Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ogden in Weber County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Captain James Brown

 
 
Captain James Brown - Marker on Left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, May 2, 2020
1. Captain James Brown - Marker on Left
Inscription.  
Marker on Left:
Captain James Brown
Captain James Brown, Pioneer, Soldier and one of the founders of Ogden, enlisted in the Mormon Battalion of the U. S. Army in the Mexican War, July 16, 1846, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, and was made Captain of Company C. The Battalion marched overland to San Diego, longest march of infantry ever recorded. At Santa Fe, Captain Brown was placed in charge of the sick detachment and ordered to Pueblo where they spent the winter of 1846-47 with a group of converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints enroute from Mississippi to the Salt Lake Valley.
In the spring he marched his men by the way of Fort Laramie and the South Pass arriving in the valley July 29, 1847, closely following Brigham Young and the Mormon Pioneers.

Marker on Right:
Captain James Brown
Early in August he left by way of Fort Hall for California to collect the Army pay due members of the Battalion. Returning late in 1847, he stopped at the Fort of Mile Goodyear, a trapper, located near the junction of the Ogden and Weber Rivers. From Goodyear
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
he purchased for $3,000 all the land now comprising Weber County together with some livestock and the fort.
The land was conveyed to Captain Brown in a Mexican land grant, this entire area being at that time part of Mexico. In January, 1848, he settle here with his family and began the colonization of Brownsville, later Ogden. He was born September 30, 1801, and died September 30, 1863.
 
Erected 1947 by Descendants of of Captain James Brown, Citizens of Weber County and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 112.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Mormon Battalion, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 41° 13.211′ N, 111° 58.277′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker can be reached from Washington Boulevard. Marker is in the park located at the southwest corner of Washington Boulevard and 25th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2549 Washington Boulevard, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jedediah Strong Smith (a few steps from this marker); Lorin Farr
Captain James Brown - Marker on Right image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, May 2, 2020
2. Captain James Brown - Marker on Right
(a few steps from this marker); Creston Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gasberg Building (about 700 feet away); The Palace Billiard Hall (about 800 feet away); The Livingston Confectionary (about 800 feet away); The Solomon C. Stephens Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Restaurant and Switch European Lodgings (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ogden.
 
Captain James Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, May 2, 2020
3. Captain James Brown Marker
Rear View of the Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted, May 2, 2020
4. Rear View of the Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. This page has been viewed 929 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=149971

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 22, 2024