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  Brigham Young - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Young had a variety of sobriquets, among the most popular of which is "The American Moses" [1], (sometimes "The Modern Moses" or "The Mormon Moses" [2]) because, like the biblical figure, he led his followers, the Mormon Pioneers in an often arduous "exodus" through a desert, to what they saw as a "promised land".
Young was born to a farming family in Vermont and worked as a traveling carpenter and flsmith, among other trades.
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 Utah History Encyclopedia
Brigham Young was born in 1801 born in Whittingham, Vermont.
Young's commitment to Mormonism was further strengthened as a result of his initial meeting with Joseph Smith, whom he found to be a dynamic, charismatic leader and believed to be a true prophet of God.
Young's commitment was underscored by his eventual marriage to a total of 55 wives (accounts differ) and fathering of fifty-seven children by sixteen of these women.
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 The Brigham Young Winter Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brigham Young was born in Vermont, June 1, 1801, and as a young man moved with his family to New York.
Brigham Young was 69 years old when he spent his first winter in St. George and he came here to enjoy the mild weather and to nurse rheumatism.
On the morning of Brigham Young's 75th birthday, the local band stood in the street in front of the home to serenade him as a gesture of their affection and respect.
www.infowest.com /Utah/colorcountry/History/BYoung/BY.html   (1358 words)

 PBS - THE WEST - Brigham Young
As head of the Mormon Church and architect of the Mormon colony in Utah, Brigham Young was almost sole author of one of the most important chapters in the history of the American West.
In 1871, Brigham Young was himself tried under an 1862 law that prohibited polygamy in United States territories, but though he had by this time married more than twenty wives, he was not convicted.
Young responded to this fresh attack by federal prosecutors by tacitly influencing Lee's Mormon jury to vote his acquittal, but when public outrage over this outcome forced a second trial, Young saw he would have to sacrifice Lee for the good of the church and accepted the verdict that finally condemned Lee to death.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Brigham Young
Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormonism).
Young had a variety of monikers, among the most popular of which is "The American Moses" http://www.lds.org/newsroom/showpackage/0%2C15367%2C3899-31--34-2-190%2C00.html, (sometimes "The Modern Moses" or "The Mormon Moses" http://overlandtrails.byu.edu/mapsessay.html) because, like the biblical figure, he led his followers in an often arduous "exodus" through a desert, to what they saw as a "promised land".
A recurrent question is the nature or extent of Young's involvement in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the killing of some 120 members of a non-Mormon wagon train near Cedar City, Utah in 1857.
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 Brigham Young University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brigham Young University, often referred to as BYU (or in colloquial speech simply the Y), is the flagship university of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church; see also Mormon).
On October 16, 1875, Brigham Young, the president of the LDS Church, purchased the Lewis Building.
Young men are strongly encouraged to serve full-time two-year missions for the LDS Church after turning 19.
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 Brigham Young (DesertUSA)
Brigham Young, as leader of the Mormon Church and architect of the Mormon colonization of Utah, was one of the most influential figures in shaping the American West.
Young was born into a poor farming family, the 9th of 11 children, on June 1, 1801, in Whitingham, Vermont.
Young was immediately attracted to the book, and he was baptized into Joseph Smith's newly formed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 14, 1832.
www.desertusa.com /mag98/nov/papr/brighamyoung.html   (901 words)

 Brigham Young
Brigham Young had been an ardent supporter of polygamy and made many forceful speeches supporting the practice as God’s command.
In my opinion, Brigham Young was the very type of man that, by contrast, had made Joseph Smith so popular with the ladies of his day.
The power Brigham Young enjoyed as head of the fast growing church, afforded him momentous considerations from the people and those he was closely associated with.
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 Brigham Young, Biography
Owners of several old houses in Auburn today claim the distinction of having a "Brigham Young mantelpiece." During the period in which these houses were built, fireplaces were installed in several rooms in each house for heat, and the best rooms of a house had decorative mantels to enhance the beauty of their architecture.
Brigham Young summed up this early "career," and hinted at the maturity he had gained in the process, in a sermon decades later.
Brigham Young, sermon of November 6, 1864, in JD, 10:360, supra, chap.
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 Gospel Link
Brigham Young is a biography of the famed pioneer leader and second President of the Church; Teachings of Brigham Young provides a glimpse of the variety and significance of his teachings as preserved in his discourses.
Brigham´s family were hardly settled in the area when he and other members of the Twelve left to fulfill their calls to Great Britain as missionaries.
Brigham Young also had a Yankee passion for thrift, but it rested on a generous respect for the worth of material things, not on a mean desire simply to possess them.
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 Young, Brigham on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
YOUNG, BRIGHAM [Young, Brigham], 1801-77, American religious leader, early head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, b.
Whitingham, Vt. Brigham Young was perhaps the greatest molder of Mormonism, his influence having a greater effect even than that of the church's founder, Joseph Smith, in shaping the Mormon faith as it exists today (see Latter-Day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of).
After Joseph Smith's assassination (1844), Young was the chief factor in maintaining the unity of the church in the Council of Twelve.
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 Brigham Young University: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brigham young (june 1, 1801 - august 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of church of jesus christ of latter-day saintsthe church...
The brigham young university jerusalem center for near-eastern studies is a study center for brigham young university situated on mount scopus in east jerusale...
Steve young (born october 11, 1961 in greenwich, connecticut) is best known as a quarterback (qb) for the san francisco 49ers....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/br/brigham_young_university.htm   (6706 words)

 Brigham Young, General Authority
Brigham married Miriam Works in 1824 and the couple settled in the town of Aurelius, New York, only some fifteen miles from Manchester, where Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery were working on the translation of the Golden Plates.
But when Brigham Young rose to speak and present the Twelve's claim, it was seen by the multitude that the mantle of Joseph fell upon Brigham.
Brigham's genius as an empire builder emerged and the desert was seen to blossom as a rose as Saints were sent to settle the Great Basin of the Rocky Mountains.
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 Brigham Young Biography - Young Brigham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Colonizer, territorial governor, and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young (1801-1877) was born in Whitingham, Vermont, on June 1, 1801, the ninth of eleven children born to John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe.
Brigham helped clear land for farming, trapped for fur animals, fished, built sheds and dug cellars, and helped with planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops.
Brigham prepared the meals, dressed the children, cleaned the house, and carried Miriam to a rocking chair in front of the fireplace in the morning, then back to bed in the evening.
unicomm.byu.edu /about/brigham   (550 words)

 BRIGHAM YOUNG AND HIS MORMON EMPIRE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brigham Young was not one of those children of fortune who move with the current of the age, and draw greatness from the greatness of their country.
It was this claim which made Mormonism a unique creed when Brigham Young came to Kirtland; and after more than fourscore years ---it is this claim which interposes the strongest barrier to the political or religious assimilation of the Mormon community with the rest of mankind.
The prophet returned to Kirtland in time to meet Brigham Young; and word went abroad that the city of the Saints was to be built in western Missouri, on ground hallowed by the footsteps of Adam and Eve, before their primal innocence was sullied by worldly wisdom derived from the Tree.
www.helpingmormons.org /mormon_empire.htm   (18421 words)

 Brigham Young
Brigham Young (1801-1877), leader, builder, father, governor, preacher, and colonizer, was the President of the Church for 29 years, longer than any other man.
Brigham Young was a popular and forceful speaker on many practical and inspiring subjects.
Brigham Young gained much of his knowledge of Jesus Christ through his constant association with the Prophet Joseph Smith: "What I have received from the Lord, I have received by Joseph Smith" (JD 6:279).
www.lightplanet.com /mormons/people/brigham_young.html   (5764 words)

 Brigham Young - Prophet, Statesman, Pioneer
Brigham Young was indeed one of the great men of the nineteenth century.
Brigham Young had not been in Kirtland long when he was sent as a missionary to Canada.
Brigham Young had learned from Joseph Smith and through prophecy that the destiny of his people lay far to the west, beyond the limits of civilization, in the tops of the Rocky Mountains.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/1890/Brigham_Young.htm   (2773 words)

 Brigham Young's Wives and His Divorce From Ann Eliza Webb
Brigham Young denied her charges and claimed to have a worth of only $600,000 and a monthly income of $6,000.
Brigham Young filed a counter petition stating that, though it was unknown to him previously, Ann Eliza was not divorced at the time of the marriage, which was at any rate a 'plural or celestial marriage' and thus not legal.
Brigham Young argued that the marriage could have no validity at law--that it was only an ecclesiastical affair.
www.utlm.org /onlineresources/brighamyoungswives.htm   (3078 words)

 Brigham Young Manual hits the news.
Soon, a writing committee was formed, using "Discourses of Brigham Young," a 1954 compilation of Young's teachings by Apostle John A. Widtsoe, as the primary source for a new priesthood manual.
Brigham Young was not talking about how much he or others knew about it, but how little any man knows about it, especially how it relates to the Marriage Relation.
Brigham Young's talk is about Plural Marriage, not [eternal marriage] as the manual would have you believe.
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 Amazon.com: Brigham Young: American Moses: Books: Leonard J. Arrington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Brigham Young was undoubtedly one of the most intriguing leaders of the 19th century.
In it Arrington tells the life story of Brigham Young, an early convert to Mormonism and the leader of the largest group of Mormonism to emerge from the split that took place within the church at the time of the assassination of Joseph Smith in 1844.
His account of Young's life is an example of this endeavor, as Brigham Young is neither a saint nor a demon.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0252012968?v=glance   (2085 words)

 Brigham Young - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Brigham Young
After a successful recruiting mission in Liverpool, England, he returned to the USA and, as successor of Joseph Smith (who had been murdered), led the Mormon migration to the Great Salt Lake in Utah in 1846, founded Salt Lake City, and headed the colony until his death.
Brigham Young University Fellowship of Local Kodály Specialists
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 Vermont History: Brigham Young
Young, who had gained a substantial reputation for industry and trustworthiness operating a mill and carpentry shop, had wanted to investigate the premise thoroughly.
Six years later, controversy over the separation of church and state (not to mention cries of immorality over Mormon polygamy) found President James Buchanan replacing Young with an "outsider".
At Young's direction Karl Maeser established Brigham Young University (originally Brigham Young Academy).
www.virtualvermont.com /history/byoung.html   (195 words)

 BYU REU Program
The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program at Brigham Young University is an opportunity to secondary school teachers to be involved in a summer physics or astronomy project with the mentorship of a BYU faculty member.
There are exciting opportunities in a number of areas including optics (using lasers of all kinds including ultrashort pulse and UV lasers), computer modeling, plasmas, solid state and thin film science, acoustics, theory, and astronomy.
We are also particularly interested in students at all levels in their education from two year colleges or schools that do not offer a graduate program in physics.
volta.byu.edu /REU   (298 words)

 Amazon.com: Brigham Young (1940) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For those wanting the facts, I suggest Leonard Arrington's aptly-titled "Brigham Young: American Moses." For a sample of his theology, there is "Discourses of Brigham Young," compiled by John A Widtsoe.
The film in itself is a good, especially for the AMC and Turner Classics fans that like films that wisely omit the salacious sex, machine gun profanity, or scene after scene of computer generated effects that glitz in an attempt to cover up a feeble story line.
Brigham Young ran Salt Lake City like a slave state and public whippings and jihad type murders were common.
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 Brigham Young's Deseret Alphabet
One of the curious items of early Utah history was Brigham Young’s effort to introduce a new alphabet, known as the Deseret Alphabet, into Mormon use.
It also kept secrets from curious non-Mormons, controlled what children would be allowed to read, and in a largely unlettered society that included non-English speaking converts, eliminated the awkward problem of phonetic spelling.
For such reasons, for nearly two decades Brigham Young pushed the new alphabet on reluctant followers.
www.utlm.org /onlineresources/deseretalphabet.htm   (1068 words)

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