Benjamin Franklin Brown

9 May 1838–24 December 1863 (Age 25)
Beverly, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Brown was born on 9 May 1838, in Beverly, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, James Brown Jr, was 36 and his mother, Martha Stephens, was 31. He married Susan Amelia Wright about 1858, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 24 December 1863, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Brown
1838–1863
Susan Amelia Wright
1843–1903
Marriage: about 1858
Susan Amanda Brown
1860–1909
Nancy Jane Brown
1863–1914

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1858Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 1
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 1
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1846
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Dunn
    Brunson
    Browning
    Browne
    Burnett
    Erjavec
    Borron
    Broun

    Sources (13)

    • Benjamin I Brown in household of James Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Frank Brown in entry for Nancy Jane Brown Middleton, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: Benjamin Franklin Brown

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