Arieh Coats Brower

1817– 1884

Born in Phelps, New York; moved with his family to Ohio, where he served apprenticeship with printer E. D. Howe, who published the first anti-Mormon work, Mormonism Unvailed [sic]; baptized in Illinois in 1842; moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he was press foreman at the Times and Seasons; immigrated to Salt Lake City in 1847; went to California in 1848 with his wife and kept a hotel at Salmon Falls, 1849–50; returned to Utah in 1850 and worked as foreman of the Deseret News press; published the Mormon Way-Bill with Joseph Cain in 1851, describing the northern and southern routes between Salt Lake Valley and California; served as president of Thirtieth Quorum of Seventy along with GQC; settled in Richmond, Utah, in 1865, where he served as mayor, 1880–83; died near Oakley, Idaho. (See Landon, To California in ’49, 181; Bair, History of Richmond, Utah, 190–93; History of Tooele County, 429–30; Davies, Mormon Gold, 399; Crawley, Descriptive Bibliography, 2:205–8; “Thirtieth Quorum of Seventies,” Deseret News, May 1, 1852; GQC journal, Oct. 19, 1850; Apr. 19, July 2, Aug. 20, 1851; July 27, 1852.)