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Prominent Descendents
of William and Margaret BROWN

     Please help identify prominent descendents, provide accurate biographical information, and submit it to the Library.  Please send all information to librarian.brownhistory@gmail.com.  Thank you.

Williams BROWN (1797 – 1882)

James BROWN(2) (1801 – 1863)

Daniel BROWN (1804 – 1875)

James Stephens BROWN (1828 - 1902)

Orson Pratt BROWN (1863 - 1946)

Hugh Brown BROWN (1883 - 1975)

Nathan Eldon TANNER (1898 - 1982)

William James CRITCHLOW (1892 - 1968)

Prominent Descendants

 

Prominent Descendants

Williams BROWN (1797 – 1884)

Grandson of William and Margaret = William/James/Williams BROWN.  He was born 8 November 1796, at Flat Swamp Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died 11 July 1894, in Johnston County, North Carolina.

Farmer and member, deacon, elder, moderator and minister of the Union Church Primitive Baptists in Johnston County, North Carolina.


James BROWN(2) (1801 – 1863)

Grandson of William and Margaret = William/James/James BROWN(2).  He was born 30 September 1801, at Flat Swamp Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died on 30 September 1863, in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.

Clerk of the Toms Creek Baptist Church (1831-1832); Constable of Rowan County (1827); Sheriff? in Adams County, Illinois (1830's); Nauvoo Temple Fund Raising Mission (1840?); Captain of C Company of the Mormon Battalion, and of the Pueblo Sick Detachment (1846-1847); Purchaser of the Miles Goodyear land (all of Weber County, Utah) (1848); Founder of Ogden, Utah (1848 – 1863); etc.


Daniel BROWN (1804 – 1875)

Grandson of William and Margaret = William/James/Daniel BROWN.  He was born 30 June 1804, at Flat Swamp Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina, and died on 2 February 1875, in Calhoun, Harrison County, Iowa.

Leaving Davidson County, North Carolina, he and his family were some of the first settlers in Schuyler County, Illinois in 1831.  He was the first while pioneer settler in Harrison County, Iowa in 1847, where he helped to build up that area until his death in 1875. 


James Stephens BROWN (1828 - 1902)

Great grandson of William and Margaret = William/James/Daniel and Elizabeth Stephens/James Stephens BROWN.

Member of the Mormon Battalion.  Served at least 16 missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1846 to1892 to a number of American Indian tribes, Society Islands, Great Britain, and various states in the United States.


Orson Pratt BROWN (1863 - 1946)

Great grandson of William and Margaret = William/James/James Brown(2) and Phoebe Abigail Abbott/Orson Pratt BROWN.

Known for his honesty, courage, and hard work as a pioneer settler and colonist in southern Arizona and northern Mexico; a freighter, cowboy, rancher, farmer, sheep man, cattleman, miner, businessman, and compassionate servant to those in need.  Rural police officer in the Mormon Colonies, Captain of the Mormon Militia in Colonia Juarez, and Captain of the Mexican Rurales (Rural Police) in his District.  General Agent for Security of the Mormon Colonies during the Mexican Revolution from 1910 through the Mormon Exodus of 1912.  He served his Church and the United States throughout the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920.  A U. S. Secret Service Agent for General George Bell, Jr. during and after the United States Punitive Expedition against Poncho Villa, 1916-1918.  He helped General Hugh L. Scott negotiate a settlement of the United States–Mexican hostilities in 1916.  Orson’s courageous efforts and work saved the lives of many people - Americans, Mexicans, as well as Mormon colonists.


Hugh Brown BROWN (1883 - 1975)

Fourth great grandson of William and Margaret = William/James/Daniel/James Stephens Brown and Lydia Jane Tanner/Lydia Jane BROWN and Homer Manley Brown/Hugh BROWN Brown.  He was born 24 October1883 at Granger, Utah, and he died 2 December 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Apostle of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1958 – 1975).  Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1961 – 1975).


Nathan Eldon TANNER (1898 - 1982)

Fifth great grandson of William and Margaret = William/James/ Daniel/James Stephens and Lydia Jane Tanner/Lydia Jane BROWN and Homer Manley Brown/Sarah Edna BROWN and Nathan William Tanner/Nathan Eldon TANNER.
He was born 29 May 1898 at Salt Lake City, Utah, and he died 27 November 1972 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Apostle of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1962 – 1982).  Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1963 – 1982).


William James CRITCHLOW (1892 - 1968)

Fourth great grandson of of William and Margaret = William/James/James(2) and Mary McRee Black Brown/Mary Eliza Brown and William Fuller Critchlow/William James Critchlow and Anna K. Gregersen/William James CRITCHLOW. 
He was born 21 Aug 1892 at Ogden, Utah, and he died 29 August 1968 at Ogden, Utah.

Assistant to the Quorum of Twelve Apostles in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1958 – 1968).

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