Moroni Brown

Male25 September 1840–14 August 1916

Brief Life History of Moroni

When Moroni Brown was born on 25 September 1840, in Kingston, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, James Brown, was 38 and his mother, Martha Stephens, was 33. He married Alice Barnes on 5 March 1863, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1840 and Atherton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 14 August 1916, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Moroni Brown
Eveline Cinderella Conover
Marriage: 5 March 1863
Moroni Alonzo Brown
Heber James Brown
Homer Wilson Brown
Rosetta Brown
Lillie May Brown
Alpheus Brown
Golden Conover Brown
Kittie Eveline Brown

Sources (94)

  • Moroni Brown in entry for Katherine Jenke, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Moroni Brown in household of Mary Bridge, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Moroni Brown in entry for Richard I Mills and Florence Brown, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1863Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

    Age 1

    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.


    Age 3

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

    Age 21

    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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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    "Judge Powers on Saturday [in Ogden] sentenced F. A. Brown and M. F. Brown to 6 mos. imprisonment and a $300 fine, notwithstanding that the former was recommended to mercy by the jury, and the latter …

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