John Jackson Brown

1836–1908 (Age 71)
Missouri, United States

The Life of John Jackson

When John Jackson Brown was born on 27 October 1836, in Missouri, United States, his father, Willis Burton Brown, was 44 and his mother, Mary Jane Kelsay, was 38. He married Mary J. Edwards about 1861, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Moreau Township, Morgan, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Glencoe Township, Butler, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 15 February 1908, in Castle Rock, Cowlitz, Washington, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Jackson Brown
Mary J. Edwards
Marriage: about 1861
Henry Harrison Brown
Josephine Brown
Willis Brown
Hannah Clay Brown
Mary Jane Brown
Margaret Smith Brown
Emma Tampa Brown

Spouse & Children

about 1861
Ohio, United States


  • Henry Harrison Brown


  • Willis Brown


  • Hannah Clay Brown


  • Female1870–Female

  • Josephine Brown


+2 More Children

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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 2

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Brown in household of Willis Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J J Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John J Brown, "United States Census, 1900"

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