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Brigham Young

Born: Jun 1, 1801

Death: Aug 29, 1877

Birthplace: Whitingham

Profession: Politician

Nationality: United States

Brigham Young

Date of Birth : Jun 1, 1801
Date of Death : Aug 29, 1877
Birth Place : Whitingham

Brigham Young was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Young had a variety of nicknames, among the most popular being "American Moses", because, like the biblical figure, Young led his followers, the Mormon pioneers, in an exodus through a desert, to what they saw as a promised land. Young was dubbed by his followers the "Lion of the Lord" for his bold personality, and was also commonly called "Brother Brigham" by Latter-day Saints. Young was a polygamist and was involved in controversies regarding black people and the Priesthood, the Utah War, and the Mountain Meadows massacre.

Profession


  • Politician

Spouse


  • Ann Eliza Young
  • Zina D. H. Young
  • Mary Ann Angell
  • Mary Elizabeth Rollins
  • Rhoda Richards
  • Mary Van Cott
  • Phebe Morton
  • Mary Oldfield
  • Emmeline Free
  • Margaret Maria Alley
  • Ellen A. V. Rockwood
  • Abigail Harback
  • Jemima Angel
  • Olive Grey Frost
  • Louisa Beaman
  • Jane Terry
  • Catherine Reese
  • Abigail Marks
  • Cynthia Porter
  • Hannah Tapfield
  • Martha Bowker
  • Amy Cecilia Cooper
  • Mary Ellen de la Montaigne
  • Mary Pierce
  • Eliza R. Snow
  • Rebecca W. Greenleaf Holman
  • Diana Chase
  • Naamah K. J. Carter
  • Eliza Babcock
  • Harriet E. Barney
  • Elizabeth Jones
  • Eliza Burgess
  • Nancy Cressy
  • Susanne Snively
  • Clarissa Ross-Chase
  • Miriam Angeline Works
  • Lucy Augusta Adams
  • Mary Elizabeth Nelson
  • Harriet Elizabeth Cook
  • Clarissa Blake
  • Mary Jane Bigelow
  • Clarissa Caroline Decker
  • Emily Haws
  • Elizabeth Fairchild
  • Lucy Ann Decker
  • Lucy Bigelow
  • Lydia Farnsworth
  • Mary Ann Turley
  • Mary Ann Clark
  • Emily Dow Partridge
  • Margaret Pierce
  • Sarah Malin
  • Julia Foster
  • Olive Andrews
  • Harriet Amelia Folsom

Children


  • Don Carlos Young
  • Brigham Young, Jr.
  • John Willard Young
  • Susa Young Gates
  • B. Morris Young
  • Joseph Angell Young
  • Maria Young Dougall
  • Vilate Young
  • Elizabeth Young
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