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Hiram Star Young

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Hiram Star Young was born around 1847 in Wyandotte County, Kansas, on the new Wyandot Reservation that had been purchased from the Delaware Indians in 1843.

Star Young's father was Jacob Young, who was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, around 1810. Jacob was the son of white man that had been taken captive by the Indians and had married a Wyandot woman. Star's mother is unknown, as her name was not listed on any of the early rolls. Jacob and his wife came to Kansas with the rest of the Wyandots in 1843. Star's mother died sometime before 1855 and his father, Jacob, died between 1855 and 1867. Jacob is buried in the Huron Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.

In 1863 he enlisted in the 15th Regiment of the Kansas Cavalry which was composed of seventy-three men from Wyandotte County, KS. The 15th Cavalry was a part of the Indian Homeguard that fought for the Union in the Civil War. Star mustered out of the Cavalry in 1865.

Around 1867 he married Caroline Catherine Nichols. She was the daughter of Smith Nichols. In 1870, a son named Henry was born. Star and Caroline then moved to Wyandotte, Oklahoma, with others of the tribe. After moving they had two daughters, Louisa in 1871 and Elizabeth in 1873. Caroline passed away sometime between 1873 and 1885. He was a widower until 1893 when he married Mary Crow, a Seneca-Cayuga. They had no children.

Star passed away in an automobile accident in August of 1935 near Wyandotte, Oklahoma. He was around 88 years old.

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