|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1825, England|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 1899|
♥ MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER ♥
Joseph was born January 8, 1825, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England to William Brown and Sarah Ford.
He came to America around 1853, settling in Michigan with his young wife and children. Not long after their journey, however, Joseph's family died in an epidemic. He then headed west to Utah.
In Utah, he met and married Jane Humble, also of England. They had eight children while there, all of whom were born in Meadow Creek in Millard County:
Thomas Humble Brown
Mary Ann Brown
Sarah Ann Brown
Eva Francella Brown
William George Brown
Joseph, Jane, and family moved to Idaho in 1879, coming in a wagon train with the first group of settlers to the Rockland Valley. Only five of their eight children had survived to make the journey.
They homesteaded along a creek about two miles south of the present town site of Rockland. Joseph and Jane would go on to have five more children in Idaho:
Henry Able Brown
Anthony Stevens Brown
Joseph had cattle and farmed the land, raising hay and grain.
He died April 22, 1899, in Rockland. He is buried next to his wife in Fairview Cemetery.
1870: Meadow Creek, Millard, UT
1880: Rock Creek, Oneida, ID
1900: Rockland, Oneida, ID (d. 1899?)
Jane Humble Brown (1846 - 1921)*
Thomas Humble Brown (1864 - 1923)*
Jane Brown McCarty (1866 - 1930)*
Mary Ann Brown Watts (1868 - 1947)*
Sarah Ann Brown Dobkins (1870 - 1943)*
William George Brown (1876 - 1931)*
Henry Able Brown (1879 - 1941)*
Josephine Brown Edwards (1883 - 1945)*
Milton Brown (1886 - 1886)*
Valley View Cemetery
Created by: Emily Brown
Record added: Jun 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27705744