Youngs, Isaiah, a farmer, came to Milo from Essex County, N. J., in 1802, and had six children: Stephen, George,
Benjamin, Nancy, Elizabeth and Polly. George was thirteen years old when his father came to Milo. He married Rebecca
Pitney, by whom he had six children, the three surviving being George R., Isaiah and Phebe. George R., born November
28, 1871, was educated at Yates County Academy at Penn Yang, and when eighteen years of age commenced teaching.
He taught several terms, and in 1834 entered the store of Wheeler & Van Rensselear, remaining with them three
years. January 1, 1841, he was appointed deputy county clerk, and held that position six years. For several years
following he was a broker and speculator, and in 1854 went to Chicago and opened a retail lumber yard, remaining
there two years. In 1855 he built the first malt house ever built in Penn Yan. He carried on that business for
ten years with D. W. Streetor and and others, the last five years the firm name being George R. Youngs & Co.
In 1867 he sold out to Tuttle Brothers; he then carried on a private banking business for several years. Since
1870 he has been a practical civil engineer and surveyor. He made the preliminary survey for the New York and Penn
Yang Railroad Co., from Penn Yang to Dresden, and the present Fall Brook Company, made most of the survey for their
road in 1862, issued "shin plasters" for the use of Penn Yang, kept the meteorological volunteer survey
for the government, and for the past fifteen years has settled more estates than any one man in town. January I,
1866 he was appointed agent and warden for Sing Sing Prison, which he held over one year. Has given considerable
attention to the searching of titles and making loans on real estate since 1872, and has been a practical botanist.
He has a good herbarium. He was elected a member of the board of education, having held that position most of the
time since 1877. In 1848 he married Philana Arnold, of Italy, Yates County.
(Another Isaiah Youngs is Yates County)
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892
Yates County, NY
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