Barton Mowry (also spelled Mowery)

1798– 1872

Born in Burrillville, Rhode Island; baptized in 1839; immigrated to California on ship Brooklyn with wife, Ruth, and two sons in 1846; prominent in early San Francisco; member of city council, 1848; built first brick house erected in San Francisco; hosted Latter-day Saint meetings at his house in San Francisco; left the Church to become a spiritualist in 1855; moved to southern Alameda County, California; buried in Alameda County. (See Bullock, Ship Brooklyn Saints, 209; “Ship Brooklyn Saints,” in Carter, Our Pioneer Heritage, 3:562–63; Lyman, Payne, and Ellsworth, No Place to Call Home, 172, 339, 359; Owens, Gold Rush Saints, 316n27; “A California Pioneer Gone,” Salt Lake Herald, June 9, 1872; GQC journal, Oct. 26, Nov. 10, 1850.)