Early Days of Greenbush


David Young

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David Young was born in Virginia, near the Tennessee line, in 1798. He came to Greenbush, Illinois, in 1834. He was married to Sarah Simmons, April 19, 1835. She was a daughter of William Simmons, who was a brother of Rowland and James Simmons, who came to Greenbush in an early day. To David Young and wife were born the following-named children:

  • George W., born June 30, 1836; married Mary Massengale.
  • Abigail, born August 25, 1837; married Samuel Walker. She died in 1885.
  • William, born March 1, 1839; married Esther Simmons.
  • Cosby, born February 18, 1841; married Andrew Wigert, December 14, 1862. He was born June 24, 1833.
  • Easter, born January 20, 1843; married Wm. Clark Griffin. She died in Kansas, July 21, 1892.
  • James K. P., born January 30, 1845; married Mrs. Cynthia A. Purcell, in November, 1876.
  • David Young was a farmer by occupation; did some teaming; was constable at one time; also kept hotel in the village. Politically he was a democrat. In religion he was a member of the Christian church. He died July 4, 1868. His wife was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church. She died in 1885.

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