Harriet Amanda Brown

Brief Life History of Harriet Amanda

When Harriet Amanda Brown was born on 20 December 1835, in Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Abraham Brown, was 27 and her mother, Harriett Amanda Sheldon, was 29. She married Oscar Tyler on 13 April 1854, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States for about 11 years and Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1900. She died on 20 January 1906, in Bryce, Graham, Arizona, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Thatcher Cemetery, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar Tyler
Harriet Amanda Brown
Marriage: 13 April 1854
Newel Abraham Tyler
Harriet Virginia Tyler
Sarah Amanda Tyler
Frank Newton Tyler
Martin Lafayette Tyler
Newel Snow Tyler
Oscar Tyler Jr.
Orson Fernando Tyler

Sources (52)

  • Harriet A Tyler in household of Osher Tyler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet Amanda Brown, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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.


On 6 April 1840, Kirtland Township became part of the newly organized Lake County.


Historical Boundaries: 1857: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States

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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Oscar Tyler

Oscar Tyler was born in Kentucky, but life was hard for his family. In 1835 his father, John Tyler moved his family to Texas as part of the movement of Stephen Austin. They received land through St …

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