Alexander Brown

24 October 1824–16 April 1915 (Age 90)
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Brown was born on 24 October 1824, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Bird Benjamin Brown, was 25 and his mother, Henrietta Brown, was 22. He married Elizabeth Susan Orrender on 17 May 1847, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Buffalo, LaRue, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 2 Athertonville, LaRue, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 16 April 1915, in Hart, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in LaRue, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Brown
1824–1915
Elizabeth Susan Orrender
1819–1873
Marriage: 17 May 1847
Martha Agatha Brown
1848–1920
Susan Brown
1850–1943
Mary Elizabeth Brown
1850–1925
William S Brown
1852–
James Edwin Brown
1852–1854
George W Brown
1854–1854
Squire Bud Brown
1856–1921
Thomas Jefferson Brown
1860–1929
Alexander L Brown
1861–1946
John Brown
1869–

Spouse and Children

    Male1824–1915Male

    Elizabeth Susan Orrender

    Female1819–1873Female

MARRIAGE
17 May 1847
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States
children

(10)

    Martha Agatha Brown

    Female1848–1920Female

    Female1850–1943Female

    Mary Elizabeth Brown

    Female1850–1925Female

    William S Brown

    Male1852–Male

    James Edwin Brown

    Male1852–1854Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1824–1915Male

    Jane Brown

    Female1825–1882Female

    Female1829–1888Female

    William J Brown

    Male1831–Male

    Elizabeth Brown

    Female1836–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 20

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1850

Age 26

Historical Boundaries - 1850: LaRue, Kentucky, United States

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)

  • Alexander Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alexander Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alexander Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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