Benjamin Brown

Male30 September 1794–22 May 1878

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Benjamin Brown was born on 30 September 1794, in Queensbury, Queensbury, Warren, New York, United States, his father, Asa Brown, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Moon, was 40. He married Sarah Mumford on 2 September 1819, in Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1855 and lived in Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 14 years. In 1849, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as justice of the peace in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 22 May 1878, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Brown
Sarah Mumford
Marriage: 2 September 1819
Cornelia Brown
Cordelia Brown
Lorenzo Brown
Walter Brown
Homer Brown
Benjamin F Brown

Sources (65)

  • Benjamin Brown, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Benjamin Brown in entry for Sarah Brown, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Benjamin Brown, "United States Census, 1830"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1819Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

    Age 3

    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries 1808: Chautauqua, New York, United States


    Age 31

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight


    Compiled by Cleo B. Greenwood – 1964 (Great Granddaughter of Cleo) Lorenzo Brown was born 2 February, 1823, Pomfret Township, Chautauqua County, New York. His father was Benjamin Brown, born 30 Septe …

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