Henry Brown

Henry (Harry) Brown (1808-1852) was born 7 Mar. 1808 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., New York. He was the son of Sylvanus Brown and Sarah Spaulding. He married Rhoda North on 12 Jul. 1827 in New York, and they were the parents of Sarah Brown, who was sealed to Wilford Woodruff. He was baptized before 1835. He was a mission companion to Wilford Woodruff in Missouri and Arkansas in Jan. 1835. He died 24 Apr. 1852 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.

Footnotes

Harry Brown (9KP9-8XB), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 9 Feb. 2021). Henry Brown, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/henry-brown, accessed 5 Jan. 2022). 1850 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, p. 16, Harry Brown. Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 1830-2008, 1830-1839, 1835, p. 1, image 16/476, CR 100 137, CHL. Harry Brown, “ Go Ye Into All the World, 1830-1930: Missionary Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/missionary/, accessed 12 Feb. 2021). "Minute Book 1," p. 197, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org, accessed 12 Feb. 2021). Black, Susan Easton, Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848 (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989), 7:114-115.

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  • Page 8

    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    When I had got a few rods from his door, he was nearly treading on my heels, and fell dead at my feet, as though he had been struck with light- ning; he swelled, and immediately turned black. This created a great wailing and mourning among his family. Brother Brown and myself assisted in laying him out and burying him. He died Feb. 14, 1835. This singular dispensation of Provi- dence brought solemnity upon the people, and they began to reflect and wished to hear ...
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    February 14, 1835
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    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    visiting Little Rock, we travelled down the river ten miles, and tied up our canoe on the east bank, and stopped with Mr. Jones. I preached next day at his house. On the 16th we left our canoe with Mr. Jones, and walked back up the river ten miles, opposite Little Rock, and took the old military road, and started to wade the Missis- sippi swamp, which was mostly cov- ered with water from Little Rock, Arkansas, to Memphis, Tennessee, a distance of ...
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    March 16, 1835 March 24, 1835 March 27, 1835 April 4, 1835 June 23, 1835 June 28, 1835 July 23, 1835 November 15, 1835
  • Page 1

    Part of Autobiography 1897 Deseret Weekly

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    [Deseret Weekly News, March 6, 1897, 366.] THE DESERET WEEKLY. [Column 1] PRESIDENT WOODRUFF'S BIRTHDAY. BIOGRAPHICAL. On Sunday, February 28, 1897, at 2 p. m., and on the following day, Mon- day, March 1, at 10 a.m., were exer- cises in the Tabernacle in honor of the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of Elder Wilford Woodroff, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints, and one of the first com- pany of Utah Pioneers that entered the valley of the ...
    Dates:
    March 1, 1807 December 30, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 13, 1835 April 26, 1839 December 7, 1844 January 4, 1845 April 7, 1847 July 24, 1847 April 9, 1850 October 14, 1850 August 29, 1877 October 10, 1880 July 25, 1887 April 7, 1889 April 7, 1889 February 28, 1897 March 1, 1897
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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    ^Had authority^ to administer in the ordinances of the House of the Lord but believed that it was our privilege through faith, prayer, & fasting to heal the sick, & cast out devils by the laying on of hands which was the case under his administration as numbers could testify. I was living in this state of mind & in this faith & belief looking for the coming forth of the Church of Christ when I heard of what was called Mormonism. In 1832 I was loudly called ...
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    December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834
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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    time I had ever seen him we appointed a meeting for him to speak to our little branch, ^He instructed [illegible] us the branch^ and we had a precious time, he spoke till near midnight. He was upon an important mission in connexion with Lyman Wight, it was to gather up from 100 to 5000 men ^a company^ to go up to redeem Zion. I accompanied Brother Pratt to Jefferson County, I told him my circumstances. He said it was my duty to try to prepare ...
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    April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834
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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    case of cholera in the camp. The people ^brethren^ covenanted to do this & the plague was stayed & there was not another case in camp. Joseph held several meetings with the ^Saints^ Saint Set them in order, & ^President Joseph Smith^ returned home with many other of the brethren I remained with Lyman Wight laboring with my hands till the following winter. * ^(*see paper apart & page 9th)^ At a meeting of the High Council at Lyman Wights in Clay County Missouri I was ordained to the office ...
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    November 5, 1834 January 13, 1835 January 18, 1835
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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    as he could each jump. I told him not to be frightened as we were travellers & friends & did not wish to hurt him but wished to stop with him him over night, when he came to his senses we as he gave us permission to stop with him till morning if we would take the bare floor as he did then we excepted, we asked for something to eat as we had walked 60 miles with[out] eating a morsel of food. He said he had nothing for us said that hed had got to kill ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    this created a great wailing & mourning with his famil, Brother Brown & myself assisted the family in laying him out & burying him. He died on the 14th day of Feb 1835 & we buried him on the 16. This clo singular dispensation of providence brought solemnity upon the people & they began to reflect & wished to hear preaching, we held several meetings & preached to the people we baptized a Mr Hubbel & his wife aged people who had opened their doors & ...
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    February 14, 1835 February 16, 1835 March 2, 1835 March 24, 1835
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    nearest house on the road. He went out of sight in great haste I then knelt down in the water & prayed the Lord to heal me up & the spirit of the Lord rested upon me & I was healed the pain left me I arose & went my way ^*^ whenever I met with one or more families I preached to them & bore my testimony as I went alone to the people I arrived at the Missippi River & crossed it in the evening of the 27th March 1835 ...
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    March 27, 1835 April 4, 1835 June 23, 1835 June 28, 1835 July 23, 1835 November 15, 1835
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    closely associated having ^and^ lived in the same house for a number of months but had never to my recollection said any thing to me about preaching or ordination. But now as I approached him he said Brother Wilford the Spirit of the Lord tells me that you should be ordained & go and preach the gospel ^on a mission^. I said very well if it is the will of the Lord I am ready. At a meeting of the High Council at
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    November 5, 1834 January 13, 1835