Reuben Irvin Brown

1830–1893 (Age 63)
Henry, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Reuben Irvin

When Reuben Irvin Brown was born on 2 August 1830, in Henry, Tennessee, United States, his father, Richard Brown, was 39 and his mother, Nancy Palmer, was 40. He lived in Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 1 August 1893, in Johnson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in United States.

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Richard Brown
Nancy Palmer
Angelina Brown
Sally Jane Brown
William L Brown
Gincey Brown
Sally A Jane Brown
William L Brown
Sarah C Brown
Melinda Brown
Matilda Brown
Richard T Brown
Elizabeth M. Brown
Parmelia Brown
Niosa L. Brown
Williamson M. Brown
Robinson Brown
Reuben Irvin Brown
Sarah Porter Brown
Nancy Isabel Brown

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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 2

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 5

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.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 18

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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 (1)

  • Reuben Brown in household of Alexander B Leek, "United States Census, 1850"

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