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John Y. Young family



Dr. John Y. Young (1793-1868) and Eliza Henry Jones Young (1807-1882) moved from North Carolina to Tennessee in 1836, then to Arkansas in the late 1840s. Dr. Young was a physician and plantation owner. The Young family children included Norborne Young (1825-1883), Caroline S. Young (circa 1827-1847), William Henry Young (1830-1892), Edwin Young (circa 1832-1854), John Smith Young (1834-1916), Eliza Henry Young Fauntleroy (1846-1911), Fanny Young (died 1848), Ellen Young White (1849-1928), and Annie Mildred Young Power (1852-1936).

John Smith Young enrolled at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1852 and graduated in 1855. He subsequently worked as a school teacher, then became a lawyer. He served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Young practiced law in Homer, Louisiana, and served in the United States House of Representatives for Louisiana’s fifth district from 1878 to 1879. In 1881, he moved to Shreveport, where he continued to work as a lawyer. He also served as sheriff of Caddo Parish from 1892 to 1900. Young was married to Frances Rhoda Hodges Young (1848–1891), then Mattie Hamilton Young (1845-1922).

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John Y. Young family papers

Identifier: SC-Mss. Coll. 111
Scope and Contents This collection consists of digital facsimile printouts of correspondence to and from members of the Dr. John Y. Young family.Series 1: John Smith Young correspondence, 1853-1855. This series consists of letters written by John Smith Young to his siblings and parents. During this time, Young was a student at Centenary College of Louisiana. Many letters contain details about life at Centenary, his personal views on religion, and news of family members, especially his cousin...
Dates: 1848 - 1868