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Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Young

January 31, 1821–August 28, 1901

1 Born at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; daughter of Zina Baker and William Huntington. 2 Baptized, 1835. 3 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, 1836; to Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, 1838; to Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, 1839; and to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock County, Illinois, 1839. 4 Married first Henry Bailey Jacobs, 1841; two children; later separated. 5 Later identified herself as a plural wife of Joseph Smith, married on October 27, 1841. 6 Joined the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 1842. 7 Married third Brigham Young as a plural wife; one child. 8 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1848. 9 Appointed treasurer of the Relief Society in Utah. 10 Appointed president of the Deseret Silk Association, 1875. 11 Served as vice president and later president of Deseret Hospital, 1880–1892. 12 Appointed first counselor to Eliza R. Snow in the general Relief Society presidency, 1880. 13 Appointed third general president of the Relief Society, 1888. 14 Appointed first matron of the Salt Lake temple, 1893. 15 Died at Salt Lake City. 16 (See Document 1.2, 3.13, 3.15–3.17, 4.1, 4.3–4.6, 4.11, 4.18, 4.20, 4.23, 4.24, 4.26, 4.28, first mentioned here)

Footnotes

  1. [1] “Passed into the Repose of Death,” Deseret Evening News, Aug. 28, 1901, 8. E. B.W. [Emmeline B. Wells], “A Distinguished Woman,” Woman’s Exponent 10, no. 12 (Nov. 15, 1881): 90.

  2. [2] Wells, “A Distinguished Woman,” 90. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901), 1:697.

  3. [3] “Passed into the Repose of Death,” 8. Wells, “A Distinguished Woman,” Woman’s Exponent 10, no. 13 (Dec. 1, 1881): 99. Janet Peterson and LaRene Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity: Inspiration from the Lives of General Relief Society Presidents (American Fork, UT: Covenant Communications, 2008), 52.

  4. [4] Wells, “A Distinguished Woman,” 99. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:697.Peterson and Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 53–55.

  5. [5] Wells, “A Distinguished Woman,” 99. Todd Compton, In Sacred Loneliness (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1997), 78–92. Peterson and Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 55, 58.

  6. [6] Zina Diantha Huntington Young, Affidavit, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, May 1, 1869, in Joseph F. Smith, Affidavits about Celestial Marriage, CHL. “Passed into the Repose of Death,” 8. Wells, “A Distinguished Woman,” 99. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 79–83. Peterson and Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 56.

  7. [7] Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, 1841–1846, CHL, entry for Mar. 24, 1842; see Zina Jacobs. Emmeline B. Wells, “Women’s Organizations,” Woman’s Exponent 8, no. 16 (Jan. 15, 1880): 122. Wells, “A Distinguished Woman,” 99.

  8. [8] “Passed into the Repose of Death,” 8. Wells, “A Distinguished Woman,” 99, and Woman’s Exponent 10, no. 14 (Dec. 15, 1881), 107. Compton, In Sacred Loneliness, 83–84. Peterson and Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 56, 59.

  9. [9] “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels, accessed Jan. 2015), Zina Diantha Huntington Young.

  10. [10] Peterson and Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 61. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:698.

  11. [11] Deseret Silk Association, Minutes, June 1875 – October 1878, p. 7-8, MS 14029, CHL.

  12. [12] “The Deseret Hospital. Dedication Services,” Deseret Evening News, July 17, 1882, 2. “Passed into the Repose of Death,” 8. Peterson and Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 59–60.

  13. [13] “Salt Lake Stake Relief Society Conference,” Woman’s Exponent 9, no. 3 (July 1, 1880): 21–22. “R.S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 9, no. 7 (Sept. 1, 1880): [53]–54. Wells, “A Distinguished Woman,” 115.

  14. [14] “Passed into the Repose of Death,” 8. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:699. Peterson and Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 63–64.

  15. [15] Peterson and Gaunt, Faith, Hope, and Charity, 65.

  16. [16] “Passed into the Repose of Death,” 8. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 75 (1901), Z. D. H. Young; database and images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Jan. 2015); citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, UT. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 7, 2016), Zina Diantha Huntington KWNK-B28.