Eliza Brown

about 1810–
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Brown was born about 1810, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Adam Brown, was 38 and her mother, Susannah Morley, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Adam Brown
1772–1845
Susannah Morley
1781–
Joseph Rogers Brown
1801–1851
Eliza Brown
1810–
Susannah Brown
1802–1803
Randall A. Brown
1804–1884
Delia Catherine Brown
1806–
Lewis Morey Brown
1808–1851
William Thomas Brown
1809–1854
James Dean Brown
1812–1880

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 19

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

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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