I'm hoping this Mary BARTLETT is the wife of my Peter YOUNG.We've never been able to determine the name of his wife.
My Peter YOUNG was born about 1785.The first we find him is in Arkansas in 1830.He was one of the first settlers in Izard County.When the courthouse was built in Athens, Arkansas they considered having the chimney built of stone.It was noted that "old Peter Young" was "skilled in this kind of work and could build a chimney of stone..."They ultimately decided a stone chimney would be too expensive so no more mention is made of Peter.
Peter YOUNG's children were:
Nancy Caroline YOUNG, b. 1815 in Kentucky unknown female YOUNG, b. between 1815-1820 Christian YOUNG, b. 1817 in Kentucky Elizabeth YOUNG, b. 1820 in Kentucky Mary Elvira YOUNG, b. 18 August 1824 in Kentucky unknown female YOUNG, b. between 1825-1830 Margaret YOUNG, b. 1828 in Arkansas Charlotte YOUNG, b. June 1832 in Arkansas
Peter's wife died between 1832 and 1840, as he is widowed in the 1840 census.Peter died sometime after 1842.The death certificate for Mary Elvira YOUNG gave her place of birth as Bentonville, Kentucky.I've not found a Bentonville.
I've found a Peter YOUNG on the 1820 census for Union County, Kentucky.The ages of this Peter, his wife and children fit my Peter's family.I also found reference for a Peter YOUNG and a Christian YOUNG in a listing for Abstracts and County Order Books for Union County Kentucky 1821-1822.Peter's was for a land addition and Christian's was a list of taxable property.And, finally, I found a census enumeration in Jefferson County, Kentucky for 1810 for Christian YOUNG: 2 males under 10 2 males 10-15 1 male 16-25 (Peter's age) 1 male 45 or older (Christian?) 2 females 10-15 1 female 45 or older
Since my Peter YOUNG named his only son Christian I am wondering if this might be who I'm looking for.
When I came across the marriage for Peter YOUNG and Mary BARTLETT in Jefferson County I was excited.I also found a deed from Shelby County, Kentucky dated 1814 between James and Rachel BARTLETT and Catsby? YOUNG.
I'd love to find out if my Peter was the husband of Mary BARTLETT.I'm descended through Peter's youngest daughter, Charlotte.