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Margaret Young Taylor was born 24 April 1837 in Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States to Ebenezer Russell Young (1814-1890) and Margaret Holden (1813-1885) and died 3 May 1919 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married John Taylor (1808-1887) 27 September 1856 in Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom.


Margaret Young Taylor was a member of the inaugural general presidency of what is today the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1880 to 1887. She was one of the plural wives of John Taylor (1808-1887), a president of the LDS Church.

Margaret Young was born in Westport, Connecticut. When she was 14 years old, she converted to Mormonism. She became one of the plural wives of church apostle John Taylor and emigrated to Utah Territory in 1858.

In 1880, when Elmina Shepard Taylor became the first general president of the church's Young Ladies' National Mutual Improvement Association, Margaret Taylor was chosen as the first counselor in the presidency. After John Taylor died on 25 July 1887, Margaret Taylor resigned her position and was replaced by Maria Young Dougall.

Taylor died of stomach cancer in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the mother of nine of John Taylor's 34 children.



Offspring of Pres. John Taylor and Margaret Young (1837-1919)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ebenezer Young Taylor (1859-1939)
Frank Young Taylor (1861-1953)
Leonora Young Taylor (1864-1935)
Robert Young Taylor (1866-1867)
Margaret Young Taylor (1870-1935)
Nephi Young Taylor (1872-1948)
Mary Young Taylor (1874-1898)
Abraham Young Taylor (1878-1945)
Samuel Young Taylor (1881-1952)

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Offspring of Ebenezer Russell Young II and Margaret Holden (1813-1885)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Margaret Young (1837-1919) 24 April 1837 Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States 3 May 1919 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States John Taylor (1808-1887)

Mary E Young (1840-1891)
Ebenezer Russell Young (1842-1912)
John William Young (1845-1932)
Esther A Young (1847-1848)
Esther Elizabeth Young (1849-1932)
Robert Young (1851-1930)
George Washington Young (1854-1937)

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