YOUNG, HUGH FRANKLIN
YOUNG, HUGH FRANKLIN (1808–1888). Hugh Franklin Young, son of Hugh Young, was born in Virginia on November 3, 1808. In 1824 he moved to Mississippi, where he joined the local constabulary in fighting bandits and pirates on the Mississippi River. He moved his family to Boonesville, Missouri, and in 1840 to Clarksville, Texas (Red River County). Young joined the Texas militia and in 1843 was a member of the Snively expedition. He served also in the Mexican War as a colonel in the militia. He was chief justice of Red River County in 1848 and in 1853 moved to Sherman, where he was the chief justice of Grayson County. During the Civil War he was a reserve brigadier general of state troops and was a procurement agent for the Confederacy. After the war he moved to San Antonio, where he and his brother operated a transportation system to Monterrey, Mexico. Young first married Frances Hampton Gibson in Tennessee in 1836. They had two children. He remarried twice after the death of his first wife. He died in San Antonio on September 14, 1888.
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