John Floyd Young

10 February 1836–20 January 1891 (Age 54)
Chatham Hill, Smyth, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of John Floyd

When John Floyd Young was born on 10 February 1836, in Chatham Hill, Smyth, Virginia, United States, his father, Absalom McDonald Young, was 22 and his mother, Matilda Shepherd, was 15. He married Nancy Emeline Pritchett on 2 November 1859, in Chatham Hill, Smyth, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Smyth, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 20 January 1891, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Fairview Pioneer Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Floyd Young
Nancy Emeline Pritchett
Marriage: 2 November 1859
James Absalom Young
Emma Mary Elizabeth Young
Brigham John Young
Heber Franklin Young
Alma Robert Young
Hanes Floyd Young
John Floyd Young
Nancy Jane Young
Joseph William Young
Ezra Thomas Young
Zina Matilda Young
Eliza Rebecca Young
Eva Christina Young
David Young
Jesse Mitchell Young
Lindsey Brady Young

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  • Marriage
    2 November 1859Chatham Hill, Smyth, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 8
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 25
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

    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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    YOUNG FAMILY HISTORY-5 generations: John>Robert>Absalom>JohnFloyd>BrighamJohn(B.J.)

    STORY PASSED DOWN IN YOUNG FAMILY: John Young was born in Edinburgh, Scotland around 1750. Came to America with British Army. 1776 he enlisted as a Revolutionary soldier from Frederic County, Virgini …

    Sources (40)

    • John F Young in household of James M Pritchett, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John F Young in entry for Lindsay Brady Young, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John M Young, "United States Census, 1870"

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