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John H. Young

From the History of Henry County Illinois Volume II by Henry L. Kiner   John H. Young, a successful farmer, stock raiser, feeder and shipper, whose home is on section 8, Osco township, where he has two hundred and twelve acres, was born in Munson township, this county, March 5, 1855. His parents were James and Ann Young, both natives of Scotland, where they grew to maturity and were married and where their eldest child was born. Some time in the '40s they crossed the Atlantic ocean and came...
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Young Centennial Farm

In the summer of 1836 Major James M. Allan in the state of Illinois, in the county of Henry, rode to an established "corner" on the prairie near a government tree in Spring Creek. From that point, guided by a pocket compass, he rode due west. He counted the steps of his horse, estimating the distance until he reached South East Quarter of Section 17, Township 16 North, Range 3 East of the 4th P.M. and stopping made an entry into his county clerk book. No house was within 5 miles and no tree within...
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Terri McClain Research

Index of Genealogy files   Updated Mar 2010   Explanation:    This is the index of all the genealogy documents I have on any family members.  It is divided into sections by surname.     First is the General Genealogy Information section, containing documents about general researching, documenting, website addresses, information from genealogy books, etc.  These documents are labeled as “Gen-1”, “Gen-2” etc. The next section...
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Young History

The name Young was originally used to distinguish a son from his father when they shared a common forename. It was also used in the case of multiple sons by the father's heir. Consequently this is a fairly common surname in Scotland, being frequently found in the Borders region and also the Northeast regions of Angus and Kinkardineshire. Youngs in the Borders It is not known when the Youngs really began to grow in significant numbers in the Borders area between Scotland and England, though it probably...
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The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname: Young

  In the Dark Ages, after Rome had faded away, the written word was preserved by men of the Church. Documents such as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles and the Domesday Book were preserved within the sturdy walls of the monasteries. These records have survived to this day in order that we may study the history of this Anglo-Saxon surname, Young. Professional researchers have surveyed these records and found the first record of the Young surname in Somersetshire where they had been seated from very...
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