David Elias Browning

Brief Life History of David Elias

When David Elias Browning was born on 19 January 1829, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jonathan Browning, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Stalcup, was 25. He married Charilla Abbott on 27 January 1853, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1842. He registered for military service in 1853. His occupation is listed as weighmaster in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 14 December 1901, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Elias Browning
Charilla Abbott
Marriage: 27 January 1853
Charilla Emily Browning
David Elias Browning
Stephen Abiel Browning
Jonathan Abbott Browning
James Smith Browning
Wesley Myron Browning
Arbarilla Fastday Browning
Abigail Elizabeth Browning

Sources (50)

  • David E Browning, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Elias Browning, "Find A Grave Index"
  • David E Browning, "Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877"

World Events (8)

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.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple

On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.

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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Stephen Abiel Browning Autobiography

Collected by Genealogical Society of Utah Genealogical Surveys of LDS Members LDS 2889.3 G 286g vol 4 Br-By pg 170-174 pg 170 Your given name in full: Stephen Abiel Browning Complete date of birth : 2 …

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