Person:James Younger (4)

Watchers
James Hardin Younger
m. 1830
  1. Laura Helen Younger1832 - 1924
  2. Frances Isabelle Younger1833 - 1902
  3. Martha Ann Younger1835 - 1918
  4. Charles Richard Youngerabt 1838 - 1860
  5. Mary Josephine Youngerabt 1840 - aft 1870
  6. Carolyn Youngerabt 1842 - abt 1865
  7. Thomas Coleman Younger1844 - 1916
  8. Sarah Ann Younger1846 - 1925
  9. James Hardin Younger1848 - 1902
  10. Alphae Younger1850 - 1852
  11. John Harrison Younger1851 - 1874
  12. Emily Jane Younger1852 - 1907
  13. Robert Ewing Younger1853 - 1899
  14. Henrietta V. Younger1857 - 1915
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] James Hardin Younger
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 15 Jan 1848 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Census[3] 1880 Minnesota Territorial Prison, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota
Census[4] 1900 Minnesota Territorial Prison, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota
Death[1][2] 19 Oct 1902 St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota(unmarried by the terms of his parole; committed suicide)
Burial[1] Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Missouri

He joined the Confederate army in 1862 with his brother, Cole, and in 1864 became a guerilla under Quantrill. He was captured in the ambush in which Quantrill was killed and spent the rest of the war in a Union military prison.

In 1873, he joined the James-Younger gang. In 1874, he left the gang after his brother, John, was killed by the Pinkertons. He subsequently worked for two years on a ranch near San Luis Obispo, California -- possibly the ranch run by Drury James, Jesse's uncle -- who is often said (without evidence) to be a cousin, but was at least a family friend. He rejoined the gang at some point and was captured in the Northfield, Minnesota, raid in 1876. Tried and sentenced to life in prison in Minnesota, he was paroled in 1901 with his surviving brother, Cole. Known to be prone to depression, he committed suicide the following year.

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Minnesota Territorial Prison, Washington County, Minnesota, 1880 census:[3]

Younger, Thomas 36 yrs Freebooter b. Missouri (parents, b. Missouri)
      James 32 yrs Freebooter b. Missouri (parents, b. Missouri)
      Robert 26 yrs Freebooter b. Missouri (parents, b. Missouri)

Minnesota Territorial Prison, Washington County, Minnesota, 1900 census:[4]

Younger, T. Cole 56 yrs (b. Jun 1844) (single) b. Missouri (parents, b. Missouri/Tennessee) Farmer
      James 52 yrs (b. Jan 1848) (single) b. Missouri (parents, b. Missouri/Tennessee) Farmer


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Jim Younger.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 James "Jim" Younger, in Find A Grave.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jim Younger, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Washington, Minnesota, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 35, p. 310C.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Washington, Minnesota, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, ED 158, p. 1A.