Harriet Elizabeth Brownell

28 July 1825–16 June 1905 (Age 79)
Sugar Grove, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Harriet Elizabeth

When Harriet Elizabeth Brownell was born on 28 July 1825, in Sugar Grove, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin W. Brownell, was 35 and her mother, Polly Ann Elliot, was 31. She married William Coleman on 4 September 1848, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Kellogg, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 16 June 1905, in Cedar Falls, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79.

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William Coleman
Harriet Elizabeth Brownell
Marriage: 4 September 1848
Harry Colman
Herbert R Coleman
Albert D Coleman

Spouse and Children

4 September 1848
Pennsylvania, United States


    Harry Colman


    Herbert R Coleman


    Albert D Coleman


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Brownell, for example in Yorkshire, Cheshire, and Staffordshire, from Old English brūn ‘brown’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Harriet Coleman in household of William Coleman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Brownel in entry for Albert D Coleman and Wilmoth Or Willmoth Berthena Shipe, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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