Charity Brown

1814–Female
Ohio, United States

The Life of Charity

When Charity Brown was born in 1814, in Ohio, United States, her father, Preserve Brown, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Moudy, was 12. She married James J. Reily on 6 February 1834, in Butler, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Richland Township, Fountain, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

James J. Reily
1810–1848
Charity Brown
1814–
Marriage: 6 February 1834
Peter William Riley
1834–1913
Wilson Bailey Riley
1840–1920
Sarah Ann Riley
1845–1938
John A Riley
1847–1913
James J. Riley
1849–1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 February 1834
Butler, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    Male1834–1913Male

    Wilson Bailey Riley

    Male1840–1920Male

    Sarah Ann Riley

    Female1845–1938Female

    John A Riley

    Male1847–1913Male

    James J. Riley

    Male1849–1930Male

Parents and Siblings

    Preserve Brown

    Male1789–1849Male

    Female1802–1871Female

siblings

(9)

    Female1814–Female

    Preserve BROWN

    Male1826–1846Male

    John P Brown

    Male1827–1889Male

    George D BROWN

    Male1829–Male

    Jacob Brown

    Male1834–1919Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1816

Age 2

Indiana is the 19th state.
1826

Age 12

Historical Boundaries 1826: Fountain, Indiana, United States
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 37

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charity Riley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charity Riley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charity Brown, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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