Browning

Brief Life History of Browning

When Browning was born on 19 December 1751, in North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Samuel Browning Jr., was 33 and his mother, Phoebe Gardiner, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Browning Jr.
1718–1764
Phoebe Gardiner
1722–1810
Browning
1743–
Marcy Browning
1746–
Lois Browning
1748–
John Arnold Browning
1762–
Mr. Browning
1745–
Mercy Browning
1751–1804
Browning
1751–
William Browning
1754–1820
Browning
1754–
Gardner Browning
1761–1817

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  • Browning, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

World Events (3)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

Name Meaning

English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Brouning (Old English Brūning), a derivative of the byname Brūn (see Brown ).

History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Browning was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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