Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Wives and Children of Brigham Young


I could not find an easy searchable list for this, which seemed strange, so I'm doing it here. Overall he had 55 wives and 59 children, not counting his stepchildren or adopted children.

BRIGHAM YOUNG (1801-1877)

1. MIRIAM WORKS (1806-1832) married 1824
 - - Elizabeth (1826)
 - - Vitale (1830)

2. MARY ANN ANGELL (1803-1882) married 1834
 - - Joseph A. (1834)
 - - Brigham Jr. & Mary Ann (1836) - twins
 - - Mary Ann (1836) - twin
 - - Alice (1839)
 - - Luna (1841)
 - - John W. (1844)

3. LUCY DECKER (1822-1890) married 1842
 - - Brigham Heber (1845)
 - - Fanny (1849)
 - - Ernest I. (1852)
 - - Chemira (1854)
 - - Artie De Christa (1855)
 - - Feramorz (1856)
 - - Clarissa H. (1860)

4. HARRIET ELIZABETH COOK CAMPBELL (1824-1898) married 1843
 - - Oscar B. (1846)

5. AUGUSTA ADAMS (1802-1886) married 1843 (divorcee)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

6. CLARA DECKER (1828-1889) married 1844
 - - Jeanette R. (1849)
 - - Nabby H. (1852)
 - - Jedidiah (1854)
 - - Albert J. (1858)
 - - Charlotte T. (1861)

7. CLARA ROSS (1814-1858) married 1844
 - - Mary Eliza (1846)
 - - Maria (1849)
 - - Willard (1851)
 - - Phoebe (1854)

8. LOUISA BEAMAN (1815-1850) married 1844 (Joseph Smith widow)
 - - Hyrum M. (1847) died at 8 months
 - - Joseph (1848)
 - - Alvia & Alma (1850) - twins

9. EMILY DOW PARTRIDGE (1824-1899) married 1844 (Joseph Smith widow)
 - - Edward P. (1845)
 - - Emily A. (1849)
 - - Caroline (1851)
 - - Joseph Don Carlos (1855)
 - - Miriam (1857)
 - - Josephine (1860)
 - - Lura (1862)

10. ELIZA R. SNOW (1804-1887) married 1844 (Joseph Smith widow)

11. CLARISSA BLAKE (1796-?) married 1844 (widow)

12. ELIZABETH FAIRCHILD (1828-1910) married 1844
 - divorced 1855

13. REBECCA HOLMAN (1824-1849) married 1844

14. DIANA CHASE (1827-1886) married 1844
 - divorced by 1849

15. SUSANNE SNIVELY (1815-1892) married 1844
 - - Julie (1853)

16. OLIVE GREY FROST (1816-1845) married 1844 (Joseph Smith widow)

17. MARY PIERCE (1821-1847) married 1845

18. MARGARET PIERCE (1823-1907) married 1845 (widow)
 - - Brigham Morris (1854)

19. EMMELINE FREE (1826-1875) married 1845
 - - Ella E. (1847)
 - - Marinda H. (1849)
 - - Hyrum Smith (1851)
 - - Emeline A. (1853)
 - - Louisa W. (1855)
 - - Lorenzo D. (1856)
 - - Alonzo (1858)
 - - Ruth (1861)
 - - Daniel W. (1863)
 - - Ardelle E. (1864)

20. MARY ANN CLARK (1816-?) married 1845 (previously married)
 - divorced in 1851

21. MARY ELIZABETH ROLLINS (1818-1910) married 1845

22. MARGARET ALLEY (1825-1852) married 1846
 - - Evelyn L. (1850)
 - - Mahonri Moriancumer (1852)

23. OLIVE ANDREWS (1818-?) married 1846 (Joseph Smith widow)

24. EMILY HAWS (1823-?) married 1846 (widow)
 - later divorced

25. MARTHA BOWKER (1822-1890) married 1846
 - - Ida A. (1860)

26. ELLEN ROCKWOOD (1829-1866) married 1846

27. JEMIMA ANGEL (1803-1869) married 1846 (divorcee)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

28. ABIGAIL MARKS (1781-1846) married 1846 (widow; mother of Brigham's first wife)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

29. PHEBE MORTON (1776-1854) married 1846 (widow)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

30. CYNTHIA PORTER (1783-1861) married 1846 (widow)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

31. MARY ELIZA NELSON (1812-1885) married 1846 (widow)
 - divorced in 1850

32. RHODA RICHARDS (1784-1879) married 1846 (Joseph Smith widow)

33. ZINA DIANTHA HUNTINGTON (1821-1901) married 1846 (Joseph Smith widow)
 - - Zina P. (1850)

34. AMY CECELIA COOPER (1804-1852) married 1846 (divorcee)

35. MARY ELLEN DE LA MONTAIGNE (1803-1894) married 1846 (divorcee)
 - divorced Brigham a few months later to return to her first husband

36. JULIA FOSTER (1811-1891) married 1846 (widow)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

37. ABIGAIL HARBACK (1790-1849) married 1846 (widow)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

38. MARY ANN TURLEY (1827-1904) married 1846
 - divorced in 1851

39. NAAMAH CARTER (1821-1909) married 1846 (divorcee)

40. NANCY CRESSY (1780-1872) married 1846 (widow)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

41. JANE TERRY (1819-1847) married 1846 (widow)
 - (Daughter from previous marriage)

42. LUCY BIGELOW (1830-1905) married 1847
 - - Eudora L. (1852)
 - - Susa (1856)
 - - Rhoda M. (1863)

43. MARY JANE BIGELOW (1827-1868) married 1847
 - divorced in 1851

44. SARAH MALIN (1804-1858) married 1848
 - divorced in 1850

45. ELIZA BURGESS (1827-1915) married 1852
 - - Alfales (1853)

46. MARY OLDFIELD (1793-1875) married 1852 (widow)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

47. ELIZA BABCOCK (1828-1868) married 1852
 - divorced a few months later

48. CATHERINE REESE (1804-1860) married 1855 (widow)
 - (Children from previous marriage)

49. HARRIET BARNEY (1830-1911) married 1856 (divorcee)
 - - Phineas H. (1862)

50. AMELIA FOLSOM (1838-1910) married 1863

51. MARY VAN COTT (1844-1884) married 1868 (divorcee)
 - - Fanny (1870)

52. ANN ELIZA WEBB (1844-1917) married 1868 (divorcee)
 - divorced in 1875

53. ELIZABETH JONES (1814-1895) married 1869 (widow)

54. LYDIA FARNSWORTH (1808-1897) sealed in 1870; she kept living with husband Elijah Mayhew

55. HANNAH TAPFIELD (1807-1886) sealed in 1872; she kept living with husband Thomas King

By the numbers:
 - He had 3 sons named Joseph, 3 names Brigham, and 2 named Hyrum. He also had 2 daughters named Fanny.
- 8 of his 55 wives were older than him. His oldest was 69, his first wife's mother.
- His youngest bride was 15. He also had three 16-year-old brides.
- 11 of his wives divorced him.
- He was a widower 19 times.
- He made a widow of 25 women when he died, though two of them were living with other husbands.
- He only had children with 18 of his wives.

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