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Young, Brigham, 1801-1877



  • Existence: June 1, 1801-August 29, 1877

Biographical / Historical

Brigham Young (1801-1877) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader and politician in Utah. Brigham Young was born on June 1, 1801 in Witingham, Vermont. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1832, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. He followed the migration of the church from Ohio to Missouri to Nauvoo, Illinois. In February 1846 he led the Mormon exodus to the West, and was sustained as the second president of the Church on December 27, 1847. Arriving in Utah he settled in Salt Lake City, and in 1849 was appointed as governor of Utah Territory. Young passed away on August 29, 1877 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Thomas Leiper Kane papers

Call Number: WA MSS 279
Scope and Contents: The Thomas Leiper Kane Papers consist of reports, drafts of speeches, and letters by Colonel Thomas Leiper Kane, as well as letters written to him. The latter are chiefly by the leaders of the Mormon Church and describe conditions in Utah and the relations between federal officials, the army, and the Mormons. The papers are arranged chronologically and are accompanied by a copy of The Collector, December 1944-January 1945, which contains a description...
Dates: [1846?]-1945