William Brown

about 1742–July 1787 (Age 45)
Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

William Brown was born about 1742, in Henrico, Virginia, United States. He married Elizabeth Pace about 1762, in Prince George, Prince George, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in July 1787, in Prince George, Prince George, Virginia, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

William Brown
1742–1787
Elizabeth Pace
1742–1789
Marriage: about 1762
Stephen Brown
1773–
William Bennett Brown
1792–
Bignal Brown
–1811

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1762
Prince George, Prince George, Virginia, United States
children

(3)

    Stephen Brown

    Male1773–Male

    William Bennett Brown

    Male1792–Male

    Bignal Brown

    Male–1811Male

World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 16

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 34

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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 (2)

  • William Brown in entry for William Bennett Brown, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • William Brown in entry for William Bennett Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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