Mary Brown

about 1814–1874 (Age 60)
New York, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Brown was born about 1814, in New York, United States, her father, Marvin or Melvin Brown, was 42 and her mother, Polly Mary Salisbury, was 26. She died in 1874, in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Marvin or Melvin Brown
1772–1852
Polly Mary Salisbury
1788–1858
Cynthia Brown
1809–1887
Mary Brown
1814–1874
Melvin Brown
1819–1885
Parvis Austin Brown
1823–1901
Horace Brown
1810–1884
Elizabeth Brown
1816–1892
Nancy Brown
1822–1850
Grace Clara Brown
1828–1894

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

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.

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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