| Early Days of Greenbush|
EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH
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.