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Dr. Jesse Young

Dr. Jesse Young

(A biographical sketch taken from One Hundred Years, The Delaware County National Bank Chester, PA 1814-1914)

Years in parentheses are years of service as a Director of The Bank of Delaware County and/or The Delaware County National Bank

Dr. 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.

At 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.

Dr. Jesse Young died at Sneath's Corner, Chester township, August 29,1852, aged 55 years.






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