James Brown

Brief Life History of James

When James Brown was born on 10 February 1835, in Handforth, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Pearson Brown, was 35 and his mother, Ellen Ward, was 25. He married Caroline Vernon Smith on 1 June 1860, in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1860 and Cheadle, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 5 September 1898, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Brown
Caroline Vernon Smith
Marriage: 1 June 1860
James Ward Brown
Joseph Vernon Brown
Caroline Smith Brown
William Smith Brown
Hyrum Smith Brown
Israel Smith Brown
John Wesley Smith Brown
Matilda Smith Brown

Sources (24)

  • James Brown in household of Ellen Wood, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Brown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • James Brown, "BillionGraves Index"

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.


EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: Ann Fielding Parkinson BIRTH 8 May 1809 England DEATH 11 Jun 1843 (aged 34) England BURIAL Wellsville Cemetery Wellsville, Cache County, Utah, USA Show Map MEMORIAL ID 9056771 ·


Historical Boundaries: 1856: Weber, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Cache, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Cache, 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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