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    Young G. McCool, shoemaker, Fidelity; has a history of interest, and, although 75 years of age, does good work at the bench, and has followed this business for fifty-five consecutive years; he was born in 1804, in Newberry District, S. C.; his parents moved first to Savannah, Ga., thence to North Carolina, thence to Virginia, and lastly to Miami Co.; his father, James D. B. McCool, was born in 1777, and Charity Chapman, his wife, in 1781; three of his children, Young G., William and Grace Mehaffy, are now living. Young was married to his first wife, Miss Margaret Cloyde, in January, 1828 ; they were the parents of sixteen children, eight of whom are living; Esther Stanfield, William, Caroline Houser, Eliza Cress, Thomas A., John A., Hannah Zimmerman and Jesse all live in this county except Alfred and Caroline; Mrs. McCool died in 1862. During the late war, Young enlisted in Co. L, 8th O. V. C., and was honorably discharged in 1864. His marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth Hepher was consummated July 20, 1867; they had no children; her death occurred in 1876, since which time Mr. McCool has been his own housekeeper; he is a jolly fellow, and dispenses his charity with a liberal hand; many a needy person has, been the recipient of his bounty; he is still as sprightly as a lad of 20, and has worked in the harvest field for fifty-five consecutive years; his library is large, and he is a great reader; and last. but not least, he is a Republican, and reveres the grand principles of his party.

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