Oliver Wolcott Brown

Male20 June 1820–24 April 1904

Brief Life History of Oliver Wolcott

When Oliver Wolcott Brown was born on 20 June 1820, in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Selah A. Brown, was 35 and his mother, Betsey Dunham, was 34. He married Elizabeth Maria Kent on 6 September 1846, in Henry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Henry, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 24 April 1904, in Wethersfield Township, Henry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Oliver Wolcott? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Oliver Wolcott Brown
Elizabeth Maria Kent
Marriage: 6 September 1846
Emily M Brown
Laura P. Brown
about 1854–about 1855
Charles H. Brown
about 1858–about 1860
Clark K Brown
George Oliver Brown
Frank G. Brown
Eben Shelden Brown
about 1860–1905
Milton H. Brown
Cyrus Austin Brown
Mary Olive Brown

Sources (19)

  • Oliver W Brown in entry for George O Brown, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Oliver Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • O. W. Brown in entry for Jas. L. Van Eman and Mary Olive Brown, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1846Henry, Illinois, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Henry, Illinois, United States 1827: Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States 1831: Henry, Illinois, United States


    Age 26

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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.