Timothy R. Young

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Timothy Roberts Young

Death: 1898 (87)
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Son of Jeremiah Young and Hannah Young

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About Timothy R. Young


Timothy Roberts Young (November 19, 1811 – May 12, 1898) was an American attorney, farmer and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Illinois in the 1800s..

Early life and career

Born in Dover, New Hampshire, Young completed preparatory studies and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 1835. He studied law in Dover and was admitted to the bar in 1838. Young moved to Marshall, Illinois in the spring of 1838 and practiced law for ten years.

He was elected as a Democratic United States Representative to the Thirty-first Congress, serving the third district of Illinois. Young served from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1851. He served on the House Committee on Public Lands.

After leaving Congress, he moved to Mattoon, Illinois, and became interested in the manufacture of plug tobacco, in which he worked for ten years as a wholesale tobacco merchant. He was involved in the railroad and engaged in agricultural pursuits near Casey, Illinois. He served a delegate to the Illinois state constitutional convention from Clark County in 1862.

Personal life

Young married Margarette E. Jones in 1852. They had three children, Fanny Jones Young, Kimball Young and Ellen Swepson Young.

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Age 87