IICHARLES DAVID BROWN - 1856-1926
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Son of Captain James Brown and Cecelian Henrietta Cornue Robellaz Brown
Half-brother of Orson Pratt Brown

Charles David Brown 1856-1926

Charles David Brown

Born: January 23, 1856 at Brownville, Ogden, Weber, Utah
 Died: 24 August 1926 at Ogden, Weber, Utah

Charles David Brown was born the son of Captain James Brown and Cecelia Henrietta Cornue Robellaz Brown on January 23, 1856 in Ogden, Weber, Utah in the large family residence across the street from the Ogden City Tabrnacle. Charles was the thirty-ninth child of his father and the third child of his mother. [Cecelia had a son, George Constant Robellaz , born May 3, 1851 in Switzerland, he died in 1865 when he was around 14 years old and a daughter, Eliza born January 27, 1853 who died on June 8, 1854, both from her marriage to Charles Francois Robellaz (z or s). All four were born in Switzerland]

Cecelia then married Captain Brown on December 24, 1854 [just six months after her husband died] as his eighth wife, they were married in Salt Lake City by Brigham Young..

Little Charles was named for his mother's sweetheart husband, Charles, who had died [June 27, 1854] of cholera while crossing the plains on their way to Deseret, and his middle name is for his mother's father David Francois Cornu or Cornue.

Cecelia left Utah sometime after 1865, [after her son George died] for a visit to Switzerland to visit her father.  She left the two little brothers, Charles David Brown [b.1856] and James Fredrick Brown [b.1859] [with Mary Wollerton, Captain Brown's ninth wife. Mary was a wonderful mother to them as she had no other children of her own]. Aunt Mary Wollerton raised the two brothers in her home by the Ogden River, she loved them as her own until her death on January 16, 1877.  By that time the boys were 21 and 18 years of age. In the large Brown family there was always an older brother or an uncle to look after their interests.

Cecelia was never able to return to America and Utah. Cecelia contracted tuberculosis and was ill the rest of her life and with the death of Captain Brown in 1863, she may not have had the means. It is also written that she was needed in Switzerland to care for her elderly parents [David Francois Cornu and Henrietta Egalite Baulard Cornu] who were in their seventies and in poor health.

Charles David was a very good student in the Central School at Ogden. Mathematics was his favorite study. He graduated from Brigham Young University as a civil engineer which profession he followed for the rest of his life.

On June 26, 1879, Charles David Brown married Sarah Ellen Dixon of Harrisville, Weber, Utah, daughter of William Wilkinson Dixon and Sabra Lake Dixon. They were married in the old Endowment House in Salt Lake City. They had four children.

Charles David Brown with wife Sarah Ellen Dixon Brown and daughters: Etta, Alice and Pearl
Charles David Brown with wife Sarah Ellen Dixon Brown
and daughters: Etta Brown (Cowles), Alice Brown (Storey), and Pearl Brown (Foulger)

In 1884 Charles David Brown was called on another settling mission to Arizona, this time to Thatcher and Safford, Graham County, Arizona. [Charlie and his wife Sarah and family traveled with William Nicol Fife, Orson Pratt Brown and the adjoined family members from Ogden down to Arizona or they were joined by them there.

Pearl was named for Charlie's sometime mother, Phoebe Abigail Abbott Brown Fife, who was living in Thatcher at the time of Phoebe Pearl's birth.] Charlie and his family remained in Arizona until 1890 when they [this may have included William Nicol Fife and some of his children from his first wife Diana Davis Fife] returned to Ogden City and continued as surveyor of Ogden City [Fife continued as an architect and carpenter in Ogden, See Orson Pratt Brown Journals].

Charles David Brown 1856-1926

Charlie was very religious and payed an exact tithing. He was a good father and a faithful Latter-day Saint.

1
Cecilia Etta Brown

Born: May 2, 1880
at Ogden, Weber, Utah

Married: LeRoy Eugene Cowles
on 3 March 1904 in SLC

Died: [July 1967 in CA]

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2
Sabra Alice Brown Storey 1882-1976
Sabra Alice Brown

Born: May 21, 1882
at Ogden, Weber, Utah

Married Joseph Edward Storey
on February 1, 1905 in SLC

Died: April 1, 1976 in
Ogden, Weber, Utah

3
Phoebe Pearl Brown

Born: January 25, 1885
at Sulphur Springs, Graham, Arizona

Married Herbert Burton Foulger
on May 31, 1905
in Ogden, Weber, Utah

Died: May 29, 1957
at Ogden, Weber, Utah

4
Dr. William Riley Brown 1888-1957
Dr. William Riley Brown

Born: November 5, 1888
Thatcher, Graham, Arizona

Married Thora Williams
on March 24, 1915

Died: June 7, 1957

just a week after his sister Phoebe Brown Foulger

Sarah Ellen Dixon Brown died on January 23, 1924 in Ogden, Weber, Utah and is buried there.

Charles David Brown died in August 24, 1926 in Ogden, Weber, Utah and is buried there.

MORE STORIES ABOUT CHARLES DAVID BROWN AND SARAH DIXON:

My Father, Charles David Brown, by Cecillia Etta Brown Cowles

Sarah Ellen Dixon Brown, 1861-1924 - Autobiography



Sources:

PAF - Archer files = Captain James Brown + (8) Cecelia Henrietta Cornu > Charles David Brown.
PAF - Archer files = Captain James Brown + (7) Phoebe Abbott > Orson Pratt Brown.

Book of Remembrance

Information on Joseph E. Storey line: http://www.illian.org/places/FamilySheets/d0343/F11380.html#I30518

[Bracketed], bold, corrections, additions, and photos added by Lucy Brown Archer

Photo of Charles David Brown and family donated by James Brown Allen, JBAllen@aol.com.

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... Published December 2007:
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ORSON PRATT BROWN 1863-1946

...... Wives and 35 Children Photo Chart
...... Chronology
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ORSON'S JOURNALS AND BIOGRAPHIES

...... Biographical Sketch of the Life Orson Pratt Brown
...... History of Orson Pratt Brown by Orson P. Brown
...... Journal & Reminiscences of Capt. Orson P. Brown
...... Memories of Orson P. Brown by C. Weiler Brown
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ORSON PRATT BROWN'S PARENTS
- Captain James Brown 1801-1863

...... Wives and 29 / 43 Children Photo Chart
...... Captain James Brown's Letters & Journal
...... Brown Family Memorabilia
...... Mormon Battalion 1846-1847
...... Brown's Fort ~ then Brownsville, Utah
...... Chronology of Captain James Brown

- Phebe Abbott Brown Fife 1831-1915

- Colonel William Nicol Fife - Stepfather 1831-1915


ORSON'S GRANDPARENTS

- 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


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BROWN FAMILY MAYFLOWER CONNECTION 1620

BROWN's in AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-1783

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BROWN's in WARS AFTER 1865

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