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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Dr. Isaac B. Young was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, March 22, 1828. Son of John and Lydia (Booth) Young, grandson of Baltzer and Elizabeth (Boose) Young, and great-grandson of Fred Young, who came to America in 1760, and made a settlement in Pennsylvania, near the Maryland line. The grandfather and great-grandfather were weavers by trade. John Young was reared in Columbiana County, Ohio, was here, married, and here reared his family. His son, Dr. Isaac B. Young, grew to manhood in Ohio, and obtained a fair schooling. At the age of twenty-one he taught school, and thus obtained means for continuing and completing a good medical education, graduating from the Cleveland Medical College. During the war he left a good practice at Alliance and went out as second lieutenant of Company K, Forty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which he helped organize from Alliance. He was soon after promoted to the rank of first lieutenant, then captain, and afterward took charge of a brigade. In 1863 he asked to be transferred to the medical department and was appointed by Secretary Stanton as assistant-surgeon and soon after as surgeon of the Twenty-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, of which afterward served eighteen months and twenty-one days as a veteran regiment. After the war Dr. Young returned home, and in 1871, on account of ill health, went to Little Rock, Ark,, where he practiced his profession for about three years He then moved to Lawrence County, Mo., where he married Miss Leona I. White, daughter of Judge J. M. White. Four children have been born to this union: Ernest, John, Fred and Vinton. Dr. Young has held membership in the Baptist Church since his nineteenth year, and is a charter member of J. M. Baird Post, 322, G. A. R., and is its present commander. He has held official relation in it since its organization.

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