Martha Jane ( Jennie) Brown

1829–
Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha Jane ( Jennie)

When Martha Jane ( Jennie) Brown was born on 13 August 1829, in Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky, United States, her father, Willis Burton Brown, was 37 and her mother, Mary Jane Kelsay, was 31. She married John William ( Billy) Ferguson about 1850, in Morgan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Moreau Township, Morgan, Missouri, United States in 1850.

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Martha Jane ( Jennie) Brown
1829–
John William ( Billy) Ferguson
1825–
Marriage: about 1850
Mollie J. Ferguson
1851–
Christopher C. Ferguson
1853–
Mary Jane Ferguson
1853–1889
Christopher C. Ferguson
1855–
Grieangle Ferguson
1855–
John Ferguson
1857–
Russell M. Ferguson
1859–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1850
Morgan, Missouri, United States
children

(7)

  • Mollie J. Ferguson

    Female1851–Female

  • Christopher C. Ferguson

    Male1853–Male

  • Mary Jane Ferguson

    Female1853–1889Female

  • Christopher C. Ferguson

    Male1855–Male

  • Grieangle Ferguson

    Male1855–Male

+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 1

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1860

Age 31

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Martha Brown in household of Willis Brown, "United States Census, 1850"

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