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Uriah Smith Young, Jr.

Uriah Smith Young, Jr.

Male 1834 - 1862  (28 years)

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  • Name Uriah Smith Young, Jr. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1834  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died May 1862  McDonald County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Many researchers record that Uriah Smith Young Jr. fought for the Union Army from the state of Indiana with the 3rd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company H and 10th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies E and C. This information is NOT correct. This was a DIFFERENT Uriah Young who was born in New Jersey and lived in Indiana. This Uriah Young survived the war and his widow applied for and received a pension in 1883.
    • From Goodspeed's 1888 History of McDonald & Newton Counties: "Smith Young served as a pilot on the Pineville Expedition of March, 5 1862 which was conducted by Union troops under General (Franz) Sigel." General Franz Sigel was sent to remove Confederate troops from McDonald County, and more than likely it is during this time that Uriah Smith Young Jr. was injured, and lost his arm. There is no record showing that Uriah Smith Young Jr. enlisted in the Civil War, and it is believed that he lead General Franz Sigel's group as a private citizen. He was murdered just 2 months after the Pineville Expedition.
      Also, note that Uriah's brother, William K. Young, enlisted in the newly formed Enrolled Missouri Militia, 4th Military District, Company F in July, 1862, just 2 months after his brother, Uriah, was murdered. The Enrolled Missouri Militia was Missouri's own emergency state army created in a hurry in the summer of 1862 when parts of Missouri were overrun by southern guerrillas and Confederate recruiters. As a result, some of the unit organizations were thrown together haphazardly and many did not have good records.
    • From Goodspeed's 1888 History of McDonald & Newton Counties; The following statement appears on page 36: "Smith Young was taken from his house in May, 1862, hanged near Sulphur Springs, and then dragged fifty yards, where the barbarians shot and robbed him."
    • Border warfare constantly plagued the McDonald County citizens, and conflicts between both the Union and Confederate Armies against the residents were common. Several skirmishes and battles took place in the county.
    • J. D. Carter, the brother in law of Uriah Smith Young J.r was the guardian and curator of his estate. Final settlement in the probate court of McDonald County, Missouri, May 1879 stating that the said Eliza Ford, Elizabeth For, and B. F. Young, had attained their majority.
    • About 1969, the following account was related by Louis Benton Ford (son of Josephus Wesley and Eliza Ann Young Ford) to Wanda Mangram (Great granddaughter of the above couple). "Smith Young fought in the Civil War. He was shot in the shoulder. Shortly afterwards, he slipped back to his home to check on his sick wife. His wife died but guards were posted at the church and cemetery so he was unable to attend the funeral. He was captured by the enemy. They hung him by his injured arm to a tree near his house and tried to force him to tell where other soldiers were hiding. When he refused, he was shot to death, leaving three shall children in the house alone." (Louis Benton Ford visited the old home place (circa 1915-1916) and the tree was still standing. There is a post card with his picture taken in Missouri, which was sent to 'Aunt Lizzie Ford', wife of Markley (sister of Eliza). Years later Virgil and Wanda Mangram return to find his grave. The story was confirmed, but they were told by oldtimers, "There warent no grave. The hogs et em."
      Uriah served in the Civil War with the Northern Army per some family histories and with the Southern Army per others. A historian in Benton County, Arkansas indicated both to possibly be correct because many in Missouri changed sides. His wife died young, leaving three children. He came home on leave, perhaps because of her illness, or perhaps, because he had been shot in the shoulder; family stories differ. Different stories passed down through family, as well as by people in Jane, Missouri, all end with his being left in a field, and eaten by hogs. Some renditions say he was taken from his home by bushwhackers, or rebels, or renegades; others say he was told they were coming for him so he left his home and they caught up with him. Some say they wanted his money, others say they wanted information about his unit. All agree he was hung from a tree by the wounded arm. At some point he was shot, cut down, and left for the hogs. When family members visited in Jane, looking for his grave, they were told there was none, but were taken to the field where he died. Old timers remember the story, well.
      From the Globe Reader Opinion Voice Of The People Civil War
      Times, To The Globe:
      A. H. Rogers' account of Civil War tragedies brings to memory the account of Smith Young's death. Smith Young was the brother of my grandfather, William K. Young. They were both in the Northern army. Uncle Smith was shot in the shoulder, and they had sent him home on furlough. He was staying with my grandmother for a few days. Mother said they came in about midnight, took him out of bed and left the house.
      As soon as it was daylight she and Arvilla Young, a sister to grandfather and Smith, went to look for him. They lived at Jane, Missouri. They found him about a mile north of town in a rocky glade where only scattered trees grew. The Bushwhackers, as they were called, had hung him up by the injured arm and shot him full of holes. They cut him down, for hogs were eating on him when they found him. It was really rough in those days.
    Person ID I11696  The Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2014 

    Father Uriah Smith Young, Sr.,   b. 1800, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1866, McDonald County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Nancy Elizabeth Smith,   b. 1805, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1860, Jane, McDonald, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1824  Adams County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3943  Group Sheet

    Family Lurana A. Davis,   b. 1836, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1862, McDonald County,Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Eliza Ann Young,   b. 18 Jun 1854, McDonald County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1929, Cache, Comanche, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Benjamin Franklin "Frank and Hick" Young,   b. 19 Dec 1858, McDonald County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1931, State Hospital, Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Lurana Elizabeth "Luraney" Young,   b. 1862, McDonald County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1929, Wise County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F3890  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Uriah Smith Young, Jr. Land Deed 1
    Uriah Smith Young, Jr. Land Deed 1
    Uriah Smith Young, Jr. Land Deed 2
    Uriah Smith Young, Jr. Land Deed 2
    Newspaper Account About the Death of Uriah Smith Young, Jr.
    Newspaper Account About the Death of Uriah Smith Young, Jr.



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