Elisha Brown

about 1717–16 April 1738 (Age 21)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Elisha

When Elisha Brown was born about 1717, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Judah Brown, was 46 and his mother, Hannah Harrington, was 31. He died on 16 April 1738, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 21.

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Judah Brown
Hannah Harrington
Judah Brown Jr.
Deborah Brown
David Brown
Abigail Brown
David Brown
Elisha Brown
Phebe Brown
Hannah Brown

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    Hannah Harrington




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World Events (1)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 6

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

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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