Martha J. Brown

1862–
Michigan, United States

The Life of Martha J.

Martha J. Brown was born in 1862, in Michigan, United States as the daughter of English and M. J. English. She married James A. Tillotson on 12 March 1888, in Sherwood, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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James A. Tillotson
1848–
Martha J. Brown
1862–
Marriage: 12 March 1888

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 March 1888
Sherwood, Branch, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    English

    MaleMale

    M. J. English

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 1

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

Age 1

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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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  • Martha J. Brown, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Martha J. Brown, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Martha J. Brown, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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