John Brown

1755–25 October 1805 (Age 50)
County Tyrone, Ireland

The Life of John

John Brown was born in 1755, in County Tyrone, Ireland. He married Mrs. John Brown about 1780, in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. He died on 25 October 1805, in Newlin Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 50.

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John Brown
Mrs. John Brown
Marriage: about 1780

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    Mrs. John Brown


about 1780
Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland

World Events (6)


Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 21

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1783 · A Free America

Age 28

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Brown - Government record: Probate record or will: birth-name: John Brown
  • Will Index of John Brown of Newlin, Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 Oct 1805
  • Inventory of Estate of John Brown of Newlin, Chester, Pennsylvania, filed 25 Oct 1805

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