Betsey Brown

Female5 September 1798–6 September 1863

Brief Life History of Betsey

When Betsey Brown was born on 5 September 1798, in Berlin, Rensselaer, New York, United States, her father, Christopher Brown, was 26 and her mother, Tabitha Arnold, was 19. She married Jesse Maxson on 18 February 1815, in Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 6 September 1863, in Adams, Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Green Settlement, Jefferson, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Maxson
Betsey Brown
Marriage: 18 February 1815
Eliza Maxson
Britta L. Maxson
Albert G. Maxson
Esther Maxson
Laura Maxson
Christopher B. Maxson
Alma E. Maxson
Paul Stillman Maxson
Angenette Maxson
Louisa B. Maxson
Daniel H. Maxson
George Maxson

Sources (4)

  • Betsy Maxson in household of Jesse Maxson, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Betsey Brown Maxson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Betsey Maxon in household of Pepe Maxon, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 February 1815Washington, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 8

    Berlin was formed from Petersburgh, Schodack, and Stephentown, 21 March 1806.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 21

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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