When Jacob Washington Brown was born in 1843, in Towns, Georgia, United States, his father, Harmon Brown, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Talitha Cloninger, was 23. He died in 1861, at the age of 18, and was buried in War Khās, Bihār, India.
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1861 · Georgia Secedes From Union
Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America on January 19, 1861.
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.