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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:

Phineus Woolcott Cook letter to Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287405]
Identifier: Vault MSS 204
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter is addressed to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. Cook writes to Young concerning the need to purchase mill stones.

Dates: 1867

Crossing the plains with ox teams in 1862

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230320464]
Identifier: MSS SC 2203
Scope and Contents Typescript with handwritten corrections and photocopies of the item. Boquist writes of her journey from Mt. Sterling, Van Buren Co., Iowa to California in 1862. She travelled on the Oregon and California trails staying three days in Salt Lake City, Utah, "a beautiful little city." The local inhabitants came to buy what they had to sell at higher cost than the items were worth, and they were warned by a Mormon widow against the tyrannical rule of Brigham Young saying many "were kept there...
Dates: approximately 1900

Margaret Curtis letter to Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287033]
Identifier: Vault MSS 176
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 13 Nov. 1867, and addressed to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. Curtis writes to Young concerning money she owes him for board.

Dates: 1867 November 13

David John diaries, vol. 1

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v1

David John diaries, vol. 2

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v2

David John diaries, vol. 3

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v3

David John diaries, vol. 4

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v4

David John diaries, vol. 5

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v5

Day by day with the Utah pioneers

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230351105]
Identifier: MSS 5855
Abstract

Scrapbook of the periodical Day by Day with the Utah Pioneers, 1847.

Dates: 1897

Daniel H. Wells deeds for Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288064]
Identifier: Vault MSS 274
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and printed deeds of conveyance from Wells to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. The items confirm that Young owns various lots in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dates: 1873-1874