Hannah Brown

Female31 January 1696–1787

Brief Life History of Hannah

When Hannah Brown was born on 31 January 1696, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Browne, was 25 and her mother, Eleanor Lane, was 21. She married Ebenezer Trowbridge on 9 February 1725, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died in 1787, in West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 91.

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Ebenezer Trowbridge
Hannah Brown
Marriage: 9 February 1725
Hannah Trowbridge
Ebenezer Trowbridge
Sarah Trowbridge
Mary Trowbridge

Sources (6)

  • Hannah Brown, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Hannah Brown, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah Brown, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1725New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (3)


    Age 5

    The city served as co-capital of Connecticut from 1701 until 1873


    Age 80

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 85

    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

    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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