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Mary Ann Brown

Female 1798 - 1886  (88 years)


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  • Name Mary Ann Brown 
    Born 22 Mar 1798  Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 May 1886  Hebron, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 May 1886  Hebron, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From the Autobiography of Mary Brown Pulsipher:

      In a short time some were ready to be baptized. I wanted to be at the first opportunity, but Satan thought he would hinder it. The night before baptism, I was taken very lame with rheumatism or something. I was so sick I could not get around much. As they were fixing to go, Brother Carter said to me, "Sister Pulsipher, if you will do your duty, you shall be healed." I took a cane and hobbled to the water and went in. It was a very cold day, but I came out well, left my cane, and went away rejoicing.
    • Mary was the fourth child of eight-children. She was raised in the Methodist Faith. At age six her family moved from Connecticut to Pennsylvania. Here she met Zerah Pulsipher and married. They lived in Pennsylvania seven years and had four children, later moving to New York State in Onendago County. Four more children were born here.

      In 1832, they happened to see a Book of Mormon, borrowed it, read it, and believed it to be true. It was not long before a Mormon Elder named Jared Carter came and taught them the gospel. The night before baptism, Mary became very lame with rheumatism. She was so sick she could not get around much. As they were fixing to go, Elder Carter told her, “Sister Pulsipher, if you will do your duty, you shall be healed.” She took a cane and hobbled to the water and went in. It was a very cold day, but she came out well, left her cane, and went away rejoicing.

      They moved to Kirtland, Ohio. Her son William was born here. They remained in Kirtland four years and helped build the temple. Being driven from the area, they moved on to Missouri and stayed at Far West through that winter. They were in Bear Creek Woods nearly two years.

      When the Saints began to settle in Nauvoo they moved and resided there for five years. Her two daughters were born here and the youngest died just shortly before they were driven out in February of 1846. While in Nauvoo, they helped to build the temple and received their endowments there.

      After arriving in the Salt Lake Valley they build a home on block 82 on Jordan Street. It was 34 by 30 feet. The next season they built a large barn and made a farm over Jordan River where they were able to keep cattle.

      In 1862, they were called to go to the Dixie Mission, so they sold their property and moved south, helping to establish a settlement called Hebron (near Enterprise, Utah).

      On March 2, 1879, Mary went to a Relief Society meeting expecting to see ten or twelve sisters. To her great surprise, when she opened the door, she saw long tables loaded with cookies, cakes, cheese and other food. Nearly every family in town was there. The bishop stood and said, “This is in honor of ‘Mother Pulsipher’. This is her eightieth birthday.” She thanked them for the honor and respect that they had shown her.

      Mary said that she had been in the Church over forty-seven years. She had passed through persecutions, mobbings and drivings with the Saints since the days of Kirtland. She rejoiced to be worthy to have a name and place with these people.

      International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vols. I-IV. Publishers Press, 1998.
    • Born on 22 Mar 1798 in Kent, Litchfield County, VT (USA) to John Brown and Sarah Fairchild.

      Baptized on 11 Jan 1832 in Onondaga, NY (USA) by Jared Carter.

      Died on 7 May 1886 in Hebron, Washington County, UT (USA).

      Married Zerah Pulsipher on 18 Aug 1815 in Susquehannah County, PA (USA).

    Person ID I146  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2006 

    Father John Brown,   b. 27 Feb 1770, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1845, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Sarah Fairchild,   b. 6 Mar 1771, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1855, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1791/1792  Of, Kent, Litchfield, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F88  Group Sheet

    Family Zerah Pulsipher,   b. 24 Jun 1788, Rockingham, Windham, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1872, Hebron, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1815  ,sesquehannah, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Pulsipher,   b. 30 May 1816, Choconet, Broome, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1816, , Susquehannah, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Iona Almira Pulsipher,   b. 8 Sep 1817, Choconut, Broome, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1868, Hebron, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. Nelson Pulsipher,   b. 28 Mar 1820, Choconet, Broome, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1824, Spafford, Oneadago, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     4. Mariah Pulsipher,   b. 11 Jun 1822, Susquehanna, Broome, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1892, Huntington, Emery, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Sarah Ann Pulsipher,   b. 2 Nov 1824, Spafford, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1909, St. George, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. John Pulsipher,   b. 17 Jul 1827, Spafford, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1891, Hebron, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     7. Charles Pulsipher,   b. 20 Apr 1830, Soafford, Onandano, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1915, Elmo, Emery, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Mary Ann Pulsipher,   b. 20 Nov 1833, Scott, Courtland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1913, Enterprise, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     9. William Pulsipher,   b. 22 Jan 1838, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1880, Hebron, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +10. Eliza Jane Pulsipher,   b. 26 Jul 1840, Adams County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1919, Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     11. Fidelia Pulsipher,   b. 13 Oct 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     12. Martha Ann Hughes,   b. 27 Apr 1843, Marlos, Pembroke, So Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1907, Bunderville, Clark, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    BROWN, Mary
    BROWN, Mary
    BROWN, Mary
    BROWN, Mary

    Headstones
    BROWN, MARY ANN (1799-1886)
    BROWN, MARY ANN (1799-1886)
    "MARY ANN B. PULSIPHER / MAR. 2, 1799 - MAY 7, 1886"
    PULSIPHER, ZERAH (1788-1872), MARY BROWN (1799-1886), William Lewis (1866-1871), Matilda (1889-1889), John (1827-1891), Rozilla Huffaker (1837-1871)
    PULSIPHER, ZERAH (1788-1872), MARY BROWN (1799-1886), William Lewis (1866-1871), Matilda (1889-1889), John (1827-1891), Rozilla Huffaker (1837-1871)

    Histories
    BROWN, Mary
    BROWN, Mary
    Farewell Address to Hebron, etc.
    BROWN, Mary: Autobiography
    BROWN, Mary: Autobiography
    1880, Courtesy of www.johnpratt.com