Martha J Brown

Brief Life History of Martha J

When Martha J Brown was born about January 1839, in Mississippi, United States, her father, John R Brown, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Pigford, was 17. She married Andrew Shelmon Bradley about 1854, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 2, Choctaw, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Beat 5, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1900. She died about 1903, in Choctaw, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66.

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Andrew Shelmon Bradley
Martha J Brown
Marriage: about 1854
John Thomas Bradley
William W Bradley
Olive Elizabeth Bradley
Andrew Burris Bradley
Martha Andrew "Mattie" Bradley

Sources (7)

  • Martha Bradley in household of Timtha Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Brown in entry for Martha Andrew Watkins, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • Martha Bradly in household of H T Watkins, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.


Historical Boundaries: 1846: Anderson, Texas, United States


Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

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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