Edna M. Brown

Female11 March 1839–16 March 1908

Brief Life History of Edna M.

When Edna M. Brown was born on 11 March 1839, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, her father, George G Brown, was 37 and her mother, Mary Polly Brinkley, was 35. She married John Calvin Conrad on 6 January 1861, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in South Fork Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 16 March 1908, at the age of 69, and was buried in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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John Calvin Conrad
Edna M. Brown
Marriage: 6 January 1861
Lucas Issac Conrad
Luther Leonard Conrad
John T. Conrad
Robert Curtis Conrad
Mary Conrad
Marcus E Conrad
Titus Conrad

Sources (23)

  • Edna M Conrad in household of Luke Conrad, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edny Brown, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Edna M. Brown Conrad, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1861Surry, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

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

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 14

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

    Age 23

    On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

    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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