|MAP of YOUNG TRACT in SENECA TOWNSHIP
HALDIMAND COUNTY - c.1840
|This map shows the owners of the different parcels of land in the Young Tract circa 1840.
The Tract ran one mile along the Grand River and three miles back. John Young Jr. owned
the section of the Tract furthest downstream. Then there was his brother Joseph who held
the part assigned to his sister Elizabeth (Young) Nelles, as well as the home farm portion
belonging to his father Lt. John Young, and a portion of the acerage bequeathed to his
father's property to their Uncle Joseph, and others sold to Andrew Alexander Van Every.
Then there is the said Andrew Alexander Van Every who occupied the home farm of
Abraham Young. Further up River were William Weir and Richard Martin, who then
owned the portion of the Tract once occupied by Adam Young and later by Adam's son
Henry Young. There were two very "messy" land disputes over the lands of Abraham
Young, and those of Henry Young - which involved considerable litigation and therefore a
great deal of paperwork which is extremely helpful in sorting out the Young genealogy.
|This map was located at the
National Archives of Canada,
V1/430, Township No. 2.