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Capt James Brown
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1801
Yadkin
Rowan County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1863
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA

During the Mormon exodus, Captain James Brown served as Captain of Company "C" in the United States Mormon Battalion during the Mexican War. James was born to James Brown and Mary (Polly) Williams Brown. He was a pioneer, constable, justice of the peace, missionary, commonwealth builder, and founder of Ogden, Utah.

Brownsville, Utah in Weber County is named in his honor. He lived exactly 62 years, born September 30, 1801, in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died September 30, 1863 in Ogden, Utah.

His parents were religious and God-fearing people who were members of the Baptist Church. James felt strongly about God and religion, and lived his first 33 years as an active Baptist clerk and missionary in the Tom's Creek Baptist Church, and as a constable near present day Denton, Davidson County, North Carolina.

He moved his family to Illinois, where, for 13 years, he farmed and ran 2 mills, served as justice of the peace, and where he and his family were converted to the "Mormon" Church (The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). He and his families, with the other Mormons, were driven out of Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1846.

He had 13 wives and 28 children. He lived his last 15 years in Utah, founding the town of Ogden, Utah, and serving on a number of missions.
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With Cecelia Henrietta Cornu Brown they had the following children: Charles David Brown, Frederic Brown and James Frederick Brown.

Parents: James Brown and Mary (Polly) Williams Brown

Wives: Martha Stephens Brown, Susan Foutz Brown, Esther Jones Brown, Sarah Steadwell (Studwell) Brown, Abigail Smith Abbott Brown, Mary McRee Brown, Phoebe Abigail Abbott Brown, Cecelia Henrietta Cornu Brown, Mary Wollerton Brown, Dorthula Catherine Shupe Brown, Lavinia Sarah Mitchell Brown, Harriet Wood Brown and Marie Mitchell.

* Mormon
Battalion members


Child not listed below: Joseph Smith Brown 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Brown (1757 - 1823)
  Mary Williams Brown (1761 - 1827)
 
 Spouses:
  Abigail Smith Abbott (1806 - 1889)
  Sarah Stedwell Wood Brown Sprague LeBaron Kelly Lewis (1814 - 1893)
  Darthula Catherine Shupe Stephens (1834 - 1911)
  Esther Jones Roper (Raper) Brown (1811 - 1898)*
  Susan Foutz Brown (1823 - 1842)*
  Phebe Abigail Abbott (Brown) Fife (1850 - 1914)*
  Martha Stephens Brown (1806 - 1840)*
  Susan Foutz Brown (1823 - 1842)*
  Mary McRee Black Brown (1819 - 1906)*
  Cecelia Henrietta Cornu Brown (1825 - 1882)*
  Mary Wollerton Brown (1814 - 1877)*
  Lavinia Sarah Mitchell Horrocks (1837 - 1905)*
  Harriet Wood Lewis (1834 - 1873)*
  Maria Mitchell Horrocks (1843 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  John Martin Brown (1824 - 1888)*
  Alexander Brown (1826 - 1910)*
  Jesse Sowell Brown (1829 - 1905)*
  Nancy Brown Sanford (1830 - 1895)*
  Daniel Brown (1832 - 1864)*
  James Morehead Brown (1834 - 1924)*
  Benjamin Franklin Brown (1838 - 1864)*
  Moroni Brown (1840 - 1916)*
  Alma Foutz Brown (1842 - 1842)*
  James Harvey Brown (1846 - 1912)*
  Mary Eliza Brown Critchlow (1847 - 1903)*
  Esther Ellen Brown Dee (1849 - 1893)*
  Charles David Brown (1856 - 1926)*
  Joseph Smith Brown (1856 - 1903)*
  James Fredrick Brown (1859 - 1923)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Brown Critchlow (1791 - 1870)*
  Obedience Brown Boss (1799 - 1850)*
  James Brown (1801 - 1863)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA
Plot: Plot A B1.6 L.6
 
Maintained by: Rhonda
Originally Created by: BB Johnson
Record added: Jun 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14473052
Capt James Brown
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Capt James Brown
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Capt James Brown
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