|DEED from the MOHAWKS OF CANAJOHARY CASTLE
to the YOUNGS - 1752
|Deed dated 21 May 1752 wherein the Mohawks of Canajohary Castle sold lands to
"Teobalt Yong and Adam Yong" that woul later be known as Young's Patent in Herkimer
County. The paternt was issured two years later to Theobalt (aka David) Yongh, Adam
Yongh, Frederick Yongh, Andries Yongh and others for these lands about 12 miles south
of the Mohawk River. The land was not partitioned until 1767 - the probable date of the
first settlement of the lands. It is here that Adam Young was living in 1777 when the
Revolution came to the Mohawk Valley. His settlement was known as "Youngsfield".
|County Land papers, Vol. 152, 161.