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Ancestors of Alwilda Udora Young


Generation No. 5


      16. Mathias Geyhard Young, born 23 March 1788 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died Bef. 29 July 1845 in Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia. He was the son of 32. George Jung , Jr. and 33. Catherine Scheimer/Shimer. He married 17. Nancy Sarah Hickman 05 December 1806 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia.

      17. Nancy Sarah Hickman, born Abt. 1790 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia; died 27 March 1833 in Little Kanawha, Wirt County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 34. John Hickman and 35. Nancy Sarah Wallace.

Notes for Mathias Geyhard Young:
1815 Greenbrier County, Virginia Tax List:

Young, Mathias            1 Tithable      2 Horses            5 Cows

Notes for Maria Tate:
After Mathias' death, Maria gave away all the children.

      Children of Mathias Young and Nancy Hickman are:
  8 i.   John Hickman Young, born Abt. 1807 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; died April 1880 in Kanawha County, West Virginia; married Sarah Tate January 1830 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  ii.   George Owen Young, born 1809 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia; died in Kentucky.
  iii.   William Robert Young, born Abt. 1812 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; died 1880 in Kanawha County, West Virginia; married Clarissa Ann Monday 16 September 1853 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  Notes for William Robert Young:
A child by the name of Mary J. Monday, age 12, was living with them in the 1860 Kanawha County Census.

  iv.   Hugh Peter Young, born Abt. 1812 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia; died in Kentucky; married Elizabeth Newby.
  v.   Robert Basil Young, born 11 April 1816 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; died 19 November 1891 in Kanawha County, West Virginia; married Anna Wallace 1842 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  Notes for Robert Basil Young:
Living with him in the 1850 census are Joseph Newhouse age 26, also a cooper, and William Edens age 22, a labor.

  vi.   Rosella Young, born Abt. 1818.
  vii.   Elizabeth Young, born Abt. 1820 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; married Thomas Smith.
  viii.   Charles Young, born Abt. 1822.
  ix.   Margaret J. Young, born 1823 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; married (1) Wade H. Lacy; married (2) Wade H. Lacy 07 December 1843 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  x.   Jacob Young, born Abt. 1824; married Julia Mary Geray.
  xi.   Lewis Young, born Abt. 1825 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; married Julia Mary Geary October 1850.
  xii.   Mary Ann Young, born 1825 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; married (1) ? Hutton Abt. 1839; married (2) Hugh Allen Haynes Abt. 1840.
  xiii.   Simeon Young, born Abt. 1839 in Kanawha County, Virginia; died August 1917 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, West Virginia; married Cynthia Emizetta Casdorph 10 April 1862 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia.
  xiv.   Thompson Mathias Young, born Abt. 1827 in Greenbrier County, Virginia; died Abt. 1910 in Frame, Kanawha County, West Virginia; married Nancy Jane Isabell Reveal Abt. 01 October 1850 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  xv.   Henry Lanis Young, born 23 March 1833 in Wirt County, Virginia; died 20 July 1919 in Old homeplace, Sissionville Road, Guthrie, West Virginia; married (1) Lucetta Jones 01 January 1855 in Kanawha County, Virginia; married (2) Amelia Emma Kersey 11 December 1876 in Putnam County, West Virginia.
  Notes for Henry Lanis Young:
Mother died giving him birth.

Notes from Charles and Hazel:

Henry Lanis Young was born on Mar 23, 1833 somewhere along the Little Kanawha River in Roane or Wirt County. At that time the counties had just been formed from parts of Wood and Jackson Counties. His mother, Sarah Hickman Young, died after and from his birth. She was buried there. The family stayed there until Henry grew old enough to travel and then continued on to Missouri.

The Young family returned in the mid-1830's and settled in Kanawha County on the Sissonville Road, Guthrie WV, where John Hickman Young, the older brother lived at that time. Mathias married Maria Tate on Aug 30, 1838. She was of the same family that John Hickman Young, his son, had married into. After Mathias' death in 1845 Maria was left with seven children; four children by Mathias and three step-children by his first wife, Sarah, who were still at home. Maria could not support seven children and let them out to be raised by neighbors and others.

At that time, Henry was about eleven or twelve years old. He was let out to the Walter Williams family who lived in Sissonville. Later Phoebe Young, Henry's half-sister, married one of Walter William's sons, John W. Williams.

In 1870 Henry bought two lots in the Kanawha Two-mile branch near the Junction of Sissonville Road and Charleston Street (now W. Washington Street.) His brother Thompson and nephew Lewis, son of John Hickman Young lived nearby. Henry was in the cooper business. (barrel making)

In 1875 he sold one lot and traded the other to his brother, William, on forty acres of land that had been a part of his father, Mathias' land at the time of his death. Henry cut trees and sawed lumber from his farm to build his family a house. The house still stands as of today, remodeled. The farm and house now belongs to Judson Young, but it is still called the 'old home place." The Young Cemetary is located on the hill behind the house and is still used.

Henry was a cooper and circuit riding minister. In 1890 Robert Young, Henry's brother, donated one acre of his land, located directly across the road from the Bonham School for the Liberty Baptist Church. He and his boys cut lumber from his farm and built the church. Henry continued his ministry to the last day of his life.

In 1869 Henry got word that his nephew, son of Hugh Peter Young, was in bad trouble. He rode to Kentucky where the family lived to help out. A friend of his nephew, who was elected or appointed to a law enforcement position, was waylaid while on his way home and shot and killed. The killer was caught and put in jail. Henry's nephew went to the sheriff and was allowed to speak to the prisoner. When let in he pulled his gun and killed the man. The nephew was tried in court and given a life sentence.

Henry and Hugh Peter decided to make an appeal to the President, Ulysses Grant. They went to Washington, DC, and after getting an appointment, told him their side. The president told them he would grant a pardon. After thanking him, Henry told the President, "I have a baby boy a few weeks old at home, and as soon as I return there I am changing his name to Ulysses Grant Young," and that is just what he did.

Written by Charles Woodrow Young about his grandfather Aug 16, 1997.


      Children of Mathias Young and Maria Tate are:
  i.   Phoebe Young, born 1839 in Kanawha County, Virginia; married John Williams 06 January 1858 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  ii.   Mathias Geyhard Young , Jr., born Abt. 1837 in 2 Mile Creek, Kanawha County, Virginia; died 24 September 1921 in Kanawha County, West Virginia; married (1) Margaret E. Miller; married (2) Mary Elizabeth Munday 04 January 1863 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  Notes for Mathias Geyhard Young , Jr.:
From Union records found in the Charleston Archives:

Young, Mathias - Co A - PC#455260 WC 646176, enlisted 25 Jun 1862 - 5'9" tall, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, born 1839 Kanawha County, Virginia - married Mary E. Munday 4 Jan 1863 Kanawha County.

I have another record that states he enlisted Nov 6, 1861 along with brother, Andrew, and that he was from Aultz. I have antoher enlistment for a Mathias from Aultz Dec 31, 1861.

  iii.   Andrew Jackson Young, born Abt. 1842 in Kanawha County, Virginia; married Margaret W. J. Miller 24 March 1864 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
  Notes for Andrew Jackson Young:
Served in Company A, 7th West Virginia Calvary. He was from Aultz and enlisted Nov 6, 1861 with Mathias Young. (Civil War Military Records)

  iv.   William Young, born 1845 in 2 Mile Creek, Kanawha County, Virginia; died 27 October 1914 in 2 Mile Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia; married Nancy Jane Shepherd 30 August 1868 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
  v.   Sarah Susan Young, born 1844 in 2 Mile Creek, Kanawha County, Virginia; married David Alexander Brown 18 November 1860 in Kanawha County, Virginia.


      18. Joshua Tate, born Abt. 1780 in Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia; died Abt. 1865 in Kanawha County, Virginia. He was the son of 36. Mathew Tate and 37. Elizabeth. He married 19. Susanna Hinecker 18 January 1816 in Timberville, Rockingham County, Virginia.

      19. Susanna Hinecker, born Abt. 1790; died November 1850 in Kanawha County, Virginia. She was the daughter of 38. George Hinecker?.

Notes for Joshua Tate:
Served in the War of 1812.

      Children of Joshua Tate and Susanna Hinecker are:
  9 i.   Sarah Tate, born Abt. 1812 in Rockingham County, Virginia; died January 1880 in Kanawha County, West Virginia; married John Hickman Young January 1830 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  ii.   Simeon P. Tate, born Abt. 1816 in Rockingham County, Virginia; died in Bayo Meto, Arkansas; married Julia Ann Guthrie 23 July 1839 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia.
  iii.   Maria Tate, born Abt. 1818; married Mathias Geyhard Young 30 August 1838 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  Notes for Maria Tate:
After Mathias' death, Maria gave away all the children.
Notes for Mathias Geyhard Young:
1815 Greenbrier County, Virginia Tax List:

Young, Mathias            1 Tithable      2 Horses            5 Cows

  iv.   Preston Tate, born Abt. 1819 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; married Mary Emily Holmes 23 August 1839 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  v.   Elizabeth Tate, born Abt. 1822 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; married David Paige.
  vi.   William Riley Tate, born Abt. 1824 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; married Mary Elizabeth Lacy.
  vii.   Phoebe Ann Tate, born Abt. 1825 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; married Franklin P. Thaxton 14 August 1848.
  viii.   John Robert Tate, born March 1827 in Rockbridge County, Virginia; died 21 August 1872 in Kanawha County, WV; married Mary Coffman 23 March 1848 in Kanawha County, WV.
  Notes for Mary Coffman:
In 1850 census a George Caufman, age 24, a cooper, is living with them. I assume it is her brother.

  ix.   George Washington Tate, born October 1832 in Greenbrier Co., Virginia; died Abt. 1895 in Charleston, Kanawha County, WV; married Rosetta Rosanna Lacy 22 May 1852 in Kanawha County, Virginia.


      20. Henry Casdorph, born Abt. 1767 in Plumstead, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 1839 in Guthrie, Kanawha County, Virginia. He was the son of 40. Jacob Karsdorp. He married 21. Hannah Smith 24 November 1790 in Rockingham County, Virginia.

      21. Hannah Smith, died Abt. 1796.

Notes for Henry Casdorph:
Farm deeded to him by his father in 1823.

His estate was divided into 10 heirs but only 8 have been identified thus far.

      Children of Henry Casdorph and Hannah Smith are:
  10 i.   Azariah Casdorph, born Abt. 1795 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia; died February 1878 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia; married (1) Matilda Burnside; married (2) Mary A. Jones Abt. 1825 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  ii.   Elizabeth Casdorph, born Abt. 1796 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia; died September 1866 in Lawrence, Marion County, Indiana; married Henry Newhouse 24 January 1828 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia.
  iii.   Mahala Casdorph, born Abt. 1796 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia; died Aft. 1870 in Lawrence, Marion County, Indiana; married Benjamin Newhouse Abt. 1825 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia.
      Children of Henry Casdorph and Elizabeth Guthrie are:
  i.   Jacob Casdorph, born 1803 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia; married Zerelda Ryno 19 November 1840 in Rockingham County, Virginia.
  ii.   Henry Caleb Casdorph, born 1805 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia; died in Missouri; married Hilly Ann.
  iii.   Jane Casdorph, born Abt. 1807 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia; died in Missouri; married John Shoemaker Abt. 1825 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia.
  iv.   Susan Casdorph, born Abt. 1809 in Kanawha Two Mile, Kanawha County, Virginia.
  v.   John Casdorph, born Abt. 1810 in Guthrie, Kanawha County, Virginia; married Delilah Lacy 19 February 1835 in Kanawha County, Virginia.
  Notes for Delilah Lacy:
According to The Casdorphs... by Rayma Atkinson, Delilah suffered from an ailment like Alzheimer's disease, because she was given to wandering on the roads, not able to remember where she was or where she wanted to go.



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