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Charles Clark Young

Home Town:
Whitestown, NY
Later Residences:
Seneca, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Elisabeth Huntington Young (August 1836)
Mary Brownell Morgan Young (May 1841)
Charlotte Huntington Young (April 1833)
Biographical Notes:
Charles Clark Young was the son of John and Mary (Stone) Young. Young worked as a lawyer, farmer and a minister. He died in Brooklyn, NY.

Young was involved in an interesting personal legal battle which began in 1865 when the City of Youngstown, OH approached him about executing a quit claim deed on two plots of land Young had inherited from his father. The land had been designated as a burial ground by John Young when the original land plots were designated in 1799. Neighbors were encroaching on the cemetery land and the city wanted to protect the plots. Charles Young complied and issued the deed.

Over the next five years the cemetery became run down and rarely used by Youngstown citizens. The city decided to exhume any remaining bodies and reappropriated the land (which ...
Additional Notes:
The town of Youngstown, OH is named after Charles' father John Young who was an early settler of that area of the Western Reserve. The family moved back to New York in 1802.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Entered Hamilton with the class of 1826, but did not graduate. He graduated from Union College in 1826. Attended Auburn Theological Seminary 1839-1841.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Agriculture; Religious Calling

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848.

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