Sarah Lavinia Brown was born on October 21, 1858 in Brownsville, Weber County, Utah. The city name was later changed to Ogden. Her father, Captain James Brown, of the Mormon- U.S. Battalion Company C, died from an accident when Sarah was nearly five years old. Her mother, Lavinia Mitchell Brown, remarried on January 20, 1865 to John Horrocks.
Sarah had one brother from his parents union, Augustus Hezikiah Brown, born March 1, 1861. Augustus married Eliza Harriet Plant, born c.1866 at Walton, Northampton, England. Augustus and Eliza had eight children. Augustus died on March 29 1916, three years after Eliza died.
Sarah married Joseph [Trusdale] Drysdale on May 27, 1882 at Ogden, Weber, Utah. Joseph is the son of James [Trusdale] Drysdale (1816-1881) and Mary Elizabeth English Drysdale (1821-1888), both from Drumballyronie, Down, Ireland. Both parents died in Hooper, Weber, Utah.
Children of Sarah Lavinia Brown Drysdale and Joseph Drysdale
Elizabeth L. Drysdale
Born: 15 Nov 1886 at Ogden, Weber, Utah
Married: Vergil Lester Chamberlin
Died: January 1970 at Roy, Weber, Utah
Born: 25 September 1889 at Ogden, Weber, Utah
Died: 2 February 1920
John William Drysdale
Born: 26 March 1891 at Ogden, Weber, Utah
Married: Evelyn Helen Moser at 17 October 1933 at Preston, Franklin, Idaho
Died: 14 September 1959
Oliver Richard Drysdale
Born: 17 March 1893 at Ogden, Weber, Utah
Died Young - 25 yrs
Died: 2 Nov 1918
PAF- Archer files = Captain James Brown + (11) Lavinia Mitchell > Sarah Lavinia Brown + Joseph Drysdale.
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