Revised time-line of "known" facts about John Young of IRE/PA/KY/TN.
We have not found any proven record of "our" John Young in IRE or PA.
The only reference that we have found to his birthplace as "The Kingdom of Ireland" is from the Ledger of A J Davison (1907) accounts by AJ Davison, son of Armstrong Tilford Davidson/Davison & Hannah Herron Kennedy (dau of Thomas [Herron?] Kennedy & Mary "Polly" Young, dau of "our" John Young by 1st wife [name unknown] ) & by AJ Davison's wife, Martha Jane Young, dau of Rosanna Wood & Thomas K Young (son of "our" John Young by a susequent marriage to a later wife [name unknown-possibly Miss Adkins?] ).
The most believable references to PA, for "our" John Young, are: birthplace as PA,in 1880 FC of Jackson Co, AL (JKAL)PA given by his dau, Edna Catherine Young Roberts, as her father's birthplace;1st marriage in PA, from p18 of1907 Ledger of AJ Davison, "A genealogy of Martha J Davison.Kinfolks on her fathers side.Her grandfather was John Young.He was born in the Kingdom of lreland and came to the United States in an early day and married and settled in the state of Pennsyvannia.He moved from Pennsylvannia to the state of Kentucky, there his wife died leaving him with 2 girls and one boy.The girls name was Mary, she married Thomas C. Kennedy, the name of the other girl was Elizabeth Young.she married a man by the name of McDaniels.The boy was John Young.He moved from Kentucky to Murray county, Tennessee and married the second time to a Miss Adkins.To this union was born six boys and two girls.Thier names is as follows: 1. James Young2. Robert Young3. Alexander Young4. Peter Young5. Thomas K. Young6. William YoungThere were two girls;Jane Young, she married a man by the name of Robberts.The other name was Edney Young (Edna Catherine Young (Mrs Wright) Roberts).";also 1st marriage in PA,1850 FC of Cedar Co, MO,PA given byhis dau, Mary "Polly" Young Kennedy 67, as her own birthplace.
Only other "known" referencesthat we have found to PA, for "our" John Young, are: 1894 obituary of "Edna C Roberts, widow of Wright Roberts and daughter of John Young, a Pennsyvanian, who was a slodier in theRevolutionary War", written by her grandson, Wm Tecumseh Roberts, son of John Newton Roberts & Jemima Fraizer;and a 1907 GAR memorial address for John Newton Roberts of the 3rd OH, "John N. Roberts was born in Jackson County, Alabama, May 22 1834.His father was Wright Roberts.His mother was Edna Young, daughter of John Young, a soldier of the Revoltionary War.", prob also written by )or from ino provided by) Wm T Roberts.
Some researchers of the Young family belive it is very possible that "our" John Young was a brother (or perhaps a 1/2 bro) of Samuel Young, Rev Sol & first settler of Salem, Marion, IL, where "our" John Young's son, John Young, Jr, was md to Eliza Taylor in 1834.If that is proven to be true, the following may be of crucial importance to finding more about "our" John Young in PA:from GENEALOGICAL ABSSTRACTS OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION FILES,abstracted by Virgil D. White, The National Historical Pub. Co., Waynesboro, TN, 1991; p4002; "Young, Samuel PA or Va lines, S32621, he appl 9 Mar 1835 in Marion Co IL, sol was b 7 May 1762 in Cumberland Co PA & stated lived there for 'some time' then moved to Northumberland Co PA where he lived when he enl & later moved to Montgomery Co VA & also enl there".
Just when "our" John Young "moved from Pennsylvania to the state of Kentucky" we do not presently know.If he is listed in the "1st Census" of Kentucky of 1790 (tax lists) or was listed in 1795 "State" census of 1795 (also tax lists?) we have not been able to identify him in them, yet.He prob was in Ky by at least 1795, as his son, John Young, Jr, stated in the 1850 FC of Cedar Co, MO that he was 55 & born in KY, and statedin the 1860 FC of cedar Co, Mo that he was 66 & born in KY."Our" John Young was listed in Garrard Co, KY in the "2nd Census" of Kentucky of 1800 as taxed/enumerated on 8/6/1800, along with several heads of household of the Kennedy family.POLLY Young md Thos Kennedy on 8/30/1805 in Garrard Co, KY,and "our" John Young was listed on p234 of Garrard Co, KY 1810 FC; Young, John 31001-01010.We have assumed by this listing that "our" John Young was 45+ (born before 1765) & that the female listed in his household as 26-45 (born 1765-1784) was his 2nd wife, Miss Adkins.
"Our" John Young must have been in Lincoln Co, TN by 1814, where he was one of suretys for bond/bail for his son, John Young, Jr, who was accused of "stealing cowhides" (later aquitted)."Our" John Young was listed in 1820 FC of Lincoln Co, TN, p12: Young, John (ohn in one 1820 index) 220001-20010.Wehave assumed by this listing that 'our" John Young was 45+ (born before 1775, obviously) & that the female listed in his household as 26-45 (born 1775-1794) was his 2nd wife, Miss Adkins, which, if she was in both 1810 & 1820 FCs, means she was born 1775-1784.We should remind ourselves that these dates come with a +/- of at least 5 yrs, making hers possibly 1770-1789.
Here's where we sort of run into a slight problem, thatsome of us researchers have already mentioned to each other; p18 of 1907 Ledger of A J Davison, "The boy was John Young (, Jr b KY 1793-5?).He ("our" John Young, Sr) moved from Kentucky to Murray (Maury) county, Tennessee and married the second time to a Miss Adkins."One problem is that "our" John young was still in KY, in 1810, and his reported 1st three sons by Miss Adkins,1. James2. Robert3. Alexander were all three listed in the 1850 Fc of Maury Co, TN (MUTN) as 45 (born 1805) in KY, NC, & KY, respectively.James died in fall of 1852, Robert was listed in 1860 FC of MUTN as born in KY, and nothing is known about Alexander after 1850 FC of MUTN.
Another problem is that it is stated above that "our" John Young "moved from Kentucky to Murray county, Tennessee and married the second time to a Miss Adkins (in TN, at least).I tend to believe this last part that, if he md a Miss Adkins, it was in TN, which would necessarily mean that she, Miss Adkins was "our" John Young's 3rd wife, not his 2nd, and not the mother of James, Robert & Alexander.If that be true though, then the female listed in 1810 FC of Garrard Co, KY as 26-45 was not same wife/female listed in 1820 FC of Lincoln Co, TN.If that be true, then all that work calculating the possible year range of birth was useless.
If there is one thing I have learned, it is that we can not assume anything, especially from early FCs od 1790-1840 that give the actual name of the head of household only.Therefore, we also cannot assume that the female listed as 40-50 in "our" John Young's household (listed in another post to Young) in the 1830 FC of MUTN was Miss Adkins (his poss 3rd wife?), or that the female listed as 60-70 in his household in the 1840 FC of MUTN was Miss Adkins.These could have been Miss Adkins, a widowed sister or sister-in-law, a susequent wife & mother-in-law or of no relationship to "our" John Young at all.
It is quite possible that George Washington "Wash" Young listed as 15 in the household of1. James was the male listed as 0-5 in the household of "our" John Young, in the 1840 FC of MUTN was actually another son of "our" John Young & a subsequent wife.It most likely was this Geo W, regardless of his possible relationship to "our" John Young."Our" John Young was not even listed as a pensioner in the 1840 FC of MUTN, which is very strange.Only other male listed as possibly old enough was Claiborne Lewallen, who was also from KY, and there were several marriages between Young & Lewallen families.
One thing is for sure, we have not been able to find any records of "our" John Young in any court, deed or probate records of the areas we know that "our" John Young was in, so far, so unless we can, we must assume that he & his ch pretty much stayed out of trouble, and that he never owned much of anything of value.If that's the case, we can only hope, at this point, to find other family records similar to the AJ Davison Ledger, the obit of Edna Young Roberts or the memorial for John N Roberts.