Cecilia Brown

Brief Life History of Cecilia

When Cecilia Brown was born on 14 January 1809, in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Brown, was 36 and her mother, Mary Campbell, was 37. She married Thomas Corbitt on 7 October 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 19 May 1886, at the age of 77, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Corbitt
1807–1862
Cecilia Brown
1809–1886
Marriage: 7 October 1855

Sources (17)

  • Cecelia Corbett in household of Thos Corbett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cicily Brown, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Cecilia Brown Corbett, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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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