Mary Ann Neel

15 January 1808–6 May 1882 (Age 74)
Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Neel was born on 15 January 1808, in Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, her father, Thomas Neel, was 38 and her mother, Jane Neel, was 32. She married James Green Browning Sr on 20 November 1827, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 6 May 1882, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Green Browning Sr
Mary Ann Neel
Marriage: 20 November 1827
Clifton Smith Browning
Sarah Ann Browning
Edmund Thomas Browning
David Henry Browning
Jane Neel Browning
Isaac Austin Browning
Elizabeth Eliza Mary Ann America Browning
Delilah Charilla Browning

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1827Sumner, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 4
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    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 (Jersey and Yorkshire): of Norman origin, a variant of Neal 1 and 2.French (Néel; Normandy): from the Old French personal name Neel, derived either from the Latin name Nigellus (a diminutive of Latin niger ‘black’; compare 3 below), or from the Old Norse name Njáll (see Neal 1), hence a cognate of 1 above. Compare Nel 1.French: from Old French nëel ‘black email’ (from Latin nigellus ‘black’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a jeweler.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    History & Stories of James Green Browning & Family

    Born 1808 in Sumner County, Tenn. Came to Utah in 1850. Missionary to England 1860. Second Bishop of Weber. City Councilman. Also contains stories of James Green Browning and son David Henry Browning …

    Sources (45)

    • Polly Ann Browning in household of James G Browning, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Polly Ann Neale, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Caroline Neal in entry for Sarah Ann Browning Bunker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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