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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    March 1, 1844 ~ Friday March 1, 1844 MY BIRTH DAY Annother year of my exhistance has rolled away I am thirty seven years of age this day I am some better in health than I was yesterday but vary weak & feeble to day I spent a comfortable night March 2, 1844 ~ Saturday 2d I find myself quite weak this morning though I ventured to walk out of doors some Sister Benbow called to see me & brought me a rabit to eat ...
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    A Brother of Dr Foster threatend the mayor & the mayor fined him $10. President Joseph Smiths views of the goverment was then read, which was recieved with universal applause Gen Smith is now nominated by the saints as a candidate for President of the U.S.A. next election. An article was also read headed a voice of innocence from Nauvoo, and a meeting of the female relief society was appointed to attend to the above. writing meeting adjourned 1 1/2 hours. During intermission the ...
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    at Elm street Between fifth & sixth st Elder Smith was quite sick through the night. I dreamed that Br Joseph was taken with another writ to be tried in Illinois Elder B Young also dreamed that we were called home the distance from the mouth of the Ohio to Cincinnati is 538 miles July 14, 1843 ~ Friday 14th We had an interview in the morning with Br Hedlock &
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    B. Young to Br Piews & spent the night July 16, 1843 ~ Sunday 16th Sunday we met at a privat house in the city with the Saints & I spoke to the peop- le & was followed By Elder B Young this is the first time that I ever attempted to preach in Cincinnati. At the close of the meeting Elder Young & myself went on to the ferry boat & crossed the River & took dinner with Br ...
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    within two miles of his house & wished us to go home with him & spend the night we did so, & found him in a valley a little like the valley of Peidmont their was three or four families with him that had come up with Elder Blakesley & all got out of money on the way & they had gone up in that valley near the licking river to cut wood to boat down to Cincinnati Market ...
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    July 27, 1843 ~ Thursday 27th As the water was so low we could not get up the river we stoped near Beaver passed through the town to Bridgewater here we took stage for Pittsburgh 28 miles on the way we stoped at Econemy the town founded by Mr Wrap it is esstablished sumthing upon the principles of Shakerism they raise much grain fruit & make wine from the pur juse of the grape. we drank ...
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    & reorganized the Church but it left the Church in no better situation. Elder Young reproved Elder Page some for undoing alone what three of the quorum had done together. He also spoke of the instruction that Br Joseph spoke of ie to be gentle & mild in our teaching & not to Battle the Sects any more at present but win the affections of the people, we had a good time to the people together we met in the evening at
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    I was followed by Elder G A Smith who also bore testimony of the work of God & among other things said that whenever [FIGURE] God sent a witness or messenger to deliver a message to the inhabitants of the earth he does not require that messenger to prove the truth of his assertion but deliver his message as God has commanded him In the after part of the day, Elder J. E. Page addressed the meeting & bore testimony of the work & was ...
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    is to contain the water to be forced into it from the Alleghaney River to water the city from this place we had a fair view of the City below & it truly sends forth its colums of smoke & blackness that arises from the cole fires that propels the numer ous engines as the main spring of all the founderies manufacturies & works of the valey of the city of Pittsburgh. We then desended the hill & visited the city water works or ...
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    August 3, 1843 ~ Thursday Aug 3rd We parted with the Saints in Pittsburgh & took stage for Baltimore their was six of us of the quorum of the Twelve viz B Young. H. C. Kimball. O. Pratt. J. E. Page W. Woodruff & G. A. Smith. We traveld about 25 miles along the River & over the mountains whare Rocks hung in mases almost over our heads ...