Margaret Browning

Female10 September 1833–22 March 1897

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Browning was born on 10 September 1833, in Saint Clairsville, Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, William Murphy Browning, was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Johnston, was 22. She married John Wesley Smith on 1 April 1851, in Harrisville, Harrison, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Massie Township, Warren, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Village Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died on 22 March 1897, in Selma, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Iowaville Cemetery, Selma, Van Buren, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Thomas Baldwin
Margaret Browning
Marriage: 5 March 1856
William E Baldwin
George A Baldwin
Franklin M Baldwin
Mary Elizabeth Baldwin
Albert Justin Baldwin
Samuel Baldwin
Justin Otto Baldwin
Nellie C Baldwin
Eva Baldwin

Sources (31)

  • Margaret Baldwin in household of E T Baldwin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Smith, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Margaret Browning Baldwin, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    5 March 1856Henry, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Van Buren, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Van Buren, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Van Buren, Iowa, United States


    Age 17

    Massie Township was created by the Warren County Commissioners on 10 Oct 1850 from parts of Wayne and Washington Townships.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Brouning (Old English Brūning), a derivative of the byname Brūn (see Brown ).

    History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Browning was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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