Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
- Existence: 1801 - 1877
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 421 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten and signed letters addressed to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. Chetlain invites young to dinner at the Townsend House and writes concerning an invitation to Young's farm. Also included is a letter from Annie M. Chetlain, Augustus' wife, to Young thanking him for some strawberries.
Photocopy of a mirofilm copy of a typewritten autobiography. Chipman was born in Missouri in 1839 and later migrated to Utah in 1847. He wrote about the plague of crickets in Salt Lake Valley, how the local people tried to kill them, and how the sea gulls came and ate the insects. He also told about the attack of grass hoppers. He later lived in American Fork, Utah. He wrote about his knowledge of Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.
This collection consists of photocopies of early manuscripts of revelations given to Joseph Smith, most of which are contained in the modern LDS Church's Doctrine and Covenants. Note: Unless otherwise noted, the originals of these documents are located in the Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City.
Handwritten and signed history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while Brigham Young served as its president. Margarett Young writes about Brigham Young's leadership and his impact on the faith. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain.
Photocopies of handwritten meeting minutes taken at the "Theology Class" or "School of the Prophets" in Grantsville, Utah. The class was addressed by the second president of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young (1801-1887), and other apostles and leaders of that church. Numerous topics relating to Mormon theology and doctrine were discussed as well as various issues on Grantsville.
Collection includes 170 photographs and four tintypes. All images are cartes-de-visite of Provo and Utah residents. Includes images of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Orson Pratt, and Emma Smith. Collection also includes a photocopy of the complete album as originally created by H.H. Cluff, available in the collection case file.
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 8 Nov. 1867, and addressed to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. Conk writes to Young to give up the "charge" of the "lower Mill" to John W. Young.