Joseph Young

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1797 April 7
Death Date
1881 July 16
Gender
Male

Brother of prophet Brigham Young. Served as President of Quorum of the Seventy. Served in Utah territorial legislature.

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Born in Hopkington, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts

1797 April 7
Mother
Nabby Howe
Father
John Young

Baptized by Daniel Bowen

1832 April 6 (Age 34)

Served in Canadian Mission

1832 December–1833 February (Age 35) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Mendon, Monroe, New York
Additional Notes

.Journal History of Dec. 31, 1832, Brigham and Joseph Young left Mendon, Monroe, New York on Dec. 31, 1832 for Kingston, Upper Canada (now southern Ontario.) They were gone six weeks and also raised up branches in Earnestown and Loughborough (MS 25:311 and 419). Also see, Richard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University. He was born Apr. 7, 1797 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, the son of John Young and Nabbie Howe. He became a Methodist preacher, but was converted to "Mormonism" and was baptized, Apr. 6, 1832, by Daniel Bowen in Columbia, Pennsylvania. After being ordained an Elder, he filled a number of missions; was a member of Zion's Camp in 1834; was ordained a Seventy in 1836 and spent most of his life as Senior President of all Seventies in the Church. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jul. 126, 1881. (See sketch in Bio. Ency. Vol 1:187) Note: Journal History of Apr. 6, 1832 has him and other family members in Mendon, Monroe, New York at the time of his baptism.

Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geuaga, Ohio
Additional Notes

CR 100 160 1837:27Joseph Young labored in New York and the Eastern States. (Jour. Hist. of Dec. 31, 1835.) ( See also 1832:44.) Important Note: This entry on Journal History is actually about Joseph Young's brother, Phineas H. Young, who is reporting on his mission in 1835 and it is in Journal History on Dec. 31, 1835. He reports that he left Kirtland on one of his several missions and traveled part way with his brothers, Brigham and Joseph. He reported that Brigham was going to Canada with some of the other Apostles, so they separated at Niagara Falls .

Served in Eastern States Mission

1836 May 17–September 9 (Age 39) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geuaga, Ohio
Additional Notes

CR 100 160, 1836:35, Joseph Young labored as a missionary companion with his brother, Brigham Young, in the Eastern States. (Jour. Hist. of Sept 15, 1836.) Jour., Hist. supplied the dates.

One of Seven Presidents of Seventies

1841 January 19 (Age 43)

D&C 124:138 given at Nauvoo, Illinois.

Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
Additional Notes

CR 100 160 1846:7, Joseph Young was appointed to preside overy the Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois. (Jour. Hist. of Feb/ 10, 1846

Served in Northern States Mission

1849 April 7 (Age 52) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Additional Notes

CR 100 160 1849, 6 Joseph Young was called at a conference held in Pottawattamie County, Iowa to labor as a traveling Elder in Iowa. (Jour. Hist. of April 7, 1849.)

Served in British Mission

1870 May 8–August 25 (Age 73) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
G Q Cannon
Additional Notes

Jour. Hist. of May 25, 1870 Joseph Young and his son, Seymour B Young, sailed for Europe to cheer, encourage, instruct and build up the Saints there. They sailed to New York on Jul. 27, 1870, where they stayed on for a short time to visit family members who had remained in the east.

Death in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

1881 July 16 (Age 84)
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