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Descendants of William Young

Generation No. 3

      4. Nathaniel3 Young (William2, William1) was born 1750 in 96 District, (spartanburg), South Carolina. He married Patty Crawford 22 November 1772 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.

Notes for Nathaniel Young:
The Young Families of Early Giles County, Tennessee, 1986, By East, Ellis, Short, Worsham, Young says this about Nathaniel.

Nathaniel Young, son of William Young Senr, was born in the 1750s. He spent most of his adult life in 96 District of South Carolina in what would become Spartanburg County in 1785, and probably in Union County since it was just a short ride to the east. Nathaniel married Patty _____ (Crawford?) about 1773 and they lived along the James Creek branch of the Tyger River. Nathaniel was on the British side during the Revolution. There were only two men named Nathaniel or Nathan Young living in South Carolina during this era. Nathan was granted land in the Province in future Abbeville County south of Spartanburg from 1767, and in 1784 for service performed in the Militia; a British sympathizer would not have been granted government land after the war. There was a Lieutenant Nathaniel Young of the Spartanburg area named as a member of Major Zachariah Gibbs' Loyalist Regiment for the last six months of 1780. Some of the other members of this roster were Captain William Young (a Major in 1782), Captain Benjamin Wofford (he moved north after the War), Private Nicholas Holley (no doubt the ancestor of the Holley families of Giles County Tennessee), George Crawford (who owned land along James Creek, the north west corner of which belonged to John Young [Y1], son of Nathaniel, in 1808; see below), and others known to have homes in the Tyger River-James Creek community. A 22 May 1783 list by Continental Commander Colonel Benjamin Roebuck of the men who sided with the British and who were members of the Spartanburg Regiment shows that William Young, Benjamin Wofford, and Nicholas Holley were alive then, while Nathaniel was dead, having died in the line of duty. In March 1787 his widow, as administrator of Nathaniel's estate, was sued in the Spartanburg County courts by John Langston for Nathaniel's debts. In 1790 Patty was living two doors from Nathaniel's brother Richard, with her children. In 1800 she was not found, so could have remarried or been living in the household of a relative.
Sixty six acres of James Creek- Tyger River land was sold by William Young Senr's grandson John Young [Y1] son of Nathaniel, on 23 December 1808 in which the land was described as being "at the north west corner of a tract of two hundred acres originally granted to George Crawford beginning at said corner on a hickory tree near James Creek." This 200 acres was part of Crawford's land obtained in the 1760s after 1764. Since at most only one generation had gone by before Nathaniel took title and passed it to John, Nathaniel must have obtained the 200 acres from George Crawford himself. It would be very likely that Nathaniel was George Crawford's son-in-law. The given name of "George" in the Young families of James Creek is only found in the name of Nathaniel's grandson, son of Nathaniel Young Jr [Y2]. It should be noted, though, that the new U.S. government systematically "escheated" land from those who fought on the British side during the Revolution. Since George Crawford would have fallen into this category, his property may have been bought in government auctions by his Continental sympathizing neighbors after the war ended. Nathaniel's relatives (Richard Young? William Young Senr?) may have bought George Crawford's escheated land in a government auction and passed it to Nathaniel's children. Or it may have been Nathaniel's and George's land which were both escheated, and bought and then passed back to Nathaniel's heirs. There are no records to show this, but these kind of events were common. Since William Young Senr's will does not mention Nathaniel, Patty, or Nathaniel's children, William may have already provided land for Nathaniel before the will was written, and then there was no need to mention Nathaniel by name in the will. It was common in wills of the pre-20th Century to not provide for the eldest children in the parents' will because the older children had already received their inheritance upon reaching adulthood and/or upon getting married. The 1790 census indicates that there were only six children in Patty's household, but could easily have a seventh who was old enough to have moved from his parents' home by 1790. There are many deed records of the early 19th Century in which a William Young was a witness. It would be expected that Nathaniel would name a son after his father, so it is here assumed that the unexplained William was Nathaniel's eldest child.

See the biography of Captain Isaac Young for possible ties to Nathaniel. The above George Crawford is also listed as a member of those Loyalists who went to Orangeburg, South Carolina with Lieutenant Colonel John H Cruger after the evacuation of Fort Ninety Six, and received six months pay for the latter half of 1780. There were other Crawford men and women listed as Loyalists in South Carolina. In 1768 George Washington, and Captain William Crawford of South Carolina who had accompanied Washington on the expedition against Fort Duquesne in Pennsylvania ten years earlier, set out to buy up large tracts of land in the Pennsylvania Colony. Any relationship between both of these Crawford men is unknown.
The Orange County Virginia Order Book 2, on 24 July 1740 (Page 211), states that Patrick Crawford made oath that he, Ann, James, George, Margaret, and Mary Crawford came from Ireland to Philadelphia, and then came to Virginia Colony. It is not known if there is any connection between the George Crawford just mentioned and the George Crawford of Orangeburg who had land along James Creek in Spartanburg County. There are 11 June 1785 probate records in Abbeville County South Carolina, in which a George Crawford's estate is involved. In these records are named Sarah Crawford (the widow?), Richard Nalley, and Abednego Green as administrators. Appraisers of the estate were Joseph Wofford, Thomas Young, and two others. A Joseph Wofford was a witness to a land purchase between Bezin Holland and wife Mary to Richard Young in Spartanburg County in December 1796; Benjamin Wofford lived close to Richard in 1790. Appraiser Thomas Young may have been the brother of Richard and Nathaniel Young.
In February 1833 the estate of a Joseph Crawford in Abbeville County paid W A Young $2.25. The records named Joseph Crawford's daughter Isabella, a minor in December 1831. W A Young could be the son of Richard Young who was Nathaniel Young's brother. (61,NY,MD,GE,JE,1aeyz)

Children of Nathaniel Young and Patty Crawford are:
  9 i.   Girl4 Young, born in Of, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  10 ii.   Girl Young, born in Of, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  11 iii.   William Young.
+ 12 iv.   John Young, born 1774 in Of, Spartanburg, South Carolina; died 17 October 1838 in Beech Hill Cemetary, Giles County, Tennessee.
+ 13 v.   Joseph Young, born 1780 in 96 District, (spartanburg), South Carolina; died Aft. 1850.
+ 14 vi.   Thomas X. Young, born July 1781 in Of, Spartanburg, South Carolina; died 1841 in Giles County, Tennessee.
+ 15 vii.   Nathaniel Young, born 1777 in Spartanburg, South Carolina; died 1845.

      6. William3 Young (William2, William1) was born Abt. 1755 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married Patience.

Notes for William Young:
William Young, son of William Young Senr who left the 31 March 1787 will in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, was born around the 1750s. He married Patience ____. In the 1790 census he was apparently the William Young who was living a few doors from Shadrack East in Laurens County, In April 1795 William was living in Laurens County South Carolina when he sold a tract of Tyger River-James Creek land to his brother Thomas. William could not write, and made his "W" mark on contracts. He and Patience appear to have had five children.

Apparent relatives of the above Shadrack East can be found in 1850 in Giles County Tennessee, and afterwards in Arkansas and Missouri in the counties close to the meeting point of the two states and the Mississippi River. (65,JE,NY,JY,lzy,3aw)

Children of William Young and Patience are:
  16 i.   Boy4 Young, born Abt. 1774.
  17 ii.   Girl Young, born Abt. 1790.
  18 iii.   Boy Young, born Abt. 1774.
  19 iv.   Girl Young, born Abt. 1790.
  20 v.   Boy Young, born Abt. 1774.

      8. Thomas3 Young (William2, William1) was born Bef. 1756 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He married Mary. She was born Bef. 1756, and died Aft. 1820.
Children of Thomas Young and Mary are:
+ 21 i.   Jemima4 Young, born 1777; died 1860 in Hickman, Tennessee.
  22 ii.   Elizabeth Young, born 1780.
  23 iii.   Mary Young, born 1782.
  24 iv.   Sarah Young, born 1780.
  25 v.   William Young, born 1787.
  26 vi.   Majory Young, born 1790.
  27 vii.   Nancy Young, born 1790.
  28 viii.   Daniel Young, born 1790.

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