James Young

James Young

Birth
DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Death 28 Mar 1918 (aged 85)
Youngs, Polk County, Georgia, USA
Burial Polk County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 92215137 · View Source
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Married Emiline Ammons on August 4, 1854 in Polk County, Georgia.

Mr. James Young, On the afternoon of the 28th of March the sweet spirit of Uncle Jim Young winged its way to the God who gave it. He was one of the oldest citizens of Polk County, representing the last of the old Southern type. His life was filled with kindly deeds rather than many words, he acted rather than spoke. Would you know the secret of this good man's eminently useful life? It was that he refrained his tongue from evil, and his lips that they spoke no guile. The things that are honorable true, just, pure, lovely and of good report, where the things upon which he thought. While he knew the past and loved to go back there in memory, he maintained a lively interest in the events of today. He took keen interest in political and war news. He "wore the white flower of a stainless life and reverenced his conscience as his King." All Cedartown, while it mourns his passing, yet holds proudly high his gracious memory. To his family he was a tower of strength and a beacon of light whose mellowed beams will continue to beckon them on to the pearly portals where this and every sorrow will be healed by the hand that shall bestow "Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garments of paradise for the spirit of heaviness. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, April 11, 1918) Mr. and Mrs. W. B Houseal of Birmingham; Miss Elizabeth Young, who is teaching in the State Normal School at Athens; Miss Augusta Young, who is teaching at Watkinsville; Miss Sara Young, who is teaching at College Park; and Miss Eleanor Houseal, who is attending school at Montevallo, Ala, were called home last week by the death of their grandfather, Mr. Jas. Young of Youngs. (Cedartown Standard, Thursday, April 4, 1918) Mr. E. D. Turner was called home from Oklahoma last Thursday by the death of her grandfather, Mr. James Young. (Cedartown Standard, April 4, 1918) At 3 o'clock last Thursday after the funeral of Mr. Jas. Young was held at his home at Youngs, and his remains were laid to rest in the family burial ground on his plantation. The funeral was conducted by D. C. K. Henderson and was one of the largest ever held in this vicinity, people coming to attend it from all sections of the county, for Mr. Young was one of Polk's oldest and most highly esteemed citizens. Mr. Young was born in DeKalb County in 1832. His mother's maiden name was Pounds, and his father was Augustine Young, son of Robert Young of Hall County. His parents came to this county in 1835 and he lived and died on the same place that his father settled eighty-three years ago. His great-grandfather, Robert Young, married Diana Tucker of Portsmouth, Va., who lived to be a hundred and eight years old, as did four other of his ancestors who are buried in the old family cemetery in Hall County. It is a rather strange coincidence that his father and mother were buried on the same day. His three brothers and three sisters have all preceded him. In 18?6 Mr. Young was united in marriage with Miss Emeline, daughter of Jess and A. E. Ammons, of this county, who passed away several years ago. He is survived by four daughters, Mesdames Kate Hightower, J. E. Houseal, F. A. Irwin and J. H. Hawkins, and two sons, Messrs. A. E. and J. S. Young. There are also thirty-two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Young was one of Polk's largest landowners and most successful farmers. His eighty-six years of life have seen vast changes in the state and nation as well as his home and county, and up to the last he maintained his eager interest in the world's history and progress. He was a man of fine judgment and great force of character, and was one of the leaders in public matters in the county until overtaken by the natural infirmities of age. A man of great kindness of heart as well as abundant means, no worthy appeal for help ever went unaided, and his devotion to his family was remarked by all who knew him. While the weight of years made the end inevitable, his passing away brings a feeling of sadness to his multitude of friend.
(Cedartown Standard, Thurs., April 4, 1918)


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  • Created by: Cyndi Wiseman
  • Added: 19 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92215137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Young (22 Dec 1832–28 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92215137, citing Young Family Cemetery, Polk County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Cyndi Wiseman (contributor 47066513) .