James Green Browning

Brief Life History of James Green

When James Green Browning was born on 22 May 1808, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, Edmund Browning, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Barbara Allen, was 44. He married Mary Ann Neel on 20 November 1827, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. His occupation is listed as farmer, postmaster, cooper, blacksmith, gunsmith in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 20 November 1878, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Green Browning
Mary Ann Neel
Marriage: 20 November 1827
Clifton Smith Browning
Sarah Ann Browning
Edmund Thomas Browning
David Henry Browning
Jane Neal Browning
Isaac Austin Browning
Elizabeth Eliza Mary Ann America Browning
Delilah Cherilla Browning

Sources (76)

  • James G Browning, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Green Browning , Ancestry: Family Data Collection - Births.
  • James G Browning, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1825: Pike, Illinois, United States 1825: Adams, Illinois, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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Born 1808 in Sumner County, Tenn. Came to Utah in 1850. Missionary to England 1860. Second Bishop of Weber. City Councilman. Also contains stories of James Green Browning and son David Henry Browning …

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