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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Elisha Brown
Huldah Arnold
Marriage: about 1767
William Alfred Brown
Rohbe Brown
Phebe Brown
Andrew Brown
Sally Brown
Thomas Brown
Sarah Brown

Spouse and Children

about 1767


    William Alfred Brown




    Andrew Brown


    Sally Brown


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+2 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 32

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

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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