John Brown

1776–21 June 1856 (Age 80)
Mickleton, East Greenwich Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Brown was born in 1776, in Mickleton, East Greenwich Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, his father, David Brown, was 42 and his mother, Susannah Paul, was 41. He married Sarah Hamilton on 13 February 1797, in Gloucester, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 21 June 1856, in Greenwich Township, Gloucester, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 80.

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John Brown
Margaret Hulings
Marriage: 27 July 1798
Hepsibah Brown
Priscilla Harrison Brown
Margaret W Brown
Ann Mickle Brown
John Paul Brown
Mary Hulings Brown
Jesse S Brown
Sarah Hulings Brown

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  • Marriage
    27 July 1798Gloucester, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 2
    Delaware people signed the first Indian treaty with the newly formed United States Government on September 17, 1778.
    Age 22
    Feb 21, 1798

    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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    Sources (19)

    • John Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Brown, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
    • John Brown, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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