Mary Virginia Brown

13 August 1846–18 December 1927 (Age 81)
Crawfordsville, Montgomery, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Virginia

When Mary Virginia Brown was born on 13 August 1846, in Crawfordsville, 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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Family Time Line

Marion Wright Wiley
Mary Virginia Brown
Marriage: 22 September 1869
Mary Martha Wiley
Caroline Olive Wiley

Spouse and Children

22 September 1869
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States


    Mary Martha Wiley


    Caroline Olive Wiley


Parents and Siblings



    Theodore Darwin Brown


    Caroline VanCleve Brown


    George Reeder Brown


    William John Brown


    Walter Scott Brown


+3 More Children

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 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)

  • Mary V Wiley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Wiley in household of Marion W Wiley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Brown in household of R T Brown, "United States Census, 1860"

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