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Young, Brigham, 1836-1903

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1836 - 1903

Biography

Brigham Young Jr. (1836-1903) was an early leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of from 1899 until his death.

Brigham Young, Jr. was born December 18, 1836, in Kirtland, Ohio, to Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell. He had a twin sister who died at age seven from injuries sustained in a wagon accident at age two. Brigham came to Utah in 1848, and he served as a guard and scout in the Salt Lake Valley for several years, as well as in the reconstituted Nauvoo Legion.

Brigham married Catherine Curtis Spencer, daughter of Orson Spencer, on November 15, 1855. He would later take additional wives, including Jane Carrington, daughter of Albert Carrington, and Abigail Stevens.

He served in several capacities in the leadership of the Church. In 1861, Brigham was called to the Salt Lake Stake high councile. In 1864, he along with two brothers were ordained as Apostles, although no public announcement was made. Brigham would become an official part of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1868 with the death of Heber C. Kimball. In 1868, he was also a Representative to the Territory of Utah Legislative Assembly. Young Jr. also served as a counselor to his father in the First Presidency of the church from April 8, 1873, until his father's death on August 29, 1877.

From 1862 to 1863, Young served as a church missionary in England, spending most of the time in London. In 1864, Young returned to Europe, this time with his wife, Catherine, as his companion. He was an assistant to mission president Daniel H. Wells. In 1865, when Wells left for Utah, Young succeeded him as president of the European Mission, serving until 1867. Young also oversaw the emigration of British Latter-day Saints to Utah Territory.

From October 1890 until February 1893 Young served for a second time as president of the European Mission. The mission was headquartered in Liverpool, and Young directly supervised missionary work in the British Isles, while also serving as a leader over the mission presidents of the various missions on the European continent.

Young died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 1, 1903.

Citation:
Wikipedia, via WWW, Mar. 5, 2020, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_Jr. (Brigham Young, Jr. was born December 18, 1836, in Kirtland, Ohio, to Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell. He had a twin sister who died at age seven from injuries sustained in a wagon accident at age two. Brigham came to Utah in 1848, and he served as a guard and scout in the Salt Lake Valley for several years, as well as in the reconstituted Nauvoo Legion. Brigham married Catherine Curtis Spencer, daughter of Orson Spencer, on November 15, 1855. He would later take additional wives, including Jane Carrington, daughter of Albert Carrington, and Abigail Stevens. He served in several capacities in the leadership of the Church. In 1861, Brigham was called to the Salt Lake Stake high councile. In 1864, he along with two brothers were ordained as Apostles, although no public announcement was made. Brigham would become an official part of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1868 with the death of Heber C. Kimball. In 1868, he was also a Representative to the Territory of Utah Legislative Assembly. Young Jr. also served as a counselor to his father in the First Presidency of the church from April 8, 1873, until his father's death on August 29, 1877. From 1862 to 1863, Young served as a church missionary in England, spending most of the time in London. In 1864, Young returned to Europe, this time with his wife, Catherine, as his companion. He was an assistant to mission president Daniel H. Wells. In 1865, when Wells left for Utah, Young succeeded him as president of the European Mission, serving until 1867. Young also oversaw the emigration of British Latter-day Saints to Utah Territory. From October 1890 until February 1893 Young served for a second time as president of the European Mission. The mission was headquartered in Liverpool, and Young directly supervised missionary work in the British Isles, while also serving as a leader over the mission presidents of the various missions on the European continent. Young died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 1, 1903)

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Register of Appointment of Elias A. Smith and Jesse W. Fox, Jr. as co-executors of the estate of Brigham Young

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 28
Scope and Contents

Handwritten appointment of Elias A. Smith and Jesse W. Fox, Jr. as coexecutors of the estate of Brigham Young in conjunction with George G. Cannon and Brigham Young [Jr.]. The appointment is signed by seven of Brigham Young's wives.

Dates: 1890

Utah District Court bond for Brigham Young's will

 File — Folder: 1
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, Jr.

 Digital Record
Identifier: UAP2_F033_p033topright

Brigham Young, Jr. and Reed Smoot memorandum to William David Leigh

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS3319_I2_F1
Dates: 1891 January 31

Brigham Young, Jr. and Reed Smoot memorandum to William David Leigh, 1891 January 31

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3319 Item 2
Scope and Contents

Memorandum written on the Church's European Printing, Publishing, and Emigration Office letterhead in Liverpool, England. Young and Smoot write to Leigh informing him of the date of his departure from England, which is to be February 7, 1891.

Dates: 1891 January 31

Joseph Fish typescripts of histories and diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2010
Scope and Contents The Fish diaries cover his life from the 1840s to 1926. His histories of Arizona and his series on Pioneers of the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region cover aspects of western history from 1500-1905. The Joseph Fish typescripts include: "The Diaries of Joseph Fish," Fish's "History of the Eastern Arizona Stake of Zion and the Establishment of the Snowflake Stake," a "History of Arizona Territory," volumes 4-7 of "Pioneers of the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region," and "History of...
Dates: 1902-1970

Photographs of university trustees

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 830
Scope and Contents

Contains thirty-nine black-and-white photographs of presidents of the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young Academy and University; also views of chairmen of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of BYU. Also includes view of Karl G. Maeser's wife, Anna.

Dates: 1875-1975

Ammon M. Tenney papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2214
Scope and Contents

Handwritten correspondence, certificates, patriarchal blessings, family histories, and genealogies. The items relate to Ammon M. Tenney and to other members of the Tenney family. The letters and certificates are from prominent Mormon Church leaders.

Dates: 1874-1942

Brigham Young envelope

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 7442
Abstract

The collection consists of an envelope from 1865 addressed to Brigham Young, Jr.

Dates: 1865

Brigham Young letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 96
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated 10 March 1873, addressed to Brigham Young, Sr., and written in Salt Lake City, Utah. The item is not in the hand of Brigham Young, Sr., and the signature is not authentic. Brigham Young, Sr., gives instruction to members of the Little Colorado Mission to colonize in Arizona for the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1873 March 10

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