Caroline Young

17 May 1816–19 January 1888 (Age 71)
Hector, Seneca, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Caroline

When Caroline Young was born on 17 May 1816, in Hector, Seneca, New York, United States, her father, John Young Jr, was 24 and her mother, Theodocia Kimball, was 24. She married Martin Harris on 1 November 1836, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1859 and lived in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 19 January 1888, in Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lewisville Cemetery, Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Harris
Caroline Young
Marriage: 1 November 1836
Martin Harris Jr.
Caroline Harris
Sarah Harris
Julia Lacotha Harris
John Wheeler Harris
Solomon Webster Harris
Ida May Harris

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1836Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 11
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    The Passing of Martin Harris by William H. Homer

    I first saw Martin Harris in Kirtland, Ohio, about the last of December, 1869. On my return from a mission in England I stopped to visit one of my relatives in Pennsylvania. On resuming my journey one …

    Sources (29)

    • Caroline Harris in household of Martin Harris, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Caroline Young, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Caroline Young in entry for Solomon W. Harris, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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