Emily Brown

Brief Life History of Emily

When Emily Brown was born in 1846, in Attala, Mississippi, United States, her father, William R Brown, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Ann Lindsey, was 25. She lived in Van, Van Zandt, Texas, United States in 1850 and Edom, Van Zandt, Texas, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

William R Brown
1821–1855
Sarah Ann Lindsey
1821–1880
David S Brown
1838–
Harriett Brown
1842–1869
Martha Brown
1844–
Catherine Elizabeth Brown
1842–1928
Emily Brown
1846–
Thomas Brown
1848–1927
Newell W Brown
1851–1886

Sources (2)

  • Emily Brown in household of Sarah Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enly Brown in household of Wm R Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1846

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

1849

Historical Boundaries 1849: Hamburg, Van Zandt, Texas, United States 1855: Edom, Van Zandt, Texas, United States

1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.

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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