History of
Ashtabula Co., Ohio

SOURCE: History of Ashtabula County, Ohio
Large, Moina W.
Topeka :: Historical Pub. Co.,, 1924, 1132 pgs.

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* YATES, L. T. * YOUNG, Harry G.
L. T. YATES, one of the progressive farmers and stockmen of Richmond Township, was born on the farm where he now lives, Dec. 19, 1871, and is the son of M. and Lydia (Marriman) Yates.
     M. Yates
, deceased, was a prominent farmer of Richmond Township for many years.  He was born in that township, July 9, 1840, and lived in Ashtabula County during his entire life.  In 1860 he was married to Miss Lydia Marriman, a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1840, and to this union two children were born: Ella, deceased; and L. T., the subject of this sketch.  Mr. Yates died Feb. 12, 1915, and his wife died Jan. 12, 1910.
     L. T. Yates attended the public schools and took a business course at Ada, Ohio.  He has always been interested in farming and owns a well improved farm of 155 acres in Richmond Township.  Mr. Yates specializes in dairy farming and has 20 head of pure bred Holstein cows.
     On Dc. 15, 1898, Mr. Yates was married to Miss Jessie Weir, a native of Richmond Township, born Aug. 11, 1876, and the daughter of John and Maxine (Frey) WeirMr. Weir was a native of Scotland, born Nov. 22, 1833.  At the age of 14 years he came to this country with his parents and located at Johnson, Ohio.  He served through the Civil War and died Dec. 8, 1923.  His wife died July 8, 1918.  Mr. and Mrs. Weir were the parents of the following children:  Adelbert, Robert and William, all deceased; Mrs. Yates; May Leonard, lives at Wiliamsfield, Ohio; and Maggie, died in infancy.  To L. T. and Jessie (Weir) Yates have been born five children, as follows:  Howell A., born Mar. 30, 1900, lives in Richmond Township; John M., born June 1, 1902, at home; Ella A., born May 9, 1904; Leota L., born Mar. 7, 1908, a student; and Marjorie W., born Feb. 5, 1922.
     In politics Mr. Yates is identified with the Republican Party.  He is a member of the Church of Christ.  Mr. Yates is an industrious and energetic farmer, highly esteemed in his neighborhood.
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HARRY G. YOUNG, a leading fruit farmer of Ashtabula County, is a member of one of the county's honored pioneer families.  He was born in Ashtabula, Oct. 12, 1880, and is the son of Addison and Emily (Simons) Young,.
     Addison Young
was born in Beaver County, Pa., in 1842, the son of James and Nancy Young.  He was a bookkeeper for the New York Central Railroad for several years and also taught school in Lawrence County, Pa.  On account of poor health Mr. Young decided to engage in farming and farmed until the time of his death in 1995.  He was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted with Company I, One Hundred Thirty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  Mr. Young was too young to serve in the army, but after enlisting three times was finally accepted and served for nine months.
     Emily (Simons) Young was born near Williamsfield, Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1846, and was the daughter of Henry Simons, who settled at Williamsfield when he was five years of age, his parents having purchased a farm there.  Mr. and Mrs. Young, who were married in 1868, were the parents of two children: Edna, married Perry Smith, lives in Ashtabula, and they have seven children, Luida, Luella, Lucile, R. J., Luelda, Addison, and Perry, Jr.; Harry G., the subject of this sketch.
     Harry G. Young was reared and educated in Ashtabula and now lives with his mother.  He is unmarried.  Mr. Young raises fruit and berries extensively and has a well improved farm.
     In politics Mr. Young is identified with the Republican party.  He is a member of the Methodist Church and is well liked in Ashtabula and the surrounding community.
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