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William Alma Young

Birthplace: Smith County, Tennessee, USA
Death: Died in Washington, Washington County, Utah Territory, USA
Place of Burial: Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Young and Mary Huff Boren
Husband of Leah Holland Smith; Druzilla Young; Leah Holland Young and Drusilla Boren
Ex-husband of Anna Riggs
Father of Mary Malinda Adaline Young and Willis Smith Young
Brother of Boren Young; John Young; Alfred Douglas Young; Hulda Young; Susannah McIntosh and 6 others
Half brother of Persada Boren; Percila Boren; Mary A Boring; Sarah Ann Boren; Andrew Boren and 6 others

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About William Alma Young

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel 1847–1868 Samuel Gully/Orson Spencer Company (1849), Age 44

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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 1804 - 1870

Fødsel: Aug 28 1804 Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee, USA

Ægteskab: Ægteskab med: Leah Holland Young (born Smith) Nov 11 1826 Gibson County, Tennessee, USA Folketælling: 1850 Utah county, Utah, Utah Territory, USA Død: Sep 3 1870 Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA Gravlagt: 1870 Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA Familiemedlemmer Ekskone: Anna Young (born Reynolds) 1819 - 1904 Kone: Druzilla Young (born Boren) 1812 - 1880 Kone: Leah Holland Young (born Smith) 1810 - 1897 Børn: Willis Smith Young 1829 - 1910 Polly Ann Penrod (born Young) 1836 - 1909 Ethalinda Margaret Young 1834 - 1917 William Alma Young 1849 - 1914


William Alma Young

Birth: Aug. 28, 1804 Smith County Tennessee, USA Death: Sep. 3, 1875 Washington Washington County Utah, USA

Son of Jacob Young and Mary Boren

Married Leah Holland Smith, 11 Nov 1826, Gibson County, Tennessee

Married Annie Reynolds, abt 1848

Married Druscilla Boren, abt 1853

Daughter - Mary Malinda Adaline Young

The families of William Alma Young and his son, Willis Smith Young, were pioneers, with Willis Boren and others, of Southern Utah, settling at Harmony and Toquerville. Willis Smith Young died 16 May 1910 in Escalante, Garfield County, Utah, and his wife, Ann, died six months later on November 19th.

William Alma Young died in the town of Washington, Utah, in 1875. His wife, Leah, moved to live with her handicapped daughter, Rachel, on her brother Thomas W. Smith's farm at Pahreah, Kane County, Utah. William's other wife, Druscilla, moved with her remaining children to San Bernardino, California, to be near her brother, Judge Alley Dennis Boren. On 2 Dec 1875 she married Benjamin VanLueven, a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter-day Saints.

Druscilla Boren had previously married to Nathan Keller, whose sister, Malinda, had been the first wife of Coleman Boren. Druscilla was the daughter of John Boren and Sally Alley. When William Alma Young's parents divorced, Druscilla brother, Willis Boren, married William A. Young's mother, Mary Boren, who was a cousin of Willis and Druscilla. These complex intermarriages bonded the two families into one virtual family unit of extreme closeness.

Prior to moving to Utah William Alma Young was in his early 20's in Gibson County Tennessee, when he began to think about marriage. Social diversions in Gibson County consisted of Church meetings, quilting bees for women and the men indulged in tree cutting and log rolling. Horse racing was a favorite community sport. In fact, transportation was almost wholly on horseback. Many young men going from meeting sought out some young woman and asked permission to ride home with her. Much of the sparking and courting was done from saddle to saddle. This is doubtless how William Young and Leah Smith met, and were married on 11 Nov 1826 (FHL book 976.823 V2w). William Alma was 21 years old and Leah only 16 when they married. She was descended from the Smith, Love, and Agee families who were prominent settlers in early Tennessee. Her parents were James Agee & Margaret Love Smith.

William Alma & Leah Smith Young, went to work, building their own cabin and participating in community activities. There were no roads in the newly acquired Indian land, and it was a legal requirement that a man, irregardless of social or financial status, must work on roads that were being constructed within a six mile radius of his home. From this we learn that among the close neighbors of the Young's were the David Crockett family of frontier legend.

The Young and Crockett families knew each other well, and lived parallel lives until the Young's joined the Mormons (FHL book 976.823 P2w, Gibson Co Tenn Court Minutes): "Ordered that Andrew Craig, David Crockett Sr, David Crockett Jr, Daniel Conlee, Squire Young, William Ferguson, John Gray and Patterson Crockett be appointed a Jury of View to run and mark a road from Trenton to the Weakly County line in a direction to Dresden.

History of the Young Family

Family links:

 Jacob Young (1774 - 1842)
 Mary Boren Boren (1784 - 1848)

 Leah Holland Smith Young (1810 - 1897)
 Anna Reynolds Riggs (1819 - 1904)*
 Druzilla Boren VanLeuven (1812 - 1880)*

 Willis Smith Young (1829 - 1910)*
 Ethalinda Margaret Young (1834 - 1917)*
 Polly Ann Young Penrod (1836 - 1909)*
 William Alma Young (1849 - 1914)*
 Mary Malinda Adeline Keller Pitcher (1854 - 1905)*

 William Alma Young (1804 - 1875)
 Alfred Douglas Young (1808 - 1889)*
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Burial: Washington City Cemetery Washington Washington County Utah, USA

Maintained by: SMS Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So... Record added: Feb 02, 2000 Find A Grave Memorial# 53223


Davy Crockett, egl. David Crockett, 1786-1836, amerikansk politiker. Crockett blev i sin samtid berømt som pioneren fra vildnisset i Tennessee, bl.a. pga. en række vandrehistorier og skrifter om ham. Han havde sæde i Repræsentanternes Hus 1828-32 og 1834-36; i 1836 drog han til Texas, hvor han deltog i Slaget om Alamo og blev dræbt. Crockett har siden opnået en nærmest mytisk status ikke mindst takket være udgivelsen i hans navn af de såkaldte Crockett Almanacs (1835-56) samt via adskillige drengebøger, tegneserier, film og tv-serier om hans liv.

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William Alma Young's Timeline

August 28, 1805
Smith County, Tennessee, USA
March 16, 1829
Age 23
Gibson County, Tennessee, United States
September 2, 1875
Age 70
Washington, Washington County, Utah Territory, USA
September 1875
Age 70
Washington, Washington County, Utah, USA