IIESTHER ELLEN BROWN DEE 1849-1893
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Daughter of Captain James Brown and Esther Jones Roper Brown
Esther Ellen Brown Dee
In her youth Esther Ellen Brown met an English Welshman, who was born 25 February 1842 at Hanley, Stake Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, the son of Thomas Hill Dee, the first of the Dee family to join the Mormon Church, and Elizabeth Reese Dee. James had one brother, Thomas Dumcomb Dee. James had been married and divorced from , they had two sons. Ann Eliza went on to become Brigham Young's 27th and final wife.
Esther Ellen Brown and James Leech Dee were married by the Civil Authorities at the Valley House, Salt Lake City, in the Fall of 1866 when Esther Ellen was a beautiful girl of seventeen and James Dee was twenty-four, and then in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Utah, 24 November 1873.
James was a building contractor specializing in plastering types of homes, which were the style in those days. Esther and James went to Ogden to live among the Brown's and the Dee's and other fine pioneer families. James became financially independent and had a fine white stucco plaster home at 2450 Grant Avenue, Ogden, Utah.
James Leech Dee and Esther Ellen Brown Dee raised three girls and four boys:
Esther was a wonderful housekeeper and entertained extensively. She was an active member of the Relief Society. James was a High Priest in the Second Ward Weber Stake, Ogden, Utah. James bought Esther one of the first pianos received at Ogden. He owned a fine stable of horses and had his private two-seated "gig" two-wheeled vehicle, which he loved to ride in, driving his lovely horses in tandem style on Sunday afternoons through the streets of Ogden, many years before they modernized.
The Thomas D. Dee Memorial Hospital, Ogden, Utah is named after James Dee's younger brother. There were two brothers, James Leech Dee and Thomas Duncomb Dee, James being the eldest.
Esther Ellen Brown Dee died 26 October 1893 at Ogden, Utah and her husband, James Leech Dee died 6 June 1897 at Ogden, Utah.
PAF - Archer files = Captain James Brown + (3)Esther Jones > Esther Ellen Brown.
Brown Book of Remembrance by Hattie Critchlow Jensen and Louetta Brown Tanner prior to 1948. Louetta Brown Tanner is the daughter of James Stephens Brown and Elizabeth Mary Clegg Brown.
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