Esther Haines Brown

8 May 1854–23 August 1933 (Age 79)
Port Deposit, Cecil, Maryland, United States

The Life of Esther Haines

When Esther Haines Brown was born on 8 May 1854, in Port Deposit, Cecil, Maryland, United States, her father, Stephen John Brown, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Ann England, was 25. She married Leman G Souders on 14 November 1876, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Maryland, United States in 1870. She died on 23 August 1933, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Leman G Souders
Esther Haines Brown
Marriage: 14 November 1876
Clifton Haines Sanders
James Kirby Souders
Samuel Brown Souders
Agnes Souder

Spouse and Children

14 November 1876
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


    Clifton Haines Sanders




    James Kirby Souders


    Samuel Brown Souders


    Agnes Souder


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen John Brown


    Sarah Ann England




    Samuel John Brown


    Ella Virginia Brown



World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Esther H Brohn in household of Saml J England, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ettie in entry for Clyton Sonder, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Ettie in entry for James Kirby Souders, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"

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