Susanna Snively Young was born on 30 October 1815 in Woodstock, Virginia to Henry Snively and Mary Heavener Snively. She was the third youngest of their 11 children, the others being Sarah, Joseph, Henry H., Aaron, Rebecca, Mary Ann, Rachel, Samuel, Hannahette, and John. Her family moved from Virginia to Bedford County, Pennsylvania, which was where they came into contact with missionaries – one of whom was Erastus Snow – from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The family joined the Church, and they moved to Missouri to join the Saints there, only to eventually be driven out by persecution. After spending a short time in Springfield, Illinois, Susanna and her family moved to Nauvoo. On 2 November 1844, 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 1 child, Julia Burton. As persecution in Nauvoo became too much, she, along with many of the saints, began her trek across the country, living at Winter Quarters until 1848, then crossing the plains and settling in the Salt Lake valley. She died on 20 November 1892 in the Lion House 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)