Ann Maria Failing

Oswego, New York

The Life of Ann Maria

When Ann Maria Failing was born on 3 June 1813, her father, Joseph Failing, was 31 and her mother, Mariah Van Alstine, was 27. She married William Brown Jr on 18 July 1832, in Oswego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sterling, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1865 and Genesee, New York, United States in 1900.

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William Brown Jr
Ann Maria Failing
Marriage: 18 July 1832
Alfred Shepard Brown
Walstein Failing Brown
Caroline Maria Brown
William Augustus Brown
Emily Catherine Brown

Spouse and Children

    William Brown Jr



18 July 1832
Oswego, New York, United States


    Alfred Shepard Brown


    Walstein Failing Brown


    Caroline Maria Brown


    William Augustus Brown


    Emily Catherine Brown


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 14

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 33

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

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Fehling .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Brown in household of William Brown, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann Brown in household of Wm Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann M Brown in household of Henry A Woodworth, "United States Census, 1900"

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