The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Mormon polygamist chief, born at Whittingham, Vermont, U.S., son of a small farmer; had no schooling, wrought as carpenter, fell in with Joe Smith's brother, and embraced Mormonism in 1832; became one of the apostles of the Church and a preacher, and finally the head in 1851 after the settlement of the body at Utah; with all his fanaticism he was a worldly-wise man and a wise manager of secular affairs; died rich, leaving his fortune to 17 wives and 56 children (1810-1877).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Young, Brigham'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/y/young-brigham.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.