S. Young

Spencer Young

Full Name: Spencer Young
Date of birth: April 15, 1843
Date of death: October 12, 1924

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 65 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Killeen / Bell   Bell

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Spencer Young, birth date 4/15/1843, death date 10/12/1924, burial in Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, Bell County. Includes photos, biographical sketch from Killeen: Tale of Two Cities by Gra'Delle Duncan, noting election to the 23rd Legislature from Bell County in 1892; and biographical sketch from Story of Bell County, Texas, Vol. II, describing Confederate Army service in the Battle of the Wilderness and his commission as 1st Lieutenant, Company C, 3rd Regiment of Arkansas. Find a Grave.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company C, 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, enlisted 6/10/1861 in Montville, Arkansas, at age 18. Spencer Young, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - S. Young, postoffice Killeen, nativity Mississippi, age 50 (born circa 1843), farmer, stockman, 15 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Obituary, "Spencer Young Dies at Killeen Following Stroke of Paralysis," 10/14/1924, p. 2. "Mr. Young was a member of the Twenty-third legislature of Texas and had served as a county commissioner . . . He was a lieutenant in the Confederate army and was wounded in the battles of Manassas and Gettysburg." Waco News-Tribune.


  • Photograph. S. Young, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. S. Young, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Constitutional Amendments  
Private Land Claims  

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