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Eyestone Family in Rush County, Indiana
Posted by: Tami Young (ID *****3167) Date: May 27, 2004 at 10:34:49
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Hi, I thought this posting might help, and also may clear up some of the errors I've read on a few of the Ancestry submissions regarding Nancy Eyestone and husband John A. Young.

John Eyestone's daughter Nancy was married to John Alexander Young, and John Alex. was not a son of James Newton Young, but a brother. James Newton Young did marry to John Eyestone's other daughter Sarah Ann Eyestone. John Alexander Young and his brother James Newton Young were both sons of Alexander Young and wife Elizabeth Ricketts. James Newton Young was born Feb. 7, 1816 in Fleming Co., Kentucky and he and Sarah A. Eyestone married in 1837 in Rush Co., Indiana. James Newton and Sarah had two sons together: John Alexander Young born 1838, who became a banker in Washington Co., Iowa later in life; and James Harvey Young born 1840 who was killed in the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War. Sarah Ann EYESTONE-Young died after her sons were born. Then James Newton Young married as his second wife Martha Jane Coons.

John Alexander Young who married Sarah Ann Eyestone's sister Nancy, was born Nov. 3, 1813. He and Nancy married March 1836. Their home was first in Indiana; later they migrated to Washington Co., Iowa where they entered and improved a large valuable farm. John, along with his father-in-law John Eyestone, and his brother James Newton, and a few others pioneers built 'Roberts Chapel' on a plot of ground off his farm and laid out a cemetary in its yard. That Chapel served for many years as a house of worship for the people of that County, and in that cemetary they laid their dead. John Alexander and wife Nancy EYESTONE-Young had ten children.

James Newton Young is the direct ancestor of my husband. James Newton Young and his brother John A. Young were sons of Alexander Young. Alexander Young was a direct decendant of Captain Thomas Younge who was commissioned by the King of England to 'explore unknown Territories', which he did. Captain Thomas Younge migrated from England to Maryland in the early 1600s. We have quite a bit of history on our Young family so I thought this might fill in some blank areas for someone who is researching this John Eyestone family. Hope it helps!


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