Newell Abraham Brown

Brief Life History of Newell Abraham

When Newell Abraham Brown was born on 19 November 1837, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Abraham Brown, was 29 and his mother, Harriett Amanda Sheldon, was 31. He married Martha Jane Thomas on 19 November 1862, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 16 August 1919, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Newell Abraham Brown
Martha Jane Thomas
Marriage: 19 November 1862
Newel Thomas Brown
Harriet Martha Brown
Mary Louisa Brown
Celestia Brown
John Leverett Brown
Lenora Brown
Agnes Matilda Brown
Violia Emmerett Brown
Virginia Brown
Martha Margaret Brown

Sources (81)

  • Newel A Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
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  • 1906 Newel A. Brown, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)


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


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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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