Hannah Brown

31 January 1696–1787 (Age 90)
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Brown was born on 31 January 1696, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Browne, was 25 and her mother, Helena Eleanor Lane, was 21. She married Ebenezer Trowbridge on 9 February 1725, in 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

Spouse and Children

9 February 1725
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


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World Events (2)


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 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)

  • Hannah Brown, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah Brown, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah Brown in entry for Ebenezer Trowbridge, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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