David Brown

Brief Life History of David

When David Brown was born in February 1812, in Wells, Wells, Hamilton, New York, United States, his father, Joshua Brown, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 34. He married Caroline Peck about 1839, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mount Morris, Livingston, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 23 December 1887, in Northampton, Fulton, New York, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fish House, Fulton, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Brown
1812–1887
Caroline Peck
1819–1890
Marriage: about 1839
Albert Brown
1846–1913
Charles H Brown
1847–
Dewitt Clinton Brown
1849–1925
Lavinia P. Brown
1852–
George Brown
1854–1906
Joel Brown
1855–
Maria L Brown
1856–1886
Walter P Brown
1857–
Ella Jane Brown
1862–1900

Sources (18)

  • David Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David Brown, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • David Brown in entry for George Brown, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

World Events (8)

1818

Established on 17 April 1818.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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