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Alexander Young


Posted By: J. Breen (email)
Date: 3/22/2019 at 14:45:47

ALEXANDER YOUNG, deceased, was born in Fleming County, Ky., and was the son of James and Nancy (Smith) Young. In 1829 he moved to Rush County, Ind., where he lived ten years, engaged in farming. In the fall of 1839 he moved to Louisa County, Iowa, and there remained until the spring of 1840, when he came to Washington County, where he bought a claim of 160 acres in Cedar Township. When this land came into market, he entered the same, to which he made additions, owning at one time 440 acres on section 34, Cedar Township. In 1815 Mr. Young was united in marriage with Miss Mary Davis, a native of Kentucky, and the daughter of John Davis. Eight children were born to them: Nancy, the wife of Isaac N. Smith, of Oregon; Martha, the wife of Daniel Jayne, of Washington; John D., a carpenter by trade now residing in California; James, Robert H. and Aleck H., now living on the home place; Mary M., the wife of John Jayne, of Franklin Township. Mr. Young was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He died June 18, 1868. Mrs Young died in 1877, aged eighty four. Politically, Mr. Young was a Whig, and later a Republican. He was a soldier in the War of 1812 and served his country faithfully.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Washington County, Iowa. Excerpt from Biographical Sketch of Alexander Young, page 218.

Young, Alexander -- 1812 Army Record of—He was one of a number of young men of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, who formed a cavalry company under Captain Matthews, and riding their own horses and carrying their own guns, served their country through the war of 1812. He was with General Harrison at the Battle of the Thames, stood so near the General that he heard him give the command to ‘fire’ in this engagement. They left their horses on an island near Detroit and served as infantry. They were mustered out at Detroit at the close of the war, and mounting their horses rode home. Grandfather of Mrs. Edith Miller.

Source: Roster of Soldiers - Excerpt from War of 1812 section of document written by Clyde and Harry Boice (1945)

Posted for link to Washington, IAGenWeb page for War of 1812; War Veterans

Alexander Young Memorial on Find A Grave

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