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John Young

April 1825
Home Town:
Petersborough, NH
Later Residences:
Middletown, CT
Youngstown, OH
Whitestown, NY
Mary Stone White Young (1772-1839) (1792)
Biographical Notes:
John Young (1763 – 1825) was an American surveyor and pioneer. He is best known as the founder of Youngstown, Ohio, a village that eventually became one of the nation's largest steel producers. Young, a native of Whitestown, New York, first surveyed the area in 1796 and settled there soon after. On February 9, 1797, he purchased the entire township of 15,560 acres from the Western Reserve Land Company for $16,085. The 1797 establishment of the town was officially recorded on August 19, 1802. Young lived in the area from 1799 to 1803.

Secondary Sources:
"Builders of Youngstown: John Young". The Youngstown Daily Vindicator. October 13, 1924.

Aley, Howard C. A Heritage to Share: The Bicentennial History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. Youngstown, OH: The Bicentennial Commission of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio, 1975.

Blue, Frederick J.; et al. Mahoning Memories: A History of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company, 1995.

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