Delilah Brown

1835–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Delilah

When Delilah Brown was born in 1835, in Virginia, United States, her father, William Alexander Brown, was 40 and her mother, Johanna Farley, was 35. She married John H. Walker on 13 November 1856, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Boone, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Malden, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

John H. Walker
1830–
Delilah Brown
1835–
Marriage: 13 November 1856
Jane Walker
1868–
Christopher Columbus Walker
1875–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 November 1856
Raleigh, West Virginia, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Female1822–1910Female

    Female1825–1903Female

    Lucinda Brown

    Female1827–Female

    James Harrison Brown

    Male1832–Male

    Male1833–1839Male

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 9

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 31

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • *elita Walker in household of John Walker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Delilah Ann Walker in household of John H Walker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Deliah Brown in household of Alexander Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

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