Lucy Brown

about 1777–28 September 1861 (Age 84)
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Brown was born about 1777, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Sylvanus Brown, was 28 and her mother, Phebe Irish, was 33. She married Paul Taber on 21 October 1797, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 28 September 1861, in her hometown, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Paul Taber
1774–1826
Lucy Brown
1777–1861
Marriage: 21 October 1797
Samuel Dennis Taber
1798–1864
Cyrus Taber
1800–1855
Lucy Taber
1804–1860

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 October 1797
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 3

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

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.

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)

  • Lucy Brown, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Lucy in entry for Samuel Donnis Taber, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Lucy in entry for Cyrus Taber, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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