Biography of L. A. Young
Lake County, CA Biographies





YOUNG, L. A. Was born in Kentucky, July 23, 1835. In 1842 the family moved to Texas, where they resided until 1844, when they returned to Kentucky. In 1850 the subject of this sketch, his brother, Pembrooke S., and their father, crossed the plains to California, and arrived at Frenchmans Bar on the South Yuba September 13th of the above year. They engaged at once in mining, which they followed about six months, after which they followed different occupations until 1853, when they commenced farming in Sacramento County. This occupation they followed in Sacramento one season; and in October, 1854, they came to Lake County, and, after spending about two months in Big Valley, settled at Upper Lake, where they prosecuted farming and stock raising until 1856, when they took up their abode in Big Valley. Here the father died May 22, 1872. The subject of this sketch settled on his present place, consisting of sixty five acres, in 1873. Mr. Young married, December 26, 1864, Miss California M. Thompson, a native of Missouri. Their children are, Annie, Frank, Alma, Walter and Bettie.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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