Elizabeth Brown

4 March 1809–
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Brown was born on 4 March 1809, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, George Brown, was 43 and her mother, Lois Whitney, was 49.

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Family Time Line

George Brown
1765–1845
Lois Whitney
1759–1772
Louise Brown
1791–
Luke Brown
1793–
John Brown
1795–
Ermina Brown
1796–
George Brown
1801–1882
Abigail Brown
1804–1895
Eunice Brown
1806–1901
Betsey Brown
1809–1906
Elizabeth Brown
1809–
Alexander Brown
1811–1903
Otis Brown
1814–1816
Edwin Otis Brown
1817–

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 10

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

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

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