John R. Young diary
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.
- Young, John R., 1837-1931 (creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Originals restricted. Photocopy available for public use.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John R. Young diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Biographical / Historical
John R. Young (1837-1931) was a Mormon 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 (1844-1905) in 1861 (seven children), Tamar Jane Black (1852-1915) in 1870 (seven children), and Catherine Coles (1858-1879) 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.
2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Existence and Location of Copies
Photocopy of original available in folder 2.
- Reigster of John R. Young diary
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 September 16
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.