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About Mary Young (Van Cott)

Mary Van Cott's father was John Van Cott, a prominent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She stayed faithful to that religion through her life. At a young age she accompanied her parents to Utah on the Mormon pioneer trek.

Mary Van Cott married James Cobb (or Kirby). They got a divorce, most likely before their child was born. In 1865 she then married Brigham Young, becoming one of his many wives. They had one child together. She died in Salt Lake City in 1884.


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Mary Van Cott's Timeline

February 2, 1844
Canaan, Columbia, NY
April 18, 1850
Age 6
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
October 21, 1860
Age 16
Age 22
January 8, 1868
Age 23
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
January 14, 1870
Age 25
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
January 5, 1884
Age 39
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA