John Young was born in Hopkinton in the mid-18th Century.
In 1763, John Young, the father of Brigham Young, was born in Hopkinton. Brigham Young was born in 1801 in Whitingham, VT. Brigham, who started life as a carpenter and blacksmith, became a western explorer known as "the American Moses" for leading Mormon pioneers through the desert. He was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, founded Salt Lake City, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and was the first governor of Utah Territory. Brigham Young married 55 wives, and died in 1877. SOURCE: A Short Picture View of Hopkinton: Then and Now,