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Young, Brigham, 1836-1903

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1836 - 1903

Biography

Brigham Young Jr. (1836-1903) was an early leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of from 1899 until his death.

Brigham Young, Jr. was born December 18, 1836, in Kirtland, Ohio, to Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell. He had a twin sister who died at age seven from injuries sustained in a wagon accident at age two. Brigham came to Utah in 1848, and he served as a guard and scout in the Salt Lake Valley for several years, as well as in the reconstituted Nauvoo Legion.

Brigham married Catherine Curtis Spencer, daughter of Orson Spencer, on November 15, 1855. He would later take additional wives, including Jane Carrington, daughter of Albert Carrington, and Abigail Stevens.

He served in several capacities in the leadership of the Church. In 1861, Brigham was called to the Salt Lake Stake high councile. In 1864, he along with two brothers were ordained as Apostles, although no public announcement was made. Brigham would become an official part of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1868 with the death of Heber C. Kimball. In 1868, he was also a Representative to the Territory of Utah Legislative Assembly. Young Jr. also served as a counselor to his father in the First Presidency of the church from April 8, 1873, until his father's death on August 29, 1877.

From 1862 to 1863, Young served as a church missionary in England, spending most of the time in London. In 1864, Young returned to Europe, this time with his wife, Catherine, as his companion. He was an assistant to mission president Daniel H. Wells. In 1865, when Wells left for Utah, Young succeeded him as president of the European Mission, serving until 1867. Young also oversaw the emigration of British Latter-day Saints to Utah Territory.

From October 1890 until February 1893 Young served for a second time as president of the European Mission. The mission was headquartered in Liverpool, and Young directly supervised missionary work in the British Isles, while also serving as a leader over the mission presidents of the various missions on the European continent.

Young died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 1, 1903.

Citation:
Wikipedia, via WWW, Mar. 5, 2020, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_Jr. (Brigham Young, Jr. was born December 18, 1836, in Kirtland, Ohio, to Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell. He had a twin sister who died at age seven from injuries sustained in a wagon accident at age two. Brigham came to Utah in 1848, and he served as a guard and scout in the Salt Lake Valley for several years, as well as in the reconstituted Nauvoo Legion. Brigham married Catherine Curtis Spencer, daughter of Orson Spencer, on November 15, 1855. He would later take additional wives, including Jane Carrington, daughter of Albert Carrington, and Abigail Stevens. He served in several capacities in the leadership of the Church. In 1861, Brigham was called to the Salt Lake Stake high councile. In 1864, he along with two brothers were ordained as Apostles, although no public announcement was made. Brigham would become an official part of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1868 with the death of Heber C. Kimball. In 1868, he was also a Representative to the Territory of Utah Legislative Assembly. Young Jr. also served as a counselor to his father in the First Presidency of the church from April 8, 1873, until his father's death on August 29, 1877. From 1862 to 1863, Young served as a church missionary in England, spending most of the time in London. In 1864, Young returned to Europe, this time with his wife, Catherine, as his companion. He was an assistant to mission president Daniel H. Wells. In 1865, when Wells left for Utah, Young succeeded him as president of the European Mission, serving until 1867. Young also oversaw the emigration of British Latter-day Saints to Utah Territory. From October 1890 until February 1893 Young served for a second time as president of the European Mission. The mission was headquartered in Liverpool, and Young directly supervised missionary work in the British Isles, while also serving as a leader over the mission presidents of the various missions on the European continent. Young died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 1, 1903)

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young, Jr. letter

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1977
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter. The item was addressed to "Katie." Young talks about some property in Idaho, mentions the prospect of Katie meeting him, and complains about his health.

Dates: 1897

Mr. Brigham Young

 Collection — oversize: 1
Identifier: MSS 2648
Scope and Contents

43 cm x 35 cm Convex Oval. Poor condition, edges torn; not Brigham Young, Sr. (1801-1877). It could possibly be Brigham Young, Jr. (1836-1903).

Dates: 1882

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