Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Berry S. Young

Berry S. Young
Pay Mr.
U.S. Vols.

Buried Old Marion Cemetery, Crittenden County, Kentucky. His government-provided tombstone was photographed 25 May 2012.

Berry S. Young married Narcissa Dodds 19 July 1838 Livingston County, Kentucky. The family is found on the 1850 Crittenden County census in Marion. Originally a tavern keeper, Berry S. Young qualified as Crittenden Clerk of Court 2 June 1851 and served for a number of years.

Berry Sams Young enlisted 21 April 1864 in the U.S. Volunteers Paymaster's Dept. Infantry and was promoted to Major the same date. He was mustered out 24 February 1865, according to the Index to Compiled Military Service Records.

According to the 1880 Crittenden County Mortality Schedule, Berry S. Young, age 65, died of dropsy in February 1880.

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