Lorenzo Dow Young (1807-1895)
19 Oct. 1807–21 Nov. 1895. Farmer, plasterer, gardener, blacksmith, nurseryman. Born at Smyrna, Chenango Co., New York. Son of John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe. Married Persis Goodall, 6 June 1826, at Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by John P. Greene, 1832. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1834. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society. Moved to Missouri, Sept. 1837, and settled in Daviess Co., spring 1838. Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, Oct. 1838. Participated in skirmish at Crooked River, near Ray Co., Missouri, 25 Oct. 1838. Moved to Scott Co., Illinois, 1839; to Macedonia, Hancock Co., Illinois, 1841; and to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., 1842. Participated in plural marriage during Joseph Smith’s lifetime. Served mission to Ohio, 1844. Member of Brigham Young pioneer company that journeyed to Salt Lake Valley, 1847. Bishop of Salt Lake City Eighteenth Ward, 1851–1878. Ordained a patriarch, 1877. Died at Salt Lake City.
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