Brigham Young

Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)

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Brigham Young
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Preceded by
Joseph Smith
Prophet of LDS Church
(1847-1880)
Succeeded by
John Taylor
Preceded by
Territory Organized
September 9, 1850
Brigham Young
1st Governor of
Utah Territory
Utah Territory
1851—1858
Succeeded by
2nd Territorial Governor
Alfred Cumming

Contents

Biography

Early Life

Brigham Young was born on June 1, 1801 at Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont. [1] His parents were John Young and Abigail Howe. [citation needed]

His family were Methodists. [1]

He lived in Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York for 18 years, where he worked as a carpenter, joiner, painter, and glazier. [1]

In early 1829 he moved to Mendon, Monroe County. [1]

Life as a Latter Day Saint

Nauvoo Temple
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. [1] In 1831 Brigham heard men preaching Joseph Smith's teachings, and believed them. [1] In 1832 he and Phineas traveled to Columbia, Pennsylvania to attend some church meetings. [1] He was baptized into the church by Eleazer Miller on 14 April 1832. [1]

In Sep 1832 he traveled to Kirtland to meet Joseph Smith for the first time. [1] According to Brigham, Joseph Smith told some that "the time will come when Brother Brigham Young will preside over this Church". [1]

After meeting with Joseph Smith, Brigham and his brother Joseph Young went on a mission to Kingston, Upper Canada. [1] [2] He continued preaching in the Canada and New York area until September 1833, when he moved to Kirtland, Ohio. [1]

On February 14th, 1835 Brigham was called to be part of the first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. [1]

Brigham had to flee Kirtland and moved to Missouri. [1] There was trouble in Missouri as well, so on February 14th, 1839 he had to flee and ended up in Atlas, Pike County, Illinois. [1] Soon after he moved to what is now Nauvoo, Illinois. [1]

In 1840 Brigham left Nauvoo to serve a mission in England. [1] During the time he was there, he and the other missionaries baptized over 7,000 people. [1]

He returned to Nauvoo, and was elected a member of city council. [1] While Brigham was in Nauvoo, Joseph Smith taught him about priesthood power and polygamy. [1] Brigham was faithful to his church and took many wives. [1]

Joseph Smith was killed in 1844. [1] The Quorum of the Twelve, including Brigham, became the leaders of the Church of Latter Day Saints. [1]

Leading the Church

Conflict arose between the Saints and their neighbors. Governor Thomas Ford strongly encouraged the Saints to leave Illinois and go west. [3] 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. [4]

On December 5th, 1847, Brigham was nominated to be the new President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [5]


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. [6] The second was in 1848, and consisted of over a thousand Saints. [7]

Brigham was elected governor of Deseret in 1849. [8] In 1851 a government for the Utah territory was created, and Brigham became its first governor. [8] While governor he turned Utah into a settled area with roads, schools, mail service, militia, public welfare system, and more. [8]

Death

Brigham died on August 29, 1877 at Salt Lake City, Utah. [9]

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. [10]

Legal marriages:

  1. Miriam Works m. 8 Oct 1824 in Aurelius, New York [1]
    • Elizabeth b. 1825
    • Vilate b. 1830
  2. Mary Ann Angell m. 31 Mar 1834 in Geauga County, Ohio [11]
    • Joseph Angell b. 1834 [1]
    • Mary Ann b. 1836 [1]
    • Brigham b. 1836 [1]
    • Alice b. 1839 [1]
    • Luna Caroline b. 1842 [1]
    • John Willard Young b. 1844 [12]

Married during Joseph Smith's life:

  1. Lucy Ann Decker m. 14 Jun 1842 [13]
    • Brigham Heber b. 1845
    • Fanny b. 1849
    • Ernest Irving b. 1851
    • Shemira b. 1853
    • Arta de Christa b. 1855
    • Feramorz b. 1858
    • Clarissa b. 1860
  2. Augusta Adams m. 2 Nov 1843 [13]
  3. Harriet Cook m. 2 Nov 1843 [13]
    • Oscar Brigham b. 1846
  4. Clarissa Decker m. 8 May 1844 [13]
    • Jeannette b. 1849
    • Nabbie Howe b. 1852
    • Jedediah Grant b. 1856
    • Albert Jeddie b. 1858
    • Charlotte Talula b. 1861

Married before the completion of the Nauvoo Temple:

  1. Emily Dow Partridge m. Sep 1844 [13]
    • Edward Partridge b. 1845
    • Emily b. 1849
    • Caroline Partridge b. 1851
    • Joseph Don Carlos b. 1855
    • Miriam b. 1857
    • Josephine b. 1860
    • Lura b. 1862
  2. Clarissa Ross m. 10 Sep 1844 [13]
    • Mary Eliza b. 1847
    • Clarissa Maria b. 1849
    • Willard b. 1852
    • Phoebe Louise b. 1854
  3. Louisa Beaman m. 19 Sep 1844 [13]
    • Hyrum b. 1848
    • Joseph b. 1848
    • Alma b. 1850
    • Alva b. 1850
  4. Eliza Roxey Snow m. 3 Oct 1844 [13]
  5. Elizabeth Fairchild m. 3 Oct 1844 [13]
  6. Clarissa Blake m. 8 Oct 1844 [13]
  7. Rebecca Holman m. 9 Oct 1844 [13]
  8. Diana Chase m. 10 Oct 1844 [13]
  9. Susannah Snively m. 31 Oct 1844 [13]
  10. Olive Gray Frost m. 7 Nov 1844 [13]
  11. Mary Ann Clark m. 15 Jan 1845 [13]
  12. Margaret Pierce m. 16 Jan 1845 [13]
    • Brigham Morris b. 1854
  13. Mary Pierce m. 16 Jan 1845 [13]
  14. Emmeline Free m. 30 Apr 1845 [13]
    • Ella Elizabeth b. 1847
    • Marinda Hyde b. 1849
    • Hyrum b. 1851
    • Emmeline b. 1853
    • Louisa b. 1854
    • Lorenzo b. 1856
    • Alonzo b. 1858
    • Ruth b. 1861
    • Daniel Wells b. 1863
    • Ardelle b. 1864
  15. Mary Elizabeth Rollins m. 22 May 1845 [13]

Married after the completion of the Nauvoo Temple:

  1. Margaret Alley m. 14 Jan 1846 [13]
    • Mahonri b. 1847
    • Evelyn Louisa b. 1850
  2. Olive Andrews m. 15 Jan 1846 [13]
  3. Emily Haws m. 15 Jan 1846 [13]
  4. Martha Bowker m. 21 Jan 1846 [13]
  5. Ellen Rockwood m. 21 Jan 1846 [13]
  6. Jemima Angell m. 28 Jan 1846 [13]
  7. Abigail Marks m. 28 Jan 1846 [13]
  8. Phebe Morton m. 28 Jan 1846 [13]
  9. Cynthia Porter m. 28 Jan 1846 [13]
  10. Mary Eliza Nelson m. 31 Jan 1846 [13]
  11. Rhoda Richards m. 31 Jan 1846 [13]
  12. Zina Huntington m. 2 Feb 1846 [13]
    • Zina b. 1850
  13. Amy Cecilia Cooper m. 3 Feb 1846 [13]
  14. Mary Ellen de la Montague m. 3 Feb 1846 [13]
  15. Julia Foster m. 3 Feb 1846 [13]
  16. Abigail Harback m. 3 Feb 1846 [13]
  17. Mary Ann Turley m. 3 Feb 1846 [13]
  18. Naamah Carter m. 6 Feb 1846 [13]
  19. Nancy Cressy m. 6 Feb 1846 [13]

Married while crossing the plains:

  1. Jane Terry m. 10 Feb 1847 [13]
  2. Lucy Bigelow m. 20 Mar 1847 [13]
    • Dora b. 1852
    • Susa b. 1856
    • Rhoda Mabel b. 1863
  3. Mary Jane Bigelow m. 20 Mar 1847 [13]
  4. Sarah Malin m. 18 Apr 1848 [13]

Married in Utah:

  1. Eliza Burgess m. 3 Oct 1852 [13]
    • Alfales b. 1853
  2. Mary Oldfield m. 16 Dec 1852 [13]
  3. Eliza Babcock m. bef. 1853 [13]
  4. Catherine Reese m. 10 Jun 1855 [13]
  5. Harriet Barney m. 14 Mar 1856 [13]
    • Phineas Howe b. 1863
  6. Amelia Folsom m. 24 Jan 1863 [13]
  7. Mary Van Cott m. 8 Jan 1865 [13]
    • Fanny b. 1870
  8. Ann Eliza Webb m. 7 Apr 1868 [13]
  9. Elizabeth Jones m. 3 Jul 1869 [13]
  10. Lydia Farnsworth m. 8 May 1870 [13]
  11. Hannah Tapfield m. 8 Dec 1872 [13]

Research Notes

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 Elden Jay Watson, Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844 (Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968).
  2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Church History, Early Mormon Missionaries, https://history.lds.org/missionary/individual/brigham-young-1801?lang=eng
  3. BYU Studies, History of the Church, Volume 7, Chapter 29, p. 396.
  4. BYU Studies, History of the Church, Volume 7, Chapter 32, p. 439.
  5. BYU Studies, History of the Church, Volume 7, Chapter 20, p. 246.
  6. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Brigham Young Vanguard Company (1847).
  7. Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, Brigham Young Company (1848).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Utah Division of Archives and Records Service, Brigham Young.
  9. "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.
  10. Jeffery Ogden Johnson, Determining and Defining 'Wife': The Brigham Young Households, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 20 (Fall 1997): 58.
  11. "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.
  12. "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.
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 13.35 13.36 13.37 13.38 13.39 13.40 13.41 13.42 13.43 13.44 13.45 13.46 13.47 13.48 13.49 13.50 13.51 13.52 Johnson, "Determining and Defining 'Wife'," 65-68.

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Brigham Young in Later Years with 21 of his Wives
Brigham Young in Later Years with 21 of his Wives

Beehive House - Many of Brigham's Wives Lived in this House which has a Beehive on the Top
Beehive House - Many of Brigham's Wives Lived in this House which has a Beehive on the Top

Lion House - Another Residence Built by Brigham Young
Lion House - Another Residence Built by Brigham Young

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On 5 Mar 2018 at 11:12 GMT Kathleen (Rogan) Foster wrote:

We are 13th cousins 7 times removed. Common ancestor Great Grandfather John Howard. Rogan-205

On 2 Mar 2018 at 10:26 GMT Ken Wise wrote:

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?!

On 11 Feb 2018 at 03:14 GMT Eileen Bradley wrote:

FindAGrave Memorial ID is incorrect. Family Search citation leads to a removed .

On 15 Nov 2014 at 21:58 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

On 15 Nov 2014 at 21:56 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

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