William B Brown

Brief Life History of William B

When William B Brown was born on 12 February 1833, in Ash Ridge, Brown, Ohio, United States, his father, William Brown, was 48 and his mother, Mary Fitzgerald, was 35. He lived in Jackson Township, Brown, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 August 1864, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Monmouth City Cemetery, Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Brown
1784–1852
Mary Fitzgerald
1797–1873
David Foster Brown
1831–1877
Sarah Brown
1843–
William B Brown
1833–1864
James Brown
1835–1876
Eleanor W Brown
1837–
Mary B. Brown
1840–1934

Sources (5)

  • William Brown in household of William Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William B. Brown, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William B Brown, "Illinois Soldier Burial Places, 1774-1974"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1836

Historical Boundaries: 1836: Dekalb, Georgia, United States 1853: Fulton, Georgia, United States [Spreads across DeKalb and Fulton counties]

1846

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 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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