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  Sam Brannan
Brannan was soon made an elder of the church and shortly after was chosen to conduct the Mormon exodus from Illinois to the West Coast, The Mormons arrived July 25, 1846, in San Francisco after a hazardous journey.
So generous was Brannan with his money that he gave thousands to widows and orphans to set up monthly endowments for them to last the rest of their lives, or at least the life of his fortune.
Brannan was its herald, prophet, spieler and pitchman.
www.cnpa.com /CalPress/hall/brannan.htm   (678 words)

 Samuel Brannan
Samuel Brannan (March 2, 1819 - May 14, 1889), was the first publicist of the California gold rush and the first millionare because of the rush.
As a teenager, his family moved to Ohio, where Brannan converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and learned to be a printer.
Brannan went to the mill, and recieved a tithe from the Morman workers there from the gold they had found in their spare time.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/s/sa/samuel_brannan.html   (382 words)

 Brooklyn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Samuel Brannan was born on 2 March 1819, the fifth and last child of Thomas and Sarah Knox Emery Brannan, in Saco, Maine, a thriving coastal village fourteen miles southwest of Portland.
Samuel Brannan was very close to his older sister, Mary Ann, who converted to Mormonism in Boston in 1832 with her husband, Alexander Badlam.
Brannan was one of the "young Lions of Mormonism" on the east coast, and on 20 July 1844 he became publisher of the Prophet, the LDS newspaper in New York.
www.shipbrooklyn.org /brannan.html   (2060 words)

 Pioneer 1847 Companies - Heritage Gateways
Elder Brannan chartered her at $1200 per month, the rate of passage to California being fixed at $50 for adults, with an additional charge of $25 for subsistence.
Brannan never took his fellow voyagers into his full confidence; and they, on their part, liked neither his pomposity nor his forceful methods of ruling, but, with Mormon loyalty to leadership, they obeyed.
Samuel Brannan, son of Thomas and Sarah Emery Brannan, was born in Saco, York county, Maine March 2, 1819.
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 The Voyage of the Brooklyn
Elder Samuel Brannan, at the beginning of the voyage took meals with the passengers in the main hall.
Samuel Brannan delivered the funeral sermon which was attended by many of the Saints and the crew of the Brooklyn.
Samuel Brannan was determined and reminded them that they were to meet Brigham Young in the west.
www.geocities.com /reaguson/brooklyn.html   (3894 words)

 PBS - THE WEST - Samuel Brannan
An early apostle of the power of publicity, Samuel Brannan enjoyed spectacular success in capitalizing on the California gold rush in what was to prove a dramatic and tumultuous life.
Brannan converted to Mormonism in 1842 and subsequently moved to New York City to help publish several Mormon newspapers.
After a brief period as publisher of a San Francisco newspaper, Brannan moved to John Sutter's settlement on the Sacramento and American Rivers and soon established a general store.
www.pbs.org /weta/thewest/people/a_c/brannan.htm   (323 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Samuel Brannan, an Irish American, led a group of 240 Mormons from the East coast to to the village then known as Yerba Buena (soon renamed, San Francisco).
Brannan brought the first priniting press to the city and founded "The California Star, " the first newspaper in San Francisco.
Brannan triggered the greatest gold rush in American history and made a fortune trading in mining supplies and California real estate.
www.uissf.org /journal/samuelbrannan.html   (222 words)

 Samuel Brannan... Yuba City's Founding Father   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Samuel Brannan was born in Saco, Maine, in 1819 and sailed to California aboard the
Brannan was instrumental in spreading the news of the gold discovery as Sutter's Mill in Coloma which started the great California Gold Rush.
So when Brannan went to the mill to see for himself, they readily gave him a tithe of the gold they had obtained in their spare time.
www.syix.com /yubacity/sambrannan.html   (380 words)

There are many Brannans today in the USA who are generally descendants of immigrants who left Ireland at a time when spellings still varied (and the anglicizing of names complicates things further!).
Therefore, in my opinion, the ancestors of present-day Brannans could be from one of the O Braonain (Brennan) "septs" (including the kings of Ossory), as well as (more obviously, according to the historians) from the O/Mac Branain (Brannan) families of Roscommon, Fermanagh and Monaghan.
Sam Brannan's arrival in San Francisco in 1846 on the ship "Brooklyn" was commemorated there a couple of years ago - I had the privilege of attending the 150th anniversary celebrations in July 1996 when a replica of the ship arrived in the harbour and a plaque was unveiled nearby.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/JBrannan/genealog.htm   (3200 words)

 American Experience | The Gold Rush | People & Events | PBS
Brannan also convinced some Mormon miners to pay him a percentage of their income in exchange for his attempts to secure title to the goldfields, which he never did.
Brannan invested in railroads, which should have made him richer, but he built a track to Calistoga and the resort was too small to make it pay.
Sam Brannan was forced to transform his immense paper fortune into cash in 1870, a low moment for the California economy.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/goldrush/peopleevents/p_brannan.html   (751 words)

 Book Review
Samuel Brannan, however, is one individual who has escaped similar public attention.
For students of the American West, Samuel Brannan is a fascinating figure who seemed to have his hand in nearly every important event in the middle decades of the nineteenth century.
Brannan participated or had some role in the Mormon migration, the Mexican-American War, the California Gold Rush, San Francisco vigilantism, and the subsequent economic development of California.
www.sandiegohistory.org /journal/2000-4/scoundrel.htm   (921 words)

 Utah History to Go
Brannan had been with LDS founder Joseph Smith for nearly three years and became passionately devoted to the martyred Mormon prophet.
Brannan returned west as president of the Saints in California, but he soon found more entertaining enterprises to occupy his time, such as wine, women and becoming the richest man in the new state.
In old age, Brannan settled on an orange ranch in Escondido and claimed tales of his involvement with Mormonism were "poppycock." Sam Brannan died broke, providing generations of Saints with a lesson on the wages of sin.
historytogo.utah.gov /salt_lake_tribune/history_matters/100800.html   (530 words)

 Samuel Brannan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In June 1847, Brannan traveled overland to Green River, Wyoming, to meet with LDS leader Brigham Young who was on his initial trip across the plains to the Great Basin.
Brannan opened more stores to sell goods to the miners (his Sutter Fort store sold US$150,000 a month in 1849), and began buying land in San Francisco.
After visiting the hot springs in Napa County, Brannan bought a huge tract of land and founded the village of Calistoga, (a combination of the words California and Saratoga) planning a resort.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samuel_Brannan   (819 words)

 The Pioneer Story/Trail Location/Green River
This was another ferry established by the Latter-day Saints in 1847 as a commercial venture and to assist emigrating Saints.
Brannan, who was the Church leader over the Saints that sailed on the ship Brooklyn to California in 1846, had traveled to meet the vanguard company in an effort to convince Brigham Young to continue to the coast.
Elder Brannan gives a very favorable account of climate, soil, etc. of California and appears quite anxious that we should immediately go there to take possession of the country before it becomes occupied by others.
www.lds.org /gospellibrary/pioneer/32_Green_River.html   (370 words)

 Brannan, Samuel (2 Mar
Brannan, Samuel (2 Mar. 1819-2 May 1889), California pioneer, was born in Saco, Maine, the son of Thomas Brannan, an unskilled laborer, and Sara Knox Emery.
Angry and defeated, Brannan never again helped the Mormon cause, and although he never formally severed his ties he is viewed as a prominent apostate.
Extensive collections of Brannan memorabilia can be found in the California State Library in Sacramento, the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, the New York Public Library, and, in San Francisco, both the public library and in holdings of private organizations of which he was a member.
www.libarts.ucok.edu /history/faculty/roberson/course/1483/suppl/chpXII/SamuelBrannan.htm   (1056 words)

 El Dorado County Biographies
Samuel and Rebecca kept the death watch over him as he lay in the cradle made of rough lumber that sat at the north wall of the room by the fireplace.
Samuel Kyburz was one of the first office-holders along with many well-known early founders of California, such as Samuel Brannan, Edwin Bryant, and Joseph Folsom to name a few.
Samuel Kyburz's absence from the written accounts of those famous events of 1848, indicate a man who was not interested in bringing attention on himself.
www.cagenweb.com /eldorado/biographies/samkyburz.htm   (4997 words)

 Napa Valley - Calistoga Hotels, Resorts, lodging accommodations, CA | Mount View Hotel & Spa
It was 1852 when Samuel Brannan first visited the Napa Valley, drawn by the stories of the healing hot springs and the natural beauty.
As folklore has it, Brannan was drinking and dining with friends one evening, when he declared he would make the area "the Saratoga of California!" but it came out, "the Calistoga of Sarafornia!" Hence the town's name.
So Brannan and a group of businessmen incorporated the Napa Valley Railroad Company on March 26, 1864 to spearhead the building of a railroad from the bay area to Calistoga.
www.mountviewhotel.com /calistoga_history.asp   (571 words)

 Samuel Brannan
Brannan had been a tough task master aboard ship and had incurred the wrath of several of his group.
Brannan then went on to establish two flour mills, a print shop, and a fine house in what was now being called San Francisco.
Brannan understood that it was his duty to establish a suitable place where they could gather upon their arrival in California.
www.inn-california.com /Articles/biographic/sambrannan1.html   (826 words)

 ~ Establishing Zion: The Lure of California Gold
Members of both the Mormon Battalion and Brannan's California colony of Mormon immigrants were among the first participants in the gold rush, and several acquired a lion's share of the metal, including the discovery of the fabulously rich Mormon Island.
Brannan called a meeting to see who was willing to pay toll, and who was not, most of the men agreed to pay, while others refused.
Young informed Brannan that Amasa M. Lyman of the Council of the Twelve Apostles was coming to California with a general epistle to all the Saints and that either the epistle or Lyman would answer the questions Brannan had asked in his letters.
www.signaturebookslibrary.org /EstZion/zionch3.htm   (4769 words)

Brannan Island was named after Samuel Brannan who led a group of Mormans to California in 1846.
In 1859 Brannan purchased a tract of land surrounding a hot spring at the foot of Mt. St.
Brannan set out to interest people in the resort by financing a branch of the railroad to Calistoga Hot Springs.
www.parks.ca.gov /default.asp?page_id=1319   (543 words)

 Arthur H. Clark Co. - Book Detail
Herald of the Gold Rush, Leader of Vigilantes: Poised on the cutting edge of Manifest Destiny, Brannan was "the herald of the gold rush," spreading the news of the 1848 gold discovery to California and the world, and building a legendary fortune in the process.
Scoundrel's Tale is the story of Mormonism, Manifest Destiny and the conquest of California, Western exploration and settlement, the gold rush, vigilantism, and the Gilded Age.
It is an amazing tale of the West, told in the words of Brannan and his contemporaries, brilliantly illuminated by the editorial hand of Will Bagley.
www.ahclark.com /bookdetail.asp?book_id=4119   (570 words)

 The Story of the Church - The Good Ship "Brooklyn"
Samuel Brannan, who a decade and a half later was to share the headlines of New York newspapers only with important news from the Civil War, was young then, only twenty-six, but already he had lived much.
Brannan, the leader of the group, was a man of vivid personality "deep-chested, broad-shouldered, shaggy-headed." His dress was fashionable, almost "dandified," his appearance impeccable in his then fashionable, "sideburns" and "imperial," his face lit up by flashing fl eyes.
And it was Samuel Brannan who carried the news to San Francisco, where Kemble, a youth from the "Brooklyn," was editing the Star in his absence.
www.centerplace.org /history/misc/soc/soc38.htm   (2841 words)

 Dusinberre Wine Cellar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Samuel Brannan, at age 33, was touted as California’s first millionaire.
In San Francisco Brannan was credited with establishing the first school, first volunteer fire brigade, and first bank.
The vault was originally constructed as a place of final resting for Brannan’s family which until 1913 layed six relatives to include his mother, aunt, and infant son.
www.winecal.com /movie.htm   (237 words)

 California Ventura Mission Alumni | Mission History
They were led by 27-year-old Samuel H. Brannan who was set apart prior to his departure as leader and Presiding Elder for the Pacific Colonies.
It was July 21, 1846, when the passenger ship "Brooklyn," under the command of Samuel Brannan, landed in San Fracnisco--the first immigrant ship ever to land on the Pacific Coast.
Samuel Brannan became so involved in the gold rush that he forsook his church responsibilites, and eventually apostatized from the Church.
www.mission.net /california/ventura/page.php?pg_id=1185   (1152 words)

 Meridian Magazine :: Articles :New York City’s Ocean Pioneers
Leader Sam Brannan: Newsman and LDS Church leader Samuel Brannan led the Mormons on a six-month sea journey before he announced to the world the discovery of gold in California.
Sam Brannan, meanwhile, lived next to the Captain’s quarters in a pleasant space with his wife, their 10-week old son, Samuel Jr., and Brannan’s mother-in-law, Fanny Corwin.
Brannan excommunicated four members from the Church for what he said was “immoral conduct.” Several passengers, including at least one passenger who was not LDS, objected.
www.ldsmag.com /articles/040730ocean.html   (3456 words)

 Page Perry, LLC | Attorneys&Staff
Samuel Brannan is an experienced trial attorney, and has represented investors in securities arbitrations for over 14 years.
Brannan is licensed in Georgia, and is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.
Brannan attended Georgia State University College of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1990.
www.pagelawllc.com /attorneys/brannan.html   (109 words)

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