Facts and Events
John Young was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Augusta County, VA
- Page 51--Will of John Sitlington, of the Cowpasture, Bath County. Son-in-law, James Kelso. Only surviving son, Robert Sitlington; daughter, Jane Crawford; daughter, Jennet Slown; daughter, Elizabeth Kelso; daughter, Mary Young; daughter, Ann Baty. Dated 12th September, 1792. Recorded in Bath, January, 1798.
- Vol. 2 - Sitlington Heirs vs. Sitlington's Widow--O. S. 79; N. S. 27--Bill, 3d December, 1805. Orators are viz: James Kelso, and Eltzabeth, his wife, John Young and Polly, his wife; Nathan Crawford and Jane, his wife; Jennet Sloan (Kean?), Andrew Beaty and Agness, his wife; Edward McLaughlin and Jane, his wife; of whom Elizabeth, Polly, Jane Crawford, Jennet and Agness are the daughters and Jane Erwin is granddaughter of John Sutlington, deceased. John was brother of whole blood of Andrew Sutlington, of Bath. Andrew died 1787 without issue, widow Elizabeth. He made a will, dated 1801, and this suit is to contest it on account of inability by age and infirmity, being 90 years old. Andrew had written to John in Ireland to come to Virginia. He married Elizabeth when aged. She was a Montgomery? Her brother (?) John was a preacher. Defendants are viz: Elizabeth Sutlingon (widow of Andrew), Jacob Warwick, Andrew Sutlingon Warwick, Andrew Sutlington (son of Robert Sutlington), John Montgomery, and Andrew Erwin. Jacob Warwick answers that oratrix, Jane McLaughlin, is niece of Andrew Sutlington, who is understood to have had a half-sister, Mrs. Sherman, living in Pennsylvania at his death. Andrew had married the mother of Jacob. Elizabeth answers that John Sutlington had a son, Robert, now living in Bath. James Erwin is brother of Jane McLaughlin. Andrew died 15th April, 1804. He was in his 85th year. John Sutlington came to this country in 1774. Andrew and Elizabeth were married in 1779. Andrew Sitlington's will dated 12th October, 1801. Proved in Bath County, June, 1804. Wife Elizabeth; legatee Gean Crawford, wife of Nathan Crawford. Legatee Andrew Sitlington Crawford, son of Nathan. Legatee Gennet Sloan and her daughter, Polly Sloan. Legatee Polly Young, wife of John Young. Legatee Agness Beaty, wife of Andrew Beaty. Legatee Elizabeth Kelso, wife of James Kelso. Legatee Elizabeth, Sitlington Kelso, daughter of Elizabeth Kelso, Legatee nephew, James Erwin. Legatee nephew, Andrew Erwin. Legatee niece Jean McGloughlin, wife of Edward, and her son, Andrew McGloughlin. Legatee Andrew Sitlington McDonald, son of Samuel. Legatee Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of John. Legatee Elizabeth McDonald, daughter of Samuel. Legatee Andrew Sitlington Warwick, son of Jacob. Legatee Andrew Sitlington, son of Robert. Letter by Andrew to John dated Greenbrier, 25th September, 1776, speaks of brother William (in Pennsylvania), and brother Thomas, of sister Elizabeth.
- Vol. 2 - William Coleman, of Kentucky, vs. Richardson--O. S. 213; N. S. 75 -- Bill filed 4th April, 1808. 28,400 acres at mouth of little Kenawha was patented to David Richardson and others, 1st December, 1813, in consideration of military services of patentees in Braddock's war, in pursuance of Dinwiddie's proclamatton 19th February, 1754. This land has remained un-occupied to present time, but squatters have taken possession of parts of it. Andrew Fowler, living in Bath County, is the only patentee living in Virginia. Orator has bought rights of following patentees, viz: Thos. Nappe and many others, who were soldiers but never prosecuted their claims; Francis Self, Robert Murphy, Alexander Banney, William McAnulty, Andrew Fowler, Jacob Van Braam, Arthur Watts, Robert Stuart. Defendants to this bill are, viz: Patentees David Richardson, representatives of Robert Stobo, Jacob Van Braam, John Baynes, representatives of James Towers, Andrew Fowler, Thomas Nappe, Arthur Watts's representatives, John Fox, Francis Self, Robert Stuart, Robert Murphy, John Smith, Alert. Kinny, Wm. McAnulty, Mary Horn, and the following squatters, viz: Caleb Bailey, John Stockley, John Neal, Hugh Phillips (Phelps). Following persons petition to be made defendants as claiming title to some of the lands, viz: Mason Foley, Valentine Cooper, Oliver Hutchison, John Barnett, Matson Rieley, Thos. Leach, R------ Madox, James Beatty, Leonard Caplinger, William Ratliff, Stephen Radcliff, Thos. Bucher, Saml. Barvelt, John Badgley, David Caul (Creel), Henry Deputy. Look up case of Coleman vs. Buffington. Certificates by Dunmore that William Bronaugh is entitled to 3,000 acres for services in the late war agreeable to proclamation of 1763 and wishes to locate it in Augusta County, on Ohio River, adjoining Dr. John Briscoe. Dated 1774. Andrew Fowler answers that he was a soldier at battle of Great Meadows and in Braddock's War. Sworn to in Bath County. Mary Horn of Spottsylvania County answers. She is sister of Wm. Magee, a volunteer in 1754 and 1755 in Braddock's War, and died in service. She was married 5th May, 1'163, to Herod Horn in Spottsylvania County. James Neal made a settlement at mouth of Little Kanawha in 1772. In same year Benj. Hardlng made a settlement adjoining. Mark Harding, ditto. Henry Castle ditto, in 1813. James Gillespie petitions to be made a defendant. Owner of tract under Paul Armstrong who made the settlement. James Neal answers. In 1753 encouragements were held out by the Royal Government to settlers on western waters. Washington, on his return from Venango in December, 1753, or January, 1754, met many families crossing the Alleghenies. The Legislature, which was prorogued 14th February, 1754, appropriated £10,000 for encouragement and protection of western settlers. On 19th February, 1754, Dinwiddie issued a proclamation promising a land bounty to volunteer in the service and assist to expel French and Indians and help erect a fort at Forks of Monongalia. A regiment under Col. Joshua Fry was immediately raised and marched from Alexandria, about middle or latter end of March, 1754. Fry died at Patterson's Creek, and command devolved on Col. Washirigton, who had been defeated at Great Meadows on 17th April, 1754, having been dispatched from Williamsburg to Fort Cumberland in February, 1754, and having taken command of one Company from New York and one from South Carolina, as well as some Virginia Companies which had been previously raised and stationed upon frontier, from whence Washington rushed into the western country, meets and defeats a certain Jumonville, one of the enemy only escaping. Washington finds that the French were turning out of Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburg) too strong for him to withstand, retreats to Great Meadows, is attacked and compelled to surrender to DeVilliere, but marches out of his little fortification with honors of war and returns to Wills Creek, viz: Fort Cumberland. At this surrender Lieutenants Stobo and Van Braam were surrendered to that officer as hostages. Within a year the First Virginia Regiment was disbanded, though raised again, or another in its stead, and that one or two other regiments were also raised in Virginia, prior to reduction of Fort Duquesne, for that was not evacuated by French until November, 1758. During that war one regiment was raised by Col. Washington, one by Col. Bird, and one by Col. Stephen, yet it appears the whole of the 200,000 acres were granted only to 90 men. The grant was made 15th December, 1769, by order of Council, which expressly confines the claimants to the lands on Great Sandy and the Great Kenawha, and lands on Ohio waters between Sandy and Kenawha. Neal went on the campaign with Dunmore in 1774 and resided on the frontier until summer of 1777, when he raised a company of regulars, joined 13th Virginia Regiment, and marched to the Grand Army of the U. S. He was one of Commissioners to settle unpatented lands in Monongalia, &c. He has been in possession of part of the land for upwards of 40 yeats. Valentine Cooper answers that he had resided on the frontier of Virginia for 55 years. He had three brothers in the regular army in old French wars', and were in the army when Fort Duquesne was evacuated by the French in 1"158. He was on the campaign with Dunmore and was present of the treaty at Big Shawnee town, when he returned and settled on Dunkard Creek in Monongalia County, where he continued until 1777 or 1778, when he moved to Union Town in Pennsylvania. Stayed there one year and moved back to Virginia frontier. He moved into Wood County 1781 or 1788. David Creel, son of George Creel, answers. William Redcliff (and his son, Stephen) answers. Affidavit 5th March, 1774, before John Blair, Mayor of City of Williamsburg, by Thomas Bullett, late surveyor of the District of Ohio, that he did pass the certificates of surveys hereunto annexed, viz: Francies Johnston, George and Parish Craighead, Robert Bains, Joseph Jaquet, Thomas Felton, John David Woelppe. Lovell Ferry, aged 86 years, deposes 24th October, 1811, in Spottsylvana County; he knew William Magee who in 1154 or 1755 voluntarily entered himself a cadet in Braddock's army, and died a few days after the army was discharged. John Young, aged 77, deposes in Staunton, 25th June, 1814, first knew Andrew Fowler in 1756 or 1757. Andrew was a soldier in Braddock's War. In year preceding evacuation of Duquesne by French, Andrew was in Cap. Andrew Lewis's Company. John Trimble, aged 72, deposes as above. Andrew was a soldier with Gen. Andrew Lewis, Washington, and Cap. Peter Hogg at battle of Big Meadows, in 1754. He died in Bath County about 4-5 years ago. Land office warrant No. 299, 17th January, 1780, for 2,000 acres, to John May, assignee of William Hughs, who served as adjutant in Col. Washington's Regiment of regulars in late war between France and England. Patent to James Neal, in Monongalia. Order of Council 22d March, 1780. It is proved by James Mercer, Esq., that two of his brothers, viz: George Mercer and John Fenton Mercer, were in services of this State, 1754; former as captain, latter as ensign, in Joshua Fry's Regiment, and served until Regiment was discharged. In 1755, on the expedition vs. Fort Duquesne, George Mercer commanded an independent Company, and John Fenton Mercer was appointed a lieutenant of horse, commanded by Cap. Robert Steuart. In the Old Virginia Regiment under Col. George Washington, that they both commanded Companies and served until John was killed, and George was promoted to rank of Lieut. Col. in Second Virginia Regiment, commanded by William Bird. George is heir-at-law to said John. Certificate of John Savage's military services. Joseph Gatewood's services as soldier in Col. Washington's Regiment, in French and Indian War. Ditto of George Muse as a field officer. Ditto of Nathaniel Gist, as captain in Col. Stephen's Regiment. Ditto of James Samuel. Ditto of Charles Scott, as subaltern in First Virginia Regiment.
Information on John Young
5. Hugh Young b. County Antrim, m. his cousin Agnes Sitlington in County Antrim and migrated to America in 1741. Settling next to his brother Robert in Augusta Co., VA. Hugh and Agnes lived and died in Augusta and are presumed buried in the Glebe Cemetery next to Hebron Presbyterian Church at Staunton where their son John and both of his wives are buried. Hugh and Agnes Sitlington Young had three children:
5.1. John b. County Antrim, Northern Ireland March 25, 1737, d. Augusta Co., VA December 5, 1824 became Capt. John Young, aid to Gen. George Washington and ancestor to Senator John McCain. John was married
1) Mary White, daughter of Isaac White, his cousin, and they had six children: Jane who m. a Cunningham, Isaac who never married and had no issue, Hugh, David who m. Mary Ann Hart and became ancestor of Senator John McCain, Thomas who m. Mary Caldwell and had one daughter who m. a Sterrett and John W.; and Capt John m. 2) Mary Sitlington and had ten children: William Sitlington Young, Mary who m. a Kich, Andrew who never married, Agnes, Robert, Elisha I who d. in infancy, Margaret called Peggy who m. William A. Young and had a son John E. Young, Elisha II who m. Strudwick and daughter was Agnes Black Young, Jenny and Alexander St. Clair Young.