William Henry Brown

20 March 1839–1 January 1867 (Age 27)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Brown was born on 20 March 1839, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, his father, Isaac Seal Brown, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Miller, was 25. He lived in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 1 January 1867, at the age of 27.

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Isaac Seal Brown
Lydia Miller
Amelia Ann Brown
William Henry Brown
Isaac Miller Brown
Edward Reynolds Brown
Mary Ellen Brown
Aaron Brown
Lydia Kimball Brown
Rebecca Celia Brown
Laura Lucinda Brown

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World Events (4)

Age 7
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1855 · Prohibition Law
Age 16
Delaware enacted a statewide prohibition law in 1855.
Age 24
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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Sources (11)

  • Wm H Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Henry Brown, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • William Brown in household of Isaac Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

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