Mary Jane Browning

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Browning was born on 22 February 1844, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, her father, George Willis Browning, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Landis, was 22. She married William David Moore on 21 November 1864, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in District 1, Spencer, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Summer's Magisterial District, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 1 December 1901, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Bremen, Logan, Kentucky, United States.

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William David Moore
Mary Jane Browning
Marriage: 21 November 1864
Corinna Jane Moore
Ludema Moore
C Jane Moore
Roemma Moore
Leander David Moore
Mary Francis Moore
Thee Ora Moore
Samuel Blanton Moore

Sources (9)

  • Mary J Browning in household of E Browning, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Jane Browning, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Mary Jane Browning Moore, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Brouning (Old English Brūning), a derivative of the byname Brūn (see Brown ).

History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Browning was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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