Thursday, July 31, 2008

Nauvoo Pageant Fun FUN FUN!

We had SO much fun with Grandma & Grandpa at the Nauvoo Pageant, it was perfect weather, couldn't be better, we had miracles, and wonders, beauty and Memories.

We learned some new things about our ancestry:

Brigham Young
is your 4th cousin 6 times removed
/ Zachariah Maynard \
David Maynard - Siblings - Zachariah Maynard
David Maynard - 1st cousins - Lucy Maynard
Rebecca Maynard - 2nd cousins - Elizabeth Hayden
Mary Wheeler - 3rd cousins - John Young
Melissa Morgan - 4th cousins - Brigham Young
Seth George Dodge - Once removed -
Amasy Mason Lyman Dodge - Twice removed -
Seth Lyman Dodge - 3 times removed -
Seth Arvid Dodge - 4 times removed -
Randall Eugene Dodge - 5 times removed -
Deanna Gordon - 6 times removed -

Brigham Young was born June 1, 1801 to John Young and Abigail Howe in Whitingham, Vermont. He was carpenter and blacksmith. He read the Book of Mormon shortly after its publication in 1830 and was converted to the Church. His first mission was to Canada in 1832. After his first wife died in 1833, he joined the Saints in establishing the community in Kirtland, Ohio. He was ordained an Apostle and member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on February 14, 1835. He helped establish the city of Nauvoo, Illinois and served on a number of missions for the Church. He was known for his unwavering faith in the Church and his loyalty to Joseph Smith. After the death of Joseph, Brigham was sustained as President of the Church and led the Saints to Utah's Salt Lake Valley. There he directed the settlement of hundreds of communities and is called the “American Moses”.

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