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No picture available. Harry Brown

1808 - 1852
  • Born 1808 Henderson, New York
  • Married Rhoda North 1827; ten children
  • Baptized as a young man.
  • Zions Camp 1834
  • Ordained Seventy and called to First Quorum of Seventy 1835
  • Died 1852 Keokuk, Iowa

    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

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