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Conrad Mahue Young (b. July 20, 1732, d. 1799)Conrad Mahue Young (son of Mathias Young and Anna Margaretta Feyin)2182, 2183, 2184 was born July 20, 1732 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania2185, 2186, 2187, and died 1799 in Kanawha Co.,WestVirginia2188, 2189, 2190.He married (2) Elizabeth Margaret Hays on 1784 in Shenandoah Valley, VA2191.
Notes for Conrad Mahue Young:
Conrady was born on the voage or shortly after their arrival in Philadelphia.
Was in the MiliartyTitle: Book: The Young Family, Kanawha Pioneers Publication 1912
About 1769, Conrad Young came across the water from Germany with his wife and child and landed at Norfolk, VA.They started inland on horseback.While crossing the Appomatox River, the horse the wife was riding stumbled and fell, throwing her into the river.Before the husband could take the child to shore and return to the rescue of his wife she was drowned.Conrad and his child were thus left in a strange land infested with wild beasts and wild Indians.The child whose name was John grew to manhood and was commissioned by the government of Virginia as a Captain of Indian Scouts or Spies, and had been known as Capt. John Young, the Indian Spy.Conrad in time married a second wife to whom were born a son named Charles.While there another of Charleswives was sitting before an open fire place in their log cabin a violent storm arose and a bolt of lightening struck the chimney, killing her instantly.Conrad married the third time, and to this union were born two sons, William and George.These four sons of Conrad Young, JOHN, CHARLES, WILLIAM and GEORGE were all born in the latter part of the eighteenth century, all settled in this section of the country in early life, and are the ancestors of our old and numberous family.The children of these four brothers are printed in Capitals.It will be noted John was the father of 11 children, Charles of 5, William of 6 and George of 6.
Conrad Young is listed by the Daughters of the American Revolution as having served in that conflict.From the Book "John Young Lieutenant at Elk" by Orton Jones.
Military Records US Solders Page 21040 (1784 -1800)
Conrad Young and Anna Maragaretta Farciscus grew up in the town of Lancaster in the English Colony of Pennsylvania. Conrad was a shopkeeper and an innkeeper on property inherited from his father.
In 1757, they had their first child, a son, born January 17.He was baptized and christened Johannes.At age five weeks and three days, he died.
Their second child, a son Jacob, was born April 11, 1758.His date of death is not known but he apparently died shortly thereafter.
In December of 1758, Conrad borrowed 100 pounds Sterling from his brother Jacob, mortgaging his King Propertyand his interest in the Prince Street lot and the five acres out in the country (inherited from his father) to his stepfather.Financially and personally, things were not going well for the young couple.
On August 22, 1760 , Conrad and Anna Margarett Young had their third child, also a son.They named him John. He was baptized on August 27 in the Moravian Church in Lancaster, PA.
On July 24, 1762, Anna was rocking her infant son, John, when she was struck by lighting.She was killed instantly but he child was spared.
John was four when his father took him and moved to Augusta Co., VA.The exact location is not clear however Anna's older borthers and sisters had inherited their father's extensive lands on the Shenandoah near Elkton in present-day Rockingham County.Possibly Young settled in that area.Conrad then remarried.
By his second wife, Elizabeth Woods, he had four childre, Elizabeth, Charles, Matthias and Henry.Elizabeth died tragically of drowning, while croffing a river on horseback, and he was married a third time to Elizabeth Hayes about 1784.Their first child, William was born in 1785.Their second child was George.There was 28 years between John and his half-brother George.
William Young is the fourth great-grand father of nancy Eleanor Derrick.
Conard Young spent his later years in the hills of Nicholas County, VA (Now WV) on Peters Creek of Gauley River.His nearest neighbor was henry Morris, whose brother Leonard was the first permanent whie settler in Kanwha Valley.
More About Conrad Mahue Young:
Date born 2: June 20, 1736, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.
Died 2: 1834, Kanawha Co.,Virginia.
More About Conrad Mahue Young and <Unnamed>:
Marriage 1: October 28, 1755, Fort Hughes, Botetourt Co., VA.2191, 2192, 2193
Marriage 2: 1770, Rockingham, Pennsylvania.
More About Conrad Mahue Young and Elizabeth Margaret Hays:
Marriage 1: 1784, Shenandoah Valley, VA.2194
Marriage 2: 1771
Children of Conrad Mahue Young are:
- +Charles Francis Young, b. 1774, d. 1865.
Children of Conrad Mahue Young and Elizabeth Margaret Hays are:
- +William Young, Sr., b. May 17, 1785, Elk Two Mile, Kanawha, Virginia2194, 2195, 2196, d. August 15, 1857, Kanawha Co., Virginia2197, 2198, 2199.