YOUNG, FRANK HILL (1848-1932) Frank Hill Young, Confederate Veteran, was born in Logan County, Kentucky on January 25, 1848, to N.B. Young from Kentucky and Florence Ewing, of Wales. In 1859, he and his family came to Texas where Frank grew up and worked as a carpenter. At the age of 16, Frank mustered into Company A of Whitfields Legion under Captain Edwin R. Hawkins. Company A was attached to the 3rd Texas Cavalry where it later became the Twenty-seventh regiment, Texas Cavalry. The Company took part in many battles such as the battle of Elkhorn Tavern in Arkansas, the battle of Farmington in Georgia, the battle of Iuka, where they fought dismounted, the attack on Rosecrans at Corinth, the fight at Hatchie bridge, the famous battle of Thompson's Station in Tennessee, the Atlanta campaign with 57 days of continuous fighting, and the battle of Franklin in Tennessee, where they captured more than their own number in an onslaught upon the enemy. Frank served nine to ten months and was discharged in June of 1865, in Daingerfield, Texas.
After the war, it is assumed that Frank returned to Texas and eventually married Nannie Bell Young. They had three known children: James G. Young, born in January of 1889, in Texas; Charles G. Young, born July of 1891, in Texas; and Laura May Young, born March of 1894, in Texas. Frank continued to work as a carpenter and then worked as a contractor and mechanic.
On November 4, 1932, Frank was admitted to the Confederate Mens Home in Austin, Texas. He was discharged thirteen days later, only to return on December 3, 1932. Twenty days later he succumbed to his stomach cancer and died at the home on December 23, 1932. He was buried the following day, on Christmas Eve, at the Texas State Cemetery.
Sources: Death Certificate 9519; Confederate Military History Vol. XV Broadfoot, 1989; Confederat Home Roster 186-13; Pension Application 43054; 1900 US Census Texas, Hill, 3-WD Hillsboro; 1910 US Census Texas, Hill 3-WD Hillsboro.