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Lawyer

William Brooks Young, American lawyer.

Background

Young, William Brooks was born on September 22, 1842 in Marengo Company, Alabama, United States. Son of James Alfred and Henrietta Julia (Brooks) Young.

Education

Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina. Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, 1861.

Career

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.

Membership

Clubs: Seminole, Florida Yacht, Florida Country.

Connections

Married Margaret Ranken, of Atlanta, Georgia., July 10, 1889.

father:
James Alfred Young

mother:
Henrietta Julia (Brooks) Young

spouse:
Margaret Ranken