Elisha Brown

11 May 1744–9 January 1823 (Age 78)
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Brown was born on 11 May 1744, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Andrew Brown, was 37 and his mother, Mary Knowlton, was 30. He married Huldah Arnold about 1767. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 January 1823, in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elisha Brown
1744–1823
Huldah Arnold
1742–1829
Marriage: about 1767
William Alfred Brown
1755–1837
Rohbe Brown
1771–1837
Phebe Brown
1773–1856
Andrew Brown
1776–
Sally Brown
1778–1867
Thomas Brown
1778–
Sarah Brown
1782–
Arnold
1786–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1767
children

(8)

    William Alfred Brown

    Male1755–1837Male

    Female1771–1837Female

    Female1773–1856Female

    Andrew Brown

    Male1776–Male

    Sally Brown

    Female1778–1867Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 32

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 32

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 42

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.

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)

  • Elisha Brown, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Elisha Brown, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Elisha Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

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