Eleazer Brown

31 December 1736–7 May 1812 (Age 75)
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Eleazer

When Eleazer Brown was born on 31 December 1736, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, William Brown, was 31 and his mother, Patience Arnold, was 26. He married Sarah Scott on 14 December 1758, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 7 May 1812, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Eleazer Brown
1736–1812
Sarah Scott
1738–1823
Marriage: 14 December 1758
David Brown
1761–1838
Nathaniel Brown
1763–1839
Patience Brown
1764–1820
Lydia Brown
1768–1831
Amy Brown
1773–1844
Isaac Brown
1776–1865
William Brown
1765–1848
Elizabeth Browne
1770–
John Brown
1771–1863
Sarah "Sally" Brown
1778–1856

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 December 1758
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
children

(10)

    David Brown

    Male1761–1838Male

    Male1763–1839Male

    Patience Brown

    Female1764–1820Female

    William Brown

    Male1765–1848Male

    Lydia Brown

    Female1768–1831Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (6)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 27

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 36

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.
1776

Age 40

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

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)

  • Eleasar in entry for Isaac Brown, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Eleaser Brown in entry for Isaac Brown, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Eleazer Brown, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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