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John Brown
Mormon leader, born 1820

John Brown

John Brown
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Intro Mormon leader, born 1820
Was Missionary Politician
From United States of America
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 1820
Death 1897 (aged 77 years)
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Biography

John Brown (1820–1897) was a leader among the Mormons in the southern United States and in the Mormon pioneer exodus to the West. He was also a member of the Utah Territorial Legislature.

Brown was born in Sumner County, Tennessee. He was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Perry County, Illinois by George P. Dykes. He later served as a Mormon missionary in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi. He headed a group of Latter-day Saints, mainly from Mississippi, who moved west in 1846. They did not realize that the main body of the church had stopped at Winter Quarters, Nebraska and they ended up wintering in Pueblo, Colorado. Brown himself had headed back east to meet with higher up church leaders, and was part of the pioneer company headed by Brigham Young that arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in July 1847. He was in charge of looking over the four slaves that were given to help with the westward emigration. He himself owned several slaves, one of whom, he gave to the church as tithing.

From 1860 to 1862 Brown served as a missionary in Great Britain. From 1863 until 1891 he was the bishop of the Pleasant Grove Ward in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He also served for a time as mayor of Pleasant Grove. From 1867 to 1868 he served another mission in the Southern States Mission. He was later made a patriarch in the church.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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