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Esther Jones

Birthplace: Surry County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Robert Roper and James Brown
Mother of Ann Elizabeth Roper; Augustus Brown, twin; Augusta Brown, twin; Amasa Lyman Brown; Esther Ellen Dee and 1 other

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About Esther Jones

Esther Jones (7 January 1814 Surry County, North Carolina - 6 October 1898 Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States) married:

  1. Robert Roper
    1. Ann Elizabeth Roper (4 April 1837 - 24 September 1873)
  2. James Brown (30 September 1801 Lick Creek, Yadkin River, Rowan County, North Carolina - 30 September 1863 Odgen, Weber County, Utah Territory), son of James Clifton Brown and Mary "Polly" Williams. James Brown had two previous wives who had both died before he married Esther Jones. They were married by Stephen Abbott on 20 November 1842 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. He eventually had ten additional wives. Their children were:
    1. Augustus Brown, twin of Augusta (1843 Lee County, Iowa - before 1850)
    2. Augusta Brown, twin of August (1843 Lee County, Iowa - before 1850)
    3. Amasa Lyman Brown (born c.1845 probably at Winter Quarters), lived two months
    4. Esther Ellen Brown (born 18 March 1849) married James Leech Dee, son of Thomas Hill Dee and Elizabeth Reese, on 2 October 1866
    5. Martha Alice Brown (c.1851 - 1867 Ogden, Weber County, Utah)

Esther Jones Brown traveled to Utah with the Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company in 1847, accompanied by her daughter, Ann Elizabeth Roper. Her twin infants, Augustus and Augusta Brown, are not mentioned in the Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel database. It is not known at present whether this was an oversight, or if they died prior to emigration to Utah.



  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel: Esther Jones Roper Brown. Individual Information: Birth Date 7 January 1814; Death Date 6 October 1898; Gender female. She is the wife of Capt. James Brown and the mother of Ann Elizabeth Roper. Her birth and death dates are confirmed by the Utah State History cemeteries and Burials Database. Companies: Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company (1847); Age at departure: 33. Sources: **Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 12
    • Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database
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Esther Jones's Timeline

January 17, 1811
Surry County, North Carolina, United States
April 4, 1837
Age 26
Age 31
Lee County, IA, USA
Age 31
Lee County, IA, USA
Age 33
Winter Quarters, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
March 18, 1849
Age 38
Age 39
October 6, 1898
Age 87
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States