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JAMES WILLIAMSON YOUNG, one of the prosperous farmers of Hempfield township, Mercer county, was born August 8, 1865, on the old Young homestead. He is a son of James W. Young, who was born in 1818 and who died in 1871. Both father and son were born on the same farm. The grandfather was William Young, who settled in Hempfield township. James W. Young married, in 1848, Adelina Donaldson, and their children were as follows: James Williamson, of this notice; Lacy, wife of William Hendrickson, a farmer of Hempfield township; Anna. Horace, and John, all three deceased and all dying within ten days, of diphtheria.
James Williamson attended the public schools until about twenty years of age and then farmed until 1896, on the old homestead on which he was born. He engaged in the manufacture of jelly, cider and vinegar on his farm, which he carries on quite extensively. The farm which he occupies contains thirty-eight acres and is styled "The Young Farm." Mr. Young is a Republican in politics. November 11, 1891, he was married to Minerva Hughey, born September 19, 1868, a daughter of G. W. Hughey, of Otter Creek. The issue by this union was Helen, Guy Hughey, and Theodore R. The wife and mother died in 1905.