IIJAMES STEPHENS BROWN 1828-1902
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Orson Pratt Brown's Uncle Daniel Brown and wife Elizabeth Stephens' son

James Stephens Brown 1828-1902

James Stephens Brown

Born: July 4, 1828 at Davidson County, North Carolina
Died: March 25, 1902 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

U.S. Mormon Battalion Mexican War 1846-1848

Giant of the Lord:
The Life of a Pioneer

by James S. Brown

Journal of James Stephens Brown
Autobiography

March 1849

Page 2 [First pages are left blank.] James S. Brown Calhoun Harison County Iowa

March 8th 1849

This day I, James S. Brown 3rd, Trace back the geneolegy of my Ancesters By information of my Father Daniel Brown. An I Shal comence back as fare as my father can giv me an a count of his Fathers and then on down to my an generation with a design to continy the histry and hav it continud from generation to generation. That my postarity may know from whence they Sprang. An who their ancesters was and so forth. Thus I comence the inquiry of My Father in his own hous.

James Brown was Born in the year 1757 in the State of North Carlina Roann County. And was maried in the same state and county to the widow of John Emberson Who was killed in the Revelution War, the Widow had 2 children a son and Dauter Marget and John She bore to James Brown 9 children 3 sones and 6 dauters whos Names was as folows Jane; Poly; Nancy; Susan; Patsy Willian; Obiedianc; the Next was a Name sake James and Then Daniel my Father who transmits the abov information to me The Widow Embersons Madon Name was Mary Williams.

James Brown was of Portigee and English Decent And his wife was of English Irish, Decent; Neither of them had any Education a tall; And theire progeneters kept, So we canot go any further Back than; them, James, Brown, volenterd in the serves of the United States of America when he was 20 years old and served as a private Solder, but it is not known how long he served. He was a farmer ful of life and as Ambitious as a Tiger was a Smart But Rood man. And continud So; far about 30 years at which time he atatched him self with his wife to the Unided Baptis church After which he became Very pious and morel and live So to the day of his deth which curd in the fore said,

March, 1849 James S. Brown, Page 3

County and State; on the 27 day of March 1823, Daniel Brown was Born June 30th 1806 in the county of Roann State of North Calina, North America Being the youngest; of the famly remaind At home till his father dide and on the 18 of October 1823 he maried Elizabeth Stephens Who was Born in the same county and State; on the 10 of Febuary; 1809.

He (Daniel Brown) Remaind on his Fathers Farm and caried it on, till Oct. 6th, 1831 during which time he had the bad luck to have 2 houses burnd down with all the contents their of, one was Burnd down in 1824 the other one in 1831.

At which time he resolved to try his luck in some other country So on the 6 of October 1831 he led out of that State bound for the State of Illinois; he was the first one of his famly or the Stephens famly, Bringing with him besides his one wife and 6 children Alexander and John Stephens, Bothers of his wife; but Single men and Poly and Nancy brown two of his one Sisters that Old Maids, and a Nephiew By the Name of Homer Jackson a Sisters Sone;

He had a wagen and 2 horses for his teeam; thus he camenced a camp life with Travling through the States of Verginey and Tenice [Tennessee] and Cantucky from thence through Ohio Indiania; into Illinois Morgin county a bout 25 miles S.E. of the Illinois, R—here he obetaind a log School Hous on the 18 of December; Being a Farmer he Chopt and Split rails through the winter thus he suported his famly untill the 10 of march then left his famly and crost over the R. in to Schyler County which was at that time a wild an desalate Save a very fiew inhabitenc; It was full of wild Beast Such as the Panther and Black and Gray wolf and Dear in great a bundenc Wild cats Rockoans and Posson their was a great many Turkeys, At this time their was plenty of wild Beestes this being the condtion of the country and a very grait a mount of fertile lands that lay vakent; He being naturley

March, 1849 James S. Brown, Page 4

inclind to a hunters life he resolved to Select him a home in this wildrenes country and a cordingly found a location in one mile and a half of the Illinois and Went to work and put up a cabing; then returnd to morgen, county, and moved the famley a crost on, the 15 day of Aprile to his log cabing their he remaind; and Opend a farm of a bout; 80 Achors, and planted out a Small Aucherd, Bult Additions to his hous and a larg Barn and Stables with other aut hauses, Suported his famly in very adverse Scircomstances; Being So Fare from wher their was any Schools he was un able to Educat; his Children as was his urnest desire he remaind in this plase in quiteness and with his famly indurd a graideel of hard Sickness fever and Auge and So faurth; And paid out a great a mount of money---for Medical Aid; Him nor; his wife Never had a tatched them Selfs to any Religious denomination untill 1840 his wife atatchd her Self to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sants undr the hands of Jacob Fauts and in 1842 he atatched his Self to the Same church inder the hand of Eden Smith Elders of Said Church; he remaind on his farm wher he firs Setled untill May 1st, 1846 At which time the church of which they was members; was driven from Nauvoo Hancock, County, State of Illinois; in to the west part of Iowa He reolved to follow them and a cordingly Broke up his home, Sacry fised his property and on the 1st day of may 1846 Set out for to hunt a, Niew home in the willdreness leaving his famly as before Set out and maid them a home in the wilds of Iowa on the head waters of Greand R here he winterd till the 25 of April 1847 he left that plasis with the Same Obeject in view which promped him to leav his home in Illinois thus he continu his Journey to what was caled Winter quaters; onth West Side of the Masouria R, in the Indien Teritory Now called Nebrasca Teritory Where he rived on the 4 of May; her he raised a crop and Staid over the winter

And in the Spring of 1848 On acount of Sickness of the famley and los of property and Many other misfortuns Rended hin unable to a complish

March, 1849 James S. Brown, Page 5

the Journey that Being a very un helthy country and infested with hostile Indien Tribes he resolvd to return to the East Side of the R and a game Set out in the Month of Febuary to Seek a home and resting place forehis famly Being all most entirely destitut of the Nesesary comfurts of life He a gain Braved the Storms of Febuary A mid the howling Wolfs and wild Best of the Foriest to—provide rest and sustainenc for his famly on the 10 of Febuary he found a location that Suited him 10 miles from any Whit inhabitanc and went to improving by Building a log cabing Then returnd to his famley moved them to the location wher he a rived on the 3 of April And After moving his famly he Started on the 6 to the State of Mosouria to precore frovisions for the famly as they had but very litle to SubeSist an he left them having 100 hundred miles to Travel; and then work by dayes works to obetain what he got whilst he was gon the Omahaw Indiens came in and Robed the Famley of all that they See fit to take which was a bout all that the famly had So when he came home he found his famley in the worst condition that they ever had bin in be fore; All though he Braut home with him a good Suply of Flower, Meal, and Bacon, Which Gladend the heart of his Sufring famly

Then with unweried patianc and perciverents he opend a farm of 100 Achors Turning over the Sod Subedud it wild Natur and By the Blesings of an All wise an mercifell creater; Caused it to bring fourth in great a bundanc to feed and purchus clothing for his famly and a comidated the, hunter the wered travler with Shelter and refreshments; And in July 6th 1853 he had 65 acors of his land laid of in to Town Lots and became the prinsable proprieter Built him a larg Tavern hous and Stabling Crrils an an Smoke hous and has a very good Stalk of horses and Cattle hogs and so fourth. At this time they hav a good School and a bout 50 or 60 houses, Built on the plot

17. Ward. Salt, Lake. City. October, 12 1869

October, 1869 James S. Brown, Page 6

I, James S, Brown, Set my Self in my own House With My Mother, By my side and trase Back the geneology of her Father and Mother.

Alexander Stephens Was Maried in Roan County State of North Carlina; North, America, To Poly or (Mary) Daly Who was Born in the a fore Said county and, State,

They atatched themselves to the Baptes Church and lived and dide members of the Same They Raised a Famley of 11 childrn Named as folows, William, then, Hanner, and Marthey, then Elizabeth who was my Mother, then John the Alexander, then Mary or (Poly) then Davied, then Daniel, Ruhsimah, Susan,

The Brothers of my Grand Father Alaxander Stephens was John, William; James, and Richard his Sisters was Named Mary or (Poly) Sarah then Janey;] Mary Maried Isaack, Coton, they had a Son that was Sires and a dauter that was caled Elizabeth.

Sarah, Maried a man By the Name of Port Nusom, rather a hard man, We hav not any more a Bout that Branch of the P Famley; Side of the Mother is comenced

William Daly was Born in Irland, came to North America when; a bout 13 years olde, and Maried Mary Palmer in North Calina

His famley was Named as folows Edmon; who Maried Anna Rusel, (then Charles, who Maried for his second wife Rebecah Cank,) William, and John, and James; then Davied; and Hanah; Who maried Myre Pain rather a hard man Then Sariah Who dide when a bout 12 years old; all the Born in Bav North Carolina;

The Brothers of Mary Palmer; Was James and the Siste Was Rohaamha She maried Abrahan Pipenger; then Hanah who maried James Briges) Sarah Who maried Alaxander Smith; a hard man; they had a son by the Name of Edmond and one John; and Thomas; then Hanah then Jeney who mareid a man by the name of Thomas Warner

This is all that I can learn about my ancesters and theirs

The entire text of the book "Giant of the Lord - Life of a Pioneer" is provided here courtesy of Leland S. Hale (James Brown Sr. > Daniel Brown + Elizabeth Stephens > James Stephens Brown :: : Daniel's brother Captain James Brown + Martha Stephens > James Morehead Brown > Francis Adora Brown > Ella Viola Brown Hale > Leland S. Hale). Thanks Lee!

The following quote is believed to be referring to CJB's nephew, James Stephens Brown, as JSB was called on October 7, 1849 (along with Addison Pratt and Hiram Blackwell) to the Society Islands:
"November 29th 1851---This morning arose early, and to our surprise heard that the Ravai was in sight, which we had not expected for several days. Brother James Brown was on board, a prisoner by order of the French governor. When the schooner landed in Tahiti he was in prison living on bread and water. He was discharged without a trial, upon condition that he would remain a prisoner on the vessel till conveyed from out the bounds of the French protectorate. The queen of Tubuai sent on board and brought him on shore. He appeared in good spirits, intends going to some island not under the French flag. The ship brought glorious news from Salt Lake; the glad reception of many letters made our hearts leap for joy. " .....

"After one year in Utah, Elder Pratt, with Elders James S. Brown and Hiram Blackwell, left for a second mission to Tahiti, where Pratt was to be mission president.  After several months they were joined by their families, and all worked on the island until driven out by the French governors in 1852.

It was many years after this before the Church re-established itself there. Meanwhile, however, the several branches were held together loosely by the native presiding officer, Elder Maihea..
Although previous attempts were made to organize branches on the Society Islands, the mission was not again made permanent until 1872, when James S. Brown was recalled to the islands. His previous missionary work there gained for him the love of all the natives and through his efforts the Church now has a flourishing mission in that quarter of the South Seas." --Heart Throbs of the West, Vol. 8, DUP 1947, Journal of Louisa Barnes Pratt, Pages 189-355. Quotes from Page 275 and 400; Vol. 4, page 182..


James Stephens Brown

By Andrew Jenson
Assistant Church Historian

BROWN, James Stephens, a Utah pioneer and a successful Latter-day Saint missionary, was born July 4, 1828, in Davidson county, North Carolina, the son of Daniel Brown and Elizabeth Stephens Brown. Becoming a convert to "Mormonism," he was baptized in 1844 and joined the "Mormon" exiles as they were being driven away from Illinois. Bro. Brown participated in the exodus, and after the arrival on the Missouri river he enlisted in the Mormon Battalion and marched all the way to California as a member of that illustrious body. After his discharge in California in 1847, he, together with others [his uncle Captain James Brown and his son Jesse Sowell Brown]of the "Mormon" boys found employment with a Mr. Sutter on the Sacramento River and was one of those Mormon boys who first discovered gold in California.

In 1848 he arrived in Salt Lake Valley, where he passed through all the experiences incident to pioneer life. He was ordained a Seventy and became a member of the third quorum of Seventy. In the fall of 1849 he was called on a mission to the Society Islands which mission he filled with great diligence and much success, passing through experiences and hardships, which even for a "Mormon" missionary were exceptionally dangerous and hard. On one occasion, when the natives threatened to burn him at the stake, he was saved by the miraculous power of God.

After being at length expelled from the Society Islands by the French authorities, he returned to Utah, and was for a number of years closely associated with Indian missions, in which labor he was again very successful. Sept. 23, 1862, he returned to Salt Lake City after having filled a successful mission to Great Britain. Soon after his return from that mission he met with a severe accident by which he lost one of his legs and was thus maimed for the remainder of his days.

[Wilford Woodruff wrote, "May 27, 1869: I had an unplesant day. I spent most of the day with Brother James Brown with G. Q. Cannon Drs Anderson Bernhilel, & Heber John Richards. Brother Brown was shot some 5 yers ago in the night in the Canyon By a young Man who thought He was a grizerly Bear. The Ball Broke his thigh bone & he has been years in misery & to day the surgeons Cut open his thigh & Examined the Bone & found it so diseased they amputated his leg near the Body.  Brother Cannon & myself held his leg while it was Cut off. Several of his Cousins was present & Bishop Davis. Dr. Anderson Cut his leg off. Heber John Richards took up the arties.  Br. Brown was a strong Man. It was Hard to put him under the Influence of Cloriform & hard to Come out of it. President Young Came a short time But his leg was taken off when he got there. It has stoped Raining & Cleared up to day." --Waiting for Worlds End: The Diaries of Wilford Woodruff. Edited by Susan Staker. Signature Books, 1993. Page 298.

For a number of years he spent much of his time lecturing in different parts of the Territory, for notwithstanding his limited education he was a most interesting speaker. In 1892-1893 he filled another successful mission to the Society Islands. In 1898 he was invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of gold in California. He being one of the original discoverers, was made a guest of honor on that occasion. Bro. Brown died March 25, 1902, at his home in Salt Lake City, leaving a large posterity. Before his death he wrote an interesting sketch of his life which was published in book form under the title "Life as a Pioneer," being the Autobiography of James S. Brown," in which interesting work the details of Bro. Brown’s life are depicted in a way calculated to inspire faith and confidence in the great Latter-day Work, to which Bro. Brown devoted his life’s strength and energy.

During his lifetime Bro. Brown married four wives. After his death Elder Brown was survived by three of his wives and twenty-one of the below named children, all of whom are members of the Church in which Elder Brown had implicit faith and in whose service he spent the greater part of his life.

[Erold C. Wiscombe tells a story he found about JSB: It seems that JSB was gone so much on missions and business and sharing his time among his various families that his children did not see much of him. On one of his visits to one of his families JSB told one of his sons to do something the child did not fancy. The boy turned to his mother and asked, "Do we have to do what he says?" JSB then made an impression on the boy that, yes he did have to do what he said.]


Genealogy for James Stephens Brown

James Stephens BROWN was born on 4 Jul 1828 in , Davidson, North Carolina. He died on 25 Mar 1902 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He was buried on 30 Mar 1902 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

JSB was married to (1)Lydia Jane TANNER on 23 Jul 1854 in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah. Lydia Jane TANNER was born on 27 Jan 1838 in Far West, Missouri. She died on 3 Nov 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. James Stephens BROWN and Lydia Jane TANNER had the following children:

1- Lydia Jane BROWN was born on 10 Aug 1855 in Ogden, Weber, Utah. Married Homer Manley Brown 1875. Parents of Hugh B. Brown., and grandparents of Nathan E. Tanner.She died on 3 Jun 1935.

2- Rachel Elizabeth BROWN was born on 24 Mar 1857 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.

3- Emmerette BROWN was born on 28 Apr 1859 in Ogden, Weber, Utah. She died on 28 Aug 1933

4- James Tanner BROWN was born on 15 Jul 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

5- Zina May BROWN was born on 19 May 1866 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

6- August BROWN was born on 28 Aug 1868 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 23 Feb 1870.

7- Valentine BROWN was born on 28 Feb 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 5 Aug 1872.

JSB was married to (2)Rebecca Ann MCBRIDE on 31 Aug 1855 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

1- Deseret BROWN b. Aug 23, 1856

2- Daniel BROWNb. Dec 8, 1857

3- Alveretta BROWN b. Jul 22, 1860

4- Vantile Mac BROWN b. June 19, 1864

5- Burtina or Bertena BROWN b. May 13, 1869

6- Pauline BROWN b. Feb 26, 1872

7- Homer BROWN b. May 26, 1874

8- Alphonso BROWN b. May 15, 1878

JSB was married to (3)Eliza LESTER on 31 Jan 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

1- Leo BROWN b. 1864

2- Zemania BROWN b. May 1865 or 1866

3- Wilforn Lester BROWN b. 1869

4- Elando Lester BROWN b. Apr 20 1871

5- Annie Eliza BROWN b. Aug 3, 1873

6- Frank Lester BROWN

7- Charles Lester BROWN b. 1878

8- Sarah-Emma BROWN b. Mar 22, 1881

9- Ada BROWN b. Oct 19, 1883

JSB was married to (4)Mary Jane McBRIDE in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

JSB was married to (5)Elizabeth Mary CLEGG on 4 Mar 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

Elizabeth Mary CLEGG was born on 8 Dec 1854 in Tooele, , Utah. She died on 20 May 1927 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. James Stephens BROWN and Elizabeth Mary CLEGG had the following children:

1- Mary Lillian BROWN was born on 6 Jan 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. She died on 1 Dec 1886.

2- Guardello BROWN was born on 23 Feb 1874 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

3- Mark Clegg BROWN was born on 6 Nov 1878 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. He died on 8 May 1921

4- Benjamin James BROWN was born on 21 June 1882 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.

5- Louetta BROWN was born on 11 Aug 1884 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

6. Myrtle Juneetta BROWN b. June 1, 1887

JSB was sealed to (6) Mary Polly BROWN on August 31 1855 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the daughter of James Brown Sr. and Mary Polly Williams Emerson.

"November 29th 1851---This morning arose early, and to our surprise heard that the Ravai was in sight, which we had not expected for several days. Brother James Brown was on board, a prisoner by order of the French governor. When the schooner landed in Tahiti he was in prison living on bread and water. He was discharged without a trial, upon condition that he would remain a prisoner on the vessel till conveyed from out the bounds of the French protectorate. The queen of Tubuai sent on board and brought him on shore. He appeared in good spirits, intends going to some island not under the French flag. The ship brought glorious news from Salt Lake; the glad reception of many letters made our hearts leap for joy. " ........
"After one year in Utah, Elder Pratt, with Elders James S. Brown and Hiram Blackwell, left for a second mission to Tahiti, where Pratt was to be mission president.  After several months they were joined by their families, and all worked on the island until driven out by the French governors in 1852.
It was many years after this before the Church re-established itself there. Meanwhile, however, the several branches were held together loosely by the native presiding officer, Elder Maihea..
Although previous attempts were made to organize branches on the Society Islands, the mission was not again made permanent until 1872, when James S. Brown was recalled to the islands. His previous missionary work there gained for him the love of all the natives and through his efforts the Church now has a flourishing mission in that quarter of the South Seas." --Heart Throbs of the West, Vol. 8, DUP 1947, Journal of Louisa Barnes Pratt, Pages 189-355. Quotes from Pages 275 and 400.


FIFTY YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE PIONEER JUBILEE 1847-1897

50 Year Jubilee Mormon Battalion medal
1897 Pioneer Jubilee Pioneer Group Photo
July 24, 1897 photo by Springville, Utah photographer George Ed Andersen of the original 1847 Mormon Pioneers
Taken at Temple Square, SLC, Utah

1897 Jubilee Photo closeup
Number 1 James Stephens Brown (?); Number 2 Gideon A. Murdock; Number 3 Lydia A. Gibson Hunt (wife of Gideon Hunt, he is son of Captain Jefferson Hunt); Number 4 Sarah Jane Woolf Brown; Number 29 Sarah Ann DeVoe Woolf (N. 4's mother); Number 30 Panch Joel Parrish; Number 31 Aaron Freeman Farr (son of Winslow Farr and Olive Hovey Freeman, brother of Lorin Farr); Number 32 unidentified.

A Separate Celebration for the Mormon Battalion and Sutter's Mill Companions 1898

Henry W. Bigler,William J. Johnston, Azariah Smith, James Stephens Brown -1898 Fiftieth Anniversary of Gold discovery at Sutter's Mill in California


James Stephens Brown and Henry W. Bigler c. 1897
(JSB was shot in the thigh in 1864, later the unhealed leg was amputated in 1869 - see story above.)



Sources:

PAF - Archer files = James Brown Sr. + Mary Polly Williams Emmerson > Captain James Brown
PAF - Archer files = James Brown Sr. + Mary Polly Williams Emmerson > Daniel Brown + Elizabeth Stephens > James Stephens Brown.

"Giant of the Lord: Life of a Pioneer" by James S. Brown. Bookcraft, Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1902, 1960. 542 pages.

"Life of a pioneer; being the autobiography of James S. Brown". New York, AMS Press, 1971. ISBN: 040408432X

www.bowlbyfamily.org/ancestor/d21232.htm

http://heritage.uen.org/companies/Wcdce8568c7ff7.htm :  Heritage Gateways Sesquicentennial - JSB biography.

Journal of James S. Brown, Part I, Section III, 1849 and 1869, pages 2 - 6, James Stephens Brown, Special Collections at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1968.

Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia Vol. III, Andrew Jenson, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1920. Pages 30-31.

The Brown Family: Daniel and Elizabeth Stephens Brown and Their Descendents, Erold C. Wiscombe, 691 pages, 1986. Pages 6,8,30-32,35,43-48,51,53,135,142,143,145,146,163,220, 362,4497,499,500,536,591.

http://barbcornia.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I7927&tree=barb Book: "Life of a Pioneer" by James Stephens Brown (autobiography) CENSUS: Pottawattamie Co. Records 1850 Lucy Brown Rose, sister of James S. Brown "Utah Pioneers", Men of Utah; Diary of James S. Brown and letters to him from his father, Daniel Brown in possession of his daughter, Louetta Brown Tanner, 205 2nd Ave., Salt lake City, UT Apr 15, 1954.

Early Pioneer Index, Brigham Young University, Susan Easton Black, vol. VII Bro-But, pps 51-53.

Pioneers of 1847 - Early photo of Utah Pioneers taken on Temple Square at their 50th Jubilee, July 24, 1897, by Springville, Utah, photographer, George Ed Andersen. Published in the Deseret News, Church News section, on ending July 24th, 1971.

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- James Brown of Rowan County, N.C. 1757-1823

- Mary Williams of Rowan County, N.C. 1760-1832

- Stephen Joseph Abbott of, PA 1804-1843

- Abigail Smith of Williamson, N.Y. 1806-1889

- John Fife of Tulliallan, Scotland 1807-1874

- Mary Meek Nicol, Carseridge, Scotland 1809-1850 


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S 5 WIVES

- Martha "Mattie" Diana Romney Brown 1870-1943

- Jane "Jennie" Bodily Galbraith Brown 1879-1944

- Elizabeth Graham MacDonald Webb Brown 1874-1904

- Eliza Skousen Brown Abbott Burk 1882-1958

- Angela Maria Gavaldón Brown 1919-1967


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S 35 CHILDREN

- (Martha) Carrie Brown (child) 1888-1890

- (Martha) Orson Pratt Brown, Jr. (child) 1890-1892

- (Martha) Ray Romney Brown 1892-1945

- (Martha) Clyde Romney Brown 1893-1948

- (Martha) Miles Romney Brown 1897-1974

- (Martha) Dewey B. Brown 1898-1954

- (Martha) Vera Brown Foster Liddell Ray 1901-1975

- (Martha) Anthony Morelos Brown 1904-1970

- (Martha) Phoebe Brown Chido Gardiner 1906-1973

- (Martha) Orson Juarez Brown 1908-1981

- (Jane) Ronald Galbraith Brown 1898-1969

- (Jane) Grant "Duke" Galbraith Brown 1899-1992

- (Jane) Martha Elizabeth Brown Leach Moore 1901-1972

- (Jane) Pratt Orson Galbraith Brown 1905-1960

- (Jane) William Galbraith Brown (child) 1905-1912

- (Jane) Thomas Patrick Porfirio Diaz Brown 1907-1978

- (Jane) Emma Jean Galbraith Brown Hamilton 1909-1980

- (Elizabeth) (New born female) Webb 1893-1893


- (Elizabeth) Elizabeth Webb Brown Jones 1895-1982

- (Elizabeth) Marguerite Webb Brown Shill 1897-1991

- (Elizabeth) Donald MacDonald Brown 1902-1971

- (Elizabeth) James Duncan Brown 1904-1943

- (Eliza) Gwen Skousen Brown Erickson Klein 1903-1991


- (Eliza) Anna Skousen Brown Petrie Encke 1905-2001

- (Eliza) Otis Pratt Skousen Brown 1907-1987

- (Eliza) Orson Erastus Skousen Brown (infant) 1909-1910

- (Eliza) Francisco Madera Skousen Brown 1911-1912

- (Eliza) Elizabeth Skousen Brown Howell 1914-1999

- (Angela) Silvestre Gustavo Brown 1919-


- (Angela) Bertha Erma Elizabeth Brown 1922-1979

- (Angela) Pauly Gabaldón Brown 1924-1998

- (Angela) Aaron Aron Saul Brown 1925

- (Angela) Mary Angela Brown Hayden Green 1927

- (Angela) Heber Jedediah Brown (infant) 1936-1936

- (Angela) Martha Gabaldón Brown Gardner 1940


ORSON'S SIBLINGS from MOTHER PHEBE

- Stephen Abbott Brown 1851-1853

- Phoebe Adelaide Brown Snyder 1855-1930

- Cynthia Abigail Fife Layton 1867-1943

- (New born female) Fife 1870-1870

- (Toddler female) Fife 1871-1872

ORSON'S 28 SIBLINGS from JAMES BROWN

- (Martha Stephens) John Martin Brown 1824-1888

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(Martha Stephens) Alexander Brown 1826-1910

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(Martha Stephens) Jesse Stowell Brown 1828-1905

- (Martha Stephens) Nancy Brown Davis Sanford 1830-1895


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(Martha Stephens) Daniel Brown 1832-1864

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(Martha Stephens) James Moorhead Brown 1834-1924

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(Martha Stephens) William Brown 1836-1904

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(Martha Stephens) Benjamin Franklin Brown 1838-1863

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(Martha Stephens) Moroni Brown 1838-1916

- (Susan Foutz) Alma Foutz Brown (infant) 1842-1842

- (Esther Jones) August Brown (infant) 1843-1843

- (Esther Jones) Augusta Brown (infant) 1843-1843

- (Esther Jones) Amasa Lyman Brown (infant) 1845-1845

- (Esther Jones) Alice D. Brown Leech 1846-1865

- (Esther Jones) Esther Ellen Brown Dee 1849-1893

- (Sarah Steadwell) James Harvey Brown 1846-1912


- (Mary McRee) George David Black 1841-1913

- (Mary McRee) Mary Eliza Brown Critchlow1847-1903

- (Mary McRee) Margaret Brown 1849-1855

- (Mary McRee) Mary Brown Edwards Leonard 1852-1930

- (Mary McRee) Joseph Smith Brown 1856-1903

- (Mary McRee) Josephine Vilate Brown Newman 1858-1917

- (Phebe Abbott) Stephen Abbott Brown (child) 1851-1853

- (Phebe Abbott) Phoebe Adelaide Brown 1855-1930

- (Cecelia Cornu) Charles David Brown 1856-1926

- (Cecelia Cornu) James Fredrick Brown 1859-1923

- (Lavinia Mitchell) Sarah Brown c. 1857-

- (Lavinia Mitchell) Augustus Hezekiah Brown c. 1859

ORSON'S 17 SIBLINGS from STEPFATHER FIFE

- (Diane Davis) Sarah Jane Fife White 1855-1932

- (Diane Davis) William Wilson Fife 1857-1897

- (Diane Davis) Diana Fife Farr 1859-1904

- (Diane Davis) John Daniel Fife 1863-1944

- (Diane Davis) Walter Thompson Fife 1866-1827

- (Diane Davis) Agnes Ann "Aggie" Fife 1869-1891

- (Diane Davis ) Emma Fife (child) 1871-1874

- (Diane Davis) Robert Nicol Fife (infant) 1873-1874

- (Diane Davis) Barnard Fife (infant) 1881-1881

- (Cynthia Abbott) Mary Lucina Fife Hutchins 1868-1950

- (Cynthia Abbott) Child Fife (infant) 1869-1869

- (Cynthia Abbott) David Nicol Fife 1871-1924

- (Cynthia Abbott) Joseph Stephen Fife (child) 1873-1878

- (Cynthia Abbott) James Abbott Fife (infant) 1877-1878


ORSON PRATT BROWN'S IN-LAWS

- (Diana) Caroline Lambourne 18461979

- (Diana)  Miles Park Romney 1843-1904

- (Jane) Emma Sarah Bodily 1858-1935

- (Jane) William Wilkie Galbraith 1838-1898

- (Elizabeth) Alexander F. Macdonald 1825-1903

- (Elizabeth) Elizabeth Atkinson 1841-1922

- (Eliza) Anne Kirstine Hansen 1845-1916

- (Eliza) James Niels Skousen 1828-1912

- (Angela) Maria Durán de Holguin 1876-1955

- (Angela) José Tomás Gabaldón 1874-1915


INDEX OF MORMON COLONIES IN MEXICO

INDEX OF MORMON MEXICAN MISSION

INDEX TO POLYGAMY IN UTAH, ARIZONA, MEXICO

INDEX TO MEX. REVOLUTION & THE MORMON EXODUS

INDEX OF SURNAMES

MAPS OF THE MEXICAN COLONIES


BROWN FAMILY MAYFLOWER CONNECTION 1620

BROWN's in AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1783

BROWN's in AMERICAN CIVIL WAR 1861-1865

BROWN's in WARS AFTER 1865

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