Samuel Wilson Brown

Brief Life History of Samuel Wilson

When Samuel Wilson Brown was born on 8 July 1843, in Centerfield, Highland, Ohio, United States, his father, Timothy D. Brown, was 30 and his mother, Mariah Anna Leverton, was 26. He married Lydia Jane Brown on 15 October 1865, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 23 February 1890, in Brown Township, Paulding, Ohio, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Oakwood, Paulding, Ohio, United States.

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Samuel Wilson Brown
Lydia Jane Brown
Marriage: 15 October 1865
William Russel Brown
Anna Eliza "Annie" Brown
James Albert Brown
Francis M Brown
Joseph Samuel Brown

Sources (35)

  • Samuel W Brown in household of Timothy Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel W. Brown, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

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Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


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

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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