Brigham Young

Brigham Young (1801-1877) was born 1 Jun. 1801 in Whitingham, Windham Co., Vermont. He was the son of John Young and Nabe Howe. He married Miriam Works on 8 Oct. 1824 in Cayuga Co., New York; widowed 8 Sep. 1832. He married Mary Ann Angell on 31 Mar. 1834 in Geauga Co., Ohio; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 14 Apr. 1832 in New York. He served in church positions with Wilford Woodruff from Zion's Camp in 1834 through his time as President of the Church beginning in 1847. He died 29 Aug. 1877 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.


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    committee settle the financial or business matters thereof with Joseph Smith Jun to whom the profits rightly belong. Resolved that Elder Amos Fielding be appointed to superintend fitting out the Saints from Liverpool to America under the instructions of Elder P. P. Pratt Resolved that Brother G. J. Adams go to Bedford & Northampton and labour in that region. Adjourned till 10 o-clock tomorrow A.M Elder Kimball closed ...
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    Moved by Elder Kimball seconded by Elder Woodruff that the Twelve do business at the Conference as a quorum & call upon the Church or Conference to sanction it. Adjourned till the 6th Inst to meet in general Conference at Carpenters Hall at 10 oclock A.M. O. Hyde Clerk [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder John Taylor, Tailor April 6, 1841 ~ Tuesday CONFERENCE MINUTES The Council of the Twelve assembled at Manchester in the ...
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    The Conference met pursuant to adjournment. Opened by Prayer Scattering members were then represented consisting of near 50 not included in any of the Above branches The President then proceded to make some remarks on the Office of Patriarch and concluded by moving that Elder Albertson be ordained to that Office. This was seconded by Elder Kimball and carried unanimou- sly. Resolved that D. Watt Thomas Richardson G. J. Adams James ...
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    the officers & members & to the whole Congregation consisting of about seven hundred people, A large fragmen[t] was left for some who were not present, while the cake was passing P. P. Pratt composed the following lines When in far Distant regions As strangers we roam Far away from our Country Our friends and our home When sinking in sorrow Fresh courage we'll take As we think on our friends And remember the CAKE Elder O Hide appealed powerfully to the meeting & covenanted with the Saints ...
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    I walked Into the city with Br Young & we bought each of us a pair of Pebble Specticeles for the eyes Also a small spy glass, Pebbles were 14/ shillings, the spy glass 3/6. I wrote a letter [FIGURE] to Sister Margarett Morgan April 8, 1841 ~ Thursday 8th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder Edward Ockey [FIGURE] Also one to Phebe W. Woodruff. I ^received^ £4.10 from Elder John Horlick by ...
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    1 Shawl 6/ 6 1 Do 9 5 1 Do 4 6 3 yards linen 2/2 6 6 20 Do Flannel 1/1 1 1 8 1 Veil 12 6 1/4 lb Silk 25/6 6 4 1 Ball Twist 3 3 1 lb of black sewing thread 4 2 pair of stockings 1/3 2 6 2 Do 1/6 3 2 Do 1/5 2 10 2 Cotton Hankerchiefs 2 1 Dress Pattern 4 7 £4 9 7 1/2 I also received a present of a dress pattern & 4 spools & 6 Balls of cotton thread ...
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    Silk work bag & needle ball from Sister Martha Brotherton I spent the evening preparing my things for going to Liverpool, I was called to administer to Sister Smith who was vary sick. I spent the night at Br Bewshers April 15, 1841 ~ Thursday 15th we sent our trunks & baggage on the baggage cars & we bid old Manchester with all their was in it farewell left Elder P. P. Pratt his
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    I Bought the following Articles 1 Shall £0 14 1 Ditto 14 1 Ditto 6 2 pair of Drawers 9 1 Ditto 3 2 flannel shirts 10 1 box steel pens 6 1 Do 2 1 Do 1 4 Cards of pens 4 1 Doz pen cases 1 1 Inkstand 1 Total £5.15 Sister Elizabeth Ockey presented me with a nice neck scarf And Sister Ann Ockey presented me with a fine silk neck hankerchief & gold pin. I took tea with them. I presented ...
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    surge be hurled with all their force into the births of the men, women, & children which would endanger the lives of all on seeing the foundation of this mass give way Elder W. Richards & myself sprang to this place of danger & braced ourselves against the barrels & held them for a few moments untill it was a little secured I then went on deck to the Captain & informed him of the situation of things below & he sent the sailors with some ropes & secured ...
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    who interfered we had the roughest night at sea which we have seen since we have been on the voyage the spars & other things were afloat on the main deck May 8, 1841 ~ Saturday 8th fair weather but high head winds from the S.W. sea rough we shiped some heavy seas, one sail in sight, the Captain had his hat blown into the sea while taking observations with his quadrant we have passed two sail to day, I had a long conversation with the second mate in ...