John Brown

Brief Life History of John

When John Brown was born on 24 August 1819, in Quebec, Canada, his father, Francis Brown, was 19 and his mother, Abigail Edmunds, was 19. He married Eleanor Male on 3 April 1879, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 11 June 1887, in Leeds, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Leeds, Washington, Utah, United States.

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John Brown
Eleanor Male
Marriage: 3 April 1879

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  • John Brown in household of Mary Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mormon Battalion Company A return list: John Brown
  • John Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

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1820 · Making States Equal

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.

1820 · Making Land more affordable

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."


Historical Boundaries 1838: Buchanan created from Non-Area 12

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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Chapter taken from "To Them It Was Real" Lizzy’s Arrival in St. George As noted in the previous chapter, Ellen Male Ford and her daughters reach New York on September 30, 1877, and arrived at Salt L …

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