Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith 1998.

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Brigham Young

Brigham Young , b. 1801, Whittingham , Vermont ; d. 29 Aug 1877, Utah , from complications from apparent acute appendicitis; m 1st 1824 Miriam Works .  Brigham Young embraced the controversial and still-secret practice of polygamy.  He eventually married a total of 55 wives[i], he fathered a total of fifty -seven (57) children by sixteen (16) wives.

In 1850 with the formation of the territory of Utah , he was appointed its first territorial governor.  He held this post until 1857.

Brigham & Miriam (Works) Young  had two (2) daughters:

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Brigham Young  had fifty-five (55) children by fifteen (15)other wives:

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[i] Accounts differ as to the total number, however, he fathered 57 children by sixteen women.