Posted by: texasaggie04 | April 7, 2010

Brigham Young Wearing a Masonic Pin

an uncensored photograph of Young wearing a Masonic pin

Brigham Young’s Masonic History

  • Young became a Mason at the Nauvoo Lodge

  • He was Initiated on 4/7/1842, Passed on 4/8/1842 & Raised on  4/9/1842.

According to the Official Lodge Minutes, Joseph Smith was present at the 1st and 3rd of these degrees  Later, Young led a majority of the Mormons from Nauvoo to the Great Salt Lake Valley in Utah after the assassination of the Prophet and there served as the second president of the church.

  • Young was known to have worn a Masonic stick pin on his shirt at various times for the rest of his life.

  • This pin has been edited out of all official LDS images of Young. The image above was not edited. 

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