Franklin Brown

31 August 1822–4 May 1860 (Age 37)
Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Franklin

When Franklin Brown was born on 31 August 1822, in Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, William Brown, was 41 and his mother, Jane Straughan, was 35. He married Jane Gates about 1843, in Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 4 May 1860, in Clarence, Erie, New York, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Clarence Center, Clarence, Erie, New York, United States.

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Franklin Brown
Hannah C. Vantine
Marriage: 17 March 1848
Frank Wilder Brown
Charles C. Brown

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17 March 1848
Clarence Center, Clarence, Erie, New York, United States


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World Events (4)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

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.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 14

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Franklin Brown, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Franklin Brown in entry for Frank W Brown and Belle Harmount Baker, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Erie, New York, Surrogates Court, Estate File 2609, Franklin Brown

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