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Lucy Bigelow Young was born 3 October 1830 in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois to Nahum Bigelow (1785-1851) and Mary Gibbs (1809-1888) and died 3 February 1905 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah of unspecified causes. She married Brigham Young (1801-1877) 20 March 1847 in Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska. Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland.


Biography

Lucy Bigelow and sister Mary Jane were both plural wives to the famous Mormon leader, Brigham Young (1801-1877). Lucy bore him three chilren.


Early Years

Her parents joined the Church in April 1838 , while she was but a child of 8 years. She was baptized and moved with her family to Hancock County, Illinois, where she passed through the mobbings, and hardships in common with the rest of the members of the Church. As a faithful member of the Church she attended the dedication of the Nauvoo Temple. The family left Nauvoo at the time of the general exodus of the people.

Exodus to Utah

When about seventeen years of age she was married to President Brigham Young in March, 1 847, and arrived in the Valley with members of the family in September, 1848.

Lucy moved into the Lion House in 1855, before it was finished and remained there until President Young moved her and her family to St. George. Lucy Bigelow Young, lived from 1870-1891 in a house purchased for her by him.


Utah Temple Work

Lucy was a major figure in the dedication and opening of the St. George and Manti Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A daughter and grandchildren received wide acclaim: Susa Young Gates, a close associate of Susan B. Anthony and women's rights; and, Emma Lucy Gates Bowen, a world renown opera singer, Leah D. Widtsoe, author and nutritionist; B. Cecil Gates, composer.

Marriage & Family

Lucy Bigelow (1830-1905), Her parents were earnest followers of the Mormon Church and were heavily persecuted in IL and by 1850 were established in Utah. Lucy and her older sister, Mary Jane Bigelow (1827-1868), became wives of Brigham Young. Mary Jane obtained a divorce and married again, but Lucy remained a devoted wife to Brigham. Lucy married Brigham Young, son of John and Abigail (Howe) Young, on 20 March 1847 - the same day as did her older sister. Brigham was born on 0l June 1801 at Whitingham, Windham, VT and died 29 August 1877 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT and is buried there. Brigham had been President of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Church and Governor of Utah Territory. Lucy died on 03 February 1905 at Salt Lake.

  1. Eudora Lovina Young (1852-1921) - md 1) Moreland Dunford in 1871 (then divorced), md 2) Wilford Woodruff (4th President of LDS Church (then divorced) md 3) Albert Hagan.
  2. Susan Amelia Young (1856-1933) - A daughter and grandchildren from this union would receive wide acclaim: Susa Young Gates, a close associate of Susan B. Anthony and women's rights; and, Emma Lucy Gates Bowen, a world renown opera singer, Leah D. Widtsoe, author and nutritionist and wife of LDS Apostle Widtsoe; B. Cecil Gates, composer.
  3. Rhoda Mabel Young (1863-1950) -





Children


Offspring of Lucy Bigelow Young and Brigham Young (1801-1877)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eudora Lovina Young (1852-1921) 12 May 1852 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 21 October 1921 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Moreland Dunford (1852 - 1882)
Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898)
Albert Hagan

Susan Amelia Young (1856-1933) 18 March 1856 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 27 May 1933 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Alma Bailey Dunford (1850-1919)
Jacob Forsberry Gates (1854-1942)

Rhoda Mabel Young (1863-1950) 22 February 1863 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 20 September 1950 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah David Handley McAllister (1857-1893)
Daniel Brigham Witt (1863-1951)
Joseph Abbot Sanborn (1851-1929)

Siblings


Offspring of Nahum Bigelow and Mary Gibbs (1809-1888)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Jane Bigelow (1827-1868) 15 October 1827 Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois 26 September 1868 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Brigham Young (1801-1877)
Horace Ephraim Roberts (1807-1868)
John Bair (1810-1884)
Daniel Durham Hunt (1797-1866)
Philander Bell (1819-1892)

Hiram Bigelow (1829-1916) 20 May 1829 Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois 29 February 1916 Webb, Cochise County, Arizona Martha Mecham (1839-1924)

Lucy Bigelow (1830-1905) 3 October 1830 Charleston, Coles County, Illinois 3 February 1905 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Brigham Young (1801-1877)

Asa Elijah Bigelow (1832-1911)
Lovina Bigelow (1834-1900)
Liola Bigelow (1835-1845)
Sariah Bigelow (1838-1877)
Moroni Bigelow (1840-1870)
Daniel Bigelow (1842-1921)
Joseph Smith Bigelow (1844-1845)

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