Captain James Brown

30 September 1801–30 September 1863 (Age 62)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of James

When Captain James Brown was born on 30 September 1801, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Brown, was 38 and his mother, Mary Etta "Polly" Williams, was 40. He married Martha Stephens on 2 March 1823, in Yadkin, Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Waverly Township, Lincoln, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 30 September 1863, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Captain James Brown
Martha Stephens
Marriage: 2 March 1823
John Martin Brown
Alexander Brown
Jesse Sowell Brown
Nancy Brown
Daniel Stephens Brown
James Morehead Brown
William Brown
Benjamin Franklin Brown
Moroni Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1823Yadkin, Rowan, North Carolina, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1804 · Walton War
    Age 3
    The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 18
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Captain James Brown

    Capt. James Brown James Brown was born September 30, 1801, in Rowan County, North Carolina. His parents were James and Mary Williams Brown. His parents were of Scotch-Irish descent. He had 7 older si …

    Sources (77)

    • James Brown in entry for Phoebe A Snyder, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • James Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Brown in entry for Josephine Vilate Newman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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