Van Cott, Mary

Van Cott, Mary

Female 1844 - 1884  (39 years)

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  • Name Van Cott, Mary  [1
    Born 2 Feb 1844  Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 15 Jan 1884  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Mormon Pioneer Memorial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I8363  Sackett | Descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2015 

    Father Van Cott, John,   b. 7 Sep 1814, Canaan, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1883, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Sackett, Lucy Lavinia,   b. 17 Jul 1815, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1902, Goshen, Utah County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1835 
    • Source: Bible of Oramel A. Sackett.
    Children 7 children 
     1. Van Cott, Martha,   b. 29 Feb 1838, Canaan, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1908, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Van Cott, Lucy,   b. 16 Dec 1839, Canaan, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1843, Canaan, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     3. Van Cott, John Losee,   b. 16 Jan 1842, Canaan, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1843, Canaan, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Van Cott, Mary,   b. 2 Feb 1844, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1884, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     5. Van Cott, Losee,   b. 23 Aug 1847, Independence Rock, Natrona County, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +6. Van Cott, Fannie,   b. 18 Apr 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1930, Colonia Dublán, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, México Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Van Cott, Byron,   b. 2 Mar 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     
    Family ID F3408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Kirby, James,   d. Unknown 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Kirby, Luella,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F10664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Young, Brigham,   b. 1 Jun 1801, Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1877, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1865 
    Children 
     1. Young, Fannie,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F3423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1844 - Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jan 1884 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mormon Pioneer Memorial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

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    Mary Van Cott (1844-1884)
    Mary Van Cott (1844-1884)
    One of the wives of Brigham Young

  • Notes 
    • Is said to have been Brigham Young's 16th, and last, wife.
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      Our Pioneer Heritage
      Volume 1
      Brigham Young His Wives and Family
      The Wife's Salutation

      Mary Van Cott Young, daughter of John and Lucy Sackett Van Cott, was born February 2, 1844, at Elmira, New York. Her father and family embraced the Gospel and emigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois. From there they came to Utah in 1847. The family home was built on the corner of First South and West Temple Streets.

      Mary had been the wife of James Kirby. She divorced him before the birth of her daughter, Luella. Several years later she was married to Brigham Young January 8, 1865. She was a tall, fine looking woman of fair complexion, kind hearted and affectionate, a faithful member of the Church, and a loving wife and mother. She bore one child to President Young, a daughter named Fanny, who was born January 14, 1870. Her first home was located opposite the south gate of the Temple grounds where she died January 15, 1884.

      When the Van Cotts left for the West to join the Saints in Utah, neighbors came to bid them good-bye. One man said, "John, you surely aren't going to take your mother out into that wilderness! She will never live to reach her destination." When John answered in the affirmative, the man made a wager with him, saying that he would give John $30.00 for every year that his mother lived after reaching the valley. She did live to get there, and not only that, she lived thirty years after reaching Utah, passing away at the age of ninety. The neighbor had never failed to keep a promise, but he was rather skeptical about this one, so when a friend came through Salt Lake City en route to California, he asked him to call at the Van Cott home and see if John's mother was really alive. When he knocked at the door and the lady in question answered it, he was fully convinced that Mrs. Van Cott was very much alive and in remarkably good health. This information he promptly forwarded to his friend.
      She was a pioneer.
      A noble Daughter of a noble sire,
      Not a weak clinging vine,
      Self-reliant, strong, and fine.
      -Elizabeth H. Welker
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      Find A Grave Memorial# 183992
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=183992
      Mary Van Cott Young
      Original name: Mary V. Young
      Birth: Feb. 2, 1844; Canaan, Columbia County, New York, USA
      Death: Jan. 5, 1884; Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA

      [The memorial includes the Biography given above.]

      Family links:
      Parents:
      John Van Cott (1814 - 1883)
      Lucy Lavina Sackett Van Cott (1815 - 1902)
      Spouses:
      Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)
      James Thornton Cobb (1842 - 1910)
      Children:
      Fanny Van Cott Young Clayton (1870 - 1950)

      Burial:
      Mormon Pioneer Memorial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA

      Maintained by: Renae Burgess Linn
      Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
      Record added: Feb 02, 2000
      Find A Grave Memorial# 183992
      Headstone picture added by: Judie Latshaw Huff in Salt Lake
      Photograph added by: SMS

  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 183992 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census, 19 Jun 2015.
      1850 Census, enumerated in Great Salt Lake county, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
      Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
      John Vancott M 36 New York
      Lucy Vancott F 35 New York
      Martha Vancott F 13 New York
      Mary Vancott F 7 New York
      Fanny Vancott F 1 Utah
      Lovinia Vancott F 64 New York
      Susannah Mott F 20 New York
      Daniel Morris M 13 Wales
      George Clyde M 22 New York
      Franklin Obrian M 17 Ireland
      Household ID: 240 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M432 , Affiliate Film Number: 919 , GS Film Number: 25540 , Digital Folder Number: 004181033 , Image Number: 00084

    3. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 183992 (Reliability: 3).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 183992
      Mary Van Cott Young
      Original name: Mary V. Young
      Birth: Feb. 2, 1844
      Canaan
      Columbia County
      New York, USA
      Death: Jan. 5, 1884
      Salt Lake City
      Salt Lake County
      Utah, USA

      Mary Van Cott Young, daughter of John and Lucy Sackett Van Cott, was born Februar y 2, 1844, at Elmira, New York. Her father and family embraced the Gospel and emigrated to Na uvoo, Illinois. From there they came to Utah in 1847. The family home was built on the corne r of First South and West Temple Streets.

      Mary had been the wife of James Kirby. She divorced him before the birth of her da ughter, Luella. Several years later she was married to Brigham Young January 8, 1865. She wa s a tall, fine looking woman of fair complexion, kind hearted and affectionate, a faithful me mber of the Church, and a loving wife and mother. She bore one child to President Young, a da ughter named Fanny, who was born January 14, 1870. Her first home was located opposite the so uth gate of the Temple grounds where she died January 15, 1884.

      When the Van Cotts left for the West to join the Saints in Utah, neighbors came t o bid them good-bye. One man said, "John, you surely aren't going to take your mother out int o that wilderness! She will never live to reach her destination." When John answered in the a ffirmative, the man made a wager with him, saying that he would give John $30.00 for every ye ar that his mother lived after reaching the valley. She did live to get there, and not only t hat, she lived thirty years after reaching Utah, passing away at the age of ninety. The neigh bor had never failed to keep a promise, but he was rather skeptical about this one, so whe n a friend came through Salt Lake City en route to California, he asked him to call at the Va n Cott home and see if John's mother was really alive. When he knocked at the door and the la dy in question answered it, he was fully convinced that Mrs. Van Cott was very much alive an d in remarkably good health. This information he promptly forwarded to his friend.

      She was a pioneer.
      A noble Daughter of a noble sire,
      Not a weak clinging vine,
      Self-reliant, strong, and fine.
      Elizabeth H. Welker

      Our Pioneer Heritage, Volume 1, Brigham YoungHis Wives and Family

      Family links:
      Parents:
      John Losee Van Cott (1814 - 1883)
      Lucy Lavina Sackett Van Cott (1815 - 1902)

      Spouses:
      Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)
      James Thornton Cobb (1842 - 1910)*

      Children:
      Fanny Van Cott Young Clayton (1870 - 1950)*

      Siblings:
      Martha Van Cott Price (1838 - 1908)*
      Mary Van Cott Young (1844 - 1884)
      Viola Van Cott Madsen (1860 - 1931)**
      Selma Van Cott Taylor (1863 - 1935)**
      Marlon Van Cott (1867 - 1941)**
      Albert Van Cott (1868 - 1959)**

      *Calculated relationship
      **Half-sibling

      Burial:
      Mormon Pioneer Memorial
      Salt Lake City
      Salt Lake County
      Utah, USA

      Maintained by: Renae Burgess Linn
      Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
      Record added: Feb 02, 2000
      Find A Grave Memorial# 183992


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