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
Mary Jane Kelsay
Marriage: 4 November 1819
Malinda Brown
Lucinda ( Lucy) Brown
William Brown
Allen Kelsay Brown
Julia M. Brown
James Monroe Brown
Cyrus Caldwell Brown
Martha Jane ( Jennie) Brown
Willis Burton Brown
John Jackson Brown
Delia Brown
George Washington Brown
Nancy Virginia " Jennie" Brown

Spouse & Children

4 November 1819
Kentucky, United States


+8 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Wiley Brown


  • Margaret Jent




  • Delila Brown


  • Male1792–1867Male

  • Henry Brown


  • Allen Brown


  • 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."

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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