Chauncey Sperry Brown

7 May 1813–14 January 1864 (Age 50)
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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
Nancy M. Dayton
Marriage: 17 September 1840
Lucy Janette Brown
Amelia Dayton Brown
Nancy Emma Brown

Spouse and Children

17 September 1840
Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Lucy Janette Brown


    Amelia Dayton Brown


    Nancy Emma Brown


Parents and Siblings

    Ebenezer Brown





World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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

Age 7

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

Age 17

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 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Channey L Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Chauncey S Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Chauncey L. Brown in entry for Amelia Dayton Brown, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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