Person:James Young (127)

James Young, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
d.bef. 21 December 1790 Augusta County, Virginia
m. Est. 1692-1695
  1. Hugh YoungEst 1693-1707 - AFT 1765
  2. Sarah Young1695 -
  3. John YoungAbt 1700 - ABT 1783
  4. Jane Youngest 1710-1715 - Aft 1752
  5. Robert Young, Sr.1711 - 1762
  6. James Young, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAAft 1711 - bef 1790
  7. Rebecca Youngabt 1712/13 -
  8. William YoungEst 1717-1722 - 1818
  • HJames Young, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VAAft 1711 - bef 1790
m. bef. 1744
  1. Mary YoungBEF 1745 -
  2. Martha Young1745 - 1838
Facts and Events
Name James Young, of Beverley Manor, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Aft. 1711 County Antrim, Ireland
Marriage bef. 1744 Prob. Pennsylvaniato
Death? bef. 21 December 1790 Augusta County, Virginia
Burial? Augusta Stone Cemetery, Augusta County, Virginia

James Young was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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James Young's land (Beverley Manor NW, 436 acres, 1749) 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. Note land of Robert Young (234 acres, 1749), James Young's brother is adjoining this tract to the north, and additional tracts of 586 and 200 acres acquired by Robert Young, another brother of James, and an additional tract acquired by Robert Young (530 acres, 1749) are nearby.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 645.--28th February, 1749. Same (grant from William Beverley) to James Young, planter, 436 acres in Beverley Manor on Back Creek. Corner Robert Young; McFeeter's line; corner Andrew Pickens; corner Robert Campbell; corner Patrick Martin. Teste: John Wilson, John Gay.

Will of James Young

  • Page 292.--16th November, 1790.-- James Young's will--To Agnes Miller, wife to Wut Miller, daughter to George Glenn; to James Glenn, son to George Glenn; to William Glenn, son to George Glenn; to Sarah Glenn, daughter to George Glenn; to Martha Glenn, daughter to George Glenn to Hugh Glenn, son to George Glenn; to Mary Glenn, daughter to George Glenn infant; to Margaret, Esther. Elizabeth, Martha, John, James, William Bing, children to John Bing; to son-in-law George Glenn, to son-in-law John Bing, executors. Teste: Robert Young, Jr.; Robert Young, Sr.; Sarah Young. Proved, 21st December, 1790, by all witnesses. George Glenn and Wm. Young qualified.

Information on James Young

James YOUNG 1
Born: After 1711
Marriage: Unknown
Died: 21 Dec 1790, , Augusta Co., VA 2
Buried: Augusta Stone Cemetery, Augusta Co., VA, USA

General Notes:

It is my theory that my James Young, father to Mary Young married to George Glenn, is the James who is the son of John and Annie Young. I say this for the following reasons. John and Annie's son James was likely born after 1711 and could easily could have lived until 1793 when my James Young's will was probated. He would have been an appropriate age to be a grandparent to the large number of grandchildren he names. When his possible nephew through brother John, Robert Young died and left a will in 1793, he names George Glenn, husband of Mary Young (James' son-in-law and Robert's probable cousin-in-law) as his executor. Lastly, he is the only James not accounted for in this time period that fits my James Young.

Persons listed in my James Young's will in Augusta Co., VA, Will Book VII, pg. 292, are in this abstract by Dr. Robert Frey. "16 Nov 1790: To Agnes Miller, wife to Wert Miller, daughter to George Glenn; to James Glenn, son to George Glenn; to William Glenn, son to George Glenn; to Sarah Glenn, daughter to George Glenn; to Martha Glenn, daughter to George Glenn; to Hugh Glenn, son to George Glenn; to Mary Glenn, daughter to George Glenn, infant; to Margaret, Esther, Elizabeth, Martha, John, James, William Bing, children to John Bing; to son-in-law George Glenn, to son-in-law John Bing, executors. Teste: Robert Young, Jr (probable nephew).; Robert Young, Sr. (probable brother); Sarah Young (Sister in law, daughter or grandaughter?). Proved 21st December 1790, by all witnesses. George Glenn and Wm. Young (possible brother) qualified."

James Young apparently only bequethed items to grandchildren of two daughters. (CL-185) (Note that these Glenn grandchildren are listed in the indentical order in Hugh Glenn's family bible and that Mary was simply underage 21 at the time.) (CL-185) It's possible that James only had 2 daughters who made it to adulthood and that his wife had died by the time he wrote his will.

According to "Augusta County Heritage Book" he died on Dec. 21, 1790 and was in the American Revolution as stated on his gravesite.

If he is the James who is the son of John and Annie Young, then he obtained a patent for 436 acres of land in 1749 in Beverly Manor (later to become Augusta Co., VA) as do his brothers. Their land is adjacent to each other. James borders on Robert Young's land, to the north, Patrick Martin's to the east, Jacob Lockhart to the south, and William Vance to the west. He appears to fit the James Young who had a mill as he is listed with his brothers and neighbors below when a road is being built connecting James Young's mill to Richey's Smith Shop to Buchannan's Mills which is south and slightly east of his property.

The following records from Chalkley might apply to this James or possibly to the James who was a brother to the original John Young who died in 1741. Another was married to Mary McCombe and died in 1805. Ones starred definitely apply to the James who owned land in Beverly Manor by 1749.

  • Apr-Jun 1746 - Young vs. Bordin.--Chancery. Writ dated 14th February, 1745-6. Robt. Young, orator. Robert Crockett purchased a tract of land from Benjamin Bordin, Sr., between James Young and Robert Young (orator) on 8th October, 1742 (northwest of James land and west of Robert's land). Orator bought Crockett's right and sues for a deed from Benjamin Bordin, Jr.
  • Aug 20, 1746 - (72) Report as to road from top North Mountain to Wm. King's and thence to C. H.--Robert Davis appointed overseer. The following tithables to work it: George Kill Patrick, James Young, James Young, James Mills...
  • 1750--March 19, Robert Finia, William McNabb; April __, James Young; May __, Joshua Mathews; June 2, Joseph White, Joseph Maze (I can't tell what this reference was too.)
  • Aug 1752: CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK NO. III. page 53 Page (316) Patrick Martin and Alexr. Richey to be overseers of road from Young's Mill to Alexr. Richey's smith shop, thence to Buchanan's mills, with these hands: Adam Thompson, Geo. Peary, Ro. Young, James Peary, John Campbell, John Buchanan, James Moody, Andrew Cowan, James Callison, John Jameson, Walter Smiley, James McCorkle, Ro. McCorkle, Nathan Gilliland, Wm. McNabb.
  • Nov 21, 1752 - (410) Maurice O'Frield, John Trimble, Wm. McFeeters, Wm. Martain, James Young, Jacob Lockart, James Vance, Patrick Martin, Wm. McClintock, Rob. Young, Thos. Piery, John Campbell, James Peary, Robert Davis, James Philips, John Spear, John McMurry, Alexr. McMurry, David Stuard, Hugh Young, John Jameson, Rob. McClellon and John Brown--to work the road under Saml. Wallace from top of North Mountain to this Co. Ho.
  • Mar 21, 1753 - (414) John Buchanan, James Clark, Jacob Lockhart, Thomas Kirkpatrick, John Berry, John Bartley, Wm. Martin, Josias Richards, William McFeeters, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young, William McClintock, Wm. Ledgerwood, John Trimble, Maurice O'Frield, Samuel Wallace, Robert Davis, Robert McClenon, James Moody, James Philips, Wm. Akry, Cornelius Donaho, George Peary, Adam Thompson, Thomas Peary, John Campbell, James Peary, Wm. McNab, Robert Scot, Thomas Reed, Abraham Masha, Thomas Dunn, Francis Dunn, Major Scot, John Bigham, John Black, Samuel Downing, Alexr. McFeeters, Andrew Cowan, James McCorkle, John Vance, James Gilmore and Patrick Martin--to keep road formerly laid off from James Young's Mill to said Buchanan's Mill.
  • (415) Joseph Long and James Young, overseers, with Robert Young, Joseph Long, Samuel Gibson, Solomon Whitley, John Collier, William Hall, Gilbert Crawford, George Gibson, John Ruckman, Thomas Burton, Wm. Wadington, Wm. Brown, James Moore, John Hanna, James Huston, Wm. Todd, James Bats, James Todd, James Young, Patrick Young, John Carr and James Campbell--keep the road from Joseph Long's Mill to James Young's Mill, thence to the Great Road on James Thompson's Plantation.
  • 1754 - Petitioners ask that the following be assigned to work the road from James Young's mill to John Buchanan's mill: John Buchanan, James Clark's tithables, Jacob Lockhart's tithables, Thomas Kirkpatrick's tithables, John Bertly, George Bertly, William Martin, Josias Richards, William McFetters' tithables, John Jameson, James Young, Hugh Young, Robert Young's tithables,
  • 8 Aug 15, 1757, "orphan James Young was bound to Adam Haverstick".??
  • 1760 - Page 272.--1760: Processioned by John Malkem and Alex. Blair, viz: For John Young, for Robert Young, ...for James Young...
  • May 20, 1762 - (229) Robert Young, aged 18, orphan of Robert Young, chose James Young his guardian
  • May 24, 1762 - (253) Liquors rated. James Young, a juror impanneled, failed to answer when called; fined and suit continued. Alexr. McClenachan, Thos. Crow, Joseph Bell, George Francisco, disturbed the Court by playing at ball, and are fined.
  • Page 217.--20th March, 1763. Thomas Peerie's will: (Mark ): To wife Mary; to son John; to daughter Elizabeth; to children, Margaret, Agness, Thomas, George, William, Robert and Mary. Teste: Moses Williams, Henry Cartmill. Proved, 15th February, 1763, by the witnesses. Mary qualifies (her mark ), with James Young, James Peerie.
  • 1764--January 6, William Black; February 17, James Kerr; February 25, Robert Lusk; January 27, James Fowler; March 8, William Hides; March 20, Christopher Any; March 21, William Givens; May 16, James Young;
  • Aug 21, 1764 - (69) William and Hugh Young, orphans of Robert Young, choose James Young their guardian, and James is appointed guardian of Joseph Young, another of the orphans.
  • Page 385.--1765: Processioned by Collier and McCampbell, viz: For William McCamey, for Jno. Beatty (Samuel Norrad present), for Solomon Whitley, for Wm. Gilmore, for Robt. Erwin, for Jno. McKee, for Andw. McCampbell, for Henry Kirkham, for Edward Fairies, for James Campbell, for Alex. Deal, for John Gilmore, for Moses Cunningham for Robt. Hamilton, for James McCalster, for Hugh Cunningham, for George McConne; for Wm. Moore, Michael Kirkham present; for James Young
  • 1767--Constables: Fras Graham, Jno. Griffith, Jos. Dennis, Thos. Cartmil, Solomon Carpenter, Wm. Jemmison, Jno. Clark, Charles Campbell, Wm. McMullen, Wm. Paxton, Hugh Hicklin, James Young.
  • Nov 17, 1767 - (341) Alexr. Dale appointed Constable, vice James Young. Joseph Bell appointed surveyor of highway from James Lessley's to fork of road leading to Staunton, vice Archd. Hamilton.
  • Mar 1769 - Patrick Denny vs. George Gibson.--Trespass, 1767. James Young, Thos. McAllister, John McAllister, James Dillen, Richard McGee--witnesses.
  • Page 250.--17th October, 1769. John Young's bond (with John Handley, William and James Bell) as guardian (appointed) to James Young, orphan of James Young.
  • Mar 1771 - Henry Lang vs. James Young.--Chancery. Writ dated 28th August, 1768. Joseph Lang, father of Henry, many years ago purchased a tract of land from George Robinson, who was to take out patent in Joseph's name, but it was actually issued in name of Samuel Lang, deceased, brother of Henry, for half the tract. Samuel was of very poor intellect and quite an idiot. Joseph died and left will dated 11th September, 1757, wherein he gave a part of his land "The Welch Cabin" unto Samuel. James Young persuaded Samuel to convey his land to him, in consideration that James paid him in victuals, &c. Bill to set aside conveyance.
  • Page 546.--6th December, 1774. Thomas Watterson's will, farmer--To wife Mary to nevey William Watterson. Executors, wife Mary and James Bell. Teste: James Young, Elizabeth (mark) McCamas, George Glenn. Proved, 17th February, 1778, by Young and Glenn. Widow Mary qualifies.
  • Bond by William Young, of Cecil County, Province of Maryland, to James Hettly, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, dated 29th April, 1756, assigned to James Young, 28th February, 1775.
  • Oct 21, 1778 - (365) James Young recommended as Second Lieutenant in Capt. John Young's Company.
  • May 1779 - James Hettly vs. William Young, Sr.--Writ, 25th February, 1775. Defendant is oldest of the name of Young and lives near Long Glade.
  • 1785--December 27, James Glenn and Margaret Young, daughter of Robert Young; surety, James Young. George and Mary Young Glenn were his parents and they had not given their son permission to marry.

The James Young who gave surety could be Mary's father (Margaret's grandfather) or Robert's brother who was Margaret's uncle or Margaret's brother James.


• Probate, Aug 1793, , Augusta Co., VA. 3


1 Young, James, Will proved Dec 21, 1790, (Augusta Co., VA).
2 Augusta County, Virginia Heritage Book, 1732-1998.
3 Lyman Chalkley, Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia with many extracts forwarded by Sharon Jebavey, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1966).