Historical Summary
    Footnotes

    “Historical Summary,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young (1997), vii

    “Historical Summary,” Teachings: Brigham Young, vii

    Historical Summary

    1801, June 1:

    Born in Whittingham, Widdham County, Vermont.

    1815–21:

    Mother dies; Brigham begins to earn his own way in life, eventually becoming a carpenter (14).

    1824:

    Marries Miriam Works (23).

    1832:

    Baptized into the Church and ordained an elder. Wife dies (31).

    1834:

    Marries Mary Ann Angell. Acts as captain in march of Zion’s Camp (33).

    1835, February 14:

    Ordained as one of the original members of the Quorum of the Twelve (34).

    1839–41:

    Serves a mission to Great Britain (38–40).

    1844–47:

    Joseph Smith is martyred. Brigham Young leads the Church as President of the Quorum of the Twelve (43–46).

    1846:

    Receives section 136 of the Doctrine and Covenants. Sees Joseph Smith in vision and is given valuable instruction (45).

    1846–47:

    Leads the exodus to Salt Lake City and returns to Winter Quarters (45–46).

    1847, December 27:

    Sustained as President of the Church at Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Iowa (46).

    1851:

    Becomes governor of the Territory of Utah (49).

    1853, April 6:

    Lays the cornerstone for Salt Lake Temple (52).

    1857–58:

    Utah War. Released as governor after eight-year term (56–57).

    1867:

    The Tabernacle is completed. Reorganizes the Relief Society (66).

    1869:

    The railroad comes to Utah. The Young Men and Young Women Mutual Improvement Associations are organized (68).

    1877, April 6:

    Dedicates the St. George Temple. Gives new emphasis to the proper organization of the priesthood (75).

    1877, August 29:

    Dies in Salt Lake City, Utah (76).