John Brown

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

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

27 July 1798
Gloucester, New Jersey, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Susannah Paul




    Paul Brown


    Jesse Brown


    David Brown



    John Brown


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 0

New Jersey is the 3rd state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • John Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Brown, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • John Brown, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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