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William Young b. Augusta Co., VA after 1740, (1749?), d. 1826, m.1)
Elizabeth Hunter, m.2) Rachel (unknown). Children of William Young:
1) Agnes V. Young ca. 1772-Oct 17, 1873 m. ______Conine
1411) John Conine
2) John H. Young July 12, 1773, Jan 9, 1826, m. Sarah Blackby Maddox on Jan. 224, 1805, 7 children:
A) (Dr.) George Washington Young dec. 27, 1805-Dec. 12, 1841, m. Isabella Mason Young, June 10, 181_, May
17, 184_, d/o Rebecca Mason and Abner Young. Child of George Washing Young and Isabella Mason Young:
a) Theodora Young m. William Harper Boyd. Child of Theodora Young and William Harper Boyd:
Belle Boyd m. Melvin Leon Burnett
B) Elizabeth M. Young, Mar. 29, 1812-Jul 24, 1842, m. Levi M. Walker. Child of Elizabeth M. Young and Levi M. Walker:
a) Sarah L. Walker Sept 18, 1835-July 28, 1841
C) Anna James Young July 13, 1814-Oct. 6, 1826
D) William A. Young Feb. 22, 1817-Oct 6, 1823
E) James Crawford Young 1818, m. Sarah Priscilla Watts. Four children, now unknown.
F) John Laurens Young, June 12, 1820-Jan. 24, 1903 m. Oct. 19, 1858 to Susan Jane Garlington Aug. 3, 1832-Feb. 26, 1896. Excerpt from Cyclopedia of Eminent and Representative Men of the Carolinas, Vol. I, 1892, pp. 390-391. "…of Scotch-Irish descent, was born in Laurens Co., SC on January 27, 1820. He is the son of John and Sarah Maddox Young; grandson of William Young, a staunch Whig and soldier in the Revolutionary War, and of his wife, Elizabeth Hunter Young, who was a sister of Judge Hunter, U.S. senator from Laurens Co., SC, and great grandson of Agnes Young, who, after the death of her husband in VA, emigrated to SC in 1756 (not
factual as this Agnes was the wife of Robert Young, brother to Hugh. She did not come to Laurens until 1765-70.), with seven sons, all of whom were Whigs and brave soldiers in the Revolutionary War. The original land grant issued to her by King George III is still in possession of the subject of this sketch, the land never having passed out of the possession of his family, and on which there has never been a tax lien, mortgage nor judgment; some portions of the land still remaining in the original forest and abounding in game.
He received his early education at the Pyleston and Wadsworth's schools, and pursued the classical course at the Avademy of Laurens. When a school boy at Laurens, on one occasion, he was attracted by an unusually large crowd assembled in the court-house, went in, and heard the Hon. Robert Y. Hayne address the people on the subject of the Louisville, Cincinnati & charleston railroad. He was so captivated by the eloquence of the orator that he promptly subscribed (with the proverbial empty purse of the school boy of that day) two shares to the railroad and two to the bank.
His father died when he was six years of age, and he was under the control of his guardian, who, not being much enthused on the new subject of railroads, refused to pay it, whereupon the boy resolutely determined to make the money with his compass during the holidays and pay it himself, which after a hard struggle he succeeded in doing. in after life he endorsed this action of his boyhood by investing more largely in the same stock, which he still holds, and he is perhaps at this time the only surviving original shareholder in this road, now the South Carolina
In 1848 he began a business as a merchant and banker at union Co, SC…In 1855 at a directors' meeting of the Spartanburg & Union railroad company he was unanimously elected its president…The road was fully equipped and in first class running order when the Civil War broke out, and he enlisted with his company in his country's cause. He was among the few who opposed secession…" Child of John Laurens Young:
a) Laurens Garlington Young, Nov. 10, 1861-Jun 7, 1956, m. Nov. 15, 1887 to Mamie Hunter, Jan. 30, 1865-Apr. 30, 1931. Child of Laurens Garlington Young:
aa) Caroline Gibbes Young, Mar. 14, 1898-Nov. 30, 1975, m. June 19, 1926 to Edward Dunn Sloan, Feb. 13, 1897-Oct. 12, 1971. Child of Caroline Gibbes Young and Edward Dunn Sloan:
aaa) Edward Dunn Sloan, Jr. m. Charlotte Barkley Ferguson
G) Louisa Young 1886
Martin C. Gary
3) James Young Jan. 9, 1777-Aug. 4, 1851 m. Annie Maddox
4) William Young ca. 1779-May 30, 1817, m.1) Elizabeth, 1790-1818, m.2) Elhannon Crocker
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