The lady to the left (Ann Eliza Webb Young Denning) was Brigham Young's 27th and final wife. It was speculated at his death he had 19 living wives, but Ann Eliza filed for a divorce and part of Brigham Young's assets. He defaulted, was actually put in jail over night and shortly thereafter died. Ann Eliza married Moses Denning, prominent banker in Manistee, MI. Soooo ??
Well, let me continue. Moses Denning built her a beautiful home (1880's), with many bedrooms, several stairs, parlor doors that rolled into the walls, a lovely home over-looking Manistee Lake - an overflow of the Manistee River.
My grandmother became the owner of that great home and I can remember playing in that huge house as a boy. Many wonderful games of "Hide-N-Seek"! Slid down the long banister to the main hall many a time. heh heh!
A few years ago I was going through some of the old legal documents of my parents and found the old Land Contract and actually found Ann Eliza's original signature on the document! It is now part of my historical documents of my family history.
What interesting tidbits of history have you found in your family history?? Maybe next time I will tell you about my grandparents who were killed and scalped by Indians!
I wonder what Ann Eliza and Brigham Young are doing now in eternity ??