He lived in Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York for 18 years, where he worked as a carpenter, joiner, painter, and glazier.
In early 1829 he moved to Mendon, Monroe County.
Life as a Latter Day Saint
Brigham became a member of the LDS Church between 1830 - 1848.
In the spring of 1830 Samuel Smith left a Book of Mormon with Brigham's brother, Phineas.
In 1831 Brigham heard men preaching Joseph Smith's teachings, and believed them.
In 1832 he and Phineas traveled to Columbia, Pennsylvania to attend some church meetings.
He was baptized into the church by Eleazer Miller on 14 April 1832.
In Sep 1832 he traveled to Kirtland to meet Joseph Smith for the first time.
According to Brigham, Joseph Smith told some that "the time will come when Brother Brigham Young will preside over this Church".
After meeting with Joseph Smith, Brigham and his brother Joseph Young went on a mission to Kingston, Upper Canada.
He continued preaching in the Canada and New York area until September 1833, when he moved to Kirtland, Ohio.
On February 14th, 1835 Brigham was called to be part of the first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Brigham had to flee Kirtland and moved to Missouri.
There was trouble in Missouri as well, so on February 14th, 1839 he had to flee and ended up in Atlas, Pike County, Illinois.
Soon after he moved to what is now Nauvoo, Illinois.
In 1840 Brigham left Nauvoo to serve a mission in England.
During the time he was there, he and the other missionaries baptized over 7,000 people.
He returned to Nauvoo, and was elected a member of city council.
While Brigham was in Nauvoo, Joseph Smith taught him about priesthood power and polygamy.  Brigham was faithful to his church and took many wives. 
Joseph Smith was killed in 1844.  The Quorum of the Twelve, including Brigham, became the leaders of the Church of Latter Day Saints. 
Leading the Church
Conflict arose between the Saints and their neighbors. Governor Thomas Ford strongly encouraged the Saints to leave Illinois and go west.
Violence against the Saints steadily increased. In September 1846 it was decided that they would leave Nauvoo and go to the Great Salt Lake valley.
On December 5th, 1847, Brigham was nominated to be the new President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Brigham Young is an LDS pioneer.
Brigham led two pioneer companies to Utah. The first was in 1847, and consisted of 143 men, 3 women, and two children.
The second was in 1848, and consisted of over a thousand Saints.
Brigham was elected governor of Deseret in 1849.
In 1851 a government for the Utah territory was created, and Brigham became its first governor.
While governor he turned Utah into a settled area with roads, schools, mail service, militia, public welfare system, and more.
Brigham died on August 29, 1877 at Salt Lake City, Utah.
Wives and Children
While the number varies depending on how a wife is defined, it is commonly accepted that Brigham Young had 55 wives in total.
Miriam Works m. 8 Oct 1824 in Aurelius, New York 
Elizabeth b. 1825
Vilate b. 1830
Mary Ann Angell m. 31 Mar 1834 in Geauga County, Ohio 
"Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQHP-92C : 5 December 2014), Brigham Young, 29 Aug 1877; citing Ward 18, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Management and Archives, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 4,139,616.
↑ "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDPL-XJW : 10 December 2017), Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angel, 31 Mar 1834; citing Geauga, Ohio, United States, reference BKC p42; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 20,255.
↑ "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WBQ-HC7 : 20 March 2015), John Willard Young, 11 Feb 1924; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,031,418.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Brigham by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Brigham:
I knew that my 5 x's Great Grandmother's Great Grandnephew (David Boss) was made one of the Quorum of the Twelve at Nauvoo by Brigham Young and 15 Family members went West in the first Wagon Train with Him. Now I see that we are 9th cousins 7 times removed, with 333 common ancestors! Who knew?!