Biography of Danarbus B. Young
Monroe County, MI Biographies

DINARBUS B. YOUNG was born in what is now West Toledo, then belonging in this State, in 1831. His father was a native of Ontario county, N. Y., and came west in 1831, locating on 76 acres of wild land, now owned by S. R. Hathaway, in the town of Whiteford. Dinarbus has been twice married First to Betsey Bemis, daughter of Abel and Esther Bemis, of Lucas county, Ohio, by whom he had four children, of whom only one is now living, Mrs. Rosaline Shults, who with her husband is living with her father on the home farm; he was married again in 1877 to Mary Crowell, of Bedford. whose parents were VanRensaler and Elects Crowell. In 1850 Mr. Young began the clearing of the farm of 87 acres, on which he now resides; purchasing his first ax where with to work on credit, he now has 75 acres under cultivation, with fine brick dwelling, the first one of brick built in the town. His opportunities for an early education were limited, being deprived of the advantages of school up to 13 years of age. His principal associates in early life were the young Indians of the vicinity, with whom his leisure hours were usually spent.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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