Young, Brigham An early Apostle in this dispensation and the second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He led the Saints westward from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Salt Lake Valley and was a great colonizer in the western United States. Brigham Young was called to be President over the Twelve Apostles, D&C 124:127. Brigham Young was commended for his labors and relieved of future travel abroad, D&C 126. The Lord instructed Brigham Young how to organize the Saints for their westward trek, D&C 136. Brigham Young was among the choice ones in the spirit world, D&C 138:53.