What was the sediment of those citizens of Nauvoo that did not belong to the LDS or RLDS Church?
Brigham Young began making plans for his official residence near the end of his life. The location he selected was on the corner, directly south of the Beehive House. He purchased the property from one of his fathers-in-law, Colonel A. P. Rockwood, who had acquired it a year of two after the pioneers first entered the valley. But since Utahns had no legal property rights until the year 1869, Young did not receive clear title to it until it was conveyed to him by Mayor Daniel H. Wells on January 1, 1873.
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Museum Memories (Talon Printing: Salt Lake City, 2011), 3: 3-4.