Henry Jacob Brown

17 February 1845–27 October 1940 (Age 95)
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry Jacob

When Henry Jacob Brown was born on 17 February 1845, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Brown, was 27 and his mother, Mary A Breazeale, was 23. He married Arminda Simmons about 1875, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in District 923, Floyd, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Plainville, Gordon, Georgia, United States in 1930. He died on 27 October 1940, in Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Plainville, Gordon, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Jacob Brown
1845–1940
Arminda Simmons
1845–1904
Marriage: about 1875
William Samuel Brown
1867–1943
George David Brown
1868–1942
Mary Brown
1871–1943
Mattison Brown
1875–
S. Henry Brown
1877–
Sara Arilla Brown
1879–1955
Ida Brown
1881–
Matthew G Brown
1881–
James Henry Brown
1884–

Spouse and Children

    Male1845–1940Male

    Arminda Simmons

    Female1845–1904Female

MARRIAGE
about 1875
Georgia, United States
children

(9)

    Male1867–1943Male

    George David Brown

    Male1868–1942Male

    Mary Brown

    Female1871–1943Female

    Mattison Brown

    Male1875–Male

    S. Henry Brown

    Male1877–Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Brown

    Male1817–1899Male

    Mary A Breazeale

    Female1821–1905Female

siblings

(12)

    John Tatum Brown

    Male1840–1913Male

    William Silas Brown

    Male1842–1925Male

    Male1845–1940Male

    Sheriff Haynes Brown

    Male1847–1935Male

    Lewis Acker Brown

    Male1850–1851Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 15

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.
1861

Age 16

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
1871 · KKK Supression

Age 26

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Henry J Bronn in household of William M Scott, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry J Brown in household of Samuel Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry J Brown in household of George D Brown, "United States Census, 1910"

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