Elizabeth Brown

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Brown was born in 1815, in Butler, Ohio, United States, her father, William Robinson Brown, was 33 and her mother, Isabella Cornthwaite, was 25. She married William R Sparks on 10 February 1843, in Parke, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Parke, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Florida Township, Parke, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 July 1894, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Catlin, Raccoon Township, Parke, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William R Sparks
1820–1898
Elizabeth Brown
1815–1894
Marriage: 10 February 1843
Samuel A Sparks
1847–1919
Wesley R Sparks
1848–
John M Sparks
1850–1930
Wesley Richard Sparks
1852–1923
Francis M Sparks
1852–
Rosella Eleanor Sparks
1854–

Sources (10)

  • Elizabeth Sparks in household of William Sparks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Brown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Elizabeth Brown, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1821

Historical Boundaries 1821: Parke, Indiana, United States

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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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