Mary Ann Angell

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Mary Ann Young (Angell)

Also Known As: "Mother Young"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: North Providence, Providence County, RI, USA
Death: June 27, 1882 (74)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James William Angell and Phoebe Ann Angell / Young
Wife of Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mother of Apostle Joseph Angell Young; Mary Ann Young; Apostle Brigham Young, Jr.; Alice Clawson; Luna Caroline Young and 1 other
Sister of Jemima Young; Solomon Angell; Hyrum Angell; Washington M. Angell; Phebe Ann Angell and 4 others

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Mary Ann Angell

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Mary Ann Angell Young (1808–1882) was the second woman married to Latter Day Saint leader Brigham Young. They were married on February 28, 1834. Young's first wife, Miriam Angeline Works, had died in 1833. With the permission of Mary, Young began practicing plural marriage in 1842 when he married Lucy Ann Decker..."

"...The daughter of James and Phoebe Morton Angell, she was born June 8, 1803 at Seneca, Ontario, New York..."

"...In 1830, Thomas B. Marsh loaned her a Book of Mormon and she prayerfully read it, and came to the conclusion that it too was the word of God. She and her parents went to southern New York where they were all baptized. Mary Ann then set out alone for Kirtland, Ohio, then the gathering place of the early Mormons. There she met and married Brigham Young and remained a devoted wife to him for the next 45 years. She survived him by nearly five years.

Mary Ann Angell and Brigham Young had six children. One of these children was Brigham Young, Jr., who was ordained an apostle by his father in 1864, but was not placed in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until 1868. John Willard Young, another one of her sons, was also an ordained apostle and was the first counselor in the First Presidency of the church at the end of Brigham Young's administration as church president. Another son was Joseph Angell Young, who was ordained an apostle in 1864 but never became a member of either the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles or the First Presidency.

Mary Ann was also a skilled herbalist and folk doctor..."

"...Mary Ann Angell was the sister of Salt Lake Temple architect Truman Angell..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Mary Ann Angell', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 January 2011, 15:00 UTC, <> [accessed 26 March 2011]


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Mary Ann Angell's Timeline

June 8, 1808
North Providence, Providence County, RI, USA
October 14, 1834
Age 26
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, USA
December 18, 1836
Age 28
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, USA
December 18, 1836
Age 28
Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, United States
September 4, 1839
Age 31
Montrose, Lee, Iowa, USA
August 20, 1842
Age 34
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
October 1, 1844
Age 36
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA
June 27, 1882
Age 74
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, UT, USA