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Henry W. Young, Jr.

JOHN YOUNG,  deceased, was born about the year 1776in Franklin County, Penn. His father, William Young, came to what is now Lawrence County in 1804. John Young, the father of William, had preceded him to Lawrence County two years. He settled about six miles south of Mercer, and William died there. William married Mary Elder, by whom he had eight children: John, David, Elizabeth (married John Sankey, a relative of the great evangelist, Ira D. Sankey), Margaret (married David Summerville), James, Mary (married John McCandless), William, Jane (married James Small). John Young was a minister of the United Presbyterian Church, and went to Illinois in 1840, where he soon after died. His widow died in 1864, and had blessed him with five children: Nancy, married David Manuel; Jane, married Robert Elder, and lives in Lawrence County; William, died in 1861: James W. and John, the latter a resident of Lawrence County. James W. was educated in the common schools, and married Mary McGoun, and had eight children, seven of whom are living: Maria, married Andrew Fox; Margaret, married Aaron Hingston; John, Fannie, Robert, Isabella and Sarah. James Young settled on his present farm in Findley Township in the spring of 1867. He and his wife belong to the First Presbyterian Church of Mercer. His son, John, who assists in the management of the farm, was a soldier in the One Hundred and Third Pennsylvania Volunteers, enlisting in 1864. He and his father are Democrats, and among the enterprising citizens of the township.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 973

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