John Young
George Young
(Cir 1739-1845)


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1. Mary MacKenzie

2. Rachel Elzey

George Young

  • Born: Cir 1739, At Sea
  • Marriage (1): Mary MacKenzie
  • Marriage (2): Rachel Elzey on 2 Jul 1811 in Coshocton Co Ohio
  • Died: 9 Jul 1845, Marseilles County, Ohio about age 106
  • Buried: Enoch Thomas Cemetery in Wyandot County, Ohio

  General Notes:

Research of Grace Farthing Dietz of Davenport, IA on LDS site

courtesy of T. Hooker on ["Much of the narrative cited here comes from my copyrighted book "Footprints through Time" published in 1999]
Georges mother died during child birth and was buried at sea.
After John arrived in Baltimore, George was raised by the "Polsen" or "Poleson" family. Possibly this couple was Cornelius and Ann Poulson who were married in Baltimore in 1720. By 1757 this Poulson family and their two children had moved to Frederick County about 30 to 40 miles west of Baltimore.
George served in the Revolutionary war. Enlisted first Baltimore Co., MD 23 Aug 1776, and later in 1782, discharged 15 nov 1783.
On August 23, 1776, George Young, along with his brother-in-law William MacKenzie, joined the military at Baltimore. George subsequently enlisted again in 1782, serving in the First Partisan Legion commanded by Brigadier General Armand, Marquis de la Rouerie. George Young's Revolutionary War service ended with a discharge on November 15, 1783.
The History of North West Ohio of Marion & Hardin Co's., (1895) has a biography of Wm. Norton, descendant of Susannah (Young) Hooker. "The family lived near Baltimore, MD. The Youngs were of Irish ancestry. George Young, who was the grandfather of our subject's mother, served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, in which conflict he lost a leg. He later became one of the pioneers of Wyandot Co., in this state, coming here in company with Cornelius Young. He departed this life in 1845 at the remarkable age of one hundred and six years."
Around 1803 George Young and his wife Mary left Maryland and moved to Dresden, Muskingum County, Ohio. Shortly thereafter, Mary died and George moved to Licking County, Ohio, where he met and married a widow by the name of Rachel Allen, nee Elzey. Rachel was born about 1772, either in Germany or Hardy County, Virginia. She moved to Ohio with a relative from Hardy County, Virginia. From her first marriage, she had a son Abel Allen, who reared his family in Hardin County, Ohio. A marriage license issued to Rachel Allen and George Young on July 2, 1811, was only the third such license granted by the newly formed Coshocton County. George and Rachel Young had one child David, who was born in 1812 and died about 1900 at Forest, Hardin County, Ohio. David married Eva Ann Pencer on October 27, 1836.
Seldom staying long in one place, George and Rachel moved to Franklin County in what is now the west side of Columbus, Ohio. By about 1827, they were living in Knox County. On August 25, 1828, land in Marseilles' Section 8 was purchased by George from Gattett Fitzgerald. Marseilles, a few miles west of Knox County, later became part of Wyandot County.
On October 27, 1829, George paid $200 to his son Ephraim and his wife Mary for 50 acres in Knox County's Jackson Township. This land was on the south side of the NE 1/4 in Section 2. Less than a year later on April 24, 1830, George and Rachel sold this property to Thomas Hankins for $200.
Now approaching 100 years of age, George bought 50 acres on April 13, 1837, from his son Cornelius. This land was in Marseilles' Section 31, part of the NE 1/4. When this purchase was made, Marseilles was in Marion County. George sold this acreage to William Carey on May 1, 1843.
At the age of 106, George Young died on July 9, 1845, near Marseilles at his Section 8 farm on the west bank of the Tymochtee Creek. He is buried at the Enoch Thomas Cemetery in Wyandot County, 1 and 1/2 miles north of Marseilles on the east bank of the Tymochtee Creek. His second wife Rachel died on August 9, 1854, and is buried with her husband.
In 1997 the Enoch Thomas Cemetery was identified by local residents as the Old Indian Cemetery. To reach the cemetery, go northeast out of Marseilles on State Route 67, turning left on Township Road 71. Park at the first farm house on the right before the road drops down a hill to Tymochtee Creek. Cross the road and walk southwest through a field, following the woods line on the right side of the field for about 800 feet until a small cemetery is reached on the banks of Tymotchee Creek. A wire fence surrounds less than a dozen markers in an area overgrown with weeds and brush.
In 1997 one stone in this cemetery still clearly read "In memory of GEORGE YOUNG who died July 9, 1845, Aged 106 years." A much less legible adjoining stone reads "RACHEL YOUNG, Died Aug. 9, 1854, Aged 82 years. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white, for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.", , , ,

George married Mary MacKenzie. (Mary MacKenzie was born circa 1752.)

George next married Rachel Elzey on 2 Jul 1811 in Coshocton Co Ohio. (Rachel Elzey was born in 1772, died on 9 Aug 1854 and was buried in Enoch Thomas Cemetery in Wyandot County, Ohio.)

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