John Young

21 March 1823–16 July 1901 (Age 78)
Bun na hAbhann, County Donegal, Ireland

The Life Summary of John

When John Young was born on 21 March 1823, in Bun na hAbhann, County Donegal, Ireland, his father, Andrew Young, was 28 and his mother, Jane Richmond, was 25. He married Jane Young on 15 November 1853, in Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Charleston, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1900. In 1900, at the age of 77, his occupation is listed as farmer in Wallsburg, Wasatch, Utah, United States. He died on 16 July 1901, in Emmett, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Emmett, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Young
Rebecca Young
Marriage: 12 January 1859
Martha Ann Young
Margaret Young
Joseph Smith Young
Brigham Young
Rebecca Young
Andrew Jackson Young
Nephi Moroni Young
Robert David Young

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1859Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 2
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 23
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Ship John J Boyd

    This tells a little more detail about the ship and journey that John and Rebecca took (from the history of Maren Larsen Jensen Johnson: Liverpool was a major embarkation point for many of the Europe …

    Sources (25)

    • Jacob Young, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John Young in entry for John Young, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Young, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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