Molly Brown

15 April 1767–
North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Molly

When Molly Brown was born on 15 April 1767, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, William Brown, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Soule, was 21.

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Family Time Line

William Brown
1738–1810
Sarah Soule
1745–1810
John Brown
1762–
Jinny Brown
1762–
William Brown
1770–
William Brown
1773–1830
Aoa Brown
1765–
Asa Brown
1765–
William Brown
1765–
Molly Brown
1767–
Nancy Mercy Brown
1769–1840
Esther Brown
1770–
Andrew Brown
1774–1775
Susan Brown
1774–
Andrew Brown
1777–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 9

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 37

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

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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  • Molly Brown, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Molly Brown, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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