John Youngs

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
John Youngs, son of Christopher Youngs and Mary Budd, was born at Southold, Suffolk Co., New York, 21 October 1679.1 He died at Aquebogue, Suffolk Co., New York, 3 March 1749/50.1,2

John married (1) Ann Hallock, daughter of Thomas Hallock and Hope Comstock, at Suffolk Co., New York, 7 January 1706/7;1,3 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Sarah Dimond, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Aquebogue, 6 November 1735;1 he married (3) Elizabeth Gardner, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Aquebogue, 30 November 1745.1

In the census of 1698, John is grouped with John Griffen, probably living with him and learning the shoemaker's trade.

21 May 1708, "John Youngs cordwinder" sold meadowland in Peconneck" to David Parshall. It is suspected that John's son David is named after this neighbor whose daughter Bethia later became David's wife.

20 May 1712, he and brother Christopher made an agreement on how to divide their land at Aquebogue ("extending from the Sound to the Bay"), after their mother's decease. John would have the land from Queens Road north to the Sound, except a strip on the East side of it two rods wide, which would belong to Christopher, together with the land South of the Queens Road to the Bay.

The division was made sooner though, for in March 1723/4 he received a quit claim deed from his mother for his part and the same month sold 88 acres on the north part and extending to the Sound, to Israel Parshall. This left John with the part bounded on the south by the Queens or South Road.

In 1715, he was in Company 2 of the Southold Militia, James Reeve, Captain.4

He contributed to build a church at Aquebogue, 1731.

One would suspect John and Ann had more than three children as there is a 10 year gap between their marriage and the first known child, but there is no record of any. John died intestate, and there is no record yet found of any administration granted to his widow or son David. The Youngs Family has a number of "Unconnected Youngs" families in the mid to later 1700's and it is quite possible a few of these belong to John and Ann or Sarah (Dimon).1

Family 1

Ann Hallock b. say 1690, d. 12 Mar 1724/25
  • Isaiah Youngs1 b. abt. 1717, d. 3 Feb 1728/29
  • Reverend David Youngs+1 b. 3 Jan 1719, d. 18 Apr 1752
  • (…) Youngs1 b. Mar 1724/25, d. 9 Mar 1725

Family 2

Sarah Dimond d. 8 Jan 1743/44

Family 3

Elizabeth Gardner d. 11 Feb 1760
This person was last edited on16 Dec 2017


  1. [S318] Selah Younges Jr., Youngs Family: Vicar Christopher Younges: His Ancestors in England and His Descendants in America: A History and Genealogy (New York: p.p., 1907), further cited as Younges, Youngs Family.
  2. [S1797] William Salmon and William A. Robbins (editor), The Salmon Records: A Private Register of Marriages and Deaths of the Residents of the Town of Southold, Suffolk County, N. Y. and of Persons More or Less Closely Associated with that Place 1696-1811, (New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1918), 33, CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of Southold, New York (, 2003), further cited as Salmon and Robbins, Salmon Records.
  3. [S1797] Salmon and Robbins, Salmon Records, 76.
  4. [S976] New York State Historian, New York Colonial Muster Rolls, 1664-1775, 2 vols. in 1 (1897; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 2000), 518-519, further cited as New York State Historian, New York Colonial Muster Rolls.