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|First Seven Presidents of the Seventy|
|March 1, 1835– July 16, 1881|
|Called by||Joseph Smith|
April 7, 1797|
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||July 16, 1881
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
|Spouse(s)||Jane Adeline Bicknell
Lydia Caroline Hagar
Mary Ann Huntley
Sarah Jane Snow
|Children||21 (11 with first wife and 10 with plural wives)|
Abigail Nabby Howe
Joseph Young (April 7, 1797 – July 16, 1881) was an early convert to the Latter Day Saint movement and was a missionary and longtime general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was an elder brother of Brigham Young.
Young was born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, the eighth child born to John Young and Abigail (Nabby) Howe.
In 1830, while he was a preacher for the Methodist Church in Upper Canada, Young was introduced to the Book of Mormon by his younger brother Brigham. Joseph eventually abandoned the Methodist faith and was baptized a member of the Church of Christ by Daniel Bowen in Columbia, Pennsylvania, on April 6, 1832; Brigham followed his brother and became a member of the church one week later. Later in April 1832, Joseph was ordained to the priesthood office of elder by Ezra Landon. Immediately following his ordination, Young began a mission for the church, preaching in New York and Upper Canada in the spring and summer of 1832 with his brother Phineas.
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