Margaret Brown

23 January 1809–from 1870 to 1880 (Age 60)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Brown was born on 23 January 1809, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Mercer Brown, was 30 and her mother, Sarah McKaig, was 19. She married Joseph Hodgson about 1845. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Penn Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died from 1870 to 1880, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Hodgson
1810–
Margaret Brown
1809–1880
Marriage: about 1845
Thomas M. Hodgson
1846–
Margaret Jane Hodgson
1849–
Mary Catherine " Kate" Hodgson
1850–
Elizabeth Hodgson
1853–
Joseph Hodgson
1855–

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Hodgson

    Male1810–Male

    Female1809–1880Female

MARRIAGE
about 1845
children

(5)

    Thomas M. Hodgson

    Male1846–Male

    Margaret Jane Hodgson

    Female1849–Female

    Mary Catherine " Kate" Hodgson

    Female1850–Female

    Elizabeth Hodgson

    Female1853–Female

    Joseph Hodgson

    Male1855–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Mercer Brown

    Male1779–1848Male

    Sarah McKaig

    Female1790–1857Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1809–1880Female

    Male1811–1871Male

    Hannah E. Brown

    Female1815–1872Female

    Mansfield Banton Brown

    Male1816–1883Male

    Jesse Brown

    Male1822–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 3

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Margaret Hodgson in household of Joseph Hodgson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Hodgson in household of Joseph Hodgson, "United States Census, 1850"

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