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 7 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
Leah Holland Smith
Marriage: 11 November 1826
Mary Polly Young
Willis Smith Young
James Alfred Young
Ethalinda Margaret Young
Polly Ann Young
William Darius Young
Rachel Derinda Young
Squire Sebastian Young
Harriet Elizabeth Young
Frances Marion Young
William Alma Young
Leah Ann Young
Susan Young

Spouse and Children

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


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    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.

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    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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