Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameWilliam YOUNG 970,690
Birth Date1714
Birth PlaceTaughboyne, Donegal, Ireland
Death Date7 Jul 1795971
Death PlaceWorcester, Massachusetts
Immigr Date4 Aug 1718
Immigr Placeto Boston
FlagsGravestone documented, Immigrant, Revolution (1775-81), Scots-Irish branches?
FatherDavid YOUNG (1682-1776)
MotherMartha BOYD (1684-1749)
Misc. Notes
“William Young, (1714-1795), was president of the Committee of Correspondence of Worcester county, 1774, and, 1776, he was elected magistrate with power to restore order and maintain law. He was born in Ireland and died in Worcester.” (DAR Lineage Book #17970, ancestry of Helen Eliza Nye Rupp, including her descent from William Young)

This is William Young the noted gravestone carver: “the Thistle-Carver of Tatnuck.” See Forbes for an extensive discussion of his life and work.972 More than 200 Worcester County gravestones carved by William Young are included in the Farber Collection:

If the immigration date of 4 Aug 1718 is correct, he arrived on either the Robert or the William from Coleraine on the north coast of Ireland. Both ships were carrying immigrants primarily from the Bann River region. For background on the Scots-Irish Presbyterian immigration of 1718 see
Birth Date1716
Birth PlaceTaughboyne, Donegal, Ireland
Death Date30 Mar 1743
Death PlaceWorcester, Massachusetts
Burial PlaceOld Burial Ground, Worcester, Massachusetts
Immigr Datebef 1735
Marr Date1735
Marr PlaceWorcester, Massachusetts
ChildrenJohn (1739-)
 Susanna (1741-)
Marr Date12 Mar 1745/46
Marr PlaceGrafton, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
ChildrenElizabeth (1748-)
 Martha (1750-)
 Robert (1752-)
 Janet (1755-)
 Mary (1757-)
 William (1760-)
 Robert (1762-)
 James (1764-)
 David (1766-)
 Robert (1779-)
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