Abraham Brown

Male31 August 1808–23 August 1891

Brief Life History of Abraham

When Abraham Brown was born on 31 August 1808, in Londonderry, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Abraham Brown, was 26 and his mother, Atta Austin, was 26. He married Harriett Amanda Sheldon on 26 March 1834, in Simonsville, Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States in 1859. In 1880, at the age of 72, his occupation is listed as farm laborer in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 23 August 1891, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Brown
Harriett Amanda Sheldon
Marriage: 26 March 1834
Harriet Amanda Brown
Newell Abraham Brown
Byron Welman Brown
Austin Milton Brown
Orin Clinton Brown
Helen Genett Brown
Leveret Wesley Brown

Sources (52)

  • Abraham Brown in entry for 1835 birth of Harriet Amanda Brown, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Abraham Bunn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Abraham Brown in entry for Orin Clinton Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1834Simonsville, Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 2

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Abraham (Abram) Brown and Harriet Amanda Sheldon

    Abram Brown was born 21 Aug 1808 the third child of Abraham and Atta Austin Brown. His father is called 'Abram the miller' of Londonderry, Vermont. The children were all born in Andover, Winesor, …

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