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Young, Brigham, 1801-1877

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1801 - 1877

Biography

Brigham Young (1801-1877) was a Latter-day Saint ecclesiastical leader and politician in Utah.

Brigham Young was born on June 1, 1801, in Witingham, Vermont. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. He followed the migration of the Church from Ohio to Missouri to Nauvoo, Illinois. In February 1846, he led the "Mormon Exodus" to the West, and was sustained as the second president of the Church on December 27, 1847. Arriving in Utah, he settled in Salt Lake City, and in 1849 was appointed as governor of Utah Territory. Young passed away on August 29, 1877, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation:
Its Proclamation by the governor, 1853: t.p. (Brigham Young)

Webster's new biog. dict. (Young, Brigham, governor, 1849-1857)

Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1992: page 1650 (Young, Brigham, b. June 1, 1801, Whitingham, Vermont; d. Aug. 29, 1877, Salt Lake City, Utah; occupation: carpenter-glazier; President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dec 27, 1847-Aug 29, 1877; President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, April 14, 1840; Apostle, Feb. 14, 1835) pages 1601-1605 (Brigham Young, colonizer, territorial governor, and president of the Church of Jeus Christ of Latter-day Saints, moved to Auburn, New York in 1815; moved to Port Byron, New York in 1823; married Oct 5, 1824; after four years in Port Byron moved to Oswego; 1828 moved to Mendon; baptized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spring of 1832; 1833 moved to Kirtland, Ohio; 1834 Zion's Camp; 1838 moved to Caldwell County, Missouri; 1839 moved to Commerce, later renamed Nauvoo, Illinois; February 1846 left Nauvoo; arrived Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847) page 1605 (built home in Salt Lake City and eventually Provo and St. George) page 1607 (1849 established the perpetual emigrating fund)

Found in 424 Collections and/or Records:

Audio recording of Brigham Young, the patriot

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231234508]
Identifier: UA 1186
Scope and Contents

An audio recording on CD-R of Brigham Young, the patriot.

Dates: 1971

Jesse O. Ballenger letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31179230305408]
Identifier: MSS SC 795
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typescripts of four letters by Ballenger, three addressed to President Brigham Young and one to Apostle John Taylor outlining conditions in the settlement at Sunset Crossing, Arizona. Content includes relationship with local Native American tribes. Dated 1876-1877.

Dates: 1876-1877

Delbert Barney correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315506]
Identifier: MSS SC 1778
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of Delbert Barney's correspondence with government and ecclesiastical officials. He describes an eye-witness account of the "transfiguration" of the Mormon Church President Brigham Young into the likeness of Joseph Smith in 1844 and discusses Blacks and the Mormon priesthood.

Dates: 1936-1980

Gwynn W. Barrett research notes on Walter Murray Gibson

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197231019891]
Identifier: MSS 6840
Abstract

Notes, articles and correspondence related to Walter Murray Gibson, collected by Gwynn W. Barrett from 1958-1968.

Dates: 1958-1968

A bill for locating the county seat of Davis County in Utah Territory

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230319383]
Identifier: MSS SC 2072
Scope and Contents

Handwritten legislative act enacted by the Utah legislature on 18 February 1852. The item was signed by Brigham Young (1801-1877), "Governor;" Willard Richards (1804-1854), "President of the Council;" and William W. Phelps (1792-1872), "Speaker of the House of Rep." The act states that Farmington shall be the site for the County Seat of Davis County.

Dates: 1852

James G. Bleak diaries and letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1691
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten diaries and correspondence. Bleak's diaries cover the years 1864, 1869-1895 with a gap for parts of 1885 and for 1886. Bleak writes about his daily activities in St. George and in Santa Clara, Utah, about his activities while serving on the Southern Indian Mission, about his callings for the Mormon Church, and about his relationships with various leaders of the Mormon Church including Brigham Young (1801-1877), Jacob Hamblin (1819-1886), Erastus Snow (1818-1886),...
Dates: 1829-1918

Utah District Court bond for Brigham Young's will

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230307412]
Identifier: MSS SC 951
Scope and Contents

This document was regarding the case of Emeline A. Young vs. George Q. Cannon, Albert Carrington, and Brigham Young Jr. (1836-1903) regarding the last will of Brigham Young (1801-1877). The document bound Brigham Young Jr. to appear in court or pay $5000 penalty. He was chared in contempt for disobeying an order to deliver property to the proper receiver. The item is dated 12 July 1879.

Dates: 1879

Brigham Young Academy deeds and indentures

 File
Identifier: UA 399
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and photocopied articles of incorporation with amendments, first and second deeds of trust, and a deed of conveyance designating Brigham Young (1801-1877) as owner of a land parcel occupied in part by the Lewis Building.

Dates: 1872-1903

Brigham Young account books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3987
Scope and Contents

Three volumes containing handwritten entries recording financial transactions, indexed by individual payee or payer. Volume 1 covers the years 1862 to 1864. Volume 2 covers the years 1864 to 1871. Volume 3 covers the years 1871 to 1877.

Dates: 1862-1877

Brigham Young correspondence and other material, 1846-1878

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Vault MSS 792 Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, a will, and other materials related to Young's interactions with other Mormon leaders. Includes information on his relationship with Thomas L. Kane, Mormon relations with Native American peoples, and the development of Utah. Materials date from between 1846 and 1878.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1846-1878