" For two years the monument stood as a warning to those travelling the Spanish Trail through Mountain Meadow. Family and descendants
Young was a polygamist marrying a total of 55 wives 54 of them after he converted to become a Latter Day Saint. In 1902 25 years after his death the New York Times establiBrigham Youngd that Young's direct descendants numbered more than 1000.
Young was dubbed by his followers the "Lion of the Lord" for his bold personality and was also commonly called "Brother Brigham" by Latter-day Saints. : /ˈbrɪɡəm/) (June 1 1801 – August 29 1877) was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.