Francis H. Brown

Male13 February 1826–28 August 1865

Brief Life History of Francis H.

When Francis H. Brown was born on 13 February 1826, in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, his father, George Franklin Brown, was 26 and his mother, Judith Hussey, was 23. He married Elizabeth Ann Coffin on 11 April 1849, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Frankfort, Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, United States in 1875. He died on 28 August 1865, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Francis H. Brown
1826–1865
Elizabeth Ann Coffin
1828–1908
Marriage: 11 April 1849
George Frank Brown
1850–1908
Anna Gardner Brown
1854–
Lizzie C. Brown
1856–1927
Florence L. Brown
1857–1939
Rebecca C. Brown
1861–1880
Emma H. Brown
1863–1872

Sources (49)

  • Francis H Brown, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Francis H. Brown, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Francis H. Brown, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1849New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (5)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 1

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1846

    Age 20

    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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