Washington Young

Male 1790 - Aft 1850


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  • Name  Washington Young 
    Born  1790  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Aft 12 Sep 1850  Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Washington Young was a prominent early settler and was the progenitor of a rather large and successful family. It is not presently known when Washington came to Wayne County, nor who his parents were; it is known that he was in the county at the time the census was taken in 1820. It should be pointed out here in the beginning that there were two Washington Youngs in the Little South Fork Country, and to further confuse the matter, they married three daughters of Benjamin and Catherin Troxell Adkins. Washington Young, who lived at the head of Langham Fork, was the older. He first married Sarah Adkins and after her death, he married Margaret Pemberton. This Washington Young, was some 16 years older than the Washington Young who married Emily (Milly) Adkins. We know definitely that Washington Young died prior to February 28, 1853, as this is the date that Margaret (Pemberton) Young was appointed guardian for Granville M., Serina, Rebecca and Sarah E. Young, infant heirs of Washington Young. On the same date John Burris was appointed guardian for Minrod and Polly Ann Young.

      The Washington Young old home place was a large one story log house, and was constructed of oak logs, some of which were 18 inches wide. The dobbing between the logs has the date of 1790 cut into it. On the west end of the house is a large rock chimney, constructed of linestone rock, which is native to the area. In front of the house is a large spring, lined with cedar logs and growing an abundance of water cress. It has been said that Washington owned more than 5000 acres in Wayne County




      1848 - Page 326 Deed Cooper to Young
      This indenture made and entered into this the 28th day of February 1848 by and between Harmon Cooper of the County of Wayne and State of Kentucky of the one part and Washington Young of the County of Wayne and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnessed that the said Harmon Cooper for and in consideration of the sum of Five Hundred Dollars to him in hand paid the receipt of which is Herby acknowledged have granted, bargained, sold, and conveyed unto the said Washington Young and his heirs forever a certain tract or parcel of land situated lying and being in the said County of Wayne on the Little South Fork of Cumberland River containing one hundred and fifty acres bounded as followeth, namely, Beginning at 2 hickory on Steel's line. thence running up the river with the meanders thereof S.83 W.40 poles S.67 W.26 poles S.25 W.20 poles S.10 E.88 poles S.80 W.46 poles S.62 W.36 poles to a stake on the bank of the creek on Baker's line, thence with said line S.50 E.14 poles to 2 white oaks N.80 E.86 poles to a white oak, N.45 E.87 poles to a white oak S.14 E.15 poles to a stake, S.70 E.50 poles to a stake S.25 E.90 poles binding on James Vaughan's line to his corner sugar tree on the South side of the river N.50 E.6 poles to a stake on the bank of the river, thence up the meanders of said river N.25 W.20 poles W.23, E.55 poles N.30 W.70 poles N.40 E.60 poles leaping the river to a stake, thence N.8 W.40 poles to a white oak and sugar tree N.72 W.120 poles leaping the river twice to a hickory and red oak S.52 W.62 poles to a walnut S.50 E.60 poles leaping the river to the Beginning. It being the same tract of land which said Harmon Cooper holds from Aladin Parmly.
      To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances unto the said Washington Young his heirs and assigns and the said Harmon Cooper for himself, his heirs, and assigns do covenant and agree to and with the said Washington Young that he will warrant and forever defend the aforesaid tract or parcel of land.




      After Washington's death, starting with Nimrod's trip in 1859, the children began migrating to Jasper County, Iowa settling in the Rock Creek, Buena Vista and Washington Townships. All the children went to Iowa with the exception of Telitha and Catharine; however, Cyrena, Elizabeth and Evelyn Alice later returned to Kentucky, living there the remainder of their lives.
    Person ID  I1739  Brubaker
    Last Modified  16 Sep 2006 

    Family 1  Sarah Adkins,   b. 1795, Pulaski County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1884, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Apr 1813  Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Catherine Young,   b. Abt 1814, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1884, Mount Pisgah, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Malita Telitha Young,   b. Abt 1817, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jan 1883, Wayne County, Kentucky (?) Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Elizabeth Young,   b. 20 Sep 1817, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1896, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Edward Young,   b. 21 Mar 1822, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1908, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1089  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Margaret Pemberton,   b. 1805, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1884, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Dec 1823  Wayne County, Kentucky (?) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Nancy Young,   b. 9 Jan 1827, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1916, Sully, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Matilda Jane Young,   b. 1829, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Lucinda Young,   b. 20 May 1832, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1921, Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Nimrod Ingram Young,   b. 8 Feb 1834, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1923, Buena Vista Township, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Mary Ann Young,   b. 5 Oct 1837, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1927, Grinnell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Cyrena E Young,   b. 1840
     7. Rebecca Young,   b. 1842, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1865, Jasper County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Sarah Evelyn Alice Young,   b. 1844
     9. Granville M. Young,   b. 1848
    Family ID  F2936  Group Sheet