Henry P. Brown

Brief Life History of Henry P.

When Henry P. Brown was born on 2 November 1835, in Middle Granville, Granville, Washington, New York, United States, his father, James G Brown, was 26 and his mother, Eunice Brayton, was 26. He married Delia Ann Weaver Brown on 29 December 1859, in Kane, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Olive Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Ward, North Dakota, United States in 1900. He died on 13 May 1905, in Kenmare, Ward, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Kenmare, Ward, North Dakota, United States.

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Henry P. Brown
Delia Ann Weaver Brown
Marriage: 29 December 1859
Harry Phillip Brown
Charles Orcen Brown
Rev Llewelyn Alvaro Brown

Sources (17)

  • Henry Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry P. Brown, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Henry P Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1836: Kane, Illinois, United States

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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Henry P. Brown service in Union Army

Henry joined the Illinois 124th Infantry Regiment which served in the Vicksburg campaign. He was mustered out as a sergeant at the end of the war.

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