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YOUNG, OVERTON STEPHEN (18261877). Overton Stephen Young, planter and Confederate army officer, was born on September 26, 1826, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the son of Isaac N and Mary (Austin) Young. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts from 184749, but did not graduate. Instead, he returned to Georgia to study law. He moved to Texas in 1851 and began practicing law in Fort Bend County. He  married Ann Elizabeth (Compton) Manadue, widow of Warren Henry Manadue, on May 13, 1852, in Brazoria County. She had a son and a daughter by her previous marriage, and had four sons with Young. After his marriage Overton Young changed his occupation from practicing law to planting, and by 1860 he was a wealthy planter in Brazoria County.

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