John R. Young diary

John R. Young diary

Dates: 1856-1857

Handwritten diary kept from April 1, 1856 to March 22, 1857. Young writes about his experiences and daily activities. Also includes a photocopy.

  • Extent: 2 folders
  • Creator: Young, John R., 1837
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 26
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from John R. Young diary must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 26; John R. Young diary; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 26, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Mormons--Hawaii--History; Mormon Church--Missions--Hawaii--History; Diaries; Young, John R., 1837-; Young, John R., 1837---Diaries
Genre / Form
Electronic books
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_VMSS26
Finding Aid Title
Young (John R.) diary
Finding Aid Author
Jennifer Kim
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-01-04 15:18:23 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
English
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

John R. Young (1837-1931) was a Mormon pioneer in Utah.

John Ray Young was born on April 30, 1837 in Kirtland, Ohio to Lorenzo Dow Young and Persis Goodall. He was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and emigrated to Utah in 1857. The following year he was called to serve a mission to the Hawaiian Islands. After his return to Utah he married Albina Terry (1836-1913) on January 1, 1859 in Salt Lake City, and they had seven children. he later entered polygamy, marrying Lydia Knight (1844-1905) in 1861 (seven children), Tamar Jane Black (1852-1915) in 1870 (seven children), and Catherine Coles (1858-1879) in 1878 (one child). He worked variously as a teamster, missionary, guide, Postmaster, stock man, and County Assessor. Young died on September 15, 1931 in Provo, Utah.



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