- Birth Date
- Between 1822 and 1829
- Death Date
Harriet was an enslaved African American owned by William Lay. Her age was listed as 21 in "John Brown's company of 10, report, 1848 June."
There is a possibility that this Harriet was the same Harriet who married Grief Embers, another enslaved African American owned by William Crosby. The book The Story of the Negro Pioneer by Kate Carter states that Grief married a woman named Harriet who was also enslave by William Crosby. However, William Crosby did not own a slave named Harriet according to the 1850 slave schedule and the company roster (John Brown's company of 10, report). Interestingly enough, William H. Lay, (who owned Harriet's) was William Crosby's brother-in-law. At this time, it is believed that Harriet and Grief's wife are the same person.
Harriet was listed with her husband Grief under the surname Ambrose in the 1870 census.
- Age at Departure: Unknown
- 1860 United States Census
- 1870 United States Federal Census
- California State Census, 1852.
- John Brown's company of 10, report, 1848 June in Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849.
- Mississippi company, report, 1848 May in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849.
- "Slave Inhabitants in Utah County, Deseret," 1850 Utah Census, Utah County.