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Source:
A HISTORY OF
MIAMI COUNTY
By Frank M. Sterrett
of Troy, Ohio
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Montgomery Printing Co.
Troy, Ohio
1917

CHAPTER VII.

SOCIETIES, ASSOCIATIONS, ETC.

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     THOMAS LOWRY YOUNG was born at Killyleagh, Ireland, Dec. 4, 1832.  With his parents he landed in this country, at the age of twelve, and at sixteen enlisted in the regular army, serving ten years and retiring as orderly-sergeant.  Soon after he removed to Cincinnati.  In 1861 he was commissioned captain in General Fremontís Body Guard and served until January, 1862, when the guard was disbanded.  In August, 1862, he recruited a company for the 118th Ohio Infantry.  He rose to be Colonel and served
until September, 1864. when he was honorably discharged on account of sickness.  At the battle of Resaca, Colonel Young led the charge on the enemyís center, his regiment losing in a few minutes 116 out of 270 men engaged.  For this and other acts of gallantry, he was brevetted Brigadier-General.  He studied law and was admitted to the bar in April, 1865, and in October was elected a representative to the Ohio Legislature, serving two years.  In 1871 he was chosen State Senator for one term.  In 1875 he was elected Lieutenant-Governor, and March, 1877, became Governor, when Rutherford B. Hayes assumed the presidency.  Governor Youngís rise from obscurity of an emigrant boy to the governorship of a great State, is a high tribute to American Institutions, as well as to his own integrity in civil life and unflinching courage as a soldier.  He died at Cincinnati, Ohio, July 20, 1888.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     ASA SMITH BUSHNELL, of Springfield. was horn at Rome, N. YĄ on Sept. 26, 1834.  His grandfather, Jason Bushnell, was a Revolutionary soldier who saw much service.  His great-uncle, William Bushnell, was one of the forty-eight who made the first settlement at Marietta, and the stone table commemorating that event bears his name His father, Daniel Bushnell, removed to Cincinnati in 1845, and in 1851 the future Governor removed to Springfield, where he resided up to the time of his death. In ail these years he was engaged in active business, continually rising in influence and growing in wealth.  During the Civil War Governor Bushnell served as a Captain in the One Hundred and Fifty-seventh Ohio Infantry.  In politics he was always an ardent Republican, contributing freely in time and money.  He served the State as Quartermaster-General during both of Governor Forakerís administrations, and in 1887 declined a unanimous nomination for Lieutenant-Governor.  In 1895 he was elected Governor of Ohio by the largest plurality ever given, except in the darkest days of the Civil War, and was re-elected in 1897.  He was an officer in the Episcopal Church, and was noted for his many charities, especially for a donation of $10,000 to the Masonic Home, which procured its location at Springfield.  He was an enthusiastic Grand Army man. and a Thirty-third degree Mason.

 

 

 

 

 

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