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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    April 6, 1844 ~ Saturday A Special Conference held at Nauvoo April 6th AD 1844 Conference assembled at 10 oclock AM April 6 President B, Young, called the conference to order. President Joseph Smith said he should not occupy time in speaking of any difficulties that might have occured in our midst, said he was not a fallen prophet, & never in any nearer relationship to God than at the present time, & would show before the conferen closed ...
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    Elder Adams took a text in Obadiah 17 vers upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance &c He spoke lengthy concerning Zion that was to be built up in the last days & pointed out Joseph from the scriptures and brought much testimony to prove the subject. At the close of the discourse President Joseph Smith turned over the confer- ence into the hands of the Twelve And Adjourned untill 2 oclok. Met at 2 oclok & President Hiram Smith arose & spent most of the Afternoon in scoreing ...
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    another down he will sink as soon as a peace of pot mettle. Preach faith repentance & Baptism say nothing but repentance to this generation need not go into mysteries preach the same over again when I heard Br Joseph make his proclamation yesterday I thought it was a sweepstakes when he said North & South America was Zion. Any Elder that will be wise when he gets his endowment can go into any city & build up the largest church in the city this prooves the prophet true, that the priesthood is fitted for the condition ...
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    April 10, 1844 ~ Wednesday April 10th Wendsday I spent the day at home to work in my garden April 11, 1844 ~ Thursday 11th [FIGURE] I spent the day in council some remarks wer made upon the principle of toleration April 12, 1844 ~ Friday 12th I spent the day at home April 13, 1844 ~ Saturday 13th A meeting assembled at 2 oclok & herd a discours delivered by Elder Taylor, upon politicks April 14 ...
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    and was followed by Elder Young who addresed the Elders & called for volunteers when 26 Elders gave their names to go out preaching we spent the night at Br Morleys April 22, 1844 ~ Monday 22nd A vary raining morning in the afternoon we harnessed & went on to the city plot laid out for a city Elder Young and myself bough[t] a lot in the city parted with father Morley & rode to Br William Drapers & ...
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    August 17, 1844 ~ Saturday 17th [FIGURE] 5 I wrote five letters to the following Persons viz Smith Tuttle. M. Holmes, L Scamman Freedom and Shuah Molton. and Sister Jerman I accompanied the Twelve to the Temple and we went onto the top of its walls & viewed the Country, encouraged the workman. I had some council from Elder Young concerning the affairs of the kingdom my mishion &c
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    The Saints assembled in the afternoon and was addressed by Elder H. C. Kimball & followed by President Young I did not attend myself and hence did not take notes but they had an interesting time, they warned the Loyars Lawyers and Doctors of the iniquity, and Preached righteousness to the Saints. I spent the afternoon at home writing. And in the evening in company with Mrs Woodruff I rode out to Br John Benbow and spent ...
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    August 20, 1844 ~ Tuesday 20th I spent the day at home writing August 21, 1844 ~ Wednesday 21st I met in council with the Twelve by the request of Elder Lyman Wight as he wished some council, but he was sick and could not attend so the council dispersed. In the afternoon Elders B. Young H. C. Kimball W. Richards and J. Taylor each in company with his Lady ...
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    It is true you have been called to suffer much in the cause in which you are engaged but if Judgment bgins at the house of God, babylon will not escape and if their is a fire in a green tree a dry tree will not escape the fire, and their is no people more prepared for the shok that is coming on the earth than than the latter day Saints, for the object we have is to secure blessings beyound the veil in the first resurr- ection this ^is wh[a]t^ we are ...
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    my heavenly father in the name of Jesus Christ and by virtue of the Holy Priesthood and the Keys of the kingdom of God that he would spedily avenge the blood of Joseph the Prophet Seer and Revelator, and Hiram the Patriarch, which had been shed by the hands of the American gentile nation, upon all the heads of the Nation and State that have aided, abeted or perpetrated the horid deed, of sheding the blood of those righteous men even the Lords anointed. I ...