Miriam (Works) Young

Miriam (Works) Young (1806 - 1832)

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Miriam Young formerly Works
Born in Aurelius, Cayuga, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mendon, Monroe, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Feb 2010
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Categories: Early LDS Adherents.

Nauvoo Temple
Miriam became a member of the LDS Church between 1830 - 1848.


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Miriam Works was the first wife of Brigham Young. They were married before Brigham embraced the Mormon teachings and joined the Church. They were members of the Methodist Church.

Miriam was a most estimable woman, devoted to the Mormon religion, an affectionate wife and loving mother. She was a kind and faithful friend to all who had the honor of her acquaintance. She died of the dreaded scourge, tuberculosis, in 1832 at the home of Heber C. Kimball in Mendon, New York.

Birth: Jun. 7, 1806 Aurelius Cayuga County New York, USA Death: Sep. 8, 1832 Mendon Monroe County New York, USA

Miriam was the first wife of Brigham Young.

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Family links: Parents: Asa Works (1763 - 1845)

Spouse: Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)*

Children: Elizabeth Young Ellsworth (1825 - 1903)* Vilate Young Decker (1830 - 1902)*

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Church Ordinance: Baptism in May or July, 1832 (Reference: Temple Index Bureau)

Burial: Tomlinsons Corners Cemetery Mendon Monroe County New York, USA

Maintained by: Nancy Hills Lamps Originally Created by: Marsha Redden Record added: Nov 19, 2002 Find A Grave Memorial# 6939784


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Miriam by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Miriam:

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