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    Joseph Watson Young

    British

    • Called: 6 October 1849
    • Departed From Field: 15 February 1853
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Deseret, United States

    Scandinavian

    • Called: 22 February 1857
    • Departed From Field: 10 February 1858
    • Set Apart: 22 February 1857
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: O. Hyde

    Eastern States

    • Called: 1 November 1863
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Priesthood: High Priest
    • Called From: Utah Territory, United States

    Southern Utah

    • March 1868–Unknown
    • Age Called: 39
    • Southern Utah
    • Departed From Home: 2 March 1868
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Utah Territory, United States

    Stories and Documents

    Temple Records Index Bureau, comp., Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 977.343/N1 K29c, p. 287, Family History Library.

    Endowed Feb. 3, 1846 as Joseph W. Young, sealing record has Joseph Watson Young, birth 12 Jan 1829 at Mendon, Monroe, New York, Seventy.

    British Mission manuscript history and historical reports, 1841-1971, LR 1140 2, Church History Library.

    British Mission manuscript history and historical reports, 1841-197 LR 1140 2 Image 51Priesthood: SeventyArrival at Liverpool: 4 August 1857Departure: 10 February 1858

    Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 546.

    Young, Joseph Watson, Bishop of the Payson Ward, Nebo Stake, Utah, from 1861 to 1862, was born Jan. 12, 1829, at Mendon, Monroe Co., N.Y., the son of Lorenzo Dow Young and Persis Goodall. He came to Utah in 1847, filled a mission to Europe in 1857-1858, and became Bishop of Payson Nov. 4, 1861, having been previously ordained as a Bishop. He died June 7, 1873.

    Early Church Information File, FamilySearch, image 1825, card 452.

    Membership Card 452, Joseph W. Young born 12 Jan. 1839 (incorrect year) at Mendon, Monroe, N. Y. Parents Lorenzo and Persis, was baptized 10 May 1835. This is found on 1 C Seventies record pate 237 and in 39th Quorum, 4 Feb. 1846 by G. D Grant. Membership Cards 164 and 465 show FHL films showing Joseph Watson Young's sealing records. Film #183380 page 46 and #183394 page 49

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1849October 6, p. 3 to 1853.

    Journal History: Heber C. Kimball announced at October Conference that Joseph W. Young and Joseph W. Johnson called on mission to England. Oct. 19, 1849 p. 1, left for England. (B. Y. Hist.)May 8, 1852, p. 1, Joseph W. Young appointed to preside over Preston Conference. (Mill. Star, May 8, 1852.)Feb. 15, 1853 sailed from Liverpool, England with 345 souls including Joseph W. Young and Jonathan Midgely. (B. Y. Hist. 1853:33.) They arrived in Salt Lake, Oct. 10th. (Office Journal)

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 22 February 1857, p. 7 to 1858.

    Journal History:Joseph W. Young was called to labor in Europe (H.B.Y. 1857:75.) Apr. 22. P 1, was set apart for mission by Orson Hyde. Apr. 30th p. 1, left Great Salt Lake for Europe (Des. News 7:88) Aug. 4th p. 1 arrived at Liverpool, England (B. Y. H. 1857:409.)Jensen's Missionary Bios. supplied that he was called as mission president and that he was called home early 1858.

    Joseph W. Young papers 1849-1872, MS 1529, Church History Library.

    Joseph W. Young Journal, 1852 March-1857 April Vol 3

    Joseph W. Young papers, Journal, 1857 April-1857 August, MS 1529, Box 1, Folder 4, Church History Library.

    Vol 4 details Joseph W. Young travels to England.He left Salt Lake City on Apr. 23, 1857 and arrived in Liverpool early August 1857.

    Joseph W. Young papers, Journal, 1853-1854, 1857 August-1858 April, MS 1529, Box 1, Folder 5, Church History Library.

    Joseph W. Young Journal, August 1857-April 1858 Vol 5Called home by Pres. Brigham Young. Joseph W. Young left Denmark in February 1858.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 8 October 1868, p. 2.

    JH Oct 8, 1868 p. 2 Joseph W. Young, who was appointed last winter to go south and assist President Erastus Snow, was presented to the conference by the President, who unanimously voted that he should fill the mission and be blessed and prospered.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 22 February 1857, p. 7.

    Feb. 22, 1857, p. 7 Joseph called on mission to Europe. He was set apart by O. Hyde

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 1 November 1863, p. 1.

    Joseph W. Young called on Mission to Eastern States to help with emigration. Journal History of Feb. 19, 1864, p. 1 has that he was set apart by Pres. Wells

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 15 February 1853, p. 1.

    Feb. 15,1853 p. 1 The ship “Riveria” sailed from Liverpool, England with 345 souls, including Elder Jos. W. Young and Jonathan Midgely

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 10 June 1873, p. 2.

    Joseph Watson Young's obituary tells of his duties and responsibilities while on his Southern Utah mission and that he was called as Stake President of St. George Stake of Zion and temporally replaced Erastus Snow as mission president and Superintendent of the building of the St. George Temple. He was an active member of the Territorial Legislature and still on his mission when he had an accident that led to his death.Source: Des. News 22:330 and Doc. Hist. 1712

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 3 March 1868 pp 1-2.

    Journal History: Joseph Watson Young and Pres. Erastus Snow left Salt Lake for St. George. Mar. 15th p. 1 arrived in St. George (Journal of James G. Bleak.)Oct. 8, 1868 p. 2 The name of Joseph W. Young who was appointed to go south with Pres. Erastus Snow was presented at General Conference and it was voted he should fill the mission.Feb. 12, 1868 p. 1 Joseph W. Young and party left the Muddy on Monday, the 8th, going to the Colorado (Des. News 18:5.)Note: The Muddy Mission was dissolved and most of the missionaries and their families remained in the St. George area, including Joseph Watson Young. He is found on the 1870 Census with Lurana and children, living in St. George. Journal History Jun 7, 1868 p. 2 has he was a probate judge and Nov. 9, 1871, that Joseph W. Young attended the St. George Temple site as Stake President (notes of James G. Bleak.) Jun, 10, 1873 p. 2 Joseph Watson Young's Obituary (Des. News, 22:330.)

    Notes

    CD 100 160 1849:39 had Joseph Watson Young's full name, birth date and place, parents, missions to England 1849, mission president to Scandinavia in 1857, and his death date and place. NTER: Seventy in Nauvoo. Journal History: Feb. 5, 1854 page 1 states he was ordained by John Pack as a president of the 39th Quorum. Early Church Membership Records have him in 1 C Seventies record page137 and that he was in the 39th Quorum and also listed his baptism date. Cr 100 160 1857:54: Joseph W. Young filled a mission to England with several references to Journal History 1857 and also to see 1849:39. 1860 Census living in 13th Ward, Great Salt Lake, 1870 Census St. George, Washington, Utah with Lurana and children in both.