Joseph Watson Young

Joseph Watson Young (1829-1873) was born 12 Jan. 1829 in Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. He was the son of Lorenzo Dow Young and Persis Goodall. He married Mary Ann Pugh on 18 Sep. 1852 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England; widowed 20 Sep. 1853. He married Lurana Eldredge on 3 Feb. 1855 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory; participated in plural marriage. He served in church positions alongside Wilford Woodruff from 1849 to 1873. He died 7 Jun. 1873 in Harrisburg, Washington Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Joseph Watson Young (KWV3-3JF), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 Apr. 2022). Joseph Watson Young, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/joseph-watson-young, accessed 18 Apr. 2022). “Joseph W. Young papers, 1849-1872 / Autobiography,” MS 1529; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 18 Apr. 2022). “Joseph W. Young papers, 1849-1872 / Journal, 1852 March-1857 April,” MS 1529; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 18 Apr. 2022). Salt Lake Tribune, “The Death of Joseph W. Young," 9 Jun. 1873, vol. IV, no. 47, p. 3; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 18 Apr. 2022). “Joseph Watson Young” (1828-1873), memorial no. 117798; Find A Grave (https://findagrave.com, accessed 18 Apr. 2022).

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  • Page 46

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    December 9, 1854 ~ Saturday Dec 89th I left Farmington & rode Home to the salt Lake City & spent the night with my family 16 mils December 10, 1854 ~ Sunday 10 Sunday night I attended meeting in the Tabernacle Charles C. Rich Preached to the people in the fore noon upon the rise & progress of the settlement of San Barnadino W Woodruff preached in the after noon upon the subject of tithing, the poor fund ...
    Dates:
    December 9, 1854 December 10, 1854 December 11, 1854
  • Page 10

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Dec 1 1865 & started in the face of the storm for the summit of the mountain which was 4 miles I walked all the way to the top by the side of my team with the snow blowing in my face. I sent my team back & drew up a brother Packs team who was stuck fast in the snow we then started down the canyon got about half a mile & met a Government train heavily loaded stuck fast on a dug way & we could not pass them & ...
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    December 2, 1865 December 3, 1865 December 4, 1865 December 5, 1865 December 6, 1865
  • Page 185

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    MayApril 2930 1869 the Evening about going to the Muddy May 1, 1869 ~ Saturday May 1st We met a 10 oclok in the Basement of the Tabernacle for a 2 days Meeting My son Wilford & several of ofthe St Thomas settlement had come up to attend the conference Our conference was opened By prayer By D. H. Wells President B Young spoke 50 Minutes D. H. Wells 63 M[inutes] in the forenoon I visited Brother Johnsons Garden at Noon. He had ...
    Dates:
    May 1, 1869 May 2, 1869
  • Page 199

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    June 23rd 1869 & were shot dead By the guards June 24, 1869 ~ Thursday 24. We Met the sabbath school children at the Bowery they were addressed By G Q. Cannon, D H Wells & President Young who spoke to Parents & children we Met in the Bowery at 10 oclok J W Young Prayed, G Q Cannon spoke 61 Minutes. Several Missionaries were then called to go on Missions. B Young jr then spoke 37. We dined with ...
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    June 24, 1869 June 25, 1869 June 26, 1869 June 27, 1869 June 28, 1869 June 29, 1869 June 30, 1869 July 1, 1869 July 2, 1869
  • Page 237

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    February 20, 1870 ~ Sunday Feb 20, 1870. Sunday I did not attend meeting in the Forenoon Milo Andrus spoke in the forenoon Afternoon G. A. Smith spoke 25 Minutes and President Young 58 Minutes He spoke upon the gospel & made Evry thing Plain if the religion of the Sectarian world did not ketch or save us our religion would if sprinkling children was not Baptism & not acceptable to God Baptism By immeresion was & what harm was there in keeping the ...
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    February 20, 1870 February 21, 1870 February 22, 1870 February 23, 1870
  • Page 329

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Jan 20, 1872 the wheel cha ropes into & nearly all the passenger Either burned to death or drowned many in this Church have Experienced these things, & in all the travels & Emigrations of the saints for the last 40 years the preserving care of our Hevenly Father has been over us & we as a people have been preserved while the wicked have been destroyed upon Evry hand, the destruction of the saluda is the ownly case whare the saints have met with disaster in ...
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    January 20, 1872 January 21, 1872 January 22, 1872
  • Page 333

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    March 9, 1872 He left the Church with many others in the difficulties in far west But finally returned to the Church in Nauvoo & been in ever sinc has been with Joseph a good dele & has written for him. He has labored in the Endowment House for many years for the last year of his life he has not been capable of doing any busines. John Taylor spoke at the funeral & W Woodruff followed him. Bishop Hunter ...
    Dates:
    March 9, 1872 March 10, 1872 March 11, 1872 March 12, 1872 March 15, 1872 March 16, 1872 March 17, 1872 March 18, 1872 March 22, 1872
  • Page 335

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    April 6, 1872 his Religin so President G A. Smith called the Conference to order singing & Prayer by Erastus Snow G A Smith spoke 21 Minutes W Woodruff 30 Minutes C C Rich 321 Afternoon J Vancott Prayed A O Smoot spoke 35 Minutes John Nicholson 12 M[inutes] John W Young 2 C. W. Penrose 30 Minutes [FIGURE] I received 2 letters. Attended a Bee Meeting in the Evening & went ...
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    April 6, 1872 April 7, 1872 April 8, 1872 April 9, 1872 April 10, 1872 April 11, 1872 April 12, 1872 April 13, 1872 April 14, 1872
  • Page 27

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    April 6, 1866 ~ Friday April 6, 1866 The general Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints met in the Tabernacle at 10 oclok H C Kimball prayed E T Benson spoke 60 minutes G. Q. Cannon spoke 15. Afternoon Prayer By G. Q. Cannon Joseph Young spoke 30 minutes D. H. Wells 50 minutes, G. A. Smith 10 minutes April 7, 1866 ~ Saturday 7. Singing Prayer ...
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    April 6, 1866 April 7, 1866 April 8, 1866 April 9, 1866 April 10, 1866 April 11, 1866 April 13, 1866 April 14, 1866 April 15, 1866 April 16, 1866 April 18, 1866
  • Page 30

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    May 11, 1866 ~ Friday May, 11 I spent the day at home choreing May 12, 1866 ~ Saturday 12 I spent the forepart of the day in the Endowment House we gave Endowments to 27. H C Kimball sealed 3 couple & W Woodruff 10 couple May 13, 1866 ~ Sunday 13 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the morning & attended meeting through the day. G A. Smith spoke in the morning upon History ^1 H[our] 20 M[inutes]^
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    May 11, 1866 May 12, 1866 May 13, 1866 May 14, 1866 May 15, 1866 May 16, 1866 May 17, 1866 May 18, 1866 May 19, 1866 May 20, 1866 May 21, 1866 May 25, 1866 May 26, 1866 May 27, 1866