Mary Minerva Brown

9 October 1842–2 March 1855 (Age 12)
Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Minerva

When Mary Minerva Brown was born on 9 October 1842, in Adams Township, Seneca, Ohio, United States, her father, Bartlett Brown, was 43 and her mother, Joanna Austin Leach, was 29. She died on 2 March 1855, in Utah, United States, at the age of 12.

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Bartlett Brown
Joanna Austin Leach
Joanna Ward Brown
Susannah Stevens Brown
Harriet Josephene Brown
Mary Minerva Brown
Rhoda Asenath Brown
Enoch Davis
Lucinda Potter Brown
Sarah Amanda Brown
Timothy Bartlett Brown

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Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Brown in household of Bartlett Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Minerva Brown, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Mary Minerva Brown - Pioneer Overland Travel

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