David M Brown

3 June 1817–11 February 1873 (Age 55)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David M

When David M Brown was born on 3 June 1817, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Rev. Thomas Brown, was 37 and his mother, Mary Kinnan Lewis, was 31. He married Lucy M. Atwater on 7 May 1853, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Springfield Township, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1860. He died on 11 February 1873, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

David M Brown
Lucy M. Atwater
Marriage: 7 May 1853
Douglas Atwater Brown
Lewis Brown
David Meeker Brown, Jr
William Pratt Brown
Frederick Brown

Spouse and Children

7 May 1853
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States


    Douglas Atwater Brown


    Lewis Brown


    David Meeker Brown, Jr


    William Pratt Brown


    Frederick Brown


Parents and Siblings

    Rev. Thomas Brown


    Mary Kinnan Lewis




    Thomas Bruen Brown



    Mary Cox Brown


    John Lewis Brown



+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 15

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David M Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David M. Brown, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • David Brown in entry for Douglas A. Brown, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1961"

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