“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

William Young

William Young Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jean Bickal, April 2007
1. William Young Marker
Born Dec. 5, 1801, in Longnor, Staffordshire, England.
He emigrated to the United States in 1842, but remained only for a short time before returning to his native England, where he started a pottery. When it failed to produce a profit by 1848, he again left England, arriving in Philadelphia. He set up potteries in Camden and South Amboy, and at Greenpoint, Long Island, before removing to Trenton in Oct. 1853 and establishing the Excelsior Pottery. He organized the William Young & Co. pottery in the spring of 1857, where he remained until he retired in 1870. He was the first to produce white earthenware of only American materials. He received a silver medal from the Franklin Institute for his white porcelain hollow-ware and door fixtures in 1854.
Died July 23, 1871, at his home on Brunswick Avenue.
Erected 1992.
Location. 40° 13.212′ N, 74° 45.33′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is the fifteenth of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
William Young Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. William Young Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ira Wells Wood (a few steps from this marker); Mercer Cemetery at Trenton (a few steps from this marker); Dr. John Manners (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James Olden Paxson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sgt. John P. Beech (about 300 feet away); William Borrow (about 400 feet away); James Taylor (about 400 feet away); Charles Hewitt (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. This marker is near the corner of the cemetery at South Clinton Avenue and Magowan Street within sight of Magowan Street.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 896 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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