|ARTIFACTS / HEIRLOOMS RELATING to the YOUNG FAMILY
|Escutcheon plate from a Brown Bess musket (which they stopped manufacturing in
1790). This item fits on the top of the stock behind the hammer. This particular item
fit perfectly in a 1763 reproduction musket previously owned by the author (and
donated to the Sheffield Museum). This artifact was located in among the corn growing
over the former house site of Lt. John Young on the Grand River and one can
reasonably deduct that the item once belonged on a weapon that he likely carried into
battle during the Revolutionay War.
|Brass sword pommel found the same day and in the same location as the above
artifiact. So it would seem that we have parts of two weapons that Lt. John Young used
in the Revolution.
|Beads sold for the Indian trade. Found by Tim Kenyon at the former site of the house
of John Young Jr. It is possible that these represent some of the beads owned by his
mother, Catharine (Hill) Young.
|Lt. JOHN YOUNG and CATHARINE KAYAKHON
|Musket belonging to John Young Jr.