Brown, Uriah 

Biography

9 May 17841–22 Mar. 1853.2 Laborer, inventor.3 Born in Connecticut.4 Married Mary Perry, 3 Dec. 1805, in Nantucket, Nantucket Co., Massachusetts.5 Publicly demonstrated his invention of ironclad warships that propelled liquid fire, 1814, in Baltimore.6 Petitioned U.S. Congress to purchase his invention of liquid fire, 1827–1828.7 Moved to Rushville, Schuyler Co., Illinois, by Dec. 1842.8 Admitted to Council of Fifty, 19 Mar. 1844; one of three non-Mormons admitted to council by JS.9 Rejected from council, 4 Feb. 1845.10 Offered to sell his invention of liquid fire to Brigham Young, 3 Nov. 1845.11 Again petitioned Congress to adopt invention, 1847.12 Lived at Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, 1850.13 Traveled to Utah and offered to sell invention to Council of Fifty but rejected an offer to settle in Utah, 1851.14