Mary Virginia Brown

Female13 August 1846–18 December 1927

Brief Life History of Mary Virginia

When Mary Virginia Brown was born on 13 August 1846, in Crawfordsville, Union Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, her father, Rev. Ryland Thomas Brown M.D., was 38 and her mother, Mary VanCleve Reeder, was 35. She married Marion Wright Wiley on 22 September 1869, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Brown Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 18 December 1927, in Waveland, Brown Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Waveland, Brown Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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Fountain North Johnson
Mary Virginia Brown
Marriage: 16 November 1881
Dr. Thomas B. Johnson
Theodore North Johnson

Sources (9)

  • Mary V Wiley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Virginia Brown Wiley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mate V. Brown in entry for Marion W. Wiley, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 November 1881
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 22

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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