The Indian, Alma Shock Brown

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Indian, Alma Shock Brown
Description follow with his eyes the grazing sheep below and thus the hill became identified as Shock's Knoll It will perhaps continue to be called that name as long as time endures Occasionally someone climbs Shock's Knoll At the summit is a box with a notebook and pencil inside It contains the names of people who have made the difficult climb to share with Shock the endless vista of sage, rocks, hills, valleys and sky One can see thousands and thousands of acres of land The final chapter of this Alma Shock Brown story is found in the Manti City Cemetery The register records Plat A, Block 16, Lot 8 The first name recorded is that of Alma Brown, born 1836 in Piute County He died of consumption 13 August 1886 The second name is that of Ellen, daughter of Alma and Betsy Brown She was bom 3 January 1883 and died of convulsions 5 November 1886 The third name recorded is Alma Brown, identified as a child whose parents' names and dates ate not recorded He died 15 October 1881 of lung fever The fourth name recorded is that of Betsy born August 1847 of Indian parents She died 15 October 1887. and like Shock, she died of consumption One of the speakers in my grandmother Eunice Ann Brown Munk's funeral said. "Betsy died of a broken heart " A headstone at these graves reads, "The Indians, Shock Brown and Family " There must have been an earlier marker, perhaps a wooden one But now there is a granite marker In the halls of the Manti City Complex where the Manti mayors' photographs can be seen, there is this notice under the photo of Mayor Ernest Madsen 1920-24 "A headstone was procured for the family of Alma "Shock" Brown, the Indian boy bought from slave traders by James P Brown in the 1850's" On a smaller nearby stone is stamped. .Alma Brown. Pvt Utah Ter Militia. Indian Wars--August 13, 1886 James Polly Brown and his wife Eunice Reasor Brown. were members of the Mormon Battalion, each receiving $7.00 per month. he as a private, she as a washerwoman They were sent with the Sick Detachment to Pueblo. Colorado in the winter of I816-17 They entered Salt Lake Valley July 29 1847. and were among the original Killers to Manti in 1849 When Indian Slave traders brought Indian captives to sell to the Manti Pioneers. James Polly Brown bought the thirteen year old Piute Indian boy from these traders for $25.00 A man armed on horseback in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 with two saddlebags full of Doubloons gold coin of Spanish origin it was the mustering-out pay due those Battalton members who had gone with the sick detachmnet to Pueblo Thus some of James Polly Brown's mustering-out pay may have gone to buy Alma Shock Brown (Pictures- Courtesy Ruth Scow) 25
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326318
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