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Louisa Smith Young (Beaman)

Birthplace: Livonia, Livingston, New York, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alvah Beaman and Sarah "Sally" Beaman (Burtts)
Wife of Joseph Smith Jr., Prophet and Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mother of Moroni Young; Alva Young and Alma Young
Sister of Mary Adeline Noble and Artimesia Snow

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Louisa Smith Young

Biographical Summary:

Louisa Beaman Young, daughter of Alva and Betsy Burtt Beaman, was born in Livonia , Livingston County, New York, February 7, 1815. She moved with her parents to Ohio and after wards to Missouri, where she suffered in the persecutions and mobbings until driven with the other Mormons out of that State. She later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois where she became acquainted with the Joseph Smith, who taught her the principles of plural marriage. She became his wife when she was twenty-six years of age, April 5, 1841.

After the death of Joseph Smith Louisa became the wife of President Brigham Young in the late fall of 1846. Louisa arrived in the Salt Lake Valley early in October of 1847, having traveled in the Jedediah M. Grant company.

In 1848 Louisa gave birth to her first children, a set of twins, both sons. She named them Joseph and Hyrum. Both children died. Again, in 1850, she gave birth to twin boys who they named Alva and Alma. They also died as infants. A few weeks after their birth, Louis a became very ill. She died May 15, 1850, in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake.

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Louisa Smith Young's Timeline

February 7, 1815
Livonia, Livingston, New York, USA
April 5, 1841
Age 26
Smith'S Store,Nauvoo,Hancock,IL
April 5, 1841
Age 26
September 19, 1844
Age 29
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL
January 8, 1847
Age 31
Winter Quarters, Omaha, NE
July 25, 1848
Age 33
Winter Quarters, Omaha, NE
May 15, 1850
Age 35
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Age 34