James Monroe Brown

1825–1903 (Age 77)
Missouri, United States

The Life of James Monroe

When James Monroe Brown was born on 10 December 1825, in Missouri, United States, his father, Willis Burton Brown, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Kelsay, was 27. He married Minerva Josephine Houston on 30 November 1854. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Moreau Township, Morgan, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 May 1903, at the age of 77, and was buried in Morgan, Missouri, United States.

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James Monroe Brown
Minerva Josephine Houston
Marriage: 30 November 1854
Singleton P. Brown
Willard Clarance Brown
Decatur C Brown
Anna Joanna Brown
Malinda Jane Brown
Alvina Leonora Brown

Spouse & Children

  • Male1825–1903Male

  • Minerva Josephine Houston


30 November 1854


  • Singleton P. Brown


  • Decatur C Brown


  • Willard Clarance Brown


  • Female1860–1954Female

  • Malinda Jane Brown


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 4

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Brown in household of Willis Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Brown, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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