Ebenezer Russell Young III

Brief Life History of Ebenezer Russell

When Ebenezer Russell Young III was born on 29 August 1842, in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States, his father, Ebenezer Russell Young ll, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Holden, was 29. He married Matilda Wikoff Shreve on 1 May 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in United States in 1880 and Echo, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 3 June 1912, in Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Ebenezer Russell Young III
Matilda Wikoff Shreve
Marriage: 1 May 1866
Edwin Shreve Young
Elizabeth Wikoff Young
Ebenezer Russell Young IV
Minnie Taylor Young
John Holden Young

Sources (24)

  • Ebenezer R Young, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ebenezer Young, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Ebenezer Young, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"

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The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

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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