Ransom Brown

1818–1904 (Age 86)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Ransom

When Ransom Brown was born in 1818, in New Jersey, United States, his father, John Ransom Brown, was 19 and his mother, Mary Apgar, was 14. He married Eliza Ann Stephens on 4 December 1841, in Oldwick, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Steuben Township, Marshall, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died in 1904, in East Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in East Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ransom Brown
1818–1904
Eliza Ann Stephens
1824–1880
Marriage: 4 December 1841
Elizabeth Brown
1844–1851
Marilda Ann Brown
1844–1908
Theodore Brown
1845–1911
John Brown
1848–1851
Adaline Brown
1849–1906
Elizabeth Brown
1850–1855
Emily Brown
1854–
Hutton Beam Brown
1855–1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 December 1841
Oldwick, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States
children

(8)

    Elizabeth Brown

    Female1844–1851Female

    Marilda Ann Brown

    Female1844–1908Female

    Male1845–1911Male

    John Brown

    Male1848–1851Male

    Female1849–1906Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1818–1904Male

    Calvin Brown

    Male1825–Male

    Alfred Brown

    Male1826–1901Male

    Robert R Brown

    Male1829–1858Male

    Peter Brown

    Male1830–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820

Age 2

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1844

Age 26

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

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)

  • Ranson Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ransom Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ranson Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

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