Hume Field Young



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Hume Field Young
This photo was found in a box belonging to Carrie Coorpender Young with photos of Carrie and Nannie.  He looks like other members of the Young family.  He may be either Hume Young or his cousin, CharlesWilliam Young   However, Charles William Young, "Uncle Billy" had divorced Nannie before 1921 so it is unlikely that Carrie would have kept a photo of her divorced brother-in-law.  This photo is most likely a photo of Carrie's estranged husband.
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Born : 28 Aug 1850 Seguin , Guadalupe Co., TX


Married : 27 Jul 1875 Seguin , Guadalupe Co , TX  
Marriage record
Died : 19 Aug 1932 San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX  
Death Certificate
Buried: Seguin, Guadalupe Co., TX    


Joshua Wright Young


Jane Field


Carrie Matilda Coorpender


1. Catherine "Kittie" LeGett Young

2. Hume Field Young Jr

3.Anne Coorpender Young

4. Hal Young

5. Kate Jones Young

6. Lila Baskin Young

7. Nettie "Ettie" Young

8. John Toomer Young

9. Carrie Matilda Young

As a young man, Hume attended a Jesuit school in San Antonio as a pre Med student, but did not graduate. Instead he returned to Seguin to farming and married Carrie. Right after the death of his father, who died in April 1897,  they moved to Solomonville, AZ. Carrie kept a journal en route from Seguin to Solomonville.  They "left the Clapson's at O'Daniel, Guadalupe co., Texas" on Sunday, October 15, 1899.  This was the home of their daughter, Kittie, who had married James Clapson.  The second night they spent at the home of Hume's sister, Eliza, who had married John Baskin.  They lived just outside San Antonio.

Leaving their married daughter, Kittie,  behind, they traveled with wagons and horses across Texas, through New Mexico and into Arizona.  The last journal entry was Dec 5, 1899 in Solomonville.  Their sons, Hume (Field), 21, and Hal, 18, must have gone on ahead. (Field, according to oral history, had a club foot as a result of a rattlesnake bite he got as a youngster.)  The other children were, Anne (19), Kate (15), Lila (13), Nettie (8), John (6) and Carrie (2).  Carrie's first cousin, Andrew Herron married to Ella La Grange, were already living in Solomonville, AZ and greeted them with open arms when they arrived.  Here is a typed version of Carrie's Journal

 In the 1900 census, Hume is listed as a farm laborer and they lived in a rented house. All of the children except Kittie was was married and in Seguin were living with them, including the two "wayward boys."  At some point Hume worked for Wells Fargo as a stage driver. Carrie worked as a seamstress after he lost his job.

By 1910 they had separated. On his death certificate, Hume is listed as divorced.  Oral history says at some point the two sons, Hal and John approached Hume in AZ and told him to leave Arizona.  He then went back to Seguin, Texas and opened a saloon.  He continued drinking and most of the children cut off ties to him.  However Kitty did stay in touch.  And when he died, his niece, Marion Dove Young Johnson, the daughter of his sister Mildred, gave the information for the death certificate so he must have also had contact with this family member.  His body was returned to Seguin, where he was buried.