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Joseph I. Younglove and Brother – Biography

IMG_0654Younglove Family, Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky

from Kentucky – A History of the State, Perrin, 1887

Warren County

J. I. Younglove and Brother

The Younglove family is of Scotch-German origin and is traced to Rev. J. Younglove, a minister of the Presbyterian Church, who came to America in the early part of the seventeenth century and made a settlement in Massachusetts.  Joseph I. Younglove was born at Johnstown, New York, in 1818, and is a son of Isaiah and Susannah Younglove, nee Yanney.  Isaiah Younglove was born on Bowman’s Creek, in Montgomery County, New York, in 1783, and his wife in what is now known as Fulton County, New York, in 1787.  They were married in 1806.  Isaiah died in 1843, his wife two years earlier.  The paternal grandfather was Dr. David Younglove, one of six brothers who were soldiers in the Continental Army.  The following are their names in the order of their births:  Joseph, Col. John, Isaiah, Dr. Moses, Dr. David and Samuel.  The last mentioned was one of the early men of Christian County, Kentucky.

IMG_0655Joseph I. Younglove, 1818-1894

Joseph I. Younglove was educated at the public schools of Johnstown, New York, and at an academy at that place.  At thirteen years of age he began clerking in a drug store in his native town, and three years later he went to Schenectady, New York, and there remained one year; thence west to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, remained four years; thence to Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained one year.  In 1842 he came to Bowling Green and engaged in the drug business, which he has since continued in the same building for forty-three consecutive years.  He is now the oldest businessman in the city.  For many years the post office was kept in his building; among the early postmasters were Charles D. Morehead, John B. Helm, J. I. Younglove and James T. Donaldson.

IMG_0657Sarah A. Younglove, 1831-1882, wife of Joseph Younglove

The marriage of Mr. Younglove was solemnized, in 1846, with Sarah A. Morehead, a native of Bowling Green and a daughter of Charles D. Morehead.

IMG_0658Charles Edwin Morehead, 1833-1853, brother to Sarah Morehead Younglove.

To this union were born four children as follows:  John M., Joseph C., Emma and Susannah.  Mrs. Younglove died in October, 1882.  Mr. Younglove is a Republican and an estimable gentleman.

IMG_0656John M. Younglove, 1848-1896, son of Joseph and Sarah.

John E. Younglove, a brother of J. I., is the eighth of ten children, and was born at Johnstown, New York, September 14, 1826.  He received a good common school education.  When he was seventeen years of age, in 1844, he came to Bowling Green, and learned the drug business with his brother, and in 1859, formed a partnership with him in the drug business, which has since continued.  His marriage occurred April 13, 1859, with Jennie E. Ray, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana.  She was born in 1836 and is a daughter of James B. Ray, who was twice governor of Indiana.  Mr. Younglove is a Republican and a member of the I.O.O.F.  He and wife are members of the second Presbyterian Church.  The Ray family came originally from Virginia.

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