Edward Brown

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Brown was born on 18 June 1785, in Madison, Kentucky, United States, his father, Joshua Brown, was 28 and his mother, Honor Durbin, was 24. He married Anastasia Worland on 12 May 1816, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sabine, Texas, United States in 1831. He registered for military service in 1848. He died in December 1846, in Gonzales, Texas, United States, at the age of 61.

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Edward Brown
Anastasia Worland
Marriage: 12 May 1816
Honor A Brown
Homer A. Brown
about 1817–1823
John C. Brown
about 1819–1923
Mary Jane Brown
Joshua Durbin Brown
James S. Brown
about 1817–1862
Anne Brown
Diana J Brown
Anastasia Brown

Sources (11)

  • Edward Brown, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Edward Brown, "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910"
  • Edward Brown, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1792 · Becomes the 15th State

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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