Dean Swift Brown

24 November 1816–19 November 1903 (Age 86)
Peterboro, Smithfield, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Dean Swift

When Dean Swift Brown was born on 24 November 1816, in Peterboro, Smithfield, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Emerson Brown Sr, was 34 and his mother, Rebecca Swift, was 36. He married Nancy Merrill on 1 January 1838, in Lenox, Lenox, Madison, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hustisford, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Logan Township, Burt, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 19 November 1903, in Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lyons Cemetery, Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dean Swift Brown
Nancy Merrill
Marriage: 1 January 1838
Silas Swift Brown
Adin L Brown
Czar Dewit Brown
Frances Allie Brown
Emerson Brown
Alfred Merrell Brown

Spouse and Children

1 January 1838
Lenox, Lenox, Madison, New York, United States


    Silas Swift Brown


    Adin L Brown


    Czar Dewit Brown


    Frances Allie Brown


    Emerson Brown


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Emerson Brown Sr


    Rebecca Swift




    Emerson Brown


    Frederick G Brown


    Jerome B Brown


    Reuben Brown


    Elisha M Brown


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 30

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 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dean S Brown in household of Merrel Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dean Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Dean S Brown, "United States Census, 1860"

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