Biography of

William A. Young, Co D

Willliam A. Young was born in Meigs County, Ohio on May 27, 1841. He was the son of James R. and Sarah Maria (Quivey) Young. Little is known at this point about his early life.

On September 19, 1861, he enlisted in Company D of the 18th Ohio for a term of three years service. It is known that he was captured at the Battle of Stones River on December 31, 1862. It is assumed that he was with the group that was paroled in February, 1863 and returned to Camp Chase and assigned to guard Confederate prisoners until he was returned to the unit in June, 1863. He was mustered out of the army at the expiration of his term of service on November 1, 1864 (note: Listed in Hardesty's as November 1, but may be November 9, 1864 as others were mustered out on this date.).

After the war and William's return home, he married Mary Hollett on April 18, 1869. Bedford Township seems to be his home for the rest of his life. He had 4 children, Charles Melvin born in 1870, Aries H. in 1871, Alexander 1873 and Elizabeth D. in 1876. According to the Meigs County Indigent Soldiers Record, William A.was buried in the Burlingham Cemetery in Meigs County, Ohio upon his death in 1914.

(Information found in Hardesty's History of Meigs County and generously provided by Keith Ashley.)