Harriet Amelia Folsom

23 August 1838–11 December 1910 (Age 72)
Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Harriet Amelia

When Harriet Amelia Folsom was born on 23 August 1838, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, her father, William Harrison Folsom, was 23 and her mother, Zerviah Eliza Clark, was 20. She married Brigham Young on 24 January 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 11 December 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Brigham Young
Harriet Amelia Folsom
Marriage: 24 January 1863

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 January 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 1
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Foulsham, a habitational name from Foulsham in Norfolk, so named from the Old English personal name Fugol + hām ‘homestead’. This form of the surname is very rare in Britain.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Brigham Youngs Favorite Wife

    Harriet Amelia Folsom was called Brigham Young's favorite wife, being very accomplished and refined, as well as good looking. Many life sketches of her can be found by searching on line. Young had a …

    Sources (25)

    • Harriet A Young, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Hariet Amelia F Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Amelia Young, "United States Census, 1870"

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