Young, Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith, 1821-1901
- Existence: 1821 - 1901
Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young (1821-1901) was the third president of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a sericulturist, and the wife of Ladder-day Saint prophets Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.
Zina Diantha Huntington was born January 31, 1821 in Watertown, New York, to William Huntington and Zina Baker Huntington. Zina was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Hyrum Smith on August 1, 1835. On March 7, 1841 Zina married Henry Bailey Jacobs, with whom she had two sons: Zebulon Williams Jacobs and Henry Chariton Jacobs. Later that year, she married to Joseph Smith, Jr. on October 27, 1841. On February 2, 1846 she married Brigham Young, with whom she had a daughter, Zina Presendia Young. In addition to her three biological children, she raised four stepchildren (Mary, Clarissa Maria, Willard, and Phoebe) after their mother Clarissa Ross Chase Young died. In her later years, Zina served as Relief Society General President beginning in 1888 until her death on August 27, 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:Bradley, Martha Sonntag. The four Zinas, 2000: CIP galley (Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young; b. Jan. 31, 1821; d. Aug. 27, 1901)
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Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Photocopies of typewritten biographies of Henry Bailey Jacobs and Zina Diantha Huntington Young, along with photocopies of typed and handwritten letters. The items, which relate to family matters and marriage relationships, include a letter from the LDS Historical Department regarding the marriages of Zina to Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, and a letter from the U.S. Customs Court in New York denying the existence of any records relating to a divorce between Henry and Zina.
Zina Young Card Brown family papers
Jacobs family letters
The Jacobs family letters are correspondence between Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young, Henry Bailey Jacobs, and their son, Henry Chariton Jacobs. In addition to these letters, there are also diary excerpts from Zina and Henry's other son, Zebulon Jacobs. The collection consists of two folders and is 123 pages in length. The dates of the correspondence ranges from 1846-1915.
Robert Orr papers
Handwritten poems, minutes of a meeting of the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a biography of Zina D. H. Young, a wife of the second president of the Church, Brigham Young. The poems were written at the death of Brigham Young in 1877. The Relief Society minutes relate to a meeting held in the 64th District school house on 7 Nov. 1893 in an unknown location.
Zina D. H. Young family papers and photographs
The Zina D. H. Young family papers and photographs included photos and papers pertaining to Zina D. H. Young and her family. Notable items include a letter from Zina D. H. Young to her husband, President Brigham Young, and a photograph of the "Three Zinas": Zina D. H. Young, Zina Young Card, and Zina Card Brown.
Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young letter
Handwritten and signed letter addressed to Young's step-son, Willard, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. The item relates news about family and friends in Salt Lake City, including his father, Brigham Young (1801-1877). Also included are exhortations to pray and rely on God. A typed transcript of the item is included.
Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young papers
Handwritten correspondence, notes, poems, drafts of speeches, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to family matters, questions on Mormon polygamy, Mormon doctrine, and Baker family history.
Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young photographs
Collection includes 19 photographs of the family and associates of Zina Young in Cardston, Alberta.
Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young incoming correspondence, circa 1847-1897
Contains correspondence from family members, such as son-in-law Charles Card, daughter Zina Y. Card, and from peers (Relief Society Presidency), and occasionally church leaders (Heber J. Grant, Lorenzo Snow). Dated circa 1847-1897.
Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young outgoing correspondence, circa 1868-1895
Contains correspondence to family members, primarily children, and to peers and friends. All topics regard daily life and family events. Dated circa 1868-1895.