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Elizabeth Commilla Brown

(b. 1833)

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At a Glance

Three of Elizabeth's children became ministers [1].


Elizabeth (Betty) married three times. Her brother attended Trinity College, which became Duke University. The family of Elizabeth's father came to Rowan County, NC from Pennsylvania [1].

Biographical Data

Elizabeth was called Bettie.

Important Dates

Elizabeth Commilla Brown was born on November 28, 1833 [1]. She was buried in Saint Paul's Lutheran Churchyard, Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC [1].

Places of Residence

Schools Attended

  • Burwell School, from 1850. The United States Census of 1850 [2] indicates that Elizabeth was in school in 1850 [1].



  1. Brown, Richard L. 1921. History of the Michael Brown Family of Rowan County. Granite Quarry, NC. Michael Brown Family Association.
  2. United States Census of 1850.
  3. History of Alamance County.