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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
FAMILY TREE WHITE
FAMILY TREE BROOKE
||see FAMILY TREE
|Born: Abt 1745 Essex Co., VA
||Court Order book in Essex County dated December 17, 1767
showing a John Young winning a suit against the eventual executor of Ann
Smith, his grandmother. In addition to showing that he was a grandson of Ann
Smith the suit also suggests that he might have been born in 1746. The court
gave him interest on the amount that he should have inherited at 21 and
calculated that interest based on the period Feb. 27, 1767 to December 27,
|Married: Abt 1767 Essex Co., VA
|Died: Between Aug and Nov 1797 Granville Co., NC
||see will below Estate probated November Court,
1. Frances Young
2. Jane Young
3. John Smith Young
4. Henry Young b. 1781
Millicine Young b. bef. 1782
6. Elizabeth Young b. 1783
7. James Taylor Young b. 21/Dec/1785
In his 1797 will John Young names a Rachel as his wife. A deed in
Essex Cty, Virginia dated December 9, 1768 shows John Young and Rachel his wife,
both of Granville County, North Carolina selling land in Essex County, Virginia.
"John Young of Granville Co., NC & Rachel his wife for 280 pd sold to Henry
Young of Essex Co., VA a 220 a parcel of land adj. William Gatewood, Philemon
Young, Philemon Gatewood, John Webb & Rappahannock River.---Wit: Samuel
Peachey, W. Young, James Webb Junr, John Richards. Proved 19 Jun
1769 & recorded." This transaction clearly places him in the family of
descendants of Capt. William Young of Essex Co., VA who died in 1718.
Two of Capt. William Young's sons, Henry Young and John Young, had sons named
John. However, only the son of John Young survived to adulthood.
Henry Young had a son named Philemon Young. John Richards married
Henry's daughter, Millicene. Henry's daughter Frances married into the
Three of Capt. William Young's sons made out wills in 1749. Williamson
Young's will was dated April 22, 1749; John Young's will was dated April 26,
1749; Henry Young's will was dated Oct 30, 1749. All three died
within a year. The John Young of this sketch was only about 4. With
all of his Young uncles deceased, his mother's brother, John Smith, was
appointed his guardian on July 17, 1750 Court Order Book 1749-1751 pg 149
His uncle, John Smith, his guardian and with whom he must have had a
good relationship died in 1759. John Young was only 13 or 14 but he was
named as a third executor to his uncle's estate. Years later he named one
of his sons, John Smith Young. (born abt 1774) With the death of yet
another uncle, John Young was once again without a guardian. In the 20
February 1759 court, Essex Co., VA, John Young chose another uncle,
Samuel Smith, as his guardian.. Court Order BK 22, Essex Co., VA, pg 281 John
Young was old enough to choose his guardian (age 14) while Samuel Smith was
appointed guardian to his sister, Mary. "John Young chose Samuel Smith his
Guardian and the said Samuel is by the Court appointed Guardian of Mary Young
both orphans of John Young dec'ed. Thereupon the said Samuel with John
Upshaw & Francis Waring Gent'm his Security entered into & acknowledged their
Bond for the said Samuel."
In 1767 John Young had reached the age of 21. He went to court
against Mary, the widow of his old guardian John Smith, and her new husband,
Newman Miskell. He had been named in his grandmother's will (Ann
died 1753). His grandmother, Ann Smith, had left 60 pd to be divided
between her three grandchildren. John Young seems to have received the
full 60 pds leading us to believe that his sisters Mary and Fanny had died.
|Court Order BK 26 Essex Co., VA pg 488 May 20, 1767
court. John Young against Newman Miskell and Mary his wife.
About this time John Young was appointed surveyor of roads in Essex Co., VA
Order BK 26, Sept 15, 1766 pg 405. Then in December of 1767 he and his wife
Rachel , residing in Granville, NC, are selling land in Essex Co., VA.
Rachel, through "infirmity of health" was unable to travel to the Essex Co.,
|Deed BK 30 1765-1772
|Abstract from Essex County, Virginia Land Records
1761-1772 by Mary Marshall Brewer pg 131 and 132
After moving to Granville, NC around 1767, John Young purchased many acres of
land. On September 24, 1779 Governor Richard Caswell granted to John Young for
50 shillings for every 100 acres granted, a tract of land containing 610 acres
in Granville County on the North side of Jonathan's Creek; Beginning at a White
Oak on the Virginia line at L. Yancey's corner etc. " Granville County
North Carolina Deeds 1755-1782 Abstracted by Timothy W. Rackley pg 23. In
1805 his widow, Rachel, was paying taxes on 3,634 acres of land.
On November 3, 1767, John Young was "allowed to build a water grist mill
across Grassy Creek, being the owner of lands on each side of the creek.
He was also one of the first elders of the Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church.
In the name of God Amen. I John Young of the County of Granville and
State of North Carolina being of Sound and disposing mind and Memory (blessed be
God, do this nineteenth day of August in year of our Lord 1797 make and publish
this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form following, that is to say___
first, I lend unto my Beloved Wife during her Widowhood the whole of my Estate
subject to certain limitations & condition hereafter below mentioned &
Item I give unto my daughter Frances Young Eight Negroes, 3 head of horses
Ten head of Cattle, ten Sheep one Feather Bed and Furniture and Fifteen pounds
Virginia Money all which She has in, or has had, in possession with their
Increase to her, her Heirs and Assigns for ever.
Item I give unto my daughter Jane Taylor Eight Negores, 3 head of horses,
ten head of Cattle. Ten Sheep, one Feather Bed and furniture and 15 pounds
Virginia Money all which she has in (or has had,) in possession to her her Heirs
and assigns for ever____
Item I Give unto my daughters Millicene and Elizabeth Young and my three sons
Henry, James and John Smith Young to Each of them when ever they shall arrive at
Lawful age or marry and call for it Eight likely Negroes 4 males and four
Females between the age of 15 and 30 years 3 likely horses ten herd of Cattle,
ten Sheep, one feather Bed and furniture and 15 pounds Virginia Money; all which
is to be made as nearly equal to what is given my Daughters Frances and Jane as
possible to them their heirs and assigns for ever_____
Item my Will is that my three sons Henry Young James Young and John Smith Young
shall have a Liberal Education out of the estate lent to my wife___
Item My Will is that at the death of my wife Rachel Young the whole of my Estate
not alloted, be Equally divided between the whole of my children Viz-- Frances
Young, Jane Taylor, Millicene Young, Henry Young Elizabeth Young, James Young
and John Smith Young Consisting of all my Lands and Everything or Article
Belonging to my Estate not already devised, them and their Increase to them
their heirs and assigns for ever.
Item My will is that my Single children or those under age be supported
raised and educated out of the estate lent my wife.
Item and I hereby make and ordain my wife Rachel Young Executrix to this my last
will and Testament during her Widowhood and no longer. Together with my
Worthy Friends Thomas Mutter Sen. John Young Junr Henry Young and Anderson
Taylor of Virg'a Executors to this my last will and Testament in Witness whereof
I the said John Young have to this my last will and Testament Let my hand
and Seal the Day and Year above written.
Signed, Seald and Declard, to be the Sd John Young Last will and testament in
presence of us
R Feild Jurant
Chd Yancey Jurat
State of N Carolina Granville County) November court 1797
The forgoing Will was duly proven in open Court by the oath of Hume Field &
Charles Yancey (?) Witness thereto & ordered to be
Recorded at the same time came Rachel Young & Qualified as Executrix of John
Young & Anderson Taylor as Executor to the same. Test E A Henderson
February Court 1799 Henry Young Qualified as an Executor to the forgoing
Will Test ?
Anderson Taylor, executor of the estate, had married Jane Young in 1790
R. Feild is probably Richard Feild, brother to Hume R. Feild