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Permelia Babcock Young

Permelia came to Utah as a single woman in 1847, married Johnson Branch Bryan Young in 1853, and they left for California the same year.  Two children were born to them there--Johnson Williamson Young and Ashbel Payton Young.  The family returned in Utah in 1857.  Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with in 1857.


Edward Hunter - Joseph Horne Company (1847)Approximate age at departure: 9
Company Unknown (1857)Approximate age at departure: 19


  • "Permelia B. Young is Dead at Lehi," Salt Lake Tribune, 7 July 1916, 8.

  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • "Pioneer of '47 Called Home," American Fork Citizen, 8 July 1916, 5.
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers
  • Family Tree

  • Source Location
  • Internet Web Site
  • Journal History, 21 June 1847, p. 22
  • Utah Death Certificate.

  • Source Location
  • Utah State Archives and Records Service