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Birthplace: Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory
Cause of death: overstrain of nervous system
Occupation: LDS Seventy, LDS Presiding Elder, LDS Bishop, LDS missionary, herb doctor, farmer, wagon train captain
Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About William Goodall Young

William Goodall Young, son of Lorenzo Dow Young (1807 - 1895) and Persis Goodall (1806 - 1894), was born 22 February 1827 at Canandaigua, Ontario, New York. On 1 January 1846 at the Nauvoo Temple, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, he married Adelia C. Clark (1826 - 1906), daughter of Gardner Clark and Delecta Farrar. They had six children together. William had four additional wives and fathered five more children. William Goodall Young died 15 April 1894 at the age of 67 years in Salt Lake City and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Marriages and Children

  1. Adelia C. Clark (1826 – 1906) married 1 January 1846 Nauvoo Temple, Hancock County, Illinois. Their children were:
    1. Dolinea Adelia Young (28 November 1846 – 28 November 1846 Winter Quarters, Iowa, United States), d.s.p.
    2. Maria Adelia Young (1848 – 1920) married George M. Pugmire
    3. William Wallace Young (1849 – 1918) married Anna Laura Beers
    4. Joseph Gardner Young (1852 – 1933) married Alive Viola Porter and 1 other
    5. Lorenzo Dow Young (1854 – 929) married Sarah Ann Sanderson
    6. Marinda Eliza Young (1858 – 1901) married (1) James McKay Pugmire, and (2) John Seamon
  2. Martha Ann Grainger (1835 – 1916), daughter of John Grainger and Ann Woodhouse, married 6 October 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory. Their children were:
    1. William Goodall Young, Jr. (1864 – 1899)
    2. John Grainger Young (1866 – 1899)
    3. Joseph Angle Young (1868 – 1923)
    4. Mary Ann Young (1870 – 1955)
    5. Harriet Brown Young (1873 – 1955)
  3. Eliza Atkinson (1839 – 922) married 31 January 1858 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory; no issue of this marriage
  4. Sarah Ann Sanderson; no issue of this marriage
  5. Beatrice Maria Metz; no issue of this marriage

Biographical Summary

William Goodall Young, the first son and eldest of ten children born to Lorenzo Dow Young (1807 – 1895) and Persis Goodall (1806 – 1894), was born 22 February 1827 at Canandaigua, Ontario, New York. His family were early converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and followed the church in its westward migration, moving from New York when William was five, to Kirtland, Ohio, Missouri, and finally reaching Nauvoo, Illinois, when William was 16. On 1 January 1846, he married Adelia C. Clark (1826 – 1906), daughter of Gardner Clark and Delecta Farrar. He was nineteen and she was twenty. Their marriage was one of the first conducted in the new Nauvoo Temple, and Church President Brigham Young presided. Very soon after the wedding, due to the persecutions being suffered by church members in Nauvoo, the young couple traveled across Iowa to Winter Quarters. There on 28 November 1846, Adelia gave birth to a daughter named Dolinea Adelia. The baby died the same day and was buried in the northwest corner of the old burial ground. A year later their second daughter, Maria Adelia Young, was born, and survived.

In June, only a few months after Maria's birth, the Youngs left Winter Quarters with the Brigham Young Company of 1848, taking Adelia's widowed mother with them. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley 20 September 1848. The family obtained property on Block 72, 2nd East and 2nd South, in Salt Lake City. William farmed and sold medicinal herbs. Adelia had three sons over the next six years. William served a mission to England from April 1854 to February 1857. That same summer, William served as Captain of a company of pioneers traveling to Utah. Shortly after his return, he married took a second wife, Martha Ann Grainger (1835 – 1916), daughter of John Grainger and Ann Woodhouse, on 6 October 1857 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory.

The extended family moved several times over the next few years, as William was called to serve in various positions in the church. On 12 June 1858 William was ordained a high priest and set apart as bishop of the Grantsville Ward. He presided at the settlement from 1858 to 1864. In 1864, they moved to settle the Bear Lake Valley. William G. Young was the first presiding Elder of the new colony at St. Charles. When William was released, he returned to Utah where he served as bishop of the Big Cottonwood Ward from 1874 to 1877.

When William returned to Utah, Adelia and her children remained in St. Charles, as it was felt that the boys were old enough to care for her. Adelia had her mother's loom, on which she wove material to clothe herself and children, also rugs. [History of Bear Lake Pioneers] Later, Adelia moved to Montpelier where she ran a lodging house. She died there on 8 June 1906 at the age of eighty. She was buried in the St. Charles Cemetery, Idaho.

William had three additional wives and fathered five more children. After many years of faithful service to his church, William Goodall Young died 15 April 1894 from "overstrain of nervous system" at the age of 67 years, and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Sources

  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868. Young, William Goodall; Birth Date: 21 Feb. 1827; Death Date: 15 Apr. 1894; Gender: Male; Age: 30; Company: William G. Young Company (1857). Pioneer Information: returning missionary; Captain of company; cousin of James H. Little; married Eliza Atkinson and Martha Grainger after their arrival in Salt Lake. Sources: Black, Susan Easton, Membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1830-1848; Gibbs, Eliza Dana, Autobiographical sketch, 18-19. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.); Musser, Amos M. to President Appleby, 16 July 1857, in Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, 26 Sept. 1857, 620-22; Musser, Amos M., 19 Aug. 1857, Fort Laramie, in "From the Plains," The Mormon, 19 Sep. 1857, 3; Musser, Amos M., Diaries, 1852-1876, box 1, fd. 7, 12-39 and box 1, fd. 8, 1-16; Musser, Amos M., “Correspondence of Elder A. M. Musser,” The Mormon, 15 Aug. 1857, 3; Wadsworth, George Allen, Reminiscences .
  • Seventy Quorum Membership, 1835–1846. Name: William Goodall Young; Birth Date: 1827; Birth Place: New York; Death Date: 1894; Death Place: Utah; Father: Lorenzo Dow Young; Mother: Persis Goodall; Wives: Atkinson, Eliza; Clark, Adelia (6); Granger, Martha (5); Sanderson, Sarah Ann; Quorum: Q29; Nauvoo Data: City of Joseph (Nauvoo); Endowed Nauvoo Temple 1/1/46 (Seventy); Post-Nauvoo Data: Big Cottonwood UT; Bishop Big Cottonwood; Herb Doctor; Sources: M48:273; N641; Q29+. 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.
  • 1860 United States Federal Census. Name: William G Young; Age in 1860: 32; Birth Year: abt 1828; Birthplace: New York; Home in 1860: Grantsville, Tooele, Utah Territory; Gender: Male; Post Office: Great Salt Lake City; Household Members: William G Young 32; Martha Young 26; Adelia Young 32; Eliza Young 20; Maria Young 12; William W Young 10; Joseph G Young 8 Lorenzo Young 6; Mirinda Young 2; William Routher 25 [farm labourer]. Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Grantsville, Tooele, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1313; Page: 299; Image: 309; Family History Library Film: 805313. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • 1880 United States Federal Census. Name: William G. Young; Age: 53 ;Birth Year: abt 1827; Birthplace: Ohio; Home in 1880: South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah; Race: White; Gender: Male; Relation to Head of House: Self (Head); Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Martha Young; Father's Birthplace: Ohio; Mother's Birthplace: Ohio; Occupation: Farmer; Household Members: William G. Young 53; Martha Young 44; William G. Young 16; John G. Young 13; Joseph A. Young 12; Mary A. Young 9; Harriet B. Young 6; Kate Honeywood 19 [servant]; Richard Wilson 24 [servant]; Christa Neilson 37 [boarder]. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah; Roll: 1337; Family History Film: 1255337; Page: 273C; Enumeration District: 057; 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. City Directories, 1821-1989. Name: Wm G Young; Publication Title: Salt Lake City, Utah, City Directory, 1894. Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.
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William Goodall Young's Timeline

1827
February 21, 1827
Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, United States
1835
November 3, 1835
Age 8
November 3, 1835
Age 8
1846
January 1, 1846
Age 18
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
January 1, 1846
Age 18
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
January 1, 1846
Age 18
January 1, 1846
Age 18
November 28, 1846
Age 19
(present Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
1847
February 29, 1847
Age 20
Omaha, current Douglas County, Nebraska Territory, United States
1849
1849
Age 21