Biography of the Youngs Family
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The Youngs family of America is of English origin, and descended from Rev. John Youngs, who came from Suffolk, England, and settled in Suffolk, Long Island, about 1640. Benjamin F. Youngs, one of the eighth generation, was born in 1790, on Long Island, on the old domain of his father (who owned a square mile), where he resided until 1850. He then removed to Yates County and became the proprietor of the Mosher mill, about a mile east of Penn Yan. In 1863 he moved to Dresden, where he died in 1865. About 1816 he married Sarah Wiggins, of his native county, and had seven children, two sons and five daughters. Their oldest son, Seth, was born May 13, 1833. He received a good common school education, and is a skillful mechanic and a cabinet maker, and now engaged in manufacturing artificial stone at Dresden. June 1, 1859, he married Arabella Sprague, who died June 11, 1889. They had one son, Edward F. Youngs, who is station agent, telegraph operator and postmaster at West Camp, Ulster County, N. Y.

From:
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


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