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 Sylvester Young

Sylvester Young

Birth
Death 3 Apr 1887 (aged 60)
Burial Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 13
Memorial ID 100092660 · View Source
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From: "Athens Home Coming," Athens, Ohio, 1904. (out of copyright)
Born in Canaan Township, Athens County, Ohio, September 20, 1826. He learned the trade of carpenter and joiner of his father. September 7, 1862, he enlisted in Company I, 7th Ohio Cavalry, and was promoted to Corporal. He participated in the battles in General W. T. Sherman's campaign from Buzzards Roost to the siege of Atlanta. He was never absent from his company on account of wounds or sickness and was discharged at Nashville, Tenn., July 4, 1865. He returned to Athens and resumed his trade, and after being a resident to Athens for forty years died April 3, 1887.

From Athens Messenger (OH) Thursday, April 7, 1887. page 5, column 4
Death of Sylvester Young.
Mr. Sylvester Young, a well known and highly esteemed citizen, died at his home in this place Sunday afternoon last, in the sixty-first year of his age. The deceased had been an intense sufferer for more than a year with ulceration of the stomach complicated with other ailments. For about ten months preceding his death he had been confined to his bed. His funeral in charge of the Odd Fellows, took place Tuesday afternoon at the M. E. church, the pastor Rev. Mr. Riker preaching an appropriate and impressive discourse. Interment in the new cemetery.
Mr. Young served during the war for the suppression of the rebellion as a member of the 7th Ohio Cavalry in the arduous and adventurous campaigns and numerous skirmishes and battles of which organization he was a faithful and ever present participant. As a citizen he was characterized by industrious habits and correct morals.


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Cpl, Co I, 7 Ohio Cav.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100092660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvester Young (20 Sep 1826–3 Apr 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100092660, citing West Union Street Cemetery, Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by wjw (contributor 47864386) .