20 September 1810–1 December 1877 (Age 67)
Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah

Sarah BROWN was born on 20 September 1810, in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States. She married Joseph Miller about 1825. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 1 December 1877, in Silver City, Owyhee, Idaho, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Silver City, Owyhee, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marriage: 1835
Charles Brooks
Mary Elizabeth Brooks
Martha Jane Brooks
Anthony Brooks

Spouse and Children

Steubenville, Ohio, USA


World Events (7)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 6

The original charter of the city of Troy was enacted 12 April 1816.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname. Brun- was also a 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. As an American family name, it has absorbed numerous surnames from other languages with the same meaning.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Brooks, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Brooks in household of Joseph Brooks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Brown Brooks, "Find A Grave Index"

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