Abraham Tobias Ribelin Brown

Brief Life History of Abraham Tobias Ribelin

When Abraham Tobias Ribelin Brown was born on 13 November 1836, in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, 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 La Plata, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 4, Brown, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 2 September 1886, in San Saba, Texas, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Richland Springs Cemetery, Richland Springs, San Saba, Texas, United States.

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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

Sources (14)

  • A S R Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abraham T R Brown, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Abraham Tobias Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries 1837: Macon County created from Ralls, Non-county Areas 6, 10, and 19

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

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.

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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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