Biography of Benjamin F. Young
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Young, Benjamin F., was born in Boston, Mass., September 27, 1822. His father, William, was a native of London, England, who moved to Halifax, Novia Scotia, then came to the United States, settling at Geneva. Here he entered the employ of Sir William Pulteney's estate in the Geneva Land Office. From Geneva he came to Bath in 1856, at which time the two land offices were consolidated. In 1862 he was succeeded by his son, Benjamin F. Young, who still remains in charge. William Young married Jane T. Brabiner of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Entering the land office as a clerk he was subsequently made agent with full power of attorney of the Pultoney estate with Joseph Fellows. He died at his son's home, Ontario, N. Y., aged seventy one years. In 1845 Benjamin F. Young married Helen A., daughter of Elisha Johnson, of Rochester, N. Y. They had three Sons and five daughters: William H., Frank J., Joseph. F., Mrs. Emily H. Thorp, Mrs. M. Lillian Chitry, Helen B., Ada L., and Elizabeth J. Mrs. Helen Young died in November, 1873. In 1882 Mr. Young married Lucy L., daughter of the late Daniel Knight, of Bath, by whom he has one son, Daniel K. Mr. Young is one of the leading business men in Bath and has been an officer in the Episcopal church for nearly fifty years.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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