Ellen Burnett

24 December 1839–24 February 1922 (Age 82)
Sherborne, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen Burnett was born on 24 December 1839, in Sherborne, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Burnett, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ann Blake, was 27. She married William Brown on 13 July 1867, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 24 February 1922, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Brown
Ellen Burnett
Marriage: 13 July 1867
Edwin Henry Brown
Joseph Brown
Albert William Brown
Frank Lynn Brown
Alice Brown
Levi Brown
John Brown
Ellen Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1867Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Irish (Tyrone and Antrim): descriptive nickname of Norman origin, from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown ), or possibly in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of burnete, a high quality woolen cloth, originally dark brown in color.Probably also an altered form of English Barnett .In some cases also an altered form of French Burnet ; compare Burnette .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    A Personal Testimony of Ellen Burnett Brown

    Typed from a history in my possession. I was born December 24, 1839 at Sherborne, Dorsetshire, England. My father's name was John Burnett, my mother's maiden name was Mary Ann Blake. My father di …

    Sources (42)

    • Ellen Brown in household of Francis F Goodfellow, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Ellen Burnett Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ellen Brown in household of Francis Goodfellow, "United States Census, 1920"

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