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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

MORGAN YOUNG, farmer and stock grower, Rice’s Landing, Penn., was born in Washington County, February 8, 1829, and is a son of Abraham and Hannah (Rose) Young.  His parents were of Scotch-Irish and Dutch descent.  His mother was a native of Greene County and his father, who was a farmer and stock raiser during his life-time, was born in Washington County, Penn.  Both died on the same day in January, 1853, his wife surviving him just four hours.  They had a family of ten children.  Morgan, who was the sixth, was reared on the farm, attended the common school, and has made farming the business of his life.  He is the owner of a well improved farm consisting of two hundred and seventeen acres well stocked and kept in good condition.  Mr. Young has been twice married; first, in 1850, to Harriet, daughter of Thomas M. and Maria (Phillips) Norris.  Mrs. Young was of Dutch descent.  They had four children—A. L., a teacher and farmer in Ohio; Amy M., wife of T. O. Bradbury; Mary Ellen and James E.  Their mother died in June, 1876.  Mr. Young’s second wife was Miss Emma, daughter of Aaron and Sarah (McCullough) Bradbury, who were of English descent.  Mrs. Young’s father, now a farmer of this county, was for many years a farmer and tanner of Washington County, Penn.  Mr. and Mrs. Young have one child, Harry H. B.  In politics Mr. Young was a Democrat until 1884, since which time he has been a strong Prohibitionist, and has filled various important offices in his township.  He was justice of the peace for a period of ten years.  They were both members of the Shepherds Methodist Episcopal Church, in which both were stewards, and Mr. Young has been trustee, superintendent of the Sabbath-school, and class leader for thirty years, until two years ago, when they united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Rice’s Landing.

 

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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 – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 2 September 2007

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