James and Janet Adamson Brown: James was born May 20, 1860, in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland to James and Agnes Marshall Brown. He came to the U.S. from Liverpool on April 19, 1879, on the ship “Wyoming”, arriving in New York on April 30. Janet was born August 9, 1862, in Moroni, Utah Territory to Alexander and Mary Hutchison Adamson (q.v.).
They were married in 1880 and they were living in Highland (#32 on the 1958 Highland map) at the 1900 census but had moved to American Fork before 1910. They had three children by 1900: Mary, Agnes and James. He was counselor, along with William Loveridge, to Presiding Elder James Copeland Orr in 1900. Janet died May 12, 1937, in Burley, Idaho. James died June 5, 1950, in Provo and they are buried in the American Fork Cemetery.
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William Thomas and Theodocia Preston Brown: William was the adopted son of John and Ann Pinfold Whiting (q.v.) and was one of the first homesteaders of Highland. His adopted father filed the homestead in William’s name on September 14, 1876, and it was granted on December 20, 1881. His affidavit shows he lived on the homestead beginning December 23, 1876, in an adobe house measuring 14 x 28 (#44 on the 1958 Highland map), with his wife and three children.
William was born May 1, 1843, in Birmingham, England, to Henry and Marie Wright Brown. His parents and three siblings died in a cholera epidemic so he and another sibling were adopted. He married three different women but was not a polygamist. His first wife was Theodocia Preston, born May 5, 1852, to James Whitmore and Emeline Houston Preston. They had four children: William Henry, James Whitmore (q.v.), Minnie Maria, and Isaac Houston. Isaac was born and died in 1883 and Theodocia died that same year at age 31.
William died in Alpine, Utah, January 26, 1928, and Martha died in 1949. All four are buried in the Alpine City Cemetery.
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Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society
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