Harriet Josephene Brown

21 April 1840–16 September 1875 (Age 35)
Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Josephene

When Harriet Josephene Brown was born on 21 April 1840, in Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States, her father, Bartlett Brown, was 41 and her mother, Joanna Austin Leach, was 27. She married Christopher Anton Kofford on 27 April 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 16 September 1875, in Utah, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Anton Kofford
1841–1929
Harriet Josephene Brown
1840–1875
Marriage: 27 April 1867

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1846
    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850
    Age 10
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 20
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (4)

    • Josephine Brown in household of Johanna Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harriett Brown in household of Bartlett Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Harriet Josephine Brown, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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