Brown

1785–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Brown

When Brown was born in 1785, in Virginia, United States, his father, John Jehu Brown, was 32 and his mother, Abigail Rhodes, was 25.

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John Jehu Brown
1753–1817
Abigail Rhodes
1760–1800
William Brown
1779–
Catherine Brown
1785–
Brown
1781–
Catherine Brown
1783–1879
Frances Brown
1783–
Brown
1785–
Harvey Brown
1788–
Brown
1789–
Mathilda Augusta Brown
1793–1885
John Brown
1795–
Brown
1797–

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World Events (3)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 2

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 3

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

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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