BC: Tommy Gleason
FC: BRIGHAM YOUNG By Tommy Gleason
1: Brigham Young was born on June 1, 1801, in Whitingham, Vermont. He died August 29, 1877, at age 76.
2: Brigham led his followers, Mormon pioneers, on an exodus through the dessert to what they saw was a promised land.
3: Young led them to Salt Lake City, Utah, which he founded. Utah is now the state with the highest Mormon population.
4: BrighamYoung became the first governor of the Utah Territory.
5: In 1847, Brigham became the President of The Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints.
6: Brigham Young had a very big family. He had 55 wives, 54 of them became Latter-Day Saints. Young also had 54 children.
7: Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah was named in his honor.
8: Young helped revoke priesthood and temple-blessings from black members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
9: Young was drawn to Mormonism after reading the Book of Mormon in 1830.
10: Brigham Young died August 29, 1877 at age 76 due to a ruptured appendix.