James Young, of Whistle Creek, Borden Tract
b.WFT Est 1670-1685
m. BET 1655 AND 1665
- John YoungEst 1665-1676 - bef 1747
- James Young, of Whistle Creek, Borden Tract1670-1685 - bef 1760
- John Youngabt 1670 - 1747
- H. James Young, of Whistle Creek, Borden Tract1670-1685 - bef 1760
- W. Sarah Toddabt 1718 -
m. abt. 7 May, 1751
Facts and Events
James Young was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
James Young's land (Borden Tract SW, 401 acres, 1742 & 440 acres, 1747) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 168-72. 17-18 June 1742. Benjamin Borden of Orange County to James Young of same. Lease and release; for ₤12.1.10½ current money. 401 acres 2 rood on waters of James River, part of 92,100 acres of pattin (patented) 6 Nov. 1739... on Whissell Run... (signed) Benja. Borden. Wit: Richd. Woods, Joseph Lapsley, Hendry (X) Kirkam. 26 Aug. 1742. Acknowledged by Benjamin Borden, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 8, Dorman, pg. 75].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 479.--18th March, 1747. ?15 current money Virginia. Benj. Borden, &c., to James Young (sold in testator's lifetime), 440 acres, part of 92,100; corner to John Allison on the banks of the river at the mouth of Whistle Creek. Teste: John Pickens, Wm. Lusk, Robt. Brakenridge. Acknowledged, 8th March. 1747.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 379.--10th August, 1753. James Young and Sarah to Patrick Young, 340 acres on Whistle Creek in Forks of James, cor. Joseph Walker, North Branch James; cor. tract surveyed for Sarah Young. Teste: John Low, Francis McCown. (Note: Patrick Young was James Young's son).
- Page 309.--15th May, 1756. James Young and Sarah, Patrick Young and Isabell to Andrew Hall, £50, 110 acres being the tract where James Young now liveth, including James Young's mill in the Fork of James River, crossing Whistle Creek, cor. Patrick Young. Teste: Jno. Lapesley,
From Chalkley's: (Note: this was James Young's second marriage)
- Page 258.--7th May, 1751. James Young, miller and plantationer, to Sarah McMurtry, £400, marriage contract. To be married according to rules of Church of Scotland. Sarah was a widow with children. Patrick, son of James. Teste: John Collyer, Wm. Brown. Proved and recorded, 20th Novembtr, 1755. Delivered: John Low, May, 1758.
- Page 371.--20th May, 1760. William Shannon's bond (with John Brown, Hugh Young) as administrator of James Young.
- Page 430.--25th July, 1760. James Young's appraisement, by John Trimble, James Pol (Paul?), Morris O'Freal.
- Note: James Young's death occurred shortly after the 1st Kerr's Creek Massacre on 10 Oct, 1759, which occurred just to the north of James Young's land. Because of his lands proximity and his administration showing in Augusta County records shortly thereafter, it is suspected that James MAY have been one of the victims of the massacre that took the lives of many early settlers who lived in the vicinity. The following article contains additional information:
The Kerr's Creek Massacres 1759-1763
- Page 258.--7th May, 1751. James Young, miller and plantationer, to Sarah McMurtry, £400, marriage contract. To be married according to rules of Church of Scotland. Sarah was a widow with children. Patrick, son of James. Teste: John Collyer, Wm. Brown. Proved and recorded, 20th Novembtr, 1755. Delivered: John Low, May, 1758. (Note: the "Sarah McMurtry" listed in this record was Sarah Todd, the widow of Alexander McMurtry, who became James Young's 2nd wife after his first wife Sarah (Unknown) died prior to 1751).
- Aug 20, 1752. - Page 314.- John Fleming complains that James Young and Sarah, his wife, detain him contrary to law, and they sumd.
- Nov 16, 1752. - Page 369. - Grand Jury Presentments: James Young, in Forks of James--taking toll twice.
- Nov 18, 1752. Page 377. - John Fleming complains that James and Sarah, his wife, Young, detain his son, John Fleming--ordered to be given up.
James YOUNG 1
Marriage: Sarah UNKNOWN Bef 1752, , Augusta Co., VA 1
Died: 1763, , Augusta Co., VA
It's Sharon Jebavey's theory that this is the James Young who had the mill on Whistle Creek. Whistle Creek is in the southern half of Bordon's Grant and Bordon's Grant adjoined the southwest end of Beverly Grant. It was near the forks of the James River.
The following records from Chalkley likely apply to this James Young.
- James Young's petition to administer on estate of John Young, his brother and nearest heir, 17th June, 1747....Wills Page 46.--17th June. 1747. James Young (I) qualifies administrator of John Young, with sureties Partt Martin, Robert Young....Page 76.--17th March, 1747. John Young's appraisement.....Page 32.--25th March, 1749. John Young's estate, Dr. to James C. Young, administrator: To funeral charges, £4. To cash, by Henry Downs, Capt. Danl. McAnare. Capt. John Brown, Hugh Young, Robt. Scott, Robt. Boyd, John Davis.
(314) John Fleming complains that James Young and Sarah, his wife, detain him contrary to law, and they sumd.
.(369) Grand Jury Presentments: James Young, in Forks of James--taking toll twice.
(377) John Fleming complains that James and Sarah, his wife, Young, detain his son, John Fleming--ordered to be given up.
(452) James David refuses to qualify executor of James Young.
(459) James Young's will proved by one witness and lies for further proof.
pg21 James Young, aged 14, orphan of James Young, chose John Young guardian. (It is possible that this James Young left an orphan son named James Young who was taken under the care of another possible son of his, named John.) If so, his son James, age 14 in 1769 is likely the James Young who later shows up in Fayette and then Clark, KY.
James married Sarah UNKNOWN before 1752 in , Augusta Co., VA.1
1 Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia with many extracts forwarded by Sharon Jebavey, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).