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    Joseph Young

    Kingston, Earnestown, Loughborough Upper Canada

    • December 1832–February 1833
    • Age Called: 35
    • Kingston, Earnestown, Loughborough Upper Canada
    • Departed From Home: 31 December 1832
    • Departed From Field: February 1833
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: Mendon, Monroe, New York
    • Notes: .Journal History of Dec. 31, 1832, Brigham and Joseph Young left Mendon, Monroe, New York on Dec. 31, 1832 for Kingston, Upper Canada (now southern Ontario.) They were gone six weeks and also raised up branches in Earnestown and Loughborough (MS 25:311 and 419). Also see, Richard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University. He was born Apr. 7, 1797 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, the son of John Young and Nabbie Howe. He became a Methodist preacher, but was converted to "Mormonism" and was baptized, Apr. 6, 1832, by Daniel Bowen in Columbia, Pennsylvania. After being ordained an Elder, he filled a number of missions; was a member of Zion's Camp in 1834; was ordained a Seventy in 1836 and spent most of his life as Senior President of all Seventies in the Church. He died in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jul. 126, 1881. (See sketch in Bio. Ency. Vol 1:187) Note: Journal History of Apr. 6, 1832 has him and other family members in Mendon, Monroe, New York at the time of his baptism.

    New York and Eastern States

    • 1835–Unknown
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • New York and Eastern States
    • Start Date: 1835
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geuaga, Ohio
    • Notes: CR 100 160 1837:27Joseph Young labored in New York and the Eastern States. (Jour. Hist. of Dec. 31, 1835.) ( See also 1832:44.) Important Note: This entry on Journal History is actually about Joseph Young's brother, Phineas H. Young, who is reporting on his mission in 1835 and it is in Journal History on Dec. 31, 1835. He reports that he left Kirtland on one of his several missions and traveled part way with his brothers, Brigham and Joseph. He reported that Brigham was going to Canada with some of the other Apostles, so they separated at Niagara Falls .

    Eastern States

    • Departed From Home: 17 May 1836
    • Arrived At Home: 9 September 1836
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood: Seventy
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geuaga, Ohio
    • Notes: CR 100 160, 1836:35, Joseph Young labored as a missionary companion with his brother, Brigham Young, in the Eastern States. (Jour. Hist. of Sept 15, 1836.) Jour., Hist. supplied the dates.

    Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

    • 1846–Unknown
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
    • Start Date: 1846
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois
    • Notes: CR 100 160 1846:7, Joseph Young was appointed to preside overy the Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois. (Jour. Hist. of Feb/ 10, 1846

    Iowa State

    • April 1849–Unknown
    • Age Called: 51
    • Iowa State
    • Called: 7 April 1849
    • Mission type: Other
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Notes: CR 100 160 1849, 6 Joseph Young was called at a conference held in Pottawattamie County, Iowa to labor as a traveling Elder in Iowa. (Jour. Hist. of April 7, 1849.)

    British

    • Set Apart: 8 May 1870
    • End Date: 25 August 1870
    • Mission type: Other
    • Marital Status: Plurally Married
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Priesthood: President Of 70s
    • Called From: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: G Q Cannon
    • Notes: Jour. Hist. of May 25, 1870 Joseph Young and his son, Seymour B Young, sailed for Europe to cheer, encourage, instruct and build up the Saints there. They sailed to New York on Jul. 27, 1870, where they stayed on for a short time to visit family members who had remained in the east.

    Stories and Documents

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 7 April 1849, p. 3.

    In a conference held in Pottawatomie county, President Orson Hyde moved that Joseph and others be called as traveling elders to travel and preach through the country and to strengthen and build up the Kingdom of God. Motion was carried

    Nauvoo Restoration Inc., comp., Nauvoo Seventies list, vol. 3, P-Z, 489, Church History Library.

    Joseph Young[1797-1882] President, 1st Quorum.Source 70's /rec., 1st quorum. 1835, Joseph Young, History of Seventies (1878) p1

    Joseph Smith Papers Biographies, Joseph Young .

    Farmer, painter, glazier; Methodist preacher; baptized into the LDS church by Daniel Bowen, 6 Apr. 1832, at Columbia, Bradford, Pennsylvania; ordained an elder by Ezra Landon, Apr. 1832; missions; married Jane Adeline Bicknell, 18 Feb 1834, at Geneseo, Livingston, New York; Camp of Israel; ordained a seventy, 28 Feb. 1835, in Kirtland; appointed president of First Quorum of the Seventy, 1 Mar. 1835; moved to Missouri; Hawn's Mill Massacre; moved to Nauvoo, 1840; member of Nauvoo, Legion. 1842; admitted to Council of Fifty, 1 Mar. 1845, moved to Winter Quarters and Carterville, Iowa, 1846-1850; migrated to Utah Territory, Sept. 1850; served in Utah territorial legislature, mission to British Isles, 1870; died in Salt Lake City.

    Temple Records Index Bureau, comp., Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 977.343/N1 K29c, p. 4, Family History Library.

    Joseph Young, seventy, b. 7 Apr. 1797. Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Endowed 11 Dec. 1845

    Patriarchal Blessings, Early Church Information File, Cards 254 and 308.

    Card 254: has Birth, 7 Apr. 1797 in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Baptized 3 Apr. 1832 by (Dan) Potter Bowen, father: John Young, mother: Abigail (Nabby) HoweSR Sev. 13R B. 1 Qur. Record No. 1C-Seventies page 5 ( 1st Quorum) Ordained 6 Apr. 1832 by Ezra Landon. [this is when he was ordained an elder]Card 308 has birth date and place and mother Nabby.Date of Patriarch Blessing 24 Dec 1857 in Great Salt Lake City by John Young

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 25 May 1870, p. 1.

    Joseph Young and his son, Seymour B. sailed for Europe to labor in the British Isles. (H. B.Y. 914) He had been called to cheer, encourage, instruct and build up the Saints. thereThey sailed for New York on Jul. 6, 1870.

    Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:186.

    Joseph Smith Paper used Jensen's Bio. Ency. as a source and the information is about the same. Jensen has a little more detail and add Joseph Young died , Jul. 16, 1881

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 15 September 1836, p. 1.

    From a letter from Brigham Young to Oliver Cowdrey in Salem, Massachusetts. Left Kirtland, Ohio May 17, 1836, with my brother Joseph Young and Elijah Reed to labor in New York, Vermont and Massachusetts. They arrived home to Kirtland on Sept. 9, 1836

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 31 December 1832, p. 1.

    Brigham Young and his brother, Joseph, left Mendon, Monroe, New York for Kingston, Upper Canada. They were gone about 6 weeks and raised up branches in Loughborough, Earnestown and Kingston. (M.S. 25: 311 and 439. See also, Richard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 5 May 1834, p. 1.

    He left Kirtland, Ohio for Missouri early May in Zion's Camp.(J. S. Journal)Jul. 4, 1834:Return with Brigham Young. (B. Y. Journal)

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 31 December 1835, p. 4.

    This is a report from Phineas Young, reporting his several mission in 1835.I left for a mission with my brothers, Joseph and Brigham, the later was on his way to Canada with others of the Twelve Apostles. We separated at Niagara Falls.

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 10 February 1846.

    Joseph Young was appointed to preside over the Church in Nauvoo during their stay and received his letter of appointment from the Quorum of the Twelve. (Hist. of B. Y, 1846:8)

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 28 February 1835, p. 1.

    Joseph Young was ordained a seventy.Mar. 1, 1835, was ordained on of the presidents of the seventies.Oct. 7, 1844 Joseph Young became the senior president of the Seventies, Joseph Butterfield had be cut off.

    Early Church Information File, FamilySearch, image 1681, card 308.

    Born 7 Apr 1797 at Hopkinton, Mass. to John Young and NabbyPatr. Blessing 25 Dec 1857 by John Young

    Temple Records Index Bureau, comp., Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 977.343/N1 K29c, p. 287, Family History Library.

    Seventy, Born 12 Jan 1829 at Mendon, Monroe, New York Endowed 3 Feb 1846

    Historical Department journal history of the Church, 6 April 1832, p. 1.

    Apr. 6, 1832: Joseph Young was baptized April 1832 [this date crossed out by Jensen] by Elder Daniel Stanton in Columbia, Bradford, Penn. A few days later he was ordained an Elder, and commenced to preach the fullness of the Gospel in the state of New York for sometime then he took his mission to Canada in the summer of 1832 with his brother Phineas H. Young and Elial. Strong (M.S. 25: 311)April 14, 1832 p. 1:Brigham Young was baptized in Mendon, Monroe, New York by Eleazer Miller. A flourishing branch of the church was raised up in Mendon, in the early part of 1832. Among those baptized there was Heber C. Kimball. Soon afterwards several others were baptized in a small stream close to Heber C. Kimball's house and this branch soon consisted of about 30 members including John Young, Sen. and his wife, Mary, and Joseph Young. Jun. 30, 1832, p. 1:Early in June 1832, I, Phinehas Young, started on a mission to Canada in company with Elders Elial Strong, Eleazer Miller and my brother, Joseph Young. We labored around Lake Erie for about six weeks with great success. (M. S. 25:376)

    Notes

    The consensuses of the various records of Joseph Young seems to be that he was baptized on the 6th of April in 1832 by Daniel Bowen in Columbia, Bradford, Pennsylvania and shortly afterwards ordained an elder by Ezra Landon. Early Church Membership Records, card 254, has the date of 3 April 1832 by (Dan) Potter Bowen. A history of Joseph Young by Levi Edgar Young in the Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine of July, 1914 has he was baptized in Cayuga Lake, New York. In Journal History of Apr. 6, 1832, it seems to imply that he was baptized in Mendon, Monroe, New York.