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Young, Coleby

Born: 1808-XX-XX Kentucky

Died: 1864-XX-XX Washington, DC

Flourished: Washington, DC

Coleby Young was a federal government official and brother of Richard M. Young. In 1829, he married Sarah Ann Hogan, with whom he had numerous children. Young moved from his native Kentucky to Illinois, setting in Greene County. In 1834, he purchased forty acres of public land near White Hall. Coleby eventually followed his brother to Washington, DC. From 1847 to 1864, he served as a clerk in the U.S. General Land Office. In 1860, Sarah A. Young and the children were living in Washington's Seventh Ward. Coleby was residing in Washington's Third Ward and owned real property valued at $2,500. Coleby and Sarah had one enslaved person, James Newman, whom they granted his freedom in May 1862.

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