YOUNT - Harrison YOUNT, whose home is on section 5, of Douglas Township, and whose farm is meandered by the Big Picayune Creek, came to Harrison County in the autumn of 1869, when he rented a farm in Calhoun Township, where he lived one year and they rented a farm in St. John's Township, remaining three years and then went to Cincinnati Township, where he was a renter of land for six years, and then farmed in St. John's Township again two years, after which hoping to better his condition, he moved to Boyer Township, where he rented a year and then bought his present farm on section 5, which was eighty-seven acres of improved land.
Our subject was born in Tippecanoe County, Ind., July 22, 1840, and in 1844 his parents removed to Wapello County, Iowa, where they lived about three years and then removed to Jefferson County, Iowa, where our subject remained until the breaking out of the Civil War. August 8, 1862, he enlisted in Company G, Thirtieth Iowa Infantry, being mustered into the service at Keokuk, and went to St. Louis, was there one month, and went to Helena, Ark., and from there to Vicksburg, and was soon sent to a hospital on account of loss of speech, and was not with his company again, not having the use of his voice for three years sufficient to articulate above a whisper. He was mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa, July 8, 1865, and returned to Jefferson County, where he engaged in farming and running a threshing machine, which last business he followed for thirty-six years only missing the years he was in the army. He commenced to go with a threshing machine when only twelve years of age, when threshing machinery was in a very crude state, and hence may be called a veteran grain thresher.
He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah C. STEWART in Jefferson County, Iowa, October 10, 1861. By this union three children were born--Elizabeth, born August 8, 1862; John W., November 14, 1866; Harrison E., May 4, 1872. Elizabeth died in Keokuk, Iowa, October 10, 1864.
Mrs. YOUNT was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, February 1, 1845, her parents coming to Jefferson County, Iowa, when she was ten years old; she remaining at home until the date of her marriage. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Andrew YOUNT, the father of our subject, was born August 11, 1816, and was reared in Tippecanoe County, Ind., and was one of the pioneer band who first entered the wilds of Jefferson County, Iowa, in 1844, when Iowa was yet a territory. He engaged in farming in 1867 eighteen miles from Burlington, in Henry County, where he lived the remainder of his days, dying September 5, 1883.
The mother of our subject died January 29, 1816, and reared in Tippecanoe County, Ind., and died in Jefferson County, Iowa, September 2, 1861. Her father was Levi STEWART born in Montgomery County, Md., in 1805 and left there when twenty years of age, for Virginia, and was there married to Miss Mary E. MEACHELFRESH, December 1, 1831, and they were the parents of thirteen children, Sarah C., being the eighth child. The family removed to Jefferson County, Ohio, and remained until 1854, when they came to Jefferson County, Iowa, where the father died January 24, 1878. Mary E., died in Harrison County, May 5, 1886.
Politically our subject votes with the Republican party.
Source: 1891 Harrison County Iowa History, pp. 707, 708
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