Joseph Young affadavit of Haun's Mill massacre
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- 1839 June 4
- Young, Joseph, 1797-1881 (Person)
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Joseph Young was born on April 7, 1797, in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to parents John Hayden Young and Abagail Nabby Howe. Although he was a preacher for the Methodist Chuch in 1830, he was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by his brother (and future prophet) Brigham Young and was baptized on April 6, 1832. Soon after being baptized, he went on a mission to Upper Canada and New York City. On February 18, 1834, Young and Jane Adeline Bicknell were married in Geneseo, New York. Over the years they had eleven children together. In 1835 Young was called to be one of the members of the Quroum of the Seventy.
Young and his family moved from Kirtland, Ohio, to Independence, Missouri, and stopped at Haun's Mill, in Caldwell County, Missouri. Here, on October 28, 1838, they witnessed the violent massacre at Haun's Mill. Young was able to escape injury or death by hiding in the bushes. Young moved to Nauvoo and there began practicing plural marriage by marrying two more wives on January 16, 1846: Lucinda Allen and Lydia Caroline Hagar. He also married Mary Ann Huntley on February 6, 1846; Sarah Jane Snow on April 7, 1868; and Elizabeth Stevens on November 28, 1868. Eventually Young and his family settled in Salt Lake City in 1850. Young had a total of ten children with his plural wives. In 1870, Young served a mission to the British Isles.
Joseph Young died on July 16, 1881.
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