John Osborne and James W. Gerencser, eds., “Jesse Bowman Young,” Dickinson Chronicles, http://chronicles.dickinson.edu/encyclo/y/ed_youngJB.htm.
In the autumn of 1866, Young entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. An active student, he joined Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and was selected as a member of the Belles Lettres Society. He also served as the inaugural president of the Science Society. He graduated with the class of 1868. He was granted a M.A. degree from the College in 1871, and later received an honorary D.D. from De Pauw University.
Following his education, he entered the Methodist calling and, after beginnings in Pennsylvania, ministered mostly in the Midwest. Between 1892 and 1900 he was the editor of the Central Christian Advocate, published in St. Louis, Missouri. Following this he was the long serving pastor of the Walnut Hills Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an enthusiastic writer and lecturer on both religious and military subjects. He completed his What A Boy Saw in the Army: A Story of Sight-Seeing and Adventure in the War for the Union in 1894, and the very well received The Battle of Gettysburg; A Comprehensive Narrative in 1913. He also gave his lecture "Echoes from Round Top: The Story of a Great Battle" many times over the years to appreciative audiences. He also found time to serve as a trustee of his alma mater between 1882 and 1888.
He had married Lucy Spottswood in 1871 and the couple had a daughter named for her mother. Jesse Bowman Young died in 1914.