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Daniel Brown biography

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 5909

Scope and Contents

David Brown's third great grandson, Erold Clark Wiscombe, writes about Brown's family history; marriage to Elizabeth Stephens; removal to Illinois in 1831; conversion to Mormonism in 1840; removal to Florence, Nebraska; son, James, joining the Mormon Battalion; quarrel with Brigham Young leading to removal to Calhoun, Iowa; Indian difficulties in Iowa; rebaptism in Salt Lake City, in 1874; and death in Calhoun, Iowa.


  • 1804-1875


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Open to public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Daniel Brown biography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

Erold Clark Wiscombe was born on July 20, 1925 at Roosevelt, Duchesne,Utah. After graduating from high school he served in the Navy during World War II. Brigham Young University occupied the next four years of my life getting a degree in History, Geography, and Sociology, also a dual certification to teach in both elementary and secondary schools. After teaching three years in an elementary school at Logan, Utah, I transferred to the U.S. Military Dependent Schools in Europe, teaching two years in Germany and two years in England. While attending B.Y.U., I married Phyllis Emily Kmetzsch on August 15, 1949 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

These items was donated to Special Collections in 2007.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 19th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Related Materials

See Also MSS Film 920 no. 58 contains this biography, microfilmed.

Register of Daniel Brown biography
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 26
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States