Kesiah Brown

Female22 December 1794–29 May 1865

Brief Life History of Kesiah

When Kesiah Brown was born on 22 December 1794, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Jenks, was 31 and her mother, Lurana Ballou, was 24. She married Rufus Brown on 18 May 1820, in Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 29 May 1865, at the age of 70, and was buried in Maple Street Cemetery, Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Brown
1793–1832
Kesiah Brown
1794–1865
Marriage: 18 May 1820
Laurana H. Brown
1822–1895
Huldah Brown
1823–
Susan Brown
1824–
Levi Lafayette Brown
1826–1901
Delia Brown
1828–1887

Sources (14)

  • Keziah Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Kezia Jenks Brown, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Keziah Brown in entry for Levi S. Brown, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1820Cheshire, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1803

    Age 9

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    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. 

    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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