Artemas Brown

Male31 December 1789–4 December 1877

Brief Life History of Artemas

When Artemas Brown was born on 31 December 1789, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Abraham Brown, was 25 and his mother, Anne Hale, was 29. He married Mary Prentis about 1812, in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States. He died on 4 December 1877, in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, United States.

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Artemas Brown
Eunice Dewey
Marriage: 21 October 1819
Lydia Dewey Brown
Lucy M. Brown
Harriett P Brown
Dan Brown

Sources (20)

  • Aretemus Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Artemas Brown, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Artemas Brown, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1819Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

    Age 2

    On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.


    Age 23

    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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

    Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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