1801, Jun 11877, Aug 29
an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Young had many nicknames, among the most popular being "American Moses" (alternatively, the "Modern Moses" or "Mormon Moses"), because Young led his followers, the Mormon pioneers, in an exodus through a desert, to what they saw as a promised land.
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08/08/1844-Brigham Young assumes head of Mormon Church following Joseph Smith's death
07/24/1847-Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah
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Eliza R. Snow
...Smith as a plural wife and was openly a plural wife of Brigham Young after Smith's death. Snow wrote poetry from a...
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