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 Johnson Branch Bryan Young

Johnson Branch Bryan Young

Birth
Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA
Death 17 Feb 1906 (aged 72)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Mona, Juab County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 41953606 · View Source
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BIOGRAPHY OF JOHNSON BRANCH BRYAN YOUNG
Johnson Branch Bryan Young, son of Henry I. Young and Temperence Jolly Young was born April 1, 1833 at Nashville, Tennessee. When but a boy of seven Branch moved with his parents to Nauvoo, Illinois.
It was while the family resided in that city that Branch's father became intimately acquainted with Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Branch's father often told of the many times he had been in conference with the Church Authorities concerning the saint's welfare.

At the time of the general expulsion from Nauvoo in 1846 the Young family made camp along the Missouri River with others of the homeless Saints. They lived under strenuous conditions until 1850 when they came to Utah led by President John Taylor and Captain Edward Hunter.

On March 10, 1853 he married Permelia Babcock, a girl of only fifteen years. She was the daughter of Adolphus and Jerusha Babcock. They were married at Palmyra, Utah county. That same year they moved to California, settling in Grass Valley. Interested in the spirit of the gold rush, Mr. Young tried his hand at panning gold from the river. While in California, two sons were born to them, the second of whom was Ashbel Payton Young, father of Alice Ionia Young Kay.

In 1857 the now enlarged Young family came back to Utah and made their home in Spanish Fork. In 1861 they again moved, this time settling at Mona.

At the time of the Black Hawk War, Mr. Young played his part by guarding the livestock, and although he was never forced to resist the Indians, he was ever ready and capable of rising to an emergency. It was while Mr. Young and his older sons were grazing their cattle in the rich Ogden Valley that Ashbel Payton Young with an Indian boy who had been adopted by Branch Young, witnessed the first passing of the railroad train in 1869.

Mr. And Mrs. Branch Young were the parents of thirteen children. Mr. Young being deprived of much of his education felt keenly the necessity of it for his children, as long as means permitted he engaged a private tutor for his boys and girls. In their declining years Mr. and Mrs. Branch young moved to Provo and settled on a farm. There the happy couple lived until their death. Mrs. Branch Young died July 5, (some accounts say July 18) 1916 and Mr. Branch Young died on February 17, 1906. They are both buried at the Mona City Cemetery.
Mr. Young is remembered as an honest, thrifty and enterprising man. His activities in all community affairs are to be highly commended.
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  • Maintained by: Patricia R. Major Miller
  • Originally Created by: Alan L. York
  • Added: 14 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41953606
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnson Branch Bryan Young (1 Apr 1833–17 Feb 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41953606, citing Mona Cemetery, Mona, Juab County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Patricia R. Major Miller (contributor 47014864) .