Chauncey Sperry Brown

Brief Life History of Chauncey Sperry

When Chauncey Sperry Brown was born on 7 May 1813, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebenezer Brown, was 32 and his mother, Abigail Sperry, was 21. He married Nancy M. Dayton on 17 September 1840, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He died on 14 January 1864, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Chauncey Sperry Brown
1813–1864
Nancy M. Dayton
1814–1855
Marriage: 17 September 1840
Lucy Janette Brown
1841–1899
Amelia Dayton Brown
1845–1933
Nancy Emma Brown
1855–1932

Sources (21)

  • Chany S Brown, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Chauncey S. Brown, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Chauncy Brown, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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.

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