Eunice Brownell

Brief Life History of Eunice

When Eunice Brownell was born on 7 February 1776, in Great Nine Partners, Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Brownell, was 25 and her mother, Mary Brush, was 21. She married Joseph Irish on 26 December 1800, in Hudson, Columbia, New York, United States. She lived in Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1850. She died on 28 May 1865, in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Irish
1775–1842
Eunice Brownell
1776–1865
Marriage: 26 December 1800

Sources (7)

  • Eunei Irish, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eunice Brownell Irish, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Eunice Irish in entry for Joseph Irish, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) brown hill or corner of land’, from Middle English brun(e), broun(e) + hil ‘hill’ or hale ‘nook, corner’ (Old English brūn + hyll or halh), or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Yorkshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire.

History: Thomas Brownell came from England to Little Compton, RI, c. 1650.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Quaker Marriage of Eunice Brownell & Joseph Irish

New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1963, Volume XCIV pg 28 under the heading: Quaker Marriages in Hudson, New York: "December 26, 1800, Joseph Irish, son of John and Rebecca Irish of Danby …

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