Biography of Christopher Young
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Young, Christopher, was born in Corning, N. Y., July 17, 1836, son of William Young, a tailor in that place. Christopher was educated at the district school in Ulster, Bradford county, Pa. At the age of fourteen he learned the blacksmith and carriage trade, serving an apprenticeship of three years. He then started in business in Hammondsport, N. Y., but in 1868 he enlisted in the 22d N. Y. Cavalry and served to the end of the war, participating in nineteen engagements, some of which were the battles of the Wilderness, White Oak Swamp, the Wilson raid, Winchester, Cedar Creek, and others. In 1859 he married Mahetabel Sweezey, born in Rhode Island in 1841. Of this union three children were born, two daughters and one son; Ida M. in 1857; Roxie in 1870; and Lenord A., 1882. In 1870 they came to Canisteo, where he has been engaged in the carriage and blacksmith business up to the present time. He is a member of Morning Star Lodge, No. 65, F. & A. M., and the A. O. U. W., Lodge No. 29.

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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