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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    January 7, 1837 ~ Saturday Jan 6 [7]. Wrote a Letter to Brother Asahel H Woodruff January 8, 1837 ~ Sunday 8. Sunday went up to the house of the Lord to worship we had an interesting meeting. their was about fifteen hundred people assembled their was two discourses deliver'd from the Aaronic Priesthood one from coun cellor Knight & the other from Priest Willey Priest Willey had much of the spirit of ...
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    concerning the case of Brother Brewster I was one that opposed his ordination & I was much surprised that both the chairman & clerk did not do the same instead of urging it forward for Br Brewster maintained the same principle & possessed the same spirit for which he was cut off from the church in Kirtland by the high council & even in this case he came forward & demanded the High & Holy priesthood at our hands in the in the name of Jesus Christ I did not consider this to be ...
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    Br Jonathan H. Hale comes along with a shovel on his back & says how do you do Brother Woodruff & in fact I saw so many of my old friends I hardly knew who to go home with first finally I concluded to go & spent the night with Brother Hale & we had an interesting time together in talking about our travels together upon the Islands of the sea & also Br Hale gave me an account of his sufferings & those of his family & all the saints in Missouri during ...
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    April 18, 1839 ~ Thursday April 18th 1839. I left Quincy in company with three of the Twelve viz Brigham Young Orson Pratt & John Taylor also George A Smith & father Cutler for the purpose of visiting far West. We travled to the ferry oposite of Marion City & crossed the river & spent the night at the bluff distance of the day 24 miles April 19, 1839 ~ Friday ...
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    COUNCIL At a council held at Far West by the Twelve, High Priests, Elders, & Priests on the twenty sixth of April 1839 The following resolutions were adopted Resolved that the following persons should be no more fellowshiped in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but excommunicated from the same, viz Isaac Russel, Mary Russel, John Goodson & wife, Jacob Scott senr & wife, Isaac Scott, Jacob Scott Jun ...
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    Lyman Wight for presenting the subject of politicks through the public press in a manner that was derogatory to the character of the church & closing up what public feeling there was manifest in our favor May 13, 1839 ~ Monday to May 14, 1839 ~ Tuesday 13th & 14th I spent in preparing myself to move to Commerce or Montrose in the Ioway Territory. I [FIGURE] wrote a Letter to Elder Milton Holmes by the direction of the Twelve informing him of his ...
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    May 21, 1839 ~ Tuesday May 21st I spent this day vary pleasently I rode out on a land excursion in viewing the territory for several miles in the the regions around Montrose our company consisted of seven persons viz the first Presidency Joseph, Sidney, & Hiram three of the Twelve Brigham George & Willford one of the seventy Br Bates Nobles & also Brother Elias Higby making the eight person Brother Nobles prepared ...
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    May 26, 1839 ~ Sunday May 26 Sunday I crossed the river to Commerce & attended meeting at the house of Brother Joseph's Elder O. Pratt preached & was follwed by Elder John Taylor we returned home & spent the night {distance} 5 mil May 27, 1839 ~ Monday 27th I spent the day in writing May 28, 1839 ~ Tuesday 28 Elder Brigham Young mooved from my room four rods south. The ...
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    Margarett Morgan Hannah Palmer Mary Cleft 10th greenway 11th I started for Preston to attend conference & returnd on the 22 in Company with Elders Brigha Young. T Sington Baptized the following Persons April 11th greenway James Williams ^20^ James Clift Eliza Whithorn William Smith 14th
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    {Wilford Woodruff} Baptized the following George Brooks Mary Brooks Edmund Wattis Hannah Wattis William Beard Elizabeth Johnson Ann Baylis Susan Baylis Mary Baly Mary Haywood Baptized & confirmed at Crawcutt worcestershire Sunday April 26 1840 Mary Philips ^200^ Ester James Mary Jinkins {at last} ...