Mary Ann "Nellie" Brown

21 May 1855–9 September 1929 (Age 74)
Dover Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary Ann "Nellie"

When Mary Ann "Nellie" Brown was born on 21 May 1855, in Dover Township, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, her father, Samuel Pearce Brown, was 26 and her mother, Catherine Alice Wilbert, was 20. She married William Aylett on 30 July 1887, in Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in New Jersey, United States in 1855. She died on 9 September 1929, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in West Jordan City Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Aylett
Mary Ann "Nellie" Brown
Marriage: 30 July 1887
Ella Aylett
Lewis Aylett
Winford B Aylett
Wilford B Aylett

Spouse and Children

30 July 1887
Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States


    Ella Aylett


    Lewis Aylett


    Winford B Aylett


    Wilford B Aylett


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 6

No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Aylett in household of William Aylett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Ann Brown Aylett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Mary Ann Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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