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Young, John R., 1837-1931



  • Existence: 1837 - 1931

Biographical History

John R. Young (1837-1931) was a Latter-day Saint pioneer in Utah.

John Ray Young was born on April 30, 1837 in Kirtland, Ohio to Lorenzo Dow Young and Persis Goodall. He was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and emigrated to Utah in 1857. The following year he was called to serve a mission to the Hawaiian Islands. After his return to Utah he married Albina Terry (1836-1913) on January 1, 1859 in Salt Lake City, and they had seven children. He later entered polygamy, marrying Lydia Knight in 1861 (seven children), Tamar Jane Black in 1870 (seven children), and Catherine Coles in 1878 (one child). He worked variously as a teamster, missionary, guide, Postmaster, stock man, and County Assessor. Young died on September 15, 1931 in Provo, Utah.

Familysearch, via WWW, Jan. 4, 2016 (John Ray Young; John R. Young; b. Apr. 30, 1837 in Kirtland, Ohio; parents: Lorenzo Dow Young and Persis Goodall; m. Jan. 1, 1859 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Albina Terry (1836-1913), seven children; m. Jan. 31, 1861 in Santaquin, Utah to Lydia Knight (1844-1905), seven children; m. May 9, 1870 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Tamar Jane Black (1852-1915), seven children; m. Oct. 10, 1878 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Catherine Coles (1858-1879), one child; 1847 pioneer who became a teamster, founder, missionary, guide, Postmaster, stock man, County Assessor; d. Sept. 15, 1931 in Provo, Utah)

John R. Young diaries, 1856-1857 (served as missionary in Hawaii)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young letter to John R. Young

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 780
Scope and Contents Material contains a handwritten and signed letter dated March 1, 1857, addressed to John R. Young in Honolulu, Hawaii. The item was composed in Salt Lake City, Utah. Brigham Young encourages John, his nephew, and his fellow missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii by making comparisons between the "quiet and purity that prevail in Utah" and the "gross darkness" that covers the other people of the Earth. He comments on the missionary work of the Church in...
Dates: 1857 March 1

John R. Young diary

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 26
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary kept from April 1, 1856 to March 22, 1857. Young writes about his experiences and daily activities. Also includes a photocopy.

Dates: 1856-1857

Loyd Young articles and correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308493]
Identifier: MSS SC 1062
Scope and Contents Two articles and two letters. The items relate to an article published in the "Utah Historical Quarterly" in the Spring of 1974 by P. T. Reilly entitled "Kanab United Order: The President's Nephew and the Bishop." Young contends that the article was defamatory to his great-great uncle, John R. Young. The two letters are Loyd's complaint to the editors of the "Quarterly" and the reply by Glen M. Leonard. The two articles are by Loyd Young (29 leaves) and Howard D. Roberts (3 leaves) written...
Dates: 1974-1975

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Letters 2
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
Histories (Literary works) 1
Kanab (Utah) -- History 1