Brigham Young

Male1 June 1801–29 August 1877

Brief Life History of Brigham

When Brigham Young was born on 1 June 1801, in Whitingham, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, John Hayden Young, was 38 and his mother, Abigail Nabby Howe, was 36. He married Miriam Angeline Works on 8 October 1824, in Aurelius, Cayuga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 29 August 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Brigham Young
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Marriage: 30 April 1845
Helen Elizabeth Young
Marinda Hyde Young
Hyrum Smith Young
Emeline Amanda Young
Louisa Wells Young
Lorenzo Dow Young
Alonzo Young
Ruth Young
Daniel Wells Young
Adella Young

Sources (200)

  • Brigham Young, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Brigham Young, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Brigham in entry for Mohonri M Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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  • Marriage
    30 April 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 7

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 20

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .

    Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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