Young, William Brooks was born on September 22, 1842 in Marengo Company, Alabama, United States. Son of James Alfred and Henrietta Julia (Brooks) Young.
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, 1861.
Enlisted in 11th Alabama Infantry, July, 1861. Served in Virginia as Second lieutenant, captain of sharpshooters and brigade adjunct-general, on staff of General J. C. Saunders. Participated in the principal battles and in recapture of the “Crater” at Petersburg.
Remained in field until Lee’s surrender. Admitted to Alabama bar, 1868. Practiced in Stanislaus Company, California, 2 years, Greensboro, Alabama, 1870-1880.
Prosecuting attorney, Hale Company, Alabama, 1871-1873. Settled in Jacksonville, Florida, 1880. Judge Circuit Court, 4th Florida Circuit, 1890-1893.
Retired from active practice, 1912.
Clubs: Seminole, Florida Yacht, Florida Country.
Married Margaret Ranken, of Atlanta, Georgia., July 10, 1889.