Ann Eliza Dee Young

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Ann Eliza Dee Young (Webb)

Birthplace: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
Death: Died in Sparks, Washoe, Nevada, United States
Cause of death: pneumonia
Place of Burial: Reno, NV, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Chauncey Griswold Webb and Eliza Jane Webb
Ex-wife of Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; James Leech Dee and Moses R. Denning
Mother of James Edward Dee and Leonard Louis "Lorenzo" Dee
Sister of Edward Milo Webb; Helen Marie Webb; Chauncey Gilbert Webb and Lorenzo Dow Webb

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Ann Eliza Dee Young

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"...Ann Eliza Young (September 13, 1844–1925) also known as Ann Eliza Webb Dee Young Denning was one of Brigham Young's fifty-five wives and later a critic of polygamy. She spoke out against the suppression of women and was an advocate for women's rights during the 19th century.

She was born in 1844 in Nauvoo, Illinois to Chauncey Griswold Webb and his wife, born Eliza Jane Churchill.

Webb married James Dee monogamously on April 4, 1863 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had two children together and later divorced. ..."

"...On the advice of her family Webb later married Brigham Young, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), when he was 67 years old and she was a 24-year-old divorcee.

Although she later called herself Young's "wife no. 19," others have referred to her as his "27th wife." One researcher concluded that she was actually the 52nd woman to marry Young.The discrepancies may be due, in part, to difficulties in defining what constitutes a 'wife' in early Mormon polygamous practices..."

"...After her divorce from Brigham Young, she married 53-year-old Moses R. Denning of Manistee, Michigan, a non-Mormon and wealthy logger known to have only one arm. Two years prior to her marriage to Denning, Ann Eliza stayed at the home of Denning, who at the time was married with children. Because of Denning's financial stability, Ann Eliza lost interest in her crusade against Mormonism and polygamy and stopped delivering lectures the week she married Denning..."


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Ann Eliza Dee Young's Timeline

September 13, 1844
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
Age 15
Great Salt Lake City Ward 9, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory
Age 16
Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Age 18
Ogden, Weber, UT, USA
Age 35
Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States