Biography of Justice John L. Long
Richmond County, NY Biographies





Ex-JUSTICE JOHN L. YOUNG was born in London, England, in 1818, served his time in London as carriage painter, and came to America in 1852. He arrived in New York on Monday, and the following day obtained a situation at Rahway, N. J., which was then a centre of the carriage business.

He remained in one factory seventeen years, and in 1869, he moved to Richmond and has been in the employ of Isaac March and Marsh & Nolan since that time. He is now living in comfortable circumstances.

In 1881, Mr. Young was elected justice and held the office for eight years. He was also district clerk and trustee of Richmond school for eighteen years. He married, in. 1838, Miss Emma Harris, daughter of the famous aeronaut, Thos. Harris. She died in Rahway in 1856 and was buried on the anniversary of her marriage.

In 1858, he married Miss Susan Harrington, of New York, who is still living. Mr. and Mrs. Young have three daughters, Mrs. Wm. Finley, Mrs. George Hatfield, of Rahway, and Mrs. George Lewis, of Jersey City. sixteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

From:
Prominent Men of Staten Island 1893
A. Y. Hubbell, Publishers
New York, 1893.


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