John Young (1750 - 1826)

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Birthplace: Mendham Twp, Morris, N.J.
Death: Died in Wayne Twp, Knox, Ohio
Managed by: LESLIE DONALD HELM
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About John Young

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY with the rank of CORPORAL. DAR Ancestor #: A130040

John Young was born, November 30 1750 the year when his father registered his "Earmarks" in the one year old Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey. He was a nephew and legatee of John Young, and may have been named for him. John died, February 16 1826, and was buried in Wayne Township Cemetery, Knox County Ohio (on highway #95, near Fredericktown) where his wife Hannah Mitchell joined him two years later. An account of the death of John was told the winter in 1942 at Albert Lee, Minnesota by Mrs. Margaret Young (George A.) King. She said, "My father Bonar Young who was born near Fredericktown, Ohio told me that when he was a young boy his father, Ebenezer Pierson Young, bought a farm in what is now Troy Township (7th Range), Richland County, Ohio. From their farm they used to haul produce to Lake Erie (Sandusky) to exchange it for supplies needed at home. One day when David had gone to the lake, his grandparents, John and Hannah Young, arrived at the farm for a few hours visit with their son and family. Late afternoon came and the grandparents were about to start back home in the buggy when David drove into the yard. "Ellzy" persuaded his parents to stay for super and hear the news from Sandusky. Sarah (wife of Ellzy) prepared the meal and they sat down to eat. After the Blessing had been asked, John took up his cup of coffee and the cup fell from his hand, and he started to fall to the floor but Ellzy caught him. He had suffered a stroke, and he died without regaining consciousness." "John" Mrs. King continued, "was very popular with the Indians. He used to make a variety of tools for them. When it came time to move the Sandusky Indians to Indiana, the Indians who were very suspicious about the moving, said that they would go provided John Young went with them. John went and remained with them for about two years."

Little is known of John's life in New Jersey. It has been shown under Morgan's reference (3) that John bought his father's Mendham farm in 1784, and in the Deed gave his residence as in Hanover township. John sold his Hanover land April 1 1788. A witness to the Deed was William Mitchell, brother of John's wife. John and his wife Hannah, together with his son Nathaniel Mitchell Young and his wife Mary sold March 17 1798, the Mendham property that John had bought from his father (Book F, page 246, Morristown, New Jersey). It was not long after this that John moved his family to Fallowfield township, Washington, Pennsylvania and settled near his brother Morgan and near his wife's mother, Abigail (Harris) Mitchell who with her brother had come to Washinton County in 1787 (Census 1790).

     John and his son Nathaniel were involved in 1794 in an unhappy land dispute the result of which has not been found. There was recorded December 30 1810, in the Deed records, at Mt. Vernon, Ohio the following"Agreement" between John Young of Mendham, New Jersey and Nathaniel Mitchell Young, of the same place, which bound them to Nathaniel Shotwell for 70 pounds Sterling with which sum they wish to sue James Young, Jr., to recover land John Young claims to own and on which James living. The witnesses to the Agreement were Elizabeth (Mitchell) Kent, sister of John's wife, and Benjamin Lyon (reference 9). The relationship between Benjamin and Asher Lyon who married Jean Young has not been been found. John Kent, father of John, husband of Elizabeth Mitchell, moved from Ohio to Whiteside County, Illinois in 1839 (Bents, History, Whiteside County, Illinois).
     John Young Jr., Aaron Jackson, James Beebe and wife, Daniel Lyon and wife, Daniel Beers and wife were original members of the Salem M. E. Church that was organized in the Jersey Settlement in 1830.
     John Young served as a private and a corporal in the Revolution under Captain Josiah Hall of the Eastern New Jersey Battalion, Morris County Militia (J.P. Crayon's, Rockaway Records). John's name appears in the classing of companies, May 1788 in the 14th class, and is again on the list of those who served in January 1781, against the revolt of the Penn Line Troops (Adjutant General Office, Trenton New Jersey).
     John married November 30 1768 in Morris County New Jersey, Hannah Mitchell, born August 26 1753, died September 21, 1828, near Fredericktown Ohio and was buried in Wayne Township cemetery. Hannah was a daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Harris) Mitchell. Nathaniel Mitchell (1728-1773) was a son of Jacob and Hannah Halstead Mitchell, and a grandson of James and Mary Mitchell who came to America from Scotland about 1683. Hannah Halstead was a daughter of Timothy and Hannah (Williams) Halstead. William Mitchell (died August 12 1848, age 83, buried at Mt. Vernon, Ohio), brother of Hannah married, November 4 1789, Phebe Southard (died February 24 1861, age 91). Three children of William and Phebe Southard Mitchell, Mary, Naomi and Silas, married, respectively, Aaron, James L., and Elizabeth Young grandchildren of our subject. (Mrs. Lena (Mitchell) Welker, Howard Ohio). 

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John Young's Timeline

1750
November 30, 1750
Mendham Twp, Morris, N.J.
1768
November 30, 1768
Age 18
1770
March 31, 1770
Age 19
Morris, N.J.
March 31, 1770
Age 19
Morris, N.J.
1777
October 26, 1777
Age 26
Hanover Twp., Morris, N.J.
1785
May 17, 1785
Age 34
Randolph Twp, , N.J.
1788
November 14, 1788
Age 37
Morris, N.J.
1791
July 30, 1791
Age 40
1795
January 28, 1795
Age 44
1798
May 5, 1798
Age 47
Morris, N.J.