John Brown

26 August 1732–
North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Brown was born on 26 August 1732, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jacob Brown Sr., was 39 and his mother, Mary Woodman, was 36. He married Rachel Chandler on 12 July 1761.

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John Brown
1732–
Rachel Chandler
1730–
Marriage: 12 July 1761

Spouse and Children

    Male1732–Male

    Rachel Chandler

    Female1730–Female

MARRIAGE
12 July 1761

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (1)

1760

Age 28

Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

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

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