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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    Hyde crossed the Atlantic twice On the 7th we baptized Mrs Susanna M. Sangiovanni at which I took great satisfaction for she was the daughter of David W. Rogers of Montrose. She was married to an Italian who was a very jealous man and an unbeleiver in the Bible or any of the word of God and he would not grant her any religious privileges. But this morning she had come to be baptized and returned home rejoicing with her whole ...
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    It did my soul good to see your feelings and love manifested towards me. I thank God that I have the honour to lead so virtuous and honest a people—to be your leader and lawyer^er^ ^giver^ as Moses was to the children of Israel. Hosannah! Hosannah! Hosannah to the name of the Most High God. I commend you to His grace and may the blessings of heaven rest upon you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Furthermore if Missouri continues her warfare and continues ...
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    ^Chapter XXI^ [top of page blank] I arose early on the morning of ^the^ 7th of July laid hands upon Mrs Woodruff and blessed her and our daughter Phebe Amelia and started on my mission. On the afternoon of the same day we left Morrisons Landing on the steam- boat Rapids. Elders Brigham Young G. A Smith and myself were together of the Twelve. E. P. Magin was also in our ...
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    was again taken with another writ and was to be tried in Illinois. On this night Brigham Young also dreamt that we were called home. At Cincinnati I shipped 30 reams of paper for the Times and Seasons and we spent the interval to the 22nd in visiting the Saints and Branches near; and then left for Pittsburg on board the Adelade for Pittsburg where we arrived on the 27th at 6 o'clock p.m. There was a meeting ...
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    Sunday the 30th six of the quorum of the Twelve met at Temperance Hall in Pittsburgh with the Saints In the morning I addressed the meeting followed by G. A Smith; in the afternoon John E. Page and Orson Pratt, and in the evening H. C. Kimball followed by Brigham Young. Items from Brigham Young's Remarks Among many other things he said "Why do the people oppose the gifts and graces? If a man can get ...
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    Elder Charles Beck paid 48 dollars for stage fare of six of the Twelve to Baltimore and a collection was taken up of about 20 dollars to assist us to Philadelphia at which place we arrived on the 5th of August. having left Pittsburgh on the 3rd. On the ^Sunday^ afternoon of the 6th which was Sunday we met in the Canaanite Church about 300 Saints. Elder Grant opened the meeting and ^which^ President ...
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    Two days afterwards the Twelve and about 150 Saints took an excursion on board a steamer As we glided over the water we passed the new frigate Rariton of sixty four guns and reached Gloster Point were we spent the day in feasting fishing swinging walking singing and discussing various subjects One of the subjects which arose for discussion was, "Is the prosperity of any religious denomination a positive evidence that they are right?" Elder John E. Page contended for the affirmative and Elder
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    but found that the rest of the Twelve had left the city for New York where we followed them two days later. Conference at New York held August 26, 1843. The quorum of the Twelve met the Saints in Conference at New York on this day After prayer President Young opened the buisness of the Conference by an interesting address upon the subject of the gathering, the Priesthood and the building of the Temple and Nauvoo House. ...
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    and I will show him by the aid of the m that there are live animals in one drop of water eight feet long but he will not beleive me until he sees it through the magnifying glass. So with the unbeleiver. He does not beleived in God—in angels—in spirits because he does not see them but let him have spiritual glasses—or let him obey the commandments of God and get the Spirit of God and then he can see." The following was also given Interesting Questions & Answers ...
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    of his ministry amongst them after his resurrection and Assension. This was the pith of his discourse occupying nearly two hours. I left New York on the 29th in company with Elders Davis and Wandell and having visited Branches on my road I arrived at Farmington my native place on the 2nd of September and left my fathers house again on the 5th and on the 8th arrived at the city of ...