- #200105- Letter from Edith Hammill, daughter of Mary Evaline Young Hammill to her cousin, James, son of James N. Young: "After Uncle Charlie and Aunt anna had 2 children, 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. So they moved from Medina County(?- put there by author) Ohio to Parma, Mic., the whole tribe about. One married daughter, stayed in Ohio. She was married to Charles Deyo. She died in childbirth. Those who came, Grandfather Nicholas Young, his wife Ann Buck Young, his son John, wife and daughter Mabel (afterwards Mrs. Chas. Hemenway) and unmarried children, Eva(Mary Evaline), Martha and James. Uncle Charlie bought a farm about three miles west of Parma. Uncle John bought one about three miles east of there and Grandfather Nicholas bought one on a road running south from where Uncle John lived. But for a while they lved in Parma. My mother, who was within one term of graduating from Oberlin College taught school. I do not know what James or Martha( a skilled pianist) did. Your mother after her graduation from Ypislante Normal Schools came to Parma to teach. There she met your father. Mary Evaline was born in January. Aunt Anna told me that the first place she went after Mary was born was to Jackson to see my mother and me after I was born in April. She probably rode in a lumber wagon with maybe a spring seat. She said she looked at her big plump baby and at the little scrawny me and wondered if my mother would ???(can't read it. JT) Your mother told me that when your sister was a tiny baby she looked at her and her short upper lip made her think of my mother so she named her Evelyn. she also said," I thought it would please James." Enough off this. I think you know that in the family stories there is this one. George Washington went by their home one day. There was a young man with him that they thought was Lafayette but they could never be sure. You probably know more of the Cary, Hayes side of the family than I do, especially if Aunt Ella wrote a family history.(No one knows of the history. JT) I think Cousin Joe thought the original spelling was Cary the English spelling. I could not understand why the e was inserted. This that follows should be checked. your Grandmother Hayes was born in Poughkeepsie(incorrect-she was born in England. JT). There were one other girl in the family and several boys. Your grandmother said she wanted a good education but her father thought if a girl could read, write and keep her household accounts, they needed no more. Her brothers had a good education. Uncle Joe taught Latin and Greek in the University of IL He was married 3 times. After the death of his first wife he married a lovely society girl and took her to Europe on their honeymoon. She was expecting her first child before they returned. She came home to a houseful of children who resented a step-mother. Lizzie the teen aged girl was especially resentful. I do not know who the boys were excepting Joe and G???( I can't read it. JT) The second wife children were Katherine and Alice. Katherine died, Alice married. I do not know her married name. The third wife was Annie Dillon. You may remember she came to the Columbian Exposition with Alice and Kit(?JT- maybe Kate?JT) and stayed at your house about 2 weeks. In the Chapel cemetery about 3 miles west of Parma, in a long line of Young graves there is your baby brother Willie and sister Eloise, Uncle Charlie and Aunt Anna Young, their daughter Dr. Caroline Young High, a place for her daughter Elfrida- a passage way. Then a Ruth Thompson( I think she was either a ????(I can't read it.JT) or the wife of a nephew as one of the grandfather's many sisters married a Thompson. She was in her early twenties. Then Aunt Martha Young, Eva(Young Hammill), my mother, Uncle John's small son, Mr. and Mrs. Dyer(Aunt Lizzie Young's father and mother), Uncle John, Aunt Lizzie, Grandfather Nicholas Young, his first wife Ann D. Buck and second wife Mary Moore Young. I think that is all. All the above is not very consistent but hope you can make something out of some of it.............
- 1860 census Erie County, Groton Township, Ohio, pg. 307- lists John A. Young (age 28), Sarah (age 27), A. Kelsey ( age 9), John Kelsey (age 19), James Kelsey (age 17) (all 3 born in NY) & Conrad Luck (age 16) born in DEU. Are they Kelsey's the children of John's uncle and aunt????
#958- from Wallace Nolin- 1870 census Jackson Co., Mi., Sandstone Township, shows John A. Young, farmer, age 38 b NY, Sarah E. age 37, keeping house b Ohio, Mabel age 7 born Ohio- pg. 397.
- he and Sarah Elizabeth Dyer were married in Medina Co. on 24 Sept. 1856 and moved to Groton Twp., Erie Co., Ohio, where they showed up on the 1860 census. He was already 18 in 1850, so probably did not move with his parents to Seneca Co. Sarah was only 16 in 1850 and probably lived with her parents until they got married.
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.
My papers say he sold his farm in Jackson Co., Mi. & moved into Kalamazoo, where he died. But I also say that he and his wife are buried in Chapel Cemetery near Parma.... Living in Kalamazoo makes sense since that is where his daughter, Mabel, met her husband. Wallace also has an original photo of John A. Young with his name on the back in his mother's hadnwriting. The studio was in Winfield, Cowley Co., Kansas. He appears to be 50+, whiskers, etc. did he do any railroading with his brother, my John N. Young, that would have taken him out there, perhaps after selling his farm. There are brief Kansas references in my papers.
farm was abt. 3 miles east of Parma, MI; Kalamazoo is the city to which John moved after he sold the farm and where he died???
Charles "worked with his brother John on a big farm near Bellevue." At that same time, their father Nicholas was on an 80 acre farm in Seneca Co., OH. [2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]
- 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.