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Young, Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith, 1821-1901

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1821 - 1901

Biographical History

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)

Wikipedia, viewed February 12, 2013 : ((Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young; born January 31, 1821 in Watertown, New York; died August 27, 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah, was involved with the Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Smith Young outgoing correspondence, circa 1868-1895

 Sub-Series — Box 18: Series 1; Series 2 [Barcode: 31197233599429], Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 3192 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence to family members, primarily children, and to peers and friends. All topics regard daily life and family events. Dated circa 1868-1895.

Dates: circa 1868-1895