Thomas R. Young
Born: 26 Sep 1815 at Hampton, Windham Co., CT
Died: 3 Nov 1899 at Owosso, Shiawassee Co., MI
Burial: Pine Tree Cemetery, Corunna, Shiawassee Co., MI
Father: William Clark Young, Sr.
Mother: Anna "Nancy" Crane
1st Marriage: 21 Feb 1841 in New Haven Twp., Shiawassee Co., MI to Nancy Martha Hart (1823-1889). Seven children.
2nd Marriage: 26 Jan 1890 in Caledonia Twp., Shiawassee Co., MI to Lydia Melvina (Warrener) Kilbourne (1827-1912). No children.
Biography: Thomas R. Young was born in Hampton, Windham Co., CT on 26 Sep 1815. The family moved to New York when he was 19. Ten years later the family moved to Lapeer Co., MI. Upon leaving home at age 18, Thomas R. Young found ready employment in New York State, a portion of the time being engaged on the Erie Canal. When 20 he was influenced by the charms of a seafaring life to become a sailor, and joined the crew of the ship "Rambler," which sailed from Nantucket on a three years' cruise. His share of the proceeds of the return cargo was $300, with which he made a pleasure trip, and then repaired to his father's home in Michigan. In the spring of 1839 he entered the farm upon which he at present resides , together with other land embracing 280 acres. Thomas R. Young was a Democrat and assisted with the erection of the first school building in Caledonia Township.
Source: HISTORY OF SHIAWASSEE & CLINTON COUNTIES MICHIGAN; ; Philadelphia, D.W. Ensign & Co, 1880; p 219.