Merzy Pauline Grogan

16 August 1836–13 February 1926 (Age 89)
Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Merzy Pauline

When Merzy Pauline Grogan was born on 16 August 1836, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, her father, Bartholomew GROGAN, was 26 and her mother, Mary C. NIX, was 22. She married Alfred Preston Brown in 1858. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chick Springs, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and O'Neal, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 13 February 1926, in O'Neal Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Switzerland, Jasper, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Preston Brown
1834–1909
Merzy Pauline Grogan
1836–1926
Marriage: 1858
William Henry Drayton Brown
1859–1925
Alfred Preston Brown Jr.
1868–1877
Hattie E. Brown
1870–1878
Cora E. Brown
1873–1877
Ora E. Brown
1873–1878
Barton Grogan Brown
1877–1914

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1858
children

(6)

    William Henry Drayton Brown

    Male1859–1925Male

    Alfred Preston Brown Jr.

    Male1868–1877Male

    Hattie E. Brown

    Female1870–1878Female

    Cora E. Brown

    Female1873–1877Female

    Ora E. Brown

    Female1873–1878Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    John W. Grogan

    Male1833–1899Male

    Sara Grogan

    Female1834–1866Female

    Female1836–1926Female

    Female1836–1920Female

    Rufus Drayton Grogan

    Male1840–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 24

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.
1863

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Irish:1. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Grúgáin ‘descendant of Grúgán’, a personal name from a diminutive of grúg ‘anger’, ‘fierceness’. 2. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gruagáin ‘descendant of Gruagán’, a personal name from a diminutive of gruag ‘hair’. The patronymic form Mac Gruagáin (Anglicized McGrogan ) is much rarer.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Merza P Brown in household of Alfred Brown, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pauline Brown in household of Alfred Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mursey Brown in household of Grover Brown, "United States Census, 1920"

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