Biography of B. F. Young



Clinton County

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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

Jonathan Young, father of B. F. Young, was a native of Yorkshire, England, born in 1778. He was about sixty years of age when he came to America. First settled in Wayne Co., Mich., and married Mrs. Hannah Green, a native of Massachusetts. From Wayne County they removed in 1841 to Bengal township, where Mrs. Young had entered a piece of government land, upon which they settled. Here their three children were born: B. F. Young, born in 1844, being the youngest and only surviving child, the others dying when infants. Here Jonathan and his wife resided until their deaths, which occurred in 1856, his January 14th, hers November 1st.

Benjamin F. continued to reside on the old homestead after the death of his parents, and in 1867 married Miss Julia D., daughter of Charles Grant. Mr. and Mrs. Young are the parents of four children, Viola A., Myron, Charles L., and Ida M.

Mr. Young at the age of twenty enlisted in the army for the suppression of the Rebellion. He was a member of Company A, Twenty third Michigan Infantry, and his term of service was from March 23, 1864, to June 10, 1866. He participated in the battles of Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Nashville, Franklin, and Fort Anderson.

Mr. Young’s farm now consists of two hundred acres, one hundred and twenty of which he inherited from his mother, which were purchased with her earnings, eighty having been added by Mr. Young. In polities he is Republican; in religion, both himself and wife are members of North Bengal Methodist Episcopal Church.

History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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