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Brown, Lorenzo, 1823-1902

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1823-1902

Lorenzo Brown (1823-1902) was a Mormon missionary, colonizer, farmer, and pioneer in Utah.

Lorenzo Brown was born on February 2, 1823 in Ponifret, New York to Benjamin Brown and Sarah Mumford. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 2, 1838, and moved with his family to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1839. There he worked as a farmer and barge laborer, while also contributing work to the Nauvoo Temple. He married Frances Crosby on March 24, 1844. In 1846 he left Illinois with the Mormon exodus, staying temporarily in Winter Quarters, Nebraska before arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1848. In 1856 and 1857 he was sent to settle Las Vegas, Nevada, but returned to Utah in advance of the approaching Utah Expedition. In 1862 he was sent to settle Washington County, Utah, establishing his family in St. George. Between 1875 and 1876 he served a mission for the Church in England, where he presided over the Leeds Conference. He later moved from St. George to Arizona in 1883. He died on January 28, 1902 in Eagar, Arizona.

Citation

Harold B. Lee Library, Mormon missionary diaries, via WWW, May 10, 2012 (Lorenzo Brown; born on February 2, 1823 in Ponifret, New York to Benjamin Brown and Sarah Mumford; joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on December 2, 1838; moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1839; worked as a farmer and barge laborer, while also contributing work to the Nauvoo Temple; married Frances Crosby on March 24, 1844; 1846 left Illinois with the Mormon exodus, staying temporarily in Winter Quarters, Nebraska before arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1848; 1856 and 1857 sent to settle Las Vegas, Nevada, but returned to Utah in advance of the approaching Utah Expedition; 1862 sent to settle Washington County, Utah; established family in St. George; Between 1875 and 1876 he served a mission for the Church in England; presided over the Leeds Conference; moved from St. George to Arizona in 1883; died on January 28, 1902 in Eagar, Arizona)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Lorenzo Brown diary

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1880
Scope and Contents Collection contains a handwritten diary. Except for a few pages, the item covers the years 1875-1877 when Brown served as a Mormon missionary in England. Brown was living in St. George, Utah when called as a missionary. He describes his trip to and from England and his daily activities there. Dated 1875-1880.

Also includes an unedited transcription.
Dates: 1875-1880

Lorenzo Brown diary and autobiography

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 497
Scope and Contents Materials contain Brown's handwritten diary and autobiography. Brown's record starts with an autobiography which takes him to the year 1856 when his diary begins. Describes his conversion to the Mormon Church, life in Nauvoo, Illinois, and relationship with Joseph Smith, the first president of the Mormon Church. Brown then describes his migration to Salt Lake City, Utah, settling in Las Vegas, Nevada, move to the St. George, Utah area, service on a mission for the Mormon Church in England,...
Dates: 1856-1902