Sanford Brown

10 February 1844–1883 (Age 38)
Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sanford

When Sanford Brown was born on 10 February 1844, in Middleborough, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Theophilus S. Brown Sr, was 30 and his mother, Lydia Tucker, was 32. He married Chloe Allice Dyer on 9 April 1868, in Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brooks Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1880. In 1860, at the age of 16, his occupation is listed as shoemaker in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1883, at the age of 39.

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Sanford Brown
Chloe Allice Dyer
Marriage: 9 April 1868
Charlotta B. Brown
Paul Brown
Sanford Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Neil Brown

Spouse and Children

9 April 1868
Northbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 3

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 19

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

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)

  • Sanford Broune in household of Theophilus S Broune, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sandford Brown in household of Theophilus S Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sanford Brown in household of Benj Taft, "United States Census, 1860"

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