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Maj James B Young
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1801
Clark County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 4, 1885
Scott County
Illinois, USA

Married Linda Mira EDMONSON 1811 1889; parents of:

Thomas Jefferson YOUNG 1829 1847
James M YOUNG 1831 ? [m. Amanda Peak]
Mary Elizabeth YOUNG 1832 1920 [m. Jacob R Peak]
Martha Biggars YOUNG 1834 1890
Landis Richardson YOUNG 1836 1912
Linda M YOUNG 1840
Emily A YOUNG 1841 1924
George Edmonson YOUNG 1845
Sarah Ellen YOUNG 1843 1934 [m. Wm H Thomas]
Harriet Louisa YOUNG 1850 1850
Leah Agusta YOUNG 1850

"Major James B. Young was born in Clark County, Kentucky, April 17th, 1801 and died at his late residence in this place May 4th, 1885 aged 84 years and 17 days. He was married to Miss Linda M. Edmonson, Nov 23rd, 1826. The fruit of their union was 11 children, the most of whom are still living. In the Spring of 1830 Major Young, with his wife and one child, moved from Kentucky and settled near this place (Winchester, Illinois) In the early settlement of this country he was a Major in the militia. He was first lieutenant in the company commanded by Abraham Lincoln, in the Black Hawk War, and was ever a strong friend of Mr. Lincoln. (This has not been verified and could be inaccurate)

On the 14th day of February 1840 he was baptized by the Rev. Alvin Bailey into the fellowship of the Winchester Baptist Church, of which he remained a faithful member until his death. The funeral was largely attended. The services were held at his late residence, Elders Murray, Hamilton and Green taking part in the same. Another of the early pioneers has passed away. Soon they will all be gone. May they find a better country."

Burial records per Winchester City Cemetery transcription project:

YOUNG, James 1 Apr 1801 4 May 1885 81y Pvt. Boones Co. Whiteside Brig. Ill. Mtd. Militia 
Family links: 
  Linda Mira Edmonson Young (1811 - 1889)
  Mary Elizabeth Young Peak (1832 - 1920)*
  Sarah Ellen Young Thomas (1843 - 1934)*
  George Edmondson Young (1845 - 1926)*
  Leah Augusta Young Walker (1850 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Pvt. Boones Co. Whiteside Brig. Ill. Mtd. Militia
Winchester City Cemetery
Scott County
Illinois, USA
Created by: janicet
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
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Maj James B Young
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