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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:

Diggle family papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197223103141]
Identifier: MSS 2208
Scope and Contents Mainly letters to the Samuel and Sarah Diggle family, in Iowa, from relatives, including Elizabeth W. Andrew and George Openshaw, Salt Lake City; Nancy W. Butterworth, Mary Diggle, and Mary Banks, Heywood, Lancashire, England; and Robert B. Whitaker, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Topics include family news, plural marriage, Brigham Young, and the family of Joseph Smith Jr. Envelopes accompany several of the letters. Includes letters from children of Elizabeth Andrew and Nancy Butterworth. Also...
Dates: 1854-1893

Disposition of lumber at mills in Big Cottonwood Canyon

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334705]
Identifier: MSS 1179
Scope and Contents

Handwritten lists of the amount of lumber produced at lumber mills in Big Cottonwood Canyon above Salt Lake City, Utah, and to whom it was sold. Some of the lumber was sold to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1864

Henry Aldous Dixon letter to Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287652]
Identifier: Vault MSS 190
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 12 Oct. 1874, and addressed to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. Dixon informs Young that he as been elected president of the board of directors of the Provo Manufacturing Company.

Dates: 1874 October 12

Drafting tools set of Brigham Young

 Item — Object 1
Identifier: MSS 9388
Scope and Contents

This collection is an English drafting tools set that was originally owned and used by Brigham Young to design the streets and building plans for Salt Lake City, Utah. The set was also used by Oliver I. Lay for the creation of a studio commissioned by his father-in-law, Mahonri Mackintosh Young, to create the This is the Place Monument. Materials dated approximately 1847-1877.

Dates: approximately 1847-1877

Early Mormon Church leaders

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2729
Scope and Contents Collection includes five oversize photographs of early church leaders: two of Brigham Young, one of Joseph Smith, Jr., one of Joseph F. Smith, and one of Albert Ricks Smith, and a family photo album containing forty-eight slots for photographs, three of which are empty. The photographs were taken by: C.E. Rees, Monte Vista, Colorado; Granert, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Kurtz, Traveling Artist; Mac Lucas & Co. Llanelly, Wales; Young and Evens, Columbia, Tenn; Thomas Studios, Ogden, Utah;...
Dates: approximately 1888

John Eastham letter to Leland Stanford

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233287496]
Identifier: Vault MSS 221
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 16 Feb. 1869, and addressed to Leland Stanford. Eastham writes concerning his qualifications as an engineer. The item was probably forwarded to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church, because it was found among his papers.

Dates: 1869 February 16

Howard Egan letter to Brigham Young

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232535523]
Identifier: Vault MSS 192
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 20 Sept. 1845, and addressed to Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church. Egan writes to Young giving an account of his efforts to find a force coming together with the object of killing Mormons.

Dates: 1845 September 20

Orson Hyde Elliott autobiography

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197230364256]
Identifier: MSS 2059
Scope and Contents

Writes of his family's conversion to the Mormon Church prior to his birth; move to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1844; Iowa, 1846; and Utah, 1852. Discusses his disillusionment with Mormonism; and travels in the United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. Includes mention of Brigham Young; plural marriage; Corinne, Utah; and several other topics. Some characters and words are difficult to read in this multi-generation photocopy.

Dates: 1899

Engraving of Brigham Young

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233236600]
Identifier: UA 987
Scope and Contents

Contains one framed engraving taken from a picture taken of Brigham Young around 1870.

Dates: approximately 1870

An epistle of the Council of the Twelve Apostles to the Saints in California under Samuel Brannan

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241504]
Identifier: MSS SC 468
Scope and Contents

Tells of the status of the Latter-day Saint Church immigrating to Utah and gives advice to the Saints in California.

Dates: 1847 August 7