Delilah Brown

Brief Life History of Delilah

When Delilah Brown was born about 1835, in Indiana, United States, her father, Samuel Brown, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Gibson, was 38. She married William Gray on 12 January 1858, in Delaware, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Monroe Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Henry Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1860. She died from 1860 to 1870.

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Family Time Line

William Gray
1838–1870
Delilah Brown
about 1835–1870
Marriage: 12 January 1858
Louis Jefferson Gray
1859–1933
Samuel Gray
1860–1935
Alice Viola Gray
1864–1942

Sources (6)

  • Delila Gray in household of Wm Gray, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Delilah Brown - Government record: birth-name: Delilah Brown
  • Delila Brown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

1846

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

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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