William Young


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1. Gellian Ann Beecher

William Young 1 2

  • Marriage (1): Gellian Ann Beecher

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Atlanta Constitution: article about murder of Mrs. Lucinda Beecher, 1 Feb 1881, Atlanta, Fulton, GA. 3 Wiregrass Watchman.
Speaking of murders causes us to again mention that on the night of the 25th of December past there was one of the most outrageous murders committed in the county that has ever been detailed to us. The murderer was a Mr. William Young, who deliberately and without the least provocation, shot Mrs. Lucinda Beecher (his mother-in-law) with a double-barrel shot-gun, which produced instant death. The deceased had well nigh reached her three score years, was much respected, and had given to her county three as noble sons as ever graced a battlefield, all members of the 27th Georgia regiment, Colquitt's old brigade, with whose history the world is acquainted; yet this fiend is permitted to make his escape without even a reward (as we know of being offered for his apprehension, save $100 offered by returned soldiers of the lost cause) Surely the governor has been notified by the proper authorities, yet we cannot but think that there is a wrong here, knowing as we do the manner of man our governor is. Again it does not seem to us that if a reward was offered the Watchman should have been at least one of the quid nunces through the medium of which it should be made public.

William married Gellian Ann Beecher, daughter of Henry Beecher and Lucinda Margaret Hagan. (Gellian Ann Beecher was born about 1856 in , , GA and died in 1879 2.)


1 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8LW-FW3 Henry Beechn, District 443 and 457, Appling, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district ED 2, sheet 37D.

2 <i>Janet Francene Gillham Beecher (1947-2016)</i>, http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/beecher/259/ 22 Apr 2001, post on Genealogy.com by Janet Beecher listing her ancestors.

3 <i>The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA)</i> (Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia), 1 Feb 1881, page 3. Wiregrass Watchman about murder of Mrs. Lucinda Beecher.

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