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Mary Ann Angell

Born: Jun 8, 1803

Death: Jun 27, 1882

Birthplace: Seneca

Nationality: United States

Mary Ann Angell

Date of Birth : Jun 8, 1803
Date of Death : Jun 27, 1882
Birth Place : Seneca

Mary Ann Angell Young was the second woman married to Latter Day Saint leader Brigham Young. They were married on March 31, 1834. Young's first wife, Miriam Angeline Works, had died on September 8, 1832. With the permission of Mary, Young began practicing plural marriage in 1842 when he married Lucy Ann Decker. The daughter of James and Phoebe Morton Angell, she was born in Seneca, Ontario County, New York. When she was quite young, her parents moved to Providence, Rhode Island. Mary Ann became a Free Will Baptist and was also a Sunday School teacher. Deeply religious and studious of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, she vowed never to marry until she met "a man of God" in whom she could confide her spirituality and with whom her heart could unite in the active duties of a Christian life. In 1831, because of her abusive father, Mary Ann, her mother Phoebe, and brother Truman O. Angell left Providence, and moved to China, New York, where Truman was baptized a Mormon in January 1832; Mary Ann was soon baptized thereafter by Elder John P. Greene. Mary Ann then set out alone for Kirtland, Ohio, then the gathering place of the early Mormons.


  • Brigham Young


  • Brigham Young, Jr.
  • John Willard Young
  • Joseph Angell Young
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