Abel Brown

Male3 October 1769–28 April 1835

Brief Life History of Abel

When Abel Brown was born on 3 October 1769, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Stephen Brown, was 33 and his mother, Abigail Palmer, was 33. He had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Phebe Martin. He died on 28 April 1835, at the age of 65, and was buried in Columbia, Herkimer, New York, United States.

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Abel Brown
1769–about 1835
Phebe Martin
John Martin Brown
Justus Brown
about 1815–about 1835
Phebe Brown
Stephen L. Brown
Hiram Sanford Brown

Sources (4)

  • Abel Brown, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Abel Brown, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Abel Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

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Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


Age 7

New York is the 11th state.

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 18

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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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