Margaret Pierce Whitesides Young autobiography
Scope and Contents
Photocopy of a typescript. Originally written to be read at a 1903 meeting of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Mrs. Young describes her life in Nauvoo and her early years in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also comments on life as a polygamous wife of Brigham Young.
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Mrs. Young was a Mormon pioneer who joined the Mormon Church in 1840, resided in Nauvoo, Illinois, and immigrated to Utah in 1847. She was the widow of Morris Whitesides and also became a polygamous wife of Brigham Young on 22 Jan. 1846. She had one child, Brigham Morris Young, born 18 Jan. 1854.
7 p. (0.06 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated in 1976.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Immigration and American Expansion
- Mormon pioneers -- Utah -- History
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History
- Utah -- History -- 19th century
- Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
- Register of Margaret Pierce Whitesides Young autobiography
- Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 July 22
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
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Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States