Joseph Watson Young

12 January 1828–7 June 1873 (Age 45)
Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Watson

When Joseph Watson Young was born on 12 January 1828, in Mendon, Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Lorenzo Dow Young, was 20 and his mother, Persis Goodall, was 21. He married Mary Ann Pugh on 18 September 1852, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 7 June 1873, in Harrisburg, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Watson Young
Lurana Eldredge
Marriage: 2 February 1855
Joseph Watson Young Jr
Selina Mahitable Young
Ida Priscilla Phyllis Young
Mary Annie Young
Horace Eldredge Young
Lorenzo Dow Young
Ammi Jackman Young
Aurelia Lurana Muzette Young

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1855Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 11
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 13
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    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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    Joseph Watson Young (Autobiography with added notes at end)

    Autobiographical Life Sketch of Joseph Watson Young I was born on the 12th day of January, 1829 in Mendon, Monroe Co., New York. I was the second of ten children born to Lorenzo Dow Young and his f …

    Sources (74)

    • Joseph Young in entry for Muzette y Pratt, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Young, "United States Census, 1860"
    • J W Young in entry for Ammie Jackman Young and Esther Amanda Eide, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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