Hancock County ILGenweb

Henry A. Young

Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried Redding


Henry A. Young, harness-maker, on the west side of Main street, Augusta, is a son of Colwell and Mary Young, both of English descent. He was born in Virginia, January 27, 1820. At the age of 14 he learned the harness trade, which he has since followed. He came to Augusta in 1844, was married in New York in 1840, to Abigail D. Graw, born in New York in 1822 and died in 1852. They had 5 children; 2 are living,--Henry W. and Mary E. The deceased are Julia, Susan and Abigail. Dec. 29, 1853, Mr. Young married Mary A. Van Brunt, a native of New York, born in 1828, and their children are Alexander, Alnilda, Julia, Colwell, Benjamin and George. Mr. Young has been School Director and Trustee; has been President of the Town Board, and High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons. Is a Christian and a Republican. Owns three lots with dwelling and one lot with shop; keeps a good stock of harness on hand.

Page: 528 & 529

Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois

Author: By TH. Gregg

Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.


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