Jacob Washington Brown

1843–1861 (Age 18)
Towns, Georgia, United States

The Life of Jacob Washington

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.

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Harmon Brown
Sarah Talitha Cloninger
John Monroe Brown
Alfred Ervin Brown
Jacob Washington Brown
Jeremiah Jackson or Jack Brown
George Elisha Brown
Smith Loransey Brown
William Clayton Brown
Rachel Elizabeth Brown
James LaFayette Brown
Samuel Young Brown
Tiny Brown
Martha Clementine Brown
Joseph H. Brown

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World Events (3)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 18

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

Age 18

Georgia seceded from the Union and joined the Confederate States of America on January 19, 1861.

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 (2)

  • George Brown in household of Harman Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Washington Brown in household of Hermon Brown, "United States Census, 1860"

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