William Brown

Male13 August 1811–

Brief Life History of William

William Brown was born on 13 August 1811, in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Richard Brown and Ann. He married Lucinda Harris Dudley on 19 August 1843, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. He lived in Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1843 and New York, United States in 1843. His occupation is listed as constable in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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William Brown
Lucinda Harris Dudley
Marriage: 19 August 1843

Sources (4)

  • William Brown, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"
  • William Brown in the Seventy Quorum Membership, 1835-1846
  • William Brown - Annotated record of baptisms for the dead, 1840-1845 : Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois

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  • Marriage
    19 August 1843Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States


    Age 32

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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 French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient 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 (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

    Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

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

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