Ellen Brown1

#10786, (26 August 1860-21 June 1933)
ChartsThe Palmers from Lincolnshire.
The Woodwards of Lincolnshire
Birth*26 AUG 1860 Ellen Brown was born on 26 AUG 1860 at Birtley, Gateshead, Durham, EnglandG.2 
Immigration*1 MAR 1865 She immigrated on 1 MAR 1865 to New York, New York, USAG.3 
Residence*15 JUL 1870 She lived at Plymouth Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, USAG.4 
Marriage*1885 She married George Palmer, son of George Palmer and Amelia Roscoe, in 1885 at Pennsylvania, USAG.1 
Residence*5 JUN 1900 Ellen Brown and George Palmer lived at Jefferson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USAG, together with Arthur Palmer, Estelle Palmer, Rondell Palmer and Isaac Palmer.5 
Residence2 JAN 1920 Ellen Brown and George Palmer lived at Washington Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USAG, together with Estelle Palmer.6 
Death*21 JUN 1933 Ellen Brown died on 21 JUN 1933 at Washington Township, Fayette, PennsylvaniaG, aged 72.1 
Note*22 JUN 1933 She Ellen “Nellie” Brown was born 26 August 1860 in Northside, Birtley, Durham, England, the daughter of James and Grace Howard Brown. She had four sibling that survived, one brother, John and three sisters; Margaret, Mary Ann and Elizabeth. She immigrated to the United States with her mother, brother John and sisters, Margaret and Mary Ann aboard the ship "Pennsylvania", departing Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland and arriving New York, New York on 1 March 1865. The family lived in Plymouth, Luzern County, Pennsylvania where her father James Brown worked as a coal miner.

Nellie married twice. The first time to Samuel Hackett in 1879. Samuel was the brother Susan Hackett Brown, wife of Nellie's brother, John Brown. (Ellen “Nellie” Brown married Samuel Hackett, John Brown married Susan Hackett.) Samuel and Ellen “Nellie” had three children; James William, Mae and Grace “Gay” Hackett in Plymouth, Luzern County, Pennsylvania. The three siblings later took the surname of their step-father George Palmer.

In 1885, Ellen “Nellie” Brown Hackett, married George Palmer. The couple and Nellie’s three children by her first marriage moved to Iowa City, Illinois where son Arthur "Art" was born. Nellie and George ran a boarding house for a while in Illinois, then moved to Gillespie, Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania where George worked in the coal mines. They had three children in Gillespie, two daughters; Estelle “Stell” and Rondell, and one son Isaac "Ike". on 22 JUN 1933.1 


George Palmer b. 6 Aug 1867, d. 19 Sep 1940
Marriage*1885 She married George Palmer, son of George Palmer and Amelia Roscoe, in 1885 at PennsylvaniaG.1 
Last Edited3 May 2020


  1. [S66] Obit., birth, death & obit. on findagrave.com memorial, #111663608.
  2. [S1] Copies of B, M, & D Certificates, birth, Ellen Brown, parents James brown & Grace Howash, Birtley, Harraton, Durham, no 261, 26 Sep 1860.
  3. [S61] Passengers, with mother & siblings, Steerage, Liverpool to New York, SS Pennsylvania.
  4. [S99] US Federal Census 1870, with parents Jame & Grace, father a miner, & siblings.
  5. [S43] US census, 1900, with James, May & Grace Ellen's from 1st marriage; recorded as Palmer.
  6. [S41] US census, 1920.
  7. [S66] Obit., birth, death & obit of mother. on findagrave.com memorial, #111663608.
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