Abraham Tobias Ribelin Brown

13 November 1836–2 September 1886 (Age 49)
Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Abraham Tobias Ribelin

When Abraham Tobias Ribelin Brown was born on 13 November 1836, his father, Tobias Brown, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Ribelin Smith, was 42. He married Isabella Frances Forsythe on 20 November 1862, in Edina, Knox, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Shawswick, Lawrence, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 2 September 1886, in San Saba, Texas, United States, at the age of 49.

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Abraham Tobias Ribelin Brown
Isabella Frances Forsythe
Marriage: 20 November 1862
Jesse Albine Brown
Laura Ella Brown
Sophia Ann Brown
Charles Alva Brown
Lillie Allie May Brown
Frank Madison Brown
Minny B. Brown
Grace Brown

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20 November 1862
Edina, Knox, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 5

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 8

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 14

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

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)

  • Abraham Brown in household of Daniel S Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abraham T R Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • A T R Brown in entry for Grace Davenport, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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