Mordecai Brownell

Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Mordecai

When Mordecai Brownell was born in 1792, in Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Joshua Brownell, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Reasoner, was 28. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Betsey Esmond. He lived in Covington, Wyoming, New York, United States in 1850. He died in Wyoming, New York, United States.

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Mordecai Brownell
Betsey Esmond
Lorenzo D Brownell
Mary L. A. Brownell
Helen E. Brownell

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 5

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 33

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Brownell, for example in Yorkshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire, from Old English brūn ‘brown’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Mordici Brownell, "United States Census, 1850"

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