Warford Young, farmer, was born in Highland County, Ohio, December 12, 1820, and is the third child and second son of Job and Elizabeth (Creviston) Young. His grandfather, Jacob Young, was a native of Virginia. Job and Elizabeth Young were parents of Lucinda, John, Warford, Fannie, and James, all of whom are yet alive. John Creviston, the grandfather of this subject, was a soldier in the war of 1812.


Mr. Young's parents died when this son was but a small boy, and at the age of thirteen, he learned the trade of a tailor with Moses Stitt, of Bloomingburg. He practiced his trade for some years, and was regarded as a good workman.


He was married, May 1, 1846, to Elizabeth, daughter of Shrieve and Cynthia Gaskill, of Waterloo. Five children have been born to them: Balco G., Cynthia, Walter H. (died September 8, 1872, aged twenty-two years), Irvin C, and Charles V.


During the early years of his married life, Mr. Young was engaged in selling goods and farming, alternately, but in 1877 he bought the farm on which he now lives, three miles south of Mt. Sterling, and twelve miles from Washington. He is not what is known as a hard-working man, but has always planned carefully to attend to his own business, and in so doing, has won the esteem of a large circle of acquaintances throughout the county, and elsewhere. Having been sparingly educated in his youth, he has given much of his later years to books, and is well informed on matters of history. He is a sturdy Republican in his politics.

 

From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County