- Birth Date
- Between 1822 and 1829
- Death Date
Harrit was an African American slave who belonged to William H. Lay. Her age was listed as 21 in "John Brown's company of 10, report, 1848 June."
There is a possibility that Harriet was the same Harriet who was married to Grief Embers another African American slave who belonged to William Crosby. The book The Story of the Negro Pioneer by Kate Carter states that Grief married a woman named Harriet who was also a slave of William Crosby. However, William Crosby did not own a slave named Harriet according to the 1850 slave schedule and the company roster (John Brown's company of 10, report). Interestingly enough, William H. Lay, (Harriet's owner) was William Crosby's brother-in-law. At this time, it is believed that Harriet and Grief's wife (Harriet) are the same person.
Harriet was listed with her husband Grief under the surname Ambrose in the 1870 census.
- Age at Departure: Unknown
- 1860 United States Census
- 1870 United States Federal Census
- California State Census, 1852.
- “John Brown's company of 10, report, 1848 June.” In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849.
- “Mississippi company, report, 1848 May.” In Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849
- "Slave Inhabitants in Utah County, Deseret," 1850 Utah Census, Utah County.