William Joseph Brown

16 December 1861–13 June 1951 (Age 89)
Crabtree Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Brown was born on 16 December 1861, in Crabtree Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States, his father, Burrell Roswell Brown, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Armina Stanton, was 31. He married Jane Rossila Bonham on 20 August 1882, in Beaverdam Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Canton, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1951. He died on 13 June 1951, in Beaverdam Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Clark, Haywood, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Joseph Brown
1861–1951
Sarah Mahala Robinson
1879–1962
Elsie A. Brown
1902–1917
Weaver Vestus Brown
1906–1971
Mary Joe Brown
1910–1993
Pearl Brown Green
1912–1992
Hazel Armina Brown
1913–
Fred William Brown
1914–1990
Walter Ray Brown
1916–2001
Charlie Brown
1920–
James Woodrow Brown
1921–

Spouse and Children

children

(9)

    Female1902–1917Female

    Male1906–1971Male

    Mary Joe Brown

    Female1910–1993Female

    Pearl Brown Green

    Female1912–1992Female

    Hazel Armina Brown

    Female1913–Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Burrell Roswell Brown

    Male1832–1864Male

    Nancy Armina Stanton

    Female1830–1892Female

siblings

(3)

    Mary Brown

    Female1853–Female

    Thomas Brown

    Male1857–Male

    Male1861–1951Male

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 1

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.
1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 25

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William J Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Brown in entry for Milas A McClure and Mary Joe Brown, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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