Zina Diantha Huntington Jacobs Young was born on 31 January 1821 in Watertown, New York to William Huntington, Jr. and Zina Baker. She was the third youngest of their children, the others being, Nancy Dorcas, Chauncey Dyer, Dimick Baker, Presendia Lathrop, “Baby Boy” (an otherwise unnamed boy who died at birth), Adaline Elizabeth, William Dresser, Oliver Boardman, and John Dickenson. On 7 March 1841 in Nauvoo, Illinois, she was married to Henry Bailey Jacobs, and together they had 2 children, Zebulon and Henry Chariton. On 27 October 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois, she was married to Joseph Smith, Jr., the first president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had no children together. On 2 February 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, Zina Presendia. Like many other saints of the time, Zina made the trek out west to the Salt Lake valley in Utah. As the Church settled the land and established its organization, Zina served callings, including the third Relief Society General President from 1888 to 1901, and matron of the Salt Lake Temple in 1893. She was the very first to serve in that capacity. She died on 28 August 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah, having lived a life that exuded motherly love to all with whom she came in contact.
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)