Israel Brown

5 February 1781–
Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Israel

When Israel Brown was born on 5 February 1781, in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Josiah Brown, was 38 and his mother, Anna Howe, was 34. He married Relief Randall after 10 August 1805, in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Israel Brown
Relief Randall
Marriage: after 10 August 1805
Ezekiel Sawyer Brown
Prudence Randall Brown
Sarah Brown
Ezra Brown
Charlotte Howe Brown
Artemas Brown
Harriet A. Brown

Spouse and Children

after 10 August 1805
Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 5

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Age 31

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Israel Brown in entry for Frederick W Forbush, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Israel Brown in entry for Ezekiel S Brown, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Israel Brown in entry for Frederick W Forbush and Charlotte H Forbush, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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