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William Young, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
Death: February 27, 1792
Fauquier County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Bryant Young and Anne Young Peyton
Husband of Patience Young
Father of Robert Young; Virginia Sarah Cundiff; William Young, Jr.; Bryant Young; Hannah Owsley and 3 others
Brother of Mary Young
Half brother of John Young; Henry Peyton; Ann Waye Harrison; Elizabeth Peyton and William Peyton

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About William Young, Sr.

William Young Sr. b. about 1714 Stafford County, Virginia. Will dated 20 December 1790. Probate 27 February 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia. (Virginia Mixed Probate Records, FHL film 0031566)

William Young Sr. married Patience Sinclair 23 July 1744 in Overwharton Parish, Essex (now Stafford) Co., VA (Overwharton Parish Register of Stafford Co., Virginia.) Patience was listed as William?s wife in his 1790 will.

A number of undocumented on-line genealogies list William?s date of death as 22 May 1810, Stafford County, Virginia, but no one can tell me where that date and place came from. I assume they came from one of the unverified temple records or from the undocumented ancestral files on the LDS site. Regardless of where they came from, serious Young and Sinclair researchers all agree that the William Young who married Patience Sinclair died 1792 in Fauquier Co., Virginia.

Despite all the posts on the internet, William Young Sr. was not the son of Michael Cadet Young of Brunswick County. Michael Cadet Young?s son William was born after 1733, making it unlikely that he married in 1744. In addition, it appears that this William Young was in Stafford County as early as 1735. (See land transaction below.) Finally, Michael Cadet Young?s son was alive and well 10 months after William of Fauquier?s will was probated. (Letter of brother John Young, Dec. 1792, Kennedy Collection, UNC Chapel Hill.)

William?s likely parents were Bryan/Bryant Young and Anne Waye. There was a Bryan/Bryant Young in Stafford Co., by 1700 and the recitation of a 1735 land transaction lists his eldest son as William Young. This Bryan/Bryant Young married Anne Waye. After Bryan Young died, about 1725/1726, Anne married John Peyton and her name is recorded in Peyton documents. Anne?s last Peyton child was born about 1744. As a result, I assume that she was born no earlier than about 1694. CAVEAT ON MOTHER: It is possible that Bryant Young had a previous wife and that William came from that marriage, but I have not seen anything to support this. One of the Stafford Co. records for Bryan Young refers to him as "of Lancaster Co." Old Rappahannock County, Virginia was established in 1656 from Lancaster County, Virginia. In 1691, the counties of Richmond and Essex were organized from Old Rappahannock (which was then abolished). So the following seems to be him or a close relative: 7 Jan 1679/80 (dated and recorded). Old Rappahannock Deeds and Wlls, 1677-1680, Part II, p. 257. Mary WRIGHT of Rappa to Briant YOUNG, the sonne of Robert YOUNG of the same County, one red Cow with an under keele on the left eare and two heifers, one 3 years old the other 2 yers. old which sd heifers is marked with a crop and a slitt on the right eare with sd Cow and heifers, and gives the marke of the heifers which is to be recorded. Mary [her + mark] WRIGHT. Wits: Wm: SMOOT, Richard [his R mark] DRAPER. ?. Same date. Mary WRIGHT to Robert YOUNG power of attorney. Wits: Wm: SMOOTE, Alexander [his + mark] DICK. Rec 8 Feb 1679/80.

Will:
   William Young Sr., of Stafford and Fauquier County, wrote a will on 20 December 1790. That will was probated 27 February 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia. (Virginia Mixed Probate Records, FHL film 0031566)
   "In the name of God Amen this twentieth day of December Annis Domini, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. I William Young of the County of Fauquier being in perfect and sound memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament Imprimis (in person). I commit my soul to the mercy of Almighty God, hoping through the Mediation of my Blessed (Savior crossed out) Redeemer to be forgiven all my sins and transgressions.
   Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved son Bryan Young, one Negroe woman slave named Sarah and her increase to him and his heirs forever.
   Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved son William Young to him and his heirs forever one Negro Male slave named and called Joshua.
   Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary Jeffries one Negro woman slave named Amy to her and her heirs forever.
   Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Hannah Owsley the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia.
   Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sukey or Susanna Smithey [Susanna Smith] the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia.
   Item -- My will and desire is that all my land, Negro slaves not before devised and personal estate be enjoyed by my beloved wife Patience Young, during her natural life or widowhood, which ever shall first happen, my will and desire is that at the death or marriage of my said Wife all the Estate both real and personal be sold at publick auction and the moneys arising from such sales to be divided amongst all my Children or their Representatives. I do appoint, constitute my loving friends Joseph Jeffries and Thomas Fitzhugh executors of this my last Will and testament revoking and disannulling all former and other wills and testaments before by me made, ratifying and confirming this my last Will & testament only. .
   Signed in the sixteenth line, (signed by) William Young L.S. (locus Sigilli or legal seal).
   Signed, Sealed & pronounced in the presence (signed by) J. Moffett, Minoah Stone (his X mark) Edward Feagan, Benjamin Carpenter
   At a court held for Fauquier County the 27th day of February 1792. This Will was proved by the oaths of Edward Feagans, John Moffett and Benjamin Carpenter witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Joseph Jeffries Junior the Executor therein named who made oath and together with Joseph Jeffries Senior his Security, entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of two thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Testifier, (signed) Francis Brooke C.C. (county clerk)."
   * * * *
   Discussion of the Will:
   Some researchers say that John Young and Sarah Young Cundiff are not William Sr.?s children because they were not listed in his will, but this is a misunderstanding both of the will and of estate law. There was no requirement that a parent list all of his children by name anywhere in his will. In fact, it is quite common to see wills that name a child or two -- out of a dozen --and leave the others unnamed under a catch-all phrase like "all my children."
   In this particular will, there really were two parts of the will leaving property to William's children. The first was made up of the specific bequests to listed children, Bryan, William, Mary, Susanna and Hannah. Even though John and Sarah did not receive specific bequest, this does not mean they weren?t children. There was no legal requirement that a parent leave a specific bequest to each of his children. For a variety of reasons, some children got specific bequests in wills and others did not.
   The second part of the will, leaving property to the children, was the distribution of the remainder of the estate to "all my children or their representatives" after Patience's death. This part of the will was not restricted in anyway. All children, living or dead, named in the will or not, would have received shares of the estate after Patience died. If John and/or Sarah were children, they or their heirs would have received equal shares along with the other children
   As a result, it doesn't mean very much that John Young and Sarah Young Cundiff were not listed by name in the will. The most we can say is that John and Sarah didn't receive specific bequests in the will. They could have been included in the catch-all phrase, ?all my children.? There is strong circumstantial evidence that John and Sarah were William and Patience?s children. John and William Jr. married Singleton sisters. John named sons William, Bryan and St. Clair. Sarah?s first daughter was named Patience and she named sons William and Bryan. In addition, both John and Sarah moved to Kentucky with Bryan Young, William Young and Hannah Owsley and there were continuing connections among the families.
   * * * *
   Grandchildren of William Young Jr. and Sarah Singleton:
   I have included these individuals to trace the family names from William Young Sr.?s family into William Jr.?s grandchildren. Also, one of William Jr.?s granddaughters married William?s nephew, William Young Cundiff, the son of Sarah Young.
   Children of Elizabeth Young and Coleman Duncan:
   1. William DUNCAN b: 11 FEB 1803 Kentucky, d. 1 MAR 1875 in Lawrence, Indiana
   2. Bryan DUNCAN b: 11 NOV 1804 in KY, d. 1830 in Lawrence, Indiana
   3. Henry Valentine DUNCAN b: 14 FEB 1807 Kentucky, d. 3 AUG 1840. (William Sr. had a half-brother named Valentine Peyton.)
   4. Benjamin Singleton DUNCAN b: 20 SEP 1809 Kentucky, d. 21 OCT 1839
   5. Sarah DUNCAN b: 11 MAY 1811 Kentucky, d. 25 DEC 1852 in Louisville, Kentucky. Married: 27 AUG 1833 in Logan County, KY, to Joseph Waters.
   6.Charles DUNCAN b: 7 JAN 1813 Kentucky, d. 25 OCT 1884
   7. Mary DUNCAN b: 14 AUG 1814 Kentucky, d. 12 JUL 1847
   8. Nancy DUNCAN b: 19 SEP 1816 Kentucky, d. 1 APR 1890. Burial: Duncan-Browder Cemetery. Married: 1 JAN 1844 in Logan County, KY, to William N. WAND
   9. Coleman DUNCAN b: 4 MAR 1818 Kentucky, d. 29 OCT 1851. Burial: Duncan-Browder Cemetery.
   10. Sanford Thomas DUNCAN b: 12 SEP 1819, Kentucky, d. 21 AUG 1846
   11. Robert DUNCAN b: 17 JUN 1821, Kentucky, d. 24 MAR 1908. Burial: Duncan-Browder Cemetery. Married: 12 AUG 1845 in Logan County, KY, to Mary Catherine B. DUVALL b: 21 JUL 1821
   12. Felix DUNCAN b: 16 APR 1821 in Muhlenberg Co KY
   13. Fortunatus DUNCAN b: 16 APR 1823 in Muhlenberg Co KY
   14. John Q. DUNCAN b: 31 DEC 1824 in Muhlenberg Co KY, d. 1858 in Missouri. Married Jane.
   15. Rebecca DUNCAN b: 19 MAY 1827 in Muhlenberg Co KY, d. 29 MAY 1827
   Children of Agnes Young and Robert Wickliff/Wickliffe
   1. Sarah Jane WICKLIFFE b: 4 Aug 1813 Muhlenberg Co., KY, d. 4 Dec 1813 Muhlenberg Co., KY.
   Children of Nancy Young and Moses Wickliffe:
   1.Aaron Wickliffe b: 4 JUL 1818 in Greenville, Muhlenberg Co KY. Marriage to Sarah Angeline ACOCK b: 19 APR 1825
   2. William Young Wickliffe b: 20 APR 1820, d. 4 FEB 1857 Burial: Crescent Cemetery, Greenville, Muhlenberg Co KY
   3. Sarah Jane Wickliffe b: 1 NOV 1822 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, d. 9 FEB 1894 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Burial: Crescent Cemetery, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Married: 30 JUL 1840 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, to William Young Cundiff b: 29 JUL 1816 in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. William Young Cundiff was the son of John Cundiff and Sarah Young, the daughter of William Young and Patience Sinclair of Fauquier Co., Virginia.
   4. Benjamin Singleton Wickliffe b: 8 JAN 1825 in Muhlenberg Co KY, d. 23 DEC 1893 in Bevier, Muhlenberg Co KY
   5. Robert McLean Wickliffe b: 8 JAN 1825 in Muhlenberg Co KY, d. 19 SEP 1893 in Sevier Co., TN.
   6. Moses Wickliffe b: 9 JUN 1827 in Muhlenberg Co KY, d. 12 APR 1900 in S Carrollton, Muhlenberg Co KY. Burial: Crescent Cemetery, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
   7. Agnes Elizabeth Wickliffe b: 20 MAY 1829 in Muhlenberg Co KY, d. 9 MAY 1903 in Muhlenberg Co KY. Burial: Crescent Cemetery, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Married: 12 FEB 1852 in Muhlenberg Co KY, to John F. Davis.
   8. Charles Bryant Wickliffe b: 1831 in Muhlenberg Co KY, d. 3 JUL 1905 Muhlenberg Co KY. Married: 3 FEB 1861 to Margaret Elizabeth BODINE b: 19 APR 1828 in Muhlenberg Co KY
   9. John Kincheloe Wickliffe b: 1834 in Bevier, Muhlenberg Co KY, d. 14 MAY 1864 in Resaca, GA of killed in battle.
   10. Mary Frances Wickliffe b: 16 SEP 1838 in Nelson Creek, Muhlenberg Co KY. Burial: Crescent Cemetery, Greenville, Muhlenberg Co KY.
   * * * *
   Additional Notes About William Young Jr.
   Although William and Patience Young did have a son named William, their son did not marry Elizabeth Huff and move to Tennessee. Their son married Sarah Singleton and moved to Kentucky with his siblings. Everything about the William who went to Kentucky fits with William and Patience Young?s family. Nothing about the William who went to Tennessee does -- except his name.
   The William Young who married Elizabeth Huff and moved to Tennessee was born 15 April 1744. This was three full months before William and Patience married in Stafford County. This fact alone makes it very unlikely that they were his parents.
   It is also clear that no one has any documentation for the birthplaces of William of Tennessee, his wife Elizabeth, or their children. Their dates of birth apparently came from an old family Bible that did not record place. As a result, descendents have placed their births from Essex Co. in the far east of Virginia -- not very likely -- to the western Virginia frontier -- more likely. Given the fact that no one even knows where these people were born, it is stunning that they have been attached with such conviction to the family of William and Patience Young.
   In addition, a family history of William of Tennessee says: ?"The first recordings are of one William Young, born 15 Apr 1744. He was of German and English Descent, and came to Virginia with the early settlement of that state.? (Life and Times of William Young - Tennessee Frontiersman, Utah Pioneer, written by Gary Dean Young, ggg-grandson <http://www.lofthouse.com/USA/Utah/washington/history/wmyoung.html>, quoting an earlier history by Lettie Y. Swapp and Fannie Y. Lundquist.) Gary Dean Young also notes in his history, ?Another clue to the origin of the Young family, was one of their occupations. Besides farming, they were gunsmiths, and it is a historical fact that German immigrants supported the Revolutionary War effort by making guns and gunpowder.? Although family histories are often inaccurate on details, they often do have ethnic origins right. There isn?t even a hint of Germany about the family of William and Patience Young and no gunsmiths either.
   According to the following, William and Elizabeth Heff Young were from Frederick Co., Virginia. I assume this was Old Frederick Co., Virginia, most of which is now part of West Virginia. RESIDENCE: HISTORY OF SMITH COUNTY TENNESSEE, FHL book 976.852/H2h, Vol 1,section F838 by Lloyd D. Young; Tennesse resident and decendant of William and Elizabeth Huff Young; NOTE: "The Young family of the Stonewall, Gordonsville, Hickman area of Smith County, whose history is written in this narrative, came from Frederick County, Virginia in the early part of the 19th Century, before1810, and settled on Indian Creek in the southwestern section of JacksonCounty, which is now Putnam County. This was the family of William Young, who moved there with his wife and eight children. . . . William Young, the progenitorof the family in Jackson County, was born in Virginia on April 15, 1744, died on October 31, 1818, and was buried on Indian Creek. He married Elizabeth Huff on March 25 1770, and the eight children were already born when they left Virginia."
   Gary Dean Young, who is a Mormon descendent of William of Tennessee, summed up the problem as follows: ?David & Elizabeth Vance Young [son and daughter-in-law of William of Tennessee] raised their family on the Indian Creek property, near their parents and other relatives. David Young?s grandparents were not William & Patience Sinclair Young of Stafford County Virginia as is commonly believed. This mistake comes from a set of Salt Lake Mormon temple records dated 26 Jun 1917 (FHL film 183469, pages 1364 and 1370) [emphasis added]
   * * * *
   Sometime later, a descendent of the Moody family in Salt Lake incorrectly connected Wm Young, husband of Patience Sinclair to the Michael Cadet Young family of southern Virginia.? [emphasis added]
   In other words, the ?information? connecting William of Tennessee to Michael Cadet Young through William and Patience Young is based solely on mistaken temple records. There actually is no documentation for these alleged connections.
   !FATHER: This Information was received and posted with permission from Ronny O. Bodine via E-Mail: rbodine996@aol.com belonging and comprising an update to "A Genealogical History of the Owsley Family Part 11 Being a Preliminary Account of the Descdendants of Anthony Owsley (1757-1824), of Lincoln County, Kentucky "

Change Date: 12 JUN 2010 at 17:53:11 1

Marriage 1 Patience SINCLAIR b: 1726 in Old Stanford, , Essex, Virginia

   Married: 23 JUL 1744 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia
   Note: !MARRIAGE: This information received Wed, 7 Mar 2007 09:09:15 -0800 (PST), Brockhaus <jbbrockhaus@yahoo.com> from Juliana Black: "Stafford County was created in 1664 from Westmoreland County. There fore, in 1744, there would be no question of the Overwharton Parish being in Stafford and not in Essex. Essex County came into being in 1691; created from Old Rappahannock Co. This William Young was definitely married in Stafford Co., I believe, with no question of it being Essex. I think that a few people have this location of Essex only with this William Young, which I believe is incorrect. I am researching this Young family who are my ancestors. There is so much incorrect repeated information that sometimes it is a little frustrating."

Children

   Has No Children Mary YOUNG
   Has Children Hannah YOUNG b: ABT 1760 in , Fairfax, Virginia
   Has No Children Bryan YOUNG
   Has No Children Robert YOUNG
   Has No Children Sarah YOUNG
   Has No Children William YOUNG
   Has Children John YOUNG
   Has No Children Susanna YOUNG

Sources:

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Contains among other things, his will:

http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person_talk:William_Young_%2825%29


http://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I058092&tree=tree1

William Young who married Patience Sinclair born 1726 died aft 1792 is not the son of Michael Cadet Young and Martha Sadler.

• Name William Young Born Bef 1714 Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Gender Male Died 27 Feb 1792 Fauquier County, Virginia

Father Bryant Young, b. Bef 1675, Sittenbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia , d. Bef 9 Mar 1726/27, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia (Age < 52 years) Mother Anne Waye, b. Abt 1698, Charles County, Maryland , d. 1750, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia (Age ~ 52 years) Married Bef 1714 Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia

Family Patience Sinclair, b. 1726, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia , d. Aft 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia (Age > 67 years) Married 23 Jul 1744 Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia

Children

1. Robert Young, b. 30 May 1745, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia , d. 1 Oct 1745, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia (Age 0 years)

	2. Sarah Young,   b. 1 Apr 1747, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia  

	3. William Young,   b. Abt 1755, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia  ,   d. 4 Sep 1833, Muhlenberg County, Virginia   (Age ~ 78 years)
	4. Bryant Young,   b. Abt 1759, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia  ,   d. 1831, Nelson County, Kentucky   (Age ~ 72 years)
	5. Hannah Young,   b. Abt 1760, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia  

• Notes • === William Young Sr., of Stafford and Fauquier County, wrote a will on 20 December 1790. That will was probated 27 February 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia. (Virginia Mixed Probate Records, FHL film 0031566)

"In the name of God Amen this twentieth day of December Annis Domini, one thousand seven hundred and ninety. I William Young of the County of Fauquier being in perfect and sound memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament Imprimis (in person). I commit my soul to the mercy of Almighty God, hoping through the Mediation of my Blessed (Savior crossed out) Redeemer to be forgiven all my sins and transgressions.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved son Bryan Young, one Negroe woman slave named Sarah and her increase to him and his heirs forever.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved son William Young to him and his heirs forever one Negro Male slave named and called Joshua.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Mary Jeffries one Negro woman slave named Amy to her and her heirs forever.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Hannah Owsley the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia.

Item -- I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Sukey or Susanna Smithey [Susanna Smith] the sum of twenty pounds current money of Virginia.

Item -- My will and desire is that all my land, Negro slaves not before devised and personal estate be enjoyed by my beloved wife Patience Young, during her natural life or widowhood, which ever shall first happen, my will and desire is that at the death or marriage of my said Wife all the Estate both real and personal be sold at publick auction and the moneys arising from such sales to be divided amongst all my Children or their Representatives. I do appoint, constitute my loving friends Joseph Jeffries and Thomas Fitzhugh executors of this my last Will and testament revoking and disannulling all former and other wills and testaments before by me made, ratifying and confirming this my last Will & testament only. .

Signed in the sixteenth line, (signed by) William Young L.S. (locus Sigilli or legal seal).

Signed, Sealed & pronounced in the presence (signed by) J. Moffett, Minoah Stone (his X mark) Edward Feagan, Benjamin Carpenter

At a court held for Fauquier County the 27th day of February 1792. This Will was proved by the oaths of Edward Feagans, John Moffett and Benjamin Carpenter witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded, and on the motion of Joseph Jeffries Junior the Executor therein named who made oath and together with Joseph Jeffries Senior his Security, entered into and acknowledged bond in the penalty of two thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Testifier, (signed) Francis Brooke C.C. (county clerk)."

Abstracts of Fauquier County Virginia, Wills Inventories and Accounts 1759-1800, John Kenneth Gott, Baltimore, MD, Clearfield, 1999:

page 211: [Will Book 2,] Page 232: William Young (Inventory) Date: 21 March 1792, App'd by: D. Floweree, Sen'r., John Barker, Geo. Glascok. No total. Ret.: 25 June 1792.

page 221: [Will Book 2,] Pages 275-276: William Young (Administrator's Account) Date: 10 April 1793. Adm'r: Joseph Jeffries. Details: To: (August 1792) Anthony Owsly his wife's Legacy; Sept. 1792 -- Anthy Owsly per Order of Thomas Smith his Legacy; ferry'g to George Town & inspections 2 hhd. Tobo.; Benjamin Bronaugh. 9 Nov. 1792 -- John Bronaugh Shff.; Joseph Withers Shff., Charles Marshall. By: 1793 -- Aaaron Grigsby, Hezekiah Rutter; Isaac Cundiff; Aquilla Davis; William Ellett; Edward Shacklett, James White; John Robinson,; John Feagen; David Scofield; Edwin Furr; Benj. Em'd by: Wm. Hale, Jno. P. Harrison Ret.: 23 April 1793.

Discussion of the Will: Some researchers say that John Young and Sarah Young Cundiff are not William Sr.'s children because they were not listed by name in his will, but this is a misunderstanding both of the will and of estate law. There was no requirement that a parent list all of his children by name anywhere in his will. In fact, it is quite common to see wills that name a child or two -- out of a dozen -- and leave the others unnamed under a catch-all phrase like "all my children."

In this particular will, there really were two parts of the will that left property to William's children. The first was made up of the specific bequests to named children, Bryan, William, Mary, Susanna and Hannah. Even though John and Sarah did not receive specific bequest, this does not mean they weren't children. Again there was no legal requirement that a parent leave a specific bequest to each of his children. For a variety of reasons, some children got specific bequests in wills and others did not.

The second part of the will which left property to the children, was the clause that distributed the remainder of the estate to "all my children or their representatives" after Patience's death. This part of the will was not restricted in anyway. All children, living or dead, named in the will or not, would have received shares of the estate after Patience's death. If John and/or Sarah were children, they or their heirs would have received equal shares along with the other children even though they were not mentioned by name in the will.

As a result, it doesn't mean very much that John Young and Sarah Young Cundiff were not listed by name in the will. The most we can say is that John and Sarah didn't receive specific bequests, but they could have been included in the catch-all phrase, "all my children." Judging from the 10 April 1793 administrator's accounting in William's estate, Patience was still alive at that point. It is possible that documents from the final settlement of William's estate after Patience's death contain the names of all their children, but I have not seen them.

Despite the will, there is strong circumstantial evidence that John and Sarah were William and Patience's children. John and William Young Jr. married Singleton sisters. John named sons William, Bryan and St. Clair. Sarah's first daughter was named Patience and she named sons William and Bryan. In addition, both John and Sarah moved to Kentucky with Bryan Young, William Young and Hannah Owsley and there were continuing connections among the families, including cousin marriages.

  • * * *

Patience Sinclair Young probably died after 10 April 1793, the date of the initial administrator account in her husband's estate. She wasn't on the 1800 Fauquier tax lists as far as I can tell. This probably means that she died before 1800. There should be records/documents showing the sale of William Young's land and slaves after her death and the distribution of the proceeds. Those records should list all of William Young's heirs, not just those who received specific bequests in the will.

The deeds may be in Fauquier County Deed Books 10-14, FHL US/CAN Film 31587, 31588, and 31589, with grantor indexes in FHL US/CAN Film 31579 and 31580. The deeds may be indexed in the grantor index under the names of the executors, Thomas Fitzhugh and Joseph Jeffries Jr.

Additional probate records may be in Will Book Vol. 2 ,1783-1796. The original of Vol. 2 is badly damaged, but there is a typed transcript from 1931 (FHL US/CAN Film 31566). Will Books, Vols. 3-4 1796-1808 (FHL US/CAN Film 31567) may also contain relevant records. The index to these books is in FHL US/CAN Film 31565.

1772 Fauquier Co Deed Book Vol 5; page 231; William Young Sr bought a tract of land fr om John Baxter of Prince William on the north side of Bull Run Mountain, willed to Baxter by his grandfather Benjamin Stribling, adjacent to Thomas Baxter; witness Thomas Dawkins, Charles Vivian, and Thomas Athey; The following year in 1773, he bought a tract of land from John D. and Margaret Hendson near Goose Creek Virginia, pages 146 & 444

Contributed by Janice Mcalpine

Bryant Young and William Young:

Although LDS Temple records and many internet family trees list Michael Cadet Young (MCY) as the father of William Young of Stafford/Fauquier Co., who married Patience Sinclair, there is absolutely nothing to support the connection. This is a mistaken lineage based solely on the fact that Michael Cadet Young had a son named William. I have hundreds of documented pages on Michael Cadet Young and his sons, including William, but the following is the short version of how I know that Michael Cadet Young wasn't the father of William of Stafford/Fauquier.

William Young of Stafford/Fauquier married Patience Sinclair in 1744. He was at least 21 at that point -- so born by 1723. This means that he was born much too early to have been Michael Cadet Young's son. Michael Cadet Young married about 1730. His first son, Francis Cadet Young, named after Michael's father, was born in 25 October 1731. (The vestry book and register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789, Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne Richmond, Va. 1898.) Michael's second son, Thomas Cadet Young, named after Michael's father-in-law, was born 30 Sep 1732. (Young Family Bible Records, Years: 1732-1853, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, N.C., Call Number: 2A , MARS Id: 400.1.1.2167 ) Michael had at least two additional children, Legros Young and Michael Cadet Young Jr., both born before MCY's son William. This places William's birth in the last half of the 1730's -- at the earliest -- making it impossible for MCY's William to have married Patience Sinclair in 1744.

In addition, Michael Cadet Young's son was alive and well 10 months after William of Stafford/Fauquier's will was probated in January 1792. This fact was confirmed in a letter written by MCY's son John Young to MCY's son Thomas Cadet Young dated Dec. 1792. The original of this letter is in the Kennedy Collection, UNC Chapel Hill. I have a copy in my paper file and a transcription in the file for Michael Cadet Young's son William Young.

MCY's son William married Martha and was on records in Campbell Co., Virginia, from the 1790's through the 1820 census. I have confirmed his connection to other members of the Michael Cadet Young family. William also had a great-grandson named Michael Cadet Young born 16 Mar 1867

Contributed by Janice Mcalpine

William Young and Patience Sinclair

William Young Sr. b. by 1714 Stafford County, Virginia. He died in Fauquier County, Virginia between 20 December 1790, when he wrote a will, and 27 February 1792,when the will was probated. (Virginia Mixed Probate Records, FHL film 0031566)

William of Stafford/Fauquier's year and place of birth are my guesses based primarily on two things: the presence of Bryan/Bryant Young on Stafford Co., Virginia, records by 1700, and the 1735 deed in which William sold the land he inherited from Bryan Young. I assume William was at least 21 when he sold the land.

We do know that William Young Sr. married Patience Sinclair/Sinkler/St. Clair 23 July 1744 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Virginia. If he was born by 1714, he would have been about 30 when he married.

Virginia, Overwharton Parish register, 1720 to 1760, old Stafford County, Wm. F. Boogher, Washington D.C. : Saxton Printing Co., 1899, online at <http://www.archive.org/stream/virginiaoverwhar00will#page/n3/mode/2up> : page 159 Sinclair, Patience. Married William Young, July 23, 1744 page 193 Young, William. Married Patience Sinclair, July 23, 1744

Patience Sinclair/St. Clair/Sinkler was the daughter of Alexander Sinclair/St. Clair/Sinkler. She and her husband William Young were listed in Alexander Sinclair's December 31, 1748, Prince William Co., Virginia, will. The will is transcribed in "Prince William Reliquary," RELIC, Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, Virginia, January 2007, Vo. 6, No.1, pages 6 - 8.

William Young showed up on records in three Virginia counties, Stafford, Prince William and Fauquier. Prince William Co. was formed, in part, from Stafford Co., in 1730-1731. Fauquier Co. was formed from Prince William Co. in 1759. It appears William was initially located in the part of Stafford that became and remained Prince William, but that he later acquired land in Leeds Parish, Fauquier Co. starting in 1772. Leeds Parish covers much of Northern and Central Fauquier County and was established in 1769 by action of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

A LIST OF TAXPAYERS FOR HAMILTON PARISH - 1751 (Prince William County) The following list of taxpayers was originally published in the Bulletin of the Fauquier Historical Society in June 1923, pages 239-242, under the title "List of Taxpayers, Elk Run and Vicinity, 1751." The article states it is from the Account Book of Capt. John Crump, Sheriff of Prince William County, and that, "The original book was presented to the Fauquier Historical Society in 1922, by Col. Malcolm H. Crump, Bowling Green, Kentucky." Elk Run is a watershed, which is now in southern Fauquier County. Before 1759, when Fauquier County was created, these were residents of Prince William.

1751 Tax List, Elk Run, Hamilton Parish, Prince William County [among others] YOUNG, Wm.

William voted in Prince William Co. in 1761. Presumably, he owned land there:

POLL FOR ELECTION OF BURGESSES PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY 1761 11-May-1761

COLO. JOHN BAYLIS [among others] William Young

COLO. HENRY PAYTON [among others] William Young

According to Cundiff family researchers, William's daughter Sarah married John Cundiff on 1 May 1762. The marriage date, but not place apparently comes from the Cundiff Family Bible. I have not seen the Cundiff Family Bible, but it was in the possession of Lydia Liley Mitchell in 1999. Lydia was descended from William Young Cundiff (grandson of Sarah Young and John Cundiff) and also from Nancy Young Wickliffe (daughter of Sarah's brother William Young Jr.)

In the following 1772-1773 Fauquier Co. deeds (FHL US/CAN Film 31585), William was referred to as "of Prince William County." These deeds are also abstracted in more detail in Fauquier County, Virginia, Deeds 1759-1778, John Kenneth Gott, Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, 1988, pages 141, 142, and 158.

Fauquier County Deed Book 5, pages 231-234, 28/29 May 1772, John Baxter, of Prince William Co., sold to William Young , of the same, a 283 acre tract of land from on the north side of Bull Run Mountain, willed to Baxter by his grandfather Benjamin Stribling, adjacent to Thomas Baxter; witnesses Thomas Dawkins, R. Chinn, Henry Brett, Chas Vivian, Thomas Athey and William Hampton. (Also abstracted in Fauquier County, Virginia, Deeds 1759-1778, John Kenneth Gott, Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, 1988, page 141.)

Fauquier Co Deed Book 5, pages 444-446, 26 October 1773, John Hendron and his wife Margaret of Leeds Parrish sold William Young of Prince William Co. 168 acres of land. This was part of the land purchased by John Rector, deceased, from Burgess Ball and sold to Hendron 9 March 1773. Neighboring landowners Burgess Smith, Burgess Ball, Charles Rector. One of the witness to this deed was Bryant Young. (Also abstracted in Fauquier County, Virginia, Deeds 1759-1778, John Kenneth Gott, Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, 1988, page142.)

Fauquier County Deed Book 5, pages 446-448, October 26, 1773, Jacob Rector and Jane his wife of Leeds Parish sold William Young of Prince William Co. 130 acres adjoining Burgess Smith, Burgess Ball, Henry Rector, and Isaac Cundiff. This was part of the land purchased by John Rector, deceased, from Burgess Ball. (Also abstracted in Fauquier County, Virginia, Deeds 1759-1778, John Kenneth Gott, Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, 1988, page 158.)

An important detail in the above deed is the name of neighbor Isaac Cundiff, who was the uncle of John Cundiff who married William Young's daughter Sarah.

Daughter Hannah Young married Anthony Owsley on or about 5 Feb 1778, in Fauquier Co., Virginia. William Young Sr. gave consent for the marriage: "This is to certify that it is agreable to me that Anthony Owsley should have my daughter Hannah to wife [signed]William Young. " Fauquier County Virginia Marriage Bonds and Returns. 1759 - 1854, John K. Gott, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD (1991), page 69; FHL film 0031633.

The following deeds are abstracted in Fauquier County, Virginia, Deeds 1778-1785, John Kenneth Gott, Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, 1988:

page 14: [Fauquier County Deed Book 7]"Pages 149-152. 20 July 1779. B&S. Bet. William Young of Leeds Par. & Patience, h.w. and William Skinker of Pr. Wm. Co. . . ?500 .. 283 a. .. bounded by John Baxter, George Berry, William Florence and Thomas Hogan .. sold to Young by John Baxter, 28/29 May 1772 .. Signed: William (W) Young, Patience Young Wits: J. Moffett, William Heale, Wm. Kinchloe, Re: 23 Aug. 1779, with Cert. of Exam., prov. by o. of John Moffett, Kinchloe and Heale." [See also FHL US/CAN Film 31586.]

page 51: [Fauquier County Deed Book 7]"Pages 470-471. 22 October 1782. B&S. Bet. Frederick Rector of Leeds Par. & Elizabeth, h.w. and John Moffett .. ?300 specie .. tract on Cromwell's Run .. which land was devised to the sd. Frederick by his father John Rector, dec'd .. bounded by & between the lands of Will'm Young, Standley Singleton, Reuben Strother, Hugh Morrison, Will'm Pearle .. part of two tracts or lots purch. by the sd. John Rector of Burgess Smith cont. 200 acres. Signed: Frederick Rector, Elizabeth Rector Wits: H. Brooke, J. Blackwell, J. Baker, Tho's Maddux. Rec: 26 Nov 1782, prov. by o. of Humphrey Brooke, John Barker and Thos. Maddux, wits." [See also FHL US/CAN Film 31586.]

As can be seen from the previous deed, Stanley Singleton was William Young's neighbor. On December 24, 1784, William's son William Young Jr. married Sarah Singleton. Sarah was the daughter of Stanley Singleton, who was listed as a neighboring landowner in the preceding October 1782 deed. The date of the Young-Singleton marriage comes from A roster of Revolutionary ancestors of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution : commemoration of the United States of America bicentennial, July 4, 1976, Evansville, Ind.: Unigraphic, 1976, Vol. 2, page 403; and Sarah Singleton's relationship to Stanley Singleton is established by documents from the estate of her brother Samuel Singleton -- more details in the individual sections for William Young Jr. and John Young.

John Moffett, whose name appears in both the preceding deed, also witnessed and proved William Young Sr.'s 1790 will. (Will Book 2, page 214, and Minute Book 10, page 37, Virginia Mixed Probate Records, FHL film 0031566)

On 12 Sep 1785, in Fauquier Co., Virginia, William Young Sr. gave his consent for the marriage of his daughter Mary Young to Joseph Jeffires/Jephries Jr. "This is to certify that Joseph Jephries has my free consent to obtain marriage license with my daughter Mary Young [signed] Wm Young." Fauquier County Virginia Marriage Bonds and Returns. 1759 - 1854, John K. Gott; Heritage Books; Bowie, MD (1991), page 148; See also FHL US/CAN Film 0031633.

Son John Young married Elizabeth Singleton on 9 February 1788 in Fauquier Co Virginia. Elizabeth's father Stanley Singleton consented to the marriage. Fauquier County, Virginia marriage bonds, 1759-1854 and marriage returns, 1785-1848, John K. Gott, Heritage Books (Bowie, Md), 1989. Elizabeth was also the daughter of Stanley Singleton. The relationship is established by documents from the estate of her brother Samuel Singleton -- more details in the individual sections for William Young Jr. and John Young.

William Young Sr. was on the 1790 tax list with his son-in-law Joseph Jeffries living in the household:

1790 Personal Property Tax Fauquier Co., Virginia, List A: <http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/Fauquier/1790Person alA/24.jpg> April 29 Young William [charged with tax] Young William, and Jeffris, Joseph [white males 16+], 3 negroes 16+, 2 negroes 10-16, 8? horses, etc., taxes 3.6

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William Young, Sr.'s Timeline

1714
1714
Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
1745
May 30, 1745
Age 31
Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
1747
April 1, 1747
Age 33
Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
1755
1755
Age 41
Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
1759
1759
Age 45
Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
1760
1760
Age 46
Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia
1765
1765
Age 51
Prince William County, Virginia
1766
1766
Age 52
Prince William County, Virginia
1768
1768
Age 54