Benjamin Franklin Brown

22 February 1823–7 December 1868 (Age 45)
Rush, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Brown was born on 22 February 1823, in Rush, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, William Brown, was 34 and his mother, Diantha Loveland, was 35. He married Lucinda Leavitt on 12 October 1848, in Cambria, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 December 1868, in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Brown
Lucinda Leavitt
Marriage: 12 October 1848
Charles Albert Brown
Barney Alfred Brown
Lucy Adell Brown
Benjamin Franklin Brown Jr
Orilla Evelyn Brown

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 2
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 4
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 13
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.

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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Benjamin Franklin Brown - Life Sketch

Benjamin Franklin Brown was born February 22, 1823 in Rush, Genesee County, New York, the son of William Brown of Windsor, Vermont and Diantha Loveland. His wife Lucinda Leavitt was born July 25, 1825 …

Sources (26)

  • Franklin Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Franklin Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Franklin Brown, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"

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