Joanna Ward Brown

13 January 1836–21 November 1905 (Age 69)
Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Joanna Ward

When Joanna Ward Brown was born on 13 January 1836, in Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States, her father, Bartlett Brown, was 37 and her mother, Joanna Austin Leach, was 23. She married Jonathan Hemenway on 11 November 1855, in Seneca, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Grouse Creek, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 21 November 1905, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Hemenway
Joanna Ward Brown
Marriage: 11 November 1855
Jonathan Bartlett Hemenway
Danforth William Hemenway
Frederick A Hemenway
Alonzo Hemenway
Justin Hemenway
Joanna Hemenway
Timothy Austin Hemenway

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1855Seneca, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 14
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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 (18)

    • Joanna Brown in household of Bartlett Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Joanna W Brow in entry for Justin Hemenway, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Joannah Hemenway in household of Jonth Hemenway, "United States Census, 1860"

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