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Joseph Young
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1797
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1881
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Elder brother of Brigham Young. When young, he began to preach for the Methodist sect until his brother Brigham brought the glad tidings of the restored gospel.
He accompanied Zion's Camp in 1834. Perhaps because of his faithfulness in answering this call, he was ordained one of the seven Presidents of First Quorum of Seventy under the hands of the Prophet, and later Joseph became the senior or seventh president.
Elder Young served a mission to New York, then, returning to Kirtland, he participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple. After having received his blessings in the Temple at Kirtland, he accompanied his brother Brigham to the East. This mission occupied several months, and subsequently many of their relatives and friends came into the Church.
He arrived at Haun's Mill and just two days later he witnessed Haun's Mill Massacre.
He became a member of Council of Fifty, then went on a mission to Ohio to campaign for Joseph Smith as president of United States until he found the Prophet had been martyred.
A polygamist, he encountered the continueing persecutions and he fled with the rest of the Saints eventually settling in Salt Lake City.
He served a final mission to the British Isles 1870. "Uncle Joseph," as he was familiarly called, died as he quietly fell asleep, and his last days were devoid of pain.


Son of John Young and Abigail Nabby Howe

Married Jane Adeline Bicknell, 18 Feb 1834, Geneseo, Livingston, New York

Married Lucinda Allen, 16 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Lydia Caroline Hagar, 16 Jan 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Mary Ann Huntley, 6 Feb 1846, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Married Elizabeth Stevens, 28 Nov 1866, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Sarah Jane Snow, 7 Apr 1868 
Family links: 
  John Young (1763 - 1839)
  Abigail Nabby Howe Young (1765 - 1815)
  Jane Adeline Bicknell Young (1814 - 1913)
  Mary Ann Huntley Burnham (1816 - 1903)
  Lucinda Allen Young (1824 - 1920)*
  Jane Adaline Young Robbins (1834 - 1907)*
  Joseph Bicknell Young (1836 - 1859)*
  Seymour Bicknell Young (1837 - 1924)*
  LeGrand Young (1840 - 1921)*
  John Calvin Young (1842 - 1843)*
  Mary Lucretia Young (1844 - 1844)*
  Julia Ann Vilate Young (1845 - 1928)*
  Phineas Howe Young (1847 - 1868)*
  Almira Young Russell (1848 - 1934)*
  Chloe Eliza Young Benedict (1848 - 1932)*
  Clarentine Young Conrad (1850 - 1882)*
  Isaac Fleming Young (1850 - 1920)*
  Rhoda Young Mackintosh (1851 - 1920)*
  John Corbin Young (1851 - 1910)*
  Henrietta G Young (1853 - 1944)*
  Caroline Lydia Young Playter (1854 - 1886)*
  Josephine Malissa Young Free (1854 - 1873)*
  Brigham Bicknell Young (1856 - 1938)*
  Augusta Adams Young (1857 - 1864)*
  Willard Lorenzo Young (1860 - 1923)*
  Nancy Young Kent (1786 - 1860)*
  Fanny Young Murray (1787 - 1859)*
  Rhoda Young Greene (1789 - 1841)*
  John M. Young (1791 - 1870)*
  Susannah Young (1795 - 1852)*
  Joseph Young (1797 - 1881)
  Phineas Howe Young (1799 - 1879)*
  Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)*
  Lorenzo Dow Young (1807 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: b-5-11
Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: May 25, 2002
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