Little is known of Elder Harry Brown, veteran of
Zions Camp and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.
Elder Brown was born March 7, 1808 in Henderson, Jefferson
County, New York, the son of Sylvenous Brown and Sarah Spaulding. At the
age of ninteen, he was still living in Jefferson County when he married
Rhoda North on the twelvth day of July 1827. She would bear him ten children
over the years.
Harry and Sarah must have been introduced to the
Gospel at an early date for in 1834, he responded to the Prophet's call
to join Zions Camp, an epedition to Missouri to succor the saints who were
suffering the predations of the mob in that place.
As a result of the faithfulness and valor he displayed
on Zions Camp, he would, the next year in early 1835, be ordained a Seventy
and called to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy.
Little more is known of Elder Brown. He died April
25, 1852 in Keokuk, Iowa. Of his ten children, the Ancestral file gives
death information on only one... but that one died in Salt Lake City, Utah.
So it may be hoped, on that small thread, that the family remained faithful
and joined the saints on their forced exodus to Deseret.
History of the Church, vol,2: pp. 183, 204
Family Search, Ancestral File and IGI