Seymour Bicknell Young

Brief Life History of Seymour Bicknell

When Seymour Bicknell Young was born on 8 October 1837, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph Young, was 40 and his mother, Jane Adeline Bicknell, was 23. He married Ann Elizabeth Riter on 14 April 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 December 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Seymour Bicknell Young
Ann Elizabeth Riter
Marriage: 14 April 1867
Seymour Bicknell Young Jr
Ann Elizabeth Riter Young
Florence Pearl Young
Levi Edgar Young
Joseph Bayard Young
Ada Lucille Young
Elma Young
Louis Courtney Young
Clifford Earle Young
Josephine Irene Young
Ora Bernice Young
Hortense Claire Young

Sources (66)

  • Seymour Young in household of Joseph Young, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Seymour B Young, "Utah, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1879-1934"
  • Seymour Bicknell Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

World Events (8)

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .

Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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