlee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Brownlee in household of James Brownlee, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Brownlee, "Find A Grave Index"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.