Anna Elizabeth Corwin

Brief Life History of Anna Elizabeth

Anna Elizabeth Corwin was born on 1 April 1823, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States as the daughter of Abraham Corwin and Francis M.. She married Samuel S. Brannan in 1842, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in California, United States in 1870. She died on 7 December 1916, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Samuel S. Brannan
Anna Elizabeth Corwin
Marriage: 1842
Samuel Louis Brannan
Adelaide Antoinette Brannan
Frances Kemble Brannan
Don Francisco Brannan
Alecia Annette Brannan

Sources (11)

  • A L Brennan in household of Erland Gjessing, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Anna Eliza Corwin - Published information: birth: 1 April 1823; Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Ann Eliza Corwin Brannan, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


Historic Notes: 1847: Name changed from Yerba Buena to San Francisco. 1856: San Francisco an Independent City.

1848 · The California Gold Rush

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Name Meaning

English (North Yorkshire): metonymic occupational name from Middle English corduan, cordewan ‘leather from Cordova’, made of goatskin and typically used in making shoes. Compare Cordner .

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

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