Barnabas Brown

about 1778–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Barnabas

Barnabas Brown was born about 1778, in Kentucky, United States as the son of Brown. He married Mary Polly Friend on 29 May 1800, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Henry, Kentucky, United States in 1810 and Hardin, Kentucky, United States in 1830. He registered for military service in 1812.

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Barnabas Brown
Mary Polly Friend
Marriage: 29 May 1800
Reuben Brown
Nancy Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Elizabeth Brown

Spouse and Children


    Mary Polly Friend


29 May 1800
Hardin, Kentucky, United States


    Reuben Brown


    Elizabeth Brown


    Nancy Brown


    Elizabeth Brown


Parents and Siblings





    Joshua Brown


    Jonathan Brown



World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 5

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Age 34

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

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)

  • Barna Brown, "United States Census, 1810"
  • Barnabas Brown, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Barnaba Brown, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"

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