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Brigham Young

1 JUNE 1801–29 AUGUST 1877

Born 1 June 1801 at Whitingham, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Married first Miriam Angeline Works, 8 Oct. 1824, in Chenango Co., New York. Wife died, 8 Sept. 1832; married second Mary Ann Angell, 31 Mar. 1834. Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Eleazer Miller, 14 Apr. 1832, at Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. Ordained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 14 Feb. 1835. Appointed as president of Quorum of the Twelve, 14 Apr. 1840. Participated in plural marriage. Directed the migration of the Latter-day Saints from Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, to the Salt Lake Valley, 1846–1848. Appointed as second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1847. Directed the establishment of Latter-day Saint settlements throughout present-day Utah, Arizona, Idaho, and Nevada. Governor of Utah Territory, 1850–1857. Attended a Relief Society party at which EBW was present, 10 Mar. 1875. Organized the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association, 1875. Appointed Abraham O. Smoot to establish Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah Co., Utah Territory, 1875. Appointed EBW to head the grain-saving mission for the Church, 1876. Charged EBW, as editor of the Women’s Exponent, to write and publish the life sketches of women. Died 29 Aug. 1877 at Salt Lake City.

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