Person:James Young (164)

James Young
m. 1740
  1. James Young1742 - 1776
  2. Charles Youngabt 1743 - 1789
  3. Robert Young, Jr.ABT 1744 - BET 1804
  4. Thomas Young1750 - 1795
  5. Mary Youngabt 1752 - 1806
  6. Elizabeth Young1753 - 1795
  7. Joseph Young1762 - 1822
  8. William Youngabt 1764 - 1808
m. abt. 1764
  1. James Young1765 -
  2. Mary Young1765 - 1841
  3. Anna Young1765 -
  4. Joseph Young1767 -
Facts and Events
Name James Young
Gender Male
Birth? 1742
Marriage abt. 1764 to Elizabeth Long
Death? 1776 Killed in Indian Attack at Ft. Riddel

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


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 719.--15th November, 1764. Same (from Samuel Long) to James Young, 5 shillings and his maintenance during Samuel's life, 185 acres on Buffalo Creek of James River, part of a patent to Samuel. Teste: Peter Wylie, Edward Paris, Joseph Robinson. Delivered: Robert Young, August, 1766. (Note: Samuel Long was the brother-in-law of James Young),

Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 734.--14th November, 1764. James Young to Samuel Long, 185 acres, bond to make title to 185 acres. See deed, p. 719. supra.
  1.   Here is some info I have on James Young:

    Samuel Long sold 185 acres in the Borden Grant to James Young on 14 Nov 1764.

    Died during an attack at Fort Riddel by Indians.

    After James and Elizabeth Long moved to TN, his life was cut short in 1776 by an Indian attack. The events of his death are recorded in Draper Manuscripts 5-32/33, pp 144-145, State Historical Society of Wisconsin:

    On Christian's campaign, was Col. Valentine Sevier and his brother-in-law Robert Young. At the Conference which Christian had with the Indians (at Long Island on Holston in 1777), there was one fellow, from some cause seemed not to like to venture among or mix with the white people, and for seeral days was observed to climb up a tree at a distance and observe what was going on. At length Robert Young concluded he would shoot the Indian from out of the tree. It created a considerable trouble in camp but Young kept the secret - no one knew it except his brother-in-law Col. Sevier - and subsequently Young told it to James Sevier. The previous summer his brother in-law, James Young, with his servant man, one night camped on Holston, turning out their horses to graze, next morning went after their horses and were waylaid and killed. Hence, Robert Young was turned against the Indians.

    Samuel Long sold 185 acres in the Borden Grant to James Young on 14 Nov 1764.

    Elizabeth re-married Samuel Crockett JR