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About Joseph Watson Young

"...Joseph Watson Young, son of Lorenzo Dow Young and Persis Goodall, was born January 12, 1829 at Mendon, Monroe county, New York. He came to Utah in 1847 and in 1857 was called on a mission to England. Early in 1860 he left Utah with a freighting outfit for the states, returning in October of that same year with his wagons loaded with Church freight. He was also put in charge of a small company of immigrants numbering some 100 people.

The following item was taken from the Deseret News, October 10, 1860:

"On the evening of the 3d instant, Captain Joseph W. Young arrived with his freight train, consisting of some thirty wagons, with ox teams, which have made the trip to the Missouri and back this season. The cattle, which we did not see, are said to have returned in good order and condition, looking better than some that have only been driven from the States this year. E. D. Woolley, with a train of nine mule wagons, with which he went to the east from this city last spring for merchandise, was also in the company, and several others, increasing the number of wagons that came in with Captain Young to fifty one. It is gratifying to witness the arrival of the immigrant Saints in good health and spirits before the winter snows begin to fall on the mountains, rendering their passage cold and uncomfortable."

Early in June, 1873 Joseph Watson Young passed away in Harrisburg, Washington county, Utah at the age of 44 years..."

SOURCE: Our Pioneer Heritage, Carter, Kate B., ed. 20 vols. Salt Lake City: International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1958-197

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Birth: Jan. 12, 1828 Mendon Monroe County New York, USA

Death: Jun. 7, 1873 Harrisburg Washington County Utah, USA

Son of Lorenzo Dow Young and Persis Goodall

Married Mary Ann Pugh, Sep 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Lurana Eldredge, 2 Feb 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Julia Thankful Adams, 2 Dec 1865, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Family links:

  • Lorenzo Dow Young (1807 - 1895)
  • Persis Goodall Richards (1806 - 1894)

Julia Thankful Adams Young (1847 - 1939)

  • Lurana Eldredge Young (1838 - 1920)*
  • Selina Mehitable Young Brown (1857 - 1908)*
  • Horace Eldredge Young (1864 - 1908)*
  • Lorenzo Dow Young (1866 - 1943)*
  • Muzette Young Pratt (1871 - 1932)*

Burial: Saint George City Cemetery Saint George Washington County Utah, USA Plot: A_E_92_5

Maintained by: SMS Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So... Record added: Feb 02, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 117798

  • Residence: Utah, United States - 1870
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Joseph Watson Young's Timeline

January 12, 1828
Mendon, Monroe County, New York, United States
February 3, 1846
Age 18
February 3, 1846
Age 18
October 12, 1855
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
March 9, 1857
Age 29
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
May 28, 1860
Age 32
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States