Mary Ann "Nellie" Brown

Brief Life History of Mary Ann "Nellie"

When Mary Ann "Nellie" Brown was born on 21 May 1855, in Toms River 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, 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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William Aylett
Mary Ann "Nellie" Brown
Marriage: 30 July 1887
Ella Aylett
Lewis Aylett
Winford B Aylett
Wilford B Aylett

Sources (10)

  • Mary Aylett in household of William Aylett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Brown, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"
  • Mary Ann Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1858: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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 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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Mary Ann "Nellie" Brown

Kate, or Catherine Alice Wilbert, was born on November 14, 1834, in New Jersey. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in December 1852, at the age of 18. She ma …

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