James Stephens Brown

Brief Life History of James Stephens

When James Stephens Brown was born on 4 July 1828, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Daniel Brown, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Stephens, was 19. He married Lydia Jane Tanner on 23 July 1854, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 25 March 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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James Stephens Brown
Eliza Lester
Marriage: 31 January 1863
Leo Lester Brown
Zemanie Brown
Wilford Lester Brown
Elando Lester Brown
Annie Eliza Brown
Frank Lester Brown
Charles Lester Brown
Sarah Emma Brown
Ada Brown

Sources (184)

  • James L. Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Stephens Brown - Published information: birth-name: James Stephens Brown
  • Member of the Mormon Battalion

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Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: generally a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion, Middle English br(o)un, from Old English brūn or Old French brun. This word is occasionally found in Old French, Middle English and Old Norse as a personal name or byname (Middle English personal name Brun, Broun, ancient Germanic Bruno, Old English Brūn, or possibly Old Norse Brúnn or Brúni). Brun- was also an ancient Germanic name-forming element. Some instances of Old English Brūn as a personal name may therefore be short forms of compound names such as Brūngar, Brūnwine, etc. As a Scottish and Irish name, it sometimes represents a translation of Gaelic Donn (see below). Brown (including in the senses below) is the fourth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below).

Irish and Scottish: adopted for Ó Duinn (see Dunn ) or for any of the many Irish and Scottish Gaelic names containing the element donn ‘brown-haired’ (also meaning ‘chieftain’), for example Donahue .

Irish: phonetic Anglicization of Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh; see Breheny .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Lydia Jane Brown by Edith Larsen Baker

Lydia Jane Brown was born August 10, 1855, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the first child of James Stephens Brown and Lydia Jane Tanner. We do not know much about her childhood except that she pro …

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