Sarah Brown

1801–1883 (Age 82)
Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Brown was born on 3 January 1801, in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Asa Brown Jr, was 32 and her mother, Lucy Dow, was 27. She married Benjamin Brewer on 10 February 1819. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Milo, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 1 May 1883, in Tiskilwa, Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Brown
Benjamin Brewer
Marriage: 10 February 1819
David Brewer
Asa Brewer
Jane Brewer
Israel Brewer
Elizabeth Brewer
Isaac Brewer
Rachel Brewer
Lucy Brewer

Spouse & Children

10 February 1819


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Parents & Siblings

  • Asa Brown Jr


  • Lucy Dow




  • Lucy Brown


  • Female1797–1851Female

  • Mercy Brown


  • Female1801–1883Female

  • Asa Brown


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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 1

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Sarah Brewer in household of Benjamin Brewer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Brewer in household of Benjamin Brewer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Brewer in household of Benjamin Brewer, "United States Census, 1860"

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