St. Landry Parish
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The Story of Julian & Eliza
Eiiza, (baptized Louise), also called Elisa or Eloise Lejeune, the daughter of Jean Baptiste Young and Louisa Bihm was born June 24,1803- (Opel. Ch.), Eliza (now Young) married Julien Lejeune on September 25, 1827 (Opel. Ch.).
Julien, bt. August 23, 1806 "at age of 1" (Opel. Ch.), the son, of Joseph Ozier LEJEUNE and Euphrosine CARRIER was a second cousin by virtue of his being a grandson of Blaise LEJEUNE and Marie Josephe BREAUX. (Blaise Lejeune was a brother of Joseph Young, Eliza's grandfather.)
Julien grew up on his fathers plantation south of the Richard Community near land his grandfather, Blaise, had originally settled in the late 1700's. This property was
approximately four miles south of the tract of land on which Jean Baptiste and his family were living. It can be imagined that the two families visited back and forth and Julien and Eliza became attracted to each other.
It is unknown where Julien and Eliza first settled, however, eight of their twelve children were baptized in Opelousas which would indicate a residence in St Landry Parish. Apparently sometime in the early 1850's the family moved to Calcasieu Parish, in the area between Sugartown and Dry Creek, where they were shown on the census that year and in following years.
It is interesting to note that Julien was one of the few descendents of Blaise LEJEUNE who's name was changed to Young. In several instances his name is recorded as Julien
Lejeune dit Young but in all census after 1850 his name is recorded as Young as are his children's.
Be that as it may, all of his children carried the name of Young and many of the Young's in the western part of Louisiana and East Texas are descendants of Julien Lejeune and Eliza Young.
Family members list the date of Eliza's death as either the 2nd or 3 Jan 1868. Although no record of a second marriage has been found for Julien, several descendents disclose that
Julien married Melissa N. LEE, the widow and second wife of Barton Joseph YOUNG. It is believed that there was no issue of this second marriage. Julien. Lejeune/Y oung died
March 6,1897. He and Eliza were buried in the family cemetery next to their farm near Mittie in Allen Parish. A third grave with no inscription, at the same site, is believed to be that of his second wife Melissa LEE.
Julien and Eliza had the following children:
Louiza, Thomas Jefferson, Amanda, Emilie Elizabeth, Francois Stephen, Levina, Susanne, Austin, Oscar, Julian and Ezra.
Bio supplied by Cynthia Hardy, who is a
Descendant of Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Young (Hyatt Cem) Fields, La.
"United States Census, 1850," Julian Young in household of Julian Young, Calcasieu parish, part of, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States
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Name: Julian Young
Event Date: 1850
Event Place: Calcasieu parish, part of, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States
Estimated Birth Year: 1808
Dwelling House Number: 131
Household Gender Age
Note: Ezra Zacharias Young was yet to be born Aug. 1852..
Melissa N. Lee Young*
Eliza Young (1803 - 1868)*
Thomas Jefferson Young (1830 - 1913)*
Stephen Francois Young (1838 - 1902)*
Louvinia Young Young (1840 - 1881)*
Austin Houston Young (1844 - 1923)*
Ezra Zacharias Young (1852 - 1928)*
Created by: Charles T. Baggett
Record added: May 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90669180