John Adam Brown

1830–1907 (Age 77)
Indiana, United States

The Life of John Adam

When John Adam Brown was born in 1830, in Indiana, United States, his father, Joshua Hadley Brown Sr., was 22 and his mother, Sarah Ann Welker, was 25. He married Sarah Anne Smith on 16 June 1846, in Daviess, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Sugar Creek Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died in 1907, in Gallatin, Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77.

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John Adam Brown
Sarah Anne Smith
Marriage: 16 June 1846
Eunice Lucinda Brown
Joshua Brown
Malvania Brown
Mary Jane Brown
Francis M. Brown
Sarah C. Brown
Aaron Adam Brown
John Brown
Frank Brown
Martha Brown

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Anne Smith


16 June 1846
Daviess, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 6

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 21

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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 A Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Adam Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Aadam Brown, "United States Census, 1860"

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