Roger Brown

28 June 1773–
Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Roger

When Roger Brown was born on 28 June 1773, in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thomas Brown, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Loomis, was 31.

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Thomas Brown
1739–
Elizabeth Loomis
1741–
Thomas Brown
1763–
Roger Brown
1773–
Lucinda Brown
1776–
Samuel Brown
1778–
Martha Brown
1781–
Levi Brown
1784–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 3

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

Age 3

"""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."""""""
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 8

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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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Sources (3)

  • Roger Brown, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Roger Brown, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Roger Brown, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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