John Young Sr. 1 2
- Born: Bef 1723, , Antrim, Ulster, Irleand
- Marriage: Elizabeth (Kingdom)
- Died: Bef 20 May 1783, , Augusta, VA
There are 23 descendants of this John in the Andrew Young Society formed in 2007. So far no one descended directly from this John have had their DNA tested, so at this point there is no proof that John is related to to the Youngs in the Beverly and Borden grants also early in the area who are thought to be the children of John and Annie Houston. It is theory on my part that John Young is the brother of my James Young, both of Naked Creek. They are of similar age and interact in some legal documents of the time. In any case, John is not the son of Dr. John Young married to Annie Houston. See Dr. John Young, son of John Young and Annie Houston, for proof of this statement.
I currently do not know who the parents of John or James of Naked Creek are. John and James are of the correct age to be the grandsons of John and Annie. However, he is not the son of Hugh unless Hugh had more than one wife and more than one son named Hugh. He is not the son of Dr. John who died without issue. He is not the son of Robert whose children are known from his will. He might be the son of James C. by age, but this wouldn't account for his relative James of Naked Creek who is the same age as him and whom died in 1790 with witnessess all from his descendants. James C.'s son James died in the early 1760s and is not the James on Naked Creek. My best theory currently that fits all the above facts and patterns is that John and James were brothers who came to Naked Creek by 1748 when John first purchased land. I suspect their father could have easily been a brother to the Dr. John, James C., Hugh and Robert of Augusta Co., Virginia, but that their father never emmigrated. John and James in this theory would have emmigrated because they had Uncles and Aunts living here in Augusta Co., Virginia. John was granted land on Naked Creek that had opened up at that time. We don't know when his likely brother James received land on Naked Creek, but we do know that they are the ones that interacted with each other in Naked Creek instead of interacting with other Youngs in the Borden and Beverly tracts of land. If we get DNA evidence from John's line that says they are related to the Borden and Beverly Youngs, then John and James could have been grandsons of John married to Annie Houston of Ireland.
John purchased 135 acres of land in the drafts on Naked Creek on Dec. 14, 1748 according to Survey Book 1, pg. 29. (Young, John. Publication 12 July 1750., available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41, Location: Augusta County. Description: 135 acres on the drafts of Naked Creek. Source: Land Office Patents No. 30, 1750-1752, p. 226, Reel 28). This land was an original land grant from the person given the tract by George II of Great Britain, France and Ireland. It bordered on land owned by James Bell and John Rutledge. The deed said that he had to pay for it once a year for 3 years at the Feast of the Arch Angel Michael. The sale was for 15 pounds. He also had to apparently improve 3 acres of each 50 acres of land purchased within a 3 year period to be able to keep the land as his own. (http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/VSAXVCB1DDR2XCUGC5I2BF3Y92HQI6A3GXXUVU52HQDLXLRHDF-29549?func=full-set-set&set_number=005837&set_entry=000158&format=999) He purchased an additional 50 acres adjoining his land in 1751 on page 44 of that same book. He then sold 335 of these acres to James Young in 1759: Chaukley, V. 3, Page 122.--16th May, 1759. John Young and Elizabeth ( ) to James Young, £30, 2 tracts containing 335 acres on a branch of Naked Creek, 200 acres conveyed to John by Hugh Campbell, 18th May, 1749, and 135 acres patented to John, 12th July, 1750, near corner of James Bell and John Rutledge. Erwin's land. Teste: James Gambel. The James Young was probably his son James who was old enough to pay fees to the court in the following 1759 record.
Johns son's James and Robert are listed as his sons in the following Chalkley record, V.II. They were listed in the fee books by the Clerk of Court in 1759 and distinguised from other James and Roberts of the time by the name of their father. *page 35, James Young, son of John; page 36, Robert Young, son of John. There was another James Young delineated in these Clerk of Court records in 1760 as James Young, taylor that would not be the son of this John. I am estimating James and Robert's ages from this record. They likely would have been at least 18 at the time.
John's will is transcribed here by Maggie Phillips: "John Young, Sr.'s Will, transcribed as written 24 March 1780, Augusta County Will Book VI, pages 289-290, by Margaret Young Phillips, his 8th great granddaughter on 20 March 2000. "In the name of God Amen I John Young of Augusta County and Commonwealth of Virginia being in health and perfect Mind and Memory and Calling to mind the uncertainity of life & the Certainity of Death it being appointed for all Men once to die do hereby make my last Will and Testament in Manner of form following & first I recommend my soul to the God who gave & my body to the earth whence it was taken to be Buried in a Christian and decent like manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named not doubting but I shall receive it again at the Resurrection and as for such wordly substance it hath pleased God to bestow upon me it is my Will & desire that it be disposed of as follows & first I allow my Just debts and funeral charges to be duly paid in convenient time after my discease and my plantation whereon I dwell I leave and bequeath that part of it whereon my son John Young dwells to him his heirs and asigns forever & the other part I leave and bequeath unto my son William Young and to his heirs and assigns forever each of them holding according to a Dividing line made by themselves. I likewise leave and bequeath unto my said sons all my Personal Estate they paying thereout as follows to each of my other children having heretofore given them their Patrimony I leave and bequeth unto Each of them the sum of one Pound Currant Mony (viz) James, Robert, Isabel, Margret, Rebeccah & Sarah & I do hereby nominate Constitute & appoint my trusty & beloved sons John & William Young Executors of this my last Will and Testament & I do hereby revoke, disanull & disallow all forms of this Will or Wills heretofore made whether by word or Writing, Ratifying & approving of this only as my last Will & Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto my hand & seal this 24th of March 1780.
Sealed published & declaredJohn Young (seal)
John Poage Jun.
At a Court held for Augusta County May 20th 1783 The last Will and Testament of John Young decd was proved by the oaths of Francis Bell, John Poage Jun. two of the witnesses as thereto and ordered to be recorded. (E)
His son John wrote a will in 1780 when he went off to join the civil war in which he names his male siblings, some nephews, and likely brother-in-laws named Robert and possibly George King and John Steffey. Unfortunately we do not know which of John Sr.'s daughters married which.
(The following info is currently listed verbatim from my site in the Lamont/Young DNA Study on the internet at http://www.lamont-young.com.)
In Deed Book 2, pg 189, 1749 the following info is listed: "Hugh Campbell to John Young, Naked Creek, part of 400 ac pat 1740 to Campbell." On Mar. 10, 1748-49, William Curry bought 200 acres of land near John Young and Thos. Waterson, on Naked Creek. William Curry's son Robert and grandchildren were witnesses to James Young's will, an obvious relative and contemporary of John.
Excerpts from Chalkley supplied by Sharon Young Jebavy that might apply to this John are as follows.
*Apr. 14, 1754 Road established from Brown's bridge to the Glebe (Gleve) land and Robert Campbell and John Trimble be surveyors. And with James Lusk..we do appoint the following to clear the same: ..Robert Campbell's man..Thomas Kirkpatrick and son..William McFeeters..John Jameson..Moses Ofreil..William Bell..Robert Young, John Young, Samuel Young, Hugh Young and his man..James Bell..William McClintock...
*Page 272.--1760: Processioned by John Malkem and Alex. Blair, viz: For John Young, for Robert Young.... James Young...
*Page 406.--20th August, 1760. Adam Dickinson's bond (with Andrew Sitlington, James Gilespy, John Young).
*1763; September 7, John Young; (He's in a list of names and dates but the event is not described.)
*Aug 21, 1764, (67) Elizabeth Fulton, aged 16, orphan of John Fulton, chose John Young guardian.
*1765, Page 392.--Gentlemen of the Vestry: I took in Christopher Sumlmsky last November & has never been allowed no consideration and kept him till the March Court as he has been upon the Parish before & after I hope you will allow me as men has been allowed and I put something on to keep him warm. John Young.
*Page 483.--28th December, 1771. Halbert McClure's will--to wife, Mary, executrix; to 3 daughters, Mary, Isabella, Phebe. Teste: Archd. Alexander, Robert Feris, Wm. Alexander. Proved, 18th March, 1772, by Fearis and Alexander (Wm.). Mary (her mark) qualifies with Thos. Vance, John Young.
*Page 268.--27th October. 1773. Robert Scott's will--To Martha McClintock, £5; to executors, all remainder of estate to pay them for their trouble. Executors, Wm. McClintock, John Young. Teste: William McClintock, Jr., Preepare McClintock. Proved. 20th September, 1774, by the witnesses. William McClintock qualifies (his mark) with Mathew Reed, John Clark.
*Page 159.--16th November, 1773. William McPheeters' appraisement recorded, by John Moffett, James McCleerey, John Young--Abraham Jenkin's account, Duval Bosanques account.
*Page 231.--10th August, 1775. Isaac White's will--To wife, Jane, mare bought of Lewis Baker; to sons, viz: David, Isaac, James and Gordon White, if any of them die in infancy; to daughters, Jane, Isabella, Margret, if any die infants; son, Gordon, and daughters, Isabella and Margret, be schooled; to daughters already married, viz: Mary Young, Elizabeth, and Sarah Rodgers. Executors, James Steele, John Young. Teste: Andrew Russell, David White. Proved, 17th April, 1782, by the witnesses. Executors refused to execute. Jane, the widow, relinquished her right. Administration granted David and Isaac White.
*Page 406.--29th February, 1776. John Jameson's will--To wife, Jane; to grandson, John Perry; to granddaughter, Sarah McNabb; to nine children. Executors, Robert Armstrong, Daniel O'Friel. Teste: John Trimble, John Young, Robt. Wallace. Proved, 19th March, 1776, by Trimble and Wallace. Executors qualify.
Noted events in his life were:
• Will, 24 Mar 1780, , Augusta, VA. 3
John married Elizabeth (Kingdom). (Elizabeth (Kingdom) died before 1780.)