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History of Rush County Indiana Brant & Fuller
Page 767,768


GEORGE W. YOUNG, one of the leading members of the Rushville Bar, was born in Center Township, this County, January 29 1848. He was the son of James and Margaret (Davis) Young, the former a native of Oxford, Ohio, of English descent, and the latter a native of County Leitrim, Ireland, of Irish descent. His paternal grandparents were Andrew and Mary (Smith) Young, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, respectively. His maternal grandparents were George and Martha (Innis) Davis, natives of Ireland. Our subject was one often children, seven sons and three daughters, as follows: Robert, John V., Mary A., David, James S., George W. and Samuel H. (twins), William A., and two daughters that died in infancy, unnamed. Of those named Robert, John V., and Mary A., also died in infancy. Mr. Young was reared up on a farm in this county, and at the age of seventeen he took up the vocation of a teacher. At eighteen he entered the freshman class of the State University, and remained two years. He then taught school two years, after which he reviewed his studies at Spiceland Academy. After teaching one other term he entered upon the study of law, but resided upon a farm he had purchased in Center Township. He continued to study law and farm together for four years, when he became a resident of Rushville and soon afterward he was admitted to the Bar. He first entered the law office of Judge Cullen and Ben L. Smith, as a student. Three and one half years later he opened an office of his own. Two years later he became the partner of Judge Cullen in the practice of law, which partnership still exists. This dates from November 1885. He was married February 24, 1869, to Nancy Hinchman, daughter of Judge James Hinchmen, late of Union Township. She was born in that township, September 25, 1847. Three children have been born to them: lola M., born April 6, 1873; James V., born November 18, 1875, and Dellia, born November 18, 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Young are members of the Presbyterian Church. The former is a member of the F. & A. M. Lodge, having reached the rank of Knight Templar. He is also a member of the I. 0. 0. F. and K. of P. orders, and in politics he is a pronounced Republican.