Benjamin Brown

12 December 1842–after 1871 (Age 28)
Fowler, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Brown was born on 12 December 1842, in Fowler, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, William Dearborn Brown, was 29 and his mother, Harriet Frances Hatch, was 23. He lived in Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died after 1871, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

William Dearborn Brown
1813–1901
Harriet Frances Hatch
1819–1880
Caios Sipio Brown
1841–1841
Benjamin Brown
1842–1871
Rosina Theresa Brown
1845–1908
Harriet Frances Brown
1847–1879
George Washington Hazelton Brown
1850–1920
William Edwin Brown
1851–1910
Joannah Brown
1854–
Sarah Cornelia Brown
1856–1880
Amasa David Brown
1858–1938
James Lucius Brown
1861–1861

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World Events (7)

1846
Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848
Age 6
Bingham Canyon is located in the Oquirrh Mountains approximately twenty-five miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The canyon was first settled in August 1848 by two Mormon pioneers, Thomas and Sanford Bingham. The two brothers had been sent to the area by Brigham Young, who requested that they take a herd of horses and cattle belonging to himself, the Bingham family, and others up to the high land around the main canyon. They erected a small cabin about one-and-a-half miles below the entrance to the canyon on the north side of its creek.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party
Age 12
A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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

Dunn
Brunson
Browning
Browne
Burnett
Erjavec
Borron
Broun

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Brown in household of Lorenzo Harmon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Brown in household of William D Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

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