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John (Johannes) YOUNCE (JANS)

Male 1760 - 1828  (67 years)


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  • Name John (Johannes) YOUNCE (JANS)  [1, 2
    Born 17 Aug 1760  , New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Christened 15 Feb 1786 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1828  Idlewild, Ash County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 21 Jan 1828  Idlewild, Ash County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • John Younce:
      ◦ Born Sunday 17 August 1760, <, , , NY USA>
      ◦ Died Monday 21 January 1828, Idlewild, Ashe CO, NC USA
      ◦ Religion:
      ◦ Religion Place: Moravian Society Brother who became a Dunker
      ◦ Reference number: 1268
      ◦ Most of John's children went either to Ohio or to the Cherokee Country in present-day Macon Co., NC
      ◦ Helen Silvey met some of the Cherokee Country Younces when she was down there to a Fouts reunion in 1974.
      ◦ John Younce was Moravian being baptized 15 Feb 1786. John was a resident of the Moravian community at Friedberg, south of Salem in Rowan County, now Davidson County, NC. John was in this community during the Revolution. John and Margaretha became communicants of the Moravian church in February, 1786.
      ◦ QUOTE: "Friedberg Diary, Feb 15, 1786. John and Margaretha Jans, and Phillip and Salome Hoens were confirmed, and partook for the first time of the Holy Communion." Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 5;2160.
      ◦ On Aug 11, 1787 John Younce obtained a land patent for 200 acres on waters of Reedy Creek which was located just south of Friedberg. He held onto this land paying taxes around 1795 which was in Rowan County, now Davidson County. In October, 1799 John sold this land. That same year John bought 150 acres of land for $100 on the south side of South Fork of New River, including an island. This land was sold January, 1805 for $300.
      ◦ There seems to be a lot of buying and selling of land by John Younce but an 1815 List of Taxable for Ashe Co., NC, Capt. Baker's District, shows John Younce Sr. with 250 acres valued at $500 on the South Fork of New River.
      ◦ After John and Margaretha moved to the New River County, now Ashe County, NC we find a report from a Moravian Brother....
      ◦ QUOTE: "I wanted to go to the home of John Younce, who formerly belonged to the Congregation at Friedberg, but the New River must be crossed four times to reach his house, and because of the continuous rain the water was so high that I had to give it up. I heard that he had gone over to the Baptists and had been re-baptized." Report of Br. Abraham Steiner of his visit to Deep Creek to Surry Co. and to the Mountains in Ashe County, in the month of May, 1804....
      ◦ John YOunce died on the 21 Jan 1828 in Ashe Co., NC. The February Term, 1828, administration of estate of John Younce, Dec., granted to Solomon Younce, Administrator secured by Jacob Hartzog and David Hartzog with bond of $500. Commissioners appointed to lay off one year's provision for Widow Younce.
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      See letter in files from Moravian Archives dated 25 Aug 2008 to Donna Younce. Provided birth, death and marriage information on John and Margaretha; and references four children with dates of birth. Sarah, John George, Johannes and Anna.
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    Person ID I6407  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2010 

    Father YOUNCE (JANS) 
    _UID D809FD7D5E084A3580DCF2FFBFD6A07C3E9C 
    Family ID F8112  Group Sheet

    Family Margaretha TESCH,   b. 14 Oct 1762, Macungie Township, Emmaus, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1828, , Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Married 1782  [3
    • Source: Moravian Archives, letter to Donna Younce
    _UID EE5B77182DA04D309F5C53D724117D04FDFF 
    Children 
     1. Phillip YOUNCE,   b. 1775, , Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1864, Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Sarah YOUNCE,   b. 23 Jul 1783, , Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814  (Age 30 years)
     3. Johannes George YOUNCE,   b. 6 Nov 1784, Germantown, Hyde County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1830, , Miami County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. John George YOUNCE (JANS),   b. 6 Nov 1784
     5. David (Johannes) YOUNCE (JANS),   b. 1 Oct 1786,   d. Abt 1852, Idlewild, Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Anna YOUNCE (JANS),   b. 11 Jan 1793, Friedbert, Forsythe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Andrew YOUNCE
     8. Elijah YOUNCE
     9. Margaret "Peggy" YOUNCE,   b. , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1834, , Ashe County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F6574  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] [bre] Frederick Younce, Merle C. Rummel.

    2. [S423] Member, Fellowship of Brethren Genealogists, S.M. Mills--s.m.mills@comcast.net.

    3. [S650] Moravian Archives.