Willis Burton Brown

1792–1867 (Age 75)
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Willis Burton

When Willis Burton Brown was born on 6 February 1792, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, his father, Wiley Brown, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Jent, was 21. He married Mary Jane Kelsay on 4 November 1819, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Moreau Township, Morgan, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 22 June 1867, in Morgan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Morgan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Burton Brown
1792–1867
Mary Jane Kelsay
1798–1863
Marriage: 4 November 1819
Malinda Brown
1820–1843
Lucinda ( Lucy) Brown
1833–1894
William Brown
1835–
Allen Kelsay Brown
1822–1901
Julia M. Brown
1823–
James Monroe Brown
1825–1903
Cyrus Caldwell Brown
1827–1892
Martha Jane ( Jennie) Brown
1829–
Willis Burton Brown
1831–1898
John Jackson Brown
1836–1908
Delia Brown
1838–1838
George Washington Brown
1839–1913
Nancy Virginia " Jennie" Brown
1841–1923

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
4 November 1819
Kentucky, United States
children

(13)

+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Wiley Brown

    Male1769–1848Male

  • Margaret Jent

    Female1770–Female

siblings

(7)

  • Delila Brown

    Female1790–1850Female

  • Male1792–1867Male

  • Henry Brown

    Male1794–1877Male

  • Allen Brown

    Male1796–Male

  • Female1799–1894Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 7

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1812

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Willis Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Willis Brown, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Willis Burton Brown, "Find A Grave Index"

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