Janet Brown

7 March 1844–1 October 1923 (Age 79)
Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Janet

When Janet Brown was born on 7 March 1844, in Cockpen, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Brown Sr, was 31 and her mother, Mary Young, was 25. She married Alexander Rogers on 25 August 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Newbattle, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 1 October 1923, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Rogers
Janet Brown
Marriage: 25 August 1866
Alexander Rogers Jr
John Brown Rogers
James A. Rogers
Mary Helen Rogers
William Wallace Rogers
Robert Bruce Rogers
Edgar Allan Rogers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
    Age 3
    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    History of Brown family

    Janet Brown came to the USA on a sailing ship in as a single woman traveling with her espoused Alexander Rogers. Both originated in Edinburgh Scotland. Since she was alone, she traveled with her Fat …

    Sources (67)

    • Jennie Rogers in household of Alexander Rogers, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Janet Brown in entry for Robert B Rogers and Coral Lyman, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Janet Brown Rogers in entry for Alexander Rogers, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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