Sgt Ebenezer Brown

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Sgt Ebenezer Brown

Birthplace: Salisbury, Herkimer, New York, USA
Death: January 25, 1878 (75)
Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Brown; William Brown; Hannah Brown and Hannah Brown
Husband of Phebe Palmer Brown; Elsie Samantha Brown; Phebe Palmer Brown (Draper); Mary Brown and Mary Elizabeth Brown
Father of David Pulsipher Brown; Hyrum Brown; Samantha Ann Brown; Zina Diantha Parkinson; Joseph Gurnsey Brown, Brown/ and 8 others
Brother of William Brown, Jr.; Polly Brown; Cornelia Clawson; Elisha Brown; Priscilla Brown and 3 others

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Sgt Ebenezer Brown

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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

Family links:

  • 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

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Sgt Ebenezer Brown's Timeline

December 6, 1802
Salisbury, Herkimer, New York, USA
November 8, 1824
Age 21
Dryden, Tompkins, NY
February 6, 1826
Age 23
Virgin, Washington, Utah, USA
November 16, 1830
Age 27
Summerhill Twp, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States
June 13, 1835
Age 32
June 13, 1835
Age 32
June 17, 1837
Age 34
Peru, Lasalle, Illinois, USA
June 1842
Age 39
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA