Bethiah Brown

Brief Life History of Bethiah

When Bethiah Brown was christened on 13 November 1715, in Aspinock, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Nathaniel Brown, was 27 and her mother, Deborah Bryant, was 20. She married Samuel Hall on 23 December 1732, in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died in May 1779, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Hall
1709–1792
Bethiah Brown
1715–1779
Marriage: 23 December 1732
Samuel Hall
1737–1761
Naham Hall
1739–
Bethiah Hall
1741–
David Hall
1744–
Patience Hall
1746–1832
Sarah Hall
1748–1827
John Hall
1750–
Jonathan Hall
1752–
Daniel Hall
1754–
Mary Hall
1755–

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  • Bethiah Brown, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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1726

Windham County was created from Hartford and New London counties on May 12, 1726

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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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