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Susannah Young (Snively)

Birthplace: Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Snively and Mary Snively
Wife of Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mother of Julia Young
Sister of Henry H. Snively; Hannahette Pratt; Sarah Snively; Joseph Snively; Aaron Snively and 4 others
Half sister of Adam Snively; Elizabeth Snively; Catherine Snively and John Snively

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
Last Updated:

About Susannah Young

Biographical Summary:

"...Daughter of Henry Snively and Mary Havener

Married Brigham Young, 2 Nov 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

History - Susan received the Gospel in 1836, moved to Springfield, Illinois, lived there with her sister for five years, then moved to Nauvoo where she and her sister built a home, or had one built, which they paid for from their own earnings. She was married to Brigham Young, with Parley P. Pratt officiating.

Susan was energetic and industrious, and ever ready to render aid in every way possible to the needy, or to those in distress. "Aunt" Susan, as she was fondly called, was faithful unto her death. She was a woman of strong will power, positive and determined in her general bearing, yet kind and accommodating.

President Young owned a large farm on the outskirts of Salt Lake City on which he erected a farmhouse. It was here that Susan Snively Young lived for many years, cooking for the men who worked on the farm, caring for the poultry and overseeing the making of the butter and cheese which supplied his large family with part of their living..."

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 24630269.

Note: "I've removed the link between Susannah Snively Young and an unproven daughter Julia Young Burton because a couple of sources say that she "Had no issue". Here is Julia Young Burton's link, who prior to Nov. 2010 was listed as a daughter of Brigham Young and Susannah Snively in case this was a mistake. If you have documentation link her back in.


Find a grave has her linked with a daughter plus a couple of family trees on ancestry and one patron submission in but all of these are undocumented.

Randy Stebbing 11/16/2010"

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Susannah Young's Timeline

October 30, 1815
Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia, USA
November 2, 1844
Age 29
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
June 3, 1853
Age 37
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
November 20, 1892
Age 77
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA