Jacob Young

27 December 1834–24 December 1884 (Age 49)
Union, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Young was born on 27 December 1834, in Union, Illinois, United States, his father, Alfred Douglas Young, was 26 and his mother, Anna Mundine Chappell, was 27. He married Lydia McCauslin on 5 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 24 December 1884, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Jacob Young
Lydia McCauslin
Marriage: 5 March 1857
Lydia Ann Young
Elizabeth Caroline Young
Laura Delite Young
Jacob Alfred Young
Susannah Young
William Franklin Young
Emily Jane Young
Ruah Angeline Young
George Chappel Young
Robert Douglas Young
Lillie May Young
Jessie Minerva Young
Henry Younger Young

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 5
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 14
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    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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    Charles William Lee was born on 11 August 1862 in New Harmony, Washington,Utah Territory to John Doyle and Sarah Caroline Williams Lee. He was the tenth of sixteen children, six girls and ten boys. Se …

    Sources (14)

    • Jacob Young in entry for Laura Young Foote, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jacob Young, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jacob Young in entry for Lydia Ann Young Billings, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956" (1928)

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