Robinson Brown

1829–
Henry, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robinson

When Robinson Brown was born on 31 October 1829, in Henry, Tennessee, United States, his father, Richard Brown, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Palmer, was 39. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Mary A Peeler. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Elvira, Johnson, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died in United States, and was buried in United States.

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Family Time Line

Robinson Brown
1829–
Mary A Peeler
1833–
Elen Brown
1856–
George Brown
1858–
Owen P Brown
1860–
Olive Brown
1863–
Dr. Austin Irvin Brown
1867–

Spouse & Children

children

(5)

  • Elen Brown

    Female1856–Female

  • George Brown

    Male1858–Male

  • Owen P Brown

    Male1860–Male

  • Olive Brown

    Female1863–Female

  • Male1867–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(18)

+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 6

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 32

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • R W Brown in household of Alexander B Leek, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robinson Brown, "United States Census, 1870"

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