Transcript for Andrew Jenson, "Young, John Willard," Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 1 (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Company, 1901), 42

Young: John Willard, first counselor to Pres. Brigham Young from 1876 to 1877, is the son of President Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell and was born Oct 1, 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. He was baptized when about eight years old and confirmed by Brigham Young, by whom he was ordained an Apostle, Feb. 4, 1864. In 1866 and 1867 he filled a mission to Europe. .