Deborah Brown

about 1710–
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Deborah

When Deborah Brown was born about 1710, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Judah Brown, was 39 and her mother, Hannah Harrington, was 24. She married Samuel Cross on 28 November 1728, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Cross
Deborah Brown
1710–
Marriage: 28 November 1728
Susanna Cross
1729–
Kezia Cross
1733–
Deborah Cross
1735–
Mary Cross
1738–
Ann Cross
1741–
Abigail Cross
1743–
John Cross
1746–

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Cross

    MaleMale

    Female1710–Female

MARRIAGE
28 November 1728
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
children

(7)

    Susanna Cross

    Female1729–Female

    Kezia Cross

    Female1733–Female

    Deborah Cross

    Female1735–Female

    Mary Cross

    Female1738–Female

    Ann Cross

    Female1741–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1671–Male

    Hannah Harrington

    Female1686–1745Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 66

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 66

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1803

Age 93

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Debroah Brown, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Debroah Brown in entry for Susanna Cross, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Deborah in entry for John Cross, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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