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The name of Youngman has so seldom appeared in the 
biographical and genealogical ' records of our country as a 
patronymic or surname, that it is proposed to present a few 
brief sketches of some of the families and individuals of 
this name who have lived in New England and elsewhere 
during the last two hundred years, believing they will inter- 
est the descendants, and prove incentives to lovers of gene- 
alogical research to furnish further information, and thus aid 
in correcting mistakes in names and dates, and in supplying 
missing branches of the genealogical tree. 

The origin of the name seems to be involved in some 
obscurity. According to Lower's Patronymica Britannica, 
"Youngman is the same as Young, the second syllable being 
an unnecessary addition, and is of common origin with the 
classical Neander and Juvenal, and refers to . the youth of 
the first bearer." This is true in theory, and is a good defi- 
nition, but does not account for the origin of the name. 
And, although the names Young and Youngman may have 
had a common origin, and may have a common meaning, it 
is evident that, as used at the present day, they are entirely 

The origin of the name includes three questions, — how it 
originated, when it originated, and where it originated. As 
to the first, it is quite probable that, like many other names, 
it arose from some accidental circumstance, as when we say, 
he is a Police-man, or a French-man, or a Young-man. It 
may have originated from the habit of designating one per- 
son from another : as, Do you mean James ? No, I mean 
John the younger, or the young one, the young-man ; hence 
John Youngman. 

The name, in some of its original forms, is quite ancient. 
The old Gothic King, Jungeric-us, lived in the fourth cen- 
tury. The old German name, Jungman, is found as early as 
the ninth century. It is not known when the English name 
Youngman first appeared. There is no very early record of 
it, though it must have been used in England previous to 
the middle of the sixteenth century and probably earlier. 


As to the place where the name originated, it is the opin- 
ion of some eminent philologists that each of these forms 
grew up independently in its own country. But in the 
opinion of James Youngman, Esq., of Charsfield Hall, Suf- 
folk County, England, the Youngmans of England descended 
from the Jungmans of Germany ; several of that name 
having settled in Suffolk "some generations back}' and en- 
gaged in " wool-combing, a business then foreign to Eng- 
land." He says that the name even now is quite uncommon 
in England, except in Suffolk and Norfolk Counties. There 
were in the London Directory for 1880 only ten persons of 
this name. 

Allibone, in his Dictionary of Authors speaks of William 
Youngman, who was the author of Truth and Excellence of 
the Christian Revelation Demonstrated, a i2mo volume pub- 
lished at London in 1834. He was also the author of a 
Memoir of Alexander Cruden, published in the unabridged 
edition of Cruden's Concordance of the Bible. It is not 
known to what family he belonged. He is said to have 
been a bookseller of Norwich, in Norfolk County, England. 

There is in Johnson's Cyclopedia an account of Joseph 
Jakob Jungmann, a learned Slavonian philologist, born at 
Hudlitz, Bohemia, in 1773. In 18 15, he was Professor of 
Languages and Rhetoric at the Gymnasium of Prague. 
His greatest work is a Bohemian-German Dictionary, in 
five volumes. He also wrote a History of the Bohemian 
Language and Literature. He wrote other works, in 
prose and verse, besides making several translations from 
English and French writers. The author says that Jung- 
mann is regarded as one of the most zealous and efficient 
promoters of Slavonian literature. He died in 1847. 

Allen's Biographical Dictionary gives the name of 
John George Youngman, who was born at Hockenheim, 
Germany, April 19, 1720. He came to this country with 
his father in 1731, and settled at Oley, Berks County, Pa. 
He soon after joined the Moravians, and in 1742 removed to 
Bethlehem, Pa. (a town founded by that sect the year previ- 
ous, and now the chief seat of the Moravian Church in the 
United States), and was employed as a missionary among 
the Mohegans in Connecticut and the Delawares on the 
Susquehanna. He married Margaret Biittner, Aug. 24, 
1745, and died at Bethlehem, July 17, 1808. He wrote his 
name, Jungman ; but his descendants write it Youngman. 


There are families of the name of Youngman residing in 
Union County, Pa. A descendant of one of them, Robert 
Barber Youngman, is Professor of Greek Language and 
Literature in Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. His great- 
grandfather, Elias, was born in Germany, Aug. 15, 1738, 
but came to this country in early life, and settled in Union 
County, where he died April 17, 1817. He spelled his 
name Yungman ; and it is engraved on his tombstone, in 
German text, as follows: "JgUgf ^UttgWKtt, ^Mprtttflf 

VOW ^UttptfttllGitOtl'tt, Uttitftt $*♦, 1?H." This town is 
now called Mifflinburg. It is generally supposed that Elias 
and John George were brothers. 

There are several families living in New York city and 
Brooklyn and Albany, N.Y., of whom some spell their name 
Youngman ; others, Yungman : others still spell it Jung- 
man ; and a few, Jungmann. Those residing at Albany 
can be traced directly to their American ancestor, John 4 
Youngman, who settled in Vermont soon after the close 
of the Revolutionary War. The others, so far as can be 
learned, were either born in Germany or of German parent- 
age. There is also Dr. S. R. Yoimgman, living in Jasper 
County, 111., who is probably a descendant of the Young- 
man family of Union County, Pa. Besides these, there is 
the Rev. T. H. Youngrnaii, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal 
church at Batavia, N.Y. He came from England in 1863. 

From these premises, it is concluded that there are in the 
United States two distinct branches of this patronymic, 
English and German. The English have always spelfed the 
name Youngman, while the Germans have generally spelled 
it Jungman in their own country, but, after settling in this 
and in other English-speaking countries, have gradually 
adopted the English form. As has already been intimated, 
the etymological meaning of these two names is the same ; 
and, although each may have originated independently of 
the other, it is more probable that the name had its origin 
in Germany during the early centuries, and that its first 
appearance in England was among German immigrants. 

It is not certainly known when or whence the first of 
the English branch of the name came to this country. It 
was an impression among some of the early families that 
their ancestor was a Scotch sea-captain, who came to New 
England in early colonial times. But, from recent investiga- 
tions, it seems more probable, if not quite certain, that he 
came from England. The earliest records concerning him 


show that he was living m the midst of an English colony 

2r^n h / na T in the En S lish ma "ner g Neither fs 
there any evidence that he had ever followed the seas 

During the years from .685 to ,765 there were seven. 1 
fam.I,es of the name of Youngman, living in Bolton and ?n 
various towns in Massachusetts. But, in the year 1770 thev 
had all disappeared, so far as can be learned excent one 
family that was then living in Hollis, N.H. There are now 
only two families of this name in' Massachusetts, five i^ 
New Hampshire, one in Maine, two in Albany N Y one 
in Kansas, and one in Tennessee. There may Te one or two 
families in Ohio, and possibly some in other States whi^h 
cannot be traced at present, making a total rf out abou a 

ttuntdTtatef 6 ^ ^ ^ t0 * *S* 
The first of this patronymic residing in New Eneland of 
whom any record can be found, was Francis Youngman 

dred W y a e S a sT4 \f ^ "7 & Part ° f B -toI two h"- 
Feb 6 r6sf ' J he „ e ; arl ' eS ' date attached t0 his name is 

Roxburv TrVu "L ^ ReV ' j0hn Eliot ' s ch «ch at 
■ -Koxbury. And, a though the date and place of his birth 

wife Ann e /K SCe , rta,ned 7 th Certaint y- the ancestors of Ws 
England Z» ' T n bC , traC6d directl y t0 their home in 

of Boston PCn S6Vera yCarS previ0US t0 the. settlement 

came NT wlt°h m his F f HE I R ' }° m t^l in the sev enteenth century, 
DedhX \tl X r0m Sy'eham, England, and settled in 
-Ueciham, Mass., in 1637. The coat-of-arms of his family was 
identical with that of the Dauphin of France His second 

Teh^Ttl*' *"% " *£&»*• ™-ried Leah Heato„! of 
Dedham, Feb. 23, 1653. They had six children. The fifth 

He'atWw'^y/ DeC ! han ! " \ 66 l> ™ d ' fi-t, Isaa 3 
r » ,Z' ^ ^ ' ' a branch of the family from which 

Genera William Heath of Revolutionary fame 7 descended 

records ™7 ltemiS ^ Und in Rev - John Eliot's church 

took L J „ f J 3 ' ' 682 ' / Saac Hmth > ¥ r - and *" ™/e 
%L tt the covenant." Isaac 3 Heath died Dec. 22, 
1684, at the age of twenty-nine, leaving a son, Isaac 4 His 

SS^feSS? Heath - was - rried D ~ " «sX 

;„T^ ey S0 °"r , afte ™ards purchased a homestead of about 

eafe them ^ f^' Wkh "» trade > that of cordwainer 
gave them an ample support. Their residence was near 

Hog Bridge, over Stony River, between what is now Centre 


Street and the homestead of the Curtis family. The Curtis 
house, supposed to have been built in 1639, is still standing 
near Boylston Station on the Boston and Providence Rail- 
road, and until quite recently was occupied by members of 
the Curtis family. Robert Pepper, whose grandson Joseph 
married Anna Youngman, their eldest daughter, and John* 
Crafts (Ephraim*, John 2 , Griffiths 1 ) who married Elizabeth, 
another daughter, were their nearest neighbors. 

Francis S. Drake, in the Memorial History of Boston, re- 
cently published, says that many of the Roxbury pioneers 
came from Nazing, a rural village in Essex County, England, 
situated on the river Lee, about twenty miles from London. 
Some came from London, and a few from the west of Eng- 
land. " They were people of substance, many of them farmers, 
skilled also in some useful handicraft, none being of the poorer 
sort" Nazing was also the birthplace of John Eliot, the 
" Apostle" to the Indians, who arrived at Boston Nov. 2, 
163 1, and settled in Roxbury the next summer. 

It may be interesting to consider, for a moment, the 
sparseness of the population at that early period. In 1630, 
only fifty years before Francis Youngman was living in 
Roxbury, there was one solitary inhabitant in Boston, William 
Blackstone, who four years later sold the entire peninsula 
for ^30, reserving only six acres for himself. His nearest 
and only neighbors were Thomas Walford and his wife at 
Charlestown, and Samuel Maverick on Noddle's Island (East 
Boston). At each of the following places, Hull, Quincy, 
and Weymouth, there were a few families, making a total, 
in all these towns now so densely populated, of probably 
not more than fifty inhabitants. 

In the year 1700, seventy years after its settlement, 
Boston contained about seven thousand inhabitants, — an 
average increase of one hundred a year. In 1655, Roxbury 
contained about seven hundred, with perhaps one hundred 
dwellings. In 1690 there were probably not more than one 
thousand people in the whole town of Roxbury (containing 
about ten thousand acres), or one person to every ten acres. 
Land had, however, acquired an excessively high value for 
such a locality and at so early a period. The homestead of 
eight acres, already mentioned, was purchased by Francis 
Youngman in 1693 for £74, or about $31 an acre, and the 
same was sold in 1725 for JJ250, or a little more than $100 
an acre. No wonder his descendants were compelled to 
emigrate to New Hampshire and other distant places where 
land was cheap. 


The style of dress of two hundred years ago would 
attract considerable attention, if worn to-day. The ordinary 
clothing consisted of home-made fabrics, chiefly of wool 
The men wore jerkins, ruffs, and small-clothes. Out of 
doors, they wore short cloaks, steeple-crowned hats, and 
gray or red stockings. The ordinary costume of the women 
was very simple -generally homespun dresses (calico not 
being used til after the Revolution) and plain straw bonnets. 
I heir Sunday costumes were elaborate, ornamental, and 
expensive and lasted a lifetime. The men wore broad- 
brimmed hats turned up at three corners ; full, bushy wi es ■ 
long coats with huge pocket-flaps and cuffs, the buttons of 
silver or plated, as large as a half-dollar ; very long orna- 
mented vests ; shirts with ruffles at bosom and wrists and 
gold sleeve buttons ; small-clothes reaching below the knees 
and fastened with large gold or silver buckles ; gray or red 
silk stockings; ornamented shoes with elaborate buckles 
bquare-toed shoes were worn from 1689 to 1737 

The ladies wore on Sundays rich dresses with slashed 
sleeves trimmed with lace; silk hoods and embroidered 
caps ; slippers of silk or satin highly ornamented, and very 
high heels ; and their entire toilet was extremely elaborate 
And jet wearing apparel was regulated by law, all being 
required to dress within their means 

The common classes were very simple in their manner of 
living. Their breakfasts and suppers consisted chiefly of 
boiled corn, in some form, porridge and bread and milk 
Their dinners consisted of Indian pudding, broiled salt 
pork with cabbage and turnips. Potatoes were not used 
as food till the year 1800. Their pfates and dishes were 
mostly ot wood and pewter. 

1. Francis « Youngman, born ? ? , mar ried Widow 

nZ A ( ™ ER) HEA1 S DeC - 2 ' l68 5' She was born at 
Dedham, Mass., m 1661. He died at Roxbury, July 2 x 
1712. Their children, all born in Roxbury, were: — 

2. i. Jonathan, b. Oct. 9, 1686; m. Sarah - 

3. n. Cornelius, b. Sept. 1, 1688; m. Mary Story. 

4. m. Ebenezer b. Nov. 2, 1690 ; m. Mercy Jones, Jan. 8, 1712 
iv. Anna, b. Dec. ,, 1695; m. Joseph Pepper, Dec. 15 1720 

v. Elizabeth b. Jan. 14, 1698; m. John Crafts, Feb 5, 1722. 
vi. Leah, b. May 4, 1701 : d. May 28, 1701. 
vn. John, b. ? ? d. July 26, 171 1. 

2. Jonathan* Youngman (Francis % born Oct. 9, 1686 
inherited his father's homestead, but afterwards removed to 


Framingham, Mass., and in 1720 sold the estate to his 
brother Ebenezer 2 for ^200. Ebenezer 2 sold the same in 
1725 for ^250. Jonathan 2 had by his wife Sarah : — 

i. Eleanor, b. July 23, 1710; m. Joseph Skillins, Aug. 19, 1731. 

ii. Sarah, b. June 9, 1713 ; m. William Amos, April 30, 1733. 

iii. Leah, b. April 14, 171 5; m. Richard Robinson, Aug. 28, 1759. 

iv. Anna, b. Feb. 28, 171 7; m. Daniel Marrow, June, 1738. 

v. Mary, b. Feb. 17, 1719. 

vi. Francis, b. July 31, 1720. 
vii. Jonathan, b. May 20, 1722. 
viii. John, b. June 1, 1724; d. at Brookline, Sept., 1745. 

ix. Daniel, b. March 12, 1726. 

3. Cornelius 2 Youngman {Francis 1 ), born Sept. i, 1688, 
married Mary Story, of Brookline, Mass. They had a 
daughter, Mary, born Aug. 13, 17 10; died Sept. 17, 1710. 
Cornelius 2 must have died soon after, as his widow, Mary, 
was married April 25, 171 5, by Hon. Samuel Sewalr, to 
Phillip 3 Torrey, of Brookline {Jonathan 2 ,Phillip l ). 

4. Ebenezer 2 Youngman {Francis 1 ), born Nov. 2, 1690 
was married by Dr. Cotton Mather, at Boston, Jan. 8, 1712, 
to Mercy Jones, daughter of Matthew and Susannah. He 
was a felt-maker, and carried on his business in Boston at 
the corner of what is now Hanover and Blackstone Streets. 
He lived in a brick house on Fish Street, with rear on North 
Square. He left Boston in 1728, and must have died previ- 
ous to 1734, as his widow, Mercy, administered upon his 
estate in that year. 

Their children, all born in Boston, were : — 

i. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 1, 1714; died young. 

ii. Mercy, b. Nov. 27, 1716; m. John Symmes, March 13, 1734. 
iii. Susan, b. Oct. 14, 17.18; m. Edward Chase, Aug. 26, 1740. 
iv. Cornelius, b. Aug. 10, 1720; died unmarried, 
v. Sarah, b. Feb. 13, 1722; m. John Crafts, May 20, 1740. 
5. vi. Nicholas, b. Oct. 18, 1723; m. Mary Wright. 

vii. Thomas, b. June 5, 1725; m., 1st, Mary Darling, Aug. 22, 
1746; m., 2d, Mehitable Smalledge, Dec. 7, 1752; m., 3d, 
Susan Wales, Aug. 26, 1757. He was a baker: d. Jan., 
1760. No children, 
viii. John, b. July 20, 1726; m. Widow Martha (Marks) Eddy, 
Jan., 1760; died without issue, 
ix. James, b. April 7, 1728; died young. 

The widow of Ebenezer 2 , Mercy (Jones) Youngman, was 
married to Samuel Rylands, Aug. 21, 1735; but she was 
again a widow in 1740, when she sold her share of an estate 
on Milk Street, probably a part of the present post-office 
site, for .£150. It appears from the records that all the 
sons of Ebenezer 2 died without issue, except 


5. Nicholas 3 Youngman (Ebenezer*, Francis ■) , who was 
born in Boston, Oct. 18, 1723. He learned the trade of 
a weaver, but after leaving Boston he became a farmer. In 
1756, he was living at Dunstable, N.H., in the westerly por- 
tion, known as the "One Pine Hill" district, that was set 
off to Hollis in 1763 ; as his name, with fourteen others, 
together with the names of the selectmen of Hollis, appears 
in a petition in 1756 for that object. His name is also 
found in the office of Registry of Deeds at Nashua, N.H. 
(formerly Dunstable), as follows : " Benjamin Parker of Dun- 
stable, on the 10th day of April, 1770, sold to Nicholas 
Youngman, of Dunstable, twenty acres of land from off the 
north end of his (Parker's) farm in Hollis." 

Nicholas 3 Youngman next appears as a Revolutionary 
soldier, and his name may be found enrolled among the vol- 
unteers from Hollis. He enlisted July, 1776, at the age of 
fifty-three, for six months, to re-enforce the Continental 
Army in Canada ; and with his son John 4 and twenty-three 
other Hollis soldiers joined Colonel Wingate's regiment, and 
went into actual service. They proceeded as far as Ticon- 
deroga, when this regiment was recalled. He was paid by 
the town £>\2, or $6.67 a month. 

He married. Mary Wright, daughter of Samuel 2 Wright, 
(Abel 1 ), of Springfield, Mass. She was born May 10, 1724. 
On the 26th day of July, 1708, the Indians surprised the 
town of Springfield, seized and scalped Martha, the wife 
of Abel r , the grandmother of Mary, and cut off her finger 
to obtain a ring, of which wounds she died the following 
October. The Indians also killed an infant son of Henry 2 
Wright, and captured his wife, who died soon after. These 
bloody deeds were remembered for many years, and the 
story handed down, orally, to the present generation. 

Mary (Wright) Youngman died at Hollis, Jan. 10, 1802. 
Nicholas married again, at the age of eighty-two, Widow 
Lydia Hobart, Sept. 16, 1805, and died at Hollis, Sept. 
24, 1 814, at the ripe age of ninety-one. He had eight 
children, the dates and places of whose births cannot all 
be ascertained with certainty. Their names are as follows : — 

6. i. Mary, b. probably about 1750; m. Joseph French. 

7. ii. Ebenezer, b. about 1753 : killed at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. 

8. iii. Rhoda, b. March 4, 1756; m. Simeon Blood. 

9. iv. John, b. about 1758; m. Abigail . 

10. v. Thomas, b. about 1760; m. Tirzah Honey. 

11. vi. Jabez, b. March 4, 1764; m. Susannah Powers; d. April 30, 


12. vii. Stephen, b. in 1766; m. Abigail Brown; d. Jan., 181 5. 

13. viii. Hannah, b. July 24, 1771 ; m. David Sherer, Nov. 15, 1851. 


6. Mary, born probably at Dunstable, N.H., about 1750, 
married Joseph French of Hollis, Feb. 1,1771. He was a 
Revolutionary soldier, and served during the first year of the 
war in the company of Captain Towne of Amherst, N.H. 
This company formed a part of the Twenty-seventh Massa- 
chusetts Regiment, and was at the siege of Boston, under 
Colonel Hutchinson. They had seven children born in 
Hollis: — 

i. Joseph, b. June 8, 1772. 

ii. Mary, b. March 14, 1774. 

"Hi. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 14, 1776. 

iv. Tabitha, b. March 20, 1779. 

v. Stephen, b. Sept. 23, 1781 ; d. March 8, 1858. 

vi. Mitte, b. June 20, 1784. 

vii. Martha, b. Oct. 14, 1786. 

7. Ebenezer < Youngman {Nicholas 3, Ebenezer 2 > Francis l ) 
was born probably at Dunstable about 1753. On Wednes- 
day, the 19th of April, 1775, at a little past noon, the alarm 
came to Hollis that the British troops were on their march 
through Cambridge toward Lexington and Concord. On 
the same afternoon, ninety-two men rallied on Hollis Com- 
mon, each with his musket and powder-horn, with one pound 
of powder and twenty bullets. Among these men was 
Ebenezer Youngman. This company of "minute men" 
made choice of Reuben Dow as captain, and immediately 
commenced its march to Cambridge, a distance of forty-two 
miles. The wages paid these men was one shilling and five 
pence per day, or about twenty-four cents. They were also 
paid one penny a mile each way for travel. 

After remaining at Cambridge a short time, Ebenezer 
re-enlisted in the company of Captain Moors, of Groton, 
Mass., and was mustered into the Massachusetts regiment, 
commanded by Colonel William Prescott, the hero of Bunker 
Hill. This regiment was stationed at Cambridge until the 
1 6th day of June, when at about nine o'clock P.M. the 
companies of Captains Dow and Moors, with Colonel Pres- 
cott's regiment and detachments from two or three others, 
by orders from the Massachusetts Committee of Safety, 
marched, with their arms, spades, and other intrenching 
tools, from Cambridge to Charlestown, and took possession 
of the heights on Breed's Hill, where on the following day 
was fought that memorable battle.* 

* Bunker's Hill is 130 rods west of Breed's, and 50 feet higher, being 112 feet in height, and 
Breed's 62. The battle was fought, and the monument stands on what is locally called Breed's 
Hill. But by universal custom the one has always been called Bunker Hill Battle, and the other 
Bunker Hill Monument. 


Ebenezer Youngman took an active part in the labors 
and fatigues of that eventful night and in the battle fought 
the following day, where, with seven other Hollis soldiers, 
he was killed, June 17, 1775. His body was never recovered 
by his friends, but was buried with others on the field of 

8. Rhoda, born at Dunstable, March 4, 1756, married 
Simeon Blood of Hollis, June 15, 1780. He served about 
four years in the Revolutionary War, and was one of sixteen 
of the name of Blood who enlisted at Hollis. Three, at 
least, of them were brothers. He was in several hard- 
fought battles, in the same company with two brothers of 
his wife, John and Thomas Youngman. After the close of 
the war, he settled at Deering, N.H. They had several chil- 
dren. One of them, Ebenezer Blood, lived for several years 
at Hartford, Vt., and afterwards removed to Springfield, N.H., 
where he was living until within a year or two. 

9. John 4 Youngman {Nicholas *> Ebenezer 2 , Francis 1 ) was 
born probably at Dunstable, about 1758. He enlisted July, 
1776, with twenty-four Hollis soldiers, one of whom was his 
father Nicholas 3, for six months, to re-enforce the Conti- 
nental Army in Canada. They were paid by the town £>\2 
($40) each. In consequence of the retreat of the troops from 
Canada, this company went no further than Ticonderoga. 

In 1777, he enlisted with his brother Thomas for three 
years, and was enrolled in the sixth company of the First 
New Hampshire Regiment. He was in the battles at Sara- 
toga, at the surrender of Burgoyne, and in the campaigns 
in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and at the battle of Mon- 
mouth, where this regiment, including the Hollis soldiers, 
behaved with such gallantry as to merit and receive the 
particular approbation of General Washington. 

He was at Valley Forge during that hard winter of priva- 
tion and suffering, in 1777-78. He enlisted again in 1780 
for the remainder of the war, and thus completed a term of 
service for his country, in the capacity of a soldier, of between 
six and seven years. At a town meeting held at Hollis, 
Sept. 15, 1785, it was " voted to give John Youngman the sum 
of £>\% ($60) for his voluntary services in the Continental 
A rmy. 

It is to be regretted that the biography of this old soldier 
cannot be continued further with more certainty. It is only 
known that soon after the close of the war he married Abi- 
gail , and settled at Barnet, Vt., where at least two sons 


and one daughter were born. Whether there were other 
children or not cannot now be determined. It is supposed 
that he afterwards removed to Stanstead, Canada, but when 
or where he died cannot be ascertained. 
His children were: — 

i. John 5 , b. March 7, 1790; m., 1st, Sarah Roads, Sept. 5, 1811; 
m., 2d, Tabitha D. B. Smith, Oct. 6, 1813. He is supposed 
to have settled in Maine. He had a son, Nicholas 6 , who m. 
Phebe Bradford of Barnet, Jan-.- 26, 1843, and at that time 
was living at Bath, N.H. No further trace of either fam- 
ily can be found. 
14. ii. Nicholas 5 , b. Aug. 16, 1797; m. Margaret H. Burbank, 
Sept. 6, 1833 ; d. at Albany, N.Y., Aug. 6, 1859. 
iii. Sarah, date of birth unknown. 

10. Thomas 4 Youngman (Nicholas*, Ebenezer*, Francis 1 ), 
born probably about 1760, enlisted early in 1776, for one 
year, in the Continental Army, and joined one of the three 
New Hampshire regiments. He was in the battles fought 
that year near New York city, where the bravery and good 
conduct of the soldiers were conspicuous in the victories 
won at Princeton and Trenton. He was paid by the town 
,£24' ($80) for the year. In 1777, he enlisted for three years, 
and was with his brother John in the battles, privations, and 
sufferings of those years already mentioned. 

He enlisted again, July, 1780, for six months, to aid in the 
defence of West Point and the Northern Frontier. The 
town of Hollis "voted to pay Thomas Youngman and Simeon 
Blood, each, ninety bushels of rye and £210 ($700) in money, 
the government wages of these two men to belong to the town." 
This was paid in advance, as the currency had become so 
depreciated it was difficult to find recruits who would take 
it on trust. 

He married Tirzah Honey, of Dunstable, Nov. 16, 1786, 
and afterwards settled at Washington, Vt., but when or 
where he died is not known. Neither is it known whether 
he had sons or not. He had two daughters, Sally and Lu- 
cinda. Sally was married to John Jones, Jr., June 23, 1825, 
and settled in Canada. 

11. Jabez 4 Youngman (Nicholas*, Ebenezer*, Francis 1 ) 
was born at Hollis, March 4, 1764. He enlisted in the Con- 
tinental Army at Hollis, July 15, 1782, at the age of eighteen, 
for three years, or the remainder of the war, for which he 
received from the town a bounty of $200. He was the last 
soldier on the Hollis quota, and the last one furnished by that 
town for the Revolutionary War. His name was on the roll 


of the First New Hampshire Continental Regiment, com- 
manded by Colonel Nichols, in December, 1782; and he 
remained in the service until the regiment was disbanded the 
next year, at the conclusion of peace. 

He married, March 24, 1785, Susannah Powers, daughter 
of Jonathan Powers, of Dunstable, and Susannah Wil- 
loughby, of Hollis (married Nov. 28, 1764). She was born 
at Dunstable, Aug. 28, 1768. Soon after his marriage, he 
removed to Barnet, Vt?; but, remaining there only one year, 
he returned again to Hollis, where he lived about eight years, 
and finally settled at Lempster, N.H., in 1796. 

He became a farmer, and by quiet, industrious, and strictly 
temperate habits, lived for many years in comfortable cir- 
cumstances. He brought up a large family of children, who 
in after years "rose up and called him blessed." He was an 
active and influential member of the Baptist church, and 
occasionally officiated as a lay preacher. For several of his 
last years, he received a pension from the government, as a 
partial, re ward for his early services as a Continental soldier. 

In the year 1826, at the Semi-Centennial of our National 
Independence, he .read a poem at the town celebration in 
Lempster, which he had written for the occasion ; and, al- 
though it possesses no special literary merit, its spirit is so 
loyal and reverent, and so patriotic, that it is published at the 
close of these sketches, after lying neglected for more than 
half a century. 

Jabez 4 Youngman died of cancer, April 30, 1839, at tne 
age of 75, and his wife died of hemorrhage of the lungs 
within three days after, May 3, 1839. " They were lovely 
and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not 
divided!' His character may perhaps be best summed up in 
the words of the text selected at his funeral by his pastor, 
Rev. Alfred Abell : "He was a good man, and a just." 

He" had the following children : — 

15. i. Jabez, b. June 26, 1786; m. Emma Baldwin; d. Oct., 1862. 

16. ii. Noah, b. Sept. 14, 1788; m. Sally Field; d. Aug., 1868. 

17. iii. David, b. Dec. 19, 1790; m. Ruth Field. 

18. iv. Susannah, b. March 18, 1793; m. Benjamin Reed; d. Jan., 

v. Hannah, b. April 4, 1 795 ; d. Oct., 1 796. 

19. vi. Lucy, b. Aug. 28, 1797; m. Thomas Caulkins; d. Oct. 10, 1879. 

20. vii. Stephen, b. Aug. 29, 1799; m. Sarah Eaton; d. Dec. 27, 1880. 

21. viii. Nathan, b. Jan. 27, 1802; m. Lorinda Wooster. 

22. ix. Willard, b. April 9, 1804; m. Jane Little; d. Dec. 1, 1833. 

23. x. Hannah, b. April 13, 1806; m. Clement Spaulding; d. Dec. 

22, 1866. 

24. xi. Alden, b. March 19, 1808; m. Judith Adams. 

25. xii. Mary, b. March 6, 1810; m. Daniel Miner; d. July 12, 1845. 


12. Stephen 4 Youngman (Nicholas*, Ebenezer 2 , Francis i ), 
born at Hollis in 1776, married Abigail Brown of the same 
place, June 16, 1786. He inherited his father's homestead in 
Hollis, where he died Jan., 181 5. He had two sons : — 

i. Ebenezer 5 , b. April 4, 1787; m. Thankful Phelps, Oct. 20, 
1807. Had several children. The family removed to 
Ohio about 1835, and no further trace of them can be 

ii. William 5 , b. Oct. 20, 1788; m. Martha Moar, Oct. 17, 181 3. 
He was a cooper; lived and died in Hollis; no children. 

13. Hannah, born at Hollis, July 24, 1771, married, Sept. 
24, 1789, David Sherer, born May, 1759. He served three 
years in the Revolutionary War ; was at the battles near 
Saratoga and Stillwater, at the surrender of Burgoyne. He 
was also at Valley Forge during that terrible winter of 1 777— 
78, and relieved its tedium by building a log house for him- 
self and "mess," and making it more comfortable than the 
generality of soldiers' huts. He would sometimes take a 
boarder, and give lessons in penmanship, with a plain board 
across his knees for a writing-desk. 

After the close of the war, he settled in Deering, N. H., 
and became an enterprising and successful farmer. In 18 15, 
he removed to Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pa., where 
he died Nov. 7, 1846. His wife, Hannah, died Nov. 15, 
185 1. They had ten children, born in Deering. 

i. John, b. May 10, 1790; m. Elizabeth Kellog, Oct., 1824.. He 

graduated at Hamilton College, and became a Presbyterian 

minister; d. P^eb. 14, 1863. 
ii. David, b. April 5, 1792; d. Aug. 16, 1795. 
iii. Hannah, b. May 2, 1795 ; m. John Robertson, Nov. 22, 181 1 ; 

d. Aug. 16, 1875. 
iv. Samuel, b. April 8, 1797 ; d. Aug. 6, 1797. 
v. William, b. Oct. 7, 1799; m. Susan H. Alfriend, Nov. 3, 1828. 

He graduated at Hamilton College ; became a physician ; 

d. April 13, 1843. 
vi. Mary, b. Oct. 15, 1802; m. Nehemiah Baldwin, Sept., 1824. 

He died in 1849. She lives at New York city, 
vii. James, b. March 25, 1806; d. Jan. 30, 1873. 
viii. Isabel, b. April 23, 1808; d. July 27, 1808. 
ix. Eliza Ann, b. Nov. 22, 1809; d. Sept., 18 10. 
x. Samuel, b. June 22, 1813; m. Lucinda Brewster, June 22, 

1837. Lives at South Montrose, Pa. 

It appears from the foregoing that Nicholas 3 Young- 
man's family rendered most excellent and loyal service in 
the Revolutionary War. He volunteered as a soldier, at his 
country's call, when long past the customary age for mili- 
tary duties ; and his sons followed his example with courage 



and alacrity. The eldest, Ebenezer*, gave his life for his 
country's safety and independence. John 4 gave more than 
half a dozen of his early years to the cause of freedom ; and 
all his sons, except the youngest, who was but nine years old 
when the war commenced, and all his sons-in-law served 
from six months to six years each, making a combined ser- 
vice for the whole family of over twenty years ! 

14. Nicholas s Youngman {John 4 ', Nicholas*, Ebenezer*, 
Francis 1 ) was born at Barnet, Vt., Aug. 16, 1797. He left 
home at an early age, and acquired by his own exertions 
a good education, which he turned to practical account by 
teaching school in various towns in New Hampshire and 
Connecticut. He married at Staten Island, N.Y., Sept. 6, 
1833, Margaret Haughwout Burbank, born at Staten Island, 
Aug. 28, 1807. She was a relative of Eder Vreeland Haugh- 
wout, for many years a prominent business man in New 
York city. 

After living at Staten Island three or four years, he re- 
moved to Albany, N.Y., and afterwards to Manchester, N.H., 
where he resided for six or seven years, and then to Lowell, 
Mass., for as many more. He finally returned to Albany in 
1855, where his wife died, May 6, 1856, and where he died 
Aug. 6, 1859. From his diary, which he kept for many years, 
it is inferred that his habits were correct and his mind of a 
decided religious tendency ; and this inference is confirmed 
by the memories of his children, of whom there were six, 
viz. : — 

i. John Abram Burbank 6 , b. at Staten Island, Aug. 25, 1834; 
m., Oct. 18, 1865, Annie Green, b. at Troy, N.Y., Oct. 15, 
1 83 1. He is an engineer, and resides at Albany, N.Y. 
Has one daughter Edith, b. March 28, 1869. 

ii. Margaret J. B., b. at Albany, Aug. 14, 1837; d. Aug. 12, 

iii. Vreeland Haughwout 6 , b. at Albany, Nov. 6, 1839; m., 
April 21, 1864, Mary Eliza Shaw, b. at Buffalo, May 24, 
1844. He is equal partner in the firm of "Leonard & 
Youngman," dealers in coal, Albany. Has four children, 
b. at Albany : — 

a. Harry Vreeland, b. June 30, 1865. 

b. Josephine, b. Feb. 22, 1868. 

c. Mary Eliza, b. Dec. 20, 1870. 

d. Florence, b. Sept. 23, 1873. 

iv. Catharine M. H., b. at Kingston, N.Y., Dec. 17, 1841. She 
is a missionary stationed at Tokio (Jeddo), the capital of 
Japan, under the supervision of the Presbyterian Board. 

v.'George F. W. 6 , b. at Manchester, N.H., Aug. 3, 1844; died 
unmarried, Aug. 20, 1869. 


vi. Elizabeth W., b. at Manchester, March u, 1847; m., March 
13, 1876, John Warring, b. in England, Feb. 18, 1832. He 
is a baker, and resides at Albany. They have two chil- 
dren : — 

a. Mary Eliza, b. March 14, 1877. 

b. Kate Maria, b. Feb. 7, 1879. 

15. Jabez 5 Youngman {Jabez 4, Nicholas 3, Ebenezer 2 , 
Francis 1 ) was born at Hollis, June 26, 1786. He lived for 
several of his early years with his uncle David Sherer at 
Deering. He married at Antrim, N.H., March 14, 1808, 
Emma Baldwin, daughter of Isaac and Bethia (Pool) Bald- 
win, born at Amherst, N.H., July 13, 1792. He lived at 
Antrim three or four years, when he settled at Wilmot, 
N.H., in 18 1 2, and became an independent and successful 

He held several offices of trust, was Justice of the Peace 
for many years, and for several sessions represented his 
town in the State Legislature. In 1839, ne so ^ his home- 
stead in Wilmot to his son Isaac, and removed to Dorches- 
ter, N.H., where he died October, 1862. His wife died Nov. 
14, 1877. They had the following children : — 

i. David Sherer, b. at Antrim, Oct. 1, 1809; d. Sept., 1834. 
ii. Isaac Baldwin, b. at Antrim, Oct. 1, 181 1; m. Hannah 

(Thompson) Langley, 1838. Lives on the old homestead, 

Wilmot. No children, 
iii. Fanny Baldwin, b. at Wilmot, May 17, 1814; m. Wells 

Currier, Dec, 1835. He d. Sept., 1879. 
iv. Nahum Baldwin, b. at Wilmot, March 4, 181 7; m. Elsia 

Hadley in 1842. Lives at W. Rumney. Has one son, 

Wells Ctirrier, b. 1844. 
v. Emma Baldwin, b. Sept. 17, 1819; m. Wells Robins in 1842. 

He d. Nov., i860; m., 2d, E. B. Alden in 1868. Lives at 

Lyme, N.H. 
vi. Mary Bailey, b. March 16, 1822; m. Thomas B. Pearson, 

June, 1846. She d. Aug., 1850. 
vii. Milton Boyd, b. April 3, 1824; m. Susan Leavitt, Nov., 

1849. He d. April, i860. No children, 
viii. Harriet Baldwin, b. April 15, 1826; m. Nathaniel Burn- 
ham, Oct. 10, 1849. Lives at N. Dorchester. 
ix. Jane, b. Feb. 21, 1828; m. Washington Perkins, July 2, 1850. 

Lives at Wilson's Crossing, Londonderry, N.H. 
x. Walter Scott, b. Sept. 10, 1830; d. Oct., 1846. 
xi. Alden, b. Dec. 22, 1832; m. Maria S. Smith in 1856. Lives 

at N. Dorchester. Has one son, Charles Frank, b. Oct., 

xii. Bertha Pool, b. July 13, 1840; m. Samuel Roberts in i860, 

he d. Oct., 1862 ; m., 2d, Geo. C. Patterson, Nov., 1867. She 

d. May 22, 1875. 


16 Noahs Youngman {Jabez\ Nicholas \ Ebenezer* Fran- 
q'i? born at H 0l j iSj s ^ ^ ^.^ ^ 

Sally Field, daughter of John * and Ruth (Thayer) Field of 
Peterborough, N.H. She was born March 7, 1791 He 
lived a year or two in Peterborough, and then removed to 
Antrim, N H., where he lived three or four years, and finally 

SC i! u u m u Le 1 mpSter in l8lS - He P^chased a good farm, on 
which he built a substantial and comfortable dwelling with 
convenient out-buildings, and was enterprising and pros- 

He was always beforehand in his plans and business, was 
trugal, industrious, and strictly temperate; and, although 
exact and careful in his dealings, he was the soul of honor in 
meeting all just demands to the utmost farthing. He was a 
worthy and consistent member of the Methodist church 
He died Aug. 20, 1868, at the age of eighty. His wife died 
March 24, 1854. 

They had five children : — 

i. John Field b. at Peterborough, Nov. 4, 1812; m. Roxanna 
Bailey of Springfield, N.H., June 1, 1835. He died April 
10, [838. No children. 

ii. Louisa Smith, b. at Antrim, Aug. 5, 1815 ; m. Elliot WnVht 
of Swanzey, N.H, Nov. 27, 1834. He enlisted in the Union 
Army and died at Alexandria, Va, Oct. 12, 1862, leaving 
nine children. She still lives at Swanzey. 

111. Sarah Field, b. at Lempster, Nov. 30, 1818; d. Dec. 17, 

iv. Harriet Smith, b. at Lempster, May 12, 1823; m, Dec. 31, 
1850, David Mclndoe, b. at Newbury, Vt, April 26, 1824. 
He was a Methodist minister, and after preaching with cr en - 
eral acceptation for several years, and his health failing he 
became agent for the Vermont Journal published at 
Windsor, Vt., and owned, in part, by his brother Lyman 
J. Mclndoe. His connection with this paper was success- 
ful' and he finally became one-third owner, and removed to 
Windsor in 1863, where he purchased a house, and devoted 
his whole energies to the interests of the Journal. His 
health, never firm, continued to fail, when he died Feb 4 
1879. His wife still resides at Windsor. No children 

v. Noah Elisha, b. March 9, 1827; d. Jan. 11, 1832. 

17. Davids Youngman (Jabezs Nicholas \ Ebenezer^ 
Francis *) was born at Hollis, Dec. 19, 1790. He went to 
Peterborough, N.H., in 18 10, and served an apprenticeshio 
to Deacon John - Field in the tanning and currying business 
He married, March 7, 1816, Ruth Field, daughter of John > 
and Ruth (Thayer) Field, born April 3, 1796. They had one 
son (26) David \ born Aug. 26, 181 7. His wife died Sept. 
5, 1817, at the eariy age of twenty-one. He remained 


eleven years in Peterborough, working at his trade, and 
identified himself with the interests of the town. He was 
conductor of the singing for several years in the First Con- 
gregational church. 

In the year 1821, he removed to Franklin, Tenn., and 
was engaged to take charge of a tanning and currying estab- 
lishment, owned in part by Dr. William G. Dickinson, of 
Nashville, Tenn., who was a native of Charlestown, N.H. 
He was prospered, and in a few years purchased the entire 
interest in the tannery, together with about thirty acres of 
excellent land, on which he built a brick house, and carried 
on his business for many years, with profit and success. In 
1838, he purchased a farm of two hundred acres, for the sum 
of $10,000. The land was well adapted to the cultivation of 
corn and wheat, besides containing a saw and grist mill, 
both of which were profitable. 

He became a slave-owner, though not to a large extent, and 
was enjoying a good degree of prosperity until the War of 
the Rebellion set his slaves at liberty, and in many ways in- 
terrupted his business. His former slaves remained around 
him, so long as they could beg or steal their living, when 
they all left him. During the internecine struggle, he was 
robbed by both parties, Union as well as Confederate, of his 
horses, mules, cattle, hay, leather, fruit, provisions, and in 
fact of everything that soldiers could find to steal, by which 
losses he became very much reduced in circumstances. 

He married, second wife, Nancy McMahon, April, 1833. 
She died Jan. 11, 1867; had no children. He is still living 
(January, 1882) at Franklin, Tenn., enjoying a serene old 
age, of past ninety-one years. 

18. Susannah, born at Hollis, March 18, 1793, married 
Benjamin Reed, born March 27, 1791. He was an energetic 
and successful farmer, and lived many years in Lempster, 
where he owned a good farm, and acquired, by hard, patient 
labor, a handsome property. She died Jan. 1, 1834. He 
married, second wife, Jane (Little) Youngman, widow of 
Willards Youngman, November, 1834. (See 22.) He sold 
his farm in Lempster in 1835, an d purchased one in New- 
port, N.H., in 1839, where he resided until his death, March 
18, 1868. His second wife died Feb. 12, 1866. He had 
two children by first wife : Eliza, married Samuel Marshall ; 
and Ruth, born March 23, 18 18, married Ezekiel Bailey. 
He had one son by his second wife, — Wallace Little, born 
July 22, 1842, married Hattie A. Taggart, Jan. 16, 1868. 
Lives at Newport. 


19. Lucy born at_ Lempster, Aug. 28, 1797, married 
1 nomas Caulkms, an industrious farmer of Lempster They 
had a large family of seven sons and seven daughters. He 
died l«eb 7, 1867. In 1868, she removed to Ohio, where 
some or her children were living, and afterwards to Nashua 
Iowa, where she died Oct. 10, 1879, at the age of eighty-two.' 

20. Stephens Youngman {Jabez\ Nicholas 3, Ebenezer* 
Francis •«) was born at Lempster, Aug. 29, 1799. He learned 
the trade of tanning and currying with his brother David at 
I eterborough. He worked for some time at New Ipswich 
N.H., where he married, in 1825, Sarah Eaton, born at New* 
Ipswich in 1804. He settled first at Dover, Me, in 1827 
where two of his children were born. In 1832 or 18^ he 
removed to Dedham, Me, and took charge of a tanning and 
currying establishment for Messrs. Field & Converse/Bos- 
ton. While living in Dedham, he was chosen one of the 
selectmen of the town. In 1840, he removed to St. Albans 
Me where he became quite an influential man, was Justice 
ot the Peace for many years, and was quite active in the 
Methodist church and Sunday-school. His wife died Nov 
27, 1879. He died Dec. 27, 1880. They had four children : 

i. Clarinda, b. in 1828; d. in 1839. 

ii. George Bruce*, b. May 27, 1830; m. Elvira Rowe in 1851 
He is a carpenter, and lives at Waterville, Me. Has two 


a. George Frank, b. Nov. 13, 1854. 

b. Charles Horace, b. May 1, 1861. 

iii. Mary, b. in 1838; m. Sanford Rowe in 1874 
iv. Horace, b. in 1841 ; d. in 1842. 

21. Nathans Youngman {Jabez^ Nicholas z, Ebenezer* 
Francis-) was born at Lempster, Jan. 27, 1802. He taught 
school for several years in New Hampshire, and afterwards 
studied medicine with Dr. David McQuesten of Washington 
N.H., and took the degree of M.D. at Dartmouth College in 
1832. After practising his profession a few years in New 
Hampshire, he removed to Joliet, 111., where he married Lo- 
nnda Wooster February, 1841, and soon after settled at 
Uttawa, 111., where he remained several years 

Besides attending to the duties of his profession, which 
in some seasons demanded his entire attention, having pa- 
tients forty miles apart needing daily attendance, he also 
engaged m farming to a considerable extent. But from the 
uncertainty of professional fees and the expenses of manag- 


ing his farms, he never succeeded in acquiring a fortune. 
Of late years, he has spent his winters in giving lectures on 
physiology and other kindred subjects. He has resided for 
several years past with his son Alden at Shelby ville, near 
Winnebago city, Minn. They have, during the past year, 
removed to Chase County, Kansas. 
He has had four children : — 

i. William Henry, b. Feb. 8, 1842. He volunteered his ser- 
vices to aid in putting down the rebellion, and was a witness 
of and a sufferer in some of those frightful Indian massa- 
cres, during which he lost his new home, his property, and 
his health. From his exposures while in service, he con- 
tracted a pulmonary disease, of which he died, March, 1870. 

ii. Alden Lyman, b. Feb. 10, 1844. He enlisted for three years, 
at Ripon, Wis., Nov. 1, 1861, in Company E, First 
Regiment of Wisconsin Cavalry. He served his first cam- 
paign in South-eastern Missouri and Eastern Arkansas, 
during which his regiment was reduced to about two hun- 
dred. In the spring of 1863, he was transferred to the army 
of the Cumberland, and was in active service till May 9, 
1864, when, at the siege of Atlanta, he was wounded in 
right leg and crippled for life. He was then retired from 
further duty, and was finally discharged Oct. 31, 1864. He 
received in the outset $100 bounty, which has since been 
increased to $200. He is also in receipt of a pension which 
he expects to be increased. 

He settled on a stock farm at Shelbyville, near Winnebago 
city, Minn., in 1876, where he has remained until the past 
season, in the enjoyment of as much prosperity as that in- 
hospitable section of country would afford. He has re- 
cently removed and settled in Chase County, Kansas. 

He married Arabella Coman, Sept. 24, 1879. Has one 

iii. Harriet, b. June 5, 1846; m. Byron E. Pay, United States 
Marshall. Lives in Dakota. 

iv. Amanda Malvina, b. Oct. 6, 1852. She is a teacher at Mis- 
sion, San Jose, Cab 

22. Willard5 Youngman (Jabez 4, Nicholas s, Ebenezer*, 
Francis x ) was born at Lempster, March 9, 1804. He went to 
Peterborough in early life, and married, March 30, 1826, Jane 
Little, daughter of Thomas and Relief (White) Little, born in 
Belmont, N.H., April 3, 1804. He lived at West Peterbor- 
ough, where he built a house, and where for several years 
he was engaged in building mills and mill-dams and other 
structures that required constant exposure to cold water at 
all seasons of the year, which induced a chronic ulceration 
of the hip joint, of which he died, Dec. 1, 1833, at the age 
of twenty-nine. His widow married Benjamin Reed of 



Lempster, November, 1834. (See 18.) She- died Feb. 12, 
1866. They had four children : — 

i. Jane Little, b. Feb. 9, 1827; m. Nathan T. Eaton, Feb. 18, 
1846. Has had four children, two now living. He is a 
provision dealer. Resides at Peterborough, N.H. 

11. Mary Little, b. June 17, 1828 ; m. Ethan Hadley, Feb. 20, 
1850. Has three children. He has charge of the manu- 
facture of the "Dover Egg-beater." Resides at Chicopee 
Falls, Mass. 

iii. Addison, b. Nov., 1829; d. Feb. 18, 1830. 

iv. Susan White, b. April 11, 1831; m. in 1851 Elias H.Cheney, 
a brother of ex-Gov. P. C. Cheney of Manchester, N.H. 
Also brother of O. B. Cheney, D.D., President of Bates 
College, Lewiston, Me. He resides at Lebanon, N.H., 
and is publisher of the Granite State Free Press. They 
have had four children, three now living. 

23. Hannah, born April 13, 1806, married Clement 
Spaulding, Nov. 3, 1837. He was born Aug. 28, 1804 
They removed to Illinois in 1843 and afterwards to Wis- 
consin in 1847, where he died May 8, 1853. She married, 
2d, Jacob Hunt, formerly of New Hampshire, Nov 27 1857' 
and died Dec. 22, 1866. She had by first husband \ JabJz 
Youngman, born at Walpole, N.H., Jan. 5, 1839- Mary 
Lucinda, born at Boonsville, 111., June 12, 1844; Clement 
Almanza, born June 1, 1846, died Oct. 8, 1846; and John 
Thomas, born at Springfield, Wis., March 21, 1849. 

24. Alden s Youngman (Jabez\ Nicholas*, Ebenezer* 
Francis^) was born at Lempster, March 19, 1808. He in- 
herited his father's homestead, and engaged therefor to sup- 
port his parents during their lifetime, which agreement he 
fulfilled. In early life, he- gave considerable attention to 
military matters, and became captain of the rifle company 
in his town He married, Feb. 22, 1838, Judith Adams of 
Bradford, N.H., born April 21, 1817. He is a farmer of 
retiring and unassuming habits, and still resides at Lemp- 
ster. Has had five children: — 

i. Henry, b. Dec. 2, 1839; d. Jan. 26, 1864. 
27. 11. G ^ I ^ en FREDERIC ' b - Aug. 26, 1841; m. Catherine S. 

iii. Austin, b. Feb. 8, 1845; d. April 28, 1845. 
iv. Lindsey, b. Aug. 27, 1848; d. June 14, 1870. 
v. Frank L., b. April i, 1851 ; d. July 28, 1871. 

25. Mary, born March 6, 18 10, married Daniel Miner 
only son of Elder Ezra Miner of Lempster. She died' 
after a short illness, July 12, 1845, leaving six children 


26. David 6 Youngman (David*, yabez *, Nicholas 3, Eben- 
ezet*, Francis J ) was born at Peterborough, N.H., Aug. 26, 
1817. He taught school for several winters in various 
towns in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, fitted for col- 
lege at New Ipswich Academy, and graduated at Dartmouth 
in 1839. He then engaged in teaching at Franklin, Tenn., 
at Hartford, Vt., and at Peterborough, where he was Prin- 
cipal of the Academy for two years, 1842 and 1843. 

He studied medicine with Dr. Albert Smith at Peter- 
borough, and with Professors Dixi Crosby and E. R. Peaslee 
at Hanover, N.H., and after attending the usual courses of 
lectures, one at Woodstock, Vt., and two at Hanover, he 
received the degree of M.D. at Dartmouth College in 1846, 
and settled at South Woburn, Mass., the same year. 

This town was incorporated under the name of Winchester 
in I850, and at its first meeting, May 7, he was chosen Town 
Clerk, and was re-elected for the next six consecutive years, 
until he removed from town. He was also chosen on the 
School Committee for several years, besides holding various 
other town offices. He was always interested in educational 
matters, especially in the study and practice of vocal music, 
which he taught for many years, and was a popular leader 
and conductor of church and social choirs. 

He removed to Boston in 1857, where he still resides in 
the practice of his profession. He married, Aug. 1, 1842, 
Mary Ann Stone, daughter of Enos and Rachel (Blake) 
Stone, born at Hartford, Vt., Sept. 5, 1817. 

Their children are as follows : — 

i. Albert Legrand, b. at Peterborough, Jan. 22, 1844; d. at 

Peterborough, Jan. 17, 1845. 
ii. Willis Blake 7 , b. at Winchester, June 29, 1846; m., Dec. 
25, 187 1, Alma Ann Sanborn, only daughter of the late 
Jonathan R. and Emeline H. (Bickford) Sanborn, b. Oct. 
20, 1846. After graduating at the High School in Bos- 
ton, he was for several years with the Mason & Hamlin 
Cabinet Organ Company, and afterwards with William 
H. Gerrish & Co., manufacturers of the same. He has 
given much of his leisure time to crayon and stipple por- 
traiture, in which he has had fair success. He is now 
engaged in the manufacture of black walnut chamber 
furniture. Resides at 21 Dudley Street, Roxbury District, 

iii. Mary Ruth, b. June 24, 1849; d. Jan. 2, 1852. 

iv. Clara Elizabeth, b. July 3, 1851 ; m. Walter W. Scott, 
Jan. 5, 1875. He is by trade a jeweller and optician. 
Lives at Somerville, Mass. 

v. Emma Knapp, b. July 30, 1853. Is a teacher in the public 
schools, Boston. 


27. George Frederic 6 Youngman (Alden 5, yabez 4, Nich- 
olas*, Ebenezer*, Francis 1 ) was born at Lempster, Aug. 26, 
1 84 1. He married, Aug. 26, 1862, Catharine S. McKeen, 
born at Acworth, N.H., Aug. 14, 1839. They have one 
daughter, Etta F., born June 6, 1866. 

He enlisted April 27, 1861, at Newport, N.H., for three 
months, in the First New Hampshire Regiment of Volun- 
teers, Company D, Ira McL. Barton captain, and Mason Tap- 
pan of Bradford, colonel. He was on duty on the Potomac 
River above Washington, and at Harper's Ferry, and was 
mustered out Aug. 9, 1861. 

. He enlisted again, Aug. 28, 1862, two days after his mar- 
riage, in Company B, Third New Hampshire Regiment of 
Volunteers, Henry Dow captain, and John H. Jackson colo- 
nel. He joined the regiment at Hilton Head, S.C., Sept. 
25, 1862, and was in his first battle at Pocataligo, S.C., Octo- 
ber 22. He was at the capture of Morris Island, July 10, 
1863, where he was slightly wounded in the leg by a piece of 

He was at the siege of Fort Wagner, where he was under 
fire of the rebel guns forty-eight days ; was in all the en- 
gagements around Petersburg, Va., and near Richmond ; and 
was severely wounded, through the nose and right cheek, at 
the battle of Drury's Bluff near Richmond, May 16, 1864, 
for which he was sent to Chestnut Hill Hospital, near Phila- 
delphia, for three months, during which time he received a 
twenty clays' furlough. 

He was at the capture of Fort Fisher, N.C., Jan. 15, 1865, 
and was finally mustered out of service at Goldsborough, 
N.C., June 20, 1865. During his three years' service, he 
was in about twenty battles and skirmishes, and saw more 
actual fighting than many of the old veterans who served 
through the entire Revolutionary W r ar. He received, in the 
outset, a bounty of $100, and is now in receipt of a pension 
of $8.00 per month. He is a farmer, and resides at Lemp- 
ster, N.H. 

It is evident from the preceding sketches that the English 
branch of the name of Youngman is dying out. Of the 
four sons of Francis «, only two had sons, Jonathan 2 and 
Ebenezer 2 . Jonathans sons had no children. Ebenezer* 
had six sons, all of whom died without issue, except Nicho- 
las*. He had five sons, three of whom had sons. John* 
has only two grandsons known, bearing the name, and only 
one great-grandson. Jabez* had seven sons, but has only 


seven grandsons living and five great-grandsons. Stephen 4 
had two sons. One died childless, and the other is not 
known to have grandsons. 

So that, of all the descendants of Francis j Youngman 
now known to be living, there are not more than a dozen 
male persons to bear and perpetuate the family name. The 
conclusion is inevitable that, in a few generations at the 
longest, the English branch of the name of Youngman, as a 
patronymic, is destined to become extinct in the United 

The following poem was written by Jabez4 Youngman, 
a soldier of the Revolution, and read by him on the fiftieth 
anniversary of our National Independence, celebrated at 
Lempster, N.H., July 4, 1826 : — 

Thou birthday morn of Independence bright ! 
In celebration gladly we unite, 
Calling to mind the struggles of our youth 
To breathe the air of Liberty and Truth. 

When first thou didst enshrine fair Freedom's bower, 
And raise thy standard on this western shore, 
Thou wert a terror to the British crown, 
Who labored hard to bring thy standard down. 

With her war ships our harbors did surround, 
Blazing with fiery enginery around, 
Roaring aloud with many a deadly blast, 
Till Freedom and all Nature stood aghast ! 

What shall we do ? was our most ardent cry. 
Our freedom we will have, or we will die ! 
Not for ourselves alone this struggle make, 
But for our children and our country's sake. 

And when, in sore distress, our ardent cry 
Reached to the ears of Him above the sky, 
A man was raised, endowed with skill and power,' 
To lead our armies on to glorious war. 

Led by the prowess of this valiant man, 
Who going forward leading in the van, 
We disconcerted Britain's grand design, 
Our Liberty and Independence won. 

Thus did our fathers plant fair Freedom's tree, 
Watered its root with blood that flowed most free 
From volunteers, in battle's loudest roar, 
Where blood and carnage stained the field with gore. 


Great Britain now is crossed in her desires, 
Her envy burns like subterranean fires, 
And seeks, by jealous, subtle friendship feigned, 
To overthrow what Washington has gained. 

Sends forth the cruel ostrich of her land,* 
To lay her eggs and hatch them in our sand ; 
Hoping that in some future time they'll bring 
A revenue unto her tyrant king. 

Americans, take care ! and keep your stand, 
Now while you have the staff in your own hand : 
If you to usurpation should submit, 
You'll find yourselves deep plunged into a pit. 

Would you these dear-bought liberties enjoy, 
And have sweet peace secure, without alloy ? 
Guard well your constitution as it stands, 
Nor let it e'er be changed by plotting hands. 

Lest being changed by those who seek a crown, 

The Tree of Liberty should be cut down ; 

And we hereafter have to serve a king, 

Who would not care what sorrows he might bring. 

Nimrod, the first great monarch, was a sprout, 
Sprung forth and grew up from a tyrant root. 
He Babel built ! So monarchs now, anon, 
Do little else than build " Great Babylon." 

But in the gospel plan, as we observe, 

He who was greatest freely deigned to serve : 

So, by wise legislation, if we will, 

Can have our ruling: men our servants still. 


Many who of their independence boast, 

And know but little what their freedom cost, 

Would doubtless barter for a paltry sum 

Their Nation's freedom and their children's home. 

But let us guard with a most jealous care 
Our Nation's liberty, our birthright fair. 
Let Union be our motto ! Let us be 
Strong in our union, wise in being free ! 

Our father Washington did bow the knee, 
His trust was^mchored in God's promise free, 
His counsel ever in God's Holy Word : 
We trust he now enjoys his great reward. 

Ride on, thou Great Immanuel, for thy Bride ! 
For thou shalt in a golden chariot ride, 
Covered with purple, paved with love within ; 
And thus thou shalt subdue the power of sin. 

* Alluding to the intrigues of " Citizen Genet,'' the Minister from France in 1794.