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Augustin 'Gus' Young (b. August 17, 1799, d. February 02, 1868)Augustin 'Gus' Young (son of Robert Young and Celia 'Selah' 'Sealey' Strickland)7590, 7591, 7592, 7593, 7594, 7595, 7596, 7597, 7598, 7599, 7600 was born August 17, 1799 in Flowery Branch, Hall County, Georgia7601, 7602, 7603, and died February 02, 1868 in Polk County, Georgia7604, 7605.He married Catherine Pounds on November 23, 1820 in Clark County, Georgia7606.
Notes for Augustin 'Gus' Young:
Some of the following information was excerpted from the work by Ann Northcutt and can be seen on her web site at http://nicanfhilidh.net/genealogy/ps01_194.html.
Augustine is first found living in Gwinnett County, Georgia. He was enumerated in Gwinnett in the 1820 census as 1 white male of sixteen and under twenty-eight. Enumerated with him were 3 male slaves of twenty-six under forty-five, 1 female slave of fourteen under twenty-six, 1 female slave of twenty-six and under forty-five and 1 free male colored person of fourteen under twenty-six (probably an Indian). Also living in Gwinnett County in 1820 was his uncle Warren Young and family.
In the 1821 Georgia land lottery Augustine drew a 202.5 acre parcel in Jackson County, Georgia. By 1830 he and his family were living in DeKalb County, Georgia near Stone Mountain. A family tradition holds that Augustine actually owned Stone Mountain at one time but, finding that granite was hard to plow, swapped the whole thing for a cow. Augustine and family were enumerated in the 1830 DeKalb County, Georgia census as 2 white males under five (Russell and William), 1 white male of fifteen and under twenty (Unknown), 1 white male of twenty and under thirty (Unknown), 1 white male of thirty and under forty (Augustin), 1 white female under five (Mary Ann), 1 white female of five under ten (Minerva), and 1 white female of thirty and under forty (Catherine). Also enumerated with the family were 4 male slaves under ten, 1 female slave of ten and under twenty-four and 1 female slave of twenty-four and under thirty-six. The two unknown white males were possibly his brothers Kerney and Wilson.
In December 1829 President Andrew Jackson put in motion his decision to remove the Cherokee Indians from their ancestral lands in order to open up the southeast for white settlement. This movement was exacerbated by the fact that a young slave had found gold that summer near the heart of Cherokee territory about thirty miles east of the Cherokee capital in New Echota. That fueled a desire by the Georgia state government to annex all Indian land. Although the Cherokees fought in the federal courts to force the United States to honor the treaties between the two nations the end result was that the Cherokees lost and by 1837 were removed from their lands and sent to Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Jackson had taken the federal troops out of Georgia in 1830 and allowed the state of Georgia to use their militia to harass, arrest and murder the Cherokee landholders and confiscate their property. Georgia held lotteries that awarded these Cherokee farms and homes to white settlers. One of the "lucky" winners was Augustine who drew a 40 acre lot in what was then Paulding (now Polk) County. He expanded this holding by purchasing additional property about five miles south of Cedartown.
In 1833 Augustine cleared this new land, planted crops and built the family a new two story frame house. In the fall of 1834 the family loaded their six children, furniture and slaves onto wagons and moved from DeKalb County onto this new plantation. It was in Paulding County (now Polk) that the family prospered. Augustine acquired more land and slaves and, eventually, was able to move the family out of the original home into a new two story home with a chimney at each end. From there he sent four sons to fight for the south in the Civil War.
Augustine Young and family were enumerated in the 848th District of Paulding County, Georgia in the 1840 census as 1 male under five (Robert), 1 male of five under ten (James), 2 males of ten under fifteen (William and Russell), 1 male of thirty under forty (Augustin), 1 female under five (Martha), 1 female of five under ten (Mary Ann), 1 female of fifteen under twenty (Minerva) and 1 female of forty under fifty (Catherine). Also enumerated were 1 male slave under ten, 2 male slaves of ten under twenty-four, 1 male slave of twenty-four under thirty-six, 1 female slave under ten, 1 female slave of ten under twenty-four, and 1 female slave of twenty-four under thirty-six.
Augustin Young and family were living in the 848th District, Paulding County, Georgia in September 1850.
Augustin Young and family were living in the 1079th District, Pumpkin Pile, Polk County, Georgia in July 1860. This was not a family move, it was a county line move. Polk County was created out of part of Paulding County in 1851.
In 1868 he and wife Catherine died on the same day, about thirteen hours apart. Catherine died in the morning and Augustus died during the night. They were buried in the same grave in the Young family cemetery.
"Gus" Young was a large man. He weighed in at 300 pounds.
Hall County, Georgia. 24 May 1851. Will of his father, Robert Young. Mentioned in the will as "son Augustine."
More About Augustin 'Gus' Young:
Date born 2: 1800, Georgia.7607, 7608
Occupation: Farmer..7609, 7610
More About Augustin 'Gus' Young and Catherine Pounds:
Marriage: November 23, 1820, Clark County, Georgia.7611
Children of Augustin 'Gus' Young and Catherine Pounds are:
- +Minerva Young, b. February 15, 1823, DeKalb County, Georgia7611, 7612, 7613, 7614, 7615, 7616, d. October 06, 1900, Polk County, Georgia7617, 7618.
- William Young, b. January 10, 1825, DeKalb County, Georgia (?)7619, d. date unknown.
- Russell 'Dock' Young, b. May 10, 1827, DeKalb County, Georgia (?)7619, d. date unknown.
- Mary Ann Young, b. March 08, 1830, DeKalb County, Georgia7619, 7620, d. August 25, 1898, Polk County, Georgia7621, 7622.
- +James D. 'Jim' Young, b. December 22, 1832, DeKalb County, Georgia7623, 7624, 7625, d. March 27, 1918, Youngs, Polk County, Georgia7626, 7627.
- Robert Young, b. June 17, 1834, DeKalb County, Georgia (?)7628, d. date unknown.
- Martha Jane Young, b. June 11, 1838, DeKalb County, Georgia (?)7628, d. date unknown.