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Young, Toliver P.

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Young, Toliver P.
February 27, 2007 02:41PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887
Bath County

TOLIVER P. YOUNG, a farmer and stock-grower, was born in Bath County, Ky.,
March 3, 1804. His father, James Young, a native of Virginia, came to
Kentucky about 1803 and settled on a farm in Bath County, where he died July
28, 1833. He married Sarah Peters, a native of Virginia, who bore him five
children, the subject of this sketch being the second child. Mrs. Sarah
Young died in 1862, a member of the Christian Church. The paternal
grandfather of Toliver P. Young, a native of Virginia was an early settler
of Montgomery County, Ky., and served in the war for Independence, as did
also William Peters, maternal grandfather of our subject. The
great-grandfather on T.P. Young's mother's side was named John Ashpy; he was
a captain under Gen. Washington in the war for Independence. John Young,
T.P.'s great-grandfather, was an Englishman; he came to America with Lord
Baltimore, and his wife was Miss Kity Bean, of Scotland. The early life of
Toliver P. Young was spent on the farm and in clerking. He owns 315 acres
of well improved land. February 22, 1831, he married Emily Peters, of
Woodford County, Ky., a daughter of James and Mary (Kerr) Peters, of
Virginia. Seven children blessed this union, viz: Maria L., Mary, James L.,
Johnson A., Alex K., Ella B. and one who died in infancy. Mrs. Young died
in 1871, a member of the Christian Church. Politically Mr. Young is a
Democrat. He served as deputy sheriff of Bath County four years, and in
1841-42 was a member of the Legislature. At one time he was elected captain
of the militia, and was subsequently promoted to the rank of a major. He is
also a member of the Christian Church and a good citizen.
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