John Young

Brief Life History of John

When John Young was born on 11 December 1804, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Young, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Rickard, was 24. He married Martha " Betsey" Bradley about 1821, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Madison Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 April 1900, at the age of 95.

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John Young
Martha " Betsey" Bradley
Marriage: about 1821
Sussana Young
Febey Young
Betsy Young
Godfrey Young
Hiram Young
Peter B. Young
Jacob B Young
Margaret Elizabeth Young
Manoah Young
Mahala Young
Feney Young

Sources (4)

  • John Young, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Butler in entry for David Young and Elizabeth Hawkins, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • John Young, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.


Historical Boundaries 1817: Pike, Indiana, United States

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .

Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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