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Elizabeth Lewis Jones Young

Also Known As: "The Welsh Queen"
Birthplace: Claddy, South Wales
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Jones and Elizabeth Jones
Wife of Dan Jones; Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and David Thomas Lewis
Mother of Ruth Jones; Brigham Jones; Thomas Lewis; John Lewis; Eliza Lewis and 3 others

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About Elizabeth Lewis Jones Young

"...I shall write here part of her story in her own words as written for the book The Women of Mormondom, by Edward W. Tullidge, page 460-61:

“[I was born April 2d, 1812, in Claddy, South Wales. My parents were members of the Baptist Church, which organization I joined when fifteen years of age.] In 1846 several years after my marriage, while keeping an Inn, a stranger stopped with us for refreshments, and while there unfolded to me some of the principles of the—then entirely new to me—Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His words made a profound impression upon my mind, which impression was greatly heightened by a dream which I had shortly thereafter; but it was sometime before I could learn more of the new doctrine. I made diligent inquiry, however, and was finally, by accident, privileged to hear an elder preach. In a conversation with him afterwards I became thoroughly convinced of the truth of Mormonism, and was accordingly baptized into the church. This was in 1847. After this my house became a resort for the elders, and I was the special subject of persecution by my neighbors.

In 1848 I began making preparations to leave my home and start for the valley. Everything was sold, including a valuable estate, and I determined to lay it all upon the altar in an endeavor to aid my poorer friends in the church to emigrate also. In 1849 I bade farewell to home, country and friends, and with my six children set out for the far-off Zion. After a voyage, embodying the usual hardships, from Liverpool to New Orleans, thence up the Mississippi and Missouri rivers to Council Bluffs, some fifty fellow-passengers dying with cholera on the way, in the early summer I started across the plains. I had paid the passage of forty persons across the ocean and up to Council Bluffs, and from there I provided for and paid the expenses of thirty-two to Salt Lake City.” Having every comfort that could be obtained, we perhaps made the trip under as favorable circumstances as any company that has ever accomplished the journey..."

"...In early fall 1849 she married Captain Dan Jones in Salt Lake City. Two children blessed this union: a son, Brigham, and a daughter, Ruth..."

SOURCE: http://welshmormonhistory.org/index.php?/resources/view/1843

Elizabeth, who was 68 years old at the time, married Brigham Young (as his 53 of his 55 wives) on July 3, 1869. She was the widow of David T. Lewis and Dan Jones.

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Brigham_Young%27s_wives

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Elizabeth Lewis Jones Young's Timeline

April 2, 1812
Claddy, South Wales
Age 20
Age 20
Carmarthenshire, Wales
March 12, 1835
Age 22
Age 26
September 11, 1841
Age 29
July 12, 1846
Age 34
Age 33
October 8, 1849
Age 37
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
September 23, 1850
Age 38
Manti, UT, USA