Lorenzo Dow Young (1807 - 1895) MP

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Birthplace: Smyrna, Chenango, New York, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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About Lorenzo Dow Young

Lorenzo Dow Young was born 19 October 1807, at Smyrna, Chenango County, New York, to John Young and Abigail Howe, died 21 November 1895, at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, and was buried 24 November 1895 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. The younger brother of Brigham Young, on 26 June 1826at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, Lorenzo married Persis Goodall (daughter of Joel Goodall and Mary or Molly Swain or Swayne; born 15 March 1806 in Watertown, Jefferson, New York; died 16 September 1894 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah).

Baptized in 1832, Lorenzo helped build the Kirtland Temple, and in 1844 or 45 moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Lorenzo and Persis divorced before the exodus in 1846, and he married Harriet Page Wheeler following her divorce from Isaac Perry Decker. Lorenzo and Harriet were among the first to leave Nauvoo in February of 1846. After arriving in Salt Lake Valley, he settled on the west side of the Jordan River and started a ranch with 500 head of sheep, 80 head of cattle and several horses brought from Missouri in 1850, eventually marrying six more wives under polygamy. He also raised vegetables and was said to be the first in the valley to grow flowers.

In 1851 Lorenzo Dow Young was ordained bishop of the Eighteenth Ward, serving in that office for 27 years. He later visited the settlements to encourage the well-to-do to assist and befriend the poor. He was ordained a patriarch by his brother, and he held that office until he died November 21, 1895, at age 88 in Salt Lake City.

Marriages

1. Persis Goodall (b. 15 March 1806, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York - d. 16 September 1894, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah); married 6 June 1826, divorced before 1846. Children of Lorenzo Dow Young and Persis Goodall:

  1. William Goodall Young (b. 21 February 1827 Canandaigua, Ontario, New York; d. 15 April 1894 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah)
  2. Joseph Watson Young (b. 12 January 1828 Mendon, New York; d. 7 June 1873 Harrisburg, Utah)
  3. Lucy Ann Young (b. 27 November 1832 Pittsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; d. 27 August 1836 Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio)
  4. Harriet Maria Young (b. 21 July 1834 Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio; d. 16 February 1928 Kanab, Kane County, Utah)
  5. John Ray Young (b. 30 April 1837 Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio; d. 15 September 1931 Provo, Utah County, Utah)
  6. Franklin Wheeler Young (b. 17 February 1839 Winchester, Illinois; d. 22 January 1911Provo, Utah)
  7. Lorenzo Sobieski Young (b. 9 March 1841 Winchester, Scott County, Illinois; d. 28 March 1924 Shelley, Bingham, Idaho)
  8. Lucia Jane Young, twin (b. 12 July 1843 Winchester, Adams County, Ohio; d. 14 August 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois)
  9. Lucius James YOUNG, twin (b. 12 July 1843 Winchester, Adams County, Ohio; d. 9 August 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois)
  10. Frances Elizabeth Young (b. 27 June 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; d. 15 July 1845 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois)

2. Harriet Page Wheeler m. 9 March 1843 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (b. 7 September 1803 Hillsborough, New Hampshire; d. 23 December 1871 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah)

  1. John Brigham Young (b. 5 September 5, 1844 Waynesville, Warren, Ohio; d. 5 September 1844)
  2. Lorenzo Dow Young (born 20 September 1847; d. 22 March 1848)

3. Susan Ann Ashby m. January 1846 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois. (b. circa 1826)

4. Electa Jane Lee m. 22 November 1855 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

5. Hannah Ida Hewitt m. 29 April 1856 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts (b. 11 June 1839 Windham, Norfolk, England d. 25 September 1888 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah) Children of Lorenzo Dow Young and Hannah Ida Hewitt:

  1. Perry Legrand Young (b. 1 November 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; d. 14 May 1921 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah)
  2. Brigham Willard Young (b.2 February 1860 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; d. 19 July 1887, Nuhaka, New Zealand)
  3. Josephine Harriet Young (b. 24 February 1863 Richville, Tooele, Utah; d. 14 December 1944 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah)
  4. Feramorz Little Young (b. 6 November 1867 Richville, Tooele, Utah; d. 27 February 1941)
  5. Clara May Young (b. 5 April 1870 Richville, Tooele, Utah; d. 29 August 1963 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California)

6. Eleanor Jane Jones m. 24 November 1856 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. (b. 16 November 1830 Pantmawr, Carmarthenshire, Wales; christened 8 August 1831; d. 3 February 1912 Vernal, Uintah, Utah; buried 5 February 1912 Vernal, Uintah, Utah) Children of Lorenzo Dow Young and Eleanor Jane Jones:

  1. Harriet Page Young (b. 10 April 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; d. 4 May 1865)
  2. Edward Jones Young (b. 2 October 1860 Pleasant Green, Salt Lake, Utah; d. 29 June 1945 Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake, Utah)
  3. George Edwind Young (b. 12 August 1862 Richville, Tooele, Utah; d. 21 May 1941Vernal, Uintah, Utah )
  4. James Jones Young (b. 12 June 1867 Richville, Tooele, Utah; d. 26 June 1868)

7. Christiana Nelson m. 13 September 1862 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (b. circa 1842)

8. Joanna "Anna" Augustsson Larsen m. 18 April 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. (b. 24 August 1843 Skagenholm, Sweden; d. 8 May 1925 Logan, Cache County, Utah; buried 10 May 1925 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah.) Children of Lorenzo Dow Young and Joanna Augustsson Larsen:

  1. Harry Augustus Young (b. 24 February 1865 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; d. 6 February 1899)
  2. Francis Marion Young (b. 8 April 1870 Lake Point, Tooele, Utah; d. 20 June 1949)
  3. Albert Francis Young (b. 15 December 1873 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; d. 12 July 1949 Gardena, Los Angeles, California)

Sources

Publisher: Foley, Thomas; Publication Place: Akron, NY. Source Information: Genealogical Research Library, comp.. New York City, Marriages, 1600s-1800s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: For specific source information see the publication information listed with each entry. Many of the source documents are available in the Genealogical Research Library collection. Many of the records may also be found on microfilm at the Family History Lib.

  • Seventy Quorum Membership, 1835–1846. Name:Lorewzo Dow Young; Birth Date: 1807; Birth Place: New York; Death Date: 1895; Death Place: Utah; Father: John Young; Mother: Abigail Howe; Wives: ___, ___ (3); ___, ___ (8); Goodall, Persis (10); Heworth, Hannah Ida; Wheeler, Harriet; Ordination: 1836; Quorum: Q2; Nauvoo Data: Baptized 1831; Blachisnili, Kirtland; Brother of Brigham Young; Endowed in Nauvoo 12/13/45; Missions PA NY (1832); Temple Builder; Post-Nauvoo Data: Bishop 1851 Salt Lake City; Patriarch; Salt Lake City UT; Sources: Q2. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Seventy Quorum Membership, 1835–1846 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Black, Harvey B. Seventy Quorum Membership, 1835–1846: An Annotated Index of Over 3,500 Seventies Organized into the First Thirty-Five Quorums of the Seventy in Kirtland, Ohio, and Nauvoo, Illinois. Provo, Utah: Infobases, Inc., 1996. Private Donor.
  • 1870 United States Federal Census. Name: Lorenzo Young; Age in 1870: 61; Birth Year: abt 1809; Birthplace: New York; Home in 1870: E T City, Tooele, Utah Territory; Race: White; Gender: Male; Post Office: Tooele; Household Members: Lorenzo Young 61; Hannah Young 31; Faramore Young 2; Clara M Young 1/12; Anna Young 26; Henry A Young 5; Frank Young 1. Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: E T City, Tooele, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1612; Page: 152A; Image: 308; Family History Library Film: 553111. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • 1880 United States Federal Census. Name: Lor. D. Young; Age: 72; Birth Year: abt 1808; Birthplace: Massachusetts; Home in 1880: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Race: White; Gender: Male; Relation to Head of House: Self (Head); Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Ellen Young; Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts; Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts; Occupation: Farmer; Household Members: Lor. D. Young 72; Ellen Young 49; Ed' D. J. Young 20; Geo. E. Young 17. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: 1337; Family History Film: 1255337; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 040; . Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918. Owner's Name: Lorenzo Young; State: Illinois; County: Jo Daviess; Town: Sonora; Year: 1893. Source Citation: Collection Number: G&M_48; Roll Number: 48. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Various publishers of County Land Ownership Atlases. Microfilmed by the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah, Cemetery Records, 1848-1992. Name: L. D. Young; Death Date: 24 Nov 1895; Death Place: Salt Lake City, Utah; Plot: 20812 H-10-7-1; Burial Date: 24 Nov 1893. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah, Cemetery Records, 1848-1992 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: This index was created from cemetery inscriptions and records from the Salt Lake City Cemetery located at 200 N. Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Name: Lorenzo Dow Young; SAR Membership: 69259; Birth Date: 19 Oct 1807; Death Date: 21 Nov 1895; Father: John Young ; Mother: Abigail Howe ; Spouse: Persis Goodall ; Children: John Ray Young ; Source Citation: Volume: 347; SAR Membership Number: 69259. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.
  • Sons of Utah Pioneers Memorial Gallery Index Cards. Name: Lorenzo Dow Young; Spouse: (See attached list); Birth Date: 19 Oct 1807; Birth Place: Hillsbaro, N. H. Smyrna, Chenango, New York; Death Date: 21 Nov 1895; Death Place: Salt Lake City, Utah; Pioneer: before 1869; Donor: Margaret A. Guinn and Others. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Sons of Utah Pioneers Memorial Gallery Index Cards [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Card index created by the Sons of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records. Name: Lorenzo Dow Young; Spouse: Joanna Larsen; Parents: John Young, Abigail Howe Howe; Birth Place: Chenango, Smyrna, NY; Birth Date: 17 Oct 1807; Marriage Date: 1823; Death Place: Salt Lake City, S Lk, Bur Nov; Death Date: 21 Nov 1895. Source Citation: Birth year: 1807; Birth city: Smyrna; Birth state: NY. Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records. Name: Lorenzo Dow Young; Spouse: Persis Goodall; Parents: John Young, Abigail Howe; Birth Place: Sherburne, NY; Birth Date: 19 Oct 1807; Marriage Date: 6 Jun 1825; Death Place: Salt Lake City; Death Date: 1895. Source Citation: Birth year: 1807; Birth city: Sherburne; Birth state: NY. Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records. Name: Lorenzo Dow Young; Spouse: Hannah Ida Hewett Hewert; Parents: John Young, Abigail Nabby Howe; Birth Place: Chenango, Smyrna, NY; Birth Date: 19 Oct 1807; Death Place: Salt Lake City, Sl, UT; Death Date: 21 Nov 1895. Source Citation: Birth year: 1807; Birth city: Smyrna; Birth state: NY. Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Salt Lake County, Index to Probate Case Files, 1852-81. Given Name: Lorenzo; Middle Name: D; Surname: Young; Case Number: 2418; Subject: Estate. Source Information: Utah State Archives and Records Service. Salt Lake County, Index to Probate Case Files, 1852-81 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: Salt Lake County, Utah. Utah. District Court (Third District: Salt Lake County). Index to Probate Case Files 1852-96. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Utah State Archives and Records Service. Series 1621.
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Lorenzo Young's Timeline

1807
October 19, 1807
Smyrna, Chenango, New York, United States
1817
1817
- 1823
Age 9
New York, USA

" When Lorenzo was ten years old he was apprenticed to James Little and remained with him five years, learning the trade of gardener and nurseryman which experience proved very valuable in later years in the Valley."

From Our Pioneer Heritage, Volume 2: The First Company To Enter Salt Lake Valley, "Lorenzo Dow Young—Bishop"

1826
June 6, 1826
Age 18
Watertown, Jefferson, New York, United States
1827
February 21, 1827
Age 19
Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States
1829
January 12, 1829
Age 21
Mendon, Monroe, New York, USA
1832
November 27, 1832
Age 25
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA, USA
1832
Age 24
1834
July 21, 1834
Age 26
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, USA
1837
April 30, 1837
Age 29
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, USA
1839
February 17, 1839
Age 31
Winchester, Scott, Illinois, United States