Sarah Mariah Brown

9 April 1831–3 February 1896 (Age 64)
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Mariah

When Sarah Mariah Brown was born on 9 April 1831, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Nathaniel Thomas Brown, was 37 and her mother, Avis Hill, was 31. She married James Gammell Or Gemmell on 11 August 1851, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Madison Township, Madison, Montana, United States in 1870 and Ruby, Madison, Montana, United States in 1880. She died on 3 February 1896, in Sheridan, Madison, Montana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, Madison, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gammell Or Gemmell
Sarah Mariah Brown
Marriage: 11 August 1851
Jeanette Gemmell
Samuel Gammell
Avis Josephine Gammell
James Gammell
Emily Gammell
Charles Harrison Gammell
Andrew Gammell
Alice Beatrice Gammell
Virginia Gammell
John Allebaugh Gemmell
Katy May Gammell
George Allan Gammell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 August 1851Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 32
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • Maria Brown in entry for Virginia Gammell Garrity, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • M Gammell in household of James Gammell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Maria Brown in entry for John A. Gemmell and Adelaide Harrah, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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