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Young W. Moran Biography

I happened upon this biography quite by chance, had used the one on the same page in an earlier blog.  The name caught my eye because I have a Young W. Moran in my line – son of William Moran, Jr. and Susan Linton.  Going back to Family Tree Maker I realize that this Young W. Moran’s father, Edward B. Moran, was the brother to William Moran, Jr.!  I have always wondered about the name Young – is it a family name?  Since it comes down through two lines of the same family I believe it must be!  Another of my direct ancestors of is William Linton, whose wife was Eliza Lyon Moran, daughter of William Moran, Jr., and first wife, Mary Barbour.  And just to make things a bit more complicated, Sarah Barbour, sister to Rebecca Barbour, married Jonathan Edwards – I descend from their son Edward Barbour Edwards, who, like Edward Barbour Moran below, are named for their grandfather, Edward Barbour!

from History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, Perrin, 1882

Bourbon County, Kentucky

Young W. Moran, retired farmer; P.O. Paris; born in this precinct April 17, 1833, son of Edward B. and Letitia (Clay) Moran, who were born March 18, 1786, and December 19, 1793, respectively.  The grandparents of the above were William and Rebecca Barbour Moran, both natives of Virginia; the former born November 23, 1748; she February 22, 1748.  Edward B. Moran and wife were married May 10, 1810, which union was blessed with the following children, who were born and married as follows, viz; Caroline B., was born February 29, 1812, and married Benjamin C. Bedford.  Nancy Ann was born October 1, 1813, and married Nathaniel Rogers.  Rebecca B., August 26, 1815, married Samuel Hodges; Elizabeth J., February 24, 1819, married Harvey A. Rogers; Letitia, February 26, 1821; she died young.  Next in order came Young W., as above.  Henrietta was born March 28, 1832, but died before coming to maturity.  The parents of the above died as follows:  Edward B., February 5, 1845; Letitia, his wife, October 9, 1857.  Our subject was born on the farm his father located, which was situated on the Stoner; the land is now owned by George M. Bedford.  He was married July 6, 1853, to  Susan King Bedford, who was born May 3, 1831, near Clintonville, daughter of John and Sallie G. (King) Bedford.  She was born October 17, 1803, in Nelson County, Kentucky, daughter of William and Nancy (Ramey) King, to whom were born Sallie and Susan; the latter is the wife of Dr. Hillory, of Bloomfield, this state.  Mr. Moran has been a resident of this county all his life, and has been engaged in farming pursuits; he and Mrs. Moran have about 1,000 acres of land in the county, which they have farmed; since 1872 have been residents of East Paris.  Of six children born to them two are living, Edward B. and Sallie King.

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