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Dr. Jesse Young
(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)
Jesse Young (1845-47, 49-50), son of Andrew and Ann (Griswold) Young, was
born at the Falls of Schuylkill, October 15, 1796. He became a student in
medicine and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the class of
1823. In that year, he located at Sneath's Corner, Chester township, where
he acquired a large and remunerative practice. A vigorous writer, a
forceful public speaker, and a man of wide information, he was one of the
recognized leaders of the Democratic party in this section of the State.
Although repeatedly solicited, he refused to be a candidate for any county
office, but had he lived, it is not unlikely he would have received the
Democratic nomination for Governor in 1854, instead of William Bigler. He
served in 1850 as a director of the Chester schools.
the instance of the manager of the Smithsonian Institute, he had in
preparation a text book on Botany, but did not live to complete it. The
manuscript passed into the hands of others, who, while using most of Dr.
Young's text, gave to him little or no credit for his work.
Jesse Young died at Sneath's Corner, Chester township, August 29,1852,
aged 55 years.
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