Thursday, May 19, 2011

Young family - Itasca Cemetery

Dr. John Haynes Young, along with his second wife Luvenia Harriet Davis Young, are buried in Itasca Cemetery, Itasca, Hill County, Texas.    During a recent visit to Texas, which included a detour to Itasca for lunch and cemetery browsing, their graves were photographed.   Just last month, in Fulton, I was honored to meet a descendant of John and Harriet who was in the area for research.

Dr. Young was the brother of my great-great grandmother, Rachel Caroline Young Loyd.  You can read more about him in earlier post.   John and Rachel were children of William A. Young and Elizabeth C. "Bettie" Evans, who lived near Smithville in Monroe County.  I am not sure exactly where the Young family lived, but it had to have been close to the state line and very close to Pine Springs and Detroit in present-day Lamar County.  When William Young died, he was buried in Lee Cemetery over in Lamar County.   My great-great grandmother, Rachael Young, met and married Isham Loyd who lived near Pine Springs in Alabama.

In addition to Dr. John H. Young, his brothers Reuben and William Dixon Young also moved to Hill County, Texas although William later moved to Oklahoma.

John married first to Helen Davis, daughter of Micajah Davis and Lavenia Ray  of Lamar County, Alabama.  (These Davises are not part of my Itawamba County Davis family.)  When Helen died just months after their marriage, John married her younger sister Harriet Luvenia Davis.  Harriet and John had nine children before Harriet died following the birth of their last child in 1894.    For his third wife, John married Mary Etta Nichols who was about 25 years younger and apparently outlived him, but I can't find a death or burial record for her.  She was living with the Young family in the 1900 census, listed as a 26 year old unmarried "boarder" in the household and probably serving as a nanny for the widowed physician. 

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