Mary Ann Brown

22 October 1871–12 June 1942 (Age 70)
Patrick, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Brown was born on 22 October 1871, in Patrick, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Patrick Brown, was 45 and her mother, Eliza Ann Johnson, was 38. She married Calhoun Griggs Wilkes on 15 September 1887, in Patrick, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Steer Pen Township, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States for about 30 years and School District 18 Antioch, Darlington, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 12 June 1942, in Leavensworth, Darlington, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calhoun Griggs Wilkes
Mary Ann Brown
Marriage: 15 September 1887
Leslie Wilkes
Leslie Wilkes
Sarah Elizabeth Wilkes
Celia Jane Wilkes
Roxie Mae Wilkes
Beulah Ann Wilkes
Clarence Earl Wilkes
Carrie Eleanor Wilkes
Lela Pearl Wilkes
Carl Brown Wilkes
Almy Calhoun Wilkes

Spouse and Children

15 September 1887
Patrick, Chesterfield, South Carolina, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Thomas Brown


    James Patrick Brown


    Nancy Brown


    Margaret Ann Brown



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 7

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 19

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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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Story Highlight

Memories of Margaret Wallace Watson as told to Charles W. Watson starting 23 Feb 2004.

Chapter 0ne Life with Roxie I was born Virginia Margaret Wallace on 14 March 1918 in Chesterfield County, near Patrick, South Carolina. My birth took place at the home of my grandparents, Calhoun Gr …

Sources (3)

  • Mary Wilkes in household of Almey Wilkes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Anna Wilks in household of Calhoun A Wilks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Brown in household of Eliza A Brown, "United States Census, 1880"

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