Mary Ann Angell Young (1808–1882) was the second wife of Brigham Young. They were married in 1834. President Young's first wife, Miriam Angeline Works, had died in 1833. With the permission of Mary, Young began practicing plural marriage in 1842 when he married Lucy Ann Decker.

Mary Ann Angell and Brigham Young had six children.[1] One of these children was Brigham Young, Jr., who was ordained an Apostle by his father in 1864, but was not placed in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until 1868. John Willard Young, another one of her sons, was also an ordained apostle and was the first counselor in the First Presidency of the Church at the end of Brigham Young's administration as President of the Church. Another son was Joseph Angell Young, who was ordained an apostle in 1864 but never became a member of either the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles or the First Presidency.

Mary Ann Angell was the sister of Salt Lake Temple architect Truman Angell.


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