Elizabeth C. Brainard

21 December 1818–26 June 1855 (Age 36)
Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, United States

The Life of Elizabeth C.

When Elizabeth C. Brainard was born on 21 December 1818, in Litchfield, Herkimer, New York, United States, her father, Chancey Branard, was 30 and her mother, Clarissa Gillitt, was 27. She married Lorenzo S Brown on 16 January 1839. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Oneida, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 26 June 1855, at the age of 36.

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Lorenzo S Brown
Elizabeth C. Brainard
Marriage: 16 January 1839
Clara Brainard Brown
Arthur Remington Brown
Susan M Brown
Grace Brown

Spouse and Children

16 January 1839



    Arthur Remington Brown


    Susan M Brown


    Grace Brown


Parents and Siblings



World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

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 12

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.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Brown in household of Lorenzo S Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • E C Brown in household of Lorenzo Brown, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Aarthur R. Brown and Florence C. Shaw, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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