James Godwin Brown

Brief Life History of James Godwin

When James Godwin Brown was born on 7 November 1841, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Dunlop Brown, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Godwin, was 41. He married Mary Ellen Martin on 31 December 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 6 February 1886, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Godwin Brown
1841–1886
Mary Ellen Martin
1844–1923
Marriage: 31 December 1864
Alice Brown
1865–1866
Thomas Dunlop Brown Jr.
1867–1868
James Godwin Brown II
1870–1947
Sarah Emma Brown
1872–1929
Nellie Brown
1877–1952
Rosa Banks Brown
1881–1958

Sources (31)

  • James Brown in household of Thos D Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Brown, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Brown, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1847

Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1854 · St. George's Hall

In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

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.

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