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Loyalist Directory: Abraham Young

(For a short explanation of each row, click on the row title ex. "surname")

Surname : Young
Given name : Abraham
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Home District
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment :  
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : 1766, Canajoharie, New York
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death : 7 September 1815, Grand River, Haldimand County, Ontario
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Ellenor Dennis
Children : John A;
Catherine Elizabeth;
Julia C;
Biography : Abraham's father, John Young, left the family farm in the Mohawk Valley in March 1977 to join the British, gaining a commission as a LT in the Indian Department. In August 1777, the Tryon County Committee of Safety ordered the apprehension of John's wife, Catherine, and she was confined along with her four children (Abraham was the oldest, age 11) in Johnstown, NY. They were probably sent to Canada in the winter of 1779/80. After the War, John settled with his family on the Grand River, among the Six Nations settlers. Abraham married Ellenor Dennis in 1790; her family was part of the Quaker Migration that left Pennsylvania after the War to settle in the Niagara region. Abraham and Ellenor had 11 children, and Abraham inherited a quarter of his father John's land when John died in 1811. Abraham fought in the 2nd Lincoln Militia during the War of 1812.
Proven Descendants :  
Military Info : See War Of 1812 Militia Service Records For The Descendants Of Adam Young (1717-1790): Haldimand County (2nd Lincoln Militia) and Wentworth County (5th Lincoln Militia), Ontario, Canada (PDF), by David K. Faux
Loyalist Genealogy :  
Family History : See Descendants of Adam Young and Catharine Elizabeth Schremling at the website of David K. Faux
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Information submitted by John Galloway

- Website of Dr. David K. Faux (
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