Lucy Ann Decker Young was born on 17 May 1822 in Phelps, New York to Isaac Decker and Harriet Page Wheeler Decker. She was the eldest of their 6 children, the others being Charles Franklin, Harriet Amelia, Clarissa Clara, Fannie Maria, and Isaac Perry. On 6 February 1837 in Portage, Ohio, she married William I. Seely, and together they had two children, Isaac Joseph and Harriet Christina. On 14 June 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois, she was married to Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and together they had 7 children, Brigham Heber, Fanny Decker, Ernest Irving, Shemira, Arta D’Christa, Feramorz Little, and Clarissa Hamilton. She died on 24 January 1891 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This folder contains a single-page photocopy of a handwritten declaration, dated 30 April 1890 in Salt Lake City. It reads, “This is to certify that we have selected Messers Elias A. Smith and Jesse N. Fox, Jun., as Appraisers of the remainder of the Estate of our late Husband, President Brigham Young, to act in conjunction with Messrs. George Q. Cannon and Brigham Young, Trustees under the will, and in accordance with the provision of Section Twenty-seven (27), of our late Husband, President Brigham Young.” It is signed by the following: - Lucy D. Young (Lucy Ann Decker) - Harriet E.C. Young (Harriet Elizabeth Cook) - Susanna S. Young (Susanna Snively) - Martha B. Young (Martha Bowker) - Naamah K.J.C.T. Young (Naamah Kendel Jenkins Carter Twiss) - Zina D.H. Young (Zina Diantha Huntington) - Harriet B. Young (Harriet Emeline Barney)