Martha Bowker Young was born on 24 January 1822 in Mount Holly, New Jersey to Samuel Bowker and Hannah Atkinson Bowker. She was the eldest of their 5 children, the others being Isaiah, Jonathan G., Sarah, and John. On 21 January 1846 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, Ida Ames. She died on 26 September 1890 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)