Matilda Brown

1822–1900 (Age 77)
Henry, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Brown was born on 10 April 1822, in Henry, Tennessee, United States, her father, Richard Brown, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Palmer, was 32. She married William Henry Harrison Baynes on 1 November 1843, in Massac, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Livingston, Kentucky, United States in 1860. She died in 1900, in Massac, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in United States.

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Matilda Brown
William Henry Harrison Baynes
Marriage: 1 November 1843
William Chesterfield Baynes
John E. Baynes
Sarah T. Baynes
Eli Addison Baynes
Matilda Baynes
Melina Baynes

Spouse & Children

1 November 1843
Massac, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 8

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (2)

  • Matilda Bain in household of Harrison Bain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matilda Baynes in household of W H Baynes, "United States Census, 1860"

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