Catherine Reese Clawson Young was born 27 January 1804 in South Wales, United Kingdom to John Reese (1765-1823) and Susanna Owen (1778-1832) and died 7 November 1860 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Zephaniah Clawson (1798-1841) 8 January 1824 in Utica, Oneida County, New York. She married Howard Egan (1815-1878) 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. She married Brigham Young (1801-1877) 10 June 1855 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.
Catherine crossed the plains with the second Brigham Young wagon train in 1848 with three of her children. Her son John enlisted in the Mormon Battalion. On the cemetery records there is an unknown Clawson buried in section B with no headstone. The death date is the same as Catherine's so it is believed that it is her.
Marriage and Family
1st Marriage : Zephaniah Clawson
Catherine Reese married Zephaniah Clawson (1798-1841) 8 January 1824. They had six children. Susanna, Hyrum Bradley, John Reese, Louisa P., Helen Cordelia, and Harriet Cornelia . Susanna and Louisa died as small children. Zephaniah disappeared and it is believed he died in a steamboat explosion on the Ohio river in 1841.
- Their grandson was Rudger Judd Clawson (1857-1943), an apostle of the LDS church for 45 years, including the 2nd longest term served as quorum president.
2nd Marriage: Howard Egan
Catherine in 1844 married Howard Egan as a plural wife. In 1852 Catherine divorced Egan.
3rd Marriage: Brigham Young
On June 10, 1855, Catherine became a wife to Brigham Young.
|Offspring of Zephaniah Clawson and Catherine Reese (1804-1860)|
|Susanah Clawson (1825-1826)|| |
|Hiram Bradley Clawson (1826-1912)||7 November 1826 Utica, Oneida County, New York||29 March 1912 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah|| Ellen Curtis Spencer (1832-1896)|
Margaret Gay Judd (1831-1912)
Alice Young (1839-1874)
Emily Augusta Young (1849-1926)
|John Reese Clawson (1828-1872)|| |
|Louisa P Clawson (1831-1832)|| |
|Helen Cordelia Clawson (1835-1884)|| |
|Harriet Cornelia Clawson (1840-1911)|
|Offspring of Brigham Young and Miriam Angeline Works (1806-1832)|
|Elizabeth Young (1825-1903)||26 September 1825 Port Byron, Cayuga County, New York, United States||2 February 1903 Lewisville, Jefferson County, Idaho, United States|| Edmund Lovell Ellsworth (1819-1893)|
|Vilate Young (1830-1902)||1 June 1830 Mendon, Monroe County, New York, United States||18 November 1902 Lewisville, Jefferson County, Idaho, United States|| Charles Franklin Decker (1824-1901)|
|Offspring of Brigham Young and Harriet Elizabeth Cook (1824-1898)|
|Oscar Brigham Young (1846-1910)||10 February 1846 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States||4 August 1910 Provo, Utah County, Utah, United States|| Paralee Russell (1845-c1905)|
Annie Marie Roseberry (1855-1936)
|Offspring of Brigham Young and Clarissa Clara Decker (1828-)|
|Jeannette Young (1849-1930)|| |
|Nabbie Howe Young (1852-)|| |
|Jedediah Grant Young (1855-1856)|| |
|Albert Jeddie Young (1858-)|| |
|Charlotte Talula Young (1861-)|