William Alma Young (1805 - 1875)

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Birthplace: Prob. Smith Co., Tn
Death: Died in Washington, Washington, Ut
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About William Alma Young




Young, William (1805–75), Private, Company I, Fourth Platoon, Washington City. William Young may have first heard about the massacre plans directly from John D. Lee while visiting Harmony on the night of Saturday, September 5, 1857. Two days later at his home in Washington, Young was ordered to go with the militia by Harrison Pearce. He traveled to Mountain Meadows with other men from Washington and Santa Clara on Monday, September 7, and arrived on Tuesday. On one occasion he accompanied Lee on a visit to Paiutes in their camp at the Meadows. On Friday, September 11, William Young remained at the militia camp with Samuel Pollock and James Pearce. From a vantage point near the camp, he witnessed some of the final massacre.

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William Alma Young's Timeline

August 28, 1805
Prob. Smith Co., Tn
November 11, 1826
Age 21
Gibson, Tennessee
Age 29
Shelby, Tennessee
Age 29
September 2, 1875
Age 70
Washington, Washington, Ut
September 1875
Age 70
Washington, Washington, Utah