Amanda Brown

1847–
Illinois, United States

The Life of Amanda

When Amanda Brown was born in 1847, in Illinois, United States, her father, Jefferson Brown, was 33 and her mother, Samantha Mariah Etter, was 31. She lived in Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1850 and North Litchfield Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Brown
1814–1888
Samantha Mariah Etter
1816–1887
John Brown
1840–
Christina Brown
1845–1880
Amanda Brown
1847–
Mary Virginia Brown
1850–1881

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 1

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1863

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 34

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Amanda K Brown in household of Jefferson Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amanda Brown in household of Jefferson Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amanda Brown in household of Jefferson Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

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