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Emily Dow Partridge Young
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1824
Lake County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1899
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Daughter of Edward Partridge and Lydia Clisbee.

Married Joseph Smith, Jr., Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Married Brigham Young, Sep 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois.

Children - Miriam Young, Edward Partridge Young, Caroline Partridge Young, Josephine Young, Emily Augusta Young, Laura Young, Joseph Don Carlos Young.

History - Emily's parents joined the Church when she was about seven years old, and removed to Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. Emily was baptized when about eight years old and, with the Saints, passed through all the persecutions and mobbings in Jackson, Clay and Caldwell counties, Missouri. In 1839, she moved with the rest of her father's family to Illinois.

Emily lived in Quincy, Pittsfield, and other places; then removed to Commerce, Hancock County, there they found temporary shelter in a tent. They suffered much through sickness and privation, and the father died May 27, 1840.

While in the depths of poverty the Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife, Emma, offered Emily and her sister Eliza a home with them, and treated them with great kindness.

After having resided with them about a year, the principle of plural marriage was made known to them, and Emily and Eliza were married to Joseph Smith in the year 1843, Elder Heber C. Kimball officiating in performing the ceremony.

After the Prophet's death, Emily was married to Brigham Young, September 1844.

In 1846, when she was 22 years old she, with the rest of the Saints, left Nauvoo. After crossing the Mississippi river she was again a wanderer without a home or shelter, and on one occasion she sat for several hours on a log with a young babe, three months old, exposed to the pitiless blast of a blinding snow storm, cold and hungry, but the Lord tempered the elements and preserved her life and that of her little one. She lived one winter at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa and another at Winter Quarters, Nebraska, leaving for the Valley of the Great Salt Lake in the spring of 1848.

She always bore a strong testimony to the truth of the Gospel. 
Family links: 
  Edward Partridge (1793 - 1840)
  Lydia Clisbee Partridge (1793 - 1878)
  Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)
  Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)
  Edward Partridge Young (1845 - 1852)*
  Emily Augusta Young Clawson (1849 - 1926)*
  Caroline Partridge Young Cannon (1851 - 1903)*
  Joseph Don Carlos Young (1855 - 1938)*
  Miriam Young Hardy (1857 - 1919)*
  Josephine Young Young (1860 - 1912)*
  Laura Young (1862 - 1862)*
  Eliza Maria Partridge Lyman (1820 - 1886)*
  Harriet Permelia Partridge (1822 - 1840)*
  Emily Dow Partridge Young (1824 - 1899)
  Caroline Ely Partridge Lyman (1827 - 1908)*
  Lydia Partridge Lyman (1830 - 1875)*
  Edward Partridge (1833 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: I_1_9_5_E
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Jul 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20202703
Emily Dow <i>Partridge</i> Young
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Emily Dow <i>Partridge</i> Young
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Emily Dow <i>Partridge</i> Young
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