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Father: unknown
Mother: unknown



Married: 8 July 1812 First Church of Huntington, LI, NY
Divorced: unknown

Israel Youngs
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Missing
Birth: 1 Apr 1750 Cold Spring, NY
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Death: 21 Nov 1799 Barnegate Shore, NJ
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Missing
Birth: 11 Feb.1755 in res, Huntington, LI, NY
Baptism:
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Death: 21 Jan.1821 prerhaps in NJ
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       “Unpublished Family and Bible Records of Long Island, 1963-1964, NYPL, vol. 113, p.88.

       Israel was arrested 11 May 1776 by order of the New York Provincial Congress on a charge of counterfeiting Colonial currency.  He was tried and convicted, and jailed at Litchfield, Conn.   By bribing his jailor he was able to escape 25 November 1776, and returning to Long Island for a brief period.  However, as feeling in the community was very strongly against him, he removed to New Jersey.  [NYGBR: vol 97, p17-21 “The Youngs Family of Cold Spring”]

 

       Israel Youngs, son of George and Phebe (Ketcham) Youngs, was born at Cold Spring 1 April 1750 and died at Barnegat Shore, NJ, 21 November 1799 [Unpublished Family and Bible Records of Long Island, 1963-1964,  NYPL, vol.113, p.88]   He married, 11 February 1773, Naomi Wood, who was born at Huntington, L.I., 11 February 1755, daughter of Jeremiah and Mercy (White) Wood, and died 21 January 1821.   In the town records she is listed as Amie, misprinted as Anne (HnTR II: 423, corrected by the Nellie Rich Scudder MSS at Huntington Hist. Soc.); on the marriage license she is called Amy (NYM p. 468, where the date is 1733, Jan. 22; and p. 477, where the date is 1733, Jan. 27, and the groom given as Isaacl).

 

      After his marriage, Israel Youngs lived in a duplex house at Cold Spring, one half of which was the residence of his brother Isaac. Israel was arrested 11 May 1776 by order of the New York Provincial Congress on a charge of counterfeiting Colonial currency.  He was tried and convicted, and jailed at Litchfield, Conn.  [AA 4th series, V: 1498, VI: 1300 et passim].  By bribing his jailor he was able to escape 25 November 1776, and returned to Long Island for a brief period.  However, as feeling in the community was very strongly against him, he removed to New Jersey.  The circumstances are "ported in detail in the American Archives and are referred to in Cold Spring Harboor Soundings [Cold Spring Harbor Village Improvement Soc., 1953, p.15].  In the writers opinion, the account given by John Bakeless in “Turncoats, Traitorsand Heroes” [pp. 95-97, 101] is slanted and chauvinistic.

 

       Scott, “Marriage Bonds” p.495:  bond of “27 Jan.1773, Amy Wood of Suffolk Co., spinster, and Israel Youngs of Queens Co., bondsmen Israel Youngs of Queens Co., and George Youngs of Suffolk Co, merchant.”


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       On marriage license listed as Amy.  In town records is listed as Amie, misprinted as Anne.

       Scott, “Marriage Bonds” p.495:  bond of “27 Jan.1773, Amy Wood of Suffolk Co., spinster, and Israel Youngs of Queens Co., bondsmen Israel Youngs of Queens Co., and George Youngs of Suffolk Co, merchant.”

 

       The “Scudder Manuscripts” at the Huntington Historical Society at Huntington LI, NY, list the connections of Naomi (WOOD) Youngs and these are quoted again and amplified in the “Miner Genealogy”, by Lillian L. (MINER) Selleck, (of 368 Main St. Danbury, CT,) at p.54 & 55.  The “Huntington Town Records” also list the children of Jeremiah and Mercy (WHITE) WOOD, but calls Naomi, Ame, and this is listed in the printed records as Anne. (sic.).  see “Unpublished Family and Bible Records of Long Island” vol.113, p.88, NY Public Library, NYC.

 

       10 children:

1.  Phebe YOUNGS,  b.25 Oct.1773, d.26 Sept 1775.

2.  son,  b.19 Dec.1775, d.23 Dec 1775.

3.  son,  b&d 4 Sept. 1776.

4.  son,  b&d 2 July 1777.

5.  Phebe YOUNGS,  b. 2 Aug.1778,

6.  Sarah YOUNGS,  b.25 Mar.1781,

7.  Israel YOUNGS,  b.9 Mar.1783 Cold Spring, Suffolk Co., LI, NY, d.young.

8.+Israel YOUNGS,  b.24 Jan.1784 Cold Spring, Suffolk Co., LI, NY,

9.  White YOUNGS,  b.9 Mar.1786,

10.  George W. YOUNGS,  b.6 July 1793,

 

       There are two entries in the family Bible which apparently refer to Israel Youngs, Jr. One, in a straightforward listing of births, gives the date as 9 March 1783. Elsewhere in this record is a statement that this Israel Youngs was born 24 January 1784, or ten months and fifteen days later. It is possible that the second date is correct, and that there were two sons of the same name, the first dying young. The birth record, however, lists only one son Israel. (Genealogies of Long Island Families, 1600s-1800s)


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