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Brigham Young
BrighamYoung
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1801
Date of Death: 1877
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Religion: Mormon
Occupation: Politician, Clergyman
Spouse: Fifty-five
Children: 56
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references
Relatives: Heber Young (grandson)
Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the western United States. He was the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death and was the founder of Salt Lake City and the first governor of Utah Territory.

Within the Church, Young is remembered for his almost single-handed efforts to make the LDS Church viable and successful. Outside of the Church, Young is remembered for his advocacy of polygamy, his racists policies against blacks, and his brutal tactics during the Utah War.

Brigham Young in Southern VictoryEdit

Brigham Young died about four years prior to the Second Mexican War and the concurrent rebellion in Utah. However, his influence on the Mormon community continued well past his death, almost certainly inspiring the rebels to action in 1881. Gentiles had little use for Young in life or death.

One of Young's many grandchildren, Heber Young, eventually became the unofficial president of the Church in the 1930s.

Religious titles
(OTL)
Preceded by
Joseph Smith
President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1844–1877
Succeeded by
John Taylor
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
New office
Governor of Utah Territory
February 3, 1851 – April 12, 1858
Succeeded by
Alfred Cumming


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