William Young

28 August 1805–3 September 1875 (Age 70)
Smith, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Young was born on 28 August 1805, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob Young, was 31 and his mother, Mary Boren, was 20. He married Leah Holland Smith on 11 November 1826, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Bedford, Tennessee, United States in 1840. He died on 3 September 1875, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Young
1805–1875
Leah Holland Smith
1810–1897
Marriage: 11 November 1826
Mary Polly Young
1828–1914
Willis Smith Young
1829–1910
James Alfred Young
1830–1849
Ethalinda Margaret Young
1834–1917
William Darius Young
1837–1849
Rachel Derinda Young
1839–1894
Squire Sebastian Young
1841–1849
Harriet Elizabeth Young
1844–1929
Frances Marion Young
1846–1849
William Alma Young
1849–1914
Leah Ann Young
1855–1937
Susan Young
1856–1856

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1826Gibson, Tennessee, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812
    Age 7
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 20
    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.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Yongue
    Youngs
    Younger
    Ogg
    Younge

    Story Highlight

    Brief Autobiography of William Alma Young

    Birth: Aug. 28, 1804 Smith County Tennessee, USA Death: Sep. 3, 1875 Washington Washington County Utah, USA Son of Jacob Young and Mary Boren Married Leah Holland Smith, 11 Nov 1826, G …

    Sources (27)

    • William Young in death entry for Etha Linda Margret Young, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • William Young, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Young in entry for Alma Young, "Arizona, Deaths, 1870-1951" (image)

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