- Nicholas and Ann Buck Young moved from Lansing, N.Y. and went by covered wagon with their 3 children (John, Melinda, Charles) to Ohio, in the Western Reserve area. They lived first in Ashland where he built a house and blacksmith shop. They lived there for about 3 years, then moved to Medina Co., Ohio where he bought a farm. There he " got in trouble signing notes", sold the farm, paid the debts and moved to Lafayette, where he bought a house, lot and shop. He worked there for about 4 years and James Nicholas was born there in 1847. Then he sold out and moved back to Medina Co. and bought a farm about 5 miles from the town of Medina. He sold that and moved to Seneca Co., where he bought an 80 acre farm and worked part time as a blacksmith in Green Springs. His father, John, died in Seneca Co. while visiting Nicholas. He sold the Seneca farm and moved to Oberlin in Lorain Co. His last move was to Parma, Michigan where he bought ' a nice home and lot." His wife, Ann and daughter Martha died there. Nicholas married again ( Mary Moore) and bought a farm ouside of Parma "down the road from Charles". His second wife and daughter Evaline died there. Nicholas lived with his boys after the loss of his second wife. He died in Chicago, and was buried in the Chapel cemetery near Parma. Inscription on Nicholas Young's headstone: "Worship God" b July 15, 1805 d Aug 16, 1896 "The Lord is a Lamp to my life" [Source 507]
#200265- Deed from Henry Williams to Nicholas Young, 9/30/1853- Seneca Co. Ohio Info from Aunt Evelyn Sculley- from 1810 Census- Montgomery Co., NY: 4 males under 10 yrs.; 1 male over 10 & under 16 yrs.; 1 male over 26 & under 45; 1 female under 10; 1 female over 16 and under 26. Also a Nicholas Young recorded in the 1st Dutch Reformed Church at Manny's Corners, Town of Amsterdam(Township) Montgomery Co., NY. Is this the reason my father said his family was Pennsylvania Dutch??? she asks.... "I remember visiting a farm somwhere in NY state that Dad said had belonged to????? I can't remember whether it was a father or grandfather or where it was, but it could well have been Montgomery Co. for I remember the Finger Lakes were near." Also there was a record from the First Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam, July 15, 1817: a Mr. Nicholas Young appeared before Session & requested to be received into communion with that church. The same Nicholas ????Aunt Evelyn wonders.... Our Nicholas moved to the Western Reserve in 1814, so apparently no connection. [Source 200265]
#244- History of Lorain Co. pg. 134:" The land of Nicholas Young consisted of one hundred acres in Section 22; afterwards owned by Dr. N. S. Townshend. Upon this a log dwelling was constructed during the summer of 1815 by himself and his son William. When ready for occupancy Mr. Young returned east for his family, with whom he arrived in October. He exchanged his farm in Section 22 for land in Section 15, at the center, upon which he remained until 1835, when he disposed of his property and removed to Wisconsin." [Source 244]
#245- History of Lorain County-Avon Township- " In the summer of 1814, Wilber Cahoon and family; Nicholas Young and son William; Lewis Austin and family; Ephraim Keyes and family and two brothers, Spink and Reuben Cooper, with their wives, took their departure from Montgomery county, NY, for Ohio,- the objective point being township number seven, in the sixteenth range The cavalcade consisted of five horses, four yoke of oxen and five cows. Arriving at Ashtahua, Keyes and the brothers Cooper decided to remain there for a time. The other three families came on, and early in the fall reached the end of the ridge road, at Barney Hall's in Dover township, Cuyahoga county. Here the families remained until a road had been cut along the summit of the ridge to section eleven, in which the greater portion of the lands selected by Mr. Cahoon were situated. Soon a log house was constructed on this section, the first built by a permanent settler, and into this the family of Mr. Cahoon soon removed. This stood on the site of the present homestead residence, which was built in the year 1826, and was the first frame house built in the township Avon."
History of Lorain County- Avon township-" The first religious service in Avon township was held at the house of Nicholas Young, immediately after a settlement was commenced, by local preacher of the Baptist faith, named Jashar Taylor, then residing in Dover township, Cuyahoga county. A church was not yet formed, however, until the summer of 1817. In June of that year Elder Hartwell, from the east, making a missionary tour through this portion of the Reserve, held meetings at the house of Wilbur Cahoon a few times, and traveled westward. Returning some 2-3 months later, he found that the seed sown on his first visit had brought forth fruit, the result of which was that the following persons were formed into a church: Nicholas Young and wife and Jared Barr, of Avon; Jashar Taylor...... Alwell and wife, of Dover; .........Dean and .......Alexander and wife, of Rockport. " [Source 245]
#200105- from Anita Young Hersey: She wondered if the Youngs were originally Pennsylvania Dutch- Yungs, Mennonites from DEU. Lansing, NY is very near Ithaca, where Nicholas built a shop and worked at his trade- blacksmithing, which he learned from his father John. [Source 200105]
#958- from Wallace Nolin- 1870 census Jackson Co., Mi.,,Parma Township- Nicholas listed as retired machinist with Elizabeth Young, age 44, "keeping house"- could that be Mary E. Moore, his second wife? She was born N.H. Also shows Elizabeth's parents both foreign born. [Source 958]
On 15 Nov. 1839, he ( Nicholas) bought a single acre of land in Montgomery Twp., in the NE section of what is now the city of Ashland. This was difficult for Wallace to determine since Ashland Co. was not formed until 1846, and his land was part of Richland Co. at that time. He sold it on 5 April 1843, but, evidently through some confusion from the creation of the new county, it was not recorded until 13 April 1881! The man to whom he sold it, Samuel Zerbe, apparently realized the deed had not been filed when he went to sell it. So, the new transfer of the deed and it's filing on behalf of the new buyers both occurred on that same day in 1881. Both the names of Nicholas Young and his wife, Anne D. Young, were written at the end of the 1881 deed filing, but they appeared to be written by the same person. So, perhaps he was not even contacted in Mi. Wallace conceded that I was probably accurate in stating that he worked a blacksmith shop there since he paid $60.00 for the acre & sold it less than 4 yrs. later for $600.00!!!!
Medina Co.- His first purchase there was 40 acres in Harrisville Twp. on 8 April 1845. He bought and sold off parts of this farm over the next few years, spanning the year of 1847 when his son, James N. Young was born. Wallace is having a problem with the "Lafayette" reference in my papers as the birthplace of James. The only land transaction by Nicholas Young he could find was a sale...no purchase........for 5 acres on 24 April 1850. The Harrisville Twp. farm was in the northern part of the township, so Lafayette was probably the nearest town. This may be irrelevant, anyway, since by that time Nicholas was already over in Montville Twp. Wallace feels sure that James was born in Medina Co., and not in either of the other Ohio villages with the name of Lafayette referred to in my papers somewhere. They are too far away. On 30 March 1849, he bought the 181 acre farm in Montville Twp., still in Medina Co., where Wallace originally found him on the 1850 census. This is probably the farm "five miles from Medina" referenced in my material. Very close to Dyer farm. He resold all 181 acres of it on 26 April 1853.
Seneca Co.- On 7 May 1853, he bought 83 acres in Adams Twp., Seneca Co., just a few miles from the village of Green Springs, where he apparently worked at blacksmithing again. But, he did not purchase any property in the village Wallace wondered if he worked for someone else....My papers seem definite on the Green Springs data. There is another problem, like the one in Ashland Co., where here there are no records of his having sold that farm, but, the next owner, Arza Lee (presumably the person to whom Nicholas sold it) resold it to the next buyer on 17 August 1857. So, Nicholas, must have been gone from the county some time before that. There is another Nicholas Young in Seneca Co. about this time, but, he was buying and selling alot of city property in Tiffin, the county seat, and that went on nearly into 1900. Wallace hasn't established who he is yet.
Lorain Co.- On 25 OCT 1858, Nicholas purchased a lot in Oberlin, in Lorain Co., and sold it gain on 11 May 1860. My papers suggest that he may have convenienced his daughter, who was attending Oberlin College, by the purchase of this lot. He also purchased a 70 acre farm in Russia Twp. Lorain Co. on 25 August 1865. Russia Twp. is the township in which Oberlin is located. No one in the county courthouse yet can explain how he could have bought the farm in 1865 and sold it on 12 Sept. 1864!!!!! (per Wallace) The error is being researched. Wallace asks also who the 25 yr. old Nicholas Young is that is on one of the census sheets. Wallace says there was a very early Nicholas Young from NY state but he arrived as early as 1815. He is not related to us as far as Wallace can determine.
In the first purchase of property in Lorain Co., Nicholas Young lists himself as a resident of Erie Co. Because of the close proximity of his Seneca Co. farm & the John A. and Sarah Young farm in Groton Twp., Erie Co., Wallace is guessing he may have sold his Seneca Co. property.......and we are not sure when that took place....early and moved in briefly with John & Sarah in Erie Co. before buying in Lorain Co. [Source 493]
#662- from Doris(Dorothy) Young Hagemann( March 19, 1977)- The Journal....Roots! From whence came we?- Six daughters were born to John & Susanah before their first son, Nicholas, was born July 15, 1805. Nicholas married Ann D. Buck, born 1809, whose father was the grandfather of Daniel Buck, Lansing, MI ( I think that is a misprint- should be Lansing, NY) furniture dealer many years ago. Nicholas and Ann had 3 children at the time they moved by covered wagon from NY to Ashland, OH, where they built a home and shop. They did well untill he got into trouble signing notes for friends and had to sell their property to pay the notes. Then they bought a farm five miles from Medina, OH, and later moved to Oberlin, OH. Years later they bought a home in Parma, MI where they lived until their deaths. Both are buried in Chapel cemetery just east of the village. Altogether, Nicholas and Ann had eight children. [Source 662]
after the move from OH, Nicholas lived in "a nice house" in Parma until after the deaths of his wife Ann and his umarried daughter Martha (Matty), when he married again and bought a farm near Parma- this farm was "on a road runnig south from John's farm." [Source 483]
Lafayette is the third place that Nichoals and his family lived. Lived in Ashland, Ohio before that. Nicholas had a house and a shop in both places. Before that there was the unsuccessful attempt at farming in Medina Co., OH. They lived in Ashland "abut three years", unspecified shorter time at Medina Co., and about "four years" at Lafayette. Nicholas then moved back to Medina Co. where he bought a farm "about five miles from Medina." Not sure how long he lived there but his oldest son John was married there (1856). There were 2 more farms, this time in Seneca Co. and at Bellevue, Huron Co., before Nicholas finally came to "Oberlin Lorain County." While he owned his 80 acre farm in Seneca Co., Nicholas "worked part of the time at Green Springs at his trade."
Some time before the beginning of the Civil War, (perhaps 1859?) Nicholas and Ann their sons and the two remaining daughters and the granddaughters all moved off to Parma, MI. (According to Edith Hammill), the immediate reason for the move was that after the births of Lizzie and Carrie, "the doctor told Uncle Charlie that Aunt Anna must have a change of scene. She had had at least one mental breakdown."
Letter from Anita Young Hersey's Uncle Jim with history written by Charles Young, her father's brother (dated 1959):" Father was a teamster he drive a four horse team in company with others from where they lived to Philadelphia taking country produce out and store goods on return. His father's given name was John. (This would be Anita's gr gr grandfather.JT) He told me he saw General Washington. There was a company on horseback went past their place one day there was several younger men and he thinks Lafayette was in the crowd. His father was a blacksmith. He made rifles. He could bleed pull teeth and do much to make himself useful in a new country. Father learned the trade. There was no schools. When he was twenty one he could not write. About this time Father went to Lansing (2 letter word illegible. JT) Tompkins Co. NY built a shop and worked at his trade. About this time he married Ann D. youngest daughter of Mr. Buch, Grandfather of the Daniel Buch furniture dealer of Lansing, Mi. They had three children then moved in a covered wagon to Ashland Ohio built a house and shop there and worked about three years. Then moved to Medina Co. bought a farm got into trouble signing notes then sold paid up the notes and moved to Layfayette bought lot house and shop worked there about four years James was born in Lafayette. Then sold out and bought farm five miles from Medina Co. seat of Medina Co. Brother Jim got his wife here Miss Dyer Then sold out moved to Seneca Co. bought farm of 80 acres worked part of time at Green Springs at his trade. Then sold farm and moved to Bellevue Huron Co.- lived here one year then moved to Oberlin Lorain Co. I worked with brother John a big farm near Bellvieu My Sister Melind kept house for me I worked there one year then moved to Oberlin Lorain Co. bought farm of 80 acres built a barn and got married. Had 2 strong healthy girls. Then traded farms with Chas Deyo who married my Sister Melinda. She had one child by him then mother and child both died. Then I moved to Mich after one year got on my farm Stayed there until my family were all grown up then sold the farm and been visiting most of the time since. Father bought a nice house and lot in Parma. Mother and Matty died in Parma. Then Father married again and bought a farm near Parma lived thare His second wife and Eva died thare Eva married James Hammill and had one child which grew up and became a good teacher Father lived with his boys after his second wife's death and died in Chicago and was buried in the family lot in Chapel cemetery. John sold his farm and moved to Kalamazoo and died thare and him and wife lie in the family lot in Chapel cemetery. Their daughter grew up married a baptist minister and had a fine family. James was our railroad man he died early was buried in Chicago left a large family of (6) boys and one girl."
around 1860, Nicholas moved a bit up north to Russia Twp., Lorain Co., OH, just one county away and farmed there for a while. [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24]
- Page 29 & 30, Roll 423
Nicholas Young, 1 male under 5 (Charles Wyatt), 1 male 5-10 (John Alson), 1 male 30 & under 40 (Nicholas), 1 female under 5 (Susan), 1 female 5 & under 10 (Phoebe "Melinda"), 1 female 15 & under 20 (?), 1 female 20 & under 30 (Ann D.), 7 total, 1 employed in manufacture and trade.
Note: Chancy Thompson and Benjamin Zemeke living on each side of Nicholas and family.