Muscatine County Iowa

Here is what the abbreviations in the bios stand for: far: farm; Co.: company or county; dir: dealer; IVA: Iowa Volunteer Artillery; IVC: Iowa Volunteer Cavalry; IVI: Iowa Volunteer Infantry; P.O.: Post Office; S. or Sec.: section; and st.: street.

Source: History of Muscatine County Iowa, Biographical Section, 1879, page 682

JAMES YOUNG, far., Sec.2; P. O. Durant; son of Robert Young, a native of Middleton, Conn., where he was born April 23, 1793; by occupation a farmer. On the 4th of November, 1814, he married Lydia Burr, who was born at Bridgeport, Conn., Dec 30, 1793; they settled in Sullivan Co., N. Y.; had eight children---three sons and five daughters: James, the youngest son, was born in Sullivan Co., N. Y., Dec. 6, 1829; he remained in his native county until his 21st year, then came to Iowa, where he followed the carpenter's trade in Muscatine and Davenport. Dec. 29, 1859, he married Sarah S., daughter of Peter and Kate Gerringer, natives of Northampton Co., Penn., and with their family of two daughters and one son, came to this county in 1856; her father died Dec. 11, 1864; her mother is a resident of Davenport. Mrs. Young was born in Northumberland Co., Penn., May 1, 1839. After a residence of one year in Durant, they came to their present place of residence, where he owns 100 acres of well improved and cultivated land, valued at $50 per acre. They have five children--- Lillie K., born June 23, 1860; Oscar R., born Aug. 5, 1862; Lulu A., born Nov. 17, 1863; Mary E., born July 23, 1872, and Roy I., born Sept. 28, 1874. Republican. Has held the office of Assessor and various township and school offices.

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