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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Contains one framed engraving taken from a picture taken of Brigham Young around 1870.
Tells of the status of the Latter-day Saint Church immigrating to Utah and gives advice to the Saints in California.
Contains artist's renderings of Brigham Young and another man in Emigration Canyon, and of various campus scenes at Brigham Young Academy and Brigham Young University, including: bell tower, Karl G. Maeser Building, Wasatch Mountains, graduation, whitewashing the Y, Lewis Building fire, man and woman by canal, marching band, Ernest L. Wilkinson addressing assembly for new students, and flag raising. C. L. Purcell identified as artist on some pieces. Contains 21 items.
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 8 Feb. 1869, and addressed to Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. Everet writes to Young concerning a lot in Ogden, Utah, in which Young had shown interest. A notation is on the back of the item presumably in Young's hand advising Everet to occupy the lot because Young would not need it.