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Louisa Beaman Smith Young
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1815
Livonia
Livingston County
New York, USA
Death: May 15, 1850
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Daughter of Alva and Betsy Burtt Beaman. She moved with her parents to Ohio and after wards to Missouri, where she suffered in the persecutions and mobbings until driven with the Saints out of that State. She later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois where she became acquainted w ith the Prophet Joseph Smith, who taught her the principles of plural marriage. She became his wife when she was twenty-six years of age, April 5, 1841. She was one of the first women in this dispensation who was married according to the order of plural or Celestial marriage, taught by the Prophet Joseph.

It was in the late fall of 1846 that Louisa became the wife of President Brigham Young. It was a signal honor to share the respect and protection of this great leader. As the year of 1847 dawned, the eyes of the Saints were turned toward the West, that was to be their home, their refuge. Louisa and her people arrived in the Salt Lake Valley early in October of 1847, having traveled in the Jedediah M. Grant company.

In 1848 Louisa gave birth to her first children, a set of twins, both sons. She named them Joseph and Hyrum. Both babes died. Again, in 1850, she gave birth to twin boys whom they named Alva and Alma. Again, they were taken away. A few weeks after their birth, Louisa became very ill [and] passed away... (Our Pioneer Heritage, Volume 1, Brigham Young- His Wives and Family)

Cause of death: Breast Cancer 
 
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 Parents:
  Sally Burtts Beaman (1775 - 1848)
 
 Spouse:
  Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)
 
 Children:
  Moroni Young (1847 - 1847)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Adeline Beman Noble (1810 - 1851)*
  Louisa Beaman Smith Young (1815 - 1850)
  Artimesia Beaman Snow (1819 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Dec 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17108955
Louisa <i>Beaman</i> Smith Young
Added by: Carl W. McBrayer
 
Louisa <i>Beaman</i> Smith Young
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