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YOUNG, John Freeman, P. E. bishop, born in Pittston, Kennebec County, Maine, 30 October, 1820: died in New York city, 15 November, 1885. He began a scientific course at Wesleyan university in 1841, but left that institution during freshman year. He then became a student in the Virginia theological seminary at Alexandria, where he was graduated in 1845. He was at once ordained to the ministry of the Protestant-Episcopal church, and preached successively in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. In 1860-'7 he was assistant minister of Trinity church, New York. Having been elected the second bishop of Florida, he was consecrated, 25 July, 1867, and held the office until the time of his death. He received the degree of S. T. D. from Columbia college in 1865. Bishop Young has published in pamphlet-form a series of twenty-five hymns in the Spanish language, with tunes, also "Great Hymns of the Church" (New York, 1887).
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