Phineas Young

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Birthday
16, 1799
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Oct 10, 1879 (80)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
16, 1799
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Oct 10, 1879 (80)

About

Famous as one of the first converts to and missionaries of the Latter Day Saint movement, Young is perhaps best known as the older brother of LDS Church president Brigham Young.

Before Fame

A native of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, he grew up in a Protestant family and was a Methodist minister for a time. In 1832, after being introduced to The Book of Mormon by a missionary named Samuel Smith, Young joined his brothers John, Joseph, and Brigham in a Mormon baptism ceremony.

Trivia

He settled in Salt Lake City and also led Mormon missions in England.

Family Life

He had nine wives: Clarissa Hamilton, Lucy Cowdery, Sarah Hollister, Phebe Clark, Maria James, Elizabeth Rea, Harriet Little, Constantia Langdo, and Lavina Clark.

Associated With

Following the death of Latter Day Saints movement founder Joseph Smith, Phineas endorsed his brother Brigham Young's leadership of the movement.