John Jefferson Brown

8 March 1851–27 September 1909 (Age 58)
Western District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Jefferson

When John Jefferson Brown was born on 8 March 1851, his father, Isaac E. Brown, was 27 and his mother, Lucinda McMullen, was 22. He married Alice C. Barringer on 15 October 1872, in Adair, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Stuart, Guthrie, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Guthrie, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died on 27 September 1909, in Guthrie Center, Guthrie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Stuart, Guthrie, Iowa, United States.

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John Jefferson Brown
Alice C. Barringer
Marriage: 15 October 1872
Alta Irene Brown
William Brown
Ina Maureen “Dolly” Brown
Nellie Brown
Mabel Brown

Spouse and Children

15 October 1872
Adair, Iowa, United States


    Alta Irene Brown


    William Brown


    Ina Maureen “Dolly” Brown


    Nellie Brown


    Mabel Brown


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 16

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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  • John J Brown, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • John J Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John J Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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