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 Elizabeth Jane <I>Seeley</I> Young

Elizabeth Jane Seeley Young

Steuben County, New York, USA
Death 30 Mar 1900 (aged 92)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Burial Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Plot A_79_3_3
Memorial ID 141838 · View Source
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MOUNT PLEASANT-Another Pioneer Passes Away-Mrs. Elizabeth Seely Young

Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete Co., March 31-Mrs. Elizabeth Young, the oldest lady of this place, finally passes away without the least of outward indication of pain passes into the life beyond. She was one of the early pioneers that came to Utah in Capt. John Taylor's Company in September, 1847.

Mrs. Elizabeth Young, daughter of Justice and May Hettabel Seely was born July 29, 1807, in Steuben County, New York. She moved with her parents to Whithy Township, Canada, where she lived with them till 1838, when they moved to Missouri. On April 27, prior to moving to Missouri, she married James Young, and also joined the church then. They were not permitted to remain in Missouri, but four days-being driven from there by the mob. Remained in Ohio a few months, then settling in Iowa in 1839. In 1841 they began their journey westward, remaining at Winter Quarters during the winter. The following spring started with the Company under Prest. John Taylor, arriving at Salt Lake valley as before mentioned. She had nine children, her husband and five children preceded her to the grave. Four children survive her, viz: John, 71 years old; Mary Wilcox, 69 years old; Elizabeth Stoker, 63 years old; Hannah Moore, 62 years old.

Sister Young has been a notable woman in all her experiences-she has suffered all the privations incident to an early settler's life and bore her trial without murmuring. She has proved faithful to the end in the cause she first espoused.

Deseret Evening News
2 April 1900

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 141838
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Jane Seeley Young (29 Jul 1807–30 Mar 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 141838, citing Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Love My Ancestors (contributor 47233390) .