Franklin Brown

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

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Franklin Brown
1822–1860
Hannah C. Vantine
1823–1911
Marriage: 17 March 1848
Frank Wilder Brown
1852–1929
Charles C. Brown
1856–1883

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1848Clarence Center, Clarence, Erie, New York, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    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 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (8)

    • Franklin Brown, "New York State Census, 1855"
    • Franklin Brown in entry for Frank W Brown and Belle Harmount Baker, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • Franklin Brown in entry for Frank Wilder Brown, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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