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Mary Ann Angell Young was born 8 June 1808 in North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island to James Williams Angell (1776-1851) and Phebe Ann Morton (1786-1854) and died 27 June 1882 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah of unspecified causes. She married Brigham Young (1801-1877) 18 February 1834 in Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio.

Biography

Lion House

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The Lion House was the Brigham Young home in Salt Lake City for his wives and 55 children. The 2020 History of the Church - Saints Vol II gives a vivid description of family life there.

In Salt Lake City Brigham built two majestic homes just a block south from the Mormon Tabernacle, the first was called Lion House and the second was Bee Hive. In these two home would reside the vast majority of his family. The house had large social rooms downstairs to host major family communal activities.

Built in 1856 by Brigham Young, Lion House derives its name from the stone lion statue resting over the front entrance. "Lion of the Lord" was also a nickname of Brigham Young, who served as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death in 1877.

The solid construction of both buildings gives witness to Brigham's vast experience as a carpenter and cabinet-maker.

Today the bottom floor of the Lion House is a functional, cafeteria-style restaurant called "The Lion House Pantry" which is open to the public. It is located adjacent to the LDS church's main headquarters and heavily-visited Temple Square, and therefore serves many of the employees and visitors there each day.


Marriage & Family

Mary Ann Angell (1808-1882) was married on 18 Feb 1834 in Kirtland OH to Brigham Young (1801-1877), future president of the LDS Church shortly after the death of his first wife. They had six children:

  1. Joseph Angell Young (1834-1875) - an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Young is one of the few Latter-day Saints in history to have been ordained to the office of apostle without ever becoming a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles or the First Presidency of the church.
    1. Father of Richard Whitehead Young (1858-1919) a U.S. Army Brigadier General and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines during the time that the Philippines was a U.S. Territory.
  2. Mary Ann Young (1836-1843) (twin) - twin sister Mary died at age seven from the effects of injuries received at age two in a wagon accident.
  3. Brigham Young (1836-1903) (twin) - Apostle in LDS Church / At age twelve. Young drove an ox cart along the Mormon Trail, reaching Salt Lake City in 1848.
  4. Alice Young (1839-1874)
  5. Luna Caroline Young (1842-1922)
  6. John Willard Young (1844-1924) - He is one of the few individuals to have been an apostle of the LDS Church and a member of the First Presidency without ever having been a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.



Children



Offspring of Mary Ann Angell Young and Brigham Young (1801-1877)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Joseph Angell Young (1834-1875) 14 October 1834 Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio 5 August 1875 Manti, Sanpete County, Utah Margaret Whitehead (1838-1916) Clara Federata Stenhouse (1850-1893) Mary Ann Ayers (1831-) Margaret Whitehead (1838-1916) Clara Federata Stenhouse (1850-1893) Mary Ann Ayers (1831-) Athalia Elizabeth Grant (1836-1907)
Mary Ann Young (1836-1843) 18 December 1836 Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio 27 August 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Brigham Young (1836-1903) 18 December 1836 Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio 11 April 1903 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Catherine Curtis Spencer (1836-1922) Helen E Armstrong (1856-1939) Abigail Stevens (1870-1954) Jane Maria Carrington (1840-1905) Catherine Curtis Spencer (1836-1922) Helen E Armstrong (1856-1939) Abigail Stevens (1870-1954) Jane Maria Carrington (1840-1905) Rhoda Elizabeth Perkins (1862-1927)
Alice Young (1839-1874) 4 September 1839 Montrose, Lee County, Iowa 2 November 1874 St. George, Washington County, Utah Hiram Bradley Clawson (1826-1912)
Luna Caroline Young (1842-1922) 20 August 1842 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois 17 November 1922 Logan, Cache County, Utah George Washington Thatcher (1840-1902)
John Willard Young (1844-1924) 1 October 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois 11 February 1924 New York City, New York Elizabeth Canfield (1845-1916) Lucy Maria Canfield (1847-1915) Adolphine Bertha Christine Damke (1859-1924) Clara Lucinda Jones (1846-1885) Elizabeth Canfield (1845-1916) Lucy Maria Canfield (1847-1915) Adolphine Bertha Christine Damke (1859-1924) Clara Lucinda Jones (1846-1885) Luella Van Cott (1861-1920)










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