Diana Diora Severance Young

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Diana Diora Severance Young (Chase)

Birthplace: Bristol, Addison,Vermont
Death: Died in Ogden, Weber,Utah
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber,Utah
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ezra Chase and Tirzah Chase
Wife of William Montgomery Shaw
Ex-wife of Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mother of Tirzah Shaw; Ina Shaw; Clarence Shaw; Annis Shaw; Frank Shaw and 7 others
Sister of Ezra Chase; Nancy Bailey Farr; Abigail Eliza Chase; Charlotte Chase; Henry Chase and 6 others

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Diana Diora Severance Young

Diana Severance Chase was born 25 Jul 1827, in Bristol, Vermont.

Diana was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints when she was a young girl. She received her endowments in the Nauvoo Temple before coming to Utah.

She married Brigham Young on October 10, 1844 in Nauvoo, Illinois. On June 9, 1842, she became a member of the Relief Society at the eleventh meeting of the organization.

On May 26. 1848, she left Winter Quarters with a company of Saints under the direction of Brigham Young until they reached the Elkhom River. There a company of Saints was waiting to be organized for the trip to Great Salt Lake Valley. Early in June, they broke camp and started their exodus with Lorenzo Snow appointed as their captain. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 30, 1848.

Brigham Young had who apparently taken Diana as a wife temporarily for her protection as an unmarried woman crossing the plains. She later divorced him and then married (2) William Montgomery Shaw on 1 Jan 1849.

Diana died on 6 September, 1886 in Ogden, Weber, Utah.

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Diana Diora Severance Young's Timeline

July 25, 1827
Bristol, Addison,Vermont
September 10, 1844
Age 17
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL
December 15, 1845
Age 18
January 1, 1849
Age 21
Ogden, Weber,Utah
October 12, 1849
Age 22
Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
Age 21
December 28, 1851
Age 24
Shingle Springs, Eldorado,California
February 5, 1854
Age 26
Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
May 15, 1855
Age 27
Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
August 31, 1857
Age 30
Ogden, Weber, UT, USA