Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - John L. Young

To the Memory of
John L. Young Esq.
who was born March 23, 1797
and departed this life Aug. 30, 1836
Aged 39 years  5 months and 7 days

Buried Cedar Hill Cemetery, Princeton, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 6 June 2016. Note the tombstone is a box tomb.

William B. Young was granted Letters of Administration upon the estate of John L. Young deceased  on Monday, 17 October 1836.  Thomas Prince, William Wadlington and Joseph W. Fowler were security on the bond William B. Young signed to guarantee faithful performance of his duties as administrator. F.W. Urey, Howard Cassidy, John Pack and John J. Satterfield, or any three of them, were appointed to appraise the decedent's estate.[1]

Among the items  sold from the estate of John L. Young were books, including a "History of England" and "U. States Constitution" and "6 Vol. Encyclopedia."  Several slaves were among the inventory:  Negro man Ned, Negro girl Marthy, Negro woman Vilot, child named Sally, boy named  James.[2]

[1] Caldwell County Court Order Book E-1, p. 467.
[2] Caldwell County Inventory and Sale Book 1831-1837, p. 513.

Published 17 Jan 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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