YOUNG, James Wiley
Date of death: 27 May 1908 – Eskridge, Wabaunsee County, Kansas
Eskridge Star, May 28, 1908
James Wiley Young – Dead.
James Wiley Young was born in Brown County, Ohio, April 28, 1818, and died in Eskridge, May 27, 1908, aged 90 years and 29 days. At an early age he came to Johnson County, Indiana. On June 3, 1841, he was married to Mary Hamilton. There were born to them five sons and six daughters of whom the five sons and four daughters remain to feel the loss of their parent’s love and sympathy, for Mother Young was laid to rest three years ago, the third of this month. For many years, Mr. and Mrs. Young were useful members of the Presbyterian Church at Franklin, Indiana. Mr. Young with his wife and seven children came to Kansas while it was yet a territory. He was bitterly opposed to slavery and bravely did his part in bring Kansas into the Union as an anti-slavery state. On account of Father Young’s age, he was exempt from the army life and battles, but he furnished two sons who brought back a good report of faithful service, at the close of the war.
Mr. Young belonged to the State Militia and as a member of that organization, often sacrificed his time and means that the Union of all the states might be preserved. Of the children now living Lizzie, William George and Clara have homes in Oklahoma.
John, James, Jennie, Ellen and Sherman live in Kansas. Twenty-three grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren still survive.
Eskridge newspaper article, no date
The James W. Young family from Shilo [Shiloh], Indiana were among the early settlers in Eskridge. Mr. Young bought the property and built the house where his great granddaughter, Mrs. Francelia (Young) Robinson now lives. The property has been in the Young family ever since, except for the 20 years that the late George Cook owned it. James had a family of 12 children...
Note: James Young was the son of Jesse Young, Sr. and Margaret Eaton Wiley of Union Township, Johnson County, Indiana.
Submitted by Doni Wright