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Mary Jane Bair (Bigelow)

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States
Death: September 26, 1868 (40)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nahum Bigelow and Mary Ann Bigelow
Wife of Horace Ephraim Roberts; John Bair; Daniel Durham Hunt and Philander Bell
Ex-wife of Brigham Young, President of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Sister of Hiram Bigelow; Lucy Young; Asa Elijah Bigelow, Sr; Lovina Bigelow; Liola Bigelow and 4 others

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Mary Jane Bair

Mary Jane and her sister Lucy were plural wives of Brigham Young.

Brigham Young and Mary Jane Bigelow were married on 20 Mar 1847 in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. married for eternity only; no children. They were divorced in 1851. Mary Jane Bigelow (daughter of Nathum Bigelow and Mary Gibbs) was born on 15 Oct 1827 in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois. She died on 26 Sep 1868 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. She was 20 and he was 46 at the time of their marriage.


16167.31 Mary Jane, b 15 Oct 1827 Lawrenceville, Lawrence co, IL; d 26 Sep 1868, place not stated; (Mary Jane left the family of President Young and married again [Horace Roberts in 1852, John Bair in 1856, Daniel Durham Hunt in 1859, and Philander Bell in 1868], had only one child born after she was forty years old, leaving by her death an orphan at six months of age. The little one soon followed. Delicate in health, quiet, patient, yet sometimes with a rare quick impulsiveness of action that generally gave after pain, Mary Jane was truly a good, kind, and patient woman). m (1) 20 Mar 1847 Brigham Young, from whom divorced; (2) 29 Sep 1852 Horace Roberts; (3) 08 Apr 1856 John Bair; (4) 14 Feb 1859 Daniel Durham Hurst; (5) 09 Apr 1868 Philander Bell. (see below)

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Mary Jane Bair's Timeline

October 15, 1827
Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States
September 26, 1868
Age 40
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States