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YOUNG, William Henry Harrison Hutchinson, journalist, born in Amherst, Erie co.. New York, 4 May, 1819. He was educated at Fredonia academy, New York, admitted to the bar, and practised in Buffalo, but removed to the south, took part in the Texan revolution and the Mexican war, and also edited the Savannah "Georgian" and "Young's Spirit of the South" at Nashville, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky He has also been con-netted editorially with several papers at the north, including the " Spirit of the Times," the "Democratic Review," and the Cincinnati " Sunday Despatch." he married a wealthy southern lady, and together they aided in establishing the "Kinney Colony" in Nicaragua, publishing there the " Central American." At the opening of the civil war they raised and equipped at their own expense Young's Kentucky light cavalry (afterward the 3d Pennsylvania cavalry), which was the first tawdry regiment to take the field, and of which Mr. Young became colonel. Since the war Colonel Young has practised law in Washington, and has been interested in establishing a colony of veteran soldiers in Florida. He and his wife also founded the New York volunteer institute, a school in which they educated 900 soldiers' orphans at their own ex-praise. Colonel Young has invented and patented an artificial stone.
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