About Ebenezer Brown
Birth: Dec. 6, 1802 Salisbury Herkimer County New York, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1878 Draper Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Son of William Brown and Hannah Sweet
Married Ann Weaver, 20 Jul 1823, Dryden, Tompkins, New York
Married Phoebe Draper, 26 Aug 1842, Pleasantville, Pike, Illinois
Married Elsie Samantha Pulsipher, 19 May 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Married Mary Elizabeth Wright, 29 Oct 1854, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Treasures of Pioneer History, Vol. 4, p. 434
Ebenezer Brown was born in New York, December 6, 1802, the eighth child of William and Hannah Sweet Brown. The family moved to Crawford County, Pennsylvania where he spent much of his boyhood helping to dear heavily timbered land for farming.
On July 20, 1823 he married Ann Weaver by whom he had five children. He was baptized into the Latter-day Saints Church in 1835, and soon after, he with his family and a brother, William, came west with the Saints to Ohio and later to Missouri. Finally they settled in Quincy, Illinois where on the 20th of July, 1842 his wife died, leaving four children. Later he married a widow, Phoebe Draper Palmer.
Ebenezer Brown was among the five hundred men who answered the call of the Mormon Battalion. His wife, Phoebe, went along with them as laundress. His eldest daughter was married and the boys, Guernsey, Norman and John were left in her care. He was Second Sergeant in Company A.
After enduring the pangs of hunger and thirst, footsore from walking many miles without covering for their feet, making roads and building bridges as they went, they at last reached their destination. Gold having been found in California, he, with others, stayed there to work to get means to come on to Salt Lake. He arrived in Salt Lake the latter part of 1849 and found his family here to meet him.
In 1850 they came to Draper, then called South Willow Creek, where he built the first home. He was also the first postmaster and served in the first bishopric. He passed away January 26, 1878 a faithful and fearless Latter-day Saint leader. — Eunice Waibeck
Mormon Battalion, Company A
- Ann Weaver Brown (1805 - 1842)
- Mary Elizabeth Wright Brown (1837 - 1870)
*Elsie Samantha Pulsipher Brown (1837 - 1877)
- Phebe Draper Brown (1797 - 1879)*
- Joseph Gurnsey Brown (1824 - 1907)*
- Norman Brown (1830 - 1921)*
- John Weaver Brown (1837 - 1860)*
- Clarissa Brown Terry (1859 - 1932)*
- Mary Elizabeth Brown Oldham (1859 - 1917)*
- David Pulsipher Brown (1861 - 1943)*
- Hyrum Brown (1867 - 1949)*
- Point here for explanation
Inscription: First Settler of Draper Member Mormon Battallion
Note: US Mormon Battalion, Mexican War 1846-1848 [Mormon Battalion Marker], Momon Pioneer marker on Brown monument; Headstone only says 'Ebenezer', Cemetery records indicate 'Ebenezer Brown'
Burial: Draper City Cemetery Draper Salt Lake County Utah, USA Plot: A-23-5
Salisbury, Herkimer, New York, USA
Dryden, Tompkins, NY
Virgin, Washington, Utah, USA
Summerhill Twp, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States
Peru, Lasalle, Illinois, USA
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA