Joshua Wood Brown

14 February 1832–6 December 1903 (Age 71)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joshua Wood

When Joshua Wood Brown was born on 14 February 1832, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Brown, was 54 and his mother, Mary Ann Wood, was 40. He married Sarah Robbins Bailey on 2 April 1856, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 6 December 1903, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Wood Brown
Sarah Robbins Bailey
Marriage: 2 April 1856
Mary Jane Brown
Charles Bailey Brown
Sarah Ann Brown
Joshua Bailey Brown
Margaret Ellen Brown
Kate Ethlinda Brown
Susan Bailey Brown
Roselia Bailey Brown
Joseph Bailey Brown
John Arnold Brown
Agnes Matilda Brown

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 April 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 11
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries 1845: Fannin, Republic of Texas 1846: Grayson, Texas, United States
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 22
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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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    AMERICAN FAMILY, AMERICAN HOME Stories of an Evolving WeIlsviIle Home by Kathleen J. Hanna

    AMERICAN FAMILY, AMERICAN HOME Stories of an Evolving Wellsville Home by Kathleen J. Hanna Note: There are several pictures of the home in the original article that were removed for publishing in thi …

    Sources (36)

    • 1860 Joshua Brown, "United States Census"
    • 1948 Joshua Brown in entry for Kate Ethlynda Brown Watkins, "Utah Death Certificates"
    • 1841 Joshua Brown, "England and Wales Census"

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