|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1792|
|Death: ||Jun. 18, 1869|
Son of James Young and Agnes Nancy Smith
Husband of Mary Davis
ALEXANDER YOUNG, was born in Fleming County, Ky., and was the son of James and Nancy (Smith) Young. In 1829 he moved to Rush County, Ind., where he lived ten years, engaged in farming. In the fall of 1839 he moved to Louisa County, Iowa, and there remained until the spring of 1840, when he came to Washington County, where he bought a claim of 160 acres in Cedar Township. When this land came into market, he entered the same, to which he made additions, owning at one time 440 acres on section 34, Cedar Township.
In 1815 Mr. Young was united in marriage with Miss Mary Davis, a native of Kentucky, and the daughter of John Davis. Eight children were born to them: Nancy, the wife of Isaac N. Smith, of Oregon; Martha, the wife of Daniel Jayne, of Washington; John D., a carpenter by trade, now residing in California; James, Robert H., and Aleck H., now living on the home place; Mary M., the wife of John Jayne, of Franklin Township. Mr. Young was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He died June 18, 1868. Mrs. Young died in 1877, aged eighty-four. Politically, Mr. Young was a Whig, and later a Republican. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, and served his county faithfully.
The log cabin was built in 1840 by Alexander Young in Washington County, Iowa His sons, Rovert and Hueston Young, gave the cabin to the Washington DAR Chapter in 1912. On August 14, 1973, the cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was marked by our chapter on June 2, 1974.
Mary Margaret Young Jayne (1837 - 1893)*
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Record added: May 05, 2009
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