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Woodville in Tyler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Rev. Acton Young

(January 16, 1823 - April 16, 1873)

 
 
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By James Hulse, November 15, 2020
1. The Rev. Acton Young Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Tennessee. Settling in East Texas, he married Margaret McMahan, daughter of founder of Chapel called earliest permanent Texas Protestant Church. Licensed as a Methodist Minister, Young served (1849-73) many communities, including Woodville. Here he had family home and at one time a store operated by son-in-law Bronson Cooper, who later served in the United States Congress. His children were Phebe, Samuel Doak, Charles Acton, and Ettina.
Recorded - 1972
 
Erected 1972 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11466.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 30° 46.737′ N, 94° 25.323′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Texas, in Tyler County. Marker can be reached from North Nellius Street 0.1 miles south of Pine Street (U.S. 287). The marker is located in the older southeast section of the Woodville Magnolia Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodville TX 75979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker.
The Rev. Acton Young Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 15, 2020
2. The Rev. Acton Young Marker
A large tree limb had fallen over several graves in the immediate area of Young's grave.
Woodville Magnolia Cemetery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Henry Kirby and Education in Woodville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Texas Statesman Allan Shivers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Henry T. Scott School (approx. half a mile away); Woodville Academy and Woodville College (approx. half a mile away); Lt. Col. Phillip A. Work (approx. half a mile away); Tyler County Courthouse (approx. half a mile away); Tyler County (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodville.
 
Also see . . .  Rev. Acton Young (1823 - 1873). Findagrave.com (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Rev. Acton Young Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 15, 2020
3. The Rev. Acton Young Gravestone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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