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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


A. J. YOUNG, farmer and stock grower, Rice’s Landing, Penn., was born in Washington County, February 7, 1831, and is a son of Abraham and Hannah (Rose) Young.  His parents were natives of Washington and Greene counties, respectively, and of German and English ancestry.  Mr. Young is the seventh in a family of ten children.  He was reared in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, and acquired his education from the common schools of his neighborhood.  He chose farming as his occupation, and owns 165 acres of well improved land in Cumberland Township, Greene County, where he took up his abode in 1854.  In the same year he was united in marriage with Miss Rachel, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Swan) Ailes.  The former was a native of Washington County, and the latter of Greene County, and a descendant of one of its earliest settlers.  Mrs. Young’s great-grandfather, John Swan, settled on the farm now owned by A. J. Young, in 1767, and had to build a fort to protect himself from the Indians.  Mr. and Mrs. Young are devoted members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the former ruling elder of the church.  Mr. and Mrs. Young are the parents of two children—Amy H., who died when four years old; and William A., a carpenter and farmer, residing on the home farm.  He was united in marriage in 1884 with Miss Maggie M., daughter of Jacob and Rachel Braden, and they have one child, Walter B.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 2 September 2007

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