Captain John Young/John Young Early Settler

Captain John Young/John Young Early Settler (HMY0X)

Location: Elkview, WV 25071 Kanawha County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 27.647', W 81° 25.431'

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Captain John Young
Grave of Revolutionary War Vet. John Young (1760-1850) located in nearby Sand Run Cemetery. Noted soldier, Indian scout & trapper, he came to Kanawha Val., 1780s, named county trustee, 1794, and farmed 225 acres here.

John Young Early Settler
After military service in Rev. War and Indian Wars, John Young and wife Keziah, Lewis Tackett's daughter, settled here (1801) on land granted by Va. Gov. Tyler. They raised 11 children on Young's Bottom farm, bordered by Sand Run Creek to Youngs Creek from Elk R. to Wills Creek. He helped build Fort Lee and defend Tackett's Fort, from which in 1790s raid he saved wife and infant son in daring escape in canoe.
HM NumberHMY0X
Year Placed1995
Placed BySponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 8516 and Ladies Auxiliary – West Virginia, Archives and History
Marker Condition
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 463021 N 4257026
Decimal Degrees38.46078333, -81.42385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 27.647', W 81° 25.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 27' 38.82" N, 81° 25' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5391-5399 Robertson Ave, Elkview WV 25071, US
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I Saw The Marker

This is my 5th gen great grandfather.

Aug 13, 2015 at 8:34am PDT by jlogue

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  1. I'm very proud to be in the lineage of Capt John Young, he is my 5th gen great grandfather.

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