Timothy R. Young

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Timothy Roberts Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851
Preceded by Orlando B. Ficklin
Succeeded by Orlando B. Ficklin
Personal details
Born November 19, 1811 (1811-11-19)
Dover, New Hampshire
Died May 12, 1898 (1898-05-13) (aged 86)
Oilfield, Illinois
Citizenship US
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Margarette E. Jones
Children Fanny Jones Young
Kimball Young
Ellen Swepson Young
Alma mater Bowdoin College
Profession Attorney

Timothy Roberts Young (November 19, 1811 – May 12, 1898) was an American attorney, farmer and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Illinois in the 1800s..

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Dover, New Hampshire, Young completed preparatory studies and attended Phillips Exeter Academy.[1] He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 1835.[2] He studied law in Dover and was admitted to the bar in 1838. Young moved to Marshall, Illinois in the spring of 1838 and practiced law for ten years.

He was elected as a Democratic United States Representative to the Thirty-first Congress, serving the third district of Illinois.[3] Young served from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1851. He served on the House Committee on Public Lands.[4]

After leaving Congress, he moved to Mattoon, Illinois, and became interested in the manufacture of plug tobacco, in which he worked for ten years as a wholesale tobacco merchant.[5] He was involved in the railroad and engaged in agricultural pursuits near Casey, Illinois.[6] He served a delegate to the Illinois state constitutional convention from Clark County in 1862.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Young married Margarette E. Jones in 1852. They had three children, Fanny Jones Young, Kimball Young and Ellen Swepson Young.[8]


Young died in Oilfield, Illinois, near Casey, Illinois, on May 12, 1898 (age 86 years, 174 days). He is interred in Marshall Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois.


  1. ^ Phillips Exeter Academy (1903). General Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the Phillips Exeter. News-letter Press. p. 39. 
  2. ^ Bowdoin College (1912). General Catalogue of Bowdoin College, 1794-1916. The College. p. 96. 
  3. ^ Lambert, George Robert (2009). James Lambert (1758-1847): An Elaboration of His American Revolutionary War. AuthorHouse,. p. 103. 
  4. ^ United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources (2002). Historical information of the Committee on Resources and its predecessor committees 1807-2002: preparation for a bicentennial : prepared for the use of the Committee on Resources of the One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, Volume 4. U.S. G.P.O. p. 725. 
  5. ^ Bowdoin College (1899). Obituary Record of the Graduates of Bowdoin College and the Medical School. Bowdoin College. p. 409. 
  6. ^ Cleaveland, Nehemiah (1882). History of Bowdoin College: With Biographical Sketches of Its Graduates. J. R. Osgood & Company. p. 485. 
  7. ^ United States. Government Printing Office (1918). Congressional serial set. U.S. G.P.O. p. 1136. 
  8. ^ Bowdoin College (1899). Obituary Record of the Graduates of Bowdoin College and the Medical School. Bowdoin College. p. 409. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Orlando B. Ficklin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Orlando B. Ficklin

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.