Harmon Gilson Brown

10 February 1830–20 August 1894 (Age 64)
Mexico, Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Harmon Gilson

When Harmon Gilson Brown was born on 10 February 1830, in Mexico, Mexico, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, Charles Brown, was 56 and his mother, Ann Christian, was 47. He married Harriet Louise Van Blaricum in 1852. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Steuben, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 20 August 1894, in Doland, Spink, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Doland Cemetery, Doland, Spink, South Dakota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harmon Gilson Brown
1830–1894
Kerenhappuch Carrie M. Wallin
1847–1920
Marriage: 4 May 1879
Jennie E. Brown
1861–
Orla Almond Brown
1873–1956
Calvin Brown
1876–
Melza Clinton Brown
1880–1960
Orla Almond Brown
1880–
Guy Harmon Brown
1886–1957
Carrie May Brown
1893–1898

Spouse and Children

    Male1830–1894Male

    Kerenhappuch Carrie M. Wallin

    Female1847–1920Female

MARRIAGE
4 May 1879
Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States
children

(7)

    Jennie E. Brown

    Female1861–Female

    Male1873–1956Male

    Calvin Brown

    Male1876–Male

    Male1880–1960Male

    Orla Almond Brown

    Male1880–Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Brown

    Male1774–1861Male

    Ann Christian

    Female1782–1844Female

siblings

(11)

    Sally Brown

    Female1802–1833Female

    Charles Brown Jr

    Male1806–1851Male

    Phebe A Brown

    Female1810–1890Female

    Lydia Brown

    Female1814–1898Female

    Robert Brown

    Male1815–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 6

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 21

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

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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Sources (3)

  • Gilson Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • H. G. Brown, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Gilson Brown in entry for Guy Brown and Cora Reed, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"

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