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Matthew Young
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
N 41° 51.509 W 079° 19.083
17T E 639605 N 4635431
Quick Description: Revolutionary War veteran Matthew Young founded Youngsville, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2011 9:58:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMAF48
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 15

Long Description:
Despite being the founder of the town of Youngsville, little seems to be known about Matthew Young and multiple references are in conflict. What is agreed upon is that Revolutionary War Veteran and school master Matthew Young traveled to Warren County Pennsylvania in 1796 to visit his friend Callender Irvine who was the son of Revolutionary War General William Irvine.

Once in Warren County, Matthew Young decided to stay in the area and settled with a 400 acre tract in what is now known as Youngsville. Once settled, Matthew Young built a sawmill in the town and later the built the first school in Youngsville. He died in 1825 while away from Youngsville. His body was returned to Youngsville where he was buried in Youngsville Cemetery.
Location type: Single Grave

Date of Death: August 4, 1825

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Stone Text: In Memory of Matthew Young who died August 4, 1825 Aged Between 65 & 70 Gold-colored plaque on front of Marker by IOOF: In Memory of Matthew Young Founder of Youngsville Scotsman By Birth Died Aug 4, 1825 Aged 70 Years illegible Sept 13, 1884 By IO of OF Plaque on rear of monument: In 1976 To Celebrate America's Bicentennial And In Memory Of The Revolutionary War Soldier, Matthew Young, The Founder Of Youngsville, This Grave Was Restored And This Plaque Was Erected By The Townspeople, The Inheritors Of His "Beautiful Prospect."


Date of Birth: Not listed

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