Hocking County Biographies

William R Young ,farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Perry Township, Fairfield (now Hocking) County, June 27, 1839, a son of James P. and Harriet (Rice) Young, his father born Apr. 5, 1805, and his mother May 1, 1817. Mar. 16, 1870, he married Elizabeth Kane, daughter of Peter and Mary (Pickle) Kane, born Sept. 19, 1847. Six children have been born to them - Harriet Luella, born May 6, 1871; Darletta, Jan. 25, 1873; Edward, Sept. 7, 1874; John, Oct. 1, 1878; Effie, June 28, 1880; Frank, July 28, 1882. After reaching his majority Mr. Young took charge of his father's farm, and on the death of his father inherited the homestead. In 1869 he purchased a mill and the next six years manufactured lumber in connection with farming. Mr. Young manufactured brick in 1874 and 1877, and for a year or two was in the hedge business working along the line of the Hanibal & St. Joe Railway, and in Illinois and Ohio. He has always been industrious and has accumulated a good property, having now 362 acres of fine land. Mr. and Mrs. Young are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has been Class Leader, trustee and Steward and takes an active interest in all that pertains to his church. In 1869 Mr. Young lost his residence by fire, but has since rebuilt and now has a very pleasant home. His parents were married May 3, 1835. They had a family of five sons and one daughter, only two now living. They are members of the Methodist church, his father being a local preacher and deacon.
History of Hocking Valley, Ohio Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883

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