Matilda Brown

28 July 1802–13 June 1877 (Age 74)
Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Brown was born on 28 July 1802, in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Sylvanus Brown Jr., was 25 and her mother, Sarah Spaulding, was 19. She married Charles Nicholas Brott on 4 March 1835, in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Nunda Township, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 13 June 1877, in Johnson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74.

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Charles Nicholas Brott
Matilda Brown
Marriage: 4 March 1835
Charles Brott
Sylvenus Howard Brott
Lucy Matilda Brott
Simon DeLorraine Brott

Spouse and Children

4 March 1835
Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 16

Illinois is the 21st state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 23

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Matilda Broat in household of Charles Broat, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Brott in household of Alpheous Ingolls, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Brott in household of Peter Francisco, "United States Census, 1870"

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