John was the son of Ebenezer Brown and Ann Weaver. Ann died 24 June 1842 and Ebenezer joined the Mormon Battalion. Before setting out for California, Ebenezer entrusted John to the care of Harriet Elizabeth Brown Stratton (John's married sister). Harriet and her family crossed the plains in the Allen Taylor Company of 1849. Joseph Gurnsey Brown, John's older brother, was also in this company. At the time of the 1850 Utah census John was living with "Gurnsey."
Allen Taylor Company (1849)Age at departure: 12
1850 Utah Census
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