John Brown Sr

18 January 1813–26 June 1895 (Age 82)
Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life Summary of John

When John Brown Sr was born on 18 January 1813, in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, Hugh Brown, was 22 and his mother, Jean Smith, was 21. He married Mary Young on 17 December 1836, in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1863 and lived in Newton Village, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 26 June 1895, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Brown Sr
Mary Young
Marriage: 17 December 1836
Mary Brown
Jane Brown
Margaret Brown
Janet Brown
Agnes Brown
John Brown Jr
Isabel Brown
James Brown
Adam Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1836Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 14
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    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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    Story Highlight

    Family History of John Brown and Mary Young by Margaret McMillian Short

    This is Mother’s father and mother: John Brown was born in Dalkeith, Scotland, January 18, 1813. He was the son of Hugh Brown and Jean Smith Brown. He was baptized May 15th, 1884 (S/B 1854?), endo …

    Sources (16)

    • John Brown Sr, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Brown in entry for Jane Brown Crookston, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Brown, "United States Census, 1870"

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