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Young, George W.

Posted by ceddleman 
Young, George W.
February 24, 2007 09:45PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1886. Barren County.

GEORGE W. YOUNG was born in Hart County, Ky., August 22, 1832. His
father, John Young, was born at Hiseville, in Barren County, in 1798. He
was twice married; first, to a Miss Wilson, of Barren County, who at her
death left three children, viz: Sallie, Keziah and a son who died in
infancy. His second wife was Mrs. Mary W. (Bowling) Combs, of Hart
County. To this marriage were born seven children, George W. being the
only survivor and the eldest, after whom followed Susan B., Mary A.,
Bettie, Henrietta E., William B. and Edward S. John Young during his
lifetime was engaged in agricultural pursuits, acquired a fine property
and owned a number of slaves, all of which he lost through securities;
but recovered some of his property, including seven slaves, that were
freed in 1863. He died in December, 1881. He was an energetic man of
business, and was a captain of militia before the war of 1861. He was a
son of --- Young, who was of English parentage, a native of the Old
Dominion, and one of the first settlers of Barren County. George W.
Young was reared on a farm; his early school education amounted to no
more than six months altogether, but, being devoted to books, his
constant reading has made him conversant with the best literature of the
day. In 1863 he made a trip to the Pacific coast, and there spent three
years in mining operations, after which he returned to Kentucky, and
resumed farming, which he has followed with excellent success up to the
present time. He is the proprietor of two farms containing 180 and 185
acres, respectively. In April, 1871, he was united in marriage with
Miss Idelia H., daughter of Denis G. and Susan B. Beasley, of Charlotte
County, Va. To them have een born John D. and Early P., and four
daughters: Mary S., Henrietta E., Rosa L. and Mattie W. (deceased).
Politically Mr. Young is a Democrat, but takes little interest in
politics, and is a Master Mason in H. B. Grant Lodge, No. 610.
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