John Moses Browning

Brief Life History of John Moses

When John Moses Browning was born on 23 January 1855, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Jonathan Browning, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Caroline Clark, was 37. He married Rachel Teresa Child on 10 April 1879, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 26 November 1926, in Liège, Liège, Belgium, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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John Moses Browning
Rachel Teresa Child
Marriage: 10 April 1879
John M. Browning Jr
Austin Leroy Browning
Hugh Harrison Browning
Louie Browning
Carrie Browning
Elsie Browning
Monida Browning
Val Allen Browning
Kenneth Sandifer Browning
Elizabeth Caroline Browning

Sources (68)

  • John Moses Browning, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Moses Browning, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Elder John M Browning, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Brouning (Old English Brūning), a derivative of the byname Brūn (see Brown ).

History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Browning was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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John Moses Browning (compiled from a DUP history of him)

John Moses Browning Native pioneer John Moses Browning was born January 23, 1855, in Ogden, Weber, Utah. He was the son of Jonathan Browning, a pioneer of 1852 who arrived with the Henry W. Miller Co …

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