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Jonathan Browning
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Birth: Oct. 22, 1805
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1879
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA

The Browning name has been synonymous with gunsmithing nearly 120 years. The family tradition of creating exceptional firearms began with Jonathan Browning, the inventor of a repeating rifle.
He set up business in Quincy, IL, just south of Nauvoo.
His position as judge brought him into contact with exiled Mormons who were daily arriving in Quincy in the winter of 1839 from Missouri. Curious about Mormonism and his Mormon neighbors who were settling 43 miles north where he met with the Prophet Joseph and soon converted. Neighbors shunned the judge and his family, who felt ostracized by those they had once called friends. Seeking happiness with friends in his new faith, Jonathan sold his gun shop and home in Quince and moved to Nauvoo. He purchased a half-lot on the east side of Main Street, this home/gunshop has been fully restored to its orginal condition by the Nauvoo Restoration Commitee. He even manufactured a unique feature of his Nauvoo guns with an engraved plate on the stock reading ``Holiness to the Lord - Our Preservation''
He arrived in the Rocky Mountains, among his fellow Saints, with six wagons, Jonathan settled with his family in Ogden, where he once again opened a gunsmith shop. Unfortunately, he never made another gun. His famous son John Moses Browning, credited with over 120 patents for firearms, worked with his father in the gunshop. John Moses once said that his father that he ``died of weariness, he had worked so hard that he finally tired out, he went to sleep and didn't wake up.''  
 
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 Spouses:
  Ann Emmett Browning (1830 - 1918)
  Elizabeth Stalcup Browning (1803 - 1884)*
  Elizabeth Caroline Clark Browning (1817 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Ann Galliher (1827 - 1901)*
  David Elias Browning (1829 - 1901)*
  Barbara Jane Browning Stewart (1830 - 1898)*
  John Wesley Browning (1832 - 1913)*
  James Allen Browning (1833 - 1902)*
  Asenath Elizabeth Browning Carling (1835 - 1899)*
  Martha Clarissa Browning Middleton (1837 - 1930)*
  Mary Melvina Browning Garner (1840 - 1931)*
  Nancy Lovina Browning Stewart (1842 - 1875)*
  Emma Eliza Browning (1843 - 1843)*
  Jonathan Alma Browning (1844 - 1913)*
  Melinda Vesta Browning Middleton (1847 - 1926)*
  John Moses Browning (1855 - 1926)*
  Elizabeth Browning (1857 - 1857)*
  Jonathan Edmund Browning (1859 - 1939)*
  Mathew Sandefur Browning (1859 - 1923)*
  Thomas Samuel Browning (1860 - 1943)*
  Olive Ann Browning Wallace (1863 - 1933)*
  George Emmett Browning (1866 - 1948)*
  Benjamin Franklin Browning (1868 - 1869)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Mar 24, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6287453
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- Julie McLaughlin - Wilson
 Added: Oct. 4, 2013
RIP
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 1, 2012
Happy Belated Birthday!
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