Cyrus Young: I Was Looking at His Picture on Our Photo Wall

I was looking at the heavily bearded photo of my 2nd great-grandfather, Cyrus Hughes Young (1822-1886). That is his wife, Mary Garcelon (1824-1912), next to him. They were Canadians and lived in Oak Bay, which is part of Saint David in Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

Sturdy looking ancestors.

Photo: pictures of ancestors hanging on a wall
Source: Thomas Jay Kemp

According to the 1870 U.S. census, they had moved and were then living in Lewiston, Maine.

Looking at the 1910 census I found that they emigrated in 1867.

Photo: records from the 1910 Census
Source: FamilySearch, “United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch ( accessed 27 November 2018), Mary G Young in household of Allen P Richmond, Dover Ward 4, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 285, sheet 14A, family 245, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 866; FHL microfilm 1,374,879.

Looking further into GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives I found this interesting story.

An article about a horse thief, Boston Journal newspaper article 25 July 1872
Source: GenealogyBank, Boston Journal (Boston, Massachusetts), 25 July 1872, page 4

“Notorious” horse thief Herbert C. Montague used an alias, Henry Davis, when he stole a team of horses from Cyrus Young. The thief was arrested by Lewiston Sherriff Wiggin. At his hearing before Justice Greene “he waived examination and was held” on $1,000 bail which he was unable to raise.

With that high bail we can tell they were taking his arrest seriously. He was held at the jail at Haverhill, New Hampshire, pending his trial “appearance at the November term of the Supreme Judicial Court at Plymouth,” New Hampshire.

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